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Cheeky bugger: performer Glenn Nuotio remixes the Baird tape

Ottawa cabaret hero unleashes trance version of cabinet minister's outing

CHEEKY BUGGER. Gay performer Glenn Nuotio is known for his tongue-in-cheek compositions. Credit: myspace.com/glennnuotio

Ottawa performer Glenn Nuotio has set the outing of John Baird to music. In a short clip he began distributing yesterday, Nuotio has put laid-back beats behind CBC radio host Andy Barrie’s interview with Pam Taylor.

On Tuesday morning, Taylor, who is running under the Progressive Conservative banner in an Ontario By-election, outed federal cabinet minister John Baird during an exchange about her party’s queer bona fides.

Behind a spliced version of the interview, Nuotio has grafted a slightly sinister piano riff and Garage Band-style beats. In the second half, he loops Taylor’s four-word gaffe (“Openly gay? John Baird.”) under the interview, until just the loop remains — and the sound of crickets.

Nuotio is known for his cheeky, cabaret-style pop songs, including satirical ditties about Ottawa mayor Larry O’Brien (who last year was acquitted of influence peddling) and the femme fatales of 100 Huntley Street.

Find more about Nuotio at www.myspace.com/glennnuotio or follow him on Twitter at @_nuotio_. Also catch Nuotio at the Capital Xtra Hero awards Feb 12.

Listen to the clip below (may take a moment to buffer):

The Toronto-Centre provincial by-election is today.