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ROCKOLLECTIONS: ART AND ARTISTS PT.1

I am refreshed after the Birthdays re-runs, and thought I would take some risks.
Looking at the Calendar, I saw that March 30th would have been the 161st Birthday of Vincent Van Gogh.
That got me to wondering if there was enough Music to do a Theme show on Art & Artists.
There is and I will.
In fact, it seems I can do two full shows, or 4 parts here.
I had to go to the dark recesses of my Music Library for many of these Songs.
And I'll start with Music inspired by Van Gogh himself.
So I hope you'll join me for, never mind the Songs, but many Singers and Bands I have never played on Rockollections before!
 
Here are the links to something perhaps very different, at Mike Pell Rockollections:

At Podomatic:

http://radiopell.podomatic.com/entry/2014-03-23T17_50_58-07_00


 
At Soundcloud:
 
 
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on March 26, 2014 at 3:17pm

Oh it's something that causes embarrassment in humans.

You wouldn't understand!

Comment by Jon on March 26, 2014 at 2:55pm

What is the meaning of the word "shame' that you bring up? It is something I have never experienced. Please explain. 

Comment by Mike Pell on March 26, 2014 at 2:08pm

See, now when you say BS it can be taken 2 ways- maybe no Springsteen but I am sure you have loads of BS in you, lol!

I have a Greatest Hits by ABBA...I've never played it!

So that's an alluring factor, lol!

I looked it up too, and while I have some Dylan bootlegs I don't have that one.

Plus I feel like you are cheating, calling me on something like an unreleased song... for shame AGAIN Jon, lol!

Comment by Jon on March 25, 2014 at 7:20pm

Once? I'd toss in Abba as well. It would be free of and and all BS. 

Fine, I'll do he work for you.

It's only on bootleg BD albums, the name of the song is:

Are you ready?

"Vincent Van Gogh"

Comment by Mike Pell on March 25, 2014 at 6:54pm

Jon, why don't you just tell me...now I have to look it up myself, probably something I just forgot cause I have so much Dylan.

You SHOULD have your own radio show.

We could all listen to Death Metal & Enya.

I'd listen ONCE, LOL!

Comment by Jon on March 25, 2014 at 5:09pm

Really? You don't know what album the Bob Dylan song comes from? REALLY?

I should get my own damn radio show!!

Comment by Mike Pell on March 25, 2014 at 3:16pm
RJ,
Good to be back, and the rest made me take this topic on, been thinking about it for a long time and it's a tough one.
Glad to finally clear up the Don McLean song, I love it when that happens.
That's funny, your wife owns a couple of Enya albums, but this is the first song you've ever heard, LOL!
I guess it's a chick thing, but I was almost reluctant to play Enya- and I confess to liking a lot of the things I've heard by her.
She was an Almost, Boz was an Almost.
But the Golden Pell went to the PRECISE song I had you down for, lol!
The song by Fever Tree is called The Man Who Paints The Pictures.
I really felt it would be that, or a longer shot was the one by The Creation.
There were a lot of unknown songs in there but I thought it came out well.
The same is true for Part 2 later, a real mixed bag!
Thanks for writing and listening, and I always enjoy your openness to all kinds of music...hell you'd hate this show if not for that, lol,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 25, 2014 at 2:55pm

Good to have you back Mike.

This one started off very mellow.  And, believe it or not, I liked it.  I've heard that first song before by Don McLean, but never realized what it was about.  It has a hauntingly beautiful melody.  So does the next track by Enya.  My wife owns a couple of Enya albums, but this is the first song I've ever heard.  Almost gave it the Golden Pell, then you played Boz Scaggs.  That was very nice.  Almost gave him the Golden Pell.

Then you played several songs that I enjoyed, but none better than the song by Fever Tree.  I think you said it was The Man Who Paints The Canvas or something like that.  That's my Golden Pell winner right there.

Welcome back.

Comment by Mike Pell on March 25, 2014 at 2:13pm
Jon,
I got into Art because at an all-boys school the Art teachers were always young and hot looking, lol!
And later I discovered Art Museums were fantastic places to pick up girls.
I like the smell of paint, until it overwhelms me- never tasted it or paste, I was smarter than that.
Hey, it's on your Bucket List, lol!
Oh yeah, eating paste while listening to death metal and Enya sounds like the way to go.
I thought twice about playing Enya, but I always do it anyway, lol!
Now this is Mad Magazine material,
"I once tried to cut of my ear while building a snowman. I thought it would make it more artsy, especially with the red snow. The patron at the Wayward School For Boys though otherwise. I was forced to go to the hospital and got 300 stitches. My ear is crooked and small. I haven't grown into it yet, or it has grown into me. One of those."
Hahahahahaha!
I went deep into the Library, had to, for these songs, and had a slight concern about nobody knowing them other than Don McLean (ever notice, I seem to change the pronounciation of his name every other time).
But so what, I did it anyway.
Glad I taught you something, forget it and I'll remind you.
Alright, I confess, I did NOT know Bob Dylan did a song about Van Gogh!
If I did I would have played it.
How'd that slip by me, what album is it on?
Oh just trying to make me feel better.
Woe is you alright, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing, too bad I couldn't culterize you,
Mike
Comment by Jon on March 24, 2014 at 7:37am

I never got into art. I'm sure I was forced to paint when I was younger, but chances are I ate the paint because it looked so tasty. There was one guy that ate paste, but I think every school has someone who eats paste. Never tried it, but it did smell good. Sometimes I have regrets, not eating paste is probably #1 on my list. I could do it now, but the thrill just isn't there.

I don't have a problem with Enya. She good to listen to between severe death metal songs. It's a nice balance, probably would be a better balance if I ate paste while listening to death metal and Enya.

I once tried to cut of my ear while building a snowman. I thought it would make it more artsy, especially with the red snow. The patron at the Wayward School For Boys though otherwise. I was forced to go to the hospital and got 300 stitches. My ear is crooked and small. I haven't grown into it yet, or it has grown into me. One of those.

So, this song and the other one from Don McLean are the only ones I can say I know right off the bat. Never knew it was about a painter. You taught me something, but I'll forget it in a little while. I thought it was about a dog.

Did you know Bob Dylan did a song about Van Gogh? Did you? I did. Well, I do now. I checked. Did you?

This was an interesting show, there's so much I learned about VVG!

Ok, I didn't really learn anything, just trying to make you feel better. Woe is me!   

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