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Options September 2, 2017: Guest: James Hand

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Artist Track
James Hand  A Little Bitty Slip   Options
James Hand  Don't Tell Me That   Options
James Brown  I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) Pt 1   Options
Wingy Manone  Rhythm Is Our Business   Options
Muffs, The  The Best Time Around (demo)   Options
Bobby Fuller Four  Love's Made a Fool of You   Options
James Hand  Everybody Got It But Me   Options
Rex Garvin and the Mighty Cravers  Emulsified   Options
Rick Derringer  Something Warm   Options
Peggy March  Let Me Down Hard   Options
James Hand  Cuttin' Down (On My Runnin' Around)   Options
James Hand  The Parakeet   Options
James Hand  INTERVIEW   Options
James Hand  Men Like Me Can Fly   Options
Wynona Carr  Dragnet For Jesus   Options
Floyd Cramer  The Gospel Theme   Options
Flat Five, The  Florida   Options
Bill Dorsey  But Not Today   Options
Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys  Tonight You Belong To Me   Options
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose  Treat Her Like A Lady   Options
Skeletons  Trans Am   Options
Zoot  She's Alright   Options
Jerry Reed  Love Prints   Options
Solomon Burke  Stupidity   Options
Middleclassmen, The  Woman (This Ole Place Is Gettin' You Down)   Options
Rubinoos, The  That Thing You Do   Options
Good Vibrations, The  Call Me Lightning   Options
Robbie Fulks & Joy Lynn White  Tupelo County Jail   Options
Billy & Clyde  A World Of My Own   Options
Teenage Fanclub  Will I Still Have Thee?   Options
Roxy And Cat  O Miranda   Options
Jonathan Richman  This Kind Of Music   Options
Sebadoh  The Freed Pig   Options
Jerry Lewis  Jerryoke: Ladies Only   Options
Jerry Love  Mrs. Schwartz Prank   Options

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 info on The Beach Boys' "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow"

CLICK HERE to see "The Beach Boys" "perform" "Do It Again" on the 2017 A Capitol Fourth

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

CLICK HERE for info on Steve Keene's show at The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery from May 25 - Jun 24

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 an Interview with Chris Collingwood about the death of Fountains of Wayne and his new project Look Park

CLICK HERE to listen to a playlist of exclusive unreleased recordings by Longmont Potion Castle

CLICK HERE for a free download of a 16 track compilation from The Wipper Brothers

CLICK HERE for "Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry: ‘The Greatest Nightmare of Any Filmmaking Experience I’ve Ever Had' "

CLICK HERE for tales from Chuck Berry's backing bands

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

CLICK HERE for a story about The Beatles remastered version of "Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

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 for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

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 info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

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 hear Laura Cantrell in a BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

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.

Listener comments!

Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:01am BnowB:

Montclair checking in :) Hi mr Shelley :) cheers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 11:03am Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Good morning!
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:04am Michael Shelley:

Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:05am SmokinJ:

Good shit ms..
  Sat. 9/2/17 11:08am Doc Rock:

Good Morning- Sounds great.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 11:10am Marc Francis:

Howdy Michael! Howdy all y'all!
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:12am BnowB:

Rick james? James james.. hmm what could be next.. so exciting ;) hehe too much coffee... no such thing but I've had a lot
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:15am BnowB:

trumpet... so goooooood... some crazy good sound... ra tat tat ..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 11:15am Phillio:

My man got winged! Good morning, all!
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:17am SmokinJ:

Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:18am BnowB:

I've heard the name The muffs but i'll be darned never heard this stunning song! awesome!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 11:25am Tommy in Neversink:

  Sat. 9/2/17 11:26am Moammar:

Rex! It's before noon, but can I get emulsified anyway?
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:31am SmokinJ:

Best rd track ever!
  Sat. 9/2/17 11:42am paul:

What in tarnation is going on?
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:43am Michael Shelley:

! - Apologies - My mistake!
  Sat. 9/2/17 11:43am paul:

Only kidding. :)
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:47am SmokinJ:

God bless James Hand!
  Sat. 9/2/17 11:52am paul:

Love this guy.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 11:54am SmokinJ:

He's why America IS #1 in music!
  Sat. 9/2/17 11:58am paul:

Sounds like he's been around much longer than 65 years.
Avatar 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 12:07pm Hoboken Jack:

Thank you Michael, that was a tremendous interview. I must admit I wasn't familiar with Mr. Hand, but he just seems like a real decent guy.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:09pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks Jack. He was just as I imagined.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 12:16pm Tommy in Neversink:

So you're going to Cancun ?
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:17pm paul:

If you're coming to south FL, don't bring a jacket.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

what's the temp?
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

Long sleeves at night?
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:19pm paul:

It's "only" getting into the upper 80s, but it only goes down to about 78 at nite
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:20pm Michael Shelley:

thanks -- I thought you lived in Michigan
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:21pm paul:

And rain for the next few days (Ft. Lauderdale area)
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:22pm paul:

Lloyd Michigan is my alias...at tribute to the artist who recorded Bigfoot. :)
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:22pm Michael Shelley:

the greatest record ever recorded in the history of Earth
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

will be at Disney - not happy w/ rain
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:24pm paul:

Maybe they're expecting less rain. That's about 5 hours north.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 12:26pm Gaylord Fields:

The definition of a feminist ally ca. 1971: "Strange as it seems / You know you can't treat a woman mean"
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:27pm gene sculatti:

That damn "Trans Am"; Lou Whitney forever! Loved the Hand interview, Michael.
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:27pm paul:

I saw these guys open for J. Richman
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:34pm Frank Above:

Fantastic interview today. Just rolled back into town, but we were listening the whole way home.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 12:40pm Listener Baby:

Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:42pm Michael Shelley:

I was beginning to worry
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 12:43pm Listener Baby:

Picking!! Bummed to miss. Will catch up later today. Hope it went great. xoxo
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:44pm paul:

Would love to see him perform Countrier than Thou live.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:45pm Michael Shelley:

Listener BABY is a winemaker
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:47pm paul:

Baby, you should be a guest on the Wine Makers podcast. They record it in Sonoma.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 12:50pm Listener Baby:

Okay Paul.
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:50pm paul:

Contact John Myers at KSVY and tell him Paul sent you.
  Sat. 9/2/17 12:53pm paul:

Still trying to figure out how MS knew I was the same person as Lloyd Michigan.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:53pm Michael Shelley:

  Sat. 9/2/17 12:53pm Dennis Diken:

Mikey, freakin' great show, as always! have a ball, wherever you're going!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 🎃 Sat. 9/2/17 12:55pm ChrisB.:

Apropos of nothing: GBV in Asbury Park last night was GREAT!
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:58pm Frank Above:

It was, except for the animals in front who still think it's 1997 judging by the slamdancing and the total lack of response to any song not on Bee Thousand or Alien Lanes.
Avatar Sat. 9/2/17 12:58pm Frank Above:

CORRECTION: It WAS my birthday.
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