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Options July 11, 2015: Guest: Johnny Farina of Santo And Johnny

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Artist Track
Santo and Johnny  The Beatle Stomp   Options
Holly Golightly  You Go Down   Options
Porter Wagoner  Love At First Sight   Options
J.J. Malone  It's A Shame   Options
Zoot Sims w/ Al Cohn  I Like It Like That   Options
Untamed Youth, The  Since You Went Away   Options
Candymen, The  Roses Won't Grow In My Garden   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  You're Dreaming   Options
Barbara Lynn  I've Taken All I'm Gonna Take   Options
Explorers Club, The  Don't Forget The Sun   Options
Santo and Johnny  And I Love Her   Options
Santo and Johnny  All Night Diner   Options
Santo and Johnny  Hop Scotch   Options
Johnny Farina  Interview   Options
Santo and Johnny  Sleepwalk   Options
Rick Nelson  I Know a Place   Options
Sei Yamamoto  Country Captain Rag   Options
Big Dee Irwin  Everybody's Got A Dance To Do But Me   Options
Ella Mae Morse  Get On Board Little Children   Options
Buzzed Meg  Love Makes A Fool Of You   Options
Fugs, The  Slum Goddess   Options
Byrds, The  Time Between   Options
Hank Ballard  Blackenized   Options
Chixdiggit!  (I Feel Like) (Gerry) Cheevers (Stitch Marks On My Heart)   Options
McCoys, The  I Can'y Explain It   Options
Laura Cantrell   Too Late for Tonight   Options
Johnny Daye  What'll I Do For Satisfaction   Options
Wiewe  Pop Ivar   Options
Ramones, The  Let's Dance   Options
Santo and Johnny  Hard Days Night   Options
Lee Dorsey  Don't You Ever Leave Me   Options
Roy Smeck  Ukelele Bounce   Options
Billy Guy  Rockin' My Soul   Options
Jerky Boys, The  Leftover Fireworks   Options

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see SEVEN videos of The Cactus Blossoms' amazing live performance at WFMU

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club

CLICK HERE to test yourself and find out "How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?"

CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to

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

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of the book "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret" or CLICK HERE to read Carol's review of The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"

CLICK HERE for Brian Wilson's new song "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine) live on SoundStage. and

CLICK HERE for "Wild Honey" feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar

CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion

CLICK HERE to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

CLICK HERE for "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"

CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"

CLICK HERE to see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

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

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

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

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

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 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 T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

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

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

CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering 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"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


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

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 optical illusions

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

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 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 for proof that Michael Nesmith is a nut

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

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 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 "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 to play the web Theremin

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 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 recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), 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 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 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 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 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 Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

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 some classic Jerry. 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

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. 7/11/15 11:03am Baby:

Baby!! Be listening on the road. xoxo
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 11:03am Michael Shelley:

Where you headed?
  🎃 Sat. 7/11/15 11:03am Listener Robert:

"Beatle Stomp" reminds me of "Blue Skies".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 7/11/15 11:03am Baby:

LA for the day
  Sat. 7/11/15 11:13am Cooh John:

Psyched for the Johnny Farina interview. I know a guy who had a band called Satan's Satellites play "Sleepwalk" as he proposed to his girlfriend.
  Sat. 7/11/15 11:15am Laura:

Hey, Michael! I live in Hamilton. Where do you get records there (if it's not a secret…)?
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 11:16am Michael Shelley:

4th of July market in the town square after the parade
  Sat. 7/11/15 11:17am Laura:

Huh! I gotta stay in town for the 4th next year...
  Sat. 7/11/15 11:17am davefromtoronto:

sound like they "borrowed" that melody from the everly bros tune
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 11:26am Todd-o-phonic:

Barbara Lynn @ Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans first weekend in October! Betty Harris just added!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 7/11/15 11:57am Andrew Waterloo:

hehe.. would you like a piece of my sandwich?
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:04pm Todd-o-phonic:

Great interview!
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:12pm ChooChoo - ATL:

Enjoying the program today!
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:17pm Dano59:

Great show, cool interview. We all owe thanks to Santo & Johnny's dad.
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:17pm Dano59:

Barbara Lynn's also playing at the Light in the Attic fest in Seattle this summer.
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:18pm drr:

Liked that country Captain Rag!
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:18pm Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 7/11/15 12:19pm Rob Foss:

Michael, thanks for the super interview with Johnny today along with the music your playing! Much appreciated and your making this Saturday am in Texas rock! Perhaps you can interview Gary Us Bonds some time!
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:19pm drr:

The interview gave me the impression that musicians are surrounded by encouraging, honest people. So that was weird.
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:31pm Juke Joint Jonny:

There's a guy in my band LOVES the hockey.
  Sat. 7/11/15 12:31pm jordan:

I love hockey
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:31pm Todd-o-phonic:

@Michael: You know me!
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:32pm Frank Above:

HUGE hockey fan, Michael! Let's Go Islanders!
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:32pm Michael Shelley:

TOdd - you never talk about hockey
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:32pm Frank Above:

Great show BTW!
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:34pm Frank Above:

We're usually here to talk music, not hockey.
  Sat. 7/11/15 12:34pm Stuart Rose:

Whoa, I always make references to defunct sports stars- like Gerry Cheevers- and few people at work get them.
How did a young band this come to excavate Gerry Cheevers?
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:34pm ChooChoo - ATL:

Indeed. Groovy.
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:34pm drr:

Like Eddie Shore!
  Sat. 7/11/15 12:38pm arrow apple:

coached hs hockey to NYS semi finals thirty years ago. We hockey players and dedicated fans instinctively know NOT to mention hockey to, uh, them, those, uh, that think golf is a sport.
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:40pm Jimmy Wipper:

I thought you were going to play a double shot of Stinkfinger.
  Sat. 7/11/15 12:40pm noel:

Thanks Michael for playing the Fugs. You justify my contributions to your show and FMU in general. Your a treasure on FMU. Love your show and listen every Saturday.
  Sat. 7/11/15 12:41pm Hackensack Slim:

Gerry Cheevers had stichmarks drawn on his goalies mask where he got hit with pucks. That's what the song was referring to. Nice seeing' ya at the Brian Wilson gig.

Chris (obviously a hockey fan)
Avatar Sat. 7/11/15 12:42pm Michael Shelley:

YEAH - A great story - AND YEAH - WHAT a blast to you
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/11/15 12:46pm Mike East:

buncha guys at work, including my boss are really into hockey. I'm into air hockey, though its been a while.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 7/11/15 12:52pm herb.nyc:

$1 records! love it. makes me think of Tom Waits, who sez he never pays more than $7 for a suit.
  Sat. 7/11/15 12:53pm arrow apple:

Mike try: nhl.com Slow Motion Monday or nhl.com skills videos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 7/11/15 12:57pm Mike East:

BW's backline rider is kind of a pain in the ass to fill
  Sun. 7/12/15 3:11pm Red:

For Hockey Rock, I always go for The Zambonis!
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