This past weekend, I heard I Mother Earth on the radio. I think it was "Used to be Alright", but it might have been "Another Sunday". It was definitely an Edwin tune, because I immediately wondered what had become of him.
I know Edwin left I Mother Earth in 1997, and I remember Edge 102 playing the shit out of his solo album Another Spin Around the Sun. I even saw him at Edgefest that year at Molson Park in Barrie, but that was over a decade ago. Where's Edwin at?
This morning, while checking out Google+, I found this post by my buddy Marc. Edwin is working as a bartender at Tattoo Rock Parlour, a Queen Street rock bar.
Oh... and in addition to serving drinks, he occasionally sings there.
Bonus trivia: Edwin Ghazal turns 43 next month. Am I the only one who expected more from Edwin? Between IME and his first solo album, the man amassed no less than 9 Cancon radio hits, by my calculations. All in a 7-year span...
September 2020 update: By "expected more from Edwin" I meant I thought he'd be a bigger deal. 9 years later, I've learned so much more about the Canadian music industry. I still love Edwin.