Timmy Sean Ramps Up the Guitars for the Pop-Rock ‘n’ Rollin’ “Hey Jodie” for Lucky Song of the Week #13

timmy-sean-song-of-the-weekFor the 13th entry in his Songs of the Week project, Timmy Sean has turned the amps up to 11 for a rockin’ pop and roll number that will quite simply take your breath away.

“Hey Jodie” brings back sweet memories of listening to FM radio in the ’70s and ’80s. It’s a rock ‘n’ roll-meets-pop number with all the hallmarks of a classic radio hit: ramped-up guitars, a great melody, propulsive drums, and an electric guitar workout towards the end that quite simply could, and should, usher in a new era of air guitar heroes.

Timmy says: “Here’s another brand new solo version of a song I originally wrote for LUZER. I usually try to steer clear of talking about lyrics because I think it tends to take a bit of the ‘mystery’ away from the song, but this one I think has a little bit of a surprising inspiration coming from the Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Crash Into Me.’

“I always liked the idea of something that sounds very innocent and poppy or romantic on first listen, and then you realize it’s something darker or even sinister. I heard Dave Matthews once say that ‘Crash Into Me’ was about a voyeur peering in on a woman. I took some inspiration from that and wrote the lyrics to ‘Hey Jodie’ about someone who couldn’t separate television from reality, and began to stalk an ex-child star actress.”

Get the rockin’ and poppin’ “Hey Jodie” for your very own by clicking here. To get all of Timmy’s music, click here. Be here next week for another entry in Timmy Sean’s Songs of the Week project. The fun rolls on!

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Come On, Get Happy! We’ve Added More New Songs and Artists to the Pure Pop Radio Playlist! It’s New Music Thursday!

smile-2Bringing you songs and artists new to the Pure Pop Radio playlist is our favorite thing to do in the whole wide world. We sure do know the feeling that hits you when you read about and then hear something that makes you smile–something that raises the hair on the back of your neck and makes you tap your toes, or dance the night or the early afternoon away, or take up air guitar or air piano or air celesta. In some measure, and this is a well know truth–in some measure what you hear changes your life, and when that happens, well, we’ve done our job.

So here is some more music that’s currently spinning in rotation–music that will make you happy!

popboomerang-records-100Popboomerang Records | (PB:100) Popboomerang Records’ Scott Thurling knows how to throw a party. He’s celebrating the 99th record released by his company with a gala, 100th musical extravaganza–a two-CD set stocked deep with specially-recorded and previously-unreleased tracks from his label’s artists and friends. (PB:100) features 32 smashing songs from a diverse roster of artists. Job well done: we’ve added 11 great numbers to the playlist, including the Solicitors’ quirky “His Robe” and Kelly’s Heels’ “Popboomerang,” a catchy, upbeat label-history-in-song that celebrates Scott’s longstanding brief of exposing great sounds to music lovers all over the world. The aforementioned songs are now playing in rotation, along with the Killjoys’ “Marching Out of Time,” Danny McDonald’s “The Melbourne Divide,” The Little Murders’ “Kings Cross Dawning,” Central Rain’s “What a Day,” Tim Reid’s “In the Dark,” D. Rogers’ “Don’t Smile ’til Easter,” Mick Thomas’ “Mermaid Song,” Lazybirds’ “Slinky Skanky,” and Jona Byron’s “Sun Daughter.” (PB:100) drops April 1; pick up a copy and help support a worthy independent record label.

