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ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU PT.3

Continuing with our celebration of ALL Birthdays Around The Calendar, I even have a song for those who don't want to be included.
Musical selections include a Happy Birthday that doesn't seem Happy, one that does, a song that captures almost all parts of my growing up by what I saw on TV, and as beautiful an interpretation of a Beatle song as…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 26, 2012 at 11:58pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU PT.2

We are celebrating Birthdays, all around the Calendar.
So from me to you, whenever it is, Happy Birthday!
You can put that in the bank and cash it when your Birthday comes around.…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 22, 2012 at 1:08am — 10 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU PT.1

It is hard to believe that in all these years I have never tackled the subject of Birthdays as a Theme.
Prompted by the fact that my youngest brother's birthday is March 20th, and mine is the next day, I'll take care of that beginning here and now.
Birthdays are…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 20, 2012 at 12:45am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BOB DYLAN'S MODERN TIMES PT.2 END

I'll close out this from-5-years-ago album and show with more selected cuts.
I haven't listened to this show since I did it, and I can't believe I played so few songs, although they were kind of long.
Not to bum anybody out as to that aforementioned mourning…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 15, 2012 at 12:44am — 10 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BOB DYLAN'S MODERN TIMES PT.1

Here is a show I did 5 years ago to the DAY!
So obviously it is NOT the latest album by Bob Dylan, but it was back then.
There is a lot of strangeness involved in this show.
For one thing, although I tried to hide it- and did a good job in this first half- I was in mourning, and this was the first show I…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 13, 2012 at 1:45am — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS PT.2 END

I'll open this last half of our Road Trip to New Orleans with a short musical History Lesson about events almost exactly two hundred years ago!
I'll have a guy who was a child prodigy, writing his first song at age 8.
The funniest song here is by another guy who could sing like a girl...and a frog, lol!
Earning…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 8, 2012 at 1:01am — 16 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS PT.1

We were in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, so I thought we might stick around for their definitive sound.

Rock & Roll, from its earliest days, most assuredly owes a debt to the artists who came out of

that relatively small city.

And it was very difficult making the selections for this show- so much music I had to choose from, so many folks I had to leave out.

But I did the best I could with my spontaneous picks, and…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 5, 2012 at 10:56pm — 9 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MARDI GRAS PT.2

I'll close out the Mardi Gras here, but will be staying in New Orleans for another show next week I am pretty sure, but maybe in the future.
Depends on a few variables.
The opening song in this last half of Mardi Gras may surprise you- a B-side of a single by a…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 23, 2012 at 1:13am — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MARDI GRAS PT.1

Well these Tuesdays in February have certainly been eventful.

This week it is Fat Tuesday, last day of the Mardi Gras, and the last time to party like crazy before Lent begins the next day.

I'll have songs relating to Mardi Gras, naturally- beginning with the New Orleans legend Professor Longhair, and his classic that pops up every year for the Carnival.

Plus the story of the disputed Jockamo, the song innocently…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 21, 2012 at 12:49am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY! PT.2 END

I trust most of you had a nice St. Valentine's Day!
And I'll do my best to continue the feelings here in the last half.
But while most Valentines are Red, sometimes they are more appropriately Blue.…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 16, 2012 at 12:01am — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY! PT.1

It's not often when one of these things falls on the day of the show...so I will take full advantage of it.

You will most certainly know it is Valentine's Day by the time I am finished, lol!

For me, the centerpiece of this show is a set of music I thought to play decades ago.

It will be heard in this first half, and after all these years it still works for me...hope it does for you.

And just for some of the usual…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 14, 2012 at 12:49am — 13 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL.3- THE FINAL COVERED BY THE BEATLES PT.2 END

I'll close out the Beatles For Sale album with a couple of Carl Perkins songs.
As I state in the show, it is food for thought that when they were together, the Beatles released 3 Carl Perkins songs but never an Elvis one...very interesting!
We'll hear an almost…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 9, 2012 at 12:41am — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL.3- THE FINAL COVERED BY THE BEATLES PT.1

February 7th 1964, 48 years ago TODAY, the Beatles arrived in America at New York's JFK Airport!

2 days later they did their first live performance here on the Ed Sullivan show.

And that quite simply changed music forever!

What better way to remember than with some of their Beatlemania-era early songs?

And this will be the final Covered By The Beatles…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 6, 2012 at 11:24pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IN PRAISE OF LAZINESS PT.2 END

Man, I am good at this laziness!

Gonna open the 2nd half with a song that was a big hit in England in the 60’s- not over here.

But if you were listening here in those early FM radio days, you should have no trouble remembering it.

If you had to pick, what is the best time of day to be lazy?

I’ll give you my musical answer.

Later in, I…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 2, 2012 at 2:04pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IN PRAISE OF LAZINESS PT.1

During my self-imposed exile from the radio station, I became lazy.

As much as I love doing the shows, I enjoyed being lazy- it was fun!

No picking out songs, no mad scrambling for songs…no going into Manhattan in the morning.

And I am still lazy.

That’s enough information- this two-parter is called In Praise Of Laziness.

Think I might have “Lazy” songs?

You’ll just have to…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 30, 2012 at 11:01pm — 9 Comments

TOM PETTY'S HIGHWAY COMPANION PT.2 END

It took a while after I began playing Rock & Roll at the radio station for record companies to begin sending us CD's.

But they did- not too many- after all, I was the only one playing our music (still am), and only for one hour once a week- but enough to keep Engineer Ken Stanley and I fairly up to date with new releases.

We'd split them…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 26, 2012 at 1:08am — 7 Comments

TOM PETTY'S HIGHWAY COMPANION PT.1

It took a while after I began playing Rock & Roll at the radio station for record companies to begin sending us CD's.

But they did- not too many- after all, I was the only one playing our music (still am), and only for one hour once a week- but enough to keep Engineer Ken Stanley and I fairly up to date with new releases.

We'd split them and take them home to…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 24, 2012 at 12:35pm — 10 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACK DOING IT AGAIN? MY RETURN? PT.2 END

I have to bring this piece of crap back because among other things the sound card doesn't work in the back, only in the front.
And I goddam hate this Windows 7- compared to XP it sucks big time!
Frankly, I hate computers period!
The thrill is long gone.
An honest appraisal would confirm that…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 12, 2012 at 3:34am — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACK DOING IT AGAIN, MY RETURN? PT.1

Just got a new computer, and I don't know this damn new Windows 7, just feeling my way around.
Maybe it's better than Vista, but certainly NOT XP!

I was without anything for a long time.

And it's incredible how much you always LOSE in the process.
Programs and equipment that used to work, are changed- using them must be figured…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 10, 2012 at 12:50pm — 4 Comments

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PT.2 END

After the Intermission, we continue with 1946's It's A Wonderful Life and the project of inserting an updated Rock & Roll soundtrack into it.
And it is true, I did have a box of tissues nearby.
After all these years, this Movie still gets to me!
I'll pick…
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Added by Mike Pell on December 22, 2011 at 12:48am — 15 Comments

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