CMW Blog: Saturday
andPOP’s coverage of Canadian Music Week continued on Saturday, as Adam Gonshor, the reigning king of pop (without the busy hands), and yours truly were on hand at the Canadian Radio Music Awards.
A friend of mine was telling me a story about Flavor Flav. As I recall, I believe she was around Neill Dixon (president of the CMW) as he met Mr. Flav (who was in town with Public Enemy). Dixon introduces himself, “Nice to meet you, I’m the president…” They share pleasantries, and as Flav leaves he says, “Good luck with your campaign.” Flav’s entertainment value is off the charts.
Rex, First-Time Award Winner
We spoke with Rex Goudie, who took home “Best New Solo Artist of the Year.” He was telling us how this was his first time winning an award, and was pretty excited about it. Unlike a lot of the snots who fill the airwaves, you can feel good for Goudie – a genuinely nice guy, doing what he loves. We wish him all the best of luck in the future.
George, Urban Sprawl
The creatively named George won “Best New Group or Solo Artist (Dance/Urban/Rhythmic) of the Year.” George was a popular guy, receiving big applause when he won his awards.
Who are those guys with the long hair?
Triumph, who peaked at #27 on US charts in 1986, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, to which someone quipped, “you know it’s Canada when someone is inducted into the Music Hall of Fame and everyone asks, ‘Who is that?’”
Bedouin clashes with CMW
Bedouin Soundclash had some harsh words for Canadian Music Week. Check back with andPOP as we’ll have video coverage of what Bedouin Soundclash had to say, and much much more from the Radio Music Awards.