Thursday, June 23, 2016

Announcing Radio M.I.U. - Streaming Music Online


Announcing Radio M.I.U. (short for Radio Mel's Internet Universe) here on this blog. Radio M.I.U. contains various mixes of assorted music including Classic Rock, Disco, Oldies, and more. Check it out online at 8Tracks.com or listen to the embedded link above.


It's Radio M.I.U. Whatever Goes...



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 16, 2016 - 6-16-16



Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of June 13, 2016.

This Week - Song Title - Artist - Last Week

1. Handclap - Fitz & the Tantrums - 1
2. Spirits - The Strumbellas - 3
3. Brazil - Declan McKenna - 4
4. Ophelia - The Lumineers - 2
5. Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake - 7
6. Piece by Piece - Kelly Clarkson - 6
7. New Romantics - Taylor Swift - 8
8. Unsteady - X Ambassadors - 11
9. Better Place - Rachel Platten - 14
10. Rule the World - Walk Off The Earth - 5
11. No - Meghan Trainor - 10
12. Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy - 16
13. Electric Love - B√òRNS - 9
14. You & Me - The Hunna - 17
15. Born to the Stars - Marina V - 18
16. You Bring the Summer - The Monkees - 20
17. New Americana - Halsey - 12
18. Hello - Adele - 13
19. Gentlemen - Will Jay - new
20. Radar - AudioDamn! - new

Mel's Weekly Top 20 Webpage
http://macpro.freeshell.org/music/WTop20.html

Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog
http://macprohawaii-music.blogspot.com/

Radio M.I.U. on 8Tracks.com
http://8tracks.com/macpro/mixes/1





Monday, June 6, 2016

Mel's Weekly Top 20 - June 5, 2016.

Resuming chart after more than a year's absence.



Mel's Weekly Top 20
Week of June 5, 2016.

Rank - Song Title - Artist - P.R.

1. Handclap - Fitz & the Tantrums - 1
2. Ophelia - The Lumineers - 3
3. Spirits - The Strumbellas - 4
4. Brazil - Declan McKenna - 5
5. Rule the World - Walk Off The Earth - 2
6. Piece by Piece - Kelly Clarkson - 6
7. Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake - 11
8. New Romantics - Taylor Swift - 9
9. Electric Love - BØRNS - 7
10. No - Meghan Trainor - 12
11. Unsteady - X Ambassadors - 13
12. New Americana - Halsey - 8
13. Hello - Adele - 10
14. Better Place - Rachel Platten - 16
15. Looking Up (Radio Edit) - Elton John - 15
16. Fire and the Flood - Vance Joy - 19
17. You & Me - The Hunna - 20
18. Born to the Stars - Marina V - new
19. Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay - 14
20. You Bring the Summer - The Monkees - new

Yep, the chart is back.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Crap From The Past Tribute to George Martin


One of my favorite downloadable and streaming podcasts on the internet is really a radio show. It's called CRAP FROM THE PAST and is hosted by Ron "Boogiemonster" Gerber on KFAI radio in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area of Minnesota. The weekly radio show features a smorgasbord of pop and rock music from the 1960s to 1990s with emphasis on obscure and rare tracks from the 1970s and 1980. It is a fun show to listen to.

Occasionally the show will focus of special subjects like "lost 45s", and recently deceased music personalities such as Casey Kasem and most recently producer George Martin.

For this posting I have included a link to the March 11 podcast of CRAP FROM THE PAST which is largely a tribute to George Martin who is often recognized as "the 5th Beatle" since he produced nearly all of the records of The Beatles.

The show is available as a download as well as a stream, as presented below:


PLAYLIST

KARN EVIL 9 - Emerson Lake And Palmer (1973)
IN MY LIFE [mono mix] - Beatles (1965)
HELP [US LP mono version] - Beatles (1965)
YESTERDAY [mono mix] - Beatles (1965)
MAN ON YOUR MIND [previously unreleased mix] - Little River Band (1982/2000)
TAKE IT EASY ON ME [previously unreleased mix] - Little River Band (1982/2000)
A DAY IN THE LIFE [mono mix] - Beatles (1967)
FERRY ACROSS THE MERSEY - Gerry And The Pacemakers (1965)
TAKE IT AWAY - Paul McCartney (1982)
TIN MAN - America (1974)
RAIN - Beatles (1966)
GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE [mono mix] - Beatles (1966)
I FEEL FINE - Beatles (1964)
SHE'S A WOMAN - Beatles (1964)
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER - Beatles (1967)
PENNY LANE - Beatles (1967)
THE NIGHT OWLS [previously unreleased mix] - Little River Band (1982/2000)


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

BOSS Radio Is Streaming Online


While it is not exactly the old KHJ "Boss Radio" of old (no live DJs), this radio stream I first found on Apple's iTunes Internet Radio tab is kind of like no other oldies audio stream. Surely, they play much of the same old stuff as other streaming stations.

Boss Radio Online however streams blocks of music of one specific year per hour. So like if you stumble into a block, you may be locked in to say 1961 or 1970. It depends on the time of day you listen to a stream. 

Needless to say, I like Boss Radio Online even without any live DJs. You get the old style jingles such as "And the Hits Just Keep on Coming" along with the same style of bumper music you remember as a kid.

Since this is a streaming station (broadband internet required), unlike the old AM band of yore, there is no static. The music is all original with most tracks presented in full stereo sound. Nice.

Some of the early year webcasts also include music inserts from years prior to the targeted time span (1961 to 1973) presented on Boss Radio.

All you need to listen to Boss Radio Online is a browser pointed to the following URL on your computer or device:


Boss Radio Online is also available on the iTunes internet radio tab as well as through free downloadable apps for your Android and iOS device. Access to the stream is FREE! A great bargain.

Here is a set list for Year 1961:

Boss Radio 1961-01

Let the Four Winds Blow - Fats Domino
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles
Hello Mary Lou - Rick Nelson
Please Mr. Postman - The Marvelettes
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley & the Comets
Mountain's High - Dick & Deedee
Tower of Strength - Gene McDaniels
Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee
One Track Mind - Bobby Lewis
Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers
Corinna Corinna - Ray Peterson
Heartaches - The Marcels
Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
Gee Whiz (Looks At His Eyes) - Carla Thomas
I've Told Every Little Star - Linda Scott
Broken Hearted Memories - Sarah Vaughan
Rubber Ball - Bobby Vee
Crying - Roy Orbison
Calendar Girl - Neil Sedaka
Big Man / Santa Catalina - The Four Preps
Travelin' Man - Rick Nelson
Mama Said - The Shirelles
Some Kind of Wonderful - The Drifters
Magnificent Seven - Al Cariola

I will be posting set lists on occasion.