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Options December 9, 2017: Guests: Narvel Felts & a live performance by Laura Cantrell

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Artist Track
Narvel Felts  My Babe   Options
Laura Cantrell  Do You Ever Think Of Me?   Options
Glen Campbell  A Cold December In Your Heart   Options
Don and Dewey  Farmer John   Options
Bola Sete  Both Sides Now   Options
Robert Lamm  Someday I'm Gonna Go   Options
Los Straightjackets  Aerostar   Options
Narvel Felts  Dee Dee   Options
Fairchilds, The  Let Her Run   Options
Shirley of the Soul Sisters And Brother  You Don't Really Care   Options
Muffs, The  The Best Time Around (demo)   Options
Utopia  Silly Boy   Options
Narvel Felts  Vada Lou   Options
Narvel Felts  A Little Bit Of Soap   Options
Narvel Felts  Foolish Thoughts   Options
Narvel Felts  INTERVIEW   Options
Narvel Felts  Drift Away   Options
Mitch Easter  I'm Not In Love   Options
Laura Cantrell  Interview   Options
Laura Cantrell  Push The Swing (Live In WFMU's Studio A)   Options
Laura Cantrell  Interview   Options
Laura Cantrell  Don't Break the Heart   Options
Laura Cantrell  Interview   Options

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

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

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

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

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

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "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 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 Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

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 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 check the stats

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

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

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 for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

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 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 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. 12/9/17 11:00am Listener Baby:

Just like a Beatle Wig should. Good morning Baby, good morning world of great taste. Let's do this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:00am Frank Above:

Shot out of a cannon this morning after an amazing performance by Los Straighjackets at Monty Hall last night1
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:01am BronwynB:

hey michael and everybody!
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:03am clarke:

howdy
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:07am Frank Above:

A grillion times. I like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:09am Brian C.:

Los Straitjackets certainly delivered with their Special Mystery Guest!
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:11am Michael from the Left Coast:

Dewey's brother was the elementary school custodian at my son's school--he was a great singer too, sang at all the assemblies--great guy (Norman Terry)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:12am Michael Shelley:

WOW
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:16am melinda:

Who was the mystery guest?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:17am Michael Shelley:

NICKLOWE
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:17am Michael Shelley:

I meant: NICK LOWE!
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:19am David in ATL from NJ:

How great was that!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:19am Frank Above:

Man, it was fantastic.
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:20am David in ATL from NJ:

Agreed, Michael. Their October show with Nick Lowe was amazing!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:21am Frank Above:

Viva El Gregorio!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:22am melinda:

Oh yeah, someone mentioned during Daniel Blumin's show that Nick Lowe was playing downstairs.
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:31am medson:

Los Straitjackets were great last night.
Nick Lowe still looks and sounds great as well
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:34am clarke:

as a participant in a former line-up of Los Straitjackets, i don't think it is sacrilege to want to hear a live record
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:35am clarke:

out standing in their field!!!
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:41am choggie:

All ol' Narvell needs to forget you is a little soap.
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:44am clarke:

Baby if yer still around: glad to see u here, as i hope that the fires are not too close...???
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 11:53am Listener Baby:

Hi Clarke. Thanks for that. We had our fires last year, and they were nasty. These doozys are 3 hours south of us. We have many a friend and family member affected by them. No bueno.
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:54am clarke:

nicht bueno fo'sho....
  Sat. 12/9/17 11:59am clarke:

wow that's a crazy story about just showing up to Mercury Records!! no appt!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 12:20pm Uncle Michael:

What a sweetheart of a guy.
  Sat. 12/9/17 12:21pm frenchee:

I was just gonna say what @Uncle Michael said!==
  Sat. 12/9/17 12:21pm Hackensack Slim:

I agree Uncle Michael. A true Southern Gentleman.
  Sat. 12/9/17 12:21pm clarke:

gr8 chat
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 12:26pm duke:

Great interview!
  Sat. 12/9/17 12:32pm Beavo:

Glad to hear Narvel the Marvel is
still out there I got to see him back in the 90s he was playing in an all-night truck stop in Atlanta, got to meet and talk to him afterwards, such a nice guy and I bought his Bear Family CD of his early rockabilly stuff.
  Sat. 12/9/17 12:44pm Tommy in Neversink:

Hi Laura !! Miss your show
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 12:45pm Greg from ZONE 5:

So great to hear Laura back on the airwaves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 12/9/17 12:54pm Listener Baby:

Now is your chance to ask Laura to do a VOTM CD for us. Long overdue! And say hello from us too.
  Sat. 12/9/17 12:54pm Ochre Ogre:

Yes! So nice to hear Laura live on the radio.
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