Thursday, December 7, 2017

Next on Mix Tape Memories - "Many Songs #4" from 1986

This is one of the few mix tapes I have with the date of creation. In this case, October 18, 1986. I was a freshman in college and listened to this tape taking the bus home on weekends. It features many songs I gleaned from others, in all honesty.

But it really represents the music of my life at that moment in my life.

Just like a good mix tape does.

New episodes of Mix Tape Memories can heard every Friday night at 8pm (central) on Vinyl Voyage Radio.  Past episodes can be heard on-demand via Mixcloud.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Song of the Week - "Midnight" by Yaz

Upstairs at Eric's is one of the best albums of the 1980s. It was hard to pick a song off this debut from the UK synth-pop duo Yaz. Fronted by Alison Moyet there was not a better pop singer in the 80s.

On this episode of Song of the Week, we are spinning the song "Midnight."

You can hear the Song of the Week at 10am and 10pm (Central) every Wednesday.

Only on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lost Adventures in Vinyl Episode!

We have produced 53 episodes of Adventures in Vinyl. This one was never added to the archive. Listen to it now! This is The Rock Album, a K-Tel record from 1980. The episode originally aired on Vinyl Voyage back in 2013. It is now available on-demand via Mixcloud.

This Month on AiV: Album 2 of "Super Star Collection" from 1978

Last month, we listened to record 1. This month, we are spinning record 2 of Super Star Collection, a great K-Tel compilation from 1978. This disc has hits from Abba, Johnny Rivers, Steely Dan, the Bay City Rollers and many, many more!

This episode premieres at 4 pm (central) on December 3.

Or, you can listen to it on-demand via Mixcloud.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mix Tape Memories: "Oh, For a Muse of Fire"

Tonight on Mix Tape Memories we are going back to 1991 for a Mix Tape I made for my long commute to my first real job. This tape contains songs from 10,000 Maniacs, Sam Phillips, REM, Alison Moyet, Indigo Girls, U2 and many more.

New episodes of Mix Tape Memories premiere every Friday night at 8 pm central. The episode then repeats at 1 am and 1 pm central the following Wednesday.

Only on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" the Vinyl Voyage Song of the Week

Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy was released in 1975 and contains one of the greatest songs ever: "Someone Saved My Life Tonight." Listen tot his classic on vinyl, premiering at 10 am (central) on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Listen to the song now playing on Youtube:

Friday, November 24, 2017

Mix Tape Memories S1E4: "When Elephants Dream of Blue Music"

This is one of my favorite mix tapes. It was created by my friend, Paloma and sent to me from Spain in the early 90s. We had met while she was a foreign exchange student in high school and have kept in touch throughout the years. There was a time when we would send each other mix tapes with our letters.

The mix tapes that Paloma created put everyone else to shame.  She spent a great deal of time creating unique covers and decorating the tapes, too.

This tape has an eclectic mix of music--from Harry Connick, Jr. to John Denver, from Tom Waits to Prince, from Fairground Attraction to Billie Holiday.

She called this tape, "When Elephants Dream of Blue Music." You can listen to it TONIGHT at 8 pm (central).  The episode repeats on Wednesday 1am and  1pm (central).  Episodes will then be available on-demand via Mixcloud.