I wasn’t born, I spawned. Floyd is Irish for ”Only Child”. My first and only marriage was when I was 5-years-old to my pre-school sweetheart… we got a fake divorce and she now has a real husband. One day, decided I was going to chase down a life long dream, becoming a River Boat Gambler and making my own beef jerky, when that failed, I became a Radio Jock. “Strip Club Management” wasn’t available. That said, I may have taken Radio Broadcasting but I distinctly remember there being strippers. Rock & Roll and long weekends are right in my wheelhouse. In the summer you can typically find me, shirt off, in flip flops, on a beach or dock. I dig the Leafs, Jays, Raptors and of course the North Bay Battalion who I work Public Address for (One Minute Till Ceasefire)… 2014 Eastern Conference Champs!!! Sometimes, I make words sound sexy. If you see me buy me a drink… I like that!
What do you do when your favourite band is the Foo Fighters and you want them to play in your city?
1,000 musicians teamed up in Cesena, Italy in an attempt to get the Foo Fighters to play in their city. The result is one of the coolest tandem musical performances in the history of rock and roll! The Rockin1000 performed Learn To Fly in the hopes they can convince Dave Grohl to bring his rock throne back to Italy.
Another amazing year at Explorer’s Point for Mattawa Voyageur Days, capped off by a phenomenal performance by Tom Cochrane & Red Rider. If you didn’t make it out last night, here’s what you missed. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider – Mattawa Voyageur Days Setlist
I managed to get a pretty awesome video of Tom and the crew rocking out to Life Is A Highway. Check it out!
IT’S BBQ SEASON!!! Just make sure that delicious BBQ smoke doesn’t leave your yard! Scotty Jordan had just fired up some delicious ribs on his BBQ when he was approached by an environmental inspector. Apparently a neighbour complained about the smell of his barbeque, and said it was “illegal” for the scent of his ribs to waft off his property. WHAT?!! This video is ludicrous! This has to be a hoax. I mean really, what kind of MONSTER complains about the delicious smell of ribs?!
**NSFW – Some Profanity**
Jennifer Morrow, possibly the biggest(and most intelligent) Rush fan in the world was on Jeopardy last night. As an ode to her favourite band, the “Holy Trifecta”, Jennifer wagered $2112 on “Double Jeopardy” and WON! She went on to make easy work of the other contestants.
She also shared her secret “good luck” charm with Alex Trebek!
Marshall, who is famous for making amplifiers, has broken into the smart phone market. The new Marshall-android phone is being dubbed the “loudest phone in the world.” As far as the phone itself goes, it has roughly the same features as any other android phone but is designed to play music louder and at a higher resolution. It also has two front facing speakers… AND two headphone jacks!
This phone is 100% Slash approved and designed for anyone who likes to listen to music at the appropriate level!
If you’ve been waiting patiently for NEW music from City and Colour, the wait is OVER… sorta. City and Colour has launched a sneak peak at their new disc, releasing 2 minutes of a new track called “Woman” via their website. The song, which is nine minutes in total, will be available on Apple Music tomorrow.
Check it out! http://home.cityandcolour.com/
Kevin Walsh (Bass/Vocals), Ryan Walsh (Guitar) and Jason Kift (Drums) from the band Rodger Disarm joined us in studio today to talk about their new track ‘Wanting, Waiting.’ The trifecta, are North Bay bred multi-instrumentalists with a fresh sound influenced by 80′s pop and the early 90′s grunge scene. In their spare time, Kevin and Ryan also perform with the highly successful “Terrorbirds” who’ve performed at Summer In The Park, alongside acts like April Wine and David Wilcox. Catch Rodger Disarm Friday, July 17th at The Fox and Fiddle.
Listen to their new track ‘Wanting, Waiting’ (produced by North Bay’s Ben Leggett.)
Sam Roberts called in this afternoon to chat about “joint” love letters, the secret to his soft hands and going to the moon. He even spoke a little Spanish for us. Sam hits the Mattawa Voyageur Days stage at Noon on Saturday, July 25.
Check it out!
Long before Dave Grohl took a tumble in Sweden, breaking his leg so badly it required surgery, it was decided the Foo Fighters were going to kick off the North American leg of their tour back where it all started 20 years ago. The Foo Fighters performed in Washington over the weekend and it was better than we could ever have imagined. Dave Grohl’s rock & roll throne might be the MOST rock & roll thing to ever happen to rock & roll!
Dave came up with the design while he was in the hospital.
Here’s Dave explaining the incident before breaking into ‘Big Me’ off the bands debut album ‘Foo Fighters’released July 4th, 1995.
WARNING: Contains strong Rock N’ Roll language.