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City On My Back Archives » Moni in the Middle

Moni in the Middle… Interview with Brendan Philip

hyperadmin | Interviews,Moni in the Middle | Friday, April 9th, 2010

www.copymyrecords.com

When you experience Brendan Philip you know you are encountering an old soul.  A backbone of 88 Days, he is quiet and reserved with a lot to say.  Calm and serene, his music talks about young love and trying to navigate life. His sound is heavy with sentiment, but light footed.  It reminds me how confusing and torturous love is. It also reminds me of how much I like being there.  You’d say he has the sound of a folk singer with his guitar but Brendan Phillip started out as an MC, kicking rhymes in hallways back in his high school days…

Full interview after the jump!

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Moni in the Middle…Interview with Ayo! Leilani

hyperadmin | Moni in the Middle | Thursday, April 8th, 2010

www.copymyrecords.com

They call her the mama of 88 Days. My friends call her the next gen Jill Scott. We say “Ayo! Leilani, what you say g’yal?!”. Kenyan born Leilani got her extended name from hip hop notable KJ, also from the 88 Days of Fortune crew. This sweet voiced lady has a mighty presence on stage. She’s that calm and collect, tell it like it is type, singing straight from raw emotion.  As a little one she was making up songs with family in Africa, then later migrated to Canada and started up the west-end Toronto version of the “Cousins Band”…

Full interview after the jump!

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Moni in the Middle of…3 Great Shows for 88 Days starting Tonight!!

hyperadmin | Moni in the Middle | Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

88 Days at the AGO

Toronto super collective 88 Days of Fortune celebrate their one year anniversary starting tonight at the Art Gallery of Ontario: FREE!!  Catch T.Ana Cole, KJ, Abstract Random, Ayo Leilani, Amenta, Brendan Philip, Wolf J, Yannick, Deon, Maiko Watson, Nadine and special guests Tanika Charles, Styrofoam Ones and outta towners THEESatisfaction tonight and over the next 3 days as they also hit up the Review Mirror (193 Baldwin) on Thursday and Cine Cycle (129 Spadina), Friday. (more…)

Event: Sun aka the real Sun and Lost Lyrics Video Release Party this Saturday!!

hyperadmin | Events,Moni in the Middle | Friday, January 29th, 2010

Reach 4 the Sky Flier - Jan 30 2010

These kids got SKILLZ!!  Catch the oh so soulful and spoken word poweress, Sun aka the realSUN and some seriously talented youth from the Jane strip as they hold it down with T.Dot heavy hitters and community instigators Saidah Baba Talibah, Rich Kidd, DJ L’Oquence.  Tomorrow, 52 McCaul: 3:30-6:30 and oh yes, rice and peas will be in full effect at this catered and family friendly event.

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Moni in the Middle of…D.O. (Art of Fresh) Interview with CIRAA

hyperadmin | Moni in the Middle | Monday, January 4th, 2010

If 2009 was the year of the GRIND, I can’t wait to see what fruits of labour will come through for 2010. One man who is for sure doing big things right from the jump this year has got to be D.O of Art of Fresh fame.  I recently connected with Aisha Wickham Thomas from the Canadian Independent Artists Association and she shared this interview with me.  D.O most definitely has his business game tight and shares some insight on the steps he’s taken to move up in Canada’s music scene and ‘Stay Driven’… (more…)

Moni In The Middle Of…WU-TANG GIFT PACK GIVEAWAY!

hyperadmin | Contests,Moni in the Middle | Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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It’s gonna be a WU x-mas AGAIN this year!!

This Friday, Fameless brings you the 3rd Annual Shaolin Nights party at Augusta House. The first person to email the answers to the following WU trivia, wins a WU-TANG prize pack and guest-list for you and a friend to get your ghost, cappa, gza, rza and old dutty on!!

Party Deets:

SHAOLIN KNIGHTS 3: The 3rd Annual WU-TANG Party
Fri. Dec. 18 @ The Augusta House (152 Augusta Ave.)

w/ DJ’s: KAEWONDER (Cratery/MOD) + JC (MOD)

WU Trivia:

1. The three founding members of Wu-Tang were who?
2. In 1995, which member won a Grammy for “Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group”?
3. Which Wu affiliate worked as a cab driver in NYC?
4. What year did “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” come out in?
5. Which two in-house producers did RZA regularly work with since “Wu-Tang Forever”?

EMAIL: fameless@hotmail.com

Moni in the Middle of…40G's to Save the Toronto Women's Bookstore

hyperadmin | Moni in the Middle | Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Toronto Women's Bookstore

For the past 36 years, the Toronto Women’s Bookstore has helped promote critical thinking and the empowerment of marginalized people and women in Toronto. The TWB survived a bombing in 1984, but is less likely to withstand the effects of the recession (and maybe a little too much sex and consequence on MTV–just saying, I love the guidos though!).

Saving one of Canada’s largest agents of print and alternative thought can cost as little as 10 bucks! Give the gift of knowledge this christmas. (more…)

EVENT: Tuesday at City Hall!! LIFEmovement COMMUNITY ACTION MEETING!

hyperadmin | Events,Moni in the Middle | Monday, December 14th, 2009

Life Movement

 

Brought to you by the same people that brought you KRS and massive positive movements in the Jane and Finch area. Tomorrow the LIFEmovement takes over City Hall again! This meeting will build on the positive movements that were kick-started in June 2009, hoping to address violence in our communities and bringing it all together downtown…

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Moni in the Middle of…Theatre That's Not Recession Proof

hyperadmin | Events,Moni in the Middle,Uncategorised | Friday, October 16th, 2009

Spent Factory Theatre 

Last night I checked out a hilarious play starring my good friend and awesomely talented actor Ravi Jain, co-starring equally impressive Adam Paolozza.  This play goes through the trials and tribulations of the corporate world and it’s totally out of whack stance on our world economy.  Be prepared to ride a roller-coaster of emotions as you follow these two on their journey from the top of the ladder to the bottom…

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Moni in the Middle of…SXSW Submissions deadline November 6th!

hyperadmin | Moni in the Middle,Uncategorised | Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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Deadline November 6th, 2009!  

www.sxsw.com/music/shows/apply (more…)

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