Saturday, August 23, 2008

EPISODE87 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy



How many music genres are there? Ever wondered? We try to tackle as many as we can during our show and this week we touch on Renaissance/Pop/Rock with the band Blackmore's Night. The band helps us fill the music history gap of Deep Purple and Rainbow with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and explain where he's been since 1997. We featured the songs "Locked Within The Crystal Ball," "Gilded Cage" and "Can't Help Falling In Love" during the show as each captures a different touch used by the group in presenting fresh and creative soundscapes. Hope you enjoy.

During the show we had a few callers and as promised on the front of 80sMusicCentral.com for the last week, we gave a copy of Secret Voyage to someone in the chat room. (I think we asked them to type something like "pick me, pick me.") The winner, CWaters, found the show by doing a Google search on a band we mentioned during our last episode. That means one of several different things. 1) We are being monitored by the Britney Spears fan club because we are having an effect on the music industry. 2) Something is typing up all the really dumb things said during the show and we will likely be Googled next week for the 'rippable brassiere' remark made at Janet Jackson's expense today. 3) We are just lucky. It's probably a combination.

I wanted to also let you know that we set up several of our other ways for you to contact us (which I will check regularly) on the right hand side of the page. The new Facebook account has been interesting. Been spending too much time playing the music challenge games on iLike.


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