The story of Canadian singer/songwriter Hawksley Workman is equally compelling whether you take it as fact or fantasy. Workman, who would eventually launch a celebrated career as solo artist and indie rock producer, was born and raised in Bay Lake. From this point on, however, the tale gets somewhat hazy and wholly bizarre, owing in large part to the short, ongoing biography published on his website. Self-styled by the artist himself, it seemed to be a partially invented, quasi-fictional account of his first 24 years and created quite a buzz (and a fair amount of conjecture, scuttlebutt, and intrigue) from media and fans even before his music had a chance to become widely known. According to the autobiography, his upbringing included a variety of jobs, including ice-cutting in the Canadian wilderness, polishing rental shoes at a tap-dance academy, and eventually becoming one of the school's top dancers. Workman's bio also included a series of letters to a fictional ideal lover and muse who lived underwater, Isadora (which doubled as the name of his record label), that originally appeared in the personal section of Now Magazine. The letters were eventually collected into an actual book, Hawksley Burns for Isadora, and published in the spring of 2001 by the Canadian alternative, experimental Gutter Press.