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Sunday Feb. 3, 2013 Visit to Alix Art Gallery

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Sunday Feb. 3, 2013 Visit to...

While out for a sunny Sunday afternoon walk, Roland and I decided to have an unplanned visit to the Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery downtown.  It was a wise decision on our part.  We have been several times to the new gallery, including during one of it's grand openings complete with a tour guide.  We were impressed, but not overwhelmed with what we saw.  You have to remember, these are our opinions and the enjoyment of art of all kinds is very personal.   This visit was totally different.  There are two new big exhibits up currently. The first we viewed is called "Fluid Explorations".  It is an exhibit of mostly watercolour paintings from 4 well respected local ladies.  They are stunningly beautiful.  I would LOVE to have any one of them hanging in my home.  Sadly, they are not for sale through the gallery and even if they were, ...

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DAVID BOWIE – ALADDIN SANE

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DAVID BOWIE – ALADDIN...

Orignally released in 1973.  The second most important moment in Bowie's glam period, Aladdin Sane is full of smart, cutting-edge songs that hold up decades later as classic moments in rock. Standout tracks include "Panic in Detroit", with Mick Ronson's screaming guitars and Mick Woodmansey's urgent drumming; "Watch that Man", a piano-driven, rollicking number perfect for the Bowie strut; the lascivious and sweaty "Cracked Actor"; the punky "Jean Genie"; and a perfectly raucous cover of "Let's Spend the Night Together". "Time" hearkens back to the theatrics of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, while "Drive in Saturday", "The Prettiest Star", and "Lady Grinning Soul" serve as precursors to Bowie's "plastic soul" sounds that came later in the 1970s. Aladdin Sane is even more impressive when considering that the same year this album was made, Bowie was also working with artists like Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, producing some of their most heralded works (the ...

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Six String Nation Guitar’s Feb. First Friday Visit

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Six String Nation Guitar’...

Who cared that it was a bone chilling cold February 1st evening? Certainly not the large crowd inside Cheeky Monkey that were here to enjoy seeing and hearing the legendary Six String Nation Guitar know as 'Voyageur'. Local musicians Jim Chevalier, Brenden E. Fraser, Adam Miner, Dave Miner and Mark Potvin took turns playing 'Voyageur' throughout the evening making it a wonderful mix of songs being performed using Canada's guitar. 'Voyageur's' curator, historian and man responsible for it's creation, Jowi Taylor gave a wonderful moving talk and visual presentation explaining the story behind what makes this guitar so important.  As Jowi tells it, the guitar was made as a symbol of national unity, to explore Canadian identity, and to connect people from all regions in Canada.  It is made from 64 pieces of bone, metal, wood, stone and fabric, representing every province and territory. The guitar's neck has wood from the deck of the Bluenose ...

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Daylight for Deadeyes -Video -live in-store

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Published on Jan 31, 2013 Chris and Matt from Daylight for Deadeyes doing an in-store acoustic performance of their song 'Take Some Time' at Cheeky Monkey in Sarnia Ontario. July 28, 2012.

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Trivia Q & A # 4 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 4 2013

Q  - in 1969, who recorded "Crystal Blue Persuasion"? A. Tommy James and the Shondells Can be found of TOMMY JAMES & THE SHONDELLS - ANTHOLOGY along with other Greatest Hits CD's TRIVIA:  Sporting a quickly identifiable percussive opening, the pleasant and soothing "Crystal Blue Persuasion" was the other side of the '60s, the peace and love complement to the psychedelic title track of the album which spawned this, Crimson & Clover. Tommy James somehow came up with arrangements and riffs which made each of his hit records distinctive, a move which paid dividends for his live show in the years that followed. It's the sound of the keyboards which stays in the listener's head while the conga drums, tambourine, and simple flamenco guitar build a foundation for the impeccable voices, all playing off the bass line. Keep in mind this song became popular about eight months before Santana would take these flavors back ...

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THE SHOW with DAVID BURROWS Eps. 65

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THE SHOW with DAVID BURROWS...

Published on Jan 30, 2013 This week...... Footage from Led Zeppelin Tribute. "The Songs Remain The Same" Alison Mahon from The Community Round Table talks to us about The Six String Nations Guitar coming to Sarnia. Also "The Show" goes on the road to Norma Jeans in London, Ontario A special announcement about "The Show" & Bounce The Cat Productions

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TALKING HEADS – LITTLE CREATURES

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TALKING HEADS – LITTLE...

The songs on Little Creatures, most of which were credited to Byrne alone (with the band credited only with arrangements) sounded like they'd been written as songs. Perhaps as one result, the band had been streamlined, with extra musicians used only for specific effects rather than playing along as an ensemble. Byrne, who was singing in his natural range for once, frequently was augmented with backup singers. The overall result: ear candy. Little Creatures was a pop album, and an accomplished one, by a band that knew what it was doing. True, Byrne's lyrics were still intriguingly quirky, but even his subject matter was becoming more mature. "I've seen sex and I think it's okay," he sang on "Creatures of Love," and suddenly the geek had become a man. Where he had once pondered the hopes of boys and girls, he was now making observations about children. And even if his impulses remained strange -- "I wanna ...

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Trivia Q & A # 3 2013

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Trivia Q & A # 3 2013

Q.  Which Rolling Stones's song involves Albert de Salvo, the Boston Strangler? A.  Midnight Rambler Trivia:  "Midnight Rambler" is one of the most notorious Rolling Stones tracks, as well as being one of their most popular songs never to make it onto a single. The notoriety stems from the inspiration for the song: Albert De Salvo, the Boston Strangler. Mick Jagger even went to the extent of using part of De Salvo's confession for the rape and murder of 23-year-old Beverly Samans for part of the lyric. As with some other Rolling Stones lyrics that many might find objectionable ("Brown Sugar," for example), the sinister implications are easy to miss, the first several times the song's heard anyway, because the music itself is so compelling and powerful. "Midnight Rambler" is one of the group's best blues-rock compositions, neither pure electric blues nor pure rock & roll, chugging along like a determined train, with some of their finest combination rhythm-lead ...

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Looking for bands/musicians…

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Looking for bands/musicians&...

Have you seen THE SHOW with DAVID BURROWS?  It's a weekly program highlighting local talent and entertainment events in the Sarnia-Lambton area.  It can be viewed each week right here on the Cheeky Monkey website under the BLOG catagory of THE SHOW WITH DAVID BURROWS David is looking for individuals who would like to have there group or talent featured on "The Show".  If you are interested contact him by email at theshow@davidburrows.ws or contact us and we will happily "hook you up".

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Coming up on PLAYLIST – Local Talent Show on Cogeco TV...

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Coming up on PLAYLIST –...

Friday's at 10:00 pm on Cogeco Cable 6 Here‘s what will be coming up. Jan. 25: Dave Russell Feb. 1: Norm Fraser Feb. 8: Kurt Oblak Feb 15: Lindsay Dana Feb. 22: Jim Chevalier

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