Def Leppard + George’s Mother

Sunday night is for music lovers.

Def Leppard was the first cassette that George purchased. In a phoner from across the pond, frontperson Joe Elliott reflects on their icon status, struggles with identity, the Bohemian Rhapsody film, stealing techniques from the Human League, Roxy Music and their upcoming Canadian tour.

George’s mother has (unknowingly) made the occasional visit to the program to share her stories, advice for George and wonderful musical musings. Tonight is one of those times. She remembers the time that she serenaded peacocks in Punta Cana with her harmonica, the letter she sent to Donald Trump and her first concert, Neil Diamond. What a gift. Please don’t tell her.

We also welcome our friend Clara Hughes to share her love for the great Nina Simone and George calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to give the Order Of Canada to Plastikman.

Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.

Magnificent 7

  • 7Lou-Adriane Cassidy, “Ce qu’il Reste”
  • 6Tanya Tagaq, “Snowblind”
  • 5Sir Babygirl, “Everyone Is A Bad Friend”
  • 4Dead Obies, “Oh Boy”
  • 3Broken Social Scene, “Boyfriends”
  • 2Alexisonfire, “Familiar Drugs”
  • 1Genevieve Racette, “Sans Toi”


  • A Tribe Called Quest, “Wild Hot”
  • AC/DC, “Thunderstruck”
  • Naomi Shelton, “Sinner”
  • Lalo Schifrin, “The Human Fly”
  • Lou-Adriane Cassidy, “Ce qu’il Reste”
  • Ex Hex, “Cosmic Cave”
  • George Harrison, “It’s Johnny’s Birthday”
  • George Harrison, “My Sweet Lord”
  • Margo Price, “Paper Cowboy”
  • Todd Snider, “Like a Force of Nature”
  • Le Trouble, “On The Way To The Airport”
  • Nina Simone, “The Times They Are A Changin’”
  • The Runaways, “Cherrybomb”
  • KISS, “Detroit Rock City”
  • Def Leppard, “Rock of Ages”
  • Def Leppard, “Photograph”
  • Deadmau5 & Lights, “Drama Free”
  • Tanya Tagaq, “Snowblind”
  • Jennifer Lim, “ii. Allegretto”
  • Snapped Ankles, “Rechargable”
  • Chai, “Fashionista”
  • Sir Babygirl, “Everyone Is A Bad Friend”
  • Dead Obies, “Oh Boy”
  • KRS-ONE, “Criminal Minded”
  • Yellowman, “Nobody Get Hurt”
  • I Mother Earth, “Raspberry”
  • Limblifter, “Tinfoil”
  • Holly McNarland, “Numb”
  • Our Lady Peace, “4AM”
  • Pure, “Anna Is A Speed Freak”
  • Tom Waits, “God’s Away on Business”
  • Broken Social Scene, “Remember Me Young”
  • Broken Social Scene, “Boyfriends”
  • Book, “On The Move”
  • Book, “Figure It Out (Ft. Haviah Mighty)”
  • Haviah Mighty, “Nothing Can Be Done (Joni Mitchell Cover)”
  • Sydanie, “555”
  • Alexisonfire, “Familiar Drugs”
  • Iron Maiden, “Run To The Hills”
  • Neil Diamond, “Sweet Caroline”
  • Tony Tribe, “Red Red Wine”
  • Michie Mee, “Jamaican - Funk”
  • Hannah Georgas, “Love Is A Stranger”
  • Genevieve Racette, “Sans Toi”
  • Anika, “I Go To Sleep”
  • Elisapie, “Wolves Don’t Live By The Rules”
  • Lonely Parade, “Night Cruise”
  • Nirvana, “Sliver”
  • Tiga, “Bugatti”
  • Plastikman, “EXpand”
  • Harleighblu & Starkiller, “Killing My Heart”
  • Rheostatics, “Record Body Count”
  • Bobbie Gentry, “Big Boss Man”
  • Mercury Rev, “Big Boss Man (Ft. Hope Sandoval)”
  • Bobbie Gentry, “Penduli Pendulum”
  • Mercury Rev, “Penduli Pendulum (Ft Vashti Bunyan & Kaela Sinclair)”
  • Bobbie Gentry, “Courtyard”
  • Mercury Rev, “Courtyard (Ft. Beth Orton)”
  • Ella Fitzgerald, “Prelude To A Kiss”
  • Pink Floyd, “Is There Anybody Home?”
  • Pink Floyd, “Nobody Home”
  • Emm Gryner, “See The Sea”
  • Thursday, “Where The Circle Ends”