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ROCKOLLECTIONS GOES TO THE MOVIES PT.4

One thing I'd like to clear up before anything else, I didn't mean to mislead anyone in the previous half hour- the Johnny Horton song, Sink The Bismark, was used in U.S. theater trailers for the film, it was not used in the film itself.
I will be staying in the 60's for this episode of Rockollections Goes To The Movies.
And I'll open with a tip on how to get into the Movies- write the script!
That was what an ex-standup comedian did to assure his being in the Movie.
You'll hear from him and the title song from it.
After that, music and more from some real Classic Movies of the 60's, particularly my favorite year 1967, the year I discovered FM Rock & Roll radio.
And a look at that decade's emergence of the Anti-Hero, a profound shift from the Movies we had seen previously- the rebels, criminals, outlaws, etc.
There were all kinds of new things happening in the 60's, particularly with the music.
I had fun with this one, and I hope you will too- but look out, there will be some curveballs in here!

Ready...here's the link to the show...now ACTION!, at WLSO.FM:

Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on March 11, 2011 at 4:25pm
RJ,
I love movies too, and there never is enough time.
What's New Pussycat doesn't bother me, I played it after Woody Allen talking about it- it would have weird NOT to play it, lol!
And you are correct sir, I played it on the Happy "New" Year show- nice going!
As I wrote Scott, Tom Jones and I co-exist- he does what he does very well, but I am not overly crazy about his music.
Although I don't consider him Rock, I have to admit he did some good songs, and with those women throwing their hotel keys & panties at him, I would have switched places with him a few nights, lol!
Glad I redeemed myself with S & G, but you have to see The Graduate, it's a classic.
Cool Hand Luke is one too, and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid you have to see because it is as much a comedy as a drama.
And Bonnie And Clyde was funny too, and shocked everyone with its violent ending.
I just did the first half of the next show, and I took a detour, which I like to do- keeps people off guard and me unpredictable, lol!
Not sure what the 2nd half will be, I just sit down and go where I am gonna go with the music, but since I have some 60's left that shouldn't be ignored that should be the direction.
And I am getting the feeling people may be tiring of the series, so I may take a week off from it.
But I will definitely be doing the seventies and eighties, that is solid!
Thanks my friend for listening, writing, and sharply paying attention,
Mike
 
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 11, 2011 at 9:38am

Only worked half a day yesterday, so I'm just getting to this.  Let me say, this is a very cool theme.  I love movies, and I wish I had more time to watch them.  Especially older ones that either I've seen but can't really remember or classics that I've never seen. 

 

What's New Pussycat has to be one of the worst songs ever put on vinyl.  I really can't listen to it with a straight face.  It also seems like you've played this song in a previous show.  I have no problem with Tom Jones, but this song is absolutely awful.

 

But you totally redeemed yourself with some Simon & Garfunkle.  Love the song Scarborough Fair.  Also the scene from The Graduate was cool.  That's another classic I've never seen.  But the song Mrs. Robinson is fantastic.  "Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio/A nation turns it's lonely eyes to you".  That's a great line, as you mentioned.

 

Cool Hand Luke I've seen, but it's been a while.    Paul Newman was a great actor.  And Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid was just on TV the other night.  I was able to watch a few minutes of it, but not nearly enough. 

 

I also liked The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde.  I like songs that tell a story like that.

 

Great show Mike.  I like the sixties, but I'm really looking forward to the seventies and eighties...

Comment by Mike Pell on March 11, 2011 at 2:15am
Scott,
I am glad you are back, good to hear from you!
Now about Tom Jones, well after Woody Allen I wanted to play the title song of the movie, just seemed like the right thing to do.
Tom Jones and I co-exist- he does what he does very well, but I am not overly crazy about his music.
Although I don't consider him Rock, I have to admit he did some good songs, and with those women throwing their hotel keys & panties at him, I would have switched places with him a few nights, lol!
Simon & Garfunkel were so good it boggles the mind- glad you appreciate the intelligent lyrics and wonderful harmonies of the two.
Yeah, I was glad I played the Graduate seduction scene, and it is Simon and Garfunkel afterward.
Man, those were some classic movies in there,,,you really ought to get in there and watch them- Cool Hand Luke, The Graduate, Bonnie & Clyde, Butch & Sundance, 2001 Space Odyssey...and I have more coming.
Have to admit though, never saw West Side Story all the way through, but I know the music from it.
What can I say? I was never into musicals, so like you, just catching up, lol!
 
Cool trip down memory lane, now I just gotta go get some memories! 
 
 
That's the way, let's make some NEW memories!
Oh, the show was in Imax, lol!
Thanks for listening and writing, and welcome back,
Mike
Comment by Scott on March 10, 2011 at 8:27am

Hey Mike, sorry to have disappeared on you the last couple shows...  Fortunately, or not hahahaha, Im back!

 

The shows kicks off with Tom Jones...  I dont really care for his style, I think his vocals are over the top and I cant get into him.  I really dont understand how he became so huge...  oh well...

 

Nice positioning in the playlist from the wacky outrageous vocals of Jones to the subdued, spirtual, and understated beauty of Simon and Garfunkle.  Im back on board!

 

Loved that Graduate bit, cracks me up!  Is the tracks that follows also Simon and Garfunkel?  I think it is, and really I should know since its so familiar, but Im drawing a blank.

 

1967 movies, I was one or two years old that year, so I probably need to go back and watch some them, hahahaha.

 

Most of the back end of this Ive never heard.  But unless Im mistaken this show was brought to us in big and beautuful THX, right?

 

Cool trip down memory lane, now I just gotta go get some memories!  hahahaha

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