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ROCKOLLECTIONS: REMEMBERING PETE FORNATALE AND FM RADIO PT.2 END

I was thinking while monitoring the playback that if you have never listened to my Rockollections show, this may just be the one you might want to sample.
It is a perfect example of what I try to do on a weekly basis, contains all the elements I humbly use to try to surprise and entertain you, and would be a fine way for us to get…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 1, 2012 at 1:38am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: REMEMBERING DICK CLARK, PETE FORNATALE AND FM RADIO PT.1

This show title and photo is slightly deceptive.

I will spend a little time with Dick Clark.

And did you know there was a song written by an ex-Byrd ABOUT Dick Clark?

The rest of this half hour, and all of the next, will be dedicated in fond memory to a guy who inspired and encouraged me to tackle those large and long Themes I sometimes do.

And the short ones too.

It now appears the first to bring a calm intelligence…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 30, 2012 at 12:56am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ROCKERS IN THE MILITARY PT.2 END

A little History about this coming weekend.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
The Day is not about division.…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 23, 2012 at 7:39pm — 5 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ROCKERS IN THE MILITARY PT.1

A little History about this coming weekend.
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.
The Day is not about division.…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 22, 2012 at 2:14am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IN SPRING, IT'S MATTERS OF THE HEART PT.2 END

Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals, Devils 3 - Rangers 2.
I couldn't be more pleased!
I don't know if you noticed, but back when I did this show I had far more vinyl records than CD's.…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 17, 2012 at 1:25am — 5 Comments

IN SPRING, IT'S MATTERS OF THE HEART PT.1

Keeping it honest, this is an old show that for some reason I never put out for listening.
I remember that they wanted me to talk more back in those days, which didn't bother me as long as I could pick any songs I wanted to play without interference.
As it still…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 15, 2012 at 12:46am — 15 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: JUST LET IT RAIN PT.8 CONCLUSION

Well this is it, at long last the Finale- until I get the itch to do Rain again someday.
By the way, it was pouring outside the morning I did this chapter.…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 10, 2012 at 9:16am — 10 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: JUST LET IT RAIN PT.7

So much for my preventing Rain with this series,

It has been raining or threatening to, virtually every day since I opened my mouth about it.

This is the next-to-last episode, and not because I am running out of Rain songs.

In fact, I have so many left over, I decided this would be a Kitchen Sink presentation.

I would just throw the Kitchen Sink at you with Rain songs as they came into my…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 8, 2012 at 6:48am — 13 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE KENTUCKY DERBY PT.2 END

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As we conclude our musical Kentucky Derby, I know a horse I would bet on but he is for a very good reason not on the field, not a contender.

Then I’ll play a couple of songs that are not only about Horses, but RACEhorses!

After that, just for kicks let’s become children again, and go to a place beyond the Derby, where nobody bets on the ponies- into a world of dreams and magic for a ride on and with the…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 3, 2012 at 2:27am — 21 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE KENTUCKY DERBY PT.1

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Well it only took many years, but I finally realized in time to do something about it!

A show that has been bouncing around in my head for all those years, dedicated to the Kentucky Derby.

Because the only 2 vices I have avoided in my life are gambling and drugs, I never bet the ponies or the Derby, so it always sort of sneaked up on me.

But this year…voila…I am aware, lol!

So there will be much…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 1, 2012 at 10:49am — 12 Comments

I HAVE LOST ANOTHER ONE! - Pete Fornatale, a Pioneer of FM Rock, Dies at 66

I can't begin to tell how you shocked and sad I feel about this.
More than anyone else, Pete played music the way I have always tried to.
We met and spoke many times, and he would kid me about where I had learned to present our music like that!…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 1, 2012 at 1:20am — 12 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: APRIL SHOWERS- LET IT RAIN PT.6

When I was recording this second half of the show, it actually was RAINING!

A real downpour- the kind you want to walk in...well, maybe not, lol!

And April Showers has since been living up to its name.

I had decided to go Folk in this chapter beforehand, and that Sweet Rain made it so much more enjoyable.

Included in this episode is one of my Go-To-Guys...TWICE!

The urgent thought, during the old Cold War, of…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 26, 2012 at 1:38pm — 11 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: APRIL SHOWERS- LET IT RAIN PT.5

Somebody help me!
For the past two weeks I have been caught in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, watching 2, 3, 4, sometimes 5 games in a day- tough, nasty, mesmerizing old-time Hockey the way I like it, lol!
Where's that been the last bunch of…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 24, 2012 at 2:24pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: APRIL SHOWERS- LET IT RAIN PT.4

Before anything else, let's all remember Dick Clark.
He did a lot for Rock & Roll and always seemed like a decent guy to me.
This show will note his passing as soon as I get the opportunity.…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 19, 2012 at 2:24am — 11 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: APRIL SHOWERS- LET IT RAIN PT.3

There has been far more Rain in these shows than we have actually had in April.
I'm not sure if it has really rained at all here where I live!
How difficult is it to be a Weatherperson in a continuously warm-weather…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 17, 2012 at 8:59am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: APRIL SHOWERS- LET IT RAIN PT.2

I was thinking during the break about that somewhat lame Rain sound effect I used in the first half.
That got me to thinking about songs that have the Sound Of Rain in them.
And what was the first one I remember hearing?…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 12, 2012 at 12:17am — 15 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: APRIL SHOWERS- LET IT RAIN PT.1

This is another of those Theme Series I have long thought about doing.
I am finally getting around to it.
I like the Rain- of course I like Snow better- but Rain can be very enjoyable, romantic, calming and a whole lot of other things...including ruining a…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 10, 2012 at 12:55pm — 11 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE KING OF ROCKABILLY CARL PERKINS PT.2 END

First of all, I just have to say for all of Rockabilly Music, thank God for Sam Phillips and Sun Records!
Mr. Perkins was an artist I had always wanted to spotlight, and being left alone at the station I was able to.
We'll close out our featured artist in…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 5, 2012 at 3:37am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE KING OF ROCKABILLY CARL PERKINS PT.1

Among all my favorite kinds of music, Rockabilly has always been right up there.
There is a raucous letting go that appealed to me as a kid, and still does it for me.
Among the names that should always come up regarding this kind of Music is Carl…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 3, 2012 at 12:26am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU PT.4 FINAL

Well as they say, the Party's Over, lol!
This is it for Birthdays anyway- until I get the itch to do it again someday with different Music.
I promised all Good Feelings for this episode.…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 29, 2012 at 12:50am — 6 Comments

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