19.11.12

Stage West Two Hit Wonders

I was reminded this past weekend why I absolutely love what I do!  For 20 years now I’ve been an announcer (or DJ) on the radio.  I’m more of the announcer type than the DJ type.  Especially with the definition of a DJ in today’s world.  When I think of a DJ, I think of a Club DJ.  They are exceptionally talented individuals who keep the music going, keep the party going and spin the records sending your adrenaline running. 


But as an announcer I have the opportunity to talk about things to make you laugh, smile and forget about your problems. AND that message also comes through with the music we play on our shows.  Music is really the “soundtrack to your life”.  It’s about the emotions your feeling when you hear a specific song, it’s the relation you have to the words, and it’s the time and place you are in your life when you hear it. 

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Two Hit Wonders
Two Hit Wonders at Stage West reminded me what it is about the music that sends peoples emotions on a whirl wind tour.  Two Hit Wonders could be an artist who had two number one hits on the Billboard charts, or reached the top ten twice, or reached the top forty twice, or had 2 hits in a specific genre, or a song that was a hit twice by different artists.  The cast and band of Two Hit Wonders at Stage West did an AMAZING job of these hits.  The costume changes were awesome and the singing was outstanding!  Elena Juatoc (www.elenajuato.ca) you really blew me away with your incredible voice and dancing.  Andrew McGillivary was in character for each set, and made me laugh out loud several times.  And Kraig Waye, I have to say, this is as a compliment, I really loved your personality… and you had me wishing in the end you were my little brother.  There’s something very charismatic about you.  (I hope you take this as a huge compliment!)  I really enjoyed the entire cast and band.  I had a GREAT time out.  Thank you.  (And the food was terrific!! As usual.)

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Two Hit Wonders
Stage West Calgary
Two Hit Wonders
The songs that really brought me through memory lane were Game of Love (Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders) thinking of my high school friends singing that around the campfire, What The World Needs Now is Love (Jackie DeShannon) and I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) takes me back to the short life I had working at 66CFR Good Times and Great Oldies, Glory of Love (Peter Cetera) was one of the first songs I wrote out as a teen so I could sing it over and over and over… and the theme song to The Karate Kid Part II, (I Just) Died In Your Arms (Cutting Crew) reminds me of one of the first dances I went to as teen through Air Cadets, Funky Cold Medina (Tone Loc) was just a party song in High School, and (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life (Jennifer Warnes & Bill Medley) reminds me of where I was when I saw “Dirty Dancing”.  They all reminded me what people feel when they’re listening to music and to the radio.  We all have that song that brings us back to a moment in time.  It sends an emotional wave, either good or bad, through our souls.  With that being said what a wonderful world we live in for having music touch our hearts. 
Stage West Calgary Two Hit Wonders
For those making music, keep doing what you’re doing!  Your songs touch everyone, no matter what the genre.  Thank you Stage West!

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