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Zombies, The  This Will Be Our Year   Favoriting  
Kinks, The  Better Things   Favoriting 0:03:45 (Pop-up)
Byrds, The  Your Gentle Way of Loving Me   Favoriting 0:07:26 (Pop-up)
Nina Simone  Come On Back Jack   Favoriting 0:10:06 (Pop-up)
Buddy Greco  The Lady Is A Tramp   Favoriting 0:14:27 (Pop-up)
Bread  Family Doctor   Favoriting 0:18:55 (Pop-up)
George Harrison  Awaiting On You All (early take)   Favoriting 0:23:32 (Pop-up)
Love  Alone Again Or   Favoriting 0:26:14 (Pop-up)
Marty Robbins  This Much A Man   Favoriting 0:32:32 (Pop-up)
Big Dee Irwin  Everybody's Got A Dance But Me   Favoriting 0:38:29 (Pop-up)
Muffs, The  Kids In America   Favoriting 0:40:52 (Pop-up)
PJ And Artie  Vamonos   Favoriting 0:45:03 (Pop-up)
Elvis Presley  Mystery Train / Tiger Man   Favoriting 0:47:59 (Pop-up)
Lee Dorsey  Games People Play   Favoriting 0:55:11 (Pop-up)
Os Mutantes  Bat Macumba   Favoriting 0:58:45 (Pop-up)
Jam, The  Start   Favoriting 1:04:18 (Pop-up)
Steve Lawrence  Walking Proud   Favoriting 1:07:34 (Pop-up)
Ronnie Dawson  Fire, Fire, Fire (demo)   Favoriting 1:09:53 (Pop-up)
Percy Mayfield  Never No More   Favoriting 1:12:27 (Pop-up)
Izaak Opatz  Got To Me Since   Favoriting 1:14:52 (Pop-up)
Twilights, The  Needle In A Haystack   Favoriting 1:18:38 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Caravan  Higher And Higher   Favoriting 1:20:46 (Pop-up)
Fats Domino  Kansas City   Favoriting 1:23:01 (Pop-up)
Jimmy Cliff  You Can Get It If You Really Want   Favoriting 1:25:24 (Pop-up)
Catbirds, The  I'm Only You   Favoriting 1:30:10 (Pop-up)
Los Shakers  Give Me   Favoriting 1:36:11 (Pop-up)
Nashville West  I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water   Favoriting 1:41:07 (Pop-up)
Tippie And The Clovers  Bossa Nova Baby   Favoriting 1:43:31 (Pop-up)
Cucumbers, The  Everything Goes   Favoriting 1:46:46 (Pop-up)
Clique, The  Superman   Favoriting 1:51:36 (Pop-up)
Outta Sites, The  Beautiful You   Favoriting 1:54:11 (Pop-up)
Alice  Lois' New Year's Bitching About Sherri's Floral   Favoriting 1:56:26 (Pop-up)
Juniper  May You Always   Favoriting 1:57:14 (Pop-up)

CLICK HERE for a video of yo yo master Kenny Strauss

CLICK HERE for a pricing strategy consultant's look at how much Mike Love pays Brother Records INC. for the right to tour as The Beach Boys

CLICK HERE for five hours of live Stones, well chosen to spotlight Charlie

CLICK HERE to read the lawsuit "Brother Records Inc. vs Jardine"

CLICK HERE for the six part documentary of the making of Elvis Costello's "Spanish Model"

CLICK HERE for Margaret's Granola Recipe

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!

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Handy Haversack:

Michael and all the Shellegamers! Happy New Year!
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Will the Sound Guy:

Happy New Year to Michael and all!!!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

#1s of two oh two two
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Eddy in Australia:

Happy New Year!
  11:03am
clarke:

hey now!!!
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Michael Shelley:

HAPPY NEW YEAR ONE AND ALL - thrilled you have tuned in!
  11:04am
clarke:

dun undah
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Hoboken Jack:

Happy new year Michael, Clarke, Handy, Ball Drop Bagpipe, all!!
  11:05am
clarke:

yeah, i'm i rainmaker. i make it all happen.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Welcome back, Michael!
Happy 2022 all!
  11:07am
MD:

HAPPY 2022 NATION!!! Thanks for that Kinks Song my friend!!!! A Great One… like YOU!!!
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Aww, now I'm blushing.
  11:07am
clarke:

eddy - you hear fer the whole show???
  11:07am
Lolo in Brooklyn:

Happy New Year, Michael Shelley and all!!
  11:08am
mike from You Kay:

Greetings and happy new year to everyone from Cardiff in not so sunny Wales
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Cat Stacker:

I love it when 11am feels like 5am
  11:08am
clarke:

good tune!!
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Eddy in Australia:

Clarke - I'll stick around as long as possible. But you might want to say your sweet nothings sooner than later
  11:09am
clarke:

ok, son - hope yer holidays were/are good and what's yer fave album from the past awful year?
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Corey:

Happy New Year Michael and listeners! On to better things!
  11:11am
clarke:

c-note!!!
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Eddy in Australia:

Brutally hot here (100+) and the fridge conked out today so the holidays are a bust.
  11:12am
clarke:

that answers my second question - mid-summer. but it is pretty hot in east texas, too. thangs bout to change, tho!
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Hoboken Jack:

I'm right here
  11:13am
clarke:

monsieur silbert!!! still attacking yer list!! good stuff, all.!
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Baja Joe:

Hey Michael! I'm always listening. All ways.
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myron feld:

Listening intently here.
  11:14am
phat in lincoln:

Happy new year!
  11:14am
egould310:

Nothing ever changes, Michael. Number one hits; same old listeners.

Happy New Year!
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Eddy in Australia:

No obvious albums spring to mind. What's happening in East Texas? Any good BBQ?
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Handy Haversack:

Ooof, Eddy, sorry to hear it!

MS, you cook anything fun yesterday? I made my first manicotti -- fresh pasta and house-made ricotta from Italian Williamsburg. Broccoli rabe with garlic and a caprese as well.
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graphic_taco:

Unless we're watching something we tend to have WFMU
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Hoboken Jack:

Thanks Clarke! And I mail-ordered that UY comp! Hey Greg!!
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Shira:

Happy new year! The whole family is listening here in Minneapolis.
  11:16am
clarke:

i'm layin' low in east texas. just recording while having sports on another screen. running a little. no bbq lately.
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Frank In Queens:

Hey Now! For some reason, I thought Michael was off today...
  11:17am
clarke:

FiQ!!!! he's never OFF!!
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Listener Baby:

Good morning, Happy New Year! We’ve got work to do, folks.
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Squints:

ok then.

hey HEY hey now.
  11:17am
clarke:

BABY!!!
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Eddy in Australia:

Oh, so you're watching the cricket from Australia!
  11:18am
clarke:

Squints!!!!

no cricket - but, pert near everything else
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Dominick:

Best record ever!
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Eddy in Australia:

Baby: fashionably late
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, I should've said "I thought Michael was not doing his show today"
  11:19am
clarke:

but, Eddy, yer neighbors fr StK made my album of the year The Lives Of Others.
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Squints:

I think the last couple of years pushed us each off the ball a little.
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Listener Baby:

@Eddy. I prefer, sound asleep.
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Dominick:

they were inbred?
  11:20am
dano59:

Rainmaker rip!
  11:20am
clarke:

the problem with some of the Griffin songs is that he felt the need to get "funky" (for me at least)
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Listener Baby:

I love how Bread was two bands in one.
  11:21am
clarke:

i don't care for Mike Botts input, much, either.
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Frank In Queens:

OH MY!
  11:21am
clarke:

but, the lads DID pull it together for the Guitar Man album.
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Squints:

Have happy new Stardate.
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Handy Haversack:

Aye, Captain.
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HyperDose:

Very important PSA. Thank you, Michael.
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Squints:

"Win a Stardate with Counselor Troi."
  11:22am
clarke:

another shelley on the roads.
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myron feld:

A parking lot?!? Jeez, these kids have it easy.
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Eddy in Australia:

Clarke - still impressed that you're such a big fan. I haven't lived with it enough.
  11:23am
clarke:

that's because you are the Other!!
  11:23am
Andres:

Do one or the other. I have made my choice.
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GR60:

It was so great to hear This Will Be Our Year to start the day. Perfect. Happy New Year everyone!
  11:24am
dano59:

@MS - all my pando plans to learn more chords and riffs and use pedals and a looper were for naught, but i did do some woodshedding, wrote a couple songs, started a little trio and played out. Anything is something. More realistic goals this yr.
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Hughie Considine:

Great tune -- only pop song that mentions a bedpan that I can think of.
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MarciB:

Great start to 2022!
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Handy Haversack:

But Andres, it doesn't seem like you're driving ... !
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Squints:

That Early Takes thing that came out about the time of Scorsese's doc is just awesome. As much as I love ATMP, hearing those sounds fairly stripped down is great.
  11:25am
clarke:

my biggest takeaway from Get Back: the boys pulled their shit together BEFORE billy preston showed up on that monday when no cameras were allowed in practice.
  11:25am
Andres:

Zigackly!
  11:25am
dano59:

GH's Early Takes LP is nice. Jeff Tweedy and sons covered this version
  11:26am
clarke:

2nd biggest takeaway: yoko was about 4th on the list of detracting distractions.
  11:27am
clarke:

one of my top ten tunes, right hear.
  11:28am
clarke:

puttin' on the Hitz MS!!
  11:28am
Cooh John:

Happy New Year Michael and my WFMU family. Nice classic cuts today.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Haven't had means to see Get Back yet - but listen to Beatlefreak podcasts & it's clear it exceeded expectations. Multitudes of misconceptions rewritten. Peter Jackson here may even make history for a longform doc on the creative process ?? ForeverChanges still blowing my mind every time.
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Cat Stacker:

People who grew up in the big city have no idea what a huge betrayal the Grateful Dead were for kids in the 90s. Your whole life, everyone cool listened to this one band. Anyone who was interesting or different out in the country-- they liked "Stealies" and The Dead. Everyone's coolest older sister "Followed the Dead." Then you finally hear it. AND IT'S THIS?!
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Listener Baby:

Did anyone else get more cookies baked for them this year, than the last five years combined?
  11:30am
clarke:

it's GREAT Rev! however, you won't be needing to hear those songs for a LONG while!
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Handy Haversack:

We were catsitting for two different neighbors who paid us in cookies and booze, respectively.
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Cat Stacker:

You finally get a Grateful Dead tape and you're like here we go, this is the SHIT, this is the JAM. Let's get WEIRD right, "Now Entering the Subculture" then you put it on and you're like "???" It's fucking FOLK?!
  11:31am
clarke:

no cookies, Baby - but, we wanna know how yer trip east went!!????
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Cat Stacker:

Such a huge disappointment.
  11:32am
jmd:

You’ll always be the #1 DJ around these parts.
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Baja Joe:

IASIP, been binging the same. Sew me into the couch, baby.
  11:33am
clarke:

well, comrade - i am still trying to figure out how 1917 lost to ______ (whatever that korean film was).
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Squints:

This year holiday season coincided with my granddaughter's Girl Scout cookie drive. So that was my cookie stash for this year.
  11:33am
Reno D:

Agreed! I found Power of the Dog almost unbearable. Everything about it was just wrong, including the glowing reviews!
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Listener Baby:

@clarke. Didn’t go East. Just LA to put my kid up. East in Spring maybe?
  11:34am
clarke:

hmm... different kid??
  11:34am
Nick:

Enjoying the show over an early dinner here in Germany!
  11:35am
clarke:

wie gehts, mate!!
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Listener Baby:

No. She flew into LAX. We live 300 miles from there
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Dominick:

Damn it, Janet!
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Geoffrey in Ottawa:

What was the name of the TV show? I missed that.
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Squints:

Damn it, Janet.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I think of the Dead gestating in the Prankster's Acid Tests - not a club residency & aiming for Hits like every normal band. They weren't even the focus of the Happening necessarily... & they kept that always on some level. Almost as if being too ambitious &/or tight would be too rude a way of courting their particular Muse... I wasn't anywhere near their subculture when I stumbled into a cope of American Beauty - & I like messing with DeadHaters by asserting it lacks nothing that qualifies a Masterpiece. There's plenty of great Dead - but one needs a seriously qualified filter guide (granted - who has time for that...)
  11:36am
clarke:

oh - you said "put" yer kid up - i think u meant 'Pick" her up
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Handy Haversack:

Geoffrey: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

I think Janet will be much better off without ...
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Geoffrey in Ottawa:

Thanks, Handy. I'll look it up.
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Frank In Queens:

I was never able to wrap my head around the concept of Sunny. Like, they're supposed to be friends, right?
  11:37am
clarke:

i am with frank - as usual
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Handy Haversack:

That show has been going for fifteen years now! Wild!
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myron feld:

@Frank: Friends and vicious rivals simultaneously
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Frank In Queens:

@myron, yeah. It's a foreign concept to me. I won't call it a bad show, because I think it does what it does extremely well. But, definitely not my cuppa.
  11:39am
clarke:

same.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Never saw the Dead - so I can't refute such a story ...which is obviously very common indeed.
  11:39am
phat in lincoln:

Just getting to King and Goffin in 500songs.com damn that podcast is awesome.
  11:40am
Glistener MW:

Cat Stacker (and Mike’s gig story) — ha! Those were my exact thoughts and experiences as well
  11:40am
Andres:

I thought the story would have a happy ending but I have had more or less the same experience of giving it a go and it never taking.
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casey:

I'm a bit stoned making breakfast this new years day morning but this is a phenomenal show this morning Michael! better days was an especially excellent choice
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Handy Haversack:

I fell in with the wrong crowd in high school and was subjected to the Dead for a year or so before I came to my damn senses. No friendship is worth *that*!
  11:41am
clarke:

we ARE the kids in america
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Glistener MW:

and, agreed, RevRab about a qualified filter guide — although, the few who’ve tried to do-so with me (whether solicited or not) always came off like Bruce McCulloch’s mega-intense Doors fan in that one Kids In The Hall sketch about the Doors-obsessed record shop owner
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Jack McGuire:

Kim!
  11:42am
SeanG:

what's worse than the Dead? Dead cover bands
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Ha yeah. I'm thinking more JesseJarnow...
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Never tire of hearing this song, even after 25+ years.
  11:42am
Glistener MW:

(that KITH sketch, for reference — https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5xillqqt0Y0 )
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myron feld:

I still love Workingman's Dead and American Beauty and earlier stuff. But nothing post-72. The Warlocks were really good!
  11:43am
clarke:

what's worse than dead cover bands? bands that are like the dead but try to write their own songs.
  11:43am
judy from croton:

The grateful Dead are not for everyone
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Hughie Considine:

As someone who did get into the Dead in the late '70s, I'll say that the '80s were when, to my ears, they started to sound bloated, tired, etc., all the things Michael mentioned.
  11:43am
Bobobob dublon Plasticland:

Kim Rockz !!!!!!!!
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Squints:

I like the Dead well enough but they're best taken in, you know, doses.
  11:43am
clarke:

agree with Myron - the early stuff is fine. until pigpen leaves. then there's trouble.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...the arc of the Dead from the Good Old GratefulDead who just always showed up outside the ShowBiz formula & played for people - to the biggest grossing touring act & Jerry's addictions - what a tale.
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judy from croton:

And I mean that sincerely
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Cat Stacker:

I grew up into a record story employee: I knew all the members, could name the albums, had arguments about The Pizza Tapes and Dicks Picks . . . I heard the Dead. I heard all their damn records . . .I never started liking them.
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Handy Haversack:

"As bad as 'Power of the Dog'!" -- Michael S
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John L:

My brother took me to see the Dead in the early 90's; he was hoping I would be converted. Nope. I found them to be competent, but that was it. I found the descriptions of the various factions of Dead fans more interesting than the music. I do like a couple of albums, but I never need to hear them again.
  11:45am
judy from croton:

Jeez michael come on
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Cat Stacker:

I never liked them more than like say, Dogstar
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Listener Baby:

Baby. I wish I had gone to see the dead. Even though I feel the same way as you.
  11:45am
judy from croton:

Condescending beyond
  11:45am
Lord Jimz:

Lee Renaldo "There would be no Sonic Youth without the Grateful Dead".
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Squints:

I enjoy Terrapin Station. There's a fellow up my way who essays the side 2 suite solo with just an acoustic guitar. Took me about five minutes to realize what he was doing, but I really dug it.
  11:45am
Layet Johnson:

“It’s always good to leave your house” white letters on red?
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

I love The Dead. Probably don't go a month without a listen to Blues For Allah. The hatred of them always makes me laugh. Such wasted energy.
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dk50b:

Fun musical geography fact: unlike the East Side of Chicago and South Detroit, if East California existed, it's the only place that wouldn't be underwater.
  11:46am
Dennis Diken:

Go, Mikey! Happy New Year to you & everyone!
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Cat Stacker:

I enjoy the artwork featuring the dancing Terrapins, A LOT
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Listener Baby:

Wow. Put a star by this one, Baby!
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Frank In Queens:

Bongo Feet Rating: 10/10
  11:46am
jmd:

Perfect!
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Squints:

NICE drop of the bongo feet.
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Handy Haversack:

Icelandic horse feet!
  11:46am
clarke:

diggin' DD!!! howzit??
  11:47am
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Speaking of Spotify, I wish Michael's show were available as a Spotify playlist. Love the music, but he's become such a whiny, closed minded, grumpy old man.
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Eddy in Australia:

I still reckon a Bongo Feet tee would be a good DJ premium
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

I've never heard of Power of the Dog but I'm so disconnected from the movie scene. Probably couldn't name 5 releases from last year....Dune, Spider Man reboot #572, The French Dispatch...uh....that's it.
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Baja Joe:

Black leather jacket Elvis.
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Alicja Uleeshuh:

Yes, more wfmu dj Spotify Playlist would be great!
  11:48am
Dennis Diken:

Hey clarke! Alright! PJ & Artie drums sound like Earl Palmer, pretty sure it ain’t Hal
  11:48am
clarke:

Denny - did u play the vibraphone on In A Lonely Place?? if so... reeeeeaaaal good!!
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Hoboken Jack:

Happy new year Dennis, Frank, Baby!
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Frank In Queens:

Hi Jack
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myron feld:

Schiff, Scheff, whatever, King!
  11:50am
judy from croton:

I took a 30 year break from the dead
Then we had kids and by the age 25, they discovered the dead. Now, a confluence of generations
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Cat Stacker:

Our conductor ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Joe Gershaw
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Squints:

Was going to go to a latter-day Dead (2010 or so, with Warren Haynes) with a buddy until he messed up his rotator cuff so I took my youngest daughter. During either The Other One of one of the drum solo interludes, I made for the head. (You canpicture the line by imagining thousands of Manny Ramirezes, all with prostate problems.) Youngish guy next to me says in a friendly fashion, "They're really tight tonight, aren't they?" I chuckled and told him gently that he was, um, unclear on the concept.
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JG:

What release is this live Elvis from?
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Squints:

I might lobby to change the name of our band to Wooly Booger.
  11:51am
loquat:

Beatles doc so wonderful and revelatory ; agree dog movie didnt get me despite great director & acting
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dk50b:

And @Glistener MW, thanks for posting the Doors Fan sketch, I also thought of it during the Dead discussion. I can't stand The Doors, and was traveling with someone who found a cassette with a Doors album in my friend's car. Very painful, but more like Mike not seeing the alleged brilliance of The Dead.
  11:52am
Bambi Kino HQ:

Did Elvis and Jerry ever meet?
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Hughie Considine:

haha, @squints -- Ah, youth ... I recall a similar moment at an intermission at an MSG show, where a high school acquaintance spotted me and shouted, "Did they jam, or what???" Yes. Yes they did jam.
  11:52am
SeanG:

anybody see Don't Look Up?
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Elvis - a so-so Elvis Impersonator...
A nice funny guy mostly despite the pills & the whole thing...
  11:52am
judy from croton:

happy new year, one and all
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Cat Stacker:

“Say, do you have any more of those Japanese plums, or any other exotic fruits from around the globe?”
  11:53am
SeanG:

"My PLUM!"
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Listener Baby:

Yep.. They are cooking.
  11:54am
johnk77:

great first show of 2022
ronnie tutt worked for elvis
& jerry garcia
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Michael Shelley:

? - closed minded? - I left my house to see a band not in my wheelhouse- that being open minded - And YOURE the one complaining! You anonymous coward.
  11:54am
phat in lincoln:

@Cat Stacker beautiful
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Bambi Kino HQ:

"At the time of his death, if he were on Jupiter, Elvis would've weighed six-hundred and forty-eight pounds."
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Squints:

I love that Yellow Pages commercial from about twenty years ago with the two Elvis impersonators in a fender bender.

"Who do you think I think I am?"
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phat in lincoln:

This band does cook. Damn.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Always loved the doors. Other doors fans? They are saddled with the image of halfbright Mainstream culture heads who never graduated to the Velvets or Stooges...
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SeanG:

@Cat Stacker yeah Mystery Train might be my favorite movie
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Squints:

Not his death. His departure. This was established in that documentary with Tommy Lee Jones.
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JG:

Check out which box set Mike?
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Handy Haversack:

Well said, MS! ^^
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Frank In Queens:

RRN63: I'm a Doors fan as well. However, I'm not in the cult of Morrison.
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Alicja Uleeshuh:

Definitely not on The Doors hate train
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judy from croton:

Grateful Dead isn't , for me, like music exactly.
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myron feld:

@MS, to bring your "Mr. Mojo Risin'" story together with Elvis, Jerry Scheff (from Elvis's band) was the bass player on the Doors' "LA Woman" LP.
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Hughie Considine:

Never heard a bad song by Lee Dorsey.
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Listener Baby:

Crystal Ships = one of the greatest 60s songs. So they can’t be all bad?
  11:57am
clarke:

frank - when do they decide whether to refund ticket prices for missed games?
  11:57am
judy from croton:

Dang lee dorsey does this just right
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

Musical resonance is a funny thing. A friend of mine is a huge David Bowie fan, an artist who's never really done anything for me, a couple of songs excepted.
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Michael Shelley:

I THINK ITS THIS ELVIS BOX
www.amazon.com...
  11:59am
phat in lincoln:

The bass in this Lee Dorsey is actually kind of crazy. I love it.
  11:59am
teddy:

I would not be a New Year without Michael Shelley executing his favorite role as the great contrarian of popular culture especially film. If the world loves POWER of the DOG, it it his job to set everyone straight and speak the truth that it is actually the worst film every made. It's a great movie and if you comb through the rare negative reviews you'll find a small group of cranks and attention seekers.
I don't but I will find it necessary to inform you that GET BACK is a really boring waste of time unless you're a nerd fan boy. Found footage, watching paint dry.
Normally I would keep my opinion to myself but you provoked me.
Happy New Year. Now go out and educate us on how bad all other things we like actually are.
Maybe you could keep your opinion to yourself rather than continue to spread bad vibes when lord knows we don't need them now
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, supposedly they're all going to be rescheduled. The NHL pulled out of the Olympics, so they're going to use the 3 weeks originally set aside for that to make up the games. But it's ridiculous; the isles will have played twice in the last two weeks, and after today, won't play again for another 2 weeks! Just cancel the bloody season!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...*just* ripped Bat Macumba to my laptop...
  12:00pm
Joe:

Michael - completely right about 'The Power of the Dog'. TERRIBLE! Stopped watching half way through.
  12:00pm
egould310:

Bat Macumba is kind of weird but also kind of awesome.
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Listener Baby:

@Teddy. It’s simple. Change the dial.
  12:00pm
judy from croton:

Oh Joe South
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Handy Haversack:

Daaaaaaaamn, Os Mutantes!
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Frank In Queens:

2teddy, you can always just turn the show off if it's bringing you down,, man.
  12:01pm
judy from croton:

What a wonderful show , Michael!
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Eddy in Australia:

This Os Mutantes goes well with Umbabarauma by Jorge Ben.
  12:01pm
teddy:

But I like the music, man!
  12:02pm
clarke:

@fRANK: yes, it's a shambles, but the season tix holders seem to be taking it in the reayah.
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Hughie Considine:

Teddy, you could listen to the archived shows and painstakingly skip the many times that Michael speaks.
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, it's not that bad. Most of the games that have been postponed have been away games.
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Eddy in Australia:

Make a French 75 with the champers, Michael.
  12:03pm
clarke:

teddy - SOME people tune in for opinions.
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Handy Haversack:

Oooo, Eddy, that's an excellent idea! We have an unopened bottle of proseco here ...
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Eddy in Australia:

Handy - that'll do nicely, son.
  12:04pm
clarke:

there goes Handy!!
  12:05pm
phat in lincoln:

Good for that guy with the Moet!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

We had proseco last night. Went well with the crab/ricotta pierogies.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Jesus, I'm picturing Jack Lemmon from Glengarry trying to sell champagne.
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Dennis Diken:

@clarke - me? vibes? heavens, no, I wish! it was a super-talented percussionist called Jeff Berman, we knew him from the Bleecker St scene in the day. I remember taking a cab to collect him and his gear to get him to the Record Plant for the session. His sessionography is quite impressive.
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Eddy in Australia:

Shoulda played this straight after George Harrison earlier.
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Michael Shelley:

Teddy - unlike you, I'm quite interested in your opinion, if it agrees with mine or not. I totally see why you'd not enjoy Get Back. Maybe you can turn off your radio.
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Hughie Considine:

I think the Jam worked the "Taxman" bass line into half a dozen songs.
  12:05pm
teddy:

Yes, great opinions like Micheal coddling Steve Cropper as he spreads anti-vax garbage (still wish he had asked him if Joe Biden is the President)
  12:05pm
bobobob dublon from Plasticland:

seen the band The Cramps on NYE of the millennium ...Lux made all the lights go dark at the stroke of midnight..Surprise...fake in Atlanta..
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Listener Baby:

Baby. This Jam song is perfect for the Taxman riff compilation
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Frank In Queens:

I guess no one gave teddy a hug at midnight and now we all have to suffer...
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dk50b:

Now @teddy while Mike clearly hated Power of the Dog, in his defense he never said it was worse than Manos: The Hands of Fate.
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Handy Haversack:

Nice, Woods!

We had negronis with dinner but opened one bottle of proseco for efdisco New Year!

Greg, if he could just get the good Champagne leads ...
  12:07pm
clarke:

thnx Dennis! the drumming is spectacular as well, tho!!
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Montmaster J:

Happy New Year everyone! This is the part of the show where Mrs. Montmaster starts go-go dancing!
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DJ Johnny Cool:

The Jam, still one of the loudest shows I've ever been to.
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Squints:

It's less about the opinions than the company. Why would I tune in to hear my own opinions? I know those.

I enjoy the company.
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Squints:

Steve's OK. Eydie was a cutie.
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Eddy in Australia:

Johnny Cool - when/where?
  12:08pm
clarke:

yes, interested in those pierogis???
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Pedro in Arlington:

What did the Deadhead say when the drugs wore off?
"What is this crappy music??"
Really liked "Power of the Dog" but you gotta be a Campion fan, i.e. "The Piano." Liked "Licorice Pizza" but expectations were too high. Tom Waits and Sean Penn are filler. "There Will Be Blood" remains the finest American film of the last 20 years. 2022 will be a No. 1 year with WFMU. Michael's talk is even better than the tunes.
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DJ Johnny Cool:

Seattle 82
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Michael Shelley:

Teddy - now you're just a lair.
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Squints:

You know, this is OK. If it wasn't Steve Lawrence but The Critters or The Cyrkle or some Nuggets band, we all think it totally legit.

Needs bongo feet, though.
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Eddy in Australia:

Johnny Cool - thanks. Must've been their last tour.
  12:10pm
Dennis Diken:

@clarke - many thanks! I think “IALP” was the last track we cut for Especially For You - it was a brand new song, we hadn’t rehearsed it yet!
  12:10pm
clarke:

i sometimes catch the end of Carol Burnette while waiting for my current obsession with Perry Mason to start. what did i see in that show as a kid? which goes to say that you may have liked some questionable stuff when younger.
  12:11pm
teddy:

I'm a lair?
When Steve Cropper told you he wasn't getting vaccinated you could have spend a few seconds trying to straighten him out. Is he still living by the way?
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phat in lincoln:

The message board has drawn in some more angry people lately.
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Squints:

Any pierogi, any time, any where.

mmmmmm, pierogiiiiii.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@Eddy - Umbabarauma long a favorite ! Even tho' it's about sportsball ...with which I resonate not.
  12:11pm
clarke:

DD: wow, it is great how that magic comes around (sometimes)!!! that's just fine, sir!!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Is Ronnie 12 here ??
  12:12pm
Dennis Diken:

man, the “teen” stash that Columbia had Steve Lawrence (& Andy Williams, Patti Page & a few others, I think) cut (mostly produced by Robert Mersey) are fabulous!
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myron feld:

Mrs. Feld made this fabulous cacio e pepe pasta pie -- strongly recommended:

www.foodandwine.com...
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Hughie Considine:

@Rev, did not know that, but love the Jorge Ben song, which I discovered on that Beleza Tropical comp put together by David Byrne. A real introduction to Brazilian music for me and I assume many people.
  12:12pm
teddy:

Pedro has a reasonable post about the whole subject.
I'm not looking for agreement with my opinions.
I just can't stomach those who look to stand out by playing The Emperor's New Clothes
  12:13pm
clarke:

i was playing some vibes this weekend (rented) and ref'd IALP for some ideas.
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Hughie Considine:

What do you have against Sinead O'Connor, Teddy?
  12:14pm
Dennis Diken:

@clarke - cool! are you teaching yourself?
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DJ Johnny Cool:

Mercy Mr Percy
  12:14pm
phat in lincoln:

Anyway. The Dead actually clicked for me listening to WFMU a couple years ago. I didn't expect that at all. I actually even kind of dig that disco record they made. Lol. But the live out there stuff is where it's at and I wouldn't recommend listening to a bunch just to get there.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Intro'd to babarauma in my youth via a piece on International Animation Festival - an amazing show that was the sort of thing PBS used to present.
  12:15pm
clarke:

i have a kinda knack for just finding parts on all kindsa instruments (not saying they are GOOD).
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Squints:

DD, yep. Like I said, that little Steve Lawrence thing was quite OK.

It was probably a little too "how do you do, fellow kids" to go over in the actual day.
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GR60:

I ALWAYS pick up the guitar after listening to Michael's show and today will be no different!
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Don Gorden:

Mike happy new Year, every time I hear your daughter do the intro, it puts a smile on my face. have a great year.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Yes, it is high time this tune got clicky-starred.
  12:16pm
phat in lincoln:

@GR60 that's a good plan! I'm going to build a fuzz pedal for my guitarist.
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Michael Shelley:

TEDDY - "I'm not looking for agreement with my opinions." so what - neither am I.

AND " you could have spend a few seconds trying to straighten him out." is not coddling. AND my opinions about vaxing have been very clear on this show. Liar.
  12:17pm
Dennis Diken:

Jerry Scheff played with a band on a bill I shared in ‘01, he attributed much of his hearing loss to the super loud monitors on the E Costello tour he was on
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Montmaster J:

@Myron Very nice! We will be home this week-no commuting means extra time for cooking!
  12:17pm
Andres:

Some fine radio accompaniment for coffee and eggs. Fave line from Elvis patter was re. Tutt Scheff. Should’ve been partners in a law firm.
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Eddy in Australia:

@Teddy: Actually, as I recall, Michael explained to Steve Cropper that the vaccine was a way of allowing people to go out and see live music again, which I thought was a courteous and professional way of responding to a major guest's vax stance, and a subtle way of educating people on that side of the debate.
  12:18pm
clarke:

so wait? now an interviewer has to be an intervener??

Scheff is a MONSTER, dennis - just fantastic.
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Squints:

Yeah. Sometimes it's best to just let Steve Cropper, or the uncle, talking himself out.

Heck. Sometimes I've been the uncle.
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HyperDose:

Had to clicky star the show. This mix has been too perfect
  12:19pm
clarke:

oi Eddy!!!! stay with us!!! no nodding off.
  12:20pm
teddy:

OK, hope all the uncles makes it alive through the pandemic
  12:20pm
Dennis Diken:

@Squints - although Steve hit big with “Go Away, Little Girl” - thankfully! Man, his “Last Night I Made A Little Girl Cry” reigns!!
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Spinning Giant:

Belated good tidings, Michael!
HNY, One & All!
  12:21pm
clarke:

i have a couple of early Steve Lawrence 45's where he is trying to break into rock and roll - they are good.
  12:23pm
Andres:

phat@12:14: Jeff Conklin always had me liking the Dead tracks he played. The only times I connected.
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Eddy in Australia:

For those interested in that (Twilights) era of Australian music (and why covers were so prevalent) an interesting new book: www.clintonwalker.com.au...
  12:23pm
Dennis Diken:

And Columbia did the trick with Andy Williams’ “Can’t Get Used To Losing You”
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

If Michael Shelley had pressed the matter further with Cropper (to what end? Scuppering the interview without enlightening anyone?)
...then you know the AntiVaxxers would be on him for that. & you know it's true. MS let him know he had a different opinion & no one disrespected each other. Course - if someone wants to posit there cache of expertly dispatched Interviews up against Michael's record...
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Squints:

Ahhhh, but ya KNOW yah.
  12:24pm
Andres:

Hey, Spinning Giant! HNY! Let’s hope the local outdoor ice rinks bounce back sometime soon.
  12:24pm
phat in lincoln:

@Andres yep, it was Conklin. I miss his Sunday night show quite a bit. It was a good way to end my weekend.
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Biba McLurex:

I also expected something entirely different before ever hearing the Grateful Dead—with that name, and logo, I thought it would be something like the Cramps or goth (which of course didn’t exist yet, mid-‘70s) and then, hippie noodling. No thanks.
  12:24pm
clarke:

what was The Countdown, eddy?? like the american top 40??
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Kotzwinkled:

Raining ice in the Kansas City area currently. Good to be cozy indoors. Gumbo prep momentarily.
  12:25pm
clarke:

good move Kotz!!
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Eddy in Australia:

Clarke - Countdown was our Bandstand
  12:26pm
clarke:

ah!! i wanna get that book, thnx!!

ze Bongoe Feete
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Pedro in Arlington:

Michael handled Steve Cropper like a true pro. Cropper is a functioning adult who simply rejects science and logic, sadly like millions of misguided people. What I want to know if Mike ever interviews Cropper again is how he wound up backing Howlin Wolf on "Shindig" when the Stones made sure the great man got a slot.
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Hubig Pie:

Hearing this you might never think Mr. Cliff played a bad-ass gangsta
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Eddy in Australia:

A chart-based TV show, culturally influential for '70s kids
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Squints:

I have a hard time with Goth because I can never not see the Chris Kattan sketches from SNL.

Similarly with the more dour and doomy forms of metal. How they sing those lyrics without dissolving into giggles is beyond me.

But chacun a son gout. So long as I don't have to eat mushrooms, help yourself to all you want.
  12:28pm
clarke:

mawnin' Hubig!!
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Hubig Pie:

Bonne annee, clarke
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Eddy in Australia:

Clarke - If you have any problems getting hold of it, maybe Michael can forward your details and I'll help out
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@Squints Yeah, the cookie monster vocals...I don't get it. But hey, I don't have to!
  12:29pm
clarke:

aiiiieeeee!!!
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happymaan:

Hey Michael, here in Atlanta my wife and I are enjoying your show while cooking our popcorn orders for the week as per usual...and coming up with napkin ideas.
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Frank In Queens:

Leaving my Xmas lights up to own Michael Shelley?
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Spinning Giant:

@GlistenerMW@1141 - i dont remember that specific character/skit, but i loved Kids in the Hall...
such a breath of fresh (and unexpectedly counterculture) air when it debuted on the govt-sanctioned tv mothership station up here in Canuckistan

i will look that one up!
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Eddy in Australia:

People leaving up their Xmas decorations just to spite Michael? Now I've heard it all
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Kotzwinkled:

John Prine kept a xmas tree up all year round. Of course, that was indoors so not egregious. And he was John Prine.
  12:31pm
clarke:

i have been meaning to git yer particulars, anyway, Eddy!!
  12:32pm
phat in lincoln:

I'm gonna get into the Dead obsessively now.
  12:32pm
clarke:

we'll show you!!!!!

Catbirds are Go!!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

Objectively silly? It's objectively New England, that's for sure. (Ours are still up....and on)
  12:33pm
clarke:

featuring the Nasville Tuning Guitar
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Michael Shelley:

I think I;ll take mind down late this week
  12:33pm
Lord Jimz:

woke up to Clay Pigeon playing Shakedown Street by the Grateful Dead this past Wednesday 12/29/21. it was divine!
everyone go to the archives and listen to it now...
  12:33pm
Glistener MW:

Man, I’m glad I decided to start off my new year by liking-things instead of the reverse. Thanks, Michael, for the great tunes and chat (as always!)
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Pedro in Arlington:

Harpo Marx kept a Christmas tree up all year but he never talked about it, har. (Actually he wrote about it in his memoirs.)
  12:33pm
Joe R.:

Thanks for the Jimmy Cliff—this December, my wife and I had a wonderful stay at Jake’s in Treasure Beach Jamaica—a resort run by the Henzell family of The Harder They Come fame. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a low-key antidote to the busier all-inclusives!
  12:33pm
rx scabin:

Happy New Year Everyone.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Well, Harpo was an Angel.
  12:36pm
Layet Johnson:

You made Gaylord wake up early too! Was a fantastic show.
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Frank In Queens:

Good Xmas etiquette is to have them down by Jan 6th, I believe.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...an Angel who liked Blondes...
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Baja Joe:

Don't doubt it for a second, you are a treasure Michael.
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Holy smokes, congrats on 30 years! I hope to get there myself one day, Jah willing.
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Hubig Pie:

Jan 6th, Twelfth Night. Leave em up and decorate with Mardi Gras beads
  12:37pm
clarke:

Zone 5 cannot take the strain!!
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Eddy in Australia:

@Frank: Not if you're Armenian (or other Orthodox) - January 6 *is* Xmas!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

How about if I take down the lights next weekend but leave the wreaths up until June? (not that I've ever done that before...ahem...)
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Frank In Queens:

@eddy, that's true. But I guess I was referring to just run-of-the-mill christians.
  12:39pm
clarke:

any movies Frank??
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jan.6 - Epiphany, Day of the Wise Men
- birthday of Alan Watts & John C. Lilly on the same day in 1915
...& Syd Barrett (later)...
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

Wait...Christmas has to do with Christianity?
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Squints:

Ours are easy. The missus has a couple of wickah reindeeh, theah, under a small spotlight (probably not a full spotlight). Wreath on the door. Easy peasy up and down.
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Mister Dobalina:

I've never had a bloomin' onion. NY'r resolution is to do so.
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, mostly just started rewatching Twin Peaks this week, but we did watch Jabberwocky last weekend.
  12:41pm
annette:

@frank. take em down by epiphany. replace with winter theme. replace with early spring. then nothing to let breeze move curtains
  12:41pm
clarke:

the second season of Vienna Blood just came out as well as the 10th season of LetterKenny - both brilliant.
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Pedro in Arlington:

Never sure when to take down election lawn signs a) when the candidate wins and b) when he/she loses. The old guy down the block has homemade "F JB" sign but we're not sure what his problem is with Jack Bruce.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...just hang Martha Stewart suspended from bunjis on yer front door & have her greet everyone...
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Spinning Giant:

@Andres - happy new new to you too!
and yes, let us pray ro an extended cold snap to get those rinks in shape...
my kids are jonesing to skate!!!
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Frank In Queens:

@pedro, some folks just don't like Cream, I guess.
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clarke:

u re-watching TP from the top?? i lost the feel for that show about season 4 (curiously after the movie came out firewalk)
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Michael Shelley:

And when do you take down graduations signs?
  12:43pm
Johnny Four Strings:

Clarence was run down by a drunk driver after playing a gig with his brother, sadly
  12:43pm
clarke:

when Jack Bruce sez you f'n can!!!
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phat in lincoln:

When I caught Marty Stuart a few months ago I didn't realize what guitar he was playing. I kept staring at it, wondering "WTF?" I did, however, tell the person I was with that it must be some sort of weirdo b-bender. Researched it after the show. I was pretty proud of my guess.
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, yes from the top. Our good friend is a TP obsessive, so she gave us a road map on how to properly navigate all of it from the original series, through the lost eps, FWWM, and the new series.
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Eddy in Australia:

There are 10 seasons of Letterkenny? Whoa. I watched S1 and couldn't believe how good it was.
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Queens L. Bow:

Hi---re: Clarence White---he was hit by a drunk driver while loading equipment into his car after a gig. One of the most awaful rock 'n roll deaths. (He died just 2 months before Gram Parsons.)
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Spinning Giant:

@RevRab63 - 🤣
frikkin hilarity, right there! 😁
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Michael Shelley:

Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender:
www.youtube.com...
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...car door sideswiped or the like ?
So - like pedal steel lever you can wear, kinda?
  12:44pm
clarke:

they are VERY short episodes Eddy!!
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Squints:

Waitaminnit. Bossa nova and Eydie doesn't get equal time?
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Michael Shelley:

and in action:
www.youtube.com...
  12:45pm
annette:

@pedro. those election signs should be turned in and a grand$$$ should be given to recipient.
  12:46pm
Andres:

Letterkenny is wildly specific in its use of local culture to exploit for humour. I can drive to where Jared Keeso is from in less than an hour. It is all too true. I’m kind of amazed how well the show has travelled.
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Listener John from NJ:

@WoodsofNH (now Maine): You're supposed to leave the wreath on the door until Candlemas (Feb 2 -- 40 days after Christmas). At least that's the old-time way, and what my grandmother (born Clarecastle, Ireland, 1882) used to say/do.
  12:46pm
clarke:

it takes a few episodes to get used to the Letterkenny, ay. but, then it's pitter patter.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...half Resolved to Clicky only tracks I *rilly rilly* like - not just everything I think is pretty kewl
...this was not the Program to start that with...
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Listener Baby:

Here is mine. GET RID OF STUFF.
  12:47pm
clarke:

here's mine: get a B-bender.
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Hoboken Jack:

My resolutions:
saltinwound.com...
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Michael Shelley:

Always a good one
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

The third is Fluff.
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Eddy in Australia:

Same here, Baby.
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

@Listener Johnfrom NJ: Dang. Life is so complicated! ;-)
  12:49pm
clarke:

focus on medalling, Jack!
  12:49pm
morphe':

No NYE resolutions never ever is my resolution =
Also, never go out on NYE ...
=
100% success at the age of 60 !!!
  12:49pm
Glistener MW:

@JoeR — I’m a big fan of The Harder They Come; thanks for the recommendation! I’m looking at Jake’s online now and it looks wonderful and low-key. My dad spent a lot of time in Jamaica as a youth and I’ve been eager to get there myself someday soon
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Candlemass ... ~Imbolc
...Groundhog Day - & Chinese New Year more variable but usually quite close.
Halfway twixt Solstice & Equinox.
  12:49pm
Andres:

Started Twin Peaks for the first time ever over the holidays. Best soap opera ever!
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WoodsOfNH (now Maine):

My resolution is to take off my pants and feel free.
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Handy Haversack:

Thanks, Michael! Happy New Year to you and yourn and all the Numbers One here assembled!
  12:50pm
Kick out the Jams Joe:

Happy New Year Michael!
  12:50pm
clarke:

will agree the first few seasons are gripping - but, it faded for me after about four
  12:51pm
clarke:

that's awesome!! best Bday greetings to the former Production Manageress!!
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Frank In Queens:

Sugarfish sounds way more appetizing than Silverfish!
  12:51pm
annette:

@listener. YES. YES. YES . love putting stuff at the curb with a
FREE sign. . .
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Spinning Giant:

secondhand fruitcake lol!
  12:52pm
jingles:

sugar fish marinates their sushi meat. that's why it's different
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Greg from ZONE 5:

My buddy Jim and I decided last night that our New Year's resolution is to start a book club. I am confident that we can do it.
  12:52pm
D:

nice!
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Listener Baby:

Perfect tempo, this song. Any faster or slower would be just not as good.
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Wenzo Toad:

does superman ever volunteer decluttering hoarders houses? I need you superman...
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Spinning Giant:

this cover vsn is revealing to me the previously unnoticed proximity of this riff to "How Soon is Now?"
...groovy
  12:53pm
D:

wait what...why do we need to know math to post a comment lol
  12:53pm
Andres:

That’s what I’m afraid of, clarke. But will enjoy the ride while I can.
Also, thankful for finally hearin this original Superman in 2021. So great!
  12:54pm
Sparky:

Handyman was always a personal fave
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Also a great example of why Bass is much more important than people think.
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clarke:

i am not sure if this is the same for others, but as soon as i saw Firewalk With Me, the mystery was 'solved' and they seemed to be going thru the motions. ??
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myron feld:

The White Whale compilation from a couple years (which Superman is included on) is really fantastic.
  12:55pm
morphe':

Spinning G -
secondhand fruitcake lol!

oddly enough ... Traditional Irish wedding cakes are/were a large fruit cake ... The remainder saved in a large cookie bin and sprinkled periodically with whiskey preservative with bits eaten on the anniversary over the years... could be 20-30 years...
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Corey:

Thanks Michael for the great show and lively commentary! Almost made me forget about the NYE hangover. Happy healthy New Year everyone!
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John L:

I've worked in record stores, and owned one for 10 years, and I have too many cds: Promos with no art work, Mojo and Uncut samplers, discs where I only like one or two songs. Almost hoping for some bitter cold, snowy days and then I'll start a massive purge.
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clarke:

i wish that White Whale comp went a bit deeper into the obscure stuff, rather than the hits.
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Spinning Giant:

morphe - is that safe...?!
(who am i to argue with tradition!)
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Squints:

clarke, the mystery was the hook. Mostly it's about the lodges and the weirdness.
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egould310:

The whole thing about Twin Peaks somehow hinges on a dancing midget. I don’t get it.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

George was the singing champion on TheBeatles' Decca Audition - 1st January, 1962...
  12:56pm
teddy:

I resolve never to post again on this message board.
I'll spare you old dweebs from my bad vibes.
I'll suffer in silence as Michael spreads HIS bad vibes, be it his finding something that everyone likes and trashing it, griping about random things or even interviewing MAGA guests and allow them to spread deadly disinformation with a mild challenge to their anti-vaxing garbage.
I wonder how many of the 20,000 people who died from covid in Tennessee were infected by Cropper.
Goodbye forever & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Spinning Giant:

by year 30 the effect must be akin to psychadelics! 😉
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Frank In Queens:

@clarke, that's a common criticism of TP, and one I shared when I first watched it a few years ago. But I've never seen the new series, so I figured I'd just go back to the top and take it in as a whole.
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Mystery = Plot
Noir = Everything Else
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radioronan:

Thanks Michael! Happy New Year y'all!
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Hoboken Jack:

Thanks Michael!!
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Mister Dobalina:

Good stuff as always, Mike!
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Listener Baby:

Hug the family, Baby!!
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Squints:

I have soft spot for even the train wreckier parts of season 2 of TP.
  12:57pm
Patster:

Happy New Year, Michael!
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Spinning Giant:

have a great week, everahbuddah!
  12:58pm
clarke:

start your new year right by bitching - ay ted??
thanks for this and EVERY show of the year, MS - yer a good sort!!
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Michael Shelley:

TEDDY - arent you doing EXACTLY what you say bothers you? By giving a contrary review to this mostly well reviewed show?
  12:58pm
Andres:

Great kick off to the New Year, Michael! Have a great one, everybody!
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Frank In Queens:

Thanks, Michael! Great show. Have a good day everyone. See some of you a bit later.
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Spinning Giant:

this sounds like Lucy from Peanuts...
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HyperDose:

Thanks Michael. Incredible show!
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Mister Dobalina:

May you not light the filter end, DOH!
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks Michael! Starting off 2022 on the right foot.
  12:59pm
morphe':

Spinning - yeah .. truly stays well ... I hate fruitcake having grown on/against it .. I prefer a moist cream(not Milk) made scone ... not a dry rock hard type
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Squints:

Hoppy Gnu Beers. all.

Off to exult in the return of Broons hockey.
  12:59pm
phat in lincoln:

Lol.

Anyway, happy new year!
  12:59pm
clarke:

ever get the feeling you been 21'd?? good nite.
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Eddy in Australia:

Great show, Michael. Happy New Year and good night, everyone. (Except you-know-who.)
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Spinning Giant:

sayonara, Tedster - dont let the door hit hit ya on the ass on the way out!
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Baja Joe:

Love this.
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myron feld:

Juniper: The Harry Harrison of the New Wave!
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Greg from ZONE 5:

Oh my GOD and if anybody missed Spazz's update of "May You Always", GO LISTEN TO IT RIGHT NOW!!!
  1:00pm
Officer Pupp:

I love this! May your steak always arrive how you ordered it!
  1:00pm
Andres:

May You Always. Yes!!
  1:00pm
clarke:

eddy - you made the whole show -- all the best!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

I'm outraged by AntiVaxxers. Michael Shelley is not one of them.
  1:02pm
Marko:

My best to you, Michael, and keep playing wonderful melodic tunes!
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