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Skronat in the studio! Courtesy of Redfella Records…

Hopefully you were able to listen when I had Skronat and Andrew Lorinser, from Redfella Records in the studio the other day. I will tell you that they are a group of highly talented guys! We played 2 songs from them when we had them in “She gets me high” and “Doesn’t even make sense” both songs were great to listen to, leaving me wanting to hear more from them. I look forward to hearing what this 4 piece group will come up with in the future. Skronat was signed by Redfella Records for a recording contract, a first for both the group and Redfella.

Skronat has been described as “Sublime on steroids meets Foo Fighters, with a dash of Sly and the Family Stone” their fans have coined a new genre dedicated to the bands dirty rock style “Throb-Rock”. To find out more about Skronat check out their website at

Skronat consists of Cameron Leedle on guitar,Dennis Farney on drums,Dennis “Bud” Clowers on bass guitar, and Steve Gustafson on guitar and vocals, of course as always thank you Andrew Lorinser, from Redfella Records for bringing me in yet another great band to share with our listeners at Sunny 101.9

Empty Bowls Event 4-28-10 at North Star Academy

Joy and Jessica from Empty Bowls

Every 3.6 seconds a person dies of hunger around the world…75% of them are children.  Here is an event that will help!!!

Wednesday April 28, 2010

Lunch: Noon – 2pm

Dinner: 5pm-7pm

At North Star Academy, 3030 Wright St in Marquette TWP.

Tickets are $10 each and, will get you a bowl of soup in a handmade bowl which you will get to keep. All proceeds will be donated to help fight poverty and hunger around the world.

Donations will go to the Red Cross for Haiti Relief, Operation Aoy for children living in poverty in Thailand, and to a local Marquette County Food Pantry!

The Event will include door prizes, music, a silent auction, and great food provided by community business.

There is also a special Books For Africa campaign going on as well – Bring a new or used book or donate funds to help with the shipping costs. www.BooksFor

For more information contact them at 226-0156 ext. 53

Hans’ Pick of the Day

Rag Doll” is a song by American hard rock band Aerosmith. It is from the 1987 album Permanent Vacation. It was released as the final single from the album in 1988. It was written by Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Jim Vallance, and Holly Knight.
The song’s lyrics were primarily written by Tyler and Vallance, Perry originating the guitar riff, and Vallance writing the bass line. The song was originally titled “Rag Time” but John Kalodner didn’t like that, so Holly Knight was called in to help change that lyric. She suggested “Rag Doll”, which was actually another title Steven and Jim thought of, but Holly ended up getting credits just for two words. Steven was horrified about this and often complained to his manager.
It peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100, #12 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and #42 on the UK charts.

Hans’ Pick of the Day

Man in the Mirror” is a song by Michael Jackson. It peaked at number one in the United States when released as a single in early 1988 off his seventh solo album, Bad. It is one of Jackson’s most critically acclaimed songs and it was nominated for Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks. It was only a moderate hit in the UK at the time of its release, peaking at number 21 and becoming the only single from Bad not to reach the UK Top 20 on first release. However, in 2009, following the news of Jackson’s death, the song peaked at number two in the official UK Singles Chart, behind Cascada‘s “Evacuate the Dancefloor,” having re-entered the chart at 11 the previous week.

Hans’ Pick of the Day!

People Are People” is Depeche Mode‘s tenth UK single (released on March 12, 1984) it was their first hit single in the US and the first single for the Some Great Reward album.

“People Are People” was written by Martin Gore, but the dancy poppy feel of the song may actually be credited to Alan Wilder.

Despite “People Are People”‘s success, Martin Gore considers it to be one of his least favourite songs. He prefers his songs to have subtle meanings so that people can find their own meanings to it, and feels “People Are People” does not fit that description . It was not played again live after 1988.

The US got a compilation called People Are People with various songs not available in the US prior to it. The single itself was released in the USA on July 11, 1984 (though it did not reach the Billboard Hot 100 chart until May 1985, and initially was played only on modern rock and college radio). The single would eventually peak at #13. In the UK, the single reached #4, which was at the time the band’s highest singles chart position in their homeland. Since then, “Barrel of a Gun” (1997) and “Precious” (2005) have also reached #4 in the UK. In West Germany the song was a #1 hit and was used as the theme to West German TV’s coverage of the 1984 Olympics, alluding to East Germany’s participation in the Soviet-led boycott of the Games. It was also used as the theme tune of the 1990s BBC Children’s factual TV series, It’ll Never Work.

Redfella’s Pick of the Day

(If There Was) Any Other Way” is a song from Céline Dion‘s English debut album Unison. It was released as the first single in Canada (March 19, 1990) and second in the United States (March 18, 1991) and the rest of the world (June 6, 1991). In the United Kingdom it became a promotional release only.[1]The song reached number 24 in Canada and number 35 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay). “(If There Was) Any Other Way” was more successful on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart peaking at number 8.

Redfella’s Pick of the Day

Fashion” is a track from David Bowie‘s 1980 album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). It was released as the second single from the album and was accompanied, like its predecessor “Ashes to Ashes“, by a highly-regarded music video.[1][2]
“Fashion” was the second single from Scary Monsters and the first issued after the album’s September 1980 release. The edited 7″ cut reached #5 in the UK, and by hitting #70 in America gave Bowie his first chart single there for four years.  The song has since been performed on several tours. It was featured in the movie Clueless.