Tuesday, October 04, 2011

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

October 2nd, 2011 to October 8th, 2011

I'd like to wish all my fellow Canadians living in Canada and around the world a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you celebrate this Autumn Festival with your family and friends. And here's to a great Fall Season with you here on Treasure Island Oldies. And I hope you enjoy this week's Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Special.

I'm in the middle of reading a very interesting book that was recently to me, Where Have All The Pop Stars Gone? Volume 1 by Marti Smiley Childs and Jeff March. The authors feature firsthand accounts of The Association, Herman's Hermits, The Kingston Trio, Chris Montez, The Spiral Staircase, Bobby Vee, and The Zombies. It is all current with several interviews haven taken place in early 2011. I must say I have learned quite a few new tidbits about the members of The Association; what happened to the members of Herman's Hermits. It was fascinating to read just how hugely successful The Kingston Trio were in their prime - four albums simultaneously in the Top Ten! If you are curious about these artists, be sure to get a copy of it for yourself. Here is a link to thepublisher's website for more information.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Russ Horton from our Broadcast Partner Network station, D-Moos.com in Halton Hills, Ontario. We're pleased to be heard on D-Moos.com twice a week - Sundays from 6 to 10 am and Monday evenings from 6 to 10 pm. If you have a birthday approaching, let me know by sending the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

Speaking of The Association, the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing this great California group in a now classic live performance on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour TV show. There's a very entertaining introduction to their performance of Along Comes Mary. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents the pride of Montreal, Andy Kim, a great talent and successful recording artist I am proud to know and call a friend for over thirty years. We've got two of his many hits for your votes: Be My Baby and Rock Me Gently. Which song would you like to hear? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

More and more people are "going mobile" for their music listening; you can listen to both the live show and well as the 24/7 Stream on your SmartPhone. How, you ask? All you need is an app. I suggest www.wunderradio.com. They have a version for all types of smartphones, including Android and iPhone. Once you download the app, then here is the link to put into your search. Link for the Live stream: http://meta.insinc.com/treasure/treasure.asx. And this is the Link for the 24/7 Stream: http://treasureislandoldies.com/ContinuousTIO_2.asx. Happy listening!

It's been a while since I have received some new photos of listeners for our Listener Gallery. Let the world know you're a proud listener of Treasure Island Oldies! Send in your name, photo, city and province or state for the Listener Gallery to michael@treasureislandoldies.com and our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, will post it on the Listener Gallery page along with the many already received.

You can also let all your friends know you enjoy the show with your personal Treasure Island Oldies Email Signature. A selection of complimentary signatures to be placed at the end of your outgoing emails is available for download. Click Goodies on the upper menu on any page on the website. Thanks to the many folks that have downloaded their own copy of the Email Signature. That's great!

I hope you have a great week and see you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.