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H.o.E.

C'mon Cheryl. Hurry up and be first.

June 15, 2018 @ 6:59 AM

Axel

Congrats Marlies!

June 15, 2018 @ 7:30 AM

annonomas

Cheryl will be first next week.I know that for sure.Cheryl will be first next Friday.

June 15, 2018 @ 7:32 AM

Beatts

She'd dropping down the list fast

June 15, 2018 @ 7:54 AM

jj

I didn't even know the Marlies were in the Calder Cup finals? Kinda sad it never was mentioned anywhere I was. But good on them!!! Congrats!!

annonomas - get a life, seriously.

June 15, 2018 @ 7:55 AM

Beatts

Congrats Garret Sparks on the shutout also last night

June 15, 2018 @ 7:55 AM

Cheryl

I didn't know Open Mike would be posted so early, but it was. I don't care if I'm first or not honestly. I mean who cares. My Indians won last night. That's great. Mike Clevinger pitched a gem. Jose Ramirez hit a home run. My Indians are awesome. My Diamondbacks won as well. Homers by David Peralta, Paul Goldschmidt and Jake Lamb. Indians and Diamondbacks to the World Series. Orioles had the night off. That meanhs they didn't lose. Well, Indians and Diamondbacks will be there fore sure. Great World Series coming up.

June 15, 2018 @ 8:02 AM

H.o.E.

It's 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend !

June 15, 2018 @ 8:09 AM

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Dear Patrons,

I'll be hosting another call on Monday night at 8pm. I sent the link in an email last night.

If you're a Patron and did not receive this link, please let me know!

June 15, 2018 @ 9:23 AM

Irv

Anyone use TSN online? I want to sign up for World Cup games (25 bucks a month).

June 15, 2018 @ 10:08 AM

Beatts

Irv I'm a nefarious character that pays $20 a month for IPTV. It comes with, well every channel ;)

June 15, 2018 @ 10:14 AM

Irv

Beatts,

I only need TSN for World Cup to be honest. I'm not sure I'd keep it though if they carry TFC games then maybe. I think I'll sign up regardless and at worst I'm out 25 bucks. Now I should run to Best Buy and get me a nice curved screen !

June 15, 2018 @ 10:50 AM

Irv

I just bought it. Streaming the Iran game. It's clear but not 1080P clear. You get 720P. No chatter or latency in the stream.

June 15, 2018 @ 11:25 AM

annonmas

@ jj yes BOSS Thanks expert I have a life. I even knew the Marlie's were in the cup finals (7 games ya know)

June 15, 2018 @ 12:26 PM

Brandon

Happy Friday, all.

Saw that the Toronto Public Library posted some jobs this week including "Innovator in Residence (Podcasting)": Toronto Public Library invites applicants with extensive experience in podcasting to fill the role of the Fall 2018 Innovator in Residence.

Go for it, @TorontoMike! :)

June 15, 2018 @ 12:48 PM

Ben V

If anyone is watching what the US is currently doing to families at their border and still tries to defend that Trump White House and their entire administration isn't flat out racist you need to get your head checked.

The prison camp they have setup for nearly 1400 young boys in an abandoned walmart is nothing short of despicable. The lying to families when they take away babies that they are going to give them a bath to never let their parents see them again is outright cruelty.

All of this being done to deter others from trying to cross the border. In other words a scare tactic. All the while that keebler elf Jeff sessions claims this is gods will is revolting.

Last time I checked tax cuts didn't come with a side of torture and inhumane treatment.

June 15, 2018 @ 1:35 PM

Irv

@Ben V

Same guy starts a trade war with China. China funds a substantial portion of the United States debt. China is the reason that Walmart & low cost goods exist for Joe 6pack in the USA. This is what happens when you elect a kid who was born with a silver spoon to run the country whose more of a reality show TV star than he is a businessman.

June 15, 2018 @ 1:41 PM

Irv

Portugal versus Spain. Epic game.

June 15, 2018 @ 3:16 PM

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@Brandon

Very interesting!

Requirements of the Residency:

 A 10 week residency from October 1 to December 9, 2018; 14 hours a week; flexible
work schedule
 Minimum of 2 programs a week – structure and format to be discussed with library staff
 Develop and deliver 2-4 training sessions to TPL staff
 All programs and meetings will take place at Toronto Reference Library
 Minimum of 2 blog posts published on the TPL website
Remuneration: $6,000

June 15, 2018 @ 3:42 PM

Beatts

$42 bucks an hour, Princess

Get on it. :)

June 15, 2018 @ 3:50 PM

bsmntdwllr73

TPL needs to hire some more I.T. people stat!! Nothing ever gets fixed and the problem is only getting
worse!! I also think that they forgot to announce additional openings in the cleaning staff dept.!!!
Spend a lot of time in libraries and most of the downtown ones stink in more ways than one!
Sure, they are supposed to be for the use of all, but what happens when one particular disadvantaged
group largely claims them as its "own"? Very complex issue and no easy answers, but I've had a few
interesting discussions on this subject with a few library staff who were willing to be open about this
and it was quite revealing! They just work there, so understandably it is above their pay grade.

June 15, 2018 @ 4:13 PM

bsmntdwllr73

In other happier and cleaner smelling news, happy to report that the CNE Bandshell concert
roster has now been finalized,and Dennis "Mr. Roboto" DeYoung will be opening up the grand
fair on August 17. He is a far truer representative of that classic Styx sound than the current
version featuring Larry(!) Gowan. Happy that Gowan's eventual retirement will be presumably
well-feathered, but saddened that it limits what was left of his previous solo career. Well, the first
four albums, not that insipid Lawrence Gowan easy listening tripe!!!

June 15, 2018 @ 4:17 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
You are far too over-qualified and classy to be affiliated with TPL's latest lame attempt to
get hip with the cool kids!! Plus, your sense of smell will never be the same again!! (If
you were to apply and successfully lobbied for the position.) Don't dilute the main brand
for a few (or 6) thousand Shekels or so!! I'd offer to sell a kidney if it would help the 'cause,
but #1. it is illegal, and #2., mine wouldn't do anybody much good!!! Keep the faith, as things
can and will only get better for you from here! Me, sadly, not so much!!

June 15, 2018 @ 4:48 PM

mdoucette77

@IRV that was a crazy game, and to think it was their first game of the tournament! I've found all of the games compelling so far. I was going to skip Iran vs Morocco, but even that turned out to be a strong match. I'm not a fan of Ronaldo (I really don't like the whiny face he makes when things don't go his way. An amazing talent, but find him to be too whiny), but that 3rd goal was an amazing showcase of skill. That bend was ridiculous!

Also, TSN carries all the TFC matches

June 15, 2018 @ 8:41 PM

Blind Dave

Congrats to the Marlies. I knew they were in the final but only followed passively. Their playoff run has been going for a few years now, so yeah, they deserved the cup win.

I just got a new cell phone (Sony XZ1) and apparently it has Fibe TV as one of the perks (less data rates, of course). I say apparently because I rarely watch TV on a big screen, let alone a cell phone or tablet. That is partly visual but mostly a complete lack of interest.

And congrats to TO Mike for getting Ann Rohmer on the pod. I honestly never thought it would happen but Mike kept the faith. I'll be listening this weekend.

June 15, 2018 @ 9:14 PM

Irv

@MDoucette

It was a good game. I find Ronaldo a little annoying myself, but I admit, he's a great football player. Did you see the camera focus on him in the kick before the 3rd goal. Talk about intensity. You could feel that focus right through the screen. He's a weird mix of being able to bend a ball like Beckham but with "Brasilian" footwork.

I'll have to watch TFC. I like soccer, but I admit I'm spoiled by World Cup. The announcers are just fucking awesome. It puts every other sport to shame outside of Bob Cole when he was younger.

June 16, 2018 @ 12:16 AM

jj

Everyone stay warm and hydrated tomorrow!! and today too if it gets hot.

June 16, 2018 @ 8:14 AM

Cheryl

Nobody is talking about the big hockey trade between my Habs and Coyotes. My Habs have Max Domi now. My Coyotes have Alex Galchenyuk now. I like both players. These teams will both make the finals. Carey Price will return and that will be great for my Habs. Well, baseball wasn't good last night except my Diamondbacks did win. Paul Goldschmidt is hot. He homered again. Daniel Descalso also homered. My Indians lost. Corey Kluber didn't pitch very well. He got taken out of the game early. Manager decision. I just hope he's okay. I love Corey Kluber. My Orioles lost again. Why do they always lose?

June 16, 2018 @ 8:20 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Just saw the link to the JazzFM 91 staff dismissals, and I really think that this station should be put down like a dead dog. Whether or not the allegations against Ross Porter turn out to have any merit, always seemed like he ran the station like it was his own personal kingdom. No tears over Jaymz Bee (although will admit that he did a lot of good work for the jazz community), but sad to hear about
Mark Wigmore and David Basskin being let go. Really enjoyed what they both brought to the
station. P.S., good thing for Brad Barker that despite keeping his current gig, TPOH are active
again to a certain extent. Probably lucrative enough to upsize on a Mickey Dee's combo!!!!

June 16, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

H.o.E.

@bsmntdwllr73
I suppose becoming unofficial quasi-homeless centres gives the libraries another purpose for those who may argue they're anachronisms, but I could see it being off-putting for others.

There's a few of those 'classic rock' acts at the CNE Bandshell, who would probably otherwise be seen only at the casinos -- although I see the Styx guy is also at The Rose Theatre in Brampton in October. Oddly, as I don't recall seeing comedians there before, Kevin Nealon is also there in April. I saw him a few years ago, and his act was a little odd itself. The JFL42 comedy fest in September seems to have a line-up uncharacteristically thin on recognizable names, who seem to be doing their own independent shows. And speaking of the casinos, if you go through Niagara Falls you can see the construction of the new $130 million, 5000-seat theatre across the road (well, sort of) from Fallsview is well underway, although it apparently it is still a year away from opening.
NiagaraFallsReview.ca photo

June 16, 2018 @ 11:04 AM

H.o.E.

@bsmntdwllr73
And speaking of off-putting, did you go that tribute act fest thing in Mississauga last night? I think that Led Zep tribute band should probably work on their sound more than their costumes, although I suppose they weren't terrible, and it was free. A lot of people were leaving before it ended, but it was getting a little cold there at the waterfront, and it lasted until 11:45 pm. I got there at about 7:15 when it was supposed to have already started, but it was politicians and the like congratulating each other, including crusty old ex-mayor Hazel taking a gratuitous shot at Toronto, saying "they screwed up their waterfront". There's yet another LZ tribute act on the Canada Day thing at Woodbine Park. I wish some of them could instead choose to impersonate some slightly less over-exposed 1970s acts, like Thin Lizzy, Blue Öyster Cult, Uriah Heep, etc.

June 16, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

Jason from Sudbury

Just noticed a new reporter on CTV Sudbury Molly Fromer. Any relation to Liza?

June 16, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

Irv

Weezer - Africa. Just heard on Alt Nation. It’s actually good.

June 16, 2018 @ 1:56 PM

Blind Dave

@Irv

Just found Weezer - Africa on Kimmel. Very well done. Great find!

June 16, 2018 @ 10:53 PM

Irv

@Blind Dave

The story is a 14 year old American kid from Ohio harassed Rivers Cuomo on Twitter to cover the song. So he did. Heard it on Alt Nation on Sirius today (Alt 8, number 1). Is Indie 88 playing it?

June 16, 2018 @ 11:10 PM

Jason from Sudbury

Lithium, Octane and Turbo are usually my go-tos on Sirius, but I've been digging Alt Nation a bit lately.

June 17, 2018 @ 12:25 AM

Jason from Sudbury

@TO Mike: You said that Stephen LeDrew was the first to pull up to your house in a Rolls Royce. You don't have to name names if you don't want to but have you had other guests with cool rides? I'm a car guy so I have to ask.

June 17, 2018 @ 5:19 AM

Cheryl

Baseball sucked last night. My Indians, Orioles, and Diamondbacks all lost. It's awful. They all lost which is no good. Well, Alex Galchenyuk will do well with my Coyotes and Max Domi will do well for my Habs. Hockey will be good. Habs and Coyotes are going to be in the finals. I think Cavs and Suns will be in the NBA finals next year.

June 17, 2018 @ 8:15 AM

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@Jason from Sudbury

Oh sure, but I barely notice cars. Alan Cross had a slick new sports car, for example, but don't ask me for specifics. :)

349 episodes but only one person has ever cycled over for an episode, and that was Sophia's second visit.

June 17, 2018 @ 10:15 AM

dale

Happy Fathers Day to all Dads.
I sure miss mine as passed away 27 years ago.
Keep cool everyone.

June 17, 2018 @ 10:53 AM

Irv

Jason.

I have a KIA Sportage at the moment. I drove a Toyota for 13 years (it was killed by an impaired driver). After I buy a house I'm trading in the box for a beautiful, ass kicking Jeep Wrangler with big tires, a winch and a 2 meter HAM radio. Then I'll move up to Blind River & retire.

June 17, 2018 @ 10:57 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@H.o.E.
Sorry about the belated response (darn library technical issues again!) Anyway, no I did not attend
that tribute act concert you wrote about the other evening. For some reason, I thought it was the
Canada Day weekend when you first posted about it several months back. Would have been
great to catch those tributes to Journey and Supertramp!! Sorry that the Zeppelin act was more
concerned about their look then getting the songs/sounds down more accurately. Perhaps listening to some Wolfmother or Strange Karma (Australian acts, both) might make up for that weak Zep knockoff?!? Also, you are absolutely correct in your assertion that greater variety is needed in the classic rock tribute act arena. However, more esoteric acts might not be as financially viableon this side of the pond! In fact, I would tremendously enjoy an Alan Parsons Project cover band,but I suppose the current live version pretty much already fits that bill! Just found out the otherday that I missed a chance to see them in the spring of 2015 in Oakville. If memory serves, Steve Hackett and Carl Palmer have also both performed there on more than one occasion. Who knew that it was such a prog rock haven?!?

June 17, 2018 @ 4:34 PM

JJ

Glad to see that they caught one of those "SEWER RATS".

Big Boss Man by BB King. The riff seems like it was stolen by MJ for Billie Jean. Hmmmm??

June 17, 2018 @ 4:47 PM

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@JJ

Yep, I hear that Billie Jean bassline in Big Boss Man.

Which predates Hall & Oates, where I thought he stole the bassline from!

June 17, 2018 @ 7:17 PM

Cheryl

My Indians won. That's great. Shane Beber won his first game. He's not related to Justin Beber. Shane Beber is a young pitcher for my Indians. My Orioles also won for a change. It's about time, but can they get out of the cellar. My Diamondbacks blew it. Brad Boxberger couldn't close it out. That sucks.

June 18, 2018 @ 8:08 AM

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So.... Big Boss Man by BB King came out in 1985!

So he stole that bassline from MJ!

June 18, 2018 @ 9:54 AM

Sid_V

What is going on between Humble and Fred and SiriusXM? It has been encore shows for weeks now, while new shows are only available aa podcasts. If anyone can dig into this and find the true story, it is @TorontoMike.

June 18, 2018 @ 10:30 AM

Beatts

Sorry Cheryl, my NHL trade tracker only notifies me of trades for the top 27 teams. I have no idea of the trade you are talking about.

June 18, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

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@Sid_V

Oh, I know what's going on, but I was waiting for a domino to fall this week before sharing with the interested.

I can tell you this, however... you won't hear another live H+F show on SiriusXM.

June 18, 2018 @ 2:46 PM

Urooj Islam

Leafs/Raptors draft week.

Raptors, no picks, no major UFAs.

Leafs, plenty of picks, plenty of major UFAs.

June 18, 2018 @ 5:37 PM

Rick C in Oakville

@ Mike, got that not playing on Sirius vibe the last 2 weeks, no references to Sirius either, only Funny820, and Newstalk. Maybe they will be Hamiltons new morning show?
Well they could then sleep in and drag in guests that don't like the morning hour.
I have only listened live when I have had arental car, and the time zone allowed.
Otherwise Podcasts for me.
Alan Cross has the new Jaguar SUV, he mentioned it sucking fuel like the Titanic on a Geeks and Beats episode.

June 18, 2018 @ 8:24 PM

Sid_V

Humble & Fred are not on the Canada Laughs program schedule, either. Toddy Tickles makes the list, but not the Legends.

June 18, 2018 @ 9:32 PM

Cheryl

My Indians won last night. Goody. Trevor Bauer pitched a real gem. That's great. Jason Kipnis got a home run. My Diamondbacks also won. That's great. Homers by Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed. Awesome. Indians and Diamondbacks are going to the World Series. Why don't you know anything about the trade? My Habs will get Max Domi and my Coyotes will get Alex Galchenyuk. They're both awesome players.

June 19, 2018 @ 7:01 AM

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The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Mikkel Boedker, defenceman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round draft choice in 2020 from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and Ottawa's fifth-round choice in the 2020 NHL Draft.

June 19, 2018 @ 8:10 AM

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@Sid_V

They'll still be recording daily.... stay tuned for more details very, very soon.

June 19, 2018 @ 8:10 AM

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@Rick C in Oakville

That Jag SUV must be new. He was driving something very sporty when he was last here.

June 19, 2018 @ 8:11 AM

jj

I saw Sam Smith last night with my friend, at the ACC.
So good!! Kicks off the next few months of concerts for me.
Parked about a 5-10min walk away from the ACC, paid $6 which was less than the food I got, popcorn and an ice capp. Their prices are ridiculous! Usually I buy merch, but I am not a huge enough fan of him per se, but I was tempted by a $130 silk robe...

June 19, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Don't know who this XXXtentacion character was, but yet another shining example of the types
of 'winners' that populate today's so-called music industry. Bloody sick and tired of glorified
gang bangers cashing in on their bad behaviour, while other more deserving and legitimate, actual musicians wilt on the vine. An elitist and snobbery-filled opinion? This time, the answer is definitely
yes!! And I bet this clown had plenty of female fans despite his beyond the pale, brutal misogyny and thug-life behaviour. Good riddance!!!

June 19, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

Annon

WOW Mike Hoffman traded 2wice in one day ,that's huge.That's real big for the first deal that means anything since the playoffs finally ended.

June 19, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

Akon

Coming from the ghettoooohhhhhhh of Senegal. Africa, Africa.

June 19, 2018 @ 4:55 PM

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Jeff Blair today, responding to a tweet he received from a listener asking him to come on Toronto Mike'd: http://torontomike.podcastaccelerator.com/jeff-blair-on-toronto-miked.mp3

June 19, 2018 @ 5:16 PM

Rick C in Oakville

@ANnon, CFRA up in Ottawa has been going on this all day, suspect the toxicity of his girlfriend had a hand in this move.

June 19, 2018 @ 6:55 PM

Cori

Hey Mike,

Why did Ben from Y108 get fired last month? I heard something about how they were on a work sponsored vacationing Mexico and suddenly he stopped appearing on the air after Wednesday or something. I wasn’t a huge fan of him by himself, but I liked the three of them together. Shawna and Chris alone are super boring to listen to.

June 19, 2018 @ 7:31 PM

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@Cori

There's quite the story there! It's so crazy, I'm not even comfortable publishing it!

June 19, 2018 @ 10:07 PM

Cheryl

How about those Indians. Great to win that game. Mike Clevinger pitched a great game. My Orioles and Diamondbacks not so good. They both lost. Well, I hope both Alex Galchenyuk and Max Domi do great. I know the Habs and Coyotes will be in the finals. Can't wait.

June 20, 2018 @ 7:27 AM

H.o.E.

I hope this doesn't turn into a trend. I'll go to free fests that have those silly tribute bands, but I'm not going to pay $50 a day (or $85 for a weekend) like they want at this one in Ottawa.
Nostalgiafestival.ca/line-up-schedule
The Saturday line-up there has similarities to the free Canada Day one here at Woodbine Park

June 20, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

Anonymous

I had no idea Ben McVie got fired. I liked him. I used to listen to him way back when he worked at HTZ FM. He was on the morning show with Emma Brown and Joe Cahill.

June 20, 2018 @ 8:56 AM

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With some news, I tweet it.... but never get around to writing about it here. This one is a little sensitive...

It seems Ben McVie was fired by Y108 early last week.

If you're not familiar with the name, you might remember the Toronto morning show duo Ben and Kerry.

This ad is difficult to forget.https://t.co/tpw3dyuPSM https://t.co/VXJFzWIrG9

— Toronto Mike (@torontomike) May 20, 2018
June 20, 2018 @ 9:04 AM

Jason from Sudbury

Anon above was me...sorry about that!

Tried looking online to see if I could find anything about Ben McVie getting fired but can't find anything.

June 20, 2018 @ 9:06 AM

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@Jason from Sudbury

I don't think anyone wrote about it. I tweeted about it, for what that's worth.

This all went down in mid-May.

June 20, 2018 @ 9:07 AM

Jason from Sudbury

Yeah, your tweet comes up, besides that I can't find anything. Would like to know what happened though. Sensitive or not.

June 20, 2018 @ 9:11 AM

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@Jason from Sudbury

Email me.

June 20, 2018 @ 9:18 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Sad WWE demise to report: (Big Van) Vader has passed away from pneumonia (related to
congestive heart failure) at the age of 63. Haven't paid any attention to wrestling since my
father died, but this is definitely a 'wrassler' I fondly remember from back in the day. R.I.P.

June 20, 2018 @ 5:01 PM

H.o.E.

Line-up for Aug. 3-6 Lakeshore Mardi Gras (near Lake Shore and Kipling)
Link

June 21, 2018 @ 6:55 AM

Cheryl

How about those Indians winning 12 to 0. Corey Kluber really pitched a gem. Homers by Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis. My Orioles won as well last night and Mark Trumbo hit a home run. That's great. My Diamondbacks didn't play. Anyway, it's really going to be Indians and Diamondbacks in the World Series.

June 21, 2018 @ 6:58 AM


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@H.o.E.

It's interesting... I had a musician on the podcast and this person told me their band would play Lakeshore Mardi Gras, so I went to the website, filled in the form with this info, and offered to broker the deal.

This band that was ready to play (for free!) would be perfect for headlining Friday night, for example. Now 54-40 is a great band (I saw them at this very festival about 4 years ago) and Rik will be singing Triumph hits, so that's cool for this crowd, but what a missed opportunity!

Here's some Triumph to whet your appetite.

June 21, 2018 @ 7:59 AM

Beatts

Thanks Mike for posting the Leafs Countdown link. It's nice to finally get someone who wants to talk sports on here!

June 21, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

jj

HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!!!

June 21, 2018 @ 8:57 AM

H.o.E.

