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September 2014 Blog Posts (9)

ROCKOLLECTIONS: PLAY BALL PT.1

This is the beginning of a Series done on impulse.

I have long intended to do a few shows about Baseball, but I always thought I would do it in the Spring, for Opening Day.

But after watching Derek Jeter's game-winning hit the other night, and realizing that the Playoffs start Tuesday, (there are Wild Card games for Wild Cards now, lol?). the time seemed right and this is it.

Because of the impulsive nature- unlike how I…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 28, 2014 at 11:50pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE AUTUMN SHOW 2014 PT.2 END

After such a mild, beautiful Summer for us here in NYC, it is simple to ease into Autumn.

Plus we have that annual phenomenon to look forward to and enjoy...Indian Summer!

That will be fully noted in this Closing Half of my Salute To Autumn.

You can feel the Changes- the air is brisk and cool, the nights are great for sleeping.

Of course we are just beginning to see Nature's Color Show.

And let's not forget the…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 24, 2014 at 12:12am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE AUTUMN SHOW 2014 PT.1

This Show will be broadcast Tuesday, September 23rd, the First Day Of Autumn- so another advance listen for you if you take it.

Seems unusual because we more often seem to see those Equinox changes on the 20th or 21st.

This Salute To Autumn has become a sort of annual tradition at Rockollections.

And rather than play he same Songs over and over, I always try to dig out ones you haven't heard in a long time, or maybe…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 21, 2014 at 11:31pm — 5 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE RAT RACE PT.6

I'll start this Episode with a couple of more songs railing at Bosses.

Then the very real problem today of Getting A Job!

It's not easy, and certainly not helped by people nagging you about it.

And the Bills don't stop coming whether you are Working or not- that too will be noted in song!

In the 60's, many groups and artists started to get heavy with their song lyrics, indulging in Social Commentary about the world around…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 17, 2014 at 2:33pm — 5 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE RAT RACE PT.5

It's about time I take a Musical Look at a Major Player in what contributes to the Rat Race, The Boss!

I have had a very few who became true close friends, some I couldn't stand, and most I am ambivalent about.

Don't bother me and I won't bother you is my attitude!

But good or bad, we all have them and must deal with them.

I should tell you that when I sat down to do this Chapter my mind went toward the Blues.

So…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 15, 2014 at 12:09am — 5 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE RAT RACE PT.4

This Rat Race Episode will take a first Musical Look at Jobs We Are Lucky Not To Have!

For example, Coal Mines- could a job suck worse than that?

Another mind-numbing job would be Factory Work.

I thank God I don't have to do either of those.

I have done many shows for Sept. 11th in the past, thought I'd move on this year.

But I remember, indeed I will never forget that day- and my heart goes out to those who lost…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 10, 2014 at 1:18pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE RAT RACE PT.3

It is longer by a Day for The Rat Race this week.

This Chapter will spotlight the above-ground Travel To Work.

For me, it is simply two City Buses, never leaving Brooklyn, sometimes taking so long that I could almost be in Philadelphia by the time I get to Work!

Then some Music for the equally unfortunate souls who Drive To Work.

This is fun because we don't actually have to GO to Work, just listen to Music about it,…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 8, 2014 at 12:26am — 5 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE RAT RACE PT.2

As I mentioned in the opening Chapter, my understanding of the The Rat Race is not the same as the Dictionary definition.

To me it is just having to go to Work.

And to me, the absolute worst thing about Working, a Job, The Rat Race, is that the damn thing starts in the Morning!

So that will be the Main Topic of Musical Conversation this stop along the way.

That and a couple of Welcomes!

Oh, and a song I searched for…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 3, 2014 at 12:46pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE RAT RACE PT.1

I lied in here!

I am not yet back from Vacation, rather I recorded this before I left...I'm no dope, I knew it was coming, lol!

But I will be refreshed.

The next topic in these Musical Explorations is The Rat Race, and no better time to do it than Labor Day, right?

Interesting we celebrate Working by NOT Working!

And my definition of The Rat Race differs slightly from the norm.

In this Opening Chapter I will…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 1, 2014 at 1:41pm — 11 Comments

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