I am going to open up this last half of Back To Back To School with a question.
A question regarding Teachers who use propaganda to brainwash kids, and although the song is from 1964, the situation has never been worse than it is today.
Then it is on to how maybe the reason I hated school was because when you think about it, the whole day for a kid revolves around it. and being told what to do.
So quickly the Rebel comes into our show, not unlike myself, making the Teachers… Continue
This was the 3rd show I had planned before I was so rudely interrupted last September.
Well not exactly what I had planned, since I added songs in the course of the year, and a different time in free-form radio brings different results.
NO songs from last year will be repeated- all distinct selections for this 2010!
It is that most awful time of year again, resulting in going Back To Back To School, kicking and screaming!
I will open with a school that I might, just might,… Continue
Here is some of a back and forth between RJ and I, regarding a series I did- The Cycle Of Life- and he suggested I put it out here.
He had asked me about my disappearing in a huff one time.
And yes, it is true- I did quit radio for a while over this and some other things.
Possibly a couple of more people will listen to the series, cause I still feel not enough did, lol!
Maybe next I’ll put up the other tipping point series, Money & The Financial Crisis, another somewhat… Continue
The concluding Part from last year that is exclusive to you- a musical look at Teachers.
Opening back up with one more GOOD Teacher song, this time a title song from a movie.
You are forewarned, both the movie and the song are so sweet, you may fall into a diabetic coma!
And notice, as I will comment upon in this episode, that none of these fictional teachers are from books- just movies & TV.
Maybe because kids can’t read.
Just a thought…cynical as it is,… Continue
Another Part from last year that is exclusive to you- a musical look at Teachers.
You know, Teachers have to go Back To School too.
I wonder how they feel about that?
Not as miserable as I was, I’ll bet, lol!
We will begin this musical look at Teachers with some words- funny words- from New York City’s own (the Bronx), and former NYC substitute teacher, Robert Klein.
Opening a very long set.
After that, well, there are Good Teachers and Bad Teachers- the ones… Continue
EXCLUSIVE to those here at Classic Rock Bottom...not like I am a big deal, lol!
This is the first hour of a series I did last year- just before our station closed down.
There had been rumors it was going to happen, and they turned out to be true.
But we quickly found a new home.
Coming next a look at Teachers.
I had songs left over and I am thinking of finishing this year.
Let me know what you think.
ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACK TO SCHOOL PT.1
Alright- cruises, boats, etc.- you need Sailors.
That is where I am going in this one.
And when I say sailor, who is the first one you think of?
I have a real good set about Sailors, and since we had the wind, I lengthened it even more.
Then a change of pace to an entirely different kind of seagoing vessel, with a button-down mind, then the World’s Greatest Group!
This one has the usual surprises I hope you have come to expect.
(Stick around for the… Continue
I thought I would try something different here, for this last official week of the season- an End Of Summer Cruise, using music as our proxy means of travel.
Whether the Cruise is on a lake, a river or the ocean- I got you covered.
Although if it is on an ocean, we might be lucky enough for some whale-watching!
Further, if you are tight for money and can’t afford a cruise, or if you don’t have a boat of your own, well, we can BUILD our own!
Which is just what we will do,… Continue
Wow did it get cool here in New York City!
But there was an awful lot of heat coming from that picture.
My memory is that for months after, when I would pass the remains of the World Trade Center, it was still burning in certain areas.
Those rescue workers went through a lot- brave and uncomplaining.
This time out I will tell you how I feel about the proposed community center and mosque near Ground Zero.
Want to take a guess?
And there will be songs with… Continue
Been a while since we did one of these traditional remembrances.
Not that I forgot- 2 years ago I was doing the Salute To Radio for my 10th Anniversary that ran into Sept.11th, and last year we were getting kicked out of our radio station.
No selfishness here, New York Songs because I am a New Yorker, do a show for that station that is back and running in New York, we took the biggest hit from those nitwit islamic terrorists, and there are simply more songs about New York than any… Continue
Here are both halves of the Sept.11th 2007 broadcast- the ONLY time my show has ever fallen on Sept.11th since it did on the fateful day.
As it happened, that show in 2001, the Beach Boys as I recall since Summer was ending, was never broadcast because the transmitter was atop one of the Twin Towers that came crashing down.
As today is September 11th, this will be a more serious chapter than the ones before it.
This is our Pearl… Continue
Tomorrow night I will be posting Part One of this year's 9/11 remembrance with New York City Songs and more.
If you are interested, I did TWO WEEKS of shows in 2007, Sept.4 & Sept.11- the ONLY time the show has ever fallen on Sept.11th.
Here are both halves of the Sept 4th broadcast.
The Sept. 11th one will follow as the week progresses.
I thank you,
As we approach the 6th Anniversary of 9/11, I will continue with a tradition I started… Continue
Did I mention Paul McCartney has said the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds was the driving force for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, lol?
He also has said God Only Knows is the best song ever written.
We continue with the other side of the album.
And in the interest of aural purity, I want you to know that I played the vinyl mono version of Pet Sounds for these two parts- the way Brian Wilson intended it to be heard.
Since I have been on vacation, a REAL traveling around vacation, not just one from radio like before, here's an old show from 2006.
I did it for the 40th Anniversary of the Pet Sounds album, so add 4 years to everything I say, lol!
It was, and still is, a landmark album.
And it is commonly accepted as the challenge to the Beatles that resulted in Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
That fact alone makes it worth a listen.
Plus, even before the Beatles, the Beach Boys… Continue
The Psychotherapy series ends with another Breakdown, then some final words from a Therapist that Love is a minefield.
No doubt about it, Love has made all of us a bit Crazy at some point in our lives.
So I decided to take the Crazy route.
And looking at all the choices I had for Crazy songs, I realized they could be a musical Genre of their own!
Several shows could be done on that Theme alone.
So it has been filed away in my memory for the future.
I hope you enjoy… Continue
Well well, August 25 is the 12th Anniversary of my being at the same station.
12 years...those people there REALLY need Psychotherapy!
These are some of the Psychotherapy Leftovers we never got to in the other chapters, and I must tell you, this is one of the strangest half hours of musical selections I have ever done.
Certainly the most somber in those 12 years!
I just went where the free-form Muse took me, and that was a weird place.
So you are forewarned, and the… Continue
Psychotherapy in August- the most wonderful time of the year, lol!
Try and find one.
Now in my role as "Dr. Pell", I have had a great success rate with my patients in Therapy.
But I must admit there have been failures.
And yes, they have had to be institutionalized!
I'll have their musical stories.
Then from the information I have gathered, it will be time for me to write some prescriptions.
These are controlled substances, so use great caution in taking them-… Continue
Continuing on with our Psychotherapy series, I think I detect some smoldering Anger out there.
Hell I feel it too- I think it's that red gear in the brain above, lol!
At any rate, there is no shortage of things to get riled up about.
So a good time for all of us to take an Anger Management Class.
You can do that with music?
Sure can...by the time we get to A Musical Apology!
And here's the warm and fuzzy click-on-it link to take us there, to… Continue
My son and I went to see Will Farrell/Mark Wahlberg's new movie "The Other Guys" today. It was pretty funny, not the greatest movie, but a good way for he and myself to spend a couple of hours together. The above song made a couple of appearances in the movie (of course it was the studio version, not the live version) that were quite funny as Will Farrell's character said he always had LRB on hand, that he had 6 discs ready at all times.
Well we have been examining some of the reasons people go to Therapy.
So far, there's been Depression and Stress.
Now we come to another major cause that is right up there- Gender Confusion.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...!
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