Monday, October 28, 2013

Prog & Roll radio show (27/10/2013): The Song of the Month!

Last night on Prog & Roll radio show we had the final stage of contest for the song of the month.
Which means that from all the songs we played in our shows during October, we chose those which
had an average rating of 8.5 or higher according to our listener's grades, and played them once more last night in the final stage of this contest. We had 13 songs in our list, all of them very nice ones, but the problem is that only one can win!
   At the start of the show (20.00GMT), we played a few songs irrelevant with the contest which started at 20.30GMT, and lasted for 1.5 hours in total. An hour before the show we learned the sad news about Lou Reed, so in order to honor his memory we replaced the first song with 'Venus in Furs' from Velvet Underground. It was the least we could do, but there was no time for more. (A small tribute for example).
  And at the end of the contest the winning song was decided as always by our audience. This time none was surprised with the result I think, because the winner was favored by almost everybody.
This was underlined by the fact that there was a very big difference in average points between the two songs that came as first and second.
So, without further delay I'm announcing October's Song of the Month, which is no other than the spectacular "Autumn" by Strawbs!

Here you can see the whole playlist from last night: 

20.00 - 20.30GMT: VELVET UNDERGROUND: Venus in Furs / ARION: True Love / CAROL OF HARVEST: Teary Eyes / NOSTRADAMUS: Shadow in the Rain / ANUBIS: Weeping Willow. 
20.30 - 22.00GMT (Contest): THE TEA PARTY: Sister Awake / LED ZEPPELIN: Kashmir / RAINBOW: Gates of Babylon / DREAM THEATER: Pull me Under / DODSON & FOGG: Flying High / TREES: Geordie / MELLOW CANDLE: Heaven Heath / STRAWBS: Autumn /
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR: The Undercover Man / THE WHO: Love Reign O’er Me / BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST: The Poet - After the Day / THE MOODY BLUES: Melancholy Man  / IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY: Hot Summer Day. 

Just for the record I should mention that 'Autumn' achieved an average score of 9.30/10.00 whilst 'Hot Summer Day' which came second achieved a rating of 7.45. That is the big difference I mentioned earlier...
I want to thank all of you who listened to our show last night, participated or not, and I hope you enjoyed the music we played during these 2 hours. 
Thank you, and have a great week folks! :) 
In the following video you can listen to the winning song along with the images of Middle Earth as seen in one of my favorite online games. The video itself was edited by my wife and co-host (Z. Nihal Eleftheriou), so I thought of promoting it right here along with the winner: