JAZZ/STANDARDS, MUSIC, POP

Holiday Traditions channel is playing the classics on SiriusXM!

Ch. 4 | Now through December 31 | Available online Ch. 751 If every year come December, you dream of a white Christmas with classic holiday recordings, then Holiday Traditions is the channel for you!  Set the soundtrack to your family’s festivities with songs … Continued

MUSIC

Numan’s Song Spotlight: 1971’s Wedding Song (There Is Love)

If you see an acoustic guitar sitting near the alter of a wedding, there are 5/4 odds that you’re about to hear the arpeggio picking pattern of the perennial Wedding Song (There Is Love). And the odds are even more … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

’70s on 7: AT40 Countdown for Oct. 1, 1977 (10/5/13)

It’s time for your ’70s on 7 American Top 40 Countdown! Let’s go back to October 1977 when believe it or not, the Theme to Star Wars was at the top of the charts, even beating out KC & the … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

Numan’s Song Spotlight: 1977’s Smoke from a Distant Fire

“Don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out!” A put-down that became popular in the ’70s and a line from Smoke From A Distant Fire that you’ll hear in this weekend’s American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. … Continued

MUSIC, ROCK

Numan’s Song Spotlight: 1972’s Nights in White Satin

“Red is grey and yellow, white…but we decide which is right…and which is an illusion?” I’ve always loved this epic masterpiece about lovesick, sleepless nights, featuring the London Festival Orchestra. The sound is trippy, soothing, beautiful, and almost frightening. With the … Continued

MUSIC, POP

Numan’s Song Spotlight: 1975’s Feelings

♪ Feeeelings…nothing more than Feeeeelings…♫ Name someone who hasn’t winced at hearing those lyrics. Yet they’re completely irresistible when rendered in a karaoke performance. For some reason, it resonates particularly with foreign singers, but feel free to sing along! “Feelings” … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP, POP CULTURE

American Top 40 Flashback: 1975

It’s September 1975. A gallon of gas costs 44 cents (what an outrage! Those OPEC guys are really gouging us), and the price of a new home has already doubled since the ‘60s to an average of $33,000. The president … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

American Top 40 Flashback: 1976

What’s the connection between England Dan, John Ford Coley, Jimmy Seals and Dash Crofts?  We’ll find out this weekend on the American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. It’s another Numan blog as I look at the events surrounding this week … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, MUSIC, POP, ROCK

American Top 40 Flashback:1979

Welcome back to the American Top 40 Flashback! I’m bringing you back to the artists and events that took place during this weekend’s American Top 40 episode, and the big current events around that time. So let’s hop in Casey’s time … Continued

COUNTDOWNS, ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC, POP, POP CULTURE

American Top 40 Flashback:1977

This is the first of a series of blogs where I take you back to the artists and features of the American Top 40 episode you will hear this weekend, and the news events surrounding that time. Let’s get started! … Continued