Bands for Baskets – Feeding the Needy in the West Island for Eleven Years!

 There are starving people living in the West Island.

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It is easy to ignore life’s problems when everything is great in yours !

One dayBands for Baskets may be something you are thankful for as life  tosses a curve ball across your empty dinner plate. Suddenly – a food basket will be the best gift you will ever receive!

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Please listen below to some very interesting Christmas tunes as well as information about the

11th Annual Bands for Baskets !

Thanks !

Visit Bands for Baskets Here !

 

Stay tuned for some awesome pictures from the studio and the last showcase of  The League of Rock Montreal !

Purchase a Telecaster Signed by The League of Rock Rock Stars Here !

 

 Visit MusicCounts Here !

 

Visit Bands for Baskets Here !

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The League of Rock Montreal – Final Showcase, Studio Tracks and A Wrap Up with CEO Gary Johnston. Part Two

 The League of Rock Montreal is nearing the finish line in its inaugural session.

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It has been an interesting journey. 

Four bands created from nothing. Rising from personal prowess to functioning Rock n Roll bands. Operating at high speeds as they cruise the landscape of music in Montreal.

Along the way – gathering information from some of Montreal’s crème of the crop professional musicians. Rock star coaches.

Rock star nurturing.

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All the rehearsing finished. All the coaching completed. All but one showcase filed away under accomplishment. Studio tracks recorded, pizza and beer consumed. All that’s left is to accumulate groupies and put on one last show. An encore for the new fans and a stage to gather interest for future gigs.

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It has been eleven weeks of Rock n Roll heaven. Stars have been born.

Please listen below to part two of my chat with The League of Rock Montreal CEO Gary Johnston as he explains his thoughts on the first year of operation in Montreal.

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Listen to a track laid down by Glass Dreams -one band who helped make up The League of Rock Montreal!

 

Stay tuned for awesome pictures of the studio and the final showcase!

Purchase a Telecaster Signed by The League of Rock  Rock Stars Here !

 

 Visit MusicCounts Here !

 

Visit Bands for Baskets Here !

Next Showcase for The League of Rock Montreal is

Wed. November 30th at

Le Bier Mrkt

See You There !

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

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The League of Rock Montreal – Final Showcase, Studio Tracks and A Wrap Up with CEO Gary Johnston. Part One.

The League of Rock Montreal is nearing the finish line in its inaugural session.

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It has been an interesting journey. 

Four bands created from nothing. Rising from personal prowess to functioning Rock n Roll bands. Operating at high speeds as they cruise the landscape of music in Montreal.

Along the way – gathering information from some of Montreal’s crème of the crop professional musicians. Rock star coaches.

Rock star nurturing.

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All the rehearsing finished. All the coaching completed. All but one showcase filed away under accomplishment. Studio tracks recorded, pizza and beer consumed. All that’s left is to accumulate groupies and put on one last show. An encore for the new fans and a stage to gather interest for future gigs.

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It has been eleven weeks of Rock n Roll heaven. Stars have been born.

Please listen below to part one of my chat with The League of Rock Montreal CEO Gary Johnston as he explains his thoughts on the first year of operation in Montreal.

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Listen to three tracks laid down by three of the bands who helped make up The League of Rock Montreal!

Stay tuned for Part two and one more song !

 

 

Visit Bands for Baskets here !

Next Showcase for The League of Rock Montreal is

Wed. November 30th at

Le Bier Mrkt

See You There !

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

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Rick Keene Music Scene – What Exactly is The Talk on the Turnpike?

Every year – there is Christmas cheer.  In most places …

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Please listen below to hear information about Bands for Baskets. An annual event which helps feed the needy in the West Island at Christmas.

Also, find out about some upcoming shows in and around Montreal, hear some great tunes and chuckle at musician jokes !

Thanks! Talk Soon !

 

Visit Bands for Baskets here !

Next Showcase for The League of Rock Montreal is

Wed. November 30th at

Le Bier Mrkt

See You There !

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

 Visit Evenko Here !

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The Lost Fingers – Christmas in a Non Conventional Kinda Way

The Lost Fingers aren’t lost at all …

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The band whose name derives from Django Reinhardt’s loss of use in two fingers, are not resting on their laurels.

Upping their game to new heights and exploring music from all corners of the globe. The Lost Fingers, a Gypsy-Jazz band are all set for Christmas. Albeit in a non conventional way.

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Please listen to my chat with Byron Mikaloff . Guitarist and singer in The Lost Fingers. His musical background may surprise you and his current musical mindset will definitely blow your holiday mind !

Byron? What’s Up?

 

Visit The Lost Fingers Here !

 

Next Showcase for The League of Rock Montreal is

Wed. November 30th at

Le Bier Mrkt

See You There !

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The League of Rock Montreal – Showcasing Enters a Different Level !

 Johnny was a schoolboy when he heard his first Beatle song,

‘Love me do,’ I think it was. From there it didn’t take him long.
Got himself a guitar, used to play every night,
Now he’s in a rock ‘n’ roll outfit,

And everything’s all right, don’t you know?

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Johnny told his mama, hey, ‘Mama, I’m goin’ away. I’m gonna hit the big time, gonna be a big star someday’, Yeah.

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Mama came to the door with a teardrop in her eye

Johnny said, ‘Don’t cry, mama, smile and wave good-bye’.

709x1280-league-of-rock-showcase2-413Don’t you know, yeah yeah, Don’t you know that you are a shooting star,
Don’t you know, don’t you know. Don’t you know that you are
a shooting star, And all the world will love you just as long,
As long as you are.

 

Johnny made a record, Went straight up to number one,
Suddenly everyone loved to hear him sing the song.
Watching the world go by, surprising it goes so fast.
Johnny looked around him and said, ‘Well, I made the big time at last’.

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Don’t you know, don’t you know, Don’t you know that you are

a shooting star,
Don’t you know, oh, yeah, Don’t you know that you are
a shooting star, yeah,
And all the world will love you just as long,
As long as you are, a shooting star.

981x1280-league-of-rock-showcase2-416Don’t you know that you are a shooting star, Don’t you know, yeah,
Don’t you know that you are a shooting star,
And all the world will love you just as long, As long you are you.

Johnny died one night, died in his bed, Bottle of whiskey,
sleeping tablets by his head. Johnny’s life passed him by like a
warm summer day, If you listen to the wind you can still hear him play

 

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Oh oh oh, Don’t you know that you are a shooting star,

Don’t you know, yeah, don’t you know’, Don’t you know that
you are a shooting star,
Don’t you know, yeah,
Don’t you know that you are a shooting star,
Don’t you, don’t you,
don’t you, don’t you,
Don’t you know, don’t you
know, oh, yeah, you are,
Yeah, a shooting star, yeah, oh
oh oh oh oh……
Don’t you, don’t you know
that you are a shooting star,
Don’t you don’t you know……

from Shooting Star – lyrics and song by Paul Rodgers

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He rocked his way through yesterday, lord he thought he had a chance
He played guitar and wrote some tunes, of love and romance
He did his share of travelin’, like a dog without a home
A fugitive who would rather give, a star that never shone

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Isn’t it a pity, isn’t it a shame
No one ever warned the boy

Rock n’ roll is a vicious game, oh yeah

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He said he wouldn’t get led around, or caught up in the games
Or end up in a gallery, of faces with no names
And rock ‘n’ roll was in his soul, and music was a friend
He recorded a song that made us sing along, and he was on the road again

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Isn’t it a pity, isn’t it a shame

No one ever warned the boy

Rock n’ roll is a vicious game, oh oh, oh yeah, oh oh

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                  Stage fright, ooh, and long black.                 limousines

He’s pushing himself a way too hard, or so it seems

He opened up his heart to us, he gave us what he could

We sympathized and harmonized, he made us all feel good

But it’s funny how those things can change, and time can pass us by

Songs that moved us so easily, no longer make us cry

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Now isn’t it a pity, isn’t it a shame
No one ever warned the boy

Rock n’ roll is a vicious game, oh oh, oh
Oh yeah, oh, oh oh oh, oh, yeah, yeah yeah yeah
My my my, rock ‘n roll is a vicious game, yeah
Rock ‘n’ roll, rock ‘n’ roll, yeah, yeah, yeah, ooh

Rock n Roll is a Vicous Game

SONGWRITER
MYLES FRANCIS GOODWYN

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If I could stick my pen in my heart

And spill it all over the stage
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya
Would you think the boy is strange? Ain’t he strange?
If I could win ya, if I could sing ya
A love song so divine
Would it be enough for your cheating heart
If I broke down and cried? If I cried?

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I said I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it
I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do
Oh, well, I like it, I like it, I like it

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I said can’t you see that this old boy has been a lonely?

If I could stick a knife in my heart
Suicide right on stage
Would it be enough for your teenage lust
Would it help to ease the pain? Ease your brain?
If I could dig down deep in my heart
Feelings would flood on the page
Would it satisfy ya, would it slide on by ya
Would ya think the boy’s insane? He’s insane

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I said I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it
I said I know it’s only rock’n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do
Oh, well, I like it, I like it, I like it

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I said can’t you see that this old boy has been a lonely?
And do ya think that you’re the only girl around?
I bet you think that you’re the only woman in town

I said I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it
I said I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it
I said I know it’s only rock ‘n roll but I like it, like it, yes, I do
Oh, well, I like it, I like it. I like it..

Its Only Rock n Roll ( But I Like It)

– Music and lyrics Mick Jagger / Keith Richards

 

Next Showcase for The League of Rock Montreal is

Wed. November 30th at

Le Bier Mrkt

See You There !

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

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Barbra Lica Is ‘ Still Learning’. A Great Thing for Music Lovers of All Genres. Full Two Part Interview

Once upon a time, there were four categories of music to play if you wanted to reach radio stardom

Rock, Country, Jazz and Blues.

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There were other genres such as Classical and Opera yet face it, the stars of the latter ( minus a handful) did not reach the same global popularity as the stars of the first four genres.

Somewhere along the way, music became more complicated. World sounds entered the fray as television and radio reached the far corners of the globe. Musicians starting adding sounds and rhythms to their repertoires. As quick as the Joker was on the sideline in a cast,  many sub-genres emerged.

Competition became fierce as record labels and  store owners scampered to label and sell as much music as possible. Sadly – making a living as a musician became more difficult if ‘ the rules ‘ were not followed.

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Singer / songwriter Barbra Lica  (inadvertently) is changing all the rules.

Her third album has a catalog of yesterday combined with the freshness of today. A musical trip without ‘tripping’ over politically correct labeling. A welcome relief for any music fan as the auditory senses bask in the rays of song.

 Please, listen below as Barbra speaks of the great musicians who helped her create the album …

I’m Still Learning’.

Barbra? What’s Up?

 

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  Next Showcase for The League of Rock Montreal is

Wed. November 30th at

Le Bier Mrkt

See You There !

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Visit The League of Rock Here!

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