Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: David Myhr (Airdate: May 16, 2018)

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On May 16, David Myhr was my very special guest on an all-new hour-long edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The topic of conversation, fittingly, was David’s wonderful new album, Lucky Day, which was released by Lojinx. A festival of pure pop pleasures, Lucky Day presents eight songs co-written with some of the best and brightest pop song scribes working today, from Bill DeMain to Linus of Hollywood. The other two tunes are solo Myhr compositions, one of which, “The Perfect Place,” is pretty well perfect.

LJX115 David Myhr - Lucky DayDuring this program, we played, and David spoke about, three songs from Lucky Day: Room to Grow,” written with Pure Pop Radio favorite Bill DeMain; “Lovebug,” co-written by David and another Pure Pop Radio favorite, Linus of Hollywood; and the aforementioned “The Perfect Place.” (Listen to each of these songs on Spotify by clicking on the song titles.)

David also spoke to me about the trip he took from Sweden to the United States, during which he met with his co-writers to come up with snappy songs, some of which appear on Lucky Day. Also on our agenda: David’s work as a senior lecturer at a music university in the north of Sweden, and the big musical surprise in store for folks who purchase the CD version of Lucky Day.

Don’t miss this information-packed and delightful conversation with one of melodic pop music’s great talents. Purchase David Myhr’s Lucky Day at the Lojinx store, and at Amazon and iTunes.

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pprListen to my interview with David Myhr from the May 16 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.

ppr radio purple background - insetPure Pop Radio plays the greatest melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day. Listen by clicking on the Live365 Listen Now button at left. Hear us once and you’ll be a listener for life. Join us, won’t you? You’ll be glad you did!

Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

Your Lucky Day: David Myhr Guests on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. World Radio Premiere: Vanilla’s Small Faces. This Week’s Specialty Shows are All Too Beautiful!

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

This week’s specialty shows are all too beautiful, serving up a lucky day on Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation and a world radio premiere of Vanilla’s punchy Small Faces cover on Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show. And that’s only scratching the surface of what’s in store.

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This Wednesday, May 16 at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio, David Myhr guests on an all-new hour-long edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. The topic of conversation, fittingly, is David’s wonderful new album, Lucky Day, which releases this Friday, May 18, via Lojinx. A festival of pure pop pleasures, Lucky Day presents eight songs co-written with some of the best and brightest pop song scribes working today, from Bill DeMain to Linus of Hollywood. The other two tunes are solo Myhr compositions, one of which, “The Perfect Place,” is pretty well perfect.

LJX115 David Myhr - Lucky DayDavid talks to me about a trip he took from Sweden to the United States, during which he met with his co-writers to come up with snappy songs, some of which appear on Lucky Day. Did you know that, in addition to being a heralded songwriter, David is also a senior lecturer at a music university in the north of Sweden? You’ll hear all about this during the hour. Plus you’ll find out about the big surprise in store for folks who purchase the CD version of Lucky Day!

pop tunes disc smallAlan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show shifts to once-a-week status beginning this Thursday night, May 17. Thursday nights will kick off at our usual time, 8 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch, with super-sized episodes that you won’t want to miss. This week, we’ve got the world radio premiere of Vanilla’s new recording, a spirited cover of the Small Faces’ “Itchykoo Park,” which features none other than Strangely Alright’s Regan Lane.

astral drive coverPlus, you’ll hear new tracks from TSAR’s Jeff Whalen; Astral Drive, which out-Rundgrens Todd Rundgren; Al Shields and the Delahayes; We Are Muffy; the Kennedys; the Tearaways; Gretchen’s Wheel; Rob Bonfiglio; Scot Sax; Seth Timbs; Simon Love; the Electricoke, from the new ’80s-themed compilation, Back in Time; and a choice Beatles cover from the Quick (their 1976 album, Mondo Deco, will soon see reissue from Real Gone Music). And, if that weren’t enough, my snappy deejay patter! It’s an exceptional hour-plus of great melodic pop music.

Don’t miss a minute of this week’s Pure Pop Radio specialty shows on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio. They’re all too beautiful! And tune in to Pure Pop Radio, the greatest mix of melodic pop music from across the decades, 24 hours a day!

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Pure Pop Radio’s signature shows, Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation (Wednesday, 9 pm ET) and Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show (Thursday, 8 pm ET), air exclusively on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

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New on Pure Pop Radio 5.2.18: Michael Carpenter Special: The Supahip’s The Two Sided Face and Carpenter, Smith and Jones’ Tom Petty Tribute

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Spins and Reviews | 5.2.18

Michael Carpenter Special:

The Supahip | The Two Sided Face (2018)
Carpenter, Smith and Jones | Petty (2018)
covercoverThe many, varied hues on the palette from which Michael Carpenter draws to paint his long line of musical masterpieces are particularly plentiful these days. Following on from a rich, vibrant collection recorded with Australian country legend Allan Caswell, and his sterling, melodic work with his band the April Family, Michael has reignited the fires that fuel the Supahip, a duo he formed with Mark Moldre, and joined with angelic voices Abby Smith and Sophie Jones to celebrate the music of the late Tom Petty. The results are magnificent across the board.

