Classic In Conversation: Meet Ben Folds

Listen to this Classic Ben Folds Interview from 1996 as You Lose Yourself in the Just-Released Box Set, Brick The release of the massive, 13-disc box set Brick (Edsel), covering all of the Ben Folds Five and Ben Folds solo releases and a whole lot more, prompted me to set the WAYBAC machine for March … Read moreClassic In Conversation: Meet Ben Folds

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: The Davenports’ Scott Klass (Airdate: July 18, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio The Davenports’ Scott Klass joined me for a typically in-depth hour on the July 18 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his wonderful new album, Don’t Be Mad at Me, another feather in the Davenports’ cap. That’s a particularly apt way to describe a … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: The Davenports’ Scott Klass (Airdate: July 18, 2018)

Two Als Talking Tunes (aka Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation) Podcasts: Al Sussman (Airdate: July 11, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman joined me on July 11 for another rousing edition of Two Als Talking Tunes, for which we redressed the virtual Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation set as if it were on the beach to allow us to play some favorite sun-soaked records and … Read moreTwo Als Talking Tunes (aka Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation) Podcasts: Al Sussman (Airdate: July 11, 2018)

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Dave Sheinin (Airdate: June 27, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Dave Sheinin, Washington Post sports scribe and melodic popster, joined me on the June 27 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his wonderful album, First Thing Tomorrow. First Thing Tomorrow is a bona fide melodic pop smash, full of lovely, catchy melodies and songs. … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Dave Sheinin (Airdate: June 27, 2018)

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Jeffrey Foskett (Original Airdate: January 19, 1997; Rebroadcast June 20, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio On the June 20 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, we sent the WABAC machine to January 19, 1997 for my very first interview with Jeffrey Foskett, well known, of course, for his great solo records and for playing live with the Beach Boys and Brian Wilson. … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Jeffrey Foskett (Original Airdate: January 19, 1997; Rebroadcast June 20, 2018)

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Klaatu’s Dee Long (Original Airdate: November 6, 2013; Rebroadcast June 13, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Dee Long’s visit to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, first aired November 6, 2013, zeros in on Klaatu’s classic album Sir Army Suit, which is celebrating its 40th trip around the sun this year. During this rebroadcast of a classic program, Dee looked back at the making of … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Klaatu’s Dee Long (Original Airdate: November 6, 2013; Rebroadcast June 13, 2018)

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Astral Drive’s Phil Thornalley (Airdate: June 6, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Fans of 1970s Todd Rundgren will thoroughly enjoy my in-depth interview with Astral Drive’s Phil Tornalley, which aired June 6 on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Longtime producer and songwriter Phil Thornalley has made nothing less than the Todd Rundgren album that Todd Rundgren never made in the … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Astral Drive’s Phil Thornalley (Airdate: June 6, 2018)

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: The Quick’s Danny Benair (Airdate: May 30, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio During the second part of a doubleheader Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation broadcast on May 30, Danny Benair, from ’70s power pop band the Quick, joined me for a fun talk about Mondo Deco, the band’s 1976 classic long-player melding pop, rock and classical influences. Mondo Deco was … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: The Quick’s Danny Benair (Airdate: May 30, 2018)

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Goran Hjertstedt (Airdate: May 30, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio The Grand Leve’s Göran Hjertstedt was my very special guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on May 30. This show was, in fact, the second of two, back-to-back episodes broadcast that evening. Göran, formerly of Pure Pop Radio favorite band Longplayer and now the creative force behind … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Goran Hjertstedt (Airdate: May 30, 2018)