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

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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.

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #50 | 4-19-18

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Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #50 | 4-19-18

Special Supersized 50th Show Celebration! We went deep into the Pure Pop Radio archives for this…

pop tunes disc small…Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. Emitt Rhodes | “With My Face on the Floor” | Emitt Rhodes, 1970

Set Two: Happy 50th Part 1
3. The Cherry Drops | “Let’s Bug Out” | Everything’s Groovy, 2013
4. Dave Edmunds | “Return to Sender” | Brace Yourself: A Tribute to Otis Blackwell, 1993
5. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs | “Towers of London” | Under the Covers Vol. 3, 2013

Set Three: Happy 50th Part 2
6. DC Cardwell | “Magic for Everybody” | Pop Art, 2015
7. B and Not B | “The Benefits of Friendship” | Colors, Shapes and Lines, 2013
8. Magic Brothers | “Always Be With You” | The Magic Line, 2013
9. Spencer McGillicutty | “That Makes Two of Us” | All the Happy People, 2012

Set Four: Happy 50th Part 3
10. Frank Bango | “Ape” | Fugitive Girls, 1999
11. Jamie Hoover and Bill Lloyd | “Show and Tell the World” | Paparazzi, 2004
12. Ray Paul with Emitt Rhodes | “Some Sing, Some Dance” | The Charles Beat, 2000

Set Five: Happy 50th Part 4
13. Don Dixon | “Do So Well” | The Invisible Man, 2000
14. Herbert and Howat | “Look What You’ve Done to My Heart” | 8-1-2-1-9-8-0 Across the Universe, 2004
15. Huw Jacob | “Find You as a Friend” | Higher Every Day, 2009

Set Six: Happy 50th Part 5
16. The Davenports | “Thinking About You, Maryann” | Thinking About You, Maryann, 2008
17. Tamas Wells | “True Believers” | Thirty People Away, 2000
18. Lee Feldman | “River” | Album No. 4: Trying to Put Things Together that Never Been Together Before, 2012

Set Seven: Happy 50th Part 6
19. Gerry Beckley | “Carousel” | Carousel, 2016
20. Myrtle Park’s Fishing Club | “Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys” | Benches, 2016
21. Richard Barone | “Learning the Game” | Sorrows and Promises: Greenwich Village in the 1960s, 2016
22. The 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco | “Kiki vs. Alice from the Breakers” | The 3 Song Drive E.P., 2016

Set Close:
23. The Archies | “Sugar, Sugar” | Essentials, 2016

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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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #49 | 4-17-18

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #49 | 4-17-18

pop tunes disc smallThe Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. The Detergents | “Leader of the Laundromat” | The Many Faces of the Detergents, 1964

Set Two: New Plus Todd!
3. Wilson | “Right Here” | Single, 2018
4. Scot Sax | “I Never Loved You” | Drawing from Memory, 2018
5. Todd Rundgren | “Cliché” | Faithful, 1976
6. John Howard | “No More Crying” | The Inner Beauty, 2018

Set Three: New!
7. The Ice Cream Conspiracists | “We All Need Someone to Love” | Single, 2018
8. The Sleep Junkies | “The First Time is Never the Last Time” | The Fowl Tone Sampler, 2018
9. Secret Friend | “Castaway” | The Divorce Album, 2018

Set Four: New Plus Too!
10. Soft Hearted Scientists | “I Wanted You” | Take Time to Wonder in a Whirling World, 2018 (Reissue)
11. The Connection | “Wish You Success” | Wish You Success, 2018
12. Roger Klug | “She’s a Singer” | Toxic and 15 Other Love Songs, 2000

Set Five: New and Fab!
13. Lannie Flowers | “Lost in a Daydream” | Single, 2018
14. The Beatles | “I Am the Walrus” | Magical Mystery Tour, 1967
15. Badfinger | “Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch/Should I Smoke” | Wish You Were Here, 1974

Set Six: New Plus!
16. Scot Sax | “Parade of No’s” | Drawing from Memory, 2018
17. Harry Nilsson | “Turn On Your Radio” | Son of Schmilsson, 1972
18. Bill DeMain | “Brewster, IL, April 3, 1952” | Transatlantic Romantic, 2017
19. Bill Lloyd | “Let Me In Your Life Again” | It’s Happening Now, 2017

Set Close:
20. Graham Alexander | “Biggest Fan” | Graham Alexander, 2011

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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New on Pure Pop Radio 4.19.18: Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Where Did You Go To”

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alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Spins and Reviews | 4.19.18

Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Where Did You Go To” | Gilbert O’Sullivan, 2018

All it takes is a song, not necessarily new but often so, to bring me back to my youth, back to my days listening to records in my bedroom, one after another after another still, closing my eyes and feeling each note and change and anticipating, because that’s what you did, the song’s fade. I swear that I could pick up the tone arm of my Symphonic all-in-one turntable without even peering ever so slightly through my closed eyelids and drop it at the beginning of a record to start the listening process all over again with hardly any effort at all and, it should be said, 100-percent accuracy.

gilbert o'sullivan 2018 albumSuch was the memory that overtook me after listening to the lovely first single from the brand-new, self-titled album from veteran singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan, releasing August 10. “Where Did You Go To” finds Gilbert in peak form, sounding all the world like he always has, singing warm melodies atop his singular piano playing and, this is the most important part: sounding like no one else in the whole wide world.

