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Options January 24, 2015: January

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Artist Track
Pilot  January   Options
Wreckless Eric Presents The Hitsville House Band  Kilburn Lane   Options
Jennie C. Riley  The Generation Gap   Options
Lowell Fulson  Make A Little Love   Options
Ed Lincoln  Vamos Balancar   Options
Queers, The  Another Girl   Options
Spokesmen, The  Mary Jane   Options
Eddie Cochran  Weekend   Options
Tiny Topsy  Just A Little Bit   Options
Yolks, The  I'm Going Down   Options
Billie Davis  Darling Be Home Soon   Options
Sturgill Simpson  Life Of Sin (on Letterman)   Options
Mar-Keys  Settle Down   Options
Julia Lee  When You're Smiling   Options
Thundermug  Orbit   Options
Everly Brothers, The  I'm Not Angry   Options
Roy Hall  three alley cats   Options
Mitty Collier  Gotta Get Away From It All (version 2)   Options
Apples in Stereo  Seems So   Options
Skipper and the Wrecking Crew  Don't Put The Monkey Down   Options
Red Foley  Hillbilly Fever   Options
Dee Clark  That's My Girl   Options
Girlie and Laurel Aitken  Mr. Soul   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Come Here   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Get Down (!)   Options
Pete Townshend  Call Me Lightning (demo)   Options
Lou Millett  Shorty The Barber   Options
Richard Berry  Next Time   Options
Miriam  My Love Has Gone   Options
Bruce Channel  Mr. Bus Driver   Options
Don Gibson  Sea Of Heartbreak   Options
Wee Willie Walker  Ticket To Ride   Options
Belle And Sebastian  The Blues Are Still Blue   Options
Quitters, The  Dammed Thing   Options
Muffs, The  On And On   Options
Thigh Highs, The  Girls (Are Really Hard To Understand)   Options
Fountains Of Wayne  Baby I've Changed   Options
Like, The  He's Not A Boy   Options
Tinted Windows   Nothing To Me   Options
Bill Fox  Bird Of The World   Options
A MINUTE WITH   SCOTT SCHINDER   Options

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CLICK HERE for Francis Macdonald's excellent blog post about Kim Fowley

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

CLICK HERE for Kim Fowley's website

CLICK HERE to see an illustrated account of when (in 1969) 14-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room with a tape recorder

CLICK HERE for PopSpots: The exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history - tracked down with an obsessive level of research

CLICK HERE for "Metal Album Covers Redesigned" - some really great graphic design - make sure to look at the before and after comparison at the bottom of the page

CLICK HERE for 1971 telephone tapes of Bob Dylan getting rightfully testy with A.J. Weberman (who used to go through and sell Dylan's garbage) regarding an article published by Weberman

CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing

CLICK HERE for my new year wished to you

CLICK HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"

CLICK HERE to watch the best news bloopers of 2014

CLICK HERE to hear Nick Lowe sing some holiday songs on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE to watch Los Straightjackets do Nick Lowe's "I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass" and CLICK HERE to watch Los Straightjackets do "Linus & Lucy"

CLICK HERE to watch Big Al Anderson get interviewed on TV

CLICK HERE to see the stuff that Burt Reynolds is auctioning off

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE to watch Mad Magazine's never aired 1974 tv special

CLICK HERE for a project trying to collect a unique sound for all 565 towns in New Jersey

CLICK HERE for a tricky but worth it recipe for Flaky Buttery Crescent Rolls, which were my favorite thing I made for Thanksgiving

CLICK HERE for a dose of Power Pop from the excellent stereohysteria podcast!

CLICK HERE for Joe Belock's interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for an interview with Tim K. Smith director of the new WFMU documentary

CLICK HERE to see Glyn Johns sing

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about Linda Ronstadt's "You’re No Good"

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

CLICK HERE 23 Telltale Signs You Live In A Hipster Neighbourhood (sic)

CLICK HERE for a beginner’s guide to the sweet, stinging nostalgia of The Beach Boys

CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"

CLICK HERE for the LANDR website - where robots master your music for free

CLICK HERE for info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

CLICK HERE for Bill Murray on The Howard Stern Show 10/08/14

CLICK HERE for another piece about how the streaming music business model is doomed for eternity to be a disaster for musicians

CLICK HERE for forty photos of The Brown Sisters

CLICK HERE for a piece about masteribg that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours" (if you're not too sick)

CLICK HERE for "Top 50 most collectable records"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the "Top 50 most collectable records"

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

CLICK HERE for a difficult crossword puzzle created by listener Alex which was rejected by the New York Times. Hint: knowing the music of The Zombies will help!

