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ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.10

It's For The Birds in this unforgettable Spring, and I'll begin this Chapter with 3 Songs that are unconnected in any way, yet seem to Segue nicely into each other.

Then it's time for a Point/Counterpoint, I haven't done one in a while- this one regarding the Subject of…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 22, 2020 at 10:48pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.9

I am here, still on my Perch, playing For The Birds.

Beginning with a Leonard Cohen song from his album Songs From A Room- the very title of that album conjuring up a loneliness we may be feeling.

The Birds are freer than we are now, more about…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 20, 2020 at 9:52pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.8

In this Chapter, For The Birds takes a Look and Listen to Songs about the Majestic Eagle.

Most you should know.

Those you don't, allow me to introduce you to them!

After that, it's Birds by the Numbers-…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 15, 2020 at 9:09pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.6

It is For The Birds, and given the World Situation even the Birds wouldn't want it!

I'll open this Chapter with a Song you probably have been waiting for me to play.

If so, I commend you for your excellent taste- it is another Classic, a staple of FM Radio in the 60's and for years after!

And perhaps like with me, there was some…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 8, 2020 at 8:28pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.5

This Bird has not flown away in my For The Birds Series!

And two Birds will be featured in this Chapter.

First The Raven- common across the Northern Hemisphere and the subject of much Art and Literature.

Next, The Cuckoo, which is actually a Family Of Birds that includes one made famous by Cartoons, The Roadrunner!…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 6, 2020 at 8:10pm — 3 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.4

Welcome back to another sort of Birdland, and a Tribute To The Birds Of Spring!

There are indeed Nocturnal Birds, active primarily at night, the Owl is one.

Of course here in NYC you say Nightbird and one particular Lady comes immediately to mind!

So a Look and Listen to the Night Birds!

The Keas…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 1, 2020 at 7:42pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.3

It's Week 2 of For The Birds, and that may describe how you are feeling with this staying indoors necessity.

I am here in New York City, and even though I went out 3 or 4 times I still have Cabin Fever.

But as I said nothing stops Spring, and hopefully nothing will stop us from this Playful Diversion!

The Birds do provide a familiar…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 30, 2020 at 7:33pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.2

It is a STRANGE time outdoors, hope you all are well.

But nothing stops Spring outdoors, nothing will ever stop the Birds and I am honoring them with this Series!

Their nice familiar Singing is comforting, even Your Bird Can do it!

The Bluebird is the Centerpiece of this Chapter, one of the prettiest Birds, and very popular with…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 25, 2020 at 10:26pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.1

Well the Snow Is Gone and Spring Has Sprung!

Wait...what Snow, lol?

What a disappointing Winter, I LOVE Snow!

A still valid indicator of Spring is When The Cliff Swallows Come Back To Mission San Juan Capistrano California, shortened thankfully in a Song Title.

And that's how I will begin this…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 23, 2020 at 7:44pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ST. PATRICK'S DAY PT.2 END

It's St. Patrick's Day, and no Parade this year!

It is also my Irish friend Dave Kenny's Birthday.

Continuing with my Roots Music, songs I used to get loaded to, hammered, but NO more.

It's been many years since I quit drinking, and I don't miss it a bit.

Some of these songs I remember as being…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 17, 2020 at 9:26pm — No Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ST. PATRICK'S DAY PT.1

It is time for a Playful Diversion from the News Of The World!

This is a Show for St. Patrick's Day March 17th, and over the years I've only played a song or two to acknowledge it.

This year will be different.

For the first time ever, I will do a whole show dedicated to St. Patrick's Day.

And…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 16, 2020 at 9:38pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FREE FORM #2 PT.2

This is Part Two- I didn't feel like writing, so it's pretty much the same as last time.

I am going to try it again, just play Songs with no Theme, lol!

My problem is I always think in Connections.

Here’s how I selected the Songs- they have a memory for me, they were close by, they should be played somewhere, and I LIKE…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 11, 2020 at 10:34pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FREE FORM #2 PT.1

I am going to just play Songs with no Theme!

My problem is I always think in Connections.

Here’s how I selected the Songs- they have a memory for me, they were close by, they should be played somewhere, and I LIKE them.

And on this particular day, this was where my head was at!

Simple as…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 9, 2020 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS PT.2

I’ll open this last half of our Road Trip to New Orleans with a short musical History Lesson about events over 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- earning himself a nickname in the process, lol!

For…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 6, 2020 at 4:17pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS PT.1

We were in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, so I thought we might go back 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.…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 2, 2020 at 8:46pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MARDI GRAS PT.2

I'll close out the Mardi Gras, but will be staying in New Orleans for another show next week.

The opening song in this 2nd half may surprise you- a B-side of a single by a guy you surely know.

Then an authentic New Orleans Indian group doing a song for Mardi Gras (we talked about them in the 1st half), with the leader of the group, Bo Dellis, declaring himself a Big…

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Added by Mike Pell on February 26, 2020 at 9:32pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MARDI GRAS PT.1

This week 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 recorded, renamed…and writing…

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Added by Mike Pell on February 24, 2020 at 8:16pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL2- THE BRITISH INVASION PT.2

I'll start this Episode with something that has bothered me for a long time and has nothing to do with the British Invasion.

It has to do with "Sports".

IN NO WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM IS THIS A SPORT, LOL!

And I'll even have a Song for it.

Then we'll spend some time with one of my favorites, The…

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Added by Mike Pell on February 19, 2020 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL2- THE BRITISH INVASION PT.1

Let's pay some thoughtful attention to the British Invasion.

February always reminds me of the Beatles arrival in America in 1964, and that started the onslaught.

A good thing too, because Radio and Rock & Roll were suffering from a long period of Forty Miles Of Bad Road!

I'll have some Musical Questions, some songs that will test…

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Added by Mike Pell on February 17, 2020 at 9:11pm — 2 Comments

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