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ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL.5- ODDS AND ENDS PT.2

Finishing up with our Odds & Ends, something the late Scott McKenzie, of San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair) fame, did with his Music that to my knowledge was unique, and went extremely undetected by listeners.

He re-wrote the same song 3 times in the course of his…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 30, 2020 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: VOL.5- ODDS AND ENDS PT.1

I hope you are ready for Some Odds & Ends, I Am Ready!

As I was playing the first Set, the title of the album of one of the songs reminded me of Alan Freed.

Further, something triggered a memory of him being born in December.

Turned out I was right- Dec. 15th 1921.

He's the…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 29, 2020 at 2:07am — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PT.2

After the Intermission, we continue with 1946's It's A Wonderful Life and the project of inserting an updated Rock & Roll Soundtrack into it.

And it is true, I did have a box of tissues nearby.

After all these years, this Movie still gets to…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 23, 2020 at 10:13pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE PT.1

I wanted to do this for a long time, provide a Rock & Roll Soundtrack to the much loved and immensely popular movie, It's A Wonderful Life.

Soundtracks albums are very important and profitable for Movies nowadays.

That was not the case in…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 21, 2020 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020 PT.2

We continue with the Christmas Party, and you know how at some parties there is one clown who starts trouble?

Well, at our Party that Troublemaker will be ME!

With tongue-firmly-planted-in-cheek, I'll take a musical look at what I call "The…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 16, 2020 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: CHRISTMAS PARTY 2020 PT.1

Welcome to the annual two-week Christmas Party.

It is usually an exercise in experimentation, and this year is no exception.

All I knew when I sat down to do this show was that I had an opening song- then it took on a life of its…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 14, 2020 at 10:55pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACK TO THE RAT RACE PT.2

Using the Rat Race to make Money for Christmas Gifts, etc. for this Holiday Season.

A friend wrote me with a suggestion for a song to end the Series with.

Two things- first, I think I have a better pick to end it with, and as is so often the…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 9, 2020 at 7:36pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: BACK TO THE RAT RACE PT.1

You know, I never did end the Rat Race Series.

So after flippant diversion and neglect on my part, we go back to the Rat Race to earn some money for Christmas Gifts and all the other things that go with the Holidays.

It's all about Working For…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 7, 2020 at 9:01pm — 2 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: GEORGE AND JOHN ON THE BBC PT.2

Moving on to John Lennon in our remembrance of the lives of two men who were a part of something that probably will never happen again, the phenomenon that was the Beatles.

Dec. 8th 1980 is the unforgettable night John died of gunshot wounds.…

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Added by Mike Pell on December 2, 2020 at 8:57pm — 2 Comments

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