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ROCKOLLECTIONS:VOL2- COVERED BY THE BEATLES PT.2
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August 23, 2016 06:45 PM PDT
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I'll finish the album, With The Beatles, right away.
I still can't get over the fact that album was released on the day President Kennedy was assassinated!
Then I'll move on to what was the cause of much confusion and many differences over here in the U.S.A.
The Beatles released singles and EP's in England with songs they never put on albums.
But they were on albums in a mishmash over here, so that's why I am using the UK releases as my guide.
For those who don't know, EP stands for Extended Play- not a single, not an album.
A sort of hybrid usually consisting of TWO songs on each side.
We had them here too, but not as consistently as other countries.
So that is what we spend most of out time with for this episode- The Long Tall Sally EP.
Guess what song I'll play first, lol?
Only 3 of the 4 songs were Beatle Covers, but I found a reason to play that John Lennon 4th song.
Until we do it again, I hope you enjoy what I have presented here.
Happy Listening!

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS:VOL2- COVERED BY THE BEATLES PT.1
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August 22, 2016 06:25 PM PDT
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SUMMER SERIES TEMPORARILY HALTED BY COMPUTER PROBLEMS, THIS IS FROM 2011
Here's a now-and-then series I started in February 2011, Covered By The Beatles.
As you should be aware, the Beatles put many older Rock & Roll songs, mainly from America, on their early albums and EP's.
So the simple idea is to play the Beatles Cover Version followed by the Original Version.
And I'll be playing these the proper way to hear them, in the order they originally were released over in England.
The selections in this chapter will all be from the LP, With The Beatles.
I never realized this until doing the show- an album that was released in the UK on a fateful day in the United States!
The first time we did this it went very well, and this should be equally enjoyable...with one song in particular that is a rarity I doubt you have ever heard.
Make your comparisons as to the better interpretations, and just HAVE FUN!

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER ACTIVITIES 2016 PT.2
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August 17, 2016 12:36 PM PDT
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This is the Most Ambitious Summer Series Ever Undertaken, and if it doesn’t cool off soon I’ll need an Undertaker, lol!
Next stop in this Summer Activities portion, a trip outdoors…to The Beach!
Doesn’t mean we have to do anything.
Sure you can throw beachballs, frisbees, sand, small animals, etc. or be like me and just lay there.
Or also like me, just stand there for a few minutes and leave!
Beach Parties, Names Of Beaches, Sons Of Beaches, Girl On Beach, Man On Beach,Beach Boy soundalikes, (which one doesn’t belong lol?), I got it in here.
Give a listen, you’ll have a good time!
Because next week, there will be more Exertion involved in the Summer Activities if I can get my computer to work!

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER ACTIVITIES 2016 PT.1
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August 15, 2016 04:52 PM PDT
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Making a few stops along the way in this ambitious and overrated Summer Series, this is the first Chapter of Summer Activities.
Starting with what we all look forward to- VACATION!
With the hot, sticky, sweaty, disgusting Heat and Humidity we’ve had lately, not going to work and sitting in front of air conditioning may be your simple goal.
But really no Activity is necessary, you can be lazy...it’s YOUR Vacation!
We Yanks go on Vacation, the British go on Holiday!
And I will note that minor wordy difference.
Also a nod, and a low blow, to the Summer Olympic Games, lol!
Enjoy the Music, this is Perspiration-Free!

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER 2016- SONGS PT.2
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August 10, 2016 10:35 AM PDT
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Over the years I’ve played Summertime, that classic Gershwin tune from Porgy & Bess, by quite a number of Rockers.
Billy Stewart, Big Brother & Holding Company, Rick Nelson, and many others.
I found one that was a surprise.
And rather than tell you, I’ll let you guess what Group it is.
You have a legitimate shot at it, as they were very popular!
I had a sudden urge to play some Summer Songs from my favorite Music Year, 1967.
Warning: Obscurity Alert, lol!
Then to close this Episode out, a few you should know.
Next week, undecided.
Maybe more Simply Summer Songs or Summer Activities Songs.
But do enjoy this one!

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER 2016- SONGS PT.1
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August 08, 2016 05:30 PM PDT
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Doing Summer Shows, there are certain Songs that are expected.
I like the unexpected.
So I will do the unexpected by playing a few of the expected, lol!
Let’s all sing along!
After that, time to get a little more adventurous, and a Song each from the 60’s, 70's and 80’s.
It’s Summer Songs In The Summertime!
As I am doing the Most Ambitious Summer Series Ever Attempted, lol!
Enjoy, I’ll do the work!
Man, I need a nap, lol!

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER 2016- HEAT
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August 03, 2016 10:57 AM PDT
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Starting with a song that has nothing really to do with Summer or Hot, I declare my Poetic License!
Then it’s on to Heat.
Similar to Hot, but to me a subtle difference.
Three or four hours of Heat, and I am calling it a Heatwave, lol!
A Master Of The Obvious, Summer Is Here, and I’ll have a short look back and ahead regarding this Season.
Throughout this Series I’ll be playing Summer Songs you know, don’t know and forgot you know!
So give a listen and enjoy, no sweat!

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS: SUMMER 2016- HOT
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August 01, 2016 05:54 PM PDT
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Alright look out, I have decided to do THE Summer Series to end all Summer Series!
Those who know me realize Summer is regarded as something I have to tolerate and get through to make it to Fall and Winter, lol!
With that kind of affection, I’ll begin with a Song I used for a Summer Show 10 years ago- it was how I felt then and feel now.
Hot is the word to describe this annoying time of year, and Hot is what I will be playing- Stuff Gets Hot!
I have to laugh- for all my griping, I am recording in Air Conditioning!
Next up, Heat!
Detect a pattern, lol?

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE 60'S POETS- LONELINESS PT.2
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July 20, 2016 02:59 PM PDT
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Much more of The 60's Poets, and their Thoughts and Stories About Loneliness.
Again I say, these Songs Read Well Written Down On Paper!
Without the Music or the Arrangements.
And again I ask you to Please Listen To The Words...The Lyrics, of the 60's Poets.
They are still touching to me.
And I am a Highly Opinionated Guy, lol!

Mike

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE 60'S POETS- LONELINESS PT.1
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July 18, 2016 06:28 PM PDT
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Since I played all 2000's Music last week, it seemed like a good time to go back to the 60's for The Poets.
I have chosen 5 Topics for The 60's Poets, and I will randomly over time return to them- for this Maiden Voyage the topic is Loneliness.
This is something Scott Muni used to do in his early years at WNEW-FM.
The 60's Poets were more relevant and understandable than the ones I later learned in school from their own time- the likes of Frost, Keats, Tennyson, etc.
To this impressionable kid, The 60's Poets were spellbinding!
Still today, these Songs Read Well Written Down On Paper!
Never mind the Music, the Arrangements.
I ask you to Please Listen To The Words...The Lyrics, of the 60's Poets.
And their Thoughts and Stories, on the Subject Of Loneliness!

Mike

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