Hey there, this time I’m not fooling around. This time you have to give me an honest opinion. This time you must not be meek and mild Canadians who don’t say anything for fear of being rude.
Well actually Burke who frequently comments is delightfully rude, but he has an excellent excuse. He is a brash and sassy Texas playwright and I think if anything allows one free reign to be rude it is to grow up as an artist inTexas.
Back to me and my question. The said question is about the book launch party. I think that it would be a panic (remember that bit of slang back with gas and riot?) Well, I think it would be a PANIC to hold the launch party at The Zanzibar – one of the oldest strip palaces in Toronto, where the girls are still taking it all off on the steamy Yonge Street strip.
The peeler is a perfect fit with NightTown. Part of the book takes place in the Zanz. The Zanz, as well as one of the body rub parlours, just around the corner on Elm. You will travel back to times gone by, times you’ve forgotten, times you were too young to remember or times you were thankfully too smashed to recall.
But visiting the scene of where the bad boys and girls of the 1970s partied (along with the Gasworks, The Parkside, Bimbo’s, Larry’s Hideway etc) are the place of legend. Think of it as Grease only without the car chases in the storm drains. Don’t you think it would be fun to have a book launch at the Zanzibar? It’s about the only place still standing? Or is it stupid and everyone will be afraid to show up.
I pray for wisdom and prepare for silence……..Or maybe I can get Steven Leckie show up….