Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Intimate and Interactive....

Up here in Canada, we have a vast wealth of musical talent. The trouble is, most of it isn't always recognized by our neighbours to the South. Yep, I'm pointing at you United States. The ones that do get recognized in a big way aren't necessarily our most talented, and not even close to being the best we have to offer. They're just the ones that have a gimmick, or a connection somewhere in the American music industry.

Some examples of Canadian musicians/singers/rappers that have made it big south of the border are Drake (ick), Nickleback (but with a horrid reputation now), RUSH (that took FOREVER), Avril Lavigne (that's another paragraph altogether), Justin Bieber (or however you spell his name - yes I care THAT much), Hedley (well deserved) - that's just to name a few.

But for every act that manages to make it through to the US charts, there are at least ten who don't. They might hit the airwaves once in awhile, but only in border towns like Detroit, Buffalo, etc.

One prime example of this is the gentleman I went to see last night. His sweet, sultry tones first hit my ears back in 1988 with the song Five Long Years. His name is Colin James. And he isn't just an amazing singer and musician - this man is HOT to boot.

Now, I could post all his stats here - but instead I'll link to his Wiki page for you to puruse at your convenience. I figured I'd post this picture instead.

For my Styx chyx - doesn't he resemble a certain bass player that has taken his leave of the band? Anyway, I won tickets to a live taping for CMT last night - only about 100 people. We filmed on the roof of the Corus building. What a view!

I neeeeeed to get me a job THERE. Anyway, the rest of the pictures are on the camera, so they're not uploaded yet.

The last time I saw Colin in concert was about five years ago, and I was doing security for the Waterfront Festival. Well, he has improved with age. I honestly don't know what to say about him, or the show, or the music. I'm currently a bundle of babble on this topic. I know that when the show airs, and you see me, chances are I'm either taking a picture or trying to figure out my damn camera. LOL.

I know I say this a lot, but truthfully, the man is sex personified. The combination of his silky voice, with the way he plays that guitar, and the killer smile which knocks me on my ass had me needing a) a cold shower b) a change of underwear and c) a really good session with my vibrator.

I spent a lot of time envisioning what I would do with that man if ever given the chance. And then I decided I was going to write about it. But I couldn't develop the right angle. Which made me think of A Little Night Music by my amazingly talented friend Sarah Dale.

So, since I don't need to be too eloquent to pimp her out, I figured it would be easier than attempting to articulate exactly what was going through my mind (and my groin) last night. It was mostly just sounds anyway - something along the lines of hummina hummina hummina nom nom nom whooooa baby.

This book is every music fans fantasy. It is everything you ever dream about when you think of your favourite singer/guitarist/drummer/etc etc etc.

Here's a review from

Music for My Soul

This is one fantastic read from beginning to end.

Every girl who has ever crushed on a musician will not only relate to the character of Hannah (I was able to see myself in her), they'll be able to appreciate her growth and the obstacles to overcome.

And Nate - wow. He's every rock star that's ever existed. So well written, he could be any number of crushes that have existed in the history of rock and roll.

When these two characters come together, the intensity and heat between them jumps right off the pages. But it's not just sexual. There's an internal chemistry, a true understanding between them that transcends the physical.

The background research is extensive and really delves into what life on the road is like for musicians. While I would classify this as erotica, I would recommend it to those who aren't into the genre.

An awesome story, and a must read (and must own). 

I happen to know that the cover is being re-vamped and it is going to look GORGEOUS. But in the mean time, pick this one up for your collection.

Along the same lines, but yet so different, is Olivia Cunning's Backstage Pass. Here's a review from that one.

Backstage Pass ROCKED my world!
Backstage Pass was so much more than your typical erotica romance book. Backstage Pass had a lot of great banter, humor, romance, music and obviously plenty of hot sex scenes. Olivia Cunning was able to encompass everything that I imagined to happen while on tour with a famous rock band. In real life, Cunning is a huge rock music fan and it shows in her writing. I was really impressed with her knowledge of music, instruments and song writing. Excuse my pun but Backstage Pass totally ROCKED and if you're wanting a fun, exciting and hot read then you'll have to add this to the top of your to be read list.

So there you go. If you combine both these books, you'll know EXACTLY what was going through my mind last night. It would be giving a WHOLE NEW MEANING  to Intimate and Interactive. And poor Mr. James didn't have a clue. Probably a good thing.

I don't need another restraining order.  LOL.

On that note, I leave you with this song that makes my knees turn to jelly and does gooey things to my insides. The song that started it all way back when (this is a live version from last year, so it's almost as good as last nights):

1 horny thoughts:

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Hey hon!

VERY belatedly responding to this with a huge THANK YOU for the shout out for A Little Night Music! You rock! :-)

I wanted to also let any potential readers know that the book is currently out of print awaiting re-release from Soul's Road Press. We're currently waiting on the final cover design, and then we'll get it up as an ebook and print book. It'll be under the names Andrea Dale & Sarah Husch.

I'll let you know when it's available!