It’s show #730 coming up this Sunday (March 14th) – the 14th anniversary edition of the program that debuted March 11th, 2007. That’s a lot of shows, a lot of special features, and a lot of wonderful songs. I very much appreciate you tuning in Sunday afternoons – just recently, or perhaps for a great many years. We’ve even gotten to know each other a little bit through the music – and our shared love of the music.
I’d like to do something we’ve not done before. I’ll share some of my all-time favourite songs with you; these aren’t songs I necessarily play for myself at home, but if and when they come on the radio – unexpectedly – well, I light up. These songs have been my ‘pals’; they’ve moved me emotionally, they’ve made me want to dance, fantasize, or just stay still, captivated by the words and the melody. I can’t possibly come close to playing you all my favourites and, like you, I can change my mind and my mood – and could come up with a somewhat different list at another time. But there are a core of favourite songs that’ve been with me for many years – and now, I’d like to share them with you.
This will be the first half of a two-part shared experience, because I’ll also be inviting you to tell me your personal favourite song along with a little story why you love it. I’ll gather together as many of your songs and stories as I can fit into a show – on Easter Sunday (April 4th). So you’ll have to email me your song title/artist and reason, pretty quickly. (Email me at [email protected]). I’ll have full details – several times – on my show this Sunday afternoon.
I’ll start my ‘favourite fourteen‘ right after the 2 o’clock news; I’ll have some other treats during the show as well – including my first-hour feature: ‘This Week in Zoomer Music‘ which, this Sunday, remembers the tragic and true stories behind ‘Save the Last Dance for Me‘ and ‘Tears in Heaven‘, plus John & Yoko’s marriage and a Beach ‘Boy’ turns 80. I hope you’ll tune in for our 14th anniversary edition of ‘Vintage Favourites‘ this Sunday – March 14th.