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.