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|Limonaire Brothers Organ||Unknown Song|
|Neil Sedaka||Breaking Up Is Hard to Do|
|Benny Barnes||Mine, All Mine|
|Percy Mayfield||Stand By|
|Dr. Severino & Conjunto Subversion||Olhou Pra Mim|
|Tom Petty||Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll|
|Birds, the||Run, Run, Run|
|Hank Thompson||Cocain Blues|
|Dennis Diken With Bell Sound||Standing in That Line|
|Cookies, The||The Old Crowd|
|Cookies, The||Softly In The Night|
|Mel Torme||Right Now|
|Glenn Tilbrook||Parallel World|
|Squeeze||Some Fantastic Place|
|Cookies, The||Don't Say Nothing Bad About My Baby|
|Glenn Tilbrook||Pulling Mussels From a Shell (demo)|
|A MINUTE WITH||SCOTT SCHINDER|
|Andy Kaufman||I Want Those Tapes|
CLICK HERE for info in the Fête Paradiso at Governors Island
CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show
CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section
CLICK HERE for twelve seconds of The Limonaire Organ in action at Governors Island
CLICK HERE to see the amazing and mind boggling lists of celebrities who will spend three days signing autographs at the at the Chiller Theatre convention in Parsippany, N.J.
CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!
CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!
CLICK HERE to find out that Hollywood poster makers are LAME!
CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!
CLICK HERE if you have a spare $625,000 and care to buy Maxwell's
CLICK HERE to listen to tons of Alan Lomax's field recordings
CLICK HERE for a look at The Beach Boys' new box set "Made in California" - with a sample track!
CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger from Fountains of Wayne writes songs
CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"
CLICK HERE for The Monkees: Complete un-aired TV pilot from 1965
CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track
CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent
CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow
CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"
CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing
CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak
CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"
CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area
CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!
CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.
CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!
CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!
CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing
CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn
CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"
CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.
CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!
CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!
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 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 watch the entire Minutemen documentary "We Jam Econo"
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 to see Robin Zander's "son"
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 for info in Eric Kayser - now in NYC on 3rd Ave.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!
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
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!
I'm a huge Sonny Curtis fan. CLICK HERE for a recent interview.
CLICK HERE for a video about Wealth Inequality in America
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
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 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 Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"
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 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.
Sat. 9/7/13 11:04am
Woah, what is this! Limonaire Brothers Organ. If that was ever on vinyl, that would be keen!
Sat. 9/7/13 11:08am
Cool, I'm about to go to Governor's Island in a bit. I'll bring a mic and a digital recorder. Nice how this will work out.
Sat. 9/7/13 11:09am
Morning, my boy!
Sat. 9/7/13 11:10am
NGH - please send me some mp3s!
baby - good morn!
Sat. 9/7/13 11:12am
What's goin on at governor's island? Is it that punk thing?
Sat. 9/7/13 11:14am
Sat. 9/7/13 11:16am
I need to find my gig bag w/ my recorder first, d'oh. I have friend that has an art installation on Governor's Island. Not sure what's the event.
Sat. 9/7/13 11:16am
oh, I'll email you some, Michael!
Sat. 9/7/13 11:18am
N.G.H.'s Gig Bag:
I'm in the back of your downstairs closet, remember?
Sat. 9/7/13 11:19am
Never heard a cover version of Townsend's track from Magic Bus. I actually owned the who album at age 5 and still have that completely flat Decca pressing in my possession. I love those old really flat vinyls before they started making the more flexible ones.
Sat. 9/7/13 11:30am
Their singin your song, Michael!
Sat. 9/7/13 11:32am
You'd think living in a 2-bedroom railroad, there wouldn't be many places for a large bag full of instruments and equipment to hide. The gf put it in the back of a closet that's all tetrisized. Took everything out, and now my studio is full of random crap, but I got the bag and my recorder!
Sat. 9/7/13 11:33am
er, *they're*. Yes, I graduated highschool.
Sat. 9/7/13 11:38am
Good morning music pals! Great show Michael!
Sat. 9/7/13 11:43am
JOFF out of BUCKY.:
HI Michael Shelley!
Do you have 'Only to Other People' ny the Cookies? PLAY THAT ONE - it is amazing! My band tried to cover it but weren't up to it...
Sat. 9/7/13 11:44am
pacific standard simon:
My wife actually incurred the ire of her big sister because she couldn't do the Locomotion.
Sat. 9/7/13 12:01pm
JOFF out of BUCKY.:
I love this woman.
Sat. 9/7/13 12:07pm
Sat. 9/7/13 12:08pm
whoa! Glenn Tilbrook! Awesome. His city winery show was on my list of shows I'd go to this week if I didn't have kids.
Sat. 9/7/13 12:12pm
"Singles 45's and under" is one of those records that has been a part of every record collection I've ever looked through.
Sat. 9/7/13 12:36pm
fantastic interview, Michael. I don't believe for a second you weren't prepared for it. Even if it is one of those interviews that you are perpetually prepared for.
Sat. 9/7/13 12:38pm
LOVED Squeeze and love Tillbrook's recent work(s), but i will say that that first Difford/Tillbrook record was the most disappointing record i have ever heard (because of the high expectations i had for it).
Sat. 9/7/13 12:40pm
again i emphasize -- saw glenn in recent years and thought he was doing a VERY special thing
Sat. 9/7/13 12:46pm
David in ATL from NJ:
Thanks for the great interviews, today, Michael. Music too.
Sat. 9/7/13 12:51pm
GREAT interview and music...thank you both for making it happen.
Sat. 9/7/13 12:53pm
pacific standard simon:
Better not touch the sax solo on this one!
Sat. 9/7/13 12:55pm
wow, this demo is smokin'!
Sat. 9/7/13 12:55pm
pulling mussels from a shell is one of those singles that doesn't get old, no matter how many times I hear it. cool demo version. Thanks for sharing, Michael
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