I MUST RELUCTANTLY INFORM YOU THAT THIS IS MY FINAL SHOW AT WLSO.FM!
Moving along with our look at 1967 and The Summer Of Love, not to mention a long look at that cute blonde pictured here, lol!
One of many musical lessons I learned that year was that songs could be Poetry.
They could bring an economical use of words to paint pictures in your mind, regarding the standard topics of the day, as well as venturing into new musical subjects and territory.
1967 was one astoundingly exciting year for music!
So to open this chapter, a listen to just a few of those more literate offerings (with more to come as we move along in the series).
Songs that could read as Poetry on the written page…even without Music!
Which of course is not to say that there are not beautiful melodies attached to them.
After that stop along the way, I’ll play a LONG song that I venture most people haven’t heard, as it never gets played today.
In fact, it never got played much back then- Scott Muni on WNEW-FM was the ONLY DJ I ever heard play it!
If you have heard it before, it will undoubtedly bring back a memory…hopefully a fun one.
But you may have forgotten all about it- and I mean its very existence.
It is a song with a very strange story about a nightmare train ride, complete with a surprise ending that has always amused me.
Frankly, I can’t think of another song that, for me, ends with a punch line, lol!
I am talking about The Endless Tunnel by a group called Serpent Power, with its electric banjo…HUH?…and psychedelic, anything-goes experimental sound.
It was very much a product of its time, that burgeoning Brave New World Of Music coming at us from all angles in 1967!
AGAIN, THIS IS MY FINAL SHOW HERE AT WLSO.FM!
Enjoy this last one, until July 20th, when I will expire and it will be REMOVED, along with ALL my archived shows going back to 2006.
I’ll let the owner explain why this is happening, if he wants to.
I’ll have a NEW address at Podomatic.com from now on, but unfortunately when I put a show up there, I have to take one down.
So you will only have about six weeks to listen to a show at this other place, then it goes away…dissolving into space.
I would love it if you would all come along with me to the new address, I truly hope you do, as I have some great new, exciting and unique ideas for presenting our music in different ways.
So this Rockollections weekly venture will not a change in the slightest, not a bit!
It will just have moved.
But I must sadly acknowledge that with change, some listeners are always lost along the way.
It has been real nice visiting with you for all these years- invited into your homes, onto your computers, phones, MP3 players, etc.
I thank you for that with all my heart.
Here's the link for one final time, and only good for a matter of days...maybe, at WLSO.FM:
And here is that new, odd-looking link to Rockollections at Podomatic that will last longer, and I will be using from now on:
See you at the new hangout!