Saturday, October 25, 2008

EPISODE96 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy



This week we went educational by featuring music ("One Day In Your Life," "I Go Blind" and "Golden Sun") by 54-40. You probably should recognize "I Go Blind" which was covered in 1997 by Hootie And The Blowfish for the Friends soundtrack. We also talked about the Canadian rock act's new studio album, Northern Soul. For a band that not many in the U.S. have heard, they've maintained a strong fan base that has supported all 19 of their albums (which includes their 3 singles collections.)

Technically, this was a very scary episode. Microsoft issued an update today that affected the system causing a delay when speaking. So, it was like you trying to hold a conversation but every time you spoke you'd hear your words back at you 2 seconds behind... which is confusing as heck. We got through it. "I Go Blind" also stayed in the play position despite ending... which didn't allow what I said afterwards to go through (so on the show, it sounded like back to back songs with a big gap in between.) All that is fixed in this version. Enjoy.


Yes To Everything54-40
"Golden Sun" (mp3)
from "Yes To Everything"
(True North Records)
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

EPISODE95 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy


This week on Talking 80s Music, we had our first two-fer episode. Meaning, we featured songs by Juliana Hatfield ("Shining On" and "This Lonely Love" featuring Richard Butler) from her new album, How To Walk Away, and Curiosity Killed The Cat ("Misfit" and "Name And Number" by Element vs Ben VP.) Two different countries, two different styles and for some reason we just couldn't say no to a possible train wreck of musical styles. All joking aside, it went better than we expected and it gave us a chance to highlight some new music out there that isn't getting a lot of airplay.

Our testing of Stickam for video went pretty well and we will continue to make adjustments to see if it will come in handy. One possible problem is that we record our live audio through a USB mic and the webcam has its own microphone. We don't want to mess up the audio for the show by having more than one audio stream (as we have seen that problem during our call-in guests) but know that watching without sound is less entertaining. We will keep trying.



How to Walk AwayJuliana Hatfield
"Shining On" (mp3)
from "How to Walk Away"
(Ye Olde Records)
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How to Walk AwayJuliana Hatfield, Richard Butler
"This Lonely Love (feat. Richard Butler)" (mp3)
from "How to Walk Away"
(Ye Olde Records)
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Name And NumberElement vs Ben VP
"Name And Number" (mp3)
from "Name And Number"
(Megafan Records)
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

EPISODE94 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week we concluded our 5 episode journey into the expansive Demon Music Group collection 100 Hits: 80s. We played U.K. hits by Furniture ("Brilliant Mind"), Dee C. Lee ("See The Day"), The Bluebells (I'm Falling") and Westworld ("Sonic Boom Boy".) I do not think that we can say enough about this collection. Whether you just bought an iPod or just returned from an alien abduction, 100 Hits: 80s is an essential piece to your collection and musical comprehension.

It seems that the downloads for this week have again broke our previous records and it is all thanks to you. After the show, we also successfully tested out our video area after the show. Next week, you will be able to listen to the live episode at Talkshoe.com and simultaneously catch the live video feed from the office of the show at www.stickam.com/talking80smusic. This way you can see what goes on behind the scenes. There's even a separate chat room there.


Sunday, October 05, 2008

EPISODE93 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy



This week we focused on Tina Turner and her new collection, Tina! We featured the songs: "It Would Be A Crime," "I'm Ready," "Let's Stay Together (Live In Amsterdam)" and "Addicted To Love (Live At Camden Palace)" from the collection and talked about her career. We started the show by giving a copy of the disc to one of our newsletter subscribers. The problem with covering an icon or diva is that one would really need from one of her multiple biographies to cover everything and we don't have that long of a show. This also meant that some things were omitted making this a good entry point for music fans that know very little about Tina.

We were quite surprised by the strong showing in our chat area from the U.K. and Canada. Why the surprise? I guess there are moments when you suddenly get slapped by reality and recognize that an artist could be more popular abroad than at home. Her singles on the charts tend to reflect this. While U.S. radio programmers went another direction, Tina Turner's singles were still charting well abroad. Anyhow, we did have a lot of fun in the chat room with a bunch of new faces.