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Options August 22, 2015: Guess I'm Dumb

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Artist Track
Johnny Wells  Guess I'm Dumb   Options
Barreracudas, The  Promises   Options
Jim & Wesley & The Virginia Cut-Ups  Bad Moon Rising   Options
Benny Spellman  If You Love Her   Options
Mazhar Ve Fuat  Sevlyorum Seni Canim   Options
Cargoe  Things We Dream   Options
Deep Six  Where Were You When I Needed You?   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis  You're Right, I'm Left, She's Gone   Options
Entertainers IV, The  I'm Getting Back Into Circulation   Options
Marvin Gaye  It's Only A Paper Moon   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Teenage News   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Ring Ring   Options
Bakersfield Poppy Pickers  It's Written All Over My Face   Options
Willis Brothers, The  Ruby-Ann   Options
Stacy Lattisaw  Attack Of The name Game   Options
Louis Prima  Beep Beep   Options
Crystal Robots  I Hate Most Of It   Options
Sensational Epics, The  All My Hard Times   Options
Count Five, The  My Generation   Options
Ed Cassady  Demonstrate   Options
Dumpy Rice  St Louis Blues   Options
Sam Elwitt Orchestra  In Aother Land   Options
Music Machine, The  Cherry Cherry   Options
Beach Boys, The  Here Today   Options
Texas Troubadours, The  Buddie's Boogie   Options
Little Miss Jessie  My Baby Has Gone   Options
London Souls, The  When I'm With You   Options
Lucky Blondo  Le Jeu Du Telephone (Music To Watch Girls By)   Options
Beach Boys, The  Slip On Through   Options
Los Shakers  Never Never   Options
Harold Weakly  To Russia With Care   Options
Aaron Neville  Wrong Number (I'm Sorry, Goodbye)   Options
Tom Waits  Jockey Full Of Bourbon   Options
Minutemen  History Lesson Part II   Options
Matthew Sweet  Girlfriend   Options
Yolks, The  I'm Going Down   Options
Muffs, The  Cheesy   Options
Jack Bedient & The Chessmen  Double Wammy   Options
A Minute With   Scott Schinder   Options
Brian Wilson  on WNEW 1988   Options
MTV News Report  Stan Love's Press Conference   Options

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

CLICK HERE for "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see SEVEN videos of The Cactus Blossoms' amazing live performance at WFMU

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

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 to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

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 "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

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 see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

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 for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

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 watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


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 the Abbey Road crossing cam

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 Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

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 film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

CLICK HERE for a laugh

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

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 if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

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 a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

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 Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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

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 recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), 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 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 the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

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

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!

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

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

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 for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

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

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

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

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

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

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 for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

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

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

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

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

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 #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Uncle Michael:

WOW! I've never head a non-Glen version of this song. I LOVE this song.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Baby:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Glenn L:

Good morning!
  11:06am Listener Robert:

Please tell me if I'm getting redundant, but I don't think I've asked on your show: Am I the only one who thinks "Promises" is deliberately meant to recall "You May Think I'm Crazy"? Brilliant if it was.
  11:06am SeanG:

I think it's "Barreracudas"
Avatar 11:08am Tomophobic Tom:

Shout out from flyover.
Avatar 11:10am herb.nyc:

No guests? I turn off radio! Just kidding, tho I have lunch w friends soon. Radio will be on, for kitty (wait, she never pledged).
Avatar 11:11am Tomophobic Tom:

Wanted to note playing spelling typo in Barreracudas before their buddies Wyldlife and #1 fan dangerous daves find out.....
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:14am Uncle Michael:

Back to "I Guess I'm Dumb" for a moment...that song makes me think that Brian had a momentary Bacharach thing. Channeling him, just a bit.
  11:15am lloyd michigan:

Avatar 11:17am Michael Shelley:

Very Burt - and co-written by Russ Titelman - so that must mean something
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:21am Uncle Michael:

Yeah, I don't have a handle on the Wilson/Titelman words/music divide.
Avatar 11:22am Michael Shelley:

I just found out Gary Usher wrote the music to "Lonely Sea" and Brian wrote the lyrics
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:25am Uncle Michael:

That's interesting. Lots of people hear the Burt in "Dumb," we just don't know who's behind that.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:26am Uncle Michael:

It's my first Brian Wilson interview question. I promise.

