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August 21 – First mashup

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August 21 – First mashup

1956 - August 21 Comics Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman have the number three song in America with a novelty tune called "Flying Saucer". The premise of the record was two radio news reporters who ask questions which are then humorously answered with snippets from mid-'50s hits. Buchanan and Goodman were sued by 17 different record companies for copyright infringement, but all were dismissed by a ruling that said the parodies did not infringe on the sales of the original hits. The song is considered to be an early (perhaps the earliest) example of a mashup, featuring segments of popular songs intertwined with spoken "news" commentary to tell the story of a visit from a flying saucer. Bill Buchanan plays the radio announcer, stating that the spacemen are attacking Earth. Dickie Goodman plays reporter John Cameron-Cameron (a play on the broadcaster John Cameron Swayze). Goodman would re-visit this character in several other 'Flying ...

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Trivia Q & A # 32 – 2015

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Trivia Q & A # 32 –...

Q. Dolly Parton had a 1981 hit with which song from the film of the same name? A. 9 to 5 The song 9 to 5 was written for the comedy film 9 to 5, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Parton in her film debut. The song—and film—owe their titles to an organization founded in 1973 with the aim of bringing about better treatment for women in the workplace. In addition to appearing on the film soundtrack, the song was the centerpiece of Parton's 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs album, released in late 1980. The song is also featured in a musical theater adaptation of the film, featuring a book by the film's original writer, Patricia Resnick, and 20 additional songs written by Dolly Parton. A few months before Parton's song and the film, Scottish singer Sheena Easton released a single called "9 to 5" in the UK. When Easton's song ...

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We’re featured on “I LOVE RECORDS” blog.

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We’re featured on “...

Former Sarnian, Kevin McGowan, sent me an email questionnaire last week.  Kevin has an interesting website regarding his favourite "hobby" of record collecting.  Beyond and in conjunction with his passion, he appreciates the real deal stores like ours.   He explained in his email that he was starting a new blog topic on his site highlighting record stores. Since he is a native of Sarnia and a customer here when he visits from his current home of Ottawa, he wanted Cheeky Monkey to be the first store featured.  We are very honoured and hope you will CLICK HERE to read the blog on the "I LOVE RECORDS" website.  

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The Show with David Burrows # 197

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The Show with David Burrows #...

Published on Aug 11, 2015 Opening Segment: First Friday Events, Special mention to local band 'BIG HIGHWAY' AN interview with NDP leader Jason McMichael Photos from the 5th annual international powerboat festival. The Entertainment Scene: Winners of INDIEFEST 2015 'OPUS REX' invite us to the Johnny Warrent studios where they are currently working on their new CD to be released soon. The Band talks about their learning curves and their intentions for the new CD. www.opusrex.com In The Community: Many children want to play and excel at sports. Unfortunately not all children can afford to play. Graham Holmes, founder of Empower Play has a solution. Several special events are planned to raise funds for the children in the community. Graham Holmes shares the details of how you can get involved. www.empower-play.com Apps with Mark Russell: Ever wonder what the lyrics to a song mean?

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Trivia Q 7 A # 31 – 2015

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Trivia Q 7 A # 31 – 2015

Q. Who reunited in 1981 for 'The Concert in Central Park', which attracted more than 500,000 music fans? A. Simon & Garfunkel New York City's Central Park, an oasis that functions as the city's "green lung", was in a state of deterioration in the mid-1970s. Though Central Park had been designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, at the start of the 1980s, the city lacked the financial resources to spend an estimated US$3,000,000 to restore or even to maintain the park. The nonprofit Central Park Conservancy was founded in 1980, and began a successful campaign to raise renovation funds. In the early 1980s, Parks Commissioner Gordon Davis, responsible for New York City's green areas, and Ron Delsener, one of the city's most influential concert promoters, developed the idea of helping Central Park financially with a free open-air concert, under the legal guidance of Bob Donnelly. The city would use profits from merchandising, television, and video ...

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First Friday with MIKE BLACKMORE GROUP & Nicholas...

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First Friday with MIKE...

