Monday, March 11, 2013

Prog & Roll Radio Show, with special guests...

Good morning all!
Last night we had one more radio program, as we always have on Sunday nights.
This time it was a bit different though.
   As I mentioned in a previous post, we were hoping that we would have a special guest listening on our show, and chatting through the chatbox with the people that would be online. Mr.Stuart Nicholson the singer and founding member of the band Galahad. On Thursday night, when we had the presentation of their album, he joined us, and he told us that he will be listening to our radio show on Sunday night. So based on that, we prepared a special kind of show that included some songs from Galahad, and also some others bands that we understood that he likes.
   But he was holding a surprise for us! He joined our show at the start (during the first song if I remember well), but he was not alone. After a few minutes the keyboard player of Galahad, Mr. Dean Baker logged in as well. So we had 2 members of Galahad on the chatbox, and listening to our program!
Many people joined last night, and I believe that in general it was a pleasant and interesting night.
  Stuart and Dean stayed with us through the whole 2 hours that our show lasted, and in the end they said that they had some really great time, and they will visit us again very soon! We spoke on many things, they made comments on some songs we played, they were pleasantly surprised by some bands they had no idea about, and I believe they had lots of fun.
  We continued our little "game", by asking our audience to grade the songs we play, and on the top of that we had also a music contest. The winner of every one of our contests has the right (or privilege, you name it), to choose the band that our next show will start with. So, last night's winner was Johnaslan (that was his nickname), and he chose the band Porcupine Tree. So, now you all know which will be the first band we will play on next Sunday's "Prog & Roll".
   According to our audience's grades, here is the Top-5 songs from last night's program:

1. Galahad: Empires Never Last
2. Galahad: Richelieu's Dream
3. Renaissance: A Song for all Seasons
4. Tarnation: Your Thoughts and Mine
5. Mostly Autumn: Mother Nature

From these 5 songs, the first 4 achieved an average points of 8.50 or higher, therefore are going on the list for "The Song of the Month".
And here you can see the whole playlist of our last night's show:

Psychotic Waltz: My Grave / Opeth: I Feel the Dark / Steven Wilson: Drive Home / Big Big Train: Swan Hunter / Galahad: Richelieu's Dream / Marillion: 3 Boats Down from the Candy (Live) / Galahad: Empires Never Last / Elf: Nevermore / Galahad: Dentist Song / Robert Plant: One More Cup of Coffee (Music contest) / Tarnation: Your Thoughts & Mine / Arion: True Love / Mostly Autumn: Mother Nature  / Renaissance: A Song for all Seasons / Jethro Tull: To Cry You a Song / Pavlov's Dog: Song Dance / Frank Zappa: Directly from My Heart to You.

Finishing this, I want to thank all of you who joined our company last night, and of course Stuart and Dean who gave a different 'note' with their presence to our show. I think it was a good show, and I hope everybody enjoyed it!
Thank you all! :)