RIP: Bill Anderson from Classical 96.3 FM

Bill Anderson, the host of “Bill’s Jukebox” on Classical 96.3 FM in Toronto, has passed away.

I never met the gentleman, but he has been in my household since I first moved out on my own at the age of 20.

Fourteen years later, the radio is still played all day long.

It was a disappointing day when he announced his retirement.

It is a tragedy now that he is gone.

Anderson had a perfect voice for radio and his daily program was always a pleasurable experience, even if Andrea Boccelli would hurt my ears.

You will be missed, Mr. Anderson!

Hopefully I will get to meet you on the other side.

My Favorite Sidney Poitier Films

Sidney Poitier quickly became one of my most favorite actors after bingeing on his early work a few years ago.

I know I’m late to the party, but this is the list of my top Poitier pictures:

A Raisin in the Sun

The Defiant Ones

A Patch of Blue (my top pick)

No Way Out

The Bedford Incident (great ending!)

Paris Blues (superb photography and music)

Edge of the City (love the grittiness)

The Slender Thread