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"Strange Way To Live"
Carl Dixon's autobiography
Carl Dixon''s journey through the twists and turns of a music performer''s life began in Northern Ontario, where his boyhood dreams, shaped by the 1960s, collided with a new musical culture.
Though Carl''s road was rocky, it was still paved with gold. It has led from his early days with hard-rockers Coney Hatch to tours and lasting friendships with huge acts like Iron Maiden. The ups and downs were meteoric, as Carl became a member of the legendary bands The Guess Who and April Wine and then faced the greatest test of all: a horrific auto collision in Australia that left him in a coma, barely clinging to life.
A MAN OF TITANIUM, ROCK AND SOUL
Rock Musician & catastrophic injury survivor
Carl Dixon is a man of titanium, rock and soul. Carl became an inspirational speaker after his miracle survival from a severe accident and his subsequent reinvention of his life and values. Carl shares his story with music and true tales from a life on the road. His career began opening for Iron Maiden and Judas Priest's North American tours - but Carl made choices along the way that would eventually help save his life at the most critical hour. Carl shares his experience in overcoming adversity and reinventing life and business. When ALL the chips are down there's always a way forward.
Make Your Decisions Good Ones
"At some time in our lives, we'll experience some sort of trauma a smack down if you will. Smackdowns can be: loss of job, loss of health, relationship breakdown, financial loss. Anyone of these four is a hard thing to recover from and return to stability. That's what we all want, is stability. While I was lead singer of The Guess Who, (a stable job) in the space of a few minutes - all four of these smackdowns happened to me at once."
I was clinging to life with 52 injuries, I would soon lose my job with The Guess Who, I emerged to find a mountain of debt and my family were about to leave me. I felt scarred, unwanted and unemployable."
Yet in a decade the transformation has been beyond imagining. I'm going to show you how I made it back. I'm going to show you the critical paths that led to recovery. This isn't proven scientific research, this is simply my experience. Now that I've taken time to analyse it, I want to share it with you.
But first let's start with a song....."