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Options August 14, 2021: Guest: Linda Gail Lewis

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CLICK HERE for info on today's guest Linda Gail Lewis and her tour:
8/13 - Sportsman Tavern Buffalo NY
8/14 - Hangar on the Hudson, Troy NY
8/15 - Sennebec Farm, Union ME
8/17 - Lennys’ Westbrook ME.
8/18 - Askew, Providence RI
8/19 - Café Nine, New Haven CT.
8/20 - The Saint, Asbury Park NJ
8/21 - Buckley's, Valley Stream, NY
8/22 - The Kennett Flash, Kennett Square, PA
8/23 - Phantom Power, Millersville PA
8/24 - Saint Georges Country Store, St Georges DE
8/25 - Dietle’s Tavern, Rockville DC
8/26 - Purple Fiddle, Thomas WV
8/27 - Natalies Pizza, Columbus OH
8/28 - Down Home, Johnson City TN
8/29 - The Donoho Hotel, Red Boiling Springs TN
8/30 - WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Lexington KY

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Artist Track
Linda Gail Lewis  Break Up The Party   Options
Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis  Till Death   Options
Linda Gail Lewis  The End   Options
Linda Gail Lewis  South Side Soul Society Chapter #1   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis And Linda Gail Lewis  Jackson   Options
Linda Gail Lewis  I'll Be There   Options
Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis  Memphis Never Falls From Style   Options
Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis  Who Cares?   Options
Linda Gail Lewis  Boogie Woogie Country Girl   Options
Linda Gail Lewis  Oh Pandemic   Options
Linda Gail Lewis  Interview   Options
Linda Gail Lewis  Who's That Guy?   Options
NRBQ  I Got A Rocket In My Pocket   Options
Turtles, The  Oh, Daddy   Options
Cory Branan  You Make Me   Options
Fats Domino  Wigs   Options
Trini Lopez  Quizas, Quizas, Quizas   Options
Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness, The  I Don't Mind   Options
Greg Townson  Off And Running   Options
Guy Darrell  Big Louie   Options
J Ann C Trio  Funnel Of Love   Options
Betty Everett And Jerry Butler  I Can't Stand It   Options
Tinted Windows  Nothing To Me   Options
Strangeloves, The  Out in the Sun (Hey-O)   Options
Jim Lauderdale  I'm On Your Side   Options
J.J. Malone  It's A Shame   Options
Steve Ward  Switch It On   Options
Fleshtones, The  F-F-Facination   Options
Rami And The Reliables  Red Lil' Ditty   Options
Scruffy The Cat  Kissing Galaxy   Options
Really Angry Guy  Hates A Street Musician   Options

CLICK HERE for Michael's no holds barred interview with Linda Gail Lewis on Please Kill Me

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

CLICK HERE for the Song Exploder episode on Cheap Trick's Surrender

CLICK HERE for info on "Sweet Relief - A tribute to Joey Spampinato"

CLICK HERE for an interesting blog piece about cut-out lps

CLICK HERE to watch "Call Her Mom," a 1972 pre-Animal House made for TV movie featuring Mark Eric & Charles Nelson Riley

CLICK HERE to see recently unearthed 100% NUDE photos of Jerry Lewis & Dean Martin - WARNINGS: 1. N.S.F.W. 2. You cant un-see these 3. WFMU is not responsible for psychiatric bills resulting from clicking on this link

CLICK HERE for Marty Stewart on the PBS show "The Kate"

CLICK HERE to point to your pointer

CLICK HERE for a podcast titled "Nick Lowe breaks down his live show"

CLICK HERE to see The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in September 2020, and CLICK HERE to check out The Most Expensive Soul Records Ever Sold on Discogs

CLICK HERE to check out the Radio Time Machine and listen to any year of any country's radio

CLICK HERE to see U.S. recorded music revenues by format from 1973 to 2019

CLICK HERE to see if you can Spot The Troll

CLICK HERE for the (highly recommended) Chrome Music Lab

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on The Liverbirds

CLICK HERE to listen to the Student Teachers on 'KCRW's "Lost Notes"

CLICK HERE for Fountains Of Wayne Live from the Artists Den

CLICK HERE (if you dare) to watch "The Black Connection"

CLICK HERE to watch "Andrew Bird's Live From The Great Room feat. Jonathan Richman"

CLICK HERE for a NY Times piece on the lp "Casino Royale"

CLICK HERE to find how how you can make a guitar amp out of an old radio

The Boston public library are currently digitizing 100,000 vinyl LPs for anyone to listen to online, CLICK HERE to browse

CLICK HERE to hear Michael's new 30 minute mix for the debut installment of Lagniappe Radio

CLICK HERE for The Fab Four Archivist's "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a great piece called "Bernard Purdie ... did he really record with The Beatles?"

CLICK HERE for the multi part fascinating documentary about Dream Theater's search for a new drummer

CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis Please Kill Me!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

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 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 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 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 for the animated guide to compression

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 listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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 for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

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 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 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 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 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 garbage. 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.

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

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

CLICK HERE for Marty Stewart on the PBS show "The Kate"

CLICK HERE for info on The Steve Keene Art Book

CLICK HEREfor "Remembering Adam Schlesinger"

CLICK HERE to support the new Starry Skies album called 'Small Wonders'.

CLICK HERE to point to your pointer

CLICK HERE for a podcast titled "Nick Lowe breaks down his live show"

CLICK HERE to see The Top 30 Most Expensive Items Sold on Discogs in September 2020, and CLICK HERE to check out The Most Expensive Soul Records Ever Sold on Discogs

CLICK HERE to check out the Radio Time Machine and listen to any year of any country's radio

CLICK HERE to see U.S. recorded music revenues by format from 1973 to 2019

CLICK HERE to see if you can Spot The Troll

CLICK HERE for the (highly recommended) Chrome Music Lab

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on The Liverbirds

CLICK HERE to listen to the Student Teachers on 'KCRW's "Lost Notes"

CLICK HERE for Fountains Of Wayne Live from the Artists Den

CLICK HERE (if you dare) to watch "The Black Connection"

CLICK HERE to watch "Andrew Bird's Live From The Great Room feat. Jonathan Richman"

CLICK HERE for a NY Times piece on the lp "Casino Royale"

CLICK HERE to find how how you can make a guitar amp out of an old radio

The Boston public library are currently digitizing 100,000 vinyl LPs for anyone to listen to online, CLICK HERE to browse

CLICK HERE to hear Michael's new 30 minute mix for the debut installment of Lagniappe Radio

CLICK HERE for The Fab Four Archivist's "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a great piece called "Bernard Purdie ... did he really record with The Beatles?"

CLICK HERE for the multi part fascinating documentary about Dream Theater's search for a new drummer

CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis Please Kill Me!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

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 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 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 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 for the animated guide to compression

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 listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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 for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

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 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 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 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 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 garbage. 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.

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


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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:51am Listener Baby:

The thing I can’t believe is this. It’s Saturday again! Good morning Baby. Top of the day fine friends all over the world.
Avatar 10:57am Michael Shelley:

Deja vu all over again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:58am Handy Haversack:

And then some. Morning, Baby, Michael, all still to come.
  11:00am Dave Wyndorf:

HEY NOW!!!!
  11:01am phat in Lincoln:

Dave Wyndorf! Dirtbags unite!
  11:02am Frank In Queens:

Hi everyone!
  11:02am Frank In Queens:

It’s been awhile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

THUH HITZ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Listener Baby:

Hi Frank!
  11:03am egould310:

Right off the bat; Linda Gail Lewis was excellent. Strong opener.
  11:12am nachurall:

I’m an idiot.
Avatar 11:13am Michael Shelley:

who isn't?
  11:14am nachurall:

Did not realize they were related.
  11:15am clarke:

hey now - a little late, but i brought the beer!
  11:16am clarke:

i've seen Lustre Kings several times - good times!
  11:17am Frank In Queens:

Hi Baby! It’s been too long!
  11:17am clarke:

frank: where the HELL ya been?!?
  11:18am clarke:

GBV has put out two records since we last chatted!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Kotzwinkled:

Throwing shade at Jeff Tweedy/Mavis and/or Jack White/Loretta Lynn?
Avatar 11:20am Michael Shelley:

Jack White/Loretta Lynn was what I was thinking.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Kotzwinkled:

Haha got it. Speaking of Memphis, Hernando's Hideaway is a must visit. Dale Watson is the owner and the ultimate host. Linda Gail just played there, and they stream/record most sets on YouTube: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am GG..:

gotta love the Big Star shout-out!
Avatar 11:22am Hoboken Jack:

Hey there Michael, Baby, Frank, carlagged Handy and Bagpipe, all!
  11:23am clarke:

however, Hernando's is in MS
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Listener Baby:

Some picking, right here!
  11:25am clarke:

BABY!!!
Avatar 11:25am Michael Shelley:

Redd Volkaert on fire!
  11:25am Frank In Queens:

Haha, clarke. Family stuff and vacation last 2 weekends. Caught the show on the archives, but it’s not the same.
  11:25am clarke:

must be gettin' close to east coast college time??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Listener Baby:

Hi Clarke! How goes, man?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Listener Baby:

About two weeks. Can’t believe it. You East Coasters better be nice to my kid.
  11:26am clarke:

things are MOVING along, guys! i now have an apartment in Sugar Land, TX - yep.
  11:27am clarke:

keeping my new orleans place for a little while, still, tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Listener Baby:

Tally Ho, Clarke!
  11:28am clarke:

fall in new england = NICE!! (winter, not so nice)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Handy Haversack:

Frank! Baby! Jack! clarke! Everyone!

Another exterminator visit. Another roll of the dice, I guess.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Listener Baby:

Hi Handy!
  11:29am clarke:

handy, glad you made it back, safely. hope.
  11:29am David in ATL from NJ:

Michael, that was a great pairing of LGL and RF. Spot on comment regarding how sweet she was.

One of my favs from that year too.
  11:30am clarke:

like Frank i have been archiving - and there's a few points missed on some stuff.
  11:31am clarke:

fer instance: The Replacements discussion
  11:32am Frank In Queens:

Oh no, Handy. Not for the dreaded “Brooklyn Scourge”, I hope.
  11:33am Corey:

Morning Michael and listeners! Love Linda Gail. Had a quick chat with her and Robbie Fulks after a show in Chicago a couple of years ago. Sorry cool. Her vocal performance Hardluck, Louisiana (Fulks penned LGL biographical song) brought tears.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Alvy Singer:

Got to see Linda Gail warm up the crowd before Jerry Lee at the 2015 NOLA Jazz Fest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Handy Haversack:

I think we're mostly whole, clarke, and honestly glad to be home and dealing with only home-based problems.

Frank, I think we beat the bedbugs, praise be. Just the regular NYC infestation that we can't seem to beat.

But we seem fully recovered from COVID. The remaining cats are very affectionate as they adjust their social order.

AND we met up with Corey and his wonderful family in Michigan and had a very fruitful alcohol exchange! (And a very pleasant afternoon!)
  11:36am gf2002:

That track "Who Cares?" blew my mind. Never heard that before, but now I'm going to get the album. Best Western Swing guitar playing I've heard in a long time. When I heard it was Redd Volkaert, it made perfect sense. At first I thought it was Hank Garland reincarnated! One of the best tracks I've heard in a long time, major thanks for spinning that one.
  11:37am clarke:

good news, Handy!! glad to hear, and hope things get even better!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

This is just wonderful.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Handy Haversack:

A *room*!

Well, economies of scale.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Jerry Lee's little sister by 12 years for those of us catching up...
  11:42am Frank In Queens:

Handy, the bedbugs are the main issue. Glad you conquered them. The others are annoying, but easier to live with.
  11:45am clarke:

my sis was born in the same clinic as LGL and JLL in ferriday - i was born a few towns upriver from there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Listener Scott:

Boy, she's such a great interview.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Corey:

Hey Handy! Good luck with the bedbugs. Fruit fly season is kicking up here. Country version of the infestation that can't be beat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

FMU Rawks the interviews.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Handy Haversack:

Yeah, Frank. We're dealing with it. Bedbugs are a real mental-heath issue.

Oh, also, Frank, if you're free tonight and feel safe on the G train, K8's band is playing at Mama Tried at 8. G to 4th/9th.

We're entranced by this interview.
  11:52am clarke:

corey - you are near (or in?) Leland, MI??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Corey:

@clarke Just down the road. About 5 minutes from the southern tip of Lake Leelanau.
  11:55am Frank In Queens:

Thanks for the invite, Handy. Still haven’t been going to gigs, bit maybe on some future date.
  11:55am clarke:

ever get to any Tobin Sprout shows? or art showings??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Handy Haversack:

It's outdoors, Frank, sorry, should have led with that. But I 100 percent get it, having got COVID at the first indoor show we went to!
  11:56am clarke:

yeowch!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Corey:

@clarke Had no idea he lived up here! Thanks for the tip!
  11:59am clarke:

i think Tobin has a gallery near leland - and supposedly played shows (pre-pan) around a little bit. i love his art!! and of course his tunes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Baja Joe:

Loving this interview. LG Lewis is a very special person and I will be exploring her music thanks to you Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Handy Haversack:

I have never been to a show in Valley Stream ... but this is might tempting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Handy Haversack:

*mighty ^^
  12:01pm Frank In Queens:

Ah , gotcha Handy. Well, let’s see what happens later. Got some goings on in Jersey today.
  12:01pm clarke:

yes, this is MIGHTY!!
  12:02pm gf2002:

A stellar interview! Linda Gail has a new fan and I'm sure many more thanks to Michael's show today. Fantastic.
  12:02pm Frank In Queens:

Clarke, I like Tobin in small doses, loke on GBV records. Can’t really handle a whole album’s worth of his stuff.
  12:03pm clarke:

i love his albums. his band is good. kids.
  12:04pm johnk77:

great work
many country artists are
extremely generous w/their time
w/ their fans
for example staying after the show
to sign every possible autograph etc.
  12:04pm clarke:

Frank - where'd ya go on vacay???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Handy Haversack:

What a fantastic interview. I give you tons of credit, MS, but Linda Gail Lewis was incandescent. What a fascinating person. Thanks for letting her speak to us.

Album release gig next Fri. outdoors in Greenpoint/Wburg., too, Frank. A little closer to home. Richardson @ Debevoise. Hard by the BQE.
  12:05pm Frank In Queens:

NC; hhho
  12:06pm clarke:

i love western carolina!!
  12:06pm Frank In Queens:

Charlotte and Raleigh.
  12:07pm clarke:

like them, too!! charlotte is a bit sprawl-y these days, but hey, so is everywhere
  12:07pm clarke:

ahhh, The Voice!!
  12:08pm David in ATL from NJ:

From what album is this NRBQ song from?
Anyone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Corey:

What an interview! Special person. Helped shake me out of this morning's funk (oh pandemic). Thanks Michael!
  12:08pm clarke:

outtake
  12:09pm clarke:

the studio version (i think) is on Kick Me Hard?
  12:09pm Captain Spaulding:

Great Rocket/pocket song. Remember it was used briefly in ‘The Right Stuff’ & always wanted to hear the rest! GO MIKEY
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Handy Haversack:

My first serious girlfriend lived in Charlotte, and I was in ATL. I think my record for the drive was 2.5 hours. I was pretty proud of myself. Always a thrill to burn past the Billy Graham Parkway at maximum speed and with something appropriately nasty blasting on the speakers.
  12:10pm Kpx:

Now weren't dat somepin, just by listening to her I wouldn't have guessed she was as old as she was. Your description of her just being so warm came right through.
  12:11pm clarke:

i forgot about yer atlanta roots, HH. i think i asked u if you were ever at a Fellini's Pizza show - but that was pre-handy era??
  12:12pm gf2002:

Chip Douglas giving some of his Headquarters production values to The Turtles, love it. Is that Johny Barbata on drums?
  12:12pm clarke:

charlotte used to have this GREAT club called Gabe's Oasis - it is now, sadly, a parking lot for a skyscraper
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Handy Haversack:

No shows at Fellini's when I was young. But it was $1.09 for a slice, which I could often scrape together at lunch time! And the original Ponce location was very close to my school, so that was pretty much our hangout.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Handy Haversack:

(Also $1.09 for pork fried rice at Hong's OK Carryout and Auto Body Repair, but not as cool a place to hang out.)
  12:15pm clarke:

referring to the Little Five location, tho. do you recall the (atlanta) band The Coolies?? (not palmyra/shattuck one)
Avatar 12:17pm Creature Boy:

"Oh Daddy" from the "Turtles Present ..." I've long associated the Turtles w Canters Deli probably because of liner notes & photos coupling the 2 entities bUt I'm not sure id ever noticed that lyric mentioning Canters . I walked by that very spot on Fairfax in LA just the other day
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm jmd:

The Coolies Dig?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Corey:

I'll probably listen to this Fats Domino song another dozen times today. So good.
  12:18pm clarke:

good album
  12:19pm clarke:

but The Coolies 2nd album is Doug and a rock-opera tour'de'force!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Handy Haversack:

clarke, I think just before my time. I saw my first show in 1989. Atlanta had some pretty decent all-ages venues, which was a rare and wonderful thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm jmd:

Crack Pipe on Doug, solid rocker.
  12:20pm clarke:

oh yes, way before your time - but, yes, the venues in ATL were fantastic! no longer, i don't think.
  12:22pm clarke:

if anything survives these years...
  12:23pm Kent:

Oh! Lesley Gore’s song again! I love it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Spinning Giant:

Killing it today, Master Shelley!
Howdy-do, all! :D
  12:24pm djsheilab:

Oooh! I’ve never heard this instrumental of “Off And Running.” Such fun!
  12:24pm clarke:

the casuals (w/me) did a couple of gigs at White Dot circa 92'ish - you may have been underage?
  12:27pm clarke:

oh and a show w/NRBQ at a large venue near the Fox Theater -- gosh, i forgot.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Handy Haversack:

I turned 18 in '92! I definitely saw some shows at the White Dot. I don't *think* I saw the Casuals? But records from that era are spotty at best. Pretty sure I never saw NRBQ, though -- I'd remember that!

I once went to Six Flags just to see a free Drivin' N' Cryin' show.
  12:30pm clarke:

D'n'C was FORMIDABLE as a trio!!
  12:30pm clarke:

while they were okay, later - that first drummer of theirs was fantastic and they were different, then
Avatar 12:31pm HyperDose:

I'm a Dorney Park kid!
  12:32pm David in ATL from NJ:

The Agora Ballroom? Across from the Fox.
The Cotton Club?

I saw the Casuals open for NRBQ there.
  12:33pm DG:

NRBQ's "Rocket...." is from All Hopped Up, an early ('77) album of theirs; first album w/Tom as drummer.
  12:33pm clarke:

the Cotton Club = how could i forget that??? ha ha. i am losing all my gig memories!!
  12:34pm clarke:

yes, David, you saw me on drums - decent show!
  12:34pm David in ATL from NJ:

Explain
  12:35pm taryninstereo:

WFMU is the Tinted Windows station and I love it.
  12:35pm clarke:

i was in the casuals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Spinning Giant:

This Tinted Windows is freaking sensaysh!!!
😎🤘
  12:36pm David in ATL from NJ:

Wow! That was my only time seeing them. Just a 4 piece then?/

I cannot remember.

I do love the IC.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Pedro in Arlington:

For some reason I completely missed Tinted Windows at the time and am huge FoW fan.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just to be provocative :
This Tinted Windows is more of what I wish Cheap Trick would be...
  12:37pm clarke:

casuals were a 3-pc in the 70's and a 4-pc from 80's on - never more
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Dominick:

Have these guys ever made a bad record?
Avatar 12:37pm Michael Shelley:

Too bad Adam never produced Cheap Trick
  12:38pm clarke:

i like Cheap Trick just as they are.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Handy Haversack:

Yeah, DNC was totally formative for me. I respect Kevn Kinney a TON.
  12:39pm Cosmo Topper:

Daylight come and me wanna go home!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sure - but kinda like - always - who should Produce them...
  12:39pm clarke:

we not doin' MovieTime this week????? i bet Frank has a back-log to disclose.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Spinning Giant:

If we are doing MovieTime, i finally got around to seeing Funny Girl recently - totally loved it - man oh man, Barbara was a force! :D
  12:41pm clarke:

while i am NOT a Streisand fan - i just love What's Up Doc!
  12:41pm DG:

1. Yes, the Tinted Windows album isn't a a masterpiece, but has some great songs. Can't understand the dismissive reviews, or the lack of attention it got, esp. w/that line-up. Sorry I never saw them (I guess they only toured once). 2. Yeah, imagine Adam producing CT...might've been great. 3. This Strangeloves is "borrowing" pretty heavily from the Banana Boat Song (didn't know they used female vocalists).
Avatar 12:43pm HyperDose:

Purchasing the WFMY domain now
  12:43pm clarke:

it's really too bad Tinted Windows didn't take off (more), because i think their 2nd album was going to be amazing - considering the schlesinger songs that came after it. too bad.
Avatar 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

WHATS UP DOC is really really good - very funny !
Avatar 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

My dad was in Funny Lady, and was in the MAD Magazine parody!
  12:45pm clarke:

it stands up so well!!
  12:46pm clarke:

whoah - funny lady = ouch! ha ha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Spinning Giant:

That's cool, Michael...
  12:48pm clarke:

the parody?? was that on film???
Avatar 12:49pm Michael Shelley:

Blew my mind when I was a 10 year old subscriber
  12:49pm clarke:

so there was/is a cartoon version of yer dad??
  12:50pm DG:

Michael: Wow, didn't know that about your dad (I just saw his page on TCM)! And he was in "The Front"...wonder what that was like, given the histories of most of the people on that movie (Woody Allen excepted).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm DJ Guin:

always suspected Omar Sharif was Michael's dad...
  12:51pm clarke:

its the mustache that's the giveaway
  12:53pm listener monica:

I'm usually tuned in the car to this show, finally I'm standing still to check in and say hello!
  12:54pm clarke:

howdy mon!!
  12:54pm clarke:

how bout a movie for us to check out??
  12:55pm clarke:

Charlie Chesterman!! wow. just wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm DJ Guin:

serious question..was Mr. Shelley an acquaintance of Zero Mostel? i assume they were.
Avatar 12:57pm Michael Shelley:

All those blacklisted actors hung out!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Corey:

Thanks for today's show, Michael! Uplifting interview and a playlist full of clicked stars! Take care all.
  12:58pm clarke:

yes, it flew by!! yer no artist.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm DJ Guin:

your Dad was a real mensch, Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Groucho: How much if you don't play?
Chico: ...Oh - you couldn't afford it...
  12:59pm clarke:

you are NOTHING!! GOOD NITE!
  12:59pm egould310:

Thanks, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Michael!

Be well, all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

ALL #1s.
  1:00pm DG:

Yes....had no idea he was part of that whole disgraceful time. And thanks for Scruffy.....another band that should've been bigger than they were. (I got turned on to them after hearing "My Baby...." on indie radio, maybe WFMU). They didn't even have a Wikipedia page until a few years ago (& it's not that extensive).
Avatar 1:00pm HyperDose:

Lovin' the #DadVibes
Thanks, Michael!
  10:59am Bob:

Nice shoutout for Redd. I walked into Robert's Western Wear in Nashville one afternoon in the early 90's and Redd was doing afternoon gigs with some of Cash's band behind him. He blew our minds. We stayed all afternoon and came back the next day. Been a fan since. We just picked up his record collection which I'm listing right now. Lots of cool, offbeat country and guitar records. Many Canadian pressings. Redd told us pretty much every record he ever bought was so he could "learn a lick." They're pretty played and Redd was not great at putting stuff in the inner sleeves!
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