Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Talks New EP, Jellyfish, Emitt Rhodes, Secret Friend and More This Wednesday Evening on Special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

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Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning Jr. talks about his soon-to-be-released EP, Glamping, his first set of new, original songs in 10 years, and much more on a very special, hour-long episode of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation this Wednesday, May 2 at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

roger joseph manning jr. glamping coverGlamping’s four hooky songs lasso a variety of pop styles from pure to power for an exhilarating listening experience, helped along by friends such as Chris Price, Jason Falkner and Bleu McAuley. “Operator” tells the sweet story of a lonely man aching for a relationship with a telephone operator. “Funhouse” injects a rock stance into the pop proceedings with Jason Falkner’s guitars and Freddie Mercury-style background vocal harmony stacks. “Is It All a Dream” is an uptempo pop ride, and the closing power ballad “I’m Not Your Cowboy” rides to its finish atop a 10cc-esque approach.

During this program, Roger goes in-depth on the making of Glamping, due May 18 via PledgeMusic, his work on Emitt Rhodes’ 2016 record Rainbow Ends and Secret Friend’s new release, The Divorce Album. He also talks about his time in Jellyfish, and helps me discover the engine that powered one of the band’s most inventive songs, Spilt Milk’s “Sebrina, Paste and Plato.” You won’t want to miss this landmark show. Plus: What exactly is glamping? The answer will be revealed.

Tune in this Wednesday, May 2, at 9 pm ET for an hour-long chat with one of pop music’s great talents, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is the place to be!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Talks New EP, Jellyfish, Emitt Rhodes, Secret Friend and More on Special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning Jr. talks about his soon-to-be-released EP, Glamping, his first set of new, original songs in 10 years, and much more on a very special, hour-long episode of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Save the date: this Wednesday, May 2 at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

roger joseph manning jr. glamping coverGlamping’s four hooky songs lasso a variety of pop styles from pure to power for an exhilarating listening experience, helped along by friends such as Chris Price, Jason Falkner and Bleu McAuley. “Operator” tells the sweet story of a lonely man aching for a relationship with a telephone operator. “Funhouse” injects a rock stance into the pop proceedings with Jason Falkner’s guitars and Freddie Mercury-style background vocal harmony stacks. “Is It All a Dream” is an uptempo pop ride, and the closing power ballad “I’m Not Your Cowboy” rides to its finish atop a 10cc-esque approach.

During this program, Roger goes in-depth on the making of Glamping, due May 18 via PledgeMusic, his work on Emitt Rhodes’ 2016 record Rainbow Ends and Secret Friend’s new release, The Divorce Album. He also talks about his time in Jellyfish, and helps me discover the engine that powered one of the band’s most inventive songs, Spilt Milk’s “Sebrina, Paste and Plato.” You won’t want to miss this landmark show. Plus: What exactly is glamping? The answer will be revealed.

Tune in next Wednesday, May 2, at 9 pm ET for an hour-long chat with one of pop music’s great talents, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is the place to be!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #52 | 4-26-18

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #52 | 4-26-18

pop tunes disc smallThe Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. 10cc | “Take These Chains” | Bloody Tourists, 1978

Set Two: New!
3. Carpenter, Smith and Jones | “Walls” | Petty, 2018
4. Jon and Julia | “My Goodbye to You” | Single, 2018
5. Ancient Babies | “Put Me Back in the Sunshine” | Put Me Back in the Sunshine, 2018

Set Three: Roger and Göran
6. Secret Friend | “Undeniably Blue” | The Divorce Album, 2018
7. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | “Operator” | Glamping, 2018
8. The Grand Leve | “Yesterday Man” | The Grand Leve, 2018

Set Four: Gilbert!
9. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Where Did You Go To” | Gilbert O’Sullivan, 2018
10. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Victor E” | A Stranger in My Own Backyard, 1974
11. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “That’s” | The Little Album, 1995