The Supahip’s Seize the World, released in 2006, mesmerized with its canny mix of genre-bending numbers and, not surprisingly, begged for a sequel. That second shot at their brass ring has been realized in the form of the duo’s smashing new long player, The Two Sided Face. Embracing rock,  pop and country, these songs emerged after days begun with a slate so clean you could eat off of it: Michael and Mark arrived at the studio each morning with nary a note written and left at the end of the day with not only a written song, but one that was also mixed.

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The Supahip: Michael Carpenter (top), Mark Moldre (bottom)

This perhaps unorthodox way of working pays huge dividends; the proof is in the grooves crafted by two friends whose shared passions are like two sides of the same coin. These passions give rich texture to songs such as the lively “With the Radio On,” a vaguely country smooth groove mixed with melodic pop convention; the slow burning  country toe-tapper “Fourarms,” about needing extra limbs to keep up with the daily traffic of life, and the four-on-the-floor Rolling Stones nod, “Motor,” an Exile on Main Street let-it-all-hang-out workout with resilient slide guitar parts and insistent drumming pushing through the armature. It’s all quite a wonderful thing.

Carpenter, Smith and Jones’ Petty, a sincere and lovely celebration of the music of one of rock’s most magnanimous songwriters and performers, now sadly departed, shares with the Supahip a deep passion for its mission but takes a softer, earthier approach on the way to its destination. Teaming up with angelic songbirds Abby Smith and Sophie Jones as Carpenter, Smith and Jones, Michael plays all of the instruments. The trio’s earthy vocal blend and the perhaps more deliberate pacing in the songs combine to amplify the emotions contained within the lyrics and musical notes for a particularly engaging listen.

smith and jones“Runnin’ Down a Dream” is recast as a slow, sometimes moody shuffle, a vocal workout bolstered by bracing electric guitars and Michael’s forceful drums. “Don’t Come Around Here No More” finds itself swimming atop a dreamy landscape played out with only nimble electric guitar backing beneath the trio’s emotional vocals (the final harmony stack is a joy to behold).

“Learning to Fly” ascends in ballad form with glorious lead and harmony vocals from Abby and Sophie and Michael’s lyrical guitar playing. The Traveling Wilburys’ “End of the Line,” which appears here as the closing song, just as it did on the first Wilburys album, takes on a singalong gospel tone; handclaps and joyous, freeing vocals abound. Your inclination will be to join in with your own vocals, but resist the temptation and enjoy the work that Carpenter, Smith and Jones have crafted. It’s quite spectacular.

Whether creating original songs or drawing different kinds of emotion from other songwriters’ material, Michael Carpenter, Mark Moldre, Abby Smith and Sophie Jones bring their best to the table. Both The Two Sided Face and Petty are proof positive that this is the case, that we are all rich beyond our wildest dreams with this music in our lives.

carpenter smith and jones new single coverblack box Where to Get It: The Supahip’s The Two Sided Face is available in digital form at the Big Radio Records Bandcamp page (the CD will be available around June 1). Purchase the digital download of Carpenter, Smith and Jones’ Petty on their Bandcamp page (the CD will also be available around June 1). Petty’s first single is “Listen to Her Heart.”

 

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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.

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Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Talks New EP, Jellyfish, Emitt Rhodes, Secret Friend and More This Wednesday Evening on Special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

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Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning Jr. talks about his soon-to-be-released EP, Glamping, his first set of new, original songs in 10 years, and much more on a very special, hour-long episode of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation this Wednesday, May 2 at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

roger joseph manning jr. glamping coverGlamping’s four hooky songs lasso a variety of pop styles from pure to power for an exhilarating listening experience, helped along by friends such as Chris Price, Jason Falkner and Bleu McAuley. “Operator” tells the sweet story of a lonely man aching for a relationship with a telephone operator. “Funhouse” injects a rock stance into the pop proceedings with Jason Falkner’s guitars and Freddie Mercury-style background vocal harmony stacks. “Is It All a Dream” is an uptempo pop ride, and the closing power ballad “I’m Not Your Cowboy” rides to its finish atop a 10cc-esque approach.

During this program, Roger goes in-depth on the making of Glamping, due May 18 via PledgeMusic, his work on Emitt Rhodes’ 2016 record Rainbow Ends and Secret Friend’s new release, The Divorce Album. He also talks about his time in Jellyfish, and helps me discover the engine that powered one of the band’s most inventive songs, Spilt Milk’s “Sebrina, Paste and Plato.” You won’t want to miss this landmark show. Plus: What exactly is glamping? The answer will be revealed.

