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ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER LOLLAPALOOZA PT.4 END

Dispatch from somewhere in New England.

Wrapping things up from that end of August 2006 Summer Theme series, I had 17, yes SEVENTEEN, songs left over that went unplayed.

Damn time constraints are killing me.

I had planned a musical side trip to the water- the beach, etc.

Ah well, maybe next…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 26, 2013 at 11:40pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER LOLLAPALOOZA PT.3

Coming in with this one a little early, it's Next Week This Week!
I am on vacation and want to see if it works.
I'll open up this chapter from the 2006 shows, with a couple of funky summer classics and our annual playing of All Summer Long.

Then I…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 24, 2013 at 2:19am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER LOLLAPALOOZA PT.2

Picking up where we left off in that scorching Summer of ‘06, we continue with Long Hot Summer music.

Then we have 2 songs I have always felt went together.

But it wasn’t until I actually played them back to back, that I realized how astonishingly similar they are stylistically, musically, and vocally.

If that’s not enough, they both have two-word titles- and share the…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 21, 2013 at 2:03am — 13 Comments

R.I.P. Richie Havens

Richie Havens wanted his ashes to be scattered at the site of the historic Woodstock Festival, where his opening performance made him an icon 44 years ago last weekend.

Sunday, August 18, there was a memorial celebration with John Hammond, John Sebastian, and others at 3 p.m.

Following the…

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Added by Mike Pell on August 20, 2013 at 9:02am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER LOLLAPALOOZA PT.1

Here is something I did in the Summer of 2006- a particularly brutal summer, surpassed only by July this year.
This was my First Annual Summer Lollapalooza- and so far the only, lol!

In this first of 4 parts, we begin with as ROCKING a set of music as I have ever opened with.

Then the best song ever about…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 19, 2013 at 1:09am — 9 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CALL ME MISTER PT.8 FINAL

All good things must come to an end, although it may be presumptuous of me so say that this Series was a good thing, lol!
That Mr. Jones visual indicates something a bit different in this final episode of our extensive and extended look at Rock & Roll Mister…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 14, 2013 at 3:21am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CALL ME MISTER PT.7

The next to last Chapter of my exploration of Rock & Roll Mister Songs.
Not being a sexist about it, there are far more Mr. songs than Miss, Mrs. or Ms. songs combined.
The hardest part of this was choosing from…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 11, 2013 at 11:22pm — 13 Comments

No Joke These Are Real!!!

No Joke These Are Real!!!

Added by Mike Pell on August 9, 2013 at 3:36am — 10 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CALL ME MISTER PT.6

Playing Rock & Roll Mister Songs through the years.
Let's do some British, beginning with the Greatest Group That Ever Existed!
Naturally after that, some American Music is called…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 7, 2013 at 12:46am — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CALL ME MISTER PT.5

An Acoustic Guitar, what could that mean?
It means I am turning the Mister Songs over to the Folk and Folk Rock Folk for this first half of the show.
The usual collection of songs some will know and some won't, a…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 5, 2013 at 12:59am — 17 Comments

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