Set Five: New Plus!
12. Daisy House | “Something Real” | Bon Voyage, 2018
13. Tawny Thiele | “Happy Together” | The Fowl Tone Sampler, 2018
14. The Turtles | “Happy Together” | All the Singles, 2016
15. Beaulieu Porch | “Simeon Touches the Ground” | Single, 2018

Set Six: New Too!
16. Lane Steinberg | “Another Early Autumn” | Lane Steinberg and His Magical Pony, 2018
17. Magpie | “Wrote Me a Letter” | Picasso on a Log, 2017
18. Caper Clowns | “The Way I Dream” | Single, 2018

Set Close:
19. Nancy Sinatra | “Sugar Town” | Sugar, 1967

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Michael Carpenter (Airdate: April 25, 2018)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Longtime Pure Pop Radio favorite Michael Carpenter took to the road, literally, and on the way to a gig spoke with me about his latest musical endeavors on the April 25 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

coverTop of our agenda was the Supahip’s terrific new album, The Two Sided Face. Michael has crafted, with Mark Moldre, a classic collection of songs incorporating such varied influences as rock, pop, and country. Michael and Mark entered the studio each day without a written song to sing; by the end of each day, a song was written, performed and mixed. Working without a net has never sounded so good.

Michael and I also talked about creativity, the Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, and a whole lot more. We played three songs from The Two Sided Face: the upbeat, joyous “With the Radio On,” the country toe-tapping (and Rolling Stones leaning) “Fourarms,” and the four-on-the-floor rocker “Motor” (Listen to these songs from Big Radio Records’ Bandcamp page). Plus: we played Michael’s rousing, one-man-band cover of the Beach Boys’ “You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone” and a surprise track from Beatle Paul.

Purchase the Supahip’s The Two Sided Face here (get the digital download right away; the CD will be available June 1).

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pprListen to my interview with Michael Carpenter from the April 25 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation by clicking the play button on the following player, or click on the Pure Pop Radio button to the left to download (then right click and choose “Save audio as” to save the file to your computer). (This interview is presented in scoped format; the songs have been removed due to copyright concerns.)

 


Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #51 | 4-24-18

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #51 | 4-24-18

The Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. The Monkees | “Forget that Girl” | Headquarters, 1967

Set Two: New!
3. Brad Marino | “Hey Girl” | Four Track Attack, 2018
4. Simon Love | “Joey Ramone” | Sincerely S. Love x, 2018
5. The Ice Cream Conspiracists | “We All Need Someone to Love” | Single, 2018
6. Wilson | “Right Here” | Single, 2018

Set Three: New Too!
7. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Where Did You Go To” | Gilbert O’Sullivan, 2018
8. Scot Sax | “Writer of This Song” | Drawing from Memory, 2018
9. John Howard | “Comic Strip” | The Inner Beauty, 2018
10. Blake Jones and the Trike Shop | “Alchemy C’Mere” | Make, 2018

Set Four: More New…Plus!
11. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | “Operator” | Glamping, 2018
12. Jellyfish | “Bye Bye Bye” | Spilt Milk, 1993
13. McPherson Grant | “Life is Good (At the DMV)” | Single, 2018

Set Five: New New!
14. The Supahip | “You Can’t See Me” | The Two Sided Face, 2018
15. Carpenter, Smith and Jones | “End of the Line” | Petty, 2018
16. David Myhr | “The Perfect Place” | Lucky Day, 2018

Set Six: More New!
17. The Quick | “It Won’t Be Long” | Mondo Deco, 2018 (Reissue)
18. The Beatles | “It Won’t Be Long” | With the Beatles, 1963
19. Lane Steinberg | “That’s as Close as We Could Get” | Lane Steinberg and His Magical Pony, 2018
20. Soft Hearted Scientists | “I Wanted You” | Take Time to Wonder in a Whirling World, 2018

Set Close:
21. Cotton Mather | “Lily Dreams On” | Kontiki, 1997

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button:

