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John Cale  Hello There   Options
Nico  These Days   Options
Bellfuries, The  Under The Light Of The Moon   Options
Eddy Clearwater  Real Good Time   Options
Oscar Aleman  Tico Tico No Fuba   Options
Emitt Rhodes  With My Face On The Floor   Options
Animals, The  Blue Feeling   Options
Jerry Reed  Honey Chile   Options
Laverne Baker  You'd Better Find Yourself Another Fool   Options
James Hunter Six  If That Don't Tell You   Options
Oscar Hamod And The Majestics  Come On Willie   Options
Grant Higgins  The Way I Feel   Options
Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys  Hey Lowdown!   Options
Jeanne And The Darlings  Soul Girl   Options
Emitt Slay Trio  Male Call   Options
dB's, The  Amplifier   Options
Link Cromwell and The Zoo  Crazy Like A Fox   Options
Jimmy Donley  Honey Stop Twistin'   Options
Jimmy Hughes  The Loving Physician   Options
John Fogerty  Rockin' All Over The World   Options
Grass Roots, The  I Get So Excited   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis  It's A Hang Up Baby   Options
Jimmy "J"  The Jet   Options
Sound Dimension  My Sweet Lord   Options
Kurt Baker  I Like Her A Lot   Options
Dusty Springfield  Love Power   Options
Neil McArthur  Without Her   Options
Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez  Sweet Tequlia Blues   Options
Sam & Dave  May I Baby   Options
Hi-Risers, The  Where Are You Tonight?   Options
Greg Townson  We Tied One On   Options
Vanity Fare  I Live For The Sun   Options
Malcolm Yelvington  Trumpet   Options
Lucky Millinder  Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back?   Options
Pastor John Rydgren  Butterfly   Options
J & H Productions  P.S.   Options

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Squints:

ok then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Handy Haversack:

Happy Saturday, Michael, Ruth in the Booth, and all the Shelle Gamers!
  11:00am Listener Bop Monroe:

greetings from Bacon-y Tannersville!
and now the exciting world of hip.... ooops too soon.
Howdy DJ MS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

Aviato!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Gong Xi Fa Cai !
Happy Metal Ox Everyone !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Frank In Queens:

Hey now!!!!!!!!
  11:01am clarke:

hey nowwwwwwww....
what a delightful surprise!!
  11:01am andy fuchs:

Lets do this !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am YETI BOB:

good morning from Chicago where, somehow, it's STILL snowing
Avatar 11:02am Nanker Phelge:

Greetings from Paris !!
Avatar 11:03am Hoboken Jack:

Hello Michael, Ruth, Frank, Baby, Valentine's and Presidents' Day celebrators and non-celebrators alike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am myron feld:

Hello MS and everyone. I roadied for John Cale for 2 weeks -- terrifying.
Avatar 11:03am Hoboken Jack:

Howdy Handy!
Avatar 11:03am Ruth Booth:

Hi Jack!
  11:04am Baby:

Jack!!
  11:04am gf2002:

I'm waiting to hear Timothy Carey's "That-a boy, Mike...that-a boy" line from "Head" in the show open or close one of these days
  11:05am Baby:

Myron. Do tell.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Uncle Michael:

Can't wait to hear which Mo track is coming up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jeffrey Davison played 'These Days' this morning. :) Nico man.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Frank In Queens:

So, do we get a Doug Yule song next?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Handy Haversack:

Happy days, Jack!
  11:05am Sean:

Soft as Velvet for Valentines Day?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am myron feld:

@Baby: he was an intense individual. And drunk. But they were great shows.
  11:08am Baby:

Ah. I see. I saw him once with Chris S. I’m sure you were there. Music Machine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Rick from SC:

Hi Michael, you're cracking me up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Corey:

Good morning Michael and listeners! The scene in Michigan: hot coffee, snow falling, #1's on the stereo.
  11:08am Sean:

myron, sho was drummin gin his band at the time?
  11:08am phat:

A Jackson Browne barber joke. Lol. I'm impressed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Pauly from Clifton:

Good morning, Michael, Crew, good folk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am PaulRobeson1920:

Good Morning from Woodside, Queens NY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Sully510:

Sounding good. I can dig it, are you digging it?
  11:10am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning Shelleys & Ruth & all!
Didn’t make it to French Dad last Saturday cause I had a hankering for Star Pizza.
Avatar 11:10am Michael Shelley:

@Phat - ok!
  11:10am andy fuchs:

Bellfuries are a bit in the NRBQ vein...
  11:10am Sean:

sorry about the typos, I just sewed on of these hands on last night
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am myron feld:

@Baby: No, never saw him outside NYC as a fan, just as an employee.

@Sean: Dougie Bowne was the drummer on this tour.
  11:11am andy fuchs:

@sean, I just washed my hands and can't do a thing with them..
  11:11am Sean:

I thought that may have been the case Dougie had pretty good things to say in general about his association. Opened a lot of doors for him I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am McGroovey:

OK. OK. [vvdle-vdle-uh] I'm awake. Where's the coffee?
  11:14am davefromtoronto:

it's chuck barely...
  11:14am andy fuchs:

shoot, Chuck Berry should have paid this guy Eddy Clearwater royalties.... geez
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Hughie Considine:

I've never heard a bad Tico Tico, but this is the ultimate.
  11:15am Crei6hton:

Sup WFMU
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Chuck Barely ! That one goes in the bag for later...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am myron feld:

@Sean: I'm sure he did, it was a really good band.
  11:16am Listener Bop Monroe:

good gravy, that WASN'T chuck...!
  11:17am phat:

Tico Tico is a brilliant tune.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Sully510:

What's the weather like in NY?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Frank In Queens:

@Sully, cold and grey. Snow expected around 6PM.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Frank In Queens:

Emitt!
  11:18am andy fuchs:

@sully510 it's colder than balls (27) and awaiting messy precipitation....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Sully510:

Burrrrr....@Frank cool and rain on the way here in Berkeley, CA
  11:19am Tyler H:

"The tico tico is here, it is here again,
the tico tico is eating my cornmeal.
If that tico tico has to feed itself,
it better eat a few earthworms at the orchard."
  11:19am Sean:

Ethel Smith recorded an awesome Tico Tico. Michael, your the first person I ever heard pronounce a hard "d" in Django. It that the correct way?
  11:20am andy fuchs:

are there other versions of this Emmitt tune ? (Face on the floor) ? I don't recall the guitar solo ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Frank In Queens:

@Sully, enjoy it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Andrew in Toronto:

Hi there Michael and everybody else!
  11:20am Sean:

Emitt Rhodes,
perhaps the most disturbing interview I ever heard on The Michael Shelley Show
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Listener Baby:

That’s Django... With a D.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Sully510:

Funny we think 48-52F is cold...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Listener Baby:

I was in that studio Baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Frank In Queens:

@Sully, wanna trade forecasts?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Woo:

Nine (9) degrees in Chicago. High tomorrow Eight (8) degrees. But there is no wind. Looking on the bright side.
  11:21am clarke:

wow Baby!!!!
Avatar 11:22am Mister Dobalina:

Cacio e pepe.
  11:22am Sean:

@baby, so is it pronounced with a hard D, making it a 3 syllable word?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Uncle Michael:

Baking a blueberry pie right now. Making Vindaloo tomorrow.
Avatar 11:22am The Chief:

Valentine's Day = Ordering soul food and watching whatever rom com my fiancé wants to
  11:22am clarke:

mmm....vindalooooooo!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Hughie Considine:

If this isn't soup weather, I don't know what is. Tonight, we minestrone. Who needs tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Frank In Queens:

Hearty Pumpkin and Cranberry Bean Stew here in Queens tomorrow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Listener Baby:

@Sean that post was just a dumb inside joke for our DJ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am yerfriendpaul:

The Snowman!
  11:24am Sean:

@woo It's 28f in East Hampton at 11:25 local time and I'm high right now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Sully510:

@frank sure snow is fun for a day, emphasis on a day...but the slush and ick afterwards...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Frank In Queens:

@Sully, we still have accumulation remnants from last week's storms. But no slush, just ice and ick.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

A bright 16°F my part of NewHampshuh.
  11:26am SWK:

I named my vox EKO Honeychild after The Pogues’ Ghost of a Smile not knowing until this moment it was in reference to this song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Handy Haversack:

MS, we made chiles rellenos following your lead. There was a learning curve. Pretty good, but next time will be better.

Also, frying! I realized I'd never really fried anything. That's more oil than I go through in a month!
  11:27am Sean:

@baby, Got it!
Djust something between you two
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am PaulRobeson1920:

Tomorrow around sunrise will be a good time to walk around and take a few photos
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Woo:

@Sean, I just ate something that should have me in a similar state as you in the next hour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Frank In Queens:

Those Super Bowl commercials are absolutely horrid. Muted the TV when ever they went to break.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Handy Haversack:

I loathe the commercials. Complete incomprehension except where it's replaced by white-hot rage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Sully510:

the "baffling Super Bowl commercials"...that's great. What a spot on observation.
  11:29am clarke:

is matthew mccoughnohey (sp?) broke or something? why so many ads??
Avatar 11:29am Hoboken Jack:

Hey Greg and McGroove! (Or Groove and McGreg.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Listener Baby:

Speaking of D’s Baby. I’m pretty sure the last D in Dowd, is a hard one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You have to admit it's more about who's not in the R'n'R HoF than who is.
  11:30am paul:

Jay-Z to be inducted into the Rock and Roll HOF. But still no Warren Zevon. It's a complete joke.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Frank In Queens:

I gave up thinking about the RnR HOF a long time ago.
  11:30am gene sculatti:

Burnin' Laverne: she's on fire. Thanks for playing, Michael. Never heard this one before.
  11:31am clarke:

agreed frank!
  11:31am paul:

At least someone discovered the NY Dolls.
  11:31am P-90:

Didn’t the Carnegie Deli have an “Omelette Ertegun” breakfast platter special on their menu...?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am myron feld:

The Tracy Morgan commercials were funny.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...but I've liked looking @ pictures of the HoF museum...
  11:32am clarke:

to be faiyAAAAHHH - MANY american stars used to do commercials in japan - ones that were financially well-off.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Frank In Queens:

OK, Michael. Today's the day we finally snap a shot of our coasters. I promise!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am adampsyche:

what's a politically charged product
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Sully510:

Where do we send the snap a shot of coasters?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am yerfriendpaul:

Lionel
  11:33am paul:

lionel
  11:33am Brian in Charlottesville:

Lionel Hampton
  11:34am Mika:

Lionel Hampton
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am PaulRobeson1920:

Epicurus thought the path to happiness is two fold. 1. Live with friends, eat each meal with friends. 2. Avoid all advertising!

