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Options November 5, 2016: Do You Know THE WAY?

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Artist Track
Brass Ring, The  Do You Know the Way to San Jose?   Options
ELO or "Jeff Lynn's ELO" or whatever  When I Was A Boy   Options
Tom T. Hall  Homecoming   Options
Solomon Burke  God Knows I Love You   Options
Herbie Mann & Tamiko Jones  1 2 3   Options
She & Him  Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?   Options
Majestics, The  (I Love Her So Much) It Hurts Me   Options
Morells, The  Growing A Beard   Options
Turn Arounds, The  When One Of them Won't   Options
Marshall Crenshaw  Something's Gonna Happen   Options
Five Kinetics, The  Little Girl   Options
Long Ryders, The  I Had A Dream   Options
Above, The  Comin' Around   Options
Beach Boys, The  Wendy   Options
Phil Beasley & Charley Brown  Good Gosh Gal   Options
Impressions, The  Can't Work No Longer   Options
Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra  Rhythm Is Our Business   Options
Daryll-Ann  Desmond Don't Go   Options
Bread  Don't Shut Me Out   Options
Osborne Brothers, The  Tennessee Hound Dog   Options
Millie Jackson  Hurt So Good   Options
James Hunter  (Baby) Hold On (live at wfmu)   Options
Cat Stevens  I Love Them All   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis  My Blue Heaven   Options
Dorothy Berry & Jimmy Norman  I'm With You All The Way   Options
La Lupe  Take it Easy   Options
Chixdiggit  (I Feel Like) (Gerry) Cheevers (Stitch Marks On My Heart)   Options
Discotheque Dance Party  Beatles Move   Options
Laura Cantrell  Hong Kong Blues   Options
Fats Domino  Big Mouth   Options
Skeletons, The  Trans Am   Options
Gary Lewis & The Playboys  It's Too Late   Options
Jenks "Tex" Carman  The Wild And Wooly West   Options
Billy Preston  Eight Days A Week   Options
Brendan Benson  Tiny Spark   Options
Floyd Cramer  Monkees Theme   Options
Peter Berry and the Shake Set  Whole Lotta Lovin'   Options
Roxy And Cat  O Miranda   Options
Holly Golightly  As You Go Down   Options
Driver Training Institiute  Commercial   Options
Groucho  Civil Defence   Options

CLICK HERE to listen to a new NPR interview with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for an interesting piece about a journalist trying to interview Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE for "Jerry Lewis at 90: His Mouth Runneth Over"

CLICK HERE to read "How Rockpile Tried To Change Rock and Roll"

CLICK HERE to read "The Zombies Are Back"

CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for "Ticket To Write" a documentary film that explores the golden age of rock music writing

CLICK HERE to read the report on Kippington Lodge's 1967 BBC audition - Includes phrases "painful" & "tone deaf" then CLICK HERE to have a listen & decide for yourself

CLICK HERE for the 1988 piece "Who Does Chuck Berry Think He Is?"

CLICK HERE to see how Norman from Teenage Fanclub rates the bands albums

CLICK HERE for "The Truth of the Flamin' Groovies' Story is Stranger Than Fiction"

CLICK HERE for info about the tuning used on Bad Company's "Can't Get Enough"

CLICK HERE for Artist Management According To Flo & Eddie

CLICK HERE to see the March 25th Hot 100 chart - when Happy Together was number one!!

CLICK HERE for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE to see a Thought Leader gives a talk on Thought Leadership

CLICK HERE to find out about a medical fundraiser for Scott Schinder

CLICK HERE to find out Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be

CLICK HERE to find out Why You Can’t Get a Ticket to the NBA Finals … … and every other major event on the planet

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE to hear "How Music Taste Evolved"

CLICK HERE to get to know my new favorite person Lively Val Shively

CLICK HERE to check the stats

CLICK HERE for Ringo's isolated drums from "Oh Darling"

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell ina BBC interview with some woman with a lot of plastic surgery

CLICK HERE for info on the new lp from The Explorers Club

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE for a FREE download of Money Mark's "Mark's Keyboard Repair"

CLICK HERE for The Hollies Family Tree

CLICK HERE to see The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE for a free download of The Michael Shelley Band live at WFMU's Monty Hall

CLICK HERE to see Michael Shelley get interviewed on a NJ public access TV show "Destination Montclair"

CLICK HERE if you have the stomach to read Rolling Stone's ridiculous "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time"

CLICK HERE to go "Inside the Strange, Hidden World of Offstage Touring Musicians"

CLICK HERE to watch The Cactus Blossoms live at WFMU April 18, 2015

CLICK HERE to watch James Hunter sing "Somethings Calling" live at WFMU Dec 7, 2015 - just so so so good

CLICK HERE for a nice piece on former guest on this show (and the drummer for The Beatles) Bernard Purdie

CLICK HERE to test your sense of pitch

CLICK HERE to see a BBC Allen Toussaint Documentary

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Esquerita

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

CLICK HERE to find out "Why Do All Records Sound the Same?

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

CLICK HERE for "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club

CLICK HERE to test yourself and find out "How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?"

CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to

CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of the book "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret" or CLICK HERE to read Carol's review of The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"

CLICK HERE for Brian Wilson's new song "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine) live on SoundStage. and

CLICK HERE for "Wild Honey" feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar

CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"

CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"

CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

CLICK HERE for PopSpots: exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history - tracked down with an obsessive level of research

CLICK HERE for 1971 tapes of Bob Dylan getting rightfully testy with A.J. Weberman (who used to go through and sell Dylan's garbage)

CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing

CLICK HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

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

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

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story


CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

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 optical illusions

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

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 read about a recent Jerry Lewis show

CLICK HERE for the new release of 5 Style 1996 live on WFMU

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 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 Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

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 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 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 for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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, 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 for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

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 info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

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 some classic Jerry. The whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

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

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 11:01am Listener Baby:

A very quick Baby!!
How goes my boy?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am mauri:

that was great.
  11:03am Fosburyflop:

"This is a fondue party..Mike"
  11:05am RHenderson:

Wow. And people thought Emmit Rhodes had it bad for Paul MCartney...
  11:07am Stuart Rose:

Francis Rossi of Status Quo said he's always been envious of Jeff Lynne and what a consistently tuneful bastard he is.
  11:11am Stuart Rose:

Well put, RHenderson.
Avatar 11:13am Juke Joint Jonny:

Yeah, that ELO tune was Rutles' quality Macca worship. Meaning the best.
  11:14am Debbie:

Good Morning! Great music, thank you for being there.
  11:21am JSG:

  11:25am JSG:

And Donnie, too.
Avatar 11:27am Juke Joint Jonny:

Holy cow that Crenshaw tune. Zowie.
Avatar 11:27am Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

NoHit regional wonders cover OneHit regional wonders - half a century later they're still finding plenty of underheard 60s Garage gems. Joyous & amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:29am myron feld:

That version of "Little Girl" is GONE!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Mike East:

Last time my family went to Philly, we had a great time at the "Please Touch Museum"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Mike East:

we ate at budakan as my wife was working for them at the time. delicious but pricey
Avatar 11:36am mlsgrrl:

Could use 100x more Marshall Crenshaw on the airwaves
  11:37am andrew:

Mutter museum
Avatar 11:38am Michael Shelley:

Mike - I read about "Please Touch Museum" - is my 11 year old too old for it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Greg from ZONE 5:

Great tune—reminds me of the Hold Steady…
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Love how The Above reference & evoke 1960s influences w/out sounding slavishly like any single one of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Mike East:

hmmm...yeah probably. Mine were about 9 and 3 at the time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am SSS:

My favorite part was "had our love down pat." Written before Nixon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Mike East:

kids grow up too fast
Avatar 11:50am Michael Shelley:

100% true
Avatar 11:51am Billy Jam:

hey Michael Shelly - I know THE WAY to San Jose's traffic jam
Avatar 11:59am Billy Jam:

hey Juniper!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Uggh. Sounds like my fat cat.
  12:02pm brandon:

ive heard dry food is like junk food for cats. unhealthy. maybe feed the cat a half can of food in the am and the other half in the pm and dry food when needed, youre not around etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

We think of cats as the epitome of cuddliness - & everything about them is a hunter - a leaper, a percher, a nocturne, a loner & a scratcher...
  12:03pm Fosburyflop:

Nixon was a presence in California statewide starting with his election to the Senate in 1950.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm purpleknif:

Your stories and love of music deserve a pledge my friend. Love this show and this station.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm mauri:

a weight vest for fat pets.
  12:05pm Kathleen O'Malley:

See www.catinfo.org to get the scoop on dry food, which is too high in carbs for cats. Dry food was created for human convenience, not for a cat's nutrition. Wet food is much closer to a cat's natural diet and more vets are recommending wet food these days.
Avatar 12:07pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks ALL who pledge & all who listen !
He gets 1/2 can for breakfast & dinner and gets a 1/4 cup dry (the expensive non junk kind) for lunch. Which SHOULD be plenty for his weight. Also, our vet (who I like a lot) only feeds her cats DRY! Hard to figure what is right. But he's a sweetie & we love him.
Avatar 12:08pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks K - will check it out!
  12:16pm Dean:

"the scoop on dry food": I see what you did there.

Good info. We just acquired a cat and, yes, we feed her dry and wet. Will read Dr. Pierson's discussion.
Avatar 12:24pm Sem Chumbo:

As hockey goalie songs go, this canuck offers la premiere etoile.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Parq:

That was a really cool rockin' song, but I hope I can be forgiven for having to Google Gerry Cheevers.
Avatar 12:28pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:28pm Sem Chumbo:

If it had been about a famous hurling fellow,@Parq, I likewise would have done the google.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm mauri:

heheh where are all the hurling songs.
  12:32pm DG:

George Harrison also covered this (Hong Kong Blues)...except he sang "colored man" instead of "working man." I suspect those are the original lyrics.
  12:32pm Tomophobic Tom from Detroit:

Johnny was a nazi. No ramones ok
Avatar 12:34pm Sem Chumbo:

@mauri:Tässä on joukko, Irlannin lyrics: -D
  12:34pm brandon:

my theory is some cats have anxiety about food from starving maybe when younger, nursing or whatever... my friends cat always hung around the kitchen for cooking time and begging and eating things left on counters etc. i watched her for a few weeks. i gave her can food twice a day but also left out a full bowl of dry food. at first she ate it all but then i immediately filled it again. she ate maybe half. i kept it full and eventually she paced herself not eating it all. my theory is once they were sure food was going to be there they relaxed and food wasnt a big issue? begging while cooking or breaking into cabinets etc?
  12:36pm gene sculatti:

Go Lou Whitney: "Trans Am" is definitely No. 1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm mauri:

Sem :D sinuun voi luottaa
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

No Johnny drill sergeant - no Ramones for DeeDee, Joey, or any of us.
Man - you can smell N'Orleans yards away on a track. Fats Forever.
Also - animals are Territorial. We are too - just differently. & they're tiny. If some strange 400' monster hovered over me & stretched it's hand out - I wouldn't let it touch me. No way!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Domesticity is an UnNatural state. Ask Nietzsche. It Infantilizes even us homo sapiens. Dogs are like wolf cubs their whole lives. Cats aren't so sure yet...Humans eat too much & of the wrong thing too - because we evolved before Food Inc.
Avatar 12:50pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Hey Michael! I saw Adam Schlesinger last night and told him how much I enjoyed that America song you played a few months ago that he produced. He said I must be the only person that's ever heard it.
Avatar 12:54pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:55pm Michael Shelley:

Hey is ROY LONEY live in studio today?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

You Bet Your Life.
Flamin' Groovies !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

How we should cry for Firefly if Firefly should die. Hail Freedonia.
  8:25am Phil E.:

I visited:
Larry Fine birthplace mural, 3rd & South St. (look upward) . . . . The Mike Douglas Show site at 1619 Walnut St is now a drugstore, but peek through the residence entry door to its right to view commemorative photos hanging in the lobby . . . . Dick Clark's former American Bandstand site is at 46th & Market (with the satellite dish) . . . . The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts gives free tours daily at 1pm . . . . starting Nov 10 is the Franklin Square Holiday Festival & Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show . . . . starting Nov 11 is 3 months of ice skating next to City Hall

  8:28am Phil E.:

"Wendy"! . . . . I've heard 5 different versions of Jerry Lee Lewis' "My Blue Heaven"
  8:33am Phil E.:

Oh! - Check out Philadelpia's historic Jeweler's Row before it is demolished to may way for condos (if it's not too late already)
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