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Reunion kicked ass

Post by Calculon » Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:13 am

Just came back from the reunion and what can I say but it was a blast. I need to stay standing for a while before I hit the sack but here's some tidbits for those that weren't there:
1) Awesome to see the spoons again although after speaking to Gord he tried to downplay Beyond 7 and didn't play Miss America or Rodeo or Waterline but still a great show
2)Carol Pope, What can I say but after so many years, the vocals were nothing less than spectacular. They didn't play "life's rich tapestry" but what she did sing was magnifique
3)The Extras/Pukka Orchestra: Amazing although the Pukka Orchestra didn't play "Listen to the radio" which I thought would have been so a propos
4) Images in vogue- Canada's answer to Depeche Mode. It's been so many years and yet the lead singer still looks way younger than me and I'm 30. Excellent performance rockin away to "Lust for love" and"Call it love" if you want to!
I had an amazing time I hope everyone else had a good time as well.

NY fan

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Post by NY fan » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:51 am

I just got in myself. I have to agree-it rocked!

What a truly wonderful night. The atmosphere was so relaxed and a great bunch of fans-dare I say family?

I will add some more tomorrow when I come down off my cloud.



Reunion kicked ass

Post by Anonymous » Thu Nov 13, 2003 6:34 am

Great night. Sandy Horne of The Spoons still looks awesome. The performances by all the acts were excellent. Too bad it wasn't more of a packed house, the ticket price for some I'm afraid was a little too steep. We were very lucky here in Toronto to have ever had a radio station as unique as The Spirit was prior to 1988. Thank you David Marsden and all the staff who worked at The Spirit for the greatest days radio in this city has ever and will ever have. We will never forget The Spirit of Radio.

DAHB Music

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Post by DAHB Music » Thu Nov 13, 2003 11:13 am

Wow - my ears are still ringing (Nash the Slash was quite loud!).
An amazing night of music. Toronto (and the rest of Canada) is so lucky to have such amazing, talented musicians. I had planned to spend more time talking with some favourite dj's but ended up at the front of the stage all night instead.

Neil Chapman (Pukka) on guitar and Charlie Coolie (Manteca) on drums were amazing. Who was that great bass player?

Other highlights for me were the big jam on Rise Up and Chris Tait (Chalk Circle) singing solo.

It would be great to know where and what all the musicians are playing now. Quite a few still have small shows around T.O. with their new bands. Nash mentioned that last night was the first time that some of them have met - maybe we'll see some new combinations for future projects.

After the bands, I was looking forward to a couple of hours of dancing to some classic tunes, but Headly and Berns were spinning new music only and it wasn't interesting at all.


Reunion kicked ass

Post by Anonymous » Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:05 pm

I would have gone, but it was WAY too expensive. No $$


Reunion kicked ass

Post by DJBitter » Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:48 pm

IIV has a new comp CD coming out at year's end. Even though the full band did not play,
more info on Images can be found here:

The Daver

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Post by The Daver » Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:25 am

I thought last night's event rocked! The crowd wasn't overly massive, but the fan base was there nevertheless.
- The Spoons performed an excellent set.
- Images In Vogue, ditto.
- Carole Pope can still belt'm out.
- Nash The Slash donned new bandages for a stunning ( and loud ) electronica set.
- Pukka Orchestra did an amazing job, as back-up band.
- Martha & The Muffins, Lorrain Segato ( Parachute Club ), The Extras, and Chris Tait ( Chalk Circle ) all entertained well ( The Rise Up Jam was a beaut ).
The Orange Room, with its retro DJ's ( Headly & Burns both took a turn at the turntables ) & memorabilia was a nice touch. Seeing all the personalities from the past brought back memories ( Pete & Geets..coooool ). I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and judging by the crowd, I think all left with a sense of satisfaction & a case of 80's flashback ( I think I actually grew back some hair, lol ). Good job by all, very well done and hope we see a repeat of this event sometime in the future.

Keeping The Spirit Alive

~The Daver~

NY Fan

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Post by NY Fan » Fri Nov 14, 2003 2:48 am

yes, a wonderful night.

It was just so relaxed. Most of the staff and musicians were mingling in the crowd the whole night. They were very friendly and approachable.

I met, chatted with and thanked so many people that I have admired and respected over the years.(musicians and staff alike)It was like a mini "who's who" list of Canadian 80's music

I was completely blown away!

It makes you realize just how special it was when we are celebrating so many years later.

On a last note: I didn't get to personally thank Scott Maclean( I saw you in the lounge but didn't get a chance to shake your hand before you left. So I will do that now.
I think you do a great job here and on Nerosoft and I think much of your efforts go uncredited. I know they identified you at the show last night but I think you deserved to go onstage too for a proper thanks.


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Post by JEM » Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:04 pm

Had a GREAT time on Wednesday, spending almost the entire evening right at the foot of the stage. Would anyone else like to see this become an annual event?!?! I certainly would!

Linda McNeil

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Post by Linda McNeil » Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:29 pm

Yes, it certainly was an amazing, magical evening. I'm just coming down from the clouds now. It would be great if it was an annual event, however, I think that it would lose some of it's magic. It might become a case of too much of a good thing. Perhaps every four or five years would be better. With the reunion, for me, it was a case of wanting to be in two places at once. I wanted to see the bands but I also wanted to hear the djs. Both the bands and the djs were great. All I have to say is, Marsbar, what a legacy!!!!!!!

Linda : )

Don Berns

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Post by Don Berns » Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:23 pm

Yes, Linda, I agree every four or five years would be appropriate. It's going to take me that long to "recover" anyway...
Thanks to everyone who has kept The Spirit alive all these years. We all had an amazing time on Wednesday night.


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Post by British » Sun Nov 16, 2003 7:47 pm

I had a total blast. wish I coulda met the admin of this website, but alas, I could not find him.

What made the entire trip from MN worth it was meeting Mark Gann(sp?) and Martha Johnson in person! That ruled. Also met Carole Pope.

Reminds me of that MV3 video clip I saw of kids dancing to Rough Trade's "ALl Touch". I got that +1 by hearing Carole Pope sing it herself. W00t!

I totally forgot to get the CD-ROMs afteward.

Spirit Admin (Admin)

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Post by Spirit Admin (Admin) » Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:07 am

Hi everyone,

NY Fan, thanks so much for the kind words. This site truly is a labour of love, and as I told many people on Wednesday night, primarily what I do is provide the framework, it is the people involved in the station, and the listeners themselves that fill it out with content and make it what it is. It is testament to those people that I don't have to edit or "control" what goes on this site - the people here are friendly, helpful, and intelligent - just like the CFNY listeners.

British, I did throw together a "" logo on a t-shirt that I wore on Wednesday, because otherwise I figured not many people would know who I was. If you do want to see me, there is now actually a picture of me on this site, which there never was before...have a look on the Reunion pictures site below, and you'll find a picture of me with Lorraine Segato wrapped around me.


Reunion kicked ass

Post by British » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:32 am

Cool. I was the bald guy with the British flag shirt.

Lee Carter

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Post by Lee Carter » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:46 pm

What a fantastic time was had by all. David and Don deserve our special thanks for some extremely hard work, but we should also tip our hat to the administrator for his tireless publicity on this site.

At the event I discovered the administrator was that young looking guy!!!!

I had an absolute blast.

Nice to meet some of you. We couldn't have done it without you - ever.

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