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Options October 24, 2015: The Golden State

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Artist Track
John Doe  The Golden State   Options
Chicks, The with Peter Posa  Do You Wanna Dance?   Options
Deke Dickerson  I Gotta A Date To Cut A Cake   Options
Barbara Mason  You'll Lose A Good Thing   Options
Peggy Lee  I'm Gonna Live Till I Die   Options
Jellyfish  Joining A Fan Club   Options
Buggs, The  London Town Swing   Options
Faron Young  Blue Blue Day   Options
James Carr  Pouring Water On A Drowning Man   Options
Jonathan Richman  That Kind Of Music   Options
Holly Golightly  As You Go Down   Options
Ousiders, The  The Guy With The Long Liverpool Hair   Options
Brenda Holloway  Shake/Satisfaction   Options
Milt Herth Trio  St. Louis Blues   Options
Bucky  Horses And Cars   Options
NRBQ  Can't Wait To Kiss You   Options
Beat Kings, The  Somebody Help Me   Options
George Jones  I'm A People   Options
Titus Turtner  People Sure Act Funny   Options
JZ Barrell  Brand New   Options
Association, The  Blistered   Options
Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band  Teardrops From My Eyes   Options
Carol Fran  Knock Knock   Options
Juan Morales Esquivel Y Su Orchestra  Palma Soriano   Options
Gary Valentine  The First One   Options
Real McCoy  I Get So Excited   Options
Ronnie Dawson  I Make The Love   Options
Little Joe Washington  Bossa Nova and Grits   Options
Josie Cotton  Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne   Options
Sunny and the Sunliners  Saving My Love For You   Options
Enmundo Ros  Manchester England   Options
Nick Martellaro  Always You   Options
Los Mandrills De Oscar Villarreal  Pero Nunca Me Dejes   Options
Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys  Dog Bite Your Hide   Options
Lee Weber   Party Time   Options
Redd Kross  Stay Away From Downtown   Options
Quitters, The  Who Do You Love?   Options
Barreracudas  Promises   Options
Hoodoo Gurus  Waking Up Tired   Options
Jo Basile & Bossa Tres  Bossa Nova Guitar   Options
Don Win  New Saigon/Garden Grove   Options

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

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE to find out "Why Do All Records Sound the Same?

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

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 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 "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 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 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 for The K-Tel Story

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 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 Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

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 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!

  Sat. 10/24/15 11:02am marc15:

Good morning Michael
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:03am marc15:

Do I want to know what barefoot week is? Ha ha
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:03am Baby:

Baby!! Good Morning!! To all your minions too!
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:04am Michael Shelley:

MORNING!
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:04am P-90:

Good Morning Michael and MS fans.
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:06am Marc Francis:

Good morning urrybody!
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:08am Baby:

That's right!!
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:10am P-90:

Deke! Has a Facebook page many listeners here might find well worth following, he posts some real neato stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 11:18am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thot 'Bellybutton' by Jellyfish was real great - & 'Spilt Milk' here no more than an amazing Queen impersonation...hey maybe that's not so bad...
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:18am SeanG:

this song is not a #1 hit
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:19am Marc Francis:

SeanG: I concur.
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:19am Michael Shelley:

Turn off your radios!
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:20am Baby:

Why you acting all cray cray, folk?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 11:21am Uncle Michael:

Oh man...this set is helping reach the finish line in a morning fit of housework.
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:24am Cooh John:

Where the Bugs an inspiration for the Beatles?
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:26am Michael Shelley:

I think so!
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:29am P-90:

@RRN63: that was an hilariously shameless Queen impression, at one point I laughed out loud-
-but not a bad record at all
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:29am Kevlicki:

@michael what do we put in the subject line of the email?
Jonathan Richman is the most genuine and earnest performer!
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:31am Michael Shelley:

put anything in the subject
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:32am PSS:

Why no 7-inches?
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:34am Baby:

Mike laughs at 7 inches.
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:36am Kevlicki:

@michael not sure if I entered that email properly and it doesn't matter cos I'm just happy to learn Jonathan is touring through NYC. Thanks for the info.
Saw him at BB years back playing after Vic Chessnut. That was amazing!
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:39am purpleknif:

Great show today Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 11:42am Juke Joint Jonny:

Yeah! I heart Milt! Herth!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@P-90: Thing is - whole album's like that. 'Bellybutton' is a fave...
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:43am Rob:

Was that Brenda Holloway from Shea Stadium?
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:44am Cat:

Hey Michael. All pledged up for the #1 hit show!
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:46am Baby:

You are indeed on fire.
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:47am PSS:

Baby, that's a shame. Not only is it something to keep the programming interesting across the station for the marathon but there is some great music only on 7-inches. Oh well. Love those digital skips and the playing pretend.
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:48am Baby:

Guess you missed on that really bad joke, PSS
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 11:50am Michael Shelley:

I love 45s and some years I do do an all 45 show - but just thought I could do a better show this year playing a mix - no big deal, not a protest - just trying to do a good show
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 11:50am Uncle Michael:

Hi Simon...how's doin'?
  Sat. 10/24/15 11:51am statoj:

The lead singer's voice on that Beat Kings reminded me of Bob Mosely from Moby Grape.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 11:57am Uncle Michael:

This is blistering!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 12:00pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Things are just peachy today, aren't they?
  Sat. 10/24/15 12:01pm P-90:

This is that way of combining Jazz guitar and steel guitar in an arrangement that's become a lost art...
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:02pm myron feld:

MISS Carol Fran! So good.
  Sat. 10/24/15 12:05pm P-90:

Hi PSS and Ken FHP. And Melvin.
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:05pm Michael Shelley:

www.rootsvinylguide.com...
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:08pm myron feld:

Well said, Michael. Double-sided #1 hit, but the drumming could be a LOT better.
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:12pm Michael Shelley:

a LOT!
  Sat. 10/24/15 12:15pm P-90:

@Michael: really hit the bulls-eye re: Electric Avenue
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 12:28pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Michael & all!
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:29pm Baby:

Greatest song of all time? Just maybe.
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:32pm Melissa Jean:

hey good mornin!
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:38pm Michael Shelley:

YEAH!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 12:39pm Juke Joint Jonny:

THIS is my jam. Long live Jeff and Steven
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:39pm myron feld:

One of the number-onest of all the #1s!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 12:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah - what a piece of PowerPop is this RedKross.
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:41pm Michael Shelley:

just when you think it cant get more #1 - the Sha La Las!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 12:42pm Juke Joint Jonny:

I always think about Neil Sedaka in Kiss makeup when the Sha La Las start!
  Sat. 10/24/15 12:44pm Artanker:

Love this, vox sounds like D. Boone reincarnated
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 12:47pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Arrggghh! Holy power pop overload! Just listening to this set has taken care of my cardio for the day!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 12:48pm Folsom:

Barreracudas get lots of love on WFMU.
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:49pm myron feld:

Barreracudas have one of the highest ratios of great music:bad band name.
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:50pm JakeGhould:

“Waking Up Tired” is my song this week. Slowly transitioning from a “Get in late, stay in late…” schedule to a “Get up early, leave early…” schedule. So hey!
  Sat. 10/24/15 12:55pm marc15:

Michael was a rebel today
Avatar Sat. 10/24/15 12:57pm Jimmy Wipper:

Never gets old. Or Minneapolis!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/24/15 12:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Wow, what a hot-head!
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