Saturday, July 02, 2005

RANDOM MEDIA STUFF

Apparently the last Toronto Tonight aired this week, and I missed it! Drat. News in the Globe is that Ben Chin has joined Global, so all that baloney that the people at Global were telling me about no jobs being available there, that they have no money, etc., can't be true.

Sounds like the plans for Toronto 1 aren't as bad as I thought they were going to be. The Globe says they are actually thinking about maybe bringing in a morning show again and that would be a big improvement on things. And they're planning a sports talk show and up the sports coverage. So it won't be so bad after all, they're actually planning to revive the station and make an investment. That's good. But they really do need a newscast. I also heard rumors that Quebecor might try and buy the CTV Network and take their entire TV operations off of Bell's hands, but that's just a rumor right now.

Live 8 is going on right now and you can click here to find out more about what's going on. I'm watching the feed on CTV with Ben Mulroney and Seamus O'Regan and all the rest of them covering this thing.

Is it just me or are all the best acts playing elsewhere, outside of Canada? They had Madonna in London, England ( she lives there now) and Bon Jovi in Philadelphia. But we're stuck with a bunch of grey-hairs in Barrie. Mind you, they aren't bad acts at all. In fact the people in Barrie seem to be having a great time, but it seems the youngest guy there on stage isn't some rock artist: it's funny grossout comedian Tom Green! It's really strange when the rock artists at Live 8 in Barrie are older than the crowds you get at Conservative Party political meetings. Another cheap shot.

Are the Stones going to show up in Barrie? There's rumors going that the Rolling Stones will be there but who really knows; they had rumors that Paul McCartney, Britney Spears and several other surprise guest appearances would be made at that massive Stones Sarstock concert two years ago, and they all never showed up, it was all lies. So we'll see.

Back to the vacation for me.

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