Monday, November 30, 2015

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of November 29th, 2015

November 29th, 2015 to December 5th, 2015
It was fun being with you on the show again this week. And did I ever enjoy playing some great Christmas songs for you for the first time this year. Next week there will be lots more throughout the four hours. I was pleased to hear from Wendy McDougall in Adelaide, Australia again this week. In an email to me she has asked if I could play Gordon Lightfoot, whose early songs did not get played Down Under. She asked if I could play either Early Morning Rain or For Lovin' Me, both of which were covered by Peter Paul & Mary and became big hits for them.  Seeing as I could not decide which one to play, I decided to play both for her. She sent a follow-up note to me after saying the "only things better than one Gordon Lightfoot track is two. Thanks for playing them both". It's my pleasure Wendy. I really do like playing songs that will perk up your ears, jog your memory and make you glad to hear them again. So don't be shy, get in touch with me to ask for your requests. Just click the Requests link or call the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Line at 206-339-0709 and record your request voicemail. I sure look forward to hearing from you.

We're now only a few weeks away from the Annual Christmas Special. Be sure to make a note in your calendar for Sunday, December 20th. That's the date for the Live show, but please note that the Archive of the show will also be available throughout the Holiday Season on the Listen page.

It was a real pleasure to welcome a newcomer to the Chat Room, this week it was Sean from Louisville, Kentucky. He's been listening to the show since this past spring and absolutely loves it. In fact, he mentioned that he and his co-worker listen to the Archive of the show every week and his other co-workers often comment that he plays really good music. He said that's when he starts talking about Treasure Island Oldies and how he really enjoys the show. It seems Sean is on a mission to get as many people as he knows listening to the show. Thanks so much Sean! It was a pleasure meeting you in the chat room and all the regulars look forward to you also becoming a regular Nut in the Hut!

Happy Birthday wishes go out to long time listener Lennert Persson in Gothenberg, Sweden. If your birthday is coming up, be sure to let me know by sending the details to I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

Congratulations to Mark Schumacker in Niagara Falls, Ontario, the November winner of the Treasure Island Oldies 18th Anniversary Contest. His prize, courtesy of TNJ Poster Creations, is James Brown in Concert. The December and final winner of the contest will be announced on December 13. So you've got just a bit of time to enter to be eligible to win the poster of your choice from our good friends at TNJ Poster Creations. For details click on the Enter the 18th Anniversary Contest graphic link on any page of the website.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing The Ronettes and Be My Baby. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Treasure Island Oldies presents The Rolling Stones on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either As Tears Go By or Dandelion. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's the Rock & Roll News Podcast for the week of November 29th.

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1964.

That's about all for now. Take care and have a good week.

Bye for now.