I have always been fascinated by animals that could kill a guy, things that in a pure world would be above us on the food chain. Alligators, snakes, crocodiles, and especially sharks. Ever since I saw
Mr. Lube Commercials
I love the vibe of a couple recent television commercials for Mr. Lube. The first one from 2011 is called Dear John and features a lead character that looks a lot like Gary Cole from Office Space. The
Radio Life Interview
I was interviewed last year for a radio industry website. Here’s the transcript:
How did your radio passion begin?
I loved listening to the radio as a child. It started with CHUM FM, when it was still a rock station. I remember calling up the morning show as a little kid with a joke: “How can you tell Ronald McDonald at a nudist camp? By the sesame seeds on his buns.” I loved Dr. Demento and the Sunday Funnies with Rick Hodge. In my teens, it was CFNY, and CFRB. CFNY was one of the first great heritage alternative stations in North America. My parents listened to CFRB, one of the great heritage talk stations at the time. I suppose it was lucky to be in the Toronto market when I was young. I loved talk radio, and often called up the ‘RB talk shows during my teen years; mostly Wayne McLean and Ed Needham.
Great State of Radio Piece
This appeared on Bill McMahon’s Personality Radio blog. It pretty much encapsulates much of what’s wrong with terrestrial radio today.
The Problem with Ryan Seacrest
“On-Air with Ryan Seacrest”is a microcosm of what’s wrong with radio right now. The problem has nothing to do with the show being created in Hollywood and syndicated to local radio stations across the country. The trouble is the show’s content. It’s ordinary, average, and forgettable.
Sports Gut “Construction” commercial for Pro-Line
I made this during the summer, and it generally runs during sports shows and Leaf games in Ontario. I call this character “Lazy, pessimistic construction worker.”
Music-based formats on terrestrial radio are in a losing fight, and many are reluctant to use the biggest weapon available – personality. In a world filled with a myriad of musical sources – iPods, sa