Around Town: Gregory Hoskins, Jully Black, Get Party Records

Dave Clarke - - Music & Food
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LONDON MUSIC CLUB NOVEMBER 29TH- GREGORY HOSKINS & GARY CRAIG

Gregory Hoskins first hit the spotlight as the front man for the folk rock group, Gregory Hoskins and the Stickpeople. Formed in the late 80’s they released two albums in 1991 and 1993 and had a minor hit with the single “Neighbourhood”. After a final album in 1999, the band split up and Gregory launched his solo career. Meanwhile drummer extraordinaire, Gary Craig, was the go-to percussionist working with Bruce Cockburn, Jann Arden, Kathleen Edwards and even Anne Murray. The duo bring their dark roots groove sound to the London Music Club on Friday with open- ing acts Kristin Sweetland and Lyndell Montgomery. Advance tickets are available at the club for $15.00 or $20.00 at the door.

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The Rant: Hip-Hop

Dave Clarke - - Music & Food
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DaveLondon has always had a strong and loyal hip hop scene. Acts like Toolshed. Thesis Sahib, Moore, and of course Shad, just to name a few, have kept the scene going, but unfortunatly a few “gangstas” are making it difficult for local hip hop promoters to find venues. With a rash of fights, stabbings, gun play and tagging vandal ism, it’s no wonder many clubs are quietly saying no to hip hop. Costly clean up and bad reputations hurt their business, so who can blame them for their reluctance? It takes years to build a local music scene; sad to see the actions of a few can destroy it in an instant.

Pegg’s World: On Tom Bombadil and Dale Henderson

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robert pegg“He was too large and heavy for a hobbit, if not quite tall enough for one of the Big People, though he made enough noise for one, stumping along with great yellow boots on his thick legs and charging through grass and reeds like a cow going down to drink.”

… from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings

When Peter Jackson’s second installment of his trilogy of films on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, comes out in mid-December, I don’t plan on seeing it. For one thing, I didn’t see the first one, An Unexpected Journey. For another, I’m still disgusted at the way Jackson has stretched Tolkien’s story originally written to entertain his children into a three-part series, milking it for every dollar he can.

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Political Heat: Why Do City Councils Find It So Hard to Stop Wasting our Money?

Mary Lou Ambrogio - - News & Politics
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MarywebIn October 2010 Mayor Joe Fontana and a new City Council (sans Board of Control) were elected to office with a clear mandate (much like the beleaguered Rob Ford’s crew in Toronto) to stop the gravy train and stop raising taxes every year. They adhered to the new hard line for two years and then caved this past spring. Why the failure of nerve? There were whole areas they didn’t even touch in their search for fiscal restraint.

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Dappled Things: Smoking Guns and Cigarettes

Paula Adamick - - Everything Else
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Everyone over the age of 60 remembers exactly where they were when they heard that John F. Kennedy had been shot dead in Dallas.

To those younger, it’s just a strange story out of the distant past. But when it happened, the shock was tremendous. So much so that people around the world hovered in front of their TV sets in a daze, trying to comprehend it, to make sense of it.

They didn’t know then that the assassination was a harbinger of media events ahead, a signal that the boundaries between the public and the personal were becoming blurred. Like the moon landing, the death of Diana and 9/11 to come, historic events had suddenly become up close, visual and personal. At least, that’s how it felt when the president’s widow, Jackie, arrived in Washington still wearing that blood-soaked pink suit. And when her husband’s alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was shot before live TV cameras two days later, the entire world looked on, aghast and almost stupefied by the spectacle.

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Is London Ready to Yodel?

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Adobe Photoshop PDFWell, here we go then. The era of The London Yodeller is finally upon us and in my capacity as editor, I’m devoting this first instalment of Hermaneutics to introducing our rather unlikely little enterprise to you and answering any preliminary questions you might have. And in all the weeks and months of planning that have brought us here, the most frequent question I’ve been wrestling with (always accompanied by a contorted expression of incomprehension on the inquisitor’s face) is: “The London Yodeller? Whose brilliant idea of a name is that?”

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The Yodeller Interview with Salim Mansur Part Two

Mary Lou Ambrogio - - Interviews, News & Politics
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salim uwoClick here to read Part One of this interview. Salim Mansur teaches in the department of political science at Western University in London, Ontario. Salim is a journalist, author, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute and Vice President of Muslims Facing Tomorrow and is frequently called upon for his expertise in foreign affairs. He is the author of Islam’s Predicament: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim and Delectable Lie: A liberal repudiation of multiculturalismContinue Reading

The Yodeller Interview with Salim Mansur Part One

Mary Lou Ambrogio - - Interviews, News & Politics
The London Yodeller

Salim

Salim Mansur teaches in the department of political science at Western University in London, Ontario. Salim is a journalist, author, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute and Vice President of Muslims Facing Tomorrow and is frequently called upon for his expertise in foreign affairs. He is the author of Islam’s Predicament: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim and Delectable Lie: A liberal repudiation of multiculturalismContinue Reading