Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 456: Michael Barclay

Toronto Mike'd Podcast Episode 456In this 456th episode, Mike chats with author Michael Barclay about his career and The Never-ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip. This episode is exactly 2:01:07.

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Well try to listen to this one this weekend. I need to know if any of our high school escapades were discussed.

April 26, 2019 @ 1:43 PM


I really enjoyed this incredible Hip-centric episode. Would also like to know if you possibly have directions towards that perhaps happier parallel universe in which Men At Work were the original creators of Men Without Hats early eighties' earworm "Safety Dance"?!?

Also, kudos to Mr. Barclay for mentioning both Lone Justice/Maria Mckee. Their stellar performance
back on SNL in late '86 was truly as epic as described! Sadly, this episode is now largely remembered for the savage skit in which guest host William Shatner furiously told a bunch of rabid Trekkie fans gathered at a Star Trek convention to "GET A LIFE!!!" (And those two L.J. albums from the mid-'80s really are worthy of a long-overdue belated rediscovery).

And it also goes without saying that any episode mentioning Chris Murphy's hilarious line about
Consolidated's insufferable fans in "Coax Me" is an instant keeper!!

April 29, 2019 @ 2:54 PM

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