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As many of you know, I was diagnosed with melanoma a year ago. At the time we figured the treatment would be swift. What can I say … things don’t always go exactly as planned.

I began my first round of immunotherapy treatment last winter. It was partially, but not completely, successful. So the plan is for me to begin another round of immunotherapy treatment in January.

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My goodness. How wonderful.
Just got this from the folks at Good Robot Brewing Company and Bottleneck Coffee in Halifax. What a nice email to get on a cold Monday morning.
Like our costume? Let's see yours...
New shipment of Vinyl Cafe toques just came in. Now online (and in Stuart's living room) [ Zunior.com Link ]
We’ve had lots of people asking when the new Vinyl Cafe CD will be available in the USA. October 28th is the official release date. But you can pre-order now. Check it out: [ Hyperurl.co Link ]

Up & Away

NEW SHOW ON THE RADIO THIS WEEKEND. We started the Vinyl Cafe Story Exchange over a decade ago. When you read every submission, as we do, and the submissions run into the thousands, as they do, you begin to get some ideas of what people care about. Today on the show we talk about the most common theme. You’ll be surprised (maybe even shocked) to find out what it is. This weekend on CBC Radio...
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We had lots of great feedback about Ian Robb's hilarious song "Garnet's Homemade Beer". It's from Ian's album "From Different Angels". Link below. And if you missed this weekend's show and don't know what we're talking about - you can listen tomorrow night at 11pm on CBC Radio 1 (or download this week's podcast).

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PODCAST NEWS: Starting today our free, weekly, podcast will be released FRIDAY MORNINGS. Now you can get your hit of the Vinyl Cafe 24 hours earlier. Subscribe and it will come to your computer/phone/tablet each and every Friday morning.

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Exam time! We recently found out that many teachers are using Stuart’s Dave & Morley stories on their English exams. So, today on the show two English teachers are going to quiz Stuart on his story "Hello Monster". Tune in to see how he does. Full show available by podcast here:

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New radio show on this weekend, all about spring. Live in the Maritimes? It's on CBC Radio 1 RIGHT NOW. CBC Radio 1 today at noon, or anytime you want by podcast. Check out the link below.
Make sure you stick around until the end of the show so you can hear the very awesome song by Ash & Bloom. In fact, all the music is great in this show. Thumbs up Julie Penner.

Oh happy day! Our new CD - Vinyl Cafe Up & Away - is hot off the press and winging its way to sensible stores near you … today!
This clock hangs in our office at CBC. Stuart Time. If you also operate on Stuart Time and, as a result, missed our new show this weekend, you can check it out by podcast. Or listen tomorrow night at 11pm in CBC Radio 1. [ Cbc.ca Link ]
NEW SHOW ON THE RADIO THIS WEEKEND: We’re talking about art. We have a story exchange about one of Canada’s most famous artists: A.Y Jackson. We have a story about Dave struggling to understand and make sense of an art show: photographs taken by his daughter’s boyfriend Tommy. And we have some excellent songs about creating music.
Happy Canada Day, from our little Vinyl Cafe family to yours.
Look what arrived in the mail today...Stuart won GOLD for "Best Writing" in the New York Festivals "The World's Best Radio Programs".
It’s stories and music about fathers today on the the show. We have songs by musicians who have followed in their fathers' footsteps. We have a hilarious story about Stan Rogers. We have a Story Exchange from a woman about her father that ends with one of the most beautiful lines about fathers and kids that we’ve ever read. And a story about Dave and his dad. If you live in the eastern time...
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