Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Alive! was the breakthrough album for KISS in 1975. It was recorded from concerts in Detroit, Cleveland, New Jersey and Iowa.

Recently, The Kiss Experience page on Facebook posted a photo of these two KISS fans 30+ years later. The KISS fans in the infamous rock photo are Bruce Redoute and Lee Neaves.

kiss experienceAlive! photographer Fin Costello set the record straight on the album’s back cover photo, in a 2005 issue of  KISS Collector magazine:

“The shot is taken at Cobo — on the contact sheets I have other shots of the kids and some taken from the top of the hall looking down on the stage. I saw the two kids with the banner and asked them down to the front to get a shot with the big crowd behind them so that we could show how big a draw the band were by then. It was intended for press and magazines but was used on the cover. Remember, this was before the KISS Army was launched and there were not many KISS t-shirt’s about then. Incidentally, sitting on the right of the two kids with the banner are Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and his brother Richard who were then at one of their first gigs.”

Note: from a bit of digging on the internet and different KISS fansites, Chad Smith doesn’t appear in the original back cover photo. But the Chili Pepper’s drummer is seen in another photo outtake from the same concert. Smith is the guy to the right of the banner sitting down in the 16th row.

Do you recognize Chad Smith from Red Hot Chili Peppers in this photo?

Chad Smith talked to Modern Drummer in 2011 about his memory of the concert photo:

“Kiss came to Cobo Hall on May 16, 1975, and this was back when you had to write in to the Cobo Hall box office for tickets. Your mom gives you a check and you send it in. So Brad tells me that this friend of ours, Jackie Davidson, who used to go to every show—when he saw that Eric Clapton was coming he wrote this little note with his ticket request: “Please, I would like tenth row, on the aisle.” “Yeah, really? Okay, it’s worth a try.” So I write, “Dear ticket lady, Kiss is my favorite band. Please, if it’s possible, can I have four seats, tenth row, on the aisle?” Two weeks later—twelfth row, on the aisle! How awesome is that?! This was like two months before they were coming, and it felt like an eternity. My mom was like, “Okay, but you have to be really good.” I had to try not to get grounded for two weeks. So we go to the famous Cobo Hall. And if you look at the back of the Kiss Alive album, there’s these two kids holding a homemade Kiss poster. And me and Brad and Brian and Jackie Davidson were all sitting in the twelfth row, and in the sixteenth row we see Fin Costello taking pictures of those kids. We watched the whole thing. So the album comes out, and that’s the back cover. I’m like, “I was there!” My friends are like, “B.S.!” “No, I swear!” And since then I’ve had people write to me, “I heard you were in the (original) picture at Cobo Hall,” and I’m like, “No, no, I wasn’t in the picture—but I saw it happening….”

This week win tickets to the Dine Around & Stay in Town Launch on Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre. Be caller number “ate” when we play the food song of the day.
Tuesday, February 9th song – Green Onions from Green Onions Booker T & The MGS. Wednesday, February 10th song – Hungry Like the Wolf from Duran Duran.

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The Q! Morning Show’s $Money Laundering Pool$

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Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the Lotto Max draw! We will always play two sets of random numbers and one set of seven numbers determined by the dryer gods.
Sorry! no win on the Friday, February 5th draw!

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These always make me laugh. Bad lip reading 2016 version.

Cliff’s Call, February 09: Cam Newton.

The Q!’s Game of Thrones. Which house will emerge victorious and win our bathroom makeover?

Enter yourself in the draw by filling out the entry form below and sending us a picture of your absolutely horrible looking bathroom.

Your name

Your e-mail address

Your gender

Your date of birth

Best phone number to reach you during business hours

Your street address

In which area of town do you live?

What are your bathroom's approximate dimensions?

Are you a homeowner?

When making a big buying decision, how important is an online presence, like a website?

What do you plan to renovate in 2016? Check all which apply.

 Kitchen Bathroom Living / Entertainment areas Backyard Roof / Exterior

Do you plan on purchasing any of these in 2016? Check all which apply.

 New vehicle Used vehicle Hot tub Home theatre Furniture

Now, please upload a photo of your bathroom
 
Max filesize: 3 MB. Is your image too large? Try this online image resizer!

Okay . . . WHY do you deserve to have your bathroom self-destructed and be replaced with all the new hotness?

Finally, a test to see if you're human. Fun!

