Saturday, May 30, 2009

EPISODE127 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

We saw many charitable collaborations during the decade. You can count many of them on your fingers. This week on Talking 80s Music we focused on the often overlooked 1985 project, Hear 'N Aid, that raised over $1 million for famine relief in Africa. We played their lengthy, "We're Stars," as well Y&T's "Go For The Throat" and a live version of Accept's "Up To The Limit." The project was definite who's who of metal talent.

During the show we learned something new... we have educational value. A listener in Mexico joined us in the chat room and told us that he's been learning English by listening to 80s music and our show. We've previously mentioned our international audience and, until now, hadn't really considered that people were getting the show for its language content as well as music. Some of it does make sense as the news section text does appear on (without the sarcasm) allowing contrast and comparison. We can only hope that we don't slaughter our own language too much.

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