Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #51 | 4-24-18

By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #51 | 4-24-18

The Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. The Monkees | “Forget that Girl” | Headquarters, 1967

Set Two: New!
3. Brad Marino | “Hey Girl” | Four Track Attack, 2018
4. Simon Love | “Joey Ramone” | Sincerely S. Love x, 2018
5. The Ice Cream Conspiracists | “We All Need Someone to Love” | Single, 2018
6. Wilson | “Right Here” | Single, 2018

Set Three: New Too!
7. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Where Did You Go To” | Gilbert O’Sullivan, 2018
8. Scot Sax | “Writer of This Song” | Drawing from Memory, 2018
9. John Howard | “Comic Strip” | The Inner Beauty, 2018
10. Blake Jones and the Trike Shop | “Alchemy C’Mere” | Make, 2018

Set Four: More New…Plus!
11. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | “Operator” | Glamping, 2018
12. Jellyfish | “Bye Bye Bye” | Spilt Milk, 1993
13. McPherson Grant | “Life is Good (At the DMV)” | Single, 2018

Set Five: New New!
14. The Supahip | “You Can’t See Me” | The Two Sided Face, 2018
15. Carpenter, Smith and Jones | “End of the Line” | Petty, 2018
16. David Myhr | “The Perfect Place” | Lucky Day, 2018

Set Six: More New!
17. The Quick | “It Won’t Be Long” | Mondo Deco, 2018 (Reissue)
18. The Beatles | “It Won’t Be Long” | With the Beatles, 1963
19. Lane Steinberg | “That’s as Close as We Could Get” | Lane Steinberg and His Magical Pony, 2018
20. Soft Hearted Scientists | “I Wanted You” | Take Time to Wonder in a Whirling World, 2018

Set Close:
21. Cotton Mather | “Lily Dreams On” | Kontiki, 1997

Plus: Alan’s Snappy Deejay Patter!

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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: Anton Barbeau (Airdate: April 18, 2018)

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anton barbeau natural causes cover from cd babyOn April 18, singer-songwriter and longtime Pure Pop Radio favorite Anton Barbeau guested on an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his latest album, the fantastic Natural Causes.

During this in-depth hour, you will hear Anton wax poetic about three of the songs on Natural Causes: the wild and woolly “It’s the Coffee that Makes the Man Go Mad,” “Down Around the Radio,” and a remake of “Creepy Tray,” which first appeared as an upbeat bubblegum track on Anton’s 1999 release, Splendid Tray, and is recast in a new version as…well, you’ll have to listen to find out. It’s a truly heartfelt story.

Listen to the songs played from Natural Causes during this program by clicking here.

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pprListen to my interview with Anton Barbeau from the April 18 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.)

 


Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

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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: Secret Friend’s Steven Fox (Airdate: April 4, 2018)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

secret friend divorce albumSecret Friend’s new record, The Divorce Album, may well be the ultimate breakup long player, but it sounds like a happy, peppy pop album, and I predict it will be a favorite of many pop fans this year.

Falling somewhere sound-wise between the expansive second Secret Friend album, Sleeper, and the Linus of Hollywood-produced pure pop debut, Time Machine, The Divorce Album serves up six Secret Friend songs, written and produced by Steven Fox, and six reinventions of those songs produced by other artists. It’s a fascinating approach, heady lyrically but effervescent musically. It’s a clear winner by an artist not afraid to stretch and keep things interesting.

secret friend steven foxDuring this lively edition of In Conversation, you’ll learn about the origins of this album and hear all about the writing and production of the songs. Direct from Thailand, meet Secret Friend’s Steven Fox as you listen to this in-depth podcast, originally broadcast on April 4.

Secret Friend’s The Divorce Album is available from a variety of e-tailers at the album’s website.

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pprListen to my interview with Secret Friend’s Steven Fox from the April 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.)

 


Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

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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:

Anton Barbeau Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show Celebrates Its 50th Edition: This Week’s Specialty Show Lineup Sparkles

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We’ve got another week of sparkling specialty shows ahead, all airing as usual on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. What’s in store?

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anton barbeau natural causes cover from cd babyThis Wednesday, April 18, at 9 pm ET, Anton Barbeau guests on an all-new edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his latest album, the fantastic Natural Causes. You’ll hear Anton wax poetic about three of the songs on the album: the wild and woolly “It’s the Coffee that Makes the Man Go Mad,” “Down Around the Radio,” and a remake of “Creepy Tray,” which first appeared as an upbeat bubblegum track on Anton’s 1999 release, Splendid Tray, and is recast in a new version as…well, you’ll have to listen to find out. It’s a truly heartfelt story.

pop tunes disc smallThe first of two all-new Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Shows rolls tomorrow night at 8 pm ET with new spins from Wilson, the Ice Cream Conspiracists, Secret Friend, the Connection, Lannie Flowers, and Scot Sax, whose new album, Drawing from Memory, is one of the highlights of this year’s crop of melodic pop releases.

pop tunes disc smallThursday night at 8 pm ET, we celebrate the 50th edition of the Pop Tunes Deejay Show with a deep dive into the archives, culminating in a supersized episode featuring such artists as Frank Bango, the Cherry Drops, Dave Edmunds, B and Not B, Ray Paul with Emitt Rhodes, Don Dixon, Huw Jacob, the Davenports, Tamas Wells, the 1957 Tail-Fin Fiasco, and the Archies. You won’t want to miss this one. Come join the celebration!

