Tuesday, August 12, 2008

This week on Treasure Island Oldies

This week on Treasure Island Oldies
Weeks of August 10th to 23rd 2008

What another great show we had again this week , with a lot of requests and a Chat Room full of fun and memories. Speaking of the chat room, there are several listeners and one of the regular "Nuts in the Hut" recently upgraded their Java. The result has been disastrous in that this new version of Java does not work with the Java Applet, one of the two ways to connect; and the other way is via mIRC software. So if you are prompted on your computer screen to upgrade to the latest version of Java, I would say no if you intend to join the Chat Room using the Java Applet. Just a word to the wise.

A program note for next week. I am taking next Sunday, August 17th off, and there will be no live show. However, we are presenting for your enjoyment, an Encore Presentation of our August 17, 2007 show. So the Top Five Countdown and Rock and Roll News will both reflect the correct week. Isn't that clever? lol

On a sad note, I am sorry to say that we lost our beautiful Patches, the Guardian 0f the Treasure Island Oldies Vault. She passed away in her sleep this past Thursday, at the ripe old age of 17 (approximately 85 in human years). She lived a good life and was always loved unconditionally. She will be greatly missed. As a tribute to Patches, I am posting a couple of recent photos. The photo of her looking into my eyes was taken about a week before she died. And although week and frail, she still looked good, as she also did in the other photo from about four weeks ago.
To see an old photo of her in her active role of Guardian of the Vault, click here.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog this week features postings on the passing of three musicians and artists, the legendary Isaac Hayes, Louis Teicher of Ferrante & Teicher, and Erik Darling from The Tarriers and The Rooftop Singers. In addition, we have our posting for Voice Your Choice, plus the Song of the Week, featuring The Walker Brothers and their second hit song Make It Easy On Yourself. The bonus is Gary Walker is interviewed prior to the guys performing the song. Enjoy!

Please note that there will be no Voice Your Choice this week, due to our Encore Presentation of the August 19, 2007 show next week. This popular feature will return in two weeks. Be sure to visit the website to find out the name of the artist and the songs up for your votes.

I received an email from UpSnap informing me that you can now listen to Treasure Island Oldies on your mobile cell phone at no cost. Your carrier airtime minutes and long distance rates apply. All you need to do is call (704) 631-4060. You’ll want to select #1 for Music from the main menu and then enter a 4-digit ID code. For the latest Archived Show enter 1120 or 1795; for the Live Show enter 1121. Please let me know how this works for you; I'd love to hear from you.

That was a real Lost Treasure from The Chiffons on Ian Chapman's Girl Groups this week. I can't remember when I last heard Stop, Look and Listen. Ian's weekly feature will return in two weeks for our next live show.

Lots of listeners have signed their name to the Treasure Island Oldies World Map. I invite you to sign the map as well. Just click on the World Map, then fill in your name, city and any comment you'd like to make. You'll join the many listeners who have put themselves on the Treasure Island Oldies World Map. Let the world know you're a proud listener!

If you missed the live show, you can enjoy the Archive of August 10th, 2008, click the Listen button on the Menu.

Have a great week; back live in two weeks. Bye for now.