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CLICK HERE for info on The Beach Boys in Concert The Ultimate History of America's Band on Tour and Onstage !
CLICK HERE for info on Donnie And Joe Emerson! !
CLICK HERE for info on The Beach Boys in Concert The Ultimate History of America's Band on Tour and Onstage !
CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!
CLICK HERE for info on how to get your own "Michael Shelley's #1 Hit Club" membership card!
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|Beach Boys, The||Darlin' (live)|
|Beach Boys, The||Aren't You Glad (live)|
|Albert Lee||Best I Can|
|Merced Blue Notes||Head bad|
|Dandy Livingstone||Salt Of The Earth|
|Go Go's, The||Our Lips Are Sealed|
|Sonny Curtis||Atlanta Georgia Stray|
|Sanford Clark||Step Aside|
|Jimmy Fraser||Of Hopes and Dreams and Tombstones|
|Thee Headcoatees||When The Night Comes|
|Everly Brothers, The||Money|
|Margie Singleton||Talkin My Heart Out Of Love|
|Ernie K-Doe||Here Come the Girls|
|Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra||Whipped Cream|
|Beach Boys, The||Long Promised Road (live at Carnagie Hall))|
|Ian Rusten author of The Beach Boys In Concert||Interview|
|Beach Boys, The||That's Why God Made The Radio (live)|
|Roy Hall||You Ruined My Blue Suede Shoes|
|Bill Johnson & His Musical Notes||Shorty's Got To Go|
|Muffs, The||The Whole World|
|Ronny And The Daytonas||Brave New World|
|Wade Jackson||Sippin' On A Sud|
|Impressions, The||We're A Winner|
|Outta Sites, The||Everybody Shake|
|Donnie and Joe Emerson||Don't Go Lovin' Nobody Else|
|Donnie and Joe Emerson||INTERVIEW|
|Donnie and Joe Emerson||Good Time|
DONNIE AND JOE EMERSON (w/ Michael Shelley):
CLICK HERE for David Lowrey's "My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89"
CLICK HERE for a reply to David Lowrey
CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!
CLICK HERE foe Q&A with Al Jardine
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 "Ottawa band’s new release spins only on Fisher-Price record player"
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 Left of the dial: Independent radio in the digital age which includes some video interviews with WFMU staff members!
CLICK HERE for another clip of The Rolling Stones being less then The Greatest Rock & Roll Band
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 for a few actual kind hearted people who would like to give $1 million to each and every person in America but are unfortunately not all that good at math
CLICK HERE for a series of Beatles vocal harmony tutorials
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 read "Van Dyke Parks: 'I was victimised by Brian Wilson's buffoonery' ".
CLICK HERE to watch revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
CLICK HERE to watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!
CLICK HERE to see why Bob Lefsetz thinks the Stones' tour is a greedy failure, and how the band is clueless.
CLICK HERE to see John Lydon’s handwritten response to the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame regarding the induction of the Sex Pistols in 1996.
CLICK HERE for "Here Are Idiot Celebrities Talking Out Of Their Asses About Punk At Last Night’s Met Gala".
CLICK HERE to watch the entire Minutemen documentary "We Jam Econo"
CLICK HERE for WFMU's Dave Mandl's Slate article "Same Old Song? Not Exactly. Many classic hits are secretly re-recorded. Can this be stopped?"
CLICK HERE for Lawrence O'Donnell's take on Wayne LaPierre's speech.
CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"
CLICK HERE to see Elvis & Elmo sing "The Monster Went And Ate My Red 2"
CLICK HERE for an horrifying video - who's behind this?
CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"
CLICK HERE to watch Antoine Dodson explain how he has renounced homosexuality, and has become a "True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah," and now wants a wife.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.
CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.
CLICK HERE to watch what happens when 2 monkeys were paid unequally.
CLICK HERE for info in Eric Kayser - now in NYC on 3rd Ave.
CLICK HERE to find out why people believe in conspiracy theories.
CLICK HERE for Rachel Maddow on Alex Jones’ Conspiracies.
CLICK HERE to watch "Music Man Murray," a short film about a record collector/dealer.!
CLICK HERE to see how to clean records with glue!
CLICK HERE to see kids at Coachella pretend they've heard of bands that don't actually exist.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!
CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 1 !
CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 2 !
CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.
CLICK HERE for The Worst Work Stations Ever
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 the Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s!
CLICK HERE to hear The Ramones comment on Phil Spector!
CLICK HERE for a great time waster.
CLICK HERE for Lance Shabazz's super cheaply made JOE TEX documentary!
CLICK HERE for "The Beatles - 12 Hours To Please Me!" from the BBC - featuring some interesting stuff AND that thing that drives me nuts - contemporary folks covering the Beatles - some ok, some blah!
CLICK HERE for proof: destruction of the Death Star was an inside job.
I'm a huge Sonny Curtis fan. CLICK HERE for a recent interview.
CLICK HERE for a nice Spin piece on Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams
CLICK HERE for a video about Wealth Inequality in America
CLICK HERE for info on why Brian Wilson is the devil!!
CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"
CLICK HERE and enjoy the part that starts 2:25 in.
CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú
September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day -- CLICK HERE to hear it!
CLICK HERE for Albums that never were (but should have been!)
CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!
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" !
CLICK HERE for Long Bets.
CLICK HERE for "Drifter Kills Guy With A Hatchet The Gives INSANE Interview".
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 an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!
CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.
CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios
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 "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 to find out who played bass on some of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
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 a short film which explains how Mellotrons work.
CLICK HERE Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles - Whole Lotta Helter Skelter !
CLICK HERE for Chuck Berry's 1980 thoughts about The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and Clash records.
CLICK HERE for Famous Album Covers Revisited Using Google Street View .
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 similar 156 page "Book On Demand" titled "Nick Lowe" that boasts being made from "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" What is the world coming to? Only $19.95.
CLICK HERE for info on Warren Zanes!
CLICK HERE for the FREE download of "No Good To Cry" by The Explorers Club!
Way to hit the post on the breast feeding story!
well, michael shelley's on. time to run some errands. i'll be enjoying the show in the car. have a good one!
I am sure there is a tie in to your guests or something, but as far as your radio show goes, I think this might be the lamest song I have ever heard you spin Mike. (Our Lips Are Sealed).
Always liked Wiedlin, Kathy Valentine, and Gina Schock is under-rated as a drummer. But I thought the band would have been better with a different lead singer. Maybe not as popular on MTV, but would have been better.
I saw the Go Go's on an all Stiff bill with Desmond Decker and Madness.
If you can bring together the "Lips Sealed" song theme and the breastfeeding story I might have a change of opinion.
I was warned not to go because of my long hair and the skinhead fan base.
OUCH Sean - no tie in - besides being a #1 hit.
And think about it.. radio goes into space.. so after some years (nearest planets are a few light years away). ears on other planets could hear it. Our 'oldies' are new to them.
Love that sonny Curtis tune. Just finished reading a behind the scenes book on the Mary Tyler Moore show- never knew sonny wrote/sang the theme song.
Surf's Up! Oh Boy, author Ian Rusten!
Can't wait for my copy of the book to arrive!
I always thought of them as an oldies act.
Thanks for all that great information, Ian!
They are the greatest band ever... I mean greatest SURF band ever... Other than the Ventures. And Mommyheads.
Will Mr. Rusten write a book about the Mommyheads next? Wasn't Mike Love in that band.
Not sure about the Mommyheads, but I agree they were a great band!
Great interview, seriously. Can't wait to see the book.
Hey Ian, great interview! Can't wait to read the book (unlike Juz, who will just look at the pictures...)
Thank you. I hope you like it. If you are near Brooklyn-I'll be having an event at Book Court on 163 Court St on July 19. See you there!
I can listen to the Fun Boy 3 version of Our Lips all goddam day. And cowritten by Terry Hall. So there.
What a contrast to Belinda Carlisle. Kim Shattuck is one of rock's greatest vocalists.
New Muffs when?
Forgot to say the July 19 event is at 7 PM!!!
These guys really move me. Thanks for having them on. Tell them they have inspired someone today!
Agreeing with Steve^. The music is transcendent. Great story, too, and happy for every bit of delayed success and appreciation these brothers are now experiencing!
God bless their dad. "If you're going to do it, do something that is yours." Parental advice doesn't get much better.
If they are heading past Fort Wayne, Ind, PLEASE let us know!
ice in bklyn:
Great show and interview. Thanks!
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