Saturday, February 14, 2009

EPISODE112 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week's episode fell on St. Valentine's Day. We originally had another featured act planned but postponed it to bring you something more appropriate for the holiday... Heart. The 1980s weren't just kind to the Wilson sisters -- they had honed their fusion of hard rock and folk into an explosive force led by Ann's soulful voice and Nancy's guitar-work. Harmony and melody made Heart one of the most dominant groups of the decade. We talked about their start, recording career and latest album as well as featured one of our retrospective mixes, "Shell Shock" and "Wild Child (live)." Having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, the timing couldn't be more appropriate. We did leave out their Lovemongers career but we could be holding that for another day.

We had a short week where we played catch-up for all the time we missed while Martin was away in Sacramento. He and the family made it back alright but when you cut a chunk of time out of the your regular schedule, things start to seem rushed. Technically, the show went well and there were a few new faces that popped up in the chat room. Life is good. Happy Valentine's Day!

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