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Options October 29, 2016: Guest: John Doe returns

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Artist Track
Kurt Baker  Everybody Knows (live on Joe Belock's show 6/15/15)   Options
Gary Lewis & The Playboys  Look Through Any Window   Options
John Doe and the Sadies  I Still Miss Someone   Options
Junior Wells  It's a Man Down There   Options
Alton & Hortense Ellis  Can't Get Used to Losing You   Options
Frank Lee Sprague  Can't Get Enough   Options
Los Walkers  Jennifer Eccles   Options
Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks  Who Do You Love?   Options
Larry Williams & Johnny Guitar Watson  No Substitute for Love   Options
Frankie Miller  Mailbox   Options
Noah's Ark  I Get All The Luck   Options
Laura Cantrell  Do You Ever Think Of Me?   Options
John Doe  Get On Board   Options
John Doe  INTERVIEW   Options
John Doe  Go Baby Go   Options
Box Tops, The  Deep In Kentucky   Options
Marty Robbins  This Much A Man   Options
Percy Sledge  True Love Travels On A Gravel Road   Options
Frank Costa  A Taste of Honey   Options
Mark Bacino  Not That Guy   Options
Glad  Let's Platy Make Believe   Options
Grandpa Jones  Eight More Miles To Louisville   Options
Chuck Berry  You Are My Sunshine   Options
Ken Sharp  Dynamite And Kerosene   Options
Strangeloves, The  Hand Jive   Options
Joe Carson  Take Me In Your Arms   Options
Mickey Baker  Lullaby of the Leaves   Options
Radio Days  You Won't Fool Me Twice   Options
Rubinoos, The  Leave My Heart Alone   Options
Catbirds, The  I'm Only You   Options
Mort Shuman  She Ain't Nothing but a Little Child, Oh My   Options
A Minute With  Scott Schinder   Options
Supergrass  You Too Can Play Alright   Options

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

CLICK HERE to read "How Rockpile Tried To Change Rock and Roll"

CLICK HERE to read "The Zombies Are Back"

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for "Ticket To Write" a documentary film that explores the golden age of rock music writing

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE to see how Norman from Teenage Fanclub rates the bands albums

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

CLICK HERE for Artist Management According To Flo & Eddie

CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership

CLICK HERE to find out about a medical fundraiser for Scott Schinder

CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be

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    Sat. 10/29/16 11:02am Listener Baby:

Baby!!
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 11:06am Listener Baby:

Good morning!!
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 11:07am Michael Shelley:

BABY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/29/16 11:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...echoes of The Hollies all over...
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 11:26am Marc Francis:

That is a #1 hit right there...
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 11:27am Listener Baby:

Where the heck is everybody? Baby needs support, he does.
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 11:32am Cat:

Yes, Nick Lowe plays bass on that Frankie Miller track, as the band on that album is Brinsley Schwarz. Great album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 10/29/16 11:37am Ken From Hyde Park:

What a sweet voice Laura Cantrell has. You can play her songs anytime.
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 11:38am Listener Baby:

Speaking of Laura? We'd love her to do an artist CD for us? Scratching my head?
  Sat. 10/29/16 11:41am phat:

this new John Doe sounds really good.
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 11:42am Listener Baby:

Baby.. Were you able to dose Jeffery?
  Sat. 10/29/16 11:42am K Wilde:

I remember buying several copies of that first Laura Cantrell record just to send to friends who had never heard of her
  Sat. 10/29/16 11:49am Stevel:

John Doe is a great citizen of rock and roll, and The West. Glad to have him here.
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 12:07pm Listener Baby:

Oboe
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 12:11pm Listener Baby:

Viagra's theme song
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 12:15pm Marc Francis:

@Stevel: I fully agree. He's a hero.
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 12:16pm Sem Chumbo:

The bees theme.
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 12:32pm Pedro G.:

Michael's wish may come true soon:
www.npr.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/29/16 12:33pm Mike East:

great show this morning, Michael. Really dug the interview, too
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 12:34pm Pedro G.:

Supposedly new songs from Chuck too. Here's the official news release: shorefire.com...
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 12:36pm Michael Shelley:

WOW - cant wait!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/29/16 12:40pm Mike East:

ah! thanks for that brian wilson/npr link. my wife told me about it but I forgot to track it down
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/29/16 12:51pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Rubinoos' harmonies & stuff on Todd's - flat-out amazecakes :
wfmu.org...
Avatar    Sat. 10/29/16 12:53pm Listener Baby:

Sounds so much like Ted Hawkins
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/29/16 12:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ted Hawkins!
Avatar Sat. 10/29/16 12:57pm tonyb:

died on 102.7 oct 27
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