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ROCKOLLECTIONS: REBELS PT.2

This time out in our musical look at Rebels we'll be making our first visit to Rebels In Film.

I would think the two dominant forces in that category would still, after all these years, be between Marlon Brando and James Dean.

Brando came first...and Bikers are ALWAYS Rebels, lol!

Also…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 28, 2020 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: REBELS PT.1

It's time for this.

I've been thinking about doing this for years, and these National Lockdowns signaled to me that this was the time.

So this week it's Rebels!

Those wonderful people who shake up the Status Quo!

I have mentioned that I am the rebellious type- a  balky, defiant, …

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Added by Mike Pell on May 26, 2020 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MEMORIAL DAY PT.2 END

The Memorial Day Remembrance concludes 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 not come home from war overseas.…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 21, 2020 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MEMORIAL DAY PT.1

Memorial Day is May 25th, 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 sacrifice.

I'll open with a song that is also a Poem,…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 19, 2020 at 8:48pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: NATIONAL TRAIN DAY PT.2 END

I am going to start off the last half of this National Train Day show with a little something that, if you are of a certain age, will have your memory whirring.

And all in keeping technically within our Theme.

After that, as I so often do to get…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 13, 2020 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: NATIONAL TRAIN DAY PT.1

It is understandable if you missed National Train Day, we had Mothers Day Sunday and that was far more important.

Some background- National Train Day is a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of Rail Travel and the…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 11, 2020 at 8:08pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.12 FINALE

This is it, the Grand Finale of For The Birds!

A last chance to play what you may have expected to hear.

I'll begin with a perfect little Pop Song by the Kinks that was only available as a Bonus Track- I can't believe they would not have released…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 6, 2020 at 8:56pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: FOR THE BIRDS PT.11

What a Crazy Spring!

We are getting very near the end of For The Birds, to the great relief of some, lol!

I went Pecking for some Deep Cuts in this Chapter.

The Birds will be the beautiful Peacock, the…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 4, 2020 at 8:12pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: RETURN TO THE MOVIES PT.2

We continue Rockollections Goes To The Movies with that most American of Movies...The Western.

Actually, for many years now I have been making a list of tunes for a Series, The Wild West!

It's just a matter of time until I get around to it, and…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 29, 2020 at 8:44pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: RETURN TO THE MOVIES PT.1

Rockollections Returns To The Movies, this time with heaping portions of Hot Buttered Popcorn for everyone.

I wonder why Movies and Popcorn go together so well?

Having established that Saturday Night is the night to go to the Movies, I'll now…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 27, 2020 at 11:01pm — 2 Comments

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

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