Friday, March 13, 2015

SAD NEWS

Sad  news....
The series of  events known as ‘Kitchen Party at the Train Station’ has been cancelled. There  will be no March 13th performance.
Although we  collaborated with the Stirling Rotary Club to create and run 2 very successful  ‘Kitchen Party’ events at the Stirling Grand Trunk Railway Station (last  November and this February), unfortunately our partnership with Stirling Rotary  did not work out for the longer term. We appreciate the terrific audience  support for the musicians who played on stage at  these events and the many kind words we have heard for the show we envisioned  and brought together.
We are looking at  other venues that may welcome our high-quality open-stage event to showcase the  ability of local musicians. We’ll be sharing information by email as it becomes  available. Watch the Facebook page – ‘BV Amazing Music’ – for  developments.
On behalf of all  who contributed to make this project possible,
Thank you, and  please stay in touch for news of future projects.
James  Reid

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MARCH TO THE OPEN MIC AT THE ARTS CENTRE IN MADOC THIS SUNDAY

Hello To All
Well some nice weather has finally hit the area. Spring is in the air!
Just a reminder that this Sunday at 1 p.m. we will be having another open mic event at the Art Centre Hastings. See attached poster.
Hope to see you there, and bring a friend!
Sincerely
Cliff Andrews

Sunday, March 8, 2015

THE MAN

This movie sucked completely, except for the certain amount of humour that Eugene Levy or any SCTV alum for that matter brings to a performance, and the way Levy's character turns the tables on the bad guys. Otherwise, it was just another unfunny, vulgar mismatched cop comedy.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Didn't pick up anything on 1560 in the temporary absence of WQEW. Have heard Family Radio since then.

Was listening to KVMR the other week. It sure is an interesting radio station.

This week, I've been listening to BBC Scotland. I really like "Get It On." A real variety of music, perfect for the IPod generation. Another music program BBC Scotland had was like that, too.

Glad kusf.org has IDs and announcers now.

Lost a whole bunch of great jocks this week.

WSM was coming in almost like a local last night.

Was listening to "Allen Wiener Worldwide" tonight. To think that a girl who first did radio back when she was in nursery school and visited WREM actually went on to do it! So cool.

Picked up AM 820 Columbus Ohio a week ago Thursday.

Picked up WEEU, Reading, Pennsylvania this past Monday. I checked out their website and schedule just now and they definitely have unique and interesting-sounding programming.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

THIS SUNDAY - MARCH 8 'THE AMAZING JAM' AT THE BLACK DOG IN STIRLING

Look out kid, it’s somethin’  ya did!
God knows when, but yer doin’ it    again....
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The Amazing Jam
This Sunday,    March 8th from 2 pm until  5
At the Black Dog, 227 West Front St. in  Stirling.
*Pssst! And    don’t forget to check the Facebook page ‘BV Amazing Music’ for postings    about more music and events in this area. There’s a lot of good stuff    happening this next 2 weeks....
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing music... 
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This Sunday afternoon  at The Black  Dog in Stirling. We’ll be playing music there for about 3 hours. Welcomed by both staff and the patrons in the lounge and  restaurant, our music is appreciated. 
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon (March  8th). Time is from 2 pm until 5.
The format is a ‘song circle’ with  the lead changing from person to person among the group. Everyone has the option  to offer a tune when their turn comes around, or pass to their neighbour if  they’d rather. Depending on the music, the mood, choice of instruments, etc.  some will choose to support whoever is leading a song, others may prefer to sit out and listen.   DSCF1663
We invite you to come out and join us, making music with old friends;  for sure, there’ll be some new faces too.
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Remember....
“Bring your instruments, your voices and your music. It’s  all unplugged  and it’s all good! Guitar, bass,  harmonica, banjo,  mandolin, ukulele,  fiddle, accordion,  flute, celtic harp – the list goes  on.
“There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of  musicians. A place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced  players alike. A  good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together.  People in their teens all the way through  proto-geezers. Maybe even an DSCF1647sincipient-geriat or two....
“The blues does not rule. Any acoustic music from punk to polka!”
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(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the  parking lot....)
Hope to see you Sunday afternoon in  Stirling.
James

Sunday, March 1, 2015

ADAM AND EVE

This movie had the potential to be so much more, part fratboy comedy though it may be.

The biggest problem is nothing is explained or defined. For example, Eve definitely should have had more of a backstory to help explain her fear of intimacy and why she was still a virgin. Other characters, such as Patti, could have stood to have backstories as well, and if Adam and Patti didn't sleep together, then what exactly was wrong with Adam anyway?

The bottom line: if this were less a poor attempt at a fratboy comedy and more a film that actually explored the issues it discusses, it could have been a great film.

If this is what National Lampoon has sunk to after its heyday of a few decades ago I truly feel sorry for them.

Friday, February 20, 2015

TONIGHT @ 7: ACOUSTIC MUSIC AT HIDDEN GOLD MINE BAKERY IN MADOC

Hi all,
This came to me today, from out of the blue....
Vivian Forte, a young singer/songwriter in Madoc, has let me know about an  evening of music this Friday at the Hidden Goldmine Bakery in Madoc. She asked  me to come out an play and to let others, who might want to, know as well. I  know nothing about the format, except that she says it will be ‘acoustic’, so I  presume all ‘unplugged’ no mics or sound system and that it will start at 7 pm. 
So....
I have heard Vivian play and she is excellent. I’ve been trying to get her  out to join us at the Amazing Jam and our Kitchen Party gig at the Train Station  in Stirling, so far without success. I’m planning to head for Madoc on Friday to  check this out. Hope some others may do so too.
See you there, then.    :-)
James