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Options October 18, 2014: Live performance from The Muffs!

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Ronnie, Roy and Kim of The Muffs at WFMU Oct 2014

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Artist Track
Muffs, The  Good Morning Good Coffee   Options
Muffs, The  I Won't Come Out And Play   Options
Muffs, The  Really Really Happy   Options
Marty Stuart  Jailhouse   Options
Little Richard  All Around the World   Options
Jackie Edwards  LOVE   Options
Muffs, The  The Whole World   Options
Tinkerbell's Fairydust  Good Day   Options
Little Jimmy Dickens   Slow Suicide   Options
Johnny Moore and His Three Blazers  Saturday Night   Options
Muffs, The  Baby Go Round   Options
Terry Woodford  Gonna Make You Say Yeah   Options
Chuck Bowers  Tokyo Boogie   Options
Randolph Walker  Got My Plans Squared Away   Options
Three Bits Of Rhythm  Drop A Nickle In The Slot   Options
Muffs, The Kim Shattuck  How I Pass The Time (demo)   Options
Artwoods, The  These Boots Were Made For Walking   Options
Deke Dickerson  Switchblade Stomp   Options
Barbara Perry  Bobby Is A Bad Boy   Options
Muffs, The  Goodnight Now   Options
Creation  How Does It Feel To Feel   Options
Chris Erikson  The Worst Thing That Ever Happened   Options
Roosevelt T. Fountain  Red Pepper Pt. 2   Options
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra w/ Edythe Wright  The Lady Is A Tramp   Options
Muffs, The  Say Goodbye   Options
Muffs, The  Rock & Roll Girl   Options
Muffs, The  Forever   Options
Muffs, The  Weird Boy Next Door (live at WFMU)   Options
Muffs, The  Paint By Numbers (live at WFMU)   Options
Muffs, The  Like You Don't See Me (live at WFMU)   Options
Muffs, The  Interview   Options
Muffs, The  Honeymoon (live at WFMU)   Options
Muffs, The  Because You're Sad (live at WFMU)   Options
Muffs, The  I Get It (live at WFMU)   Options
Muffs, The  Interview   Options
Muffs, The  Sad Tomorrow (live at WFMU)   Options
Muffs, The  Take a Take a Me (live at WFMU!)   Options
Muffs, The  Interview   Options
Muffs, The  Cheesy   Options
Wipper Brothers, The  Rocktober   Options

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck live at WFMU

CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"

CLICK HERE for the LANDR website - where robots master your music for free

CLICK HERE for info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

CLICK HERE for Bill Murray on The Howard Stern Show 10/08/14

CLICK HERE for another piece about how the streaming music business model is doomed for eternity to be a disaster for musicians

CLICK HERE for forty photos of The Brown Sisters

CLICK HERE for a piece about masteribg that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours" (if you're not too sick)

CLICK HERE for "Top 50 most collectable records"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the "Top 50 most collectable records"

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

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 from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

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 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 the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


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 I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

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.

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.

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.

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Listener comments!

  11:02am rw:

Good morning!
Avatar 11:04am Michael Shelley:

  11:06am battleaxe:

These beats = Genius!
Avatar 11:06am SmokinJ:

Can't wait... :)
  11:06am rw:

Not quite to GOOD MORNING here yet. Maybe in 10 min. after some good coffee.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Baby:

Come in Mike. Come in Mike .. Over.. Paso Robles calling.. Over..Setting up for Concert/Party.. Over. We need to be Rocked.. Repeat.. We need to be rocked!
Avatar 11:09am Michael Shelley:

We read you loud & clear paso. 5x5. what's the show tonight?
  11:09am David in ATL from NJ:

THIS is a solid #1 hit, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Baby:

Jacob Jeffries Band, with Crippled Pink Opening. Sold Out!!!
Avatar 11:13am Michael Shelley:

very nice
Avatar 11:13am Michael Shelley:

(I sound like Borat)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Baby:

This is my son.. He is VERY strong. Very strong.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am latenightlistener:

great tune
  11:30am Todd:

Oh shit. Drunkards Special from the Harry Smith anthology R
  11:31am rw:

Up to speed now and stoked about the upcoming guests! (The Muffs!!)
Avatar 11:42am Juke Joint Jonny:

Does Rex know you've been in his record box?
  11:46am David in ATL from NJ:

  12:01pm Doug:

Bring on the Muffs!!
  12:02pm Doug:

Today it's WMUF!
Avatar 12:03pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:09pm SmokinJ:

Avatar 12:10pm Mailman Tom:

It's a super Saturday with The Muffs !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm Parq:

This Muffs cover of R&RG is on an old Hova DJ premium that I just happened to pick up at the last record fair.
  12:14pm dave from toronto:

your choking on the muffs?!?

behave, michael...
Avatar 12:14pm Michael Shelley:

A #1 hit for sure
Avatar 12:19pm James in ATL:

Terrific show! Love the Muffs! Planning to see them next month in Atlanta. Thanks, Michael.
  12:20pm Lindsay:

I hear that the Post Office is hiring.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Guido from Cologne:

Love it!
Avatar 12:27pm t_J:

It's so cool and refreshing.. great band
Avatar 12:32pm SmokinJ:

Unbelievable set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Gaylord Fields:

But part of Kim's songwriting greatness is that she's unabashedly "too Beatley"!
Avatar 12:39pm SmokinJ:

Pure bliss..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Parq:

Yeah, Cheesy is a pretty freaking great song.
Avatar 12:52pm t_J:

yeah the guitars here embrace the song like pianos .. and great lyrics
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Parq:

Congrats, Mike. Lived up to expectations and then some.
Avatar 12:57pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 1:01pm t_J:

as well Michael, sweep show
  1:02pm David in ATL from NJ:

More interviews. Michael, how do you do it. Deke Dickerson and Casey from NRBQ next week!?! Great news and thanks.
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