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Options September 16, 2017: Guest: Robbie Fulks!

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Artist Track
Robbie Fulks  Irreplaceable   Options
Robbie Fulks  Fountains of Wayne Hotline   Options
Alshire Studio Pros, The  Rubber Neckin'   Options
Robbie Fulks  She Took A Lot Of Pills (And Died)   Options
Ivory Joe Hunter  What's The Matter Baby   Options
Sarah Vaughan  Them There Eyes   Options
Robbie Fulks  Mad At A Girl   Options
American Breed, The  Don't Forget About Me   Options
Robbie Fulks  Roots Rock Weirdos   Options
Major Lance  Um, Um, Um, Um, Um   Options
Rockpile  Heart   Options
Swingin' Blue Jeans, The  You're No Good   Options
Robbie Fulks  Every Kind of Music But Country   Options
Robbie Fulks & Kelly Willis  Parallel Bars   Options
Robbie Fulks  Doing Right For All The Wrong Reasons   Options
Robbie Fulks  Sally G   Options
Robbie Fulks  Interview   Options
Robbie Fulks  Sarah Jane (live at wfmu)   Options
Robbie Fulks  Interview   Options
Robbie Fulks  14 Days In Georgia (live at wfmu)   Options
Robbie Fulks  Interview   Options
Robbie Fulks  Tennessee Blues (excerpt) (live at wfmu)   Options
Robbie Fulks  Interview   Options
Robbie Fulks  Rain at the Drive-In (live at wfmu)   Options
Robbie Fulks  interview   Options
Robbie Fulks  Sometimes the Grass Is Really Greener (live at wfmu)   Options
Robbie Fulks  interview   Options
Robbie Fulks  I Never Did Like Planes (live at wfmu)   Options
Robbie Fulks  interview   Options
Robbie Fulks  Alabama At Night (live at wfmu)   Options

CLICK HERE for amazing then/now images of Pocono's resorts

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

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

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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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

Yeah, that was kind of flavor, yo. Yeah, so I give you a 10, yo. But you got to get a little more hardcore, yo. Baby
  11:01am BnowB:

mike on the mic HI <3
  11:06am BnowB:

HAHA making me laugh.. TY
Avatar 11:09am Roberto:

Oh THAT Gerald.
  11:11am davefromtoronto:

that song says it all about FOW...
Avatar 11:24am Stay Frosty:

Great jam, Michael. Many thanks.
  11:29am scott:

American Breed were from Chicago and had no connection to the Kingsmen. Some of the members later formed Rufus.
  11:30am Marc15:

Hi. Please play "Lost Rivers" By Sainkho Namtchylak. Bryce played it yesterday
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:30am Listener Baby:

American Breed and Rufus drummer, Andre Fischer often used to play at the night club I worked at. We was legendary. Amazing player.
  11:31am edbert:

wondrin' if would m-shel break down and play weezer if they released an irresistably catchy tribute to the beach boys? (they just did!)
Avatar 11:40am Ken in Tucson:

I wish we still lived in a world where Rockpile could exist.
Avatar 11:41am Michael Shelley:

edbert- send me a link
scott - thanks, what band am I thinking of... somebody help... from the NW....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Ken From Hyde Park:

On the farm, in the spring before planting, my job was to drive a tractor around the field with the rock picker and literally put rocks onto rock piles. When I first heard of the band Rockpile, it made me chuckle.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:46am Listener Baby:

Are you thinking of The Sonics?
  11:48am BnowB:

This is terrific stuff, great show as alway Mr Shelley.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:51am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning, Michael and all!
Avatar 11:51am Michael Shelley:

wow - I'm losing it
  11:54am BnowB:

@gregfromzone5 I love your artwork.
  11:54am BnowB:

Good Morning
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:55am Greg from ZONE 5:

Thanks so much, BnowB! You made my day.
  11:59am edbert:

weezer beach boys - on second thought, maybe too chant-y and slick for your show - but i really like it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsG37JcEQNw
  12:07pm BnowB:

aww cool :) You've made a few of mine just getting lost in your art. Cheers.
  12:07pm Marc15:

Who will play the part of Phil Rizzuto?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Was that like, 6 people playing at once?
  12:25pm GeorgeSimian:

What was that band you were talking about? Marty something?
  12:25pm Stevel:

He's referencing Cole Porter and Stan Freeberg in the same breath.
Avatar 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
  12:33pm GeorgeSimian:

  12:34pm mike east:

My daughter is 12...we've made her move around about 8 times since she was born. I feel bad about it but that's the way it had to be. Putting down roots now but she's bummed cuz it's not montclair
  12:35pm mike east:

Great interview btw. What an excellent musician!
Avatar 12:35pm Michael Shelley:

Montclair has its ups & downs - but sorry not to have you as a neighbor
  12:38pm mike east:

I love it there...still close- Belleville is 15 minutes away. We still bring her over to montclair to go "uptown" with her friends.
  12:39pm BnowB:

I'm in Montclair off church street.
Mr Fulks is very funny.
  12:40pm Frank Zaatar:

Sugar Sugar is the creation of Millie Small and her writers (credited to J. Roberts / Morris Levy, and Robert Spencer). It's called My Boy Lollipop. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  12:41pm BnowB:

Montclair a tough NJ town to leave. Its has been way too expensive. I'm glad i have apartment no taxes.
Avatar 12:44pm Michael Shelley:

My taxes have DOUBLED since we moved in...
  12:44pm johnk77:

steve fishell played steel
in the moonlighters/moonliters
w/ bill kirchen
  12:44pm mike east:

Our last landlord kept raising the rent saying it was cuz of taxes. I couldn't take it, and our apt. Grew too small...or my family grew too big.
  12:45pm Stevel:

He sing out strong and clean, almost like early George Jones, I'd say.
  12:46pm johnk77:

@mikeeast rocks excellently
so does bill kirchen
i just saw him taos
  12:48pm mike east:

Hey john k!
  12:50pm johnk77:

my vacation is over
back to work at 5
  12:51pm Frank Zaatar:

Oops, it turns out that My Boy Lollipop was originally written by Barbie Gaye. OK, that's my new story.
  1:02pm BnowB:

Shelley. I had a lovely condo and the taxes doubled in a year and became more than rent. I live in a nice prewar building. Now the rent is getting compared to Sienna building rent. Need a basement dweller. lmao Sleep in your driveway for 850. lmao
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