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Options August 13, 2016: Hanging On The Telephone

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Artist Track
Nerves, The  Hanging On The Telephone   Options
Vanity Fare  I Live For the Sun   Options
Johnny Elgin  Shove It Up Your Heart   Options
Prince and Princess  Ready Steady Go   Options
Reggie Msomi's Hollywood Jazz Band  Midnight Ska   Options
Fountains Of Wayne  Little Red Light   Options
Billy Hinche  Music Is Freedom   Options
Brenda Lee  Coming On Strong   Options
Betty Davis  Born on the Bayou   Options
Barreracudas, The  Nasty Boots   Options
Sandy Posey  Sunglasses   Options
Betty Amos  Jole John   Options
Don Hollinger  Where The Young Folks Go   Options
Al Garcia & the Rhythm Kings  Latin Twist   Options
Nikki Lane  I Don't Care   Options
Strangers, The  Elenore   Options
Red Allen  Beautiful Blue Eyes   Options
Ezy & Isaac  Take Off!!!   Options
Dr. Cosmo's Tape Lab  The Painted Birds   Options
Lost and Found  I've Been Hurt   Options
Los Golden Boys  La Buena Vida   Options
Jeevas, The  Ghost (Cowboys In The Movies) aka The Bike That I Ride   Options
Challengers, The  Catch Us If You Can   Options
Ricky Nelson  Helpless   Options
Bobby Bland  One Horse Town   Options
Amandla  BackDown(redux)   Options
Inn Crowd, The  Run Clarence Run   Options
Rocky Morgan  Life's A Funny Proposition (After All)   Options
Billy Butler & the Chanters  I Can't Wait No Longer   Options
Desmond Dekker  You Can Get It If You Really Want   Options
Kurt Baker  Everybody Knows   Options
Cat Stevens  I'm Going To Be King   Options
James Hand  Don't You Want Me To   Options
Joe Haywood  Talk to Me Baby (Put Some Sugar in My Ear)   Options
Radio Days  Why Don't You Love Me Anymore?   Options
Los Shakers  Give Me   Options
Los Shakers  Stop The Game   Options
Fats Domino  Have You Seen My Baby?   Options
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers  The New Teller   Options
Monkees, The  She Makes Me Laugh   Options
Ben Vaughn Quintet  Road Song   Options
Mark Bacino  Not That Guy   Options
Steve Spiros  I'm Confused   Options

CLICK HERE for Artist Management According To Flo & Eddie

CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

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 #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:01am Listener Baby:

Is it tangible?
Good morning, Baby. Good morning all!
Avatar 11:03am Michael Shelley:

Do you know where the corner of Simms & Oak is?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

Avatar 11:05am Lemmy Skynyrd:

reporting for duty, sorry I'm late... the commute from my bed to my desk was a total nightmare...
Avatar 11:07am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Kaylan or Volman blew off Scharpling too...so you are in good company.
  11:12am P-90:

Those Flo and Eddie guys do this a. Lot, but they usually eventually do show up, and give you 100%. For whatever #mytwocents is worth...
Avatar 11:17am Marc Francis:

Good morning all y'all.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:18am Listener Baby:

Man, that Hot 100 list is just mind blowing. Where the F did we all go so wrong? We had the power, and it's all gone now. I have no words for how corporate music, and everything else has become. I think I'm putting extra $$ on my fund raiser donation. It's a strange world, Baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Gaylord Fields:

Michael, I just bought a M- copy of the Billy Hinsche 45 off Discogs and will make a copy of it for you once it arrives.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

I still haven't seen the new Star Trek film. I really didn't like the last one.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Listener Baby:

Could not agree more about Olympics. Sheesh! It's relentless.
  11:30am Christina Caira:

Superman and Superman II. Also... Back to the Future. She might be a little young for Clueless, but I LOVE that movie.
Avatar 11:31am Whosondephone:

I just saw the original pilot of the original Star Treck Series. I thought it blew away the new Star Treck movie. IMHO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am fleep:

Excessively hot greetings.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:31am Listener Baby:

"Big" might be a good one??
Avatar 11:32am Whosondephone:

Is that CD player 2?
  11:32am Christina Caira:

Mrs. Doubtfire. I was her age when it came out. So good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

"Big" is a fun film but it does contain bits that adults might need to explain such as when Tom Hanks misinterprets the advances of Elizabeth Perkins to think of a sleepover.
  11:36am George in WONJ:

Did you catch the Cactus Blossoms at Lincoln Center on Sunday, Michael? Great set!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:37am Listener Baby:

Come to think of it, you are 100% correct, @Spatulator.
  11:39am P-90:

"When you hear the high beep sound, lease forward the CD to track nine..."
  11:40am mike s.:

I used to actually have one of those cleaning CDs at one time
Avatar 11:42am statoj:

Global Heresy (aka Rock my World.) Alicia Silverstone, Peter O'Toole, and Joan Plowright. Way better than Clueless.
Avatar 11:43am statoj:

Maybe a few older teenage moments, but tasteful and funny.
  11:44am JakeGould:

Err… Umm… Those cleaning CDs that have a physical brush on them can trash the playback lens on a CD player. Bad news.
  12:12pm P-90:

I guess The Challengers performed the DC5 song on an episode of Man from U.N.C.LE. ? I remember they would try be all hip for "the kids" in the audience, the young Sonny and Cher guest-starred in an episode, etc
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Gaylord Fields:

Hey, at least Eight Ball Sally got a really cool nickname to commemorate her brief sojourn in the big city.
  12:15pm P-90:

@ DJ Gaylord: Ouch.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:16pm -Ken:

Im getting readings that 91.1 is off the air but I can't monitor it - can anybody confirm?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Gaylord Fields:

91.1 is fine by me.
Avatar 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

Air signal in A works
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Glenn L:

91.1 ok.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:19pm -Ken:

  12:21pm Dennis Diken:

diggin' the show Mikey!
Avatar 12:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Bowie 'When I Live My Dream' is better.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Listener Baby:

Boy oh boy. I walked away, and look at that playlist! Can't wait to take a 2.5 hour drive today with all that!! Thanks Baby.
  1:00pm P-90:

That's the thing about schizophrenics, you couldn't write the things they say.
Thanks, Michael!
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