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The show with david burrows # 198 Feat MIKE BLACKMORE

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Published on Aug 18, 2015 Opening Segment: 2nd annual Rock n Roll Christmas Concert at Imperial Theatre. www.rockandrollchristmas.ca Re-cap of Rockin Wheel in Mt. Brydges. Finger Eleven, Econoline Crush and more. www.rockinwheel.com The Entertainment Scene: A visit with Mike Blackmore. Mike has been busy with summer events, often with Chris Molyneaux. Mike also talks about where he will be playing, and what he has planned for first Friday in September at Cheeky Monkey. In The Community: The Inn of the Good Shepherd is on the road with their mobile food market. Executive director for the inn, Myles Vanni talks to us about the special program in the community. www.theinnsarnia.ca Apps with Mark Russell: If you drink beer you will need this! Closing Segment: Karaoke Kruise on the Duc d'Orleans. www.ducdorleans.com Dressed to Kill annual Blues Cruise on the Duc d'Orleans www.dressedtokill.ca A special mention for the 2nd annual forever young memorial ride for Crystal Young and family.

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EL CAMINO @ Cheeky Monkey Oct. First Friday

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EL CAMINO @ Cheeky Monkey Oct....

October 2, 2015 - October 2, 2015 Cheeky Monkey Map and Directions | Register Description: Over the years of being a premiere venue for  Sarnia's downtown First Friday Cultural Walkabouts, Roland and Mary Anne have had  the honour of hosting many wonderful  musicians and visual artists.  The evening of local entertainment has proven to be mutually beneficial for all involved, including for the audiences in attendance.  Acts and artists of all ages have been part of the eventst exposing Sarnia's local talent to a wider audience than they previously had. For the October 2 First Friday, Cheeky Monkey, located at 130 Christina Street North is pleased to welcome back EL CAMINO playing live from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Consisting of singer and rhythm guitarist Scott Whyte, lead and rhythm player Marvin Eskritt and percussionist Steve Bird they are a tight three piece group. Local music reviewer Brian Hay had this to say about their previous performance ...

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Another amazing downtown neighbour…

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Downtown shop owner, AnneMarie Caron, owner of Stardust Book Lounge, has written a very special children's book proving yet again what a diverse and talented collective we have in our area. Congrats AnneMarie  - we wish you continued success. As reported in Sarnia Observer - Children’s book about how Sarnia author’s son coped with father’s death, even if he didn’t know him - CLICK HERE to read story

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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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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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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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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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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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