Writing Gordon Lightfoot: The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972 Hardcover – Oct 18 2011
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About the Author
Author and musician Dave Bidini is the only person to have been nominated for a Gemini, Genie and Juno as well CBC's Canada Reads. A founding member of Rheostatics, he has written 10 books, including On a Cold Road, Tropic of Hockey, Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs, and Home and Away. He has made two Gemini Award-nominated documentaries and his play, the Five Hole Stories, was staged by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Company, touring the country in 2008. His third book, Baseballissimo, is being developed for the screen by Jay Baruchel, and, in 2010, he won his third National Magazine Award, for "Travels in Narnia." He writes a weekly column for the Saturday Post and, in 2011, he published his latest book, Writing Gordon Lightfoot.See all Product Description
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I have been a Lightfoot fan for 30 years, have everything he ever recorded, been to more concerts than I can count and perform alot of his tunes...... I threw this book away half way through reading it.
I kept reading wondering if it could get any worse...it did. Everyone needs an editor and someone should have told him this just didn't work. Copyright page said publication is supported by Canadian government...lovely.
So in short...love Lightfoot, like Bidini, but this book is a waste of time...
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