Oh it's going to be Wicked and Weird!
Did I mention that I am going to see Buck 65 tomorrow night? Yes sirree, the pride of Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia, will once again be gracing the Calgary stage with his unique brand of hip-hop, delivered in that drawling baritone. The spiritual love-child of Tom Waits and John Prine, he spins a yarn like nobody's business. Intelligent lyrics, stylish delivery, and the odd tale about baseball make this performer ever fascinating to watch.
Mr. 65 was recently presented the keys to the community in his hometown, where he was referred to as a pest by his old high school gym teacher. (Aren't they just the same the whole world over?) This is despite the fact that Buck (real name Rich Terfry) is an accomplished baseball player - almost went to the big leagues. Last night his video, Devil's Eyes, won the Best Cinematography award at the Much Music Video awards. At least they got something right.
Buck 65 is touring with Kinnie Starr.
Thanks to Will for pointing out that the link to the CBC Arts site had dropped my interview. Oh the pain!
But tonight at supper, I heard a promo for it to be aired tomorrow afternoon.
So here's what I think happened (because frankly I didn't hear it on the radio last Tuesday either): the brass at the mother corp must obviously have decided that it was way too huge of a story to bury in the same week as the opening of the World Cup, so rather than have something this ground-breaking be overshadowed by footy, they decided to hold off until this week, where it could get the attention it deserved.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.