Then, each weekday from Monday, February 15th – Friday, February 26th, The Q! Morning Show will pick a daily finalist who is in mega need of some bathroom lovin’ (total of 10 finalists)

Then from Friday, February 26th – Thursday, March 3rd, we’ll ask our nine listeners to help us vote on who has the worst bathroom and deserves our grand prize of a bathroom makeover, which will include:

Grand Prize Draw will be held on The Q! Morning Show on Friday, March 4th

Check out the rules ‘n regs!

 

 

 

It’s The Q!’s Queens of Sheba weekend!

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Q! and Harbour Air Seaplanes have your chance to win a trip for two to see The Queens of Sheba: HEART with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts in Vancouver!

Listen starting at 4pm on Friday, February 12 until 11:59pm on Sunday, February 14. Whenever you hear a HEART or Joan Jett song, caller #14 at 250-475-1003 will be entered into the grand prize draw to win:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Victoria to Vancouver courtesy of Harbour Air Seaplanes
  • one night of accommodation in downtown Vancouver and
  • 2 tickets to see The Queens of Sheba: HEART and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Grand Prize Draw will be done on Monday, February 15 with The Q! Morning Show.

 

 

 

 

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Dine Around & Stay In Town is from February 19 – March 6 in Victoria!

Plus — you can get a taste of the event at the Dine Around Launch Preview on Thursday, February 18 at the Victoria Conference Centre from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Featuring over 25 restaurants, craft breweries and VQA Wineries!

Listen to The Q! Morning Show with Ed and Cliff (5:30 am – 9:00 am) all this week (Feb 8 – 12) for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Dine Around Launch Preview!

“Excuse me while I light my spliff, good God I gotta take a lift,” sings Bob Marley on his 1978 song Easy Skanking from the album Kaya — a word slang for marijuana.

Today, Bob’s spliff could be legally smoked in several U.S. states and it may have the premium brand of the late reggae icon.

February 6th would have been Bob Marley’s 71st birthday, and the date of the launch of Marley Natural, the line of cannabis strains from the world’s most familiar reggae artist.

“If my father was here physically, he would be up front advocating for this plant, so we are very proud to put our Marley Natural brand out there,” Stephen Marley, the second-oldest son of Bob Marley, tells Billboard magazine.

Stephen Marley will be jamming at the Bob Marley Birthday Celebration/Marley Natural launch party, scheduled for Feb. 6 at a private Hollywood residence.

MAIN-Bob-Marley-NaturalMarley Natural will be offered in four strains, each with a hue adapted from the colors of the Ethiopian flag; Marley Green, a hybrid and suggested for novice herb users; Marley Gold; Marley Red; and the THC-concentrated Marley Black, recommended for ganja connoisseurs.

The brand will be available at three medical marijuana dispensaries in the L.A. area. Dispensaries across California, where recreational marijuana is not yet legalized, will carry Marley Natural cannabis in the coming weeks. Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, where recreational pot use is legal, are next. Then in Nevada, where medical marijuana is legal and recreational usage carries reduced penalties for possession and distribution compared to other U.S. states.

How about enjoying some Marley Natural in your bong here in Victoria?

Targeted expansions into Canada is a possibility for 2017 if Ottawa works through regulatory laws.

But some in Jamaica aren’t happy about Marley Natural. Funding comes from Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm that invests in marijuana businesses. Privateer has secured a 30-year licensing deal with the Marley family to develop weed strains and hemp-based products.

Read here how critics (including Marley’s ex-bandmate Bunny Wailer) say the product won’t directly benefit Jamaicans.

According to Forbes, Bob Marley (and his estate) was the 4th highest grossing dead celebrity of 2015, making $21 million last year.

This week win tickets to the Dine Around & Stay in Town Launch on Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre. Be caller number “ate” when we play the food song of the day.
Tuesday, February 9th song – Green Onions from Green Onions Booker T & The MGS.

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The Q! Morning Show’s $Money Laundering Pool$

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Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the Lotto Max draw! We will always play two sets of random numbers and one set of seven numbers determined by the dryer gods.
Here are the numbers for the Friday, February 5th draw if you wanted to play em’ Good luck to the 9 listeners who got into this weeks draw!
4,11,20,27,32,40,43

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Good little bit on Colbert… Trump VS Trump.

Attack of the Heinz weiner dog!
Steven Tyler’s Skittles Super Bowl 50 commercial… Big 10 inch Snickers would have been better.

Cliff’s Call, February 05: Being Overly PC.