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CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch
CLICK HERE to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary
CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita
CLICK HERE to help Joey Spampinato through cancer treatment
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 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 "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 & 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 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 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 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 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.
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