Apr 01, 2010
By Gene Stevens
Hi, and welcome to an awesome weekend – gorgeous weather, long Easter Weekend, life is good !!
Thanks for all the folks who wrote me about last Sunday’s Vintage Favourites show featuring novelty songs – inspired by April Fools Day. I really appreciated hearing from you. Well, this IS ‘April Fools’, and I’m safe to say, I have escaped. Tradition says all April Foolery should be done by noon – so, I’m safe – right ??
Not sure about YOUR place, but we’re just too darn busy at the station to do too much silliness; we’re getting ready for a big weekend – some will have Good Friday off, so those folks have to do EXTRA work today. That’s it about holidays – you get the day off, sure – but you sure have to work harder around the day off.
Hey – who said “RADIO” was “work” anyway ? It’s NOT work – it’s fun, and we LOVE it. 😉
First let me tell you about my Sunday afternoon show this Easter – April 4th – I won’t be playing Judy Garland’s “Easter Parade” this year. Instead, I’ll take us back to April 4th, 1964 – for the most unusual, and perhaps most important, music chart ever. That was the day, the BillBoard Hot 100 chart was topped by The Beatles owning the Top 5 songs !!!!! That never happened before, or since. In fact The Fab Four had a total of 12 songs in The Top 100 that week, and 14 the next week.
So, this Sunday on ‘Vintage Favourites’ from 2-4pm, I’ll play ALL 14 of those Beatles songs, PLUS many other #1 hits from the Spring/Summer of 1964 – to demonstrate how the pop music scene was reacting to the start of The British Invasion. So, grab a chocolate bunny, and turn on the radio Sunday afternoon.
Sunday night, Richard Syrett will discuss a religious artifact I’ve always been fascinated by -The Shroud of Turin. That’ll be on The Conspiracy Show from 11pm. to 1am. – it seems there is new scientific evidence suggesting the shroud is authentic; that is really was Jesus’ burial cloth !!
Let me share a bit of personal stuff with you now. I’ve been a widower, raising twin daughters, since they were only ten. Next week, they turn 21 ! That’s a big deal for them, AND for ME too.
After all sorts of dinners and parties with family and friends this weekend, they are off to Vegas, on their own ticket – although Dad did pay for a pair of tickets to see AC/DC at the MGM Grand; and he just might have something else for them ?? Ssshhh.
Last summer I met someone special, and that’s a big deal too… so life goes on, and we’ve got to cherish every single day. Spring time, and Easter – all about re-birth, revitalization – yep, it’s a good feeling ! Have yourself a terrific Easter Weekend – catch you next time. Gene