Monday, April 28, 2008

Love & The Rocket

Mindy McCready was once a talented country music artist, who seemingly had her whole life ahead of her. She is the former, future Mrs. Dean Cain of Superman fame.

McCready's 1996 album, Ten Thousand Angels, went double-platinum and featured her #1 Country hit, "Guys Do It All The Time." The follow-up LP, If I Don't Stay The Night, was certified gold. Since then, her career has gone into a tailspin.

I won't go into all the gory details of her life, but now she is being linked to a long-term relationship that began when she was 15 years old with then 29-year old Roger Clemens when he pitched for the Boston Red Sox.

As if either of these two had enough problems in life. Next stop, court.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Fast Trax 7

Here are the answers to Fast Trax 6:

1. I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock of Seagulls
2. Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
3. Venus – Bananarama
4. Shattered Dreams – Johnny Hates Jazz
5. She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
6. Shock The Monkey – Peter Gabriel

Bravo to Steed who got all 6 correct. I don't believe his first name is John nor does he have a consort named Emma Peel.

This week's feature is a dose of classic rock. Best of luck!

Fast Trax 7

Friday, April 18, 2008

Today, while listening to a radio station that streams on the Internet, I heard a friend doing vacation relief on a Midwestern Classic Rock station. This person has a great set of pipes and a tremendous passion for music.

Unfortunately, this aircheck would not rate a “Finest Hour” nomination. While attempting to record a phone call off the air, my friend must have thrown the wrong switch. You could hear a phone being dialed over top of the song being played and the recording on the other end, “This number is disconnected or out of service.” This was followed by my friend exclaiming, “Damn it!” and redialing the call with the same result.

I don’t know if my friend knew this went out over the air, but my friend will now. If only I had recorded the gaffe on my computer's hard drive.... Oh well, such is life.

(The person’s identity and station call letters are withheld to protect the guilty.)

Tomorrow is Record Store Day. Patronize your local independently owned purveyors of fine vinyl as they are "celebrating the culture and unique place that they occupy both in their local communities and nationally."

Otherwise, you might get a visit from Deep Purple's Ian Gillian, who offers this cautionary note, "Buy real records in real shops, or I'll come round your house and scream at your mother."

Here are the answers to Fast Trax 5:

1. Xanadu – Rush
2. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly
3. The Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys – Traffic
4. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield
5. Green Grass and High Tides (Live) – The Outlaws
6. Free Bird (Live) – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Unfortunately, no one guessed all six songs and artists. Shark came the closest with 4 out of 6, missing #1 & #5.

This week, we're going for some Brit Pop. Cheerio!

Fast Trax 6

Friday, April 11, 2008

Here are the answers to Fast Trax 4:

1. Betta Knock – Playaz Circle
2. Sexual Eruption (Sensual Seduction) – Snoop Dogg
3. Party Like A Rock Star – Shop Boyz
4. Yahhh! – Soulja Boy Tell’em
5. Take You There – Sean Kingston
6. Damaged – Danity Kane

The winner was Dee.

Our new six-pack includes the DJ's best friend--tunes over 10 minutes with one over 25!

Fast Trax 5

Friday, April 04, 2008

How should America eliminate illegals?
Ask Ted Nugent.

Here are the answers to Fast Trax 3:

1. Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under? – Shania Twain
2. Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love) – Waylon Jennings
3. Valentine – Martina McBride
4. Seven Year Ache – Rosanne Cash
5. Fancy – Reba McEntire
6. She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy – Kenny Chesney

The winner was Noah Body, again.

This week features six urban hits.

Fast Trax 4

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Another WLS-alum returns to the airwaves as Brant Miller is tabbed for morning drive at Chicago’s 94.7 FM, True Oldies. Starting Monday, the WMAQ-Channel 5 weather forecaster replaces Scott Mackay at WZZN-FM on the 6 to 10 a.m. shift.

Miller was at The Big 89 and its FM counterpart, which became WZZN, from 1977 to 1991. While still in radio, Miller segued into weather forecasting in 1989 at WFLD-Channel 32.

With two gigs, Miller will be a rock 'n' roll disc jockey by day and a TV weather dude by night.