spencer-albeeSpencer Albee | Mistakes Were Made Get ready for a wild blast of cool air that will toss you across your living room, through your front door, and to the far side of your yard. Spencer Albee’s hall-of-fame worthy album, Mistakes Were Made, will thrill you, delight you, and make you beg for more. A multi-instrumental wonder, Spencer dons all manner of pop music masks: uptempo balladeer in the harmony rich title song; straight-ahead popster in “So Bad”; infectious, retro, late-period Beach Boys funster in the delectable “Put Your Sweatshirt On”; and pure popster in the melodic love song, “This Will Be Our Year.” The sumptuous tip of the hat to the late ’50s/early ’60s, the catchy “I Don’t Know,” and the four-on-the-floor rhythm happy joy of “One 2 Three” are more highlights. So is the jaunty, clapalongable “Hold Me Close,” and ditto for the heartbreaking piano spencer-albee-photoinstrumental, “Something Something Heartbreak.” Well, we could go on, and we will at a later date, but for now… we swear on a stack of pop album classics that this is the real deal. We’re playing almost all of these incredible songs: “Mistakes Were Made,” “So Bad,” “Put Your Sweatshirt On,” “I Don’t Know,” “One 2 Three,” “This Will Be Our Year,” “Why am I a Fool,” “Something Something Heartbreak,” “So Long,” “Please Come Home,” “Skulls,” “Love is Not Enough,” It’s Not the End of the World,” and “Hold Me Close.” A sure bet for best of 2015 honors. In a few words, this is so very grand and, in just one word…wow! Get this for your very own when it drops on May 1. Come on, get Spencer!

brandon-schott-dandelionBrandon Schott | Dandelion (Live at the Treatment Room, January 10, 2008) Recorded in a friend’s studio as a way of sketching out songs for his next album, Brandon Schott laid his emotions on the line. He was in the eighth week of a 12-week-long chemotherapy treatment. “I wanted to get these songs down in the moment, as it was happening,” Brandon says. Some of the songs were later re-recorded for his record Dandelion. As heard on this heartfelt album, these songs, sung with simple accompaniment, may be the singer-songwriter’s most revealing collection yet. Records like this don’t come along every day; we wanted to be sure to play some of these songs in rotation so listeners could experience their majesty. We eagerly await Brandon’s new studio record, coming soon; until then, spin this recording as a reminder of how wonderful an artist Brandon is. We’ve added nearly the entire album to our playlist: “It’s Alright (Baby Blue),” “Unknown,” “Falling Forward,” “Four Winds,” “Fire Season,” “Toward the Sun,” “Blue Star Highway,” “All Will Be Well,” and “The Last Swan.” [One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this album are being donated to Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that supports, educates and empowers cancer patients and their families.]

the-davenports-away-from-meThe Davenports | “Five Steps ’15” and “Away from Me” This latest release from Scott Klass and the Davenports, a true double a-side single, pairs a newly-arranged and remixed version of “Five Steps,” which originally appeared on the group’s debut album Speaking of the Davenports and continues to be part of the A&E network show, Intervention, with the brand-new song, “Away from Me.” Full of slightly obtuse imagery and the usual mastery of language, “Away from Me”‘s lyrics make a case for disconnection. Yin meets and overpowers yang: “There’s a heart around a number on the paper in the case/In a glove compartment–chaos by the seat loved out of place/With a boy beside the window with an answer in your face/Smiling as he drives away from me.” And, yang meets and topples over yin: “Every mile up in the air/Every masterful win–I’d burn it to cinders/To be tangled up in your hair/Sturdy inside September.” The song starts out as sort of a lazy country and western number, but the slightly ominous-sounding strings cast a pall over the proceedings. Scott’s sturdy yet rubbery vocal in the chorus creates added tension even as it carries forward as a beautiful expression of melody. It’s another superb song in a long line of superb Davenports songs, and we’re now playing it, along with “Five Steps ’15,” in rotation.

vanilla-catherineVanilla | “Katherine the Grating” Variety is the chief spice in Jayson Jarmon and company’s rack, as evidenced by the new, twelfth song released as part of the growing album-to-come, Vanilla 2.0. A bouncing snare drum leads into a lively, show-type catchy tune, all surface smiles and virtue with a darker purpose afoot: a girl leaves her baby’s care in her guy’s hands. She vamooses. She’s a no remorse kind of gal: “Why oh why did the rabbit die?/Leaving me up to my eyes in diapers.” She isn’t called Katherine the Grating for nothing. When Jayson is finished with Vanilla 2.0, expect and, well, demand that it winds up on every best of 2015 list known to man…or Katherine. Awesome.

jared-lekites-fiveJared Lekites | Five Separate Lives We’re always thrilled to bring new music from Jared Lekites to your waiting ears. This time around, Jared has released a single featuring two songs written for the soundtrack of the movie, You’re Killing Me. “Five Separate Lives” is a bouncy pop song with a great melody; a lovely middle-eight; and a great, catchy chorus. “And It’s Over,” a chronicle of a broken relationship, is a marvel of a number with soaring vocal harmonies and a luscious melody. Of course, we’re playing both of these songs in rotation. Next up: Jared’s upcoming album with Connor Anderson, billed under the name the Lunar Laugh. We can’t wait.

miss-tessMiss Tess and the Talkbacks | “One Match Fire” We’d never heard of Miss Tess and the Talkbacks prior to bumping into this joyous and masterful country-rock number, being released on Record Store Day this coming April 18. Until you can hold this limited edition 7-inch in your hot little hands, you can hear it playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio. It’s a great number, another don’t miss track, without a doubt.

quakers-on-probationQuakers on Probation | Love and Distance Pop and rock and roll and a dash of contemporary spice are at the heart of this band from the Pacific Northwest. Their songs are atmospheric and catchy and we’re spinning five from this terrific album: “Cosmic Crawl,” “The Honorable Mention,” “Love and Distance,” “Story of Your Life,” and “Out of the Blue.” Great stuff.

A strong lineup of artists and songs, wouldn’t you say? We’ve got more treasures coming up next week. Keep listening to Pure Pop Radio for the greatest melodic pop from the ’60s to today!

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Beatles Roundtable Things We Said Today on Pure Pop Radio: Every Tuesday at 9 pm ET

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Ken Michaels with Beatles author Mark Lewisohn

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayWe’re very happy to announce that the weekly, hit podcast Things We Said Today will air every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. The first show airs tonight, March 24. Things We Said Today joins our other Beatles show, Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, in carrying forward our quest to provide the greatest Fab content available to radio listeners today.

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Steve Marinucci

Things We Said Today is hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels is joined by Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic and Beatles expert. Other well-known Beatle people sometimes sit in with the core group, including Darren DeVivo, longtime WFUV radio personality.

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Allan Kozinn

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Al Sussman

Tonight, Ken and his co-hosts talk with musician Glen Burtnik from the early-to-mid-period, Beatles-influenced band, the Weeklings. The group’s debut, self-titled album was released on March 10 on the Jem Recordings label. Glen, who appeared on our own Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on March 5, talks to the Today hosts in a conversation that guarantees a good time for all!

Things We Said Today airs every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. Enjoy!

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Author Candy Leonard Talks About Beatleness on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

beatlenessAuthor Candy Leonard puts a name to the feeling that Beatles fans have always had about their favorite group. Candy’s wonderful book, Beatleness, is a fascinating trip through Fab Four history with a decidedly different perspective–rather than simply recount the group’s history, she spoke to hundreds of Beatles fans who told her how they felt about the group’s music at different points in their career. Did fans react more favorably to early songs? How did they feel when the group broke up and went their separate ways?

candy-leonardAll of this and more is discussed in Beatleness. This Thursday, March 26 at 8 pm ET, Candy sits in with Alan Haber to talk about her book and comment on how fans felt about three great Beatles songs: “Norwegian Wood,” “Nowhere Man,” and “The Word.” The whole world gathered together to experience the Beatles phenomenon. Candy’s extensive research pays off with unique perspectives from baby boomer fans.

Tune in this Thursday, March 26 at 8 pm ET to hear Candy talk about Beatleness. You may be surprised at what you hear!

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Beatles Roundtable Things We Said Today Debuts Tomorrow Night on Pure Pop Radio

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Ken Michaels with author Mark Lewisohn

[Updated March 24, 2015] We’re very happy to announce that the weekly, hit podcast Things We Said Today will air every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. The first show airs tomorrow night, Tuesday, March 24. Things We Said Today joins our other Beatles show, Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing, in carrying forward our quest to provide the greatest Fab content available to radio listeners today.

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Al Sussman

Things We Said Today is hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels is joined by Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic and Beatles expert. Other well-known Beatle people sometimes sit in with the core group, including Darren DeVivo, longtime WFUV radio personality.

