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Options March 17, 2018: 2018 WFMU Fundraisier with co-host Pat Byrne!

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Artist Track
Above, The  Goons   Options
Black Santiagos, The  Pretty Little Angel   Options
Yvonne Baker  Party Across The Hall   Options
Bats, The  You Look Good Together   Options
Jackie Edwards  Feel So Bad   Options
Nick Lowe   All Men Are Liars   Options
Screaming Females  Shake It Off   Options
Nikki Lane  Jackpot   Options
2 Of Clubs  My First Heart Break   Options
Toni Iordache  Sarba De La Medgidia   Options
Longmont Potion Castle  Various!   Options
Darondo  Gimme Some   Options
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  People Don't Get What They Deserve   Options
Aeroplane  It's So Better   Options
Ramones  Glad To See You Go   Options
Bread  Move Over   Options
Chet Baker  You Make Me Feel So Young   Options
Bucky  African Record Player   Options

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SHOW OF HANDS - who else has Tinnitus?

CLICK HERE to find how how you can submit your own top of the hour WFMU ID

CLICK HERE to find how how to submit music to Michael for airplay consideration

CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE to find out why paper jams exist

CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE to read the four key lessons learned from the Steely Dan estate lawsuit

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to watch a video about a guy who represents was America is all about

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. 3/17/18 6:05am pacific standard simon:

Michael, you have introduced me to more good, new music than I know how to say. Plus, I saw you open for Shonen Knife! :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 6:10am pacific standard simon:

Oh, and I have tinnitus, too. Worse, I have permanent floaters in both eyes -- another symptom of aging which doctors have very little to say about, other than, "Live with it."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:01am Listener Baby:

Baby!! Good luck today, lad!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:02am mike east:

Wow...I used to be Michael in pompton plains AND Michael in montclair. Thanks for the multiple shout outs. Now I'm Michael in Belleville. Go Michael Shelley! Looking forward to the premium!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:02am clarke:

mawnin'! - yawnin'!!!!!
stay away from downtown ya'll...
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:03am clarke:

at least we know frank is around
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:05am clarke:

no rocktobah, i won!!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:05am clarke:

how goeth bottling, Baby??
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:07am clarke:

EARLY Bongo Feet!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:07am Listener Baby:

Real good Clarke. Long week of hard work. Robbie tonight, then I sleep for a week.
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:07am yippie:

yippie time
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:09am clarke:

yes, that should be a good show tonight!!! ; ]
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:09am Listener Baby:

We are giddy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/17/18 11:10am AndyIowa:

Good Saturday morning Michael, Pat, and fellow 'FMU fans!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:10am clarke:

how big is the "venue" room at the winery??
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:12am Marc15:

There really was not a break from regular programming during this Marathon
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:13am Listener Baby:

Monster song!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:14am Listener Baby:

Long story Clarke. we are inside tonight due to weather. Normally, out on the patio, about 100 folks.
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:15am clarke:

ah, i saw there was some west coast disturbance. how about the inside room?? small??
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:16am melinda:

this is a great Taste of Honey
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:17am Listener Baby:

We are putting up a tent, and facing it inside the tasting room. we are indoor/outdoor tonight. Kind of hard to describe. We are just about 100 tonight too. Just backwards.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/17/18 11:18am AndyIowa:

On what other radio station is the annual fundraising drive actually fun to listen to? Some of the most fun programming of the year, which is really saying something. Long live WFMU!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:18am clarke:

the patch does not contain any nicotine or nicotine products!!!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:19am clarke:

hey, a tent show is very circus-y!!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:19am dano59:

Love this Taste of Honey!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:22am clarke:

hey was that the australian Bats?? or yet another bats?
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:26am clarke:

i am one person that hates kokomo = but i did laugh when he picked it
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:29am clarke:

did we just hear a nick astley ref
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:29am purpleknif:

This girls favorite Nick Lowe song!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:32am clarke:

is this eddie vetter's wife?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/17/18 11:33am AndyIowa:

A #1 hit cover by the Screaming Females! \m/
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:33am adampsyche:

hahaha this is great
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:33am Pat Byrne:

KEEP IT COMING, FOLKS!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:36am Frank In Queens:

A late hello to you all.
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:36am clarke:

frank inna haus!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:39am clarke:

the patch has a microchip where MS can track our daily excursions
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:39am yippie:

are you guys gonna throw some pies at each other if you get a lot of pledges?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:42am herb.nyc:

hi Michael and Pat. just tuned in; I know you can bring in the pledges! (oops, sorry, but not from me - I'm pledged out. plz don't think less of me. and thanks for composting!!!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:43am herb.nyc:

colonoscopy? dave hill often says, paraphrased, "pledge $1000 to my show and you can do things to my butt!".
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:43am clarke:

frank is ABOVE brooklyn!!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:43am Don Gorden:

Screaming Females , great cover
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:47am ike:

Great voice! Is this "alt country" or does this kind of thing actually chart? Probably not, I guess.
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:47am yippie:

the geography of this song is all mixed up, its las vegas to atlantic city to reno to the mississippi river
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:48am Frank In Queens:

Not above, merely next to Brooklyn in Queens.
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:50am clarke:

how goes, sir? stanley cup onna way...
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:50am yippie:

i want to increase my monthly donations by calling on the phone
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:52am yippie:

the dunkin donuts was screwing up the halloween spider donut- they seriously did not put enough frosting legs on it
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:52am herb.nyc:

as for country, a friend recommended Margo Price. and I got her cd at the library, and she do be good (even Rolling Stone knows about her; I'm a little slow).
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:53am yippie:

its already march and im still ticked off about that donut last october
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:54am Marc15:

Trump does not wish anyone luck, unless he can get something out of it
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:55am Frank In Queens:

Clarke, the Cup is on the way to somewhere, but definitely not coming to NY.
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:55am yippie:

good constellation on your show today
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:56am clarke:

yeah, i am in bruins land - they are ecstatic - i don't know from hockey!!
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:56am yippie:

my name starts with a B so i have bruins sweatshirt with a big B
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:57am yippie:

i ripped the part that says boston bruins but i still love all ya bostoners
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 11:58am Mike Sin:

The president Trump drop in --- Funny as hell! High comedy. "Building a house in Florida..." Spit takes from both me and the wife.
  Sat. 3/17/18 11:58am clarke:

sound like you need a Yarmouth jersey
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:00pm clarke:

one of my favorite shows btw
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:01pm Marc15:

The crank call to Dr. Kevorkian?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:01pm herb.nyc:

I liked that Elvis C prank show. Michael mentioned the interview so often, with no description, that I expected no elvis c phone call.
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:02pm dano59:

I'm missing the fun -- streams keep buffering on my @
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:02pm clarke:

fractile cactus
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:03pm yippie:

the greatest radio prank since orson welles
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:04pm herb.nyc:

(aside: bob rankin has written about computers for loooong time, and here's an online radio link. can I ask what online radio people use? thanks. - askbobrankin.com... )
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:08pm clarke:

brisbane eddy!!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:18pm clarke:

those Bats were the south african band
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:21pm Pat Byrne:

PLEDGE FOR MISS SHARON JONES!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:22pm herb.nyc:

a person was thanked, ben zw... - he's in the band that supports Angelique Kidjo's "remain in light" show. i saw it at Lincoln center last summer. my friend, a jazz drummer, told me of ben, who is the son of a jazz trombonist who wrote a great book that is a series of essays, and the dad played on a miles davis record.
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:26pm clarke:

a bit of bunzuela drumming style here
  Swag For Life Member Sat. 3/17/18 12:33pm Walt:

Can anyone tell me what is MS's bed music selection that I think is from a mod 1960s movie (i.e. The Thomas Crown Affair, 10th Victim, Barbarella, something like that, but not those)? I should know it and it's driving me crazy.
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:34pm John in North Bergen:

Leave Home is my fave Ramones album also.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:36pm common:

just listening to bread at work yesterday. some good ones!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:37pm Hughie Considine:

If a single single changes my mind about Bread, why can't it be "Move Over"?
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:38pm clarke:

i love Bread, but unfortunately, they tried to 'get funky' and therefore about 30% of their stuff does NOT stand up well.
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:43pm aron k pieman:

wfmu needs the money to keep all the freaks together
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:44pm aron k pieman:

i donate a lot of money you should too
  Sat. 3/17/18 12:46pm clarke:

pretty sure everyone on here already pledged
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:55pm Rob from colonia:

There's no one kind of music once you hear the timber
  Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:56pm yippie:

timber ho
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 3/17/18 12:57pm Listener Baby:

Doing great, boys!!
  Sat. 3/17/18 1:00pm clarke:

adieu all
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