DOG & PONY SOUND NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2005

Happy Easter, St. Patty's Day and 1st Day of Spring!
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Well this month crept up on me quite by surprise. I forgot how very short February can be ;)

Looks like we're gonna have some fun celebrating this month. Two great locations to celebrate St. Patrick's Day; Royal Britannia Pub with the Hound and The Brig Pub in Kanata with our Irish Dog.

We'll be celebrating Easter Sunday at Swizzles beginning our regular Sunday Karaoke with the movie "Godspell" at 6pm. Come out and refresh your memory so you can sing all the great Godspell tunes available.

Spring is not too far now (despite the nasty downpouring of snow today). Officially, Sunday March 20th marks the 1st day of Spring this year, which, incidentally, is also the 3rd Sunday of the month which always signifies the meeting of the Dusty Owls at Swizzles 5pm. Come out, share your writing and join the fun.

For some pre-halloween fun ...a full moon will grace us Friday the 25th. Often entertaining. Join us at Swizzles or O'Brien's to howl at the moon.
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VENUE NEWS

*NEW VENUE! BRIXTON'S PUB 210 Sparks St. http://www.dogandponysound.com/map_brixtons.htm
Not only is it a Thursday show AND downtown ... but it is an early show TOO! 7:30-11:30pm
Brixton's begins Thursday March 24th with hosts Miss Kitty & Coyote. This will also christen the birth of our Library #33.3. map & photo galleries coming soon!

*THE BRIG PUB 501 Hazeldean Rd.in Kanata features our Dog & Library #42 Thursdays 9pm-1am
Now the Brig offers poker & euchre tournaments as well. See the Brig page for more specials (including the Birthday Special) http://www.dogandponysound.com/map_brig.htm

*VILLAGE INN PUB 313 Bank St. VIP is in new hands since Tony's passing last month. Now, under David's care, the little pub with the big heart continues its deliciously naughty karaoke nights every Wednesday & Saturday 9:30-1:30 w/Miss Kitty http://www.dogandponysound.com/vip.htm

*ROYAL BRITANNIA PUB 1475 Richmond Rd. 9pm-1am Thursdays are a blast! Young, hip AND cool
w/Richie The Hound http://www.dogandponysound.com/map_royalbritannia.htm

*SWIZZLES, 246 Queen Street Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30-1:30 and Sundays 8pm -12:30. Yes indeedy, the Sunday show has been extended to accomodate all you party animals.

Also...catch the Dusty Owl Poetry Group the 3rd Sunday of every month at SWIZZLES(5pm before karaoke. http://www.dogandponysound.com/map_swizzles.htm

*O'BRIEN's, 1145 Heron Rd. offers a wide variety of events and games (Sun. Pool Tournament 1 PM. Tues. movie night. 8 PM, two free movies & popcorn. Wed. poker night. Thurs. rec darts social league, ...and of course karaoke EVERY Friday & Saturday 9pm-1am! http://www.dogandponysound.com/map_obriens.htm

*THE LOOKOUT, 41 York St. Wednesdays - Join the dog for a great howl at the moon. 9:30pm-1:30am
http://www.dogandponysound.com/map_lookout.htm
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PAL NEWS

Pal of The Month - Monique L'Heureux (a.k.a. Miss Kitty) http://www.dogandponysound.com/palofmonth.htm

*Congratulations to Marcel & Marie-France on their 1st year anniversary. They had a lovely quiet celebration, just the three of them...that's right...THEY'RE PREGNANT!

Happy Birthday March Pals:
Ian March 2nd, Elly March 17th, Barb & Jenn J the 24th and Miss Kitty the 31st.

-Add your name to the online Pals Birthday Calendar http://www.dogandponysound.com/calendar/calendar.php

-You can also update your status online! http://www.dogandponysound.com/i_am_a_pal.htm

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STAFF NEWS

We have two welcome additions to the stable: Coyote (a.k.a Terry) who will be hosting along side Miss Kitty at our newest venue, Brixton's Pub beginning March 24th
and (it's about time) Biny...our busy lil' Beaver begins his training this week! :)

*You can pet the dog Tuesdays & Sundays at SWIZZLES, Wednedays at THE LOOKOUT, Thursdays at THE BRIG PUB and Fridays & Saturdays at O'BRIEN'S.

*Stroke naughty Miss Kitty Fridays at SWIZZLES and Wednesdays & Saturdays at VIP. Soon, you may pet her at BRIXTON'S PUB Thursdays if you can get past the Coyote.

*Catch Richie the Hound Thursdays at ROYAL BRITANNIA PUB or attempt to tame a Wildcat the occassional Saturday at O'BRIEN'S.

*Meet the entire stable: http://www.dogandponysound.com/profile.htm
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SONG LIBRARY NEWS

We recently added 400 SoundChoice tracks to all 3 libraries plus 100's more!
In fact, we added new songs March 1st, Feb.23, 22, 17, 16, 9 and 2

CHECK OUT ALL our Song Libraries online: http://www.dogandponysound.com/Library/dogandponysongdatabase.htm

GREAT NEWS! Now you don't have to be takin' our songbooks home with you!!! You can download & print all of our newest libraries by Artist, Title and Genre FREE!
http://www.dogandponysound.com/library.htm

You can also Print your own Request Slips to bring with you.
[pdf] http://www.dogandponysound.com/pdf/requestslips.pdf
[html] http://www.dogandponysound.com/REQUESTSLIPS_2005.htm

The newest songs added to the libraries since the last songbook publishing are online! Check this every week as we are always adding new tunes! Or log into our message forum where we keep everyone up on the latest news, weather & sports...uh...songs, shows & events.
http://www.dogandponysound.com/news_releases.htm
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GENERAL NEWS

*Our message board has had a face lift! Check it out! http://www.dogandponysound.com/forum/

Join our message board to get the latest about new shows, parties, special events, new songs and more!
On your 1st visit you will see the General Zone, Venue Zone and Community Zone.

Let us know when you register so we can grant you access to even more special forums for our local singers...the PALS Zone.


*We’re putting over 40 of our best singers on the Barrymore’s stage for our 2nd DOG & PONY Sound Singer Showcase and Revue.
YOU GET TO PICK THE BEST! http://www.dogandponysound.com/fun_photos_pals_vote.htm

Who is eligible to sing on the Barrymore’s stage?
All Dog & Pony Pals are eligible. A D&P Pal is a singer who has supported D&P by attending shows at 2 or more different venues. We have posted photos of all of our D&P Pals on our website. You may choose up to 25 of your favorite singers. [see pals photos]

By choosing up to 25 people (in order of your preference) you not only help to support this event but you also have a hand in the programming.

Who will sing? You decide. You pick the singers you want to hear perform on this historic stage. The top 3 singers who obtain the highest number of peer votes will perform 3 songs each, the next 2 will perform 2 songs each and 40 more performers will each have the opportunity to perform on the Barrymore’s stage during a 4 hour, non stop talent extravaganza.

Who may vote? Everyone! If you have a favorite singer or singers you may vote. Each person may submit only one ballot. However, you may vote for up to 25 different people on that ballot. You may not vote for the same person more than once.

How to vote?
1. Download a voting form online: http://www.dogandponysound.com/vote.htm
or
Obtain a voting form from your host.

2. Return the form to your host with the appropriate fee.
$2 per vote up to 25 votes or $50 max.

or Pay online using PayPal
*you may email your votes if using paypal to submit your voting fee
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Until next time...keep on singin'!

Danni, Lead Pony
www.dogandponysound.com
(613) 820-2600
office hrs. 2pm-2am daily

DOG & PONY Sound Show Schedule - March 2005
Tues Swizzles, 246 Queen St. 9:30pm -1:30am w/Dog
Wed The LookOut, 41 York St. 9:30pm-1:30am w/Dog
Wed VIP, 313 Bank St. 9:30pm-1:30am w/Miss Kitty
Thurs Royal Britannia, 1475 Richmond Rd. 9pm-1am w/The Hound
Thurs The Brig, 501 Hazeldean Rd. 9pm-1am w/Dog
Thurs Brixton's Pub, 210 Sparks St. 7:30-11:30pm w/Kitty & Coyote [begins March 24]
Fri O'Brien's Eatery & Pub, 1145 Heron Rd. 9pm-1am w/Dog
Fri Swizzles, 246 Queen St. 9:30pm -1:30am w/Miss Kitty
Sat O'Brien's Eatery & Pub, 1145 Heron Rd. 9pm-1am w/Dog
Sat VIP, 313 Bank St. 9:30pm-1:30am w/Miss Kitty
Sun Swizzles, 246 Queen St. 8:00pm-12:30 w/Dog