Mixtape #111: The Blaze And The Glory

March 22nd, 2018

Side A

1. Ride Cowboy Ride by Bon Jovi
2. Blood On Blood by Bon Jovi
3. Born To Be My Baby by Bon Jovi
4. You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi
5. Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi

Side B

6. Blaze Of Glory by Jon Bon Jovi
7. Keep The Faith by Bon Jovi
8. I’ll Be There For You by Bon Jovi
9. Always by Bon Jovi
10. Santa Fe by Jon Bon Jovi

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Liner notes

“Now I ain't getting into heaven, if the devil has his way. I swear I'm gonna live forever, heading back to Santa Fe…”

In 2005, I had an idea for a book. It was about a man taking a road trip across the US, slowly finding himself as he returns from his life on the West Coast to his home back East. Over the years the idea developed further, and it became a road trip through the character’s mind. At some point I decided the narrator would need a spirit guide. I chose my childhood hero: Jon Bon Jovi. I sat down to write the book in August 2015.

Today that novel, Johnny Ruin, is published 📖🚀

Though I don’t quote Bon Jovi songs in the book (that gets expensive), I did have his songs in mind as I wrote the book, and created a playlist of some of my favourites for inspiration. I thought I’d send it out again to celebrate the book launch, since I’ll be listening to it all day anyway. I’m dancing around my kitchen as we speak.

If you feel like buying a copy of the novel, or tweeting about it, I’d be super grateful. Otherwise, just join me in celebrating the biggest day of my professional career with some good old rock and roll! *guitar solo*

This playlist was first sent out on March 1st, 2017.


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– Dan Dalton
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