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Options December 21, 2013: I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You

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Maylee Todd  I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You   Options
Zozo featuring Gary & Zoe Calamar & The Van Warrens  Anti Social Young American Christmas Lovers Brigade   Options
Louvin Brothers, The  Stuck Up Blues   Options
Allen Toussaint  The Choking Kind   Options
Johnny Largo  Frosty the Snowman   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Sunday Morning   Options
Phil Everly  Bad Boy Sad Girl   Options
Jim Reeves  Senor Santa Claus   Options
Oboe  Trying To Make It   Options
Plimsouls, The  A Million Miles Away   Options
Partridge Family, The  My Christmas Card To You   Options
Roger Miller  It Happened Just That Way   Options
Zoot Sims w/ Al Cohn  I Like It Like That   Options
Chris Stamey  Draggin' The Line   Options
The Bergermeister Meisterberger  No More Toy Makers To The King!   Options
Beach Boys, The  Let Him Run Wild (track)   Options
Lefty Frizzell  Then I'll Come Back To You   Options
Charles Brown  Christmas Comes But Once A Year   Options
Strypes, The  Heart of the City   Options
Jet Harris  Besame Mucho   Options
Jimmy & Johnny  Sweet Singing Daddy   Options
Soulful Strings, The  Sleigh Ride   Options
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers  Rockin' Leprechauns   Options
Defenders, The  I Go To Sleep   Options
George Jones & Tammy Wynette   Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus   Options
Lucinda Williams  Crescent City   Options
Al Vance   Have You Seen Jean   Options
Mark Bacino  Everynight   Options
Mike Viola  Give Me A Second Chance For Christmas   Options
Zombies, The  Conversation Off Floral Street   Options
Jimmy Heap  Go Ahead On   Options
Meters, The  Here Come The Meterman   Options
Lord Nelson  A Party for Santa Claus   Options
Cheap Trick  I Want You For Christmas   Options
Teddy and The Pandas  Bye Bye, Out The Window   Options
Husky Team  Auld Lang Syne   Options
Nikki Hill, Deke Dickerson & The Bo-Keys  Feelins   Options
Little Eva And Big Dee Irwin  I Wish You A Merry Christmas   Options
Ventures, The  Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer   Options
Margo Guryan  I Don't Intend To Spend Christmas Without You   Options
Grandpa  Christmas 1983   Options

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for a free download of Zozo's "AntiSocial Young American Christmas Lovers Brigade"

CLICK HERE for the War On Christmas enemies list

CLICK HERE to hear how drums can sound different depending on where they're played

CLICK HERE for a piece about the 70's music scene in Austin

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe mentions - OR - buy it HERE for for £17 (about $28), including postage, on Will Birch's website

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 New York Times piece from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and CLICK HERE to read one from Chris Collingwood

CLICK HERE for the unfortunately titled but otherwise interesting "60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard"

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

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 STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing

CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall

CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them

CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song

CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE to check your News IQ

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums

CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !

CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"

CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad

CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE the girl from The Like's new band JJAMZ

CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE to read: Hal Blaine picks five essential drum records

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

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 for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

I have low expectations for THIS and even lower ones for THIS

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 Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

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 see the results of THE LES PAUL AUCTION

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 some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

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.

I love THIS!

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 watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!

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!

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 "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

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 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 to go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

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Listener comments!

Avatar 11:10am Uke Goldberg:

I aprove!
Avatar 11:11am Uke Goldberg:

Here is my contribution to Christmas negativity www.youtube.com...
  11:16am Michael from the Left Coast:

Mattel made the Optigan.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:18am Mike East:

Great sounding cover, Dahlmanns
Avatar 11:20am CTEmpress:

LOVE The Dahlmanns...and thanks for the alternative to Christmas music!
Avatar 11:23am glenn:

if i worked in retail, i'd prolly kill myself around the third week of november.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Parq:

Glenn, my daughter does work in retail. I can only stand in admiration of her courage.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:29am Mike East:

I worked at a Borders Books & Music during the Christmas season once or twice...it was awful. One night I threw up while ringing someone up and had to run to the back without finishing the transaction. I think it was from the chinese food at the food court.
Even worse than the xmas season is the post xmas season when everyone comes to return the gifts that they didn't want. very depressing.
Avatar 11:29am glenn:

no kidding. the douchiness of your typical consumer never fails to astonish me. that, and the never ending repetition of shitty xmas music.
Avatar 11:31am CTEmpress:

I am doing a retail stint today. It is the badge of courage.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Parq:

Me. Ive picked a job where I have even less contact with the public than most people in my profession.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Parq:

So wait, the deal is this is a part-time Christmas show this year?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:40am Mike East:

I'm glad 'no irony' was a ground rule. I can always count on you, Michael.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:42am Mike East:

aw dang, I was just thinking about covering Draggin the Line yesterday when Uncle Michael played it.
Avatar 11:43am ChooChoo - ATL:

Thanks for the "Head's Up" for SUPER HITS OF THE 70'S, VOL II. I'll start saving spare change for the Fun(d) Drive. -- I regret not getting Vol. I: I really liked hearing the cover of Joe Jackson's "It's Different for Girls."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am WO Town Wick:

Michael--that last premium is still on my heavy rotation. Can't wait for the next one. "Right Back Where We Started From"--an absolutely amazing cover.
Avatar 11:45am Michael Shelley:

It is great that everyone has a different favorite
  11:46am P-90:

Voice of the versatile Paul Frees
Avatar 11:46am DeemerDave:

I can't tell if that's the Bergermiester or Boris Badinov
  11:46am BigJay:

Merry Solstice to all of you at 12:15 EST . From California where we like Micheal's Christmas music more than the holiday.
Avatar 11:54am DeemerDave:

Michael: Charles Brown sounds more bluesy than ska-ish to me.
Avatar 11:54am Uke Goldberg:

Ska-ish. I've heard that theory. I think the term they used was maybe phase shift.
  11:54am BigJay:

oops 12:11 est to be precise.
Avatar 11:56am CTEmpress:

Avatar 11:59am Uke Goldberg:

Or as Bowie sang:

Then the loud sound did seem to fade
Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase
That weren't no DJ, that was hazy cosmic jive
  #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 12:00pm David in ATL from NJ:

Great version of this song. Thanks.
Avatar 12:01pm Michael Shelley:


for that Maylee Todd FREE download
Avatar 12:14pm CTEmpress:

Someone once said if they put my life to music it would have been a Lucinda Williams song. I have seen her several times and have been a long-time fan. She is just amazing and thanks for playing her
  12:14pm r i s k y:

This show makes me reeeally nervous.
Avatar 12:20pm Michael Shelley:

Bacino for free:
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 12:24pm Jimmy Wipper:

More great Xmas ska...
  12:27pm Gumby:

Great holiday tunes Michael thanks
  12:31pm Gumby:

Every radio program ever aired should probably have a Meters song in it.
Avatar 12:37pm Uke Goldberg:

Have you ever played Christmas by the Who?
Avatar 12:46pm CTEmpress:

This Deke Dickerson/Nikki Hill has to be the best gift you gave this year: I can't get enough of it and I heard it from you: A TRUE #1 hit! May you have a wonderful holiday season and the best New Year ever!
  12:46pm Nate:

Lovin' your Christmas music, Michael!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Parq:

I agree with Schindler. It reminds me of the rewrite of "Love is All Around" in the movie "Love Actually".
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