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ROCKOLLECTIONS: ROCKERS IN THE MILITARY PT.2

In my attempts to bring you our music in a slightly different way, I thought it might be interesting to give a listen to some- just some- of the Rockers who served in the Military.

In order to show no favoritism to any Branch of the Services, I will be approaching them in alphabetical…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 25, 2022 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: ROCKERS IN THE MILITARY PT.1

A little History about this coming weekend.

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service.

The Day is not about division.…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 23, 2022 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MIND GAMES PT.6

The Mind is what perceives, remembers, wills, reasons, makes decisions, and more.

It is the Mind that enables us to THINK!

And that is where I am going in this Chapter.

Join me, it's Music For Thinking…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 18, 2022 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MIND GAMES PT.5

Mind Games continues with the Hippest Of All Trips!

I am going Psychedelic!

Included are a cryptically titled song by a group famous for them, and another people may have been wondering when I was going to play.…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 16, 2022 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MIND GAMES PT.4

It's Mind Games, and I thought I'd put a Theme Within A Theme.

From time to time I do The Originals Shows- playing the Hit Version followed by the Original Version.

In many cases, people don't know there was an Original!…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 11, 2022 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MIND GAMES PT.3

Finally getting back to Mind Games after some time away- and all the while surrounded by 40,000 Headmen, lol!

After some early Progressive Rock, Mind Games delves into The Blues.

Included are Eric Clapton singing with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 9, 2022 at 8:28pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MOTHERS DAY PT.2

I'll continue with our Salute To Mothers for Mothers Day.

As I talked about last Chapter, with more Mamas.

Mama can be used for Mothers or, mostly in song, for a Sweetheart.

Getting out my Poetic License, I will use it for Mothers.

And Crazy…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 4, 2022 at 9:57pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MOTHERS DAY PT.1

As you know, this Sunday is Mothers Day.

Some people go for the name Mama, but I am a Mom guy, always have been.

And I’ll have a couple of songs for what Mamas do.

If you are lucky and your Mother is…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 2, 2022 at 9:48pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL5- FAVES AND GUILTIES PT.2

Priority business prevented me from continuing Mind Games this week.

So this is a rerun of a Favorites And Guilty Pleasures show- Volume 5 from 2016.

It's what it would be like if you came over to my house, sat with a beverage and I got to play…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 27, 2022 at 8:21pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MIND GAMES PT.2

I realized I never distinguished between the American Kaleidoscope and the British one I played in Pt.1- it was the American.

Continuing to play Mind Games with you and for you, I'll start with an old James Brown song.

But done by The…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 20, 2022 at 10:32pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MIND GAMES PT.1

I have been thinking about this for years, so I finally sat down and said I am going to play some Mind Games!

After an obvious start, I'll play the Original of an old song and then the Hit Version you'll know much better.

It won't take you long…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 18, 2022 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.8 FINAL

This is it, the Last Chapter of my big look at Spring and some of the things that come with it.

And of course, it would be incomplete without a nod to those Green Thumb Folks who anxiously wait for Spring to get out into their Garden.

After a…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 13, 2022 at 11:08pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.7

We have established a link between Spring and Love, and I will continue with some of that.

I'll have some Love At First Sight songs for you.

Then the thought that was triggered by the Dusty Springfield song I played...where she mentioned Going…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 11, 2022 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

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…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 6, 2022 at 10:02pm — 4 Comments

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!

Women get it and can be the aggressors, but naturally I come at…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 4, 2022 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

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.…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 30, 2022 at 8:53pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.3

Naturally now that I started this Spring Series, it was 23 Degrees with a Feels Like 15 last night here in NYC, lol!

This Chapter the primary stop along the way is Springtime Daydreaming Laziness!

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

You need only…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 28, 2022 at 9:24pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.2

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…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 23, 2022 at 7:57pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING PT.1

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!…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 21, 2022 at 10:14pm — 2 Comments

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