how much I appreciate your continued
friendship and support (yeah YOU!)
Freshness Guarantee: 90% of the material
I will present in the coming year with be fresh
or double your money back. You heard right.
DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK!
In 2014 I will be focusing on great East Coast
and West Coast producers of the 60s including
Phil Spector, whose wizardry you sampled in my
Christmas post. Spector's genius in the studio
turned pop records into mini symphonies with
his Wall-of-Sound production techniques.
Oldies channel on my cable system. It didn't take
long for me to remember why I hardly ever go there.
Every song they played was a million selling hit and
most were nerdy - the kind that make my skin crawl -
the kind that give Oldies a bad name and cause young
people to tune out and avoid our music. It would be
a waste of time for me to present nothing but familiar
hits on this blog. Why would you want to listen to
stuff you've already heard hundreds of times and
probably have in your own collection? What's to
be gained from doing that? What's to be learned?
Learning is important to me and it's an important
part of SDM&M. I learn something new every day
in my research and I also have a lot to learn
from you through your generous comments.
At the original The Shady Dell we listened and danced
to cool records, not nerdy ones, and it was exciting to
discover great recordings that we never before heard.
Therefore, in 2014, Shady Dell Music & Memories will
continue to offer a variety of music spanning six
decades, much of it new to you (and to me).
SDM&M will also continue to be an interactive
experience - a friendly place where you always
feel welcome, at home and at ease - a place
where you can reminisce, chat with buddies,
laugh, have fun, feel young and forget your
worries for awhile. Those are the things
that made the original Shady Dell great,
and the opportunity to follow that
tradition is what brings me
back for another year.