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Aug 14, 2018

My pal Ron MacLean comes back to the No Sleep ‘til Sudbury studios again this week to chat about ten more songs that make his skin vibrate. It’s an absolute joy to hang out with Ron - he’s funny, whip smart, super gracious, and he knows his music.

In this episode Ron and I discuss his ritual for listening to music in the car, his affinity for Tom Petty, Todd Rundgren, and Carl Dixon, his Olympics exploits, the bond we share through an old French Canadian folk song, Blue Rodeo and smoked sausages, and why music is better when the mistakes are left in. Ron also opens up about Gerry Rafferty in a way I didn’t expect, but certainly appreciated. Great man, great storyteller. Great episode.


MacLean's playlist:

Rod Stewart - Maggie May

England Dan and John Ford Coley - Love is the Answer

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

Willie Nelson Merle Haggard - Pancho and Lefty

Brandi Carlile - The Joke

Boston - More Than a Feeling

Talking Heads - What a Day That Was

Tom Petty - Swingin'

Catherine McKinnon – Dominique

Blue Rodeo - Lost Together