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Options August 12, 2017: Summertime Blues

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Artist Track
Explorers Club, The  California's Callin' Ya   Options
Beach Boys, The  Summertime Blues   Options
Jimmy Lloyd  Where the Rio de Rosa Flows   Options
Johnnie Taylor  Toe Hold   Options
Edmundo Ros  Aquarela do Brasil   Options
Glen Campbell  Bowling Green   Options
Johnny Burnette  I Believe What You Say   Options
Bill Parker  Gonna Put My Foot Down   Options
Laughing Dogs, The  Reason For Love   Options
Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry  Sunday Morning   Options
Jerry Reed  Broken Heart Attack   Options
Ice Cube  Today Was A Good Day   Options
Clarendonians, The  You Wont See Me   Options
NRBQ  I Got A Little Secret   Options
NRBQ  You Can't Hide   Options
Glen Campbell  Bad Seed   Options
Green River Boys feat Glen Campbell (w/ James Burton)  Poor Boy Looking For A Home   Options
Raylets, The  One Room Paradise   Options
Tripwires, The  Fat City, Let's Go!   Options
Glen Campbell  It's Not Unusual   Options
James Hand  Don't Tell Me That   Options
Don Covay  Take This Hurt Off Me   Options
Eddy Duchin & His Orchestra feat. Patricia Norman  Ol' Man Mose   Options
Darwin Deez  Radar Detector   Options
Glen Campbell  The Straight Life   Options
Red Sovine  It'd Surprise You   Options
Slim Harpo  Hey Little Lee   Options
Eddie and the Hot Rods  Teenage Depression   Options
Glen Campbell  You're Young And You'll Forget   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  You're Dreaming (live from WFMU's Studio A)   Options
Temptations, The  It's Growing   Options
Erasmo Carlos   Estou Dez Anos Atrasado   Options
Glen Campbell  A Cold December In Your Heart   Options
Chris Scruggs  Window   Options
Little Milton  I Need Somebody   Options
Strypes, The   What a Shame   Options
Glen Campbell  Private John Q.   Options
June Carter  Mama, Teach Me   Options
Arthur Alexander  Call Me Honey   Options
Chris Ligon  Buglight   Options
PSA  The Bottle And The Throtle   Options
Prince Golden Egg Noodles  Goldnoodle   Options
Marne's Brother  Sorry   Options

CLICK HERE for info on The Beach Boys' "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow"

CLICK HERE to see "The Beach Boys" "perform" "Do It Again" on the 2017 A Capitol Fourth

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE for info on Steve Keene's show at The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery from May 25 - Jun 24

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for an Interview with Chris Collingwood about the death of Fountains of Wayne and his new project Look Park

CLICK HERE to listen to a playlist of exclusive unreleased recordings by Longmont Potion Castle

CLICK HERE for a free download of a 16 track compilation from The Wipper Brothers

CLICK HERE for "Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry: ‘The Greatest Nightmare of Any Filmmaking Experience I’ve Ever Had' "

CLICK HERE for tales from Chuck Berry's backing bands

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

CLICK HERE for a story about The Beatles remastered version of "Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

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

CLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

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 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 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 check the stats

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

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

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

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

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 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 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.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 11:00am Listener Baby:

So then Mike adds a hot-link to his corn-chip base. >Baby
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:01am Frank Above:

Hi hi hi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 11:04am Listener Baby:

I've always had this idea in my head that you never open a show with a song you've already opened with? Don't know why I've always thought that?
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:05am Dean:

Simpletones'd fit in, speaking of California.
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:07am Cooh John:

Hi Mike.
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:09am glenn:

where the rio de rosa flows, another great song i first heard done by panther burns.
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:09am Stevel:

You nailed the waning summer vibe. It's beautiful today, In Indiana! Been like this all week.
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:15am Stay Frosty:

It's so hard to conga solo...
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 11:18am Marc Francis:

I have some similar feelings about California! Now I am daydreaming about going back there on this grey rainy day. This is the perfect soundtrack...
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 11:24am Mailman Tom:

I'll have to agree with Bill Kelly. Summer is officially over on September 22nd.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 11:26am Listener Baby:

