I Am What I Play

I didn't know I Am What I Play existed until David Marsden told me about it in episode 106. It's a documentary about rock radio DJ's featuring Meg Griffin, Charles Laquidara, Pat O'Day and our very own David Marsden, best known as the driving force behind CFNY in the 1980s.

From the 1960s to the 1980s, the rock radio DJ played an unprecedented creative role in the rock music world. I Am What I Play profiles four DJs in major markets during this period: their programming, their politics, and their deep connections with musicians and fans in the heyday of rock radio. Where are they now — and how did they reinvent themselves as the medium changed?

Watch this trailer and tell me you're not interested in seeing more. I can't wait to see this doc!

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looks pretty interesting

February 13, 2015 @ 3:30 PM

519 Rob

Alan Cross has mentioned it a few times on Geeks & Beats. I listen to Meg Griffin on Sirius/XM, I enjoy her style a lot.
This documentary looks really interesting.

February 13, 2015 @ 4:42 PM

Ryan G / hobogauntlet.blogspot.ca

Along with some of my current faves, I spin a lot of the great stuff from the spirit of radio era on my bite-sized one hour Hobo Gauntlet Radio podcasts, at girthradio.com.

February 14, 2015 @ 9:52 AM


I've been waiting, somewhat impatiently, for this to be released. Industry friends put me on to this sometime last year. I want to see this, not just because David Marsden is in it. All of their stories are interesting to compelling. Many times I'd heard of the others in the film, but never got to hear them at their peak. After seeing the tribute to rock radio personalities at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland last year, my interest just grew. Yes, those personalities included David Marsden.

If you are the least bit interested in the story of rock and roll music from its roots to today, you really should go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Budget at least four hours. You will get stuck somewhere, absorbed in whatever is in front of you. Cleveland is no longer the dump that it has its (well-earned) reputation for. The downtown and waterfront are undergoing a nice redevelopment, and it is not all gray and glass, like downtown Toronto's waterfront has become. There is plenty to see and do in the Cleveland area. I would just avoid going from November to March, as Cleveland is just south across Lake Erie from London, and you know what that means: lake effect snow, right in a snow belt.

February 14, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Mike Gamble

whoa...this looks good.

February 15, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

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