Reviews: 3.26.19: Terry Draper Invites You Into His Garden, Brad Marino Does What Comes Naturally, and Popdudes Channel the Cookies, the Beatles and Roy Orbison

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Terry Draper | In My Garden (TerryTunes, 2019) How you got here from there really isn’t all that important; it’s that you wound up here that really matters. Many, if not most of you will, while flying your Klaatu flags high, proudly note that you were here from … Read moreReviews: 3.26.19: Terry Draper Invites You Into His Garden, Brad Marino Does What Comes Naturally, and Popdudes Channel the Cookies, the Beatles and Roy Orbison

Favorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2018

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Happy New Year, and welcome to the list. About said list…it was the subject of my one and only New Year’s resolution: to keep the number of entries to 15. Well, good luck with that, I told myself, and wouldn’t you know it…I couldn’t make that work. How … Read moreFavorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2018

Holly? Jolly? Christmas? We’ve Got All Three! And More Melodic Pop Gift-Giving Suggestions

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio We continue with our Holly Jolly Christmas Party here on day four, reviewing the latest and greatest holiday releases that are perfect for gift giving. You’ve still got some wrapping paper on hand, right? Before we get to today’s gift suggestions, let’s give our last two-pack of holiday … Read moreHolly? Jolly? Christmas? We’ve Got All Three! And More Melodic Pop Gift-Giving Suggestions

Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Michael Simmons (Airdate: April 11, 2018)

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Michael Simmons, long-standing member of the west coast melodic pop community, crafted his smash, just-released solo album, First Days of Summer, at home, recording in sparkling Kitchen-o-Phonic sound (guess where the studio resides). The results are no less than magical. Michael joined me in a spirited conversation about … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Michael Simmons (Airdate: April 11, 2018)

New on Pure Pop Radio 3.13.18: Michael Simmons, David Myhr, and Radio Days

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Spins and Reviews | 3.13.18 Michael Simmons | First Days of Summer | Crab Apple, 2018 You will likely know musician and high school educator Michael Simmons from the much-missed sparkle*jets u.k., from Yorktown Lads, whose Cameron Lew makes quite fine music on his own, or Popdudes, a … Read moreNew on Pure Pop Radio 3.13.18: Michael Simmons, David Myhr, and Radio Days