Archives: January 2009

Redfella’s Pick of the Day…

When Doves Cry” is a song by the American musician Prince, and the lead single from his 1984 album Purple Rain. It was a worldwide hit, and his first American number one single, topping charts for five weeks. According to Billboard magazine, it was the top-selling single of the year.

The song follows the general spiritual theme of Christianity throughout Purple Rain. Many have interpreted the ‘dove’ as being a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The song has also been understood as Prince’s cry to God: “how could you just leave me standing alone in a world that’s so cold?” One can also interpret Prince’s denial of both parents as a criticism of the 5th (or 4th, depending on faith) commandment of honoring thy father and mother, further solidifying his call for God to intervene.

On 10/13/2008, the song was voted #2 on Australian VH1’s Top 10 Number One Pop Songs countdown.

Prince and The Revolution – When Doves Cry

Goodbye, Billy

billy1LYNYRD SKYNYRD’s keyboard player BILLY POWELL died at his home in Orange Park, Florida early Wednesday morning at age 56. He’d called 911 around 12:55 AM saying he was having trouble breathing. Rescue crews arrived at his home and pronounced him dead about an hour after the 911 call.

In addition to classic songs such as “Freebird” and “Sweet Home Alabama,” Powell also played piano on KID ROCK’s latest hit “All Summer Long.” MONTGOMERY GENTRY shared the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd for a CMT Crossroads special a few years ago, and TROY GENTRY has fond memories of working with Powell. Troy says, quote, “It’s a sad day for anybody that grew up on Southern Rock…Billy Powell’s one of the big names…He will definitely be missed.”

THE LOST TRAILERS played a few shows with Skynyrd over the years including one festival date in Huntsville, Alabama. STOKES NIELSON tells us that Powell let Trailers’ lead singer RYDER LEE sit beside him during the set to fully experience the show. Stokes says, quote, “That guy’s an absolute rock ‘n roll legend, and one of the sweetest guys in the business. What a nice guy.”

Chocolay Children’s Center Creative Kids….

Here is your craft for the week, easy enough even I can do it!! Haha!!

All you need is mini marshmallows either the colored ones or the white ones, and toothpicks.

Give them to the kids and let them “go to town” creating whatever their little hearts desire 🙂

Brought to you weekly by the Chocolay Children’s Center in Harvey give them a call at 906-249-1550.

Redfella’s Pick of the Day

“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” is a song by Paul Simon, written in 1971, from the 1972 album Paul Simon. The song reached number twenty-two on the U.S. charts, and number fifteen on the UK charts.

The song was the second solo release by Paul Simon following his break up with Art Garfunkel. Simon has played this song many times in concert over the years. Simon and Garfunkel also performed it at their Central Park reunion concert in September 1981.

Paul Simon – Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard LIVE

Todays Actor….

Call me with this name to get entered into Fridays drawing…

Tom Selleck

Call me at 227-7777 with his name and you will go into fridays drawing for 2 tickets to go see the movie of your choice at the GKC Royal or the
Delft in Marquette

Sizzlin Sauna….

Congrats going out to Amy from Ishpeming for knowing that the correct answer to this question…

What Wireless Communications Company is based out of Finland??

Answer:

NOKIA

Amy is our latest qualifier to come to the party with us for a chance to win that amazing sauna from Colleur Contracting in Harvey.

Good Luck and keep listening!

Redfella’s Pick of the Day….

Today’s Pick was You Are the Best Thing from Ray LaMontagne…

Raymond Charles “Ray” LaMontagne (pronounced /lɑːmɒnˈteɪːn/) (born June 18, 1973) is an American folk singer-songwriter who lives on a farm in Maine with his wife and two sons. Reportedly, after hearing a Stephen Stills song, LaMontagne decided to quit his job at a shoe factory and pursue a career in music. He has since released three albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black and Gossip in the Grain. In the UK, Trouble was a top 5 hit, and the title track of the album was a top 25 hit. Till the Sun Turns Black was a top 40 hit in the US. A soft-spoken person who is known for his raspy voice, LaMontagne has won a number of awards for his music and has performed at several charity events.

Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing

Coming to a “Little Big Town” near you?

LITTLE BIG TOWN’s A Place to Land tour got off to a great start last weekend, even though the band members are well aware they’re starting their first headlining trek in the middle of a recession. KAREN FAIRCHILD says, quote, “We always have been a brave band, haven’t we?”

One of the perks of having their own tour is being on stage for more than two hours. Karen says, quote, “It’s great to be able to sing all those songs the fans have been telling us they want to hear.” Little Big Town’s tour pulls into Montgomery, Alabama this Thursday with shows lined up for Atlanta and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to follow.

Looks like we will get a shot at seeing them in Green Bay, on March 8th at the Meyer Theatre.

Get into Fridays drawing….

Here is your actor for the day…

Elijah Wood

Call me at 906-227-7777 for a chance in Fridays drawing for 2 tickets to go see the movie of your choice at the GKC Royal or the Delft Cinema in Marquette.

Good Luck!