Re: California. I can't speak for my life-long state, that we would welcome The Shelley's back with open arms. And a small relocation fee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 11:27am Listener Baby:

  Sat. 8/12/17 11:28am BriJet:

Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:33am glenn:

late mergers can go pound sand, i say.
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:33am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Would love for you to open a restaurant some day if for no other reason than to see the prices.
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:34am David in ATL from NJ:

Agree. I hate those people that go up to the front to merge when they know there is that upcoming merge.
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:34am David in ATL from NJ:

Nice comment, Todd.
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:35am ledzeppelinsucks:

they are called traffic pinchers. go to King County WA to see the worse drivers.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 11:38am herb.nyc:

(1) cool on Montclair library; yonkers does same. And friend got MoMA passes, good for 4 and we're using next wk($100 value?). (2) there's a small dingy Chinese restaurant on Hester/ Allen st, se corner. Good and cheap; closed sundays.
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:40am glenn:

any big city with lots of road construction is going to have bad merging etiquette.
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:41am Dennis Diken:

great show Mikey!
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:42am glenn:

triple double is either a figure skating move, or a tim horton's coffee with three sugars and two creams.
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:42am David in ATL from NJ:

Michael, did Glen Campbell ever do any duets with David Bowie?
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:44am edbert:

what makes NRBQ great to me is the extra level of musical ingenuity that goes into many of their tracks
  Sat. 8/12/17 11:44am Hubadoo:

A triple double is a basketball term meaning a player has contributed double-digit shots made, assists on shots made and shots blocked. So, double digit contributions to all facets of the game, offensive and defensive. Cheers.
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:48am Frank Above:

You Can't Hide is a good example of a good re-record. There aren't many.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 11:49am Listener Baby:

To Mike's point about NRBQ. I've seen them in various forms, over 20 times. The best show I ever saw, and the worst show I ever saw, were on the same night. Two different sets. That pretty much explains it all.
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 11:57am SmokinJ:

  Sat. 8/12/17 12:04pm ceedubbles:

I hear "lookin'for a heartache like you" by Buddy & Jim
  Sat. 8/12/17 12:07pm ceedubbles:

points, rebounds, assists, steals, block. double digits in any 3. not sure what an AK is - assisted strikeout?
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 12:14pm SmokinJ:

Still dig Bobby's version the best :)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 12:17pm Listener Baby:

Bakersfield lives!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 8/12/17 12:32pm herb.nyc:

I saw free Weyes Blood show at prospect pk last night. I told friends this: Then I chatted w cutie at wnyc table, and she's a huuuge wfmu fan (as was friend of d.b., from j.doe show at Monty Hall. wfmu- they could prevent war betw USandA and n korea)
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 12:37pm glenn:

technically, you're still at war.a peace treaty was never signed. anyway, i'd be more worried about global warming than north korea. two batshit crazy blowhards spouting off for the benefit of their respective bases isn't going to lead to armageddon.
  Sat. 8/12/17 12:39pm Cooh John:

Glen always has violins around.
  Sat. 8/12/17 12:46pm David in ATL from NJ:

Don't miss the NRBQ show if you live near Monty Hall!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/12/17 12:46pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Sounding great, MS!
  Sat. 8/12/17 12:47pm David in ATL from NJ:

#1 hit by The Strypes, Michael.
  Sat. 8/12/17 12:51pm Cooh John:

May I have a taowl, please.
  Sat. 8/12/17 12:51pm Santos L Halper:

@ceedubbles: assisted strikeout, I love it
  Sat. 8/12/17 12:57pm Santos L Halper:

Wonderful show Michael, thanks. RIP Glen
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 12:58pm Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 8/12/17 12:58pm DG:

I recognize Stan Freberg's voice on that commercial, but is that June Foray?
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 12:59pm Michael Shelley:

think so
Avatar Sat. 8/12/17 12:59pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 8/12/17 1:00pm sonnyspop:

I had the pleasure of meeting Dennis Linde (LIN-dee). He wrote tons of hits, many in the 90s, like Goodbye Earl for the Dixie Chicks. Dennis may have been playing bass for Elvis when Burning Love was recorded -- that might be the connection.
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