Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Retro Mix Playlist For 7/30/10

Featured artist on the show: Steely Dan

6 pm hour

Reeling In the Years- Steely Dan
Ride In the Sky- The Brand New Heavies
Only A Fool Would Say That- Steely Dan
Brass In Pocket (I'm Special)- The Pretenders
Dirty Work- Steely Dan
Sumthin' Sumthin- Maxwell
Do It Again- Steely Dan

With or Without You segment's feat. artist: Donald Fagen
Any Major Dude Will Tell You- Steely Dan
I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)- Donald Fagen

Change of the Guard- Steely Dan
I'll Be Good To You- The Brothers Johnson
Super Freak- Rick James
Chain Lightning- Steely Dan
Boogie Down- Al Jarreau

7 pm hour

Rikki Don't Lose That Number- Steely Dan
Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of A Friend)- Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
FM (No Static At All)- Steely Dan
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker- The Ramones
Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)- US3
Parker's Band- Steely Dan
Smooth Operator- Sade

The Greatest Miss of the Week:
Kid Charlemagne- Steely Dan (only reached #82 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976)

Human Beings- Seal
Original Sin- INXS
Peg- Steely Dan
If You Love Me- Brownstone
Your Gold Teeth II- Steely Dan

8 pm hour

Deacon Blues- Steely Dan
Doctor Wu- Steely Dan
The Fez- Steely Dan
Black Cow- Steely Dan
My Rival- Steely Dan
Josie- Steely Dan

The Guest Book segment:
Time Out of Mind- Steely Dan (song features a guitar solo by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits)

Throw Back the Little Ones- Steely Dan
Pretzel Logic- Steely Dan
Babylon Sisters- Steely Dan
Through with Buzz- Steely Dan
Hey Nineteen- Steely Dan

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Reeling In the Years by Steely Dan (this is from an appearance on The Midnight Special in which they are introduced by a comic legend)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Retro Mix Playlist For 7/23/10

Programming note: Starting on Friday July 30th, The Retro Mix expands to 3 hours (airing from 6-9 PM EST)!

7 pm hour

Cream- Prince & the New Power Generation
Away From the Numbers- The Jam
Train In Vain- The Clash
Sweet Mary- Wadsworth Mansion
If- Janet Jackson
Party Train- The Gap Band
Shambala- Three Dog Night

Now & Then segment's feat. artist: Peter Frampton
Thank You Mr. Churchill (from his 2010 CD of the same name)
Show Me the Way (1976)

Georgy Porgy- Eric Benét
Push It- Salt-n- Pepa
Weird Science- Oingo Boingo
Lucille- Kenny Rogers

8 pm hour

Just A Girl- No Doubt
Oceans- Pearl Jam
Rock the Boat- The Hues Corporation
The War Song- Culture Club
All Out of Love- Air Supply
Pastime Paradise- Stevie Wonder
Motownphilly- Boyz II Men
Thunder & Lightning- Chi Coltrane

With or Without You segment's feat. artist: Sammy Hagar
Dreams- Van Halen
I Can't Drive 55- Sammy Hagar

Flex- Mad Cobra
Low Rider- War
Don't Let Go- Wang Chung
Too Hot To Handle- Heatwave
I Love Rock & Roll- Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

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The Retro Mix Video of the Week: Party Train by The Gap Band

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Please Take A Moment To Vote In the Mel Gibson Poll... Thank You

Update: It appears that the poll problem has been fixed. If you experience any problems voting, please don't hesitate to let me know. Thanks again for your patience.

To say that Mel Gibson has been dogged by controversy over the last several years would be akin to calling The Passion of the Christ a minor box office hit. In July 2010, Gibson has been hit with allegations of domestic abuse, racism, sexism, and outright lunacy (which give a whole new meaning to "Mad Max"). I won't go into all the details because you've more than likely heard the the voicemail recordings by his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Because of the allegations against Gibson, many have speculated whether or not his career has been irreparably damaged. While some have said they will never pay to see another Mel Gibson movie, others have stated they can separate his personal life from his professional one. In addition to "Yes" and "No", I've also included an "It depends" option in the poll. As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments section.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Retro Mix Playlist For 7/16/10

7 pm hour

It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)- R.E.M.
Kalimba Story- Earth, Wind & Fire
The Payback- James Brown
Trouble- Lindsey Buckingham
Lisa Listen- Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
It Don't Come Easy- Ringo Starr
Public Enemy No. 1- Public Enemy

On the Flip Side segment:
All Down the Line- The Rolling Stones (B-side to Happy)

Acid Queen- Tina Turner
In the Closet- Michael Jackson
Mirror Man- Human League
How Deep Is Your Love- The Bee Gees
One On One- Hall & Oates
Timothy- The Buoys

8 pm hour

Epic- Faith No More
What's Your Favorite Color?- Living Colour
Hot Stuff- Donna Summer
Soul Love- David Bowie
One More Time- Joe Jackson
Look of Love- ABC
Super-Connected- Belly
Betcha by Golly Wow- The Stylistics

Now & Then segment's feat. artist: Sting
Next To You (from his 2010 CD Symphonicities)
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You (1993)

Kelly's Eyes- Andre Cymone
Let's Go to Bed- The Cure
I Missed the Bus- Kriss Kross
Sunshine- The Partridge Family
The Stroke- Billy Squier

The Retro Mix Video of the Week: I Missed the Bus by Kriss Kross

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Final Results of the Michael Jackson Video Poll

With an outcome that some would say was predictable, "Thriller" received the most votes in the poll in which I asked people to select their favorite Michael Jackson music video.

Here are a couple of interesting stats from this poll:
  • "Thriller" received 37% of the vote
  • Exactly 37 people voted in this poll
What makes them so interesting? The album Thriller spent 37 wks at #1 on the Billboard Pop Album chart!

Below are the final poll results, followed by the winning video:

Thriller- 37%
Beat It and Smooth Criminal- 16% each
Billie Jean and Remember the Time- 13% each
Black or White and You Are Not Alone- 8% each
Bad, In the Closet, The Way You Make Me Feel, and "Other"- 2% each

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's Teen Time Thursday Nights This Month On TCM!

Thursday nights in July starting at 8 pm, Turner Classic Movies pays tribute to the Clearasil set by featuring marathons of teen flicks grouped by theme. TCM kicked off the teen fest with a night of movies about juvenile delinquents with such films as Rebel Without A Cause and Blackboard Jungle. Below are some of the highlights for the rest of the month:

7/8- At the Beach

8 pm- Gidget (1959): The first film in the series, starring Sandra Dee in the title role

12 am- Bikini Beach (1964): An eclectic mix of performers, including Boris Karloff and "Little" Stevie Wonder, join Frankie and Annette for fun in the sand. In addition to playing Frankie, look for Mr. Avalon in the role of "Potato Bug" (a mop topped rocker vying for the affections of Annette)

4 am- Girl Happy (1965): Worth watching if only for a brief scene of Elvis in drag!

7/15- 80s Night

8 pm- Better Off Dead (1985): I still have nightmares of a paperboy chasing me on his bike demanding his two dollars.

2 am- Risky Business (1983): Before he bounced up and down on couches, Tom Cruise paraded around in his briefs lip-synching to Bob Seger.

4 am- Fame (1980): Hot Lunch Jam anyone?

7/22- Teens In Love

8 pm- The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942): The 12th entry in the long-running series starring Mickey Rooney, this comedy also features a young Donna Reed as a shy student.

11:45 pm- Gregory's Girl (1981): A schoolboy falls for a girl who earns a spot on his school's soccer team in this Scottish import.

5:00 am- Palm Springs Weekend (1963): A flock of up and coming actors from the Warner Brothers stable (including Connie Stevens and Robert Conrad) swoop down to the desert city of Palm Springs for spring break fun and games.

7/29- Rock Movies

9:30 pm- Rock Around the Clock (1956): The first rock and roll film, starring Bill Haley & his Comets, Alan Freed, and The Platters

1 am- Jailhouse Rock (1957): Elvis lets the beast out of himself in arguably his best movie

4:15 am- Don't Knock the Twist (1962): Chubby Checker is joined in this follow-up to the previous year's Twist Around the Clock by Gene Chandler and The Dovells among others.

For more info, including a complete lineup of teen films being shown, click here. Below is the trailer to Bikini Beach:

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