Gill Deacon is a much-loved radio broadcaster and host of CBC Radio’s Here and Now. She is also a best-selling author, a hard-working Mom of 3 boys, an advocate for green living, and a dynamic singer and entertainer. A 2-time breast cancer survivor, Gill has bravely spoken and written on the topic of her diagnosis and treatment.
In this conversation, Gill talks about the joy of playing in bands (then and now), why she loves radio (and what podcasts she listens to), what music helped her through her most recent health scare, and why she misses the art of the mix tape. She also shares some of her favourite Canadian music moments, and how she came to know and love one of her favourite bands, Skydiggers.
THE MUSIC BUDDY SESSION: "Where's My Baby Tonight", by Skydiggers.
Performed by Gill Deacon, Tim Vesely, and Jane Gowan.
More about Gill:
Here and Now (CBC Radio)
Books by Gill:
Green For Life
There's Lead in Your Lipstick
Music Samples in this episode:
The theme song "Human Stuff" is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.Support the show
Music Buddy is brought to you by Morning Run Productions.
Our team is: Jane Gowan (host, producer, editor, and audio engineer) and Tim Vesely (Producer of the Music Buddy Sessions, audio engineer, and occasional co-host).
The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.
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Jane's indie pop band: therealshade.com