Heard Carpenters

#1 to #9 on TudnoFM.

"Close To You" on Casey Kasem's American Top 40, September 19, 1970, CFN, yesterday afternoon

"Sing" on Charlie Tuna the '70s on CFOB several minutes ago, now "Let It Be" next will be Paul McCartney CFOB online http://at40.blog62.fc2.com/blog-category-9.html

I just recalled I saw anime movie trailer(?) early last month. Children singing "Sing". (They didn't have the trailer yet at their site at that time, now they have it.)
( http://www.mai-mai.jp/index.html
http://www.mai-mai.jp/movie02.html )

Tonight TV program "Song to Soul - Yesterday Once More" wil repeat. I don't have the channel. Interviews with Richard and Jim McCrary.

EDIT; Paul talked about song writing.
I heard "Superstar" the other night. It was in the soundtrack of the movie "Ghost Rider" starring Nicholas Cage on the Fx channel the other night. Apparently the character he played appreciated Karen.
We recently moved south to Florida, leaving the snowy confines of Philadelphia for heartier souls. As we drove our cars south on I-95, it was naturally possible to receive many different radio stations.

As we entered the state of Florida, I happened on an NPR station that was replaying the Richard Carpenter/Terry Gross interview. Moments after it was over, I flipped to the AM dial and started a scan, where I found an oldies station that was just starting to play "Goodbye To Love".

What struck me was that the station used the SINGLES 1969-1973 version with the oboe opening. I'm quite sure I'd never heard that version on the air, and it was a nice change. Sure enough, the CD is track-indexed so the track begins with the lone oboe before Karen's first line.

Hmmm, I'll have to load it on itunes and play the single track to hear it. Thanks, Harry- and I hope you like Florida!
Interesting...the track is indexed the way I heard it on the radio on the Remastered Classic version of SINGLES.

On the old original CD, the track is indexed at a point where Karen is still singing "...me...down" from the end of "Rainy Days And Mondays".

While in Nagahama, Japan last week, I walked into a rock and jewelry shop to hear one Carpenters song after another: "Two Lives," Piano Picker," "A Kind of Hush," and others. Also, the major Japanese airline featured "Rainy Days and Mondays" in thier in-flight entertainment. Gotta love Japan.
A Sound for Sore Ears: :freak:


--That is, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)" was playing on our local radio station, today!!!!

Thanks for bringing this up, or I might'a forgot! :D

A few weeks ago on BBC Radio 2 they played "I Can't Dream Can't I?"

I couldn't believe it!! That song is rarely played on any radio station
The Christmas muzak is in full swing at work - pumped in through satellite. So far from K&R:

An Old Fashioned Christmas
Merry Christmas, Darling
What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
I'll Be Home For Christmas

I suspect the rotation will change weekly. At least I hope it does because it gets to be a bit annoying hearing the same (non-K&R :wink: ) tunes over and over.
"CarpenterS & Christmas", strikes again!!!!!!

--This time it was "Sleigh Ride"...! :santa:

Dave :bigsanta:
All day at work, among the other Christmas stuff, were several by RC & KC. "Merry Christmas Darling", "Sleigh Ride", "The Christmas Song" and "Ava Maria".

On the drive home, heard "We've Only Just Begun" on the Radio, sandwiched between Dean Martin and Perry Como Christmas Songs.
Phoenix radio 99.9 seems to have K&R's "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in heavy rotation right now. Also, Carol Of The Bells. Have heard both a lot. Still waiting for "Merry Christmas Darling". It will happen!
And "The CarpenterS Christmas Stuff" just keeps on comin'...! :bigsanta:

On the radio this time? It was "Christmas Time Is Here"...

--Which I remember being sung by a childrens' choir on the CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (& it even got played on the radio, along w/ that "boppin' piano theme" (Actually called "Linus and Lucy", by Vince Guaraldi), two separate times) & I remember Diane Krall singing it on the radio & just had to have it--& did on a 3-song Christmas Set, w/ "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" & "Jingle Bells"; it came in a 1999 calender, too...


W/ Only 18 Shopping (& WORKING!) Days Left! :santa:
Phoenix update...still playing Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and now they've added Sleigh Ride and Do You Hear What I Hear
Still haven't played Merry Christmas Darling yet, my personal favorite (1978)
Right now...! Listen:

"...From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific! 'Cause THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!"

Carpenters...! "There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays"...!

Yes,--right on my radio--AT HOME!--as I type! :agree:

Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson, Nevada have We've Only Just Begun and Please Mr. Postman in their rotation (heard 'em twice...I was there a week). Too bad they don't have a Carpenters themed slot machine.
Top Of The World has been used as a lead in for the Today Show - on a few mornings recently, when they are coming back from commercial.

Matt even said something to Meredith one morning - that it was her favorite song... she gushed and replied, well - it IS one of my favorites....
OK, now Christmas music is playing at my store, so I heard "I'll Be Home For Christmas", by The Carpenters, at least twice, I think!

Hmmmmmmm...our Christmas music now seems to be playing TWO Carpenters Xmas songs: "Christmas Time Is Here", although pretty much a rarity, has also been heard, by me, played at my store as well!

-- Dave
RC's Carol of the Bells sat a drugstore chain yesterday. Actually made me look at the Xmas merchandise. I'm a sucker for tat stuff though...
Alright--That CD of Christmas songs that my store plays has THREE Carpenters songs!!!!!!

This time it's "Sleigh Ride"...!!!!

-- Dave
Caught the tail end of either "The Christmas Song" or "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" ("yoouuu...") on Cleveland's Majic 105.7. Though it's an oldies station, they never play the Carpenters during the year. :sad:
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