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ROCKOLLECTIONS: CARNIVALS AND CIRCUSES PT.4

Continuing with the Circuses, if there is one name that comes to mind regarding the Big Top it is PT Barnum!

He called himself a Showman and was quite the character- doing Circus-like things for decades before actually getting involved in the Circus after he was in his 60's, and being…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 12, 2021 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CARNIVALS AND CIRCUSES PT.3

Last week it was Carnivals, and this week it's Circuses.

As a kid it sounds like so much fun to Run Away and Join The Circus.

But as you get older you realize it could be just a Sad Escape!

I'll talk a…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 10, 2021 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CARNIVALS AND CIRCUSES PT.2

I guess Carnivals and Circuses are not allowed during this pandemic, so I will provide them for you.

Which as usual conjures up some snarl in me!

I have seen many others doing soothing shows to get us through the Lockdowns- not ME,…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 5, 2021 at 9:28pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CARNIVALS AND CIRCUSES PT.1

Well the Weather is warm enough here in the Northeast for Carnivals and Circuses.

I remember as a kid growing up close to the old Madison Square Garden on 49th Street.

And in late March they really did come around the neighborhood and paste…

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Added by Mike Pell on May 3, 2021 at 10:09pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: KENTUCKY DERBY PT.2 END

The selections in this half will be more Kentucky Derby specific.

But it’s still Horses, Ponies and anything else I think of in my Free-Form way.

Related to a couple of Songs in case you didn’t know- a Mare is a Female Horse, and a Quarter Horse…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 28, 2021 at 9:44pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: KENTUCKY DERBY PT.1

I sat down to do a Free-Form Show but something was nagging me.

And I remembered, Saturday is the Kentucky Derby.

I did a show for the Derby once before, I think around 10 or 11 years ago, and it was time for an Update!…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 26, 2021 at 9:40pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LET IT RAIN PT.8 FINALE

Well this is it, at long last the Finale- until I get the itch to do Rain again someday.

By the way, it was pouring outside the morning I did this Chapter.

I knew weeks ago what song I would end this Series with, so it was just a matter of…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 21, 2021 at 9:05pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LET IT RAIN PT.7

For this Episode I thought I would just throw the Kitchen Sink at you with Rain songs as they came into my head.

I think most of these will be known to you, but maybe not.

One was banned by Radio Stations, one by a group that had begun in the…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 19, 2021 at 10:17pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LET IT RAIN PT.6

I decided to go Folk in this Chapter.

Included in this Episode is the urgent thought, during the old Cold War, of Rain As Metaphor for Nuclear War and Radioactive Fallout- hang onto something if you have never heard these- the poetic words will come fast and furious!…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 14, 2021 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LET IT RAIN PT.5

I have a correction to make.

Last time out, I must have thought I was going to tell a story- I incorrectly identified the Rascals album as Once Upon A Time...it is in fact Once Upon A Dream.

For this Chapter, I asked a few friends Why People Walk…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 12, 2021 at 10:49pm — 4 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LET IT RAIN PT.4

Continuing with our April Showers and Rain Series, I'll get a little serious regarding Farmers.

Too little Rain or too much Rain and you are in a World Of Hurt, it's a tricky balance.

Don't make enough money, you might lose your…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 8, 2021 at 12:54am — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LET IT RAIN PT.3

There has been more Rain in these shows than we have actually had in April.

But it will come!

Among other things, I'll take a look at Rainmakers in this episode- those who say they can do it and those who believe in them.…

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Added by Mike Pell on April 5, 2021 at 8:48pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LET IT RAIN PT.2

I was thinking during the break about that somewhat lame Rain sound effect I used in the first half.

That got me to thinking about songs that have the Sound Of Rain in them.

And what was the first one I remember hearing?…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 31, 2021 at 9:31pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: LET IT RAIN PT.1

This is another of those Theme Series I long thought about doing.

I like the Rain- of course I like Snow better- but Rain can be very enjoyable, romantic, calming and a whole lot of other things.

I should hit on some songs you have forgotten…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 29, 2021 at 9:01pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CYCLE OF LIFE PT.8 FINAL

Well, we have been through Birth, Childhood, Adolescence, Marriage, Child Rearing, Middle Age and Old Age.

And we have put it off for as long as possible, just like in Real Life.

But now...now it is Time For Us To Die!

It is part of The Cycle Of Life.

However, you should know me by…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 24, 2021 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CYCLE OF LIFE PT.7

In the last Chapter of the Cycle we hit Middle Age.

This week The Cycle Of Life takes us into Old Age.

And while it has its Joys, it comes with its own Perils too- Loneliness, Senility, the ever present Specter Of The Grim Reaper to name a…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 22, 2021 at 9:43pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: PRODUCT PLACEMENT PT.6 END

Alright I an going to wrap up the Product Placement In Song, with paper and cardboard boxes.

It's time for some good old Junk Food and Where To Get It!

Candy, Soda, Ice Cream, Pizza, even Cigarettes to close out a meal, lol!…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 17, 2021 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: PRODUCT PLACEMENT PT.5

It's more Product Placement In Song, if you can handle it...and I think you can, lol!

I have chosen Airlines to begin, Specific Brand Name Airlines hidden or obvious in the Tunes, and starting with some Heavy Hitters!

In doing these Shows I have…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 15, 2021 at 9:34pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: PRODUCT PLACEMENT PT.4

After Magazines in the last Episode, I have the Product Placement of Newspapers in Music.

There should be a surprise in here.

And including one particular Paper rolled up and used as a Potential Bug Killer!…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 10, 2021 at 8:51pm — No Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: PRODUCT PLACEMENT PT.3

I have more Product Placement, and I am going to start with a Song that really doesn't belong on a Rock Show.

But this little Rockollections Thing is a Free-Form Animal with a VERY Broad Policy about what can be included!

I'll give you a little…

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Added by Mike Pell on March 8, 2021 at 9:49pm — No Comments

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