Working

screen shot from A Star is Born. Lady Gaga as Ally performs on stage for the first time while Jack (Bradley cooper) plays guitar and watches in admiration

Supportive Stars

Watching the mutual support between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga reminds me of so many times in radio when that wasn’t the case for me. It’s clear that Cooper and Gaga have true affection for each. The cold, hard fact is, they’re promoting a movie, but they’re doing it with grace and admiration. When you find that in broadcasting, it’s rare, as I’m sure my radio colleagues will testify.

Gorilla versus Bull

Applying pieces of acoustic foam in my recording booth has been a challenge. Carpet tape didn’t work. Sticky squares that come off cleanly later on also weren’t strong enough to hold the foam overhead. Erin Davis and her husband/producer/sound engineer Rob suggested spray adhesive, so Derek picked up a couple of cans of it for me – Gorilla and Elmer’s.

me sitting at the massive control board in the MIX 999 studio at 2 St. Clair West in Toronto. Behind me are racks and racks of carts (cartridges) and CDs. I have permed hair!

Re(something)ment

I haven’t accepted the word retirement and I don’t think it’s accurate. But everyone who wants to know how I’m doing asks me how retirement is going! My fondness for food and shelter means I need to work. But it’s kind of like branding; a brand doesn’t get to decide how it’s seen by others. It’s defined by the way it’s perceived.   …