+ TED BIRD
Been on the radio for parts of five decades (1978-present) and it still doesn’t seem like work. It never does when you’re passionate about what you do. Started in Charlottetown, also did a five year stint in Toronto before moving to Montreal for good in 1985.
Favourite Food: Coming from the Maritimes, I’m pretty partial to seafood, whether it’s fresh lobster bisque at a high end restaurant or fried clams from a roadside fish shack. I also love a good steak and baby back pork ribs – basically all the stuff that will kill you dead if you don’t eat it in moderation and supplement it with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Favourite Movie: I’m a longtime military history buff so most of my favourites are in that genre, including Patton, Saving Private Ryan and the German productions of Stalingrad and Untergang – the latter being the one that spawned all the Hitler parodies on YouTube. I also love and strongly recommend a couple of comedies that flew under the box office radar: Burn After Reading with an absolutely star-studded cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich and J.K. Simmons, and Snatch – a British comedy by Guy Ritchie starring Jason Statham. Brad Pitt is also in that one playing an Irish gypsy to hilarious effect.
Favourite Activities: Spending time with my kids, travel when I can afford it, reading.
Favourite Artists: Classic rock growing up, from the Eagles to Black Sabbath, although more recently I’ve developed a taste for modern country, especially the stuff that crosses genres into blues rock, pop like Blake Shelton, Brooks and Dunn, Florida- Georgia Line, Blackberry Smoke and Cadillac Three. And of course anything and everything on The Jewel, except Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks 😉
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