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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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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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Beer Store Money Heated Up Cold Feb. First Friday

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Beer Store Money Heated Up...

Beer Store Money Warms A Cold February First Friday At The Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay Cold or not Sarnia’s downtown was still the place to be — the events hosted by local merchants guaranteed that. At the Cheeky Monkey the musical offering was good (as always) because Roland and MaryAnne know their stuff. More on that subject in a bit. Beer Store Money, the band featured for the evening, is an ensemble that has a lot to recommend them. Singer/guitarist Khrystopher Luther-Heath is strong on both guitar and lead vocal. His playing combines subtle lead ornamentation with a solid rhythmic foundation and his singing is never less than fiery. Melissa Miller is a phenomenal vocalist. In addition to having a great mezzo/alto timbre she makes good use of expressive shadings and has exceptional control over her pitch. The pair also harmonize well, which is always a plus. Marcus Moyneur is an acrobatic drummer ...

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Trivia Q & A # 6 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 6 –...

Q. Who was the singer that in 1995 started the new genre of 'neo soul'? A. Before D'Angelo, no one ever heard of "neo soul," a genre that blends R&B and traditional soul music with elements of jazz, funk, pop, hip hop and African music. His 1995 album, Brown Sugar, has been hailed by music critics as the birth of the new style, whose purveyors would include Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Maxwell and, later, John Legend. D'Angelo was born Michael Eugene Archer in Richmond, Virginia, to a father who was a Pentecostal preacher. His parents divorced while he was young, and he lived with his mother. At 12 years old, D'Angelo's biggest influence was Prince, and he studied his songs diligently. "Everything he did was the bomb," he said. "And, he could do it all himself. I was one of those kids reading the album credits. I knew back then that ...

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Sean Hogan – 7COME11

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Sean Hogan – 7COME11

Former Sarnia resident Sean Hogan has just released his 7th album on his label Barnstorm Productions. Being a CCMA award winning roots/rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist he never stops creating great music. Now living the dream out in B.C. Sean continues to write, record and tour always giving his legion of fans more to look forward to. This newest release is no exception and boasts an array of musical talent from far and wide to add that extra little something making this album a truly enjoyable listen over and over again.

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Trivia Q & A # 5 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 5 –...

Q. In Paul Simon's hit song of 1976 how many ways did he sing to leave your lover? A. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover. Paul Simon may have sung that there were 50 ways to leave your lover, but he only listed five, which are: 1) Slip out the back, Jack 2) Make a new plan, Stan 3) You don't need to be coy, Roy, just set yourself free 4) Hop on the bus, Gus 5) Drop of the key, Lee, and get yourself free According to Simon's younger brother Eddie, Paul made this song up while teaching his son how to rhyme. Even though he didn't take the lyrics too seriously, it's an interesting song, particularly for those who feel trapped in bad relationships.

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CAT STEVENS ON 2020 ‘GREAT DEALS’ WALL

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New to the GREAT DEALS WALL - selected CD's by Cat Stevens starting as low as $4.87 - while supplies last. Cat Stevens was born as Stephen Demetre Georgiou to a Swedish mother and Greek father. He became a Muslim in 1977. After 2 years, he took the name of Yusuf İslam. He has sold over 60 million albums around the world since the late 1960s as Cat Stevens or Yusuf İslam. Mona Bone Jakon (1970) marked the beginning of the Cat Stevens we know and love, forming alongside Teaser & the Firecat and Tea for the Tillerman the creative heart of Stevens's oeuvre. Though previous releases showcased his sticky burr of a voice and flashes of his songwriting brilliance, it was on Mona Bone that Stevens became disillusioned enough with the music industry to write more deeply introspective and personal songs. It's interesting to note that his disavowal of the biz ...

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AUDITIONS – Sarnia Sings 2020

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AUDITIONS – Sarnia Sings...

Can You Sing??? Live Auditions for Sarnia Sings Vol IV February 2, 10am-2pm February 5, 5-8pm If you can sing? All Ages Welcome. Want a chance to sing in front of a sold out crowd (600 people)? Want to sing with a Real Rock Band??. Come ready to sing Location is 546 N Christina St (Royal LePage Building) If you Would like to Audition for Sarnia Sings Please CLICK HERE and fill out the form. Limited space available. 50 slots for Feb 2, 2020 and 25 slots for Feb 5. Deadline to register is Jan 31 at 7pm

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Trivia Q & A # 4 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 4 –...

Q. What song became a big hit AGAIN thanks to a bunch of raisins? A. I Heard It Through The Grape Vine In 1987, this song got new life when it was used in commercials for California Raisins, with claymation raisins performing the song. In addition to boosting raisin sales, the California Raisins became an '80s fad and were the most popular Halloween costume that year. Buddy Miles – known as the founding member of The Electric Flag and as a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys – was the group's lead singer. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were the first to record the song, but their version wasn't released until years later on an album called Special Occasion. The Isley Brothers then took a crack at it, but their version wasn't released. Whitfield and Strong then had Marvin Gaye record the song but still no luck. ...

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4HATEU8 – Prophets of Grime

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4HATEU8 – Prophets of...

New 4 song demo CD called "Prophets Of Grime" for London, ON band 4hateu8 They are an old school hardcore crossover band they like to say is grimecore. They feel they have a very unique sound that is reflected on this CD. It is very energetic and powerful. 4HATEU8 are Corey Harvey Vocals, Keith Ruck Drums, Sandy Hoelzl Bass, Brian Doiron (B Rye) Guitar

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