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Strange Grooves Volume 4

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We chat, Joel Plaskett, Imperial Theatre, Dilly Dally, The Coathangers,  and our mega special guest, Pam Wheaton and the importance of venues like Taco Pica. #LiveLifeLoudUptown

Thank you, everyone, for listening and supporting us. We really enjoyed making the one you are listening to.

Pam Wheaton owns one of the coolest stores, @Heartbreak Boutique. Her love of Vinyl has been strong since I met her. In her shop, she has a record player and at home the neatest jukebox filled with rad tunes.

We sit down to talk with her about the Joel Plaskett, a few of her favorite bands, the movie One week, with Gord Downie, we chat about Tom Petty, Broad City, Abi and Ilana we love you, we discuss a few things we have watching and much more.

We also talk about the importance of supporting local venues and their initiatives. We will be doing what we can to help Santos and the restaurant @Taco Pica overcome the noise complaint fine they have gotten.

#TacoPicaForever

#LiveLifeLoudUptown

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The Joel and Bill Plaskett Experience

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The Joel and Bill Plaskett Experience….

Find this Photo by Lindsay Duncan in The Maritime Edit

Article and magazine can be purchased here.

Live At the Imperial Theatre, October 25th, 2017, was an experience I will never forget.
Living in New Brunswick my entire life, Joel Plaskett is a very familiar name amongst the folks here and all over Canada for that matter.
Joel is one of the most incredible singer-songwriters I have come to have the honor of seeing live. There is something so humbling about last night’s show I can’t seem to stop thinking about it.
The show itself started at 7:30 and any show at the Imperial Theatre is a good one in my opinion. The audience was full of energy and the first band, ” Villages” From Dartmouth was absolutely incredible. They are a folk group from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Their sound is very traditional and stage present completely wonderful.
Around 8 PM the main act opened and wow, what a night. They played a mix of new and old material and had the crowd laughing, learning, reflecting and truly having a great time. I have had the opportunity to see a lot of bands and even some of my favorites, but I have to say this overall was one of the most special and humbling performances I felt really honored to attend.
One thing I really enjoyed was the ultimate experience of attending. The poetry portion of the show he dedicated to Gord Downie was an honor to be present at that. A proceed of sales of the track on the album that includes that piece will go to Gord’s charity. I think that is so fucking rad!
Speaking of Gord, I own the movie One Week, which features an appearance by Joel and Gord. The lead character is played by Joshua Jackson and features some of the most beautiful imagery, Canada.
I definitely urge you to check that film out.
They also closed with ” The Waiting” by Tom Petty, which I have included below because it’s a damn good song.

I urge you to check out more from Joel on Spotify and his facebook page can be found here.
New album info here.
Find out more from the show by listening to a podcast, Strange Grooves podcast where Cherise Letson and myself and Pam Wheaton from Heartbreak Boutique chat about all things tunes. Tom Petty, Chick bands, The movie One week and much much more.
Listen to that here: 
Cheers,

Volume 2

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Hello Everyone!

👽 VOLUME 2 is now Live!

Thank you so much for joining us on our last podcast. We really really appreciate all the support and interest we have got so far with this project. We are so excited that it is getting some reach and really helping people bring their love of music to life by communicating and chatting to each other about it.

If this is your first time here, you will find:  

🔮 Blogs, podcasts, live listening parties and event times, show reviews, album reviews and much more.  Please our Facebook page as it will give everyone who shares this interest a place to contribute an idea of when and where we can all get together.

In this episode, we chat about the late Tom Petty, Influence music has on us and our memories, RUMOURS, The ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute show we attended, upcoming events and much more.

Last week, when we heard the news of Tom Petty, that was just really awful. It was just something the world did not need at this moment. Tom Petty is a sincere and very well respected man and to lose him, just plain sucks. I personally am a big @Juliette Lewis fan and I follow her on Instagram and saw in the last couple weeks she attended one of his shows, and did some live broadcasts, and it was incredible. hearing the news of his passing was surreal. Oddly enough, I thought of her when I heard the news. Someone who could relate to how much this sucks was comforting. It made think about how important plays an influence in our lives. All of our moods etc.

