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Mike Pell's Blog – January 2013 Archive (9)

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…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 30, 2013 at 2:34am — 9 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: REBELS PT.1

It is Time!
I've been thinking about doing this for years, and the fact that Elvis Presley's birthday was Jan. 8th and James Dean's is Feb. 8th signaled to me that this was the time.
So this week and next, it's Rebels!…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 27, 2013 at 9:54pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MLK AND SONGS OF FREEDOM PT.4 END

We begin our final chapter with another interpretation of the song we ended the last chapter with.

Great songs tend to be covered by other artists, and this one has been done at least by the Chambers Brothers, a weird but thoroughly enjoyable version by the Vanilla Fudge and the one I have chosen.

There is just something about the interplay of guitar and voice that does it for me.

Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 23, 2013 at 12:27am — 15 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MLK AND SONGS OF FREEDOM PT.3

Martin Luther King's Birthday was observed Monday, but we got a jumpstart on it with his real Birthday last week.

And Freedom is of course a year-round endeavor.

This chapter I want to open up with 2 of the greatest British bands of all time, and their songs of freedom.

In our brief history of Dr. King, we note the injustice of those bad old days- doesn't make sense really.

And in light of that, the next two-song…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 21, 2013 at 12:21am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MLK AND SONGS OF FREEDOM PT.2

Continuing on with our presentation of Martin Luther King and Songs Of Freedom.

I am going to open this one up with another version of the song we left off with.

I will have more biography about Martin Luther King, the greatest of the Pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement.

But there were other pioneers too, including those in music, who were putting themselves out there and singing the same message of…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 16, 2013 at 1:40am — 21 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MLK AND SONGS OF FREEDOM PT.1

This will be a two-show Series, and I am doing what I love to do best.

Taking a Theme and running with it- no worries about playlists, genres, decades, etc.

January 15th is the ACTUAL date of Martin Luther King's birthday, which means it falls on the day of the terrestrial broadcast.

So, some history about him and some songs about Martin Luther King and Songs Of Freedom, within the Rock & Roll framework.

These…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 13, 2013 at 10:51pm — 10 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE PT.2 END

After a song to begin this 2nd half which you will surely know, I had a song I wanted to play by BTO mainly for Engineer Ken Stanley.
It was fun back in those days, he and I would be the only ones in that part of the building- everyone else had gone home.
Me in…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 8, 2013 at 11:23pm — 16 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACHMAN TURNER OVERDRIVE PT.1

BTO- Bachman Turner Overdrive.

That’s the featured group this outing, and it's a re-run from 2008- back when I was with good old Engineer Ken Stanley.

BTO were from Winnipeg, Canada, and you'll hear me say it's a place that once had an NHL hockey team- they lost it in 1996.
Those people live the game as I do, the city is famous for it’s…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 7, 2013 at 12:51am — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LIFE AND THE NEW YEAR PT.2

Happy New Year!
Doesn't that hungover feeling and that throbbing, alcohol-soaked head make you feel like 2013 is going to be GREAT, LOL?
The most enjoyable surprise for me yesterday was hearing from my old pal Engineer Ken…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 1, 2013 at 10:21am — 9 Comments

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