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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Enthusiasm abounds in Overdrive 145

Christmas teas and coffee's in abundance everywhere.


Briskly tingling, the days have chilled.
With exhilarting crispness the air is filled.
The barren branches of the oaks
Form lacy networks of roughewn spokes,
Etched in contrast of bolder blue
Against a sky of deepest blue.

Busily engaged are the fallen leaves
In a lively dance with the autumn breeze
Noisy flocks of feathered races
Gather to travel to warmer places
While those of us they leave behind
This is the thrill that memory craves
Of refreshingly brisk November days.

From the news bulletin at the nursing home where Grandma resides
No author given to this poem above.

My dear friend Lisa's son Jayden is featured with the band he is with
on C8 Windsor Star November 4, 2010

Enthusiasm abounds in Overdrive 145
By Ted Shaw, The Windsor Star November 4, 2010 Overdrive 145 is a garden-variety, grassroots band.

One of its biggest gigs so far was in the backyard of a member's family home, and the audience came from the neighbourhood.

In August, the four teens who make up Overdrive 145 -- Jayden Turnbull, 14; Michael Campagnoni, 14; Eric Godin, 14; and Aaron Daudlin, 13 -- set up in the Turnbulls' backyard and put on a pay-as-you-go fundraiser for cancer.

Jayden even offered to have his long hair cut back to the roots and donated it to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Somewhere, some cancer patient is walking around in a wig made of Jayden's hair.

"It's kind of weird," the 14-year-old drummer said. "I'd like to meet that person."

This Sunday at 2 p.m., the boys will perform at Riverside Banquet Hall, 1286 Lauzon Rd., again to raise money for cancer research.

The genesis of the band goes back to when Jayden went to friend Matt Kozak's house to do a school project a couple of years back.

Out of the corner of his eye, Jayden spied the drum set of Matt's dad -- veteran city musician Mike Kozak, a founding member of Teaze.

"We sat (at the drums) and started messing around," said Jayden. That led eventually to lessons with Kozak and Jesse Blais.

Two years later, Jayden was ready to take the next step. He called up his guitar-playing friend Godin, and the core of Overdrive 145 was formed. Daudlin and Campagnoni joined last March.

The kids jammed at their parents' houses, switching locations from time to time. Eventually, too, the parents got to know each other.

"It's a family affair now," said Lisa Turnbull, Jayden's mom.

Their first gig was in April at the Lakeshore Discovery School. Over the summer, they also played at Belle River's Sunsplash.

"We'd like to see it go as far as it can," Jayden said one day this week after school -- he's in Grade 9 at St. Anne's high school.

The other members attend St. Anne's, Pavillion des jeunes, and L'Essor.

As for the name, Jayden said it's cool because it rhymes: "It doesn't really mean anything."

It was also inspired by their favourite bands -- Sum 41 and Blink-182.

© Copyright (c) The Windsor Star

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So proud of you all♥


At 7:31 AM, Blogger Naturegirl said...

Jeanne your autuumn poem is so fitting with the air so crisp.Here my Oak trees are not yet barern however the fallen leaves do rustle and crunch underfoot!Happiness to you!hugs

At 11:17 AM, Blogger Jeanne said...

Thanks so much

At 12:06 PM, Blogger Christina said...

i find it so beautiful, that you found those words, where your grand resides. so beautiful.
yay for Jayden.

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Jeanne said...


At 6:08 PM, Blogger Absolutely Ladylike said...


Have a wonderful weekend dear Jeanne.

Much love to you: Evi


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