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In Memoriam

Paws For Thought:
Straight from the Pony's mouth!

Nominate your favorite performers for the
Annual Singer Showcase & Revue at Barrymore's

Polls close Nov 15h

NEW VENUE! Royal Britannia Pub Beginning Thursday Nov. 11th - Thursdays 9pm-1am w/Föxxx & The Hound

1st Sunday Every Month join the Dog & friends at Swizzles for a FREE MOVIE MUSICAL followed by karaoke until midnight.
Sunday NOVEMBER 7: Rocky Horror Picture Show 6pm

Scaryoke Halloween Party! Friday October 29th at Swizzles    $200 prize for BEST COSTUME!

No Karaoke Sunday October 30th at Swizzles. There'll be a one-time only, special fundraising event. Karaoke Sundays will resume the following week.

Swizzles, 246 Queen Street 3 karaoke shows a week: 9:30-1:30 every Tuesday & Friday. Sunday 8-midnight. Catch the Dusty Owl Reading & Open Poetry the 3rd Sunday of every month (5pm before karaoke).

O'Brien's, 1145 Heron Rd. keeps rockin' EVERY Friday & Saturday 9pm-1am!

Wednesdays are WILD at The LookOut! Check it out 9pm-1am

We've restructured our message board! 1st time visitors and general members will have access to the General and Venue Zones only. DOG & PONY Pals (people who sing at 2 or more of our venues) will be granted access to several private forums including: Local Audition Notices, Pals Swap Shop, Song Requests and Newest Song notifications and more.

Visit our DOG & PONY Palspage to update your personal Pal status online!

Pal of The Month

Fridays & Saturdays

2 Great Nights Back-to-Back!

Voted Ottawa's BEST Karaoke!

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Join us at "The Swiz" Swizzles, 246 Queen St.
Tuesdays - 9:30pm - 1:30am
Library #42 with Dog
Fridays -
9:30pm - 1:30am 
Library #9¾ with Miss Kitty
Sundays - 8-midnight
Library #42 with Dog - Early show!

Voted Ottawa's BEST Karaoke!

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 41 York St.

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9:00pm - 1:00am 
with Dog

 1475 Richmond Rd. [map] [photos]

Thursdays [starting Nov. 11th]
9:00pm - 1:00am 
with Föxxx & The Hound
Lietenants Pump Idol Songlist
Special Thanks to everyone
who came out to support
"Pump Idol" with Jon Dore.

Congratulations to:

Larry J - 27" Color TV
Eric - DVD Home Theatre System
Warren - Snowboard & fleece
Moe - Gift Certificates
Maura - Umbrella & Patio Set

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Serving your singing fixes 5 nights a week
show listings October 2004:

Karaoke Fun! Singing TipsMicrophone Tips: Mic Technique 101
"What's the buzz, tell me what's a happenin"

We invest a lot of money in high end equipment
to help you sound your very best.
Our microphones are no exception!

Our mics are EXTREMELY sensitive unidirectional instruments. They do not pick up surrounding sounds. They only pick up the direct stream of sound from your lips to the sensitive element inside the head.

Before singing, speak into the mic to test if it's on. We'll activate the mic and adjust the levels for you.

Please don't tap, bang or blow into the mic. That could damage the sensitive element and they can cost a lot of money to replace.

It is important to hold the mic in front of your mouth at about a 90° angle a couple of inches and slightly to the side of from your mouth for best sound quality. Do not cup the head of the mic. This creates muffled distortion and often, severe feedback.

DO NOT put your lips on the mic! It will make you sound YUCKY, MUSHY, BLURRY, MUFFLED, AND your voice will become an amplified mess of BUZZ sounds! ack!

We want you to sound your best! Hold the mic an inch or two from your mouth and we will give you all the volume you need to sound your best. If you hold the mic to your lips, we are forced to turn the mic down because of the awful buzzing noises this creates.

DOG & PONY sound nominated for
* No dogs or ponies have ever been harmed during our shows.