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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 05.12.14

RICK BLUE

The struggle of this century

MONTREAL | I am worried about the environmental movement. I think they may have painted themselves into a corner.

At the beginning of the movement they seemed mainly interested in pointing out the dangers of toxic chemicals and radiation. These were specific targets located in specific places that could be understood by most people. Deals could be made. A compromise could always be found. No one wants to be poisoned.

They were interested in the safest way to develop economically. So their support grew and their future looked good.

But now they base their objection to economic development upon the need to save the whole planet from catastrophic climate change. This has put them on a new level. One in which there is no longer a possibility of compromise.

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