Monday, April 29, 2013

What is your GUILTY PLEASURE song? This week on Friday Night Live

Everybody has at least one.

You know what I am talking about: a song that you are embarrassed to admit you like. Maybe you have several.  I do.

I can tell you this: doing the dishes becomes more enjoyable when Katy Perry's "Firework" comes on the iPod.  Yes, you read right.  I have Katy Perry on my iPod.

Trust me, that is the only Katy Perry song I own. But, I have to admit, I love that song.

And that is what a guilty pleasure song is---a song you love and you might not understand why. But it is something that you would more likely deny than admit to friends.

I happen to have several "guilty pleasure" songs.

Such as "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves." Yep.  Love that song too.

"Guilty Pleasure Songs" will be the feature on Friday Night Live. We'll talk about those songs that we hate to love, but love them anyway.

So, I need your suggestions.  What songs do you love but are afraid to admit?  Which are your "Guilty Pleasure Songs?"  Let me know. Write those songs in the comments below or hop on over to Facebook and answer our question.  Tell me why. Your songs and stories may be featured on Friday Night Live.

I need to start building a playlist and telling your stories.  Don't be shy.  You will not be judged.  I promise.

After all, I just admitted that I like a Katy Perry song. It can't get worse than that.

Friday Night Live begins at 9 pm (central) every Friday night on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

New Vinyl Rips This Week

This past week, I was able to put into the compter several vinyl albums.  That's the thing, we are always adding to our library here at Vinyl Voyage.  Here are the albums that you will be hearing soon on the radio.  And these albums give testament to our central theme:  eclectic.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver---on Friday Night Live!

I grew up on John Denver and can sing along to most of his music.  And, I am not ashamed to say...I am a fan.

My parents had every John Denver album and played them all the time.  We rode to the drive-in in the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser to watch John Denver in Oh, God.  We laughed along with the muppets whenever he appeared on The Muppet Show, which seemed like every other week.  I saw him in concert once or twice as well.

John Denver was a ubiquitous part of my childhood and its hard to believe that he has been gone for 15 years. Sure, some of his songs were sappy.  Some were ridiculous.  But John Denver had a quality about him that few, if any, artists have managed to capture in his absence.

The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver was released last week and the album features modern renditions of some of Denver's best songs.  Some of the songs are classic tunes:  "Rocky Mountain High," "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "Annie's Song."  But some come from deep within the John Denver catalog:  "Wooden Indian" and "Darcy Farrow" and "Take Me to Tomorrow."

Artists on this album include Dave Matthews, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Brett Dennon, Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, My Morning Jacket and Train (among others).

This album breathes fresh life into these songs.  Take a listen to Dave Matthews singing  "Take Me to Tomorrow."

On April 26, 2013, we will be streaming this entire album on Friday Night Live!  We will reminisce about John Denver and even give away a FREE digital download of The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver.

Friday Night Live! can be heard on Vinyl Voyage Radio from 9-11 (central). On Friday nights, of course.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Friday Night Live!

Join us on April 26, 2013 for the premiere of Friday Night Live.  From 9-11 central time, we will feature albums, songs and discussions about music.  Music will be played on original vinyl and we will also give away free stuff.  That's right, free stuff.

Friday Night Live is streamed via Live365 and also streamed via a live webcam so you can see hear and see the action.

On the premiere episode, we will examine a brand new vinyl LP:  The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver.  This album was just released last week and features modern renditions of John Denver songs.  Artists include Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Lucinda Williams, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and many, many more.

Sometime during the show, we will be giving away a free digital download of the album.

So join us this Friday and every Friday for Friday Night Live. Music, Talk and More.  Only on Vinyl Voyage Radio.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"The Big Chill" Soundtrack, This Month on Cine/Spin

In the mid-1980s, classic Motown started experiencing a comeback.  This would culminate in the 1986 commercial featuring the California Raisins singing "I Heard it Through the Grapevine."  However, a small part of this rejuvenation perhaps can be attributed to a single movie and a single soundtrack from 1983.

The movie was The Big Chill.

The film featured much music from the mid to late 1960s, with Motown being the central focus. Two soundtracks were ultimately released and the original soundtrack features such greats as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson  and the Temptations.

This month on Cine/Spin we will be featuring the soundtrack to The Big Chill played on glorious vinyl.

Cine/Spin can be heard (all times central):

Saturday, 7 pm
Sunday, 1 pm
Monday, 10 pm
Wednesday, 10 am
Friday, 8 pm

Sunday, April 7, 2013

K-Tel's "The Rock Album" on Adventures in Vinyl

This month on Adventures in Vinyl:  The Rock Album from 1980.

This is an interesting K-Tel album.  The music spans about 7 years, so this album isn't a snapshot of a particular time, but more of a look at a genre.  The songs on this album are staples on classic rock stations to this day.

The album features some pretty well-known hits from E.L.O. and Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult and Boston, Styx and Journey...just to name a few.

So join us on Adventures in Vinyl this April to take a musical time trip back to 1980 via the magic of K-Tel.

Adventures in Vinyl:  The only radio station dedicated to the glory of the K-Tel record compilation.

Adventures in Vinyl can be heard on Vinyl Voyage Radio at the following times (all times central):

Saturday, 12 pm
Sunday, 4 pm
Tuesday, 1 pm
Wednesday, 2 am
Thursday, 10 am