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My views on music, and so much more.

Comedian Gavin Crawford is hosting the INSPIRE Awards – May 14, 2021

posted Thursday, May 13, 2021

by: in Celebrity, Charity, Queer, Streaming Online, Toronto

Hello Pigeon! It is finally here, and this will be our last blog before the big INSPIRE Awards event on Friday May 13, 2021 We sat down and talked to the amazing Gavin Crawford.  You may know him from shows like This Hour Has 22 Minutes”, “Second City Toronto” and many more as well as on […]

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Interview with Board of Directors for the 10th Anniversary INSPIRE Awards – May 14, 2021

posted Wednesday, May 12, 2021

by: in Activism, Celebrity, Charity, Events, Featured Events, Lesbian, Online Events, Queer, Streaming Online, Toronto, Trans

Pigeon! It is finally coming! The Inspire Awards are making their way to social media live stream, and it’s free to watch. What could be better then free? Streaming live through Rogers Community TV and via Facebook on May 14, 2021 at 7pm. You can see some inspirational folks from the GTA who support our […]

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Lets all get warm and fuzzy with FLEECE

posted Sunday, March 21, 2021

by: in Music

The music by FLEECE is one that makes you feel warm and fuzzy, which is great. It is the kind of music you would listen to while enjoying a good meal and good company. I find their videos are like a step back in time when Freddy Mercury would create controversy to provoke conversations about […]

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Dymond in the rough?

posted Sunday, March 7, 2021

by: in Music

Danny Dymond is coming out and not letting COVID get in his way. He is becoming that polished Dymond we are looking for. Signed with So Fierce Music. Danny is an emerging Canadian musician, struggling like many artists today to share his talent and music. They are not out to be famous, but he shares […]

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If you can’t love yourself, how can you love anyone else?

posted Thursday, February 18, 2021

by: in Dating and Relationships

Hey Pigeons! “If you cannot love yourself, how in the hell can you love anyone else?” These are true words from RuPaul! It is time for Mama Pigeon to tell you a few things about dating. It’s not easy, and it can be challenging for so many reasons, and we are not just talking COVID-19 […]

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Is there real diversity in big media?

posted Tuesday, February 16, 2021

by: in Activism

When we look at various large media outlets, you must wonder if there is real diversity when it comes to programming? In Canada, under the CRTC rules, Canadian broadcasters must include Canadian Content, however do they truly fulfill the requirement? Not only is Canadian content a requirement of licensing, it is the right thing to […]

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Where the rockers at? Bif Naked performs virtually, Feb 13, 2021

posted Friday, February 12, 2021

by: in Music

There is no doubt that it has been a hard year on music artists, and many are having to get creative to bring some cash in while not being able to perform. Bif Naked  has been one the top 150 Canadian Artists in Canada for the past ten years, and is a true rocker at […]

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A World Audience Needs Paul Manchin’s “Gratification”

posted Friday, February 5, 2021

by: in Music

As I listen to the song Gratification by Canadian musician Paul Manchin, produced by Grammy Award Winning David Bottrill (Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush), I cannot help feel a tingle in my spine when I hear the whispering line, “Did I just die or walk into a room of stillness”. I can’t help feeling memories […]

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