Episode #102: David Gray

David Gray has worked with Rick Rubin (yes, that Rick Rubin) and Daniel Lanois (yes, that Daniel Lanois). David has played music all over the United states with musicians such as Bob Egan, Loretta Lynn, Father Damien, and so many others. David is now using his vast experience in the music industry to teach students about sound and music. He is also an executive with Toronto-based agency, EthnoDialogue.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Episode #101: Kelly McCormack

International award-winning actor, writer, singer and producer Kelly McCormack is a woman who wears many hats. Kelly is making waves as a fresh female voice and powerhouse in Canadian film-making. This is one conversation you do NOT want to miss!

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Going back to the library

We finally went back to the library this weekend. It’s been a while to be honest. We used to go a lot when Kahzmir was much younger and when I still used to watch movies on my DVD player.

Toronto Public Library

I used to spend lots of time at the library. In middle school I would go early to JB Tyrell and hang in the library. In high school I used to go to Fairview Public Library on the weekends. Yes, it was a place to do my homework. But it was also a place to socialize with my friends. In university I would travel over an hour to go to York University on the weekend. Yes, to do homework. Which I could have done at home. But also to hang with my friends.

Libraries are more than just a place that collects books. It’s a community hub.

The timing was right to get back to visiting our local library. We’re reading less. Yet, we know how important reading is. Both as entertainment and for learning. And Toronto’s libraries offer some really cool programming for kids and adults.

This weekend we visited Cedarbrae Library in Scarborough. Every weekend we’re going to try and visit a different library in Toronto.

Cedarbrae Library
Source: Toronto Public Library

Here are the books I took out:

The Marriot Cell

Let The Games Begin

If you have a book you’d like to recommend to me, please let me know in the comments section.

Episode #100: Maestro Fresh Wes

The Godfather of Canadian hip hop: Maestro Fresh Wes is a pioneering hip-hop recording artist. His debut album, Symphony in Effect, was the first album by a Black Canadian artist to be certified platinum. “Let Your Backbone Slide” is still one of the most successful and influential Canadian songs of all time.

Photo Credit: Henry | Twitter: @culture_snap | Facebook: @CultureSnapPhotography

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Episode #97: Showdown Joe on GSPs Return to UFC 217

Showdown Joe of FightfulMMA and TitanFC on Georges St. Pierre’s return to the Octagon. On November 4th, 2017 GSP will fight Michael Bisping for his UFC middleweight title in New York City at Madison Square Garden.

Showdown Joe and Karim discuss GSP’s return and his chances at UFC 217.

Recorded (most of the time) live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #95: D.W. Waterson

Kristin Waterson, credited professionally as D. W. Waterson or by her stage name “Hey! DW”, is a Canadian DJ and drummer, writer, director, and web series creator. She is known for creating and directing the award-winning web series That’s My DJ. She has won several awards for her work on That’s My DJ, including the award for Best Director at the 2016 New York Television Festival.

Recorded (most of the time) live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji and Gord Downie (RIP)

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Episode #94: Deconstructing the 2017 Blue Jays Season with Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro of Jays Journal and HabsFan vs LeafsFan deconstructs the Toronto Blue Jays 2017 season with Karim Kanji.

Recorded (most of the time) live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji and Arkells.

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