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ROCKOLLECTIONS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU PT.3

Continuing with our celebration of ALL Birthdays Around The Calendar, I even have a song for those who don't want to be included.
Musical selections include a Happy Birthday that doesn't seem Happy, one that does, a song that captures almost all parts of my growing up by what I saw on TV, and as beautiful an interpretation of a Beatle song as you will ever hear- and remarkably it came out the same year the Beatles version did.
Oh, and in here, I will be playing what I have for many many years felt is the BEST song I have ever heard!
A rather small, minor claim, lol!
This chapter is more contemplative than the others, so please put your Thinking Caps on.
Have you noticed how I avoid saying what age I am...shrewd, lol?
I'll end the Birthdays salute next episode with all Good Feelings.
Of course there is nothing wrong with this one.
Enjoy!
 
Here's the link, the circular route, to hear it, at WLSO.FM:
 
 
Mike
 

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Comment by Mike Pell on April 6, 2012 at 2:27am
Jon,
Well it could be depressing, it was a look back, and if that brings to mind mostly screwups I could see a depression creeping in.
Of course I had done the glory days, which equally should have cheered you.
Maybe it was your mood.
You know what we need here...SOME ACID...YEAH BABY, LOL!
Cheer up and thanks for listening, writing and depressing ME, lol,
Mike
Comment by Jon on April 4, 2012 at 4:55pm

I dunno, this seemed kinda depressing. Except for the Alice In Wonderland clip. Maybe it was my mood, but then again, maybe not.....

Comment by Mike Pell on March 28, 2012 at 1:46am
RJ,
Does that include the Disney, lol?
That's alright, but I like Carly's naughtiness when she wishes for a very very large, big...never mind.
I might actually be saying that about Judy Collins version of In My Life.
Maybe I should have said there is no finer interpretation of the song.
It's tough, the Beatles & her could be a tie, harmonizing or not- and I was there, holding the ladder while they hung the moon, lol!
Another eerie moment between us, I too have felt that Tom Rush song sounds like it should be a Gordon Lightfoot tune.
But it is all closely tied together, Joni Mitchell is Canadian like Gordon, and Rush comes from up in the Boston area- almost Canadian.
You can tell when she wrote the boy skated over 10 clear frozen ponds.
Well after 1968 you could expect The Byrds to be country, but hey, I am a folkie, lol!
I'll proudly take the Golden Pell for John Fogerty (although I would have hoped for Tom Rush).
Centerfield is a terrific album, I'll have to play more from it.
And I love it when I can introduce you to a great song you haven't heard.
Thanks for the listen and writing, as always,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 27, 2012 at 11:43am

Mike,

Those first two songs didn't really do it for me, but fear not, the last 4 were superb.

 

Now, are you saying you like Judy Collins version of In My Life better than The Beatles version?  I think that's what I heard.  While I do think her version is nice, you miss all that vocal harmonizing by the Fab Four.  Wait a minute, why am I defending the band that hung the moon to the guy that handed them the ladder?

 

I swear that Tom Rush song sounds like it should be a Gordon Lightfoot tune, but it seems like I have made that statement before on a previous show.

 

Full Circle by The Byrds was really folky, but what else would you expect.  I did like it.

 

And finally, I'll give the Golden Pell to my man John Fogerty today.  I've only heard the two hits off of the Centerfield album, but I've recently been thinking about picking it up.  At least now I know there are at least 3 good songs on it.

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