Friday, March 31, 2006

Fine Tuning this Sunday

This Sunday on my Fine Tuning program between 4 & 6pm, we will feature a Studio A2 performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer, who stopped by Ann Arbor's 107one after playing at the Ark earlier this week.

I'll also feature new tracks by Chris Isaak and Mark Knopfler.

Spread the word - you can now listen to us online at - we're available world-wide!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Jill Carroll is released!

The joyful news broke this morning - Ann Arbor native Jill Carroll has been released unharmed after almost three months of capitivity in Iraq!

Our very best wishes go out to Jill and her family...

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Worldwide tomorrow...

Tomorrow will be my 1st program broadcast worldwide at - can't tell you how excited I am that listeners everywhere will be able to hear this station's unique mix of quality music from then and now!

On Thursday we'll give away another pair of beat-the-box-office tix to the Sept. 1 Ben Harper concert at Meadowbrook, and I'll take you into work with Cassandra Wilson and Joni Mitchell in my Fine Tuning Preview just before 9am...

Current CD faves: Calexico, Donald Fagen, Morrissey and Cassandra Wilson.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Announcing the 107one World Service!!

OK, here's the news you've been waiting for!

Starting this Thursday, March 30, we are introducing the 107one World Service. Finally, you will be able to listen to Ann Arbor's 107one on your computer, in real time, worldwide at:

You'll be able to listen anywhere, and your out-of-town friends can hear the station they wish they had in their spread the word!

Monday, March 27, 2006

Big Announcment Tomorrow

Make sure you're listening to me tomorrow at 8am when I make a big announcment about the future of 107one (and NO, we're not going all-country or anything!). Seriously, what I am going to announce will change Ann Arbor's 107one forever, and I dare say you will be thrilled with the news.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Jamie Cullum Rules

Wow!! Jamie Cullum's performance at the downtown Border's yesterday, part of our Studio A2 On The Road series, drew a gigantic crowd, and Jamie put on a thrilling mini-concert - this guy is a star! He's got all the goods - prodigious musical talent, plus he's a born entertainer to boot. Thanks to the many hundreds of folks who showed up for the event , and thanks to the great staff at Border's for helping us pull off another successful Studio A2 On The Road performance and broadcast.

Join me tomorrow between 7 & 8am for an interview with Tracy Ten Eyck about this weekend's U of M Dance it'll be a Feature Artist Friday with the Pretenders.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Jamie Cullum tomorrow

Hope to see you tomorrow (Wed.) when I host a live performance by British vocalist and pianist Jamie Cullum at the downtown Border's on Liberty. The fun begins at 12:30pm, and it's free and open to the public. If you can't make it, we will be broadcasting it live on Ann Arbor's 107one.

I highly recommend you check out new releases by Ben Harper (Both Sides of the Gun) and Sondre Lerche (Duper Sessions), both out today.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Join us at Conor O'Neill's tomorrow

All are invited to join the whole 107one crew tomorrow at our live, St. Patrick's Day broadcast from Conor O'Neill's! While we're broadcasting from Conor O'Neill's, we'll let you in on a major Bonnaroo Concert Announcement. We're teaming up with Saturn of Ann Arbor to make this year's Bonnaroo Fest a big one for 107one listeners.

This year's Bonnaroo Music Festival will be held in Manchester, Tennessee June 16 - 18, and will feature Beck, Elvis Costello, Radiohead, Nickel Creek and literally 100 more acts.

Hope to see you tomorrow at Conor O'Neill's - if you can't be there, make sure you tune in to hear the major announcement.

I might even shed my tradtional black garb for something green tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Ben, Geoff & Rene

Nope - Ben, Geoff, Al and Rene aren't a new group or anything, but they will all be featured on my morning show tomorrow (Thursday). As I mentioned in my last post, I'll play part of an interview I did with Geoff Emerick, a 4-time Grammy winner best known for his work as engineer on Revolver and Sgt. Peppers by The Beatles. Plus I'll be interviewing the president of the Arbor Brewing Compnay, Rene Greff. Then just before 9am I'll feature a new Ben Harper song and a timeless Al Green track as part of my Fine Tuning preview.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Geoff Emerick

Yesterday I had a chance to tape an interview with 4-time Grammy winner and recording legend Geoff Emerick, who worked with The Beatles on such classics as Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's. Geoff has just written a new book entitled Here, There and Everywhere, detailing his experiences with the Fab Four - even for those Beatles fans who think they know everything there is to know about the band, you will be amazed by Geoff's stories and recollections!

I will air a portion of the interview this Thursday on my morning program, and will play it in its entirety this Sunday between 4 & 6pm on Fine Tuning.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Too much music, too little time

Something for everyone, musically speaking, over the next few days in Ann Arbor. Detroit's own Blanche play its own twisted blend of country tomorrow night (Sat.) at the Ark, then this Sunday at the Ark it's the great roots rocker Dave Alvin, followed on Monday by country/bluegrass/jazz vocalist Robinella.

If you're any kind of Beatles fan, I do recommend you pick up a copy of the new book "Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles," by Geoff Emerick. Geoff was all of 15 when he started as an assistant engineer at Abbey Road studios, later becoming a full engineer for such classics as "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's. Even if you're a Beatles obsessive (like me), you'll read all sorts of new facts about the recording of some of pop music's most important and enduring albums.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Hi Everybody,

Absolutely do not miss the new film Neil Young: Heart Of Gold, which opens tomorrow at the Michigan Theater. Directed by Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme, it captures Neil and his band in concert last summer at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Neil performs his entire new album Prairie Wind, as well as some of his past hits. It is truly a moving experience...

New music catching my ear these days includes the new Donald Fagen (Morph The Cat), The Pretenders (their box set Pirate Radio) and Ann Arbor's own Whit Hill (Farsighted).

Friday, March 03, 2006

Fine tuning preview...

My new, freeform show Fine Tuning debuts this Sunday at 4pm on Ann Arbor's 107one - I hope you'll check it out! We'll do a feature on Neil Young, plus you'll hear new tracks by Elvis Costello, Elbow, Van Morrison, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen, and much more...

I'm hoping for a Brokeback Mountain sweep at the Oscars on Sunday - that film was at the top of my best 10 list for '05.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Tomorrow (Friday) at 8m I'll be interviewing the Executive Director and CEO of the Michigan Theater, Russ Collins. We'll be talking Oscars, or course, plus we'll be discussing upcoming films at the Michigan, including the stunning new music documentary Neil Young: Heart Of Gold, directed by Jonathan Demme.

On the Fine Tuning preview at 9an tomorrow you'll hear tunes from Southern singer-songwriters Mary Gauthier and Shawn Mullins.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Fine Tuning starts this Sunday!

Hi Everybody,

My new freeform, freewheelin' show Fine Tuning begins this Sunday, March 1 on Ann Arbor's 107one! The program will feature a wide variety of music from then and now, A2 studio performances, interviews and much more. This Sunday I'll be featuring tunes from Neil Young's
Prairie Wind CD (my #1 album of 2005), plus some old favorites of Neil's. All this in honor of the film Neil Young: Heart Of Gold, which debuts in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Theater on Friday, March 10.