Phil Nee

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Celebrate Spring In 1981

On our Those Were The Days radio program Saturday night, I will be heading back to the Spring of 1981 through the theater of the mind which is music!  It was a great time to be listening to the radio.  There was a new artist on the radio that called himself John Cougar.  His record 'Aint Even Done With The Night' was one of the best coming from those 3 inch radio speakers.  Another top Phil Nee jam was from a band out of Canada.  They had a great rocker back in 1972 called 'Could Have Been A Lady'.  In 1981 April Wine was back on the scene with 'Just Between You and Me'. (I think that was the prom theme for a few area high schools).  Another Canada band called Loverboy was breaking through with 'Turn Me Loose'.  Blondie was heading to number one with the first Top Forty song to feature a rap.  The tune was called 'Rapture'.  I was outstanding in my field playing baseball for the mighty Ithaca Bulldogs.  It was hard to focus on the game for a young fellow that had all of those tunes running through his head and a girlfriend that was running for the track team at the other end of the football field.  How was a guy supposed to be alert for a fly ball in right field and look over his shoulder at a pretty girl at the same time?  The times they were tough!  That young lady surprised me with a gift after a game one night.  She bought me the latest REO Speedwagon album (High Infidelity).   I have transfered that to digital after all of these years and if you request an REO song Saturday night, it will be from the dub of that album she gifted me all of those years ago.  I hope you will tune in to Those Were The Days this holiday weekend while you are hanging out with family and friends.  Request a song and try to solve the trivia questions during the FM 100.9 radio program between six and Midnight Saturday night.  We will be spinning the best of the fifties through the eighties.

Philip Nee

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