2,300 years ago advertising and hucksters in the city were a quality of life issue, as they are today!
  11:34am gf2002:

Jay-Z in the R&R HOF but not The Monkees? Jann Wenner's folly.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Hughie Considine:

So, Chick Webb > Chick Corea
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Listener Baby:

Tina is not in already?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Hughie Considine:

Todd said he didn't care. Why can't we be friends, responded the Hall.
  11:35am clarke:

always hughie - that said: early chick is not as fusion-y and more 'trad' bebop
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Awards are like the worst sort of High School popularity contest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Listener Baby:

You just described Kraftwerk
  11:36am honest t:

all that hall of fame/ award show crap is for people who aren't musicians themselves. who cares
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am G:

The RNRHOF criterion is who the self-designated "cool kids" ether love or grudgingly could live with.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Andrew in Toronto:

Screw The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
You don`t rock in an effing Hall Of Fame.
  11:37am paul:

Notorious BIG. Classic rocker.
  11:39am P-90:

NOTHING about that R&R Hall of Fame has ever made sense. Nothing. Ever.
Avatar 11:39am Mister Dobalina:

Head Bangers Ball.
  11:40am paul:

Final score: James Hunter 6 Dave Clark 5
  11:40am gf2002:

Mary J Blige...rock and roll? What a farce.
  11:40am clarke:

oh wow - you just reminded me. i had a dream about kim shattuck LAST NIGHT! nothing perverted, she was just around at some eternal soundcheck (which actually happened in real life once)
  11:40am wenzo llc.:

the r&r hall of fame is whack.
  11:40am Andres:

Good morning Michael and all! The only thing about the RnRHoF that interests me is Cleveland.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Hughie Considine:

Oh wow, for a second I thought this was early Notorious BIG
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Listener Baby:

10 out of 10, Baby
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am ike p:

good morning michael and thanks for a great show! i just wanted to pop in to say that i like iron maiden, and as a newish listner i'm both suprised and not surprised at the shows on which they've been played :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Hughie Considine:

This is fantabulous!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am myron feld:

The RRHOF is exceedingly stupid. The museum connected to it had a lot of neat stuff. Seeing the suitcase Howlin' Wolf kept his money and gun in and would bring on stage with him was fun.
Avatar 11:44am Frank Zaatar:

I wouldn't blame the Fuzak plague on Chick Corea. I mean c'mon--Silent Way and Bitches Brew. Plus the Paris Concert.
  11:44am Sean:

That's willy, with a hard "D"
LOL!
(sorry I think it's that Benjamin Button disease)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Sully510:

@clarke That's great Kim rocked. We lost a good one.
Avatar 11:45am Frank Zaatar:

I hear that the way to get into the Rock aned Roll Hall of Fame is to send the judges cases of honey mustard.
Avatar 11:45am Hubig Pie:

Adding to the anti-award sentiment-
it's oscar month on TCM , so no noir 2nite
Booooooo!!!!!
  11:46am gf2002:

A museum for R&R memorabilia is a good thing - Having an artist induction process controlled by Jann Wenner and calling it rock and roll is not. Just keep the museum, scrap the artist induction nonsense
  11:46am clarke:

well - i always had mixed feelings about kim - she went OFF on this guy for basically nothing, once. but, her songs are fucking enormously swell.
  11:47am phat:

Quantifying the percentage of Beatlesness could be fun.
  11:47am P-90:

Talking Heads inducted in 2002? OK. But they didn’t fer instance get to T Rex until 2020? And if the Dolls get inducted, will Johansson appear solo onstage for the customary “reunion” performance?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am DJ Johnny Cool:

Big Sandy (Robert) is one of the nicest guys ever.
  11:49am Tyler H:

I knew Big Sandy was a town in Tennessee, but evidently in Texas and Montana too...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Listener Baby:

I can sum up the RHOF in one sentence. Green Day inducted 5 years before Deep Purple.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Hughie Considine:

I can sum it up even more succinctly: Bon Jovi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Squints:

Good
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Squints:

God
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am Squints:

Y'all
  11:53am clarke:

Ya'll
  11:54am clarke:

first season of ANY series is the only one, really - at least back when.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Hughie Considine:

M.A.S.H. definitely feels dated, especially the pure nastiness they inflict on poor Houlihan throughout the show. Her exit was absolutely heart-wrenching.
  11:55am clarke:

after that, it's just an industry
Avatar 11:55am graphic_taco:

Mash is way better watching it without the laugh track.
  11:55am Sam:

I could never get into MASH.
  11:56am Sean:

They continued to make 78's for the jukebox market at least into the 90's. The billboard top 100 or top 40 or something. I remember seeing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as an available release from the Juke service.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am myron feld:

Who here watched "AfterMASH?" I never saw it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Listener Baby:

I remember my shock and horror to find out that Get Smart was in fact, not funny. I watched it every day as a kid, and believed it was the best thing ever made, history of the world, etc.
  11:57am paul:

Only one episode of MASH did not include a laugh track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Squints:

Went through a long period of oversaturation where I couldn't watch an episode. I don't mind it occasionally now. Lost its edge when everyone, however flawed, became at least somewhat of a good-guy.
  11:57am clarke:

i loved Get Smart - c'mon some of that stuff is okay. Agent #13?? c'maaawwwn!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Squints:

After-MASH wasn't awful. But it wasn't great, either. And the junior MASH cast couldn't shoulder the comedic load.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am myron feld:

@Baby: And Shtarker? Hymie? Agent 13, the great Dave Ketchum? Really??
  11:58am Sean:

@baby I still find this one of the funniest lines ever, in the context of the scene of course

"No, not The Craw,
THE CRAW!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Frank In Queens:

MASH has been a fave of mine since I first got a TV in my room back in the early 90s. FOX showed it every night at 11PM for years. I still watch it most weeknights on METV. I have very early memories of the show airing in the early 80s when I was very young and the the theme song used to make me sad. Probably because it aired on Sunday nights, and that meant school on Monday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Listener Baby:

Completely Not funny, Clarke. So sad to say.
  11:58am Tyler H:

"comedic load", lol
  11:59am paul:

After-MASH wasn't awful?
  11:59am wenzo llc.:

how many truly famous rock bands have there even been since 1995... like 3?
Avatar 11:59am Michael Shelley:

my father directed one episode of MASH
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Squints:

What @Sean said. Never won't be funny. Mostly now in a bonding over the TV days way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm myron feld:

@Baby, you're including the episode with Larry Storch as the Groovy Guru? I mean, the Sacred Cows doing "Kill Kill Kill" is a seminal moment in rock & roll history. Can't believe they're not in the RRHOF either.
Avatar 12:00pm Hackensack Slim:

re Male Call. So the soldier killed the guy who wrote the letter? Huh?
  12:00pm paul:

Which one, MS?!
Avatar 12:00pm Hubig Pie:

MASH movie was a disjointed mean spirited mess, but it had it's moments
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Squints:

Paul, there were worse ways to kill 30 minutes.
  12:00pm clarke:

The Holy Cows?!?!?
kill kill kill
thrill thrill thrill
make the scene
  12:01pm gf2002:

The original MASH film by Robert Altman is fantastic. The TV series had its ups and downs, the early seasons with Henry Blake and Trapper were actually funnier, but that series finale is very, very well done and emotional. Probably the best scene in the series apart from the finale was Radar announcing Blake's death.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Watching every Monty Python episode on its Half Century. It is a pleasure.
  12:01pm DG:

Yes, M. Feld----mixed feelings about the Hall. As far as who gets in/got in, it's a joke---ABBA & Jay-Z have nothing to do with R&R, while bands that embody the spirit of R&R, like Los Lobos, NRBQ, etc. are ignored. The Go-Go's are looong overdue (as well as the Bangles, although the GG's were chart-toppers 1st), as well as the Dolls (for influence, if not sales). That said, I heard the actual museum is good & maybe one day I'll get there...we were in Memphis a year and a half ago, & I'd certainly recommend Sun Studios & Graceland for rock history/artifacts. In fact, Graceland now has other buildings full of different exhibits, which I think change from time to time. We saw Buddy Holly's suit & a drawing of Elvis a young Hendrix did after one of his concerts.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Listener Baby:

Re: Get Smart. Awesome pop culture refs, etc. Some very funny lines. But over all, yikes.
  12:02pm DG:

Didn't the dB's record this song twice? Or it's on two albums?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Squints:

McLean Stevenson wasn't cut out to carry his own show. But as a second or third guy like Henry Blake. Just great. That character was well realized.
Avatar 12:02pm Michael Shelley:

or is it spelled: M*A*S*H
Avatar 12:02pm Hoboken Jack:

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult
Avatar 12:02pm Michael Shelley:

i think the version on Like This is a slight remix
  12:03pm Tyler H:

Evidently the cast did not know about that Radar announcement concerning Blake till it was actually
shot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Woo:

Do the kids today like the rock n roll? I have no interaction with young people. Except the kid next door who shook me down for a $20 can of popcorn the other day. He listens to shitty country music in his backyard.
  12:03pm clarke:

same recording - remixed for later release
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm myron feld:

@DG: Yes, Memphis has both of those, plus (and a big plus) the Stax Museum. All great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Handy Haversack:

I started rewatching all of MASH but stalled out in season 9. The writing really takes a turn there. Not sure whether it picks back up.
  12:03pm Sean:

Altman had his 14 year old son compose the lyrics to Johnny Mandel's MASH theme song. The kid ended up with millions in royalties, his father made like 30k as the director. It's sung on the soundtrack by The Ron Hicklin singers.
  12:03pm paul:

DG, the Stax Museum is a must-visit in Memphis.
  Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Listener Paul:

It's insane to me that even important artists who had a lot of mainstream success (Carole King, Todd Rundgren) are still not in.
  12:04pm Sam:

Crazy like a fox.... news viewer
  12:05pm clarke:

yes, but the version with lyrics is only in the movie - not the show???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Handy Haversack:

Onion, pepper, broccoli, Oaxaca cheese, fake bacon frittata: working!
  12:06pm Ramona:

Amplifier!! Haven't heard that song in years! Thanks for playing. PS: the grease trucks on College Ave were awesome. 🍪🍟🥘
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Squints:

I was surprised to see in a documentary that the Go-Gos were as tough if not even tougher than the Bangs in the early days. You don't hear that toughness on the IRS records until the 3rd record, Talk Dhow, when the band was disintegrating. ("Turn To You" remains one of my favorite numbers.) I liked the Go-Gos but thought, "oh, neat, girls." With "All Over The Place" my first reaction to the Bangles was "dayum, THESE are bad bitches with guitars."
  12:06pm DG:

Not true about MASH, many episodes had no laugh track, apparently, & I thought they got rid of it in later seasons. Also they didn't use it in OR scenes.
  Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Listener Paul:

Once Covid is over, you can also see a lot of live music for really cheap in Memphis. Graceland has gotten very expensive in my opinion, but worth seeing at least once. Don't forget the Rock and Soul museum, and of course the Civil Rights museum.
Avatar 12:06pm Ross T.:

Suicide Saturday....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Squints:

Handy, like I said, once the entire cast is good guys, there's no tension.
  12:06pm paul:

Manic Street Preachers did the best version of Suicide is Painless.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Handy Haversack:

My history with it a lot like Frank's -- totally seminal to my growing up.
  12:07pm clarke:

paul: if you are presently in memphis - are the streets still iced over (my sis headed that way, today)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Handy Haversack:

In love with their doctor!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Squints:

"Comedic load" is how the Monty Python deadliest-joke-ever spread.
  12:08pm Sam:

“In love with her doctor”
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm StringOFperils:

Full-service Medical.
  12:08pm paul:

I'm in sunny Florida. But I've been to Memphis 3 or 4 times.
  12:08pm DJ:

gotta get my membership card
  12:09pm clarke:

sorry: Listener Paul
  12:09pm DG:

Yes, we didn't have enough time in Memphis (we were there for a family event) otherwise we would have certainly gone to Stax. Even Sun Studios had to be shoe--horned in---the first day we went it was too crowded (it's really small to being with). Meanwhile we went to Graceland in mid-afternoon (Aug.) & it was fairly empty.
  12:09pm Sam:

A little something called sexual healing
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Doug in JC:

@Handy You know, Valentine's day is tomorrow.... www.amazon.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Doug in JC:

Also, good morning everyone! Afternoon, whatever
  12:10pm clarke:

whaaaa????
  12:10pm SWK:

Not a word about prescription. Songsmithery
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Squints:

I love Neil Finn's solo acoustic guitar cover of Sexual Healing.
  12:10pm paul:

@Listener Paul, have you even seen Memphis Jones?
  12:11pm davefromtoronto:

#1 hits drinking game - take a shot every time michael says "indeed"
  12:11pm DG:

This Fogerty tune is great, & the album (his first solo album of original songs) is STILL not on CD (I have it on vinyl).
  12:11pm Morphe':

Handy - I imagine you still play vinyl? If so I have an FMU thing for you...
  12:12pm P-90:

The “good” episodes of MASH are the 90-odd episodes written or supervised by Larry Gelbart that make up the first four seasons. After that it’s just not the same.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Montmaster J:

What a voice Fogerty has! Saw him in Las Vegas when we got married. Kenny Arronoff on drums Great show. #1 Hit after #1 Hit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Handy Haversack:

morph, we finally connected all the stereo bits last week. Turntable turns, but the stereo/receiver won't turn on. This week we'll try to figure out a solution.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Listener Baby:

Made way more famous by Status Quo
  12:13pm phat:

@DJ Johnny Cool Big Sandy is wonderful, yes, super nice and funny.
  12:14pm Dennis Diken:

ahh, gonna hafta catch today on the archive, dipping’ in & out. Greetings Mikey & all!
  12:15pm clarke:

DD - dios mio baby!
  Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Listener Paul:

I'm not in Memphis right now, but my daughter is. She says they're getting flurries right now, but the roads are not icy. I think she has a window until some time tomorrow before the weather gets too bad.

And no, I have not seen Memphis Jones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm myron feld:

Savannah!
  12:17pm clarke:

western NC??
  12:17pm davefromtoronto:

Hilton Head island
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm joe mulligan:

Asheville
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Handy Haversack:

Keeping in mind the southern states are a little less masky and, you know, attention paying to the pandemic, broadly speaking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Kotzwinkled:

Charleston and environs are nice. Some great food options and COVID appropriate takeout protocols etc. Can walk around Folly Beach and so forth. Plus if you drive, you get to see one of the greatest/dumbest roadside attractions: South of the Border!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Rick from SC:

Greenville is cool. Also love Asheville and Charleston
  12:18pm clarke:

there's a cool town called Tryon, NC (south of asheville) - nina simone from there (statue of her in the center of town) - cool area.
  12:19pm Morphe':

Handy - I'll hang onto it for now...Giving some 45s to JoeMcG, but this must already be in the archive....Back to Madrid on Tuesday..
ps. did not know until the other day that KB is Kate ...
  12:19pm Andres:

What would Fauci do?
  12:19pm clarke:

there's the Railroad Museum in nearby Saluda
Avatar 12:20pm Ross T.:

Damn, Jerry Lee's a soul man here.
  12:20pm clarke:

keep in mind - april is still bare mountains in western NC - the trees are JUST starting to bud, usually.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Rick from SC:

Michael, it seems like everyone passes through Rock Hill, SC where I reside. I’d be glad to show you around
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Handy Haversack:

Yeah, morph, she decided to make a sign-in for Sundays when I'm gaming so otherwise occupied. K8 has things to say!

We are hoping to drop some stuff off in JC this week, too, but the ferry company is an absolute disaster. Tix seemingly available only by US mail (5 days, $5 per ticket order, round trips = 2 orders) or an app (which, no smartphone here) or MAYBE at the ticket window in JC if it's still open. And there are people to answer the phone only M-F 7-11 AM. Complete shitshow. We might end up having to take the PATH to make it work.
  12:26pm clarke:

i know that tune!!
Avatar 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks Rick - post Covid for sure
  12:26pm davefromtoronto:

South of the Border motor inn and fireworks is beautiful in april.
Avatar 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

Any beach town suggestions
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Rick from SC:

Wilmington is cool
  12:27pm clarke:

nagshead, NC - great times!
  12:27pm davefromtoronto:

Hilton Head island. look it up.
  12:27pm clarke:

but still too cold in april
  12:28pm clarke:

hilton head?? i dunno - it's all condos now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Rick from SC:

For sea shell collecting, Edisto Beach is awesome
  12:29pm Andres:

Love Power every week!!
  12:29pm DG:

We went to Savannah a few years ago & liked it; a Southern, very walkable town (all those town squares) but the art school there gives it some extra weirdness. We were there in November, though, and it was a bit cold, don't think it hit 70 the whole time.
  12:29pm Kpx:

It was suggested that it would nice to go out and get some takeout food, the problem there is what a lot of people don't realize is that it's another good way of contracting covid-19, or God who knows what else. When you think about it you don't know who's preparing your food and just how sanitary they are, I mean they're talking while preparing your food and spittle leaves their mouth and they sweat on it, etc. And that's just by accident. and then you have the a-holes that deliberately contaminate your food. So you never really know.
  12:29pm davefromtoronto:

no it's not - i go every year - it's not been ruined...yet.
  12:30pm clarke:

savannah's awesome! food and drink - not much rock, any more (but that's anywhere)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Squints:

Oh. My. Goodness. Dusty. GGY!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Rick from SC:

@dg. I agree on Savannah. A must visit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Handy Haversack:

Listener Mariano just sent me this announcement about legendary NOLA music venue Tipitina's and their generous selection of free, Carnival-related TV shows. Figured it might be of interest to you fine people: tipitinas.tv...
Avatar 12:31pm Michael Shelley:

Savannah - Mr Wilkes Boarding House for lunch!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm northguineahills:

Savannah is great, but my favorite beach south of Far Rockaway is St Augustine (Anastasia State Park).
  12:31pm DG:

Michael---did you catch The Zombies O&O tour at Town Hall a few years ago? Both the original and "new" band doing sets, sounded great (certainly better sound there than at the recent Beacon shows I've been to).
  12:32pm clarke:

while i entirely endorse Mariano, i cannot endorse the present owners of Tip's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Hughie Considine:

You need a gentle voice to make this song work, although it wonder how it would sound delivered by a Tennessee Ernie Ford type.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Gaylord Fields:

The reason Colin took a pseudonym was because when the Zombies broke up, he took an office job in the claims department of an insurance company, and he wanted to keep what was now his extracurricular activity separate from what was now his "real" job.
  12:33pm Smoketown Joe:

Hunting Island State Park (near Beaufort SC and Hilton Head). Lovely wide beaches in a large state park. Accomodations nearby, Beaufort is 15 minutes away.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Handy Haversack:

Really, clarke? I know nothing!
  12:34pm clarke:

the members of Galatic bought Tip's - while i am sure they nice fellers, the bookings were horrid before the pandemic and there's no Rock.
  12:34pm Andres:

Belle and Sebastian have a similar vibe to Neil McArthur, less the jazzy sax solos.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Fishtown Mike:

Ocracoke NC I've been going for 20+ years. Great place. Only access by ferry. Bonus points for a funky public radio station, WOVV (they do stream online,too.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm northguineahills:

Great surf and camping, and usually sparsely attended, and full of nature, and quick drive to the old Spanish town (founded in 1565), and the Castillo de San Marcos (old Spanish fort).
  12:35pm Yuri Weber:

You mean Lobo
  12:36pm clarke:

for instance, Yo La Tengo used to make a point of playing Tip's every time - there is NO WAY that club would book them, now.
  12:36pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Beaufort is where scenes in Great Santini filmed. Beaufort kkkops set speed traps for tourists going to Hilton Head.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm northguineahills:

where's the wolf? (looks at my avatar), oh, there's one!
  12:36pm Gerry from Miami:

And this lovely Nilsson tune is one of the highlights of the first Blood, Sweat and Tears album, Child is Father to the Man. Hail, hail Al Kooper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Handy Haversack:

Well, at least it's free, clarke -- no cash endorsements! I was worried you were going to say something like they were kitten-drowning insider-trading nun bashers or something!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm joe mulligan:

alamo draft house has the beers and movies, that cool too. lobos is on court, right?
  12:37pm Yuri Weber:

Lobo in Park Slope is on 5th Ave
  12:37pm clarke:

they just ruined Tip's is all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm northguineahills:

(my friend is the cinematic curator at the alamo draft house in Brooklyn, she started in Austin).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Hughie Considine:

Nostalgic for takeaway frozen margaritas at The Hat on Stanton Street on the Lower East Side.
Avatar 12:39pm Hubig Pie:

Bands I saw at Tip's-
The Pouges
Magnetic Fields
Los Lobos
Alex Chilton All-Stars
  12:40pm Yuri Weber:

I worked at the Alamo in Austin during SXSW in 1998 because the owners were going to a wedding in Spain and my good friend was their cousin. Best trip ever
  12:40pm clarke:

NRBQ - TENS OF TIMES!! back in 'the day'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Handy Haversack:

Restaurant Nuevo Mexico on 5th Ave. at 12th St. in Park Slope has super good frozen margaritas. And really good food. Had. I have not been to Park Slope in a year. Sheesh. It's like four miles away.
  12:40pm Jordon:

Wasn't called the Alamo. Was it called Tequila Sunrise?
  12:41pm Hells Kitch:

Beaufort, South Carolina – nice, old fashioned downtown, near the water with local eats. antebellum mansions, Spanish Moss. Where the Big Chill was filmed
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm northguineahills:

Hughie: i remember the Hat! that place had great margaritas (used to hit it on the way to Tonic).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Gaylord Fields:

So essentially, Tip's went from serving the city to serving the tourists (who aren't really around that much anymore)?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm joe mulligan:

Handy Nuevo Mexico is one block from me. went there for lunch on my moving day to park slope with my now wife
  12:42pm Yuri Weber:

I work in Park Slope, but I never hang out there (not that there’s anywhere to hang out these days).
  12:42pm clarke:

keep in mind i have been 'seeing shows' at Tip's since i was old enough to ride a bike (we'd watch through the fans on the side of the stage - no A/C back in the day)
Avatar 12:42pm Hubig Pie:

And of course all the local regulars- The Nevilles, Kermit Ruffins, Earl King, Rebirth et al
  12:42pm clarke:

must've seen the Q ten or more times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...wull I got so much nothin' in my trap this morning I'm into the Lapsang Souchang just to have something ...Hey ! It's good...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Handy Haversack:

Joe, it's one of our fave places in the city! Beers at Smith Tavern, dinner at NM. We have good friends at 8th and 14th.
  12:44pm Yuri Weber:

And Gaylord, you gave me a ride back to Park Slope after I volunteered during a pledge drive around then as well (1996).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Hughie Considine:

@northguineahills, they packed a punch! And were totally not legal, but no one seemed to mind.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Montmaster J:

Seeing the Q is definitely something I'm looking forward to post pandemic-and hugging Michael.
  12:44pm Listener Bop Monroe:

love this fender twin reverb sound!
  12:45pm Cooh John:

The Hi Risers played my 50th birthday. Thanks for the memory.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm northguineahills:

@Hughie: I think it closed around 2011.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Hughie Considine:

This feels ever so Rockpile-esque
  12:45pm clarke:

i mean the REAL Q
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm McGroovey:

Rah-chah-chah

Rochster is the only place I've spent time that's not called New York or New Orleans, where you can go out twice a week and hear bands playing original music, not just covers.
  12:47pm Yuri Weber:

I grew up in the Bay Area and you could go out and hear original music every night, but most of it sucked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Hughie Considine:

Yep, @ngh, that nabe has been in major flux, just as they all are. We left in 2009, but I sure miss it sometimes.
  12:47pm Charlie from Durham:

NC mountains are great anytime, Boone or (duh) Asheville, north of A'ville some cool towns also. Shenandoah valley in VA nice also, Michael, I believe you know Cat who runs the wonderful Radio Free Americana internet station from Charlottesville. Further south in the VA mnts., Floyd is a cool little town.
Avatar 12:47pm Hubig Pie:

And.... one more bit of trivia, Galactic was Galactic Prophylactic back when they was a Tulane party band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm northguineahills:

Rochester had a great record store called the Lake (?) That was 1995. But I've heard good original music in almost every town I've been in ....
  12:47pm egould310:

A love story for the ages.
  12:47pm clarke:

gF: the cat's in the bag and the bag's in the river
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Gaylord Fields:

@Yuri Weber: Thank you for helping out!
  12:48pm Listener Bop Monroe:

WE ALL live for the sun!!!!!
  12:49pm Yuri Weber:

Dig those Fred Flintstone bongos!
  12:49pm Gerry from Miami:

Sunrays did the originsl, n'est-ce pas?
Avatar 12:49pm Cat:

Hey, Charlie from Durham!
Avatar 12:50pm Hubig Pie:

Sun's out and it's -15f in me n'hood
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Gaylord Fields:

@clarke: This one applies to NOLA — "I love this dirty town."
Avatar 12:50pm Ross T.:

Murry was a genius too.
  12:50pm pinto bean:

I always remember this version:
https://youtu.be/rmdvjB2dXxI
  12:51pm clarke:

JJ says you sweat
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm northguineahills:

It's a mild 74F/22C and rainy down here....
  12:51pm Tim:

NRBQ...way overdue
  12:51pm Morphe':

NOLA - might be redundant, but NOLA HOUSE FLOARS..
https://www.nola.com/multimedia/photos/collection_57b3b908-54fb-11eb-af5d-8b79d450f1c0.html#1
  12:52pm Yuri Weber:

More snow on the way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm northguineahills:

Kraftwerk isn't in the Rock & Roll Hall in Fame (just saying). It's a rather biased affair, but I agree NRBQ is long overdue.
  12:52pm clarke:

Yard-y Gras is in full "steam"
  12:53pm davefromtoronto:

NRBQ? omg you've got to be joking. they're like every average bar band
i've ever heard.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm DJ Johnny Cool:

There is no trumpet in this song.
  12:53pm egould310:

It’s snowing like crazy here in Seattle. I’m loving it. Gonna walk down to Mike’s Chili Parlor for lunch.
Avatar 12:53pm Joe B:

Chaka Kahn is a million times more important, sorry. different stratosphere above nrbq
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm northguineahills:

Not that I know what Rock and Roll is.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Handy Haversack:

Are Matt Fiveash and Nate K. doing a MG show this week?
  12:53pm clarke:

no. you've got to be kidding.
  12:54pm ledzeppelinsucks:

I saw thousands of bands in Bay Area at Great American Music Hall, The Omni, Bottom of The Hill, Golden Bull, Slims, Paradise, DNA Lounge, The Stone, Fox Theatre, The Trocadero, Phoenix Theatre, Fillmore, Thirsty Swede, Starry Poughkeepsie, Berkeley Square, Gilman Street and most of them kicked ass. I avoid hippie shit and construction worker music and cover bands.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm McGroovey:

Wait. Shouldn't that have been a trumpet solo, not a guitar solo?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not like it's a Contest
...so - we'll make it one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm northguineahills:

(I blame WFMU...😁)
  12:54pm Listener Bop Monroe:

you can't be shy with a trumpet.
that was a quick 2 hours.
thnx again Mr. MS!
be safe all.
takata ta-ta!
  12:54pm Sean:

Cut Across Shorty!
  12:55pm Yuri Weber:

Bottom of the Hill! Loved that place. I played there a bunch of times.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Hughie Considine:

Well cut off my legs and call me Shorty .... people used to say that.
Avatar 12:55pm Cat:

Thanks, Michael, for another swell show. You belong in the RnR HoF!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

If like me you've needed to update your Radio Free Americana stream - here it is :
thassos.cdnstream.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Squints:

What's "construction worker music?"
  12:56pm Listener Bop Monroe:

what is 'construction worker music'...?
you mean 'industrial'?
  12:56pm clarke:

people also used to say: ever get the feeling u been cheated??? goo'nite.
  12:56pm davefromtoronto:

NRBQ have NO great songs - they couldn't put out a greatest hits single...
  12:56pm Frank Zaatar:

No, NRBQ is the Platlonic ideal of every bar band you've ever heard.
  12:57pm clarke:

yet hilton head island is still okay??? riiiighht.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Squints:

FZ, I like that. "Of all the Charlie Browns, they're the Charlie Browniest."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Montmaster J:

Q=pure joy. Real Q or fake Q.
Avatar 12:57pm Ross T.:

Great show as always Michael. Gotta say the highlight was the Jackson Browne barber joke. I could see Seinfeld stealing the bit. "So what's the deal with Jackson Browne's hair. How would you like to be his barber..."
  12:57pm Listener Bop Monroe:

but that'll be one TASTY butterfly.
Avatar 12:57pm Michael Shelley:

dft - very wrong
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Hughie Considine:

Michael, your show is just stars after stars after stars ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Handy Haversack:

Gah, time! It always takes me by surprise. I never pay the bill, but they won't seem to cut it off.

Thanks, Michael! Loads of number one fun, as always!

Thanks, Ruth -- see you in the next time slot.

Be well, Shelle Gamers. Have number one weeks! We'll be attending the Tristen streaming concert tomorrow from Nashville, and maybe the Sylvain Sylvain tribute as well. Maybe see some of you there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Used to think NRBQ were like the Dead scene for Club people... I'm just getting schooled. Apparently Mr. Hendrix was fond of them...
TY DJ MichaelShelley !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Corey:

Thanks Michael for the great two hours of music! Thanks skeletons! Take care all.
  12:58pm Gerry from Miami:

Don't sweat the R&R Hall of Fame, Michael. NRBQ is just one of dozens of artists who are worthy of induction. But the politics of said institution will forever leave out deserving musicians and continue to induct ones who are "questionable." That list of qualifications you read is like the US Consfitution, subject to interpretation.
  12:58pm davefromtoronto:

name some great classics by NRBQ...i'll wait
Avatar 12:58pm Joe B:

glad to see Q referring to a band in a discussion for a change!
  12:58pm Yuri Weber:

Great show MS, I should listen more often.
Avatar 12:58pm Joe B:

@dave - ridin' in my car
  12:59pm DG:

Whaaaat? "Riding in my Car"? "Me and the Boys"? "I Want You Bad"? Bonnie Raitt & Dave Edmunds obviously like their songs.
Avatar 12:59pm Ross T.:

NRBQ haters just being provocative....
  12:59pm Morphe':

Thanks Mike and all !!!!!
"...Both in door and out door ..."
  12:59pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Construction worker music is Foreigner, Sammy Fagarosmith, Ozzy, Loverboy, Kansas and similar trash.
  12:59pm Andres:

Q should only ever refer to Quincy Jones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm juan:

thanks for a great show Michael and Skeleton Crew!
be well everyone
  12:59pm Sean:

Russian trolls, can't you tell.
Avatar 12:59pm Joe B:

or Question Mark!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...gadgets for Bond...
  1:00pm ledzeppelinsucks:

thanks for the show
  1:00pm davefromtoronto:

i guess we have different definitions of great classics
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Squints:

Gadgets For Bond would be a great band name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Fascists are never original.
  1:01pm clarke:

we DO!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Squints:

Gidgets For Bond could be the go-go dancers.
Avatar 1:04pm Ross T.:

Happy Valentine's Day!
  1:05pm clarke:

i meant happy valentine's day!!
Avatar 1:05pm Michael Shelley:

Dave - I want YOu Bad, Ridin in My car
  1:06pm davefromtoronto:

ok i'll give them a listen.
  1:06pm clarke:

and their greatest hit: Happy Valentine's Day!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:10pm McGroovey:

@northguineahills Lakeshore Records. It was on Park Ave around the corner from my house.

There are at least 3 great record store that are still going there.

Record Archive: It's huuuuge. Huge selection of used records, and other music-related stuff. It used to be in a big yellow wooden building near UofR, but now it's in a warehouse on University Ave (which has no university on it) on the east side.

House of Guitars: the place will make you crazy, because it's so disorganized, but they have just about every record and every guitar ever made. On Titus Ave in Irondequoit.

The Bop Shop, formerly in the city on Goodman, now just outside the city in Brighton on Monroe Ave. Rob Filardo, owner of the Garage Pop label, works there. My friend nicknamed him Every Band because he played drums or bass in most of the best bands, including the Quitters, the Grinders, the Priests, ...

Can't go there now. Thanks, COVID.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:13pm McGroovey:

I just realized that while I was writing that, the show ended.
  5:10pm Bob:

Whenever I hear the db's I just invariably want to like it more than I do. It just sounds thin and unremarkable mostly. It's not important.
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