I had been thinking about doing this Series for a long time, and felt that since nothing is a given, I'd better do it while I can.
We've seen too many Rock & Rollers leave us unexpectedly, and besides, We May Never Pass This Way Again!
When I was a kid I always felt bad for the Old Man, and as I get older even more so, with the fresh, diapered Baby in those cartoons for the New Year.
But a Baby factors in heavily in…
Added by Mike Pell on December 30, 2014 at 11:33pm —
As the New Year approaches and another one ticks away, for many it is a time of looking ahead and looking back on Life.
Things we did right, things we did wrong, and things we will change and improve on.
This Series will be a larger endeavor, covering the Cycle Of Life.
From before we are born, to after we die- plus all that comes in between.
And all with Our Music as a Message!
The obvious way to start is to ask…
Added by Mike Pell on December 29, 2014 at 1:21am —
Proving the Party is all-inclusive, I'll open this final episode with a song for Hanukkah.
Then Songs Of Joy, and some Carols that we don't get to hear.
It seems the British are the ones keeping these songs from prior Centuries alive.
To end the set, a contemporary telling of the Reason For The Season.
I always attempt to bring you an Uncommon Collection of Christmas songs that haven't been overplayed by commercial…
Added by Mike Pell on December 24, 2014 at 10:56am —
It's getting more and more Christmasey as Time and the Party roll on.
Is Christmasey a word?
Not sure, but it's the name of a song.
Been tough getting around the city with all the hustle and bustle of the Shoppers, as well as the influx of Tourists.
The Theme Within A Theme in this Chapter is Christmas In New York, as I attempt to use Music to share the experience with you wherever you are.
And while I myself couldn't understand the…
Added by Mike Pell on December 21, 2014 at 11:52pm —
The Annual Two-Week Christmas Party continues!
And I see now we can pop Hanukkah in there too.
This time I'll continue a tradition started a long time ago.
I'll play the Beatles Christmas Message of 1964- since it is 2014, keeping that close distance of 50 years!
These are the little plexidiscs they would send to their Fan Club Members- but 50 years...do you believe that, oh man, lol?
Also I'll do something I've…
Added by Mike Pell on December 17, 2014 at 12:35pm —
Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane...well, you'll get it!
The Annual Two-Week, All-Inclusive, Everyone Is Invited, Don't Tell Me What You Believe Or Don't Believe Because I Don't Care Christmas Party begins, lol!
And I'll have Christmas and Non-Christmas Music to get things going.
It's the usual Songs you know and Songs you don't that you should expect by…
Added by Mike Pell on December 14, 2014 at 11:14pm —
Using the Rat Race to make Money for Christmas Gifts, etc. for this Holiday Season.
A friend wrote me a while back with a suggestion for a song to end the Series with.
Two things- first, I think I have a better pick to end it with, as is so often the case, the ending came to me first when I started the Series!
Second, the Series isn't ending with this show.
But I thought I'd play in this Chapter what was really a…
Added by Mike Pell on December 10, 2014 at 12:13am —
You know, I never did end the Rat Race Series.
So after months of flippant diversion and neglect on my part, we go back to the Rat Race to earn some money for Christmas Gifts and all the other things that go with the Holidays.
It's all about Working For Wages and the Working Man this time out.
I made some interesting selections for both halves of this show.
Included in this opening half, a couple of undisputed…
Added by Mike Pell on December 8, 2014 at 2:17pm —
Again I remind you this was originally broadcast in 2010, that's why the Math is off.
Moving on to John Lennon in our remembrance of the lives of two men who were a part of something that probably will never happen again, the phenomenon that was the Beatles.
Dec. 8th is the anniversary of John's death.
I'll cherry pick some more from those delightful 1963 BBC Sessions, highlighting John, from Pop Go The…
Added by Mike Pell on December 2, 2014 at 11:58pm —
This was originally broadcast in 2010, that's why the Math is off.
I don't know why it took me so long to listen to the Beatles BBC Sessions.
Looking for a new approach for this remembrance of the deaths of George Harrison and John Lennon, I finally gave the BBC tapes a shot.
And these selections from 1963 are a JOY, a REVELATION!
Full of humor, they play so many both known and obscure old American Rock & Roll…
Added by Mike Pell on December 1, 2014 at 12:06am —