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ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.6

It's Spring, and to borrow from the poem "Locksley Hall" by Alfred Lord Tennyson, that's when a Young Man's and a Young Woman's Fancy Turns to Thoughts Of Love.

That's the Theme Within A Theme for this episode.

Of course, with Love and anything else, things don't always work out.

Or it can be totally inappropriate, like an uncontrollable urge for a friend's girl- that's a definite no-no!

But for the most part,…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 26, 2017 at 10:25pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.5

It's a Hormonal Thing- an increase in energy, vitality and sexual appetite.

And it's Spring Fever!

Come on, we've all felt it!

In recognition of Gender Equality, women get it too, and can be the aggressors.

But naturally I come at this from the perspective of a guy- nothing I can do about that.

And in Spring, the Ladies are showing more…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 24, 2017 at 9:27pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE 60'S POETS- LONELINESS PT.2

Here's more of The 60's Poets, and their Thoughts and Stories About Loneliness.

Again I say, these Songs Read Well Written Down On Paper!

And again I ask you to Please Listen To The Words...The Lyrics!

They are still touching to me.

And I am a Highly Opinionated Guy, lol!
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Added by Mike Pell on April 19, 2017 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE 60'S POETS- LONELINESS PT.1

It's a good time for The Poets.

I have chosen 5 Topics for The 60's Poets, and I will  over time return to them- for this Maiden Voyage the topic is Loneliness.

This is something Scott Muni used to do in his early years at WNEW-FM.

The 60's Poets were more relevant and understandable than the ones I later learned in school from their time-  the likes of Frost, Keats, Tennyson, etc.

To this…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 18, 2017 at 12:15pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.4

One of the most noticeable things about Spring is the Sounds of Birds singing again.

As you well know, they migrate South for the Winter.

And the Swallows do indeed Return To Capistrano, all the way back from Argentina.

That's some trip!

So that's what we are dealing with in this Chapter.

Both Artists and Birds Singing- as the Earth brings this Northern Hemisphere back…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 12, 2017 at 4:38pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.3

Naturally when I recorded this it was 41 degrees and pouring rain.

So expect a beautiful week coming up, lol!

In keeping with the Springtime Daydreaming Laziness of this Chapter, I have little inclination to write.

Just find a comfortable place and position, and I'll do the rest.

You need only listen.

And enjoy...there's some good Music here!…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 10, 2017 at 10:43pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.2

Well, I start a Series on Spring, and suddenly it starts to feel like it, lol!

I'll begin this episode with a couple of Harmony Songs.

After that, I will go very Old Progressive FM Radio DJ on you, if you were tuning in...oh, say in the early 1970's!

Except for a very small group of people, I may be introducing you to these three songs in a row that deal with our Spring topic.

It's a good example…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 5, 2017 at 9:14pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.1

It is Spring, although it hasn't felt like it here in New York City.

Spring is the only Season I have never taken a long Musical look at- I have done all the others.

I like Spring, but also have mixed feelings about it, as unfortunately it always brings me to a hot Summer.

I am a Winter guy!

In both Halves of this Beginning show, I have even more of a Mixed Bag of selections than usual.

But…
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Added by Mike Pell on April 3, 2017 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PT.4 END

Well as they say, the Party's Over.

This is it for Birthdays anyway- until I get the itch to do it again someday with different Music.

It's all Good Feelings for this episode.

Happy Birthday Everyone...whenever it is!


 


Here are the…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 29, 2017 at 5:32pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY 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 you will ever hear (and remarkably it came out the same year the Beatles version…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 28, 2017 at 2:56pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY 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.

This Chapter a Musical look at nostalgia as we move on in years.

That feeling that the best days are behind us, when they may actually lie ahead.

Plus, I have always…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 22, 2017 at 9:56pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY PT.1

It is hard to believe that in all these years I have never tackled the subject of Birthdays as a Theme.

Birthdays are fascinating- some people eagerly look forward to them while others dread them.

But the one indisputable fact is that we ALL have them!

Everyday is Someone's Birthday.

So a Celebration of All Birthdays Within the Calendar Year, leaving no one out.

And I hope this is a…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 19, 2017 at 10:18pm — 5 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL7- ODDS AND ENDS PT.2

It’s an Odds & Ends Get Together!

A very very loose show, just things that were near and caught my eye.

Let’s go get Stoned with some Songs you should know.

Mostly Sixties Music, but not all.…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 15, 2017 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL7- ODDS AND ENDS PT.1

Here's one of those every now and then Odds & Ends Shows I like to do- no Theme!

But I do seem to find some connections, lol!

For an Amy’s daughter promise, I’ll start with one of the 2 songs Elvis recorded in his first real recording session at Sun Records Studios.

Because of a very busy week, this is a true Old-Fashioned Free-Form Radio Show- whatever was sitting close to me had a chance to be played.

A…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 14, 2017 at 3:32pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SUNDAY PAPERS PT.6 FINAL

This is it, gonna finish up The Sunday Papers.

To begin, from time to time it is necessary, or for chosen reasons, to give a look at the Classifieds!

After that, in every Series there are some Songs that don’t fit into any Category- I will take the opportunity to play them here.

Finally, I said weeks ago that over the course of your…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 8, 2017 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SUNDAY PAPERS PT.5

Well at least it got colder for those Winter Morning Sunday Papers.

I got a few more Songs for the Arts & Leisure Section.

Then, I would hope most of you remember the great Steve Allen!

There was a bit he did where he read Actual Letters To The Editor from the NY Daily News, always angry ones.

The Humor was in Steve’s reading them with the mad passion and…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 6, 2017 at 10:22pm — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SUNDAY PAPERS PT.4

The next part of the Sunday Papers we may choose is frequently more of a daydreaming, window-shopping one, the Travel Section.

All those places we wish we could go to!

I’ll have a nice Mixed Bag of Music, including a song that mentions every form of Transportation imaginable, and by a surprising Artist.

Let’s Go Away For A While!

Next, a fun Section that I will continue with next week- Arts And…
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Added by Mike Pell on March 1, 2017 at 10:48pm — 9 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SUNDAY PAPERS PT.3

I will pick it up where we left off in the Sunday Papers with the Section I went for after the Comics- Sports!

And don’t forget, Spring Training is in full bloom.

Say, whatever happened to those Cold February Winter Sunday Mornings I was talking about, lol?

We will move on to the next Section that no matter how long we put it off, sooner or later Life will ensure we will be subjected to the…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 27, 2017 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SUNDAY PAPERS PT.2

Our interest in the Sunday Papers changes over the Course Of Our Lifetime!

The first Section grabbed for in almost everyone's life is as a kid- the Sunday Funnies, The Comics.

I'll have some Musical Memories of Comic Characters gone away and still around.

Then on to the next Section.

Bearing in mind I am a guy, what might that be, lol?

To be continued next week, in the precise Section…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 23, 2017 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE SUNDAY PAPERS PT.1

This is another Series I've been thinking about for a long time.

There's nothing better on a Cold Winter Sunday Morning than coffee, breakfast in bed or making love rolling around with the Sunday Papers!

While the New York Times was the model chosen with it's many Sections, the Old Gray Lady is just grayer now, and at it's best when doing Feature Articles.

And some may remember a time when they considered Rock &…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 21, 2017 at 9:39pm — 4 Comments

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