Archive for December, 2009
Thursday, December 31st, 2009
There are a couple of great things to do tonight to ring in the New Year. City Centre park in Langford will host a family friendly celebration tonight…you will get full access to the rink, fire pits and min-golf. For the younger ones they will count down the New Year at 10pm and then another one to midnight. The fun kicks off at 6pm and wraps up at 1am…tickets are $69.95 per family of four and available at Eagle Ridge arena. More info call (250) 391-1738.If Langford is a bit out of your way, Panarama Rec in North Saanich has another celebration tonight as well….call (250) 656-7271Also, don’t forget about the Polar Bear Swim at Elk Lake tomorrow afternoon at Elk Lake…your chance to turn into a gigantic goose bump starts at 1pm.
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Here’s the the photo that’s all the rage on the internet. The guy who hung a stuffed dummy on his roof and a crumpled ladder at the bottom. Police have told him to take it down because they pretty much had a heart attack while driving by and a 75 year old women actually got out of her car and almost gave herself a hernia trying to lift the ladder to save “him” Too funny!
Friday, December 4th, 2009
This is become a classic and the arrangment is like no other. Beautiful…Bing Crosby and David Bowie had never met before they recorded it and never saw each other again. But one afternoon…they made Christmas magic.
But….it almost didn’t happen. The original plan had been for Bowie and Crosby to sing just “Little Drummer Boy.” But “David came in and said: ‘I hate this song. Is there something else I could sing?’ They didn’t know quite what to do.
Three songwriters then left the set and found a piano in the studios’ basement. In about 75 minutes, they wrote “Peace on Earth,” an original tune, and worked out an arrangement that weaved together the two songs. Bowie and Crosby nailed the performance with less than an hour of rehearsal.
Bowie, who was 30 at the time, and Crosby, then 73, recorded the duet Sept. 11, 1977, for Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” TV special. A month later, Crosby was dead of a heart attack. The special was broadcast on CBS about a month after his death.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
We talked this week about John Mellencamp’s son Speck who has created a special Facebook page for his dad. Seems John has been a chain smoker all of his life and can’t seem to quit….a 1994 heart attack didn’t even stop him. John says if his sons page gets a million friends he will stop smoking. We joined, how about you?
(If you have trouble with the link, go to Facebook “search” and type in “1,000,000 to join, my dad john mellencamp will quit smoking.”)