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The big 15th Anniversary has come and gone.
I had the shocking thought that I started in 1998...the last CENTURY, lol!
In the mid-60's, the Radio Advertising Bureau hired Stan Freberg to do a series of Ads touting the benefits of Radio.
From the 50's on, Radio was losing listeners badly to Television.
Stan Freberg was a very funny Satirist/Comedian, who had made hit records that spoofed just about everyone and everything- TV shows, Movies, Popular Music, even including Elvis.
He was a sort of the Weird Al Yankovic of his time, but much more brainy.
What he came up with was the Most Brilliant Evocation Anyone Has Ever Attempted Of The Possibilities Of What Radio & Imagination Can Do!
I'll have some of those Ads in this Chapter, intermingled with Songs I selected to confirm his inventive work.
This episode is simply Fun and History, with wonderful Memories.
So join me for some of What We Can “WATCH” On The Radio!
Here are the links to listen, more thoughtful than ever, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
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Comment by Mike Pell on October 23, 2013 at 3:58pm
Yes, I felt good about that opening half.
And I guess John Sebastian will always be a staple, Van too.
Of course, I had to get a Beatle in that's in the next episode, lol!
Actually, I just grab songs as I think of them, but it appears the people you like are the ones you are most familiar with in their music.
So the staples are thought of!
Sebastian almost got the Golden Pell...DAMN, LOL!
But it goes to Van Morrison, and that's alright with me.
That's a great song, and said what I wanted just as the Sebastian one did.
Besides the music, I llove the words in I Watched It All On My Radio- I can almost fully relate, just without the Opry, lol!
Tell the wife Nothin' On But The Radio by Gary Allan is cued up.
It'll be heard as soon as I think of a place for it- from where my thoughts are now, it'll be a few weeks.
See...I just got an idea.
Thanks for the listen and writing, and you are mentioned in the next Chapter,
Comment by Mike Pell on October 23, 2013 at 12:18pm
You dropped the thumb because of what I said at the break?
I don't know, I think I made Glenn Miller proud!
Let's try once again to visualize that Swimsuit Issue, shall we, LOL?
Thanks for the listen, writing and laugh- now stop vomiting, I ain't that bad, lol,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on October 22, 2013 at 2:39pm

Enjoyed that one Mike.  I kept thinking that the first song was someone I was familiar with, I just couldn't place it.  Should've known it was John Sebastian, a staple for you.  As soon as you said his name, I realized I was thinking about Welcome Back Kotter.  Awesome.

And he would have gotten the Golden Pell, but then you played song number two.  Van Morrison.  That song had a killer groove, great backing vocals and great guitar work as well.  Nicely played.  He is another staple and the GP goes to Van.

Hadn't heard that song I Watched It All On My Radio in forever.  Another good choice.  And since we're talkin' country music, there's always Nothin' On But The Radio by Gary Allan.  My wife is smitten with him.

Comment by Jon on October 22, 2013 at 9:49am

i was going to give this a thumbs up, especially since you played some Glenn Miller and then you ended the show with, well you know what.

I'm still vomiting.

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