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Here is the first of a series of shows, a Salute To Fathers, leading up to Father’s Day and going a few days beyond.
I did it for Mothers, so it is Fathers turn.
And like with the Mothers, listening to the words is mandatory,
I am not wallpaper! I don’t DO background music!
So kick off your shoes and get a cold one, or a hot one, or a room temperature one (those winos!) and give me a little bit of your time. It's a different way to present our music.
We will musically explore songs from Sons about Fathers, Daughters about Fathers, going the other way Fathers to their Sons and Daughters, some humor, Good Fathers, Bad Fathers, Fathers I wasn’t sure about (lol), Conflicts between Fathers and Their Children, some Miscellaneous Songs that didn’t fit any category, and finally Unfulfilled, Unfinished Business and Death.
By the final shows, I will have to issue a disclaimer.
This first chapter will contain a very popular song that you know, and have always heard with a bleep in it- no bleepin' bleep this time!
In these endeavors, the singer/songwriters, musical poets and storytellers will be checking in, with the usual surprises.
Oh, and I apologize for the 1st song, if I had to do over again I would have chosen another way to open.
There's no way to go back and change it- it's one of the dangers of trying to be cute, and reaching for a song without playing it first or thinking it through.
Let the Paternity Suit begin.
 
Here's the link to get this series started, at WLSO:
 
 
 
Mike

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Comment by Mike Pell on June 14, 2011 at 11:52pm
RJ,
Yes, Father's Day is a good topic, particularly since I did Mothers.
Nice that you still have your father, although I don't have such great memories of mine- less than a handful of good ones.
Mom was the one for me, not uncommon for the Irish!
Chick-A-Boom sucked as an idea to start, and I apologized for it.
Part of the perils of free-form...the occassional awful idea that seems good at the time but you can't undo it.
I know I saved myself with the Mel Brooks/Carl Reiner comedy bit, but it just hits me over the head that I should have STARTED with that!
Very interesting to hear the Johnny Cash song without the bleep eh?
And it's not even that offensive nowadays.
I am sure I said it, but I can only agree that Leader Of The Band is one of the greatest and most beautiful songs ever written about a Father. 
I hear those songs and envy those who had/have fathers like that.
That George Strait song is outstanding, and takes an obvious spiritual turn at the end.
For me, it is almost always about the lyrics and context in these Theme shows.
I say almost because there are times I just want a kickass rocker!
As for this:
 
 
you'll most definitely get around to "That's My Job" by Conway Twitty,
 
 
I did pick it out, but I can already say I most definitely will NOT play it.
The limitations of time force me to leave things out, and I ALWAYS have leftovers.
When I pick the songs to play they are like my little children, and I always feel truly bad having any of them go unplayed.
However, I realize I have to make cuts and stop at some point.
Good to hear from you,
Mike
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 14, 2011 at 2:29pm

Mike,

What a great reason to play some music, Father's Day.  I'm very lucky, I still have mine, and I feel for anyone who has lost theirs.  He's getting older (73) and he doesn't see well at all anymore, but as recently as 7-8 years ago he could still work circles around me. 

 

That Chick-A-Boom song was wierd.  But you saved yourself with the Mel Brooks comedy bit and the Simon And Garfunkel tune.

 

I absolutely love the Johnny Cash song, A Boy Named Sue.  And I like that same line you quoted.  And I must say that Leader Of The Band is one of the greatest and most beautiful songs ever written about a Father.  I love that song.

 

The Peter Gabriel song was okay, but I like the George Strait song a good bit.  I haven't heard it in a while, but it's really cool.  So, since you are playing some country, you'll most definitely get around to "That's My Job" by Conway Twitty, right?

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