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Options March 24, 2018: I Bring You Flowers...

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Artist Track
King Creole aka Lenny Lacour  Maharishi   Options
Mama Cass Eliot  Getting Better   Options
Del Reeves  The Love Bug   Options
Biz Markie  My Man Rich   Options
Owen Gray  Candita   Options
Margaret Glaspy  Matter Of Time   Options
Johnny Gustafson  Take Me For a Little While   Options
Ronnie Dawson  High On Love   Options
Virgie Till  I Didn't Steal Your Dog   Options
Pavement  Cut Your Hair   Options
Joe South  Concrete Jungle   Options
Kenny Vaughan  Country Music Got A Hold On Me   Options
Rodger Collins  I'm Serving Time   Options
Yo La Tengo  Esportes Casual   Options
Quitters, The  Who Do You Love?   Options
Quotations, The  Cool It   Options
Stonewall Jackson  Push the Panic Button   Options
Eddie Bo  Dinky Doo   Options
Frank Lee Sprague  She's Gonna Leave   Options
Charlie Rich  I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter   Options
Thumbs Carlisle  Candy Girl   Options
Mojo Watson  Look-A-There   Options
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio  Move On Up   Options
Move, The  California Man   Options
Everly Brothers, The  Burma Shave (take 15)   Options
Ira Louvin  Who Throwed That Rock?   Options
Dinah Washington  Soulville   Options
Redd Kross  Don't Take Your Baby Downtown   Options
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs  Don't Try It   Options
Lonzo and Oscar  Ants A Go-Go   Options
TV Slim  Juvenile Delinquent   Options
Jon Hendricks  Little Ball Of Paper   Options
Explorers Club, The  Any Little Way   Options
Yolks, The  I Found Love   Options
Forresters, The  Mr. Smith   Options
Roy Hall  You Ruined My Blue Suede Shoes   Options
Hurricane Harry  The Last meal   Options
Muffs, The  I Get It   Options
Super Stocks, The  Hot Rod High   Options
JD McPherson  Crying's Just A Thing You Do   Options

SHOW OF HANDS - who else has Tinnitus?

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CLICK HERE for very funny excerpts from a notebook where record store clerks logged "anytime we got a dopey phone call, boneheaded comment, or generally batshit customer experience"

CLICK HERE for Quincy Jones on Paul "the worst bass player I ever heard" McCartney, Michael "stole a lot of stuff" Jackson, Astrology and who killed Kennedy!

CLICK HERE to find out why paper jams exist

CLICK HERE for "Replacing Ringo? The Story Behind Bernard Purdie and The Beatles"

CLICK HERE for a map, with audio links, to whatever the #1 song is in 3000 places around the world

CLICK HERE for a step-by-step guide to repairing damaged record sleeves

CLICK HERE for testimony given by Taylor Swift in Colorado district court

CLICK HERE to read the four key lessons learned from the Steely Dan estate lawsuit

CLICK HERE for the animated guide to compression

CLICK HERE to watch a video about a guy who represents was America is all about

CLICK HERE for the official "How To Read Nancy" website

CLICK HERE to check out drummer Jim Gordon's discography

CLICK HERE to listen to/download 1000s of digitized 78s

CLICK HERE to watch Robbie Fulks cover NRBQ at FMU

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

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

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 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 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 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"?

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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 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!

  11:01am Marc15:

The Foot Sucker?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Frank In Queens:

Well, good morning!
  11:03am sonnyspop:

Great start, Michael. Dug through the archives recently to hear this again!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Linda Lee:

gosh i love this maharishi song. good morning Michael Shelley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Listener Baby:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Listener Baby:

My Sacroiliac!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Listener Baby:

I know this is pretty obvious, but Cass could sing pretty well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Linda Lee:

amazing. & sadly, not 'big star' material because of her weight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am GeorgeSimian:

I love Kid Creole. One of a kind, most definitely.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Listener Baby:

@Linda Lee: Cass would have thrown out the door of American Idol, before she opened her mouth.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Linda Lee:

not sure about that .. didn't that Boyle lady do well?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:11am Linda Lee:

compared to Cass she's fairly awful, too ~
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Listener Baby:

Good point.
  11:13am Joe R.:

Question for the listenership here: is John Sebastian worth seeing in concert these days? He's playing in a great venue in my town and "Darling Be Home Soon" is listed among the obvious hits in his bio (which is encouraging)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Listener Baby:

Tough one. I saw him more than twenty years ago, post throat cancer. He couldn't sing at all. I mean at all. Maybe things have improved> He's also an all time favorite of mine. I'd go again, but with low expectations.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Listener Baby:

Baby, you good, brother??
  11:20am Joe R.:

@Baby - good to know, I'll have to check out some vids online and make the call - thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Listener Baby:

You are en fuego, Baby
  11:26am clarke:

zzzz...good morn to all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Listener Baby:

Hi Clarke!
  11:27am clarke:

howdy suh!!!!
  11:27am clarke:

how goes the 'bottle'???
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Listener Baby:

Knocking poop out, one thing at a time. I am zonked. Now we pack hundreds and hundreds of boxes of wine. I doesn't stop. except for a little bnit on Saturday morning.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:30am Frank In Queens:

Hey clarke! Hey Baby! Hey everyone!
  11:31am clarke:

good to set aside time to ROCK!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Listener Baby:

