Wicked And Weird

Wicked And Weird

The Amazing Tales Of Buck 65

Book - 2015
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CBC Radio 2 "Drive" show host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the East Coast. Born in a small town to a mother who begins yelling at him the moment he is born and a father who disappears into drink, Buck imbibes fear and insecurity like other kids guzzle milk. Buck almost disappears into the "evil in the woods" that lurks just beyond the town's border until he is saved by three gifts: baseball, romantic love and music. Canadian alternative hip hop artist Rich Terfry grew up in Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia. His more recent music has incorporated blues, country, rock, folk and avant-garde influences.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2015
ISBN: 9780385679725
Characteristics: vii, 229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: Amazing tales of Buck 65


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Sep 12, 2016

You know - Had born'n'bred Maritimer, Rich Terfry (aka, Buck 65) not been a fellow countryman (aka. a Canadian) - Then, you can be sure, I probably wouldn't have given his (partially fictionalized) autobiography, Wicked & Weird, a 3-star rating. No way. I would have, very likely, docked it a point, or two.

But, let me tell ya - With "Wicked & Weird" being the title of his book - I was certainly expecting a whole lot more from Terfry's story than he inevitably delivered. I really was.

'Cause, if you ask me - (From where I was sitting) - I thought that a much more appropriate title for his rather drab and redundant life-story would have been - "Tame & Ordinary".

Yes. It's true. Tame and ordinary was all that this particular story amounted to, in my opinion.

Anyway - Let's face it - Had Terfry actually called his book "Tame & Ordinary", then he wouldn't have ever been able to seduce readers, like myself, into checking it out. Now, would he!?

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