Toronto Mike

Playing For Keeps

With maverick CanCon entrepreneur Al Mair's passing, I shared my conversation with him this past summer. 30 years prior, FOTM Gare Joyce spoke with Al, and wrote this excellent piece on the Order of Canada recipient. This was published on April 24, 1992. The head office of Attic Records Ltd.
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Al Mair, Dead at 82

FOTM Alexander Mair co-founded Attic Records, which became one of the largest and most successful indie labels in Canadian history. Attic helped launch the careers of dozens of homegrown artists, including Anvil, Lee Aaron, Maestro Fresh Wes, the Nylons, Teenage Head and Triumph. In July, Al Mair was my guest
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Open Mike

Welcome to this week's Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day. Feel free to use this space to vent, rant,  share a story and/or ask a question of the FOTM hivemind.
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Corporate Resistance With Ed Karthaus

I received some sad news yesterday. Ed Karthaus passed away. I've been working from home since October 2011, but before that, I had worked in corporate office environments since graduating university in 1998. We're talking software company offices mimicked brilliantly in Office Space. I could write a book or two
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Open Mike

Welcome to this week's Open Mike. I'm Mike and I'll be your master of ceremonies for the day. Feel free to use this space to vent, rant,  share a story and/or ask a question of the FOTM hivemind.
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#TMLX11 is December 3 at Palma's Kitchen

Reminder: #TMLX11 is taking place at noon on December 3 at Palma Pasta's Palma's Kitchen location. That's 3485 Semenyk Ct in Mississauga. Palma Pasta will provide your lunch and Great Lakes Brewery will provide the fresh craft beer. We'll record live and everyone in attendance is welcome to come on
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Canada's 26-Man Roster for 2022 World Cup

Canadian men's national soccer team head coach John Herdman has named his 26-man squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. GoalkeepersMilan Borjan (Red Star Belgrade/Serbia)James Pantemis (CF Montreal)Dayne St. Clair (Minnesota United)DefendersSam Adekugbe (Hatayspor/Turkey)Derek Cornelius (Vancouver Whitecaps - Panetolikos/Greece)Alistair Johnston (CF Montreal)
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The Coolest Barney

The other night, I was chatting with Barney Bentall, and he made a comment that he was just starting to make the name Barney cool when that big purple dinosaur showed up. Off the top of my head, I started naming famous Barneys. The first three that jumped into my
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In Flanders Field

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved,
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