Don’t miss a minute of this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows, broadcast on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio, always poppin’ and rockin’. We’re going to have a great time–join us, won’t you?

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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: Michael Simmons (Airdate: April 11, 2018)

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

michael simmons album front coverMichael 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 simmons photoMichael joined me in a spirited conversation about First Days of Summer on the April 11 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. We talked about how he wrote and recorded his new songs, and played three of them: “Fuzzy Green Hat,” the roots of which were in a dream; “Let’s Fall in Love,” a song that would rightly be thought of as Prince Pop; and “Bucket List,” a song that happily circles a mix of NRBQ, Nick Lowe and Rockpile vibes.

First Days of Summer is available in a variety of bundles, each featuring the vinyl and CD versions of the album. Get yours at Michael’s Bandcamp site (where you can listen to the songs played during this program).

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pprListen to my interview with Michael Simmons from the April 11 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.)

Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

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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: Linus of Hollywood (Airdate: March 28, 2018)

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LOH - Cabin Life Cover V2-3Linus of Hollywood’s fifth album, Cabin Life, is yet another fine offering from an artist whose mastery of the melodic pop form continues to dazzle. Linus visited with me on the March 28 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation to talk about his new songs and revisit some of his musical history, charting a course from his Florida roots to his time in Los Angeles and a life spent luxuriating in the many-tiered world of music.

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During this typically in-depth interview, Linus talked about his time in the punk-pop group Size 14, his reinvention of Nick Gilder’s classic song “Hot Child in the City,” his first solo recordings, and the rich textured compositions that fuel Cabin Life, the songs for which were written in cabins in the Lake Arrowhead, California area. Five songs were played amidst the detailed conversation: “Let’s Rob a Bank” (Size 14), “Hot Child in the City,” “Sunday Morning,” “Cabin Life,” and “It Was You.”

Linus of Hollywood’s Cabin Life is available for purchase from the artist’s web store; Bandcamp, where you can listen to the songs played from Cabin Life during this program; Amazon, and iTunes.

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pprListen to my interview with Linus of Hollywood from the March 28 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.)

Listen to a wide selection of previously-aired Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation interviews by clicking here.

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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:

 

Pop Springs Eternal! Pure Pop’s Salute to Spring…Showers the World with Tunes and Talk this Week

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

springThe world will be a groovier place tomorrow. How could it not be? Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, when flowers bloom, birds are heard singing their hearts out, the air becomes more agreeable, and baseball season begins. How could the first day of Spring be anything other than the day the world turns ’round?

pop tunes disc smallIt is nothing less than a lucky stroke that the first of two all-new editions of Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show airs tomorrow night, Tuesday, at 8 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. The program blooms with Crowded House’s lovely song “Weather With You” and slides from there into an extended set of songs celebrating the beginning of the Spring season; Henry Gross, the Paley Brothers, the Lilac Time, the Beach Boys, Gleeson and Elvis Presley, among others, bow to the wonder of it all.

secret friend divorce albumBut that’s only the beginning: We’ve got an exclusive first play of a groovy new song from Secret Friend’s forthcoming record, The Divorce Album, bowing April 6; the new single from Caper Clowns; Marc Jonson’s rollicking and tuneful tribute to Pat DiNizio and the Smithereens; new music from Anton Barbeau and Michael Simmons, and much, much more.

david myhr lucky day coverThursday night at 8 pm ET, another all-new hour-long spin fills the airwaves and the Pop Tunes Deejay Show brings you new music from Brian Jay Cline, David Myhr, Spencer McGillicutty’s Mitchell Adam Johnson, Fireproof Sam and the Network Stars, and Linus of Hollywood, plus classics from Bertling Noise Laboratories, Longplayer, and Chris Brown. And my snappy deejay patter!

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This Wednesday night on an all-new Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation, Kyle Vincent stops by to talk with me about his new album Miles and an Ocean. We discuss a variety of topics, including the wonder of Barry Manilow and working with the Rubinoos’ Tommy Dunbar. We also play, and talk about, songs from Miles and an Ocean and 2016’s Kyle Vincent Sings the Great Manilow Songbook. It’s another in-depth chat you won’t want to miss.

Join us as we celebrate the wonders of Spring by tuning in to two all-new editions of the Pop Tunes Deejay Show and a wide-ranging conversation with Kyle Vincent on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Pop springs eternal with Pure Pop Radio’s specialty shows on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio!

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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: