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Over the years we have travelled Home by Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
Last year, we even went by Boats.
This year the means of Transportation is up to you!
The important thing, and the one I will musically concentrate on, is getting Home For Thanksgiving.
I'll open with a great old rocker that in fact has nothing to do with our topic, but it's title and content have long reminded me of Thanksgiving- and this year it was finally time to play it.
After that, another rocker, and a classic, you are used to hearing done live- and I will play it live- but a DIFFERENT live, lol!
Engineer Ken preferred it!
I have to admit, the sound quality is excellent, probably superior to the one you have known for many years .
After that...well, I'll take it from there.
I'll get you Home For Thanksgiving.
And this is just the beginning!

Here's the link to get you where you want to go, at WLSO.FM:


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Comment by Mike Pell on November 18, 2010 at 7:07pm
Dear Scott,

Ready or not here I come, sounds like a threat! hahahahahaha.

Either that, or me having sex with a woman, LOL!
Sorry I am late with my response, I am trying to get those shows for Thanksgiving ready before I have to leave to be with friends out on Long Island.
Yeah, it took close to 11 years to listen to Ten Years After, lol!
And this:

Never heard the Joel tune, but the transition from Ten Years After to this was really nice, stylistically worked to perfection.

It did?
Wow, what a happy accident that was, lol!
I just acted on impulse- I was looking for something to play, it was early in the journey, so I thought let's say a Traveling Prayer.
Just seemed like no spot would be better for it, and I'm glad to have introduced you to it.
And I didn't really expect too many, if any, people to remember that great old Kenny Rankin song.
I was purely hoping!
As I think I told RJ, that Alabama song was suggested to me, and I liked it.
I have 2 CD's by them, think they are an excellent band, and I played them a long time ago on a Labor Day Show- think the song was 40 Hour Week, something like that.
As to why country music fits a Home Theme, well they do write sentimental songs and love where they came from.
Thankfully, they can also rock!
Again, I appreciate you taking the time to listen, and especially to write,
Comment by Scott on November 17, 2010 at 11:41am
Nice opener Mike, Ready or not here I come, sounds like a threat! hahahahahaha.

And then we roll into a cool riff, nice. Ten years after it started it stopped? kidding. Always love a nicely distorted guitar. Never heard the Joel tune, but the transition from Ten Years After to this was really nice, stylistically worked to perfection.

Kenny Rankin? In case your wondering, I don't remember that... :-)

Alabama is one of the very few country acts I will listen, I like them enough to own a good chunk of their work. And this was a nice track to include.

Why does country music always fit into a Home theme?

Nice show as usual Mike!
Comment by Mike Pell on November 17, 2010 at 1:13am
Dear RJ,
In fact, when you consider I ended the Autumn show with that long Van Morrison song, and 2nd song in here was Ten Years After's 11 minute opus (not 25 but maybe felt like it), I didn't have to pick out too many songs, lol!
Got a lot accomplished while that was playing eh?
You gotta know that song from Woodstock!
And frankly, it is true, the sound quality is far better on that version from the Fillmore East, a tribute to the wonderful sound system they had there- and I used to walk to that place as a kid and watch concerts alone.
Few of my friends liked that kind of music, so I went it by myself.
And hey man that's also true, some nerve coming from a guy who loves Skynyrd's live version of Free Bird.
What's that about, breaking my chops, lol?
I have been considering a series on the Banjo, celebrating the Rock songs that contain them.
You would be very surprised as to how many there are.
Like A Seed was by Kenny Rankin.
I really dug the Alabama song, someone told me about it. It worked.
Surprisingly, I have those suggested songs of yours, lol!
But the shows were recorded last year.
And I think I know where you are going with Simon And Garfunkel.
My memory is I considered that song, but went in a different direction.
Great thinking on your part though- just like my own, lol!
Always good to read your smart comments,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on November 16, 2010 at 1:49pm
Now that I think about it, I expect to hear a song by Simon And Garfunkel before this series is over.
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on November 16, 2010 at 1:48pm
***Spoiler Alert*** Listen to show first...

Mike, I enjoyed that show. Funny, the last show of yours I listened to you managed to play 9 songs, this show only 5. I wonder why. Oh, it must have been that 25 minute version of Going Home by Ten Years After. Of course I'm exaggerating, but I did have time to clean off the roof, rake the leaves, bag 'em up, carry them to the dump and even take a shower, and come back to the show before that song finished :-)

Just messin' with you. I thought the Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie song fit great, and it's been quite a while since I heard it, so thanks.

Seriously, the Ten Years After song was a little long winded for me, this coming from a guy who loves Skynyrd's live version of Free Bird.

The Billy Joel song was very interesting. I recently bought that album (Piano Man) but haven't listened to it yet, so I'll hear that song again soon. You'd think a banjo and fiddle would be out of place on a Billy Joel song, but I liked 'em in this case.

I also liked the song Like A Seed (I think that's what you said it was), but I missed the artists name.

And I haven't heard that Alabama song in quite a while. They were huge at one time and really put out some good country music.

Kiss has a really good song from their second album (Hotter Than Hell) called Comin' Home that's really cool (I'm just sayin'). Also, The Foo Fighters have a very cool piano ballad called Home off of their latest effort. And one more, Shinedown has a great song called All I Ever Wanted which is about home. Maybe the last two wouldn't fit since the show is about getting home, not just home, but I just thought I'd mention them.

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