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Options March 22, 2014: Back Down!

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Artist Track
Amandla  Back Down   Options
louie shelton  A Walk In The Country   Options
George Jones  Four Oh Thirty Three   Options
Zodiacs, The  Don't You Ever Leave Me   Options
Kenny Rankin  In The Name Of Love   Options
Kinks  Sleepwaker   Options
Teen Tones  Do You Wanna Dance?   Options
Doc & Merle Watson  Let The Cocaine Be   Options
Carla Thomas  I'm Getting Closer   Options
Jake Bugg  What Doesnt Kill You   Options
Box Tops  The Trouble With Sam   Options
Carmol Taylor  That Little Difference   Options
Fats Domino  Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except For Me and My Monkey   Options
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five  Bounce The Ball   Options
John Doe  Lean Out Yr Window   Options
Gary Walker & The Rain  Take A Look   Options
Carl Perkins  You Can't Make Love To Somebody   Options
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose  Treat Her Like A Lady   Options
Student Teachers, The  Channel Thirteen   Options
Surfaris, The  I'm Into Something Good   Options
Eddie Hill  Educated Fool   Options
Pharell Williams  Happy   Options
Jackie Mittoo  Soul Bird   Options
Camera Obscura  French Navy   Options
James Rado & Company of Hair  Manchester England   Options
Del Reeves  Lover's Question   Options
James "Gonzo" Booker  Teen Age Rock   Options
Outta Sites, The  Shake All Night   Options
Jan & Dean  Yellow Balloon   Options
Laura Cantrell  Can't Wait   Options
Lou Rawls  Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)   Options
Aimee Mann  Freeway   Options
Strangers, The  Carpet Man   Options
Ralph Stanley   Cotton Eyed Joe   Options
Little Milton  Let's Get Together   Options
Guitars Unlimited Plus Seven  Expresso   Options
Cars, The  Don't Cha Stop   Options
Animals, The  Baby Let Me Take You Home   Options
Kenny Vaughan  Hot Like That (live at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop)   Options
Rolling Stones, The  Rip This Joint (live 1973)   Options
Loungers, The  Girls   Options
Gary Walker & The Rain  Take A Look   Options
Ernie Anderson  America's Funniest People   Options

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 to see "Behind The Scenes of Cuba Gooding Jr's 1996 Oscar Speech"

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 the evolution of The Tonight Show theme

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 for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"

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.

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!

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 "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

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

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.

CLICK HERE to go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Uncle Michael:

  11:04am Frank Above:

Good morning kids!
Avatar 11:09am Michael Shelley:

That Louie Shelton track: thedailypipe.blogspot.com...
Avatar 11:10am Clay P:

Was just doing some "Click Here" reading about Mike D's wallpaper, Cheap Trick's set list, and Mike Nesmith's autograph nuttery. Good stuff! Have a great show Mr. Shelley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Uncle Michael:

Michael, I collect the WB loss leaders. I have about 2/3 of them.
  11:19am JSG:

Live Life is another overlooked hit from the 70s Kinks.
  11:29am nate:

Does Mike Nesmith keep a bottle of Liquid Paper handy if he makes a mistake with his autograph?
  11:37am nate:

Seriously though, it seems like his price list is meant to keep the creepy autograph resellers away from him... do an ebay search for "autographed pickguard"
Avatar 11:41am dale:

fyi, the 90.1 signal went out a couple of minutes ago....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Parq:

Michael, the wise guys photo set is brilliant. Thanks for that.
  11:44am Frank Above:

John Doe is pretty cool.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Uncle Michael:

I thought the Rain stuff was after the Walker Brothers initial run...and pretty far removed from the Standells.
  11:47am scott:

Gary Walker was one of the Walker Brothers before forming the Rain. Joey Molland was a member of his band before joining Badfinger.
Avatar 11:48am Michael Shelley:

Dale - word is that there's a black out up there at the transmitter!
  11:49am scott:

Also, I'm pretty sure that Gary was the one who convinced Scott and John Walker to move from L.A. to London. He was right, because the Walker Bros. were superstars there for awhile.
  11:50am Zev:

(Totally stealing "Back of the stationwagon hit"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Cal Zone!:

Like like, treaterlike!
  11:56am bub u:

OK I admit i'm dancing to this by myself!
  12:08pm mike east:

Camera obscura...so good
  12:10pm Mighty Q:

dusty library
  12:15pm David in ATL from NJ:

Michael, I was playing the web theremin to that last song. I turned it from a number 1 hit to a solid 2.
  12:15pm David in ATL from NJ:

Michael, I was playing the web theremin to that last song. I turned it from a number 1 hit to a solid 2.
  12:16pm Mike Roze:

Hey Michael, great show! I'm going to see Todd Rundgren tonight in Newton New Jersey. Can you play some Todd, maybe a cool cover done by a cool guy.
  12:18pm Queens L. Bow:

Nesmith charges $100 for an autographed album? What, did all that Liquid Paper money run out?
  12:21pm Queens L. Bow:

RE: the comment about Loss Leaders---those were great promos for WB artists. I still have the triple "Looney Tunes," the new-wave/punk "Troublemakers" (which I think has some tracks that still aren't on CD) & "If the Shoe Fits" (also new wave, not as good). My sister had one called "I Didn't Know They Still Made Records Like This" which was sort of adult-contemporary.
  12:29pm mike east:

Is the Aimee Mann Ted Leo project moving forward?
  12:29pm Clay:

Those Loss Leaders were a good gateway for me to artists such as Beaver and Krause, Tim Buckley, Capt. Beefheart, Van Dyke Parks, etc. and one lost band with the dubious name of Hard Meat and a song called "Smile as You Go Under." Always wanted to find that again. Schlagers!
  12:33pm geokopp:

Todd Rundgren is at Newton Theater tonight! Wow. That theater is great, saw the Marshall Crenshaw/Bottle Rockets show there recently.
  12:34pm Mike R:

This version of Carpet Man is mind-blowing
  12:35pm Tim:

The Both (Mann & Leo) release their first album on April 15th.
  12:36pm Queens L. Bow:

Yep, there was a lot of great music on those discs: my Looney Tunes album had Beefheart, Zappa, Faces, Hendrix, as well as that Hard Meat song. Also, the Mann & Leo album,"The Both," is coming out next month.
  12:39pm mike east:

Thanks tim. I wanna check that out for sure
  12:40pm mike east:

...and thanks queens as well
  12:42pm Clay:

Is this on Shake It Up?
  12:44pm JakeGould:

First album Clay.
  12:45pm Clay:

I hate googling everything, y'know?
  12:45pm JakeGould:

Use Bing instead.
  12:46pm Clay:

no memory is funner
Avatar 12:47pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Howdy all. Saw Laura on CBS Morning Show. She was grea,t as anytime I've seen her perform. Unfortunately there wasn't any dialogue. However in the intro it was mentioned that she had a long running show on a NJ radio show. Wonder who that is!!??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Mike East:

I agree, Clay...memory is funner
  12:51pm JakeGould:

  12:54pm Red:

groovy show today
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