We love company here at the Ocean 98.5 Studios. We’re spoiled, because when guests come, they often bring us treats…cupcakes, donuts, live acoustic music and amazing stories to share.
So naturally, we were thrilled to welcome Francesco Yates to the Ocean 98.5 Amphitheatre where we could get to know him better and listen to him sing and play guitar. He did not bring any food, and we’ll let it go — just this once. Because he was such a cool guy and sang us song songs:
I present to you the KFC Double Down Dog. That’s a hot dog wrapped with fried chicken instead of a bun and cheese sauce. (Yes, cheese sauce! Oh you thought it was mustard? Nope!) But before you get too excited, or grossed out, right now you can only get the KFC Double Down Dog in one country…
Stay With Me by Sam Smith has so far sold $ 4 million copies making him a superstar. With a song that popular it becomes ripe for comparsions and some thought that the chorus sounded like a slowed down verison of Tom Petty’s 1989 hit “Won’t Back Down”. We thought it sounded vaguely familair but not worth the 12.5% of royalites he paid Tom to settle out of court….until we heard this.
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Went to Starbucks this morning against my will. It’s not like I don’t like Starbucks it’s just that I prefer Tim Horton’s cause their coffee just tastes better. Now if you are into mixed syrupy drinks like Lisa is, than Five Bucks is your place. By the way, she always gets me to order her a Chai Latte with soy, extra hot, no water and no foam.
Hanging Out in Kensington Market ~ Photo from East of Avenue Facebook
Each week, Rob Michaels and I get to sit down and listen to new music from great new Canadian artists and artists from around the world. I know — It’s a pretty great perk of the job. We both loved this song the first time we heard it. Some songs are like that, it’s just an “old soul”, haha.
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