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FATHER’S DAY Ideas…

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FATHER’S DAY Ideas…...

Dad's are soooo difficult to buy for. Let us help you with a few suggestions... more added each day - so check back often. 1) DVD or BluRay Gift Box Set of Band of Brothes/The Pacific - HBO's 2001 miniseries "Band of Brothers" and the 2010 offering "The Pacific" are two of the most significant narrative works to emerge on the contemporary entertainment scene. Spearheaded by the powerhouse collective of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, these two massive enterprises showcase different aspects of the Great War.   The two actual miniseries, with all previously released bonus material, are carried over from the prior individual releases. Each disc houses two episodes (both Band of Brothers and The Pacific run ten episodes or five discs). Each miniseries then has a Bonus disc.  This makes up 12 DVDs and a thirteenth has a new documentary feature. Principle bonus features carried over for Band of Brothers: "We Stand Alone ...

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OLD MUSIC @ NEW PRICES

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OLD MUSIC @ NEW PRICES

Have you ever noticed our GREAT DEALS WALL where we have Old Music at New Prices?  It is an ever changing wall of classic CD's that we get a good deal on and pass the savings on to you!  The wall is located just past the NEW MUSIC @ OLD PRICES (New Releases) wall and the magazine rack when you walk in the front door.  If you get to the bins of records, you have to back track a little. CD's by Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music, Bob Dylan, Beach Boys, Jesse Cook, Creedence Clearwater Revival,  Iron Maiden and many many more can be found at low, while supplies last prices. The newest addition to the GREAT DEALS WALL is Ozzy Osbourne.  Get the deals while you can - do not delay!!

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Daylight for Deadeyes

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Daylight...

What busy boys Andy, Matt and Chris are.  They are the members of the Toronto based band DAYLIGHT FOR DEADEYES.  They stopped into shop and drop off some of their CD's between local gigs.  Paddy Flaherty's on Friday June 8 and the Corunna Firefighters Field Days on Saturday June 9. While at Cheeky Monkey they bought themselves several Beatles gear admitting they are big fans and very influenced by them.  They handed Cheeky Charlie copies of all three of their CD's to sell at Cheeky Monkey.  So if you miss seeing them live, you can pick up their CD's to own. (See tab above for MUSIC BAZAAR) They also mentioned they would like to play in store when they are booked in the area again.  You should have seen how excited Cheeky Charlie was about that possibility!  Of course we would love to have them in here on a Saturday afternoon.  Cheeky ...

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Roller Derby Queens Stop In

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Roller Derby Queens Stop In

Cheeky Charlie was so excited to meet 2 of the members of the Lambton Crude Oil Crushers today.  Caitlin MacSwain AKA  Anita Cold One and Francie Fortier AKA Franarchist, were in the downtown area promoting their upcoming bouts.  Their home rink is in Port Edward with an upcoming bout on June 23.  The doors open at 5:00 pm and the wheels roll at 6:00 pm.  For only $5.00 each you can have tons of family entertainment watching this sport.

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Sean Hogan

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Cheeky Charlie Meets Sean...

Cheeky Charlie felt very honoured to have a chance to meet and chat with Sean Hogan recently when he stopped in to drop off some of his CD's for us to sell  and buy a CD for himself. Sean is back in his home town of Sarnia to  perform at The Stubborn Mule on Saturday June 9th with opening act Whiskey Rain.  Advance tickets are only $12.00 - so get them while you can at Cheeky Monkey.  They will be more at the door. We here in Sarnia are very proud of Sean and all he has accomplished to this point in his career.  He is the winner of  multiple Country music awards, nominated almost every year since his first CD came out.  His uniquely authentic blend of “alt-country” and “modern rustic pop” immediately caught the attention of country radio and music fans across Canada, leading to his first Canadian Country Music ...

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ArtWalk 2012 Weekend on Our Corner & more

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ArtWalk 2012 Weekend on Our...

