full moon will grace us on Sunday the 14th,
a great night to howl with Dog at PJ Quigley's
or Gator at Swizzles.
now for some unusual, fun and just plain whack
Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
History (3/13 to 4/15)
In Our Schools
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness
Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness
Talk to Your Teen About Sex
Eye Health and Safety
-Ntnl Write A Letter
Borrowed Books wk 1-7
Human Beings wk 1-7
Your Name wk 5-11
Pro Pet Sitters wk 5-11
an E-Book wk 5-11
Someone See wk 6-10
Cheerleading wk 6-12
School Breakfast wk 6-12
Procrastination wk 6-12
in Education wk 6-12
Your Vision wk 7-13
Women's wk 8-14
Scout wk 12-18
USA Birthday wk 13-19
Brain Awareness wk 13-19
Toad Hollow wk 14-21
Chocolate wk 3rd wk
Agriculture wk 19-25
Animal Poison Prevention wk 19-25
Poison Prevention wk 19-25
Clown wk 19-24 Link
Bubble (blowers) wk 20-27
Spring Fever wk 20-26
of Solidarity with People's -Struggling
Against Racism & Racial Discrimination: 21-27
Cleaning wk 26-4/1
Sleep Awareness wk 27-4/2
Nurse Practitioner wk 30 - 4/2
-Ash Wednesday 1
- Beer Day: 1
a Solo Vacation Day: 1
Not Retired Day: 1
the Bad Service Day: 1
Read Across America Day: 2
Book Day: 2
Harrison Day: 3
Want You To Be Happy Day: 3
Salesperson's Day: 3
Across America Day: 3
If Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs? Day: 3
Day of Prayer: 3
Follower Day: 4
a GI Day: 4
Scrapbooking Industry Day: 4
Inauguration Day: 4
From the Inside Out Day: 5
Piran's Day: 5
Facts About Names Day: 6
Be Heard Day: 7
Corps Day: 7
Names Day: 7
for Women's Rights & -InterNtnl
Working Women's Day: 8
What Your Name Means Day: 8
Franklin Day: 9
Name Pride Day: 10
2006 Day: 11
Scout Day: 12
Samaritan Involvement Day: 13
Open An Umbrella Indoors Day: 13
Children's Craft Day: 14
Your Home Office Day: 14
of March: 15
Confessions Day: 15
Appreciation Day: 16
Urho's Day: 16
Trust Day: 16
Incredible Kid Day: 16
That Care Day: 17
Moments Day: 18
Mom and Dad Day: 18
Biodiesel Day: 18
Quilting Day: 18
American Meat Out Day: 18
Chocolate Caramel Day: 19 -Swallows
Return to San Juan -Capistrano
Agriculture Day: 20
Happy Day: 20
or Wellderly Day: 20
Dance Day: 21
Day for the Elimination -of
Racial Discrimination: 21
Young As You Feel Day: 22
Common Courtesy Day: 22
Day of the Seal: 22
Goof-off Day: 22
Day for Water: 22
Miss Day: 23
Chocolate Covered Raisins Day: 24
Nations: World -Tuberculosis
Day of Celebration of Greek & American Democracy:
Assistants Day: 26
Up Your Own Holiday Day: 26
and Sharing Day: 27
Flying Day: 27
Country Music Song Titles Day: 27
Diabetes Association -Alert
of Columbus Founders Day: 29
Mom & Pop Business Owner's Day: 29
Burner Day: 31
"She's Funny That Way" Day: 31
all of the registered users on our message
enjoy their own personal BLOG
hosted on our site FREE.
like to encourage all our members to put a little
something together (profile, interests, a few
musings, stuff that you'd like to share). As ours
is essentially a community that actually meets
in the real world.
The forum and blogs help to break the ice with
people who you regularily see on the periphery
but haven't yet gotten to know (or might not have
previously known that you'd like to get to know
take a wee bit of time and put a small blog together,
maybe copy an entry or two from one of your other
blogs here to save you the time.
love to hear and see from you.
