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Options August 24, 2019: Guest: Tommy Dunbar of The Rubinoos

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Artist Track
Rubinoos, The  That Thing You Do   Options
Sylte Sisters, The  Summer Magic   Options
Marty Robbins  This Much A Man   Options
Preparations, The  Get-E-Up (The Horse)   Options
Mighty Sparrow  Calypso Boogaloo   Options
Rubinoos, The  I Think We're Alone Now   Options
Harper's Bizarre  Lost My Love Today   Options
Conway Twitty  I Vibrate (From My Head To My Feet)   Options
Johnnie Taylor  Changes   Options
Jonathan Richman  The New Teller   Options
Jonathan Richman  Government Center   Options
Buffalo Springfield  Burned   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Please Don't Call Me Crazy (live for WFMU at Magic Door)   Options
Jimmy McCracklin  Georgia Slop   Options
Rubinoos, The  Leave My Heart Alone   Options
Rubinoos, The  Falling In Love   Options
Rubinoos, The  I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend   Options
Tommy Dunbar  Interview   Options
Rubinoos, The  Honey From The Honeycombs   Options
Beatles,The  I Just Dont Understand   Options
Flying Burrito Brothers, The  Christine's Tune (Devil In Disguise)   Options
Memphis Black  Gimme A Little Sign   Options
Elvis Costello & the Attractions  Accidents Will Happen   Options
Left Banke, The  She May Call You Up Tonight   Options
Sleepy LaBeef  I'm Through   Options
Ebony Rhythm Band  Drugs Ain't Cool   Options
Los Machucambos  El Cumbanchero   Options
Wind, The  What's The Fun?   Options
Grace Denton  The Girls In Green   Options
Nick Lowe  Tokyo Bay   Options
Beach Boys, The  That's Why God Made The Radio   Options
Robert Lamm  Someday I'm Gonna Go   Options
Davenports, The  Christopher Starts   Options
Margaret Glaspy  You And I   Options
Gene Sculatti  What Is A Rock Critic?   Options
Bob Dylan  On Bob Fass' WBAI show, January 1966   Options

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CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for a detailed look at cymbals in 1920s jazz

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE to hear a lovely short BBC radio piece where Nick Lowe talk about Fatback Louisiana USA by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Harlan County by Jim Ford

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

CLICK HERE to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

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 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 for the animated guide to compression

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 to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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 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 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 for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see 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

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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

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"?

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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"

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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 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 garbage. 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

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.

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 8/23 10:08am Phillippe Bastille:

Good day everyone
  11:06am Sean T:

Gonna have a mini Purchase reunion this afternoon. Soundtrack by some old Purchase radio DJ.
  11:07am Cooh John:

Hit me with your greatest. Hello fellow #1"s.
  11:10am Listener Bop Monroe:

Greetings from Tannersville.
Only 3 songs in and you're nailing it!
Thank you, Mr. S!
  11:15am Listener Bop Monroe:

yes, no bad version of this song!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:25am Listener Baby:

Slept in.. Hi Baby Hi folks.
  11:29am battleaxe:

Saw Jonathan at Solid Sound on your recommendation Michael...terrific! Going to see Marty Stewart in 2020...thanxz to you also! Keep em coming!
  11:29am dano59:

Saw Jojo with Tommy in June at Solid Sound. Sublime. He got some new fans that day
  11:31am battleaxe:

@dano59 people were weeping near me when Jonathan sang that song from the dogs perspective about hoping to get adopted!
Avatar 11:32am ledzeppelinsucks:

  11:33am kevlicki:

Saw Bonnie prince billy at murmrr. It was a good venue for his style.
Avatar 11:34am Michael Shelley:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:41am Listener Baby:

Avatar 11:44am Michael Shelley:

完全 妒
  11:57am Tim G:

Tell Tommy we're waiting for their return to Marcel's in Chico. Sooner the better. Hell-o from Chico, Mary and Marcel.
  12:03pm George in WO:

Please come back to NJ, Rubinoos!
  12:09pm johnk77:

the founder of all the bay area
keystones died this year
besides the just mentioned
keystone berkeley
there was the keystone korner
in sf
and the late, lamented
keystone palo alto
  12:13pm johnk77:

also this from the san francisco
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Listener Baby:

Got an email yesterday, offering Rubinoos to VOTM in November. Had to turn it away. Bummed.
Avatar 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Listener Baby:

Not possible.
Avatar 12:18pm ledzeppelinsucks:

Avatar 12:19pm Michael Shelley:

You'll regret this - on your death bed: " should... have... had Rubinoos... Mike was so right..."
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Listener Baby:

Avatar 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Listener Baby:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm patrick321:

Quest que c'est "VOTM"?
  12:30pm Jeff formerly from Rahway:

Pine Barrens canoeing is a N.J. must do! You can do a two day trip on the Mullica River & camp along the water.
Avatar 12:30pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:31pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Sid:

The Pinelands is a nice quiet respite from urban/suburban NJersey. Took many a hike through there when I lived in South Jersey.
Avatar 12:32pm Michael Shelley:

  12:35pm Corey:

So impressed with NRBQ show in Chicago last month, smart and fun. On the list of bands I’ll see whenever they come around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Sid:

Weasel from WHFS/WTMD Baltimore/Washington gave Todd a shout out on his show last night regarding a live NRBQ appearance.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43pm Sid:

See what those Beach Boys can do when they all get along? Transcendent...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm mariano:

This is great, like a rock critic standup routine!
  12:56pm clarke:

i prize chaos over lucidity!!
  12:59pm yippie:

yeah that is a real classic
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