Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Seventy-five days, in case you’re wondering about that title.  Sunday February 14, HBO will unveil a drama series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Game Of Thrones showrunner Terence Winter, entitled Vinyl.  It’s a look at the machinations of the music business in New York City in the late 70s, replete with generous helpings of sex, drugs and violence.

Bobby Cannavale plays Richie Finestra, coked-up president of American Century Records.  His mission is clear:  “I believe in this company’s future — new, fresh, fast excitement.  That’s what I want.  That’s rock and roll.  It’s fast, it’s dirty, it smashes you over the head.”

Other members of the ensemble cast include Olivia Wilde as Finestra‘s wife Devon, and Ray Romano as Zak Yankovich, the American Century head of promotions. Mick Jagger’s son James appears as Kip Stevens, frontman for spectacularly-named rising punk band Nasty Bits, and Andrew Dice Clay is on board as a deranged radio executive.

Unsurprisingly for a Scorsese joint, there are some Mafia undertones.  Bo Dietl plays Joe Corso, an “independent promoter” (wink, wink, nudge, nudge) who may have organized crime connections.  Armen Garo appears as New York City mob kingpin Corrado Galasso and Robert Funaro does a turn as Galasso’s number one enforcer Tony Del Greco.

Scorsese and Jagger, who are executive producers, have been working on Vinyl with HBO for a number of years.  The first season comprises ten episodes and will premiere with a pilot written by Winter and directed by Scorsese.

Love, Dr. Scott James
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Cliff’s Call, December 01: Recycling Of Bottles.

The days of Spirit Of The West keeping a shine on the bar with their coat sleeves are coming to a close.  A media release from the band regarding some upcoming shows indicates that they will play their last live shows as a unit in Vancouver this April.  As befits a band which has played the venue about fifty times over the course of their career, their swan songs will be performed at the legendary Commodore Ballroom, Friday and Saturday April 15 and 16.

“Fans and followers of the group are probably aware of the health issues that have affected Spirit Of The West, with John Mann‘s early onset Alzheimer’s at the top of that list,” reads the media release.  “These challenges have led to the decision to make this weekend of shows the last time they will appear at their beloved Commodore Ballroom, marking the end of a chapter in their long career.”

Earlier this year, Mann announced that he had been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, although at that time he indicated that he’d hang in there as the group’s frontman.  “I will continue to make music and I will continue to do shows,” he said.  “I need to use an iPad now to help with the lyrics, and for my solo shows, either Al Rodger or Tobin Frank will accompany and support me with their diverse and abundance of talents.”

The band also announced several shows leading up to the Vancouver gigs.  For now, Casino Regina is confirmed for Thursday March 31.  Tickets for that, and the Commodore shows, go on sale this Friday at 10am via Ticketmaster.

Love, Dr. Scott James
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Pixel and Yahtzee! are the best of friends and can be found snuggling together under a blanket each evening. They both play agility, are trick champions and have many YouTube videos showing their tricks.

Pixel’s favourite trick is the Moonwalk, and he’s just about as good as Michael Jackson! He’s also very good at shooting hoops, spinning on a ball and rolling himself in his blanket…he should have been a circus dog. :)

Yahtzee’s best trick is saying her prayers, children love it when she shows off. She is also very good at conducting the band and regularly tells the trumpets to be quiet! She is a big smiler and smiles at least 20 times per day :)

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He writes, “I had an idea, and thought I would see what it would look like. Just in time for Star Wars.” Randy stopped by The Rock Research Centre to give us a sample of his t-shirt design.

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