Dave Bidini is a musician, songwriter, author, journalist, publisher, and sports enthusiast. Most people know Dave as the beloved front man of Canada's art rock darlings, Rheostatics. His super-fuelled stage presence is a wondrous thing to behold, and his ability to deliver a song with focused fervour—in addition to the superb musicianship of the band—has captivated fans since the late 80s. But, take a closer look at Bidini's overall creative output, and you'll find that the music of Rheostatics provides a rich sonic backdrop to a life jam-packed with all manner of artistic, intellectual, and community-based pursuits.
In this conversation, Dave and Jane are joined by Music Buddy co-producer (and Dave's oldest friend and Rheos' bandmate), Tim Vesely. Plus, Dave fields some "phone-in" questions from friends (and previous Music Buddy guests) Stephen Stanley, Mike Downie, Lisa Sabino and Ryan Myshrall.
THE MUSIC BUDDY SESSION: "The Aftermath", by Dave Bidini
Performed by Dave Bidini, Tim Vesely, Jane Gowan, and Martin Tielli
Recorded at the Woodshed Studio by Tim Vesely; Mixed and mastered by Tim Vesely
Music in this episode:
"Legal Age Life at Variety Store" - Rheostatics (Whale Music, 1992)
"Queer" - Rheostatics (Whale Music, 1992)
"Dope Fiends and Boozehounds" - Rheostatics (Whale Music, 1992)
"Vancouver" - Rheostatics (Here Come the Wolves, 2019)
"P.I.N." - Rheostatics (Night of the Shooting Stars, 2001)
"The Ballad of Wendel Clark, Pt. 1 & 2" (Greatest Hits, 1987)
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Music Buddy is brought to you by Morning Run Productions.
Our team is: Jane Gowan (host, producer, editor, and audio engineer) and Tim Vesely (Producer of the Music Buddy Sessions, audio engineer, and occasional co-host).
The show's theme song, "Human Stuff," is written by Jane Gowan and Tim Vesely, and performed by Jane and Tim, with additional vocals by Steve Wright and Connie Kostiuk.
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