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Options November 11, 2017: Guests Crystal Robots Play Live

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Artist Track
Crystal Robots  Reflections of My Life   Options
Matchbox  Don't Shut Me Out   Options
Carlisles, The  Love, Love, Love   Options
Soul City  Everybody Dance Now   Options
Mills Brothers & Louis Armstrong  Boog It   Options
They Might Be Giants  I Left My Body   Options
Lemonade Charade, The  The Straight Life   Options
Sarah Borges And The Broken Singles  It Comes To Me Naturally   Options
Bobby Byrd  I Found Out   Options
JD McPherson  Under The Spell Of City Lights   Options
JD McPherson  Let The Good Times Roll (live on Joe Belock's show!)   Options
Freddie Cannon  20th Century Fox   Options
Ray Anderson  Stalin Kicked The Bucket   Options
Johnny "Guitar" Watson  You Can Stay (But The Noise Must Go)   Options
Slim Gaillard  Flat Foot Floogie   Options
Paranoid Style, The  The Ambassador's Morning Lift   Options
Honeybus  In The End Is My Beginning   Options
Steve Earle (feat. Miranda Lambert)  This Is How It Ends   Options
Chris Kenner  Sick and Tired   Options
Alex Chilton  Someting Deep Inside   Options
McKinleys, The  Sweet And Tender Romance   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Adios Maria   Options
Al Brown & His Tunetoppers feat. Cookie Brown  The Madison   Options
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires  Ride Your Donkey   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Connie Converse   Options
Jim Valley  Go-Go Round   Options
Ronnie Hawkins  Don't Tell Me Your Troubles   Options
Screaming Females  Shake It Off   Options
Brenda Jones  Let's Go Back To School   Options
Louis Prima  Hey Boy Hey Girl   Options
Crystal Robots  Why Do I Hate Most of It? (live at WFMU)   Options
Crystal Robots  All the Buttons (live at WFMU)   Options
Crystal Robots  In the Presence of the Royal Nothing (live at WFMU)   Options
Crystal Robots  Don't Freak Out (live at WFMU)   Options
Crystal Robots  Love Comes First (Live on WFMU)   Options

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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

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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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

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CLICK HERE for a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

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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"?

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CLICK HERE for the story of Be Bop Deluxe's Bill Nelson and how he says his record label ripped him off

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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"

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CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

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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."

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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

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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!

  11:16am clarke:

howdy ya'll
  11:17am clarke:

they's an echo in here...
  11:18am yippie:

an echo is the daughter of a sound
  11:20am clarke:

  11:21am clarke:

this is obviously AFTER glen campbell version??
Avatar 11:23am SmokinJ:

Love this! 8-)
Avatar 11:24am SmokinJ:

Smoke a j ms :)
  11:27am yippie:

great idea felix
  11:29am clarke:

agree with the squareness factor....but, somehow cool. that sonny curtis was really quite the wordsmith
  11:31am clarke:

i DO get to catch up with The Show, here, but mostly in the archives, as work calls on saturdays, much of the summer and fall - love ALL the interviews, but the tilbrook one was superb
  11:33am Mr PFFlyer:

nice little radio show you've got here. Checking in from Rock Falls WI
  11:35am clarke:

i am of the opinion that difford and tilbrook needed each other for optimum songs - not as much of a fan of each's solo work. also, one of the most disappointing records i have ever heard is that Difford & Tilbook 'solo' record..
  11:36am clarke:

quite possibly the worst victims of 80's production
  11:36am Mr PFFlyer:

I've been listening to the morning show w/ Clay, also Joe B. Good music you're playing while I'm working, Michael. WFMU has become my go-to station, and yes, I have pledged because I appreciate WFMU
  11:39am Frank Above:

Everyone enjoying their morning?
  11:40am clarke:

frank!! tis witch's tit on cape cod, sir.
  11:41am Frank Above:

It’s not much better down here Clarke! Went down to 28 last night and I haven’t taken my parka off since.
  11:43am clarke:

boom boom go BOOM
  11:44am clarke:

at least the wind is kinda dying out, here
  11:44am Mr PFFlyer:

snow on the ground here, but warmer temps are coming as we go into next week, should be heading east toward NJ in a couple days.
  11:45am clarke:

where y'at Pf??
  11:48am clarke:

frank, you went on tour this summer and i never heard how that was??
  11:49am clarke:

bongo feet!!!!
  11:49am Mr PFFlyer:

@Clarke; Rock Falls Wisconsin, near Eau Claire. That's just over an hour east from Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota
  11:50am clarke:

PF - brrr!!!
  11:52am Mr PFFlyer:

Clarke, yeah, 17 degrees F yesterday was a real wake up moment!
  11:53am clarke:

the first cut is the deepest...
  11:55am Mr PFFlyer:

is this Debbie H?
Avatar 11:55am Davee:

It does sound like her . . . .
  11:57am clarke:

actually sounds like the singer from Won Ton Lust (who sounds like Debbie)
Avatar 11:58am Davee:

Too many Debbies!
  12:00pm clarke:

have you all heard this 'new' band Soriaa (sp?) - they sound EXACTLY like had Blondie followed Eat To The Beat with somethinng more blondie
  12:01pm clarke:

...and less disco
  12:04pm Mr PFFlyer:

is it "Soraia" outta' PA?
  12:05pm clarke:

that's the one -
  12:07pm Mr PFFlyer:

thanks Clarke, I'll give them a listen later
  12:08pm clarke:

also - if you can find anything on the band Won Ton Lust - they are pretty blondie'esque
Avatar 12:11pm Marc Francis:

Mo-zus! C'est ma toune!!!
  12:12pm Mr PFFlyer:

Liking this song already. Experiencing difficulties working while getting into Shelley's great show!
  12:12pm clarke:

was listening to the separation and alex's rhythm guitar in the left speaker was very great to key on
  12:21pm clarke:

i have seen the movie The Unger - with bowie
Avatar 12:22pm jake6573:

Which was the song jimmy page played guitar on ?
Avatar 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

Sweet & Tender Romance
  12:23pm clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Cooh John:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Mike East:

I didn't realize what a good song "Shake it Off" was until I saw "Sing". What a catchy tune. Marissa sounds great singing it!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 12:34pm Hoboken Jack:

Even better TS cover than Ryan Adams
  12:35pm clarke:

was (not) wondering what happened to the singer of 4 Non-Blondes
  12:37pm steven harvey:

Ridiculously cool jams today Michael...2 by JD McPherson and Screaming Females espec... TY!
  12:46pm Julie:

  12:57pm IVVO:

Wow. These guys are terrible.
  12:57pm clarke:

all hits - all the time!!
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