Classic Rock Bottom


My computer is still out there in Lost Staplesland, and I will have more to say about that.
Just so you don't forget me, and coming off last night's avoiding a government shutdown BECAUSE of what I considered a Financial Crisis and still do, here is a series I did last year.
Some considered it controversial- I never had such angry feedback and never got in so much deep crap.
Especially Pt.4, the terrestrial station I am on wouldn't PLAY it!
Hell it was, and is, MY opinion, and I stand by it!
Here is Part One and Part Two of the series.
Let me know if we are still friends by the time we get to Part Eight, lol!



As promised the last time, a look at our being caught up in, and being far too concerned with, the material world.
I don’t feel like writing today, and there are Stanley Cup Playoff games to be watched.
After all this time, you know what I do and how I go about it- it is a different way of presenting music.
I have here in this chapter words spoken and music played.
If you listen you’ll get the message, so why write about it, lol?

Here's the link to Part Three:





This is the one that caused the most uproar!
Here is another chapter on Money and The Financial Crisis from me, self-appointed Pessimism Czar.
I wanted to make sure I got the chance to take a poke at the those repulsive bottomfeeders we call politicians.
This also gives them time to send any agency they want after me- maybe I need some reindoctrination, lol!
Bring it on punks!
There has never been a time when I held politicians in such utter contempt- they have dipped below even lawyers in the scum department.
The music here will reflect my feelings, and maybe yours, maybe not.
But I have always done an honest presentation of Rockollections.
Frankly I am uncomfortable with this on a rock & roll show.
But a Financial Crisis is a Financial Crisis, one that is looming big-time in my opinion, so the honesty from me is still there- and I hope I am wrong about all this.
Big government will bring us economic collapse, it’s as simple as that.
If I can make someone aware or curious about the future, and they take a good long hard look, then all the better.
Hell, I played protest songs in the 60’s, so why not in 2010?
Here’s something my man Neil Cavuto wrote in his Common Sense:

Back to Reality
By Neil Cavuto

"Good month, good quarter.
So why, a lot of you ask, do I always talk about this economy and these markets and just say, good grief?
Because I’m worried.
I’m happy to see the market up and moving; it’s just that lots of things have me fidgeting and worrying.
I know markets climb a wall of worry, but I’m talking a bigger wall of reality: The reality of spending money we don’t have; blithely assuming we’ll have buyers for all this debt we can’t stop.
I just find it ironic that Boeing was the worst performer among the Dow 30 stocks today, even though it was the best performer for the first three months of the year going into today.
Boeing ending the quarter with a warning: Health care will cost. A lot.
They’re just the latest. There will be more.
Because there will be a reckoning for committing companies to bills they cannot pay, and a society to a tab it cannot afford.
There will be other countries, like China, who say it ain’t worth the fuss holding dollars, so they pull back; and more secret meetings of countries looking for financial alternatives to us, so they will push back.
There is some comfort in knowing as bad as things are here, they are worse out there. So we benefit not because we still don’t stink, but because they stink more.
That is hardly the stuff on which bull markets are built, but these are exactly the markets to which suckers are drawn — convinced that we’ll find a way to pay for all of this. And companies that dare complain are making political hay of this.
I say, enough of this — and back to reality. Not red, or blue: Green. We’re spending it, and we’re losing it.
Just don’t lose sight of the simple reality that what fuels this rally isn’t so much what Barack Obama is doing, but what Ben Bernanke is providing: near zero percent interest rates.
Rates so low, it keeps inflation in check, and investors in clover. Until the bills come due; the folks who help pay them demand more for their trouble, and suddenly they’re not zero. And mortgages aren’t five percent, and the prime pushes higher, and our financial date with destiny comes nearer.
Because hear me when I say that date with destiny is coming.
A date marked by Republicans who let spending get out of control and Democrats who took the reins and let it get out of control more.
A bipartisan blood bath, brought to you by a government that saw it but didn’t tell you, and presented now by a lowly TV anchor, here to say: I warned you.
Have a wonderful day".

Here's the link to Part Four:


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Comment by Mike Pell on April 16, 2011 at 4:32am

That's good.

I can't remember what I played and I DID the damn show, LOL!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 15, 2011 at 7:55am
Actually, I have heard it all, I just can't remember what you played.  But when I hear it, it comes back to me.
Comment by Mike Pell on April 15, 2011 at 1:03am


Well George was, now he's beyond the moon, lol!

Good song though, as were all in that set, despite the fact you didn't like 2/3 of them.

I always have to remember that for everyone who doesn't like a song there is another who does.

And Madonna was a good fit, and that always present element of surprise I enjoy so much.

Don't worry, you won't hear me play much of her, lol!

As for Lauper, I hope you read what I said about her voice- and for me, she has done some good songs I like.

That John was John Batdorf, formerly of Batdorf & Rodney who I have played before.

Personally, I think the best song I played was It's Money That Matters, a unusually great rocker by Randy Newman!
And dammit, I am RIGHT about our economic woes- I did these shows a year ago, and look what's going on in Washington now with all those nitwits!

Finally, that Billy Joel might fit somewhere else too- you haven't heard it all yet.

Sharp pick on your part, great minds think alike, lol!

Great to read your thoughts, thanks,


Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 14, 2011 at 2:57pm

George Harrison, isn't he a quarter of the dudes that hung the moon? 


Usually, I'd probably like most Police songs you play, but Spirits In The Material World has never been one of my favorites from them.


As for Madonna, I'll take a few of the pics that Scott mentioned and that's it.  And for Cyndi Lauper, don't even give me any pics, and although I'm not a fan of hers at all, that song's not half bad.


John somebody that played right before C. Lauper was pretty cool.


By the way, I'm not sure if you ever got around to playing it or not, but Easy Money by Billy Joel would probably have fit in here somewhere.

Comment by Mike Pell on April 13, 2011 at 1:40am

You were relieved and then unrelieved
Hahahaha...well I do like keeping people off-balance!
I thought about it, and said what the hell, play Madonna just for the surprise factor.
Scott, one of your funniest lines ever, "OK OK, I'll admit to liking a few of her songs and lots of her pictures".
I couldn't have said it better, lol!
And thanks for the pass!
I like a number of Lauper songs, but she doesn't photograph as well as Madonna, and her voice drives me up a wall.
I am writing a biography of Lauper, Rosie Perez and Fran Drescher.
It will be written on SANDPAPER, LOL!
Thanks for the opinions, writing and listening,

Comment by Scott on April 12, 2011 at 9:07am

OH Thank Goodness...  I had a moment there where I thought you were going to spin some Madonna!


I like that Police track but thats about it from them!


WAIT!!!  You did it!  you played Madonna!  OK OK, I'll admit to liking a few of her songs and lots of her pictures  :-) But thats not one of them.  But because your Mike, you get a pass this time.


A very New Wave-ish show Mike, I liked it (sans the Madonna track).  I will also admit to liking that Lauper track.  Probably the best one she's done.

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