Sunday, September 25, 2016

Prism’s Al Harlow Speaks

Saturday October 01, Prism will play a benefit show at the Alix Goolden Hall, in support of Victoria’s Be You Promise.  Tickets are on sale now at $25; you’ll find more information right over this way.

Prism’s Al Harlow checked in with me today with, among other things, the story of how Spaceship Superstar kinda sorta came true a while ago.

Love, Dr. Scott James
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Savour Cowichan Is Back

Savour Cowichan Festival [Savour Cowichan]

The perennial foodie’s delight, Savour Cowichan, kicks off today and runs through til Sunday October 02, with food and drink events all over the Cowichan Valley.  Janet from Merridale dropped in to The Q today to tell us more about it.  I drooled on the control board enough to short it out at one point.   Don’t tell our engineer that.

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The Q!’s 90s Weekend spotlight: ‘Nevermind’ at 25

The Q!’s 90s Weekend is a celebration of everything the decade threw at us, including The Good (Austin Powers), The Bad (“The Macarena”) and The Ugly (John Wayne Bobbitt’s run-in with his wife’s knife…)

One of the biggest albums to usher in the decade was Nirvana’s 1991 album, Nevermind. It turns 25 years-old. Feel old yet?

Here a some facts about one of alternative rock’s (thanks to this album, many had never heard the term “alternative” before) defining albums.

  • Geffen Records hoped that Nevermind would sell around 250,000 copies. The Recording Industry Association of America has certified the album diamond (at least over 10 million copies shipped), and the album has sold at least 24 million copies worldwide. Alternative becomes mainstream.
  • Of its 9.4 million in total U.S. sales, 59 percent have come in the form of CDs, 36 percent in cassettes and 5 percent digitally.
  • Nirvana on the dance floor? “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is Nirvana’s one and only hit on the Dance Club Songs chart, peaking at No. 14 on the Jan. 18, 1992-dated list.
  • The album’s original title Sheep was something Kurt Cobain created as an inside joke directed towards the people he expected to buy the record. He wrote a fake advertisement for Sheep in his journal that read “Because you want to not; because everyone else is.”
  • Cobain reportedly came up with the cover art for Nevermind while watching a television program on water births with Dave Grohl. The stock photography house that controlled the photo of a swimming baby that they subsequently settled on wanted $7,500 a year for its use, so instead a photographer went to a pool for babies to take pictures. The band settled on the image of a four-month-old infant named Spencer Elden, the son of the photographer’s friend.
  • Some of Nevermind’s reviews were not positive. The Boston Globe reviewer Steve Morse wrote, “Most of Nevermind is packed with generic punk-pop that had been done by countless acts from Iggy Pop to the Red Hot Chili Peppers,” and “the band has little or nothing to say, settling for moronic ramblings by singer-lyricist Cobain.”

The Q’s Rock Door-September-23-2016

Solve the Rock Door at 7:50am this week and win a can of Ed’s totally Baked Pork & Bains and tickets in The Q!’s suite to see the Victoria Royals vs. Kamloops Blazers on Friday, September 30th.


The Q!’s Rock ‘N Roll bingo is underway! caller #25 on the cue to call gets a bingo card! full details here.
banner-desert-trip-rnr-bingoFrom Monday, September 26th to Friday, September 30th win tickets to MAMMA MIA! At the Royal Theatre plus get an entry into our G.P.D for a pair of VIP tickets to Opening Night and invite for 2 to the CAST AND CREW Farewell Party!
Play “Abba-Cadabra” at 7:15AM daily to win.
mamma-mia-homeFrom Monday, September 26th to Friday, September 30th vanquish Ed’s Polka Monster (ok, no need to vanquish, just be on Ed’s Polka Monster) at 8:15AM and we will hook you up with tickets to The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band!
Mick Fleetwood [Neilson Barnard/Getty]Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the lottery.
Good luck to the Q! 9 in the Saturday, September 24th draw!


QMS audio-September-23-016

September 23 – Congratulations Bob!

September 13 – Coming Soon To The QMS, Trout Tuesday.

September 12 – Commmmon Port Angeles Lefties! Get Your Own Mascot idea!

September 9 – That’s a lot o’ pennies.

Cliff’s Call-September-23-2016

Cliff’s Call, September 23 –

More New Green Day.

Green Day has released a third new song called “Still Breathing” from its upcoming album, Revolution Radio, due out October 7th.

The trio has previously issued the first official single, “Bang Bang,” as well as the title cut.

The band is still on track to begin its world tour in support of the new disc on Monday in Columbus, Ohio, after the first four dates were either postponed or scrapped due to illness in the group and crew.


Hillary Clinton Spars With Zach Galifianakis in New ‘Between Two Ferns’ Interview

Hillary Clinton on 'Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis'

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton dropped by the Zach Galifianakis-hosted Funny or Die mock-interview series “Between Two Ferns.”

In the six-minute clip, Galifianakis asks the presidential hopeful questions about being “the first girl president,” what she plans to wear to the debates, and if she plans to move to Canada “when [Trump]’s elected President and Kid Rock becomes Secretary of State.”

“Those are really… out-of-date questions,” she responds to her interviewer’s inquiries about her words-per-minute typing skills, and President Obama’s coffee order. “You need to get out more.”

Watch the interview here.


Cliff’s Call-September-22-2016

Cliff’s Call, September 22 – Aging.