Friday, September 30, 2011

Celebrating The Acoustic Storm's 13th Anniversary

We've got lots going on this month on The Acoustic Storm, starting with Pink Floyd in the Eye of The Storm the first weekend of the month. Floyd recently launched their re-issue campaign, coining it "Why Pink Floyd." The first album to receive the deluxe treatment was "The Dark Side of the Moon," and on the 10/1-10/2 Acoustic Storm, we'll play the acoustic demo for "Money."

John Lennon would have turned 71 on October 9th, so for the weekend of 10/8-10/9, we'll remember John, both solo and with The Beatles in the Eye of The Storm.

On October 25, The Acoustic Storm will celebrate its 13th anniversary. The Storm first signed on the air on 10/25/98 on 100.7 KSLX in Phoenix. The first song on that Sunday morning was "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles. For this year's anniversary edition of The Acoustic Storm, we'll feature Supertramp in the Eye of The Storm, including excerpts from my interview with Supertramp's signature voice and songwriter, Roger Hodgson.

Of course, October also means Halloween, so we'll offer some musical treats with Storm theme sets featuring the Dead, "Werewolves of London," and some Zombies, among others. For the Halloween show, the Doors will go into the Eye of the The Storm.

So here's the October schedule:

10/1-10/2: PINK FLOYD



10/22-23: SUPERTRAMP (Acoustic Storm 13th anniversary)

10/29-30: DOORS (Halloween theme)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Stormin' Into Fall

George Harrison and Beatles fans are looking forward to the premiere of the Martin Scorcese documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World," which will debut on HBO October 5 and 6, and then will be available on DVD.

The film includes interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, George Martin, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty, Phil Spector, Monty Python alumni Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and race-car driver Jackie Stewart.

Get more info on the Harrison documentary and view the trailer at

Thanks to Dan, jt and Let's Talk Pets for their comments on the August blog. Feel free to post a comment on The Storm here (or Facebook on Acoustic Storm page), and we'll most likely publish it.

September Storms will kick off with the Labor Day Weekend show, featuring some songs that "work" pretty well for the occasion, including music from the Stones, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison, and of course, Men at Work.

The following weekend, we'll remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with special Storm theme sets in honor of the heroes and victims of that tragic day. You'll hear Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, CSNY, Pink Floyd, and Paul Simon, among others.


9/3-4: JAMES TAYLOR (some songs for Labor Day Weekend)

9/10-11. STING/POLICE (Theme sets honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11)

9/17-18. THE WHO

9/-24/25: THE BAND