Monday, August 15, 2011

FBO: "Oklahoma on Sacre Bleu!"

This happened:

Lonely Planet, who publishes guidebooks to more destinations than any other publisher, is leading the week... with Oklahoma.

FBO Admin
Mobile/Semi-Permanent HQ -- Queens, NY

Thursday, August 04, 2011

FBO: "Maiden on Fox"

This happened:

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

FBO: Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

FBO's Robert Reid recently met up with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, and talked travel & rock life. Music: courtesy of Tulsa's Bozack, featuring FBO member Terry Waska.

FBO Admin
Semi-Permanent HQ -- Queens, NY

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

FBO: "What Happened to All the Rage in Dallas?"

Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria, British Columbia, at 8:30am is a little quiet. On a day with a bike in the 'most English town in Canada' recently, I pedalled there. Walked about the boxy floating homes. Saw a dog. Flower pots. Some Canadian flags. A few folks waiting to head out on a whale trip. And a box of free CDs with a hand-drawn sign: 'free CDs.'

I immediately picked up one: the self-titled 1998 release of Edmonton's All the Rage in Dallas.

Finally listening weeks later, I get the feeling ATRID really didn't agree on what they wanted. Thirteen years on, only the 'heavy metal looking guy' (and his haircut) survives -- Don Heberling, who is the 'band leader' per the website. Notably, the more country-leaning, flat-toned moustached singer Ralph Kendrick (no, not this Ralph Kendrick) is long gone.

Their website sadly notes their 1998 CD 'enjoyed some airplay,' and offers a few mp3s of more recent songs.

Victoria. ATRID. The FBO just wants to thank you.

FBO Admin
Semi-permanent HQ -- Queens, NY