Timmy Sean Heads Into the Home Stretch With His Mammoth Songs of the Week Project

timmy sean thursdaysIt’s hard to believe, believe it or not, that as of right now, Timmy Sean is 44 weeks into his immensely satisfying Songs of the Week project, which has brought fans new songs, demos, live tracks, previews of Timmy’s new band, Sir Video, and much more. This leaves only eight more songs to serve up to fans before the next musical challenges thrust Timmy into high gear for the melodic treats he’ll unveil in 2016.

Owing to continuing medical issues, we’ve been silent on the Timmy Sean front of late, which is not to say we haven’t been listening to the new entries in the Songs of the Week project. We have. Now, though, it’s time to report on them and get up to date.

Week 39’s Song of the Week is a rarity in the ongoing canon–it was written by Fred Maurer, a friend of Timmy’s buddy Joe Bucaro. Of “Bring Your Love,” Timmy says “I originally was going to cover it with a bit of [a] ‘That Thing You Do’ feel, but after Joe suggested giving it a bit of a ‘If Your Mother Has Her Way’ vibe from my Noisewater album, it became more of a mashup of Ben Folds and McCartney…funny how those two seem to always rear their whimsical heads into my songwriting.” This is one of our favorite Songs of the Week–certainly a McCartney/Folds mashup, heavy on the whimsy and adorned with a lovely Brian May-style guitar solo and a big showbiz ending, topped with a decidedly Beatle-esque treat. And all of this comes at you in 2:15. Amazing.

For week 40, Timmy revived a song that originally came to light during the LUZER era. Timmy says: “We originally tracked this song for the Reset album, though when I realized my pronunciation of ‘Aishiteru’ (Japanese for love) was wrong, I abandoned the song.” Timmy adds that the song came up the next year, but he “decided to rework the melody and completely start from scratch on the lyrics. It became the song ‘Give Me a Sign,’ included on the Come On Mandy EP.” It’s a catchy, breezy number, with prominent electric piano and Timmy’s relatively soft vocal.

The first single from the new Sir Video EP, also the title track, “Young as the Night,” was the star attraction song for week 41. A funky dance number, driven by an electronic presence, a propulsive percussion track and an assured Michael Jackon Thriller-era influence–not to mention a catchy chorus, “Young as the Night” is a bit of a different specimen than we’re used to from Timmy, but no less huggable. This is another side of a great artist that is a big part of the Pure Pop Radio playlist.

Week 42’s Song of the Week was featured in a full band version back on July 23; this time around, “This Magic,” a Sir Video number, is presented in an acoustic take, which puts added emphasis on the lovely melody and Timmy’s strong vocal. “This is one of the first songs that I wrote for the Sir Video project right after LUZER split in 2007,” Timmy says. “Though I love the full studio version, I do really like pulling away all of the frills on this one as I feel it really stands nicely on [its] own with just acoustic guitar and vocals.” We heartily agree.

sir videoA Sir Video preview was the function of week 43’s Song of the Week. “Bottle of Wine” is from the Young as the Night EP. Another dance number with a punctuated, soulful rhythm guitar part, this song sounds like a second or third cousin to one of ELO’s more upbeat tunes. Of course, melody is king, but bring your dancing shoes! The latest Song of the Week is another Sir Video number from the EP; “Take It Off” is a rock and roll rumble of a tune, with another great melody and catchy chorus.

That brings us up to date, and we aim to keep it that way from here on out. To add to your collection any of the songs talked about on this page, or any of the Songs of the Week that you may have missed, click here. This year’s Timmy Sean library will be amongst your most treasured music purchases in 2015.

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Pure Pop Radio’s Premiere Week Kicks Off Next Monday, August 10! Set Your Alarm Clocks!

The excitement is only a week away! Pure Pop Radio’s exciting Premiere Week explodes on the airwaves beginning next Monday, August 10. What’s in store? A brand-new deejay show hosted by our own Alan Haber, and the return of one of our most popular shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. And your favorite Beatles programs will be settling into new time slots. We’re making things happen at your original 24-hour-a-day home for the greatest melodic pop music in the universe!

Here’s the rundown:

pop tunesAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes (Debuts Monday, August 10 at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT)

Alan’s been itching to get back to spinning the pop platters that matter on a good, old-fashioned deejay show; his new hour-long program, Pop Tunes, debuts at 9 pm ET (6 pm PT) next Monday, August 10.

Pure Pop Radio's Alan Haber
Alan Haber

Each week, Alan will bring you the latest releases from your favorite new and heritage artists, world radio premieres, the weekly Pick Hit that’s zooming up the virtual pop charts and into your hearts, theme sets, favorite songs from across the decades, and a treasured segment from the old, weekly Pure Pop Radio show on WEBR: the Student-Teacher Conference, which features a cover of a great melodic pop tune and the original version.

Each week’s new show will repeat on Thursday afternoons at noon ET (9 am PT) and Sunday afternoons at 3 pm ET (noon PT). It’s an extravaganza of pop hosted by Alan Haber and airing each and every week, right here on Pure Pop Radio.

microphone-5Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

andy partridge
Andy Partridge

Hosted by Alan Haber, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, our signature, melodic pop talk show returns next Tuesday, August 11 at 7 pm ET (4 pm PT) with a mix of new episodes and programs from the archives. We kick things off with the 10th anniversary airing of perhaps our most popular show–a marathon interview with XTC’s Andy Partridge, from May 3, 2005. It’s two hours of in-depth back-and-forth with one of pop music’s greatest writers and performers. You won’t want to miss it!

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation will repeat on Sunday afternoons at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT). New interviews with your favorite artists are coming soon. Stay tuned to this website for news you need to know about future episodes!

Our Signature Beatles Shows: Things We Said Today and Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing

The weekly Beatles roundtable, Things We Said Today, and Ken Michaels’ magical mystery tour of all things Fab, Every Little Thing, are shuffling over to new time slots, beginning next week.

the-beatles-things-we-said-todayThings We Said Today is moving to Thursday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), beginning next Thursday, August 13. Things We Said Today is a weekly survey of all things Beatles that’s hosted by a quartet of Beatles experts–today’s Fab Four, if you will. Ken Michaels, host of Every Little Thing, is joined by Beatlefan Executive Editor Al Sussman, Steve Marinucci (Beatles Examiner), and Allan Kozinn, longtime music critic. Other well-known Beatles experts sometimes sit in with the core group. It’s the premiere weekly meeting place for Beatles fans, and it’s here on Pure Pop Radio.

everylittlethinglogo-smallKen Michaels’ Every Little Thing, now in is second year of broadcasting on Pure Pop Radio, is moving to Monday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), beginning August 10, with a brand-new episode. New shows will mix with repeats of past programs, giving Beatles fans their weekly fix of group and solo era tracks and Ken’s insightful commentary, plus the weekly Beatles trivia quiz.

Every Little Thing is the premiere, syndicated program playing Beatles group and solo recordings. Hosted by longtime radio personality Ken Michaels, the show airs on Monday nights at 8 pm ET (5 pm PT), beginning next Monday, August 10, on Pure Pop Radio.

It’s a Wrap!

We’re pretty excited to be bringing you the most entertaining shows designed to put a smile on the faces of fans of melodic pop music. From the brand-new Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation; our two, signature Beatles shows–Things We Said Today and Ken Michaels’ Every Little Thing; and, let us not forget, the greatest mix of new and heritage melodic pop music in the universe, Pure Pop Radio has it all!

Join us for all of the excitement, and keep checking back for more information about Pure Pop Radio’s Premiere Week, kicking off next Monday, August 10! See you on the radio!

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