Category Archives: Radio

Northwest Radio

Was at Lakehead University during the fall of 1994, trying to focus on teaching and research at the Faculty of Business Administration. The hobble north, following the crash and burn, following the walk away, and don’t look/come back. So many … Continue reading

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Marilou…Bruises de Train…

You’re not alone In how you’ve been Pourtant, le silence a gagné Was driving home, listening to NRJ, a French station based in Gatineau, Quebec. Heard this song that mixed English and French. Impressed with the mix. Band on the … Continue reading

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Jean Leloup: Canadian Blend

Was listening to Capitale Rock in the car, late yesterday. Heard this ambivalent mood with “I lost my baby, I lost my darling, I lost my friends, I lost my mind.” Liked the blend. Then the song breaks into French, … Continue reading

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Capitale Journée II: Voice to Ear

After writing about so much French music that I had been missing, I decided to write to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission. My comments: I am interested in knowing whether there is any encouragement on the part of the … Continue reading

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Capitale Journée

Was on my way to work and flipping radio channels in the car. Suddenly hearing Richard Séguin’s “Journée d’Amérique”: Couldn’t believe it. Pivotal song from a pivotal album of the same title, from the 1980s. Getting into Richard Séguin originally … Continue reading

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Fa–ots and Ni–ers

The recent action of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, banning of Dire Straits’ “Money for Nothing” from the airwaves in Canada, has caused some to regard matters as censorship gone too far. The complete decision may be reviewed here. It … Continue reading

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