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This Rat Race Episode will take a first Musical Look at Jobs We Are Lucky Not To Have!
For example, Coal Mines- could a job suck worse than that?
Another mind-numbing job would be Factory Work.
I thank God I don't have to do either of those.
I have done many shows for Sept. 11th in the past, thought I'd move on this year.
But I remember, indeed I will never forget that day- and my heart goes out to those who lost their lives just simply Working, just Doing Their Jobs, and to their families and friends.
You will hear me say in here, and I mean it, "My forgiving and forgetting the evil of those islamic terrorists...that ain't EVER gonna happen"!
Hell no it ain't!
Here are the links to consider what you do for a living a gift, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
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Comment by Mike Pell on September 14, 2014 at 6:48pm
Could be you were in a better mood, or maybe it just WAS better!
I just play 'em as I feel em, lol!
Oh man, your Grandfather worked the coal mines- that job looked cool (guess they all did) as a kid but now it scares me.
A lot of them get lung disease.
Guess I was about sixteen when I got my first job, delivering groceries for a deli- I was awful, could tell some funny stories.
Tennessee Ernie Ford ordered a pack of peanuts and that's it?
Guess that's what he got on planes too, lol!
I was gonna end with Jimmy Dean but then I thought of Allentown, and how it could tie up the coal mines and set up the factory songs.
Plus it's a damn good song!
And the Golden Pell to Traffic for Shanghai Noodle Factory.
I had you pegged for that!
Maybe the Stones, but I figured you had heard all the other songs.
A meeting of the minds, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 12, 2014 at 9:56am

Cool half-show Mike.  I liked this one better than the previous half.  Maybe because it's Friday and I'm in a better mood.

Nice start with Seger.  Hard to go wrong with him.  And what a great trip through the coal mines.  My Grandfather worked some coal mines way back when, probably why he had terrible lung disease and died in his fifties.  Tennessee Ernie Ford is cool.  I once waited on him when I was sixteen.  My first job.  It was at the concession stand for the Masters golf tournament, 1982.  I saw him approaching the stand and thought to myself, cool.  He ordered a pack of peanuts.  That's it.  I turned around and told my peers.  None of them had a clue who he was.  Thanks to my Dad, I did.

Love Allentown.  Even the two factory songs.

I'm giving the Golden Pell to Traffic.  Shanghai Noodle Factory.  Cool song.

Have a great weekend pal.

Comment by Mike Pell on September 11, 2014 at 10:45pm
Who's Connie?
And the Iron Maiden song that starts off with The Prisoner quote, I don't know that either.
Must be that Heavy Metal Noise, LOL!
I'll find it with McGoohan.
Ok, you mentioned Devo last week but I didn't play them, I played the Original.
I like Devo though, so it shouldn't be on the "Heavy Metal" soundtrack, lol!
Are We Not Men?
You are Big Bad Jon!!!
Billy Joel may someday become a wimp, but he's not there yet- has written some thoughtful and rocking songs.
Still nope to Bruuce...Jesus, lol!
I had fun finishing with the Stones and Traffic, not sure about everyone else but it worked for me.
Glad you agree with the last part, it comes from the heart, and 13 years later I might be more angry!
Thanks for listening and writing,
Comment by Jon on September 11, 2014 at 7:50am

Bob Seger. Still tired of him. Thank Connie.

"The Prisoner"! You could have played the Iron Maiden song, it starts off with that quote don't you know.

I mention Devo last week and here they are this week. A song that shouldn't fit on the "Heavy Metal" soundtrack, but it does. Imagine that.

Awwww....a song dedicated to me. Thanks!

You know, when I was younger I thought that Billy Joel was a wimp who only played wimp rock. But then I heard "Pressure" on the radio and liked it and then picked up "The Nylon Curtain" and realized he was pretty good. Plus he used the f-word in a song which I thought was righteous.

Yep. Nope to Bruuce. Again.

Nice finish with Rolling Stones and Traffic.

Couldn't agree with you more on the last part!!!

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