No, I'm never interviewing him.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:29am Baby:

Thanks Lloyd. Baby to you too.
  11:32am Gaylord Fields:

@Michael Shelley: That's fascinating, as Brian isn't a particularly strong lyricist, "'Til I Die," which is said to be his, excepted. More typical is "Girl Don't Tell Me," which, despite its glorious "Ticket to Ride"-inspired melody, is a lyrical hash. A more successful Brian lyric is "Busy Doin' Nothin'" with its stream-of-consciousness home directions.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:35am Cat:

my fave Sylvain Sylvain song from one of my fave records. gonna have to track this one down
Avatar 11:36am Michael Shelley:

I have a mix I made cd of songs credited to Brian alone - and it's interesting. In 1994 Mike Love won that suit and had his name added to 90+ songs (I think) - so that cd might be out of date...
Avatar 11:38am Tomophobic Tom:

haha I'm sitting here proofreading my kid's college application and also I guess the play list. Teenage news SS not Dahlmanns.
Avatar 11:39am Tomophobic Tom:

ooops never mind hope my kid gets in.
Avatar 11:41am purpleknif:

Hooray for good kids, they are the future.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:41am Cat:

Hey Michael, what Spanish label is releasing 'Teenage News'?
Avatar 11:43am Michael Shelley:

Ghost Highway Records.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:46am Cat:

  11:49am Gaylord Fields:

Thing is, Mike actually did write the lyrics for all those songs. Brian, seemingly being unable to tell a lie, testified as such in court when sued by Mike.
Avatar 11:50am Michael Shelley:

Oh yes - Brian says Mike did help on those songs.
  11:51am myron feld:

Michael, I had never heard that Louis song. Truly #1 material.
Avatar 11:54am Michael Shelley:

Looking for a good on line radio stream - I recommend radiofreeamericana.com
  11:58am myron feld:

I have added Radio Free Americana to my system. Thanks for the tip!
Avatar 12:08pm Michael Shelley:

Dahlmanns 45 here:
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Cat:

oh, hey thanks Michael
  12:13pm scott:

Bongo furry?
Avatar 12:14pm Marc Francis:

That cover of Cherry Cherry was a double number one hit.
Avatar 12:25pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Okay: Aside from the unique arrangement & production attributes of the Beach Boys (obviously the best harmonies) - the Beach Boys occupy a different emotional space than the Beatles. THe 1960s were about this fascinating & affecting balance of Innocence - & the sometimes thrilling, sometimes crushing Loss of same. This is 'Pet Sounds' theme specifically, for instance. Sir Macca's genius for Melody & Romanticism, & Lennon's definitive psychological/emotional/intellectual complexities are a different animal...It also/even matters that the BEach Boys are American, hence Our Own somehow - predating the British Invasion & touching back on JFK & Camelot & *that* particular gigantic Loss of Innocence...
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Cat:

THAT is a #1 hit! Le Jeu Du Telephone!
  12:28pm Cooh John:

Thanks for the illumination, RRN63
  12:35pm scott:

There is similarity in sonorance in the vocals of that Beach Boys song and the vocals in The Zombies 'Breathe Out Breathe In'.
Avatar 12:44pm Melissa Jean:

Avatar 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:46pm purpleknif:

Here is a song I forgot I liked.
  12:46pm Mark S:

Loving the show. Listening to WFMU since October 1975, I think.
Avatar 12:47pm Michael Shelley:

  12:51pm Cooh John:

Gotta getting me some Muffs.
Avatar 12:52pm Michael Shelley:

  12:55pm Hackensack Slim:

Hey Mike,
Songs the Untamed Youth taught us. (Sort of) Another fine show. Thanks.
  4:36am Evgeniy:

Thanks Lloyd. I will add a list to this site https://smartmixing.com
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