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ALL SAINTS PT.2

More honoring the Saints with our Music!

St. Peter is a big-name Saint, and that photo above is the famous and beautiful Basilica named after him in Rome.

He appears in very, very, very many songs, but sometimes you have to listen for it.

That's the case with the first two songs in this chapter.

Followed by one…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 3, 2011 at 12:57am — 16 Comments

ALL SAINTS PT.1

After all the years I have been doing this show, Rockollections finally falls on November 1st, All Saints Day!
I…
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Added by Mike Pell on November 1, 2011 at 12:24am — 15 Comments

THE KINGSTON TRIO PT.4 FINAL

Our final chapter on the Kingston Trio.

In 1961, Dave Guard left the group, and among those considered as a replacement for him was Roger McGuinn of the Byrds,

They agreed on John Stewart, a terrific songwriter who wrote Daydream Believer, a smash for the Monkees.

I have some more fun songs to hear, including a hit in…
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Added by Mike Pell on October 27, 2011 at 12:24am — 12 Comments

THE KINGSTON TRIO PT.3

Well, THIS never happened before or since- an artist DYING while I am featuring him!

Sorry to see you go, NIck.

This episode has more hits by the Kingston Trio.

But most interesting was a song that we all associate with Frank Sinatra.

And finding out in was written for THEM, and recorded by them 4 years before in 1961!
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Added by Mike Pell on October 25, 2011 at 8:44am — 17 Comments

THE KINGSTON TRIO PT.2

Continuing with our exploration of the music by the Kingston Trio, I will open with a song that is still to this day their most requested- and yet it never cracked the Top 40 as a single.

Coupled with a story of my friend Dan’s visit to Scotland.

Oh yeah, you can tell he is a friend of mine, lol!

Then the saga of two…
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Added by Mike Pell on October 20, 2011 at 5:26am — 4 Comments

THE KINGSTON TRIO PT.1

This 4-part series may seem surprising- acoustic, a folk act, and from the 50’s & early 60’s!

But the Kingston Trio made their mark, I am a folkie and I get to pick, lol!

I will be taking an extensive look at the Trio, and delving deeply.

If I didn’t think you would enjoy it, I wouldn’t bother putting it up…
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Added by Mike Pell on October 17, 2011 at 11:14pm — 21 Comments

A SHOW ABOUT NOTHING & SOME COLUMBUS PT.4 END

Moving on with our show about Nothing...I've got Nothing left.
I've got LOADS of Nothing left!
But it's time to wrap this up.…
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Added by Mike Pell on October 12, 2011 at 11:28pm — 3 Comments

A SHOW ABOUT NOTHING PT.3

Funny thing, I didn't realize yesterday would be Columbus Day until after 5 in the afternoon last Friday, as I was talking to a girl and she mentioned it.…
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Added by Mike Pell on October 11, 2011 at 2:48pm — 5 Comments

A SHOW ABOUT NOTHING PT.2

I meant to tell you that one of the main reasons I am doing these shows about Nothing now is because of the seriousness of the previous series.
Seemed like a good time to do it, since I have…
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Added by Mike Pell on October 6, 2011 at 1:03am — 3 Comments

A SHOW ABOUT NOTHING PT.1



Alright, admittedly this show is inspired by the wonderful Seinfeld television program.
There will be some sound bites from…
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Added by Mike Pell on October 4, 2011 at 1:41am — 4 Comments

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- LOVE AND PEACE, OR AT LEAST HOPE PT.2 FINALE

Well this is it, the Finale.
It's been a long trip, gathering Reflections and Remembrance.…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 29, 2011 at 1:36am — 4 Comments

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- RESIGNATION, ACCEPTANCE AND WISDOM PT.1

Well, I said in the opening chapter that just seeing the word September made me think of 9/11, and I have managed to go the entire month with different looks at, feelings about, and reactions to, that day.…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 27, 2011 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- OPTIMISM IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY PT.2



I should point out that I have made a conscious effort to not repeat any of the songs I played for the 5th Anniversary of 9/11, and while a few I felt I had to play again, that has been the case more than 90% of the time with the music here.

And those 5th Anniversary of 9/11 shows are available here at WLSO.FM, just do a…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 21, 2011 at 11:50pm — 5 Comments

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE PT.1



There are those I am sure who think I am going too far and too long with this series.

But it is the 10TH ANNIVERSARY of 9/11, plus I am trying to work some real bad feelings out of my system.

It's my therapy and I'll know when it is time to end.

And perhaps I can help somebody else out who has comparable…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 20, 2011 at 1:40am — 2 Comments

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- QUESTIONS & POETRY PT.2

Who says Rockollections has no class...besides me, lol?
I will take us into some Poetry this…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 15, 2011 at 12:39am — 2 Comments

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- QUESTIONS & POETRY PT.1

September 11th, 2001 was a beautiful morning, filled with possibilities.
But then again, every morning contains those possibilities, rain or shine- the weather has nothing to do with…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 13, 2011 at 2:57am — 2 Comments

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- REFLECTIONS & REMEMBRANCE PT.2

For those who have not seen it, here is a good video about about what is going on down at Ground Zero now with the Memorial.

The guy running it seems to have the right idea, and I was pleasantly surprised.…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 9, 2011 at 1:43am — 10 Comments

10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11- REFLECTIONS & REMEMBRANCE PT.1



Strange, but blocks of ten years always seem to go by fast...real fast.

In this instance, I can remember every feeling, every reaction, even every smell regarding the attacks on the World Trade Center and the other atrocities.

And truthfully, time has not diminished my anger at all.

You know what happened 10 years…
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Added by Mike Pell on September 6, 2011 at 7:00pm — 7 Comments

OLD ODDS & ENDS FROM 2007 PT.2 END

THIS IS AN ENCORE- I AM ON VACATION
 
Putting this out there early on a borrowed laptop, as I digest…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 31, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments

OLD ODDS & ENDS FROM 2007 PT.1

THIS IS AN ENCORE- I AM ON VACATION
 
And so far, I have been through an earthquake and a hurricane.

What the hell awaits me this week...DEATH, LOL?…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 30, 2011 at 12:28am — No Comments

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