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ROCKOLLECTIONS GOES TO THE MOVIES PT.1

Every now and then I take on a big topic, a long series- this will be one of them.

It's something I have wanted to do for years.

And since the Academy Awards, the Oscars, were just this past Sunday…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 1, 2011 at 3:25am — 4 Comments

A DAY IN THE LIFE # 4

It's been quite a while since I posted an episode of "A Day In The Life".  I think I have probable cause to post one today.  Have you ever had one of those days?  You know, where you're just in a funk that you can't seem to shake?  I'm having one today.  There are many different reasons a person can be in a funk, from their spouse or significant other leaving them to being depressed for no reason what-so-ever.  My reason today would definitely be the latter, not the former.  So I'm…

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Added by RJhog (Admin) on February 25, 2011 at 3:04pm — 9 Comments

2/22- THE POWER OF TWO! PT.2 END

I knew going into this that I would regretfully disappoint people by not playing their own particular favorite Duo- there are too many of them to please everybody.

But I will open this ending episide with a couple of biggies, ones that I knew I HAD to play.

Even as the show was progressing though, I was thinking of other Duos that I should play but wouldn’t have time for.

But that is what sequels are for- we’ll do it again some time.

I talked about what I thought was the…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 22, 2011 at 3:19pm — 4 Comments

2/22- THE POWER OF TWO! PT.1

Looking at the calendar, I see today is Feb. 22nd, or 2/22.

So all those 2’s were enough of a reason for me to play some of the great Duos in Rock.

And that is exactly what I will do.

The Indigo Girls have the perfect song for…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 22, 2011 at 12:40am — 10 Comments

FOR A VALENTINES HANGOVER, A LOOK AT LOVE PT.2

Another Look At that part of Love that has the bumps in the road and the bruises that come with them.

All part of this Valentine's Hangover!

This time I'll start off with a reference back to last week, then a reference to the last half hour.

Including a song where we are the one doing the hurting, before we return to our safe haven as victim.

Then the…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 17, 2011 at 1:48am — 4 Comments

FOR A VALENTINES HANGOVER, A LOOK AT LOVE PT.1

Well Valentine's Day has come and gone, and of course I hope you had a great one.

I myself worked late, lol!

Last week, we tried to get a handle on Love- using songs for what it is, what it can be, etc.

This week, the Valentines Hangover- a NOT all sweetness, flowers and candy musical investigation of the other side of Love- for that faction who wants nothing to do with it, and all others who have been stung by it.

In other words, if you are over the age…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 15, 2011 at 1:51am — 2 Comments

FOR VALENTINE’S- ALL HEART SONGS (EXCEPT ONE) PT.1 & PT.2 END

Here's a show I did a few years ago for Valentine's Day.

It is similar to what I am doing this year, but just the one show, and it was "Heart" instead of "Love".

Came out pretty good I thought, so you might enjoy it.

I hope so!

Mike

FOR VALENTINE’S- ALL…

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Added by Mike Pell on February 11, 2011 at 9:23pm — 2 Comments

FOR VALENTINES, A LOOK AT LOVE PT.2

More Love songs for the approaching Valentine's Day, and ALL will have Love in the title.

And I managed to free-form it all the way to the last song of this chapter, with songs that BEGIN with the word Love!

So with the exception of the very first song of the hour and the ending one, I hit what I shot for.

Probably means little to you, but it was a nice challenge for me, and I will somewhat continue it next week.

I say somewhat because I haven't done next…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 10, 2011 at 1:37am — 16 Comments

FOR VALENTINES, A LOOK AT LOVE PT.1

Since Valentine's Day is less than a week away, I thought a Look At Love might be in order.
Now the ground rules I set for myself were that ALL songs would have the word "Love" in the title.
But with the exception of the first song I played, I noticed an interesting pattern developing...every song I chose had "Love" as the FIRST word in the…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 8, 2011 at 1:17am — 6 Comments

COVERED BY THE BEATLES VOL.1 - PT.2

For their initial visit to America on Feb.7, 1964, I will continue through the covers on that first Beatle album in England, Please Please Me.
One of them was the title song of a play, and on the soundtrack for that play as well as 2 other versions that charted, it was an…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 3, 2011 at 1:13am — 4 Comments

COVERED BY THE BEATLES VOL.1 - PT.1

I was thinking it might be fun to commemorate the Beatles first arrival in America on Feb.7, 1964 somehow.

