It’s been a year since we lost our dear friend, Dave Bookman. Bookie represented everything that was good in this world. His life was about love, honour and music; if you knew him, you knew how much he affected a change in the way we listen to music. Indie 88 planned to mark this time with a wonderful live tribute for his friends and fans at the Horseshoe Tavern, but those plans have since had to change.
Plans for that evening will now comprise of a week of celebrations and memories, on-air and online, from artists such as Chris Murphy of Sloan, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Sam Roberts, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Steven Page, City and Colour, and many more. On Wednesday May 27th, we’ll release them all together online and play them all on-air.
Watch tributes to Bookie below.
Jeff Tweedy – “White Wooden Cross”
Hayden – “Any Sense of Time” (Inbreds Cover)
Steven Page – “Brian Wilson”
Here's Steven Page performing the Barenaked Ladies' classic "Brian Wilson" in a tribute to Bookie.
On May 27th, artists from all over will pay tribute to Dave "Bookie" Bookman, who we lost a year ago. Every day until then, we’ll preview some of what you'll see and hear.
Posted by Indie88Toronto on Saturday, May 23, 2020
J Mascis – “The Wagon”
The Dears – “Lost in the Plot”
Stephen Stanley – “First Saturday in May”
Dave Monks – “Either Way” (Wilco Cover)
The Jayhawks – “Blue”
Gary Louris of The Jayhawks performs "Blue" in a tribute to Bookie.
On May 27th Indie88 will celebrate the life of Dave "Bookie" Bookman, who we lost one year ago, with tributes from artists all over.
Posted by Indie88Toronto on Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Kevin Drew – “On Your Own” (Verve Cover)
Chris Murphy – “Spin Our Wheels”
Joel Plaskett – “Absentminded Melody”
On May 27th, artists from all over will pay tribute to Bookie, who we lost a year ago.
Every day until then, we’ll preview some of what you’ll see and hear then. Today, here’s Joel Plaskett dedicating his song "Absentminded Melody" to Dave Bookman
Posted by Indie88Toronto on Friday, May 22, 2020