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Monday, April 29, 2013

GIL'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION - 4/30 PLAYLIST

Tuesday's edition of "Gil's High School Reunion" will be a special "It's A Bit Cooler Here In Cape Cod" edition. Why, you ask? Well, yours truly has a wedding anniversary to celebrate...something that 5 years ago I couldn't have envisioned happening in a million years.

From 2 to 3 PM eastern, our internet radio time capsule known as The Retro Attic will take you back to 1975-1985 with 16 cuts that will make you smile, cringe or have you checking out Wikipedia because you may not have paid attention the first time around. Some people in this day and age will call some of these tracks "lame" or "crap," but some of those same people are the ones who originally helped to make these big hits. These will be heard at my high school reunion on June 29th, which is just one day out of a 5 year period that my class gets together; it is a day to reminisce and forget about the present. On Monday morning, July 1st, everyone can return their radio dials to normal(clearing my throat now) and have their senses assaulted by Kenny, Brad, Blake, Lady GooGoo and that Minaj gal.

For those who are ready to return to the good old days for an hour tomorrow, the artists featured include Nick Lowe, Sheena Easton, Heart, LeBlanc & Carr, Journey, Missing Persons, Blues Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Dottie West, Elvis Costello, REO Speedwagon, Rick Springfield, Dave Edmunds, Michael Murphey, New England, and Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony.

Requests for future shows are always accepted; as a matter of fact, I have played some of my classmates' requests already! Visit us at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.blogspot.com and hop aboard our nostalgia love train!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GIL'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION - 4/24 PLAYLIST

Just when you thought it was safe to return to following the Kardashian family saga, "Gil's High School Reunion" slips its way back into your 1973-1983 locker like a love note from your secret admirer. There are only 2 songs in today's show that didn't make the top 40, so return to the days of your overloaded 45 record changer and let the 60 minute party begin at 2 PM eastern!

The classics and one hit wonders showcased today include Johnny Lee, Queen, The Brotherhood Of Man, Pat Benatar, Eagles, Prism, Alan O'Day, Loverboy, Stephen Bishop, Roger Voudouris, Jigsaw, Jefferson Starship, Chicago, The Police, Ian Gomm, Go-Go's, and First Class.

It was a great time to be listening to the radio, and The Retro Attic brings it back to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just go to http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.blogspot.com, open up a can of Tab or Schlitz, and settle in your beanbag chair...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

GIL'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION - 4/22 PLAYLIST

Now that some peace and quiet has been restored to our great country, it is time for The Retro Attic to resume Gil's High School Reunion! Monday's all-new show features more of that greasy kid's stuff from 1973-83 that has quietly slipped away from your memory bank. Musical torture or delights...let your ears decide! The fun airs every day from 2 to 3 PM eastern.

Featured artists include Gary Wright, Brick, Judas Priest, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Tavares, Genesis, Eric Carmen, The Rolling Stones, Leif Garrett, Sammy Hagar, Blue Oyster Cult, Alan Parsons Project, Sherbs, Steve Miller Band, Kim Carnes, and Men At Work.

Ways to tune in, criticisms, and requests can all be done by going to http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.blogspot.com. Just keep in mind that your criticisms may result in a detention, which will be spent patching the holes in the knees of your blue jeans and cutting off either your mullet or Farrah locks.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK - TIL TUESDAY - COMING UP CLOSE - 1987 - #59

It only makes sense that The Retro Attic honors the city of Boston in this week's music video. Til Tuesday will always be remembered for the top 10 hit "Voices Carry," but if you sift through their 3 albums, you will find far superior cuts. "Coming Up Close" was my favorite from them, and somehow it got lost in the shuffle.


GIL'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION - 4/17 PLAYLIST

"Gil's High School Reunion" was a repeat yesterday due to the events that unfolded in Boston. It hit home a little too near for me, so naturally some things are a bit more important. And some people wonder why I'm so obsessed with nostalgia; there once was a time when different nationalities of people could peacefully co-exist with each other, and I would hope that most of you occasionally long for those simpler days.

Anyways, the beat goes on...various genres of music once peacefully co-existed on the charts also, and today's playlist is a fine example. For 60 minutes, get ready to have your ears invaded by funk, disco, country-rock, classic rock, power pop, heavy metal, and power ballads. 1973 to 1984 artists featured today include Meat Loaf, The Moody Blues, J. Geils Band, Linda Ronstadt, Electric Light Orchestra, Cyndi Grecco, Amii Stewart, The Gap Band, Brownsville Station, Quiet Riot, Pure Prairie League, Sneaker, Climax Blues Band, John Cougar, and The Romantics. You may not remember a couple of these; Sneaker was my first dance song at my wedding, and it's been a personal favorite of mine for many years.

Open up the locker known as "Gil's High School Reunion" today at 2 PM eastern if your ears need to smile once again. There is no combination needed; just visit us at http://retroatticrareoldiesradio.blogspot.com for tune in options.

Monday, April 15, 2013

"GIL'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION" FOR 4/15

If this day is proving to be too "taxing" for you, then lift up your spirits with today's edition of "Gil's High School Reunion!" Remember analog recordings? Remember when bands could actually play and sing in tune? Remember when your boyfriend or girlfriend serenaded you with heartfelt lyrics that didn't have a moan or a gasp every 5 seconds or didn't have constant derogatory terms for a man or a woman? Well, Adam Sandler sure does, and we have a couple of his favorite tunes included in today's show!

Today's blast of early 70's to early 80's classics and lost hits includes cuts from Exile, Billy Squier, Lipps, Inc., The Dirt Band, Todd Rundgren, Bob Seger, A Flock Of Seagulls, Ian Matthews, Cliff Richard, Night Ranger, The Records, The Doobie Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Silver, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

If you've been dazed and confused for so long with today's music scene, then join us between 2 and 3 PM eastern every day for "Gil's High School Reunion," and make sure to check out The Retro Attic's regular programming for musical classes that you will probably never be late for!

Monday, April 8, 2013

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK - DAVE EDMUNDS - HIGH SCHOOL NIGHTS - 1985 - #91

Best known for his top 40 hits "I Hear You Knockin'" and "Slipping Away," British guitarist Dave Edmunds hit the Hot 100 one last time in 1985 with this track that was featured in "Porky's Revenge," the third and last movie in the successful "Porky's" franchise. I always thought this song wasn't given a fair chance, and the best way to hear it is through the extended version that was played during the movie's closing credits.

Dave always had an obvious love for late 50's and early 60's rock and roll. This was especially true with his playing a big part in getting The Stray Cats a lot of success in the U.S. He could also crank out some frenzied fretwork with the best of them; check out "Sabre Dance" from his late 60's group Love Sculpture and you will quickly understand!

Choosing this video this week was easy for another reason: it is my way to remind you of my new show "Gil's High School Reunion," which begins today and runs daily until June 29th from 2 to 3 PM eastern. This will really be the only time on The Retro Attic when you will get to hear mostly hits! The show features all of the hits from 1973-83 that you love(or perhaps can only barely tolerate) along with the occasional lost gem. The show culminates on June 29th with an all-day marathon that will serve as the background music at my 30th reunion party. All I know is that it cuts down considerably on having to lug around a bunch of equipment and everyone will get to mingle/enjoy themselves!