Plus I have long been thinking of doing an "every now and then" series based on songs originally done by other artists that were recorded by them, or as it is more commonly known, Covered By The Beatles.

Seemed like this would be a great time to start, so here is…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 1, 2011 at 12:57am — 4 Comments

TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL FOR 2010 PT.4 FINAL

Concluding a tradition I have been doing for years, but skipped last year.

This year I felt like bringing it back.

It’s a celebration of the lives of those we lost in the previous year- in this case 2010.

Mostly, it’s an Irish Wake!

Many of these people have undoubtedly touched you in some way, shape or form, and made your life a bit happier and more…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 27, 2011 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL FOR 2010 PT.3

Continuing with a tradition I have been doing for years, but skipped last year.

Now I felt like bringing it back.

It’s a celebration of the lives of those we lost in the previous year- in this case 2010.

Mostly, it’s an Irish Wake!

Many of these people have undoubtedly touched you in some way, shape or form, and made your life a bit happier and…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 25, 2011 at 1:14am — 4 Comments

New Year's Joy

Hello All, I just want to say thank you again R.J. for this great talk type/fan forum you have here and I am so please to be a part of it. You let me say what I want to say about Stephen Stills all  I want and I have a favor to ask anyone in here that may be able to help. I have heard from some circles that Stephen is either going out solo for the first part of spring but David is pretty much done touring wise and Graham is far too busy with putting the vast anticipated box… Continue

Added by Jaclyn Lee Smook on January 20, 2011 at 4:20pm — 5 Comments

TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL FOR 2010 PT.2

This is a tradition I have been doing for years, but I skipped it last year- thought it might be getting played out.

Now I felt like bringing it back.

It’s a celebration of the lives of those we lost in the previous year- in this case 2010.

Mostly, it’s an Irish Wake!

Many of these people have undoubtedly touched you in some way, shape or form, and…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 20, 2011 at 3:16am — 5 Comments

TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL FOR 2010 PT.1

ALRIGHT!!! It's snowing here again, and I LOVE it!

And in my usual childish way I had to get out there in it, just came in and I have to report it is not the best snow for throwing snowballs, kinda flaky but if you stick with it you can get a decent one to throw.

Well...ahem...on to the show.…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 18, 2011 at 3:26am — 14 Comments

MELLENCAMPCOUGARJOHN PT.4 END

Alright, putting a cap on the Mellencamp Chronicles.

We are at the point where John gets divorced (something I have never officially done!).

And discover that he never drank or took drugs, but from what I hear and see about divorces he must have been tempted!

He released a somber LP as a result, Big Daddy.

His next album went back to the basics,…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 12, 2011 at 11:51pm — 10 Comments

MELLENCAMPCOUGARJOHN PT.3

I started this one out using a record executive’s buzzword, just for fun.

We are up to John’s 1985 LP Scarecrow, a classic American rock album.

That year was also the start of Farm Aid, and I remember the hours & hours long telecast.

Farm Aid continues to this day, and while I do not doubt John’s concerned sincerity, it also marked the beginning of…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 11, 2011 at 3:34am — 10 Comments

MELLENCAMPCOUGARJOHN PT.2

Continuing on, John Mellencamp’s breakthrough album was American Fool.

He won a Grammy and had his only # 1 song on Billboard.

I mentioned in this episode that in my life I have always been known to be somewhat rebellious.

Engineer Ken started laughing hysterically.

Even after the show, and I had forgotten about it, he was still laughing and breaking my…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 6, 2011 at 12:58am — 10 Comments

MELLENCAMPCOUGARJOHN PT.1

First off, I was disappointed that as I got to the radio station it wasn’t snowing.

I had a brought a song with me to play, and the forecast was for wonderful snow!

However, I was able to open the show with a rare demonstration of my excellent interviewing ability- something I just don’t often

get to do, lol!

The featured artist is John and the Cougars and Mellencamps and Smiths and Jones…

His first album was a total failure, and his manager had…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 4, 2011 at 2:14am — 4 Comments

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