RE: Wimpwire
Posted by: Derek Oliver ()
Date: July 22, 2000 01:33PM

Hello Mr Surfpunk, nice to make your aquaintance. You sound like a jolly nice chap suggesting that someone infiltrates radio and sets up a twenty four hour melodic rock station...what a dream that would be and do you know what with the advent of Net radio something like that might be intirely feesible. I remember back in London during the early eighties, and I'm talking 1982ish, a husky voiced American gentleman ran a two hour show, Saturday Nights on Capital Radio playing nothing but AOR...everything you ever wished from Sir Michael Bolton (when he was actually good) to Brian Spence and really obscure imports. One of the highlights was a studio session from a new and developing act...stupidly obscure bands mostly. I think it's about time to organize something similar but on the Net...wait a minute doesn't one of the AOR websites broadcast music anyway?
As for the real world I don't think there's a snowballs chance in hell of any media outlet getting behind such a venture...let's face it Celine Dion is about as adventurous as most regular folk will go when it comes to talking about songs with melody and a chorous.
Re John Kalodner and his unsexy Portrait label I totally agree with Q that the man's lost his marbles. The problem for Johnny boy is that the parent company, Sony has eyed his antics with suspicion from the outset...I mean it looks interesting on paper to re-sign these old bands but their fans have grown up and gone on their merry way. Try convincing a rabid Limp Tones fan to 'rock out' to a new Ratt LP and you'll likely get a face full of metal piercings. The word is Sony are probably allowing JK to slowly burry himself so they don't have to pick up his option....or maybe they'll promote him as is usually the case with failing music excecutives.

SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 360Scott Webb07/18/2000 03:50AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 222John Q07/18/2000 04:55AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 192 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 03:12AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 231John Q07/22/2000 06:50AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 189 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 08:02AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 278John Q07/22/2000 08:52AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 191 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 02:14PM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 210John Q07/23/2000 05:54AM
RE: Where is Derek 'Del Boy' Oliver? 330 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 01:23AM
Wimpwire 200Surfpunk07/22/2000 10:21AM
RE: Wimpwire239 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 01:33PM
RE: Wimpwire 209Surfpunk07/22/2000 08:46PM
Derek... 208Dave Reynolds07/23/2000 04:52AM
Cheers Derek! 188Scott W07/22/2000 10:27AM
RE: Cheers Derek! 235 Derek Oliver 07/22/2000 02:16PM

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