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Trivia Q & A # 2 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 2 –...

Q. Who's book is the Duran Duran song "Wild Boys" based on? A. This song is based on the 1971 novel of the same name by William Burroughs. In the book, packs of adolescent humanoids ravage the civilized nations of the Earth. When wholesale slaughter erupts, the battle continues underground where the survivors evolve into The Wild Boys. Duran Duran recorded the song because Russell Mulcahy, who directed their videos, bought the movie rights to the book and planned to make it into a film. The band wrote the song for the movie, which was never made. At the time, this was the most expensive video ever made. Nile Rodgers produced this song. He was a leader of the '70s disco group Chic.

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Trivia Q & A 2020 – # 1

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Trivia Q & A 2020 –...

Q. What innovative guitar player was banned from BBC TV in 1969? A. Jimi Hendrix was banned from the BBC after going off-script when he and his band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, appear on the show Happening for Lulu, hosted by the "To Sir With Love" singer Lulu. The band play "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" as scheduled, but then veer from the plan during their second number, which is supposed to be a performance of "Hey Joe," with Lulu joining them near the end of the song and then signing off. After getting about halfway though "Hey Joe," Hendrix stops the music and declares, "We'd like to stop playing this rubbish and dedicate a song to the Cream, regardless of what kind of group they may be in. We dedicate this to Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce." The group then launches into "Sunshine Of Your Love" to the dismay of ...

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1st First Friday of 2020 with Blackmore & Blackmore

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1st First Friday of 2020 with...

Mike Blackmore at the Cheeky Monkey: Inspired Playing on a Slow First Friday by Brian Hay If a First Friday has to be slow Mike Blackmore is one of the musicians who will bring some life to it. Whether he’s playing for one or a hundred, Mike gives inspired performances and genuinely enjoys putting music out there. It shows in everything he plays and he isn’t the only one. Mark Blaney will deliver the same way. The same holds true for Missy Burgess, Sue and George Webber, the Celtic Hillbillies and many artists who are both good and dedicated. Mike was the one on the spot this time however and he showed why he, along with many local performers are deserving of our respect. Always the relentless innovator he continually seeks new ways of exploring or presenting music. The use of looping pedals and the possibilities they offer play a role in ...

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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 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.  Hopefully as a record collector you want to keep your records in the best possible condition. 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 time before you play them and before you put them back in their covers to ensure they're not being put away with dust on them. Dust left ...

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MISSY BURGESS & The Blue Train – Live CD

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MISSY BURGESS & The Blue...

Local musician, Missy Burgess teams up with 2 other local musicians, Dwayne Cloes & Wulf Van Waldo for this live recording of a performance at The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts Turret Room. CD now available at Cheeky Monkey

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Master Classes with Brazilian singer Fernanad Cuhna @...

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Master Classes with Brazilian...

Brazilian singer FERNANDA CUNHA will offer 2 programs at Lawrence House. Fridays 10th, 17th, 24th and 31. 1) Masterclass/Lab for professional musicians and beginners. From 3:30pm to 4:45pm The idea is to share her experience as a Brazilian singer and producer with you, hear from each of you and try to help you to manage your own careers, produce your own CDs, help you to make connections with presenters, and play songs together. You will be asked to prepare a song to perform in class. ( your composition or a cover song). 2) "Let's sing" - 2:15pm to 3:15pm +Adults and Seniors can enjoy the sessions. You will listen to some music, create playlists, and sing together. The main purpose of this program is having fun together during this winter in Sarnia. Prices: Masterclass: $125 for the 4 week program Let's Sing Seniors: $100 for the 4 week program Interested? Email to fernandaccc@hotmail.com

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Calling local creative individuals, organizations,...

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Calling local creative...

Calling on all creative individuals, organizations, associations, guilds and businesses! Painters, Musicians, Actors, Authors, Dancers, Clubs, Photographers, Directors, Editors, Tattoo Artists, Singers, Poets, Sculptors, Set Designers, Theatres, Choreographers, Song-writers, Art Galeries… Join a new initiative to promote the creative industries! To participate, please complete the form on our website: CLICK HERE A project of The Lawrence House Centre for the Arts and the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Parntership

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THE BAND – on ‘GREAT DEALS’ WALL –...

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THE BAND – on ‘...

While supplies last selected CD's from THE BAND at Special Low prices. The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group including Rick Danko (bass guitar, vocals, fiddle), Garth Hudson (keyboards, accordion, saxophone), Richard Manuel (keyboards, drums, vocals), Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals), and Levon Helm (drums, vocals, mandolin, guitar). Their time backing Bob Dylan was when they first reached prominence (as well as providing The Band their name), but they were originally formed as The Hawks, a backing band for rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins. They joined Hawkins one by one between 1958 and 1963. The Band is the second studio album by the Band, released on September 22, 1969. It is also known as The Brown Album. According to Rob Bowman's liner notes for the 2000 reissue, The Band has been viewed as a concept album, with the songs focusing on people, places and traditions associated with an older version of Americana. Thus, ...

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ECLECTIC CHRISTMAS FOR DEC. FIRST FRIDAY AT CHEEKY MONKEY

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ECLECTIC CHRISTMAS FOR DEC....

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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