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Options July 27, 2013: Guest: Drew DeNicola – director of the Big Star documentary “Nothing Can Hurt Me”

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Nick Lowe  Christmas In The Airport   Options 0:00:00 ()
Big Star  September Gurls (alt. mix)   Options 0:05:47 ()
Sanford Clark  Where's The Door?   Options 0:08:56 ()
Edwin Starr And Blinky  Oh How Happy   Options 0:10:44 ()
Marcio Diniz  Mulata Dengosa?   Options 0:13:22 ()
Rubinoos, The  Leave My Heart Alone   Options 0:14:55 ()
Love  Walk Right In/I Will Always See Your Face   Options 0:18:10 ()
Al Anderson  I Just Want To Have You Back Again   Options 0:21:16 ()
Sam and Dave  Ain't That a Lot of Love   Options 0:23:46 ()
Clash, The  Train In Vain   Options 0:31:09 ()
Zookie and the Potentates  Bachelors Got It Made   Options 0:34:05 ()
Guy Drake  The Marching Hippies   Options 0:36:53 ()
Percy Sledge  Baby Help Me   Options 0:39:21 ()
Big Star  When My Baby's Beside Me   Options 0:41:57 ()
Drew DiNicola  Interview   Options 0:52:16 ()
Big Star  Thirteen   Options 1:00:01 ()
Boo Boo And Binky  Turn Around   Options 1:03:18 ()
Roy Hall  See You Later Alligator   Options 1:05:12 ()
Ruby and the Romantics  Hurting Each Other   Options 1:08:20 ()
Milt Herth Trio  Bei Mir Bist Du Schon   Options 1:11:06 ()
Dahlmanns, The  I Want You Around   Options 1:13:51 ()
Los Shakers  Let Me Go   Options 1:16:19 ()
Arthur Smith  Someone Left Another Young 'Un At Our House   Options 1:18:30 ()
Little Johnny Taylor  Open House At My House   Options 1:21:49 ()
Grace Denton  The Girls In Green   Options 1:23:40 ()
Brian Wilson with Carl on lead vocals  Soul Searchin'   Options 1:24:27 ()
Charlie Brown's Generation  Fast Retreatin Female   Options 1:28:32 ()
Jerry Reed  Rockin' In Bagdad   Options 1:30:39 ()
Vernon and Jewel  Since You Left Me All Alone   Options 1:33:24 ()
Neil Young  Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere   Options 1:35:51 ()
Jerry Goldsmith  Barnaby Jones   Options 1:38:14 ()
Renee Martel  Un Certian Soir (The Night Before)   Options 1:39:47 ()
Dillards, The  Don't You Cry   Options 1:41:56 ()
Sly & The Family Stone  If You Want Me To Stay   Options 1:43:42 ()
Alex Chilton  Come By Here   Options 1:46:34 ()
Bruce Springsteen  The Girls In Their Summer Clothes   Options 1:50:30 ()
A MINUTE WITH  SCOTT SCHINDER   Options 1:56:15 ()
Nick Lowe  Christmas Can't Be Far Away   Options 1:56:38 ()

CLICK HERE for The Monkees: Complete un-aired TV pilot from 1965

CLICK HERE for We Don't Like Unfamiliar Music, Even Though We Claim We Do

CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track

CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent

CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow

CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak

CLICK HERE to see the results of THE LES PAUL AUCTION

When you have 70 minutes to kill CLICK HERE to watch "Only The Young"

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area

CLICK HERE for info on "Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows."

CLICK HERE for big news

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!

CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!

CLICK HERE for David Lowrey's "My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89"

CLICK HERE for a reply to David Lowrey

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE foe Q&A with Al Jardine

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn

CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"

CLICK HERE for "Ottawa band’s new release spins only on Fisher-Price record player"

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!

CLICK HERE for Left of the dial: Independent radio in the digital age which includes some video interviews with WFMU staff members!

CLICK HERE for another clip of The Rolling Stones being less then The Greatest Rock & Roll Band

CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"

CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter

CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.

CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.

CLICK HERE for a few actual kind hearted people who would like to give $1 million to each and every person in America but are unfortunately not all that good at math

CLICK HERE for a series of Beatles vocal harmony tutorials

CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!

CLICK HERE to read "Van Dyke Parks: 'I was victimised by Brian Wilson's buffoonery' ".

CLICK HERE to watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!

CLICK HERE to see why Bob Lefsetz thinks the Stones' tour is a greedy failure, and how the band is clueless.

CLICK HERE to watch the entire Minutemen documentary "We Jam Econo"

CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"

CLICK HERE to see Elvis & Elmo sing "The Monster Went And Ate My Red 2"

CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

CLICK HERE for info in Eric Kayser - now in NYC on 3rd Ave.

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 1 !

CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 2 !

CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE for The Worst Work Stations Ever

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"

CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!

I'm a huge Sonny Curtis fan. CLICK HERE for a recent interview.

CLICK HERE for a video about Wealth Inequality in America

CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE and enjoy the part that starts 2:25 in.

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

CLICK HERE for Albums that never were (but should have been!)

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read "The Beatles and the Art of the Tambourine"

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

CLICK HERE for a great Beach Boys Interview from 1964 (starts @ 1:30).

CLICK HERE for seven minutes of David Bowie getting pissed off during interviews.

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

CLICK HERE for Chuck Berry's 1980 thoughts about The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and Clash records.

CLICK HERE for Famous Album Covers Revisited Using Google Street View .

CLICK HERE to go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

CLICK HERE for a reminder that you have to be 恋のホワン・ホワン! (or HERE, or HERE , or HERE , or HERE, or HERE!)

CLICK HERE for info on an odd e-book "Nick Lowe: A Long Career That Never Gets Stale." It is 4 pages long and "sells" for $1.99. The same author has one about Dean Martin that was reviewed like this: "This pamphlet was complete gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

CLICK HERE for a similar 156 page "Book On Demand" titled "Nick Lowe" that boasts being made from "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" What is the world coming to? Only $19.95.

CLICK HERE for the FREE download of "No Good To Cry" by The Explorers Club!

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 11:02am DeemerDave:

Christmas in July!

Mornin' Michael.
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 11:04am Michael Shelley:

Happy Holidays Dave!
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 11:05am DeemerDave:

My best to you and your family.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:06am Mike East:

Fruitcake, anyone?
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 11:08am DeemerDave:

That would be great with my coffee, Mike.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:08am Mike East:

Hey Michael, I saw you quoted in the New Yorker. Awesome!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 7/27/13 11:08am Paul Dee:

can't wait, this was a great documentary
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:25am Brian in UK:

@Mike East ref:Kes apologies it will not spoil the film as with all Ken Loach movies it is gritty and down to earth showing life of working class folk.
Bugger, missed the Love track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:26am Snortley:

"...as the WFMU d.j. Michael Shelley says of Shattuck's songwriting, “Her Brian Wilson-meets-the Ramones approach is such a bull's-eye, why mess with a good thing?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:27am Mike East:

@Brian in UK, thanks, I'll checkitout.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:31am Brian in UK:

Was it Noah Beery in Circus Boy with Mickey Braddock? Seemed to remember it over here on Saturday evenings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:33am SeanG:

Got this blastin' in an empty library
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 7/27/13 11:33am Parq:

FMU Record Fair regular Spike Priggen posted that comparison page of music venues and their current iterations. I was struck by how many of them were in what is now my neighborhood, where I moved in 1989. Sigh -- I'm in the right place at the wrong time.
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:33am MK:

Go see 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, Michael. You'll really like it.
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 11:34am DeemerDave:

Train in Vain sounds great mixed in with all of the #1 hits!
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:34am JEV from the 'mont:

Michael! Those celeb "makeunders" on your links page are totally worth forwarding. Madonna is killer.
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:36am Peter:

1) Would never have heard of Muffs without your show - thank you.
2) Saying "Ted Nugent embarrassing himself" is redundant.
3) Seeing "Frances Ha" this afternoon - will let you know. Also, new Woody Allen is supposed to be good.
4) Re Hoboken - yes - have thought same thing. There was a good Chinese food place - excellent General Tso's, but it's gone now, too. So no reason as far as I know.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:37am Mike East:

If I were going to a movie tonight, it'd either be what MK said, or Fruitvale Station...or possibly Wolverine if I was feeling Marvelous. If I was going with my wife, it'd be I'm So Excited (the new Almodovar film)
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 11:37am Michael Shelley:

JEV - agree - kind of scary - The MONT rules
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 11:37am pgw in mntclr:

i'm getting laid-off from my job in hoboken, so with that and maxwell's ending their run, i'm not sure if/when i'll be visiting.
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:38am Claudia:

Hey Mike - go see Twenty Feet From Stardom-The Untold Story of Backup Singers, it's excellent. Hopefully, it's playing around your neck of the woods. Also, caught New Order's show in Williamsburg Park this week, they were fucking brilliant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:38am Mike East:

@Peter - Right! I wanted to see both of those, too! Alas, I'll wait for dvd's.
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:43am Peter:

Can you ask Drew what extras will be on DVD/Blu-Ray? I know they shot interviews with a lot of bands/musicians that couldn't fit in the final cut.
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:45am Peter:

As for the celeb stuff, I've seen Gwyenth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, and Anne Hathaway up close and in real life - they are stunning - and would be noticed no matter if on camera or not.
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:46am Craig Evans/The Taters:

Great show! First time listening! Just subscribed to the podcast, since I've got to leave the computer (huh?!?).
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 11:56am eyenoise:

The Panther Burns clip is worth the price of admission to the film. And the Like Flies On Sherbert studio clip was a highlight for me and I wanted so much to see more of that.
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:59am Peter:

The film resonates because the band story itself matches their music..beautiful and doomed.
  Sat. 7/27/13 11:59am Peter:

@eyenoise - I agree about Panther Burns bit.
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:01pm lloyd michigan:

Have to admit the big announcement from Nick Lowe was kinda disappointing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 12:04pm jmd:

I just read JJ Cale has died. Dang!
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:05pm JohnEBGood:

Sonny and Cher!
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:07pm DeemerDave:

Re Boo Boo & Binky: It takes both talent and nerve to rip off Sonny & Cher and Bob Dylan in one song.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 12:08pm Mike East:

well sonny and cher were just ripping off dylan in theirs, too.
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:09pm JohnEBGood:

Did you get to hear The Stones when they rocked the East Coast in June?
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:09pm DeemerDave:

Mike E.: You know you're right! I just never realized.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 12:10pm Mike East:

i worded that weird
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:11pm JohnEBGood:

Add in Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground. But hey, it was a number 1.
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:11pm Peter:

Michael - you meant a HIGH ratio, but yes, agreed. Songs like that would be a good theme for a show or fundraiser CD.
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:11pm pgw in mntclr:

yeah, that chorus melody is really good
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:17pm lloyd michigan:

Sad to hear about JJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 12:22pm jmd:

Did he just sing 'and how many corns you got down on your feet'?
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:25pm JEV from the 'mont:

Whatever happened to that band Green for Chitown?
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:27pm Michael Shelley:

I interviewed the singer - very interesting:
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:37pm pgw in mntclr:

  Sat. 7/27/13 12:38pm YMA:

Movie to see: "20 Feet From Stardom"
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:39pm DeemerDave:

Nice to hear "Everybody Knows..." Not a song you hear regularly on the radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 12:39pm jmd:

A Quinn-Martin Production!
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:41pm DeemerDave:

...and another Jerry Goldsmith #1 hit! ... and a French version of The Night Before! Great show Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 12:41pm SeanG:

lovin this track!
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:45pm Mark Schau:

Renee... C'est bon!
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:45pm pgw in mntclr:

such a great bass line
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:46pm Michael Shelley:

such a great everything
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/27/13 12:50pm SeanG:

always loved Chilton's cover of MJ's "Rock with You".
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:50pm lloyd michigan:

Come by Here sounds like it could be an old McCartney track
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:50pm uncle flowed:

Nobody, but nobody in the 1960s in New York City gave a you know what about the Beach boys… We couldn't have cared less about those freaks from California. What did they have to do with us? Their culture if you want to call it that, was so far and away different from what we were experiencing in New York City that to identify with surfboards, Woody's, and bikinis would've been bizarre. We were British invasion fans. We were American music fans. But that did not include freaks from California. To turn them into these idols at this point in music history is to place them in the position that they never ever deserved. You want to great California band? Let's talk about the turtles. That was a great band. The Beach boys can go to hell.
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:54pm CTEmpress:

Girls in their Summer Clothes: classic. And PS: I am from the berach and hate the Beach Boys. Who cares about the creeps that beat you up in school? Blech...
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:54pm pgw in mntclr:

never heard this Bruce song. really cool. sounds like he's showing the Magnetic Fields how it's done.
Avatar Sat. 7/27/13 12:56pm pgw in mntclr:

i read Scott's mind
  Sat. 7/27/13 12:57pm mike tp:

just the other day got turned onto BRUCE--LUCKY TOWN CD the tune BACKSTREETS has BRUCE singing like a tank
  Sat. 7/27/13 1:05pm Queens L. Bow:

Hi Michael, thanks for playing that great Springsteen track (could be a #1). You mentioned Sonny Curtis, and I wonder if you know what's up w/The Crickets. They were supposed to play a "farewell" show at that Lincoln Center out of doors fest in a few weeks (w/Nick Lowe) & now they're not listed. Can't find out what happened, or if they're doing a show anywhere else. Anyone know?
  Sun. 7/28/13 11:39pm drr:

Listening to this a few days after broadcast, so this comment will probably be lost, but the comment about songs where the chorus blows up the verse of the song (referring to "Hurting Each Other") I thought was a perfect description of "Here Comes The Night" by Them. I was sure that was what was going to be played.
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