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Options January 21, 2017: Guest: Peter Parker from Dirty Looks

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Artist Track
Dirty Looks  Lie To Me   Options
Free Design  Love To Love   Options
Ronnie Dawson  Toe Up From The Floor Up   Options
Lazy Lester  The Same Thing Could Happen To You   Options
Frank Barber Percussion Ensemble, The  Spanish Flea   Options
Bay City Rollers  Rock And Roll Love Letter   Options
Dana Gillespie  You Just Gotta Know My Mind   Options
Ben Hall & The Ramblers  Blue Days Black Nights   Options
Eddie Clearwater  Real Good Time   Options
Dirty Looks  Rosario's Ashes   Options
Cyrus Erie  Get the Message   Options
Sturgill Simpson  Railroad Of Sin   Options
Cosmic Rays with Sun Ra and orchestra  Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lies   Options
Dirty Looks  Accept Me   Options
Peter Parker of Dirty Looks  Interview   Options
Dirty Looks  Let Go   Options
Barreracudas, The  Smokin' in the Boy's Room (From Super Hits of the 70s: Pure Dyn-o-Mite!)   Options
Juan y Junior  Tres Dias   Options
Carter Sisters, The  He Went Slippin Around   Options
Henry Strogin  Love Insurance   Options
Blossom Dearie  Guys And Dolls   Options
Lisa Jenio  My Heart Belongs To One Boy   Options
Byrds, The  I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better   Options
Bellfuries, The  Bad Seed Sown   Options
Bellfuries, The  Right Down The Line (From Super Hits of the 70s: Pure Dyn-o-Mite!)   Options
Apples In Stereo  The Rainbow   Options
Kik, The  Simone   Options
Leopards, The  I Wonder If I'll Ever See You Again   Options
Wiz Guy  January Clearance Time!   Options
Mike Griffen, WAKY Radio, Louisville  Cold   Options

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to read "The True Story Of The Fake Zombies, The Strangest Con In Rock History"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to an episode of Recode Media titled "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

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 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. 1/21/17 11:01am Listener Baby:

Sometimes the only word that says it all is, Baby! Have a great show Baby, and everybody out there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:06am Listener Baby:

Baby. I just want you know that I would always and forever let you use "Full PA" in any situation that warranted it. Lights too.
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 11:08am Michael Shelley:

And play for the full 45 minutes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:08am Listener Baby:

  Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/21/17 11:11am Mikey_B:

Dirty Looks does Staten Island proud.
  Sat. 1/21/17 11:16am Glenn L:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:18am doctorjazz:

Go Staten Island!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:24am Listener Baby:

Mine marching too! I'm holding down the fort.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:32am Listener Baby:

The answer is simple. Live and let Live.. It's the only possible answer.
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 11:39am Michael Shelley:

This just in:
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:39am ChrisB.:

Mrs. B. is in Washington. Listening for two today.
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 11:49am JakeGould:

“The answer is simple. Live and let Live.. It's the only possible answer.” But still that alt-right guy getting sucker punched was pretty cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:52am Rich in Washington:

if this isn't a glowing endorsement for a WFMU show, I don't know what is:
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 11:54am JakeGould:

@Rich: WOW!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/21/17 11:56am common:

this is great! and later talk talk records are beautiful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:56am Mike Sin:

Another great interview. Lots of info here -- interesting to hear how the Stiff/Epic deal came about so quickly!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 11:58am ChrisB.:

Funny. I always get Any Trouble mixed up with Dirty Looks.
  Sat. 1/21/17 11:59am Mark in Toronto:

Shout out to Joe "King" Carrasco
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 12:01pm Listener Baby:

JakeGould. Agree!!
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:18pm Mark in Toronto:

Michael, I'm always impressed with your pre-interview research and homework.
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 12:23pm JakeGould:

@ListenerBaby: !!!
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:30pm Mark in Toronto:

Did Curtis Mayfield ever sue over Love Insurance?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 12:31pm Listener Baby:

Blossom gets played in our house almost every day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 12:32pm Listener Baby:

Come to think of it, The Cactus Blossoms, too. Hmmm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/21/17 12:34pm Matt in Nebraska:

"Love Insurance" reminded me of "Night Time" by The Escorts which I also got turned on to by Michael Shelley.
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:36pm Clarke:

howdee all! i usually don't eat lunch until AFTER this show, but got up early to watch iiverpool (lose) and decided it was a mild cape cod day and got out the bbq pit
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:36pm Mark in Toronto:

The Cactus Blossom Dearies!
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:37pm Just Saying:

Michael, at least Lisa Jenio didn't tell you "No problem."
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:37pm Clarke:

i QUITE enjoyed the DL interview with my bbq brisket!!
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 12:38pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Great dedication Michael.
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 12:38pm Michael Shelley:

I thought you had to cook brisket for a really long time?
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:39pm Clarke:

the game was REALLY early this morning!!
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:40pm johnk77:

at the pal
could be fierce
backstage was party central
in the seventies
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 12:40pm Frank Above:

Finally my internet started working, and just in time for the dedication. Well done!
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:41pm Clarke:

i started cooking when jeffrey D was still on
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 12:41pm Listener Baby:

You are toying with me, Baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 12:42pm Listener Baby:

Mark in Toronto: It's my new band name!
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:44pm Mark in Toronto:

Baby! You have my blessings.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 1/21/17 12:46pm Listener Baby:

This is just great. But Baby, the orig is a stone classic.
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:46pm Mark in Toronto:

This version is amazing.
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:47pm Clarke:

pure dyno=MITE!!
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 12:48pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks MARK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/21/17 12:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- Always fun - TY Michael Shelley !
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:49pm Clarke:

MS - i have an idea for your next premium
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:50pm Clarke:

will shoot u an email
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 12:52pm Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 1/21/17 12:52pm fmu rox:

Michael can you please play the Gants before you get finished?
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:53pm Hi from Holland:

The Kik have a new album out (and yes they are from Holland too)
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 12:55pm Michael Shelley:

I emailed The Kik once and the didnt respond :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 1/21/17 12:56pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

'Simone' is 'The Dancer' from the FakeBeatlesBlog ! : blog.wfmu.org...
Avatar Sat. 1/21/17 12:56pm Michael Shelley:

If you see them tell them they have an ass kicking coming to them!
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:57pm Hi from Holland:

I will...
  Sat. 1/21/17 12:57pm Clarke:

i said good day, sir!!!
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