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Options June 16, 2018: Guests: Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow From The Posies

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Artist Track
Dead Milkmen, The  Punk Rock Girl   Options
Los Shakers  Wont You Please?   Options
Nikki Lane  Send the Sun   Options
Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow  Throwaway (live in studio A)   Options
Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow  Earlier Than Expected (live in studio A)   Options
Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow  Thirteen (live in studio A)   Options
Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow  Interview   Options
Posies, The  Open Every Window   Options
Kui Lee  All I Want To Do   Options
Sanford Clark  Climbing The Wall   Options
Don Bryant  Soul Man   Options
Bill Doggett  Caravan   Options
Chris Isaak  Two Hearts   Options
Foto-Fi Four  Stand Up And Holler   Options
Everly Brothers, The  Mama Tried   Options
William Bell  Never Like This Before   Options
Terraplanes, The  It Is Hip   Options
Del Shannon  Show Me   Options
Deke Dickerson  All Dressed Up (live)   Options
James Carr  I'm Gonna Send You Back To Georgia   Options
Pete And Louie  Evil Ways   Options
Jonathan Richman  I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar   Options
Nick Lowe  Tokyo Bay   Options
Escorts, The  Mad Mad World   Options
Skeeter Davis  It's So Easy   Options
Dwight Yoakam  Three Pears   Options
Bucky   Handsomestein   Options
Keith Richard  How I Wish   Options
Shags, The  Make a Record With the Shags   Options
Drinking Out OF Cups Guy  Drinking Out Of Cups   Options

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

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 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

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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. 6/16/18 11:03am Listener Baby:

Baby.. How is Tazma doing these days? You rarely speak of him anymore. Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/16/18 11:04am Frank In Queens:

Oh, I don't know....
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 11:05am Listener Baby:

Straight to my heart!!
  Sat. 6/16/18 11:08am Baby:

Okay, what’s going on here?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 11:17am Listener Baby:

The Posies at The Whiskey A Go-Go. The loudest show I ever saw in a night club.
  Sat. 6/16/18 11:19am Cooh John:

Nikki Lane coming to my town. Listening forward to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 11:25am Bill in W.O.:

I saw The Posies farewell show at Bottom of the Hill in 1998. They were great, and I'm glad the "farewell" part turned out to be premature.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/16/18 11:38am radioronan:

Looking forward to this show tomorrow!
  Sat. 6/16/18 11:48am Eddy in Australia:

I was at that Box Tops show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 11:51am Listener Baby:

An impressionable child in the summer of 1976 might have come to the conclusion that Starbuck's "Moonlight Feels Right" had been created in outer space by aliens who had been studying the conventions of mid-'70s AM radio pop but had gotten many of the details slightly but tellingly wrong. (Seriously, a pop song with an extended marimba solo??) Everything about this song is just a little bit odd, from the hermetically-sealed sound of the pristine and largely electronic production to the ostentatiously tossed off chuckle Bruce Blackman uses to punctuate every chorus to the nagging synth hook that's the song's most distinctive feature. The song is so profoundly weird that it's remarkable that it wasn't intended as a novelty, but as a sexy evocation of summertime lust.
  Sat. 6/16/18 11:56am Michael from the Left Coast:

Paul Simon should have covered "All I Want to Do"
  Sat. 6/16/18 11:58am gene sculatti:

The Kui-Li, with that polyrhythmic stuff, snare, etc., sounds like a "Graceland' outtake. Great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/16/18 12:01pm Listener John from NJ:

@Listener Baby: I'll listen carefully to that song next time I hear it to experience the weirdness.
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:07pm Pedro in Arlington:

Don Bryant playing today at Columbia Pike Blues Festival in Arlington VA. Free admission.
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:08pm Christina Low:

I saw Chris a few years back at the Grand Ole Opry, and he was a fantastic performer. A little schmaltzy for the ladies in the audience, a little badass for the guys, just all round entertaining. And he had a scorching set of guys playing with him, which definitely made me nerd out a bit. I highly recommend going to see him!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 12:09pm Zetti:

great song. Thanks
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:13pm Baby:

I would ditto Christine’s remark 100%
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:14pm Baby:

Christina. Sorry
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 12:16pm purpleknif:

Ditto on one of the greatest songs ever!!
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:16pm Baby:

Listener John. Those weren’t my words, but I agree with them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/16/18 12:16pm Michael Shelley:

HEY - I just published a NEW (NOT RADIO FRIENDLY) interview with MKatt Lucas: pleasekillme.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 12:21pm purpleknif:

Miss you Leon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 12:23pm Listener Baby:

Baby. On my way to SF to see JD. If you play Searching For Sugar, you will have played my two favorite songs of last year. And Los Shakers!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 12:24pm Listener Baby:

Oh.. and this too.
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:25pm paul:

Baby, are you near Sonoma?
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 12:25pm Listener Baby:

4.5 hours south
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:26pm paul:

Oh. I have a friend in Sonoma who hosts a podcast called "The Winemakers."
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 12:27pm Listener Baby:

You've mentioned him. I need to look him up. Thanks!
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:29pm paul:

Didn't realize I had. You're welcome. He also has a blues and r&r radio show on KSVY. But he's no Michael Shelley. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Sat. 6/16/18 12:30pm Listener Baby:

Also, good to know. And how could he be?
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:33pm paul:

?
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:33pm paul:

Just got that
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:34pm paul:

true
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:35pm risky:

Holy Fuck - what the fuck is all this going?....
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:35pm paul:

I'd be nervous as hell if I were a parent these days. It's crazy out there. Happy Father's Day, MS.
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:35pm Roger Roger:

I have a 16 year old daughter and I echo your sentiments on the fascination of child raising. Highly recommend it as a way to understand yourself, your parents, life, and of course, the next generation!
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:39pm johnk77:

Pete Rodriguez/Louie Ramirez
on Fania
I listen to KSVY 8PM ET Weds.
via the interthingie
Peter Wiltz is 1 of Guys at Five
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:43pm Cooh John:

Nick and LSJ is like mixing dino- and mite.
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:44pm paul:

RIP, Matt “Guitar” Murphy
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:52pm adam:

saw Dwight this week. with Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle. fun show.
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:55pm Bob:

Oh man, this Keith song sounds fantastic! Haven't heard in ages. What a great record. Is Joey Spampinato on this track? I know he is on a few.
  Sat. 6/16/18 12:58pm paul:

the clean version
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