CATCH ME AS GUEST DJ ON THE SHOVIO TALK NETWORK ALL NEXT WEEK (AND ON-DEMAND) WITH GREAT SPECIAL GUESTS AND LOTS OF FUN

Dec.7-11 I’m guest-hosting on the new Shovio Network, broadcasting live daily from Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, HI. Shovio is the first live, two-way broadcasting network.

WATCH IT LIVE ON SHOVIO.COM 4P HST/6P PST/8P CST/9P EST:

ALSO WATCH IT ON-DEMAND

*YOU’VE GOT TO DO A SIMPLE REGISTER TO WATCH LIVE OR ON-DEMAND

My special guests include an array of diversely interesting guests based around the islands: radio legend Charles Laquidara of WBCN/WZLX , Boston fame, one of the longest-running major market morning jocks of all time, noted for his creative dual personalities, large talented staff, and over-the-top radio theatre bits- he’ll be live from his home on Maui, Hawaii; internationally famous comedian Craig The Lovemaster Shoemaker, checking in live from LA, and bringing along his infectious Lovemaster alter ego; Hawaii travel expert & TV show host Bruce Fisher aka Aloha Bruce (hawaii-aloha.com) is on live from Honolulu with the best deals, and behind-the-scenes insights into hip new hotels and swanky destinations in Hawaii; also from Honolulu, Brian Berusch of the BonHawaii.com blog of travel, culture, entertainment & more in the islands with an eye on high-end living and finer quality things ala Hawaii; from Mililani, also on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, Hawaii TV/comedy icon Andy Bumatai (who is continuing his huge run in town through New Years @ the Outrigger On The Beach, Waikiki); from Las Vegas, Nevada, one of the entertainment capitals, we have Jason Capriotti – Executive VP/CIO of the fastest rising sandwich shop in the country, Capriottis, and Official Sandwich Of The World Series Of Poker; Dr. Michael Salla, internationally recognized pioneer, author and scholar whose research into extraterrestrials and the UFO phenomenon have earned him respect for his credible approach (he’s hosting the big UFO/consciousness summit next month, ironically in Kona, Hawaii); Coolio, legendary hip-hop/music artist, sharing his culinary passions that has culminated in the wildly popular Cooking With Coolio; Gifted radio/TV fixture in Honolulu, Hawaii Public Radio’s Noe Tanigawa cams in from here in Honolulu with her unique media observations and perspectives; and more surprises and special guests to be announced soon!

GET QUESTIONS IN FOR GUESTS!
WANT TO ASK DR. SALLA ABOUT UFOS & THE BIG EVENT NEXT MONTH?
CURIOUS ABOUT CRAIG SHOEMAKER’S LOVEMASTER ALTER EGO?
ENTER QUESTIONS IN THE CHAT LIVE ON THE SHOW,
OR TWEET ME THE QUESTIONS NOW! – @davelawrence ON TWITTER

BE PART OF THE SHOW: I’ll be guest hosting daily from Monday through Friday starting this Monday Dec.7 at 9pm Eastern/8p Central/6p Pacific/4p Hawaii time. Doing my first-ever all talk segment, it’s entertainment news, stuff happening in the world of rock, my life here in Honolulu, Hawaii, and your live call ins with your cam- all you need is a cam and mic to communicate live. A headset mic works best, so the headphones prevent feedback, and obviously, a solid internet connection. Shovio is totally free, so join us: Cam in with your thoughts and be part of the show! WATCH AT SHOVIO.COM

Shovio is the first company to deliver two-way broadcasting to desktops and mobile phones, and next week, Shovio is delivering me LOL- I’ll catch you live on Shovio!

Also read more about me on Shovio on my Posterous account and Twitter.

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MY FAVORITE NEW SONG: SILVERSUN PICKUPS “PANIC SWITCH”

THIS IS #8 IN THE NEW ROCK PLAYER ON THE SIDEBAR- Top 40 overall rock charts, right now. Unreal vocals, a haunting quality that is nostalgic. Also a sick drum line, savage guitar and other augmentation- there are hooks everywhere in a nasty assault that has tons of emotion, energy, inventive arrangements, and is a pure rock song in every sense. I am simply blown away by this jam, and clearly it’s earning it’s way to the top, currently the #8 most played rock song, of all rock formats that play any new music combined.

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THE LEGENDARY 104.1 WBCN THE ROCK OF BOSTON IS NO MORE: PICTURES FROM MY TIME THERE

Today the radio world was rocked by the announcement that in a convoluted swapping of frequencies, formats & call letters, the legendary rock station where I got my start, WBCN, Boston, is no more. As of next month, the station will exist online only.

THE STORY:

WBCN 104.1 FM, the long-celebrated Boston radio station credited with leading the progressive rock ‘n roll radio movement from the 1960s to the modern day, will no longer rock the airwaves.

Owner CBS Radio Boston said today that the legendary station is going off the air in a complicated shuffle intended to make room for a new sports/talk format.

On August 13, 98.5 The Sports Hub will replace the music station WBMX, or Mix 98.5, which will move to WBCN’s slot on the dial. WBCN will become a Web-only operation available at http://www.wbcn.com.

The Sports Hub will air New England Patriots and Boston Bruins games, according to a release from the station. Local personalities Toucher and Rich will anchor the morning drive hours. The station will take the call letters WBZ-FM, pending FCC approval.

CBS Radio Inc. (the former Infinity Broadcasting Inc.) is making a similar move in Washington, D.C., where on Monday, its talk station WJFK FM will become “106.7 The Fan,” with sports talk and broadcasts of Washington Wizards games.

As for WBCN, it will “say goodbye to Boston listeners after 41 years on the air with unique programming and stories celebrating the history and heritage of the station,” according to the release.

For decades, WBCN carried a reputation as perhaps the most progressive commercial rock station in the country, featuring such well-known air personalities as Charles Laquidara, with his “The Big Mattress” morning show, Danny Schechter the News Dissector, and J. Geils Band lead singer Peter Wolf, who worked as a DJ there. Musically adventurous and politically active, the station informed popular tastes both regionally and nationally, in its glory days helping to break such artists as U2, Elvis Costello, and The Cars. COURTESY OF THE BOSTON GLOBE

From 1992 to 2001, I was fortunate enough to get my start, arriving there when I was just a college intern. It was through WBCN that I met and am grateful to have worked for two of the all-time greatest radio DJs ever, Charles Laquidara and Mark Parenteau. It goes without saying I am very proud to have worked there and grown so much under the direction of the great Oedipus, Carter Alan, Steven Strick, John Reily, Tony Berardini, Cha Chi Loprette, and others.

Here are a handful of photos of my time at WBCN from my Dave’s Photo History: A Rock Timeline page:

Woodstock 1994

Johnny Cash & I around the corner from WBCN at Avalon Winter 1996; note the classic ‘BCN shirt, too

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley & I at the Fleet Center, Boston; photo taken by WBCN legend Mark Parenteau:

Alice Cooper & I in the WBCN air studio, Halloween 1996 – taken by Mark Parenteau:

Metallica’s James Hetfield, Mark Parenteau & I in the WBCN air studio, winter 1997

Metallica’s James Hetfield & I talking in the WBCN air studio, winter 1997 – one of my favorite ‘BCN pics:

Snoop Doggy Dogg & I at the Tweeter Center, Mansfield, MA during our WBCN broadcast at Lollapalooza, July 1997- taken by Cha Chi Loprette:

Funk Mobster George Clinton, my buddy Nancy Richmond & I, on George’s bus in Providence, RI, on a field-trip arranged by ‘BCN, October 1999- one of my all-time favorite moments, as we sang “Mommy, Whose A Funkadelic?” together. Singing with George Clinton, courtesy of the great WBCN. Thanks to Steven Strick, who set that memorable night up for me. LOL

TOUR TRACKER VIDEO: WATCH A 10 SONG MINI-SET FROM THE J.GEILS BAND LIVE @ HOUSE OF BLUES, BOSTON APRIL 28

FREEZE FRAME (ALTERNATE SHOT)
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FREEZE FRAME
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GIVE IT TO ME
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AIN’T NOTHING BUT A HOUSEPARTY
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I JUST CAN’T WAIT
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WHAMMER JAMMER
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LOOKING FOR A LOVE
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MUST’VE GOT LOST
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SHE’S SO SHARP & DETROIT BREAKDOWN
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PACK FAIR & SQUARE (features Peter Wolf talking about WBCN and my two buds and former bosses Charles Laquidara & Mark Parenteau)
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UPDATED: LISTEN TO NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SONGS FROM ‘WORKING ON A DREAM’ IN THE SIDEBAR NEW ROCK PLAYER & CATCH EXCLUSIVE NEW NILS LOFGREN INTERVIEW PODCAST IN THE DAVE REPORT

LISTEN TO AND BUY THE BRAND NEW BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SONG IN THE SIDEBAR “NEW ROCK PLAYER”!! It’s called Working On A Dream, from the new CD of the same name out on January 27. Don’t miss an exclusive new Dave Lawrence interview podcast with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band guitarist Nils Lofgren, just weeks before the release of the new Bruce (featuring Nils) and the bands monster appearance at the Superbowl! In the Dave Report.

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New Styx interview with JY, plus a classic interview with Tommy Shaw coming up as Styx head to the islands


Styx original member/guitarist/all around good guy James JY Young returns with a brand new interview!! Hear it now in the Current Interview Podcasts section. Styx return to the islands Oct. 9 in Honolulu at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, and Oct. 11 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Big Island. Get tickets at ticketmaster.com and also hiltonwaikoloavillage.com. We’ll also feature a great Tommy Shaw interview from the many he and I have recorded; look for it in the Classic Interview Player during October, the month of their shows.

JY is a very cool guy, who’s first appearance as my guest in 2006 was a lively, story-filled fun time. It was a treat to have him sitting just a few rows behind me at the Led Zeppelin survivors reunion show at the O2 Arena in London last December. He was a guest to talk about the Zeppelin show just after we returned to the states, and now he’s back with another fascinating discussion. This is a really meaningful part of our talk, and one of those great interview moments.

If you go to my myspace page you’ll see the link to the Styx myspace, as well, and their homepage is styxworld.com.

Get tickets for their show, and enjoy this nearly 30 minute, brand new conversation, up now. Thanks for stopping by!

The Who’s Roger Daltrey this month in the Classic Interview Player

The Who are having a great year, with the recent star-studded VH1 Rock Honors show, international dates, and an impressive U.S. arena tour this fall. We celebrate with this two-part special starting this month only here in the Classic Interview Player!

Check out both The Who’s official homepage and the official Who myspace page for current tour details, but not long ago in August of 2004, The Who came to the islands for a pair of shows, and I was fortunate enough to do multiple interviews with Roger Daltrey, their legendary vocalist. This is part one of the first time we spoke, and it was, according to the record company and band management, the longest Roger Daltrey interview in years, a half-hour in length. Candid, insightful, covering a wide-range of topics and areas of interest, it gives a lot of insight into one of rock’s great personalities and vocalists. Listen to the podcast in the Classic Interview Player for this month’s issue, part one of this exciting conversation with a rock giant who turns out to be a giving, charismatic storyteller. I hope you enjoy it.