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Steve Marinucci

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Allan Kozinn

Tomorrow night, Ken and his co-hosts talk with musician Glen Burtnik from the early-to-mid-period, Beatles-influenced band, the Weeklings. The group’s debut, self-titled album was released on March 10 on the Jem Recordings label. Glen, who appeared on our own Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on March 5, talks to the Today hosts in a conversation that guarantees a good time for all!

Things We Said Today will run every Tuesday night at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio. Enjoy!

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Uke Are Going to Love This Edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing!

Ken Michaels' Every Little Thing...For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing…For the Beatles Fan Who Craves All Things Fab! Airs Every Monday at 9 pm ET on Pure Pop Radio!

This can not be stressed enough: Uke are going to love this edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. For show 58, Ken has assembled a great set of tunes that feature an instrument beloved by George Harrison, the ukelele. But there’s more to savor tonight, assuming you’re tuned tonight to Pure Pop Radio at 9 pm ET.

Ken kicks off the show with six Beatles and solo Beatles songs; John Lennon’s “I’m Losing You” is up first, followed by, among other numbers, the Fabs’ “No Reply” and a tribute to our favorite group from singer-songwriter Marc Platt (“I Dreamed I Saw the Beatles”).

Segment two features commentary from the Cute Beatle, Paul McCartney, and two songs from the New album: the rollicking “Queenie Eye” and “Hell to Pay.” The Fabs also appear with “Carol.”

And then, it’s time to break out the ukes! George Harrison starts things off with his wonderful rendition of “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.” Paul and Linda McCartney sing “Ram On” and the Cars’ Greg Hawkes contributes a version of the Beatles’ “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite.” It’s a groovy uke-a-rifficset everyone will enjoy.

Tune in to Pure Pop Radio tonight at 9 pm ET for another great edition of Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing. And stay tuned after the show for more of the greatest melodic pop music in the universe! See you on the radio!

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Timmy Sean and the Celebrities Blow the Roof Off the Bitter End With a Smoking Version of “On and On”

timmy-sean-song-of-the-weekAnd now for something completely different: a live version of Timmy Sean’s “On and On,” as performed with a heapin’ helping of amped-up gusto at New York City’s legendary club, the Bitter End, on 10-9-14, which just happened to be John Lennon’s birthday.

Timmy Sean and the Celebrities kick out the jams with this bluesy, jazzy, pop and roll number that features an energized, quite alive saxophone part played by Brian Mahoney from the Mahoney Brothers. This is a spirited take on another great song offered as part of Timmy’s Songs of the Week project. It’s explosive and it’s got a touch of musical dynamite!

Timmy says: “Here’s a song that rides the line between my two projects. A studio version of this song was briefly released in 2013 as a sample track from my synth-pop side project, Sir Video, but it’s one I thought could also feel at home in a Timmy Sean and the Celebrities set.

“We began performing this live last year, and often closed the show with it… For this show, recorded at the legendary Bitter End in New York City on John Lennon’s birthday, 10/9/14, the Celebrities line-up consisted of Frankie Pedano in from LA, his old Fat City Reprise bandmate Michael Vivas, my old bandmates Michael J. Roxx and John Tiedemann, and on this track we were joined by special guest Brian Mahoney from The Mahoney Brothers on sax.

“We only had a couple rehearsals, but by the time we hit the stage in New York, I knew that these shows needed to be documented. We recorded both the show that night, and the following night at the Fire in Philadelphia. Look for more songs from these two shows as future Songs of the Week in 2015. In the meantime, I’m thrilled to announce two special shows with John, Mike and Mike next month in Lancaster, PA, and just outside of Baltimore in Edgewood, MD. Full details available at: www.facebook.com/timmyseanmusic.”

Whew! You’ll be feeling the heat of this great performance and you’ll want to add it to your Timmy Sean collection. Get the smoking “On and On” for your very own by clicking here. To get all of Timmy’s music, click here. You’d better cool off in time for next week’s Song of the Week! See you back here mere days from now!

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Bill DeMain’s Extended Stay Is a Perfect Vision

bill-demainBill DeMain | Extended Stay | 2014 | A review by Alan Haber

“Maybe home is nothing more than where you hang your hat,” Bill DeMain sings in the cautiously cheery “Looking for a Place to Live,” the first of six sweetly-realized songs on his brilliant 2014 EP, Extended Stay. Autobiographical in nature and a hopeful prayer in practice, it’s about the search for a place to call home.

After a flood and a subsequent fire that destroyed his belongings and his home, and an extended period of living a temporary existence while his condo was being rebuilt, DeMain set about writing some songs. Out of the 18 he wound up recording, he chose a half-dozen to release–songs that share the same delicate approach to songcraft that has marked his work with Swan Dive, and his writing for and with other artists such as Marshall Crenshaw and Kim Richey. These songs also share a series of commonalities, such as looking for purpose, for love, and for sincerity, even while not having all of the answers.

These character- and situation-based songs live in a storied world shaped and charmed by the sounds of Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Paul Simon and Van Dyke Parks. But they do more than merely pay homage; they color outside of the lines and fashion their own heartbeats. Working economically, DeMain’s pen sketches out the necessary detail and leaves the listener to connect the dots.

bill-demain-photoDeMain’s deft wordplay works in tandem with his gorgeous melodies and clever musical constructs to deliver meaningful sketches that speak to listeners who may (or may not) share similar experience. “Looking for a Place to Live,” painting with a  soft, acoustic brush in the manner of the sound of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bookends album, expresses the trauma and sadness that accompany finding a place to live. “Lost the roof above my head,” DeMain sings, “and all the stars were laughing/Turned around and watched our bed/Float away downstream/But it was just a dream…” Perhaps home is a state of mind that four walls can never really define.

The tender, piano-based and Nilsson-esque “In Your Letter” examines the art of communication and getting a meaning across by way of old-fashioned pluck. “Everything is lower case and cute in your letter,” DeMain sings. The letter is a litany of events, of experiences, put down on paper with a pen and determined expression. But what do the words, all told, mean? “Now I guess I’ll read between the lines in your letter, in your letter/What is it I’m hoping that I’ll find in your letter, in your letter…”

The sleepy wisdom of “Common Love Song” allows that words may give away too much or be unable to give away enough. Sometimes, finding the right words is a fool’s errand. “But all I have to give to you is/A common phrase that’s only used/And I guess for now that that will have to be enough.” The subject of the astounding “Raggedy Man” is a regular guy without much means who can provide an alternate pot of gold: “But if you want an ear to chew the fat/A hand with folding laundry at the laundromat/The occasional rabbit pulled from a hat/I’ll give you that in seconds flat.”

Helping Bill to realize his vision for these songs are a couple of familiar names: his Swan Dive singing partner, Molly Felder, who provides backing vocals and hand claps; songwriter and producer Brad Jones, who mixed this record; singer-songwriter David Mead; and Pat Buchanan, who co-wrote with DeMain most of the songs on Buchanan’s 1999 record with his band, Idle Jets.

As perfect a creation as any collection of songs bidding for your precious time, Extended Stay leaves only one question unanswered: When will we hear the rest of the songs in the well?

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I Love that Song! #11: “Where the Bands Are,” by Bruce Springsteen

bruce-springsteen-18-tracksIf power pop fans ever needed a reason to believe in Bruce Springsteen, if only for three minutes and 46 seconds, “Where the Bands Are” is that reason–a balls-to-the-wall power pop number stacked high with electric guitars; punctuating, popping bass; four-and-a-half-to-the-floor drumming, and a catchy chorus with an indelible hook. The split second it kicks off with a single, call-to-arms snare shot and the full band comes right in, you are drawn into another world.

And you already know that world. It’s a world where music consumes you, where you can let it all hang out and show your girl how great it all can be–where you just live for the moment, and the moment is alive.

“Yeah, tonight I wanna break my chains/Somebody break my heart/Somebody shake my brains,” the boy sings. “Downtown there’s something that I wanna hear/There’s a sound, little girl, keeps ringing in my ear,” and that is the sound of the beat, the guitars turned up so loud that the paint is peeling off the walls, the sweat pouring into imagined buckets all around you. It’s the sound of the beat, of the fire inside of you when you’re taking it all in even before you get there. It’s the sound of impassioned singing into microphones–the sound of a power pop rodeo where the crowd is being roped in to feel the heat rising from the stage.

