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ECLECTIC CHRISTMAS FOR DEC. FIRST FRIDAY AT CHEEKY MONKEY

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Prose And Song For December’s Sarnia First Friday: John Gardiner and Karen Morand At The Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay There’s times when the Cheeky Monkey seems tailored to showcase the fact that some of the most interesting things in the world of music fall outside of the mainstream. With author John Gardiner reading from his collection, ‘Memories For Sale — Tales From A Small Town’, and musician Karen Morand performing between his narratives this was one of those times. Together, they illustrated the connection between literature and music in a way that showed how close that bond really is. John Gardiner’s prose is concise and to the point. Redundancies, run-on sentences and embellishments that would bog narratives down have been assiduously avoided. That spareness creates a directness that stimulates listeners to explore the layers surrounding the text whether they be listening or reading. His subjects resonate with the lives of anyone who’s ...

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TRIVIA Q & A # 48 – 2019

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TRIVIA Q & A # 48 –...

Q. How many verses did Leonard Cohen write for his song "Hallelujah"? A. Cohen started work on this song five years prior to recording it on his 1984 Various Positions album, by which time he had 80 verses to choose from - he picked the best four. When Cohen performed the song in concert, he often included some of the other verses he wrote, which made their way into various renditions of the song. John Cale, who founded The Velvet Underground, recorded this song for the 1991 Leonard Cohen tribute album I'm Your Fan, and also included it on his 1992 solo album Fragments Of A Rainy Season. Jeff Buckley started covering the song after hearing Cale's version. Cale shaped his own interpretation after Cohen faxed him 15 pages of lyrics for the song, claiming that he "went through and just picked out the cheeky verses." Cale's version also appears in the ...

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Trivia Q & A # 47 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 47 –...

Q. Which Beatles movie was nominated for Oscars? A. "A Hard Day's Night" was the title song to The Beatles' first movie, which was surprisingly good: it was nominated for two Oscars. At the time, a lot of movies were made starring musicians, but most were showcases for the singers and not very good (think Elvis movies). A Hard Day's Night was a surprise because it actually had cinematic value. It even sold well when it was released on DVD many years later - and still does. The title was taken from an expression Ringo used to say. In a 1964 interview with DJ Dave Hull, Ringo explained: "We went to do a job, and we'd worked all day and we happened to work all night. I came up still thinking it was day I suppose, and I said, 'It's been a hard day...' and I looked around and saw ...

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Trivia Q & A # 46 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 46 –...

Q. What Rolling Stones song was one of the first to be used in a major marketing campaign? A."Start Me Up" - Microsoft paid $10 million to use this for their Windows '95 advertising campaign. Although it became common practice in years to come, this was one of the first times a hit song was used in a major marketing campaign. The Stones first recorded this at the Some Girls sessions in 1977. After the first two takes, they recorded it with a reggae beat a bunch of times, but didn't like the result. They put it away until four years later, when they needed a song for Tattoo You (1981). They went back to the second take and reworked it for the album. Ford used this in ads that started just after midnight on January 1, 2003. It was part of a campaign to reintroduce their cars to the American public, ...

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VINYL RECORD FANS – IMPORTANT INFO

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VINYL RECORD FANS –...

With the popularity of vinyl records on the increase as its now popularly being used on top rated dj gear sets by the top Dj's in the world, it's important to educate new converts to the format of the proper care and handling of their records. Records require a lot of special handling to insure that they last and stay in good condition. The following is a place to start. Hopefully as a record collector you want to keep your records in the best possible condition as possible. In order to do so, there are a few essential things to keep in mind. Cleaning the Vinyl It is very important to keep the vinyl record itself clean. Due to the vinyl record's tendency to easily build up static electrical charges, it becomes a virtual magnet for dust. It is recommended that you buy a brush for your records and use it on them every ...

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Introduction to FLK Taoist Tai Chi Winter – January...

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Introduction to FLK Taoist Tai...

An Introduction to Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi® Arts ... at the Sarnia Community of Christ Church, 1104 Leckie Drive on Monday Jan 6 at 11:00 am and Tuesday Jan 7 at 7:00pm. The first class will follow the demonstration. ... at the Camlachie Community Centre 6767 Camlachie Road from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Tuesday January 7 ... in the basement of the Christ Anglican Church 414 Oil Street in Petrolia from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Tuesday Jan. 7 ... at the St Andrews Presbyterian Church 437 Colborne Dr. in Corunna from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Wedensday Jan 8 Come and learn how FLK Taoist Tai Chi® can improve your health. Admission is free. For more info, please call (519) 344-0346.

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Trivia Q & A # 45 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 45 –...

Q. What Julia Roberts movie was titled after a Roy Orbison song? A. PRETTY WOMAN - This was used in the 1990 movie of the same name starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. When the film was shot, its working title was 3000; the song was added later and became the title. Other movies that have used this song include Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Au Pair (1999). Roy Orbison was writing with his songwriting partner Bill Dees at his house when he told Dees to get started writing by playing anything that came to mind. Orbison's wife Claudette came in and said she was going to go into town to buy something. Orbison asked if she needed any money, and Dees cracked, "Pretty woman never needs any money." Inspired, Orbison started singing, "Pretty woman walking down the street." Bill Dees recalls in 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and ...

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PA Day Art for kids @ The Lawrence House

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PA Day Art for kids @ The...

PA Day Art, Ages 6 to 12, Friday, Nov. 22nd, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 'Tis the Season, Cost: $44.00 The City of Sarnia in cooperation with The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts Registration: City of Sarnia, Parks & Recreation, 3rd Floor Click here for online registration: For information phone: 519-339-1850

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2019 Record Store Day BLACK FRIDAY

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IT'S COMING!!!! Record Store Day BLACK FRIDAY is on November 29 and yes we will be loading up on the exclusive releases. Keep in mind we do not take orders ahead of time for these items. That is partly because, despite ordering pretty much every title, we do not know until the deliveries come in what we are getting exactly (yes they are that limited & exclusive). Plus we have signed a pledge saying we will not take pre-orders and we take it seriously. We do however, encourage you to look at the list in the link below to get an idea of what we might be getting in and let us know what interests you. CLICK HERE for listing of the Canadian & International releases we will be ordering from. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 UPDATE... A WORD ABOUT a couple of BLACK FRIDAY TITLES... THE WEEKND My Dear Melancholy. This title ...

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Trivia Q & A # 44 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 44 –...

Q. What famous Canadian singer/poet inspired Bob Seger's hit song "Beautiful Loser" A. This song is about people who set their goals so low, they never achieve anything. It is not about Seger personally. He told Creem magazine in a 1986 interview: "A lot of people think I wrote 'Beautiful Loser' about myself. I got the idea for that song from a book of Leonard Cohen poetry by the same name. The song was about underachievers in general. I very rarely write about myself that much. I draw on my own experiences like anyone else, but I'm not what you'd call auteuristic. I'm not like my songs at all. I'm a lot more up person than what I write." Seger took almost a year to write this. He played around with many different arrangements of the song until he got it right. In a 1994 interview with Music Connection, he ...

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