The Eighties

The Eighties, Vancouver and the Luv-A-Fair: An Excerpt

Kim Clarke Champniss | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music
Kim Clarke Champniss

The Luv-A-Fair was a giant warehouse at the intersection where the red light and gay districts met. The bouncers were tough and mean. There was one incident where a bouncer had not only barred a yahoo from entering the club, but also chased him around the block wielding a bicycle chain.

A Former MuchMusic VJ's '80s Flashback

Kim Clarke Champniss | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music
Kim Clarke Champniss

I got the job with MuchMusic. It's a 24 hour music station that plays videos, sort of like radio on your TV. Do you have such a channel over there in the U.K.? My role is rock and roll newsman for "the nation's music station." It's exciting, intense, aggravating, and glitzy all at once.

Spending Time in the Way Back Machine

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada
Alyson Renaldo

Toronto has changed quite a bit since I was a kid in the 80s. For anybody brought up in the 80s/90s, jump into the 'way back' machine with me for a moment.