What’s It All About? Listen and Download All of The Interiews from Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s Special Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock Week

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation’s special Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock Week ended this past Saturday, capping off six days of talks with Producer Andrew Curry and nine of the artists who contributed tracks to the project. All 10 interviews are now posted on the In Conversation PodOMatic podcast page, ready for you to listen to and download.

In addition to the extensive and in-depth interview with Andrew Curry, you’ll find talks with:

– Linus of Hollywood (“More than I Can Say”)

– Kelly Jones (“I’d Really Love to See You Tonight”)

– Brandon Schott (“Thank You for Being a Friend”)

– Christian Phillips (The Sonic Executive Sessions) (“On and On”)

– Wyatt Funderburk (“Bluer than Blue”)

– Willie Wisely (“So Into You”)

– Michael Carpenter (“We Don’t Talk Anymore”)

– Lannie Flowers (“Dance With Me”)

– Scott Klass (The Davenports) (“Just When I Needed You Most”)

If you already have Drink a Toast to Innocence, your enjoyment of this compilation will be suitably enhanced. If you’re new to the album, you’ll be moved to purchase it and enjoy it along with the rest of us.

Thanks, as always, for listening to Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation!

Drink a Toast to Drink a Toast to Innocence on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

Drink a Toast to Drink a Toast to Innocence on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

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Scott McPherson (Liar’s Club) Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation on 1/28 and Pays Homage to Prefab Sprout on Two New Albums

Scott McPherson

Scott McPherson

Liar’s Club member Scott McPherson loves the music of Paddy McAloon and his band Prefab Sprout. So much so that he has paid homage to all things Sprout on two new albums he’s recently released: Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect and Moveable Feast. Scott will be the guest on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation beginning this coming Tuesday, January 28 at 8 pm ET. The show will repeat on Wednesday, January 29 at 8 pm ET, and on Friday, January 31 at 6 pm ET.

Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect

Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect

These two wonderful albums, performed by musicians from points both near and far, and sung by Scott and the wonderful Texas-based singer and songwriter, Andrea Perry, will both delight and surprise longstanding Sprout fans. Sounding very much like the Sprouts without actually being them, the musicians deliver the songs, written by Scott and a host of other songsters, in grand fashion. These songs stand on their own as pure pop creations while also tipping their hats and hearts to McAloon’s sterling song craft. Songs like “Charm Offensive,” from Insights from Retrospect,  and “P.S. I Love You,” from Moveable Feast, perhaps typify the sounds that listeners will encounter from the Sproutless collective–lovingly-crafted songs with sumptuous melodies that stick like a hot summer’s day. They will both charm and move you, in the sense that you may well be moved to revisit the Sprouts catalog, recently added to with the real Sprouts’ “Crimson/Red” album. If you’ve never heard the Sprouts before, you may be moved to try them out for the first time.

Honest, true music can both bring you back to a specific time and place–the day you first fell in love, your first day in your new house, the day your child was born–and make new memories that will last a lifetime. Insights from Retrospect and Moveable Feast push both of those buttons for a collective experience that will put a happy smile on your face. Alan Haber will talk with Scott about these classic-sounding, newly-released records and play three songs that demonstrate their power. Prepare to be charmed.

Sproutless: Moveable Feast

Sproutless: Moveable Feast

Alan Haber’s interview with Scott McPherson will air Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29 at 8 pm ET; and Friday, January 31 at 6 pm ET, on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, broadcast on Pure Pop Radio. Click on either of the links below to listen. Enjoy!

Visit the Prefab Sprout Project website at http://www.theprefabsproutproject.com/.

(The song “Steve McQueen” by Prefab Sprout began playing on Pure Pop Radio just as this story was completed. Really!)

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Now, it’s as easy as a simple mouse click to listen to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio. Tune in by clicking on either of  the StreamLicensing listen links, or click on the Pure Pop Radio logo to listen with external players. Enjoy!

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Drink a Toast to Innocence Interview Extravaganza Coming Next Week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

We shouted it from the rooftops throughout 2013, and now it’s come true: Drink a Toast to Innocence: A Tribute to Lite Rock has been showered with huzzahs from seven music critics, websites and a rockin’ National Public Radio affiliate down in sunny Florida. And we’re going to celebrate all next week on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation with six days of in-depth interviews with the compilation’s executive producer, Andrew Curry, and nine of the artists who contributed tracks. All told, these interviews constitute the bible on one of the best various artist collections to be released last year or any other year.

Beginning Monday, January 20, and ending on Saturday, January 25, Alan Haber will be talking to Andrew and the incredibly talented group of artists that contributed to Drink a Toast to Innocence. On Monday and Wednesday nights, and on Friday afternoon, Andrew steps up to the microphone and takes you from the idea’s inception to the compilation’s release. Everything you’ve wanted to know about this landmark record will be communicated during this hour and 45 minute-long chat that features tracks from the album. And then Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,  it’s the artists’ turn to talk about the tracks they tackled, taking you from choosing the songs to recording them and beyond. We’re writing the audio book on Drink a Toast to Innocence, dear music fans, and you can only hear it on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

Here’s the on-air schedule for this exciting group of interviews:

– Monday, January 20 and Wednesday, January 22 at 8 pm ET: Andrew Curry (also Friday, January 24 at 4 pm ET)

– Tuesday, January 21, 8 pm ET: Michael Carpenter talks about “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” Kelly Jones talks about “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight,” and Brandon Schott talks about “Thank You for Being a Friend”

– Thursday, January 23, 8 pm ET: Lannie Flowers talks about “Dance With Me,” Wyatt Funderburk talks about “Bluer than Blue,” and Linus of Hollywood talks about “More than I Can Say”

– Saturday, January 25, 6 pm ET: Christian Phillips (The Sonic Executive Sessions) talks about “On and On,” Scott Klass (The Davenports) talks about “Just When I Needed You Most,” and Willie Wisely talks about “So Into You”

Don’t miss this exciting event! Jot down the dates and times and immerse yourself in an unprecedented group of interviews with pop’s greatest artists and the man of the hour,  Executive Producer and Lite-rock Impresario Andrew Curry!

