ERIC “DR. TARDIS” LUSSIER 🇨🇦 (radio DJ/website writer):
What can we say about Eric? Well, Eric sent over nearly five pages, SINGLE SPACE, worth of material to discuss. Eric spent his formative years in the glittering metropolis known as Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. It was there that his interest in music bloomed. Through the magic of Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, friends lending cassettes, and Columbia House (remember THAT?), Eric‘s love of hard rock and heavy metal only grew. His first concert: HELIX (with Platinum Blonde and Honeymoon Suite opening, as if it couldn’t get more Canadian).
At 19, Eric decided to haul anchor and make his way to Toronto and saw many a band at Rock N’ Roll Heaven, a local rock bar. Having had enough of Toronto, he migrated to Montreal, where he has been ever since (except for that year in Edmonton that he asked us not to bring up). However, the 90s happened, and Eric took a sabbatical from louder music and branched into dance music, hip-hop, and country. That all changed in 2002 when Eric saw XXX (make your own jokes here). It was there when he heard the dulcet tones of RAMMSTEIN. A monster was reborn, that monster being Eric‘s love of heavy metal and hard rock.
It was in 2018 that Eric was listening to the Decibel Geek podcast. Through this, he was introduced to a buttload (that’s a real measurement; look it up) of new bands and to the little station that could, CGCM Rock Radio. It was in the summer of 2021 that Wally “Wallygator” Norton asked Eric if he wanted to get involved with CGCM Rock Radio. Eric was like “mmmkay“, and he started with writing album reviews until a fateful trip to Nashville, Tennessee led him down the path to being a DJ. He now hosts The French Connection and The Train Wreck (co-hosted with the venerable Bob Bannister) on CGCM Rock Radio. Aside from his CGCM duties, he’s an industrial draftsman. He’s also a loving husband and a doting father of two boys.
Eric did ask us not to talk about the time he played in a broken septic tank as a child. We decided to abide by his request to not bring up the time he played in a broken septic tank as a child. You’re welcome, Eric.
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