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.