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Salman Rushdie--"The Duniazát" (New Yorker, June 1, 2015)

SOUNDTRACKRHEOSTATICS–The Media Club, Vancouver, BC, (October 21, 2004).

Every year, the Rheostatics would perform what they called Green Sprouts Week in Toronto.  In 2004 they did a West Coast version. 730 more words

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Exclusive premiere: Watch the music video for Motherland by Bidiniband

The Motherland is the charming new video and spectacular first single from the acclaimed third Bidiniband album, The Motherland, out May 27 on Pheromone Recordings. Bidiniband play the Dakota Tavern in Toronto on May 29, 7 p.m., and throughout the summer at various festivals. 23 more words

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Friday Night tunes

Three Canadian acts on the bill this past Friday evening at River Run as part of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

We launched with Rheostatics founder, writer (a favourite book of mine is his… 107 more words

Canadian Goodness

Dave Bidini: An icon of Canadiana comes to Bayfield

(Disclaimer: This post is unlike any other I have ever written. Bear with me–it’s worth it.)

Have you heard of Dave Bidini? I hadn’t before last week. 807 more words

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Alice Munro--"Haven" (New Yorker, March 5, 2012)

SOUNDTRACK: BIDINIBAND-The Land Is Wild (2009).

Dave Bidini was a driving force behind Rheostatics.  Although when I think of the band, I think of Martin Tielli’s wackiness and Tim Vesely’s hits, which kind of makes Bidini the sort of stable, middle of the road guy.  1,072 more words

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Dave Bidini is living on the edge (plus, the Rheostatics frontman responds to your questions in song!)

Dave Bidini keeps his record collection alphabetized. Draw the Line by Aerosmith begins in his kitchen and One Size Fits All by Frank Zappa ends beside his piano, in the living room. 658 more words

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bidiniband's In The Rock Hall - Come For The Man, Get Hooked By The Band

Live in Toronto and there’s a good chance you know who Dave Bidini is. Maybe from his columns in the National Post. You might have read one of Bidini’s 10 books, including his classic… 513 more words

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