Back in the Metro

June 23, 2008

More good news: this piece on Kickstart just ran in the Metro in Vancouver. It should be greeting bleary-eyed commuters in Toronto and other markets in the next week. Metro ran a piece on us way back in 2006, when we were still shopping the book around and largely unsure of how we’d put it together. Their continued support and interest is much appreciated.

The following segment aired on News at Noon on May 15, 2008. We think she may have been making fun of us by the end of this. How do you like them apples?


Multimedia westcoaster Richard Dettman (the man with the bow tie on Global TV) interviewed Alexander over the weekend for News 1130, on Vancouver’s famed AM band: business-report_20080527_kickstart-novel.mp3

We’re very honoured by the great article Donna Nebenzahl wrote in the Montreal Gazette on Kickstart last week:

Thankfully, it’s also been picked up by the Vancouver Province:

Yesterday, by the Ottawa Citizen:

Today, by St. John’s, Newfoundland’s The Telegram:

And it has also appeared in the Vancouver Sun, The Telegraph-Journal (Saint John, New Brunswick) and the Cape Breton Post over the last week.

Here’s an interview with Alex from May 7 on CBC Radio’s Blue Sky program in Saskatchewan:

Photo: Owen Egan

Pascal Zamprelli of the McGill Reporter, the bi-weekly administration newspaper of McGill University, wrote this article on Alex (beamingly captured above by the Reporter’s photographer) and the boys: Where To Begin?

Alex and Paul were guests on CBC Montreal’s Radio Noon, FM 88.5, between 1:00 and 2:00 pm on Monday, April 21. The phone-in show took calls from people talking about their own early careers. Hosted by Anne Lagacé Dowson.

To listen click here:

Kickstart on CBC Radio Noon, Part 1

Kickstart on CBC Radio Noon, Part 2

Alex was interviewed about the book for AM 640 in Toronto between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm today (April 4, 2008). He apologizes for accidentally agreeing that Kickstart feature Raffi was from Calgary. He’s not. He grew up in Toronto and is now based in BC. Sorry Raffi.

Written by Emer Schlosser