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Dave Bidini talks about "On A Cold Road"

on a cold road.jpgThe CBC's national battle of the books is coming up next month.

To get you primed for the debates, Airplay is talking to the authors of the five books that will be vying for the Canada Reads 2012 title.

To start things off, Dave Bidini talks about his debut book "On a Cold Road." It was picked for Canada Reads by supermodel Stacey McKenzie.

"On a Cold Road" is a no-holds barred look at life as a Canadian musician. It's about Dave's time with the Rheostatics and their 1996 tour across Canada. That's when the experimental rock band was the opening act for The Tragically Hip.

Musician and author Dave Bidini spoke with guest host Tara McCarthy from our Toronto studio:

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