Monday, July 23, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

July 22nd, 2012 to July 28th, 2012

I had the occasion to visit the SPARC Radio Museum in the Vancouver suburb of Coquitlam this weekend. If you live in the Vancouver area or are planning a visit, be sure to visit this fascinating museum. They are open to the public most Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving radio and electronic communications artifacts and history, with an emphasis on a Canadian perspective. The society is run by members and volunteers. SPARC also has a vintage, working on air studio and they even broadcast live most Sundays on the Internet as well as on AM and FM low power. Another really cool thing is you can bring in your old radio, as they offer restoration and rebuilding services. I met some very nice people who are passionate about preserving our communications past. They've even got a replica of the radio room on the Titanic! If you're interested in vintage radio, televisions, broadcast equipment, or anything to do with communications, I encourage you to find out more about SPARC. Be sure to visit their website  I'd also like to say hello to SPARC member, Martin, who even joined our Chat Room to say hi and to say he was listening. I also met Barb, who was excited to know that there was a good oldies show available to listen to and enjoy. My sincere thanks to my life-long friend Frank Vandeven for giving me a great tour.

Speaking of the Chat Room, apart from the regular Nuts In The Hut, it was very nice to welcome both the aforementioned Martin from the SPARC Museum, as well as Harry who joined in and who lives in Dallas, Texas. And everyone welcomes back Sunny after she returned from vacation. The Chat Room is like a family of friends who get together every week to catch up on their lives, while sharing some of the greatest music. I invite you to stop by for a visit when the show is live every Sunday from 6 top 10 PM Pacific time. Click Chat on the Menu and follow the instructions.

I really enjoyed receiving your requests for our Annual Technicolour Special on this week's show. Isn't it both interesting and amazing just how many songs were written with a colour in the song title! And we sure played a lot of colourful songs. One thing stood out to me is the fact that so many songs have Blue in the title, and they didn't necessarily refer to feeling 'blue' or depressed. Many were about beautiful blue sky days, etc. Thanks for listening to the show and if you missed it, you can enjoy the Archive. Click Archive at the Listen Page for this week's Technicolour Special.

Mark your calendar for one of the most popular specials of the entire year! Join me the week of August 5th for our Annual Instrumental Gems - Wordless Wonders Special. There was a time when an instrumental record was very common, but those days have long past. On this annual special, you'll get to hear some of the all-time greatest instrumental hits, along with some great instrumental Lost Treasures. Don't miss this special, as listeners tell me they absolutely LOVE this special.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is keeping with the theme of this week's Annual Technicolour Special with Elvis Presley and Blue Suede Shoes. It's our Song Of The Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents The Chiffons with two of their signature hits for your votes. Cast your vote at the VoiceYour Choice Page for either He's So Fineor One Fine Day. The winning song will be played in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Here is this week's Rock & Roll News for the Week of July 22nd, 2012

And here's the Top 5 Countdown from this week in 1958

If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know. Send the details to and I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday, our official birthday song by The Beatles, for you.

Be sure to enjoy the show while you're on the go this summer with your iPhone, or other smartphone, and the Tune In Radio app. You can listen to the Latest Show, the Rock & Roll News Podcasts, and the Live Show as well. Just be sure that to do a search for the live show, it will have to have started in order for the show title to appear in the live stations results. Get more out of your iPhone or other smartphone with the Tune In Radio app, available at the iTunes Store.

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Hope you have a great week. See you on next week's show.

Bye for now.