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Continuing on with the Rockollections Goes To The Movies epic series, as I am inclined to do, I thought I would take a detour.
Movie Stars!
That's what I'll do- take a musical look at some iconic Movie Stars in this chapter.
With songs you'll know and songs you'll be introduced to, about them and by them.
Not much more I can say, other than that those two masks of Dionysus representing Comedy and Tragedy will symbolize what you will hear.
Sometimes the ideas just flow, and I had a lot of fun picking songs for this half hour.
I invite you to join me, and I hope you enjoy this one.
Here's the link to both Comedy and Tragedy, and music to go with it, at WLSO.FM:

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Comment by Mike Pell on March 15, 2011 at 10:57pm
Niels is funny AND the King Of Smileys, lol!
Comment by Niels (Mod) on March 15, 2011 at 3:42pm
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 15, 2011 at 2:57pm

C'mon Niels, sometimes you are pretty funny...

Comment by Mike Pell on March 15, 2011 at 2:07pm

Smileys seem to run in the family, lol!

That's cute of her.
Give her a REAL smile for me!

Comment by Mike Pell on March 15, 2011 at 2:04pm

I didn't like them, but the music was always seeping into my head.

I am only now starting to watch Fred Astaire, and he's damn good!

Saw Singing In The Rain finally less than 2 years ago.

You hate them and I am starting to like them.

Go figure, lol!

Comment by Niels (Mod) on March 15, 2011 at 2:02pm
My daughter just noticed the smiley's, and want to say hey:         
Comment by Niels (Mod) on March 15, 2011 at 1:59pm
Man, I loved musicals when I was a kid. My favorite was "Singin' in the rain". They showed a lot of the good old american musicals on danish TV, when I was growing up. Loved Fred Astaire too. And no, I'm not "funny"  in any way. I hate musicals today, but could easily watch "Singin' in the rain" every second year or something.
Comment by Mike Pell on March 15, 2011 at 10:44am
I knew you were kidding, you are like me...never brief, always wordy, lol!
Those Dirty Harry movies are great because he is so righteously angry- the skells he shoots deserve it so much you want to cheer.
And Clint still goes on although I think Gran Torino may be the last of his action flicks- he is getting too old.
I know nothing about The Marx Bros
See, now that is a HUGE mistake!
Get in there man...their movies were pure, funny anarchy...way above Abbott & Costello or the 3 Stooges...but on a par with Laurel & Hardy (can never turn my back on them!).
David Cassidy? David Cassidy?
I cannot conceive of a time when I will ever play David Cassidy.
Maybe if there is a gun to my head...but even then it depends on what mood I am in.
I may prefer the bullet, lol!
June Carter Cash was in her 70's when that album came out, but I still didn't think she sounded like a man.
I have mentioned it before, sometimes I have an ace in the hole for a show- James Dean by The Eagles was the one this time!
Let's give them some attention around here, lol!
That Tapestry album by Don McLean is an unknown classic, a work of art.
Somewhere Over The Rainbow has been covered a lot, but I am sure the Beatles Yesterday has that distinction.and some others would follow after that.
Funny, but for some reason I never saw the Wizard Of Oz as a kid on television.
Not that I couldn't, I just didn't want to- rather watch a hockey game, lol!
Maybe because I didn't like musicals, and also couldn't relate to a girl being the main character.
But now I would like to see a kid's reaction like your son.
Thanks for your far too brief note, lol, and for listening buddy,
Comment by Mike Pell on March 15, 2011 at 10:13am
I object too, because of that huge irrelevant, lol!
I was hoping that segue from Dirty Harry would work, was a good way to start.
But my idea was to play just those first two, I literally did go scrambling for the Marx Brothers after the Harpo thought.
The Eagles are just flat-out great!
Did you know Desperado was a concept album?
My old buddy Engineer Ken was a huge fan and told me- I hadn't ever realized, so I did a show on it.
I should post it here.
No, Over The Rainbow has been covered a lot but I am sure the Beatles Yesterday has that distinction.
A few others would come after.
This Movie Theme has been a lot of fun for me, but also a lot of work getting those pieces of dialogue and editing them down.
And I have so many songs and am getting such great suggestions, I may never end, lol!
Triggering those memories in the listener is the most fun for me, and for them too I would hope.
That's why unlike others, I never print a playlist!
Wouldn't that ruin the surprise if you read what I was going to play instead of experiencing it?
The element of surprise is essential to the way I do radio.
Thanks for the listen and the good word my friend,
Comment by Mike Pell on March 15, 2011 at 9:52am
Welcome back Niels, the King Of The Emotigrams, lol!
Since he is a fellow Scandinavian, you have good reason to love that Harpo song.
And I guess you can almost SEE my brain working with the leap to Groucho & Chico of the Marx Brothers.
I love them too, never has there been such complete chaos in the movies as with them, lol!
I may have to repeat this with some other comments I see posted, but I have only seen the Wizard Of Oz once all the way through.
I used to always tune out for some reason, but one girl got me to watch the whole thing in one sitting.
I guess I was an adult, still not sure, lol!
The Exorcist was one helluva movie, and they used a couple of REAL Jesuit priests in the movie- I know because my brother is one!
Ah hell, another great suggestion...Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield...freakin' brilliant!
No I wasn't going to play it, forgot about it.
Now I don't know.
This series could go on forever, lol!
Gonna take a break from it next week.
Thanks for a great listen, writing, and good to hear from you,

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