September 21, 2016 01:57 PM PDT
Cruising in your car, listening to Rock & Roll counts.
But this time it’s Summer Activities In The City.
Local things to do, no car necessary- walking or public transportation will suffice.
I’ll have, and play, something by the Doors that you may not have known about.
Ending the Summer Activities with one of the strangest sets I've ever done!
Frankly I had more to play, but I have to stop sometime.
Next week, I think, a Goodbye To Summer!
But if this is the Final, it’s a good way to end!
September 20, 2016 02:26 PM PDT
After a few weeks off for more important matters, it’s a return to Summer Activities.
It’s still Summer!
Besides, Seasons are no respecters of Calendars.
I did Swimming last time, and I’ll look at some other things that can be done involving Water.
Plus Songs For The Great Outdoors and The Great Indoors!
Honestly, it was so hot recording this Episode, I removed my shirt.
Luckily no video, lol!
Purge that thought and enjoy!
September 13, 2016 06:30 PM PDT
This is it, the Finale to the 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11th 2001.
There is a new World Trade Center at Ground Zero!
And I'll have that other song, from 1989, that is so eerily relatable to the events of that day.
But I am not optimistic now- there is all talk and not much action regarding islamic extremists like the barbaric isis.
Maybe a flicker of Hope that we wake up in time.
We'll find out.
Thanks for listening!
\ 9/11 AMERICA \
/ \ NEVER FORGET!!!
September 11, 2016 02:14 PM PDT
The 15th Anniversary of 9/11 continues with some Poetry.
When my mind cleared 15 years ago, and it was time to return to the Radio Station, I brought 13 Songs that I would pick from to play.
Two of them were Bruce Springsteen songs- the first was on the Born In The U.S.A. album but too fast, too upbeat- but I remembered an acoustic version he did live that would say it for me.
Over the years, for the second one I found a cover version I like better!
There are many recordings that can be used for this Anniversary, but I'll have one in here from 1974 that is absolutely eerie in light of Sept. 11th 2001.
Wait till you hear these lyrics!
And believe it or not, an even more sort of prophetic song in the Next Chapter.
A special memory here for the brave people on Flight 93 who knew what was going on and put up a fight, as I would hope to have done.
September 07, 2016 12:28 PM PDT
This Episode will contain Songs all written and recorded before the events of Sept 11 2001.
But applicable to what we needed on the days, weeks and months that followed.
Songs written with no clue they could be helpful in an unimaginable
That innocence is gone now!
I confess I get worked up, pissed off, doing these 9/11 shows.
I tried to rid myself of that for the 10th Anniversary- it didn't work.
But hopefully, I can bring A Little Comfort, A Hand To Hold!
To be continued.
September 06, 2016 08:51 AM PDT
Blocks of Five or Ten Years always seem to go by fast...real fast.
I can remember every feeling, every shocking reaction, even every smell here in NYC regarding the muslim extremist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93.
And still, Time has not diminished my anger at all, I doubt it ever will.
You know what happened 15 years ago- almost 3,000 people got up, went to work and never came home again.
This will be a shorter Series, half the one I did for the 10th Anniversary.
In this opening Episode, a listen to mostly songs written AFTER Sept 11th 2001 inspired by or directly about the events of that day.
It is simply some of the best music I could find regarding the topic.
Please listen to the lyrics!
August 31, 2016 12:46 PM PDT
Part of Vacations and Summer Activities is staying in a Hotel Room.
Be very cool if someone were listening to this in a Hotel!
I grew up in Manhattan, and the was no Beach, so we went up on Tar Beach.
I've always wondered if that expression is used in other cities or is purely a New York thing!
Then there is the matter of choosing a Bathing Suit- a simple matter for me and men.
It's got an elastic band or drawstring, it'll fit, just pick a color, in and out in 2 minutes!
But for women, choosing a Bathing Suit is apparently a very complicated, arduous process, lol!
This and more Summer Activities.
August 29, 2016 04:54 PM PDT
Finally back with The Greatest Summer Series Known To Mankind, lol!
And I had to lose a week with technical difficulties!
I may have to extend Summer.
When I recorded this, I didn't realize it was 91 degrees outside, so I was closer to that opening Song than I realized!
These Summer Activities will involve Shipping Out And Getting To Shore.
Then of course, Swimming- Ocean or Pool.
Bring a Towel, and give a listen!
Some good Music in here!
August 23, 2016 06:45 PM PDT
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.
August 22, 2016 06:25 PM PDT
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!