It is the quintessential mind over matter trick that heightened sensitivity plays on you when you’re knee-deep in the thick of it. It is the best you can do–the only thing you can do–when two worlds come together as one. “Tonight I wanna feel the beat of the crowd/And when I tell you that I love you/I wanna have to shout it out loud/Shout it out loud” is the cry in the night. Your arm is holding your partner tight as the singer is bringing the both of you into his world.

You know the score. You know why you’re in that club or that bar. You know why you’re dressed to the nines and impressing your partner as the music plays and the electricity is pulsing through you. You know why you’re there. “I wanna be where the bands are,” you shout. “I wanna be where the bands are…” And here comes the power pop version of a Greek chorus: “Where the bands are…” and you answer: “I wanna be where the bands are.”

Springsteen is remembering what moved him in the first place when, in his early days, he wanted to be right there in the center of the action with his girl by his side while those beautiful notes were flying freely throughout the space, drawing him in and getting him to sing along with the chorus that he will never, ever be able to get out of his head. “I wanna be where the bands are,” he sings out loud, shouting, reaching for the stage and wishing he were on it.

Recorded in 1979, “Where the Bands Are,” a song that, like many Springsteen numbers, had floated around in collector’s circles for years before seeing legitimate release on the Boss’s Tracks collection in 1998, is an anthem quite unlike the other anthems he had recorded. It is an anthem drawn purposefully for the boys and girls of the live music nation, the people who gather together to celebrate the feelings that move them.

“Where the Bands Are” is a song that moves in straight-ahead, upbeat fashion. It reveres the hook all the way through. It invites the constant head bob whether or not you can hold to the beat. The drums take charge. The saxophone punctuates. The guitars rock and roll with the best of them. It’s impossible to forget the melody, even if you’ve only heard it once. It gets in there and becomes part of your DNA. Really, you’d be powerless to stop it.

“I wanna be where the bands are,” Bruce proclaims just before the song comes to an end. It’s a tremendous song and a tremendous power pop record and it speaks to the heart of the matter–that the music that speaks to you can move you like nothing else and give you a reason, a reason to believe in the power of the song, in the power of power pop. - Alan Haber

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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the Internet’s Premiere Melodic Pop Music Talk Show Podcast Returns to PodOmatic With Five New Shows!

Tell all your friends, wake up your neighbors and let the melodic pop music conversation flow freely from sea to shining sea: Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation has returned to PodOmatic with five brand-new shows featuring your favorite melodic pop artists and personalities.

Now posted and available for online listening and/or download on In Conversation’s PodOmatic page: five new shows featuring the Weeklings’ Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger, Kyle Vincent, Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Terry Draper (Klaatu), and the Dowling Poole’s Willie Dowling and Jon Poole. Each show delivers in-depth, behind-the-scenes talk that you need to hear about each artist’s music and topics of importance. Plus, Spotify and YouTube direct song links are provided for each show, where available.

The artists and personalities featured in the five new shows just posted:

the-weeklings* The Weeklings’ Glen Burtnik and Bob Burger, speaking about their just-released, self-titled monophonic album and how the project got off the ground.

kyle-vincent* Kyle Vincent, talking about his new album, Detour, and his approach to songwriting. Listen also for Kyle’s reminiscences of famed music legend Kim Fowley.

al-sussman* Al Sussman, talking about his informative book, Changin’ Times, November 22, 1963 – March 1, 1964: 101 Days that Shaped a Generation. Listen for 13 songs from 1963 with expert commentary from Al.

when-the-world-was-young* Terry Draper, talking about his latest solo album, When the World was Young; his studio, Swamp Manor; and other fascinating topics.

dowling-poole-2* The Dowling Poole’s Willie Dowling and Jon Poole, discussing their debut album as a duo. Willie and Jon also talk about how they got together and made music magic in the studio.

More new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation shows are coming soon. Meanwhile, listen online and/or download these exciting shows. And while you’re at our PodOmatic podcast page, check out all of the previous shows we’ve posted. You’ll love them!(P.S. Give us a like if you like what you see and hear!)

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