I used to kinda-sorta know Dave Bidini. We both circled around the Toronto scene in the 1990s, him as a member of the much-lauded Rheostatics (one of my fave Canadian bands of all time) and me as…well, no one, really, but I worked in the biz and we had some mutual friends and acquaintances (including the late Paul Quarrington). I’m pretty sure I called Dave at home once or twice, while I was drunk and living in Japan, and I’m pretty sure we weren’t nearly close enough for me to have done that.
As a result of these tenuous connections, I’ve been inclined to follow Bidini’s career, so I was happy to get to talk to him about his latest work, Midnight Light: A Personal Journey to the North. Hope you dig!