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Options October 15, 2016: Guest: Karl Blau

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Artist Track
Karl Blau  Six White Horses   Options
Flat Five, The  This Is Your Night   Options
James Hand  A Little Bitty Slip   Options
Winfield Scott  Clambake   Options
Ricardo Ray Orchestra  Nitty Gritty   Options
Belle & Sebastian  Step into My Office, Baby   Options
Al Casey With The K-C-Ettes  Guitars, Guitars, Guitars   Options
Wonders, The  That Thing You Do   Options
Karl Blau  That's How I Got Memphis   Options
Merced Blue Notes  Bad, Bad Whiskey   Options
Boys, The  We're Dancing Again   Options
Cilla Black  A Shot of Rhythm and Blues   Options
Karl Blau  Homecoming   Options
Karl Blau  INTERVIEW   Options
Karl Blau  To Love Somebody   Options
Clarence White  Hong Kong Hillbilly aka Nashville West   Options
Prince Patridge  Get Back   Options
Supergrass  Alright   Options
Petula Clark  You're The One   Options
Joe Carson  I Gotta Get Drunk   Options
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings  People Don't Get What They Deserve   Options
Corsican Productions  Bachelor Tom Peeping   Options
FAX Record Company  Vultura's Chase   Options
Headcoatees, Thee  When The Night Comes   Options
Sandy Nelson  Good Lovin'   Options
Wade Ray  Easy Pickin's   Options
Lee Dorsey  I'm Behind The Eight Ball   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Teenage News   Options
Brinsley Schwarz  Give Me Back My Love (live at the BBC)   Options
Glen Campbell  Bad Seed   Options
James Brown  Dancin' Little Thing   Options
Voice of the Beehive  I Say Nothing   Options
Karl Blau  Paper Boat   Options
Casey And Liz  What Does Larger Then Life Mean?   Options
Casey or Liz & Mom  Casey or Liz & Mom   Options

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read "How Rockpile Tried To Change Rock and Roll"

CLICK HERE to read "The Zombies Are Back"

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for "Ticket To Write" a documentary film that explores the golden age of rock music writing

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf"

CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE to see how Norman from Teenage Fanclub rates the bands albums

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

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 Swag For Life Member 11:02am Listener Baby:

Basby! Big Sandy mad scramble! 80 % chance of rain. 50 mics outside. Scratching my head. Any ideas? And good morning to you and all!
Avatar 11:04am bobdoesthings:

starting off hot!
Avatar 11:04am Michael Shelley:

Man - 1/2 the year NOT enough rain, today too much!
  11:05am David in ATL from NJ:

Very hot!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Listener Baby:

Any today is too much. How about tomorrow??
  11:07am Uncle Michael:

this flat 5 is just Stellar. Listening on the highway just south of Omaha.
Avatar 11:07am Juke Joint Jonny:

Looove this one. I have a weakness for a Fender Rhodes.
  11:07am David in ATL from NJ:

Flat Five = Great album!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Listener Baby:

Baby.. Is it really bad over there. Should I donate now instead of March?
  11:11am Uncle Michael:

holy cow! Who is playing the steel on this James Hand record?
Avatar 11:11am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

That be some dang git-tar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am myron feld:

I was introduced to James Hand's music via the wonderful Friday Night Lights TV series. Lots of good stuff to be found there, including the Explosions in the Sky credits music.
Avatar 11:16am Michael Shelley:

Uncle M - agree - it's almost showing off - not sure who, but Cindy Cashdollar was in his band for a while....
  11:17am davefromtoronto:

butt cracks and halitosis?

man, you're really sellin' that record fair!
Avatar 11:17am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Remember the time we hung at a Belle & Sebastian show?
Avatar 11:21am Marc Francis:

Was that Belle & Sebastian song about workplace sexual harassment? It had a Paul McCartney Temporary Secretary vibe lyrics wise.
  11:24am lloyd michigan:

Chuck Berry turns 90 Tuesday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am myron feld:

The extended version of TTYD includes former NFL lineman and now NFL commentator Howie Long as Mr. White's "friend." Also, best movie ever.
Avatar 11:27am SmokinJ:

Happy Birthday Chuck! 8-)
Avatar 11:28am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

For a TomHanks Hollywood thing - it does tell the 1960s One Hit Wonder / Garage story pretty well.
Avatar 11:31am bobdoesthings:

still early, I know a few people that are heading to the mini-record fair mid day.. It'll get going!
  11:33am scott:

Anybody else having trouble with the live stream today? It's kind of breaking up here.
  11:35am lloyd michigan:

Sounds fine here
Avatar 11:35am SmokinJ:

That's better!...
Avatar 11:48am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Re: "The Homecoming". Great version of amazing song...
Avatar 11:50am bobdoesthings:

@scott - my streams been good. Could be your connection..?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Stanley:

Loved Karl's 'variety' show in Glasgow a couple of months back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm doctorjazz:

Love this "To Love Somebody"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Listener Baby:

Avatar 12:28pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Listener Baby:

I can hardly keep my clothes on.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Listener Baby:

It's a promo for a movie, as a record.. Never heard of such??
  12:30pm Mandy:

I'll watch it ahahahha
  12:54pm David in ATL from NJ:

Another great show, Michael!
  1:02pm pottybear:

A look behind the scenes.
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