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Options July 9, 2016: EVERYBODY was...

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Artist Track
Carl Douglas  Kung Fu Fighting   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Punch Of Love   Options
Robbie Fulks  Countrier Then Thou   Options
Tommy Tucker  Silly Little Cynthia   Options
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires  Green Onions   Options
Jeff Lynn's ELO   Ain't It A Drag   Options
Sandy Posey  Deep In Kentucky   Options
Willie Nelson  $1,000 Wedding   Options
Johnny Taylor  Strange Things (Happening In My Heart)   Options
Jeevas, The  Ghost (Cowboys In The Movies) aka The Bike That I Ride   Options
Gary Lewis & The Playboys  Ice Melts In The Sun   Options
Sei Yamamoto  Wild Cat Stomp   Options
Clarence Carter  Weekend Love   Options
Los Machucambos  Tico Tico   Options
Matthew Sweet   I've Been Waiting   Options
Ray Stevens  Party People   Options
Faron Young  Goin' Steady   Options
Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm  The Groove   Options
Monkees, The  You Bring The Summer   Options
Californians, The  Out In The Sun   Options
Luke McDaniel as Jeff Daniels  Foxy Dan   Options
Sly and The Family Stone  If You Want Me Stay   Options
Hi-Lo's, The  Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Quietly   Options
Changing Colors  Da-Da-Da-Da   Options
Johnnie Allan  Promised Land   Options
Sugar Pie Desanto  Go-Go Power   Options
Muffs, The  I'm Confused   Options
Los Brincos  Keep On Loving Me   Options
Tennessee Ernie Ford & Ella Mae Morse  False Hearted Girl   Options
Wilson Pickett  Nothing You Can Do   Options
Peggy Lee  I Love Being Here With You   Options
Nick Lowe  I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass   Options
Sandy Nelson  My Love   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Adios Maria   Options
Yolks, The  Don't Cry Anymore   Options
Kurt Baker  She Can Do It All   Options
Rudy Preston  Poor White Trash   Options
A MINUTE WITH   Scott Schinder   Options
Ringo  A Serious Message   Options
Shea Stadium   BEatle fans   Options
Kid   Plays The Beatles   Options

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership

CLICK HERE to find out about a medical fundraiser for Scott Schinder

CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"

CLICK HERE to get to know my new favorite person Lively Val Shively

CLICK HERE to check the stats

CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell ina BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

CLICK HERE for info on the new lp from The Explorers Club

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE for a FREE download of Money Mark's "Mark's Keyboard Repair"

CLICK HERE for The Hollies Family Tree

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"

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 to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

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

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

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 "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 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 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 for The K-Tel Story


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 film excerpt "Session Men - Memphis"

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 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 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 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 grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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, 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 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 info on Fake Amps!

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

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 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 11:02am Ken From Hyde Park:

Everybody was Kung Fu fighting! Hoo! Ha!
Avatar 11:03am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Avatar 11:27am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Whoever this 'Willie' is - that's a very interesting new AltCountry track!...He could be as important as - I dunno - SonVolt...keep my eye on him...
  11:28am fdny john:

$1,000 wedding written by graham parsons. nice willie rendition.
  11:35am Eric Speck:

Who did the Jeevas cover?
Avatar 11:37am Michael Shelley:

Eric - The Jeevas are covering this #1 hit by Bucky:
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:40am jmd:

Great keyboard sound on Tico Tico!
  11:49am scott:

The Gary Lewis tune reminded me of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQrZzUs2MbM
I love the in-camera 'Citizen Kane' camera-passing-through the lettering effect. Do you think that's Hal Blaine doing the count at the very beginning?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:50am Uncle Michael:

Diggin' the show, Michael. Keeping me rockin' in the kitchen. Company's coming!
Avatar 11:53am Michael Shelley:

Scott - 100% Hal - good call
Michael - what are you cooking?
Avatar 11:54am herb.nyc:

Excellent, TWO letters from yr daughter! How's her spelling? I ask bec I've seen "bannister" w 1 and 2 n's. I'm a 2n'er.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:56am jmd:

Did you get the Monkees coloring book, too?
  11:56am mike east:

This monkees tune is the 2016 summer jam I think
Avatar 12:01pm herb.nyc:

StubHub had $20 Monkees at Town Hall, NYC, from a month ago. I shoulda buyed. I also hate high tix prices; my 3(?) stubhub experiences all *saved* me $. -yrs, StubHerb
Avatar 12:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...'Accidental Hipster' growing on me too. Love the conceit that Andy Partridge & Noel Gallagher et al are the contempo Goffin-Kings should be writing for TheMonkees now...
  12:04pm scott:

My ticket price reference point is $5 to see Sun Ra and the Arkestra in Eugene Oregon, 1982, Bijou Theatre circa 1982!
3 hr. show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Michael 98145:

i always thought Ami Dolenz was cute ...
Avatar 12:05pm Melissa Jean:

Sly always
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Michael 98145:

what she said
  12:41pm scott:

David Bowie's 'Breaking Glass' is strangely similar, on the Low album.
Avatar 12:41pm Michael Shelley:

Bowie was 1st
  12:43pm scott:

Should have been the Low(e) album?
  12:54pm scott:

If you go back to Boston soon, you should check out the MIT Museum.
Avatar 12:58pm Melissa Jean:

omg this Ringo - hahahahaha (saw on youtuber)
  1:01pm scott:

Wait, got the feeling I've been cheated, goodnight.
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