The Infamous “SHAMA $50.00 Bill” It was an ingenious marketing strategy dreamed up by Shama’s ‘manager of the moment’, Dallas Goodmanson, who operated the Regina, Saskatchewan office of the Canadian prairie’s leading music agency, “Nellis Booking Agency” The idea was to literally ‘spread’ these fake fifties everywhere. On the front, when folded in half (note […]
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Mick Dalla-Vee’s Blog
Musings and musical news from Canadian musician Mick Dalla-Vee.
In 1985, Bernie Aubin too an offer to go back to playing drums with The Headpins. Jeff Neill and I (Mick Dalla-Vee) started playing regularly at The Embassy with a drummer (who was also a club manager) Ziggi Ziccardo. We started filling the place and soon other clubs wanted the band. Ziggi was held […]
“Place Called Home” – A New Single and Video from Cease & Desist After many years of being a band Cease & Desist have finally released their first single, ‘Place Called Home’. On the week of Feb 20-25, 1989, Mick Dalla-Vee, Marc LaFrance, and Brent Knudsen had their first public performance. Who would have thought […]
The First Time that Cease & Desist Played with Randy Bachman This interesting piece of paper was recently found. It’s a schedule that shows the first time that Cease and Desist played on the same stage with Randy Bachman. This was back on May 6, 1993. Almost 30 years ago at the time of this […]
50 Times People Have Spoken Very Profound Words 1 I was 13 years old, trying to teach my 6 year old sister how to dive into a swimming pool from the side of the pool. It was taking quite a while as my sister was really nervous about it. We were at a big, […]
From Thursday, August 31, 2006 Shooby Taylor – The Music Speaks for Itself… I discovered Shooby a few years ago. It was only now that I ‘rediscovered’ him… Please grab a listen… I’ve included the lyrics (if that’s what they are…) for you to enjoy and sing along with if you will…these have […]
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Randy Bachman Does His Jazz Thing Too, At Massey Hall (With Special Guest Guitarists Jeff Healey and Duke Robillard)
Randy Bachman Does His Jazz Thing Too, At Massey Hall (With Special Guest Guitarists Jeff Healey and Duke Robillard) [from jazzreview.com] Concert Review by: Joe Curtis Venue: Massey Hall (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Friday April 13, 2007 – It was certainly a truly historic musical celebration of the blues, jazz, folk and some Middle Eastern musical […]
The Ron Tabak Band In 1979 – 1980 there was an experimental band put together called The H.U.N.N. (which stood for John HALL, Doni UNDERHILL, Rocket NORTON and Jeff NEILL). They toured around the local bar scene whenever schedules would allow. Eventually they went into Mushroom Studios during those days and self-produced about 5 […]
Dana and Danny are old friends from Winnipeg. During COVID they decided to try recording remotely as Danny now lives in Vancouver and Dana has relocated to Kamloops. Their goal was to recreate songs they loved from their childhood with as much authenticity as possible. I got involved in a small way to make their […]
Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way.
One day, Brent Knudsen and I were driving back from a rehearsal for something (can’t remember what now) and I saw a CD sitting on his console. I asked him what it was and he replied that he didn’t know; that it had simply found it’s way into his car and he didn’t know where […]