The launch of Rona Altrows’ new book, Key in Lock, was a great time and a huge success. Glad I could be there to help Rona celebrate!
This Saturday the fun continues as Rona and I read at the grand opening celebration for Shelf Life Books at 1302 – 4 St. SW. There will be refreshments, prizes and hourly author readings Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday. Rona and I will be on between 3 and 4PM Saturday if you want to come and cheer us on. Should be a blast.
Here’s a public service announcement I wrote for Cow Town / Punk Town:
COWTOWN / PUNKTOWN: Calgary’s Punk Rock History
Sat. Nov. 6, 4:15 – 5:00 PM 2nd floor John Dutton Theatre
Calgary’s live music scene in the late ‘70s / early 80s would have been made up of country rock, top 40 bar bands and disco — right? Would you be surprised to learn that conservative Calgary was actually home to a thriving underground music scene in those days? That a host of punk bands played shows every weekend at community halls and venues like The Calgarian Hotel, The National Hotel, The Long Bar and Ten Foot Henry’s? Join author Lori Hahnel of The Virgins and musician Dan Hayes of The Golden Calgarians as they reminisce about Calgary’s nearly forgotten early alternative music scene.
If you’re interested in registering for this informative local history program (ahem!), go to http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/programs.aspx (Enter “Heritage Weekend” for the entire list ) or phone 403-260-2620.