Parade – the musical

Don’t think of this as a review because, as I’ve pointed out, I’m not really a reviewer. Think of it as the words of a person who went to a show and wants to tell you how she enjoyed it in case you are looking for something to do over the next week or so….

What is a donair?

A donair is a variation of the Turkish dish, doner kebab (gyros, shawarma), and was invented in Canada in 1972 by Peter Gamaoulakos, who had emigrated to Canada just before the 1960’s and met with little to no success with selling his Greek gyros. In an effort to adapt to local tastes, he used beef…

Riding a New Red Rocket

My son likes to write. He’s very serious about it and his ideas sometimes even astound me. Often, much like his mother, he finds it difficult to concentrate at home and is sometimes left without inspiration. I suggested we find some time and do what I used to do – sit in a coffee shop…

DJ Roulette… again.

I’m a little late coming into this news. During my commute each morning this week, I heard Stu Jeffries’ sweet voice and assumed that Humble & Colleen were on vacation again. I love Stu Jeffries. My problem is that his show is on in the evenings and it’s really an inconvenient time to listen to…

Martin Streek and the Death of Toronto Radio

One year after the death of one of Toronto’s most influential radio personalities, Toronto’s music scene is hungry for an advocate, ready for a party. In the mid-eighties Toronto had begun to emerge from the indulgence of Disco dance parties and the Punk revolution. A lighter side of punk music began to emerge, but it…