Meteorologist John Sauder (CBC)
John Sauder takes the weather seriously. As Meteorologist for CBC News Winnipeg
he supplies daily comprehensive weather reports. John's love of all things weather started when he was the young son of a fighter pilot.
John also loves music. He's in a band called The Steamers. "It's an 80's cover band but it doesn't stop at the music. We dress 80's as well and really don't take ourselves seriously.... There is lots of schtick and energy... and a ton of fun."
When he's not working or playing drums with his band, John likes to go to the occasional concert. "I took in a really good jazz trio the other night. Fantastic bassist and guitar player and Jodie Borle
was the vocalist. Really good stuff."
SCENE wants to know what Manitoban personalities are reading. We asked John Sauder which book stands out for him as being a good read, something to 'bookmark'. He told us about A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffet.
I'm not really a reader of novels. The reason... I always seem to be getting caught up on military magazines sent from the chief of air staff or golf magazines or sailing magazines. The last book I read was a couple of years ago and I loved it. Not a hard read at all.... very relaxing. A Salty Piece of Land
by Jimmy Buffet. I could not stop reading it because it really sent me to another place. It was a great escape from the snowy season onto a sailboat with some really interesting characters.
A Salty Piece of Land:
Tully Mars finds himself regretting a decision to help find the missing lens belonging to the Cayo Loco lighthouse, in a madcap, tequila-inspired adventure featuring such characters as Indian shaman Ix-Nay, centenarian Cleopatra Highbourne, and boatman Captain Kirk. The beloved traveler/troubadour offers up a plate of stories from his world of seaplanes, tropical isles, and wayward adventures. A Salty Piece of Land takes readers to a warm beach and introduces some of the wildest characters ever to dip their toes in the ocean. This irresistible collection will be the next in an impressive line of bestsellers for the inimitable Jimmy Buffett
A Salty Piece of Land (Publisher: Little, Brown and Company)