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We are celebrating Birthdays, all around the Calendar.
So from me to you, whenever it is, Happy Birthday!
You can put that in the bank and cash it when your Birthday comes around.
This time around a musical look at nostalgia for the past as we move on in years.
That feeling that the best days are behind us, when they may just possibly lie ahead.
Plus, I have always felt that your birthday is your own Personal Holiday...YOU are a Holiday!
Take off from work, march in your own parade, etc.
But then, I think you should be able to have your Date Of Birth legally changed too!
After all, it's YOURS, it belongs to you- why can't you do what you want with it?
You can have your name legally changed.
Hell, I'd shave 10 years off my birth right away...I don't mind waiting for Social Security, lol!
Ah, what do I know?
At any rate, maybe I should say "Happy Personal Holiday On The Anniversary Of Your Entrance Into The World"!
There...put that in the bank too.
Not done with this, I will continue next week.
Here's the link to some Birthday thoughts, at WLSO.FM:

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Comment by Mike Pell on March 27, 2012 at 12:59am
I am very impressed, it's a doubleheader for you.
Of course, that's the way people listen on the radio- they hear both halves together for the hour.
And I always wonder if that is the better way to listen.
I have always Southside Johnny, and still like Bruce, as long as he keeps his mouth shut about telling what I should think and who to vote for.
Without question his earlier work is best, but that's the case with most artists.
Hey my man, spelled Ravyns correctly- proud of you, like with the two-fer, lol!
To tell you the truth, I pulled that Ravyns song from a CD I burned myself years ago for my 10th Anniversary and a Salute To Radio (it can still be heard at WLSO.FM, just look for it).
It was just easier for me to find that way.
So I never looked at the actual soundtrack- I don't know if there is a difference, and just what song was played in that movie but is NOT on the soundtrack??
Yeah, I have said enough about the Bee Gees, I can only suggest giving them a listen, maybe from the Odessa album and BACK!
I was hoping for that surprise with David Lee Roth, lol!
Hey, I guess that CS&N album (Young wasn't on it) was a hit, just looked it up.
You gots be right...I am only half the time, lol!
Well, I thank you for putting your time with a doubleheader and writing, Part 3 is here.
Thanks again,
Comment by Mike Pell on March 26, 2012 at 8:35pm
You know you NEVER forget your FIRST time, lol!
I will assume it was not on your Bucket List, and hope you come back and listen again.
Glad you enjoyed it.
I have a deep radio voice, lol?
Never think about it anymore, I record and hear myself so much I just think that sounds like me.
And there you go- for your birthday next month, my well wishes are already in, lol!
I agree, that David Lee Roth song is a winner- the CS&N too, I hadn't heard or played it in a long time.
I spent far too much time Wasted On The Way.
They were almost two different Dylan's, with the old acoustic being my favorite.
Forever Young was a no-brainer I HAD to play.
The poor early Bee Gee's songs get no respect- they were FM progressive before they ruined their reputation.
Guess that's why that early stuff is ignored.
I am a Byrds I am with you on them.
I do believe they are named the Ravyns, just to be a pain in the ass, and I played classic rock?
I must be slipping, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing, a contemplative chapter coming later tonight,
Comment by Mike Pell on March 26, 2012 at 8:15pm

Good man RJ!

Comment by Jon on March 26, 2012 at 5:23pm

Yah, and forgot about CSNY...great album, is it really not that well known? I thought it was, but then again, I didn't mention it on the post below so you gots to be right!

Comment by Jon on March 26, 2012 at 5:22pm

And here's the twofer! Wow! Be impressed.

Sadly, I am not a fan of BS (either/or) and this isn't a "no fan of Dylan" type thing. Hell, I'm from Jersey and don't like Bruuuuuce! Not really that into Southside Johnny either, but stuck to my guns and forced myself to listen.

The Ravyns song, is that the same as from the movie? The version on the soundtrack sounds different. Same group, same song but I believe there's something different between the two. Therefore, the difference! Could be wrong....

What song was played in that movie but is NOT on the soundtrack??

I also never heard that Bee Gees song either, didn't know it was them until you said so. Good stuff. 

And imagine my surprise when I heard the beginning of the DLR song (Vai is a geetar GOD!). Seriously. Just imagine my suprise!

Can't wait for Part 3!!!

Comment by Mike Mills on March 26, 2012 at 1:30pm

Well, I can now add "listened to the Mike Pell radio show" to my list of life experiences. I enjoyed the show Mike, it was good to be able to hear your deep radio voice for the first time. The birthday theme was interesting & since my birthday is next month, I will accept all the wisdom & well wishes bestowed throughout the show.

I enjoyed listening to all the songs, but the David Lee Roth song stuck out. It has been a while since I listened to it & it still sounds Great song. I also, enjoyed both Dylan tunes. They just put me in a nice reflective mood. I had never heard the Bee Gee's song before, but it was a nice listen. I've always loved the mystical sounds of the Byrd's, so of course I enjoyed hearing them. The Raven's song was really good as well. While the previous songs were the highlights for me, I also appreciated the Rockabilly & other classics you threw in.


Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 26, 2012 at 12:48pm
Not forgotten at all. Great tune.
Comment by Mike Pell on March 26, 2012 at 11:59am

Oh RJ, don’t forget that terrific little known CS&N tune too, lol!

Comment by Mike Pell on March 26, 2012 at 11:54am
Wow, you knew virtually all the songs again.
I'll have to change that later tonight with the next chapter, lol!
The Southside Johnny tune I just happened to come across a few weeks ago, funny how those things happen.
A great pick for the for the Golden Pell!
Really interesting and well done to hear Johnny, Van Zandt & Bruce sharing vocals on a fantastic song about being so young & happy that even with only one coat among them they were never cold!
I loved the David Lee Roth tune too, and I thought it was the best song in that half hour.
The guitar work is outstanding, and with lyrics people don't associate with him...even me!
I can still come up with surprising picks.
Keeps you off balance, lol!
That Bee Gees tune and I go back a lot of years- I keep telling people they were progressive rock on FM before their Dance tunes, they did some very heady stuff including a concept album.
You must have thought I was nuts writing to you after the opening half.
I was talking about Dylan's Forever Young, while you meant My Back Pages, LOL!
Lots of confusion as my personal holiday rolled around.
More songs to come with Birthdays as the main topic. 
Thanks for the listen and comments, and the Golden Pell,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on March 26, 2012 at 11:02am

Oh man, this one was easy to pick a GP winner.


I knew all these songs except The Southside Johnny tune and the song Forever Young (I was expecting Rod Stewart when you intro'd the song).    Therefore, the Golden Pell easily goes to It's Been A Long Time by Southside Johnny and with help from Bruce Springsteen and Little Stevie.  I'm not usually a big fan of nostalgic songs, but this one and really everything you played here, with the single exception of Forever Young, I didn't really care for that one.


Loved the David Lee Roth tune.  It's easily the best song from his second solo album.  The acoustic guitars give it a slight Zeppelin feel.  Very nice and surprising pick.


Hey, I even liked the Bee Gees tune. 

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