"I grew up just outside of Windsor, and listened to WRIF, WABX and WLLZ way too much. I remember loving WCSX when it first debuted just because its playlist seemed so different. Stations obviously tend to put a lot of emphasis on regional/local acts,…"
"Reflecting the common sentiment, not bad songs per se, but ones I've heard enough for one (probably two) lifetimes:
Bob Seger - Old Time Rock and Roll
Eagles - Hotel California
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
"Bruce Springsteen - I've seen him several times, but the best was the pilgrimage a friend and I made from Toronto to Giants Stadium in 2008. It was pouring rain the day of the show, and it looked like it was going to be a miserable experience…"
"Here's a couple of sacred cows I can't stand:
Sorry, but I just can't stomach Jim Morrison and his quasi-mystical poetry. I kinda like songs like "L.A. Woman," but then it goes into that whole "Mr. Mojo…"
"The one that really stands out was seeing former Television guitarist Richard Lloyd at a small club in Toronto about five years ago.
There were perhaps 20-25 people in the audience, when he comes out - barefoot and appearing completely smacked out…"
"I grew up listening to Detroit Radio in the late '70s/early '80s, which meant a steady diet of Seger, Nugent etc.
One band that I really loved was The Rockets, who had a devout regional following but never really gained much of a fanbase…"
I now produce a radio show named Crystal Cavern which runs on Hamilton Radio & Q Star Radio. The owner of Hamilton Radio Gene Pierro announces it for me, I tend to move around a lot. My concept with this show, and so far so good, is to select a track from an Independent artist, ask them what mainstream artist or track has influenced them and have that played directly after them. My theory, this a theory, is that it would be easier to get an unknown heard if being played between known…See More
I love rock and roll. It is the glue that holds me together. Take it away and I am nothing. However, I am finicky when it comes to rock and roll, not all rock and roll for me is good. At 43 years of age, there are two styles of rock and roll that have come two defined me of who I am as a person and the way I walk, talk, and chew…See More