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Alright, as we celebrate the Fall Foliage, it is time for you to meet, or become re-acquainted with, ROY G BIV!
Any idea who that is?
Well, honestly he is not a person but rather a teaching aid used by the nuns when I was in grammar school.
It was a way to remember the Color Wheel, an acronym.
I am shocked that since I did this show that only a couple of people have told me thay have heard of this- even to the point of folks on the East Side of Manhattan not knowing what I learned on the West Side.
Maybe those old Sisters Of Notre Dame were on to something, because it is still unforgettably effective in my little brain.
So that is what we will do on the Wonderful World Of Color Radio this time.
You'll get the idea real quick, as I take you and ROY G BIV musically on a trip around the Color Wheel.
Enjoy the ride!

Here's the link to a sort of colorful rotary dial (remember them?), at WLSO.FM:


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Comment by Mike Pell on November 5, 2010 at 5:23pm
Good man...happy you feel that way, lol!
We do love our music!
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on November 5, 2010 at 4:51pm
I'd call it enjoyment, not obligation.
Comment by Mike Pell on November 5, 2010 at 1:44am
Dear RJ,
Glad you enjoyed it, I had a good feeling about it.
Red Rubber Ball by The Cyrkle was a nice pickup on your part, not many folks know it was written by Paul Simon.
Orange Skies by Love was my ace in the hole for this chapter- what an underrated group!
Check THEM out.
Surprised you never heard Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell, who wrote it.
An even better song along the lines of those lyrics is Whose Garden Was This? by Tom Paxton.
Let me know if you can hear it, if not I'll send it.
Everybody loves Creedence, lol!
And you can't go wrong with Roy Orbison either, one of the greats with a huge catalog, and a Traveling Wilbury don't forget.
Joe Jackson, who I've met and lives here in NY, was a great rocker who has moved into many other things, including jazz- I like his embracing other styles.
Indigo was on my wheel, lol!
Violets Of Dawn is one my fave songs of ALL-TIME, and while I am a huge Lightfoot fan, nobody does the song better than Eric Andersen himself. While Nlson's is a valid version, I don't remember why I didn't play it by him.
Should send that to you- it is pure poetry, and I could talk volumes about my meaning of the song.
Leaves That Are Green is very early Simon & Garfunkel and a great tune, more poetry.
And I am glad we agree on the haunting Harvest Moon by Cassandra Wilson, that was a version I* had been looking for a reason to play.
Nice comments brother...keep 'em coming- but please don't feel obligated, lol,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on November 4, 2010 at 11:05am
***Spoiler Alert!!!*** Song titles revealed....

First Mike, I have decided on a new way of listening, which is really just an adjustment on how I've always listened to your show. Because you play so many songs I've never heard (which is a good thing), I'm gonna jot down whatever comes to mind for each song. Then we'll discuss it after I've listened.

I enjoyed this show a lot. There were quite a few songs that were new to me, a couple that were familiar but I hadn't heard those versions, and only one that I knew well.

1. Red Rubber Ball by The Circle - This is what I jotted down...Folky, sounds like it could be a Simon & Garfunkel tune...of course, you revealed later that it was written by Paul Simon, so I guess I was at least in the right ballpark.

2. Orange Skies by Love - This song has a beautiful, atmospheric 60's sound.

3. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell - One of the songs that I'm familiar with (somebody covered it recently and that gets played on the radio now) but I've never heard the original. The lyrics are amazing and the song really fits since she says they cut down the trees and put 'em in a tree museum, so they could charge us to see 'em (paraphrased, of course) and the title has the third color of the wheel in it.

4. Green River by CCR - Awesome! The one song I knew well. I love this song. What a great driving song. You should definitely be cruising down an interstate listening to this.

5. Blue Bayou by Roy Orbison - This is one that I guessed correctly on the artist. He had a great voice and I should look into his catalog. And yes, I'm much more familiar with the cover by Linda Rondstadt.

6. Mood Indigo by Joe Jackson - I like a few JJ songs, but I've never heard this one. The only color I could think of before you got to this letter was Indigo, but I was hard pressed to remember it being on any color wheel I've ever been taught.

7. Violets Of Dawn by Ric Nelson - Beautiful song. I jotted down that I could easily hear this being performed by Gordon Lightfoot as it was very folk sounding.

8. Leaves That Are Green Turn To Brown by Simon & Garfunkel - Not familiar with the song, but these two always sound brilliant.

9. Harvest Moon by Cassandra Wilson - That's a very nice cover of Neil Young's classic, and I agree with you that it sounds very haunting.

Nice show brother...keep 'em coming.

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