What a great ride it’s been! If you are just tuning in now, make sure you catch up via the links. The comments are every bit as good a read. We started with self proclaimed unprofound, but in actuality very profound, M.E. Girard as she tripped nostalgic on the music of her youth, and how the different generations see Canadian music. Then we tried on some 80′s headgear with Loverboy, stomped the scene with Stomping Tom Connors, and finally we were anything but sedated with the Ramones as Tobin Elliot ran us through the gamut of Canadian Music and it’s impact.
And here we are, at facilitator number three… me, Dale Long, literary thriller, comedic prat fall artist and general Jack-of-all-trades. Eloquent, Tobin? I don’t think so, but then being on the inside looking out is a whole different veiw than being on the outside, trying to see in.
Dave Bidini caused quite a stir when he came into the WCDR breakfast. He took us on a wild ride - dropping the f-bomb, then discussing a section in his book where a musician plays the guitar with with John Henry (ouch!), but after all – Bidini’s a rocker, so we got what we came for. He was a great speaker and I picked up a copy of his book hoping it would be more of the same. It’s safe to say I’m not disappointed. I’m loving On a Cold Road – how about you?
Discussions are about to start, and RAW has three shiny new faces that are stepping up to facilitate online chats on Bidini’s book about life on the road as a hardworking Canadian Band. I’m excited to get started – so let’s begin with introductions shall we? In order of their facilitating appearance, please meet:
M.E.Girard is a fiction writer and a YA Fiction buff, with a penchant for short fiction as well. You can check out her blog at: http://www.megirard.com/
Tobin Elliott writes horror, and says he writes ugly stories about bad people doing horrible things. Check him out (if you dare) at: http://tobinelliott.wordpress.com/about/
Dale Long, a fiction writer, also likes to scare the living daylights out of readers and is currently writing a gothic horror. You can go visit him at: http://drlong67.wordpress.com/about/
So discussions will start sometime this week…but feel free to start ranting now. No really…do it now. On a Cold Road by Dave Bidini…what did you think RAW readers?