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Rick Blue's Other Life
Ricky Blue
Rick Blue
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is a Montreal-based humorist, singer, and writer. He and partner George Bowser are the famous Bowser and Blue comedy act. Here's his bio from their Bowser and Blue website.

Rick Blue was born in Liverpool, England, but raised in Maine, New Jersey, and Toronto. He has an MA in English from Concordia University. He has been involved in bands and media music in Montreal for over twenty years. In 1981 he won an international 'Clio' award for excellence in advertising.

He once appeared on television naked.

His life had no real meaning, however, until he began to play with Bowser and Blue. Rick plays guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, and sings in a rather pleasant baritone when George will let him.

He is also a columnist for Montreal's outstanding West Island Gazette..

His LCC columns are archived here

Posted 04.25.14

RICK BLUE

Not cool and loving it

MONTREAL | There was a time when being cool was everything. You didn't have to have much of anything else, as long as you had that -- you were in.

Now I realize that I am at the age where I am no longer affected by the cool factor.

I really don't care if something is cool. In fact, I would say that perhaps I am a bit suspicious of it.

I read about restaurants where the food could use improvement but they have a cool factor. What do I care about that? I want good food. Cool doesn't enter into it.

Some want funky places because they are cool. I go to funky restaurants because the food is good and reasonably priced. That's what funky means to me.

To read Rick Blue's complete column, click here Rick Blue blog on West Island Gazette
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