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BleedingHeart
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posted 20 October 2004 07:04 PM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I read in the paper yesterday that Doug of Doug and the Slugs had died in a Calgary Hospital. I had hoped someone would start this topic but I guess I have to.

I had the opportunity to see Doug and the Slugs on 5 occasions since 1978 and had their first three albums which on cassette accompanied my many moves around the country. His concerts were certainly the most entertaining concerts I have ever attended. The last one I saw 3 years ago at the King's Knight pub in Edmonton was a big disappointment more because of the venue. Unfortunately I passed up an opportunity to see him in Edmonton 3 weeks ago.


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Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 20 October 2004 09:39 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I only saw them once, back in their hayday, but they put on an amazing show, and always had some great tunes. I have two of their albums, and I'm going to go dig them out now...
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thwap
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posted 20 October 2004 09:39 PM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What were the live shows like?

I had a friend who saw them in Halifax (years ago) and she said he was a jerk on-stage.

I liked their two singles, "Too Bad" and "Making it Work." Did they keep putting out (or trying out anyway) new stuff?


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remind
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posted 21 October 2004 12:11 AM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Their live shows were fantastic. Saw them twice in large club settings!

Way funny and great dancing, did not want to sit down once.

Doug had a very cutting sense of humour not for those with delicate sensibilities.

I had posted this news on the newly dead thread a few days back.

[ 21 October 2004: Message edited by: remind ]


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Jesse Dignity
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posted 22 October 2004 09:32 PM      Profile for Jesse Dignity   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The first concert I ever went to in my life was a Doug & The Slugs concert. My mother was a pretty big fan. I wasn't in school yet I don't think, probably like four. It wasn't in a club, it was at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on Dal campus here in Halifax.

Anyway, I don't really remember anything about it other than this - in between numbers, Doug got someone to shine a light down on where I was sitting in the second row (or so) and asked my mother what I was doing out so late and proceeded to serenade me with "Lullabye... and goodnight..."

I was, by all reports, FURIOUS at the attention.

In retrospect, it's pretty funny. But it's over 20 year later at this point. ^_^

But yeah I never was into his music, but that experience is what made his passing something that gave me pause, personally.


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Ki No Ronin
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posted 27 October 2004 05:32 PM      Profile for Ki No Ronin     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
They had a big Memorial Concert a couple of nights ago at the Commodore Ballroom in downtown Vancouver.

I heard about it on the News, but did not go. The News review on the Concert stated that a good time was had by all while they all Danced and Sang to Doug Bennett Tunes all night long.

Doug probably is Resting in Peace after his Spirit saw how much everyone liked his music in the Commodore Ballroom the other night.

Ki No Ronin


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