FYI Music for Dec 14th, 2018 - Gerry Lee, Dave Farough, Tara Macri

Good Friday

Friday December 14th, 2018
Gerry at Tom Cochrane’s cottage last summer.

| Fundraiser Launched For Tour Manager Gerry Lee After Stroke

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The GoFundMe campaign, launched Dec. 9, has set a goal of $60,000 to help fund Lee's home care, food, rent, a wheelchair and customizations to his residence. In its first few days, the outreach program has raised over $5,000. 

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Media Beat


| Media Beat: December 14, 2018

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The column includes the latest CMF funding expenditures, plus a gaze across the media landscape.

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News Story

Dave Farough looks ready to take on the world.

| Today, Jim Jj Johnston Salutes Dave Farough

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He’ll never forget how cool it was when 365’er Andy Frost came to River East Collegiate to talk about radio when he was in grade 10. And, it was in grade 11 while doing one of those assignments to interview someone in the community that he reached out to the one-and-only, late and great Steve Young. Immediately he said 'come on down' because that’s the kind of guy Steve was, always having 10 minutes, which is a rule Dave says he still lives by today.

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King’s Column

Mr. White Christmas himself: Irving Berlin

| Who Wrote Those Sweet Christmas Songs and Why I Still Play Them

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For any musician called on to play Christmas music, it can either be ‘big party fun’ or pure hell. Our southern snowbird and eloquent pianist regales us today with stories from under the mistletoe and the near and sheer calamities he has suffered.

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Five Questions With...

| Five Questions With… Tara Macri

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The Toronto-born, LA-based pop artist and actor is making a real splash in both fields, starring in hit musicals and charting on Billboard. Here she discusses her latest single, the balance between acting and music, and her love of all things Pink.

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Music News Digest


| Music News Digest, Dec. 14, 2018

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New life for the Victory Burlesque, Shad hosts an art exhibition, and new Rock Hall of Fame inductees are announced. Also in the news are CIMA, the Junos, Jessie Reyez, FACTOR, Taylor Swift, Doug Paisley, Serena Ryder, Ladybird Animal Sanctuary, and Matt Dusk. Videos added for your enjoyment.

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Music Biz Headlines

The Jeff Healey Band

| Music Biz Headlines, Dec. 14, 2018

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Two takes on a new memoir on The Jeff Healey Band (pictured), rising hip-hop star Lil Berete has a big hometown gig, and remembering Pete Shelley's queer legacy. Also in the headlines are Johannes Debus, Ghost, Rory Gallagher, TSO, Ken Burns, Brexit, tribute bands, AWAL, Marcie Allen, Fleetwood Mac, Meat Puppets, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Keith Richards.

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| FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, Dec. 14, 2018

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The flow of new releases has slowed to a trickle in advance of Christmas. The biggest names with new offerings this week are Bruce Springsteen and The Killers.

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What Was Said


| Musician Duncan Fremlin Details Perils In Booking Shows

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Toronto musician, bandleader, and real estate broker, Duncan Fremlin articulates the frustration faced by many creative souls who are being financially pushed against the wall at a time when the major labels are generating record ROIs, global concert promoters are selling more tickets at higher prices than ever before, and music streaming services are generating billions of dollars annually.

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Today's new track

Bad Child: Bad Child

This eponymous debut single from the young Canadian artist hints at both contemporary R&B and atmospheric art-rock. It clearly stamps him as a real talent, one to be watched closely.