Home From The Vinyl Cafe: A Year Of Stories
Welcome to the world of the Vinyl Cafe. Meet Dave, the proud owner of the world's smallest record store. Meet his pal, Kenny Wong, who runs Wong's Scottish Meat Pies. Meet Dave's wife and their children. Watch while they all bump and stumble through a hilarious year of mistakes, miscues, misunderstandings, and muddle.
The adventures begin in December with Dave's disastrous...more
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"To be that close to a face with that look is something that you never forget. She was sitting on the couch talking to Michael when she noticed that his glasses had begun to fog up - for no apparent reason - and he seemed to be out of breath. Which struck her as peculiar, because he wasn't moving. He was just sitting there with his arm around her shoulders. She wasn't sure how it got there. Then she realized his face, with that faraway look, was moving...more
I’m not a huge radio listener, but I have listened to Stuart McLean’s show “Vinyl Café” a few times. I recall driving on Saturday mornings to my Tai Chi class and listening to “Dave Cooks the Turkey.”
I think that one of McLean’s strengths is his understanding of human weakness. Dave is constantly making mistakes – sometimes even really dumb mistake...more
So I was suggested that CBC host Stuart McLean’s Home F...more
It's a series of stories about a family and (sometimes) their record store, and I thought it'd be some pleasant and diverting light reading, but it ends up feeling a lot like a mediocre sit-com or a bad Ben Stiller movie (as opposed to what other kind he makes, I don't know...).
The first story was hecti...more
From the Vinyl Cafe web site: Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and host of CBC Radio program The Vinyl Cafe.
Stuart began his broadcasting career making radio documentaries for CBC Radio's Sunday Morning. In 1979 he won an ACTRA award for Best Radio Documentary for hi...more