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|Wings||Rockestra Theme ('79 Back To The Egg)|
|Paul & Linda McCartney||Eat At Home ('71 Ram)|
|Jim Ford||Dr. Handy's Dandy Candy|
|Percy Mayfield||Stand By|
|Al Jolson||Chinatown, My Chinatown|
|Wings||Daytime Nightime Suffering ('79 B side of Goodnight Tonight)|
|Dale & Grace||I'm Not Free|
|Phil Baugh||Lonesome Joe from Kokomo|
|Slim Harpo||My Baby She's Got It|
|Wings||Listen To What The Man Said|
|Everly Brothers, The||Dancing On My Feet (take 4 - just Phil)|
|Wings||Sally G ('74 B side of Juniors Farm)|
|Wings||Magneto And Titanium Man ('75 Venus And Mars)|
|Paul McCartney||Every Night ('70 McCartney)|
|Tom Doyle - author||INTERVIEW|
|Paul McCartney||Coming Up ('80 McCartney II)|
|Freddy Fender||Rock No. 5|
|Warren Storm||Kansas City|
|Wilson Pickett||Toe Hold|
|Dennis Coffey||Get Back|
|Miriam||There Goes My Baby|
|Good Feelings||I'm Captured|
|Ronnie Hawkins||Sick And Tired|
|Ben Vaughn||Miss Me When I'm Gone|
|Little Jimmy Dempsey||There You Go|
|Otis Leavill||Love Uprising|
|Weary Band, The||Like Children In A Foreign Family|
|Louis Prima and Keely Smith||I've Got You Under My Skin|
|A MINUTE WITH||SCOTT SCHINDER|
|Stevie Riks||Paul McCartney Makes A Cup Of Tea|
|beatle Fans||At Shea Stadium|
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 for Ock TV
CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"
CLICK HERE for a new Stereohysteria podcast featuring Robbie Fulks' music and an interview.
CLICK HERE to see what Sotheby's is selling in their "A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk" auction
CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers
CLICK HERE for a funny video with info on Jay Gonzalez's Kickstarter campaign.
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 info about Fender's plans name Bono and the Edge from U2 to its board, and a video about the company's business troubles.
CLICK HERE for optical illusions
CLICK HERE to read or download the liner notes for "More Super Hits of the Seventies"
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 info on Joel Selvin and his book "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul Of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business Of Rhythm and Blues"
CLICK HERE for Bert Berns Info!
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 see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions
CLICK HERE to play Name That Drum Fill
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ROCKPILE live
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 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 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 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.
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 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 a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.
CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.
CLICK HERE for someJerry. The whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.
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 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
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.
Hiya kids hiya hiya
those Ock TV guys are insane!
Yes they are. I'm having trouble being articulate about why exactly they are funny.
Good chat. Sounds like a good read. Looking forward to Ben V. If Scott's cats are still unnamed, might I suggest Patience & Prudence.
Great stuff Mike! I've never heard that version of that tune. I really want to read that book.oxxo
Can we call that a disco-funk alloy by Paul?
Fascinating interview with Tom Doyle, I would have gladly listened to 3X as much. And yes, "Coming Up" has always been brilliant, an instsnt fave when it was released and a real classic now.
This version of Toe Hold has become a staple for me of late! Killah!
Ock TV makes me laugh the same way watching improv does: from pure discomfort. After watching about two minutes of them, I felt something like road rage.
David in ATL from NJ:
A great grandfather??? How is this possible? Please explain. It's not computing in my head.
Michael thanks again for getting the interviews with all of the greats. Another home run of a show!
Cool interview. Always thought Paul McCartney’s hippie phase was a joke. Even as a wee kid. The guy is a Beatle!
Wow, that IS a Curtis Mayfield tone-clone!
Hey young fella- good to hear Ben there on the show. I'll stock up on copies of TRT when I go to Madrid in September. Hope you're well. - Lindsay
and MIRIAM! That album is just incredible and gets better with every spin.
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