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 

Monday, February 16, 2015

MEDIA-RELATED STUFF

Sun News Network is off the air after four years of being hounded by everybody.

Power 106.9 Syracuse has switched frequencies to AM 620

Hits 104.3 Kingston is now 104.3 Fresh Radio.

Have been enjoying Bruce Stevens on WBZ.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

FOUR BROTHERS

This movie had a good plot, good rapport among the leading members of the cast and even a bit of heart without being too sappy. I found it very enjoyable.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

So sorry about Jim Leek.

Enjoyed Walt Sterling on WPHT last Sunday night.

Picked up WWJ Detroit Saturday night.

2015/02/13 KITCHEN PARTY AT THE RAILWAY STATION

The Rotary Club of Stirling & BV Amazing Music present:

Kitchen Party

at the Railway Station




Friday, February 13th at the Stirling Grand Trunk Railway Station

2 ‘Feature Performers’ plus open-mic event



FREE ADMISSION – Doors open at 6 PM – Live Music at 6:30





Delicious chili dinner (meat or veggie), beer and wine available
‘Pay-what-you-can’ donations to support ongoing Rotary Club projects





A not-quite-Valentine’s party in a warm and friendly setting.



Two featured acts in concert plus an open-mic stage!
‘For The Love’



Rob Cook, Joel Molloy and Sean Morphet – a stripped-down, three-piece acoustic version of Stirling’s popular band ‘FTL’. These guys are terrific. They will rock the house!



Patty Timms


Back by popular demand! A powerful voice and stage presence from the village of Hastings – country songs and folk music – Patty brings a rich quality and depth of feeling to every song.



 


On facebook – BV Amazing Music

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

It’s that time  again!
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(second time this year....) 
The Amazing Jam
This Sunday,    February 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  (February 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, February 1, 2015

THE CAT IN THE HAT

I could write a review of this movie but this site did a much better job at getting at what I really wanted to get to than I could.