Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Can we pretend children....

Dave The BoogieMan * Power Pop Plus
"Radio Malarkey "

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NewYork, USA
POWR POP RADIO via Internet
11L Radio NewYork International via the Internet in association with JohnLightning.com

Eric Carmen with Dave The BoogieMan at
a Raspberries concert in NYC....
Can you pretend children?........Let’s pretend we have a real radio show! Or let’s pretend we’re a major podcast which has something beginning with L, yes that’s right, “Listeners”........
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

News Flash...
11L- Radio New York International
September 28, 2009
The LA Dodgers have decided to tear down Citi Field as the Mets are a disgrace.
The Dodgers don't want to be associated with a team that honors their Brooklyn memory
by playing like the 1962 Mets.......

Dave on the air 9/27/09 - RIP Rhino Records

Dave The BoogieMan * Power Pop Plus
I will be on the air Sunday this night at 7:30pm NYC time. 9/27/09

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It is with great sadness that I must pass on to you the passing of Rhino Records.......
Rhino records RIP

Rhino Records: 1973 - 2009
By Jake Brown
September 25, 2009
We've all taken a great deal of pleasure in pissing on death bed of the major labels in recent years, and we've all unashamedly gawked at the grotesque spectacle of ever-decreasing sales of physical media. But now, the reality of the situation is hitting home. Rhino Records is dead.
Sure, Warner says that Rhino will evolve into an entity that "handles WMG's global digital catalog initiatives, film, TV, vidgame and commercial licensing, and name and likeness representation for legendary artists." But they laid off most of their employees. Why? Because of the "fundamental transformation of the physical new release and catalog business." Which translates to no more awesome box sets with crazy, unique packaging and informative, well-written, well-researched liner notes.
And that's just really fucking sad.

Some will suggest that times have changed and people no longer need all the "trappings" anymore. It's all about the music, right? Who cares about the stupid packaging?
I do.
Or at least I used to. To be perfectly honest, it's been a while since I've bought a Rhino box. The last one I had any real interest in was 2005's Girl Group box, One Kiss Can Lead to Another, packaged in a fancy pink hat box. But I passed on it. I didn't want to have to figure out where to store that hat box. Besides, I listen to 90% of my music on my computer and on my phone now. Me and the rest of the world, apparently.
There was a period of time, a decade or so, when I would ask for and receive a new Rhino box for my birthday every year. This lasted up until 2004's Left of the Dial: Dispatches from the '80s Underground, but in that time I got The Doo Wop Box (1994), the Nuggets box (1998), Loud, Fast & Out Of Control (1999), the British Nuggets box (2001), and others.
The best though was Beg, Scream & Shout!: The Big Ol' Box Of '60s Soul, an amazing six-disc collection of the original 7" mixes of 144 soul singles by 144 different artists. For just one example, the version of the Jackson 5's "Who's Loving You" is totally different from the otherwise anthologized stereo, album version. And it's awesome. The whole thing came in an old school record box with each cd in a mockup 45 sleeve. There was a little box of 144 "collector cards" with information about each of the artists. It's a work of art and a glory to behold.
When's the last time you felt that way about an MP3?
If you look at Rhino's history, you can trace the different eras...and see exactly when it all went downhill.
Rhino started as a record store in 1973, but by the '80s had already gained a reputation for excellent quality reissues. From 1986-1992, they had a distribution deal with Capitol Records. This was the period when I first discovered them as I completed my Monkees discography with the help of their reissued vinyl. As I got into CDs, I knew I could always count on a Rhino release to have at least 18 songs and informative liner notes. Back then I didn't know or care about audio fidelity, but Rhino discs always sounded great. Nancy Sinatra, Tommy James & the Shondells, Legends of Guitar: Surf, Vol. 1. Rhino was my teacher in my quest for knowledge about the history of rock and roll.
Then in 1992, Time Warner bought a 50% stake in the company. This was the period of the amazing box sets. They bought the other half in 1998, and in 2003, the founders of the company left and started Shout Factory. If you're looking through your record collection and notice that your Rhino stuff stops around this time, now you know why. To make matters worse, in 2007 they fired Bill Inglot, the mastering engineer responsible for 20 years of the high fidelity that was the foundation of Rhino's reputation.
But regardless of the corporate decisions that led Rhino down this path, it's still sad to see it end up this way. Thank you, Rhino, for all the great music. Your care and respect for the music and for the customer was obvious, and you had a huge effect on my life. You will be missed.
By Jake Brown, September 25, 2009


