TOADIES IN CONCERT AT THE DIA DE LOS TOADIES POSSOM KINGDOM 9/16
Doni called into talk about it today and his new BOOK (see below)
The Fusion of Rock and Roll and Taekwondo. Two of the coolest things in the world!
Even If It Kills Me is smart and funny, introspective and irreverent. Author, Donivan Blair, is the bassist for the rock band the Toadies and studied taekwondo as a kid. Then he walked away from taekwondo, a decision he regretted for thirty years. At forty, he’s going back. He shares his struggles and adventures in a story that is humorous, introspective and irreverent—but also thoughtful and inspiring.
As a kid Donivan was obsessed with ninjas and kung fu movies. He and his brother took up taekwondo―there was no ninja school in Sherman, Texas. Classes were expensive, especially considering their parents' tenuous employment status and fondness for alcohol. The family lived like “white-trash gypsies,” Blair writes, adding that he got good at moving furniture at three in the morning. The Blair kids loved taekwondo, but the family just couldn't afford classes. Donivan walked away from martial arts. Thirty years later, he's walking back. “I'm not a kid anymore,” said Donivan Blair, author. “I'm a middle-aged man trying to come to grips with being a middle-aged man. I'm not as fast as I used to be. It takes longer for the injuries to heal. I have to eat more bran.” Donivan discovers the road to black belt is rough and, well, weird. He meets martial
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