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Options June 9, 2018: Honey...

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Artist Track
Robert Finley  Honey, Let Me Stay The Night   Options
Mama Cass  All For Me   Options
Luke Wills' Rhythm Busters  Bring It On Down to My House, Honey   Options
Slim Harpo  The Hippie Song   Options
Hugh Godfrey  They Got To Move   Options
Blondie  Will Anything Happen?   Options
Dino, Desi & Billy  Spanish Harlem Incident   Options
Cal Smith  I Can Feel The Leavin' Coming On   Options
Neil Young  Back To the Country   Options
Johnnie Mae Matthews  Baby What's Wrong?   Options
Ken Stringfellow  Moonlight Feels Right   Options
Hipster Image  Make Her Mine   Options
Junior Brown  I Hung It Up   Options
Joe Simon  What Makes A Man Feel Good?   Options
Herbie Mann  Voce E Eu   Options
Hi-Risers  Stella Got A Fella   Options
Matt Lucas  The Nuthouse   Options
Chris Montez  Some Kind Of Fun   Options
Farmer Boys, The  It Pays To Advertise   Options
LaVern Baker  The Story Of My Love (I Had A Dream)   Options
Pandoras, The  Stop Pretending   Options
Marc Eric  Night Of The Lions   Options
Narvel Felts  Dee Dee   Options
Oscar Mack  Don't Be Afraid Of Love   Options
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio  Move On Up (live on KEXP)   Options
Ray Mason  Castenets   Options
Ventures, The  A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You   Options
Jim Ford  Under Construction   Options
Don Covay  Daddy Loves Baby   Options
Jason Faulkner  Afraid To Be Himself   Options
Who, The  Leaving Here   Options
Lowell Fulsom  Make a Little Love   Options
Rubinoos, The  That Thing You Do   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Punch Of Love   Options
Camera Obscura  French Navy   Options
Magic Lanterns, The   Baby, I Gotta Go No   Options
Kalyanji & Anandji Vs. Shah   Superstar Sam Skit   Options
Mike Melvoni  Drummer Joke   Options
RG Dunn  Cigars   Options

CLICK HERE for a free download of the new album "Matt Gets Blue" from Matt Lucas

CLICK HERE for the program MP3 Tag

CLICK HERE to test if you hear Yanny or Laurel

CLICK HERE for an interesting short film about R. Stevie Moore

CLICK HERE for info on Copyright Termination Experts

CLICK HERE to read Michael Shelley's comic "Oh No, It's Tinnitus!"

CLICK HERE to find how how you can submit your own top of the hour WFMU ID

CLICK HERE to find how how to submit music to Michael for airplay consideration

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 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"?

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

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 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 11:00am Listener Baby:

Good morning Baby! Glorious day out here. Good morning to all. Whatcha' got for us today?
  11:06am clarke:

it's cold out there, Baby!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Frank In Queens:

'ello 'ello!
  11:08am clarke:

oy oy!!
  11:09am clarke:

actually, it is about perfect weather on the cape of cod
  11:11am clarke:

but, the ocean is about 54 degrees - so the 3.2 wetsuit required
Avatar 11:12am Michael Shelley:

Today's looking good in NJ. But We've had at least some rain for about 25 of the last 30 days. Enough!
  11:13am clarke:

we coulda used some o'dat! (to wash the pine pollen away - ugh)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Listener John from NJ:

I don't know . . . I think the story about Samson shows that long hair does make you bad.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:15am Frank In Queens:

I think rain is out of the forecast for today in NY/NJ.
  11:15am clarke:

i wonder what my excuse is?? i have short hair.
  11:17am clarke:

slim harpo is buried in Brusly, La, just across the river from baton rouge - in the next graveyard across the road (the white one) lies the lovely body of Donna Douglas
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:17am Hughie Considine:

Michael Shelley: King of the Whiplash Segue
  11:18am clarke:

one of the greatest Blondie tunes...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Greg from ZONE 5:

It's the Millenials! It's all their fault!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:21am Listener Baby:

Rain?? Explain..
Avatar 11:21am Hams:

right on.
Avatar 11:22am Michael Shelley:

Hughie Considine: what do ya mean? Number One hit into Number One Hit = perfect segue every time ! :)
Avatar 11:22am duke:

It's all my fault. You can blame me for everything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am Hughie Considine:

Thanks, Mr. D.J.: I'm beginning to see the light ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Frank In Queens:

I agree, Michael. "Rockstar" is one of the more loathsome words in our vernacular today.
  11:38am Rick A.:

This is one of the best songs in all of the Superhits collections. The original is a perfect example of 70s light rock skeaze. Incidentally, Michael, will there be any more Superhits collections forthcoming?
Avatar 11:41am Michael Shelley:

  11:42am clarke:

i may have a submission for that one.......???
Avatar 11:42am Lixiviated Life:

Dear M Shelley,
Jonathan Richman.
  11:44am davefromtoronto:

MS you're a rockstar for calling out that B.S.
Avatar 11:52am Juke Joint Jonny:

Shirtless Herbie is the Mann.
Avatar 11:54am Michael Shelley:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Frank In Queens:

Yay, Hi- Risers!
  11:59am Gaylord Fields:

That Matt Lucas song is tops! Who’d have thought he’d still have it in his eighties?
  12:00pm Geoff:

Is that a new Hi-Risers single and if so what label?
  12:01pm davefromtoronto:

never forget his story about john lennon pouring a beer on his head.

that was chris m right?
  12:03pm clarke:

that promo actually sounds pretty cool...
  12:04pm clarke:

CD #1 might have its uses
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Frank In Queens:

@Geoff, Hi Risers self-released the CD of My Kind Of Fun, but Sleazy Records will be releasing the LP.
Avatar 12:10pm Michael Shelley:

Hi-Risers "My Kind Of Fun" on: 2 Bit
  12:14pm clarke:

i won the rocktobaaah!!!
  12:18pm Max:

Hey Michael! Were you at Symphony Place on Thursday?
  12:19pm clarke:

swell tuneage duuuuude!!!
Avatar 12:20pm Michael Shelley:


Avatar 12:21pm Michael Shelley:

No, I was too lame.
I heard it was FANTASTIC
  12:22pm Dennis:

Sitting on the beach in No Carolina digging the sounds, Michael. Cheers!
  12:24pm Max:

It was great! Thanks for doing the interview. Without it, I never would've known he was coming.
  12:24pm clarke:

hey speaking of KEXP videos - have any of ya'll checked out the recent Posies set on the youtube? if so, any ideas how they are putting the bass in there? i think the drummer is operating the backing tracks with his laptop????
  12:32pm Eddy in Australia:

Clarke: Were you the one telling me to watch the Easybeats film?
  12:32pm Johnzon:

Digging in Detroit
  12:33pm clarke:

yeah - that Easybeats thing i love!!!
  12:33pm Eddy in Australia:

Got a copy from my local library after your recommendation but the disc was damaged! Unwatchable.
  12:34pm clarke:

oh man - well i will find a link that might still work.... stand by
  12:37pm Eddy in Australia:

No worries, I'll find another copy.
  12:39pm clarke:

still trying to find it.... not giving up just yet...
  12:42pm clarke:

but, i am striking out - so glad i caught it before it went 'away'.. i found it streaming 123Movies... you might check in melbourne (i think?) to see if it is on there
Avatar 12:44pm Srđo (Sergio, Serge) in Serbia:

i love this song and also chilton's cover since i first heard it!
Avatar 12:45pm Srđo (Sergio, Serge) in Serbia:

is that you, Eddy Current?
  12:45pm the illuminated void:

great tune here in woodstock
  12:46pm Eddy in Australia:

Srdo: Not quite! I miss those guys.
  12:49pm Eddy in Australia:

Clarke: Yep, I'm in Melbourne.
  12:50pm George in WO:

I thought Rubinoos show was 8/5 at monty hall. Did it get changed? Great fun show, Michael.
  12:51pm clarke:

i found this for those wondering what it's all about:
Avatar 12:52pm Michael Shelley:

GEORGE - you are 100% correct! DOH!
  12:53pm Eddy in Australia:

Clarke: Oh yeah, I forgot about all those other people!
  12:53pm George in WO:

ha ha. fake news!
Avatar 12:54pm Michael Shelley:

Lamestream Radio
  12:56pm Dennis Diken:

nice show Mikey!
  12:57pm clarke:

enjoyed suhhhh!!!
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