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I realized during the break that the date was July 14th, Bastille Day- a big deal in France and for the French Revolution in 1789.
I was kinda proud to quickly think of a song to play commemorating it.
After that, an Academy Award Winner, a song by Lighthouse that I will always be of the opinion should have been a big hit, and still can't understand why it wasn't.
Then a Set of songs that deals with a painful situation most of us go through at some point in life- and three slightly different ways of handling it.
These 3 Folk/Rockers were Life-Changing songs for me- I heard them at just the right, impressionable age.
Therefore that's why they make the cut for my Favorites and Guilty Pleasures.
Do enjoy!
Here are the links to Listen And Mention My Name lol, at Mike Pell Rockollections:

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Comment by Mike Pell on July 18, 2015 at 11:19am

I'll be watching...and waiting...I sound like a damn stalker, lol!

Comment by Jon on July 18, 2015 at 11:03am

One day I'll post Vol. 4, probably not until next month at the earliest.

Comment by Mike Pell on July 18, 2015 at 10:58am

Jon, I vaguely remember something about Vol. 4 with the original band.

Wonder why I never got it or heard it?

I got other new ones by him!

Comment by Mike Pell on July 18, 2015 at 10:54am
Thanks a lot for saying that, I thought it turned out well.
The Judy Collins song was an impulse, cause it really didn't occur to me till the break the show would be broadcast on July 14th.
And I honestly played it for me and maybe the few people who would know it.
So it's a pleasant surprise that you thought it was awesome!
And Dylan's Things Have Changed seemed to go with it, because things have.
Like the French don't behead people anymore, ISIS does!
Man, that Lighthouse song definitely should've been a hit- came out in 1973, and they had maybe one more good album in them, having started in 1969 and always with at least some good music on their albums each year.
I'll try to remember to play more of them.
Stepping Out and Night And Day are great albums, but I still favor the first two he did (said that to Jon below).    
I didn't know that Joe has a new album coming out, but I liked that song you posted!
While I would have liked to be the guy to play it first for you, I am happy you've heard the Gordon Lightfoot song- it's a GREAT one!
Can't say if all of the voices are Lightfoot, never thought of or investigated it.
I am biased, but I say you can't go wrong with Richie Havens Mixed Bag.
From the day I first heard it, I still play it and it still means so much to me.
Funny, that song I played from Mixed Bag was only because I wanted to- while it was playing and looking at the CD, I was pretty surprised to see Lightfoot wrote the song, lol!
So that wasn't planned, and I couldn't wait to announce that!
A great observation on your part- after you said it I agree, the Tom Rush song does sound like it could be a Gordon Lightfoot song!
This is high praise that makes a guy feel good, "I'd say this was a pretty perfect show.  Loved it all the way around"!
Just realized, there was no Golden Pell winner, lol!
I've never had a guest on phone or live, I sometimes feel I talk too much myself.
And while I am sure it would be a hoot with you, Jon and me, it may be so ONLY for us, LOL!
I'd be lucky to get a song or two in!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Jon on July 18, 2015 at 10:27am

Yeah, Look Sharp and I'm The Man are awesome albums. Vol. 4 isn't too shabby, it came out in the early 2000's and features the original band.

Comment by Mike Pell on July 18, 2015 at 10:16am
That's one she didn't write, but I wouldn't dwell on it, lol!
I don't know the song about Bastille Day by Rush, and I was lucky to quickly think of anything- like JUDY COLLINS SINGING ABOUT ASS, lol!
While I like what he did later and still does, I think the first two Joe Jackson albums are him at his primitive best!
Nothing about Lighhtouse or those Life-Changing songs for me?
Just ASS, LOL?
Thanks for the listen and writing sort of,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on July 17, 2015 at 9:58pm

Here's the article about Jackson's new album  and here is the first song:

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on July 17, 2015 at 9:53pm

This was a really terrific show Mike.

That Judy Collins song was awesome.  I totally love it.  And you followed with a staple.  A very good song by Dylan.  And the song isn't that old.  Who would have thunk it?  And so you kicked off the show with a couple of pretty long songs.  Nice work.

I get your point about that Lighthouse song.  It really should've been a hit.  When did you say it came out?  Every time you play Joe Jackson I seem to like it.  I put Stepping Out (or Steppin' Out), not sure which, and Night And Day on my Amazon Wish list after the show finished running.    Are you aware that Joe Jackson has a new album coming out?  And just so you know, I thought it sounded like Joe Jackson while it was playing.

You know I like Gordon Lightfoot.  This song can't win the Golden Pell because I've heard it.  And that's two staples so far (Gordon and Dylan).  By the way, I just heard this song on the radio the other day.  The harmonies on the chorus remind me of The Statler Brothers.  Except I believe all of the voices happen to belong to Mr. Lightfoot.

Richie Havens Mixed Bag is an album I've picked up within the last year or so because of you playing him.  One day I'm gonna feature it as Album of the Week, probably when I hit the 60's for a while.  

The Tom Rush song sounded like it should be a Gordon Lightfoot song.  And the funny thing is that Lightfoot wrote the song that preceded this one.  Go figure.  You must have done that on purpose.

I'd say this was a pretty perfect show.  Loved it all the way around.  I think you should do a show with Jon and myself as your special guests.  Maybe we could tie in via Skype or something like that.  Not that you need the help or the distraction, but I bet it would be a hoot!

Comment by Jon on July 16, 2015 at 9:03am

Judy Collins said about ass? In the 60's? You could sing about ass in the 60's? JUDY COLLINS COULD SING ABOUT ASS IN THE 60'S???? What kind of world do we leave in?

You know, you could have played that song about Bastille Day by Rush. At least there's no filthy language in their song.

More Joe Jackson? I picked up a couple Joe Jackson albums that I found for cheap this week, "Jumpin' Jive" and "Laughter & Lust". Still want "Beat Crazy", haven't heard that since it was originally released.

Anyway, even though the filthy language took me out of the show, I think it was pretty good.

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