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Season’s Greetings – Take a Break With Mr. Bean

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I don’t care for Xmas Carols.  In fact, as my readers know, I don’t care for the entire wretched holiday. However, so as to keep it somewhat happy around here for today, I leave you, boys ‘n’ girls with an old Mr. Bean Xmas special.   My mom always liked Rowen Atkinson’s . . . → Read More: Season’s Greetings – Take a Break With Mr. Bean

David Fennario On G20 “Black Block”– CK Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane With Some Help From Help From Johnny Cash

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Anne Lagace Dowson, probably the lone spokesperson for seeking the truth on commercial radio these days, bless her soul, read out a letter from David Fennario on her radio show last Saturday (for those who are interested; Anne is on every Saturday afternoon www.cjad.com from 13;00 -16:00; I do recommend you catch . . . → Read More: David Fennario On G20 “Black Block”– CK Takes a Trip Down Memory Lane With Some Help From Help From Johnny Cash

Comfort Music–Woody Guthrie & ‘His Fascist-Killing Machine’–Saturday Nite Nostalgia–On Wednesday Nite

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Saturday Nite Nostalgia edition, hasn’t it? And I’m a doin’ it on Wednesday to boot!

After that terrible week and even much worse week-end in Toronto for Steve’s expensive photo op to push world leaders to yet another Great Depression (because, misery does love company), . . . → Read More: Comfort Music–Woody Guthrie & ‘His Fascist-Killing Machine’–Saturday Nite Nostalgia–On Wednesday Nite

RIP Dennis Hopper–Saturday Nite Nostalgia

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I really didn’t know of any other way to show respect to the great late actor of such great films like “Easy Rider”, “Apocalypse Now” and “Blue Velvet” except to to a Saturday Nite Nostalgia playing music from the soundtracks of these three films.

Willy Loman beat me to it, but selected . . . → Read More: RIP Dennis Hopper–Saturday Nite Nostalgia

RIP Gary Coleman–Why are Child Stars/Teen Sensations Cursed?

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“Whacha Talkin’ ‘Bout Willis?” was his trademark on “Diff’rent Strokes”, a popular sitcom of the late 70s to the mid-80s starring Conrad Baines of “Maude”, Dana Plato and Todd Bridges. I especially remembered his facial expression following that  abrupt question; like he just sucked lemons and his cheeks puffed out.

Since  television . . . → Read More: RIP Gary Coleman–Why are Child Stars/Teen Sensations Cursed?

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

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It’s a hot and humid holiday. This of course, would make for a slow blogging day.

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born on this day in 1941.

He would later call himself Bob Dylan after the poet Dylan Thomas, who along with Woody Guthrie, was a great influence on him. More here about . . . → Read More: Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

Good-Bye Sunday Nite Oldies? Update

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Ray Scott, who had taken over Solid Gold Sundays on CJAD from Jake Lawrence last August during that mass exodus that saw the sudden  erroneous departure of Peter Anthony Holder. It became Sunday Nights with Ray Scott,  a long time radio executive for CHOM FM.  He did not get canned though, which . . . → Read More: Good-Bye Sunday Nite Oldies? Update

In Memory of Ronnie James Dio–Sunday Afternoon

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Something I usually do on Saturday Nights, but here goes.

Ronnie James Dio (real name Padavona)  wasn’t a favourite of mine. I don’t like heavy metal as much as I used to during my youth.  However, since he died this week and he does have a place in rock ‘n’ roll history. . . . → Read More: In Memory of Ronnie James Dio–Sunday Afternoon

The Allman Brothers–Saturday Nite Nostalgia

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The Allman Brothers band formed in 1969, in Jacksonville, Florida but based out of Macon, Georgia featuring brothers Duane and Greg Allman along with Dickey Betts on lead guitar and song writing, Barry Oakley on Bass guitar, Butch Truck on drums. They are considered to be pioneers of a sub-genre known as . . . → Read More: The Allman Brothers–Saturday Nite Nostalgia

Friday Nite With the Church Lady

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I thought with all that frightening religious right talk  this week, we deserve a break on this fine Friday nite.

