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Options February 23, 2013: Includes an interview with Jonathan Silverman author of "Nine Choices: Johnny Cash and American Culture"

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Artist Track
Johnny Cash  Folsom Prison Blues (live at Folsom Prison)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Acapulco (Sunrise) (live at WFMU)   Options
Explorers Club, The  Any Little Way   Options
Johnny Cash  Cocaine Blues (live)   Options
Soulful Strings  Girl Watcher   Options
Tripwires  Sold your Guitar Blues   Options
April Stevens  I Love How You Love Me   Options
Johnny Cash  Don't Think Twice, It's Alright   Options
Chris Kenner  Sick and Tired   Options
Clifton Chenier  Think It Over   Options
Jon Brion  I Believe She's Lying   Options
Kinks, The  She's Got Everything   Options
Johnny Cash  I Guess Things Happen That Way   Options
Johnny Cash  Without Love   Options
Johnny Cash  Delia's Gone   Options
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash  Jackson   Options
Jonathan Silverman  INTERVIEW   Options
Johnny Cash  Sea Of Heartbreak   Options
Johnny Cash  The Man Who Couldn't Cry   Options
Henry Lumpkin  Mojo Hannah   Options
Apples In Stereo  Shine A Light   Options
Del Shannon  Mind Over Matter   Options
Tex Williams & His Western Caravan  Ham & Eggs   Options
Arthur Alexander  A Shot of Rhythm and Blues   Options
Kenny Burrell  Mambo Twist   Options
Bangles, The  Going Down To Liverpool   Options
Turtles, The  Cat In The Window   Options
Bobby Barnett  Good Old George   Options
Valentinos, The  We'll Make It Alright   Options
Big Star  When My Baby's Beside Me (early mix)   Options
Michael Legrand  Di-Gue-Ding-Ding   Options
George Jones & Gene Pitney  I've Got Five Dollars And Its Saturday Night   Options
Swamp Dogg  Redneck   Options
Soul Stirrers, The  Pray (incomplete)   Options
Ura-chan and Naka-jin  Just Aint Fair   Options
J&H Productions  Part 1   Options

September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day -- CLICK HERE to hear it!

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CLICK HERE for Stories About Prince!

CLICK HERE for the trailer to Dave Grohl's movie about Sound City studios.

CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby's "Do You Remember That" Official Video !

CLICK HERE for info and a trailer for a new documentary on the Muscle Shoals sound!

CLICK HERE for The dB's live on World Cafe!

CLICK HERE for some info on Gabriel, the genius behind "Buzzard Lope" !

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CLICK HERE for "Drifter Kills Guy With A Hatchet The Gives INSANE Interview".

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CLICK HERE for "The Story of Pat and Lolly Vegas" - former guest Pat Vegas drives around L.A. and talks about their history.

CLICK HERE for a great video of Frank Howard & the Commanders.

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE for a peek at Michael's 2013 marathon premium cd!

CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.

CLICK HERE to check out the new WFMU signal coverage map "91.1fm in the NY-NJ metropolitan area, 90.1 in Orange County, NY and 91.9fm in Rockland County NY"!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to read a really bad review of a reissue of Keith Moon's "Two Sides of the Moon"

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read "The Beatles and the Art of the Tambourine"

CLICK HERE to watch a robot band cover The Ramones

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

CLICK HERE for a great Herman's Hermits Interview from the Oklahoma Historical Society!

CLICK HERE for a short film "The Life & Death of the American Arcade"

CLICK HERE for "Sony Releases Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work" !

CLICK HERE for an article about Sandy Hook truthers who think they've found “absolute proof” that the Newtown shootings were a hoax.

CLICK HERE for a short film "Moon Hoax Not"

CLICK HERE to find out who played bass on some of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

CLICK HERE for “Confessions of a Bad News Bear”.

CLICK HERE for a great Beach Boys Interview from 1964 (starts @ 1:30).

CLICK HERE for seven minutes of David Bowie getting pissed off during interviews.

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

CLICK HERE for 1976 Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles on The Carson show!

CLICK HERE for 1974 Sly Stone on The Mike Douglas show!

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CLICK HERE Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles - Whole Lotta Helter Skelter !

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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 gargbage. A sixth grader could have written a better essay. All of this author's works should be removed from Amazon."

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Ken From Hyde Park:

Johnny Cash, we salute you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Mike East:

that's gotta be one of the best/simplest guitar solos ever
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Ken From Hyde Park:

Johnny Cash was born on Feb. 26, 1932, and died Sept. 12, 2003, per Wikipedia.
  11:10am ~L:

Reading his book right now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Mike East:

I won an excellent 2disc johnny cash collection from night people during the marathon last year. just one more reason to pledge often!
  11:22am Silvia:

There is a cool cover of I Love How You Love Me by the 60s Spanish band Los Archiduques http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rmgU1jJU1Y
  11:27am earnest reply:

Has Johnny Cash ever really spent time in prison besides a holding cell for a night or two?
  11:27am earnest reply:

Has Johnny Cash ever really spent time in prison besides a holding cell for a night or two?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am ChrisB.:

Jon Brion 's "Meaningless" is an overlooked and underappreciated gem.
  11:27am Silvia:

Los Archiduques are from Asturias, a region famous for their bagpipes, so their version is still popular in clubs.
Avatar 11:29am Brian in UK:

Jon Brion is No.1 & one man Yo La Tengo.
Avatar 11:31am Jay/London:

Hi Michael and all just checking in
  11:31am ~L:

The book says, Cash spent seven single nights in jail, but served no prison sentence.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Ken From Hyde Park:

Glenn Jones played some Johnny Cash after Johnny died.
Avatar 11:33am Brian in UK:

@Sylvia Asturias has good cider as well.
  11:33am Paul:

Pretentious pretentious. Michael is WILDLY PRETENTIOUS. BUT HE PLAYS GREAT TUNES SO...
  11:35am Dennis Diken:

my goodness, the Kinks rule and this track illustrates what a genius drummer Mick Avory is. incredible feel
  11:36am ~L:

Did you see Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee. My friend won an ADR award for it!
Avatar 11:37am Michael Shelley:

AGREE Dennis - and that guitar solo!
Avatar 11:41am Jay/London:

@ ~L yes saw Life of pi when it came out it's one great Film
Avatar 11:41am Juke Joint Jonny:

Without Love, great song taking on some serious dark shading with JC at the helm. Beauty.
  11:43am Name:

Lovin the Johnny on a cloudy Saturday morning
  11:44am Name:

Johnny never went to prison but he did a lot of prison solidarity work.
  11:47am Nate:

". . .and I'll be dancin' on a pony keg". How do one do that?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Ken From Hyde Park:

Benjamen Walker had some Johnny Cash material on some recent shows. The link has part 1 and it has a link to part 2.
  11:54am Nate:

Thanks @Ken. I find all of this very fascinating
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Mike East:

I heard some of that Ken, but I missed the 2nd part. Thanks.
  12:02pm david from ks:

wuttsa pony keg?
  12:03pm Moammar:

Smallish keg of beer. I know them well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Mike East:

Some friends of mine, The Atomic Missiles, had a song, "Johnny Cash Died of a Broken Heart"
  12:05pm david from ks:

thanx Mr.M.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm MD:

Check out the Louvin Brothers book....Charley makes a great point...."When June died...we all knew John was not going to be around much longer..." A GREAT BOOk...it's called SATAN IS REAL....
  12:08pm ~L:

Another great interview!
Avatar 12:11pm Jay/London:

@ david From Ks a pony keg is a half size beer keg it holds about 7.5 US gallons hope that helps
Avatar 12:13pm hamburger:

oddest lyrics from johnny cash ever heard! ex-wife died from stretch marks?!
Avatar 12:14pm fred:

There are less glamorous sides to not being able to cry. I know, side-effect from surgery years ago. No contacts for me, and cops tend to stop and search me because my eyes get red. Nothing to write a great song about though, better write the legend
  12:14pm mrmucho:

Mike, seriously you didn't know JC was a deeply religious man? Or was it something you'd just rather ignore?
  12:16pm Silvia:

@ Brian in UK, Yes I know!! I'm from Gijon, Asturias.
Avatar 12:17pm fred:

@mrmucho: maybe this has to do with how "deeply religious" has come to mean something JC didn't practice
  12:17pm david from ks:

@Jay from London : 7.5 US gallons of ale might help!
  12:18pm drr:

Is this maybe the only Apples In Stereo song that is memorable? Cause it really is, but I can't think of another thing they did.
Avatar 12:19pm Michael Shelley:

Mr Mucho - what is your real first & last name?
Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

DRR - I think they have a nice handful of #1 hits "Seems So' & "What's The" are great
Avatar 12:22pm fred:

@Michael Shelley: what do his names have to do with anything exactly?
  12:22pm david from ks:

Thats it! Im goin to the liquor store and be all toasted by sunset!
  12:29pm mrmucho:

Mike nice dodge but my question still stands
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Mike East:

you've got lucie dancin' this mornin' Michael!
Avatar 12:31pm Michael Shelley:

Mr. you're rude and confrontational. Leave me alone. Please stop commenting on my show.
  12:31pm drr:

Oh yeah, "Seems So", as soon as you say the title it comes right back.
  12:34pm seang:

The Cavedogs have a great song called, "Leave Me Alone".
  12:35pm mrmucho:

Jeez so much for the Friendship Society
Avatar 12:35pm fred:

@mrmucho: To clarify: I don't think JC was big about judging others, which many "deeply religious" people tend to do. I think part of his religious feelings were a sense of empathy with the judged, not the judges.
@Michael Shelley: aren't you overreacting a bit there? Did you delete a comment? That would explain it
  12:37pm mrmucho:

If Mike doesn't want me to comment on his show, I won't. I will still be listening!
Avatar 12:38pm Michael Shelley:

I didnt delete anything - I'm doing a show - Mr. takes advantage of his anonymity to be a rude bully - I'm just tired of it - a message board is no place to have a serious discussion on religion - especially not while doing a show - Mr is not constructive.
Avatar 12:38pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks Mr.
Avatar 12:41pm hamburger:

oof religion + politics.... biggest party poopers eva!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Cory:

true that, I come here for music
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm MD:

Mike...thanks for the great interview and show!
Hey Hamburger...your profile photos are makin' me hungry! THANKS...IT's ALMOST LUNCH...!!!
Avatar 12:47pm fred:

Heard loud and clear Mr Shelley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:52pm Cory:

Oh and back to Johnny's second American album, for me the signature tune was his cover of Rusty Cage.
  12:54pm Dave in Woodbridge:

Message board discussion is starting to remind me of Johnny's "The One On the Right (Is On the Left)."
  12:57pm mark in toronto:

@hamburger: sorry i'm late to the discussion, but "the man who couldn't cry" is a cover of a Louden Wainwright song. Johnny's just singing it, he didn't write it.
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