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No Halloween show again this year, but there are plenty of places to hear those Holiday songs.
I don't know how long I will be doing this Radio thing, so instead I will go with a show I have wanted to do for years.
There has always been a clash with Halloween being on October 31st, and the NYC Marathon coming on the 1st Sunday of November! 
So I am Running With The a manner of speaking, lol!
It is a long, grueling run of over 26 miles, that touches each of our 5 boroughs- one of the major Marathons of the world.
That's not for me, seems rather tackling a Theme like this may be what I do best.
I will have a little history about the event, but primarily it will be a musical look at our topic.
So put on your Running Shoes or kick them off, as I play the usual mix of Songs You Know, Songs You Don't, and Songs You Forgot All About!
On your mark..get set...GO!
These are the links to find your starting point, then let the music do the Running, at Mike Pell Rockollections:


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Comment by Mike Pell on November 2, 2012 at 2:36am
I got tired of playing Monster Mash after the first 2 times. years apart, I played it, lol!
Alright, somebody liked the Springsteen song- it does take place in Asbury Park in NJ.
Which really took a hit in that Hurricane!
The Eagles can pretty much be counted on for a particularly great contribution to a Theme, if a song fits.
I have played Lucy Kaplansky before, I like her- and I wanted to get that Off & Running as near to the beginning as possible...for obvious reasons.
I love that Doobies song too, although McDonald started to grate on me at other times.
The trick, which is easy for me, is to not play those songs too often- they are much more pleasing.
Oh yeah, it's so hard to find Tom Petty around here, lol!
Glad you liked this chapter with Lucy, and my old friend/song by the Spencer Davis Group.
Figured no one would know that one by the Gesters.
Thanks for taking the time for the listen and writing,
Comment by Scott on November 1, 2012 at 11:25am

No Halloween show, hmmm...  Tired of playing Monster Mash?

Ive seen the guesses below and I had some of the same but oh well...  I did like the Born to Run opener.  Its probably one of the very few Springsteen tracks I actually like and probably most appropriate for a North East event since that's his demographic. 

The Eagles!  YES!  Love this tune...  These guys, for all their quirks, political affiliations, and annoying in-fighting, can sure write a damn fine tune!

Lucy whatshername, you've played her before, song inst too bad, got a real catchy-poppy-country rock feel to it.  Her vocal sounded a little out of normal range to me, why I don't know...

And this Doobies tune is one of my favorites from one of my favorite LP's.  Jon is simply wrong when it comes to the addition of MM at this time.  (OK maybe he has a point on the One Step Closer release, but that's it)  ..  anyway...  This site should do more with the Doobies catalog, their early stuff is unbelievably great.

Tom Petty, haven't heard much from him lately... hahahaha

Nice show Mike!  Couple of new tunes for me, The Lisa whatshername one, Spencer Davis Group and the Jester, I mean Gesters...

Comment by Jon on October 31, 2012 at 4:57pm


Comment by Mike Pell on October 31, 2012 at 10:23am
It is Kaplansky, I realize a tougher name than Vega, lol!
I played Springsteen because it was the Theme of the old shows (I didn't pick it) and it was a chance to have some fun with it.
The Doobies, Eagles & Petty and the above...Christ, you don't like anybody!
Glad Spencer Davis and the Gesters made your high standards, lol!
I knew I would say something about "the runs".
All in my attempts to thwart your bringing class to the place, lol!
A family show? Me & Rockollections?
You wonder where that saying came from "I got the runs"?.
Sometimes when you gotta go, you gotta RUN!
Thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by Mike Pell on October 31, 2012 at 10:11am
Sorry for the delay guys, I had terrible problems with the computer- probably something to do woth the big storm.
Yeah strange for me, in that first half "The HITS Just Kept On Coming", lol!
I'll be more obscure in Part Two.
The Eagles were the first song I thought of...that's what I am here for, lol!
Yes, I have seen Tom Petty with your Album Of The Week, and I thought you might like that pick.
I briefly considered playing Del Shannon's Runaway, but I had better songs that meant more to the topic I thought.
Too bad about Lucy Kaplansksy, and I have liked that Spencer Davis Group song since the mid 60's.
Speaking of the 60's, the Golden Pell goes to a song from 1964...WOW!
That was a real obscure one that hardly anybody knows, and maybe their only song, a non-hit.
They get the proud congratulations, and if they see it that would be a miraculous, lol!
Thanks for the listen and writing, you should enjoy Part Two,
Comment by Jon on October 30, 2012 at 4:51pm

I thought that was Suzanna Vega, not Lucy K. (thanks, Rjhog!). It sounds like Vega!!!!!!

I could care less about The Boss. Sorry, this jersey boy just does not like.

Eagles are kinda ok in my books, I like this song more now then back then because they overplayed it. They still do, but now it's a classic.

Tp is good, as long as it doesn't make me raw IThanks, Rjhog!).

And that Doobie Brothers song I have never, ever, ever liked. Still believe MM ruined that group. They turned so soft after he was in the spotlight, and just never liked that MM stuff. Yuck.

Spencer Davis was ok as well as the Gesters. Never heard that one and it was good. 

And then you had to mention "the runs". Nice! Ruin a family show, why don't you? I wonder where that saying came from anyway? "I got the runs".

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on October 30, 2012 at 11:21am

Wow, that's the most (quantity wise) popular songs I've ever heard you play in one sitting.  Not complaining though, you picked some great songs that didn't even come to mind for me.

My pick from the Doobies made the cut (It Keeps You Running).  Didn't think of the Eagles or The Boss.  Both nice picks.  

Also, really great call with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.  That's a terrific song.  I've been going through his entire catalog with Album Of The Week and it's hard to go wrong with him.  And tell me, how cool is that guitar solo at the end?  I'm surprised you didn't follow it up with Del Shannon's Runaway, maybe because it's about running and not running away?  

And for the Golden Pell, Lucy K. didn't do much for me, and neither did Spencer Davis Group.  But I did like that little song by The Gesters.  So they get the GP.  Congratulations to them.  I hope they see this.

Comment by Mike Pell on October 30, 2012 at 10:07am

RJ & Jon,

You know how I hate to give anything away regarding playlists.

Even though I played maybe more hits than usual, you both got ONE each!

And somehow I don't see myself playing Run D.M.C. for any reason, lol!

Good thinking on your parts,


Comment by RJhog (Admin) on October 30, 2012 at 7:54am

Maybe It Keeps You Running or Long Train Running by The Doobies.

Keep On Running (Journey) or The Road (Jackson Browne)

Or Running To Stand Still by U2.

Comment by Jon on October 30, 2012 at 6:42am

Pre-listen guess on what's on this show:

Jackson Browne--Running On Empty

Manfred Mann--Runners In The Night

The Beach Boys--Fun, Fun, Fun (because it rhymes with "run")

Lionel Richie--Running With The Night

Something by Run D.M.C.

Let's see how close I am!

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