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Avant Garage Top 10 list of 2014

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Avant Garage Top 10 list of...

The regular listeners of Port Huron college radio station WSGR (91.3 on the F M dial), will know the name of Peter Noble (on Twitter @theeavantgarage ) quite well. He is one of the many amazing DJ's to be heard on this very eclectic non-commercial station. Peter does a wonderful job digging up nuggets you will not hear on other stations. Below is a list complied by Peter of his Top 10 songs of 2014. Top 10 of 2014 Hon. Mention. Darkside - Psychic Ambient techno jazz blend. Think Steely Dan in a trance. I blew it, and missed this one in 2013. 10. Total Control - Typical System Post-punk with a beat. Neo gothic tunes for late night 80s dance clubs. 9. The Gotobeds - Poor People Are Revolting Slackercore rock. Guitar hooks abound. No nonsense harmonies and production. 8. The Solids - Blame Confusion Blistering guitar and drum onslaught. Think Japandroids mixed with No Age. 7. St. Vincent - St. ...

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Cool Yule – Bette Midler

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Cool Yule – Bette Midler

We wish each and everyone of you a VERY COOL YULE!

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‘That’s Christmas To Me’ –...

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‘That’s Christmas...

2014 Best Selling Christmas CD is by Pentatonix.  Watch this video and listen to their beautiful a cappel singing and you'll understand why. This CD by Pentatonix along with their non-Christmas CD's are availabe at Cheeky Monkey

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Four Seasons – Dec. 1963 Oh What A Night!

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Four Seasons – Dec. 1963...

How old were you in December 1963? Were you even born yet? Roland and I were both 6 years old. I lived at the Lighthouse on the mouth of the Thames River outside of Tilbury and Roland lived in Montreal. We were far apart geographically, but I'll bet we were both dreaming of a Happy Christmas!

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Simon & Garfunkel – Hazy Shade of Winter

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Simon & Garfunkel –...

"A Hazy Shade of Winter" is a song by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel, released on October 22, 1966, initially as a stand-alone single, but was subsequently included on the duo's fourth studio album, Bookends (1968). The song peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1987, The Bangles recorded a cover version of the song that charted higher, at number two on the national charts. "A Hazy Shade of Winter" follows a more rock-tinged sound, with a fairly straightforward verse-refrain structure.  The song dates back to Simon's days in England in 1965. The song follows a hopeless poet, with "manuscripts of unpublished rhyme", unsure of his achievements in life. The lyrics evoke the passage of the seasons, but (as the title suggests) focusing on the gloominess of winter. The chorus of the song repeats: But look around, leaves are brown now And the sky is a hazy shade of winter Look around, leaves are brown There's ...

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November Rain by Guns n Roses

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November Rain by Guns n Roses

"November Rain" is a power ballad by American rock band Guns N' Roses, written by lead singer Axl Rose and released as a single in June 1992. It appears on the album Use Your Illusion I. It features a sweeping orchestral backing and is one of Guns N' Roses' longest songs. "November Rain" peaked at number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the longest song in history to enter the top ten of that chart.

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Autumn Almanac by The Kinks

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Autumn Almanac by The Kinks

From the dew-soaked hedge creeps a crawly caterpillar When the dawn begins to crack, it's all part of my autumn almanac Breeze blows leaves of a musty-colored yellow So I sweep them in my sack, yes, yes, yes, it's my autumn almanac Friday evenings, people get together Hiding from the weather, tea and toasted Buttered currant buns, can't compensate For lack of sun because the summer's all gone La la la la, oh my poor rheumatic back Yes, yes, yes, it's my autumn almanac La la la la, oh my autumn almanac Yes, yes, yes, it's my autumn almanac I like my football on a Saturday Roast beef on Sundays, all right I go to Blackpool for my holidays Sit in the open sunlight This is my street and I'm never gonna to leave it And I'm always gonna to stay here if I live to be ninety-nine 'Cause all the people I meet, seem to come from my street And I can't get away because it's calling me, ...

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Tom Waits – “November” song

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Tom Waits – “...

Those that know us and our musical taste know we are big fans of Tom Waits - especially Roland who is boarderline OCD over Mr. Waits. Below is a video of his song NOVEMBER from his album called 'Black Rider'. For those who have never heard Tom, this is not the place to start - Black Rider is one of his most challenging records. It is actually the music from a musical play he wrote with William Burroughs (of Naked Lunch fame). I suggest you listen to the lyrics. Tom's phrasing and word skills are amazing.

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November Blue – The Avett Brothers

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November Blue – The...

One of our personal favourite bands is THE AVETT BROTHERS. We highly recommend them for fans who like Mumford & Sons. Hope you enjoy them too.

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Happy Hallowe’en – It’s The Monster Mash

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Happy Hallowe’en –...

Enjoy a video featuring some of my personal favourite cheesy horror movies set the "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-kickers. Hey anyone else remember watching Sir Graves Ghastly on Saturday afternoons - or how about The Ghoul on late night TV?  Well late night for a young teenager anyway.  Best worst horror movies EVER!

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