Gill Deacon part 2: Snow White as eco-warrior

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Thanks to my Google Alert, I can now enjoy even more pictures of the beautiful Gill Deacon, with the announcement of her own web pages at – – where we learn the full 5 W’s of our new TV den mother. And what times to set the video recorder – 11 am, 2 pm and 5 am each M to F starting this week. You can read a list of the dues she’s paid to become so sublimely confident. She makes the word “feminist” seem trivial. So check it out, Canada, on screen or in person, if only to see what a blogger geek finds so enthralling. I’m betting you’ll stay just for her ad-libs alone.

After leaving her studio last week I walked by The Bay on Bay (and Queen and Yonge and Richmond) and saw a poster alerting us lesser mortals to an exhibition by one of my favorite painters, Toller Cranston, (nice crib, Toller!) and I thought “he’d be a great guest on Gill’s show”. But it hadn’t looked like the program was into celebrities, Turns out she’ll be giving The Hour a run for it. On Tuesday, Justin Trudeau will be on to provide a fourth sensation in Ouimet’s knickers.

The site also declares that there’ll be a ‘song of the day’, and John Mayer gets the nod with his newest hit. An appropriate choice for this show’s mandate to provide lifestyle therapy for the masses (I like “Vultures” even more, really everything he does) but another song, by Van Morrison, is playing in my head about Gill. So spin that cute and corny Cranium wheel and for $5,000 of CBC money can you tell me which one? (Hint: it’s not “Gloria”, that was when he was with Them)


  1. AJ Kandy
    Posted December 29, 2006 at 2:26 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    I used to be in McGill Improv with Gill back in the 90s, before she got a local radio gig at CJAD (allegedly, this happened due to a chance meeting where the improv team played a charity set of games vs. the broadcasters). Then she was the first co-host on with Jay Ingram, before Natasha Stillwell…then she had kids and disappeared from broadcasting for a long time, so it’s fascinating to see her come back “out of the blue” like this.

    For what it’s worth, CBC Radio 3’s Steve Pratt was also in McGill Improv with us at the same time…

    so where’s my show?

  2. Allan
    Posted October 30, 2006 at 2:22 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Pretty impressive Web skills at CBC.CA, especially all the video archives. And even a bit of nostalgia.

  3. Johnny Happypants
    Posted October 28, 2006 at 3:49 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Could happen again. Should have thought of that when naming the show. Haven’t we learned anything from Law & Order?

  4. angie
    Posted October 28, 2006 at 2:16 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Gill was at CBC Montreal in the early 90s, and did such a good job that she got hired away.

    And so it usually goes with the Montreal plant.

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