Ear Meat

Back in the late 1980s, while I was a programmer at Trent Radio, our station manager, Joanna Rogers, published a ‘zine called Ear Meat in which she published reviews of independent music releases. I was drafted at one point to review a Ron Sexsmith cassette called Grand Opera Lane and the result was a smarmy sophomoric review that panned the cassette, and insulted the artist. A couple of months after that issue was released, Joanna received a very nice note from Mr. Sexsmith, thanking her for the review, but requesting that I not be employed to review his future efforts. Grand Opera Lane has been reissued by MapleMusic.com.