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Options June 8, 2013: Do You Believe In Magic - Includes a brief interview with Chris Stamey!

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Artist Track
Lovin' Spoonful, The  Do You Believe In Magic?   Options
Lisa Mychols  Make Believe   Options
Jim and Jesse McReynolds  Roll Over Beethoven   Options
Vernon and Jewel  A Rockin' Good Way (To Mess Around & Fall In Love)   Options
Louis Prima with Sam Butera & the Witnesses  Scuba Diver   Options
Neighbors  Valerie   Options
Sidetrack  Wild Eyes   Options
Robbie Fulks  Just The Way It Goes   Options
Lucky Millinder  Grape Vine   Options
Sprague Brothers, The  I'll Be true   Options
Challengers, The  My Girl Sloopy   Options
Sanford Clark  They Call Me Country   Options
Jackson 5  Dancing Machine (alt version)   Options
dB's, The  We Should Be In Bed   Options
Chris Stamey  INTERVIEW   Options
Chris Stamey  Astronomy (live at WFMU)   Options
Buckinghams, The  I've Been Wrong Before   Options
Rod Morris  cOLD cold Cormbread   Options
Ricardo Ray  Nitty Gritty   Options
Peggy Lee  I Go To Sleep   Options
Amy Rigby  Keep It To Yourself   Options
Georgio  Underdog   Options
Jerry Reed  Too Busy Cryin The Blues   Options
Lee Dorsey  You're Breaking Me Up   Options
Evelyn Freeman  Didn't it Rain, Children?   Options
Mark Bacino  Gone   Options
Russell Stone  The Same Mistake   Options
Merle Travis  Let's Settle Down (to running around together)   Options
Drifters, The  Didn't It?   Options
Nick Lowe  My Heart Hurts   Options
Liverpool Five, The  A Shot of Rhythm and Blues   Options
Leroy Pullins  Even The Worst Was Wonderful   Options
Ray Charles  Tell the Truth   Options
Jonny Polonsky  Truly Ugly And Dead, Too   Options
Don Win  Viet Nam Refuge Center   Options

CLICK HERE for another clip of The Rolling Stones being less then The Greatest Rock & Roll Band

CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"

CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter

CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.

CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.

CLICK HERE for a few actual kind hearted people who would like to give $1 million to each and every person in America but are unfortunately not all that good at math

CLICK HERE for a series of Beatles vocal harmony tutorials

CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!

CLICK HERE to read "Van Dyke Parks: 'I was victimised by Brian Wilson's buffoonery' ".

CLICK HERE to watch revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

CLICK HERE to watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!

CLICK HERE to see why Bob Lefsetz thinks the Stones' tour is a greedy failure, and how the band is clueless.

CLICK HERE to see John Lydon’s handwritten response to the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame regarding the induction of the Sex Pistols in 1996.

CLICK HERE for "Here Are Idiot Celebrities Talking Out Of Their Asses About Punk At Last Night’s Met Gala".

CLICK HERE to watch the entire Minutemen documentary "We Jam Econo"

CLICK HERE for WFMU's Dave Mandl's Slate article "Same Old Song? Not Exactly. Many classic hits are secretly re-recorded. Can this be stopped?"

CLICK HERE for Lawrence O'Donnell's take on Wayne LaPierre's speech.

CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"

CLICK HERE to see Elvis & Elmo sing "The Monster Went And Ate My Red 2"

CLICK HERE for an horrifying video - who's behind this?

CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"

CLICK HERE to watch Antoine Dodson explain how he has renounced homosexuality, and has become a "True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah," and now wants a wife.

CLICK HERE to read what my man Eddie Deezen has to say about "Revolution 9".

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

CLICK HERE to watch what happens when 2 monkeys were paid unequally.

CLICK HERE for info in Eric Kayser - now in NYC on 3rd Ave.

CLICK HERE to find out why people believe in conspiracy theories.

CLICK HERE for Rachel Maddow on Alex Jones’ Conspiracies.

CLICK HERE to watch "Music Man Murray," a short film about a record collector/dealer.!

CLICK HERE to see how to clean records with glue!

CLICK HERE to see kids at Coachella pretend they've heard of bands that don't actually exist.

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 1 !

CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 2 !

CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE for The Worst Work Stations Ever

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"

CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!

CLICK HERE for the Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s!

CLICK HERE to hear The Ramones comment on Phil Spector!

CLICK HERE for a great time waster.

CLICK HERE for Lance Shabazz's super cheaply made JOE TEX documentary!

CLICK HERE for "The Beatles - 12 Hours To Please Me!" from the BBC - featuring some interesting stuff AND that thing that drives me nuts - contemporary folks covering the Beatles - some ok, some blah!

CLICK HERE for proof: destruction of the Death Star was an inside job.

I'm a huge Sonny Curtis fan. CLICK HERE for a recent interview.

CLICK HERE for a nice Spin piece on Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams

CLICK HERE for a video about Wealth Inequality in America

CLICK HERE for info on why Brian Wilson is the devil!!

CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE and enjoy the part that starts 2:25 in.

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day -- CLICK HERE to hear it!

CLICK HERE for Albums that never were (but should have been!)

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby's "Do You Remember That" Official Video !

CLICK HERE for info and a trailer for a new documentary on the Muscle Shoals sound!

CLICK HERE for The dB's live on World Cafe!

CLICK HERE for some info on Gabriel, the genius behind "Buzzard Lope" !

CLICK HERE for Long Bets.

CLICK HERE for "Drifter Kills Guy With A Hatchet The Gives INSANE Interview".

CLICK HERE for "The Story of Pat and Lolly Vegas" - former guest Pat Vegas drives around L.A. and talks about their history.

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read "The Beatles and the Art of the Tambourine"

CLICK HERE to watch a robot band cover The Ramones

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

CLICK HERE for "Sony Releases Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work" !

CLICK HERE for an article about Sandy Hook truthers who think they've found “absolute proof” that the Newtown shootings were a hoax.

CLICK HERE to find out who played bass on some of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

CLICK HERE for a great Beach Boys Interview from 1964 (starts @ 1:30).

CLICK HERE for seven minutes of David Bowie getting pissed off during interviews.

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 for a short film which explains how Mellotrons work.

CLICK HERE Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles - Whole Lotta Helter Skelter !

CLICK HERE for Chuck Berry's 1980 thoughts about The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and Clash records.

CLICK HERE for Famous Album Covers Revisited Using Google Street View .

CLICK HERE to go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

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 gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

CLICK HERE for a similar 156 page "Book On Demand" titled "Nick Lowe" that boasts being made from "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" What is the world coming to? Only $19.95.

CLICK HERE for info on Warren Zanes!

CLICK HERE for the FREE download of "No Good To Cry" by The Explorers Club!

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Listener comments!

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:03am Mike East:

what a segue!
Avatar 11:10am CTEmpress:

A great soundtrack to what has been an already "eventful" AM: I DO BELIEVE!!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:27am Mike East:

thanks for the nina simone, michael. great stuff
Avatar 11:28am Juke Joint Jonny:

More Lucky Millinder please!
Avatar 11:29am Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am ChrisB.:

I've gotta check out more of Lisa Mychols!
Avatar 11:38am Michael Shelley:

If you like that song, you'll like the whole lp!
  11:44am mark in toronto:

that sanford clark song is great. is there any lee hazlewood involvement ie production?
Avatar 11:45am Phelger Nank:

5-sack Jon!
Avatar 11:47am Michael Shelley:

Mark - yes
Avatar 11:52am Phelger Nank:

Chris Stamey: 'e es my Christ.
  12:02pm clarke martty:

i will go on record saying that yes: those first dB's records ARE very close to my equivalent of Big Star!!!
  12:03pm clarke martty:

since i am friends with chris - i guess i never told him that (or peter)
  12:05pm clarke martty:

once again: such a great interview thanks MS!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Mike East:

Never thought I'd hear you encourage people to eat hotdogs...but now I rEally want a hotdog from Katz's
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Mike East:

Or a corned beef sandwich
  12:09pm clarke martty:

das Pastrami ist zehr GUT!!!
  12:09pm mark in toronto:

quick, who covers this Buckinghams song? it's driving me crazy.
Avatar 12:09pm Phelger Nank:

As, hem, butch king
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm pacific standard simon:

That Sneakers - In The Red 7" was one of my gateway records to indie productions; I bought it by mail from an ad in the back of BOMP! magazine, I think.
  12:15pm Christine:

Peggy Lee singing "I go to sleep." Perfection. Thank you for playing this.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm pacific standard simon:

Take that, Will Rigby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Parq:

Well, I've only had the radio on for 20 minutes, but damn, it's been kicking ass so far. Once again, I'll say, Eric is one lucky guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Parq:

Mrs. Parq just said, Amy is channeling Porter Wagner.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:28pm scuzfink1:

  12:29pm clarke martty:

also, now that i think about it, since we are lauding Chris Stamey, today: the guy has given me all kinds of (free!) recording advice and suggestions, and guidance!!! not to mention recording and mixing a LOT of great records, himself!!!
  12:39pm mark in toronto:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Mike East:

<---this kid just ate almost a whole avocado!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm pacific standard simon:

No day is perfect without a hit of Nick.
Avatar 12:44pm Michael Shelley:

I ate a whole one this morning
Avatar 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

I average about 5 a week - usually for lunch
  12:45pm Christine:

Pacific... I concur.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm pacific standard simon:

Mashed avocado = perfect on a bagel if you've given up cream cheese.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Mike East:

that was the last one. now off to the grocery store to get more. see y'all later. great show this morning, michael
  12:49pm mark in toronto:

speaking of cream cheese, try the chocolate Philadelphia - not quite Nutella, but not bad
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 12:56pm Jimmy Wipper:

I remember seeing the fabulous Goofy Foot at Maxwells!
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