THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Bridget is a harried caregiver who, up until now, has lived peacefully in her quiet hippie mountain town. When a coffin is delivered to her front door just a little too early, it unleashes an unbelievable chain of events that results in tragedy. Well, that's not what everyone thinks.
MAGIC CARPET RIDE
Magic Carpet Ride takes you from your front door to the bad-boy backseat of a 1970s Cadilac Fleetwood--and then some, with characters like Bong Hey Zeus, Mick Mack MacGyver and the long-suffering Bridget, who just wants to light up and make them all go a way.
Jump onto the magic carpet for a little trip around Bridget's home town: "This morning’s edition of The Casket had contained some incredible news. Mick Mac MacGyver’s 1970 Cadillac Fleetwood was for sale.
Though they called it “waking the dead.” Mort and his sons were scampering back and forth from the funeral parlour to the parking lot with more liquor and had already set up an improvised bar on one of Mort’s notorious “previously loved” coffins. He kept a whole set of them for just these sorts of occasions.
As a rock 'n' roll journalist for several years, I interviewed and reviewed acts like Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, BB King, James Cotton, Supertramp, Axl Rose, Tragically Hip, Ria Mae, and many more. Somehow, the weirdness of writing concert reviews at 3 a.m. in an empty newsroom just never left me. That experience, combined with growing up in a very insular but sinful small town, and the strange events that occur during frequent travelling has left me permanently warped. My only outlet is the Badass Bingo gang, who figure prominently in the Badass Hippie Tales series. They have really got a hold on me!