This is some sad news indeed.
I remember writing a paper my freshman year of college about why Rhino would be able to withstand the internet and digital distribution. I had dreams of one day working for the label.
My heart is little bit broken today. R.I.P. Rhino and thanks for directing me to so many great tunes.
• cauleyflower, Sep 25, 2009 1:02PM

Just a couple days ago, Rhino producer Andrew Sandoval gave an interview to LA Weekly wherein he discussed the end of the box set era.
When people say the music industry is challenged, that's kind of like the manager from Spinal Tap saying, 'Our appeal is becoming more selective.' We're more than challenged. I mean, things are just falling about because not only is there not enough money to keep things going, but people are saying, why should we even put out old catalog? It's not going to do X amount of dollars.You mean on CD?Yeah, or even online. There's this long-tail theory that everything will find it's audience, which may be true, but, then again, in order to have everything up online, you'd have to employ people, and the amount of money that comes in to do all that is not enough to employ somebody. [...]Do you feel like we're nearing the end of the box set era?We really could be, because it seems like people have tuned out to buying music at retail. I mean, if you go into Amoeba, you'd probably think otherwise because there are so many people there and it's such a destination. But when you think that LA used to have a ton of record stores, and now it's down to, really, just one major one. It's hard to say. If the sales slide off. I like the idea of this because there's so much value to it that is beyond just the music, so people can't just say, well, I've got all of those songs, or I could download this or that. There's a value in having the book with it. You try and do that. But my biggest worry is that, I know how many stores have taken this, and I can see it sitting there in its shrink-wrap with its price tag, and it's not free. If nobody ever gets to crack one of these open and see what's inside, that's the nightmare. That it just sits there like a book at the library that never gets read. I want people to know about this music and these groups.
Such a bummer.
Jake, Sep 25, 2009 1:44PM

Damn. I find this out minutes after receiving the Big Star box set (from Rhino) in the mail.
Over the last few years, I've stopped buying cds unless it's something really worth having. I tend to purchase new releases on vinyl, if available. But Rhino was one of the few remaining companies releasing cds/box sets that I occasionally bought. Rhino understood--even better than most indie labels--the whole record nerd mentality, and packaged accordingly. I'll miss them.
• Adam, Sep 25, 2009 2:16PM

Dear Jake,
Sorry to disappoint but Rhino is NOT dead. I know because I've been with the company for 17 years and I'm still with the company today (as are my 100+ coworkers). Yes, we made some changes yesterday in order to better prepare ourselves for the future, but we've done that several times over the past decade and just like before, we will continue on and do great work. While we are well-prepared for the digital future, we also plan to keep on satisfying fans of our physical products (both CD and vinyl), we just need to fine tune the way we do it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Power Pop Radio host Dave The BoogieMan

Hi All,

This is the intro blog....

My name is Dave The BoogieMan
I host a Power Pop Plus Radio Show out of Brooklyn, New York.
I enjoy sharing power pop music from today and going back through time.
From the 2000's to the 1940's yes, power pop existed in the 40's...

My radio show is part of the rotation on the 11L - Radio New York International network.
All shows are braodcast on Sunday nights at 7:30pm, NYC , East Coast time...

I hope that you can tune in or submit music for my power pop radio show..

Other fine shows being broadcast on a rotating schedule on Sunday Nights are:

The John Lightning Radio Extravaganzo Show - Talk, Music, Comedy and a little bit of
everything. John Lightning hosts and takes you on a journey of life, politics and music with an
offbeat twist......John has broadcast radio for over 25 years. He created the legendery
WJPL-FM Brooklyn's best pirate broadcasts until the FCC realized that his ratings
were going throu the roof with radio starved listeners. He also worked on
WHVW-AM in the The Hudson Valley, New York doing a real country
radio show. Most recently John worked on WBCQ a short wave outpost from
Monticello Maine with a worldwide audience.

Big Steve Cole - A Different Type of Oldies Show - DooWop and its roots plus a bit of soul.
Big Steve has worked recently on WBCQ shortwave with a world wide
following. Steve is a master at radio production who helped produce the
Dave The BoogieMan first few radio shows...

Dave The BoogieMan * Power Pop PlusMy radio show is dedicated to providing you with the "one tune" that will hopefully inspire you to explore this timeless music genre.

Past Shows - Past shows can now be downloaded, burned to CD's or your IPod from this link - http://johnlightning.com/firesale

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