Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs Hardcover – Oct 30 2007
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“This man was made for touring. Dave Bidini's willingness to see the unusual, to listen out for the noteworthy, even after months of dragging himself and his instrument of choice into far places previously untouched by Canadian rock and roll, makes this book a real treat. Bidini's enthusiasm, his love of the music and the
world, hop off the page. I loved this book.”
About the Author
Dave Bidini has made a terrific name for himself as a writer with the success of his previous books, The Best Game You Can Name, Baseballissimo, On a Cold Road, and Tropic of Hockey. Bidini wrote and hosted the Gemini Award-winning small-screen adaptation of Tropic of Hockey, called Hockey Nomad, which was first broadcast in January 2003. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Janet, and their two children.See all Product Description
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This book does more than chronicle his impromptu world pub tour, it also gets into the mind of a man who has been around the world with three of his best friends and now retracing his steps solo. Like a modern minstrel, Bidini tells tales of the people and places in China, Russia, Canada and more in a poetic voice.
When he tells a fan that the Rheostatics are breaking up, the fan optimistically replies, "Well, if you don't break up, you can't have a reunion, right?" That quote makes this coming September so special since the Rheostatics will be reining for three nights in Toronto.
Buy this book. Read this book. And listen to the soundtrack of the book by Bidiniband.
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