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Options April 28, 2018: Broadcasting Live From The WFMU Record Fair

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Artist Track
Green  We Gotta Get A Record Out   Options
Hipster Image  Make Her Mine   Options
Buckaroos, The  Chaparral   Options
Lee Dorsey  Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further   Options
Arif Mardin   Glass Onion   Options
NRBQ  It's Not So Hard   Options
Graduates, The  Seventh Generation Breakthrough   Options
Jerry Reed  If The Good Lord's Willing & The Creek Don't Rise   Options
Billy Preston  Uptight   Options
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers  Back in the U.S.A.   Options
Kinks, The  First Plane Home   Options
Jeannie C Riley  Generation Gap   Options
Dave "Baby" Cortez  Count Down Part 1   Options
Joan Jett  Fake Friends   Options
Clique, The  Superman   Options
Hank Garland  E String Rag   Options
Stevie Wonder  Baby Don't You Do It   Options
Rocker aka Larry Lazar  I Can't Stop Dancing   Options
Phluph  It Takes A Train To Cry   Options
Jimmy Mcgriff and Groove Holmes  Finger Lickin' Good'   Options
Hondells, The  Little Honda   Options
Unit 4+2  I Won't Let You Down   Options
B52's, The  Downtown   Options
Sonny Curtis  I Fought The Law   Options
Marshall Crenshaw  Somebody Like You   Options
Brinsley Schwarz   There's A Cloud In My Heart   Options
Elvis Costello   I Stand Accused   Options
Dr. Feelgood   Hi-Rise   Options
Jags, The  Back Of My Hand   Options
Plastic Bertrand  Ça Plane Pour Moi   Options
Gus Van Sant  Lost World   Options

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CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's 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"


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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

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CLICK HERE for a grammar test

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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. 4/28/18 11:00am Listener Baby:

Baby... Daddy is NOT taking our T-Bird away.. So get busy. #1 Hits, please. And don't touch that dial, suckers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/28/18 11:02am Montmaster J:

Green! Love them!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/28/18 11:02am Michael Shelley:

The folks I am live at the record fair trying to update the playlist on my cell phone... when I get home I'll make sure it's up to date, meanwhile have fun
  Sat. 4/28/18 11:03am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Hi Michael! Green played my college campus w/Scruffy the Cat in 1988. Green had a bit of a following in the Midwest apparently.
  Sat. 4/28/18 11:04am Jeff formerly from Rahway:

BTW I’m on the train in Elizabeth, NJ heading to the record fair. I wish it was in Jersey City!
  Sat. 4/28/18 11:15am Jim the Poet:

Sounds good from the sound board
Avatar    Sat. 4/28/18 11:16am Yair Yona:

the show's a lotta fun. thanks!
Avatar Sat. 4/28/18 11:18am ledzeppelinsucks:

yes, Cinco de Mayo and St Patrick's Day are always on the same day of the week
  Sat. 4/28/18 11:54am Pomona:

Love
  Sat. 4/28/18 11:58am Mike tp:

riding in my car just heard gamblin polka dot blues.always enjoy classic country.enjoying the show !!!
  Sat. 4/28/18 12:00pm Jim the Poet:

This is WFMU East Orange WMFU Mount Hope In New York City and Rockland County at 91.1 FM and online at wfmu.org
  Sat. 4/28/18 12:08pm davefromtoronto:

ouch
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 4/28/18 12:19pm Jimmy:

Michael, Check out the double LP "Giants Of The Organ In Concert" by McGriff&Holmes. It SMOKES!
  Sat. 4/28/18 12:45pm dano59:

Thanks Jim the poet I'll call that in to Clay Pigeon next wk
  Sat. 4/28/18 12:47pm dano59:

I want to save this playlist - I can appreciate MS posting on the fly during a remote and surrounded be distractions galore
  Sat. 4/28/18 12:53pm johnk77:

great show selecter:>
much audio greatness in vinyl
created and/or destroyed
during mastering
  Sat. 4/28/18 12:54pm Mike tp:

I'm living in Portland OR.was listening to a local station when Merle Haggard song came on.now I'm home listening on line forty years still Loving wfmu.sorry for the confusion...!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 4/28/18 12:55pm Schnormal:

Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaah
  Sat. 4/28/18 12:56pm Stevel:

"I am the king of the divine "!
  Sat. 4/28/18 1:00pm Frank Zaatar:

Actually, it's "divan" i.e., his sofa. An even cooler line, IMO
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