Vinyl Cafe

Vinyl Cafe

The Unreleased Stories

Audiobook CD - 2017
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"An all-new collection of 13 stories by the beloved - and greatly missed - Stuart McLean including two stories "The Christmas Card" and "Dave and the Vacuum" that have never been heard on radio. They were recorded at Stuart's final show and never intended for air. As a result, the recordings have a bit of a bootlegged feeling with some entertaining ad lib references, and off the cuff remarks by Stuart. It is our hope that listening to this collection will feel like attending a live Vinyl Cafe performance. Laugh along with audiences from across the country as they enjoy stories about Canada's favourite fictional family: Dave, Morley and the kids. Four and a half hours of fun. You'd think that having someone in your life who offers to do the chores would be a good thing. Turns out that all depends on whom that someone might be. Take Dave, for example. When Dave offers to do the vacuuming, or get those last-minute dinner party items, or even the simplest thing like picking up stamps for the Christmas cards, his idea of helping isn't always helpful. Just ask Morley! It may not be helpful, but it is always entertaining. Smuggling, vacuuming and stamp collecting; waitressing, songwriting and snake delivering - you name it, you'll hear about it. For more information, visit"--Provided by publisher.
"Andrew Stuart McLean (1948 - 2017) was a Canadian radio broadcaster, humorist, monologist, and author, best known as the host of the CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe. Often described as a "story-telling comic" although his stories addressed both humorous and serious themes, he was known for fiction and non-fiction work which celebrated the decency and dignity of ordinary people, through stories which often highlighted the ability of their subjects, whether real or fictional, to persevere with grace and humour through embarrassing or challenging situations. McLean was born in Montreal as the eldest of three children to Australian immigrant parents Andrew Thompson McLean and Margaret Patricia Godkin. McLean retired in 2004 as a professor at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University in Toronto after 30 years. The Vinyl Cafe stopped touring and producing new episodes following McLean's diagnosis with melanoma in November 2015. McLean died of cancer on February 15, 2017, aged 68"--From website.
Publisher: [Toronto, ON] : Vinyl Cafe, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780994825322
Characteristics: 4 compact discs :,digital ;,12 cm.


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Dec 12, 2018

Just listening to this, I realized what a treasure Stuart McLean was. He'll be missed.

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