Chris Tait, Chalk Circle

One of my favorite bands from the ’80s has a very humble gifted lead singer.

Chris Tait, Chalk Circle 2022-11-23 by Andrew Applebaum Web player: Episode: Chalk Circle’s lead singer & co-founder Chris Tait talks about getting grounded for playing ‘God Save The Queen,’ the band’s friendship with Blue Peter, breaking out with the support of CFNY & MuchMusic, touring with Rush/Crowded House/Tears for Fears, Geddy Lee convincing them to try playing wireless [spoiler: so much fun it was a fail!], Geddy restringing his bass for Brad Hopkins to play upside-down, the Sam the Record Man connection [‘Son of Sam’], risking electrocuting Neil Finn [and themselves] with water guns, the bump from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau adding them to his Best of Summer Playlist, their current status as a ‘laissez-faire rock band,’ and shoutouts to the 2022 Grey Cup Champion Toronto Argonauts…..ARRRRRRRRRRGOOOS! TORONTO LEGENDS is hosted by Andrew Applebaum. TORONTO LEGENDS is powered by the Henderson Brewing Company. a locally-owned, award-winning neighbourhood brewery that celebrates Toronto’s stories and culture…just like this podcast! Take in the aromas of brown sugar and savour the blend of pine, citrus and earthy cereal in Henderson Brewing’s Escape Art West Coast IPA, available now at their taproom & retail store at 128A Sterling Road along the West Toronto rail path, or order now at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Gordon Lightfoot meets Alec Baldwin

An unlikely pairing for an interview.  Wish Gordie could clear his throat . 

Over the course of a career that has lasted more than half a century, Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot has achieved global stardom and exceptional influence. Bob Dylan’s a fan—he’s said, “I can’t think of any [Lightfoot songs] I don’t like.” These songs—“Beautiful,” “Sundown,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” and many others—have been treasured by generations of popular musicians and listeners around the world. But Gordon Lightfoot was just one of many aspirants who moved to Toronto in th

* Duration: 39:52, Played: 20:05

* Published: 2016-10-25 12:00:00 AM

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Reminds me of this painful interview. 

Humble and Taylor

The best Toronto based radio show has a blast with Taylor Dane aka Leslie Wunderman.

80’s Pop Icon Taylor Dane visits the studio / Those whacky ISIS bastards / Dick heads who attack Muslims / Josh Donaldson wins big / The world’s sexiest men.

* Duration: 1:54h

* Published: 2015-11-20 9:00:00 AM

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Great instrument less band plays Here Comes the Rain Again starting at 1:59:00

Former Chicago member Peter Cetera is a Humble and Fred fan – and he proves it by visiting the Five Hour Energy studio / Chris and Mark of Churchill Cellars / The Blood Moon / The acapella group Retrocity performs / Facebook is fucked.

* Duration: 2:09h, Played: 1:59h

* Published: 2015-09-28 10:00:00 AM

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Fences don’t good neighbours make

Do you have a neighbour gone bad story when your fence needed to be fixed?

Listen starting at 34:00 to the Humble and Fred show to Fred’s fence story.

His story is the same as mine,  except I decided to buy a whole new fence. I did so because my neighbour of the same ethnicity pulled the same stunt.  He wasn’t going to pay for any more than a small repair (which was putting a Bandaid on a dead body) so I decided to pay for a brand new fence so I never had to deal with him again. I also put it all on my side of the line so he can’t touch it.

Fences can often be the end of neighbourly relations, contrary to what poet Robert Frost said.

* Duration: 1:46h, Played: 34:19

* Published: 2015-06-17 10:00:00 AM

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Local podcast talks death

If you’re looking for a great broadcast with some irreverent everyday talk, then look no further. I’ve been listening to these guys for years and like them more every day.

Humble Howard and Fred Patterson talk about the death of Fred’s mother.

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