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ARTS & CRAFTS RECORD LABEL VINYL SALE 2020

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ARTS & CRAFTS RECORD...

Dozens of selected titles & artists from Canadian record label Arts & Crafts at special low prices up to 25% off regular pricing. All titles are on vinyl record. Get yours while supplies last. Some of the many available on the tall white rack in our vinyl area are... - JASON COLLETT - Song and Dance Man - BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - Feel Good Lost - GORD DOWNIE - Secret Path

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Trivia Q & A # 12 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 12 –...

Q. Which rapper sampled the song 'Thank You' by Dido A. Eminem sampled this on his 2000 song "Stan." Dido appears in the video as Stan's wife, and sang this with Eminem on some of his tour dates. This became a hit in the US after it was sampled by Eminem. The album, which is her first, had been out for a year and a half by then. It was released as a single after it gained popularity from "Stan." It was Dido's 3rd single, after "Here With Me" and "No Angel." Eminem did not ask permission to use this on "Stan" until after the song was produced. Dido loved it agreed to let him use it. She recalled to Billboard magazine in a 2013 interview: "I just got a letter saying, 'We heard your track. We love it. We'd like to use it for this track "Stan." Can you take ...

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Pay It Forward/Back to Local Talent

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Pay It Forward/Back to Local...

Due to the Covid -19 situation, the makers of music & movies are suffering financial hardships despite our government's efforts to provide benefits which are temporary. Many of them earn their living from touring and playing their music in various venues, which they can not do for the foreseeable future. A little known factor also impacting their income is that downloads or streaming music pays pennies compared to the money they earn when a REAL CD or vinyl record is purchased.  Some may indeed have jobs besides the arts, but they are perhaps not able to work at  them currently either. Knowing in our hearts & souls, how much joy is derived from listening to music or watching movies we felt we had to do something to help out our amazing and diverse local talent. Therefore, we have decided that we at Cheeky Monkey will Pay It Forward/Back by paying the tax on sales of local talent CD's. So ...

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May 2020 on CBC Radio

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May 2020 on CBC Radio

May 19, 2020. Had the pleasure of being interviewed by CBC radio Afternoon Drive host Chris dela Torre about the effects of the pandemic on our Cheeky Monkey & how the first day of being re-opened went. CLICK HERE to listen

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Trivia Q & A # 11 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 11 –...

Q. What was the first hit song written for a TV commercial? A. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by The New Seekers for a Coca Cola commercial. At first, The New Seekers balked at recording the full version of the song, so Billy Davis put together a group of studio singers to record it and called them "The Hillside Singers." This version was released as a single and picked up steam, convincing The New Seekers to get in on the action. Their version was released a short time later - both renditions climbed the chart simultaneously, with The Hillside Singers version peaking at #13 the same week The New Seekers made it to #7. By the time this was released as a full song, the melody was very much associated with Coke, so it amounted to free advertising. Most of the commercial is about honey bees, turtle doves ...

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MATTHEW GOOD ON GREAT DEALS SPIN RACK

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MATTHEW GOOD ON GREAT DEALS...

While supplies last, selected Matthew Good CD's are on the GREAT DEALS SPIN RACK starting as low as $4.87 each. Matthew Frederick Robert Good (born June 29, 1971) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He was the lead singer and songwriter for the Matthew Good Band, one of the most successful alternative rock bands in Canada during the 1990s and early 2000s. Since the band disbanded in 2002, Good has pursued a solo career and established himself as a political commentator and mental health activist. Between 1996 and 2016, with the sales of the Matthew Good Band included, Good was the 25th best-selling Canadian artist in Canada. Good has received 21 Juno Award nominations during his career, winning four. Beautiful Midnight is the third album released by the Matthew Good Band. It is the band's most commercially successful album. The album won the award for "Best Rock Album" at the 2000 Juno Awards. The album ...

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CONTACT FREE FRONT DOOR PICK UP

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CONTACT FREE FRONT DOOR PICK...

CONTACT FREE PICK-UP @ Cheeky Monkey Hours Tuesday TO Saturday (Tues, Wed., Thrus., Fri., & Sat.) Noon TO 4:00 p.m. Call landline 519-332-0978, text cell phone 519-328-6585 or email info@cheekymonkeysarnia.ca We request prepaid by credit card by calling the landline. We can not accept debit cards and prefer not to handle cash if at all possible. Doors will be locked so please ring door bell on the table outside our front doors for service once you have paid. We will place your item(s) in a bag on the table for you. If more than one person is here to pick up their item(s) as you are, please keep at least 2 meters (6 feet) apart. STILL TAKING ORDERS for items not in stock We will be happy to take your orders & let you know when they arrive as we always have in the past. Our hope is that our service will help you get through these days a bit easier. We ...

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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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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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