Imprint:Guernica Editions - Hamilton
Dimensions:8in x 5 x 0.85 in | 1 gr
Page Count:344 pages
Celebrating the joys of pop music and the musicians who live to play it; while taking an insider’s look at what the digital age has done to the artist, the business and the sound.
The golden days of MaryAnne’s singing career, of sold-out concert halls and hit records have given way to shabby rooms and paltry CD sales, battered by YouTube and streaming. But, MaryAnne, nearing 60, refuses to retire. When her party-animal single daughter becomes pregnant, MaryAnne rebels against becoming a grandmother and putting her dwindling career aside to help her daughter raise an infant. It’s left to her live-in lover to try and sew the family back together while MaryAnne clutches her six-string for dear life.
Sherman’s an author, playwright, singer/songwriter and former journalist and editor with The Gazette in Montreal. His checkered past includes stints as a screenwriter, CBC Radio producer and documentary film producer. A recovering gym rat, he writes for a blog he started: You’re Going to Die. Live with it, shops, drinks coffee and watches tourists in the small Laurentian town in which he lives and consorts with his guitar nightly. He performs on occasion in the mountains and in Montreal. He likes to cook with his partner in a home they share surrounded by a forest of birch trees, to which he is allergic. For hobbies, he takes allergy meds and feeds carrots to the deer and suet to the woodpeckers. Previous publications include the play Have A Heart, the novel The Alcoholic’s Daughter and a collection of essays on the decline of the newspaper biz, Fish Wrapped: True Confessions of Newsrooms Past.