The Weird and the Wonderful Travels Back to the Days of New Wave: This Week’s Specialty Shows are a Collective, Very Cool Trip!
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio
This week’s lineup of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio is a cool trip back to the coolest sounds around! Cool!
We start the proceedings with tonight’s all-new edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing at 8 pm ET. This week, Ken spins an hour-long tribute to George Harrison, whose birthday we’ll be celebrating in just five days. Not only will you hear some classic sides performed by the man himself, but you’ll also hear some songs from other artists on which Harrison makes an appearance, such as Belinda Carlisle’s “Leave a Light On” and Carl Perkins’ “Distance Makes No Difference With Love.” All this, and Ken’s weekly Beatles trivia question. Fab.
Tonight at 9 pm ET, immediately following Every Little Thing, Jammin’ James Riley waxes up the surfboards and sets up under the sweet sun spot for another edition of Catching a Wave. Coming out of your speakers will be choice cuts from Surfer Joe, the Surfaris, the Trade Winds, Frank Zappa, Pure Pop Radio favorites Surf School Dropouts, the Bananas, Jan and Arnie, and many more of your favorite artists. Jammin’ James, by the way, was just honored a few days ago with the DJ award at the Ameripolitan Music Awards ceremony held in Austin, Texas. Congratulations, Jammin’ James!
This Wednesday at 1 pm ET, Scott McPherson shares in the midday delight that is your soup-and-sandwich combo on part one of a two-part edition of The Weird and the Wonderful. Scott travels back to the days of early New Wave music for a jam-packed set of classics featuring Gary Numan, Haircut 100, the Bangles, the Clash, the Beat, the Smiths, Aztec Camera, and many more great artists. Part two will follow next week.
Wrapping up our run of specialty shows this week are four top experts in the art of the Beatles: Ken Michaels, Steve Marinucci, Al Sussman and Allan Kozinn. The Fab (Other) Four gather around the Things We Said Today microphones for an extended chat with Wings drummer Denny Seiwell. Denny talks about recording Paul McCartney’s Ram album, playing in McCartney’s Rude Studios in Scotland, and Linda Mac’s role in Wings. This is an extra-special TWST that you won’t want to miss.
That’s this week’s lineup of specialty shows on Pure Pop Radio. Take a cool trip with us!