Tuesday, December 8, 2009

12/8/09 Retro Show #13 Club Mango Presents The Last Retro Show

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Wrabel, Peterson, and the Rooster stopped by the bid farewell to the Retro Show as its 13 episode run came to an end. During Peterson's Random Person Segment, he brought in film student Dr. Gupta to discuss his love of old films. There is a slight chance for a "surprise show" Miro style next week.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

12/1/09 Retro Show # 12 The Longest Retro Show Yet

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The Neutral Zone's James Wrabel stopped by to contribute to an 80 minute episode of The Retro Show. We discussed what we did on Thanksgiving, the film Jingle All The Way, and the greatest film ever made, The Room. The Rooster stopped by to give his take on Billy Baldwin.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

11/24/09 Retro Show # 11 James Wrabel's Got A Secret

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The Neutral Zone stopped by and paid respect to Matt Miro of WKNJ's The Rock Spot @ Union.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

11/17/09 Retro Show # 10 James Wrabel is Frank Langella as Richard Nixon

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On this week's show, Neutral Zoner James Wrabel stopped by to do his Frank Langella as Richard Nixon impression. That's pretty much it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

11/10/09 Retro Show # 9 Phil Collins Day

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On this week's show, we played yet another clip of The Neutral Zone mentioning The Retro Show, with permission or not. We called Umar's brother Ali and talked about his court appearances, arrest, and ticket for using a cell phone while driving. We also played nothing but Phil Collins and Genesis songs.


Easy Lover - Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
In The Air Tonight
One More Night
Two Hearts
Take Me Home
In Too Deep - Genesis
Invisible Touch - Genesis
You Can't Hurry Love

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

11/3/09 Retro Show # 8 Neutral Zone Clips and Matt Miro Phone Call

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On this week's show, I played clips from WKNJ's The Neutral Zone where the hosts Wrabel and Peterson discuss The Retro Show. The Neutral Zone's James Peterson walked in and chatted about his favorite ice cream flavor. We managed to call Matt Miro of WKNJ's Rock Spot @ Union. We discussed plenty of things with him such as politics, religion, and tacos.


1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
One Thing Leads To Another - The Fixx
Dazzey Duks - Duice
St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) - John Parr
Smooth Operator - Sade
Hip To Be Square - Huey Lewis and The News
Boom Boom Boom - The Outhere Brothers
Pass The Dutchie - Musical Youth
I've Been Thinking About You - Londonbeat
Party In The Ghetto - Crystal Waters

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

10/27/09 Retro Show # 7 "The Neutro Show"

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On this week's semi-Halloween themed show, Umar told us a scary story involving heavy breating outside his window. Later on in the show, James Peterson and James Wrabel of "The Neutral Zone" fame stopped by to discuss Nicolas Cage and toaster strudels. James Peterson also dicussed his famous Canoe Club video now on Youtube.


Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Bad vs. Ghostbusters Mash Up - Michael Jackson/Ray Parker Jr.
Go! - Tones on Tails
Addicted to Love - Robert Palmer
Da Butt - E.U.
This Is Your Night - Amber
The Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Last Christmas - Wham!
Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

10/20/09 Retro Show # 6 "Mike Wrable"

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I don't know where to begin. Guest James Wrabel of The Neutral Zone on WKNJ 90.3 FM came into the studio to create chaos and to give his favorite (favourite) recipe for a delicious batch of macaroons. We also had Mike Vvrable of The Neutral Show stop by to give his predictions of next week's highly anticipated rugby match between Istanbul and Constantinople. Frank Wrablele and Gregg Peterson of The Neutral/Retro Show Zone came in the studio to request some smooth jazz tunes and to talk about the history of Pakistan. What a show it was! WKNJ's The Rooster and Mayyraan also stopped by to congratulate me on my new ice cream scooper.


Too Close - Next
Never Met A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
Showdown - Electric Light Orchestra
Mint Car - The Cure
Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth... - Primitive Radio Gods
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
Where Do You Go - No Mercy
You're Makin Me High - Toni Braxton
Boom Shack-A-Lak - Apache Indian
(I Just) Died In Your Arms - Cutting Crew

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10/13/09 Retro Show # 5 "I'm Alec Baldwin!"

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This show's topics ranged from whether or not President Obama deserved his Nobel Peace Prize to upcoming Bollywood films. Umar read 2 PSAs on the air. One PSA was incredibly long and he read it incredibly fast. We also made fun of a PSA featuring Alec Baldwin. This led us to imitate his voice for the entire show.


Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison
Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
Take On Me - A-Ha
Set Adrift On Memory Bliss - PM Dawn
Regulate - Warren G/Nate Dogg
Weird Science - Oingo Boingo
Return To Innocence - Enigma
Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck
Scatman - Scatman John
Bamboleo (Dance Remix) - Gipsy Kings
Tell Me - Groove Theory

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

10/6/09 Retro Show # 4 "Led Zeppelin says cheeseburgers are great!"

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This show's topics ranged from illegitimate children to craving gorditas and cheeseburgers. We then went on a rant on how Weird Al Yankovic doesn't get enough radio airplay. We also played very exciting spanish public service announcements. We conducted a fake interview with music sensation Roy Orbison, who's been dead for over 20 years.


Round and Round - Ratt
Now That We Found Love - Heavy D and the Boyz
Private Idaho - The B-52s
Trampled Underfoot - Led Zeppelin
I Lost On Jeopardy - Weird Al Yankovic
Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
Linger - The Cranberries
You Make My Dreams - Hall and Oates
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

9/29/09 Retro Show # 3 "Stay Dry!"

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On this week's show we played lots of funky music and made fun of a PSA that was filled with a kid speaking jibberish. Then someone randomly walked in during my show wanting me to play a weather forecast. Right after the weather forecast, I was told that a velociraptor was attacking on campus, fortunately only at Bruce Hall. I ended the show by telling Umar by New York City stories. Walking in New York City, I overheard a woman tell a man that she was going to see Maxwell in concert to which the man replied, "Stay Dry!" Also in New York City, I spotted John Fugelsang who took over America's Funniest Home Videos after Bob Saget left. I also spotted midget actor Peter Dinklage who played the famous tiny children's author in Elf, walk a giant dog that looked like it could easily swallow him.

Playlist of the day

Chase Me - Con Funk Shun
You Dropped a Bomb On Me - The Gap Band
Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
Let It Whip - Dazz Band
We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off - Jermaine Stewart
The Real Bass - Brooklyn Bounce
Stomp - Brothers Johnson
Stomp - George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

9/22/09 Retro Show # 2 "Technotronic by Pump Up the Jam!"

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On this week's show, we played nothing but dance songs. Media and film student Umar Malik stopped by the studio again. It is official, he is my permanent guest. Umar told me about calling ESPN only to be directed to a phone sex hotline. He also told me about his weekend which consisted of seeing Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs in Imax 3D and eating at P.F. Chang's, which led us to talk about how awful chain restaurants are. I told him I saw the last hour of this new Bollywood film called Wanted and it was spectacular and filled with over the top violence and cheesy acting. I told him how I needed the see the first 1 hour and a half because the last hour was immensely entertaining. I also conducted a fake interview with Umar as Hollywood superstar Clive Owen. I told Clive to tell us a little bit about his new film, to which he had no idea he was even in a new film. I told him to request a song and he requested Pump Up the Jam by Technotronic which he insisted was called Technotronic by Pump Up the Jam.

Songs Played

Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) - Sylvester
Jungle Boogie - Kool and the Gang
Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic
The Rhythm of the Night - Corona
Mr. Vain - Culture Beat
Be My Lover - La Bouche
Beautiful Life - Ace of Base
Another Night - Real McCoy

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

9/15/09 Retro Show # 1 "There's Nothing Better Than Eating Fish!"

The Retro Show with Joe Pimenta airs every Tuesday at 2:30-3:30 pm on 90.3 FM. The Retro Show plays all your favorite hit songs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

On the 1st ever Retro Show today, media and Film student Umar Malik stopped by the studio. I allowed him to choose the songs for the day because it was his birthday on Sunday. We had a discussion on why he chose the media and film major, his current film classes, and what he is planning to do after college. I asked Umar about the upcoming films he is anticipating and his favorite and least favorite films of the summer. We both mentioned the film Gamer being very bad, which led Umar to do his incredible Gerard Butler impression. We also chatted about trying to start a new catchphrase, "There's nothing better than eating fish!" That conversation crashed and burned. We also had a brief discussion about the death of Patrick Swayze and how the film Ghost, made us both cry. He mentioned the saddest part of the film Ghost, was when Patrick Swayze became a ghost. We briefly talked about the songs Umar requested and we ended the show with Patrick Swayze's hit song She's Like The Wind.

Umar's Birthday Request Songs


Jamming - Bob Marley
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas


Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Puttin' On The Ritz - Taco
Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Red Red Wine - UB40


Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

On next week's show, I will be playing dance hits from the 70's, 80's, and 90's.