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Trivia Q & A # 13 – 2020

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Trivia Q & A # 13 –...

Q. Who wrote out the lyric cards for Bob Dylan's video of Subterranean Homesick Blues? A. The promotional clip for this song is arguably one of the most famous music videos of all time. Shot in 1965 as part of the documentary Don't Look Back (chronicling his tour of England), it features Dylan standing in an alley behind the Savoy Hotel in London. He is holding cue cards, which he flips through as the song progresses. On the cards are select phrases from the song's lyrics, often with purposeful misspellings. These cue cards were written by Dylan along with the folk singer Donovan, the musician Bob Neuwirthand, and the beat poet Allen Ginsberg (these latter two can be seen in the actual video, standing just behind Dylan). This video has been spoofed countless times - notable parodies include Weird Al Yankovic's video for the song "BOB," INXS' "Mediate," and Les ...

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2020 RECORD STORE DAY DROPS

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2020 RECORD STORE DAY DROPS

MONDAY JUNE 1, UPDATE - the list of exclusive release for all 3 Record Store Day Drops are now out for you to see. To view the list of EXCLUSIVE to indie stores like us, CLICK HERE.  Remember we order virtually all titles, but do not know what we will get until the deliveries arrive.  On the night before RSD Drop, we will send out a listing of what we had come in to all those who subscribe to our e-newsletter.  Not a subscriber yet? – than sign up on the right hand side of this page. Another reminder, we do not take orders ahead for RSD Drop Exclusives & there are no holds for that date either. TUESDAY MAY 26 UPDATE - We value your opinion on how best to hold Record Store Day Drops. Since we are not sure what the world will be like by August 29th, the first of 3 days ...

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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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