This time out in our musical look at Rebels we'll be making our first visit to Rebels In Film.
I would think the two dominant forces in that category would still, after all these years, be between Marlon Brando and James Dean.
Brando came first...and Bikers are ALWAYS Rebels, lol!
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It's time for this.
I've been thinking about doing this for years, and these National Lockdowns signaled to me that this was the time.
So this week it's Rebels!
Those wonderful people who shake up the Status Quo!
I have mentioned that I am the rebellious type- a balky, defiant, …
The Memorial Day Remembrance concludes but in my heart continues the other 364 days.
This time, I'll open with a song about a guy who, I hate to say it, would have made it easier on his family and himself if he had not come home from war overseas.…
Memorial Day is May 25th, it used to always be on May 30th before our fixation with Monday Holidays.
It is a day of Remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service- the ultimate sacrifice.
I'll open with a song that is also a Poem,…
I am going to start off the last half of this National Train Day show with a little something that, if you are of a certain age, will have your memory whirring.
And all in keeping technically within our Theme.
After that, as I so often do to get…
It is understandable if you missed National Train Day, we had Mothers Day Sunday and that was far more important.
Some background- National Train Day is a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of Rail Travel and the…
This is it, the Grand Finale of For The Birds!
A last chance to play what you may have expected to hear.
I'll begin with a perfect little Pop Song by the Kinks that was only available as a Bonus Track- I can't believe they would not have released…
We continue Rockollections Goes To The Movies with that most American of Movies...The Western.
Actually, for many years now I have been making a list of tunes for a Series, The Wild West!
It's just a matter of time until I get around to it, and…
Rockollections Returns To The Movies, this time with heaping portions of Hot Buttered Popcorn for everyone.
I wonder why Movies and Popcorn go together so well?
Having established that Saturday Night is the night to go to the Movies, I'll now…
It's For The Birds in this unforgettable Spring, and I'll begin this Chapter with 3 Songs that are unconnected in any way, yet seem to Segue nicely into each other.
Then it's time for a Point/Counterpoint, I haven't done one in a while- this one regarding the Subject of…
I am here, still on my Perch, playing For The Birds.
Beginning with a Leonard Cohen song from his album Songs From A Room- the very title of that album conjuring up a loneliness we may be feeling.
The Birds are freer than we are now, more about…
In this Chapter, For The Birds takes a Look and Listen to Songs about the Majestic Eagle.
Most you should know.
Those you don't, allow me to introduce you to them!
After that, it's Birds by the Numbers-…
For The Birds moves on, beginning with a song for the Bird with the Largest Wingspan of any living Bird today!
After those Largest Wings, some Music for the Little Birds!
Then the Featured Bird in this Chapter will be the Sparrow.…
It is For The Birds, and given the World Situation even the Birds wouldn't want it!
I'll open this Chapter with a Song you probably have been waiting for me to play.
If so, I commend you for your excellent taste- it is another Classic, a staple of FM Radio in the 60's and for years after!
And perhaps like with me, there was some…
This Bird has not flown away in my For The Birds Series!
And two Birds will be featured in this Chapter.
First The Raven- common across the Northern Hemisphere and the subject of much Art and Literature.
Next, The Cuckoo, which is actually a Family Of Birds that includes one made famous by Cartoons, The Roadrunner!…
Welcome back to another sort of Birdland, and a Tribute To The Birds Of Spring!
There are indeed Nocturnal Birds, active primarily at night, the Owl is one.
Of course here in NYC you say Nightbird and one particular Lady comes immediately to mind!
So a Look and Listen to the Night Birds!
It's Week 2 of For The Birds, and that may describe how you are feeling with this staying indoors necessity.
I am here in New York City, and even though I went out 3 or 4 times I still have Cabin Fever.
But as I said nothing stops Spring, and hopefully nothing will stop us from this Playful Diversion!
The Birds do provide a familiar…
It is a STRANGE time outdoors, hope you all are well.
But nothing stops Spring outdoors, nothing will ever stop the Birds and I am honoring them with this Series!
Their nice familiar Singing is comforting, even Your Bird Can do it!
The Bluebird is the Centerpiece of this Chapter, one of the prettiest Birds, and very popular with…
Well the Snow Is Gone and Spring Has Sprung!
Wait...what Snow, lol?
What a disappointing Winter, I LOVE Snow!
A still valid indicator of Spring is When The Cliff Swallows Come Back To Mission San Juan Capistrano California, shortened thankfully in a Song Title.
And that's how I will begin this…