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ROCKOLLECTIONS: FALL FASHION- SHOES PT.1

A few years ago, I did a Series of shows on Fashion- not that I know anything about Fashion, but I do know Songs, lol!

This time I will limit myself to just one aspect of apparel- Shoes.

As you will hear me say, I fully expect and accept that I…

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Added by Mike Pell on October 21, 2019 at 9:58pm — No Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ITALIAN-AMERICANS IN POP AND ROCK PT.4 END

The idea arrived with the Nina, the Pinta or the Santa Maria, a celebration of Italian-Americans in Rock & Roll and Popular Music!

In that vein, I'll have more Real Names, beginning with Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco.

Of course, we know him by…

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Added by Mike Pell on October 16, 2019 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ITALIAN-AMERICANS IN POP AND ROCK PT.3

I trust you had a good Columbus Day, maybe with the day off from work.

And I will continue what I started last week, a celebration of Italian-Americans in Rock & Roll and Popular Music!

Of course that doesn't guarantee that they all could…

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Added by Mike Pell on October 15, 2019 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ITALIAN-AMERICANS IN POP AND ROCK PT.2

It's a celebration of Italian-Americans in Rock & Roll and Popular Music, inspired by the coming Columbus Day.

The opening Chapter was heavy on the Pop, this will have more Rock, as I move through the years- but I play them as I think of them!…

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Added by Mike Pell on October 9, 2019 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ITALIAN-AMERICANS IN POP AND ROCK PT.1

This coming Monday is Columbus Day.

And Christopher Columbus is now becoming a villain in some circles, just to annoy me, lol!

But not in this Irish-Italian guy's house- in mine he will be celebrated and a day off will be…

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Added by Mike Pell on October 7, 2019 at 9:57pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GOES TO THE MOVIES PT.8

Chugging along with Rockollections Goes To The Movies, I'll open with a song that was written and recorded by Paul McCartney, and rejected by the producers of a 1978 Movie.

After that, some songs from Movies Of The 70's.

Including most…

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Added by Mike Pell on October 2, 2019 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GOES TO THE MOVIES PT.7

This is a Re-broadcast of a show originally done in March 2011 and not heard since.

Let's go back to the comfort of the Movies.

Without a computer during my maddening travails in getting it tuned up, I watched a good number of…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 30, 2019 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GROOVY? PT.6 END

THIS IS EPISODE SIX END!

All Groovy Things must come to an end, lol!

This is it, Putting Groovy Back In The Box, where it shall stay until a Case Of Emergency!

And I was aware of it, I will finally play…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 25, 2019 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GROOVY? PT.5

THIS IS EPISODE FIVE!

I'll begin this Chapter with a Groovy Song from 1986...that's right, 1986, lol!

I've been taking some satirical pokes at this pretty much Extinct Word, which became popular around the same time as FM Free Form Radio- and…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 23, 2019 at 9:53pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GROOVY? PT.4

THIS IS EPISODE FOUR!

The majority of these Groovy Songs are from the 60's, so who would be daring enough to release one in 1979, almost 1980?

A ragged Bunch Of Contrarians, lol!

I have one in here I had…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 18, 2019 at 9:17pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GROOVY? PT.3

THIS IS EPISODE THREE!

I'll have a Song Everyone Knows, maybe the most obvious one, and its development through the years.

Plus a look back to the beginnings of the the Word From Jazz in the 1920's, and Music from the 40's, 50's and its Heyday In…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 16, 2019 at 10:09pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GROOVY? PT.2

I am celebrating, with tongue planted firmly in cheek, the Word Groovy In Song!

A Word now virtually antiquated, almost reviled.

EVERY Song I play will have Groovy in it somewhere!

Many have Groovy in the…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 11, 2019 at 9:25pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GROOVY? PT.1

Here's another Show I've been thinking about for years, and brought back to me by the Woodstock Anniversary.

As so often happens, it will probably turn into a Series as more Songs come to me.

It's about a WORD- a word now virtually antiquated,…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 10, 2019 at 7:34pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PT.10 FINALE

It is time to wake up from A Midsummer Night's Dream, this is the Finale.

It's been an enjoyable trip for me, I've been wanting to do this Series for over a decade, so I'll have a nice Set to prime us for the end.

And as you know I place a great…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 4, 2019 at 10:33pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PT.9

A Midsummer Night's Dream is winding down, and this really HAS been the Series Of The Summer.

After a song for those who Never Had A Dream Come True, a listen to some that usually have a happy ending.

Daydreams, on Midsummer or any other Days,…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 2, 2019 at 9:59pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PT.8

A Midsummer Night's Dream finally gets to the Dark Side.

Wild Dreams, Bad Dreams, Nightmares!

Although admittedly Wild Dreams can be enjoyably sexy- and the Alarm is an annoyance that always seems to go of at the Wrong Time, lol!…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 28, 2019 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PT.7

It's now past Midsummer but Midsummer Night's Dreams still occur.

Why I had a BUNCH of them Last Night, lol!

And Dreams Go By so quickly Anytime, Any Season.

So wake up and smell the…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 26, 2019 at 10:06pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PT.6

I will take a couple of Detours from Midsummer Night's Dreams in this Chapter.

Heading down two different paths!

First, a quick Shakespearean Remedial Course, beginning with a couple of actors not know for singing.…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 21, 2019 at 10:04pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PT.5

I have more Midsummer Night's Dreams, don't you?

We should ALL have Dreams for a LONG time to come!

If I say, "The stuff that Dreams are made of", no doubt you will think of Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade in the Maltese Falcon.…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 19, 2019 at 9:34pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM PT.4

More Midsummer Night's Dreams.

There are different Types of Dreams- and hopefully during the course of this Series I will touch on all of them!

The two most Memory Challenging Songs in this Chapter will be one by a gentleman named Bram…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 14, 2019 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

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