Monday, May 2, 2016

Prince’s Best-Selling Songs Following His Death

A staggering amount of Prince’s music has been purchased online since his April 21 death.

His status on Billboard’s charts had faded in previous decades, but his death proves the lasting power of his music. He sold 239,000 albums on April 21 alone, according to Nielsen Music, which tracks sales. Over that weekend, he sold another 399,000 albums.

Those weekend sales were up 16,000% over the previous weekend, when just 2,500 Prince albums were sold.

Here’s Prince’s top 20 best-selling songs in the week ending April 21, according to Nielsen Music:

Sales, Title
122,000, “Purple Rain”*
100,000, “When Doves Cry”
85,000, “Little Red Corvette”
82,000, “Kiss”*
75,000, “Let’s Go Crazy”*
65,000, “1999”
52,000, “I Would Die 4 U”*
49,000, “Raspberry Beret”*
37,000, “I Wanna Be Your Lover”
24,000, “Diamonds and Pearls”**
23,000, “U Got the Look”
22,000, “Darling Nikki”*
19,000, “Adore”
18,000, “Erotic City”*
16,000, “7”***
13,000, “Cream”**
13,000, “Baby I’m a Star”*
13,000, “The Beautiful Ones”*
12,000, “Gett Off”**
12,000, “Do Me Baby”

*Prince and the Revolution
**Prince and the N.P.G.
***Prince and the New Power Generation

 

The Q’s Rock Door-May-2-2016

Solve the Rock Door at 7:50am this week and win a can of Ed’s totally Baked Pork & Bains and a $25 gift certificate to Wings Restaurant.

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It’s Monster Truck week on the Polka Monster! Vanquish the Polka Monster at 8:15AM and win tickets to the trucks’ on May 27th at Western Speedway.
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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.

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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, April 29th draw.
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That’s pretty amazing.
Two students won a $10,00 Lemelson MIT-Student-Prize for creating the SignAloud gloves, which translate American Sign Language into speech or text.

Wow that’s purdy!

Cliff’s Call-May-2-2016

Cliff’s Call, May 2nd: Bike Rules In Victoria.

#YYJ Eats

Bite into #YYJ Eats this June!

Come experience an exciting variety of gourmet food samples, local wine, craft beers and specialty cocktails created and presented by some of Victoria’s most popular restaurants, breweries, wineries, cideries & spirit makers on Tuesday, June 21st from 5PM – 7PM in Market Square.

Tickets are $50 which includes 10 tasting tickets (additional tasting tickets will be on sale at the event) — to purchase yours before they sell-out, click here!

Brought to you by 100.3 The Q! and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.

Rock And Roll For Little Souls Car Show

100.3 The Q! is proud to support the 14th Annual Rock & Roll for Little Souls Car Show. Hosted by the Saanich Firefighters Charitable Foundation.

Taking place at Pearks Arena May 27 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, May 28 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and May 29 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

A family friendly event featuring over 200 collector vehicles from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Admission by donation with proceeds going to Vancouver Island children’s health charities.

More information about the event can be found here!

 

Janis Joplin Documentary, ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’

Keep an eye on PBS for a new documentary about Janis Joplin. Janis: Little Girl Blue airs starting May 3 on most PBS channels. It’s part of the American Masters series.

Singer-songwriter Janis Joplin was only 27 years old when she died in 1970. She was perhaps the premier blues-influenced rock singer of the late Sixties, and certainly one of the biggest rock stars of her time.

Ferrell Pulls Out of Reagan Movie After Public Outcry

photo: Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEImage/BEI/Shutterstock

Will Ferrell is no stranger to political humor having portrayed former President Bush on Saturday Night Live and on Broadway in the play You’re Welcome America.

Just days after it was announced Will Ferrell would play Ronald Reagan in a new comedy, the actor has dropped out of the project following public outcry.

The former president’s supporters and his children, Patti Davis and Michael Reagan, voiced their criticism following the announcement that the film would focus on Reagan succumbing to Alzheimer’s-induced dementia while in office.

The screenplay opens at the start of Reagan’s second term when he falls into dementia. An intern’s job is to convince the President that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.

Ronald Reagan’s Reagan's daughter to Will Ferrell: don’t mock my Dad’s Alzheimers.
Ronald Reagan’s Reagan’s daughter to Will Ferrell: don’t mock my Dad’s Alzheimers.

The Alzheimer’s Association released a statement slamming a movie that would make light of the disease.

“The Alzheimer’s Association is appalled that anyone would plan to develop a film that satirizes an individual living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia,” the organization said in a statement. “Would filmmakers consider using a fatal form of cancer or another deadly disease for comedy? It’s time to stop this forever.”

The outcry was instant with Ronald Reagan’s son, Michael Reagan. Via Twitter he said those involved “should be ashamed” and that “Alzheimer is not a comedy.”

#Alzheimers is not a comedy to the 5 million people who are suffering with the decease,it first robs you of your mind and then it kills you

— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) April 29, 2016

Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis slammed the film in an open letter posted to The Daily Beast.

“I watched as fear invaded my father’s eyes — this man who was never afraid of anything. I heard his voice tremble as he stood in the living room and said, ‘I don’t know where I am,’” she wrote. “There was laughter in those years, but there was never humor.”

 

What are your thoughts on Will Ferrell pulling out of this movie: is there a place for a comedy about Alzheimer’s disease?

 

 

 

 

 

QMS-April-29-2016

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.

2118168716


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, April 29th draw:
6,8,17,39,42,43,46
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 Evil! yet funny.

Wow that’s purdy!

QMS audio-April-28-2016

April 28 – Order Your Very Own Trump Banana… (Or Not)

April 27 – The Computer Simulation Of The New TCH/McKenzie Interchange Is A Bit Too Real.

April 25 – Nothing Holds A Marriage Together Like K.F.C

April 22 – Naked Dining, Bet The Serving Staff Here Gets Sick Of Hearing “How’s The Bangers And Mash?”.

April 19 – Mini Goats Are In Says Saanich Council.

April 14 – The Forming Of Q!lassifieds.