CLICK HERE for a piece from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

CLICK HERE for a piece on the dynamic between Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes

CLICK HERE for Ock TV

CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for a new Stereohysteria podcast featuring Robbie Fulks' music and an interview.

CLICK HERE to see what Sotheby's is selling in their "A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk" auction

CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers

CLICK HERE for a funny video with info on Jay Gonzalez's Kickstarter campaign.

CLICK HERE for something odd: on the website of session guitarist Jay Graydon (he plays the guitar solo on Steely Dan's "Peg") he lists playing guitar on Cheap Trick's studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" among his 1977 credits.

CLICK HERE for some audio Illusions - "Can You Trust Your Ears"?

CLICK HERE for info about Fender's plans name Bono and the Edge from U2 to its board, and a video about the company's business troubles.

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE to read or download the liner notes for "More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for "The Jarmels" "A Little Bit of Soap" - don't think this is the original lead singer - but he does a great job

CLICK HERE for info on Joel Selvin and his book "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul Of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business Of Rhythm and Blues"

CLICK HERE for Bert Berns Info!

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE to find out if we need to be touching

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

CLICK HERE to play Name That Drum Fill

CLICK HERE to read "Phish Has Been a Band for Thirty Years Now and They Have Sucked the Whole Time" and then CLICK HERE to read "This Is What Happens When You Make Fun Of Phish On The Internet"

CLICK HERE for the story of Be Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson and how he says his record label ripped him off

CLICK HERE to watch the famously hard to find MC5 documentary

CLICK HERE to read about a recent Jerry Lewis show

CLICK HERE for the new release of 5 Style 1996 live on WFMU

CLICK HERE for Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

CLICK HERE to read "A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever"

CLICK HERE for proof that Michael Nesmith is a nut

CLICK HERE to see some wise asses I'm a fan of

CLICK HERE to find out how Sweden’s domination of the international pop charts started

CLICK HERE to hear Bernard Prurdie talk about all kinds of things - including saying "Ringo's not on anything"

CLICK HERE for a film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

CLICK HERE for a good Kirsty MacColl documentary from the BBC

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for a two hour documentary about Louis Prima

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley & Henry Gibson singing "One, I Love You" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE and tell me if you think this is really edited from the news, or if it was performed knowingly

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see the set list of the Cheap Trick show i saw last week

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

CLICK HERE to see why the cowardly anonymous culture of the internet drives me even more crazy then art does

CLICK HERE for a little background on the Buddy Rich tapes

CLICK HERE for a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

CLICK HERE for the The Knack - this clip (with hard panned guitars) will help you understand the division of guitar parts in this song - which is not quite what I thought it was

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

CLICK HERE Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE for the first issue of "BOMP!" magazine

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe mentions - OR - buy it HERE for for £17 (about $28), including postage, on Will Birch's website

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 new interactive video from Bob Dylan

CLICK HERE, but only if you have golden ears

CLICK HERE for some amazing RARE STAX MUSIC from tapes Robert Gordon pulled out of the debris when the STAX building was being torn down!

CLICK HERE for STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!

CLICK HERE for ROCKPILE live

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show

CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for The Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

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

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

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

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

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

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

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

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

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

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

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

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

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



Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 11:03am Uncle Michael:

Michael, have you ever played the original, pre-single version of Pilot's "Magic?"
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 11:05am Michael Shelley:

maybe...
  Sat. 1/24/15 11:06am mike east:

Good morning Michaels
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/24/15 11:07am doctorjazz:

Michael cubed!!! Aeeeiii!!!
  Sat. 1/24/15 11:10am mike east:

My daughters and wife didn't help me shovel but I did get pancakes and bacon upon completion of the task
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 11:12am Michael Shelley:

I just ate an apple
  Sat. 1/24/15 11:23am Moammar:

There's nothing in music today to equal Eddie Cochran's `voice of authority' moments.
  Sat. 1/24/15 11:27am Dean:

Love me those Pilot albums.

