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Trivia Q & A # 44 – 2019

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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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B.B. King on ‘Great Deals’ wall 2019

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.B. King, was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues", and is considered one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with Albert and Freddie King). King performed tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s ~ Blues on the Bayou is the thirty sixth studio album by B. B. King, released in 1998. In the CD liner notes, B.B. King writes: "Of the many records Lucille and I have had the pleasure of recording over the years, this one is especially close to my heart. ...

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Trivia Q & A # 43 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 43 –...

Q. How did Macklemore and Ryan Lewis meet? A. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is an American hip hop duo, formed in 2008, from Seattle, Washington. The duo is composed of Ben Haggerty, a rapper who goes by the stage name of Macklemore, and Ryan Lewis, a record producer, DJ, and professional photographer, who met the former at a photo shoot and they have significantly collaborated ever since. Lewis started working as Macklemore's photographer, but it wasn't long before they started making music together, with Lewis taking on the producing, mixing, and engineering responsibilities. Ben Haggerty made his debut as Professor Macklemore in 2000 with the EP Open Your Eyes but would later drop the "Professor" in time for his full-length debut with The Language of My World in 2005. The duo's claim to fame was the surprise chart-topping hit "Thrift Shop," the fifth single from their debut album, The Heist ...

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BIG HIGHWAY At Full Speed for Nov. First Friday

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Sarnia First Friday, November 2019: Big Highway Gives Their Fiery Delivery A Return Visit To The Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay Watching a good band play live is always a treat. When they’re in top form it’s even better. Whether the members of Big Highway were working harder to compensate the fact that lead vocalist James McNaule was fighting a cold or excited because their bassist Dave Johnston was about to become a Grandfather for the first time, or both (or neither) is impossible to say. Whatever the cause their delivery was powerful, often searing, and, at times, close to incendiary. One factor that was clearly making them jump was the drumming of Ric Brown. His playing was crisp, tight and razor-sharp. On key beats his notes were so well centred that his mates seemed to be catapulted off of them. Brown’s rhythm partner, Dave Johnston, was lock/step on everything he did, reacting ...

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Johnny Cash on the “Great Deals Wall”

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Specially selected Johnny Cash CD's now on the 'GREAT DEALS WALL' for as low as $4.87. Get them while you can - supplies are limited. John R. "Johnny" Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced country music, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. American Recordings is the 81st album by the country singer Johnny Cash. It was released on April 26, 1994. The album marked the beginning of a career resurgence for Cash, who was widely recognized as an icon of American music but whose record sales had suffered during ...

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Trivia Q & A # 42 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 42 –...

Q. Who is rapper Kendrick Lamar named after? A. Born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth in Compton, California. He was named after Motown singer Eddie Kendricks, who co-founded The Temptations. At eight years old in 1995, Lamar watched Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre film the original video for "California Love" in Compton. Years later, Dre would become his mentor. Another connection with Dre is Lamar and the good doctor both attended the same high school: Compton's Centennial High School. Lamar occasionally goes by the name K-Dot, a throwback to his pre-famous rap beginnings. Lamar's rider includes some Polo socks. His grandma used to tell him, "You ain't got to take a shower for four days, but put some fresh socks on and you'll feel better about yourself." His 2017 album DAMN. lost the Album of the Year Grammy to Bruno Mars, but it won the Pulitzer Prize for music, which had gone to a classical or ...

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Brazilian Bossa Nova singer Fernanda Cunha CD’s

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NOW AVAILABLE AT CHEEKY MONKEY BRASIL CANADA CANTA FILO MACHADO Fernanda Cunha is a brazilian singer. She comes from a musical family. Her mother was a singer and her aunt, Sueli Costa, is a well-known composer in Brazil. She began performing in 1997 at various clubs around Rio de Janeiro. Fernanda made her first Canadian appearance at the Yardbird Suite in 2005 and has been a regular performer in Canada from coast-to-coast-to-coast ever since: Vancouver Island and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Alianait Arts Festival in Nunavut and Jazz Yukon series;  Edmonton International Jazz Festival , University of Toronto and other venues. She also has presented clinics/workshops at Mohawk College in Hamilton(Ontario) with Pat Collins trio and at Camthra Secondary School in Mississauga(Ontario), and a 1 week residency performing concerts at long-term care facilities as well as in local schools(kindergarten through secondary) in Qualicum Beach(BC) as part of the Harvest of Music Festival. In 2009, ...

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MADD Sarnia/Lambton looking for volunteers Nov. 2

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All are invited to the annual White Cross dedication with MADD Sarnia/Lambton to erect 270 crosses at Sarnia Police Station, 555 Christina St. North on Saturday, Nov. 2. Volunteers are needed at 10:15 a.m. to hammer the crosses into the ground. Dedication and awarding of police appreciation plaques at 11 a.m. Refreshments to follow. Call MADD Sarnia/Lambton for details: 519-339-9962.

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Trivia Q & A # 41 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 41 –...

Q. Who is the David Gilmour song "A Boat Lies Waiting" a tribute to? A. The lyrics are a tribute to Gilmour's Pink Floyd bandmate and keyboardist Rick Wright, who died in 2008. "(My wife) Polly (Samson) wrote those words which sort of bring Rick to mind really," said Gilmour. This features backing vocals by both Graham Nash and David Crosby. The CSN legends also sang on the title track of Gilmour's previous album 2006's On An Island. The song opens with a recording of Rick Wright talking about death: It's like going into the sea There's nothing Gilmour told Mojo magazine: "The rolling piano was a bit like waves, and Rick's big thing was sailing. He practically lived on his boat, sailing across the Atlantic. He was an old salt by nature."

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Trivia Q & A # 40 – 2019

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Trivia Q & A # 40 –...

Q.  What band did comedian Soupy Sales two sons play in? A. Tin Machine were a British-American hard rock supergroup formed in 1988, notable for being fronted by English singer-songwriter David Bowie. The band consisted of Bowie on lead vocals, sax, and guitar; Reeves Gabrels on guitar and vocals; Tony Fox Sales on bass and vocals; and Hunt Sales on drums and vocals. Tony and Hunt are the sons of American comedian Soupy Sales. Drummer Hunt Sales said that the band's name "reflects the sound of the band," and Bowie stated that he and his band members joined up "to make the kind of music that we enjoyed listening to" and to rejuvenate himself artistically. The band recorded two studio albums and one live album before dissolving in 1992, after which Bowie returned to his solo career. By the end of 2012, they had reportedly sold two million albums.[3] Bowie would ...

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