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Options June 18, 2016: We Are In Our Own World

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Artist Track
Monkees, The  Our Own World   Options
Cat Stevens  Here Comes My Baby   Options
Jimmy Dolan  I Ain't Gonna Bring My Bacon Home to You   Options
Jimmy Caravan  Higher And Higher   Options
Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters  Hot time in the Old Town Tonite   Options
Richard Lloyd  Alchemy   Options
Chiffons  Little By Little   Options
Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones  You Can't Call Me Baby   Options
Oscar Mack  Don't Be Afraid Of Love   Options
Wire  Dont Dash   Options
Trini Lopez  I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight   Options
Clarenece White  Hong Kong Hillbilly aka Nashville West   Options
Mickey And Sylvia  I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine   Options
Los Machucambos  Quiereme   Options
Will Rigby  Got You Up My Sleeve   Options
Beach Boys, The  Friends (take 1 & 2)   Options
Sonny Curtis  Walk Right Back   Options
Cory Branan  Missing You Fierce   Options
Roy Lee Johnson  What Our Love's Gonna Turn Out To Be   Options
Teenage Head  Let's Shake   Options
Ramrods, The  Take My Word   Options
Nikki Lane  Man Up   Options
Willie Mitchell  Take Five   Options
Ed Lincoln  Miss Balanco   Options
La's, The  There She Goes   Options
Way Outs, The  Way Out   Options
Surf Knights, The  You Lied   Options
Roy Hall  Off Beat Boogie   Options
Jimmy Ruffin  The In Crowd   Options
Rolling Stones  Hang Fire   Options
Gosdin Brothers, The  Bowling Green   Options
Sturgill Simpson  A Little Light Within   Options
Otis Redding  Home In My Heart   Options
Swan Silvertones  Jesus Won't Deny Me   Options
Above, The  Holding Back   Options
Buggs, The  Mersey Mercy   Options
Rudy Preston  Poor White Trash   Options
Rev. Carlton Coleman  Share It   Options
Bun E. Carlos  him or me (with taylor and zac hanson)   Options
Dave Edmunds  They've Never Been In Love   Options
Crystal Robots  Welcome Back   Options
Explorers Club, The  California's Callin' Ya (vocals only)   Options

CLICK HERE to find out why we don’t like what we struggle to categorize

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"


CLICK HERE to get to know my new favorite person Lively Val Shively

CLICK HERE to check the stats

CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell ina BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

CLICK HERE for info on the new lp from The Explorers Club

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE for a FREE download of Money Mark's "Mark's Keyboard Repair"

CLICK HERE for The Hollies Family Tree

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"

CLICK HERE if you have the stomach to read Rolling Stone's ridiculous "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time"

CLICK HERE to go "Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians"

CLICK HERE to watch The Cactus Blossoms live at WFMU April 18, 2015

CLICK HERE to watch James Hunter sing "Somethings Calling" live at WFMU Dec 7, 2015 - just so so so good

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on former guest on this show (and the drummer for The Beatles) Bernard Purdie

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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, 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 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 info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

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!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 11:02am Listener Baby:

Baby
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:04am Michael Shelley:

Here comes my BABY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 11:06am Listener Baby:

Better believe it, Baby. Mike congrats on last weeks show. A tour de Force of out of the box radio. And props to Greg for his Sonny Curtis-Like grace and good humor. You rule!!
  Sat. 6/18/16 11:10am Layet Johnson:

Loved last weeks interview too, Mike!
  Sat. 6/18/16 11:19am Eddy in Australia:

+1 for last week's interview!
  Sat. 6/18/16 11:22am Eddy in Australia:

Richard Lloyd's "Alchemy" aka "Blue Boy" by Orange Juice. I reckon they owe him a songwriting credit for that one.
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:23am Superb Owl:

I can hear the bad mix. Lloyd doesn't have the greatest voice but his vocals were obviously passed through a weird filter. Although the instruments sounded fine. IMO
Avatar    Sat. 6/18/16 11:25am Snortley:

91.1 signal has been dropping out intermittently all morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/18/16 11:25am Uncle Michael:

Teddy's voice reminds me of Jesse Colin Young's.
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:26am Michael Shelley:

thanks Snortly - anybody else confirm this - 91.1 signal has been dropping out intermittently all morning - SNORTLY where are you listening?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 11:29am Listener Baby:

Beach Traffic Beach Traffic, give me your hand.
Avatar    Sat. 6/18/16 11:30am Snortley:

I'm in Kensington, Brooklyn - just south of Prospect Park. Any of the other 10 terrestrial listeners getting dropouts?
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:31am tonyb:

i'm on 3 and heard 2 recent drops about 1 sec each

just had another
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:33am tonyb:

yeah i think we're off now
  Sat. 6/18/16 11:33am ?:

Yeah, 91.1 just dumped.
  Sat. 6/18/16 11:33am herb.nyc:

FM- static fuzz for 1min...
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:34am Michael Shelley:

THANKS I'll get Ken on the case!
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:34am Faye:

in williamsburg jamming to Michael Shelly & then POW NO MORE 91.1?!?!?!
Avatar    Sat. 6/18/16 11:34am Snortley:

Just getting static with WSHU and the Haitian pirate battling it out in the background.
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:36am Marc Francis:

That was a great cover!
Avatar    Sat. 6/18/16 11:37am Snortley:

No longer intermittent; 91.1 RIP.
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:37am Sonny Rickles:

Did Clarence White do a solo album? Love this!
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:40am Superb Owl:

Agree with the grace and genius of Greg Calbi. The #1 question would have been to ask about the mysterious "polarity" of the XTC Skylarking record.
  Sat. 6/18/16 11:42am sue struble:

lost you on the air aaahhhh! any info on that?
  Sat. 6/18/16 11:43am WillowRaven:

From Staten Island. Long time listener. Just lost your signal on 91.1. NPR Chicago just blew in. WTF???? Totally lost FMU. First time that's ever happened.
Avatar    Sat. 6/18/16 11:50am Snortley:

Maybe another one of them Jersey raccoons. Or did the engineers decide to give a try with some of those cheap Russian transmitter tubes on eBay?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 11:53am Listener Baby:

I got you, Baby
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 11:58am Michael Shelley:

OWL - check out Mark Maron's interview w/ Tood R. - who says that that polarity thing is baloney...
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:01pm Michael Shelley:

whole thing is good:
www.wtfpod.com...
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:05pm Michael Shelley:

and then there's this
dr.loudness-war.info...
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:06pm Superb Owl:

Yup, the Todd interview is where I heard it mentioned. But at least one other FMU DJ thinks the new master with the polarity "fixed" sounds better. As an engineer, polarity of a signal should not matter, unless certain parts are cancelling out like how those noise-cancelling headphones work.
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:08pm GrandWazoo:

FMU is off the air for 20+ min. Bayshore thru Sandy Hook, not receiving!
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:09pm Michael Shelley:

yeah - we're off the air on 91.1 - and working on it
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:10pm Michael Shelley:

I have not heard the NEW Skylarking - still have my LP and it sounds good - the question is: between Todd and Andy who is more crazy?
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:13pm Superb Owl:

Different levels of crazy genius.
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:14pm Michael Shelley:

Do you read the Steve Hoffman forums - there's a big thread on that new remaster - worth a Google
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:16pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Let's get this shit sorted by 3 p.m.!!!
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:17pm Superb Owl:

I will read that, thanks. Also thx for the Superhits of the Seventies: Hit Explosion, just got that in the mail this past week!
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:18pm Santos L Halper:

Andy Partridge has been doing quite a bit of tweeting lately. is he in fact NOT allowed to use the XTC name anymore?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 12:24pm Frank Above:

Hang Fire!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 12:25pm patrick321:

Not getting WFMU signal in my Jersey City apt. Worked in my car earlier this morning.
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:25pm gene:

Thanks, Michael for playing 'Hang Fire': pop-est/bets thing the later Stones ever did.
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:26pm judy from croton:

Saw b wilson in mccartan pk. Transcendant. Check couch cushions for change and go
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 12:26pm Listener Baby:

Hey Mike... Did you know you guys are off the air?? In NYC/NJ?
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:26pm IFisher:

Now receiving 91.1 in Park Slope
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:26pm Andrew:

me and my friends used to play the album version on 45. hang fire that is ,sounds power pop
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:27pm AgentPeter:

.................and we're back
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 12:28pm patrick321:

@judy brian wilson was great wasn't he? hope you brought a jacket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 12:29pm patrick321:

Back on the air in JC
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 12:30pm Listener Baby:

We've got front row CENTER to this boy's show in November. Can't wait.
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:31pm Michael Shelley:

How did you manage that?
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:31pm AgentPeter:

hello darkness my old friend..
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:31pm JakeGould:

Sounds like static on 91.1FM right now. Off the air?
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:32pm Michael Shelley:

on & off... working on it!
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:34pm judy from croton:

W brought 8 month grandson w huge headhones on. Even he loved pet sounds. He didnt hear a thing. Good vibrations.
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:40pm Michael from the Left Coast:

Is that Ron Dante's voice I hear in The Buggs?
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:41pm Michael Shelley:

I dont think so... Gary Numan is connected
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/18/16 12:45pm drr:

Is Reverend Carlton Coleman any relation to King Coleman?
  Sat. 6/18/16 12:48pm e:

I Ediews
Avatar Sat. 6/18/16 12:54pm Superb Owl:

stereo
(can also be played on mono)

genius!
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