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More Namedropping songs this week for 3 very good reasons.
It was a short week with the Holiday in it, the weather turned hot and humid blocking my brain from a new thought, and most importantly, I am famously lazy, lol!
So rather than start a new pile of Songs, it was easier to stay with the pile I already had.
And one thing is clearly apparent, there is no shortage of Namedropping Songs!
This Episode is another of those Kitchen Sink ones.
With Soul, Classical, Sports, Jazz, Blues, a Pioneering Rock & Roll DJ, even a Beatnik Poet being Namedropped.
This is a good one!
Here are the links to a World Of Names In Song, at Mike Pell Rockollections:

At Podomatic:
At Soundcloud:

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Comment by Mike Pell on June 3, 2015 at 9:01am

If he got whacked, we should have SEEN him get whacked!

Did they run out of time? Certainly not money!

So I'm supposed to believe he got whacked because YOU say so?

As for "You'll never see it coming", that would only work if the entire series were seen from Tony's eyes, which wasn't the case.

Just a bunch of lazyass bastard writers taking the easy way out!

Don't make excuses for them!

I don't end my show mid-song, leaving people to say WTF!

I put a freakin' bow on it!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 3, 2015 at 7:07am

Well, I'm glad I could rile you up.  It's simple dude, Tony got whacked.  You'll never see it coming.  Except when they made the future movie, he didn't get whacked.  He had a stroke.  Now he's in an old folks home, ordering hits.

It's funny, I tried twice to get Paul Seibel's name right.  Sometimes it just doesn't translate audibly.  

Comment by Mike Pell on June 3, 2015 at 1:29am
I know the feeling about typing, and Part 3 did come out well I thought.
So the Golden Pell to Paul Seibel (Ahem, lol!) for Then Came The Children.
That was my favorite in the half so a great pick! 
See, that's what I am good for, playing for you for the first time the entire Soprano's theme song, including the mostly unheard beginning.
Yes, I say it had a bad finale, and living in the present, I couldn't have cared less about a future movie.
That show made us wait up to 16 MONTHS for new seasons.
Time was invested in plots and characters by us.
Everyone involved with the Sopranos was well paid- including the WRITERS.
And these highly paid writers left us with NO ending, supposedly leaving it up to US to provide one for them!
To which I say, hey pal I got paid nothing for that show...YOU entertain Me!
For your laziness and lack of an imaginative ending, I am to supply one FOR you?
That last episode, imagine it's a movie in a theater and near the end, suddenly the projector breaks down and the flick can't be continued.
The manager tells everyone all is fine, just make your own ending!
If I don't cold cock the sonofabitch on the spot, I at least want my money back!
THAT is how I feel about the Sopranos ending!
It just goes a broken projector or a novel with the last pages torn out?
That's BS man!
And if you think it was good, we couldn't disagree more.
I am still pissed about that lack of respect for the viewer all these years later!
I could give a rat's ass about a future movie!
But thanks for the listen and writing and getting me riled up again, lol,
Comment by Mike Pell on June 2, 2015 at 6:00pm
For the record, it's Tom Waits, and I like his older stuff.
I didn't notice the Cashman & West skip, still haven't but I don't doubt you.
You know, I ran SO long on that first half I neglected to identify the group that did Woke Up This Morning- I will in the 2nd half.
But you are smart enough to know they were British!
A3, formerly Alabama Three until they realized we have a group named Alabama here in this country.
You lived in the neighborhood that they used for the outside shots of Tony's house?
Pretty classy!
And on the same street was the house of the professor that received one of the Unabomber's packages?
There MUST be a song that Namedrops the Unabomber!
I don't know what that says about the area you grew up in.
I just want to know...did you or anyone in your family get the newspaper in a robe, lol?
Thanks for the listen and writing, it probably was the strongest Chapter,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 1, 2015 at 6:56pm

Oh, I forgot to say that's the first time I've ever heard the entire Soprano's theme song, including the intro.  That was a cool show.  Did you say it had a bad finale?  I thought it was good.  They left it wide open for a future movie, which sadly will never take place now.

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 1, 2015 at 3:12pm
I really enjoyed the show Mike, every song really. I'm just not in a typing mood. But I must give the Golden Pell to Paul Seymour. Then Came The Children is a fantastic song. Maybe I will be in a more talkative mood on Wednesday.
Comment by Jon on June 1, 2015 at 8:11am

I like this name-dropping show the best and it's because of one song. Now, the other songs were quite fine (except for the Tom Waites song), but it was one song that made the show. But one song stuttered, not quite skipped or maybe it was a skip. It was the Cashman & West song, during the "and you thought you should like it too". It sounds like someone hit the cd player.

But, the song that made this show was the final song. What's amusing is that it's by a British band, yet it's primarily known as the theme song for an American show.

I went to the house that they used for the outside shots of Tony's house. On the same street was the house of the professor that received one of the unabomber's packages. What kind of area did I grow up in?

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