Monday, November 02, 2009

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

November 1st, 2009 to 7th, 2009

I'd like to thank you again for the many comments that came in leading up to Halloween about our 13th Annual Halloween Spooktacular. I'm glad you noticed that there were several songs never before played on the Halloween special; and I already have more songs planned for next year.

We sure had a lot of fun once again this week on the show and the Chat Room was humming as usual. Really, if you've never had a chance to experience the added element of the chat room with the show itself, I guarantee you will have fun. There is always a great crowd, most of whom have been regulars for varying lengths of time, some for months, while others have been regulars for many years. Even first time visitors are warmly welcomed and made to feel right at home. To join us during the live show Sundays, click Chat on the Menu and follow the instructions. You too can become one of the Nuts in the Hut.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Sunny in Berkeley, Illinois, Dana in New Jersey, and Nancy in Vancouver. It was great to play Birthday by The Beatles to help you celebrate. If you've got a birthday coming up or if someone close to you has their special day approaching, please let me know. Send the details to

Social networking sites have definitely got a foothold on many people these days and Facebook is one of the leading places to connect with new and old friends. I'm pleased to have had so many people get in touch and I invite you to participate as well. Follow me by clicking the Facebook link on any page of the website.

I mentioned on the show that last Friday night our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, and I went to see Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina in concert at the Red Robinson Show Theatre at the Boulevard Casino in the Vancouver suburb of Coquitlam. I was flabbergasted when Red Robinson came on stage to introduce them and announced that a VIP was in the audience. He continued saying that Michael Godin, when he was the Vice-President of A&M Records, discovered and signed Bryan Adams. And he then suggested to the audience that they give a big round of applause. I was so surprised. Well right after that Loggins & Messina came onto the stage, along with their six piece band of amazingly talented musicians. It was such a treat to see musicians play on stage together and actually really enjoy playing together and entertaining the audience. There was no sampling, pyrotechnics or special sets. Just good lighting, amazing sound and incredible musicianship. I have seen many, many concerts throughout my career, but this was one of the best shows I have ever seen! We were also pleased to be invited backstage after the show to meet up with Kenny and Jim and had a nice chat. A neat aspect of the conversation Eddy and I had with them was when Eddy reminded Kenny and Jim that he was one of the people involved with their very first concert, which took place in Montreal. It was a wonderful memory for them both and fun for Eddy too to share that memory with them. We were pleased to get our picture taken with them and it will be posted to both the website as well as the Blog as soon as it's available. And if you are a fan of Loggins & Messina, be sure to catch them while they are touring. They'll be in Maui at the Maui Arts & Cultural Centre on November 14 and next night in Honolulu at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. For full details check out their website:

In the meantime, I am pleased to feature Loggins & Messina over at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog in a live performance of the classic Danny's Song, later recorded and a big hit for Anne Murray. Enjoy Danny's Song, it's our Song of the Week.

Voice Your Choice spotlights Miss Dynamite, Brenda Lee with two of her many hit songs: Dum Dum and Emotions. Which song would you like to hear? Cast you vote for your favourite song. Click the Voice Your Choice button on any page of the website and then make your selection. The winning song will be played in Hour 3 of next week's show.

If your alma mater is planning a high school, college or university reunion, let me know and I'll be pleased to let the listeners know about it. Today with people scattered all around the globe, it is sometimes difficult to reach them. I'll do my best to help publicize and promote your Reunion. Send the details to

I would like to invite you to add your photo to the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Gallery. Many folks have already submitted their photos but there's still room for yours. Send your picture, name and city to I look forward to receiving  it from you.

Remember this is your show as much as mine. If you'd like to hear a special song that will bring back a flood of memories for you, I'd love to play it for you. You can send an email; click the Requests button on any page of the website, or give me a call and record your message on our 24/7 Treasure Island Oldies Listener Request Line at 206-203-4678. I'd love to hear from you.

Have a great week.

Bye for now.