Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Scott Gagner (Airdate: October 4, 2017)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan 5 small

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Pins_and_Needles_Cover_Art_Scott_GagnerSinger-songwriter Scott Gagner, whose 2014 album Rise and Shine was a big Pure Pop Radio favorite, has made a welcome return to the melodic pop landscape with Pins and Needles, another top-flight collection of songs peering into the effects of the human condition, always with a melody in its heart.

Scott returned to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on October 4 to speak with me about his new release. Along the way, he related deeply felt stories regarding the creation of his wonderful new songs. We played three during this program–“Heart Attack,” “You Don’t Know,” and “America the Beautiful”; listen to them by clicking here.

pprListen to my interview with Scott Gagner from the October 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.)

Purchase Scott Gagner’s Pins and Needles (the album, not Scott’s actual pins and needles!) by clicking on the following link: Bandcamp.

Look out for more current and archived Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews, coming soon.

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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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Kurt Baker, Terry Draper, Bill DeMain, The Timewhys, The Rubinoos, Bill Lloyd, Fountains of Wayne, Jeff Larson and Scott Gagner Star in this Week’s Pure Pop Shows

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan 5 small

Two sparkling brand-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, and an all-new, typically in-depth Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation ride the melodic pop airwaves this week.

pop tunes disc smallTonight’s Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (8 pm ET) is a merry mix of new and new-to-you spins and classic cuts from across the decades. The Searchers, Kurt Baker, The Wilson Hospital, Terry Draper and Bill DeMain sing sweetly alongside Anton Barbeau, Carpenter Caswell, Sagittarius, Donovan and an early, spooky salute to Halloween with The Connection, whose new single is a lively take on Buck Owens’ “(It’s a) Monsters’ Holiday” (The Taters roll with their version of the tune, too).

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Pins_and_Needles_Cover_Art_Scott_GagnerTomorrow night at 9 pm ET, singer-songwriter Scott Gagner sits in with me on an all-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his new album, Pins and Needles, a way-more-than-worthy followup to 2014’s Rise and Shine. You’ll hear the stories behind the songs, and much more. And all about a certain…deer (yes, you read that right).

pop tunes disc smallThursday night at 8 pm ET, the Pop Tunes Deejay Show returns with another first-run mix of melodic pop songs from across the decades, featuring Bonaroo, The Lilac Time, XTC, Peter and the Penguins, Hep Stars, The Left Banke, Bill Lloyd, Jeff Larson, and Gilbert O’Sullivan. A more fun hour of melodic pop simply can’t be found anywhere.

Before I go, I invite you to view Scott Gagner’s wonderfully creative, and quite entertaining, video for Pins and Needles’ lead single, a catchy slice of melodic pop entitled “The Ghost of Me and You.” Directed by Scott and co-starring a lovely, expressive yet inanimate deer head (yes, you read that right…again), it’s a joy.

Two new Pop Tunes Deejay Shows and an all-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with Scott Gagner? Yes, that’s this week’s nighttime listening sorted. Enjoy!

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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: Marc Jonson (Airdate: September 20, 2017)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan 5 small

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Marc Johnson-YEARSOn September 20, singer-songwriter Marc Jonson, best known for his seminal 1992 album 12 in a Room, joined me on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his 1972 debut album Years, released on the Vanguard label.

Along the way, Marc met up with such luminaries as Harry Chapin and Eric Clapton, and went from recording songs in his Long Island bedroom to recording in Vanguard’s mammoth studios. In doing so, his new songs were transformed into majestic landscapes that set a young musician on his musical path. This show is a detailed look at the creative process, as in-depth as it gets on pop music’s premiere interview program.

pprListen to my interview with Marc Jonson from September 20 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.)

You can listen to samples of the songs played during this program by clicking on the following links:

Purchase Marc Jonson’s Years by clicking on the following link (you’ll be so very glad you did!): Amazon

Look out for more current and archived Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews, coming soon.

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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: Peggy March (Airdate: September 6, 2017)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan 5 small

peggy march ace album coverWould it be proper to call this hour-long In Conversation episode a very special one? Yes, it would. I was pleased and privileged to speak with Peggy March, formerly known as Little Peggy March, who took me on a tour through her long running career that began back in 1963 with her hit recording of “I Will Follow Him,” a decades-old staple of oldies radio.

