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Options September 7, 2019: The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore

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Artist Track
Explorers Club, The  The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore   Options
John And Judy  Hideout   Options
Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis  Wild! Wild! Wild!   Options
Sugar Pie DeSanto  Soulful Dress   Options
Clint Eph. Sebastian & The Junkers  Jane   Options
Buzzcocks  What Do I Get?   Options
Willie and the Walkers  Poor Janie   Options
Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys   The Band Is Rocking   Options
Aretha Franklin  I Don't Need No Doctor   Options
Ben Vaughn Quintet, The  Road Song   Options
Manchesters, The  I Don't Come From England   Options
Chris Scruggs  Country Star   Options
LaBrenda Ben & the Beljeans  Chaperone   Options
Sodsai Chaengkij  Moo Kieow Dtan   Options
Nikki Lane  Jackpot   Options
Beach Boys, The  Never Learn Not To Love   Options
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys  How Did You Love Someone Like Me? (live at VOTMC)   Options
Ernie K-Doe  Make You Love Me   Options
TrioleanTape  Heart   Options
Marianne Faithfull   Can't You Hear My Heartbeat   Options
Jesse Dayton  Just What I Needed   Options
Spencer Wiggins  Too Old to Cut the Mustard   Options
George Barnes  Tin Whistle Blues   Options
Bucky   Handsomestein   Options
Swinging Blue Jeans  Sidney, I Gotta Draw The Line (acoustic version)   Options
Ferlin Husky   You Make Me Feel Funny Honey   Options
Lloyd Fatman  Miss Mushmouth   Options
Redd Kross  There's No One Like You   Options
Rare Breed  Beg Borrow and Steal   Options
Willburn Brothers, The  Honky Tonk Songs   Options
Joyce Harris And The Daylighters  Got My Mojo Workin'   Options
Herbie Mann  Right Now   Options
Camera Obscura  French Navy   Options
Marquee Monsters, The  I Love The Beat   Options
Rusty and Doug  Let's Stay Together   Options
Al Vance  Every Woman I Know (Crazy 'Bout An Automobile)   Options
Uniques, The  Mother And Child Reunion   Options
NRBQ  Here I Am   Options
Collin Blunstone  She Loves The Way They Love Her   Options
WKLO, Louisville, KY  Live Bakery Commercial   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 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 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 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 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 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."

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.

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 11:01am Dr. Goot:

Good Morning!
  11:02am Baby:

Baby. In the vineyards.
  11:02am tmensighten:

is this a new show?
  11:04am clarke:

the signal is comin' in STRONG despite the wind and rain on the cape
  11:05am clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am mariano:

Hey Michael, everyone!
  11:08am clarke:

Avatar 11:16am SmokinJ:

Happy Birthday Buddy Holly! 8-)
  11:18am Pedro in Arlington:

No Nick Lowe biographer? But the station Instagram promised. Does social media not speak truth?
  11:18am clarke:

i hate to break this to you but buddy died in a plane crash a few years back
Avatar 11:20am Michael Shelley:

PEDRO- sorry, must be a mistake!

Sat. Sep 14th, 11am - 1pm: Will Birch author of "Cruel To Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe"
Michael chats with Will Birch author of the brand new biography "Cruel To Be Kind: The Life and Music of Nick Lowe" which traces Lowe’s career’s ups and downs and reveals some of the behind-the-scenes surprises that lead to some of the finest pop music ever created.
  11:23am Joe R.:

did you say that Norman Petty record was from ‘67? If so, I think he may have invented glam
  11:28am clarke:

MS - would that be the same will birch from The Records???
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 11:29am Mike East:

Is this a road song, or is it just a song about a road song? Or is it both?
  11:30am clarke:

also the band name steal from same song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Bill in W.O.:

I've loved everything I've heard from Chris Scruggs (way out of print) Honky Tonkin' Lifestyle record on this show so much, I paid eBay prices just to get a copy.
  11:38am clarke:

pro tip appreeeeshed!!!
  11:40am clarke:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Mister Dobalina:

Did I just hear Barney Rubble?
  11:41am tmensighten:

Is this a new show anyone?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Sid:

I'm sure Michael checked the translation on this hit to be sure no naughties slipped through!
  11:43am clarke:

this show was pre-recorded in 1962
  11:44am tmensighten:

thanks but I was asking a serious question
Avatar 11:44am Michael Shelley:

tmensighten: Ive been on WFMU since 1992 and in this time slot roughly since 2006
  11:44am clarke:

  11:45am tmensighten:

ok michael. I was looking for old playlists.
Avatar 11:46am Michael Shelley:

my old ones are here: wfmu.org...
  11:49am clarke:

the series Aquarius is pretty great. based on the premise that manson could have been arrested about six times BEFORE the murders
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Sid:

I would imagine Manson made every record producer second-guess their associations.
Avatar 11:50am Michael Shelley:

clarke - The author said the same!
  11:52am Mike Sin:

Manson’s motivations aside, Dennis did take the song make some minor adjustments, changed the title, and gave Manson no songwriting credit. I think that was the main area of contention.
  11:53am clarke:

i talked to alex chilton about hanging at dennis's house at the same time the manson family was crashing there -- insane stories
  11:56am clarke:

think Baby is out pruning his vines...
Avatar 11:56am Michael Shelley:

I THINK they did give him some money - but, yeah, no credit... the whole thing is weird!
  11:58am clarke:

stan' on up kdoe!!!
  11:59am bobsmart567:

The series Mindhunter had a really good Manson episode this season. Guy who played him was creepily spot on
  12:00pm Micheal:

Oh Heart!
  12:00pm clarke:

i think the same guy plays manson in the new QT flim. he also played Dewey Crowe in Justified - briiliant!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Sid:

Wmfu.org does go somewhere, but you don't want to go there. Looks phishy.
  12:00pm clarke:

not only that - he is an aussie!!
  12:01pm Crei6hton:

Good afternoon
  12:02pm bobsmart567:

Clarke - yes, that’s right!
  12:03pm clarke:

(i did not see the Mindhunter - but totally enjoyed the QT film)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Sid:

Marianne Faithfull's voice ended up sounding better/more interesting after the ravages of rough living 'colored' it in the late 70s and beyond.
  12:05pm tmensighten:

Thanks Michael. I host four hours of freeform programing on a local alternative college station. I look to WFMU DJs for stuff to play.
  12:05pm tmensighten:

my program is tonight from 8-10
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:05pm jmd:

Whoa! Nice cover.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm mariano:

This Jesse Dayton is awesome!
  12:07pm Cooh John:

Revealed! The Cars were a country band in the guise of pop.
  12:08pm tmensighten:

Most new wave transfers well to traditional country music. The talking heads are ripe
  12:09pm bobsmart567:

No spoilers here, but a really funny line from the mind hunter episode is when the cops that are about to interview Manson are talking to Edward Kemper (the co-ed killer) in the prison, and Kemper says to them “Charlie’s really short. Try not to stare” ha!
  12:10pm clarke:

i tried cutting the mustard this morning - NO GO!!
  12:10pm SM Ken:

Dennis Wilson gave Manson some Beach Boys gold records for stealing his song. Manson used one of the BB gold record to pay rent to Ma Barker in Death Valley.
Avatar 12:11pm Juke Joint Jonny:

That is some hot sweet potato playing
  12:13pm clarke:

speaking of beach boys -- i finally listened to the Sweet Insanity brian wilson sessions = AGAINST advice from many. OUCH!! pretty bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Sid:

Can "Young Handsomestein" be far behind?
  12:14pm clarke:

i mean, of course, there's some great songs hidden somewhere in that horrible production
  12:15pm antonio:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Sid:

Reminds me of Jim Stafford's "My Girl Bill."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Sid:

Redd Kross still has it after 37 years....
  12:28pm listener monica:

this is gorgeous.
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Hughie Considine:

Some years ago I wrote a piece for the local alt-weekly about a guy who owns every Merge release, cassettes, one-offs, LPs, EPs, etc. He said the Merge band he didn't care for was Camera Obscura. I just found it interesting. Great show, as uzhe, Michael!
  12:42pm clarke:

wow, Hughie, that IS interesting. CO is one of the better merge bands in my book
  12:43pm Joe R.:

Buzzcocks and Camera Obscura here are easing my really long Boaty Weekender withdrawal!
  12:43pm clarke:

speaking of merge, i just FINALLY got the re-release of The Clientele's first album on merge - what a GREAT job they did with that: pressing, mastering, packaging, etc~
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Hughie Considine:

i agree, clarke. I mean, of all bands to rub you the wrong way. And re: your other post, I have actually had a surprising number of bad pressings on Merge. Maybe they're working with a new plant.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Mister Dobalina:

Rusty & Dough track is FIRE!
  12:48pm clarke:

maybe?? i know the pressing plants are all MAXED out these days - ALL of them!
  12:48pm clarke:

most of them have added a third shift (overnite)
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2021 Swag For Life Member 12:50pm Hughie Considine:

Interesting. I'm more familiar with pressing issues than pressing plants.
  12:50pm clarke:

there is a great article in Tape Op mag - a few issues back about pressing masters, etc.
  12:51pm clarke:

FAB show MS!! as ALways!!
  12:53pm antonio:

Ahhh.. The Boaty Weekender... next year I will win it
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