As “Where Did You Go To” was ending, and the sustained organ note at the close was coming to a full stop, I shut my eyes and remembered the feeling of listening to Gilbert’s first album, the one with “Alone Again (Naturally),” which I’d gotten from the Columbia Record Club. I became obsessed with that album, with that big hit single that graced the top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, that was all over the radio back in the day.

But it was another song on that first album that captured my imagination even more. “Houdini Said,” a bonanza of melody and clever, stream-of-consciousness wordplay about anything and everything (and then some) seemed somehow otherworldly, yet completely relatable. I continue to play it frequently today. It is, as are so many of Gilbert’s songs, part of me.

I look forward to Gilbert O’Sullivan, to a dozen new songs that will undoubtedly capture my imagination in the same way that most all of the artist’s work has. In anticipation, I will close my eyes and sing to my inner self the opening lines of “Houdini Said”: “Doctor in love who is above/All others close to you…”

black box Where to Get It: Pre-order Gilbert O’Sullivan in various bundle configurations in Gilbert’s store. Pre-order CD, vinyl or cassette at Amazon. Pre-order the digital download and/or purchase “Where Did You Go To” immediately at Amazon.

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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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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Secret Friend’s Steven Fox (Airdate: April 4, 2018)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

secret friend divorce albumSecret Friend’s new record, The Divorce Album, may well be the ultimate breakup long player, but it sounds like a happy, peppy pop album, and I predict it will be a favorite of many pop fans this year.

Falling somewhere sound-wise between the expansive second Secret Friend album, Sleeper, and the Linus of Hollywood-produced pure pop debut, Time Machine, The Divorce Album serves up six Secret Friend songs, written and produced by Steven Fox, and six reinventions of those songs produced by other artists. It’s a fascinating approach, heady lyrically but effervescent musically. It’s a clear winner by an artist not afraid to stretch and keep things interesting.

secret friend steven foxDuring this lively edition of In Conversation, you’ll learn about the origins of this album and hear all about the writing and production of the songs. Direct from Thailand, meet Secret Friend’s Steven Fox as you listen to this in-depth podcast, originally broadcast on April 4.

Secret Friend’s The Divorce Album is available from a variety of e-tailers at the album’s website.

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pprListen to my interview with Secret Friend’s Steven Fox from the April 4 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!

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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Kyle Vincent (Airdate: March 21, 2018)

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kyle vincent miles and an oceanKyle Vincent sat in front of the Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation microphones on March 21 to talk with me about his new album Miles and an Ocean. We discussed a variety of topics, including the wonder of Barry Manilow and working with the Rubinoos’ Tommy Dunbar. We also played, and talked about, songs from Miles and an Ocean and 2016’s Kyle Vincent Sings the Great Manilow Songbook. Soft-pop, and Kyle Vincent, fans will not want to miss this show.

Kyle Vincent’s Miles and an Ocean is available in the store at kylevincent.com, and on Amazon and iTunes.

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pprListen to my interview with Kyle Vincent from the March 21 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.

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Anton Barbeau Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Celebrates Its 50th Edition: This Week’s Specialty Show Lineup Sparkles

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We’ve got another week of sparkling specialty shows ahead, all airing as usual on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. What’s in store?

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anton barbeau natural causes cover from cd babyThis Wednesday, April 18, at 9 pm ET, Anton Barbeau guests on an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his latest album, the fantastic Natural Causes. You’ll hear Anton wax poetic about three of the songs on the album: 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.

pop tunes disc smallThe first of two all-new Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Shows rolls tomorrow night at 8 pm ET with new spins from Wilson, the Ice Cream Conspiracists, Secret Friend, the Connection, Lannie Flowers, and Scot Sax, whose new album, Drawing from Memory, is one of the highlights of this year’s crop of melodic pop releases.

pop tunes disc smallThursday night at 8 pm ET, we celebrate the 50th edition of the Pop Tunes Deejay Show with a deep dive into the archives, culminating in a supersized episode featuring such artists as Frank Bango, the Cherry Drops, Dave Edmunds, B and Not B, Ray Paul with Emitt Rhodes, Don Dixon, Huw Jacob, the Davenports, Tamas Wells, the 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco, and the Archies. You won’t want to miss this one. Come join the celebration!

Don’t miss a minute of this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows, broadcast on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio, always poppin’ and rockin’. We’re going to have a great time–join us, won’t you?

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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: