80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 03-29-11

If you have the Monday-survivor blues, there’s nothing like a great Tuesday evening pick-me-up to get your week back on track. Ed-FM is just what the doctor ordered. A healthy dose of obscure 80’s is the prescription for a happy and healthy week. Don’t believe me? Check it out next Tuesday night from 8-10 pm (ET). Give your ears what they crave.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”I hate needles, except for the ones that play vinyl” 80’s Retrospect show on CFRC-FM from 8 pm until 10 pm on Tuesday nights. Ed takes requests by phone: (613) 533-CFRC (2372) or email: retrospectcfrc at yahoo dot ca. Indulge yourself in some “80’s Music that doesn’t suck.” I guarantee die-hard 80’s New Wave/Post-punk fans will not be disappointed.

CFRC-FM Playlist March 29, 2011

Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

ED-FM ~ Retrospect
80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck
If the “Listen Live” link on the CFRC Website doesn’t work, copy and paste this URL into your Windows Media Player: http://sunsite.queensu.ca:8000/
Join us in the Chat Room during the show – either click the link on the right menu under the Rave and Roll graphic, or here.
To listen to any shows that you may have missed, go to the CFRC website and look up the archives under the “Programming” drop-down menu. You can enjoy Ed’s previous shows in one-hour increments.

Nash The Slash – 19th Nervous Breakdown
David Bowie – Heroes/Helden (English/German)
Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past (12 inch)
Screaming Blue Messiahs – I Wanna Be A Flintstone
Manufacture – As The End Draws Near (12 inch)
Nails – Home Of The Brave (Apocalyptic Bebop)
Data – Blow
Spoons – Symmetry
Tear Garden – Ophelia
Trans X – Living On Video
Smiths – What Difference Does It Make?
Nick Hayward – Good-bye Yesterday
Creatures – Fury Eyes (20-20 mix)
Glamour Cult – Tokyo Streets
Neon Judgement – Kid Shylene
Vis-A-Vis – Shadowplay
Data Bank-A – Waiting Room
Berlin – Sex (I’m A) (extended)

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Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-27-2011

March 27, 2011

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Weekends are typically the quickest two days of the week. It’s unfair that the rest of the (work) week doesn’t fly along at the same speed. David Marsden manages to ease us into the mayhem by playing the music we crave, fortifying us for the next five days, until we get to spend the weekend with him once again. Join us next weekend, Saturday and Sunday night from 7 pm until midnight.

Thanks to Jerusalem Slim for his always accurate, efficient, and cheerful assistance.

 ~ MissParker ~

Adam Cohen – Cry Ophelia
Blancmange – Blind Vision
Box – Closer Together (12″ Mix)
Brendan Canning – Love Is New
Brian Eno – Baby’s On Fire
Bruce Cockburn – Open
Bruce Springsteen –  4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
Buddy Guy – Rememberin’ Stevie
Chuck Berry – Nadine
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Counting Crows – Big Yellow Taxi
Damned – Eloise
Dandy Warhols – Not If you Were The Last Junkie On Earth
David Gray – Sail Away
David Marsden – Spoken Word: Ode To A Chatroom
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Dee Long  – Mad Magazine
Deftones – Drive
Delerium – Aria
Echo & The Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson – Cleanhead Blues
Eight Seconds – Kiss You (When It’s Dangerous)
Elton John – Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
End Games – First Last For Everything
Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven
Genesis – I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle
Humble Pie – 79th And Sunset
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People
Kane Gang – Gun Law
Kasabian – Butcher Blues
Ken Nordine – What Time Is It?
Kinks – Lost And Found
Klaatu  – Dog Star
Ladysmith Black Mambazo feat. Dolly Parton – Knocking On Heaven’s Door
Little Feat – Old Folks Boogie
Long John Baldry – Flying
Marianne Faithfull – The Blue Millionaire
Midge Ure – If I Was
Nick Lowe – Cracking Up
Peter Murphy – Indigo Eyes
Rock & Hyde – Dirty Water
Silencers – Wild Mountain Thyme
Spoons – You Light Me Up
Spoons  – Arias & Symphonies
Status Quo – In The Army Now
Strange Advance – Worlds Away
Tin Star Orphans – Juvenile Haul
Tom Robinson – War Baby
Traffic – Low Spark Of High-Heeled Boys
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life?
Vanity Project – Wilted Rose

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-26-2011

March 26, 2011

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Last Sunday, I mentioned that David was away enjoying his birthday party. To show what a special time this is, I have put together a photo montage set to, who else, Gary Numan’s “Are ‘Friends’ Electric.” The photographs were graciously supplied by Dan (LCBO) Hurley and Bruce (Felix). Andy Poolhall provided the exclusive venue once again.

David Marsden Birthday 3-20-2011 via YouTube user MissParker0106:

Blue Peter – Chinese Graffiti
Crash Test Dummies – Heart Of Stone
Dave Rave – Good News
David Usher – Too Close To The Sun
Dee Long – Space Station
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Dream Academy – The Love Parade
Elbow – High Ideals
Elton John & Leon Russell – In The Hands Of Angels
Fixx – Secret Separation
Garland Jeffreys – 96 Tears
Golden Dogs – Saints At The Gates
Hot Chip – Transmission
Iggy Pop – Real Wild Child (Wild One)
Isley Brothers – Shout
Japan – Obscure Alternatives
Jeff Healey Band – Angel Eyes
Jesus & Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
King Crimson – I Talk To The Wind
Kinks – Around the Dial
Kinks – Misfits
Leon Russell  – Tightrope
Long John Baldry – Baldry’s Out
Moby – Natural Blues
Monty Python – Comedy Segment
Oingo Boingo – You Really Got Me
Pink Floyd – Brain Damage
Powder Blues Band – Thirsty Ears
Rammstein – Los
Richard Wright – Confusion
Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast – I’m Going Home
Rough Trade – Weapons
Roxy Music – More Than This
Scissor Sisters – Return To Oz
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Bullet With Butterfly wings
Silencers – Bulletproof Heart
Simple Minds – Someone Somewhere In Summertime
Slave To The SQUAREwave  – Boy vs. Girl
Sly & The Family Stone – I Want To Take You Higher
Soul Asylum – Without A Trace
Spiral Beach  – Midnight
Spoons – Ciao
Squeeze – Another Nail In My Heart
Stan Ridgway – The Big Heat
The The – Sweet Bird Of Truth
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
Type O Negative feat. Ozzy Osborne – Pictures Of Matchstick Men
Vibrators – Disco In Moscow
Waterboys – Blues For Your Baby
XTC – Dear God
Yaz – Nobody’s Diary

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

The Secret Life Of Numanoids ~ Part Two

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Mark Ryan

Part of a unique and vital core of longtime fans, Mark has been a Numanoid since Numan started performing – late 1978, to be exact.

When asked what drew him to Gary Numan in the first place, Mark replies, “He was just totally different to anything I had heard or have heard since.” He continues, “I have listened to him through various stages of my life, good and bad, high and low; every song that he has written, I can relate to.”

A difficult task for any Numanoid is to pin down what their favorite album is. This is what Mark had to say about when asked: “Far too many, but The Pleasure Principle (as it was different and unique), Dance (which is totally underrated and the songwriting is just great on here), and Pure (just far too good to describe in simple words).”

When asked for his favorite Numan songs, Mark explains, “I’ve recently been asked to pick my top 25 favourite Numan songs, but how can you start? However, I do love “Stories” (which I first heard on Numan’s 1980 tour), “Films” (which is like drum and bass before it got popular), and “Please Push No More,” a great song done live at Wembley in 1981 – it was awesome and emotional.”

In describing what excites him most about Numan, Mark declares, “When I hear that a new artist is influenced by Gary, his legacy lives on.” Mark goes on to say that he expresses his love for Gary Numan by “playing his music, and talking and discussing Gary’s music and what it has meant to myself.”

In closing, Mark is happy to report, “Recently, I played Jagged for a couple of work people who are into rock. They now tell me that they are Numan fans.”

Anything else you’d like to add? “NUMMMMMMMMMMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!”

“Stories” via YouTube user GaryNumanAlbums:

The Secret Life of Numanoids ~ Part One

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In case you’ve been under a rock for the past thirty years, or simply have never come across the term, Numanoids are Gary Numan fans. A rare and close-knit group, they are loyal, honest, caring, and kind, brought together from all over the world to support and honor a musician who has accomplished much during his more than 30 years in the business.

As a relatively new Gary Numan fan, I have been extremely fortunate to be embraced by his hard-core circle of fans, making contact through the blogosphere, YouTube, FaceBook, MySpace, and other online sources. Most Numanoids have been with him since the very beginning, the Tubeway Army days. Others, like me, have made the connection with Numan because of his dark wave/Gothic/industrial genre of music that he began to embrace in the early 90’s, connecting fully with the release of 1994’s Sacrifice album.

Rob Stuart (Canada)

Rob Stuart shares that he has been a Numanoid since 1978 (age 13). Musically, he had never heard anything like Gary Numan before. He says, “I remember hearing ‘Are “Friends” Electric?’ for the first time on my little AM radio during the top 20 count-down in England on a Sunday afternoon and being totally transfixed by the voice, the music! I knew I had to save my pennies and immediately buy the album. Once I saw the cover art I was completely hooked. Who was this alien, androgynous looking man?”

When asked what Gary Numan’s music means to him, Rob recalls, “It meant so much to me at that age that I started a band as soon as I immigrated to Canada (age 14). We called ourselves ‘The Plastic Omniums’ and played our first gig at a high school battle of the bands contest. All the other bands played Zeppelin and Rush covers while we got up there with our synths, a reel to reel tape deck, and a drum machine and played three songs: Opening with ‘Airlane’ from The Pleasure Principle album, then a cover of ‘Are “Friends” Electric?’ and closing with an original number called ‘Red Shift Expanse.’ I distinctly remember two-thirds of the kids in the audience booing while the others cheered. The cool kids got it! I still have a recording of that show.”

Rob cites Replicas as his favorite Gary Numan album, with the first self titled album Tubeway Army not far behind. He feels that Replicas is a modern-day masterpiece from start to finish. As for his favorite songs, the list is pretty extensive: “My Brother’s Time,” “The Machman,” “M.E.,” “Pure,” “You Are In My Vision,” “A Question Of Faith,” “The Iceman Comes,” “Fadeout 1930,” “Every Day I Die,” “Are ‘Friend’s’ Electric?,” “A Subway Called ‘You,’” “The Aircrash Bureau,” “Bombers,” “My Shadow In Vain,” “Crazier,” and many more.

Rob’s most exciting Gary Numan moment was very recently when he met Numan in Toronto in October 2010. He tells us, “We had a fairly lengthy discussion about doing a remix contest of his music. He told me he didn’t see the point in it. I told him that many of his fans are musicians and would love a chance to remix his work, and that it was a great way to promote his music, especially on social networks. Lo and behold, a couple of months later, he has the ‘Back to the Phuture’ remix contest for ‘Scanners.’ I was happy that he took my suggestion. You can hear my remix here: http://soundcloud.com/rob-stuart

Rob continues, “I was also very proud to be on the same CD as Gary Numan once in Future Music Magazine Issue 101, Aug 2000. GN was on the cover being interviewed about the release of “Pure” and (my group) SLAVE to the SQUAREwave had the song ‘Heavy Bones’ featured on the free CD that came with the magazine.”

Asked what his favorite way to express his love for Gary Numan is, Rob states, “Doing cover versions of his music either live or recorded. Here is a cover I did of ‘Films’ back in 1995.”

Electronic Dream Factory – “Films”
via YouTube user Akito01:

He also shares, “Like all of my musical heroes (Bowie, Eno, Kraftwerk, Underworld, Tangerine Dream), Numan is an innovator, an original. And like all super-talented artists he is humble and down to earth. He’s not afraid to try something new and hang them out there. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but when it does, it’s life-changing and timeless.”

Meemz (Belgium)

Meemz has been a fan of Gary Numan’s for as long as he has been active in the music scene – since 1979. What initially attracted her to him, as she recalls, was Numan’s voice, music, and appearance, being “different.” And, as for his music, Meemz states, “His music touches my heart and soul any time, good or bad.”

Meemz lists the following albums as her favorites: Jagged, The Pleasure Principle, Telekon, Replicas, Sacrifice, Exile, and Pure. Her favorite songs include, “Jagged,” “Haunted,” “Rip,” “Metal,” “Seed of a Lie,” “Crazier,” “Crawl,” and, in her own words, “so many others.”

The most exciting Gary Numan moment for Meemz was the first time she met him at a concert in Bristol in 2009. An accomplished artist, she not only had the thrill of meeting Gary Numan up close and personal, she also presented him with a portrait that she had painted.

In addition to painting numerous portraits featuring Gary Numan, Meemz also does some very clever photo edits. Along with these creative endeavors, Meemz professes the best way to show her love for Gary Numan is “being and staying a Numanoid for as long as I live and far beyond.”

Finally, Meemz states, “I like his old and new stuff, and hope he’ll be making music as long as he can. When I talk to people about Numan in my country (Belgium), I can’t explain what it really is, the feelings us Numanoids have about him. It’s not only his music and all, but just the person that he is. He’s really one of a kind and we love him for it.”

Vikki (UK)

Vikki has been a fan for 32 years, the entire duration of Gary Numan’s career. When she was only 10 years old, she first saw Numan on the British music show Top of the Pops. Her initial reaction was to fall in love with the song he was singing, “Are ‘Friends’ Electric,” all the while thinking, “Ewwwwwww, he’s weird!” Needless to say, that first impression eventually yielded to a more mature, long-term, and undying love.

When describing the impact of his music, Vikki says, “His music means a lot of things to me. Because I’ve been a fan for such a long time each album reminds me of a different time in my life. Pure is my divorce album!” She also lists Jagged as a favorite. When pressed to list her favorite Numan tracks, Vikki’s reaction is, “Too many to mention. But off the top of my head: ‘Sleep by Windows,’ ‘Haunted,’ ‘Jagged,’ ‘Observer,’ ‘The God Film,’ and ‘My Breathing.’”

Recalling her most exciting Numan moment, Vikki observes, “Has to be the first time I saw him live, October 1983. He was ill, so I didn’t get to meet him. I was gutted!”

Vikki expresses her love for Gary by shouting/writing NUMMMAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN! wherever and whenever possible. She adds, “Plus, wearing Gary Numan t-shirts – you cannot wear a Gary Numan t-shirt without someone making a comment or singing ‘Cars!’”

In closing, Vikki shares these anecdotes:

“I once lost my mum whilst out shopping. A record stall was playing “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and I just had to stop to listen to it. Of course my mother carried on walking and I lost her.”

“And, one thing I must add; Gary Numan fans are the nicest people you could ever meet. I took my friend to see him back in 2009 and she was gobsmacked at how nice people were. I’ve never been to a Numan gig where I haven’t got chatting to someone and shared some great moments. I once spent an evening with the band drinking before they went on stage. All my friends kept coming up to me saying ‘why are you sitting with the band?’ A roadie called Gary (who was miffed because he was called ‘Gray’ in the tour programme) fancied me so I got in with the crowd.

“I also came very close to sharing the tour bus with Gary Numan. His support band Hohokam invited us back to the hotel (nothing smutty!) but some security guy said we could walk as the hotel was only down the street. I still hate that man! Oh, and once my mum had a go at Beryl and his security guard which was very embarrassing!”

Kristin Harris (USA)

Kristin Harris, graphic and video designer, has been a full-blown Numanoid since late 2006.

When asked, “What drew you to Gary Numan?” her reply: “His newer music captured me first. I’ve never heard anyone like him. I was drawn to his beautiful voice and loved how atmospheric his music was. I eventually ventured on to YouTube and once I saw him in action, I was completely hooked. His looks don’t hurt either.”

Kristin goes on to explain that Gary Numan’s music is her escape and it has inspired her in her creative work. It’s difficult to pick just one of Numan’s albums when citing a favorite. When pinned down, Kristin chooses Jagged (closely followed by Pure, Exile, and Hybrid). Her favorite singles are “Haunted,” “The Fall,” “Crazier,” “Jagged,” “Pure,” “Replicas,” “Films,” and the song “Slide Away” from Ade Fenton’s album, as well.

Kristin recalls her most exciting Gary Numan moment: “Meeting him for the very first time in July 2007. He is so lovely and down to earth. Also, getting to work for him on the t-shirts. That was a huge honor.” She finds that the best way for her to express her love for Gary Numan is through her music videos and graphics. She also promotes his music using her favorite films and TV shows.

View Kristin’s videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/knightvision1228

View her graphic designs here: http://www.kristinharrisproductions.com/musiciangraphics.htm

Paula Raven (Fallen Angel) (UK):

Paula is another lifelong Numanoid who has been a fan since 1979-80. His “distinctive style and amazing electro sounds” are what first drew Paula to Numan and his music. She goes on to say, “I had never heard anything like it before. He wasn’t like other bands of that time; he stood out from everyone else. I was looking for someone to blow me away with a unique style and sound, and found just that in Gary Numan. I remember thinking, ‘this man has come along in the music world, years before his time.’”

Paula continues, “Gary once said, ‘I am just an arranger of noises.’ I say to that, ‘Yes, Gary, you show us just how music is meant to sound.’ The machines rocked in 1979, and continue to do so to this very day.”

When asked what Gary Numan’s music means to her, Paula is very direct in her response: “His music is everything that makes my world tick. He has an album for every mood I’m in, and his music makes me smile, laugh, and cry. You can’t help but connect with his music and lyrics in some form or another.”

Paula pushed back a bit when asked about her favorite album. Stating that it was impossible to narrow the choice down to just one, she settles on her favorite top three: first, Telekon, “a masterpiece in its own right,” Exile, and Pure. She also settled on her top three singles: “The Fall,” “Every Day I Die,” and “My Shadow In Vain.”

Paula shares that her most exciting Gary Numan moment was meeting him in 2009, at Bristol, after waiting over 20 years for just that moment. She had met him back in the 80’s at one of his airshows, but that was only a very brief “Hello Gary” moment. “In Bristol I had a whole 10 minutes with him. I was so excited, we waited for over an hour for him to appear. He was so kind and sweet, and I asked him if he would sign my photo of him. It was an old photo of Gary when he was very young; a fan club photo. I said, ‘You look so young in that photo, Gary.’ He laughed and said, ‘I know (with a grin on his face). My wife keeps finding old photos of me, just to remind me of how old I’m getting.’ And we both laughed. He then put his arm round me so I could have a photo taken with him. It was an amazing moment in my life, and one I won’t forget.

Paula has chosen to put together her own Gary Numan website, “Pure Numan,” (http://www.pure-numan.com/) in order to pay him homage. It is her way of showing the love and respect that she has for the man who not only changed the music world, but has given his fans the best music and live stage shows possible.

Paula shares, “I have been a big fan since the very beginning, and feel like I’m growing old with him. But to put it in a nutshell, I couldn’t think of anything better than being a true fan. I’ve met along the way some fantastic people, and I wouldn’t change any of it for all the money in the world.”

Richard Cubbon (Canada)

Richard is another lifelong Numanoid, following Gary Numan since around 1978-79. Of that time, he recalls, “I was just getting into Kraftwerk and Jean Michel Jarre and heard “Bombers” from a friend of mine. I loved the use of the early synths in a way that no other bands were using them, like on the first Tubeway Army album. I was playing bass at the time and loved the hollow sound of the Moogs and that sort of swayed my intrumental choice towards synths. I got my first synth around the time that Replicas came out over here, and that led me towards more synths and learning how to produce the hollow sounds with that thick Nuclear Reactor sound.

Explaining what Gary Numan meant to him, Richard says, “Gary Numan’s music and the lyrics always meant something special to me. I never fit in with any group growing up, and the songs took on a special meaning to me.”

Asked which album is his favorite, Richard explains that it’s a tie between The Pleasure Principle and Telekon. The same goes for naming a favorite single: Richard finds that it’s a tie once again, this time between “Sleep by Windows” and “Airlane.” But when it comes to his most exciting Gary Numan moment, the answer is direct and without hesitation. It was seeing the Telekon tour back in 1982.

Richard adds, “I always tell everyone who likes any type of music that involves synths, electronics or processors, there are three bands that had the most impact on music we listen to today: Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, and Jean Michel Jarre. To me, it’s in that order of importance, too.”

Richard expresses his love of Gary Numan by writing and playing music that is heavily Numan-influenced, and insists will always remain inside of him.

JaggedHaloUK (UK)

JaggedHaloUK has been a Numanoid since 1986. What started this decades-spanning love was a friend playing “I Can’t Stop.” JH UK was instantly hooked on the sound and image that the song and Numan portrayed.

When asked what Numan’s music means to him, JaggedHaloUK replies, “Everything, It’s very inspirational.” He cites these albums as his favorites: Telekon and Jagged, especially the track “In a Dark Place” from the latter.

As with many Numanoids, it’s very difficult for JaggedHaloUK to narrow down a list of favorite songs to one. He provides the following list, instead: “When the Sky Bleeds,” “Jagged,” “Haunted,” “I Dream of Wires,” and insists that “there’s so many more I could list.”

By far, JaggedHaloUK’s favorite moment as a Numanoid was meeting and chatting to Gary after a gig. He was also invited into one of the after-show parties at the hotel where Gary was staying during a tour, and also had a photoshoot with Gary’s official photographer, Ed Fielding.

When asked how he expresses his love for Gary Numan, JaggedHaloUK responds, “Recording my own cover versions of his songs and going to his shows. Also, searching for Numan clothing to wear at gigs.”

In addition, JaggedHaloUK states, “Being a Numanoid is a way of life almost; it changes the way you see things and how you react to the world. If it wasn’t for Gary Numan, I would never have gotten into music and that in itself has led to many happy memories of playing in bands and doing live gigs. I gained live music experience with a band I played synths in called the “hottest state” and have since worked with the fantastic Replicas, a Gary Numan tribute band, and I’m also busy in my studio recording more cover tracks for them. I’m also involved in the running of a Gary Numan fan site called “Pure Numan” (http://www.pure-numan.com) and I’ve been doing some music for the site.”

As if that wasn’t enough, JaggedHaloUK also has his own Gary Numan tribute website: http://www.jaggedhalo-uk.com. The pictures of him on his website were all taken by Ed Fielding, official photographer to Gary Numan.

Karl Lyndon Donald (Ireland)

Karl is a die-hard Numan fan, and man of few words, that I met on YouTube several years ago. He left some comments on several Gary Numan fan-video montages that I had done (and have since removed when Eagle records got on their legal high horse). Karl and I have kept in touch through FaceBook, and he has introduced me to countless other Numanoids. I am very grateful for that.

Karl reports that he has been a Numanoid since the beginning, around 1979. His first recollection was seeing Gary Numan on Top of the Pops and thinking he was really unique.

When asked what Gary Numan’s music means to him, Karl replies, “His music helped me through painful teenage years.” He cites The Pleasure Principle as his favorite Gary Numan album.

Karl’s favorite single is “Remind Me To Smile.” His most exciting Gary Numan moment was, in his own words, “Speaking to him for over an hour at Derry Airshow.” Karl’s favorite way to express his love for Gary Numan was to copy his hair color and style at the time.

I also happen to know that Karl has another very special way of expressing his feelings for Gary Numan. He has a huge tattoo on his back that is the well-known Numan facial graphic from The Tubeway Army LP. Any description of Karl as a loyal Numanoid would not be complete without a picture of this amazing tattoo.

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 03-22-11


Ed went vinyl bin-diving again this week. It’s a step up from Dumpster-diving, and the treasures are far greater. The best part is, the listeners are the real winners as we get to enjoy the fruits of his labor. Keep up the good work, Ed – you keep us coming back every week begging and drooling for more!

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it” 80’s Retrospect show on CFRC-FM from 8 pm until 10 pm on Tuesday nights. Ed takes requests by phone: (613) 533-CFRC (2372) or email: retrospectcfrc at yahoo dot ca. Indulge yourself in some “80’s Music that doesn’t suck.” I guarantee die-hard 80’s New Wave/Post-punk fans will not be disappointed.

CFRC-FM Playlist March 22, 2011

Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario
ED-FM ~ Retrospect
80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck
If the “Listen Live” link on the CFRC Website doesn’t work, copy and paste this URL into your Windows Media Player: http://sunsite.queensu.ca:8000/
Join us in the Chat Room during the show – either click the link on the right menu under the Rave and Roll graphic, or here.
To listen to any shows that you may have missed, go to the CFRC website and look up the archives under the “Programming” drop-down menu. You can enjoy Ed’s previous shows in one-hour increments.

Eva Everything – No Pleasure
B-52s – Roam (extended)
Shriekback – Working On The Ground (12 inch)
Box – Live On TV (12 inch)
Clash – Bank Robber
National Velvet – Flesh Under Skin (12 inch)
Indians In Moscow – Jack Pelter & His Sex Change Chicken
Jon & Vangelis – Back To School
Norman Iceberg – Be My Human Tonight
Yello – The Race (extended)
A Flock Of Seagulls – Transfer Affection (12 inch)
Dominatrix – Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight
Squeeze – Take Me I’m Yours
Beloved – Your Love Takes Me Higher (12 inch)
Maurice & The Cliches – Soft Core
New Order – Perfect Kiss
Boys Brigade – Melody

Marsbar Playlist ~ 3-20-2011

March 20, 2011

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Today was a big day for David, as the chat room put on the 5th Annual David Marsden Birthday Party celebration at Andy Poolhall in Toronto, Ontario. Through the miracle of technology, the show still went on. Also, I want to thank David for the pre-recorded shout-out, knowing that I would be listening and thinking about him!

Thanks so much JerusalemSlim, for your always-at-the ready assistance compiling the list. Join us next weekend as David “puts it across the planet” from The Rock.fm, Saturday and Sunday night from 7 pm until midnight (ET).

 ~ MissParker ~

69 Eyes – Wasting The Dawn
A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
Adam Cohen – The Pain
Annie Lennox – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Badfinger – Carry On Til Tomorrow
Band – Shine A Light
Beck – Diamond Dogs
Box – Crying Out Loud For love
Bram Tchaikovsky – Girl Of My Dreams
Brian Culbertson feat. Kenny Lattimore – Another Love
Cars – Moving In Stereo
Clash – Jimmy Jazz
Cliks – Red and Blue
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Cure – Wrong Number
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Eric Clapton – Layla (Unplugged)
Frank Zappa – Joe’s Garage
Genesis – Cinema Show
Godley & Creme – An Englishman In New York
Golden Earring – Vanilla Queen
Graham Parker – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
INXS – Original Sin
Jesus & Mary Chain – Nine Million Rainy Days
Klaatu – Sub Rosa Subway
Leon Russell – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Lighthouse – 1849
Martha & The Muffins – Black Stations / White Stations
Mavis Staples – Eyes On The Prize
Mike Oldfield (feat. Maggie Reilly) – Moonlight Shadow
Moev – Head Down
Moist – Picture Elvis
Parachute Club – At The Feet Of The Moon
Peter Murphy – Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Pink Floyd – The Dogs Of War
Procol Harum – Grand Hotel
Psychedelic Furs  – Heartbreak Beat
Pukka Orchestra  – Listen To The Radio
Raised By Swans – Violet Light
Scissor Sisters  – Lovers In The Backseat
Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle
Snowy White – Bird Of Paradise
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes – Walk Away Renee
Strange Advance – Worlds Away
Strange Advance – Kiss In The Dark
Stranglers – No Mercy
T. Rex – Children Of The Revolution
Tea Party – Winter Solstice
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Undertones – My Perfect Cousin
Water Walk – Never Leaving Eden Again
William Shatner – I Am Canadian

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.