Saturday, July 31, 2010

EPISODE185 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

This week, we turned our focus on one of the most unavoidable voices of the decade... the late Laura Branigan. Expect to hear an extensive retrospective mix, her often overlooked first single ("Looking Out For Number One") and a single of hers that you may have forgotten ("I Found Someone.") With all her hits, it's a shame that we might hear "Gloria" once in a blue moon on an 80s radio station... her 'best of' belongs in your collection.

It looks like we figured out one of our call-in issues and we now only have some tinkering to do with the mic. Fun episode and it was great to see all the participants in the chat room. It's too bad we couldn't just play everything of hers for you but I think this is a great launch pad for those that need a starting point.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

EPISODE184 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

Martin's birthday episodes can always have mixed results. This year we focused on one of his favorite acts, The Connells. It was hard to pick just a few songs this week but it may be his bias. Expect to hear a retrospective mix, "Darker Days," "Fun And Games" and "Maybe."

First off, thanks to all those that stopped by the chat room to celebrate Martin's birthday. We also want to send our best wishes to one of our listeners, Linda, who is undergoing back surgery shortly. We decided to try out some new technology (moved to Eyebeam -- which is the full version of X-Lite for calling in to the show) and found it's limitations. This meant that the live show had some audio drops but we made it through and it'll be a day or so with tech support to remedy the issue for next week. If you go on vacation and leave the house a mess, it'll probably be a mess when you get back. Hopefully our technological mess won't take as long to clean up. There is a slight microphone chirping that we want to correct as well. One chore at a time.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


You're probably wondering where the latest episode of Talking 80s Music is. Martin mentioned during the show that he's be uploading shows while on vacation and doing one live from Oregon. Upon further reflection, he was spending most of the trip preparing for the shows instead of spending time with his family. This is his first lengthy vacation in years and we had to tell him that the show can wait. So, fear not, he should be recharged by the time he returns later this month to talk about the Proclaimers.