Sunday, January 30, 2011

SNL Spoofs Michele Bachmann

We knew it was coming didn't we?!  SNL must love Michele Bachmann.  This skit practically wrote itself.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Retro Mix Playlist For 1/28/11

Show theme: Summertime songs

6 pm hour

Summer In the City- The Lovin' Spoonful
Summertime U.S.A.- The Pixies Three
Surfin' U.S.A.- The Beach Boys
Indian Lake- The Cowsills
Summer- War
American Dream- The Dirt Band
Chattahoochee- Alan Jackson
Green River- CCR
Summertime- Billy Stewart
Dancing In the Street- Martha & the Vandellas

On the Flip Side segment:
Surfer Joe- The Surfaris (B-side to "Wipe Out")

Beach Baby- First Class
Summer of Love- The B-52s
A Beautiful Morning- The Rascals
It's Summer- The Temptations
Summer Breeze- The Isley Bros.
Vacation- Connie Francis

7 pm hour

Boys of Summer- Don Henley
Thunder Island- Jay Ferguson
Summer Nights- John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
Wildwood Days- Bobby Rydell
Summertime Blues- Eddie Cochran
Hot Fun in the Summertime- Sly & the Family Stone
Lazy Day- Spanky & Our Gang
Good Day Sunshine- The Beatles
Rockaway Beach- The Ramones
School's Out- Alice Cooper
Wild Summer Nights- John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band

With or Without You segment:
Vacation- The Go Gos
Circle in the Sand- Belinda Carlisle

Everybody Loves the Sunshine- Roy Ayers
Three Little Birds- Bob Marley
Summertime- DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Surf City- Jan & Dean
Pineapple Princess- Annette Funicello

8 pm hour

California Sun- The Rivieras
Turn Down Day- The Cyrkle
California Nights- Lesley Gore
Ventura Highway- America
Summer Days- The Partridge Family
One Summer Night- The Danleers
Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini- Brian Hyland
The Sweet Sounds of Summer- The Shangri Las
California Girls- David Lee Roth
Cruel Summer- Bananarama

The Guestbook segment:
Boat to Sail- Jackie DeShannon (backup vocals by Brian Wilson)

Castles in the Sand- Stevie Wonder
Palisades Park- Freddy Cannon
Lookin' for Boys- The Pin Ups
In the Summertime- Elton John
Beautiful Sunday- Daniel Boone
La Isla Bonita- Madonna
Summer Night City- ABBA
Saturday in the Park- Chicago

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Good Day Sunshine by The Beatles

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Retro Mix Playlist For 1/21/11

Show theme: The 60s, 70s, and 80s

The Sixties at 6:

Hello, I Love You- The Doors
Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead- The Marvelettes
Mustang Sally- Wilson Pickett
Heaven Knows- The Grass Roots
Up On the Roof- The Drifters
The Look of Love- Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Move Over- Janis Joplin
Along Comes Mary- The Association
Tossin' and Turnin'- Bobby Lewis
Sweet Cherry Wine- Tommy James & the Shondells

On the Flip Side segment:
Full Measure- The Lovin' Spoonful (B-side to "Nashville Cats")

Mashed Potato Time- Dee Dee Sharp
She's Just My Style- Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Go Where You Wanna Go- The Fifth Dimension
Purple Haze- Jimi Hendrix
With A Girl Like You- The Troggs
Let's Twist Again- Chubby Checker
Boogaloo Down Broadway- The Fantastic Johnny C
Mr. Dieingly Sad- The Critters
What Does It Take To Win Your Love- Jr. Walker & the All-Stars
Bang-Shang-A-Lang- The Archies

The Seventies at 7:

I Wish- Stevie Wonder
Across 110th Street- Bobby Womack
If I Can't Have You- Yvonne Elliman
Put Your Hands Together- The O'jays
Pieces of April- Three Dog Night
Daniel- Elton John
Ghetto Child- The Spinners

In honor of what would have been Wolfman Jack's 73rd birthday, songs feat. him:
Hit the Road Jack- The Stampeders
Did You Boogie with Your Baby- Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids
Clap for the Wolfman- The Guess Who

Acid Queen- Tina Turner
Shout It Out Loud- Kiss
Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)- Styx
Lido Shuffle- Boz Scaggs
The Lamb Ran Away with the Crown- Judee Sill

The Eighties at 8:

1999- Prince
Kelly's Eyes- Andre Cymone
The Wild Wild West- The Escape Club
Come Back and Stay- Paul Young
Missing You- John Waite
What About Love- 'Til Tuesday
Everybody Wants to Rule the World- Tears for Fears
Tenderness- General Public

Billy Ocean 61st birthday tribute:
Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)
Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
Mystery Lady

Another Part of Me- Michael Jackson
Jukebox (Don't Put Another Dime)- The Flirts
Rock of Ages- Def Leppard

Show theme for Friday, 1/28/11: Warm weather tunes to beat the winter blues. The Retro Mix airs from 6-9 pm EST on WKUF-LP 94.3 FM. If you live outside the Flint area, you can hear the show by visiting the following SHOUTcast URL and clicking on the "Listen" link at the top of the page:

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Along Comes Mary by The Association

Friday, January 21, 2011

PCT #110- The Academy Awards Edition 2: Tom Cruise Control

Since The 83rd Academy Awards air on Sunday, February 27, this quiz is all about Oscar. Each question involves Oscar-winning movies/people or the Academy Awards ceremony itself. Please note that the term "Oscar winning film" does not necessarily mean that the movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture; the Oscar could be for Best Original Song, Best Cinematography, etc.

If you are a Pop Culture Trivia virgin about to be touched for the very first time, please read the remaining rules before taking the quiz:

* Along with the Internet, the use of books, magazines, notes, data stored on a computer, etc. to help you come up with the answers is not allowed.

* Please read the questions carefully. For example, if you mistakenly give a performer's name instead of the movie, the answer will be marked as incorrect.

* If you give a final answer along the lines of "If it isn't Marlon Brando, it's Dustin Hoffman", it will be marked as incorrect.

* Unless I ask for the correct spelling, you won't lose points for any misspellings as long as I can decipher your answer. If I have no idea what you mean, I'll email you for verification. If I don't hear from you, your answer will be marked as incorrect.

* It's best to provide the full name/title of an answer if you know it. However, for TV series, movies, people, etc. that are often referred to by a shortened name/abbreviation, that shortened name/abbreviation is acceptable (unless I specifically ask for the complete name/title). For example:

E.T. is acceptable for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

* If you are the only player to get a particular question correct, you earn 5 bonus points.  The first player to submit their final answers to me will earn 2 bonus points.

* To make it easier for me to add up your score, please cut and paste the game into the body of an email and type your answers after the point value of each question. Although I will email the answers only to those who take the quiz, I will still post the names of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers here.

* Please do not post your answers in the comments section. Instead, send them to no later than Friday, February 25th at 11:59 PM EST.

Have fun and good luck!

1. With 12 nominations (eight for Best Actor and four for Best Supporting Actor), what screen icon (born on April 22, 1937) is the most nominated male actor in Academy Awards history? 3 pts

2. Known as "The Little Tramp", what silent screen legend returned to the U.S. in 1972 after a self-imposed 20-year exile in Switzerland to receive an Honorary Award at the 44th Academy Awards ceremony? 3 pts

3. In the 2004 film Ray, what part of a woman's body did Ray Charles (Jamie Foxx) feel in order to judge her attractiveness? 6 pts

a. waist
b. face
c. neck

4. Originally conceived as a thriller about a young man from South Boston with superior intelligence recruited by the F.B.I., what 1997 drama won 2 Academy Awards (including one for two of its stars for Best Original Screenplay)? 5 pts

5. The screen cap below is from what film? 6 pts

6. The Academy Awards telecast earned its biggest audience one year when it pulled in over 57 million viewers.  Which one of the following films was named Best Picture that year? 8 pts

a. Titanic
b. The Silence of the Lambs
c. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
d. Forrest Gump

7. From 1978 to 1981, the four women who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress all had the initials "MS".  What are the names of those four women? 3 pts each

Note: If you can put the four women in chronological order based on the years in which they won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, you earn 5 bonus pts 


8. The following lyrics are from what song? 3 pts

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they're worth

9. In the screen cap below, the man on the right is singing what song? 6 pts  (The multiple choice selections are below the screen cap)

a. Lovin' You by Minnie Riperton
b. Oh Girl by The Chi-Lites
c. Always and Forever by Heatwave
d. Three Times A Lady by The Commodores

10. In the 1972 film The Godfather, what are the first names of the four children (by blood relation) of Vito and Carmella Corleone? 2 pts each

11.  In Other Words: Below are the disguised titles of five Best Picture Oscar winners. You have to correctly identify the film.

For example: Bullwinkle's Sidekick= Rocky.  Each of these are worth 2 pts

a. The Health Care Recipient from the United Kingdom
b. Small Compartment For Safekeeping That's Damaged
c. Moves Rhythmically Alongside Large Predatory Canids
d. Out of This Spot to An Endless Period of Time
e. The Husband of Hungarian Immigrant Lisa Douglas!

12. In the 1963 film It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, a motley group of motorists go off in search of $350,000 which is buried under a marker shaped like what letter of the alphabet? 6 pts

a. M
b. X
c. W
d. C

13. What is the day job of the movie character in the photo below? 3 pts

14. What are the names of the three former Saturday Night Live regulars who have hosted the Academy Awards? 2 pts each

15. The woman in the photo below is best known for her role in what Oscar-winning film? 15 pts

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Retro Mix Playlist For 1/14/11

Show theme: Performers we lost in 2010- For the groups, the name of the member who passed away is in parentheses.

6 pm hour

My Sharona- The Knack (Doug Fieger)
Steppin’ Out- The Gap Band (Robert Wilson)
How Bizarre- OMC (Lead singer Pauly Fuemana)
Treat Her Like A Lady- The Temptations (Ali-Ollie Woodson)
Stormy Weather- Lena Horne
There’s A Moon Out Tonight- The Capris (Nick Santo)
Special Lady- Ray, Goodman, and Brown (Al Goodman)

Alex Chilton:
The Letter- The Box Tops
Free Again- Alex Chilton
Fields of Clover- The Box Tops

Theme to Diff’rent Strokes (Gary Coleman)

Bassist Tom “T-Bone” Wolk:
Maneater- Hall & Oates
Hold On To Yourself- Hall & Oates
Possession Obsession- Hall & Oates

Manifest- Gang Starr (Guru)

7 pm hour

Suzie Q- Dale Hawkins
Dungaree Doll- Eddie Fisher
Georgy Girl- The Seekers (actress Lynn Redgrave starred in the movie)

Bassist Marvin Isley:
That Lady- The Isley Brothers
The Pride- The Isley Brothers

Let the Day Begin- The Call (Michael Been)

Vocalist guitarist Lolly Vegas:

Come and Get Your Love- Redbone
The Witch Queen of New Orleans- Redbone

Sure ‘Nuf Yes I Do- Captain Beefheart
Got To Get You Off My Mind- Solomon Burke
Theme to Barney Miller (Steve Landesberg)

Ron Banks:
Get Up and Get Down- The Dramatics
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get- The Dramatics

Bassist Pete Quaife:
You Really Got Me- The Kinks
A Well Respected Man- The Kinks

Daisy Glaze- Big Star (Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel)
Heaven & Hell- Black Sabbath (Ronnie James Dio)

8 pm hour

Lovergirl- Teena Marie
Behind the Groove- Teena Marie
I Need Your Lovin- Teena Marie
The Ten Commandments of Love- Harvey & the Moonglows (Harvey Fuqua)

Johnny Maestro:
16 Candles- The Crests
The Worst That Could Happen- The Brooklyn Bridge

In honor of actor Dennis Hopper, 3 songs from the movie Easy Rider:

The Weight- The Band
Wasn’t Born To Follow- The Byrds
Born To Be Wild- Steppenwolf

Teddy Pendergrass:

If You Don’t Know Me By Now- Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
You Can’t Hide From Yourself- Teddy Pendergrass
Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose- Teddy Pendergrass

Later Alligator- Bobby Charles
Little Black Book- Jimmy Dean
Rainbow In the Dark- Dio (Ronnie James Dio)

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: How Bizarre by OMC

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Results of Pop Culture Trivia # 109: The Holiday Edition

Here are the names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the 2010 Holiday Edition of PCT:

3rd place- Pjazzy and Teresa 73 pts each
2nd place-  BeckEye: 76 pts each
1st place- Rich: 82 pts

Congratulations to the foursome who made it to the podium and thanks to everyone who played! Stay tuned for the next themed edition of Pop Culture Trivia, which will be posted in late January 2011.
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