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ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.14

A lot of traveling in this Episode, finishing up in L.A. and then a trip across country back to New York.

After that, a short stop on Long Island, before the long journey across the pond to more of the scene in…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 13, 2018 at 11:12pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.13

I realize just how impossible it is to play all the songs I want to in this 1967 And The Summer Of Love series, no matter how many years it takes.

In this opening half, I'll have something I couldn't ignore, Protest Music...just…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 11, 2018 at 9:49pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CARL PERKINS PT.2

We'll close out our featured artist in this final episode, beginning with a song I would have bought based on the title alone.

I'll have the 3rd of the songs the Beatles covered by Carl.…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 6, 2018 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CARL PERKINS PT.1

I was busy this week so this is an old show, I mean an OLD show, lol!

Among all my favorite kinds of music, Rockabilly has always been right up there.

There is a raucous letting go that…

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Added by Mike Pell on June 4, 2018 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GLORIOUS FOOD PT.2 END

Food, Glorious Food is the Theme.

After a quick Picnic, a trip to one of the truly great places for Food, New Orleans.

And since NOLA Food is so rich,…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 31, 2018 at 2:46pm — 3 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GLORIOUS FOOD PT.1

I am sure many of you went to a Barbecue this past Memorial Day.

Almost guaranteed were Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and French Fries!

I went to do an Odds and Ends show with that subconsciously in my…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 29, 2018 at 10:12pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MEMORIAL DAY PT.2 END

The Memorial Day Remembrance concludes for this year, but in my heart continues the other 364 days.

This time, I'll open with a song about a guy who, I hate to say it, would have made it easier on his family and himself if he had…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 23, 2018 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MEMORIAL DAY PT.1

Memorial Day is May 28th, it used to always be on May 30th before our fixation with Monday Holidays.

It is a day of Remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service- the ultimate…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 21, 2018 at 10:21pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING MATING SEASON PT.2

Spring Mating Season continues for Humans and other Earthly and Earthy Creatures.

I’ll note the…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 16, 2018 at 10:22pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SPRING MATING SEASON PT.1

Spring is Mating Season for Birds as well as many other earthly creatures.

Although humans mate all year round, studies have found that counting back from birth dates indicates two peak periods- The Holidays (Christmas…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 14, 2018 at 10:18pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: JUKEBOX MUSIC PT.3

I began last week with Music dedicated to the glorious Jukebox.

They started as wooden boxes and graduated to those beautiful old Wurlitzers, Seeburgs and…
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Added by Mike Pell on May 7, 2018 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: JUKEBOX MUSIC PT.1

There were too many good Songs About Records left over to leave them out.

So I thought I'd come back and finish it up.

There was one vinyl single I placed close to me a long time ago, just in…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 30, 2018 at 9:19pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: RECORD STORE DAY PT.2

Finishing up my acknowledgement of Record Store Day last Saturday, a recreation by Thomas Edison, inventor of the Phonograph or Gramophone, of the first words he ever spoke on Record, which was actually on a Cylinder.

I'll go off on…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 25, 2018 at 9:02pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S ONLY DEATH PT.8 FINALE

This is it, we made it, time to figuratively throw dirt on our Musical Exploration of Death In Song!

I’ll even read a Poem!

I picked the Music to end with, as I pick all the Music- I play…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 20, 2018 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S ONLY DEATH PT.6

I’ll start this Chapter with a Song that is probably the first one I heard that had such very Upbeat Music masking a Serious Message.

We have been listening to not so terribly sad Death Songs, the premise of the…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 12, 2018 at 12:53pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S ONLY DEATH PT.5

After a week off, it’s back on track for...hey, It’s Only Death, lol!

Still trying to prove that contrary to popular opinion Death can be a Ball Of Laughs.

Oh alright, but not…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 9, 2018 at 9:44pm — 3 Comments

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