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Mike Pell's Blog – June 2014 Archive (10)

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 4TH OF JULY PT.1

I did this show a couple of years ago, so when you hear me say it is America's 236th Birthday, substitute 238th- on the day the Declaration Of Independence (my favorite document ever!) was approved and ratified.

Older than me, but I'm pretty damned independent too!

I had long had this idea for an opening set for a 4th Of July show, and I finally remembered to do it!

As you well know, it was July 4, 1776 when we declared…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 29, 2014 at 11:45pm — 23 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.4

I'll open this Episode with a sort of Point/Counterpoint concerning the Wedding Ceremony itself.

One song has the Groom wanting a simple City Hall bonding, while in the next the Bride would like the perfect blue sky, birds singing Nuptials in the Chapel.

Just opposite sides of the same coin!

Then three tunes that share not only beauty but a Title.

And after some modest soul-searching, I will reveal the Real Reason I…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 24, 2014 at 11:39pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.3

I started last week with Love and Marriage- Love I know about, I just never got into the Marriage part.

But as I look out the window, today seems like a nice day for a Wedding.

In this Chapter, I'll tell you about some of my Roots (we all have them)- childhood reminiscences from my life, and the Soundtrack to it regarding Weddings.

A trip back to a simpler time, when Love and Marriage did go together like a Horse and…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 22, 2014 at 10:14pm — 5 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.2

And this Lifelong Bachelor continues with Love and Marriage....some nerve, lol!

To open this Episode I'll have some Trivia about June Weddings, and a Mixed Bag Set of Music.

Then, throughout the History of Rock & Roll there have been songs about being Too Young To Get Married.

A nice fuzzy little subject for Song, but in real life something that comes with…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 17, 2014 at 10:54pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE PT.1

This is the beginning of Love and Marriage, a Theme I may have no right doing, having never exchanged those Official Vows.

Then again, it may afford me a perspective that comes at it from a different angle from those who have previously been or currently are Married.

I picked June to do this because there are more Weddings this month than any other.

We have all…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 15, 2014 at 11:45pm — 10 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: NATIONAL RIVERS MONTH PT.4 END

I will start off this final episode with a few more Real River songs- for Rivers that geographically and specifically do exist.

Then a couple regarding one of America's most famous Rivers, at least in song, that we have been misspelling for well over a century!

I have a behind-the-scenes story about doing a show one time, and Engineer Ken Stanley refusing to play a song that I wanted to come on next.

So while one song was…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 10, 2014 at 11:54pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: NATIONAL RIVERS MONTH PT.3

Continuing on...National Rivers Month is a time to enjoy all of the things that Rivers bring to our communities.

Rivers provide drinking water, recreational opportunities, environmental ecosystems and wildlife habitats.

Rivers have also been used as a source of food, for transport, as a defensive barrier, and as a source of hydropower to drive machinery.

So don't pee…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 9, 2014 at 12:05am — 8 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: NATIONAL RIVERS MONTH PT.2

Opening up this chapter on Rivers, I have a test for you.
Sometimes I like to see just how smart the listeners are, lol!
So you have the length…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 3, 2014 at 11:37pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: NATIONAL RIVERS MONTH PT.1

National Rivers Month is celebrated annually during the month of June to promote awareness and preservation of the country's Rivers.

For this event, I have gathered a bunch of my favorite River songs.

And as usual, there are far too many for me to have time enough to play.

So I'll just let the tide take me in that Free-Form and Free-Association way of choosing the songs, flowing along like a…
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Added by Mike Pell on June 1, 2014 at 10:16pm — 6 Comments

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