Classic Rock Bottom


That picture of the remarkable statue was taken by me not long ago.
It is prominently displayed at St. Ephrem's R.C. Church, about a mile or so from where I live in Brooklyn, an area with traditional values and a long memory.
To be honest, I was quite surprised to see September 11th falling on a Tuesday this year- man, I gotta check the calendar more closely and often! 
That's the day of the show, when it is broadcast terrestrially over the airwaves. 
And those airwaves fell silent for months after Sept. 11, 2001 because our transmitter, like so many others, was atop the fallen World Trade Center.
But sometimes hastily assembled shows turn out very well.
I hope that is the case here.
In this Part One, I decided to go right into a couple of things to start the show, because they seemed so much better than anything I could have said to begin.
Following that, it was time to at least acknowledge the aggression I always feel on this day, with songs that in a way share that feeling inside me...probably not the intention at all of the songwriters.
It is a balancing act that I juggle each year providing you with a thoughtful show or shows for 9/11, all the while dealing with and attempting to hide the seething anger that comes with this still sensitive subject and day.
And talking about things, along with music to soothe the savage beast, can sometimes help in that department.
So then I'll have some music for you that might be the proper, charitable way to think on this solemn day.
It will be interesting later today to hear if any of this is censored at the over-the-air place- but for you, the complete presentation in its entirety.
I make no apologies, bow to no one, I am just being me.
Using music again as my personal Western Union to deliver a message.
At the very least, in this opener and the second half of the show to come, you will get to know me better.
Here are the links to get to some music with real feeling, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic


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Comment by Mike Pell on September 16, 2012 at 10:49pm

Yes, I am in that one!

Also, Saving Meg Ryan's Privates.

Another was Ben-Hur, Done Her!

And many more.

Comment by Jon on September 14, 2012 at 6:44am

Is On Golden Blonde one of your dvd's?

Comment by Mike Pell on September 14, 2012 at 1:23am
I know what you mean, you are always feeling good, lol!
Credit has been applied to your account.
Get that Bruce...even though he has turned into a big mouth!
Hey, my porno DVD's go for BIG bucks, lol!
Comment by Jon on September 13, 2012 at 6:44am

Yeah, the haunted tour kinda sucked. But I was feeling good, if you know what I mean.

I was confused. I saw a couple cannons and a couple statues and thought that was it. But we made up for it by wandering around the huge battleground, so give me that much credit I guess.

Bruce ain't going to happen. Ever.

SELL them on street corners? Hell, I probably would have enough issues trying to give them away for free!

Comment by Mike Pell on September 12, 2012 at 10:28pm
Looks like I can reply to a number of your crazed thoughts in one shot, lol!
Yeah, I think it was a young woman who was accidentally killed in Ge.
And I didn't bother with the haunted crap because I don't believe in that stuff, plus I am too cheap to pay for campfire tales.
But HOW on earth could you think Gettysburg was the size of your yard, lol?
Man, you gotta pass all the monuments to the states on both sides of the road- the one for Pennsylvania is as big as a courthouse!
And read that again, I in my neverending humor, asked HER for naked pictures.
That's why her reply was so astonishingly flattering.
You NEED to add Springsteen...otherwise it's a bogus record collection, lol
Oh no, the confusion continues:
Don't worry though, you can still send me your nekkid pictures that you promised!
Good grief, I didn't promise ANYONE naked pictures, you ninny, lol!
Just like I don't carry pictures of my own sweet self in my wallet!
Here is the actual email that went between us, she being someone I don't know, especially what she looks like, and she was clearly referring to the 9/11 show:
I love you, Mike!
Why I thank you Eve.
Now just send naked pictures.hahahahahaha!
Must have been something I said?
I hope that clears this up, and I wouldn't send you naked pictures of me, you would just sell them on streetcorners, lol!
Comment by Jon on September 12, 2012 at 5:05pm

oh, crap. that was meant to be an email. DISREGARD EVERYONE!

Comment by Jon on September 12, 2012 at 5:05pm

Don't worry though, you can still send me your nekkid pictures that you promised!

Comment by Jon on September 12, 2012 at 5:03pm



I will NOT add Springsteen!

We went to Gettysburg a few years ago, Connie is a big Civil War buff. When we got there, we saw this small bit of land and I thought it was where all the battles took place. I mean it was SMALL, about the size of our yard. I belive it was near the house of the lady that was shot while baking break or something.

Needless to say, I was a bit underwhelmed so we went on a "haunted tour" and then I drank. We left a day later, she wanted to go to the Boyd's Bear factory and then we saw a bunch of cars on top of a hill and lots and lots of land. So we decided to see what they were checking out and there it was...the MASSIVE FRIGGIN' BATTLEFIELD.

Yeah, shows what type of Civil War "buff" she REALLY is.

Oh, and nice job. See what happens when you offer to send nekkid pictures? YOU LOSE FANS!

Comment by Mike Pell on September 12, 2012 at 1:30pm
Thanks bro, take a look at what I wrote RJ.
Even Springsteen you liked?
Man that must hurt to say, lol!
By the way way, if you don't have Born To Run you don't have a record collection, lol!
I'll bet there were a lot of songs in this episode you've never heard right?
Last year I went to Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, apparently I am 2 centuries behind.
I think it would piss me off honestly, as it still does when I pass the mostly flat area where the WTC used to stand.
Thanks again for listening and writing, hope you like Part Two,
Comment by Mike Pell on September 12, 2012 at 1:23pm
Thanks RJ, people seemed to like it.
I just got a letter from a woman with the show attached saying she loves me...and I jokingly said send naked pictures, lol!
She responded with a jawdropping this, "It is the infinite profundity of your soul - - as reflected in your rockollections. Be very well, dearheart."
As for a show about getting the bad guys, again I'll give you some insight.
When I was picking out songs for 1967 (will continue, sorry), I got the idea for a show or series regarding Heroes & Villains, based on that Beach Boys song- ideas are always coming to me.
I don't know, Scott MIGHT be right...that's a beauty.
Another tie for the Golden Pell, with Gary Fletcher and Springsteen.
That makes it better, I mean I played more than just ONE song that got your ears perked up!
So I think I like ties and even triples.
Hint received and things are on the way.
I had some time left, not enough for a full song and I didn't feel like gabbing to the break, so I immediately thought of good old Mike Moran, who could not be mistaken for anything but an Irish guy from New York, lol!
Give him ONE MORE PLAY now that the other dip is dead!
Hey I did a computer Search on my PC for Tesla, and nothing came up.
So send it either again or for the first time, ok?
Thanks for listening and writing,

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