Tag Archives: Toronto

Three cassettes from the Maraca Collection: yes, cassettes!

I was never a fan of music cassettes. They often got tangled in the deck mechanism and even if you could rescue and rewind the tapes, they often stretched. Many times they broke. Cassettes sucked ass. Their only selling point … Continue reading

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Rockin’ at The Knob

For anyone who hasn’t lived in Toronto, Scarborough (or as it has been slagged, for decades, Scarberia) is part of the Greater Toronto Area and has been either a suburb of T-O or a city in its own right. Back … Continue reading

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Canadian Graffiti

The ads for American Graffiti posed the question, Where were you in ’62? I was living the first year of my life but a dozen years later my folks took me to see American Graffiti at the Birchcliff Theatre in … Continue reading

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Quality Records, Birchmount Road

I went to school at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Birchmount Road in Scarbrough, then a suburb of Toronto but now part of the GTA. And, a short drive north, just over the bridge, was the pressing plant for Quality … Continue reading

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