Sunday, April 05, 2009

excuse me, we're pimping here

May I direct your attention over to the Bookworm Collective, please? That's where I just finished posting a review of the most startling, revealing, and quite possibly most important book I have read in a very long time. I urge you, please, when you have a moment to head over and check out my blatherings about Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent.

I actually was driven to read this book as research into an article that I am
writing for Gonzo Magazine. Yes, that Gonzo Magazine, the one that Jen writes a regular column for. Apparently I am addicted to following the poor girl around from magazine to magazine, but so far she hasn't taken out a restraining order against me, so. Anyway, when the editor of Gonzo asked me if I wanted to write this article, I realised I was pretty keen to branch out from music a bit more. And the reality of peak oil was something that had been weighing on my mind for some time anyway.

The article will be coming out in the May issue of Gonzo and I'll put up a link.

Meanwhile, my May article for BC Musician Magazine will feature a little chat with someone whom many of you know well, but that's all I am going to tell you for now. Stay tuned.

And finally, something that is not about me. You may or may not know that Bubs' daughter, the one who makes horror films bless her heart, is in the running to be the Fangoria Horror Spooksmodel. She's made the final cut and is currently in third place, so could really use your vote to bring this baby home.

Please go to the Fangoria Weekend of Horror Spooksmodel Contest, scroll down to find Nora O'Sullivan in her evil nurse outfit and vote. At this point, it's kind of a rigamerole, in that you have to put in your email address and then they send you an email where you confirm your vote. Damn those bots, ruining it for us honest folks. But apparently Bubs is buying everybody who votes for Nora
a drink, and if you have ever seen photos and recipes for some of the amazing looking drinks that Bubs and Mizbubs make, you would be galloping to get in on that.

So vote. And read Tar Sands: dirty oil and the future of a continent by Andrew Nikiforuk. Trust me, I know what's good for you.

13 comments:

Remi said...

I have a couple of guesses about the mystery subject. . .

Looking forward to reading your articles.

~Jen~ said...

id hardly consider it FOLLOWING when its all the same damn ppl haha Plus if u stop stalking me I will be horrified.

im eager to read your piece....

Karen's Mouth said...

You tease! Looking forward to all your articles.

Nore is hot. She's got my vote!

Karen's Mouth said...

Nora, clearly.

leazwell said...

Superb review. I've always been intrigued by the Tar sands so I'm buying that book. Funny cuz the sands have come up in conversation with my husband a few times lately.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You might just be surprised about the mystery subject, Remi. But perhaps not...

I will never stop stalking you, Jen. I wouldn't know what to do with myself if I wasn't copying you.

She's a sweet kid, from my understanding, Kees, and I'm very glad she's got your vote.

Thank you, Leazwell. It's been coming up in conversation around our house as well, and I suspect it will only become a wider topic of discussion.

leazwell said...

borrowing, I mean.

Allison said...

Tease! ;)

I love the title to this post.

On my way to vote, and read. Doing actual work on a Monday morning is unheard of.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Any means necessary, Leazwell.

Monday afternoons aren't much more productive around here, Al. I've done quite a lot of dancing, though.

Bubs said...

Thanks for the plug!

Thanks more for the heads-up on your articles and the book recommendation

Johnny Yen said...

Kim, the kids and I visited the Bubs' a couple of months ago and they treated us to a fabulous dinner, and Kim and I to a wonderful drink-- I can't remember the name of it, but it was a mixed drink, and I don't usually like mixed drinks. It had absinthe in it.

michelle, status: unknown said...

jesus christ, i visit your blog for the first time in ages and i find out you're now writing for the same magazine as Jen? holy hell woman, do you EVER stop being creative? :D

congratulations on the Gonzo gig, girl! i hope i have your signature saved somewhere... that's gonna be worth some serious bucks in a year or two for sure.

hugs sweetness, great big YO's to Jer & Eva!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

More than happy to give your offspring the recognition she deserves, Bubs.

Absinthe! I'm surprised they didn't get your addicted and keep you hostage in the basement so they have someone to try out their new drink recipes on, Johnny Yen! Their drinks do always look so good.

I am forever following Jen around, it seems, Michelle. I let her do all the hard work, break ground, and then I swoop in. I have a system.
Not so sure my signature will ever be worth anything, but my fingerprints may be someday.