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A CBC Radio 3 Christmas Carol

xmas-blogHey now,

So, my CBC Radio 3 show, the Wrath of Khanna has a weekly literary gathering called the What’cha Readin’ Book Club. Basically we spend a month devoted to a single book and we read and discuss it together every Friday morning from 7-10 AM EST on the R3 blog.
In December we’re doing something pretty special. Aside from spending our time with the late Mordecai Richler‘s Barney’s Version, I have written and produced a satiric, radio play adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. On December 24th, the entire CBC Radio 3 Christmas Carol will be available as a podcast that people can download at cbcbradio3.com or on iTunes. But starting Friday December 3rd, I’ll be airing two or three scenes a week on my Wrath of Khanna show, which simulcasts on cbcradio3.com and Sirius 86.
The cast can be viewed below and, based on its Canadian indie-rock pedigree, this is definitely not your grandparent’s Christmas Carol. It might be a tad “inside” in many respects but the classic story is there.
So yeah, I hope you enjoy it. It’s supposed to be funny.

Happy holidays!
Ebenezer Vish Khanna

The Wrath of Khanna & The What’cha Readin’ Book Club Present:

A CBC Radio 3 Christmas Carol!

An adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic

Starring:

Legendary East Coast Musician, Al Tuck

Dallas Wehrle of Constantines

Stuart Duncan of Out of this Spark Records

Magali Meagher of Sheezer and the Phonemes

With CBC Radio 3 Staff Members:

Vish Khanna

Pedro Mendes

Craig Norris

Tariq Hussain

Andrea Gin

John Paolozzi

Lisa Christiansen

Lana Gay

and Chris Kelly

Plus Radio 3 listener Michael Vasiliauskas

With special appearances by Scott Russell of CBC Sports

And Jim Guthrie, as Tiny Jim Guthrie

And our narrator is Buck 65

On-air schedule at cbcradio3.com and Sirius 86 (Fridays, 7-10 AM EST):

December 3: Scenes 1-2
December 10: Scenes 3-5
December 17: Scenes 6-8
December 24: Scenes 9-11 + Podcast Launch

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Sheezer on the MVIMS! 10/27/2010

good afternoon,

This week the Mich Vish Interracial Morning Show! is pleased to welcome members of Toronto’s Sheezer to the program at 8:05 AM EST.


Sheezer

To learn more about listening live or downloading/streaming this show later, please visit this link or perhaps even this link to hear this and/or other recent episodes.

thanks a lot,
vk

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KYEO/CSA Present: The 2010 CFRU Glam Slam Ball!

Thursday October 28, 2010
KYEO & The CSA Present:

2010 GLAM SLAM BALL!
Featuring:

KING NEPTUNE AND HIS TRIDENTS
+
SHEEZER


King Neptune & His Tridents (circa summer gig, 2009) Photo by Karolina Kuras

King Neptune & His Tridents is an all-star gathering of Guelph musicians, who first started playing cover songs together in 2003. The event was CFRU’s Glam Slam Ball, which was first popularized in Guelph in the early 90s, as a “fake prom” where young students and people waaaay past high school could get dressed up and party like there were no chaperones in the room. Rekindled seven years ago at the Ebar, the Glam Slam has gained new life as a hotly anticipated, annual, pre-Halloween bash that marries amazing music spanning many styles, genres, and decades, with dancing, formal wear, and a unique “prom” theme.
This 2010 Glam Slam incarnation of the band features Alison Bell-Smith, Andrew Collins, Bill Whitehead, Chris Hierlihy, Dave Withers Evan Gordon, Geordie Gordon, Jeff Munro, Jessy Bell Smith, Johnny Merritt, Jordan Howard, Tristan O’Malley, and Vish Khanna. Patrons are all encouraged to wear prom wear of course but dressing in some kind of Halloween costume would work just as well!


Sheezer (Toronto)

The world’s only all-female Weezer cover band is headed to Guelph. Sheezer is approved by Weezer themselves and play only songs from the 1994 classic “blue” album and 1996 fan favourite Pinkerton. Made up of Toronto musicians Laura Barrett (The Hidden Cameras / Laura Barrett), Dana Snell (Gentleman Reg / The Bicycles), Magali Meagher (The Phonemes), Robin Hatch (ex-Sports) and guitar shredder Alysha Haugen, Sheezer make a point of faithfully performing Weezer’s first two albums note-for-note.
Excitement for Sheezer was immediate and widespread. It started with a link from Weezer’s official blog, and a tweet about Sheezer from lead singer Rivers Cuomo. An interview in Spinner was picked up by USA Today, and the band has been featured in Exclaim, NOW Magazine, Eye Weekly and on several music blogs.
Sheezer’s debut show on New Year’s Eve 2010 sold out in advance, with a room full of Weezer fans shouting along to every song. The trend has continued through each subsequent show, with crowds getting larger and louder each time. Sheezer have blown minds of Weezer aficionados and non-fans alike, exceeding all expectations of any skeptics by showcasing their mastery of the hits. They have been working hard in continued efforts to electrify audiences with their feminine twist to some much-loved classics, and to stir up some 90s nostalgia. Be sure to check out the acoustic performance of Holiday they did for the online music video series, Southern Souls!

Special Guest:

DJ Charless

Thursday October 28, 2010
The Ebar 41 Quebec St. Guelph
Doors at 10:00 PM
All-ages/Licensed

$12 with non-perishable food item
$14 without

Tickets Available:
The Bookshelf – 41 Quebec St. – Guelph
Orange Monkey – 005 Princess St. – Waterloo
CSA Office – University of Guelph – UC Room 274
(non-perishable food items will be accepted at ticket outlets)

All proceeds benefit CFRU 93.3 FM
All food items collected will benefit the Guelph Food Bank.

musicprogramming [at] gmail [dot] com

UPCOMING KYEO/CSA SHOWS:

THURSDAY OCTOBER 28: CFRU GLAM SLAM BALL – ft. KING NEPTUNE & HIS TRIDENTS – SHEEZER @ Ebar – 41 QUEBEC ST. – GUELPH – 10:00 PM – $12 w/food donation /$14 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.cfru.ca

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12: JASON COLLETT – AL TUCK – BRY WEBB @ Dublin Street United Church – 68 SUFFOLK ST. W. – GUELPH – 8:00 PM – $14 Student/$18 General – AA www.sundaycinema.ca www.arts-crafts.ca

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18: GRAND ANALOG – D-SISIVE @ Ebar – 41 QUEBEC ST. – GUELPH – 10:00 PM – $12 w/food donation /$14 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.outontheshelf.ca www.myspace.com/grandanalog www.myspace.com/dsisive

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15: STAY OUT OF THE MALL IX – RICKWHITEALBUM – ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS – RICHARD LAVIOLETTE & THE OIL SPILLS @ Ebar – 41 QUEBEC ST. – GUELPH – 9:30 PM – $10 w/food donation /$12 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.cancer.ca www.myspace.com/rickwhitealbum www.myspace.com/1hundreddollars www.myspace.com/richardlavioletteandtheoilspills

THURSDAY DECEMBER 16: STAY OUT OF THE MALL IX – ZEUS – METZ – PS I LOVE YOU @ Ebar – 41 QUEBEC ST. – GUELPH – 9:30 PM – $10 w/food donation /$12 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.cancer.ca www.themusicofzeus.com www.myspace.com/metztheband www.myspace.com/psiloveyouband