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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 — No 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 — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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 — 1 Comment

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 — 7 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

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FINGER SNAPPING PT.4

This Chapter I'll open with a TV Theme that is one of the most famous Finger Snapping Songs of all time!

Then a couple of Jazz Influenced Snapping Songs featuring my favorite Tom Waits tune.

Just what the hell is he selling, lol?

The rest you should know, except for maybe one- and that…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 8, 2020 at 10:27pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FINGER SNAPPING PT.3

The Theme is Finger Snapping In Songs!

And I'll start with a couple of Heavyweights- The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

The Stones one you can probably figure out, but The Beatles?

Oh yes, if you listen closely, and all 4 of The Lads are credited with the Finger Snapping!

Then…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 6, 2020 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 4TH OF JULY 2020 PT.2

It will be America's 244th Birthday, on the day the Declaration Of Independence was approved and ratified, July 4th, 1776.

Older than me, but I'm pretty damned independent too!

So don't get in the way of my Freedom Of Speech, lol!

I believe in Protests, but not destroying things-…

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Added by Mike Pell on July 1, 2020 at 8:39pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 4TH OF JULY 2020 PT.1

What a CRAZY year, I want a Do-Over, lol!

While I hated to diverge from my Finger Snapping Series, if ever I HAD to do a 4th Of July Show, this is the year!

It is needed and I needed to do it.

I was raised in a household where Love Of Country was very important- it is in my DNA.

No…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 29, 2020 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FINGER SNAPPING PT.2

This Series will be like the one I did on Whistling years ago, in both cases the Musical Instrument is your Body!

Finger Snapping is usually done with the Thumb and Middle Finger, the only ones that work for me.

I'll start as I usually do with some of the Older Songs, and what was called…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 24, 2020 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FINGER SNAPPING PT.1

Here's how this came about, I happened upon a Bobby Darin video where he was snapping his fingers.

And it struck me that the Middle Finger could be used for more than a Salute To The World- it can do Finger Snapping, lol!

Thus a Series was born!

There were 3 Bobby Darins- Rocker,…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 22, 2020 at 10:11pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.3

I started last week with Love and Marriage- Love I know about, I just never got into the Marriage part.

But as I look out the window, today seems like a nice day for a Wedding.

In this Chapter, I'll tell you about some of my Roots (we all have…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 15, 2020 at 8:38pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.2

And this Lifelong Bachelor continues with Love and Marriage....the nerve of me, lol!

To open this Episode I'll have some Trivia about June Weddings, and a Mixed Bag Set of Music.

Then, throughout the History of Rock & Roll there have been songs…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 10, 2020 at 9:20pm — 10 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.1

It's Love and Marriage, a Theme I may have no right doing, having never exchanged those Official Vows.

Then again, it may afford me a perspective that comes at it from a different angle from those who have previously been or currently are Married.

I picked June to do this because there are…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 8, 2020 at 8:56pm — 4 Comments

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