My dad and my grandfather always taught me mostly what I know about music to date, and one thing that always stuck out was how much they respected Tom Petty as a singer-songwriter. They would always say he seemed like a really good guy, the type of guy everyone in any band would want around or collaborate with. That to me was something to respect and to think about when listening to music, for me anyways.

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We discussed how music and memories, experiences go hand and hand and really bring back vivid memories, whether celebratory or tragic, Music is emotional and it touches us and helps us cope in incredible ways. we use it to workout, celebrate, get through tough times, communicate with people among many other ways and capacities.

My grandfather was a huge music lover and always would talk about classic rock and he would let me dig through his collections. When I listen to music today, I think back to those times. Good times.

Speaking of good times, This past weekend, Cherise and I attended the RUMOURS, Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Experience at the Imperial Theatre.  WHAT A SHOW!!!!!

First off, this was different than any other tribute show I have ever attended.

  1. They were in full character for every era
  2. Their costumes and stage presence was surreal, to say the least
  3. Their energy and how they engaged with the crowd was so much fun
  4. Effort they put into the details and vibe of their show is profound
  5. Very humble folks and very talented. 100% recommend checking them out in a city near you.

This photo was taken from the band, not myself.

Thanks everyone for checking out Volume 2! We sincerely appreciate it! Please Stay Tuned, and let us know your thoughts and reach out to us!💀

Cheers
Cait & Cherise

Landline

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LANDLINE

Sept 16th 4:20 PM

On Friday night a friend sent me a message asking me to take a spot in the production of landline and participate, I said yeah ok cool. I did not know much about it but definitely did not expect the outcome.

What I did know was that LANDLINE was a performance that would take place in two cities at once. I arrived to receive instructions and a map. We were instructed to wait for Dustin the creator of this production and he would then set us up with an iPod.

When I met Dustin, the overall vibe was really fun and I was super curious. He told me that there was one minute till the curtain would open and that the city was my stage. We counted down together, while his partner in Whitehorse, set up my new friend with his iPod and we were to hit play at the exact same time.

This project aims to use urban landscaping and audio to connect two strangers over text message.

It begins…

I opened the main entrance doors and exited the theatre not sure where to go first but was instructed to take a route less traveled, and so I did. It seems I did the entire time. Taking routes and paths I never take, intentionally.

From the first minute, this was a very emotional and intense experience. As the audio told me to look up at the buildings, to take notice of any birds, seagulls flew by and I got this really intense feeling.

We were told to start looking for a rendezvous point. The texts began..I met my new friend from Whitehorse as we were waving to things randomly but knowing we were both waving at the same time in a different place on the planet. That was super neat. What a feeling.

Our conversations got serious and sincere very quick. We walked and conversed, telling each other things. All sorts of things. We had various rendezvous points and times to showcase the city via photos and to let each other know where we were on each other’s corresponding map.

This to me was one of the coolest moments and experiences I’ve ever been part of.

As we scoped the city and chatted, we-we’re instructed to go back to the theatre, it felt so quick, I didn’t want it to be over. When I arrived back I had 30 seconds, and saw Dustin, gave him my headset and badge, very emotional, which was strange for me to express in public.

He brought me into the theatre for the final portion of the performance and I saw a chair and table, and behind it was a banner that said Welcome, in Whitehorse colors, there was food from Whitehorse there. And now he brought over a tablet, which had a mimicking image I could see, a chair, and banner that said Saint John, and then Scott and I met.

This was so cool. I did not expect this.
We had a minute to say anything else we wanted to say, to share a bite together and to decide to stay in touch or not.

To know that someone was on the walk with me, waving at things, being present in the activity was really rad. I would really do this again. I would really recommend this to anyone. Very intense, and an incredible way to meet someone.

Scott and I have been chit chatting since the production and I can now say I have a bud in Whitehorse, how neat is that!

Thanks for reading! I hope you get to meet someone like this, there is really nothing like it.

Check out this event URL to find out more about the project. 

Check out this article as well!