Tune in this Wednesday, May 2, at 9 pm ET for an hour-long chat with one of pop music’s great talents, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is the place to be!

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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.

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Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Talks New EP, Jellyfish, Emitt Rhodes, Secret Friend and More on Special Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation

alan headshot from schoolBy Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio

Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning Jr. talks about his soon-to-be-released EP, Glamping, his first set of new, original songs in 10 years, and much more on a very special, hour-long episode of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation. Save the date: this Wednesday, May 2 at 9 pm ET on Pop that Goes Crunch Radio.

roger joseph manning jr. glamping coverGlamping’s four hooky songs lasso a variety of pop styles from pure to power for an exhilarating listening experience, helped along by friends such as Chris Price, Jason Falkner and Bleu McAuley. “Operator” tells the sweet story of a lonely man aching for a relationship with a telephone operator. “Funhouse” injects a rock stance into the pop proceedings with Jason Falkner’s guitars and Freddie Mercury-style background vocal harmony stacks. “Is It All a Dream” is an uptempo pop ride, and the closing power ballad “I’m Not Your Cowboy” rides to its finish atop a 10cc-esque approach.

During this program, Roger goes in-depth on the making of Glamping, due May 18 via PledgeMusic, his work on Emitt Rhodes’ 2016 record Rainbow Ends and Secret Friend’s new release, The Divorce Album. He also talks about his time in Jellyfish, and helps me discover the engine that powered one of the band’s most inventive songs, Spilt Milk’s “Sebrina, Paste and Plato.” You won’t want to miss this landmark show. Plus: What exactly is glamping? The answer will be revealed.

Tune in next Wednesday, May 2, at 9 pm ET for an hour-long chat with one of pop music’s great talents, Roger Joseph Manning Jr. Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation is the place to be!

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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.

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Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show | Playlist: Show #52 | 4-26-18

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Hey, Kats and Kittens! Dig this:

Alan Haber’s Pop Tunes Deejay Show #52 | 4-26-18

pop tunes disc smallThe Playlist:

1. Dana Countryman | Pop Tunes Theme
2. 10cc | “Take These Chains” | Bloody Tourists, 1978

Set Two: New!
3. Carpenter, Smith and Jones | “Walls” | Petty, 2018
4. Jon and Julia | “My Goodbye to You” | Single, 2018
5. Ancient Babies | “Put Me Back in the Sunshine” | Put Me Back in the Sunshine, 2018

Set Three: Roger and Göran
6. Secret Friend | “Undeniably Blue” | The Divorce Album, 2018
7. Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | “Operator” | Glamping, 2018
8. The Grand Leve | “Yesterday Man” | The Grand Leve, 2018

Set Four: Gilbert!
9. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Where Did You Go To” | Gilbert O’Sullivan, 2018
10. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “Victor E” | A Stranger in My Own Backyard, 1974
11. Gilbert O’Sullivan | “That’s” | The Little Album, 1995

Set Five: New Plus!
12. Daisy House | “Something Real” | Bon Voyage, 2018
13. Tawny Thiele | “Happy Together” | The Fowl Tone Sampler, 2018
14. The Turtles | “Happy Together” | All the Singles, 2016
15. Beaulieu Porch | “Simeon Touches the Ground” | Single, 2018

Set Six: New Too!
16. Lane Steinberg | “Another Early Autumn” | Lane Steinberg and His Magical Pony, 2018
17. Magpie | “Wrote Me a Letter” | Picasso on a Log, 2017
18. Caper Clowns | “The Way I Dream” | Single, 2018

Set Close:
19. Nancy Sinatra | “Sugar Town” | Sugar, 1967

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.

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Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Michael Carpenter (Airdate: April 25, 2018)

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Longtime Pure Pop Radio favorite Michael Carpenter took to the road, literally, and on the way to a gig spoke with me about his latest musical endeavors on the April 25 edition of Pure Pop Radio: In Conversation.

coverTop of our agenda was the Supahip’s terrific new album, The Two Sided Face. Michael has crafted, with Mark Moldre, a classic collection of songs incorporating such varied influences as rock, pop, and country. Michael and Mark entered the studio each day without a written song to sing; by the end of each day, a song was written, performed and mixed. Working without a net has never sounded so good.

Michael and I also talked about creativity, the Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, and a whole lot more. We played three songs from The Two Sided Face: the upbeat, joyous “With the Radio On,” the country toe-tapping (and Rolling Stones leaning) “Fourarms,” and the four-on-the-floor rocker “Motor” (Listen to these songs from Big Radio Records’ Bandcamp page). Plus: we played Michael’s rousing, one-man-band cover of the Beach Boys’ “You Need a Mess of Help to Stand Alone” and a surprise track from Beatle Paul.

Purchase the Supahip’s The Two Sided Face here (get the digital download right away; the CD will be available June 1).

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pprListen to my interview with Michael Carpenter from the April 25 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: