Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 444: Garvia Bailey

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 444In this 444th episode, Mike chats with broadcaster Garvia Bailey about co-founding Jazzcast, working for the CBC and JAZZ.FM, raising a teenage daughter and more. This episode is exactly 2:01:35.

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Fantastic episode and well worth the long wait!! Quite possibly the most enjoyable
ex-JazzFM employee appearance to date. Three additional things:
#1. Loved hearing Raggadeth's "Dance With the Devil" off the top, but the intro to
that particular track is highly-reminiscent of I Mother Earth's equally awesome "Not Quite
Sonic", no?!?
#2. Always nice to hear some Dalbello on the big show, no matter how brief!
#3.Nile Rodgers produced the third Spoons album "Talkback" in 1983 and their
double-sided "Tell No Lies"/"Romantic Traffic" single in '84.
Keep up the great work!!

March 26, 2019 @ 1:34 PM


I love Garvia. She's probably my favourite radio personality the past several years. She used to host the Canadian Children's Book Awards, which is a huge event in kidlit that used to be held at the Carlu, and that I attend every year. But when she left CBC, Shelagh Rogers took over as host. Shelagh Rogers is always a great host, but I missed having Garvia there. She seemed to really love doing it.

And any episode with a Spoons shoutout is gold.

I can't remember if Gord brought this up when he was on the show, but an interesting (to me) bit of trivia about those Nile Rodgers records is that the backing vocals and horns on Tell No Lies and Romantic Traffic were provided by studio guys who also appear on Bowie's Let's Dance album.

By the way, the Spoons released a new album this week -- their first in eight years, and only their second album of new material since the 1980s.

March 28, 2019 @ 3:39 PM


Great guest! Also highly recommend the Broken Record podcast, episodes with Rick Ruben, Nile Rodgers, and Questlove.

March 29, 2019 @ 8:10 PM

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