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Last week it was Fall Colors, this is more of a straight-up Celebration Of Autumn.
I will be playing more topical Songs For Autumn, and even dip into that Great American Songbook.
Leaves are a popular song subject at this time of year.
As a kid I loved walking through the fallen Leaves, still do- and the smell of burning Leaves was the smell of Autumn for me, sadly forbidden in many places.
Something in this Episode may surprise you, and I will give you a taste of it.
Also a guy I wouldn't ordinarily play, but the segue was too enticing to pass up.
A time to chill out, as more and more outdoors there is a chill out!
Hope you enjoy it!

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Comment by Mike Pell on November 21, 2015 at 10:18am
This is funny, "That first set was quite a sad set.  So sad that you mentioned Jon."
The song that followed Nat King Cole was in French, and as I explained was the Original version, I didn't play all of it, faded into Dylan.
The French song was news to me and I figured most people.
Van Morrison's always good, lol!
I accidentally played your all-time favorite Barry Manilow song, Weekend In New England, because it seemed to fit nicely.
Not a big Manilow fan, but it's a good song.
And the story of Mandy, it was originally Sandy, but changed because there were too many Sandy songs out there- I played 3 for the Hurricane if you recall.
I bet a lot of people thought that last song was James Taylor until I identified it!
So a dual Golden Pell, one to Nat King Cole and one to Bob Dylan.
Pretty good for a French song done in 1945, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Mike Pell on November 21, 2015 at 12:16am
Oh I've only mentioned it twice, lol!
I didn't think the Watch would do it, but I am sure he's dead.
You have a machine?
You don't even rake and still you complain, lol?
That one tree, with the TON of leaves, the tension is killing me!
I was surprised that I played Barry Manilow, lol!
Think it's the 2nd time over the years.
I call him Barely Manenough- it doesn't surprise me that he would be an asshole.
His reputation preceeds him.
That Monty Python bit is brilliant, LOL!
Oh sending you the Billy Sheehan, listen to similar beginning to Sympathy For The Devil.
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on November 18, 2015 at 8:40pm

This was a nice show.  

That first set was quite a sad set.  So sad that you mentioned Jon.  

That Nat King Cole song is just beautiful, sadness and all.  And the song that followed was in a foreign language or something.  I couldn't understand a word of it.  I guess it's just as well, for some reason the player kept cutting out anyway.

I was surprised that the next song was Dylan.  But I really liked it.  Even liked Van Morrison's tune.

Although I enjoyed the second set, I think the first set was a bit better. That being said, you did play my all-time favorite Barry Manilow song.  That's right, I'm not afraid to admit it.  I love Weekend In New England, and Mandy runs a close second.

I thought that last song was James Taylor until you educated me.

I'm gonna have to award a dual Golden Pell, one to Nat King Cole and one to Bob Dylan.  Good work Mike.

Comment by Jon on November 16, 2015 at 8:03am

Gee, you will never let that Jon Snow thing go, will ya?

Surely you've watched last season by now, so the buildup to his SUPPOSED death should be over and done with, right?

But, no. Now you want to walk thru my piles of leaves and kick them around. Jokes on you since I use a lawmower, so go ahead. Go ahead and kick those leaves. You'll just be chased by some spinning blades and how will you feel about THAT?

What's kinda funny, but really isn't, is that all the trees in the yard have shed their leaves, EXCEPT ONE. Of course there's a TON of leaves still hanging on and I don't know when they'll take their final fall. Will it be passed the yard waste pickup time? I DON'T KNOW.

Other than calling me out (which I guess I should thank you for, but won't because you want to make a mess of my yard) this was a really good show. I was surprised that you played Barry Manilow and you kind of even admitted that it was kinda out there, but it's a good song. I have a friend whose wife was in Manilow's backup orchestra at a concert in Omaha, and she said he was an asshole. This comes from someone who likes everybody, so he must have been a really supremely big asshole.

And finally, here's the greatest bit about leaves ever made:

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