Those Gen-Xers who followed Saturday Nite Live in the ’80s, would have remembered Dana Carvey and all of his characters. My favourite was the Church Lady. No matter which star she’s on . . . → Read More: Friday Nite With the Church Lady

Ok, Dan, Take Seat. Rona, Take Notes For Master Steve! I’m a Goin’ to Tell You What Women REALLLLY Want!

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I know Rona this goes beyond your single digit IQ and you have the attention span of a 6 year old,  but do try to pay attention, dear.

CJAD’s Dan Laxer, spent the last half hour of his show is asking what women really want. He isn’t buying  Master Steve’s words coming . . . → Read More: Ok, Dan, Take Seat. Rona, Take Notes For Master Steve! I’m a Goin’ to Tell You What Women REALLLLY Want!

Jimmy Page-The Led Zeppelin Years-Saturday Nite Nostalgia

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Only fitting I would cover Led Zeppelin after last week-end’s spotlight on Jimmy Page’s early years.

Following the departure of Keith Relf and Jim Carty from The Yardbirds in 1968, Page wanted to continue with them, ostensibly to continue unfulfilled touring dates. He had recruited (you guessed it!) Robert Plant on vocals . . . → Read More: Jimmy Page-The Led Zeppelin Years-Saturday Nite Nostalgia

More From the Pearl of Rock, Janis Joplin–Saturday Nite Nostalgia

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I didn’t feel like blogging today and still don’t feel like it tonight. In fact, I don’t even feel like doing any light research for comedy clips, or funny stories in politics or bios and anecdotes about my favourite musicians.

I did hint that I would do another Saturday Nite Nostalgia edition . . . → Read More: More From the Pearl of Rock, Janis Joplin–Saturday Nite Nostalgia

The Pearl of Rock–Janis Joplin–Saturday Nite Nostalgia

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Earlier this week, Antonia Z  blogged about girl groups of days’ past. It got me to thinking that I should do a Saturday Nite Nostalgia edition about Janis Joplin, the Pearl herself. My favourite female singer of all time.  In spite of the fact that she performed under the influence of either . . . → Read More: The Pearl of Rock–Janis Joplin–Saturday Nite Nostalgia

Saturday Nite Nostalgia–An evening of Blues-ish Selections

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Muddy Waters in 1971.

The Allman Brothers

B.B. King’s version of “The Key to the Highway”

Happy Saturday Nite All!

Saturday Nite Nostalgia–A Down with Neo-con-ish, Soshalist-ish Folksie-Trippy Kinda Way

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Yeah, we’re stickin’ with the ‘what’s old is new again’ them to cap off a Saturday.

I’m goin’ to send this out to St-Stevie, Jason Kenney,  Helena Guergis, Rahim Jaffer, Jim Flaherty, Vic Toews, Reverend Stock; oh hell! All the Harpercons, cause if they do gets their majority, I think many of . . . → Read More: Saturday Nite Nostalgia–A Down with Neo-con-ish, Soshalist-ish Folksie-Trippy Kinda Way

Saturday Nite Nostalgia

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After the success of the rallies, I was reminded of this Rolling Stones tune; it was also used in either Sicko or Capitalism a Love Story, I forget which one.

Since I can no longer listen to the Beatles’ version of that song without thinking of Stevie, I thought we should . . . → Read More: Saturday Nite Nostalgia

Saturday Nite Nostalgia

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Well, in light of Stevie probably choosing which blue sweater vest to wear to some charity for his photo ops to fool Canadians, I thought this silly little number by the Kinks would be appropriate.

I’ve always been a fan of Johnny Rivers for some reason.  This particular song particularly reflects . . . → Read More: Saturday Nite Nostalgia

Saturday Nite Nostalgia

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Well, it’s Saturday nite and that means time for either some comedy or nostalgia.

Ok, I’m about to go all 70s pop here.  This first video needs no introduction, except to say that I do have my sappy moments.

Gotta love that 70s garb. Orange flashy jumpsuit? Maybe one day I . . . → Read More: Saturday Nite Nostalgia