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Some more Red Music, and by no means am I trying to play The Greatest Red Songs Of All Time.
As a matter of fact, I refused to leave my chair, playing only Red songs I could see and reach without getting up, lol!
A Lazy Spring Day!
The only requirement was that I LIKE the song, but I like most things I hear.
This is a show maybe even more Free-Form than usual- an unprepared, make something out of nothing effort that came together without much thought.
I leave it to you to decide if it worked or not.
Hey, it's only Music...enjoy!
Here are the links, and do Reds Have More Fun, lol?, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:

At Soundcloud:


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Comment by Mike Pell on May 18, 2014 at 11:08pm

Guess you are right, and it extends to a third generation.

There seems to be some bitterness between the first two, some bad feelings, but your Mom is always your Mom no matter what.

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on May 18, 2014 at 10:04pm

I think the song can be about any child-mother-child combination and how they are ultimately connected.

Comment by Mike Pell on May 18, 2014 at 7:24pm
Had computer problems...what's new?
Yes, I am a big fan of Lucy Kaplansky.
When I came back to the music after I stopped listening, I kept hearing her as a backup singer on so many folkie albums, plus she had released her own.
The more I heard her, I figured there must be something to her, and there is.
And she is the Golden Pell winner, nice choice.
The song seems to be about a bad mother who despite that left a strong lesson for a strong child.
Not the usual song topic, what do you think it's about?
As for Red Hot, I agree the Robert Gordon version is much better.
But Sun records was churning out great Rockabilly and Sam Phillips was letting the boys have fun!
Playing The Royal Guardsmen and Van Morrison back to back may be a first not only for me but for anybody ever, lol!
Oh I don't know if The Red Thread is the greatest Golden Pell winner ever!
When I think of all the other winners, there must have been another I feel stronger about- but then, it is your pick!
Having outdone myself with minimal effort makes me re-think the whole concept of the show!
Now what am I gonna do, LOL?
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Mike Pell on May 16, 2014 at 1:00am

Oh THEM...never mind, I escaped!

Squeaky female voices are a formula to hide a lack of talent- that way they just have to LOOK good!

But they make my ears bleed, lol!

Comment by Jon on May 15, 2014 at 6:50pm

Them. The one's holding you hostage. Don't let them know that I know that they're holding you hostage because "I don't know".

Squeaky female voices are all the rage (I think). Or maybe it's due to a lack of talent.

Comment by Mike Pell on May 15, 2014 at 5:21pm
I simply saw that Snoopy song and played it.
Then I thought, what have I DONE, lol?
But it was all in fun, thought I'd mock myself.
Nice to know you'd  come and rescue me when you have some free time.
I mean, don't rush or anything, just when you get a chance!
I like Love's version the best too- and it reminded me I still have that Love cover by UFO you sent me, a good one!
Tim Hardin was GREAT!
But a strange dude, ex-Marine, serious druggie till it killed him, but what a heart for beautiful songs,
Now this: "don't let them know that I know".
Know what? And who are THEY, lol?
My problem with female singers these days is they all sound so squeaky, like they are 15 years old, even if they are in their 50's like Madonna.
I hate that- but Lucy Koplansky sounds like a woman!
It's true, whenever I start taking myself or the show too seriously, I say "hey man, it's only music"!
As for rescuing me, while you are heroically looking for some free time in your schedule, I'll be cancelling my I Love Jon t-shirt, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing, no thanks for saving me,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on May 15, 2014 at 10:21am

Must say, I believe The Red Thread may be the greatest Golden Pell winner ever.  That song is beautiful.  Lyrically and musically.

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on May 15, 2014 at 10:14am

Mike, I really enjoyed the second half of this show.  It was really good from start to finish.

You are a big fan of Lucy Kaplansky aren't you?  I believe she may have moved into staple territory.  And this song is so good that I'm gonna listen to it again when I finish typing this.  She has a great voice.  This is the Golden Pell winner and I really, really, really, really, really like it.  Are you getting the hint?

Arthur Lee and Love, Elvis Costello (staple) and Tim Hardin were all terrific.  And I really liked the two versions of Red Hot, probably liking the latter version by Robert Gordon slightly better than the former by Billy Lee Riley.  You're right, they do sound like they are having fun.

Everything else worked too, especially The Royal Guardsmen and Van Morrison.  

You may have outdone yourself with minimal effort today my friend.

Comment by Mike Pell on May 14, 2014 at 9:20am

HEP me!!!

Comment by Jon on May 14, 2014 at 7:44am

I9t sounded like you didn't want to play that Snoopy song? Are you being held hostage, forced to play that song? If so, just nod. I'll come and rescue you when I have some free time. 

Love! I know it's a cover, but you know who else covered that? Toni Basil! Ted Nugent! And more! Out of all the versions I've heard, I like Love['s the best.

Elvis. Ick. 

That Tim Hardin song was good.

pssst...don't let them know that I know.

That song from Lucy Koplanski was ok, but she sounds like a lot of those type of female artists. You know?

Nice show, but you really had to say "it's only music"? C'mon.

Wait. Unless they made you say that.

Don't worry, I'm looking for some free time in my schedule.

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