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Artist Track
Kay Starr   Comes Along A Love   Options
Monkees, The  You Bring The Summer   Options
Dee Dee Warwick  You're No Good   Options
Monkees, The  Our Own World   Options
Peaches & Herb  Two Little Kids   Options
JD McPherson  Under The Spell Of City Lights   Options
Cymbaline, The  Peanuts And Chewy Macs   Options
Buggs, The  Liverpool Drag   Options
JD McPherson  On The Lips   Options
Velvet Underground  Who Loves the Sun?   Options
Los Amaya  Caramelos   Options
Nick Lowe  Queen Of Sheeba   Options
Nerves, The  Hangin on the Telephone   Options
McKinleys, The  Sweet And Tender Romance   Options
Above, The  Holding Back   Options
Above, The  Didn't I Blow Your Mind (This Time)   Options

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SHOW OF HANDS - who else has Tinnitus?

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CLICK HERE to find how how to submit music to Michael for airplay consideration

CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE to find out why paper jams exist

CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE to read the four key lessons learned from the Steely Dan estate lawsuit

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to watch a video about a guy who represents was America is all about

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

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

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

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 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 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 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.

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Listener comments!

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

No man is a wig-hat John Donne. Please give to this special place today. Please. Baby!
  11:02am norman greenbaum:

rumors of my death have been pre-mature....
  11:03am Frank In Queens:

Greetings from the phone room.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Becky:

Good morning radio listeners! Let's get those phones ringing!!! 1-800-989-9368 or clicky that widget over there!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:03am Listener Baby:

Yay Frank! Wish I could be there lending my version of help.
  11:04am norman greenbaum:

...has anyone seen the treasurer of my fan club? i need more laudanum and to give to WFMU...
  11:05am clarke:

howdy ya'll!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Becky:

Amanda Nazario is REALLY excited about this first prize...can you guess what it is?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:05am Listener Baby:

Morning, Clarke!
  11:06am Mandy:

Jeffery Davison, Bob Brainen & Michael Shelley: the holy Trinity of Saturday mornings for me.
  11:06am clarke:

nice (reprieve=ish) day on the cape - in between nor'easters
  11:07am clarke:

how's pickin' season??
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:08am Listener Baby:

I'll let you know in September. Isn't that a song?
  11:08am melinda:

Morning Michael and Becky!
  11:09am Frank In Queens:

@Baby I think Norman Greenbaum wrote that song.
  11:09am clarke:

oh, wait - thought you were pickin'? i know you were pruning, ha ha. i was pickin' last night...diff thang.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:11am Uncle Michael:

Comes Along A Love seems to have something to do with Them There Eyes, but I'm not sure what.
  11:13am Mandy:

I'm noticing every record is "the greatest record ever made".... :-P
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:13am myron feld:

Hands down the BEST version of "You're No Good" -- that solo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Sid:

No wonder The Monkees record sounded like XTC!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:14am myron feld:

And I'm pretty sure Dee Dee is singing her own backups.
Avatar 11:15am Michael Shelley:

Good Morning !
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:16am Listener Baby:

Baby!! Congrats on another amazing year of entertaining and and informing. we love you!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Sid:

To be fair, all these records do indeed sound like the best record ever made. 'Tis a talent of Michael's. (And he's made a couple of the best records ever made himself.)
  11:21am clarke:

i wanted to talk to frank in person, but went for the online, instead...
  11:22am clarke:

frank will probably call me when my NGFC dues are, uh, due
  11:23am Frank In Queens:

Damn right I will Clarke!
  11:24am Frank In Queens:

Actually you probably would’ve got me if you called. I’m at the first phone.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Sid:

Still heavy vocals in the left channel/percussion in the right channel on this 1968 record (Peaches & Herb)
  11:24am clarke:

fiscal bastid - oh maybe i will call
  11:25am clarke:

i actually am NOT a phone person
  11:26am Frank In Queens:

Neither am I, but I sack up for the marathon every year.
  11:27am clarke:

J in da haus!
  11:27am clarke:

wow, this is a YOUNG LADY!!!!
  11:30am clarke:

Juniper is getting quite the radio voice.
  11:32am badbot:

how do we see the patch?!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:32am Listener Baby:

badbot. scroll down two inches.
  11:32am clarke:

its right down below da playlist
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Becky:

To see the patch, go to michaelshelley.net/2018 !
  11:33am badbot:

oh cool
  11:33am clarke:

i must say it is quite awesome - i don't use that word a lot. or try not to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Becky:

Or scroll down!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Sid:

I see the patch to the left of this chat box. Scroll down under the Make Your Own Kind of Music artwork.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:34am Listener Baby:

So glad you put this one on the collection.
  11:35am clarke:

testimonial: Michael Shelley -- the only reason i do math on a saturday!!
  11:36am Huelyn:

What's a chewy mac?
  11:39am clarke:

non-star-war oriented snack
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Sid:

We are not lowest-common-denominator listeners !
  11:44am Ochre Ogre:

WFMU- mind expanding radio!!
  11:45am Chi Bill:

You pegged it, Michael. One begins to crave something unheard before. WFMU is addictive!
  11:46am clarke:

baby - wass goin' down in cali???
Avatar 11:46am BEAVO:

Those "box" meals are great! You wouldn't know what to buy at the store to make those meals much less the recipies fuck the supermarket!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Sid:

Apparently there were two Buggs. Maybe Michael didn't contact the right one?
Avatar 11:55am BEAVO:

I use Home Chef. And cook while listening to WFMU which I also support.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:55am Listener Baby:

Too many things, @Clarke.
  11:57am clarke:

pruning continues??
  11:59am Marc15:

I was at Starbucks once with my laptop and a girl saw my WFMU stickers on my laptop. She stopped to comment that she also loves to listen to WFMU.
Avatar 12:00pm BEAVO:

It has Sweet Jane on it and it's their last studio lp
  12:00pm clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Sid:

Motivation not to die. What more can you ask for?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:02pm myron feld:

Colonoscopies get a bad rap. Nothing to 'em.
Avatar 12:03pm northguineahills:

Thanks Michael, off for a two + hour drive, keep up and pledge peeps!
  12:03pm clarke:

mo tucker - sweeet gal!! one of her daughters bartends at the 40 Watt in athens, too. mo is on some of this record, but doug yule plays on most of it - and well.
Avatar 12:03pm wolfg:

can I ask a question? how many paid staff does WFMU have?
Avatar 12:03pm BEAVO:

It's the day before that's bad
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Hughie Considine:

Currently reading "Lou Reed - A Life" by Anthony DeCurtis. Doug Yule doesn't come off too well.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Listener Baby:

Pruning done. Bottling this week, then Robbie Fulks here right after. Paralyzed with too much to do.
  12:04pm Frank In Queens:

Doug Yule gets a bad rap.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Hughie Considine:

Galt McD! The original off-Broadway Hair soundtrack - the pink one!
  12:05pm clarke:

agreed frank!
  12:06pm clarke:

while lou reed made a deplorable album with metallica!
Avatar 12:06pm wolfg:

does anybody know how much paid staff WFMU has? without interns and volunteers? one, two?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Hughie Considine:

@Myron ... you didn't mind force-drinking the worst lemonade flavor known to man?
  12:06pm P-90:

Yes there are some HUGE Galt McDermott fans out here!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Sid:

WFMU, shining the light where light doesn't always go. A radio proctologist.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:10pm myron feld:

@Hughie -- the stuff I had to drink wasn't that bad, nor were its results/effects. But back to the matter at (James) hand, everyone make a pledge!
Avatar 12:10pm BEAVO:

Mike Love "I'd love to hear Kokomo"
  12:11pm m:

VU and now Los Amaya! Arriba! Greetings from Barcelona, Spain!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm common:

yes, beavo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Becky:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Sid:

Sound quality on the "Make" collection tracks is exceptional.
  12:13pm Ramon vs Ramon:

OSTIAS!!!! This is good fun flamenco pop.
Avatar 12:13pm Paul D:

How's the marathon going guys? Best of luck!
Avatar 12:13pm BEAVO:

All those genius Brian Wilson tracks and he wants Kokomo
  12:14pm Mandy:

@wolfg I'm assuming around 5 people. but I think a lot of the budget is electricity, renting airspace, and loans. Sandy and 2008 was a huge blow.
  12:17pm Mandy:

Mike, I remember your daughter's little baby voice not too long ago!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Sid:

Transmitter site rent likely includes the antenna tower rent. No way around that. Vital link for those of you in the greater NYC area.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Sid:

...and that's for 2 stations.
  12:20pm clarke:

@Baby - i confused bottling with harvest - rookie mistake. i don't know wine. obviously. fulks is at your winery??
  12:21pm clarke:

i am sure the wine can help with paralysis...
  12:23pm clarke:

that was a very spampinato/yogi berra line MS
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Listener Baby:

He is indeed. Next week. Saturday.
  12:27pm clarke:

sounds like we need to break out Hi Roller by Cheap Trick
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Sid:

Party DJing requires an iron constitution, especially if you're a music aficionado. You must be able to stomach 'The Electric Slide' and worse.
  12:29pm clarke:

baby, maybe u already do this, but ever think about youtubing your shows, there??
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Hughie Considine:

"Shake Some Action" has to be in the running.
  12:31pm Ramon vs Ramon:

Big Star - September Girls
Avatar 12:31pm BEAVO:

A Big Star song
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Uncle Michael:

I disagree with Michael! Those things DO NOT predate power pop.
  12:32pm clarke:

jack lee = ruleth!!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Hughie Considine:

The Beatles' "Hold Me Tight" was kind of proto power pop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Sid:

Badfinger's No Matter What is the definition of power pop.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Uncle Michael:

Couldn't I Just Tell You by Rundgren
  12:33pm clarke:

i think MS means "power pop" in quotes as a genre folks
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm patrick321:

Badfinger No Matter What
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:34pm myron feld:

Urban legend has it that Jeffery Lee Pierce, Blondie fan club president, brought this to the band to cover.
  12:35pm clarke:

we've been through this Here, before
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Hughie Considine:

The distinction is well taken. But it's interesting to trace the sound of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Sid:

What constitutes the power pop "Movement" is strictly a subjective concept.
  12:36pm badbot:

did he just make a #metoo joke?
  12:36pm Ochre Ogre:

i was thinking Badfinger too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm patrick321:

Michael I think you confused the issue with that pre-dated thing. My memory isn't perfect but I think the Raspberries were actually called power pop at the time.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Listener Baby:

Baby. The answer is: Anything by Owsley.
  12:37pm clarke:

and the question is NO
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm patrick321:

@Sid obviously we are correct
Avatar 12:38pm BEAVO:

Flaming Groovies Shake Some Action
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Uncle Michael:

There is no break point between power pop and "power pop." I defy anyone to identify a point in time where Michael's transition occurred.
  12:38pm clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Sid:

Think With Your Heart! Sorry, that's naked pandering.
Avatar 12:39pm BEAVO:

My Sharona
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Sid:

patrick321--Great minds!
  12:39pm dano59:

Anyone say Starry Eyes?
  12:40pm clarke:

that is british son
  12:41pm dano59:

My favorite definition is "melodic rock n roll with sha-la-las"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Sid:

It could be said that the British invasion crystallized the essence of power pop.
  12:43pm clarke:

no, i won!!!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Uncle Michael:

I think power pop begins with Rundgren, Badfinger and the Flamin' Groovies, roughly. I think that once it existed, it's a continuum. Even if you can identify a moment when it became self-conscious (and I doubt you can), that signifies little, as far as I can see.
  12:45pm clarke:

January 1st, 1980
Avatar 12:45pm BEAVO:

Fuck Lables, whatever makes your big toe shoot up in your boot.
  12:47pm clarke:

also those box dinners that that guy from happy days after they jumped the shark
  12:50pm clarke:

them box dinners yessiree
  12:50pm Bongo John in Ojai:

Good pledge day chat and inspiration.
Avatar 12:50pm Michael Shelley:

  12:51pm clarke:

i gonna git me one''o'them box dinners and listen to The Cretones on my 8-track 'blaster'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Sid:

"Alien on our own planet" reaction to TV: boy does that nail it.
  12:58pm Frank In Queens:

Thanks to everyone who pledged today!
  12:58pm clarke:

adieu all!! nex'week... (baby's identity has been BLOWN)
  12:59pm Tom:

I actually emailed Norbert Putnam after Michaels interview and Norbert actually emailed me back within an hour
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