Re: another genre entirely, Edgar Froese, RIP
  Sat. 1/24/15 11:30am Paul:

Scott Muni.
     Sat. 1/24/15 11:30am David in ATL from NJ:

GREAT news about the archives, Michael!
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 11:32am Michael Shelley:

Yes - it is a dream come true - and SO much work - so extra thanks to Jeff & Kenzo
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 11:32am Uncle Michael:

I was preparing to play some Autosalvage on my show and discovered that drummer Skip Boone is Steve's brother. The bands shared rehearsal space.
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 11:40am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Sturgill Simpson at Bowery Ballroom 2/11 MHOW 2/12
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 11:43am Baby:

Baby!
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 11:47am Michael Shelley:

BABY!
  Sat. 1/24/15 11:48am rw:

I bought a bowl at a student ceramics sale recently and when I got home I decided I don't really like it but I'm afraid to give it to the Goodwill because I'm afraid the artist might see it there.
  Sat. 1/24/15 11:51am Woo:

A voodoo doll stuffed with bats and owls. Wow.
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 11:52am Michael Shelley:

I had to stop giving my daughters old clothes to the local thrift shop cause I was sick of looking through my own donations when shopping there
  Sat. 1/24/15 11:54am rw:

:)
  Sat. 1/24/15 12:00pm Little Fyodor:

Glad you're playing the Apples (as I'll always know them)! Great band and great folks! I gave them their first gig in Boulder back when....
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 12:05pm Sem Chumbo:

Can't beat a lttle monkey vocalizing to add a certain je ne sais quoi to a tune. Simians everywhere applaud you, MS.
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 12:05pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Wow, third time hearing Dee Clark in less than 12 hours!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/24/15 12:13pm ChrisB.:

Jay Gonzalez never disappoints.
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 12:13pm Michael Shelley:

jaygonzalez.com
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 12:15pm Michael Shelley:

Thank you Chris!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 12:16pm drr:

I was thinking how bad this Get Down song is and realized I was actually dancing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 12:21pm Parq:

Can't believe that chimp track got all the way through without anybody referencing the Spazz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 12:22pm drr:

"Shorty the Barber" sounds like "Chew Tobacco Rag".
Avatar Sat. 1/24/15 12:22pm ken in denver:

Wow, love that Townshend track
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 12:28pm Brian in UK:

Man, I love Miriam's record.
  Sat. 1/24/15 12:28pm rw:

I saw The Who at The Forum in LA around 1980 or '81. As a concert it was terrible but I thought it was fun to be in such a huge crowd of stoned teenagers. But I'm guessing that thrill may not be worth the ticket price.
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 12:32pm Baby:

And here's one of my top ten all timers! Nice Mike!!
  Sat. 1/24/15 12:32pm DG:

This Bruce Channel song sounds like it may have been "inspired" by "The Letter"......was typing this as you said it was written by the same guy!
  Sat. 1/24/15 12:37pm Stuart Rose:

Hey, RW, the thrill we had being in a crowd of stoned teenagers circa 1980 would not be on the menu today.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/24/15 12:47pm doctorjazz:

Ending on a really energetic note
FOW always welcome.
Enjoy the weekend!
  Sat. 1/24/15 12:47pm rw:

Stuart, for better or for worse I believe you're right.
     Sat. 1/24/15 12:48pm David in ATL from NJ:

Bring FOW back to the studio, Michael!
  Sat. 1/24/15 12:49pm rw:

Ending?! Already?! Aaaagh! Thanks Michael! Have a good weekend everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 1/24/15 12:49pm doctorjazz:

Seconded!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 12:51pm Uncle Michael:

I could go for another Tinted Windows album.
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 12:52pm Michael Shelley:

me too!
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 12:53pm Michael Shelley:

however - I do hear this song & think "how would have this sounded if FOW had done it?"
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 12:54pm drr:

more, or less, like Cheap Trick?
Avatar Sat. 1/24/15 12:54pm RetroArtBlog.com:

:)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 12:54pm Uncle Michael:

I *think* I like it better than if FOW had done it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/24/15 12:55pm Uncle Michael:

Speaking if the Trick...yesterday was Zander's birthday.
  Sat. 1/24/15 12:57pm rw:

Oh and Stuart, I'm guessing a Who show today would more likely be populated with a sea of stoned seniors.
Avatar    Sat. 1/24/15 12:59pm Sem Chumbo:

"The brown antacid is not especially good, but it's your trip...."
  Sat. 1/24/15 1:01pm Stuart Rose:

Yeah, RW, and a good reason not to shell out mucho bucks for the Moonless ones.
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