Adding your birthday to the Calendar
is easy. Simply add your birthday to your
profile when you join the forum
and it will automatically appear on the calendar
You can also add special events such as
your birthday party. Let us all know where and
when you will be celebrating.
is a great way to get to know the people you see
at many of the shows. It is also the 1st place
to learn about special events, parties, newest
songs and what's happening in the community. Keep
up on the latest news, weather & sports...uh...songs,
shows & events.
us a line when you register so we can give you
access to the special areas for our local singers
-the PALS Zone-.
this issue: we recommend reading for aspiring
performers, provide links for buying custom karaoke
disks, share our favorite funny karaoke related
videos, explain the Pal Zones on our message forum,
bring you venue & show news, Paw Parties, and
news about and for our pals from births to deaths
and all the life in between....
March! Ash Wednesday on the 1st, St. Patrick's
Day on the 17th, and THE 1st Day of Spring on
March also gives us Beer Day & Pig Day on
the 1st, BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH the 15th, Lips
Appreciation Day on the 16th, Mule Day on the
3th and Bubble Blowers week from the 20th to the
27th. A Great week for Bubbles![more]
DOG & PONY SOUND SPECIAL EVENTS
Join us at PJ
for a PAW PARTY w/ Dog!!!
250 Greenbank Rd.
Did ya know PJ Quigley's mascott is a DOG?
How appropriate! So is ours!
NIGHT AT SWIZZLES - RENT!
1st Sun. in April - APRIL 2nd
501 Hazeldean Rd.
It's the Dog
1145 Heron Rd.
has a long standing reputation as "the
place" to hold that stag, bachelor, &
birthday party. [map]
SPORTS BAR (Ottawa)
344 Richmond Rd.
FREE parking & NTN
250 Greenbank Rd.
Food! Wings n' Things!
FREE parking & NTN
1982 St. Joseph Blvd.
Last Thursday Every Month
Party: March 30th
BRITANNIA PUB (Ottawa West)
1475 Richmond Rd.
Thursdays 9pm-1am w/Hound
also feature $10 pitchers.
Winner of "Ottawa's Best Bartender"!
and the ONLY venue to offer ALL 3 Libraries!
8:00pm -12:30 w/Dog -
9:30-1:30 w/Kitty -
- Library #9¾
the Dusty Owl Poetry Group the 3rd Sunday
of every month for a special featured
reader & open stage 5pm before karaoke.
(our lil' Goose) gave birth to a beautiful
baby girl thus making her The Official Mother
Goose on Monday February 6th. Congratulations
to Beth and to the new parents to whom Beth has
given the gift of an open adoption.
happy couple has been busy busy busy planning
their upcoming nuptials...
Trisha & Dave will be sailing off into the
sunset on April the 25th. Literally. They are
getting married on a boat with the after nuptuals
celebrations at Swizzles!
(our lil' Piglett)
Tragically on March 7, 2005, as the result
of a car accident, Gabe was taken from us all
at the tender age of 22. His memory and his spirit
Dedicate your joyful sounds in his honor
on Tuesday, March 7th.
Poirier passed away suddenly on Jan. 8, 2006
of a heart attack. He was only 39 years old. Born
Dec.18, 1966, Dan grew up in Glen Robertson, outside
of Ottawa. He moved to Ottawa many years ago graced
us with his joyful, happy presence for many years.
He will be missed by all who had the good fortune
to know him.
For more Pal News visit the DOG & PONY
Sound Community BLOGS
to find out who's up to what. who's seen what
movie, who's vacationed where, who's bought a
house, a car, who needs a hug...
is a great way to get to know the people you see
at many of the shows. Currently we have almost
250 registered members.
The forum is also the 1st place to learn about
special events, parties, newest songs and what's
happening in the community the
same day we do. I post the newest songs on
the forum the day they arrive (although it may
take several more days to get the information
on the website or printed in the new additions
Some areas of the forum are specifically for local
patrons and are only accessible to registered
users. Drop me a quick message when you register
so I can grant you access to the restricted zones.
DOG & PONY's Kibbles 'n Bits
the Sennheiser Evolution Microphone
(now the "blue" mic is all systems...
This is a quality Pro microphone with optimized
response for close vocal work, powerful
sound with a presence boost for improved
projection, cardiod pickup pattern which
resists feedback and a fulll metal construction
with an internal shock mount.
The Sennheiser sports a durable Humbucking
Coil which reduces electrical noise. This
mic has INTENSE output, with a 40-16 KHz
frequency response and high sensitivity.
It makes for an awesome vocal stage mic
as it's designed to perform under pressure.
Its uniform frequency pick-up pattern maintains
signal quality when moving on and off axis
during performance and has a gentle presence
boost to even tonal response which ensures
clarity and projection requiring minimal
other words...a pretty darn nifty mic! We
know you'll love it!
your own Legal Custom CD+G's:
No more buying disks for only 1 or 2 songs
you want when you can select and pay for
only your favorite songs:
Some of our favorite Karaoke related videos:
cotton, silk-screened T-Shirts
"I Got Pawed" front
breast/DPS logo back
at all venues
Personal Stories: Rasta
While working outside Halifax, NS as Club DJ in
1994, the Owner announced to the crowd, that *I*
would be running some Karaoke shortly (they had
just added a Karaoke system to the club). I resounded
"NO, I am a DJ, not a Karaoke Host... I don't
do Karaoke!!" He quickly put his hand over
the microphone, and said "Who Pays You?",
and sheepishly, I said "You Do" and
he went right back to announcing the start of
the Karaoke Show (with me hosting it). I didn't
want to be the host, to start singing myself until
the requests came in. I don't mind when I have
a belly full of Black Rum, but not working a show!
Times change, my own "Dancetime DJ Services"
grew to include Karaoke as well as being a
Dance DJ, although the latter is my forté.
Since I mostly do mobile shows on Weekends,
I made my own "night out" on Thursday
nights, and I took a liking to "Moetown
Karaoke" in Lower Sackville, NS, and
on occassion, I hosted shows for Maurice Aucoin
(The Persuaders). Since I am presently working
in Ottawa, returning to Halifax for my DJ
Gigs, I was introduced to the Dog and Pony
Sound following it from The
Ugly Iguana to O'Briens
(and places in between).
claim full responsibility for getting Black
Rum back to the bars,...ah.. Black Rum, the
drink that creates singers. I am more of an
Entertainer than a Singer, but when you think
I sound good.. we are both getting tossed
for being ripped.
Your Personal Story for Publication.
Let us know what karaoke and community has meant
month we added new songs to all our libraries on
February 9th and 16th and they just keep on coming.
up to date via our forum:
New to Library #42 forum
New to Library #9¾ forum
New to Library #33.3 forum
NEW SONGS ARE ON ORDER AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!
What's The Deal With...
The Pal Zone?
If you have sung at 2 or more DPS shows, you are
officially a DOG & PONY Pal and are invited
to join our message
forum. Once registered, you will be given
special access to areas of the forum of special
interest to local singers: Audition Notices, Pal's
Playground, and Song Request areas plus a Swap Shop
where you can trade your previously loved items
with each other.
Pal Zones make it possible to get to know the people
you see at various shows a little better.
In the words of Thumper, "Come on Bambi! The
month: what's the deal
with..The Pal Zone?
Reading for Singers
sound has always
been interested in assisting our singers in reaching
their potential. Some
of our singers want to develop careers in the music
is some recommended reading material for all musicians,
amateur or professional:
A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
by Julia Cameron
Sample Pages of "The Artist's Way"
This work provides a 12-week course that guides
the reader through the process of recovering their
creative self. It aims to dispel the "I'm not
talented enough" conditioning that tends to
hamper the creativity of many people.
the Inside Flap
Have you ever longed to be able to draw or paint,
write or compose music? With The Artist's Way you
can discover how to unlock your latent creativity
and make your dreams a reality. The Artist's Way
provides a 12-week course that guides you through
the process of recovering your creative self. It
dispels the 'I'm not talented enough' conditioning
that holds many people back and helps you unleash
your own inner artist. It's step-by-step approach
helps demystify the creative process by making it
part of your daily life. It tackles your self-doubts,
self-criticism and worries about time, money and
the support to pursue your creative dream. It has
helped many thousands of people uncover their hidden
talents - it can help you too.
Artist's Way" at
Artist's Way Site
Singing Fix 7 Nights A Week!
& PONY sound
Shows for March 2006
Brig, 501 Hazeldean Rd. Kanata. 9:30pm-1:30am
No dogs or ponies have ever been harmed during our shows