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IMPORTANT NOTICE from Cheeky Monkey

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IMPORTANT NOTICE from Cheeky...

IMPORTANT NOTICE  - For the foreseeable future, we will be on site Monday to Friday between the hours of noon to 4:00 p.m. Our doors will be locked, but we will be available for deliveries, mail & customers to pick up orders. PLEASE KNOCK HARD TO BE ADMITTED Feel free to call (landline 519-332-0978) or text (519-328-6585) or email (info@cheekymonkeysarnia.ca) during the times above to place orders or inquire about stock in store. Thank you for your continued support in these difficult times. We wish you well, Roland & Mary Anne

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Trivia Q & A # 10 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 10 –...

Q. In 1982, what inspired Prince to write the hit song '1999'? A. Prince gave a rare interview in 1999 when he spoke with Larry King on CNN. More surprisingly, he explained the meaning behind this song. Said Prince: "We were sitting around watching a special (Nostrodamus: Man Who Saw Tomorrow) about 1999, and a lot of people were talking about the year and speculating on what was going to happen. And I just found it real ironic how everyone that was around me whom I thought to be very optimistic people were dreading those days, and I always knew I'd be cool. I never felt like this was going to be a rough time for me. I knew that there were going to be rough times for the Earth because of this system is based in entropy, and it's pretty much headed in a certain direction. So I ...

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2020 Record Store Day IMPORTANT updates…

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2020 Record Store Day...

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE...  THE RECORD STORE DAY 13TH EDITION WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 20 CLICK HERE for link to list of titles that will be coming out in Canada.  Remember, we order virtually EVERYTHING but do not know what we will get since they are limited.  Subscribes to our weekly e-newsletter will get a list of what arrived the night before RSD. RECORD STORE DAY ANNOUNCES 2020 Global AMBASSADOR: BRANDI CARLILE See the Ambassador’s Announcement video on https://recordstoreday.com/ Ever since 2009, when Jesse Hughes created the title, record stores have been lucky enough to have a special cheerleader every year, an artist to lead the charge and wield the bullhorn, telling the world about the magic that is the record store and the party that is Record Store Day. The time has come to hang the sash on another musician and send them out to talk about record stores in 2020 and the ...

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March First Friday has Strong Band: Big Highway @ Cheeky...

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March First Friday has Strong...

Powerful Set From a Strong Band: Big Highway at the Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia First Friday March 2020 by Brian Hay The energy that Big Highway projected throughout their set last night was the work of a band that’s strong in all areas. Frontman James McNaule has excellent control of his voice and also contributes strong rhythm playing that reinforces their musical foundation. Drummer Ric Brown provides timekeeping that’s solid and provides dramatic markings for their musical shifts. Up front, lead guitarist Andrew Germain combines strong rhythm playing with lead playing that’s delivered with impeccable restraint. Bassist Dave Johnston is their Rock of Gibraltar and the importance of his role in their scheme of things can’t be overstated. James, Ric and Andrew all have points where the main focus falls on them. Brown steps out of the pocket with flourishes that are thrilling. Andrew keeps his solos short but his imaginative concepts and ...

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Trivia # 9 – 2020

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Trivia # 9 – 2020

Q. What song was Def Leppard's only #1 hit. A. "Photograph" was the first single from Pyromania, and it had all the makings of a crossover hit: slick production, lively background vocals, a passionate, lovelorn lyric. Impelled by this hit, the band set themselves apart from contemporary rockers like Judas Priest and Queensrÿche by appealing to a wide swath of women. It helped that the band was extremely photogenic and also very young: every member was in his early 20s when the song was released, except for drummer Rick Allen, who was 19. The band would sometimes dedicate this song to Marilyn Monroe when they performed it live, and the video featured a Monroe look-a-like. This drew many listeners to the conclusion that the song is about the actress, but the Monroe association was constructed for the sake of a good story. The band didn't have a specific inspiration for ...

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OPEN JAM VENUES 2020

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OPEN JAM VENUES  2020

POSTED MARCH 3rd - Every Saturday, Paul Knapp will be hosting an open jam from 2-6 at Dempsey Bar. Meat raffle begins at 3pm. Buy a bev and receive a ticket for the meat!! All jammers are welcome. Drink specials as well as the kitchen will be open. Come out have some fun. POSTED JANUARY 9th - The Sarnia Legion has a Jam Session every third Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Come by and listen or bring your instrument and or voice and join in . Posted Feb. 20 - temporarily not hosting Open Stage while renovations are going in the Turret Room. POSTED MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH - Open Stage resumes for the New Year at The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts - in the Turret Room upstairs. Happens on the 2nd Monday of the month and again next Monday, the 3rd Monday, with host Gregger Botting: Admission is free. Musicians, poets, storytellers, ...

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Trivia Q & A # 8 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 8 –...

Q. What actress is Toto's hit song "Rosanna" named for? A. "Rosanna" by Toto got its name from the actress Rosanna Arquette, who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro - sort of. Porcaro didn't write the song - it was written by Toto leader David Paich, who was always looking for good ideas for lyrics. In an interview with Paich, he explained: "'Rosanna' was about a high school love, one of my first loves, but I just tagged another Rosanna's name on there because she was going at the time with Steve Porcaro, my best friend. He had just met her and was looking to title a song with her name, and it just fit perfectly for that song right there. So it's got her name on it, but it's really about another high school sweetheart, which is how songs happen sometimes." Steve Porcaro and Rosanna Arquette ...

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SLAYER on the ‘Great Deals’ wall – 2020

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SLAYER on the ‘Great...

While supplies last, stock up on SLAYER. Selected titles now prices as low as $4.87 Slayer was an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California. The band was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, drummer Dave Lombardo, and bassist and vocalist Tom Araya. Slayer's fast and aggressive musical style made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. Reign in Blood is the third studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released on October 7, 1986 by Def Jam Recordings. The album was the band's first collaboration with producer Rick Rubin, whose input helped the band's sound evolve. The release date of the album was delayed because of concerns regarding the lyrical subject matter of the opening track "Angel of Death", which refers to Josef Mengele and describes acts such as human experimentation that he committed at the ...

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Trivia Q & A # 7 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 7 –...

Q. What raunchy comedian is sampled in the song "Unbelievable" by EMF? A. "Unbelievable" samples Andrew "Dice" Clay saying "Oh," followed on the album version by "What the f--k was that!" Clay also appears twice in the song saying, "It's unbelievable." These samples were taken from bits on his 1989 album Dice. This song is about a girl who is "unbelievable" in the sense that she is very demanding and offers nothing in return - the singer feels he can do nothing right when he's around her. Tom Jones played this at some of his live shows, to the delight of the band. Jones performed the song with EMF on a British TV show where he told them about how he sang it in Vegas. According to the band, Jones got them really drunk that night. This was used on the soundtrack to the movie Coyote Ugly.

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Marinol Nation – Planning My Exit Strategy

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Marinol Nation –...

Released on CD February 14, 2020 As posted on Eli Martin's Facebook page... Thank you to Gary Webb, aka Gary 17, and Toronto Moon Magazine for reviewing our latest album, "Planning My Exit Strategy." Another dose of Marinol unlikely to pacify you | TorontoMoon.ca 200204Tu | Shows for Tuesday, February 04, 2020 February 4, 2020 Tonight’s performance by Marinol Nation songwriter Eli Martin at Linsmore Tavern will probably be his last. Because the Sarnia-based Hard Rock and Power Pop tunesmith is “Plannnig My Exit Strategy” he tells us on the title track of his fifth new album, officially being released March 7 but now available at the gig tonight. Fortunately despite a personal history of struggles with serious medical conditions, as we told you four years ago in reviewing his third Field Of Dreams album, it appears that the “exit strategy” being referred to isn’t the one people employ for final planning. Instead, happily, it turns out ...

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