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Saturday night at Stoney Creek
Oct. 20, 2014 7:37 am

My band "Viagara Falls" played on 10/18 for CMNH hero Alysta King's fundraiser, sponsored by the Family Dog Center.  Fun night, and a great cause!


This is so hard!!
Oct. 17, 2014 10:23 am

Why don't they make the gas hole bigger?  It's hard to get the gas in there without spilling!!


I have no words for this...
Oct. 17, 2014 9:03 am

Halloween costume or lifestyle issues?


Superstar
Oct. 16, 2014 6:59 am

In 1971 The Carpenters went to #2 on the Hot 100 with "Superstar". The song was written by Bonnie Bramlett of Delaney and Bonnie, and had been recorded by several artists well before the Carpenters did it.  Richard Carpenter actually heard the song for the first time when Bette Midler performed it on the Tonight Show.  The song is about a groupie that falls in love with a famous rock star after a one-night stand... and the lyrics are pretty cliche in that respect. But it went all the way to number two, and today is largely forgotten.


Calypso!!
Oct. 15, 2014 6:49 am

John Denver wrote the song "Calypso" as a tribute to diver and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, and his ship The Calypso.  The song was originally the B side to the song "I'm Sorry", but Calypso received more airplay and the amazing happened... a B side went all the way to #2 on the Hot 100.  I met and got to know John Denver when Calypso was on the charts... despite my normal rock and roll preference, I'm a big John Denver fan.  This is an incredibly beautiful song and largely forgotten today.
John performing Calypso


Daily Videos...
Oct. 14, 2014 8:06 am

Have you ever checked out the videos on this website>  Pretty cool stuff and it changes daily.  Today's vid is Donovan singing "Jennifer Juniper".  Check it out!



Donovan

Friday giggle...
Oct. 10, 2014 7:00 am

Mother weekend is almost here... let's start it with a giggle!


Happy Birthday John!
Oct. 9, 2014 7:06 am

John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940... yep, John would be 74 today.  A tumultuous childhood, a Beatle career, an up and down solo career, bed-ins for peace, a years-long battle to stay in the U.S., and a dozen other things that made John an icon in the world of rock and roll.  Gunned down by an insane fan abruptly ending an amazing comeback John's music is still meaningful and still sounds great today... as tribute to John on his birthday, listen to a forgotten oldie, his version of "Stand By Me".


Local band... almost a break out.
Oct. 8, 2014 7:13 am

A listener requested the Unchained Mynds "We Can't Go On This Way". The song was a hit in the Midwest, even receiving play on WLS in Chicago... not bad for a La Crosse band. Randy Purdy, Wayne Bentzen, Clare Troyanek and Dan Hanson recorded the song in 1969 on Transaction records, it was re-released on Buddah records, made a brief appearance on Teen Town records, and then faded into rock history... except to the fans in La Crosse.  It's today's forgotten oldie.
listen here,


October 7, 1964
Oct. 7, 2014 8:56 am

On this day, the Beatles recorded a three-song segment or the American TV show Shindig.
Kansas City, I'm a Loser, Boys


Clever!!
Oct. 6, 2014 7:35 am

If they give awards for clever captioning, this one deserves to be number one!


Yellow River
Oct. 2, 2014 6:55 am

The British band Christie scored an international hit in 1970 with the song "Yellow River". Although written about a soldier returning from the Civil War, it struck a chord during the Vietnam era, and was #1 in several countries around the world.  Requested by a faithful listener, today's forgotten oldie has been covered by many artists over the years.Watch here!


Don't Throw Your Love Away...
Oct. 1, 2014 7:05 am

In 1964 the British Invasion went into high gear after the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan in February. One of the bands that hit the charts in the U.S. early was the Searchers... also from Liverpool.  They released dozens of records over the years, but in reality had very few real hits and only reached the top ten once, with Love Potion Number Nine.  "Don't Throw Your Love Away" was their second hit, reaching #16 on the Hot 100. A cover of an earlier Orlons record, the song stayed on the charts eight weeks... the question is, was it a good record or just part of the British wave?  You decide.  It's today's Forgotten Oldie".

Searchers

UFO's!!!
Sept. 30, 2014 8:22 am

I read that a lot of visitors to Seattle report UFO's on foggy mornings.  That is hilarious!  But I have to admit, the space needle definitely has the look...


Best photo bomb ever!!
Sept. 29, 2014 8:27 am

You can't plan something like this... what a great wedding shot!!


A Well Parodied Man...
Sept. 25, 2014 6:48 am

The Kinks went to #13 in 1965 with "A Well Respected Man". The song was Ray Davies' jab at long established class distinctions in Great Britain, with funny references to typical upper class behavior... as Ray saw it.  It's still a great song today, perhaps even funnier now than 49 years ago.
Watch the Kinks do the song Live here...


Lovin' Nashville!
Sept. 24, 2014 6:23 am

In 1966 the Lovin' Spoonful was riding high on the charts regularly.  Their third album "Hums" produced three top ten hits.  One of these was lead singer John Sebastian's tributes to the musicians and music in Nashville.  "Nashville Cats" went to #8 on Billboard's Hot 100.  The band thought it would cross into the country chart but it never did.  It's a nice little song that has probably become a forgotten oldie because it doesn't really fit any music genre...


I have this tree...
Sept. 23, 2014 7:13 am

And my tree is growing over my wall... and I don't want to trim it... what can I do?  How about painting the wall?  Doesn't that tree look better now?


Recycle!
Sept. 22, 2014 7:22 am

Halloween is just around the corner. To save a few dollars, recycle last year's pumpkin... hopefully you saved it in a dry place so it still looks good.  Hey, it's pretty scary now!!


I Think I Forgot You...
Sept. 18, 2014 6:59 am

Can it be?  Yet another song that hit #1 that has slipped into the Forgotten Oldie category?  Yup!  The Partridge Family released "I Think I Love You' to coincide with their new TV show in 1970, and the song exploded to number one in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  Sung by show stars David Cassidy and Shirley Jones, the song has almost disappeared from the airwaves.


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