September 4, 2015 - September 4, 2015 Cheeky Monkey Map and Directions | Register Description: September First Friday at Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia's downtown music and more store, is a great place to celebrate the last weekend before school goes back. The musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by Mike Blackmore Group from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. As well, visual artist Nichols Theorat will be on hand to discuss his Exhibit and Sale of eclectic and varied work. It is hard to say just who may be joining Mike for the evening of music. Mike has been playing in the area for quite a while and has amassed many talented fellow musicians in his circle who love playing, like Mike, simply for the joy of it. Having said that, they don't horse around (much). Each and every one is a well accomplished musician. Over the summer, at the many gigs Mike has performed at, a constant ...

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August 14 – Misquoted Beatle

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August 14 – Misquoted...

1966 - August 14 London's Catholic Herald calls John Lennon's remark regarding The Beatles being more popular with teens than Jesus, "arrogant." However, the publication went on to say that "It's probably true." In March 1966, the London Evening Standard ran a weekly series of articles entitled "How Does a Beatle Live?" which featured John Lennon, Ringo Starr,George Harrison, and Paul McCartney respectively. The articles were completed by journalist Maureen Cleave, who knew the group well and had interviewed them regularly since the start of Beatlemania in the UK. Three years previously she had written they were "the darlings of Merseyside", and had accompanied them on the plane on the group's first US tour in February 1964. For her lifestyle series in March 1966, she chose to interview the group individually, rather than all together, as was the norm. Cleave interviewed Lennon on 4 March 1966. At his home, Kenwood, in Weybridge, she found a full-size crucifix, ...

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Traveling the BIG HIGHWAY

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Traveling the BIG HIGHWAY

It may have been just a coincidence, but I doubt it.  Last night during the August 7, 2015 First Friday, we noticed a marked increase in the sale of Tragically Hip on both CD and DVD.  I believe it had everything to do with the fact that lead singer, James McNaule, of BIG HIGHWAY, sounded very similar to Gord Downie of The Hip.  He wasn't exactly like him, but enough so that even when they did a cover of Pearl Jam or Wide Mouth Mason song, images of Downie filled you thoughts.  Hence the increase in Hip sales. Downie is known for an edginess where James' style was calmer yet still filled with the passion of a solid vocalist.  That can be said of the rest of the band as well.  They all have great day jobs, but the passion and level of professionalism they bring to their music is admirable.  James ...

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ELVIS ON LINE AUCTION – August 13, 2015

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Roland received a VERY INTERESTING email this week, regarding an auction of Elvis Presley items.  Below is the original email along with a follow up when we asked for more details.  CLICK HERE to view the website. Hi there, Hope you're doing well! My name is Ryan and I'm on the Marketing Team  at Invaluable, the premiere online auction marketplace. On August 13, we'll be teaming up with Graceland Auctions to auction off 174 lots of exceptional antique Elvis merchandise making it the largest and most comprehensive auction yet held on the grounds of Graceland. Whether you are looking for a stage-worn jumpsuit or a piece of 1950's merchandising, a historical document or a rare test pressing, a TCB necklace or a movie artifact, this auction has something for you! I wanted to ask you directly if you were interested in helping announce the auctions by sharing some information with your readers on the noteworthy lots being auctioned off. If you're interested I can send over some more information ...

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The Show with David Burrows #196

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Published on Aug 4, 2015 Opening Segment: Captain Kidd Days re-cap of events. Indiefest Youth Talent Showcase a HUGE success! The Entertainment Scene: A 'Bitter, Sweet' interview with John Leverre from Diversion Entertainment. The production local production company has decided to say farewell.....For now! A special 'Farewell Extravaganza' will be performed at the Imperial Theatre Sarnia. John shares all the details about the event. In The Community: The Sarnia Street Machines presents: 'Hot August Nights'. An event to support 'Pathways' in Sarnia. President of the local club, Bob McMillan talks about the event and also shows off his 1928 Ford. Apps with Mark Russell: Mark talks to us this week about 'Kaboom' Closing Segment: Powerboat race updates SPOTLIGHT interview with Canadian Actor/director, Walter Learning.

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