Dale Hood Beautiful Noise Thursday @ 6pm
Another well received, Thursday edition of Beautiful Noise this past Labor Day weekend as we celebrated the hard working men and women that keep this great country moving forward.
Opening the show with Huey Lewis and the News with “Working for a Living” set the tone for the evening.
We kept it rocking with Loverboy and “Working for the Weekend“ and did not forget our Country artist fans with songs such as “Work Hard, Play Harder” by Gretchen Wilson and “Shiftwork”by Kenny Chestney.
We celebrated working professions as well, Lawyers, Teachers, Operators, Preachers, Musicians, Postmen, and even Pirates!
Even a musical tidbit was shared with my audience, that being,
one Marvin Gaye at the young age of 22 while attempting to make his mark in the music industry played drums on the #1 Motown smash by the Marvelettes
Thanks and Keep Rocking
Dale (All Good In The) Hood
Jeff Weigl Beats Working Friday @ 4pm
The song Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin was the first song by the band allowed to be a US single.It became their biggest hit, going to #4. Many of their other popular songs, like Stairway to Heaven were never released as singles.
The band War got the idea for the song Why Can’t We Be Friends when they were traveling in Japan in the early '70s. War drummer Harold Brown said: "We're all connected by language, and by our food, and by our culture.You find out we're more alike inside than we are on the outside. We started realizing that’s what is really important. You travel all over the world, you can't speak a lot of their language. But one thing they do know, they know your body language, and how you may react.”
The song Mad World by Tears for Fears is about a depressed young person who feels out of place in this world. He sees life as being empty and looks for ways to escape the pain. The line in the song, "The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had" suggests thoughts of suicide, but according to Roland Orzabal who wrote the lyrics, it relates to the psychologist Arthur Janov's idea that our most dramatic dreams release the most tension. So, the guy in the song isn't necessarily looking to die - he wakes up from morbid, lucid dreams feeling better.
The song Ghost Riders in the Sky was originally written and recorded by Stan Jones in 1948. Jones was a forest ranger who wrote songs on the side. Artists like Burl Ives, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, Johnny Cash and The Outlaws, all recorded it, and it became a cowboy standard.
Dinnis Keefe Song Sense Saturday @ 6:30pm
Any of you regular listeners to SongSense might have noticed that I take particular interest in the season of Summer. Me, personally, I enjoy the soaking heat of the US South. But, if I surrender to the reality of where I live and where Inside The Gates Radio resides, I would have to say that Georgia Fall and Spring rule.
Georgia Summer: Hot, humidity like the equator, cicadas singing praises to this soup of sauna 24-hours a day.
Georgia Winter: Averages forty-something degrees, humidity same as summer, no frostbite here, but a bone-soaking cold that just never seems to leave without chemical intervention.
Georgia Spring: Heh. Now the secret is out. THIS is why people move here. The mid-southern United States can have travel-photo Springs (Not going to try to describe in this limited space). And that, of course, calls up...
Georgia Fall,: A photo-negative of glorious Spring, complete with leaves turning from eye-soothing greens to nerve-and-mood stimulating reds, yellows, oranges, all soaking in mild temps. What's not to like?
I started SongSense this week with what I consider one of the most joyous songs of Fall: Earth, Wind & Fire's "September." To wit:
"Do you remember
The 21st night of September?
Love was changin' the minds of pretenders
While chasin' the clouds away
Our hearts were ringin'
In the key that our souls were singin'
As we danced in the night, remember
How the stars stole the night away, oh, yeah..."
Craig Looney Looney’s Tunes Sunday @ 6:30pm
After spending 20 hours in the car Friday through Sunday, Looney's Tunes Live Show #194 kicked off with an enthusiastic gang of Looney's Tuners that created a great vibe from our opening track...Tinsley Ellis and his Don't Know Beans song from the album, Ice Cream In Hell. It was quite the ride from there out.
We had some fun with a bit of a twist on the Then And Later Segment as we followed a song (not a band or an artist) through time and with different covers. Starting with Carol King's Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow from 1971 followed shortly thereafter by Dave Mason's version from 1978. To cap it off, we then dove head first into Joe Walsh's version of the same song from his 1992 album, Songs For A Dying Planet. Very cool to hear three separate interpretations of the same song in a period over 3 decades.
I enjoy all the comments from our faithful listeners during the show, but it is really something when I hear from some of those same listeners who weren't able to listen that evening, telling me how much they missed it. Had a few Sunday night and I assured them it was all right, as I know they'll be back. One even asked if he could vote in the Battle Of The Bands Segment without being on board. I reminded him that since we have no rules...he was more than welcome to participate. So...he did! BTW...Pink Floyd nipped Led Zeppelin...
I think perhaps the largest song reaction of the show came during and just after the Sing Along Song...Del Shannon's, Runaway from 1961. I was informed of more than a few folks also getting to their feet to dance while they sang. How special is that?
Once again, my three closing tracks for the evening were quite popular. Steely Dan's The Royal Scam, Dancing Girl by Dion with Mark Knopfler and a closing track from The Allman Brothers Band, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed made for a most sublime end to a most satisfying Looney's Tunes.
Thanks to all for tuning in...catch you next Sunday at 6:30...
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