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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

THE STRAITS OF DIRE PT.2 END



THIS IS AN ENCORE- I AM ON VACATION!
 
Continuing on with Dire…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 24, 2011 at 11:29pm — 2 Comments

THE STRAITS OF DIRE PT.1

THIS IS AN ENCORE- I AM ON VACATION!
 
Here's a live show I did 3 years ago.

My brain melting with the 3 H’s- hazy, hot and humid.

Plus my left ear was clogged so I could hear almost nothing (unclogged the next day at a doctor’s office).

And, trooper that I am, you would never have…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 22, 2011 at 11:26pm — 9 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.8 CONCLUSION

This is it, the final chapter.

I'll finish with that First (and last!) Anniversary Concert at the Village Theater on June 11, 1967.

And that venue is interesting for two reasons- first of all, I lived in that neighborhood at that time, and the Village Theater was…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 18, 2011 at 1:30am — 8 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.7

Getting ready to wrap things up at the late great WOR-FM with these last two chapters, and we will drastically go from joyous celebration to the people responsible for the station's success being fired.

This time out I'll start with a set that begins with an old group you may remember called…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 16, 2011 at 5:28am — 2 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.6

Alright, with this chapter, Murray the K goes off, after playing a song you will know, that WOR-FM was the first in the country to play, and for a good while it was the only station to play it.

Rosko comes on, doing some scat singing to an instrumental I cannot identify, and he is doing his show live…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 11, 2011 at 1:22am — 11 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.5

It is such a shame that their call letters no longer even exist, but the celebration of WOR-FM continues with some more Murray The K.
Murray would do what he called "Attitude Blocks"- sets of music with a…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 9, 2011 at 12:51am — 3 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.4

Moving on with this celebration of WOR-FM bringing Rock & Roll to Commercial FM Radio 45 years ago on July 30th 1966, I should say why I chose this year to honor it.

I know the 50th Anniversary would have more impact,

But who knows where we will all be 5…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 4, 2011 at 2:09am — 2 Comments

WOR-FM, THE FIRST COMMERCIAL FM ROCK STATION PT.3

We will continue this week with the celebration of that First Commercial FM Rock Station, WOR-FM.

I mentioned last week, a union strike over a new pay scale for FM jocks prevented the hired DJ's to go on the air.

They were anxious to go on that first day, July…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 2, 2011 at 12:32am — 5 Comments

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