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Options January 22, 2022: Dumb Me Down

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Artist Track Approx. start time
Bob Dylan  If You Gotta Go, Go Now   Options  
Dahlmanns, The  Dumb Me Down   Options 0:03:59 (Pop-up)
Mark Chesnutt  Goin' Through The Big D   Options 0:07:46 (Pop-up)
Jimmy McCracklin  The Georgia Slop   Options 0:09:55 (Pop-up)
Jackie Edwards  Keep on Running   Options 0:12:14 (Pop-up)
Rory Moon And The Silver Stars  Little Wondering Why   Options 0:14:57 (Pop-up)
Brinsley Schwarz  There's A Cloud In My Heart   Options 0:18:12 (Pop-up)
Daniel Romano  Chicken Bill   Options 0:21:39 (Pop-up)
O.V. Wright  Monkey Dog   Options 0:25:35 (Pop-up)
Sugar Stems, The  We Only Come Out At Night   Options 0:30:41 (Pop-up)
Glen Campbell  Bowling Green   Options 0:34:39 (Pop-up)
Cactus Blossoms, The  Desperado (live for WFMU at Magic Door 2/14/19)   Options 0:37:00 (Pop-up)
Bo Diddley  (Extra, Read All About) Ben   Options 0:41:27 (Pop-up)
Zoot Sims  Lover Come Back To Me   Options 0:43:25 (Pop-up)
Muffs, The  Become Undone   Options 0:45:28 (Pop-up)
Neil Diamond  The Boat That I Row   Options 0:50:45 (Pop-up)
Rockin' Sidney  You Ain't Nothing But Fine   Options 0:53:26 (Pop-up)
Dixie Cups, The  Sugar That I Need   Options 0:56:02 (Pop-up)
Model Rockets, The  Rock & Roll: The Movie   Options 0:58:32 (Pop-up)
Del Shannon  It's Too Late   Options 1:01:14 (Pop-up)
Lefty Frizzell  No One To Talk To (But The Blues)   Options 1:03:40 (Pop-up)
Jeanne And The Darlings  Hang Me Now   Options 1:07:10 (Pop-up)
Trumpeteers, The  Milky White Way   Options 1:09:27 (Pop-up)
Sonny Smith  Lost   Options 1:12:04 (Pop-up)
Left Banke, The  What Do You Know?   Options 1:16:23 (Pop-up)
Jerry Reed  Rockin' In Baghdad   Options 1:19:22 (Pop-up)
Chuck Berry  Soul Rockin'   Options 1:23:04 (Pop-up)
Meat Puppets  Backwater   Options 1:25:22 (Pop-up)
Fireballs, The  Say I Am (What I Am)   Options 1:27:28 (Pop-up)
Ronee Blakley aka Barbra Jean  Tapedeck in His Tractor   Options 1:29:51 (Pop-up)
Robert Parker  The Scratch   Options 1:33:27 (Pop-up)
Buzzcocks, The  What Do I Get?   Options 1:35:51 (Pop-up)
Deejays, The  Working Out Fine   Options 1:38:59 (Pop-up)
Laura Cantrell  Too Late For Tonight   Options 1:41:21 (Pop-up)
Arthur Alexander  I'm Coming Home   Options 1:44:09 (Pop-up)
Joel Paterson  Can't Buy Me Love   Options 1:46:18 (Pop-up)
Jake Bugg  Lightning Bolt   Options 1:49:12 (Pop-up)
Sarah Borges And The Broken Singles  Stop And Think It Over   Options 1:51:34 (Pop-up)
NRBQ  That Makes Me A Fool   Options 1:54:43 (Pop-up)
Wiz Guy, The  January Clearance Time!   Options 1:57:15 (Pop-up)
San Francisco Treats, The  Rice-A-Roni   Options 1:57:36 (Pop-up)

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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"

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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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ok then.

hey HEY hey now.
  11:00am Frank In Queens:

Hey nooooowwwwww!
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Morning, Michael and all the Shellegamers! Hey, Baby, Squints, Frank!
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i didn't understand the last part of that statement
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Hi Handy!
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Michael, yer weird!! (don't ever change)
  11:02am clarke:

missed ya last week, Frank
Avatar 11:02am Mister Dobalina:

Where does one acquire a White Castle mug? Do you have to buy a suitcase of burgers to get one?
Avatar 11:02am Mister Dobalina:

It's uncle Robert.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am yerfriendpaul:

Hey Michael, everyone! One of my favorite Dylan bootleg tunes!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am myron feld:

This is one of Bill Somebody's best.
  11:03am gf2002:

Nothing beats hearing Murry Wilson on a frigid morning!
  11:03am clarke:

the Dynamic Duo in that photo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Greg from ZONE 5:

Michael! Everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Listener Baby:

Handy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Corey:

Good morning Michael and listeners!
  11:04am Frank In Queens:

@clarke, yeah hockey last week. Afternoon game so I was already out there during the show. Heading out there again today, but it’s a night game.
  11:04am paul:

@Mister Dobalina, I borrowed that mug from an Indianapolis White Castle in the mid-70s.
Avatar 11:04am Mister Dobalina:

& I was craving some White Castle the other day, but since they don't let you eat inside & eating cold lil burgers out in the cold, is no fun...well yeah.
  11:04am clarke:

kid back east, Baby? BABY!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am myron feld:

@Frank: condolences on Clark Gillies. And I'm a lifelong Rangers fan, but those teams were just ridiculously good.
  11:05am clarke:

@Frank - there was another day game, this week, too - guess they are 'catching up'??
  11:05am paul:

Haven't had a WC burger in over 40 years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Listener Baby:

Hi Clarke. She went back yesterday. To 9 degrees. I’m sure that’s a shock to her California self.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Handy Haversack:

Did Rex leave pizza sauce in the minidisk player?
  11:07am clarke:

yes - west coast cold ain't like east. poor kid. hope she learns layering!!
  11:07am Frank In Queens:

@myron, thanks. Came as a bit of a shock when announced after last night’s win.
  11:08am Frank In Queens:

@clarke, they played Tues, last night and again tonight. A lot of catching up to do!
  11:09am clarke:

indeed=y -- is it possible for you to attend the day games and get out of work a bit??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Listener Baby:

I think this is better version, Baby.
  11:10am Frank In Queens:

@clarke, there’s generally no day games during the week unless it’s a holiday.
  11:10am Daybreak’s getting through!:

Was that the same Big D that Wet Leg was singing about:
“Mommy, Daddy, look at me.
I went to school and I got a Degree.
All my friends call it the big D.
I got the big D.
I got the big D.”
  11:10am clarke:

ah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Dano59:

I dunno Michael, I have seen a lot of friends split up over the past 1.5 years. Pandemolockdowncoopedupcabinfeversevenyearitch done got 'em?
  11:13am clarke:

i'm glad liverpool is back to sunday matches, so i can give FULL attention to this shew.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Dano59:

I found boxed frozen White Castle sliders at Aldi.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Baja Joe:

Hello Michael!
Avatar 11:13am Joe B:

hey Michael and everyone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Handy Haversack:

Morning, Joe B!
  11:14am clarke:

@Dano - them thangs'll do - in a pinch.
hello joe!!
  11:14am Frank In Queens:

@clarke, yeah double-screening is not optimal.
  11:14am Crei6hton:

Morning WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Listener Baby:

Joe B. You are a heroic soul.
  11:15am rx scabin:

Good morning, everyone.
  11:15am clarke:

will have to double-screen for todd's show, this aft, tho
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Dano59:

when the hungries hit ... (there's a local nostalgia Facebook page for my hometown and a couple weeks ago we were all mooning over Red Barn.)
  11:15am Peter Horvath:

Ahoy from Highland Park NJ, home of the Band-Aid
  11:16am clarke:

wait - Red Barn in eastham, MA???
  11:16am Peter Horvath:

And Station Manager Ken, for that matter
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Dano59:

I'm hoping to finish cleaning/organizing my cluttered living room during the show. So dropping off the comments board in three, two ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Dano59:

Red Barn was a regional chain! Ohio into New England/mid-Atlantic states
  11:17am clarke:

okay! THAT red barn. or those.
Avatar 11:18am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Wow, I was wondering whether that Rory Moon record was from the sixties or recent...would not have guessed 1977! I might splurge and lay out the twenty three cents for a copy on Discogs.
Avatar 11:20am PatrickMC:

Traditional Nick Lowe pure pop depression
  11:20am paul:

Nick said that what the first decent song he had written. (Interview with Terri Gross on NPR)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Been having a minor Dylan moment w/ episode of the My Favorite Album podcast especially with Robyn Hitchcock insightful on 'Blonde On Blonde' :
podcasts.apple.com...
- & the History of Literature podcast addressing the question of Dylan receiving the Nobel & what the legit relation to Lit is :
podcasts.apple.com...
- tho' I haven't gotten too far with that one yet. A few episodes later he addresses TheBeatles...
  11:21am paul:

that was
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...yerknow - one feels *immersed* in Bob - then may go Bobless for some time...
  11:23am SWK:

So… this song is great
  11:24am clarke:

Scooby is NOT involved.
Avatar 11:25am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Fuck Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Handy Haversack:

Thanksgiving candy -- we don't have to do that stuff in Brooklyn!
  11:25am clarke:

truth Rev - i went offa Bob when that xmas EP came out and yet to really get back on - but, will sometime.
Avatar 11:25am graphic_taco:

Now I need to hear Chicken Bill's story...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Hughie Considine:

You got chocolate in my peanut butter...
  11:25am paul:

"You got chocolate in my peanut butter!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Greg from ZONE 5:

@Todd: Unfollowed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Kotzwinkled:

Reeses is probably one of those American candies that can't legally be called "chocolate" in Europe because it's mostly corn syrup or some other slop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am mariano:

'Morning, MS, everyone.

TOPT: That sounds messy, waka waka.
  11:26am phat in lincoln:

Oof
  11:26am clarke:

hello to the 9th Ward!!
  11:26am Frank In Queens:

I used to be a big Reese’s fan, but that was a lifetime ago.
  11:27am clarke:

BB -- Before Boddington's!!
  11:27am SeanG:

do the monkeydog
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Too many impoverished attempted meal replacements been Reeces - &/or nothing else @ vending machine @ a crap job ...there are other brands @ the health food stores & stuff so much more like real food. For a price.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Kotzwinkled:

This sounds like Rufus Thomas doing a Brundlefly experiment.
  11:27am Frank In Queens:

BV: Before Vegan
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Hughie Considine:

Monkey is one of those words that just sings well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Handy Haversack:

Monkey dog might fling its poop and then eat it!

Sometimes we are all sad animals
bored dogs
monkeys being rained on.
  11:28am phat in lincoln:

I can't help but feel the Monkey Dog is a metaphor.
Avatar 11:28am Mister Dobalina:

Reese's Pieces straight out of the freezer are a rare treat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Squints:

Can't eat much of that stuff no more. Enjoy it in the moment but feel awful instantly afterwards. Probably for the best.
  11:28am phat in lincoln:

I, for one, glad to know "how it started" however.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Hughie Considine:

E.T. sure did put Reese's Pieces on the map
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Ken From Hyde Park:

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups > Tootsie Rolls
  11:29am phat in lincoln:

Do. Not. Miss. Marty Stuart.
  11:29am Frank In Queens:

If I ever get a car, I will drive to see Marty Stuart play.
  11:30am phat in lincoln:

I did! I saw him a couple months ago! You were right!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Kotzwinkled:

White Castle started right here in Kansas, bb!
Avatar 11:30am Joe B:

steamed hams
Avatar 11:30am HyperDose:

Get a crave case!
  11:30am Frank In Queens:

Belly Bombers!
  11:30am gf2002:

My dad used to call them "Reeseys cups" too. Must be a dialect thing.
  11:31am Frank In Queens:

Reesee’s Piecees, boff.
Avatar 11:31am Mister Dobalina:

30 sliders in a crave case..whoa! I can barely eat 4. That would feed nearly 7 of me.
  11:31am phat in lincoln:

Impossible Burgers are generally tasty.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Dennis Diken:

go, Mikey! hey everyone!
  11:32am gf2002:

I could go for an old school Gino's burger.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Handy Haversack:

Joe B, O spent part of last Monday organizing and cataloguing my cassettes. I had one real goal, though, and I accomplished it: I found the cassette insert for Drivin' N' Cryin's Scarred but Smarter signed by the whole band! That was a big day down at Turtle's!
  11:32am clarke:

DD!! sccchhhhtaaaannnng!!!
Avatar 11:32am Mister Dobalina:

The burger chat has commenced, love it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am PNX:

I'm taking my kids to that Newton, NJ show. We saw them there ~3 years ago when they were promoting the Pilgrim reissue and had a blast.
  11:33am Kitchenwitch62:

The Impossible Castle burger is surprisingly quite good as far as veggie burgers go but tastes NOTHING like their original slider.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Dennis Diken:

hey clarke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Handy Haversack:

^ I* spent ...
Avatar 11:33am Joe B:

@handy - nice!
  11:33am clarke:

Scarred But Smarter is a great album - unfortunately one they could not top. but, at leat they got that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am alan the painter:

Michael, have you seen the White Castle Cook Book?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Dennis Diken:

I'm a member of the White Castle Hall Of Fame...just sayin'...
  11:35am clarke:

as it should be!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Handy Haversack:

I love Mystery Road, too, clarke, though there's nothing quite like Scarred but Smarter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Squints:

Heya, DD. You were extolling Steve Lawrence's hit with Go Away Little Girl a couple of weeks back.

Quite independently of that, Sal Nunziato on his Burning Wood blog propped Charles Brown's take on the same song. Wow. Ain't nothing teenage about that one.
Avatar 11:35am Michael Shelley:

Diken's #1 = www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Gaylord Fields:

On the other hand, Ronnie Spector did wear her dresses city tight when she was in the Ronettes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Always think of Smithereens' 'White Castle Rock' when I hear of the place... Don't have 'em in NewHampshuh.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Dennis Diken:

@Squints - gonna check that out!
  11:36am clarke:

such a thing...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Squints:

Gaylord, how did Lillian Roxon describe it? "Their gowns fit where their gowns should fit."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Handy Haversack:

When I was growing up in Atlanta, the radio station 96 Rock had a contest where you sent in a themed "perfect album side." Since it was Georgia, they had to make a rule that you couldn't send it in on car parts or perishable food. But I sent one in that used the instruction manual for getting your driving license (included DNC's "Malfunction Junction" and Petty's "Free Falling" because of an illustration of a car flying off a bridge). The prize was $50 in a Turtle's gift coins! That was a pretty great day!
  11:37am paul:

Sounds like the Everlys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Gaylord Fields:

@Squints: We certainly lost a great music writer when we lost Lillian Roxon at such a young age.
  11:38am clarke:

need more explanation Handy??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Squints:

Which, done right like this, Paul, is a good thing.

Because sadly Phil and Don ain't walkin' through that door.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Holy sliders Batman, Cactus Blossoms are good.
  11:40am paul:

Sad, but true, Squints.
  11:41am bobobob dublon Plasticland:

hello Milwaukee...Sugar Stems!!!!!
  11:41am rx scabin:

Michael, they have changed a lot of formulae of candies. See Kit Kats and Clark Bars. Terrible.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Handy Haversack:

Turtles was what we had before Tower Records came along, clarke. Record store and SEATS (pre-Ticketmaster) outlet.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

WhiteCastle locations :
www.scrapehero.com...
Avatar 11:42am Joe B:

I loved the paper route! I built an empire, picking up lawn mowing and snow shoveling customers through the route
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Montmaster J:

At least you weren't paid the "student rate" being self employed and all. :)
  11:42am clarke:

i know Turtles, of course. what were the rules of the contest??
  11:43am TomTom:

A lousy job teaches you to strengthen your tolerance for future lousy jobs.
  11:43am Bob:

Tuned in late and missed one of my favoritest Nick Lowe tunes ever!
  11:43am clarke:

worst deal we've ever had.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...just like a paper is used to train a dawg ...or hit one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Squints:

TomTom, yep. While giving one a reason to find a way into better ones.
  11:44am clarke:

he's just a bystander.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am myron feld:

For Thanksgiving one year, we made White Castle stuffing. Great as expected!
  11:45am boboobob in cobb:

@ h haversack..yeah So side steve ...Rick Rude the Prude
  11:46am clarke:

crazy great drummer.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Wenzo Toad:

mornin’ Michael et al!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...never got a job was listed in the paper either - tho' that was always supposed to be how it happens...
  11:47am bobobob dublon Plasticland:

im still in love with Kim Shattuck😍🙏
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Greg from ZONE 5:

Unimpeachable rock voice.
Avatar 11:49am HyperDose:

Went to clicky-star it...was already highlighted. No surprise there!
  Swag For Life Member 11:49am ze boocherie:

Become a nun?! Cool!
  11:50am phat in lincoln:

Is it naptime yet? Why am I tired?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Handy Haversack:

clarke, you had to submit like 6-9 songs with some theme connecting them that was clever enough to win. You could attach them to any object that you could mail -- except car parts and perishable food.
Avatar 11:51am PatrickMC:

Neil forever
  11:51am clarke:

ah - then you go to the Fox Theater!!
Avatar 11:51am PatrickMC:

Neil's Bang records are all awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am minkwest:

Whoop whoop! Neil Diamond! Good day all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Hughie Considine:

As a teenager, I found his presence at the Last Waltz perplexing.
Avatar 11:54am PatrickMC:

Nothing in the recorded history of pop is greater than 2 degrees removed from Nick Lowe.
  11:55am phat in lincoln:

This song ain't nothing but fine, fine, fine
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Handy Haversack:

Exactly, clarke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Kotzwinkled:

Dave the Spazz informed us that the Dixie Cups drummed on glass ashtrays for "Iko Iko."
  11:56am clarke:

i knew dat!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Dano59:

Best hamburger I ever had: At the Jazz Cafe in San Jose, Costa Rica. Big as a giant pancake, slightly larger than the bun; thinnish / not too thin, not too greasy either; excellent consistency & texture, tasty as f---. Man o man
Avatar 11:57am Mister Dobalina:

That Spazz!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am mariano:

Wait, did they just sing "All because of a guy named Handy"?
  11:57am clarke:

'course, M!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Kotzwinkled:

Dr. Handy's candy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Greg from ZONE 5:

WOW. This Dixie Cups made my day. Might as well go back to sleep.
  11:58am clarke:

handy used to git around!!
Avatar 11:58am Mister Dobalina:

I like the way your talkin', Dano. Yum yum burgers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am mariano:

clarke: It's always because of a guy named Handy.
Avatar 11:59am Mister Dobalina:

From the Bronck's....
  11:59am johnk77:

listener carol happy to hear herself
just now
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Your Ace From Exchange Place:

@johnk77
Thought I recognized that voice. Hope you, CZ and all household felines are well.
  12:01pm clarke:

handy is always handy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Squints:

The opening to this Del Shannon number had me expecting a Great Lost Keith Record.
  12:02pm clarke:

he gets much too much... attention... money
  12:03pm Dennis Diken:

Del!!
  12:04pm bobobob:

the boat that i row???
Avatar 12:04pm HyperDose:

Those Bakersfield Breakers sound like some tough dudes!
Avatar 12:04pm PatrickMC:

Del and Lefty, what a 1-2
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Handy Haversack:

Yes, my master plan is revealed!
Avatar 12:06pm PatrickMC:

You hear a lot of Lefty in Willie
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Squints:

Heh. We were trying to be polite about it.
  12:07pm BARBARA J Ruby-MURRAY:

Michael, I am going with my husband to see Marty Stuart next Sat, at the Newton Theatre, never have seen him perform live so I'm really looking forward to concert!
  12:07pm clarke:

my eyes don't see so good.
  12:07pm Bob:

Theres some great Lefty tidbits in the excellent new Merle biography. Great read.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Moammar:

Ah, this one's a gem.
  12:09pm Alexandra:

Great episode on Lefty Frizzell (yes sad f’ed up life) on Cocaine and Rhinestones podcast.
  12:09pm P-90:

brilliant arrangement all around
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Squints:

Cocaine And Rhinestones sounds worth checking out just from the name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Cocaine & Rhinestones is crazy good.
  12:11pm Bob:

And Michael, the book is Hag by Marc Eliot. Worth an interview. Merle's story really is a little rougher and darker than i realized. Complicated guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Handy Haversack:

I got to see Merle Haggard once at Irving Plaza (around 2000), and am really glad I did. I went in not knowing all that much about him but with a friend from Bakersfield. Fantastic show.
  12:13pm pp:

Albini tweeting about "sludge" music this morning. Is this on Michael's list of interesting reads?
Avatar 12:14pm PatrickMC:

Saw Merle& the Strangers twice at Tramp's (what a joint.). Fantastic, right down to his Hawaiianshirt and kangol..
  12:15pm clarke:

Tramp's was a TOTALLY strange venue!! but great.
  12:17pm P-90:

Yes, very Mersey-Byrds-y
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Listener Baby:

I love this band, but they never missed an opportunity to sing off key.
  12:19pm phat in lincoln:

Such a weird tune for Left Banke.
  12:19pm P-90:

They seem almost to think that some degree of off key singing is part of the style
Avatar 12:19pm PatrickMC:

Tramps (Chelsea iteration) was the only place that got top shelf country acts after the Lone Star sadly shuttered. I saw Merle, Shaver, Jim Lauderdale, others there
  12:19pm phat in lincoln:

@Listener Baby truth
Avatar 12:21pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Not sure this does justice to the scope of centuries of Persian culture.
Avatar 12:22pm PatrickMC:

Mesopotamian
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Squints:

But Ahab and Fatima probably dug it.
  12:22pm gf2002:

This Jerry Reed song, minus the chorus, would have fit perfect in a scene from a low budget juvenile delinquency film, where the local jailbait girl puts a coin in the jukebox and starts dancing around the local bar...
  12:23pm clarke:

the show comes on at 10am in central time zone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Squints:

I'm kind of attuned to the nuancy variations of Chuckdom, but....

Isn't that opening exactly the same as Back In The USA?
Avatar 12:25pm HyperDose:

Remix!
Avatar 12:25pm Mister Dobalina:

Darn MiniDisc!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Handy Haversack:

Goblin immediately climbs in the laundry bag as I start trying to fold the clothes. Which is much preferable to Bugbear attacking my hands as I try to stick laundry in the bags. It's become a fraught activity!

More sauce on the player!
  12:25pm clarke:

it's a terrible deal.
  12:25pm SWK:

Spindarella kick it!
  12:25pm P-90:

sure, blame Rex for everything
  12:26pm gf2002:

Did some White Castle grease drip on the CD?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Greg from ZONE 5:

And just like that I'm back in high school :o
Avatar 12:26pm HyperDose:

Are we under attack?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Moammar:

Happy memories of seeing these guys open for the Minutemen at the Twilight Room in Dallas in 1984 or so.
  12:26pm P-90:

Rex again?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Number one skips! Here on WFMU!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm myron feld:

I timed my acid drop perfectly -- thanks, MS!
  12:27pm Guinne Hog Piglet:

Hey DJ ichael Shelley, dang dem ghosts in da machine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Handy Haversack:

<superintendent_chalmers>REEEEXXXXXX!</superintendent_chalmers>
  12:27pm P-90:

Doses that count as an EAS test?
  12:27pm phat in lincoln:

Haven't listened to Meat Puppets in ages. Hot damn. Also, should make a list of songs that start with "and".
  12:27pm Bob:

FYI on the Chuck front. The great Euclid Records put out a fantastic LP version of Johnnie Johnson's wonderful Johnnie B Bad LP that had NRBQ, Keith and Crapton on it. It's almost a Steve Ferguson album, but great on every front. Nice pressing and gatefold jacket too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm myron feld:

That's one way to keep the songs under 2 minutes.
  12:28pm Sharon:

love you, M
Avatar 12:29pm Michael Shelley:

NICE to be loved! THANKS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Mike Sin:

Great show today, Michael! I think every time i hear a Mercury-era Chuck Berry track, it's completely new to me... Really never investigated that stuff.
  12:29pm Guinne Hog Piglet:

That sounds delicious @Bob
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm mariano:

Super Nintendo Chalmers!
  12:30pm johnk77:

in nyc late 1970s->early 1980s
county showcase venue was
lone star cafe on 13th st.
when commander cody & moonliters
played there kinky friedman
and other notable texans
were at the bar
the parties were on the roof
w/the 30 foot iguana sculpture!
great sets mike
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Finally saw Nashville last year. Dang, what a picture.
  12:31pm ?:

Glad I’m listening in realtime!!!! - RT from Maplewood
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Hughie Considine:

"Nashville" was definitely over my head when my folks to me to see it. Great music, disturbing other stuff.
  12:32pm Guinne Hog Piglet:

Barbra runs a swingin' outfit. I bet she's good in the chute.
  12:32pm brine:

serious number freaking ones!
  12:32pm johnk77:

country showcase
typo
  12:32pm Alexandra:

It don’t worry me…
  12:33pm P-90:

Nashville is a classic movie, all around
  12:33pm DG:

Saw several shows at the Lone Star in the Village (w/the giant iguana on the roof, don't think they kept it when they moved to the 50s, uptown). I think right after I moved to NYC, I went to see Dr. John & noticed this older guy in a wheelchair in the audience. It wasn't till years later that I realized it was (probably) Doc Pomus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hitting some LindaRonsdtadt points there.
Avatar 12:34pm Hubig Pie:

Mmm...crisco dip
Avatar 12:34pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Who among us has never dipped their carrot in Crisco
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Wenzo Toad:

that wasn’t the “bowl of white substance” story I was expecting...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Wait, wait…you were at a party at Robert Altman's?? I think you may have buried the lede on that one…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Handy Haversack:

Your stories don't all start that way, Greg?
  12:35pm johnk77:

@dg u r correct
doc pomus also a regular
at the bottom line
  12:35pm Guinne Hog Piglet:

lol Juke, I feel ya, but couldn't feel her. :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm mariano:

I'm going to guess that this isn't Robert Parker the eminent wine critic.
  12:36pm clarke:

or the author
  12:36pm Bob:

Really getting his money's worth on that sound effect
Avatar 12:36pm PatrickMC:

If memory serves Lone Star like Maxwells required act to part the crowd to get to the stage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Handy Haversack:

Or the Montana game publisher.
  12:38pm phat in lincoln:

@Wenzo Toad same
  12:38pm johnk77:

the stage at the original lone star
was a small platform part way up
a staircase!
not a good venue for the band or crew
  12:38pm berbo:

'Chicken bill' must have set some kind of reocrd as "#1 hit with least airplay".
  12:38pm clarke:

these bad guys... who really are not so bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Brian C.:

Buzzcocks sounding like Sheena
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm greg g:

Checking in late but sounding great! Happy Saturday Mr. Shelley and fellow fans!!
  12:41pm phat in lincoln:

Need a name for this fuzz pedal I built for my guitarist.
  12:42pm SWK:

K.A.S.H
  12:42pm The Butterman:

Awwwwwewwww. Laura!
Avatar 12:42pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Man alive, this is a good record
  12:43pm clarke:

here come da fuzz!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm mariano:

The Phat Phuzz Pedal?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Still waiting for the LauraCantrell ~ Juniper duet...
  12:46pm Guinne Hog Piglet:

Clown the Fuzzy?
Avatar 12:46pm Michael Shelley:

might happen
  12:46pm Bob:

Why in the actual hell is there no freaking box set of Arthur Alexander stuff? Such a neglected catalog.
  12:47pm Guinne Hog Piglet:

Trans Sister the Fuzz Pedal?
  12:48pm andy fuchs:

Joel Paterson, AWESOME !!! Reminds me of Howard Roberts Jazz dates on Capitol in the 60's and 70's...tasty !
  12:52pm Peter Horvath:

That Jake Bugg record is pretty swell
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Jake a Hasil Adkins fan ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Handy Haversack:

The playlist -- it's full of stars! Thanks, MS! A hum *and* a dinger this Saturday noontide. Great stuff.

Later on, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm radioronan:

Thanks Michael!
  12:53pm clarke:

really
big
shew
!!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm mariano:

Hey, radioronan! Missed you at the tail end of Mona's show last night.

Thank you, Michael!
  12:55pm Guinne Hog Piglet:

Thanks DJ Shelly and Kiddos. Might be worth getting up early for next week like a responsible listener.
  12:56pm Dennis Diken:

Doc hung out a lot in the Village clubs in the 80s, very cool, totally engaging man. His bio is a great read!
  12:57pm Dennis Diken:

Splendid show, Mikey! Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Corey:

Thanks Michael for the great show! Chicken Bill aka "Captain Chicken" made it onto my toddler's instant favorite playlist. Will likely be hearing that about a hundred times today. Thanks again and take care all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Handy Haversack:

Wiz Guy, The
  12:57pm rx scabin:

Great show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Oh my GOD I remember this tough guy WIZ ad!
  12:58pm phat in lincoln:

Phat Phuzz is good! I think it might be taken.
  12:58pm clarke:

nobody.
  12:58pm Guinne Hog Piglet:

I thought that ad was for a mob looting in SF at first.
  12:58pm KWilde:

Great show as always!
  12:58pm gf2002:

Nobody beats The Wiz! Except Crazy Eddie, whose prices were insaaaaannnneeee
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Listener John from NJ:

Dadblammit! Just woke up! overslept! Dang dang dang! Well, I can go to the ARCHIVES, and I'll try again next week . . .
  12:59pm Frank In Queens:

Thanks Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY As Ever DJ MS ~
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