Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vinyl Record Day 2008

Vinyl Record Day 2008 is less than two weeks away. You won't believe what I've got planned for this year's celebration. Don't touch that dial!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kid Rock Rocks!

I'm not a big fan of Kid Rock. However, his tune All Summer Long has become a favorite. It's probably due to his sampling of Werewolves of London and Sweet Home Alabama. Enjoy the video.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Radio HOF Winners

Inductees were named Thursday to the Chicago-based Radio Hall of Fame. Winners included Boston's Howie Carr, who blew past Steve Dahl and two others in the local/regional category, and Dr. James Dobson's "Focus on the Family," which beat Howard Stern and two others in the national category.

Other winners announced Thursday included Art Bell in the national pioneer category, Charlie Tuna in the local/regional pioneer category, and Mickey Luckoff, president and general manager of KGO-AM in San Francisco. As previously announced, posthumous inductees were Bob Collins of WGN and WOKY, Jess Cain of Boston and Dick Whittinghill of Los Angeles.

Winners will be inducted November 8 during a nationally broadcast black-tie event at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Fast Trax On Hiatus

Here are the answers to Fast Trax 16:

1. Waterfalls – TLC
2. On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
3. Kiss From A Rose – Seal
4. Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio
5. Hold My Hand – Hootie & The Blowfish
6. I’ll Be There For You (Theme from “Friends) – The Rembrandts

After posting Fast Trax every Friday for the past four months, I've decided to put it on hiatus for a while. Its return will be dictated by my schedule, which is very hectic these days.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Moon Martin

jb over at The Hits Just Keep On Comin', reminded me of an artist I enjoyed playing in college. Moon Martin was better known as a songwriter than a performer. Martin's song, Bad Case of Lovin' You (Doctor, Doctor), peaked at #14 on the Billboard Pop Singles Chart...for Robert Palmer.

As a performer, the bespeckled Oklahoma native hit the Pop Singles Chart twice in 1979 with Rolene reaching #30 and No Chance topping out at #50. One other tune, X-Ray Vision, made it all the way up to #67 on the Billboard Club Play Singles Chart in 1982.

Often compared to Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe, here's a video of Moon Martin & The Ravens performing Rolene: