Friday, February 3, 2012 |
Tom Allen, host of CBC Radio 2's Shift, invited all the Canada Reads 2012 authors to come on his show and share a playlist inspired by their books. In turn, we will share this playlist with you! Below, Dave Bidini and his musical selections inspired by On a Cold Road.
You can listen to Dave Bidini's conversation with Tom Allen and his musical selections in the audio player below.
Play On by the Local Rabbits
Dave says: "This song is a beautifully poetic and wonderfully huge piece of music about what the musical life is all about."
Any Sense of Time by The Inbreds
Dave says: "It's one of the great Canadian records of all time."
Dope Fiends and Boozehounds by the Rheostatics
Dave says: "This is just a song of loneliness. Growing up in the suburbs, I don't think I could survived it if I didn't have my three friends, my band."
I'm the Man by Joe Jackson
Dave says: "We have a song called My First Rock Concert, which recounts an experience at Massey Hall, watching Joe Jackson play... it's a really profound memory of my days as a concert kid in Toronto."
I Want to Go to Yemen by the bidiniband
Dave says: "I spent my life writing these very long narrative songs about important life issues and subjects. This is really a straight rock and roll album. It felt so good."