Sam Reid is a founding member, songwriter and keyboardist with the award-winning band, Glass Tiger. Founded in Newmarket, Ontario Sam and the rest of the members of Glass Tiger have been making music and touring the world for the past 30+ years.
Listen to this exclusive Girth Radio podcast as Sam Reid and the band get ready to play the historic Massey Hall in Toronto.
This is episode #131 of the Welcome! podcast.
Here are some of the things we talked about:
- How Sam Reid’s parents enrolled him in piano lessons in order for him to open up and develop his growing interest in music.
- Why Sam Reid had to play “hidden” in his first bands.
- Why the band’s first name was Tokyo and the circumstances that “forced” them to change it to Glass Tiger.
- How Sam Reid and Glass Tiger came to open for Culture Club in the iconic Maple Leaf Gardens.
- How Glass Tiger got hooked up with Jim Vallance during the recording of their first album.
- How their first hits and success of their debut album changed Sam Reid and the band.
- The value of a song.
- Sam Reid’s relationship with the Snowbirds.
- The importance of not sucking!
- What is Willow Music and who are the indie band, Alpacas.
- Why Glass Tiger is still playing music and recording after 30+ years.
- The importance of playing at Toronto’s Massey Hall.
Sarah Climenhaga joined co-hosts Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston inside the studio this past week to discuss the 2018 Ontario Election results and its potential impact on the city of Toronto.
This is Episode #3 of the Toronto The Podcast and Episode #130 of Welcome!
Here are some of the things we discussed:
- Why Sarah Cimenhaga does not think that the city of Toronto is as divided as the election results seemed to point out.
- The many reasons why she is running for the office of the Mayor of Toronto.
- Gregg Tilston is obsessed with Doug Ford’s “Buck A Beer” election promise.
- How Sarah Climenhaga would work with Doug Ford should she be elected as Toronto’s next mayor.
- Sarah Climenhaga’s candid thoughts on the strong mayoral system as advocated by Doug Ford.
- Why Sarah Climenhaga thinks the King Streetcar project has been successful and what she would do to improve the experience of drivers.
- Karim Kanji argues why the $0.10 reduction in gas prices will do everything to increase drivers and cars on the road, decrease the use of public transit, lower the revenues available to the Ontario government, decrease the chances of continued and/or increased investment (including ongoing service and maintenance) in public transit in both Ontario and Toronto.
- Sarah Climenhaga’s thoughts on affordable housing, affordable child care, the environment, equity, civic engagement and so much more!
Jeremiah Brown was part of Team Canada’s Men’s 8 rowing team that captured the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He is also the author of the new book, The 4 Year Olympian (published by Dundurn Press).
This is Episode #127.
Here are some of the things we discussed:
- How being bullied as a kid helped form his character.
- His stint in jail after robbing a delivery man.
- How his relationship with Amy, his ex-girlfriend helped his stay focused on training and his Olympic dream.
- Jeremiah Brown’s two most important coaches: Coach Riley (his football coach at Hamilton’s McMaster University) and Doug White (his rowing coach).
- How Jeremiah Brown made the McMaster football team as a walk-on.
- His 4 year journey to the Olympics (including all his failures and stumbles)
- The amount of money Team Canada athletes make to be full-time athletes
- Why Jeremiah Brown decided to leave the rowing team and not pursue a Gold medal in 2016.
- His work with the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Game Plan program.
Jeremiah Brown’s next challenge: Playing drums in a successful stadium-filling band!
Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji and Arkells.
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Felicien is now a freelance sports broadcaster and a soon to be published author.
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