 

This Week’s Specialty Shows: Michael Carpenter Talks Supahip, Beach Boys and Paul McCartney on In Conversation, and Catchy New Tunes from Roger Joseph Manning Jr. and Gilbert O’Sullivan Anchor Two All-New Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Shows

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Michael Carpenter

Ace musician Michael Carpenter, busy as always and always wonderfully productive, joins me on this week’s Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to go inside the writing and production of the grand new album from the Supahip, his pop and roll project with also ace musician Mark Moldre.

coverAiring this Wednesday night at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio, my interview with Michael tackles The Two Sided Face, the Supahip’s followup to 2007’s debut, Seize the World. A mix of rock and roll, pop and country influences fuels this fun collection from Michael and Mark Moldre, who entered the studio each day without a written song to sing; by the end of each day, a song was written, performed and mixed. Working without a net has never sounded so good.

During this program, we play and Michael talks about three songs from The Two Sided Face: “With the Radio On,” “Fourarms,” and “Motor,” the latter a free-swinging pop-rocker with a decidedly Rolling Stones center. We also talk about the Beach Boys–we play Michael’s 2000 loving cover of the group’s “You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone”–and the influence of the Beatles and Paul McCartney. There is more, too, including a particularly apropos track that plays after “Fourarms”; listen and enjoy.

roger joseph manning jr. glamping coverpop tunes disc smallTwo all-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show roll tomorrow and Thursday night at 8 pm ET. A catchy pure melodic pop song from ex-Jellyfisher Roger Joseph Manning Jr.’s upcoming EP Glamping and a lovely new midtempo popper from the always great Gilbert O’Sullivan shine tomorrow night during a show that also features the latest from the Connection’s Brad Marino; Simon Love; Wilson; Blake Jones and the Trike Shop; McPherson Grant; the Ice Cream Conspiracists; the Supahip; Carpenter, Smith and Jones; David Myhr; the Quick; Lane Steinberg, and Soft Hearted Scientists.

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Caper Clowns

Thursday night, catchy pop tunes fill the air on another all-new Pop Tunes Deejay Show. Stepping up to the bandstand, Secret Friend, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., the Grand Leve, Ancient Babies, Jon and Julia, Daisy House, Tawny Thiele, the Turtles, Beaulieu Porch, Lane Steinberg, Magpie, Caper Clowns and Nancy Sinatra pop the house with new and new-to-you sounds that will delight you through and through.

That’s this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty show lineup, broadcast as always by Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. Don’t miss a minute!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button:

 

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Anton Barbeau (Airdate: April 18, 2018)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

anton barbeau natural causes cover from cd babyOn April 18, singer-songwriter and longtime Pure Pop Radio favorite Anton Barbeau guested on an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his latest album, the fantastic Natural Causes.

During this in-depth hour, you will hear Anton wax poetic about three of the songs on Natural Causes: the wild and woolly “It’s the Coffee that Makes the Man Go Mad,” “Down Around the Radio,” and a remake of “Creepy Tray,” which first appeared as an upbeat bubblegum track on Anton’s 1999 release, Splendid Tray, and is recast in a new version as…well, you’ll have to listen to find out. It’s a truly heartfelt story.

Listen to the songs played from Natural Causes during this program by clicking here.

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pprListen to my interview with Anton Barbeau from the April 18 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation by clicking the play button on the following player, or click on the Pure Pop Radio button to the left to download (then right click and choose “Save audio as” to save the file to your computer). (This interview is presented in scoped format; the songs have been removed due to copyright concerns.)

 


Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, playing the latest and greatest melodic pop songs from today and across the decades, and Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, the premiere Internet melodic pop talk show, air weekly on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallin conversation new graphic blueListen to the Pop Tunes Deejay Show on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm ET (two different shows every week); In Conversation airs every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. Don’t miss a minute!

Tune in to Pop that Goes Crunch Radio by clicking on the following snazzy-looking button: