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Sat. Dec 15th, 11am - 1pm: Mack Hayes of The Countdown 5 (More info...)
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Options October 27, 2018: I Love The Beat!

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Artist Track
Marquee Monsters, The  I Love The Beat   Options
Ben Vaughn  Boomerang   Options
Freddy Weller  Down In The Boondocks   Options
Little Richard  Rip It Up   Options
Los Satelites  Ocaso Marino   Options
Roxy Music  Love Is The Drug   Options
Gary Lewis & The Playboys   Loser With A Broken Heart   Options
Kelly Willis  Only You   Options
Chuck Jackson  The Silencer   Options
Dahlmanns, The  You Dumb Me Down   Options
Los Shakers  Give Me   Options
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis  It Came From The South   Options
Impressions, The  Woman's Got Soul   Options
Bobby Darin  Get Me To The Church On Time   Options
Chris Stamey  Greensboro Days   Options
Byrds, The  Have You Seen Her Face?   Options
Don Covay  Boomarang   Options
Muffs, The  Really Really Happy   Options
Devons, The  Come On   Options
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers  New Ways To Fail   Options
Dino & Doc  A Woman Can't Do (What A Man Do)   Options
Zoot Simms  Lover Come Back To Me   Options
Money Mark  Two Like You   Options
Blue Things, The  High Life   Options
Elvis Presley  Treat Me Nice (take 19)   Options
Edwin Starr  All Around the World   Options
John Paul Keith  Leave Them Girls Alone   Options
Race Marbles  Like A Dribbling Fram   Options
Buddy Holly  That's What They Say   Options
Freddie Scott  I Come Up Singing   Options
R. Stevie Moore  Schoolgirl   Options
Buckinghams, The  I've Been Wrong Before   Options
Lefty Frizzell  Somebody's Pushing   Options
Odetta  Hit Or Miss   Options
Minutemen, The  Corona   Options
Dennis Linde  Call Me Honey   Options
Tony Joe White  on Poke Salad Annie July 26, 2008   Options
Tony Joe White  Poke Salad Annie live at WFMU October 30, 2010   Options

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CLICK HERE for info on Chris Stamey's new songbook & double album Kickstarter

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Gary Lewis on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new Chris Stamey track!

CLICK HERE for "The Decca Sound: Secrets Of The Engineers"

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

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

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. 10/27/18 11:00am Listener Baby:

Rise and shine! Good morning and good day! With love and respect from your friend, Listener Baby.
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:06am bobsmart567:

But I love Dunkin’ Decaf! With a pumpkin donut
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:09am Michael Shelley:

Maybe the jersey City one just sucks
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:09am Michael Shelley:

tastes burnt
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:10am davefromtoronto:

you sound like you need a coffee, michael.
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:11am bobsmart567:

Ok then, that’s nasty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:15am Michael Shelley:

I'm a decaf drinking man. Much happier since I quit caffeine (13 years ago)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:15am Listener Baby:

Maybe the all time underrated drummer. Right here, right now.
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:15am bobsmart567:

You now have to play Coffee Blues by Mississippi John Hurt
Avatar Sat. 10/27/18 11:16am glenn:

i'm pretty sure ringo is the all time underrated drummer, at least among non drummers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:20am Listener Baby:

@Glenn. I would agree with that. But no one ever mentions Paul Thompson. He was something else.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:21am Art(uro):

I was thinking " I wonder if he's going to play Loser..." His best song!
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:29am McGreivey:

...highbrow; you raised my eyebrow... ooofff... try harder. Great songn otherwise, though.
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:31am McGreivey:

OK. Well, after letting that rhyme roll around in my head a few more times, I dislike it less and less.
Avatar Sat. 10/27/18 11:36am TheLoneliestMonk:

WBAI just gave lopate a show...for spite i hope!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:36am Michael Shelley:

know what you mean!
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:37am TheLoneliestMonk:

WNYC is UNlistenable...and HAS been for quite some time.
no soup for youz!
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:40am Dean:

I agree one billion percent.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:40am Corey:

Morning Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:40am purpleknif:

This old fart agrees.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:41am Michael Shelley:

I've thought about it A LOT - and, for the most part, WNYC just doesn't speak to me - and it puzzles me who they think they're appealing to...
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:43am TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS: the upr E & W side blue hairs...who write big checks!
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:43am macks:

Agree on the halloween point OF COURSE, but whole heartedly disagree about 8th grade. I work with middle schoolers as a counselor and thought the problems in the film were very real (if tidied up a bit for the screen).
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:45am TheLoneliestMonk:

remember the days when the cranks from 'BAI would basically go back & forth and have programs on BOTH stations?
RIP joe frank & steve post
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:46am Hughie Considine:

If the teachers want to give their kids a good Halloween scare, they should show that old film version of Shirley Jackson's The Lottery.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:47am Tommy in Neversink:

Tuning to the black keys would be pentatonic tuning. It's hard to hit a bad note that way
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:48am TheLoneliestMonk:

but did he tune to 432 hz?
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:48am macks:

^I also just liked the movie. It seems like most of the time when I see a new movie I leave feeling more out of touch and frustrated. This one made sense to me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:49am Hughie Considine:

I get it, yet it's still kind of amazing to me that Chris Stamey is doing a Kickstarter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:51am Jeezy:

Michael! Not sure if you're aware, but Stamey and Holsapple are playing an intimate show at City Winery in a few weeks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 11:55am Sweet Corn Lizzie:

Michael! I literally gasped when this Byrds song started. One of my absolute favorites!

I pledged last week, can't do without my WFMU, and got my company to match.
  Sat. 10/27/18 11:58am Bill W:

Steven Spielberg is the greatest American filmmaker of the last 40 years. Good night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 12:00pm Michael Shelley:

Bill - What are you favorite 3 of his films? Mine: Jaws, Close Encounters and maybe The Post
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 12:01pm Listener Baby:

What was the Israeli one? That was really good.
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:02pm bobsmart567:

Don’t forget Catch me If You Can from Spielberg
Avatar Sat. 10/27/18 12:04pm TheLoneliestMonk:

spielberg is better when he *isnt* trying to be great.
exception: empire of the sun
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 12:08pm Montmaster J:

Empire of the Sun, Catch me if you can, Munich (love Close Encounters too)
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 12:10pm Listener Baby:

Munich is the one. Excellent.
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:17pm Dean:

1981, LACMA mounted an amazing exhibition of early 20th century Soviet avant-garde art.
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:19pm debt collector:

Sounds like Nirvana
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:22pm davefromtoronto:

i don't hear beatles in that...ahem...cough...
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:25pm paul:

Just tuned in. No Tony Joe White?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 12:26pm drr:

I had a busted stereo for a while, just one channel, so it was a surprise to me that this song (Grits Ain't Groceries) has horns.
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:26pm adrian in mpls:

I hope it’s an oboe!
Avatar Sat. 10/27/18 12:27pm Cooh John:

Some sorta keyboard?
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:34pm adrian in mpls:

a rip-off show in the future?
Avatar Sat. 10/27/18 12:35pm TheLoneliestMonk:

actually, this EMINENTLY preferable to zimmerman
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 12:36pm Listener Baby:

In tribute to Warren (Cat) and the great Gene S. I too will top off my swag for life donation. With the same sentiment that Bob Brainen is missed, BIG TIME. Bring him back. What are you kids thinking?? Jeez??
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:42pm andy fuchs:

I think Bob made the choice to leave, I don't think he got let go Listener baby...
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 12:43pm Listener Baby:

Hi Andy. I think not. Respectfully.
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:44pm andy fuchs:

If that's the case, someone needs to be punished.... :(
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:49pm bobsmart567:

Odetta - this might be the greatest song ever written. How good is this????
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:53pm Cal Zone!:

Wonderful wonderful show today Michael! Life affirming stuff. Thank you!
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:53pm davefromtoronto:

he said if they didn't give him the weekday morning show he'd leave...
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:56pm paul:

Thank you, Michael.
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:57pm andy fuchs:

Bob might have been pretty cool in the morning slot. I had hoped Jonesy got it when the competition was on for the slot (he would have done a great job and could use the gig), but Clay really does do a great job. Lots of choices, and I'm sure a difficult decision for all involved.
Avatar Sat. 10/27/18 12:58pm Cooh John:

Remember this song when I was 7 years old. We ate it up.
  Sat. 10/27/18 12:59pm paul:

The song or the salad?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 12:59pm Corey:

Great show as always. Congrats on reaching your fundraising goal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 10/27/18 2:35pm Daddy-o Dilly:

Happy Halloween, everybody! Don't forget to vote!
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