Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 287: Ed Keenan Kicks Out the Jams!

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 287In this 287th episode, Mike and Ed discuss yesterday's Postmedia and Torstar newspaper closures and the demise of the alt-weeklies before they play and discuss his ten favourite songs. This episode is exactly 2:12:45.

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This one goes out to Mr. Keenan:

(Discovered the band on Alan Cross's site four years ago.)

November 28, 2017 @ 9:24 PM


Great episode. Loved all the food references: Jumbo Burger (I once saw a sketchy-looking
young woman potentially offering "service" for food! And yes, their onion rings are definitely
worth the risk of a coronary event or two! As for Nations Fresh, I haven't checked out the
Stockyards location as of yet, but the Jackson Square outlet in Hamilton has a sensational
hot foods section! And be still my beating heart, but I can still fondly recall various Galaxy Donut
shops and their famous bag of day-old donuts for a buck, even if my ever-fluctuating waistline
has never forgiven me for my occasional gluttony!!

As for the music, that Edwin Starr track has me fondly reminiscing about a young Elisabeth Shue in
"Adventures In Babysitting!" And don't get me started about the beautiful and multi-talented Tori Amos! I have always been endlessly jealous of Ms. Amos' Bosendorfer Piano bench! If you've ever
had the pleasure of seeing her live, then no further explanation is necessary!! Plus, it was a pleasure
to see some more throwback love towards the legendary "Paul's Boutique" album. Such a shame that Adam Yauch died so prematurely.

I also really enjoyed the Deep Dive into the current state of alternative weekly publications, i.e., Now Magazine. Much like Rolling Stone (but free), this once-cherished (admittedly not by all)
weekly has been reduced to glorified pamphlet status. I can still vividly remember reading the first
issue of Now in a Panzerotto Pizza shop at Yonge and Davisville in September of 1981!!

November 29, 2017 @ 4:49 PM

No, Mine Clarence

Ed's 8th jam comes from the GREATEST hip hop album EVER!!!!!
While it's not the greatest cut on the album, the title still serves its purpose.
Regret giving away my vinyl copy of this album.

November 30, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

Gary M

Big fan of Ed's work.

November 30, 2017 @ 10:35 PM

Rick C in Oakville

Almost had forgot about Busta Move. Loved all the Irish references, and agree whole heartidly about the best Christmas song! Ever

December 6, 2017 @ 8:03 PM

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