Monday, August 29, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of August 29th, 2016

August 28th to September  3rd, 2016

As you can tell from the Yellow Notice Box that the chat room server is down. Our webmaster, Eddy Fisher, came to the rescue with a temporary chat room. The downside was that it had a very small capacity, so from what I understand, some had to wait for a space to become available. At the time of writing this update, the chat server is still down and I do not have an estimate of when it will be available. To keep on the safe side, we will keep the notice posted until our network provides an update. Sorry for the inconvenience, we we have no control when this type of issue surfaces. And major thanks to Eddy Fisher for the hard work at getting an interim chat room.

It was great to hear from long time listeners of the show this week. John Duggan in Ottawa, Ontario requested the B side of Help! by The Beatles for this week's BBC, Big Beatles Classic. I'm Down was never on any album until years after the Fab Four split up and their record company issued the 2 volume Past Masters set. Both volumes contained songs that were B sides only or songs recorded for EPs (Extended Play records) and ones that did not appear on any of their albums. I was also very pleased to get an email from Alan Shirley in Toronto, Ontario who requested a song for the Made In Canada feature this week. He requested a song from 1957 by the Toronto group Buddy Burke and the Canadian Meteors. The Big Old Moon was recorded in New York, as there were not many if any professionally competitive recording studios in Toronto in those days. And it was the first time playing this Lost Treasure from Canada on the show. Many thanks to John and Alan for such great requests.

Please make a note of some specials programs coming your way over the next few weeks. On next week's show it's the Annual Labour Day Back To School Special, with not only songs about jobs and work, as well as some school songs. As it's coming to the end of summer as well, I'll also play some more great summer songs to mark the end of the season. That special will air Live, Sunday, September 3rd. I will be taking some vacation time for two weeks; consequently there will be no live show September 11th and 18th. However, I am pleased that there will be encore presentations of two specials from earlier this year, One Hit Wonders Special and the 19th Anniversary Special, will be available on demand. These shows will not be streamed live but you must click on the link to enjoy these encore presentations once again.

My friends at My Generation Posters told me that they're having an End Of Summer Sale with 10% off everything in your shopping cart. Just enter summer10 at checkout and you'll get 10% off your entire order. The sale only lasts this week, so better hurry on over to their website.  While there, sign up for their weekly newsletter. You'll be among the first to know about the upcoming weekly specials as well as subscriber only special deals. And be sure to also let them know you heard their commercial on Treasure Island Oldies.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Connie "Kitten" Howes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and to John Duggan in Ottawa, Ontario. If your birthday is coming up soon, please be sure to let me know so that I can celebrate your special day on the show. Send the details to I’ll wish you Happy Birthday during the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the Number One song on this week's Top 5 Countdown from 1963. It's The Angels My Boyfriend's Back. It's our Number One Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents the great Stevie Wonder. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either If You Really Love Me or Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday. I’ll play the winner on next week’s show.

Here’s this week’s Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1963.

Take care. Thanks again for listening. Have a great week and we'll get together next week on The Island for the Labour Day Back To School Special!

Bye for now.