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Ep. #53: Casey Mecija on #ProjectLiftPH + Jonathan Goldsbie on Mayor Rob Ford

Casey Mecija is a musician and artist originally from Brantford, Ontario but currently based in Toronto, where she gained renown as the lead vocalist in a band called Ohbijou. Mecija is also of Filipino descent and has been raising awareness about the devastation in the Philippines, wrought by typhoons Haiyan and Yolanda. On December 4, she and her sister Jenny, also of Ohibjou, are taking part in #ProjectLiftPH, a benefit concert at the Great Hall to raise funds for the stricken region.

Jonathan Goldsbie is a staff writer at NOW magazine in Toronto where he writes about politics, media, local news, and more. As the situation with Mayor Rob Ford and Toronto City Council becomes increasingly surreal and disturbing, Goldsbie’s twitter feed has been indispensable, as he provides biting, insightful coverage of virtually every aspect of “the Mayor” and his brother Doug have been up to.

Related links: canadahelps.org twitter.com/goldsbie globalmedic.ca vishkhanna.com



Jonathan Goldsbie, pushing his luck.

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Ep. #3: Graham Wright of Tokyo Police Club

Surprise surprise, another podcast this week. Even I’m surprised, surprised. I speak to Graham Wright about Tokyo Police Club playing the Red Bull Tour Bus (it’s a robot stage/bus hybrid!) for a free show in Toronto on June 2, why he feels bad for Mayor Rob Ford, and why he’s super excited about TPC’s new LP. Good talk.





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Ep #2: Dave Bidini on Rob Ford, Bruce and Travis Good of the Good Family, Carly Lewis on summer fests, Sam Baijal on the Rolling Stones

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Is Mayor Rob Ford beyond sympathy? Have these allegations of substance abuse humanized him in some way? Musician, author, and Toronto citizen Dave Bidini says no and pretty much no.




A new supergroup called the Good Family crosses generations, bringing the Good Brothers and the Sadies together for a new LP and shows at the Starlight in Waterloo on May 30 and the Casbah in Hamilton on June 1. I speak to Bruce Good and his son Travis Good about this.





Exclaim! Summer Fest Guide


It’s festival season and Exclaim! Magazine just published an extensive guide to music fests across Canada. Editor Carly Lewis tells us more about what’s happening there.



And the Rolling Stones played the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on May 25. Stones fan and Hillside Festival Artistic Director Sam Baijal gives us a report on the show and talks about why some Stones tickets are $1500 each!!!!!!!!!!!?!







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