by carl wilson

Blushing Announcement

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Hi there. My hiatus ended up a little lengthier than expected, and I won't be able to get to a Pop Conference recap till tomorrow (there were no major scandals), but wanted to pop in and mention that I'm taking part tonight in Coach House author, playwright and banjo player Sean Dixon's launch party for his new, first novel, The Girls Who Saw Everything. The launch is an "authorial banjoree," which will feature a bunch of writers, from Ann Marie MacDonald to RM Vaughn to yours truly and finally Mr. Dixon himself, among others, performing music. A sadistic and infernal scheme. Globe columnist Russell Smith will be spinning as DJ Roomtone. So if you want to witness me do two things I cannot really do, sing and play guitar, at the expense of a Mountain Goats tune and a Franklin Bruno song (two bits to those who suss the thematic), be at the Gladstone tonight. The other performers will be better. Doors are at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30, I'll be on somewhere between 8 and 8:30. Entry is gratis. More tomorrow.

| Posted by zoilus on Thursday, April 26 at 2:17 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (9)

 

COMMENTS

It was charming and fully entertaining. True story.

Posted by fee on April 29, 2007 4:03 PM

 

 

One concession. There's a picture of me playing here, third one down:

http://banjobanjar.blogspot.com/2007/04/banjoree.html


Posted by zoilus on April 28, 2007 4:35 PM

 

 

Darn. Wish I could say that I was at home typing up a manuscript on critiquing the critic and missed your show, thereby turning the tables, but alas I too was playing a gig @ the Paddock and missed you fellows. Congrats to you Carl (and Sean!) for your works of words and song!

Posted by Colonel Tom on April 27, 2007 8:34 AM

 

 

There is no audio, I'm afraid. CBC's Q told us they were coming to record the second half, but they didn't show.

But I think, Carl, if there were an audio and you heard it, you would be pleased. You rocked.

Posted by Dixon on April 27, 2007 8:23 AM

 

 

Carl! Didnt get a chance to say last night how much I enjoyed your performance. Totally endearing. More please.

Posted by jason on April 27, 2007 6:20 AM

 

 

I don't think an audio link exists, but if it did, the answer'd still be no!

Posted by zoilus on April 26, 2007 11:46 PM

 

 

will you be posting an audio link for those of us who've never had the ...umm.. pleasure of hearing you sing?

Posted by dane on April 26, 2007 8:53 PM

 

 

What j-lon said: ditto.

The thematic: critics who rock?

Enjoy yourself!

Posted by john on April 26, 2007 3:17 PM

 

 

Having heard you sing Franklin Bruno recently, I expect you'll do just fine.

Posted by jlon on April 26, 2007 2:51 PM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson