All right, I just created this community on a whim. Given the state of contemplative silence going on in the greensprouts
community, I'm not expecting a whole lot of chatter on here, but I thought it would be nice to at least have a group for purely Martin stuff.
But do feel free to prove me wrong. Tielli fans may be few, but we are tenacious and fierce when cornered.
I also run The Blue Hysteria
, a Rheostatics site which may someday develop a wing for Martin's solo stuff, which was my first love.
And as to why Martin won't drive, a fellow named Brian Peterson told me this story in an email:
Martin told us that when he was in high school, he
borrowed his friend's car in order to learn to drive. He was by himself
and it was winter (of course, when is it not winter in Canada??) and he
ended up sliding the car off an icy road into a pond. He got out in time
but the car sank. He's never driven since!