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FOR A VALENTINES HANGOVER, A LOOK AT LOVE PT.2

Another Look At that part of Love that has the bumps in the road and the bruises that come with them.

All part of this Valentine's Hangover!

This time I'll start off with a reference back to last week, then a reference to the last half hour.

Including a song where we are the one doing the hurting, before we return to our safe haven as victim.

Then the…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 17, 2011 at 1:48am — 4 Comments

FOR A VALENTINES HANGOVER, A LOOK AT LOVE PT.1

Well Valentine's Day has come and gone, and of course I hope you had a great one.

I myself worked late, lol!

Last week, we tried to get a handle on Love- using songs for what it is, what it can be, etc.

This week, the Valentines Hangover- a NOT all sweetness, flowers and candy musical investigation of the other side of Love- for that faction who wants nothing to do with it, and all others who have been stung by it.

In other words, if you are over the age…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 15, 2011 at 1:51am — 2 Comments

FOR VALENTINE’S- ALL HEART SONGS (EXCEPT ONE) PT.1 & PT.2 END

Here's a show I did a few years ago for Valentine's Day.

It is similar to what I am doing this year, but just the one show, and it was "Heart" instead of "Love".

Came out pretty good I thought, so you might enjoy it.

I hope so!

Mike

FOR VALENTINE’S- ALL…

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Added by Mike Pell on February 11, 2011 at 9:23pm — 2 Comments

FOR VALENTINES, A LOOK AT LOVE PT.2

More Love songs for the approaching Valentine's Day, and ALL will have Love in the title.

And I managed to free-form it all the way to the last song of this chapter, with songs that BEGIN with the word Love!

So with the exception of the very first song of the hour and the ending one, I hit what I shot for.

Probably means little to you, but it was a nice challenge for me, and I will somewhat continue it next week.

I say somewhat because I haven't done next…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 10, 2011 at 1:37am — 16 Comments

FOR VALENTINES, A LOOK AT LOVE PT.1

Since Valentine's Day is less than a week away, I thought a Look At Love might be in order.
Now the ground rules I set for myself were that ALL songs would have the word "Love" in the title.
But with the exception of the first song I played, I noticed an interesting pattern developing...every song I chose had "Love" as the FIRST word in the…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 8, 2011 at 1:17am — 6 Comments

COVERED BY THE BEATLES VOL.1 - PT.2

For their initial visit to America on Feb.7, 1964, I will continue through the covers on that first Beatle album in England, Please Please Me.
One of them was the title song of a play, and on the soundtrack for that play as well as 2 other versions that charted, it was an…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 3, 2011 at 1:13am — 4 Comments

COVERED BY THE BEATLES VOL.1 - PT.1

I was thinking it might be fun to commemorate the Beatles first arrival in America on Feb.7, 1964 somehow.

Plus I have long been thinking of doing an "every now and then" series based on songs originally done by other artists that were recorded by them, or as it is more commonly known, Covered By The Beatles.

Seemed like this would be a great time to start, so here is…
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Added by Mike Pell on February 1, 2011 at 12:57am — 4 Comments

TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL FOR 2010 PT.4 FINAL

Concluding a tradition I have been doing for years, but skipped last year.

This year I felt like bringing it back.

It’s a celebration of the lives of those we lost in the previous year- in this case 2010.

Mostly, it’s an Irish Wake!

Many of these people have undoubtedly touched you in some way, shape or form, and made your life a bit happier and more…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 27, 2011 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL FOR 2010 PT.3

Continuing with a tradition I have been doing for years, but skipped last year.

Now I felt like bringing it back.

It’s a celebration of the lives of those we lost in the previous year- in this case 2010.

Mostly, it’s an Irish Wake!

Many of these people have undoubtedly touched you in some way, shape or form, and made your life a bit happier and…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 25, 2011 at 1:14am — 4 Comments

TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL FOR 2010 PT.2

This is a tradition I have been doing for years, but I skipped it last year- thought it might be getting played out.

Now I felt like bringing it back.

It’s a celebration of the lives of those we lost in the previous year- in this case 2010.

Mostly, it’s an Irish Wake!

Many of these people have undoubtedly touched you in some way, shape or form, and…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 20, 2011 at 3:16am — 5 Comments

TRIBUTE/MEMORIAL FOR 2010 PT.1

ALRIGHT!!! It's snowing here again, and I LOVE it!

And in my usual childish way I had to get out there in it, just came in and I have to report it is not the best snow for throwing snowballs, kinda flaky but if you stick with it you can get a decent one to throw.

Well...ahem...on to the show.…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 18, 2011 at 3:26am — 14 Comments

MELLENCAMPCOUGARJOHN PT.4 END

Alright, putting a cap on the Mellencamp Chronicles.

We are at the point where John gets divorced (something I have never officially done!).

And discover that he never drank or took drugs, but from what I hear and see about divorces he must have been tempted!

He released a somber LP as a result, Big Daddy.

His next album went back to the basics,…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 12, 2011 at 11:51pm — 10 Comments

MELLENCAMPCOUGARJOHN PT.3

I started this one out using a record executive’s buzzword, just for fun.

We are up to John’s 1985 LP Scarecrow, a classic American rock album.

That year was also the start of Farm Aid, and I remember the hours & hours long telecast.

Farm Aid continues to this day, and while I do not doubt John’s concerned sincerity, it also marked the beginning of…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 11, 2011 at 3:34am — 10 Comments

MELLENCAMPCOUGARJOHN PT.2

Continuing on, John Mellencamp’s breakthrough album was American Fool.

He won a Grammy and had his only # 1 song on Billboard.

I mentioned in this episode that in my life I have always been known to be somewhat rebellious.

Engineer Ken started laughing hysterically.

Even after the show, and I had forgotten about it, he was still laughing and breaking my…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 6, 2011 at 12:58am — 10 Comments

MELLENCAMPCOUGARJOHN PT.1

First off, I was disappointed that as I got to the radio station it wasn’t snowing.

I had a brought a song with me to play, and the forecast was for wonderful snow!

However, I was able to open the show with a rare demonstration of my excellent interviewing ability- something I just don’t often

get to do, lol!

The featured artist is John and the Cougars and Mellencamps and Smiths and Jones…

His first album was a total failure, and his manager had…
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Added by Mike Pell on January 4, 2011 at 2:14am — 4 Comments

HAPPY “NEW” YEAR PT.2 END

In this ending chapter, I will take a look at the making of New Year’s Resolutions.

Some New Beginnings.

I can understand the idea of a new year being a time of reflection on the past, and an attempt to go in a different

direction for the future.

But in point of fact, New Year’s Day is just another day- and any day can be a day for making a lifestyle change that will

make you a better, healthier person.

I will show you that in song- and use more “NEW” songs…
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Added by Mike Pell on December 30, 2010 at 12:07am — 4 Comments

HAPPY “NEW” YEAR PT.1

For those sharp-eared listeners, I confess, this two-parter is a repeat from last year.

I didn't have the time or energy to do another one for this year- and that blizzard we had didn't help.

But maybe you didn't hear last year's, or maybe it will be fun to listen again.

Give it a shot!
 
In my never-ending attempt to bring you music that is different from commercial radio, I thought for New Year’s 2011 I would play you some…
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Added by Mike Pell on December 29, 2010 at 12:29am — 5 Comments

THE ROCKOLLECTIONS 2010 CHRISTMAS PARTY PT.4 END

DEDICATED TO FAY CINCO
 
Like any Party, there can be some unforeseen incident that threatens to put a damper on it- an argument, an accident, someone getting…
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Added by Mike Pell on December 22, 2010 at 10:01pm — 4 Comments

THE ROCKOLLECTIONS 2010 CHRISTMAS PARTY PT.3

One of the things I have noticed over the years with these Christmas shows is that I am a great stater of the obvious.
I like to begin shows by telling you it's Christmastime (and THERE...I've made a decision, but you'll have to listen to understand what that means).
So I will do it again with the BEST NEW Christmas song I have heard in the last…
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Added by Mike Pell on December 21, 2010 at 1:48pm — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CHRISTMAS PARTY 2009 PT.3 & PT.4 END

Here are the the last parts I did for Christmas last year.

It's a long story, but because of my love for Christmas, they are notable for being the FIRST shows I did from home- with a mixing board, padded mic, etc.

You will hear me complaining about it, I was VERY uncomfortable back then, lol!

It is typical of the annual Christmas presentation- songs you will know and songs you will be introduced to- but all picked for a free-form reason.

Hope…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 19, 2010 at 1:37pm — 5 Comments

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