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Options October 28, 2017: Do Not Pass Go w/ Co-Host Becky

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Artist Track
Sarah Borges And The Broken Singles  Stop And Think It Over   Options
Freddy Cannon  20th Century Fox   Options
Grandpa Jones  Hip Cat's Wedding   Options
Wayne, Pat & Keith  I'm Tuired Of You Satan   Options
O.V. Wright  I Don't Do Windows   Options
Chris Montez  Time After Time   Options
Bill Fox  I'll Give It Away   Options
Aeroplane  It's So Better   Options
Hank Garland w/ Jack Shook  E String Rag   Options
Ideals, The  Go Get A Wig   Options
Above, The  Go Back   Options
Teddy and The Pandas  Bye Bye Out The Window   Options
Nikki Lane  Send The Sun   Options
Eskew Reeder  Green Door   Options
Slim Gaillard  Cement Mixer Putty Putty   Options
Muffs, The  Lucky Guy   Options
Matt Lucas  Maybellene   Options
Warner Mack  It Takes A Lot Of Money   Options
Margie Hendrix  I'm Packing Up   Options
Julie London  Fly Me To the Moon   Options
Amy Winehouse & Mark Ronson  Valarie   Options
Cliff Richard  Do You Wanna Dance?   Options
Ronnie Hawkins  Red Hot   Options
Flat Five, The  The Raven   Options
Freedy Johnston  Bennie and the Jets   Options

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CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

CLICK HERE for amazing then/now images of Pocono's resorts

CLICK HERE for selection from the British Library’s extensive collections of unique sound recordings, which cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds

CLICK HERE for an interview with Brian Wilson where he says "Mike Love is probably the greatest lyric writer in the world. I think he’s my favorite lyric writer. He just wrote a lot of good songs"

CLICK HERE for info on The Beach Boys' "1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow"

CLICK HERE to see "The Beach Boys" "perform" "Do It Again" on the 2017 A Capitol Fourth

CLICK HERE for "Student Group Apologizes for Playing ‘Transphobic’ and ‘Problematic’ Lou Reed Song"

CLICK HERE for info on Steve Keene's show at The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery from May 25 - Jun 24

CLICK HERE to see how Steve Keene does it

CLICK HERE for 28:46 of "NRBQ & Friends"

CLICK HERE for "Marty Stuart: The Story of Clarence White & The Parsons/White StringBender "

CLICK HERE to find out "How the Nashville Number System revolutionized recording sessions"

CLICK HERE for an Interview with Chris Collingwood about the death of Fountains of Wayne and his new project Look Park

CLICK HERE to listen to a playlist of exclusive unreleased recordings by Longmont Potion Castle

CLICK HERE for a free download of a 16 track compilation from The Wipper Brothers

CLICK HERE for "Taylor Hackford Remembers Making a Movie With Chuck Berry: ‘The Greatest Nightmare of Any Filmmaking Experience I’ve Ever Had' "

CLICK HERE for tales from Chuck Berry's backing bands

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

CLICK HERE for a story about The Beatles remastered version of "Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

CLICK HERE Cheap Trick on "Live At Daryl's House"

CLICK HERE to hear from the amazing Bob Washington, the voice of K-Tel

CLICK HERE for a new song titled "People Are Disgusting" from Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE to listen to "Musicians fighting Spotify are ‘so f-cking dumb,’ music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz says"

CLICK HERE to read a Mike Love sympathetic piece titled "Beach Boys seek to overcome discord with new wave of Love"

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 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 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 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 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 check the stats

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

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

CLICK HERE to see some paintings by Jonathan Richman

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

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

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 info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

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 for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

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

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CLICK HERE for a grammar test

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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 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 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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Listener Baby:

And.... Baby!
  11:02am GListener MW:

HA @ that James Kochalka sample in your Intro today, Mike
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Your Ace From Exchange Place:

Good morning!
  11:03am GListener MW:

(I don't think I'd ever actually recognized a single one of those mike-roscopic clips until now!)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Becky:

Hey you all! It's my great pleasure to be here with Michael as his Hypelady...pledge every time you hear a #1 HIT!
  11:11am paul:

Michael, please tell your friend Glenn Dicker he owes me a Nick Lowe lunch box. I ordered the "box set" but the lunch box was not included, even though it was included on the packing list..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am medson:

Swag for life is so easy. I used to struggle with sending check.
I'd start out saying I'll mail a $200 check. Then before you know it with bills etc you end up sending 40 bucks. Which is still appreciated but that steady monthly donation is much more helpful. That is all : )
  11:16am David in ATL from NJ:

@ Paul: Just contact Yep Roc. They will make it right. Very nice folks.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Listener Baby:

Baby.. WFMU should do a week of random humans DJing shows. You know, the kind of folks that wouldn't play #1 hits? You don't miss your water...? Right? Please help this amazing place/thing out, folks. Please.
Avatar 11:22am Mr. Fine Wine:

My two favorite FMUers at once! Overwhelming!
  11:24am paul:

Thanks, David. I emailed customerservice@11spot.com as suggested on the shipping list. Waiting to hear back. Can't hurt to try Yep Roc, too.
Avatar 11:27am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

@Mr. Fine Wine: I love you too.
  11:27am David in ATL from NJ:

@ Paul: 11spot will take care of it too. I feel certain.

I love the lunchbox. Nick Lowe smoking on it.
Avatar 11:29am Mr. Fine Wine:

Come on, Todd! If Becky were on your show I'd say the same thing!
  11:29am Paul:

Thanks again, @ David.
  11:30am Tennessee Jeb:

My two fave DJs teamed up. You two are the best.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Becky:

Thanks, Jeb! Hey friends, let's creep that status bar forward a little bit and get Michael a little closer to his goal.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Becky:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Listener Baby:

Pledge for The Above!!! Enough said.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Becky:

I'm so excited for Ronnie Hawkins on Michael's show! He has a bunch of popcorn records!
Avatar 11:46am Mr. Fine Wine:

Is this the Create TV network music I hear under you?
Avatar 11:54am Michael Shelley:

What is Create TV?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Becky:

@Michael: Current home to shows hosted by Jacques Pepin, Ming Tsai, etc.
  11:57am cccinkc:

Slept in on this chilly midwest morning, and couldn’t be happier to find Becky and Michael co-hosting when I woke up! Love what both of you do—you’re big reasons I pledged (no radio icon since I’m posting from the app).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Gaylord Fields:

Pledge to WFMU for the new band Michael, Mr. Fine Wine, and I are starting: The Fake Beef Pumpkins!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Becky:

Hi Gaylord! I'd listen to that! What does Mr. Fine Wine do in the band?
Avatar 12:09pm Mr. Fine Wine:

I just wear the empty pumpkin on my head and dance around a little bit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Gaylord Fields:

Someone's gotta cook the scalding hot fake beef we throw out at the crowd while Michael and I harmonize like the Blue Sky Boys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Gaylord Fields:

While wearing the now emptied pumpkin on his head. Nice touch, Fine Wine.
Avatar 12:12pm Michael Shelley:

Count me in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Becky:

Side projects aside, let's get Michael to his goal! So close!!!
Avatar 12:13pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Let's practice for a year and be ready a Halloween '18 gig.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Gaylord Fields:

@Becky: So that's why Michael and Fine Wine are taking me out for sumptuous dim sum feasts — they're fattening me up for you!

I'm okay with that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm medson:

@gaylord I'd be there front row for that show
Avatar 12:14pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Becky:

As long as my arms can still get around you, Gaylord. <3
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Gaylord Fields:

  12:26pm Tyler:

It looks like the next level after $100 is $180...
  12:28pm Tyler:

I've always wanted a Woof Moo tee shirt. I get a ton of comments when I wear the bunny with balloons tee, haha.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Becky:

@Tyler - You're right, but $120 is the minimum pledge that can be doled out monthly - $10 / month, AKA Swag for Life!
Avatar 12:30pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Melissa Jean:

oh nice, hadn't heard her in awhile!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm Becky:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Melissa Jean:

I'll admit, at one point I was quite obsessed with the 'Version' album by Mark Ronson
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Becky:

Mr. Fine Wine, your life could have been so different.
Avatar 12:41pm Jeff:

What a nice positive "Red Hot" - nobody ain't doodley squat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Gaylord Fields:

@Jeff: Personally, I'd take it as a compliment if someone told me that I "ain't doodley squat" — because who wants to be doodley squat?
  12:51pm sweet corn Lizzie:

More Swingle Singers than Brazil 66 but either way, terrific!
  12:52pm Montclair Mick:

Somebody just said Illinois with an S on the end
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Yay, goal! Thank you!
Avatar 1:00pm Jeff:

@Gaylord: the happy bubble of the literal grammarian!
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