Hidden Gem: Andra Day “Rise Up”

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Amy Winehouse’s passing left soul music all that much poorer. Beyond frustrating when the good ones go too soon.

As such I’m happy Artists like Andra Day are helping to fill that vacuum. Classic song…soulful, destined to adopted as an empowering anthem: its fate is sealed. Before it gets burdened with the emotional baggage of a sloppy cause it’s still pristine and ready for enjoyment.

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Shepard Fairey Obey Toronto

Slapped onto the back of the Gladstone Hotel is an inspiring message from Shepard Fairey:

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Sammy’s Rituals

Saturday “morning” ritual: I go around collecting all my errant tea mugs. When I tea I think when I think I wander aimlessly.

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Pantsworthy: Here and Now: The Art of Gary Taxali

(Note: This was written before Gary Taxali visited My Summer Lair)

Two of the best words in the English language: Road Trip!

My friend and I hoped into my laser blue Dart and road tripped to…Cambridge, Ontario. Ours was a cultural mission, our prime directive to enjoy a day trip into the fabulous world of Gary Taxali and later in Stratford a play.

I know…a gallery exhibition and a Stratford play all in one arty day…classy! (Not to worry I kept the class at bay with my Spider-Man seatbelt belt).

Stepping into the Idea Exchange | Design at Riverside gallery is like a fantastical Disney meets Warhol trip into Gary Taxali’s head. Wow. So cool.

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Hidden Gem: Duran Duran “Paper Gods”

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Duran Duran are undergoing a subtle and strong reassurance. Their 2011 album All You Need Is Now is strong and courageous in the sonic risks the band took…Paper Gods (the single) continues building on that risk.

It’s like…the band is hungry. Hunger is infectious.

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My Summer Lair featuring Jerome Skeete & Philip Leung (Hum)


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My Summer Lair featuring Sherren Lee (Benjamin)


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Host Haiku In Session With…Junia

As inspired by listening to Junia’s My Favourite People

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Hidden Gem: Ratatat “Wildcat”

Sammy Younan

Girth Radio Presents…

Call a doctor this beat is sick!

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Host Haiku In Session With…The New Electric

As inspired by listening to The New Electric’s Music

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