Cliff’s Call, June 28th: Ron MacLean Back On Hockey Night In Canada.
This week (June 27-30) on the Q Evening Show win a pair of day passes for Rock the Shores (Sunday July 24).
You’ll want to be caller 9 when you hear the crowd going crazy “whaaaa ahhhh whoooo yeahhhh” between 7-8pm. Good luck!
Would you trade about fifty dollars for a life of leisure on a faraway tropical island? If so, this offer might be right up your alley — and although it almost sounds too good to be true, it seems to be legit.
Doug and Sally Beitz, ex of Australia, are selling raffle tickets at $49 a pop. If you buy one, and your number comes up, then you will be the new owner of their fully functioning resort on a tropical island in Micronesia. That’s about it. Instead of a traditional sale, the Beitzes, who are the current owners of the Kosrae Nautilus Resort, decided to use a more non-traditional method of cutting themselves loose from their business: namely, a lottery.
The 16-room resort is located on the tropical island of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia, and is fully furnished with a restaurant, swimming pool and scuba diving operation.
According to a media release, the resort is “debt-free, highly-rated, and staffed by 16 long-term employees.” The Beitzes say the winner can be hands on with operations if they like, but they don’t really have to be, because the resort is pretty much self-sustaining.
“We are confident if the winner is able to listen and watch what is going on, and not make big changes overnight, the staff will continue to do 95 percent of the work, with the new owner watching and making decisions based on my initial training and daily help from the staff,” Doug Beitz says.
When the Beitzes, who are originally from Australia, started the Kosrae Nautilus Resort more than 21 years ago, they wanted to get away from the rat race of their day jobs and embark on a new adventure.
“It seemed like the perfect antidote to the mind-numbing monotony of 9-to-5 life,” they wrote on their website. But after more than twenty years of operating the resort, the Beitzes want to return to Australia and reunite with family.
“We’ve had our time in the sun and enjoyed a career most people would never even dare dream about, but our current goal now is to become professional grandparents,” Doug said. “We feel like a new chapter in our lives is beginning, and we’re ready to pass the baton to someone else.”
There is a caveat, though. The raffle website indicates that the resort won’t be given away unless at least 50,000 tickets are purchased. Otherwise, the holder of the winning ticket will be given half of the money raised, and the Beitzes will keep the resort and the other half of the money.
There are a few other considerations, as well. Quoth the website: If you win and you are not a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, you will need to apply for a Foreign Investment Permit in the state of Kosrae. Once you receive the permit, the shares of the resort are transferred to you. To apply for the permit you will need to obtain a police clearance and a medical clearance from your country of residence. These are the two main prerequisites for obtaining the permit. After receiving the permit, you are then able to receive immigration status for yourself and your dependents to live in Kosrae and operate the business. Click here to view the Kosrae State government’s foreign investment information page.
The winning ticket will be drawn on Tuesday July 26. If you’re interested, head over this way.
Ed and Cliff are outta here Friday, June 24th and Monday, June 27th. Scott James and Ryan Awram egg sit in the interim.
From Monday, June 27th to Thursday, June 30th win tickets to Colin James! at the Bodine Hall in the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney on Friday, August 5th.
Be caller #25 to 250-474-1003 when you hear one of Colin’s songs on The Q! Morning Show.
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, June 17th draw:
Well done Crofton Fire Department.
Woah! That’s something you don’t see everyday… thankfully no one was hurt.
Why yes, I would like one of these.
Jeff Beck (who is turning 72 today, June 24th) is releasing a new album here July 15th.
“Live In The Dark” is the lead from his forthcoming album, “Loud Hailer.”
The tune features vocals by London singer Rosie Bones, who Beck met through a chance meeting last year at a birthday party for Queen drummer Roger Taylor that led to the trio’s collaboration.
“She invited me to one of their shows, and I was blown away,” recalls Beck. “When we got together in January, I explained the subject matter I had in mind, we sat down by the fire and got right to it. The songs came together very quickly; five in three days.”
Due July 15, “Loud Hailer” sees Beck produce his first record in six years alongside Filippo Cimatti, with bassist Giovanni Pallotti and drummer Davide Sollazzi filling out the lineup.
The most successful progressive rock group of all time — and the one with some of the most amazing album art of all time — is regrouping after a hiatus of a quarter of a century. Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have announced they’re reforming the definitive Yes lineup under the moniker Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman.
Since they last played together in 1990 on the Yes Union Tour, there have been various hybrid versions of the band. However, none featured the iconic voice of Jon Anderson, the outstanding guitar talent of Trevor Rabin, and the keyboard wizardry of Rick Wakeman. The aim of the band will be to restore the standard of excellence in performance that they established with their 1990 show, which saw Yes members past and present come together for the first (and only) time of the legendary band’s career.
“To be able to sing and perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words,” says Jon Anderson. “I’m so excited to create new music and revisit some of the classic work we created many years ago, it’s going to be a musical adventure on so many new levels.”
“Trevor and I have wanted to play Yes music together since the Union Tour,” adds Rick Wakeman. “And as for so many of us, there is no Yes music without Jon. The ‘Holy Trinity of Yes’ is for me, very much a dream come true.”
“After 18 years of immersing myself in film scoring, I couldn’t be happier to be going out on tour with Jon and Rick,” says Trevor Rabin. “After we worked together for the first time on the Union tour in the 90s, we were determined to play together again. It’s a dream to be going out with Jon and Rick after so many years. We are all completely dedicated to this project.”
Yes was co-founded by Jon Anderson and the late Chris Squire in 1968 and went on to sell millions of albums and embark on record-breaking world tours. While Wakeman is associated with the 70s prog era of the band and Rabin associated with the 80s pop incarnation of the band — during which they achieved their biggest chart successes — Jon Anderson is the bridge between both factions.
ARW are now working on new songs, which are currently being recorded. They’ll make their live debut in North America in October and November (no Canadian dates so far), followed by the rest of the world in 2017.
The Q welcomes Jo Koy to the University Centre Farquha-ha-har Auditorium on Friday September 30. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am via the UVic Ticket Centre — they’re $45.50 and $55.50, and we have an exclusive presale for you. Access that here until 10 tonight with presale code TINGTING. Note that presale tickets are available in limited quantities, while supplies last.
Here’s Jo Koy with some possibly NSFW stuff.
Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, who are no strangers to claims of plagiarism, spent quite a bit of their time in a California courtroom recently, as defendants in litigation brought by Michael Skidmore, representing the late Spirit frontman Randy Wolfe, who was known professionally as Randy California. The suit alleged that the famous intro to Led Zeppelin‘s Stairway To Heaven was lifted from the instrumental Taurus by Spirit, with whom Zeppelin toured briefly in the late 60s.
Page and Plant will no doubt be breaking out the champagne (or their non-alcoholic celebratory beverage of choice, if that’s the way they’re rolling these days). A Hollywood Reporter article indicates that the eight person jury has ruled in their favor in US Federal Court, saying that there was “no substantial similarity in the extrinsic elements of ‘Stairway…’ and Spirit’s ‘Taurus'”.
Jimmy Page says that time spent on the road with Spirit may have influenced his songwriting, although he feels that being shaded for plagiarism in the $US40 million suit was daft. Meanwhile, Francis Malofiy, lawyer for the plaintiffs, told reporters at the courthouse that “they won on a technicality. We proved access. We proved they had access to the music, but [the jury] never heard the music.” A studio recording of Spirit’s Taurus was never actually played during the trial.
He continued: “So the jury’s sitting there with basically blinders on without ever having the opportunity of hearing the evidence at issue. We’re fighting with a foot stapled to the ground, and an arm tied behind our back, and it wasn’t a fair fight.”
This, of course, may not be the last we hear of this. Says Malofiy, “There’s obviously issues that can be appealed.”