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La Bamba and the Edmonton Oilers

Joey Moss, beloved Edmonton Oilers locker room attendant, passed away in 2020. La Bamba was his favourite song, but not the original by Ritchie Valens. Joey loved the 1987 cover by East L.A. band Los Lobos that was recorded for the film La Bamba, starring Lou Diamond Phillips. In
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September 24, 1991

On this day in 1991, thirty years ago, four seminal albums were released. Nirvana released "Nevermind," Soundgarden released "Badmotorfinger," the Red Hot Chilli Peppers released "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" and A Tribe Called Quest released "The Low End Theory." I owned and adored all four of these albums. I still
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Musical Blind Spots

Before we all gained access to the internet, I was exposed to new music on one of four ways: I heard a song on the radioI saw a video on television (Toronto Rocks, Video Hits, MuchMusic, etc.)A friend would tell me I was missing outI'd read about a band/
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Load Up on Grunge, Bring Your Friends...

Yesterday's Pandemic Friday episode of Toronto Mike'd with Stu Stone and Cam Gordon featured our favourite Yacht Rock jams. That was for Stu, who loves the genre. Now, it's my turn. Next week, we're kicking out our favourite grunge jams. That's right, put on your flannel shirt and a pair
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Yacht Rock is Coming

The 21st Pandemic Friday episode of Toronto Mike'd with Stu Stone and Cam Gordon only just dropped, but there's already a buzz in the air about next week's episode. 22 weeks in the making, it's the Yacht Rock ep. If you've been following along with the musical mania, you know
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USS Turns 10

I've been digging USS for over a decade, so when lead singer and song writer Ashley Buchholz agreed to come on Toronto MIke'd in the early days, it was an absolute thrill. Here's episode 95 with Ash from USS. Tonight, I was invited to a private birthday party for the
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