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414 Songs Added to the Pure Pop Radio Playlist! Film at 11!

We’ve been busier than ever fattening up our little playlist, though it’s not so little anymore! During the past few weeks, we added 414 songs from 135 melodic pop artists. That’s 414 songs from 136 albums, singles, and EP’s. That’s almost a day’s worth of music streaming out to the masses on Pure Pop Radio. So now our library is nearly 4,300 songs strong. Wow, huh?

Here’s the scoop on the artists whose latest tunes are now streaming in rotation (take a deep breath, ’cause this is going to knock your socks clean off!):

Terry Draper (“The Tea Horse Road,” the new single from his forthcoming album), Vegas With Randolph (special Pure Pop Radio version of “Snow Day”), Tricia and Dana Countryman (glorious harmonies and delicious melodies), and the following fine musical folks:

8 x 8, The Bye Bye Blackbirds, The CRY!, DC Cardwell, Pop is Art, Wesley Stace, Redd Kross, The Flamin’ Groovies, Nick Piunti, Squeeze, Nick Capaldi, John Paul Keith, Butch Walker, Goldspot, Lucas Bartlett, Any Version of Me, Chris Stamey, Hilly Michaels, Caddy, Jeff Litman, The Pendletones (featuring Wyatt Funderburk), Timmy Sean and the Celebrities, Shaun Cassidy, The Chapin Sisters, The Fratellis, The Taters, Throwback Suburbia, Wiretree, Dana Countryman, Second Saturday (featuring Wyatt Funderburk), Radio Days, the Leftovers (featuring Kurt Baker), and…

The Longplayer, Orchestra, The Brigadier, Hector and the Leaves, Paul McCartney, Scot Sax, The Solicitors, The Floor Models, Del Shannon, The Charlie Watts Riots, The Del Zorros, The Real Impossibles, The Connection, Gleeson, The Most, Ron Flynt, Harry Nilsson, Dee Long, the Paley Brothers, Lily and Madeleine, The Britannicas, Caryl Parry Jones and Christian Phillips (The Sonic Executive Sessions), The Cool Whips, and…

Songs from the Del Shannon Tribute: Songwriter Volume 1 by Kelley Ryan, Marshall Crenshaw, Dave Smalley, Carla Olson and Peter Case, The Britannicas, The Drysdales, Richard Snow, The Rubinoos, Overlord and Don Dixon; Jimmy Haber (no relation!), Brinsley Schwarz, songs from It Was 50 Years Ago Today: A Tribute to the Beatles Vol. 1 by Goddo, the Lolas, Sun PK and Tom Hooper; Brendan Benson, the 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco, Longplayer, The Grapes, and…

The New Trocaderos, the Well Wishers, Sgt. Popgrass, Eytan Mirsky, the New Amsterdams, Bee Gees, The Len Price 3, Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs, Georgia Fields, Michael Simmons, Jasko, Magic Eight Ball, The Miles, Airwaves, The Crickets, Jake Bugg, Neil Finn and Paul Kelly, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones, the Little Stevies, Dave Edmunds, and…

Songs from Sproutless: Insights from Retrospect: A Prefab Sprout Tribute by Scott McPherson (Liar’s Club) and the great Andrea Perry, Jay Stansfield, Scott Gagner, Marc Platt, Bob Kemmis, Greg Pope, Jellyfish, The Amazing Pink Things (featuring Dana Countryman), the Magic Theatre, Thomas McConnell, Ben Smith, Missing Palmer West, Wise and Foolish Builders, Math and Physics Club, Jeff Lynne, Jeff Thomas’s All-Volunteer Army, Katie Goes to Tokyo, and…

The Grip Weeds, Richard X. Heyman, Kelly Jones, The Knobs, Gary Ritchie, The Doughboys, Candy Butchers, Pezband, David Brookings, The Pengwins, The Beat Rats, Epicycle, The Nomads, Brandon Schott and Andy Reed, Marshall Holland, Identical Suns, The Allrightniks, Ruthann Friedman, and…

Songs from Book a Trip 2: More Psych Pop Sounds of Capitol Records by Timothy Clover, Unforscene, James Fleming, New Kicks, Griffin, and the Surf Symphony; and–whew!–the Beatles.

Well, that’s a mouthful, huh?! All of these songs are now playing in rotation on Pure Pop Radio. All 4,279 of them. That’s a huge library of great melodic pop songs playing in rotation for you, 24 hours a day. Tune in, turn on and treat your ears to the greatest melodic pop music in the world! Enjoy!

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Welcome to Alan Haber’s Pure Pop Radio!

Pure Pop Radio is the Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60′s to today. From the Beatles and the Spongetones to the Kinks, Richard X. Heyman, the Connection and Vegas With Randolph, we play the hits and a whole lot more. Our library is nearly 4,300 songs strong, so you’ll always be presented with the most variety, 24 hours a day. Our signature interview program, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, presents pop music’s greatest artists talking about their careers and playing their coolest tunes. Listen to Pure Pop Radio day or night and enjoy the greatest melodic pop in the world.

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This is the start of something big.

Four of me is better than one.

Four of Alan Haber is better than one.

This is the start of something big. Or at least our first post. Since this is a short “hello” sort of missive, let us simply leave you with directions to Pure Pop Radio, our award-winning (well, we can only hope) Internet radio station playing the greatest melodic pop music from the ’60’s to today. See you again soon.