A tiny coffeehouse-folk club in Toronto's Yorkville district was one of the mid-Sixties settings for the launching of Joni Mitchell’s spectacular career. She began singing in her hometown Saskatoon, and had created a minor stir at that summer’s Mariposa Folk Festival.
It was the second day of the Canadian Radio-Television Commission’s hearings, held last winter to consider renewal of the CBC’s broadcasting licenses. People were slowly, talkatively, resuming their places after lunch. Remote from the floodlit podium, where the 14 commissioners were settling back behind their table, sat the CBC’s president, Laurent Picard, alone in the last dim row of public seating.By VAL CLERY15 min
In his March article, How We Used To Learn About Sex, Michael Bliss insinuates that the perils of self-abuse as described by past moralizers are not to be taken seriously. Obviously, Bliss is unaware of the experience of the late I. B. Solo of Edmonton who in 1968 masturbated an unprecedented 33 times over a period of only 12 hours and 45 minutes.
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