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Options June 13, 2015: We've Only Just Begun Again

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Roger Nichols & Paul Williams  We've Only Just Begun   Options
Bobby Fuller Four, The  Love's Made A Fool Of You   Options
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant  This Ain't The Blues   Options
Lloyd Price  Ain't that Just Like A Woman   Options
Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole  Arte Bella   Options
Eugene Kelly  I'm Done With Drugs   Options
Fabulous Kingpins, The  For What It's Worth   Options
Skeets McDonald  Don't Push Me Too Far   Options
Solomon Burke  Stupidity   Options
Buzzcocks  You Say You Don't Love Me   Options
Central Park West  Sweets For My Sweet   Options
Lucinda Williams  I Just Wanted To See You So Bad (demo)   Options
Willie Mitchell  Pearl Time   Options
King Kennytone  Summer Birthday Twist   Options
NRBQ  I'm Satisfied   Options
Chakaras  City Boy   Options
Jim Lauderdale  I'm On Your Side   Options
Vernon Green and The Medallions  Shimmy Shimmy Shake   Options
La Lupe  Take It Easy   Options
Bread  Down on My Knees   Options
Group 64  I'll Cry Instead   Options
Merseyboys, The  All I've Got To Do   Options
Meri Marabini  Mi Manci   Options
George Jones  Brothers of the Bottle   Options
Earl King  Nervous Breakdown   Options
Emitt Rhodes  She's Such A Beauty   Options
Twinkle  What Am I Doing Here With You?   Options
Wade Ray  Easy Pickin's   Options
Mitty Collier  My Babe   Options
Ranny Sinclair  Wailing Waltz   Options
Like, The  He's Not A Boy   Options
Tiffany And The Thoughts  Find Out What's Happening   Options
Wynn Stewart  Do Die   Options
Baby Washington  I've Got a Feeling   Options
Electric Soft Parade  Summertime In My Heart   Options
Jack Eely and the Courtmen  Louie Louie '66   Options
Martha Carson  Just Whistle Or Call   Options
Lee Moses  Got That Will   Options
Sam Elwitt Orchestra  In Another Land   Options
Kiss  Coming Home   Options
Liquor Giants  Dearest Darling   Options
Wind, The  What's The Fun?   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Bitter   Options
Longmont Potion Castle  Underboki & Associates   Options

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 to watch "We Didn't Get Famous" The Story of the Southern Music Underground, 1978-1990

CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see actual video of The Cactus Blossoms on WFMU, or CLICK HERE, or CLICK HERE

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 to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

CLICK HERE for the Stereohysteria podcast episode featuring Deke Dickerson

CLICK HERE for a chart that shows musician deaths by genre

CLICK HERE to watch 12 parts of "Strong Enough to Break" a documentary film completed in 2004 about the making of Hanson's third studio album "Underneath" that chronicles the bands struggle to complete the album in an increasingly corporate music business.

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 "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

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 see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

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 to watch Mad Magazine's never aired 1974 tv special

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

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 info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

CLICK HERE for another piece about how the streaming music business model is doomed for eternity to be a disaster for musicians

CLICK HERE for forty photos of The Brown Sisters

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

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

CLICK HERE for a piece from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

CLICK HERE for a piece on the dynamic between Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


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

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

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 "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 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 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 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 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 "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 to play the web Theremin

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 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 recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), 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 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 the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

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

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


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

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

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 for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

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

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

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

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

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

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 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

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. 6/13/15 11:05am Melissa Jean:

  Sat. 6/13/15 11:05am SeanG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/13/15 11:07am Melissa Jean:

I needa go to Radio City sometime - never been! - glad you mentioned it. My mama was in Pennsylvania & my papa was in the Coast Guard stationed on Gov. Island circa 1969/70....they'd meet in NYC and see shows at Radio City.
  Sat. 6/13/15 11:10am P-90:

Only problem with Radio City: acoustics for amplified music can be tricky. I've seen that shows there that had mixing problems until 30 minutes or more into the set.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/13/15 11:10am Aaron in Minneapolis:

BABY! oops thats not my catch phrase
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 11:11am Toddophonic:

You and Rex both vying for Lloyd Price. Maybe interview could start at 12:50 and end at 1:10.
  Sat. 6/13/15 11:12am P-90:

@Melissa Jean: It will blow you away, a beautifully preserved palace of Art Deco opulence.
  Sat. 6/13/15 11:14am Eric:

Good to hear some Ska on MSS
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:18am Marc Francis:

You are on fire today Mr Shelley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/13/15 11:23am Melissa Jean:

@P-90 awesome, got that sneakpeek in "Radio Days" - gorgeous. will see in person someday for sure
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/13/15 11:29am Layet Johnson:

This music could either be "my day off will be productive as hell" music or "my day is gonna be slack as hell" music. Thanks Mike!
  Sat. 6/13/15 11:34am David in ATL from NJ:

Great LW demo!
  Sat. 6/13/15 11:35am JSG:

This kills the released version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:36am Baby:

Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 11:40am JakeGould:

Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 11:41am Michael Shelley:

BABY - Aaron in Minneapolis almost stole your catch phrase!
  Sat. 6/13/15 11:42am P-90:

@Michael Shelley: Your description hit it perfectly, the consistent issue at RC is that amplified music gets very "muddy" very quickly there if it's too loud, so you often hear exactly what you described: that "Mom turned it down a little too low" sound. I was so excited to catch the Emmylou Harris/Mark Knopfler tour there a few years ago, and the clunky sound was very distracting, lots of people in the audience were talking about it during intermissions and while exiting.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:44am Baby:

Catch Phrase?? It's a way of life. Keep dreaming Aaron!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/13/15 11:46am Aaron in Minneapolis:

I will keep reaching for the stars
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:47am Baby:

That too, is a way of life. You are dismissed.
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 11:48am Michael Shelley:

Aaron - start a Kickstarter campaign to get your own catch phrase
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:49am Baby:

Money is only the beginning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:51am Baby:

Think about all the 1000's of songs I'm mentioned in. It's really pretty overwhelming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Sat. 6/13/15 11:51am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Thx for the #1 Hits DJ MS! Makin' the morning after Fri. night a good thing.
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 11:54am Jimmy Wipper:

I went to see Lloyd Cole play a house concert last night. He said that on one of his albums, his A&R guy told him he had too many songs that had "Baby" in them. He said his A&R guy was right.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:55am Baby:

  Sat. 6/13/15 11:57am P-90:

A Bread bulls-eye!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:58am purpleknif:

That was Bread!!?
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 11:58am Michael Shelley:

makes me want to carbo load
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 11:58am Baby:

Is that what they are calling it now?
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:01pm P-90:

Is this a sneak preview of Gaylord's long-rumored "24-Hour Fake Beatles Stream?"
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 12:05pm Michael Shelley:

I wish
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:07pm Marc Francis:

Yep. Happened once in New Orleans. I think the bartender just wanted us to all leave though...
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 12:08pm Michael Shelley:

Marc - what kind of person did the buying & why?
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:09pm P-90:

John Lennon used to walk into bars on the Upper West Side, and if he decided he felt comfortable enough there to stay for more than one drink, he'd quietly ask the bartender to give everyone there a round on him.
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:10pm Brian:

When I lived in Chicago, a ward heeler came into the bar I was in and bought a round for the house on election day
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:10pm Tommy:

A few friends of min finished off my ounce of colombian one evening , does that count ?
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:11pm Noah:

Around college graduation, I was one of about 10 people in the small town bar. He was from a wealthy family, pretty drunk, bought a round for the bar. It was Jegermeister, but it was still fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:11pm Baby:

Yes Tommy, yes it does.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:11pm Marc Francis:

The bartender actually bought everyone a round. And when we were done he politely asked us to all leave. Ahhh. The famous Mermaid Lounge. Sadly now closed.
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:12pm lloyd michigan:

I bought Chicago Bulls center Luc Longley a beer at the Double Door.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:12pm Matt F:

I've been tending bar for about 10 years and I've seen it happen exactly once, a year or two ago- an Australian guy who is a semi-regular came in in the middle of the day, the historically lousy soccer team that he had followed since childhood had won an important playoff game in some sort of miraculous come-from-behind fashion, after years of heartbreak and futility, and he bought everyone in the place two rounds. Although there were only 7 or 8 other people there and some of them were just there for lunch and didn't want a drink.
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 12:12pm drr:

Mermaid Lounge---I miss it so much!
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:14pm Marc Francis:

drr - Me too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:14pm Uncle Michael:

I need to kickstart a Twinkle biopic.
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:14pm Rebecca:

HI Michael,
Is the request line open?
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:15pm lloyd michigan:

Matt F...Small world. Luc Longley was an Aussie. Was gonna buy him a Foster's but he wanted a Bud.
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:15pm Stuart Rose:

Brian, sounds like an archetypical Chicago moment.
But there must have been similar outbursts of " generosity" in New York in Tammany days.
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:18pm P-90:

There should be a cocktail called the "Ward Heeler"
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 12:19pm Michael Shelley:

Rebecca - semi open
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:24pm RChertow:

I really really really want to hear Robbie Fulks' cover of irreplaceable
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 12:26pm Michael Shelley:

R - didnt bring it today & we dont have it here - though he did do a great version on this show once: wfmu.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:27pm Baby:

The Maharishi keep on a knocking, and nobody lets him in? Baby.
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:28pm RChertow:

Yes he did! Thanks anyway.
Avatar Sat. 6/13/15 12:33pm drr:

Marc Francis: who was the bartender?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:34pm Baby:

Speaking of instrumental #1 Hits. I know a little disc called Jimmy's Corner that will amaze and delight. I forget who the artist is, though??
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:44pm Marc Francis:

drr: I can't remember? It was a long time ago. Long hair? Hahahahaaa. That narrows it down...
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:57pm lloyd michigan:

rip James Last
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 6/13/15 12:57pm Uncle Michael:

Nice Dancin' in the Moonlight Rhodes sound on the Jay Gonzalez.
  Sat. 6/13/15 12:58pm Tommy:

Kiss is the luckiest band in music history
  Tue. 6/16/15 2:15pm Rebecca:

I love "On Your Side" by JL SO MUCH! I forgot how much I loved that song. But my favorite from that era is "Run Like You." I want to cover that one day.
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