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Options August 1, 2015: Guest: Author Wyndham Wallace

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Artist Track
Lee Hazlewood  Pour Me   Options
Holly Golightly  As You Go Down   Options
Johnny Bond  I'll Be Here   Options
Clyde McPhatter  A Shot of Rhythm and Blues   Options
La Nueva Band de Santisteban   Un Dia de Liuvia   Options
Wire  Dot Dash   Options
Roulettes, The  Soon You'll Be Leaving Me   Options
Del Reeves  A Dime At A Time   Options
Dixieaires  Joe Louis Was a Fighting man   Options
Ura Chan and Naka-jin  Just Ain't Fair   Options
Lee Hazlewood  So Long Babe   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Stoplight Kisses   Options
Redd Foxx  Crazy House   Options
Nick Lowe  Fool Too Long   Options
Mojo Men, The  Off The Hook   Options
Sanford Clark  The Fool   Options
In Crowd, The  Cat Dance   Options
Les Paul  How High the Moon   Options
Los Straitjackets  Jet Set   Options
Monkees, The  Forget That Girl   Options
Freddie Weller  These Are Not My People   Options
Bo-Keys featuring Percy Wiggins, The  Stuck in the Middle With You   Options
Joya Landis  Kansas City   Options
Scruffy the Cat  Kissing Galaxy   Options
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood  Jackson   Options
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss  Gone, Gone, Gone   Options
Spencer Wiggins  Double Lovin'   Options
Lyres, The  The Way I Feel About You   Options
Bob Dorough  Don't Think Twice, It's Alright   Options
Dale Watson  Jonesin' For Jones   Options
Shirley Ann Lee  How Can I Lose   Options
Lee Hazlewood  These Boots Are Made For Walkin'   Options
Wyndam Wallace  Interview   Options
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood  Some Velvet Morning   Options

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

CLICK HERE for "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

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 for Ock TV

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 Sat. 8/1/15 11:02am Baby:

Baby!! Rock us, brother.
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 11:04am Michael Shelley:

I'll do my best
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 11:05am Baby:

Always good enough.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/1/15 11:06am dinatekno:

Holly!!!! I thank you Mr. Shelley!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/1/15 11:21am Sean B.:

I love Wire....like=ahhmmmm everything they have done; For radio nuts only: www.bestmp3links.com... Don't know why 'FMU isn't listed....kinda bugs me but nevertheless very useful. Happy Summer!
  Sat. 8/1/15 11:26am LTM:

Great song; for the playlist, it's "Louis," not "Lewis"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/1/15 11:28am Sean B.:

I'm waiting for your premium Michael; I'm sure it will not fail me by any means. Thanks for all you do @MS
  Sat. 8/1/15 11:30am Todd E:

Always dig hearing someone cover NRBQ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/1/15 11:33am adrian in mpls:

I always love hearing the Cactus Blossoms on the Mighty WFMU!
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 11:36am Michael Shelley:

Lucky you - you get to see them all the time
  Sat. 8/1/15 11:39am dennis diken:

off to a great start t'day Mikey! the Redd Foxx story on the Gilbert G podcast is well-worth seeking out!
  Sat. 8/1/15 11:49am David in ATL from NJ:

Always loved this one, Michael.
Great choice!
  Sat. 8/1/15 11:51am David in ATL from NJ:

Talk about a segue!!!!
Love this LS song too!
  Sat. 8/1/15 11:55am Sean B.:

Your Welcome Mike.
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 11:58am Michael Shelley:

for what?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/1/15 12:00pm Folsom:

No swag here yet, still waiting for Michael's CD.
  Sat. 8/1/15 12:00pm Stuart Rose:

That Rolling Stones cover was a sluggish affair, but maybe Off the Hook is a but repetitive and uninspired to begin with.

Anyway, one small misstep in the glorious parade of Número uno hit records.
  Sat. 8/1/15 12:01pm tough guy:

when is Eddie Deezen going to be on?
  Sat. 8/1/15 12:04pm tough guy:

and how do I get my name in RED?
  Sat. 8/1/15 12:08pm David in ATL from NJ:

Another great show, Michael!
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 12:08pm Michael Shelley:

TOUGH GUY:
wfmu.org...
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 12:09pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks DUATLFNJ
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 8/1/15 12:10pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I pity the fool that has to sit and listen to Number Two Hits for a couple of hours.
  Sat. 8/1/15 12:15pm tough guy:

me and the missus don't like to have to sign up for things
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 12:18pm Michael Shelley:

Join us - we're mostly nice
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 12:22pm Michael Shelley:

like Redd Foxx was - briefly, before he changed back to mean, before he died
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/1/15 12:22pm pollypinocle:

Turning it way up!! Neighbors are gonna have to deal.
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

AGREE - LYRES must be at full volume
  Sat. 8/1/15 12:23pm johnk77:

@toughguy
you can contribute
and still have your name
in blue
also the selecter michael
is a great live front guy
and has been for quite a while
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/1/15 12:24pm drr:

yeah, it's a shame the DMZ record sounds pretty cruddy, but that Lyres record still sounds unique and bright like it does.
  Sat. 8/1/15 12:26pm johnk77:

lyres and scruffytk
2 of warren zanes
favorite live bands ever
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

me too
Avatar Sat. 8/1/15 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

not just a boston thing
  Sat. 8/1/15 6:20pm Sean B.:

for all you do @MS=again. i thought was cool and nice
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