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Options June 28, 2014: Guest: Scott Ligon

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Artist Track
Scott Ligon  It's Your Birthday!   Options
Chris And Scott Ligion  Florida   Options
Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton  Four Oh Thirty Three   Options
Peaches & Herb  Two Little Kids   Options
Abel Ferreira  Bem-te-vi Atrevido   Options
NRBQ  Sit In MY Lap   Options
Mascots  Words Enough To Tell You   Options
Wiley Barkdull  'Cause You're Always On My Mind   Options
James Govan  Your Love Lifted Me   Options
NRBQ  Keep This Love Goin'   Options
NRBQ  I'd Like To Know   Options
NRBQ  Animal Life   Options
NRBQ  Waitin' On My Sweetie Pie   Options
NRBQ   Can't Wait to Kiss You   Options
Scott Ligon  INTERVEW   Options
NRBQ  It'll Be Alright   Options
Strawberry Alarm Clock  Barefoot in Baltimore   Options
Laura Cantrell  Driving Down Your Street   Options
Marva Whitney  Do Your Thing   Options
South Pacific Cast  There Is Nothing Like A Dame   Options
Jonathan King  Hooked On A Feeling   Options
Freddie Fender  Rock No. 5   Options
Little Jimmy Dickens   Cold Feet   Options
Marie Knight  that's No Way To treat A Girl   Options
Kanaloas, The  Surf Like An Egyptian   Options
Bystanders, The  98.6   Options
Carl Smith  Night Train To Memphis   Options
Ann Peebles  It's Your Thing   Options
Nina Simone V Groovefinder  I Got Life (remix)   Options
Strypes, The   Hometown Girls   Options
Critters, The  Sweet Breezes   Options
Jessi Colter  Why You Been Gone So Long?   Options
Rockpile  When I Write The Book   Options
Ken Sander   Speak Out   Options

CLICK HERE to see Scott play the heck out of the organ

CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HEREfor a new Stereohysteria podcast featuring Robbie Fulks' music and an interview.

CLICK HERE to see what Sotheby's is selling in their "A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk" auction

CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers

CLICK HERE for a funny video with info on Jay Gonzalez's Kickstarter campaign.

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 info about Fender's plans name Bono and the Edge from U2 to its board, and a video about the company's business troubles.

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE to read or download the liner notes for "More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for "The Jarmels" "A Little Bit of Soap" - don't think this is the original lead singer - but he does a great job

CLICK HERE for info on Joel Selvin and his book "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul Of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business Of Rhythm and Blues"

CLICK HERE for Bert Berns Info!

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE to find out if we need to be touching

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

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 watch the famously hard to find MC5 documentary

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 Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

CLICK HERE to read "A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever"

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 find out how Sweden’s domination of the international pop charts started

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 a good Kirsty MacColl documentary from the BBC

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for a two hour documentary about Louis Prima

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

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

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley & Henry Gibson singing "One, I Love You" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE and tell me if you think this is really edited from the news, or if it was performed knowingly

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see the set list of the Cheap Trick show i saw last week

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

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 a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

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 Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE for the first issue of "BOMP!" magazine

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe mentions - OR - buy it HERE for for £17 (about $28), including postage, on Will Birch's website

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 for a New York Times piece from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and CLICK HERE to read one from Chris Collingwood

CLICK HERE for the unfortunately titled but otherwise interesting "60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard"

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

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 STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing

CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall

CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them

CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song

CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE to check your News IQ

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums

CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !

CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"

CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad

CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"

CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show

CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

I have low expectations for THIS

CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger? from Fountains of Wayne writes songs

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for The Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track

CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent

CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow

CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!

CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing

CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn

CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!

CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"

CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter

CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.

CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.

CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!

CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"

CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

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

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/28/14 11:01am Parq:

Is it now? Well. many happy returns!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/28/14 11:02am Andrew Waterloo:

good morning
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:04am Bob:

I heard a story that Scott Ligon actually got hired to play piano for Big Al Anderson on a gig, even before meeting Terry Adams. True?
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:07am lloyd michigan:

Worst drivers? Check out Ohio and Florida.
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:13am Bill:

100% right on Jersey drivers. I transplanted here from MO going on six years ago, and I'm still routinely shocked at the wonderful combination of lack of skills and hostility. Two thoughts 1) delayed green is bizarre - what, you can't afford arrows?! 2) The more expensive the car, the bigger the problem.
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:20am lloyd michigan:

MS, what album/CD is that song "Florida" on?
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:21am JOFF!:

on the topic of Beatles re-appropriaters, have you heard/SEEN 'Street the Beat'?!?!
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 11:23am Michael Shelley:

CD "Look At The Birdy"
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:23am lloyd michigan:

Thanks! Great song.
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 11:26am Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 6/28/14 11:29am lloyd michigan:

Just downloaded from Amazon. The Ligon brothers owe you. :)
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:31am Todd E:

Scott, When is the Terry/NRBQ Monk album (from that gig in Vermont) slated for release? Loved the recent show in Boca!!!
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 11:33am drr:

JOFF!: yes, on this show, actually!
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:33am gurn blansen:

what was the name of that podcast again?
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 11:37am Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 6/28/14 11:38am Blanket:

Also want to ask Scott about the Monk stuff! Heard them do Well You Neednt this year and they just killed it
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:40am lloyd michigan:

Any suggestions for one NRBQ CD for someone who owns none of their music? (hangs head in shame)
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:43am Cricket:

For the question about a NRBQ CD - I'd start with their latest "Brass Tacks". Can't wait for the Scott interview - I adore what he's doing with NRBQ! He seems to capture everything great about them. Fab player <3
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:43am SeanG:

these songs are awesome
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:43am Freddy:

Also please ask Scott if the Monk cd will be a mix of the live stuff or the studio stuff they recorded, or just one or the other ...?
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:44am gurn blansen:

thanks for the link! love the show
  Sat. 6/28/14 11:45am lloyd michigan:

Thank you, Cricket!
  Sat. 6/28/14 12:00pm Pete from Boston (and NJ):

Thanks Lloyd (and Cricket). I just came here to ask that very question.
  Sat. 6/28/14 12:04pm shirley:

'Keep This Love Going' was written by Adams/Donnelly/Ligon (not just Donnelly). Great show, Michael!
  Sat. 6/28/14 12:05pm Cricket:

By the way - there's lots of wonderful others ....Yankee Stadium, All Hopped Up and Tiddlywinks to name a few more. If you like Mike's Number 1 hits - you'll probably like these a lot :) PS thanks Mike and Scott for the interview - loved it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/28/14 12:05pm Baby:

Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 12:09pm Michael Shelley:

Lloyd - if I had to pick one to start with: "ALL HOPPED UP"
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 12:09pm drr:

NRBQ starter record? Try NRBQ at Yankee Stadium.
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 12:09pm Michael Shelley:

But you'll eventually get all of them
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 12:09pm Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 6/28/14 12:12pm lloyd michigan:

Thanks, Michael!
  Sat. 6/28/14 12:12pm lloyd michigan:

And drr.
  Sat. 6/28/14 12:13pm van:

Ooh love Laura. Should be seeing her in DC in July
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/28/14 12:28pm Parq:

Miss Laura is opening for Camera Obsucra in New York this summer, twice, once in Manhattan and once in the Borough of Kings. Nuff said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/28/14 12:42pm mauri:

ah camera obscura. saw them in edinburgh over 10 years ago. It was a good show.
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 12:43pm Clay:

I sense the psychic nearness of Roy Head.
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 12:48pm Jimmy Wipper:

Dis kind of thing happen too often! Ok, I'll give you this one! But the other stuff I heard were mostly note by note covers (like the Nick Lowe one--which was pointless).
  Sat. 6/28/14 12:52pm bn:

i could kill a fifth of Thunderbird too -- but it might kill me
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 12:53pm Jimmy Wipper:

Now THIS is what I'm talkin' about!
Avatar Sat. 6/28/14 12:53pm Joe B:

yeah! love this rockpile number. great show as always Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/28/14 12:53pm Stevel:

Talk about perfect pop songs!
  Sat. 6/28/14 12:53pm JOFF!:

this song RULES!
  Sat. 6/28/14 12:54pm lloyd michigan:

Still waiting for that Rockpile reunion. But not holding my breath.
  Mon. 6/30/14 7:36am ?:

Yeah well Laura is also with Cam Obs here in DC in a few weeks

Avatar Thu. 7/17/14 8:53pm Greg:

It is with great astonishment that I realize that I briefly knew Scott Ligon while he live in Farmersville, Illinois. He dated a friend of mine. His talent blows my mind. (He also has a HELL of a record collection...)
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