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Old 11-27-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Dave Bidini is writing a book about Lightfoot.
He's looking for stories.
Last call for your stories:
e-mail Dave@ hockeytrope@hotmail.com

He's also on Facebook - Dave Bidini
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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McLelland & Stewart publisher Doug Pepper has acquired world rights to Tell Me a Story: Gordon Lightfoot, Mariposa 72, and the Week That Changed Canada by Dave Bidini, to be published in fall 2011.The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency.

previous books by Dave: http://www.mcclelland.com/catalog/re...searchBtn.y=11
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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http://www.randomhouse.com/book/2128...ini#blurb_tabs
on sale october 18, 2011.
SYNOPSIS:
From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that will transform the country politically, psychologically--and musically. As Bidini explores the remarkable week leading up to Mariposa, he also explores the life and times of one of the most enigmatic figures in Canadian music: Gordon Lightfoot, the reigning king of folk at the height of his career. Through a series of letters, Bidini addresses Lightfoot directly, questioning him, imagining his life, and weaving together a fascinating, highly original look at a musician at the top of his game. By the end of the week, the country is on the verge of massive change and the '72 Mariposa folk fest--complete with surprise appearances by Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and yes, Lightfoot--is on its way to becoming legendary.
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:53 AM   #4
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I pre ordered mine, hard cover and kindle.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:43 AM   #5
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LOL ...
If Dave shops it around I hope to get to a reading like he usually does with his books..
it's quite a concept for a book.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:48 AM   #6
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I just pre-ordered a book on Lightfoot titled: "Writing Gordon Lightfoot"

Here is a link form Valerie Magees newsletter.

http://gordonlightfoot.com/home.asp#bidinibook
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #7
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1 week till delivery! YAY!!
review @ Seasoned author Bidini (Home and Away: One Writer's Inspiring Experience at the Homeless World Cup of Soccer) showcases a creative take on music history writing in this series of imagined letters to Canadian folk artist Gordon Lightfoot. He takes readers on a startlingly authentic journey through myriad events that occurred during the week of July 10–17, 1972, culminating in the annual Mariposa Fo...lk Festival that weekend. Throughout the letters to Lightfoot, Bidini weaves a historical context of events that changed not only Canada but also the world, sometimes in bits of deliciously wild, Kerouac-like narrative, in parts real, imagined, and embellished. While readers learn of growing tensions between the Soviet Union and the West, airline hijackings, and a massive solar eclipse, concertgoers (including Lightfoot) quietly arrive in Toronto for one of the most memorable music festivals in the nation's history. VERDICT Bidini's letters conjure a sense of deeply personal introspection that forces us all to consider our connection to the musicians we love. Fans of Lightfoot, folk music, and early 1970s history will greatly enjoy this inventive book.—Carolyn M. Schwartz, Westfield State Univ. Lib., MA
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #8
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1 week till delivery! YAY!!
review @ Seasoned author Bidini (Home and Away: One Writer's Inspiring Experience at the Homeless World Cup of Soccer) showcases a creative take on music history writing in this series of imagined letters to Canadian folk artist Gordon Lightfoot. He takes readers on a startlingly authentic journey through myriad events that occurred during the week of July 10–17, 1972, culminating in the annual Mariposa Fo...lk Festival that weekend. Throughout the letters to Lightfoot, Bidini weaves a historical context of events that changed not only Canada but also the world, sometimes in bits of deliciously wild, Kerouac-like narrative, in parts real, imagined, and embellished. While readers learn of growing tensions between the Soviet Union and the West, airline hijackings, and a massive solar eclipse, concertgoers (including Lightfoot) quietly arrive in Toronto for one of the most memorable music festivals in the nation's history. VERDICT Bidini's letters conjure a sense of deeply personal introspection that forces us all to consider our connection to the musicians we love. Fans of Lightfoot, folk music, and early 1970s history will greatly enjoy this inventive book.—Carolyn M. Schwartz, Westfield State Univ. Lib., MA
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