Triumph played at my high school in Aurora when I was in grade nine. It was probably one of the last times they played a high school, as they already had one or two albums released by then, and I think a few months later were headlining venues like the Ontario Place Forum.
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free (well, most of them) outdoor movies
Link
For the rockumentaries at Yonge-Dundas Square, that first one, Festival Express, filmed in 1970, has some shots of CNE Stadium when it had the smaller south grandstand that was demolished a few years later and replaced with the larger baseball stand and renamed Exhibition Stadium.
wikipedia photo

June 21, 2018 @ 9:43 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Wow, I've been checking that Lakeshore Mardi Gras website for months for an update, so they
must have put the schedule up overnight or something!! Will be great to see Rik Emmett, but
5440, I mean, wow!! I guess there really can't be a free admission event without them being on
the bill. I guess The Trews and Big Sugar have already been booked in the area at the CNE Bandshell
a few weeks later!! Still can't believe that I missed Helix several years back!

@Mike
Musical Youth on TMI, how super relevant and timely indeed. Definitely one to grow on!!!

June 21, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

H.o.E.

^ There's also some at Downsview Park and Celebration Square Mississauga
link -- link

June 21, 2018 @ 9:48 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@H.o.E.
It seems like this year the free movies being offered are potentially more enticing than the
equivalent free concerts, 'cept for a couple of shows at the CNE Bandshell. Not that I can recall
ever attending any such events, but there used to be legit bands playing for free on holidays such
as Canada Day. I won't be happy until there are cover band tributes to Harlequin, Prism, Reo Station-wagon(!) and Savoy Brown.

June 21, 2018 @ 9:55 AM

bsmntdwllr73

No laughing matter, I know, but the only child who deserves to be politically removed from his parents for security reasons is most definitely Barron Trump. Quite frankly, I can't imagine any
other manner in which he grows up properly. Already seems like he might have some Spectrum-level
issues. My Aspie sense sometimes tells me so!!

June 21, 2018 @ 1:19 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
As per the great ChumFm announcement, it might very well be cheating, but I suspect
that all 3 of those things you listed on your Twitter feed might be involved. Can't see
Ashby sticking around if the station winds-up moving to a more cutting-edge rebranding/
new format.

June 21, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

andrew

@Mike & Basement
John Derringer leaving Q107 for Chum FM?

Just a premonition.

June 21, 2018 @ 3:12 PM

H.o.E.

Are they announcing that music radio stations still exist?
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I never paid any attention to Journey, but after seeing that tribute band last week, I looked through the wikipedia page, and it led me to this Beavis and Butt-Head clip.
YouTube link
I suppose some misguided directors of early 1980s music videos somehow failed to realize that ugly left-over 1970s bands could maybe be shown playing the song, but never trying to act or pose in videos.
YouTube link

June 21, 2018 @ 3:18 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@H.o.E.
Journey had some awfully horrible music videos as did Reo Speedwagon!!
More than an urban legend that Christopher Cross' less than stellar physical
looks helped put an end to his initially mega-successful career. Still popular
in Germany, and I saw him at the CNE Bandshell in 2014 and he is a most
excellent guitarist. P.S., i still listen to the radio 'cause it gives me something else to
bitch and gripe about on here, or when I'm too lazy to dig through my enormous maze of music
to find something suitable to listen to!!


@Andrew
Derringer should just retire to his country estate at this point and enjoy his family.
Can't see him being a good fit at any other station, then again, haven't cared for
his radio persona for a very long time. Late 80s Derringer was golden, however!!

June 21, 2018 @ 3:31 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@H.o.E.
Uriah Heep's early eighties period chasing the unassailable likes of Foreigner
was musically massive. Haven't thought about that song in ages. Thanks for the link!!
Their 1985 album "Equator" was more of an attempt to ape the likes of
Def Leppard, but "Rockarama" is a fantastic track!!

June 21, 2018 @ 3:35 PM

Urooj Islam

Jee-Yun Lee looks so lonely doing the CP24 late night news by herself after Toronto Mike left. The fact that they haven't replaced him means he must have left really abruptly.

I know Ann Rohmer mentioned something about why Toronto Mike left but I'm excited to hear from him on the podcast soon.

June 21, 2018 @ 11:31 PM

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