If you’re interested in reading, rock, the Rheostatics, or just want to share with others, check this out.
Calling all my loyal, and semi-loyal, readers and writers. Coming in May, on the Reading as Writers website, we will be discussing author Dave Bidini‘s (member of the Canadian band The Rheostatics) book, On a Cold Road. I’ve been asked, along with Tobin Elliott and M.E. Girard, to facilitate the chat.
Dave graced our WCDR breakfast meeting with a talk on what it was like living the rock and roll dream (although sometimes he claimed it was more of a nightmare). His stories were engaging, gritty, sometimes ugly and, surprisingly, emotional. The life of a Canadian musician is not all it’s painted out to be. Dingy venues and bouncing buses, to name but a few, line the underbelly of the industry, but it is where these artists have to exist in order to make it.
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