Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hot Ticket Tuesday: Into The Forest

It’s another Hot Ticket Tuesday on The Q!

This Tuesday, May 31, we’ve got your chance to win your way in to The Q!’s Advance Screening of Into The Forest:

Listen all day for the cue-to-call and when you hear it, be the correct caller to 250-475-1003 and you’ll win a double-guest pass to see The Q!’s Advance Screening of Into The Forest at the Odeon on Yates on Thursday, June 2.

Win tickets to The Tragically Hip

The Q! welcomes our house band, The Tragically Hip, to Victoria on Friday, July 22 at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for their farewell tour, “Man Machine Poem“.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 3 at 10AM — but you can also beat-the-box-office with your chance to WIN a pair from Ed Bain & The Q! Morning Show this Wednesday, June 1 & Thursday, June 2!

At 61, Topper Forgives

Topper Headon [Youtube]

Topper Headon‘s life took a nasty turn after he was dismissed from The Clash, but the drummer managed to find his way out of the long dark tunnel — and he also found forgiveness for the man who ejected him from the band.

Headon, who turns 61 today, chatted with The Independent a couple of years ago, talking about the massive substance abuse which took him from behind the drumkit at sold out arenas to driving a cab, busking in subways and living in a homeless shelter, subsisting on food handouts — one of the biggest examples of rock and roll rags to riches in recent memory.

Topper Headon [Drummer Cafe]

He had numerous chances to get back on the rails.  After Joe Strummer sent him packing, he had an opportunity to play with The Who.  He also attempted to create a new band with members of The Pretenders and Bob Dylan‘s band, for which Pete Townshend was to handle production duties.  He also appeared briefly with Mick JonesBig Audio Dynamite — and then a big royalty payday sent him back to the land of excess.

After he contracted hepatitis C, Headon underwent rehabilitation for the thirteenth time, and that seemed to be literally just what the doctor ordered.  “Something happened,” he says, when questioned about how he’s managed to stay clean.  “I started feeling part of life again.  I’ve been clean ever since.”

He now works on behalf of Strummerville, which is the charity founded in Strummer’s memory after he passed away in 2002.  One would be forgiven for thinking that Headon might harbor animosity toward his former bandmate, but it’s not so.  “By rights, it should have been me that died,” he reflects.  “Joe wouldn’t have sacked me if I hadn’t been a raving heroin addict, trashing hotel rooms, throwing up, late for rehearsals.  He had no choice.  I was in a state.  We were kids.  It was the best thing that could have happened.  We made all that fantastic music and then imploded at the top.”

Love, Dr. Scott James
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Operation Track Shoes is a very rewarding way to help your community. It’s a sports festival for the citizens of British Columbia who have a developmental disability. They need volunteers in a big way!
Full details here.


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, May 27th draw :(


Love this guy.

 Guy fishing up in Cumberland when this happened…

Barack Obama slams Donald Trump during Rutgers speech.

Cliff’s Call-May-30-2016

Cliff’s Call, May 30rd: Tent City.

Win A $600 Westshore Motocross Learn To Ride Package With Scott James’ mE ediR

Westshore Motocross

Westshore Motocross is Victoria’s premier destination for two wheelin’ fun, with something for riders of all skill levels — the 2016 season is packed with races, special events, ladies’ nights and much more — and I have an opportunity for you this week (Monday May 30 through Friday June 03) to win some Westshore Learn To Ride coupons and get in Friday’s grand prize draw for a Westshore Learn To Ride package for you and nine friends, valued at six hundred dollars.

Join me at 140pm for mE ediR, identify the “ride” song I’m playing backwards (get it?), and you’ll grab those coupons and have a one in five chance at that great big huge grand prize.

Love, Dr. Scott James
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Win tickets to Theresa Caputo!

The Q! welcomes Theresa Caputo to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on Monday, June 6 and we’ve got your chance to win tickets to see her!

Listen to The Q! Midday Show (9am – 2pm) from Monday, May 30 – Friday, June 3 for your chance to win a pair of tickets.

Win tickets to Western Speedway!

The Q! is excited to support Demo Night at Western Speedway on June 4!

Listen to The Q! Afternoon Show with Ryan Awram (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm) all this week (May 30 – June 3) for your chance to win a pair of tickets to check it out!

Click here to see a full schedule of events at Western Speedway.

Victoria Shamrocks

100.3 The Q! is proud to support the Victoria Shamrocks and their 2016 season!

The Q! Centre will be THE place to be every Friday night this summer for exciting Lacrosse action and entertainment.

The next home game is:

Friday, June 3 @ 7:45PM
Victoria Shamrocks vs. Maple Ridge Burrards

  • Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes presents Minor Lacrosse Night
  • All Minor Lacrosse Kids who wear their Jersey’s and make a donation to Scott Ranger’s JDRF Walk Team get FREE ADMISSION!

Tickets are: Adults $15 | Seniors (65+) $12.50 | Youth (13 – 19) + Students (valid ID) $10 | Children (5 – 12) $5.50 | Children 4 and under FREE

Tickets for the Victoria Shamrocks are available for purchase via phone at 250-478-ROCK (7625) or in person at the Shamrocks Team Store at #120 – 967 Langford Parkway or the Ticket Rocket office at 1609 Blanshard St.

Rock n’ Roll Read: Glyn Johns ‘Sound Man’

Take a look at your records, tapes and cds. His name appears on the credits of some of the greatest albums of all-time: Glyn Johns. Sound Man is the story of 50+ years in the music business on the other side of the studio glass.

The music producer and recording engineer offers behind-the-scene glimpses of his studio work with such artists as The Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Eagles, the Clash, Howlin’ Wolf, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton, John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris, the Faces, Linda Ronstadt, Humble Pie, The Band, Ryan Adams and many others.

Glyn Johns has recorded the best in music and many of his stories haven’t been told until now.

Sound Man gives you a look behind the studio glass with the premier engineer/producer of the classic rock era.
Sound Man gives you a look behind the studio glass with the premier engineer/producer of the classic rock era.

“My objective was not kiss and tell, but an observation of the industry over the last 50 years, how it has developed, and about the characters I’ve met,” he says. “I just love making records, and that’s never going to change. I can’t wait to get back in.”

Glyn Johns doesn’t have much interest in getting bogged down over specifics of capturing sound. If you’re a recording nerd and get off on the technical aspects of microphone placement, sound reinforcement, etc. there’s enough in Sound Man to learn a few tricks of his trade.

In Sound Man, Glyn Johns explains what a record producer actually does: guide musicians in “painting a picture in sound.”

Johns generously credits the musicians and bands he’s worked with as being the main reason the classic recordings continue to sound as good as they do.

Glenn Frey describes working with Johns in the Eagles book, Take It To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles; “He was a complete tyrant. We were a really young group and he just lorded it over us. And he had worked with all the heavies, so we couldn’t really argue.”

Jimmy Page reportedly replaced Johns as the band’s engineer after Led Zeppelin’s first album in 1969 because he didn’t want any one particular engineer to be held responsible for the group’s trademark sound. That said, if you study the albums Glyn Johns has produced or engineered you begin to recognize his signature approach to the recording studio; clean and massive, sounding ‘live’ with lots of breathing room. It’s something Johns has achieved usually with few microphones and very little studio hardware or trickery.

Sound Man is a must read if you wonder how classic albums were made. Regular listeners of 100.3 The Q! hear Glyn Johns work on a daily basis and his work stands the test of time.