Howdy cousin Frank!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:31am Listener Baby:

@Clarke. That's correct. Spend some time with friends.
  11:31am clarke:

frank old boy!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Uncle Michael:

  11:32am clarke:

how is the treasury?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Frank In Queens:

The coffers runneth over.
  11:34am clarke:

  11:34am clarke:

tom staley - one nice, nice dude!!
  11:36am clarke:

and jim thorpe, PA is a cool dang town!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Listener Baby:

Agreed, Baby!
  11:37am clarke:

nearby jim thorpe: Pen Argyl, PA which is where jayne mansfield's (worth seeing) grave is
Avatar 11:40am Michael Shelley:

where should we eat in Jim Thorpe?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Listener Baby:

Right around his lungs.
  11:40am clarke:

well, i haven't been there in ages, but there WAS a cool diner on main street (long ago)
  11:42am clarke:

this is in Mermaid Girll's wheelhouse as she lives in the poconos - but, she has fallen out of touch w/me
  11:47am Christina Low:

Oh man, The Quitters are Rochester gems! They were my favorite band, and are super nice guys.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Uncle Michael:

Now I need a Coke.
  11:52am clarke:

i looked up a place called East Mauch Chunk Eatery in jim thorpe - i know you are a picky eater MS... didn't check the menu - but the building sure is cool
  11:54am clarke:

stonewall wasn't even the 'real' Stonewall Jackson's name!
  11:56am clarke:

solo Bongo Feet!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Uncle Michael:

Avatar 11:57am Joe B:

  11:57am clarke:

ya ya!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Greg from ZONE 5:

Morning Michaels both Shelley & Uncle and Joe and all!
  12:00pm George in WO:

Yeah, Jim Thorpe (originally Mauch Chunk) has some great architecture in the small downtown area. An old coal town. They book some great shows there too!
  12:01pm George in WO:

Thanks for the shout out, Michael.
  12:01pm clarke:

what is the venue??
  12:03pm clarke:

Baby how was that Robbie Fulks schau????
Avatar 12:03pm SmokinJ:

Great set ms!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm common:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Uncle Michael:

Hey, Greg!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Listener Baby:

@Clarke. So far over the to. Best ever!! People went nuts. Got great recordings to prove it.
  12:06pm clarke:

very good - the tent was gut!!!
  12:07pm clarke:

yeah, but sounds like ralph emory was the host of that show - what a dink!!!
Avatar 12:10pm Michael Shelley:

the whole show: www.youtube.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm jmd:

Damn-Hell! What a great version of Move On Up! Total #1 hit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm myron feld:

@jmd, my thoughts exactly!
Avatar 12:12pm Michael Shelley:

I's a version I edited from this: www.youtube.com...
  12:12pm davefromtoronto:

jerry lee lynne!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm ChrisB.:

Is this only available on Split Ends?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Frank In Queens:

"Songs Cheap Trick Taught Us"
Avatar 12:15pm Michael Shelley:

I'm playing off Split Ends
  12:17pm clarke:

most probably larrie londin on drums - Burma Shave
Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

  12:23pm Baby:

Best version of this one
  12:23pm clarke:

damn, son!! that's cool!! just saved to my Faves!
  12:24pm clarke:

where is this Downtown from??
Avatar 12:24pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:25pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:25pm SmokinJ:

Redd Kross rules..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Brian C.:

Michael, could you please fix that Tinnitus graphic? It doesn't enlarge. (My hand's up, btw)
  12:28pm clarke:

HOT links, MS!!!!
  12:31pm clarke:

unfortunately, Hot Issue #1 appears to be OOS. but volume 2 on the way --
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Uncle Michael:

Most perfectly synced bongo feet ever.
  12:33pm George in WO:

@clarke Here's the Marty Stuart in Jim Thorpe PA venue, looks cool: http://www.pennspeak.com/about
  12:38pm clarke:

oh, ok - i have heard of Penn's Peak - does look cool, thnx!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:39pm Listener Baby:

The Yolks are really at the center of everything, yes?
  12:39pm McGreivey:

I have another version of I Found Love in my head, but I can't think who it's by.
  12:39pm Joe R.:

Saw on Facebook a few weeks back that members of the Explorers Club are doing Beach Boys tribute shows too

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm Frank In Queens:

Joe R, you don't say!
  12:42pm patster:

Sounds like Mike Nesmith.
  12:42pm clarke:

anyone know if Explorer's Club is still completely together??
  12:46pm clarke:

es-steamed host
  12:49pm George in WO:

Explorers Club was amazing last time I saw them at Monty Hall, so tight.
Avatar 12:49pm Joe B:

Jack Hammer had an incredible career - also co-wrote Fujiyama Mama, recorded for Motown, etc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Listener Baby:

Female Banana!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Uncle Michael:

Prepping for the first chainsaw session of the spring...thanks for the music, Michael.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Frank In Queens:

So good we should hear it twice!
  12:56pm clarke:

hey that song is worth TWICE
  12:57pm Squints:

Ah, come on. I wouldn't have minded you playing that one again. 8^)
Avatar 12:59pm Michael Shelley:

agree, but needed this one
  1:00pm clarke:

adieu all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm Frank In Queens:

Enjoy your trip Michael!
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