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ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL3- THE ORIGINALS PT.2

Continuing with The Originals and Covers show, and in this 2nd Half I was still thinking in Threes!

During the break I thought of a 3rd version of the Song I closed the First Half with.


I’ll have an Original that Elvis desperately wanted to…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 16, 2020 at 9:08pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL3- THE ORIGINALS PT.1

It’s been a long time since I did any of The Originals – this is Volume 3- Songs we know very well, Originally done by other solo artists or groups.

I'll begin with the Rolling Stones- it’s so well known by them it might be considered the Original.…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 14, 2020 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: POST-LABOR DAY PT.2

Let's talk about those of us who avail ourselves of the Time-Honored Tradition of playing the angles at Work!

Something learned over time at all Jobs- how to slack off and skate a little.

Be Lazy when the opportunity presents…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 9, 2020 at 8:54pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: POST-LABOR DAY PT.1

Labor Day has come and gone, but I still have songs to play.

Tightly wound Cranky Times call for Cranky Music.

So Music for people and their driven pursuit of Money.

Some people are defined by the Money…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 7, 2020 at 11:07pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: PRE-LABOR DAY PT.2

The first song here may not be strenuous Work, but may be more difficult than that.

And that made me think of some Hard Jobs- Jobs Nobody Wants To Do, The Dirty Work!

I think laying track for the Railroad qualifies as Hard Work.…

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Added by Mike Pell on September 2, 2020 at 8:33pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: PRE-LABOR DAY PT.1

September is upon us, and it will be noted in a famous yet very serious tune that is much more than about a month.

After that, Work...that necessary evil!

A lot of real GOOD songs remained unplayed, still sitting in their neat little pile, from…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 31, 2020 at 9:14pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.10 FINALE

This is it, the Grand Finale to what has been one of the longest Theme Series I've ever done.

I will start with a song I was holding back because the people populating it don't seem all that  happy, it's Marriage by resignation.

But with a quick…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 26, 2020 at 9:49pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.9

This is the most I have ever talked about Love & Marriage, and shockingly to me I still have a few more things to say...or at least the Music does!

Starting with a song that declares that Rock & Roll itself was the result of a Wedding!…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 24, 2020 at 9:12pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ALONG CAME JONES PT.2 END

I am doing Jones, Songs about people named Jones, or have a Jones mentioned in them!

And I'll have a couple of tunes about Women named Jones- the first a sad case, living in a rat-infested apartment, her kid in trouble, needing a man and wondering where it's all going- a situation ripe…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 20, 2020 at 2:10pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ALONG CAME JONES PT.1

Along Came Jones was the name of an old Coasters hit, and seemed perfect as a name for this Show.

And along will come Jones- using my No-Tell Motel Name, lol!

I'll be playing Songs about people named Jones, or have a Jones included in…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 18, 2020 at 3:57pm — 3 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HOBO CONVENTION PT.2 END

This Annual Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa concludes, celebrating those Free Spirits!

I'll have Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk and maybe something else in this concluding chapter.

Including the BEST song ever in my opinion, about the…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 12, 2020 at 8:58pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HOBO CONVENTION PT.1

Hobos they are called, a word with as many possible origins as there are reasons to join the Fraternity.

The Latin words homo bonus mean "good man" and could have been coined to make the term hobo.

Some say that soldiers returning from the Civil…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 10, 2020 at 9:55pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.8

To open this Love & Marriage Chapter, I have a few familiar characters we know from Rock & Roll Songs who get Married.

Then, as I was browsing through my Asian and Russian Bride Catalogue, it occurred to me I could play a song about that too, lol!…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 5, 2020 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.7

This Episode will open with how I envisioned, if I envisioned it at all, the way I would have gotten married and how it would be different today.

Certainly today it would NOT be in June, July or August!

Then after those hallucinations, something…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 3, 2020 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.6

This is a very different Episode.

Starting with a guy perfectly willing to marry the woman but making a case for at least a Practical Arrangement.

Then that moment of realization that comes sometimes, where I realize I can go anywhere in a Theme…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 29, 2020 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.5

After time off for the Finger Snapping Series, I will continue with our Musical Exploration of Love and Marriage.

While June has always been the most popular month for Weddings, more and more people are getting hitched in July and August.

One of…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 27, 2020 at 10:50pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FINGER SNAPPING PT.8 FINAL

This is it, the Home Stretch for Finger Snapping, and as always there were songs left over!

Starting with a Classic, and containing other Classics I knew I'd get around to playing sooner or later.

As Fatigue sets in, even a Song for…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 22, 2020 at 9:20pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FINGER SNAPPING PT.7

It's TOO HOT!

I have Finger Sweating Finger Snapping in this The Summer Of Anti-Love, lol!

You know how a Hypnotist Snaps His Fingers and you wake from a Trance?

Do that for ME, lol!…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 20, 2020 at 9:08pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FINGER SNAPPING PT.6

I'll begin this Episode with another TV Theme, longer than the actual Theme of the show as it was released as a single.

And we are off and running with MY Theme, Finger Snapping In Our Music!

I've got some Big Names doing Finger Snapping Songs,…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 15, 2020 at 10:21pm — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FINGER SNAPPING PT.5

What a year- this 2020 deserves an ASS-TERISK!

I'll try to help you escape it with more Finger Snapping Songs.

Starting with one by the Beatles I always thought had at least one Finger Snap- I actually think more than one- but I can't prove…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 13, 2020 at 9:04pm — 2 Comments

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