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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 was losing myself in the Music and feeling comfortable again.
I knew weeks ago what song I would end this series with, so it was just a matter of setting a mood for me and for you until I got there.
You can decide how well I did regarding both mood and ending.
I openly admitted that I knew I undoubtedly left somebody's favorite Rain song out.
But hey, I sure played an awful lot of them...there had to be some good ones in there, lol!
A big thank you to everyone who joined me for all or some of this wet, soggy, long and fun trip!
And a Happy Mother's Day to all who qualify!
Here's the link to put away those umbrellas for a while, at WLSO.FM:

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Comment by Mike Pell on May 20, 2012 at 11:40pm

NOTE: Jon was good. Mike was bad.

It has been noted, lol!

Comment by Jon on May 18, 2012 at 7:02am

NOTE: Jon was good. Mike was bad.

Comment by Mike Pell on May 17, 2012 at 10:14pm

Ah hell, it's true.

You are SUPPOSED to eat, to SURVIVE!

Not get fat, or what your mind thinks is fat...but to LIVE for chrissakes!

That door should be wide open!

Let's all take a moment to remember what she accomplished to combat our obesity problem...RIGHT!

That being said, glad you listened, lol!

Hey, I went off on one of your rants, lol!

This Moment Of Clarity was brought to you by...

Mike Pell

Comment by Jon on May 16, 2012 at 5:04pm

And the door is now WIIIIIIDE open!

Work, that's why I'm up so early. Plus I got to listen to your latest one as well!

Comment by Mike Pell on May 16, 2012 at 8:03am

Jon, what are you doing up so early...and writing to ME to boot, lol?

Topping it off I just got a phone call- what's the world coming to, acting like this is a normal time of day before 8AM, lol?

Doubt I'll watch a video.

And the door opened...was that "Karen was the skinny girl though"?

I vaguely remember she died from not eating or something, which is absolute nonsense!

EAT for chrissakes!!!

Who doesn't know to do that?

Lacking class perhaps, but not a will to live,


Comment by Jon on May 16, 2012 at 6:51am

Do yourself a favor: to appreciate the Carpenters, never EVER watch one of their videos of performances. I swear, everytime you hear a song you'll be thinking about Richard and his evil goofiness.

And man, you opened a door on your reply, a door I will not enter for fear of upsetting Carpenter fans! (yep, I have a teensy weensy bit of class somewhere in my body)

Comment by Mike Pell on May 15, 2012 at 6:50pm
You are a character!
Didn't I mention a box of rain is a new breakfast cereal, just add cold water, lol?
Oh wait, you did catch that.
After your crazed rant that had me spitting up my coffee, lol!
I know so little about the Carpenters I hardly know what Richard looks like.
That is most likely the only time I have ever played them.
In fact I didn't even know his name was Richard- Karen was the skinny girl though, right?
Screw it, I'm with you, ALL RICHARDS ARE EVIL! EVIl, I SAY! least I feel better, hope you do too!
I hate to break this to you, so sit down and take some nice deep breaths...maybe a brandy, definitely NOT about bad trips.
The Rain series is over.
Even in Kansas, lol!
Thanks for listening, writing, and being you...hahahahahaha,
Comment by Jon on May 15, 2012 at 5:23pm

So I listened today and since you started off with The Grateful Dead, I had to light up something at work and was wondering what exactly is a box of rain? What kind of box is it? Cardboard? That wouldn't work. Metal? Wouldn't it rust? Wood? Wouldn't it warp? In the end, wouldn't it just be a box of water? And why would you put water (or rain) in any type of box? What would you use it for?

Then I heard the Carpenters and I was thinking they sound so much better if you never saw Richard ever, 'cause he's really scarey looking, just hearing them and not seeing him makes it a much more pleasurable listen.


Then they took me to the onsite nurse because I was totalling freaking (again) running around and screaming "RICHARD IS EVIL! EVIl, I SAY!" and there's a couple Richard's where I work and they got offended and I was told I needed to clean up my act.

"I had cereal for breakfast"....that just came out of nowhere and cracked me up. Then it led into my madness. Thanks!

Wonder if it ever rains in, say, Kansas?

Bad trip, man.

Comment by Mike Pell on May 12, 2012 at 5:34pm
I thought you would like this better.
I was working through that sadness of Pete Fornatale, and going along by the 2nd half getting myself lost in the music, sometimes all else fades away
And I really am going through things looking for a way to honor him.
The way it appears, you won't believe what you will hear- although not having grown up with him it may not matter as much.
I like and love, in that order, Too Much Rain by McCartney and Rainy Night House by Joni Mitchell.
Figured you and others would have heard those two, The Fortunes & Carpenters (still shocked I played the Carpenters, lol!), I don't want to be too obscure all the time.
I keep telling people, in the beginning of those free-form FM days, the Bee Gees were considered Progressive Rock.
They did some amazing stuff, really great songs, and that was just one of them- not even a hit single, but an album track that was played a lot by Scott Muni.
Years later, with the dislike between us Rockers and the Disco people, they really did themselves a disservice and forever tainted their reputations by moving into Saturday Night Fever and Disco.
But their career was in decline, so financially for them it was a great move.
However I'll always remember that early stuff, and play it when I get the chance- and some of it will be this Summer!
So, the Golden Pell goes to The Bee Gees- think I would have made the same choice!
A truly great song to end that long series with...I felt.
Offhand, I don't know Sometimes The Rain Won't Let Me Sleep by The Oak Ridge Boys.
It's impossible to hear everything, but I try, lol!
And that sure is a nice thing, to make somebody remember a song I didn't even play...WOW!
But that proves how you get it- I may have helped you think of it, but you are a Thinking Man.
To me, that's the perfect listener!
Thanks for that listen, writing, and pull out that vinyl, lol,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on May 11, 2012 at 2:03pm

Alright DJ Mike, I liked this one a bit better than the last one.  Not that the last one was bad, I just liked this a bit better.


Too Much Rain by McCartney and Rainy Night House by Joni Mitchell were good tunes that I've never heard before, so great choices there.


I've heard Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again many times as well as Rainy Days And Mondays by The Carpenters.  Both good songs.


I had a hard time deciding who to award the Golden Pell to.  On one hand was The Grateful Dead's A Box Of Rain, and the other hand holds And The Sun Will Shine by The Bee Gees.  I just couldn't quite place that it was the Bee Gees.  Those guys have written some really great songs over the years, and this is one I've never heard.  So I've made my choice, Golden Pell goes to The Bee Gees.  Marvelous song bro. 


And I just thought of one more rain song that is near and dear to me, but I don't have a copy of it right now.  I used to own the cassette tape but it's long since disappeared.  It's Sometimes The Rain Won't Let Me Sleep by The Oak Ridge Boys.  It's off of an album called The Oak Ridge Boys Have Arrived, and that is a fantastic album.  I actually have the vinly, but haven't tried to transfer it to mp3 yet.  I'll get around to it one day, but the point is that your show has helped me remember that song.  So thanks go to you.

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