WOW! what a great event ArtWalk 2012 turned out to be.  Despite the potential rain during the day, the sudden downpour just before headliner Hawksley Workman came on stage and the many gusts of wind that sent some tents and items flying, it was amazing! I was set up outside with a table of used DVD's and CD's for sale along with my own creations, 33 1/3 and 45 rpm records I melted to form decorative bowls, and my mother-in-laws hand crafted baby blankets.  Rarely did I have a moment to sit and rest there were that many people downtown and at our booth. On Saturday afternoon we had 2 different bands play out front of the store for the passing crowds to enjoy.  First up were Erika and Sara.  For those of you who keep up with what live music we have here, you will certainly recognize their names.  We have ...

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June 2012 with DJ2

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June 2012 with DJ2

That's DJ Squared - stands for the names of this dynamic trio of ladies. - Danielle, Janet and Joanne.  Janet is the lead singer and joke teller of the group.  Her sparkling personality shone through not only in the songs but in her banter between songs.  Danielle on keyboards and backup singing along with Joanne on guitar, round out their sound.  They play a large cross section of faniliar favourites, current hits and a few jazz numbers.  They had the audience singing and dancing along, which we don't see happen all that often during a First Friday.  Due to the damp, chilly weather, the crowds for First Friday were smaller then normal, but the ones that were here had a really good time.  Thanks DJ2 for making it a fun evening. The artwork on the walls of Cheeky Monkey are by Sarnia's RE-Generation Gap Collective. The group consists of Janette Hewitt, ...

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Rachel Loerts May in-store Concert

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Rachel Loerts May in-store...

Rachel Loerts, a young singer songwriter from this area, played for her second time on the Cheeky Monkey Red Carpet Stage on Saturday May 26 afternoon. Her mix of orginal music was interspersed between cover songs from the likes of The Decemberists, Neil Young, Nirvana, Johnny Cash and Tom Petty.  She introduced a few first time performed songs she was a bit neverous of playing, but did a very good job of them.  Most notable was Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult that she truly made her own. Besides being a full time student in high school, Rachel is doing a co-op stint at Blackburn Radio, but always finds time to play her music before an audience.  In the fall she is heading off to the University of Windsor to study music further.  Watch for many good things to come for this young songstress.

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Pitter Patter Festival

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This email come to my in box recently - thought I'd share with you... PITTER PATTER FEST FIVE; yes, the most accessible and artist friendly music festival in North America is back and bigger for a 5th year! Around 150 talented artists will get the opportunity to perform this year in venues from Ontario to Nova Scotia as this year's festival spans 2200kms! As in past, the entire festival is PAY WHAT YOU CAN for the patrons! The Pitter Patter Music Festival is based on a simple set of principles: Fair compensation to the artists Easy access for the patrons The need to discover and cultivate new Canadian talent The desire to expand the radius of support for new music outside of Toronto By sticking with the above principals and ideals on which the festival was founded Pitter Patter hopes to continue expanding and ultimately envisions itself as a national festival, setting the standard for how Canada supports ...

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Saturday Sunshine with Paul Federici

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Saturday Sunshine with Paul...

The early afternoon of Saturday May 19th was the perfect day for singer/songwriter Paul Federici to perform outside in front of Cheeky Monkey.    Our famous Red Carpet was spread out on the sidewalk under the windows, the heavy duty extension cord was plugged in, the rugged old bar stool was positioned just right and the weather was better then perfect. Paul was all set up with his 2 favourite acoustic guitars to play for the passer-bys both on foot, in cars or motorcycles.  Many a green light was missed by drivers who wanted to linger a little longer to hear Paul playing. He did a wonderful mix of cover songs from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, City & Colour and Tragically Hip to name a few, along with his own penned songs.  Cheeky Charlie very much enjoyed his cover versions, but preferred his originals.  Paul has a very sensitive soul and a ...

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