Alice DeeJay Interview

Alice Deejay became famous in 1999 with the release of the song “Better Off Alone,” which to this day, gets lots of airplay around the world. The group was formed in Amsterdam and followed up “Better Off Alone” with the single “Back In My Life.” Unfortunately for fans of Alice Deejay’s infectiously catchy sounds, the group would only release one album, “Who Needs Guitars Anyway?,” before breaking up in 2002. Dave O recently caught up with Judith Pronk of Alice Deejay to discuss not only the good old days and why Alice Deejay disbanded, but also her exciting new clothing line, her days in makeup Read More …

Tony! Toni! Tone! Interview

Tony! Toni! Tone!… For starters… where in the heck did the Bay area group come up with that name? And were they really as cool, funny and generally bad ass as they seemed? Dave O found out the answer to these questions (by the way, they ARE bad ass and HILARIOUS) and many more from recently catching up with D’Wayne Wiggins from Tony! Toni! Tone! via SKYPE. Besides talking about the old days of “If I Had No Loot,” “Anniversary,” “It Feels Good” and “Lay Your Head On My Pillow,” Dave O and D’Wayne also discussed “The House of Music,” which is D’Wayne’s recording studio. Read More …

Gin Blossoms Interview

If you asked a music fan to name the best rock groups of the ’90’s, there’s a good chance you’d hear “Gin Blossoms” muttered within the first few words. For several years, it seemed as though the Arizona formed band had a new hit every week, from “Hey Jealousy” to “Found Out About You” to “Follow You Down” to “Allison Road.” Dave O recently SKYPED with Jesse from the Gin Blossoms to discuss the bands formation, the tragic loss of Doug Hopkins, the meaning of many songs and the new album that the band has out, in addition to Jesse’s second solo record. ***NOTE*** A Read More …

Blessid Union Of Souls Interview

It was 1995 when Blessid Union of Souls released one of the best albums of the entire ’90’s in “Home.” The album featured not only the giant hit “I Believe,” but also songs like “Let Me Be The One” and “Oh Virginia.” The Ohio based group would go on to release songs like “I Wanna Be There,” “Light In Your Eyes,” “Hey Leonardo” and “Standing At The Edge of the Earth” throughout the remainder of the 90’s, and the group is still together today with a new album and new sound. In fact, Blessid Union of Souls has gone “Contemporary Christian” and the music is Read More …

Mr. Big Interview

The song “To Be With You” hit #1 in 15 countries back in 1991 for Los Angeles based rock band Mr. Big. The group then used that success to build a successful career that spanned the remainder of the 1990’s, before a bitter break up ended things in 2002. However, as of late 2009, the group is back together and making new music, as well as touring the world. Dave O recently SKYPED with Eric Martin of Mr. Big to find out how he came up with “To Be With You,” what the band breakup was like and if he ever thought they’d get back Read More …

Cyndi Lauper Interview

More than 50 million albums sold. 20 million singles. 1 million DVDs. 6 Grammy Awards. 3 MTV VMA’s. The list goes on and on for Cyndi Lauper, who really needs no introduction. Dave O recently spoke with Cyndi via cell phone and discussed a number of topics, including the song Dave O calls “the greatest love song of all time,” “Time After Time.” Did Cyndi agree? Listen to find out, as well as also discovering other interesting back stories about “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” Cyndi’s 90’s Christmas album and much, much more!

Alannah Myles Interview

There was no song played on the radio in 1990 more than “Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles. In fact, to date, the song has been played over 5.5 million times (which is… well… A LOT). “Black Velvet” also helped Alannah Myles win a Grammy Award, tons of Juno Awards and launch a career that still sees Alannah making new music and performing. Dave O recently SKYPED with Alannah to discuss how the song came to be, how she pulled off the “sexy look” in the “Black Velvet” video, what the future looks like and much, much more.

Shawn Mullins Interview

If you loved the 1998 song “Lullaby” by Shawn Mullins, this interview is a MUST LISTEN TO, as Shawn describes in vivid detail the night he wrote the #1 song and how it came about in the recent SKYPE interview he did with Dave O. Other topics discussed include Shawn’s new album, recording at his rustic Georgia cabin and his close friendship with both the Indigo Girls and Zac Brown Band. Listen to the interview here!

Sophie B. Hawkins Interview

One of the most interesting women in pop music, Sophie B Hawkins first hit the top ten in 1992 with the song “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover,” off of her album Tongues And Tails, which got her nominated for a Grammy. Sophie followed up that radio success by releasing the song “As I Lay Me Down” and continues to make music today, with a new album out soon. Dave O recently SKYPED with Sophie to talk about the past, but also the present, which includes the new album, Sophie’s artwork and writing a musical for Kristen Chenowith. Listen to the interview here!

Toad the Wet Sprocket Interview

Toad The Wet Sprocket have had eight different songs appear on various Billboard music charts, including six on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts. Dave O was recently joined by Dean Dinning from the group, with topics ranging from how the name Toad The Wet Sprocket came about, to what it was like appearing on so many successful soundtracks.