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EXCLUSIVE to those here at Classic Rock Bottom...not like I am a big deal, lol!

This is the first hour of a series I did last year- just before our station closed down.
There had been rumors it was going to happen, and they turned out to be true.
But we quickly found a new home.
Coming next a look at Teachers.
I had songs left over and I am thinking of finishing this year.
Let me know what you think.

Here’s the beginning of a series I have been thinking about doing for years.
But it would always clash with the Remembrance Of 9/11, and my priorities being what they are, I could never get to do this.
Since I replayed the 5th Anniversary Of Sept. 11th, the way is clear for me to finally take on the theme of Back To School.
This was always the most depressing time of year for me.
The fun was over, and I hated everything about it.
It was only 5 or 6 hours a day, but hell, they were prime hours!
No more playing baseball all day- and the World Series would be coming, back when they played the games in the DAYTIME!
Plus hockey would be starting in a month- what a horrible time to be locked up in school!
And I couldn’t stand those kids who actually looked forward to school starting, those morons, lol!
So after some memories of hanging around the old school, songs for people who felt like I did.
And even a couple for those nitwit others!
If you are anything like me, you will cringe at the memories but enjoy the music, as we go Back To School.

This is the link to Pt.1, at WLSO.FM:


This outing I will musically take on the double-edged sword of being a guy and having girls in the classroom.
I went to Catholic grammar school, and shared classes with girls.
I went to an all-boys Catholic high school, and I am so glad I did.
I owe my education to that, as I never would have learned anything with the combination of my raging high school hormones and the presence of females, lol!
Well, that and the discipline of being taught by the Christian Brothers, who took no crap- precisely what is missing in schools today.
We keep throwing more money at the school system, Johnny still can’t read, and the obvious answer is that lack of discipline.
I can only imagine how many teeth I would have been spitting out if I told, say Brother Kevin to go f— himself!
Anyway, I would have been checking out the female form more than what the teacher was saying.
Probably be concerned with my own appearance too- something that was of no concern to me among a group of other guys.
And judging from what I see of today’s uber-developed, looking-older-than-they-are high school girls it could only be worse.
It wasn’t until college that I was once again in classes with the ladies, and my 2 favorite things of the school day were flirting and lunch.
So the other edge of that sword is that maybe some hottie would make you WANT to go school!
Among the music I will play this chapter is the first song by a duo destined to become immensely famous and popular, but by a different name.
Three different interpretations of an old racy Sonny Boy Williamson song- all done by British artists who loved that American Blues.
A B-side from a former Beatle, and we will go out with another duo, one-hit-wonders, but not the hit.
Oh, and finally ending with another fairly obscure song from a Legend.
Nothing wrong with this episode, in my considered opinion.
You should like it- but what do I know, lol?

This is the link to Pt.2, at WLSO.FM:


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Comment by Mike Pell on September 22, 2010 at 3:21pm
Pretty pretty good my friend.
But I ain't saying anything more, except two are still in the pile waiting to be played, lol!
Actually, I shouldn't say anything...just play the show and add up the score.
But you guys are getting to think like me- OH MY GOD!
Comment by Scott on September 22, 2010 at 2:41pm
Heres 3 more Techer/School songs I think would fit nicely in this series... But what do I know, Im stuck behind a desk and not a radio mike...

.38 Special - Teacher Teacher
Supertramp - School (This one would work real good)
My Old School - Steely Dan (Another real good fit for the theme)
Comment by Mike Pell on September 22, 2010 at 1:07pm
Ah shit, I guess SO....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
Best laugh I've had in a while.
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 22, 2010 at 1:05pm
Mike, don't you mean...trigonometray??? HaHa
Comment by Mike Pell on September 22, 2010 at 12:58pm
Dear Niels,
Well there was a lot of old Rock.
And that might be the case again if I do another School show this week- I still have the unused songs from last year in a neat little pile, plus some added ones.
See, EVERYBODY including me likes that McCartney song.
Should have been released on its own.
And man, you guys are getting to know me, and I LOVE it, lol!
Thanks for listening & writing- as long as it's praise, lol,
Comment by Niels (Mod) on September 22, 2010 at 12:47pm
Good shows. Not a lot of ROCK, but good shows.

I liked the McCartney-number. I had never heard it before.

I was waiting for The Ramones and "Rock'n'Roll High School" but I guess, you saved that for another show.
Comment by Mike Pell on September 22, 2010 at 12:42pm
Dear RJ,
Glad you enjoyed both halves too.
I would guess it has been a while since you heard the Cat Stevens, it seems to have fallen off those hated computer playlists.
As for Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, the most lecherous one was definitely by Ten Years After, lol!
Like I said to Scott, that McCartney song is a great B-side, and somebody besides me should have flipped it over.
That flip in learning with Mickey & Sylvia is very cool, I barely remembered I had it.
But my man Mr. Cash I went looking for.
"Algebray"...hahahahaha- wasn't nearly as bad as trigonometry though!
I won't give anything away, but you got a couple right in your predictions.
Teachers should be here tomorrow night.
And I am trying to add another School show for this year.
If I can get past computer & family problems.
Thanks as always for your input,
Comment by Mike Pell on September 22, 2010 at 12:31pm
Dear Scott,
Oh the DREAD...I know, I know, lol!
The Cat Stevens has been somewhat forgotten, and the Tom & Jerry is history.
Yeah, that McCartney song is a great B-side, somebody besides me should have flipped it over, lol!
What can you say about The Man In Black?
I always jump at the chance to play Johnny Cash!
Very happy you liked the complete show- wait till you hear Teachers.
Thanks for listening and writing to let me know what you thought,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 22, 2010 at 11:16am
I agree with Scott, those are both great shows.

I really loved the Cat Stevens song as well. I spent a lot of time with a couple of my cousins in my early teens and we listened to this song all the time, but it's been a while, so great memories there.

I really dug the second show. The Good Morning Little Schoolgirl song was cool and the 3rd version was best in my opinion. I was very surprised with the McCartney tune. Although I read the show description, I thought this may have been The Who. Great song.

The little flip on Love will make you fail in school/school will make you fail in love lyrics was awesome. I like that.

And the Johnny Cash song rocked! I loved his pronunciation..."teacher would say/learn your algebray". I could be mistaken, but it seems like I read somewhere or saw a show that mentioned he was illiterate at one time.

Song ideas for the future:

Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd ("How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat")

Hall and Oates - Adult Education (high school life)

Aerosmith - Walk This Way ("3 young ladies in the school gym locker something...something)

Pearl Jam - Jeremy (Kid shoots himself in the classroom..."Jeremy spoke in...class today")

Brownsville Station - Smokin' In The Boys Room (never did it, but a lot of boys did)

For the teachers show I'm looking for:

Van Halen - Hot For Teacher
The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me
Comment by Scott on September 22, 2010 at 9:07am
Just listened to both parts this morning. Working from home is awesome, especially when I can turn on the music in the background, but alas, just as the dread Mike had in returning to school,the same dread washes over me daily as meetings approach and I must pause the music. Kidding... sorta... hahaha

But loved the shows. I really liked the Cat Stevens opening and the Tom and Jerry was very interesting, even if the song was a bit dated for me, the story was cool. We'll let RJhog listen for himself.

And the McCartney and Legend tracks were real good as well.

Thanks !!

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