I'll close out the Mardi Gras here, but will be staying in New Orleans for another show next week I am pretty sure, but maybe in the future.
Depends on a few variables.
The opening song in this last half of Mardi Gras may surprise you- a B-side of a single by a…
Added by Mike Pell on February 23, 2012 at 1:13am —
Well these Tuesdays in February have certainly been eventful.
This week it is Fat Tuesday, last day of the Mardi Gras, and the last time to party like crazy before Lent begins the next day.
I'll have songs relating to Mardi Gras, naturally- beginning with the New Orleans legend Professor Longhair, and his classic that pops up every year for the Carnival.
Plus the story of the disputed Jockamo, the song innocently…
Added by Mike Pell on February 21, 2012 at 12:49am —
I trust most of you had a nice St. Valentine's Day!
And I'll do my best to continue the feelings here in the last half.
But while most Valentines are Red, sometimes they are more appropriately Blue.…
Added by Mike Pell on February 16, 2012 at 12:01am —
It's not often when one of these things falls on the day of the show...so I will take full advantage of it.
You will most certainly know it is Valentine's Day by the time I am finished, lol!
For me, the centerpiece of this show is a set of music I thought to play decades ago.
It will be heard in this first half, and after all these years it still works for me...hope it does for you.
And just for some of the usual…
Added by Mike Pell on February 14, 2012 at 12:49am —
I'll close out the Beatles For Sale album with a couple of Carl Perkins songs.
As I state in the show, it is food for thought that when they were together, the Beatles released 3 Carl Perkins songs but never an Elvis one...very interesting!
We'll hear an almost…
Added by Mike Pell on February 9, 2012 at 12:41am —
February 7th 1964, 48 years ago TODAY, the Beatles arrived in America at New York's JFK Airport!
2 days later they did their first live performance here on the Ed Sullivan show.
And that quite simply changed music forever!
What better way to remember than with some of their Beatlemania-era early songs?
And this will be the final Covered By The Beatles…
Added by Mike Pell on February 6, 2012 at 11:24pm —
Man, I am good at this laziness!
Gonna open the 2nd half with a song that was a big hit in England in the 60’s- not over here.
But if you were listening here in those early FM radio days, you should have no trouble remembering it.
If you had to pick, what is the best time of day to be lazy?
I’ll give you my musical answer.
Later in, I…
Added by Mike Pell on February 2, 2012 at 2:04pm —