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Options February 26, 2022: Down On Broadway

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Richard Marks  Down On Broadway   Options
Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness, The  I Don't Mind   Options
Carl Perkins  Soul Beat   Options
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings  People Don't Get What They Deserve   Options
Kalyanji Anandji  Someone To Love   Options
Numbers, The  Guerilla   Options
Paul Jones  I've Been A Bad, Bad Boy   Options
Soulful Strings, The  Since You've Been Gone   Options
Revelons, The  The Way   Options
Keith Colley  Mindrocker   Options
Sarah Shook And The Disarmers  Somebody Else   Options
O.V. Wright  I Don't Want To Sit Down   Options
Sammy Davis Jr.  Guys And Dolls   Options
Fleetwood Mac  Second Hand News (rough mix version)   Options
P.F. Sloan  I'd Have to Be Outta My Mind   Options
Gene Clark with the Gosdin Brothers  So You Say You Lost Your Baby   Options
Booker T. & The MGs  Outrage   Options
They Might Be Giants  Moonbeam Rays   Options
Annette  Monkey's Uncle   Options
Little Jimmy Dickens  Hey Ma! (Hide The Daughter)   Options
Tommy Tucker  High Heel Sneakers   Options
John Holt  Sister Big Stuff   Options
Rami And The Reliables  At The Movies   Options
Greg Townson  Off And Running   Options
Rolling Stones, The  Out Of Time   Options
Johnny Horton  Honky Tonk Man   Options
Johnny Guitar Watson  One More Kiss   Options
Shebangs, The  Helicopter   Options
Them  Mighty Like A Rose   Options
Tex Williams  Blue Danube   Options
Piano Red  The Double Twist   Options
Elsa Beaza  Dubeque Dublin   Options
Nite Sobs  Victoria   Options
Fountains Of Wayne  I've Got A Flair   Options
Chaparrals, The  One More Time   Options
Hank Williams  Fly Trouble   Options
Big Joe Turner  Boogie Woogie Country Girl   Options
Ernie Anderson  "What An Angry Man"   Options

CLICK HERE for incredible video footage of Croton-on-Hudson Battle of the Bands 1967

CLICK HERE for The Steve Keene Art Book

CLICK HERE for The 100 Most Lost Songs of All

CLICK HERE for a million dollar guitar

CLICK HERE for The Herman Cain Award

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!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:55am Listener Baby:

Baby. would you be so kind as to invade the world with #1 Hits, witty repartee, and keen insight? Thanks, from everyone not getting bombed and shot at.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Squints:

ok then.

hey HEY hey now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Handy Haversack:

Hey now! Michael and all the Shellegamers!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Squints:

Good.
God.
Y'all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Will the Sound Guy:

Hi Michael and all!!!
  11:02am Cooh John:

Hello Michael and #1ers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

FONK EVERYTHING
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Frank In Queens:

Hey Now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Corey:

Morning Michael and listeners! Looking forward to some #1 hits to take my mind off the troubles of the world.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am myron feld:

Hello all! Speaking of Broadway, I recently learned (and you probably already knew) that Phil Spector plays the guitar fills on the Drifters' "On Broadway."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Kotzwinkled:

I am ready to begin my new life as a Michael Shelley Show coaster steward.
  11:11am Dennis Diken:

go, Mikey! Hey gang!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am steveo:

My Flintstones detector just went off
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Frank In Queens:

10/10!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Handy Haversack:

Nice looking #1s there, Will, Frank, myron!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Squints:

HBD belated, DD. You and Beatle George.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Listener Baby:

Double D. Happy belated. Hope it was the finest of days for you.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Frank In Queens:

@Handy, snazzy, yeah?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Kotzwinkled:

My wife and I sat next to Sharon Jones at a screening of the doc about her, MISS SHARON JONES. Not a dry eye in the house; even the theater staff was wiping tears away. She died pretty soon after that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am myron feld:

@Handy: bold & beautiful!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Listener Baby:

@Kot. Shit, that must have been heavy heavy heavy. Can’t imagine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Kotzwinkled:

@LBaby it was, but she was in great spirits at the time and I even got a hug from her. What a lady.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am steveo:

I heard that WFMU is going to do a week of only songs with a trombone solo for the marathon
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Will the Sound Guy:

I renewed my S4L... I've gotta make a bunch of other pledges yet, but I'm waiting for marathon to start
  11:16am morphe':

FMU -> a basket full of wee devils !!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Joyeux ♓︎Piscean ⦿Solar Return Mr. Diken !!!

www.facebook.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Listener Baby:

@Kot. I’m so lucky as to have seen her perform. She was amazing. And come to think of it, we had tears in our just watching her do her thing. She was terrific!
  11:17am clarke:

hola from nola - LGD parade already!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Handy Haversack:

Looking forward to a #1 of my very own!
  11:18am clarke:

been liss'nin' on the app - but... GET A NEW DJ!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am steveo:

Happy belated birthday, DD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am Squints:

Really cold stops like that make me worry for a second that my streams cut out. Heh.
  11:20am clarke:

cold stops - like the parade i just saw
  11:20am morphe':

MS : djS worry more about tech subs than the listeners ...
thanks for spinning
Avatar 11:20am Michael Shelley:

he DD - did you hear yourself
in the opening montage?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Will the Sound Guy:

Happy Belated Birthday Dennis Diken!!! 🎂🍻🎉🎊
  11:20am clarke:

HBD DD!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Listener Baby:

Who was the “comedian” who said I’ve been a bad bad boy? What was that from?
Avatar 11:22am PatrickMC:

Lou Costello
Avatar 11:23am Michael Shelley:

PMC - read my mind
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Listener Baby:

@Pat. Of course! I think the Simpson’s riffed on that too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am myron feld:

"The Way" -- best song ever? You tell me.
Avatar 11:24am PatrickMC:

I was visualizing Lou Costello singing the Paul Foster song. Weird.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Hughie Considine:

Woah, just know this by the Nomads...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Frank In Queens:

@Squints, me too! Modern sources of anxiety!
Avatar 11:24am PatrickMC:

*Paul Jones!
Avatar 11:25am Michael Shelley:

great guitar tone! yikes!
  11:26am clarke:

lou costello is the key-rekt answer (always).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am myron feld:

Jimmy Wynbrandt, formerly of the Miamis, on guitar
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am myron feld:

As well as head Revelon Greg Pickard
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Montmaster J:

Isaac's living room! Don't forget the yodels in the kitchen ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Handy Haversack:

Gotta go move some boats around in a sec, but should be back for the end of the show. Sounding great, Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Dennis Diken:

Squints, Listener Baby, steveo, Will the Sound Guy, clarke - THANKS!
  11:31am clarke:

get going so you can get back!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Dennis Diken:

@Michael - yes! it was the first thing I heard as the signal loaded. took me a beat or two. ha!
  11:32am egould310:

Saw the Cactus Blossoms at Tractor Tavern last Thursday. Thanks to Michael Shelley for introducing my ears to the band. Lots of guitars and harmonies.
  11:33am clarke:

i gave Phila a try -- didn't take. it was ok.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Montmaster J:

We started Station 11....which is very good so far. Beautiful with great music. (HBO Max).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Frank In Queens:

@clarke, agreed. I will give them an A+ for being unique.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Frank In Queens:

Not a PTA fan.
  11:35am P-90.:

Well, so much for L. Pizza
  11:35am clarke:

i think Tarantino has turned a major corner with Hollywood flick
Avatar 11:36am Claire from Montclair:

I bought a ticket for Licorice Pizza matinee last week but ended up getting drunk and missing it. Still wanted to support MFF but now I won’t try to see it after all.
  11:36am clarke:

the guitar player with Sarah Shook is Eric Peterson, usually, and he was with the final line-up of the db's.
Avatar 11:37am Michael Shelley:

EG - did the blossoms have a keyboard?
  11:37am clarke:

although, it could be pete anderson on some of the guitars on this particular album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am myron feld:

@Montmaster J: Station Eleven is a #1 show. Loved it.
  11:39am rx scabin:

Good morning, Michael and everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Squints:

This isn't soooooo off prior brand. That opening guitar lick had me at the start.
  11:39am Marc in BK:

Is it me or did I not hear auto tune?
  11:40am clarke:

that was an understated and well-done thang.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Montmaster J:

100% Myron. Thanks.
  11:40am clarke:

there WAS auto-tune - but more tastefully utilized.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Listener Baby:

@Clarke. agree. also was there only sometimes. Odd and interesting
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Rocky Mountain Harry:

Saw Licorice Pizza at our local Inde theater and liked it.
...but then I'm old enough to have been listening to KPPC when their new corp owners pulled the plug on the transmitter and fired everyone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am myron feld:

@MS: concur with you on LP, love IASIP, and truly loved FNL. One of our favorite shows ever.
  11:42am Marc in BK:

Yeah I’ll take your word @clark. Not exactly Hot 97 levels! Nice tune.
  11:43am clarke:

hoping them vines are THRIVIN' Baby! BABY!!!
  11:43am P-90.:

song from one of the very best Broadway musicals
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Frank In Queens:

That was not as bad as I thought it would be.
  11:43am Christina Ginger:

Chiming in: when I saw the preview for Licorice Pizza, I was was amazed at how unattractive the cast was (not that everyone needs to be beautiful, but man), and how awful the plot seemed in general. I’m sorry that you had to sit through it.
  11:43am clarke:

HA HA HA
  11:43am ledzeppelinsucks:

The onslaught of nostalgia is a trainload of bs. Aging jocks and entertainers have 30 year old stories with fresh dirt published every day. Mike Jordan diarrhea on full.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Listener Baby:

Sick of them vines. I’ve paid more attention to them, than my kids ever got.
  11:44am clarke:

speaking of... how goes in noho??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Listener Baby:

She’s on fire! Found her footing, and kicking ass and having fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am praveena108:

YESSSSS SAMMMMMMMY
  11:46am clarke:

it's a really cool area!! i'm sometimes jealous (not so much in winter - tho it's funner there)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Greg from ZONE 5:

Afternoon, Michael & all! I know almost nothing about Fleetwood Mac beyond this song. This song is perfect and I don't think I need to know anything else about them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Listener Baby:

Think I’m going in May, maybe.
  11:46am P-90.:

Lindsey is brilliant.
  11:47am clarke:

i think Zone 5 is missing a LOT. all eras!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Frank In Queens:

@Greg, if you're only going to know one FM song, this ain't a bad one to know!
  11:47am P-90.:

Great hit song with charming catchy lyrics about oral sex and relationships
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Greg from ZONE 5:

And "Holiday Road." I know that one too, if that counts.
  11:48am clarke:

that doesn't count.
  11:49am clarke:

and also - there ain't a lot to like with the Billy Burnette era of FM - but, his solo records are good.
  11:49am Ben from Toledo:

Headphones here. That stereo effect is wild.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Kotzwinkled:

Late to the party, but agreed on Licorice Pizza; a rare miss from PTA. Although there was a jolt of life from the Tom Waits scene. Might he be the program ender today?
  11:51am P-90.:

Yeah, Billy B is an awesome musician in his own right, but jeez what does he think he’s doing in Fleetwood Mac? (hint: for the paycheck)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Squints:

I can take or leave everything from those first two Fleetwood-Mac_as-we-know-them records except the Lindsey stuff. This one, Blue Letter, Monday Morning and especially I Don't Want To Know.
  11:52am clarke:

well, it wasn't just billy at that time - they had another guy, too. neither of them added much, but you still had some decent christine songs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am neil quarantino:

I swear I heard a song from They Might be Giants before Fleetwood Mac
  11:53am egould310:

@MS no keyboards. Just guitars. Glorious. https://twitter.com/egould310/status/1497615445230112771?s=21
  11:54am clarke:

that's interesting, egould, because the Blossoms' new album is keyboard-driven, basically.
  11:54am Joe Mulligan 🦀:

Ah which WFMU DJ has this as his talk over bed music?
  11:55am egould310:

Saw Chuck Prophet last night. Live music is back in Seattle thank you Jesus.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Ken From Hyde Park:

Good morning. Nate K is here on a mic break?
  11:55am Joe Mulligan 🦀:

Yes KFHP!
  11:55am clarke:

oh wow! chuck is a pal from the old daze. how wuz that show?? i like his latest project album
Avatar 11:57am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Is your photo today a promo for Svengoolie's airing of "Devil Doll" (1964) tonight?
  11:58am egould310:

Chuck was great. Good voice. Funny. Good five-piece band backing him up.

Live music!
  11:58am clarke:

Devil Doll - good and eerie!!
  11:59am morphe':

I got stuck in the kitchen; what is the Licorice Pizza verdict .. thought it was something I should see???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Frank In Queens:

Oh that's great! It'll take me right into the start of the west coast game.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Greg from ZONE 5:

Devil Doll, also a great Mike-era episode of MST3K!
  11:59am clarke:

great to hear Chuck was fun!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Frank In Queens:

@Greg, very true!
  12:00pm imaad in colombo, sri lanka:

ayubowan, tuning in from musicmatters collective
  12:00pm clarke:

how's the hockey treatin' ya, Frank??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Frank In Queens:

@clare, easier to watch lately, but I'm also less invested because they won't be making the playoffs. Just looking for the young players to improve and for older players that will be around for awhile to get off the schnide.
  12:03pm clarke:

so it's tough when you are pretty sure your team has already tanked. sorry fo'dat!!
  12:04pm clarke:

which i can empathize with, because my lsu hoops team seems to have jumped ye olde sharke
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Frank In Queens:

@clarke, true but it's also less stressful viewing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm JimB:

Picturing Annette dancing in a 2-piece that covers her navel.
  12:06pm clarke:

right-o!!
speaking of viewing: i'll be watching that liverpool vs. chelsea dogfight, tomorrow!!
Avatar 12:06pm dk50b:

Got tix to see TMBG's "30th" Anniversary Flood show that was supposed be 4/2020. Has been postponed 5 times, now happening (hopefully) in June.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Frank In Queens:

I've got nothing but time, so I'll try to watch too.
  12:07pm clarke:

think it is 11:30 yer time
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Kotzwinkled:

Mike have you heard the latest Izaak Opatz tracks? "Wild-Eyed George Bailey Heebie Jeebies" been stuck in my head.
  12:08pm clarke:

i will have to miss my favorite parade to watch that match - Thoth rolls early on sunday!!
  12:09pm clarke:

good golly miss molly!! shaggy - in corner picking his ass and rolling joints.
Avatar 12:10pm Hubig Pie:

I made the Thoth parade one time in my Mardi Gras career. Too much late Saturday night before
  12:11pm clarke:

that's why i figure most of our nola contingent is not here, this morn, Hubig!!
Avatar 12:11pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

THANKS FOR PLAYING MY SONG!
  12:11pm clarke:

there have been times when i stayed out all night to catch Thoth!!
Avatar 12:12pm Michael Shelley:

Kot... Not yet... been emailing with him... he's in grad school!
Avatar 12:12pm Michael Shelley:

TOT - INDEED!
  12:13pm morphe':

Clarke - no tv so my footie policy is listen to the fist 1/2 and if it is close - head to a pub/bar ... 1st half = parade -> 2nd half footie???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Kotzwinkled:

@Michael I heard that! Also a crafty leather worker apparently as well. Opatz contains multitudes!
  12:14pm clarke:

well, the parade at it's start is waaay uptown - it is the funnest part of town to watch parades in, because of all the neighborhood parties. but, the same parade rolls right by my pad, later in the day - so i will catch it on the trad route.
Avatar 12:15pm Michael Shelley:

his newsletter is more about leather than music!
  12:15pm clarke:

you have a good plan, tho, Morphe'!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Listener Baby:

GT’s record is soooooo great!
  12:17pm clarke:

i am bumming because my bike is buried in my storage space, here. would be great to get it out, but too much work on an already over-worked back!!
  12:17pm Cooh John:

Saw Greg and his masked bandmates last week!
  12:18pm clarke:

referring to Straitjackets? how was that?? is danny back to feeling good??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Kotzwinkled:

I need to get on that newsletter.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Montmaster J:

We did cover it! Peter sang it at the 1980 battle of the bands.
  12:19pm clarke:

is there some kinda sander or saw running in the background near Studio B+?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Listener Baby:

You are tell me.
  12:21pm morphe':

Clarke
From the Thoth web site: The group of men who founded the Krewe created an uptown neighborhood route designed to pass in front of 14 institutions that care for persons with disabilities and illnesses and were not able to attend other parades in the City."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Squints:

They're sawing around the drum set to abduct Ringo.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Montmaster J:

You gotta play "Whole Wide World" to complete the Isaac's living room set. (and the first Prince record)
  12:22pm clarke:

yes - in fact, last year they didn't roll - but still went to the Poydras Home (where my mom was dying) to spred some cheer!! great Krewe.
  12:23pm morphe':

clarke:
is there some kinda sander or saw running in the background near Studio B+?

There is major construction behind FMU just under Studio B - not sure if they work Sats?
  12:23pm clarke:

be-attle go to de window!!!
  12:23pm PatrickMC:

Jukebox? Telephone? Girl/whirl?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Mike Sin:

Your show is adding much needed fun to a boring car ride! First heard this version of “out of time” off the “metamorphosis” stones comp — same backing for the Chris Farlowe version, IIRC.
  12:24pm clarke:

yer drivin' a lot on saturdays MikeS!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Squints:

Mike Sin, was that a Jagger guide vocal for Farlowe?
  12:25pm ?!:

I think I heard something earlier about goofy grape being someone's childhood memory. Wasn't that a Kool-Aid character along with choo choo cherry and I forget the other fruit and berry's characters names ?
  12:27pm clarke:

goofy grape was part of Funny Face Drinks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm Kotzwinkled:

Wow! Typing from Lawrence, Kansas at this very moment! Representation!
  12:28pm clarke:

levels are reallll low on this
  12:29pm phat in lincoln:

Hi all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Squints:

There's a very peak Nancy Sinatra vibe to this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Mike Sin:

@squints — yes, backing track probably created for Farlowe as it’s different from the looser version that ended up on “Aftermath”
  12:29pm clarke:

senor phat!! mr. phuzzz!!!
  12:29pm phat in lincoln:

I'm finally waking up a bit. I was up late doomscrolling about Ukraine. The show has helped my mood considerably.
Avatar 12:30pm late for class:

I just returned from viewing the music video for Monkey's Uncle- LOVE seeing Brian in a suit <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Kotzwinkled:

Right here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Kotzwinkled:

In Lawrence baby! Lived in NYC for 10 years and moved back here "temporarily" to ride out COVID, and uh...had a baby instead. Still here!
  12:31pm phat in lincoln:

Lawrence has always been ridiculously hip. Hell, I saw Laurie Anderson there. Lincoln has always been almost there, but never quite. That's actually getting worse.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Moammar:

I believe William Burroughs lived in Lawrence.
  12:32pm DG:

Goofy Grape (as well as Lefty Lemon, Jolly Olly Orange, etc.) were the characters from Funny Face, another sugary drink (I think they sold the mix & you added water), not Kool-Aid. My first business was a Funny Face stand, selling the stuff (they sent you the whole thing, cardboard pieces you assembled to make your own table/banner, etc.). I still have the 7-inch record of songs they put out in '68 or so (there's no date on it, nor info on who actually wrote these things). I'll take the best offer...hahaha.
  12:32pm Cooh John:

@clarke: Eddie told me he talks to Danny occasionally and he is doing ok.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Them - BritishInvasion ?? Excuse me - BELFAST.
  12:33pm clarke:

i LOVE post-morrison Them, as well. they were a good damn outfit.
Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck - always a great venue to play!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Kotzwinkled:

@moammar correct he lived and died here. I've been to his house. gun safe still in the basement and all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Kotzwinkled:

Bandcamp did a great primer on Lawrence as a music town recently FYI daily.bandcamp.com...
Avatar 12:33pm Hubig Pie:

Rock
Chalk
Jayhawk
  12:33pm SWK:

This is so good
  12:34pm clarke:

so Danny does NOT tour with them, any more? awww. man. had my hopes up for that.
  12:34pm bobobob frm Plasticland:

vandaman
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Sugarcubes for breakfast? Tripping already before Van left Them - 1965-6? ...
  12:35pm PatrickMC:

Lots of Astral Weeks vibes comin on
  12:35pm clarke:

mornin' Rev!
  12:35pm bobobobob dublon:

@dg
..root tootin Raspberry
  12:35pm Dennis Diken:

might be Bobby Graham playing tubs on Them track
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Yeah can see some AstralWeeks from there
...& yet Them was so damn Punk...
  12:36pm Cooh John:

No more touring for Danny.☹️
  12:37pm clarke:

DD - which is one of the factors why Van left Them behind.
  12:37pm gf2002:

I don't know the history of the band Them, but that guitarist sure sounds like the same guy who played on Van's "Brown Eyed Girl". Same style, similar licks straight from the Pops Staples/Steve Cropper library. Cool track.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Fuzzy:

Don't forget Choo-Choo Cherry!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...& a drunkenpoet named Morrison with an organ before the L.A. version of same...
  12:38pm PatrickMC:

Accordion, the most noble of instruments
  12:38pm clarke:

well - gf - you are missing his greatest performance: Baby Please Don't Go - the whole song is his solo!!
  12:39pm gf2002:

@Clarke I know that one well! I introduced that to a lot of my students through the years...and it's that one note he hits in BPDG - you know the one I mean - that makes the guitar part *genius*
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Moammar:

Bongo feet for peace.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Frank In Queens:

7/10
  12:40pm clarke:

and while on the subject of Them - i never understood why They didn't just write a new song around their take of Baby Blue??? that always baffled me.
  12:41pm clarke:

02134!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Moammar:

Easy Reader, Morgan Freeman's greatest performance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm bbob:

ZoomaZoomaZoomZoomZoom!! Still have the card!
  12:42pm X:

Submitted a short film to Zoom.
  12:42pm phat in lincoln:

I loved Zoom. I should find a Zoom shirt.
  12:42pm Holland iOatS:

02134 - send it to Zoom!
  12:42pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Fat Albert voices in prison.
  12:42pm phat in lincoln:

@clarke still stuck in my head
  12:42pm clarke:

GET A NEW DJ!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Frank In Queens:

Jump around! Jump around!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Fuzzy:

That's ZOOM: Z double-O M, box 3 5 0, Boston Mass 0-21-34!
  12:42pm Nora:

Not only do I remember the 1970s kids tv show Zoom, but I still have my Zoom cards AND I can speak ubby dubby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Ubbabubby Dubbabubby ...been a minute since I thot about that...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm myron feld:

Best medley I've heard in years
  12:43pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Technical meltdown.
  12:43pm PatrickMC:

OH Two ONE Three FOUR!
  12:43pm clarke:

psychedelic, maaaan!!
  12:43pm Miss Georgia Peach:

GHOSTS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Frank In Queens:

Well that kinda worked.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Frank In Queens:

i guess not
  12:43pm clarke:

love your new collages, Micheal!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Who sold me on 'Baby Please Don't Go' was actually The Amboy Dukes on their great 1st album ...with yes that guy on gittar...
  12:45pm gf2002:

The Amboy Dukes were a great band!
  12:46pm Dennis Diken:

@clarke - yeah, Van was against session players on Them sides, yes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...which underscores what an obvsly big influence Them were on all the Garageheads & Rawkers...
  12:46pm PatrickMC:

That guy also sold me on Cat Scratch Fever when I was 15
  12:46pm clarke:

scapegoat: Turn. Table. One!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Squints:

Eh. Perpetual perfection would be boring. It's the glitches that keep us alert.
  12:47pm clarke:

van was super-pissed with session players foisted upon Them, but later, he wanted them!! a fickled feller.
  12:47pm morphe':

Thanks Mikey and all !!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

BPDG wigkey :
en.wikipedia.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Squints:

Oh. That Rex. 8^)
Avatar 12:49pm dk50b:

The Funny Face Drinks had 2 sour characters when first introduced in 1964. Choo Choo Cherry began as Chinese Cherry, an Jolly Olly Orange was Injun Orange. Pillsbury changed the characters within 2 months after they were met with a predictable backslash theyalwayscomeback.blogspot.com...
  12:49pm clarke:

oh that Gerald!!
  12:53pm clarke:

will Handy make it back, in time?!? tick tick tick..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Even on a goof Hank is perfection for the ages.
  12:54pm clarke:

any movies, Frank??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- & thuh Band !!...
  12:54pm Brooklyn Clay:

From Lawrence, KS
  12:54pm gf2002:

@Revolution Rabbit Thanks! And we find yet another controversy/debate over Jimmy Page's involvement on a classic recording session in BPDG!
  12:55pm Miss Georgia Peach:

YES!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Squints:

I love Big Joe Turner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm myron feld:

Boogie Woogie Country Girl -- so very #1 -- astoundingly great
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Moammar:

In the waning moments of this wonderful program I am moved to post one message: Russian warship, go fuck yourself. Words to live by.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm myron feld:

Van Walls on piano, i think
  12:57pm clarke:

happy Mardi Gras, Ya'll!!!! wherever you are on tuesday morning - tip a glass in the direction of The Crescent City.
  12:57pm gf2002:

Put Them's Baby Please Don't Go next to Shakin' All Over and you get two of the most evil and foreboding sounding non-American blues records ever recorded
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Corey:

Thanks Michael! Take care all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Frank In Queens:

Announcer voices are funny
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm DJ Johnny Cool:

Yes! Van "Piano Man" Walls
  12:58pm clarke:

anyone ever get the feelin' ye been cheated? good nite.
  12:59pm ?!:

clarke & DG: you guys were correct, it wasn't cool aid that put them out, it was Pillsbury. And the other flavor characters besides the ones that I mentioned and DJ mentioned were Rootin tootin raspberry, loud mouth line, and later on there was this with it watermelon character. Their sales pitch was that it was a pre sweetened mix with no sugar, so that made it all right for kids to drink all they wanted.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm radioronan:

Thanks Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Frank In Queens:

Thanks Michael! One more show before the Marathon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

~ TY Always DJ MS ~
  1:02pm egould310:

Moonshine and LSD. It’s a murder trip!
  1:11pm egould310:

Decoy was great. Beverly Garland hubba hubba.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:23pm JohnEBGood:

It's a long way to the top if you want to Rock and Roll!
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