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Well it only took many years, but I finally realized in time to do something about it!
A show that has been bouncing around in my head for all those years, dedicated to the Kentucky Derby.
Because the only 2 vices I have avoided in my life are
gambling and drugs, I never bet the ponies or the Derby, so it always sort of sneaked up on me.
But this year…voila…I am aware, lol!
So there will be much horsing around, and even imbibing in that famous traditional beverage.
There are some wonderful listeners I am blessed to have, who think along with me in these free-form-radio ventures.
And I am sure they figure there is a Rolling Stones song I HAVE to
They are correct of course, but I am going to throw them and everybody else a surprising curveball with that one, lol!
Something you may never have known about regarding that classic song.
Plus I have the chance to play within a Theme a song I have always loved, exquisite in its open-to-interpretation symbolism, that goes far beyond merely catching a horse.
Ah, there’s a lot here if you like Horses.
And we are only at the halfway marker- with a photo finish still to come.
You are invited to saddle up and join me.
Here are the links to the Starting Gate, at Mike Pell Rockollections:

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Comment by Mike Pell on May 1, 2013 at 10:46am


Self Portrait was one strange Bob Dylan album!

Maybe not THE strangest but up there, and a double album when it came out.

And he opens the whole thing with that haunting song he doesn't even sing on!

Those were ONLY females Jon me lad, LOL!

Comment by Mike Pell on May 1, 2013 at 10:42am
And I looked up my old response, lol!
That's lousy when work goes to hell like that.
But I guessed the Golden Pell!
I wondered if I stayed too long with the bugle, but right into the Beatles and I didn't care, lol!
That Fogleberg tune is a beauty, and the Flying Burrito Bros. version of Wild Horses is actually more Country than the Stones- might be a little longer too.
But it came first!
That song by the Byrds, called Chestnut Mare, is a metaphor for anything you are searching for, and sometimes when you find it, it is very very hard to hold onto.
It could be sex...and keeping that partner.
But it is so open to interpretation maybe no two people hear the same thing.
One of the reasons I've always loved it.
I was listening to the playback before I officially posted the episode, and that was the one I picked you would like most.
The meeting of the minds, lol!
Speaking of which...Wildfire...mmmmm!!!
Thanks for the listen and always interesting comments, and I think you'll like Part Two,
Oh no, you're tracking my staples, lol!
The Beatles, Fogelberg, Moody Blues, Van, Stones, Tom Paxton, Byrds- you will definitely hear them!
Thanks for the listen and almost writing, lol,
Comment by Jon on April 29, 2013 at 4:43pm

FINALLY...wait, Bob Dylan can also sound like a female when he sings? Who woulda thunk it?

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on April 29, 2013 at 4:21pm

A repost, so I'm reposting my orig. comment, with one added comment at the bottom:

I listened to this part at work today, but right after I finished, work went straight to hell.  So I'm just now commenting from the best of my memory.

I thought the bugle at the beginning was perfect.  And that's the most I've ever heard of that.  I did like the Fogleberg tune and the Flying Burrito Bros. version of Wild Horses.  I almost picked it for the Golden Pell, but alas, I'm going with...

the song by The Byrds.  Don't remember the title, but I really loved the acoustic guitar work in it.  And the lyrics.  Was that song a metaphor for something else, you  

The line "I'm going to catch that horse if I can, and when I do I'm gonna give her my brand".  I'm tellin' you, go back and listen to it.  It was full of those things.

I'm expecting to hear Wildfire in the next show.  That's always the first song I think of that has to do with horses.

One thing I will add is that you played one staple:  The Beatles.  Fogelberg and The Byrds are close to being named staples, but not yet.  I'll need to hear them a few more times.

Comment by Mike Pell on April 29, 2013 at 7:50am


A horse is a horse of course, but I'm not!

Comment by Jon on April 29, 2013 at 3:09am

Theme from Mr. Ed going to be here?

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