Classic Rock Bottom

It is longer by a Day for The Rat Race this week.
This Chapter will spotlight the above-ground Travel To Work.
For me, it is simply two City Buses, never leaving Brooklyn, sometimes taking so long that I could almost be in Philadelphia by the time I get to Work!
Then some Music for the equally unfortunate souls who Drive To Work.
This is fun because we don't actually have to GO to Work, just listen to Music about it, lol!
Here are the links where you can avoid the Traffic, to Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:
At Soundcloud:

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Comment by Mike Pell on September 11, 2014 at 9:59pm

Oh, traffic jams are the best time to listen to my music?

I'll take that, lol!

Comment by Mike Pell on September 11, 2014 at 9:57pm
I am always trying to get through traffic jams, even walking- and we HAVE them!
I always have to laugh at what people in other cities and towns consider traffic jams.
It's just a slight delay here, lol!
How the hell were you able to move and still listen to and post Music?
And now it takes you longer to get to work eh!
Big difference between  6 minutes to about 25-30 minutes!
As screwed up as it is for me, I don't want to move or change jobs, lol!
At your suggestion, I listened to Takin' Care of Business focused on the guitar work and it is very impressive.
And The Guess Who get the Golden Pell!
Nice pick, Guess Who I would have given it to, LOL? Probably the same!
Although The Association was a sleeper just because people don't expect that kind of experimentation from them.
They were very heady, and I always liked what they tried to do- much different from the way they looked.
The Blues Magoos I thought might be in the running, and how come nobody likes the always excellent, particularly for their time, geetar work of Johnny & The Hurricanes?
Acceptable spelling of a capella. Means at chapel, remember?
I like that Da Vinci's Notebook group.
Glad you enjoyed it bro.
And thanks for listening and writing, you must have moved when I was playing that re-run series, lol,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on September 10, 2014 at 11:20am

Wow, it seems like you went through the artists you played at a hundred miles an hour today.  Must be trying to get through that traffic jam.  By the way, I like the subject of the traffic jam.  You know that's the best time to listen to all of your music, right?

Anyway, one side note.  I just moved.  Augusta is not what I consider a big city at all.  Nothing like New York or even Atlanta for that matter.  But I moved about 8 miles from where we were living.  So my commute to and from work goes from less than 3 miles one way to about 10 miles one way.  No big deal, but the time goes from about 6 minutes to about 25-30 minutes.  The only silver lining I have found is that I can pretty much listen to at least one cd per day now.

For this show, I loved the start.  Takin' Care of Business was a huge song and rightly so.  The guitar work that runs throughout the song is so cool.  Try listening to the guitar without paying attention to the vocals.  It just rocks.

I also loved that song by The Guess Who.  They get the Golden Pell.  That was cool.

The rest of the show didn't really thrill me, but I did like that Kinks tune and the a capella (however you spell that word) song Traffic Jam.  Jeff Beck wasn't bad either.

Enjoyed it bro.

Comment by Mike Pell on September 9, 2014 at 6:56pm
I like going all over the board, it's invigorating.
I am fine, don't have a car, no bike rather a stationary one, but I do have roller skates as well as ice skates.
That Kinks song you OWN, right!
You cracked my code- these songs were written while on drugs for an audience stoned on drugs, lol!
How about that Association song? That was really out there!
"Alice In Wonderland" and just about any animated Disney movie could be considered a druggy movie.
Go see Fantasia stoned, or even not, and tell me Walt wasn't a visonary decades before his time.
In fact, we still haven't caught up to that one!
Hey, we both like Jeff Beck.
Now that rush hour song and video, it was so 80's I didn't even have to look it up.
I am finally going to say it, the 80's really really sucked for music, it's a big reason why I stopped listening.
There are always exceptions, but to me 90% of the time it's all ONE song!
What a shallow period, matched only by today, lol!
Again for me, the greatest period for innovation and sheer brilliance and rebellion was 1954 to somewhere in 1959, then even better 1964/65 to about 1974.
That's when the record companies, producers, etc., figured out the formula for hits (or so they thought), and it continues to today!
Thanks for listening and writing, sorry to rain on your parade, lol,
Comment by Jon on September 8, 2014 at 8:02am

Kind an an eclectic show here, boss. All over the board with this one, boss.

How are ya?

Do you have a car?

How about a bike?

Maybe roller skates?

That Kinks song sound like something from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

BTO & The Guess Who. Interesting. Not that they have anything in common at all, whatsoever.

A lot of these songs like they were written while on drugs. Traffic does that to you. Causes strange thoughts.

"Alice In Wonderland"? A druggy movie.

Fusiony jazzy jazz. I like Jeff Beck. 

Here's a rush hour song!!!!

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