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Options August 2, 2014: Guests: Rod Argent of The Zombies & Bobby Patterson!

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Artist Track
Zombies, The  Indication   Options
Bobby Patterson  The Good Old Days   Options
Tommy Trent  A Mile To The Mailbox   Options
Bobby Patterson  Broadway Ain't Funky No More   Options
Velvet Underground  Sunday Morning   Options
Zombies  Friends of Mine   Options
Nat Stuckey & Connie Smith  It's Alright   Options
Bobby Patterson  Busy Busy Bee   Options
Street The Beat  Falling In Love   Options
Zombies, The  Just Out Of Reach   Options
Del Reeves  Everybody's Got To Be Somewhere   Options
Bobby Patterson  Mama's Got a New Bag Too   Options
Bobby Patterson and the Mustangs  The Good Old Days   Options
Bobby Patterson  YOu're Love Belongs Under A Rock   Options
Bobby Patterson  INTERVIEW   Options
Bobby Patterson  I Got More Soul   Options
Explorers Club, The  Run, Run, Run   Options
Zombies, The  You Make Me Feel Good   Options
Eddie Noack  Two Bright Lights   Options
Bobby Patterson  I'm Leroy, I'll Take Her   Options
Steven Malkmus  Jenny & The Ess-Dog   Options
Zombies, The  A Rose For Emily   Options
Zombies, The  Whenever You're Ready   Options
Zombies, The  Care Of Cell 44   Options
Rod Argent  INTERVIEW   Options
Zombies, The  She's Not There   Options
Marry Poppins  A 3 Dollar Increase   Options

CLICK HERE for a difficult crossword puzzle created by listener Alex which was rejected by the New York Times. Hint: knowing the music of The Zombies will help!

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 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 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 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 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 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.

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for someJerry. 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 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.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:03am Baby:

Avatar 11:04am Michael Shelley:

Avatar 11:06am Reverend Fox:

Boom! How'd you'd do the cool Mike intro? Please credit that!
Avatar 11:10am Michael Shelley:

Ive been collecting those clips for 20+ years!
Avatar 11:17am Tom from Detroit:

Hi Mike. Great show!
Avatar 11:17am Billy Jam:

morning Michael Shelley - loving every song this morning - especially this gem right now….THANK YOU……am tuned in on iPhone on that great wfmu App from out here in California - best damn station in the nation! Looking forward to rest of your show Michael
Avatar 11:18am Martin:

My favorite is "Hey Mikey, your show stinks" Is that Ken F in your annual appraisal? :-)
Avatar 11:19am Tom from Detroit:

So many great interviews lately!
Avatar 11:20am Michael Shelley:

THANKS & good morning folks - Billy you're up early!
  11:22am Michael Hurlbert:

Outstanding Zombies track. thank you.
Avatar 11:22am Billy Jam:

your show is best way to start the saturday……btw your aforementioned daughter Michael (who u just played doing a drop for your show right now) did THE best ever drop/ID for my show in past….still play it on the air on WFMU from time to time…..tell her thank you again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Rectitude:

Avatar 11:23am Michael Shelley:

Doucheguy from VA - email me your phone # so I can call you after the show
  11:30am David in ATL from NJ:

Solid #1, Michael!
  11:33am whattawino:

My friend Brant Mewborn was a writer and singer/songwriter who loved and worked with Street the Beat. I saw them a number of times back in the day and they were fantastic.
Avatar 11:36am ChooChoo - ATL:

Also tuning in from The Big Peach.
Avatar 11:49am Billy Jam:

great interview - and love his hip-hop reference
  11:52am Douglas in DFW:

Texas proud. Love ya in dallas. Miss Soul 730 KKDA
Avatar 11:54am Billy Jam:

hah hah ….this guy is hilarious….love him….a natural on the radio…..wish I could make his show but won't be back in time….love your show every week Michael - always learn something new about music - via your playlists and these great informative interviews…. thank-you
  11:58am Eric:

if you want some clothes like that go down to Fulton street in Brooklyn
Avatar 12:00pm JakeGould:

Eric, you mean Fulton street 10+ years ago? The whole downtown Fulton Mall area is being gentrified like crazy now. AND HELLO EVERYONE!
Avatar 12:01pm BadGuyZero:

The first show I went to after flying back to Dallas after last year's marathon was Bobby Patterson and The Relatives.
  12:07pm Eddy in Australia:

Brilliant interview! Could you please have Bobby Patterson on every week.
  12:07pm Eric:

@JayGould I mean further east on Fulton St. and south along Nostrand. Or you may have to go all the way down to Church for more selection.
Avatar 12:08pm Michael Shelley:

Eddy - great idea!
  12:11pm Eddy in Australia:

@Michael: Having said that, I think you might have trouble keeping up with him!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Baby:

So good! Next VOTM Favs CD is Jason. You are going to love it.
Avatar 12:12pm Michael Shelley:

put up a link for that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Baby:

Not sure what you mean?
Avatar 12:14pm Michael Shelley:

put a web site address on this board where we can get that Jason cd
  12:15pm Michael from the Left Coast:

The Zombies were, pound for pound, the best band to come out of the UK except for the Beatles. Consider this, the Zombies only released two albums and a handful of singles and there isn't a clunker in the bunch. Even the Beatles released You Know My Name and some other lesser lights, but the Zombies have nothing in their catalogue like that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Baby:

Jason Brewer of the Explorers Club has done favorites compilation for our winery, as a gift, or benefit, for our Wine Club Members. If you are interested in Wine, this CD, and many others like it , go here join join the Club The one and only Michael Shelley did our second Volume for us! www.vinesonthemarycrest.com Click on Wine Club. That is all. Baby!!
  12:20pm SeanG:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Rectitude:

Beat to THE world
  12:29pm Geokopp:

I've seen the Zombies several times over the last 10 years or so. Amazing show!
Avatar 12:41pm Clay:

Great show, Michael! Hope you get around to talking a little about Argent (the band) and how Rod met Russ Ballard. Loving this interview.
  12:43pm David in ATL from NJ:

I don't know how you do it week after week, Michael, but thanks for all the great interviews and music. I'm so glad there is a station like WFMU.

Have a great vacation.
  12:45pm Jeffrey Davison:

Terrific interview, as usual. Rod is wonderful...great guest.
  12:50pm David in ATL from NJ:

I meant to add, "Pow, Pow, Pow" after my "have a great vacation" line above.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:53pm Gaylord Fields:

When "Time of the Season" finally hit in 1969, Colin Blunstone was working for an insurance company! He was a goddamn claims adjuster or some such!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Ken From Hyde Park:

In college, one of my pals called the local radio station at random times and always requested "Time of the Season."
Avatar 12:56pm drewo:

Another week of great interviews Michael, thanks!

I had the pleasure this week of meeting and chatting with John Drake, one-time lead singer of the Amboy Dukes. He was very friendly and personable, and he's still performing. Maybe you can interview him for your show Michael? I can forward contact info, just send me an email. While talking to John, I decided to refrain from asking about Ted Nugent. But you probably could.

  12:58pm Eddy in Australia:

Great show, Michael. Worth staying up until 3am to listen!
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