Depending on which one of us you ask (and depending on the number of glasses of wine involved) the lastRead more
For those who remember Pete and Geets. Thanks to Don for the link.Read more
If you’re anywhere near Toronto or familiar with the history of CFNY/The Edge, you know all about Dave Bookman. The guy was all over the station for a couple of decades.
Live in Toronto. Weekend guy. Afternoon guy. Evening guy. The Indie Hour. The guy who has numbers for all manner of muscians, from the newest indie act to Dave Grohl. An amazing interviewer. Host of Nu Music Night at the Horseshoe for a generation.
I first met Bookie sometime in the late 80s/early 90s (sorry, memory is foggy). I was a co-worker for a decade-and-a-half before I became his boss. When Brother Bill moved west to a job with CFOX in Vancouver (he informed me 15 minutes after I assumed the job), I instantly made Bookie the afternoon guy. He stayed there the entire time while I was program director.Read more
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Apparently, Superman is now gay. Okay, not THE Superman but the super-son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Let’s tryRead more
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I got this link from reader Scott who is hoping for some help with this mysterious song that seems toRead more
[This was my weekly column for GlobalNews.ca. – AC] Hello. My name is Alan and I’m a music snob. It’sRead more
Back in the day when money flowed like water through the music industry, radio stations, record labels, and record storesRead more