During this fascinating show, full of great stories and even greater music, we spoke about “I Will Follow Him” and the top-flight, recently-released compilation on Ace Records of Peggy’s recordings, If You Loved Me: RCA Recordings from Around the World 1963-1969. Peggy worked with some fabulous songwriters. Did you know that Peggy recorded a very early Randy Newman song, and a cover of a Mike Love-Brian Wilson number? She did!

pprListen to my interview with Peggy March from September 6 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.)

You can listen to samples of the songs played during this program from Peggy’s Ace Records compilation (“Try to See It My Way,” “Leave Me Alone,” and “Aren’t You Glad”) by clicking here. We also played “I Will Follow Him,” which you can listen to on Spotify by clicking here.

Purchase If You Loved Me: RCA Recordings from Around the World 1963-1969 by clicking on the following link (you’ll be so very glad you did!): Amazon

Look out for more current and archived Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews, coming soon.

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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: Zeek Weekling (The Weeklings) (Airdate: September 6, 2017)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan 5 small

the weeklings paperback writerThe Weeklings are legendary here at Pure Pop Radio. They’re also legendary there and everywhere. The foursome’s new single, a top-of-the-pops take on the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer,” is being featured tonight, in fact, on our Pop Tunes Deejay Show at 8 pm ET (click on the Listen link below at the appointed hour).

Zeek Weekling appeared on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on September 6 to speak to me about the Weeklings’ take on “Paperback Writer” and the band’s future release plans. It was a typically spirited conversation, fortified with extra-added Weeklings vibes–the kind of in-depth talk you can only hear on the Internet’s premiere melodic pop talk show.

pprListen to my interview with Zeek Weekling from September 6 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.)

And now, dear Sir or Madam: Check out the video for The Weeklings’ version of “Paperback Writer,” and then, if you haven’t already, click on one of the links to add the track to your ever-growing Weeklings collection.

Purchase The Weeklings’ fab version of “Paperback Writer” by clicking on one of the following links (you’ll be so very glad you did!): Amazon, iTunes

Look out for more current and archived Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews, coming soon.

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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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All-New This Week: The Pop Tunes Deejay Show, and Marc Jonson on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan 5 small

Two new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, and an all-new installment of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, featuring singer-songwriter Marc Jonson, blaze across the airwaves this week, courtesy of Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

pop tunes disc smallTomorrow night at 8 pm ET, the first of two brand new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show roll with the greatest melodic pop music from the 1960s to today. As usual, I am behind the controls, pumping out the tunes along with a healthy smattering of snappy deejay patter. Tuesday night’s show features The Beatles, The Weeklings, Rockpile, Coke Belda, Flamin’ Groovies, Marc McCrite, and a deep tribute to the members of The Legal Matters. Another all-new show plays on Thursday night, September 21 at 8 pm ET, featuring a mix of great songs from across the decades.

in conversation new graphic blueMarc Johnson-YEARSPure Pop Radio: In Conversation is all new this Wednesday night, September 20 at 9 pm ET. Singer-songwriter Marc Jonson, best known for his seminal 1992 album 12 in a Room, talks to me about his 1972 debut album Years, released on the Vanguard label. Along the way, Marc met up with such luminaries as Harry Chapin and Eric Clapton, and went from recording songs in his Long Island bedroom to recording in Vanguard’s mammoth studios. It’s a detailed look at the creative process, as in-depth as it gets on pop music’s premiere interview program.

Set your alarm clocks for Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show, tomorrow night and Thursday night at 8 pm ET, and singer-songwriter Marc Jonson on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Wednesday night at 9 pm ET. 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: Terry Draper (Airdate: August 30, 2017)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio alan 5 small

terry draper remarkable womenPure Pop Radio favorite Terry Draper returned to our virtual Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation microphones on August 30 to talk about his wonderful new album, Remarkable Women.

This time around, Terry’s song cycle revolves around a celebration of remarkable women through time, with songs about Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee, aviator Amelia Earhart, and other famous ladies. Several songs are inspired by Terry’s wife, Anna. It’s a lovely album that belongs in every pop fan’s collection.

During this lively chat, Terry talks about writing the songs for Remarkable Women and about three specific songs that were heard: “The Young Girl,” “She’s All Mine,” and “Honey B.”

pprListen to my interview with Terry Draper from August 30 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.)

Order Terry Draper’s Remarkable Women from Terry’s online store by clicking here. Sample the songs played during this interview on iTunes by clicking here or on Amazon by clicking here:

  1. “The Young Girl” | 2. “She’s All Mine” | 3. “Honey B”

Look out for more current and archived Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews.

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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: