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Options March 2, 2019: Desperado

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Cactus Blossoms, The  Desperado   Options
Robbie Fulks  Rub It In (from Super Hit Tsunami!)   Options
Showmen, The  It Will Stand   Options
Illinois Jacquet & Wild Bill Davis  It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)   Options
dB's  Neverland   Options
Manfred Mann  If You Gotta Go Go Now   Options
Flatt & Scruggs  Like A Rolling Stone   Options
Spencer Wiggins  Too Old to Cut the Mustard   Options
Cheap Trick  I Want You To Want Me   Options
Harmony Grass  (It Ain't Necessarily) Byrd Avenue   Options
Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage  Ragtime Cowboy Joe   Options
Lou Johnson  Always Something There to Remind Me   Options
Pernice Brothers, The  Working Girls (Sunlight Shines)   Options
Los Shakers  Wont You Please?   Options
Robbie Fulks  Seventies Jesus   Options
Wildweeds, The  No Good to Cry (early mix)   Options
Lattie Moore  Too Hot To Handle   Options
Meters, The  Live Wire   Options
Lloyd and Glenn  Mini Skirt And Go-Go Boots   Options
Gaz Coombes  Caught By The Fuzz (Live at Maida Vale)   Options
Roberto Jordan  Hazme Una Senal   Options
Motel Mirrors  Let Me Be Sweet To You   Options
Johnnie Taylor , Eddie Floyd , William Bell , Pervis Staples , Carla Thomas , Mavis Staples , Cleotha Staples   Soul-A-Lujah   Options
Nick Lowe  Love Starvation   Options
Cyrkle, The  Red Chair Fade Away   Options
Charley Crockett  A Dime At A Time   Options
Lowell Fulson  Two Way Wishing   Options
Monochrome Set, The  I Feel Fine (Really)   Options
Tripwires, The  Nights On Broadway   Options
Bob Mcfadden & Dor  The Beat Generation   Options
Richard Hell & The Voidoids  Blank Generation   Options
Brett Smiley  Abstracting Billy   Options
Replacements, The  I Will Dare   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis  Jan 19th 1976 Dave "Daddy Cool" Show   Options

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Listener Baby:

Baby. An all out thank you for pulling out all the stops to bring the Cactus Blossoms into our homes last week. A lot of pieces were moved, and necks were stuck out to pull that off. All of your listeners are better for it. Year in and year out, you make The Michael Shelley Show the star of the greatest radio station in the world. I can't convey how much I appreciate how much love and attention you bring to this "job" in which you are not paid. Kudos, Baby. And.. Good morning!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Frank In Queens:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:01am Frank In Queens:

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

Hi Frank!!
  11:03am prudy:

looking forward to seeing the CB at Bow Ballrm in April!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Ciggy:

Shoveling snow, wet snow, is complete!
Kicking back for some interesting music.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:05am Frank In Queens:

Friggin' March....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Corey:

Robbie Fulks! Saw him, Linda Gale Lewis, and band in Chicago last weekend. Life affirming stuff. Seriously, one of the most joyous shows I've been to in awhile. Thanks for helping us discover him, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Buddha of Suburbia:

Ooph! I'm going to go. My virgin ears!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:08am Frank In Queens:

Nice work Baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Listener Baby:

Twas nothing, Frank. Thanks.
  11:10am prudy:

Corey, that sounds great- i really enjoy what ive heard from them. I probably missed them when they swung through NY
Avatar 11:17am spamoni:

Good morning Michael and all !
  11:22am clarke:

all the pretty people
  11:24am clarke:

i just donated to The Rocktobaaaah!!! i won!!!
Avatar 11:27am Joe B:

one house on my block still has them up
  11:27am Dean:

Seems to me those of us who put them up in the first place should leave 1% of them up year 'round.
  11:27am clarke:

they showed YOU!!!
  11:30am Dean:

Sorry to hear re: Cheap Trick. I caught them four times from their second appearance in LA, at the Whisky. From there the venues got bigger and the shows got better.
  11:30am clarke:

  11:32am Patster:

I love you Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am geo in jc:

Wait Mom & Dad we’re rockin’ & rollin’& rollin numbers? Were their KISS records out?
  11:33am Hugo (nl):

Happy marathon everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am Frank In Queens:

Haven't seen CT in awhile now. Biggest venue I've ever seen them is was the Beacon Theatre. I was a weird show. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion opened up and it was even weirder seeing them in that environment!
  11:33am clarke:

downed - out of my head
  11:35am Dean:

Was Jon Wahl with Jon Spencer? Man, I loved his old punk band, Claw Hammer.
Avatar 11:35am RebelEars:

I'm disappointed that a rebel radio station would advise me to be conventional and take down my lights :( Hey, it's winter until March 21st, and they're there to cheer us up when it snows. Mine are staying UP! No worries,
I love you anyway, MS.
  11:36am clarke:

wait! has xmas already come and gone?!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Listener Baby:

I guess it means I'm an oldtimer. But I was at this, all those years ago. AMAZING!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am Frank In Queens:

Dean, no it was the Blues Explosion so it was Jon, Judah Bauer, and Russell Simins.
Avatar 11:38am Michael Shelley:

RE - I just consider this a plain old radio station... but I LOVE YOU TOO! Just a friendly reminder - feel free to ignore! FLY YOUR FLAG!
  11:38am Dean:

Got it, Frank. Sure wish Claw Hammer would reform.

I was at that show in Santa Monica, too, LB.
Avatar 11:40am Joe B:

I like when bars leave up christmas lights year round inside (Hank's Saloon, Astor Bar etc.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Listener Baby:

@Dean: Do you remember who or what opened that show?
  11:41am CGinNYC:

Does anyone know when the Yo La Tengo all-request show is happening? Just planning ahead!
  11:42am ?:

YLT - March 9, 3 to 6 pm with todd o phonic
  11:43am CGinNYC:

@? Thanks!!!
  11:43am ?:

I'm disappointed that someone who leaves their christmas lights out til march thinks they're a rebel.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Sid:

Pernice is a production master. This record holds up nicely 18 years later.
  11:44am Dean:

I'm trying to remember all the acts that opened for the CT shows I've seen. I *believe* The Runaways opened at either UC Irving or Long Beach (New Years Eve show)...but otherwise it's a fog.

But wait: the story says CT opened for The Runaways at SMC! So I must have seen a different SMC show.
  11:45am Dean:

^UC Irvine
Avatar 11:45am RebelEars:

This plain ol' rebellious listener's lights are in, not out. Just sayin'. And who said they're for Christmas?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Listener Baby:

I believe that CT opened for the Runaways on their first time through. This was their first headlining tour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Sid:

And half of my Christmas lights are still up for that March snowstorm where I turn them back on and they look perfect. (The net lights are up; the little Christmas trees came down in January.)
Avatar 11:46am Joe B:

Saw GBV open for Cheap Trick in '99 (thought they were better)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Listener Baby:

A band touched by true greatness. Making magic records in a total vacuum.
  11:47am Dean:

They played smaller venues, e.g., the Starwood and later the Whisky as headliners, though.
Avatar 11:47am Michael Shelley:

SAW XTC open at the Garden!
  11:47am paul:

They must have meant the Velvet Underground. Still, it's the Beatles.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Listener Baby:

@Dean. True that. This was as I remember, Heaven Tonight tour.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Listener Baby:

Baby.. Ween is the answer to your question.
  11:50am Rocky Mountains:

Le Butcherettes
  11:50am clarke:

The Xnas Lite Rebels!!!!!
  11:51am MplsCoco:

I agree about Robbie and Linda's show!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am Mister Dobalina:

Juul'n drugs.
  11:51am ledzeppelinsucks:

that Cheap Trick show sounds like a mid range bummer.
Avatar 11:52am Joe B:

@Sid -- the house on my block that still has them out doesn't have them on during this snowstorm! So maybe they just forgot about 'em.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:52am Sid:

Nick Lowe has never done a bad show that I've seen throughout a long career. Looking forward to seeing him with Los Straitjackets in April. Everything he touches is musical. I still can't get "Christmas In The Airport" out of my head in March.
  11:54am clarke:

i love robbie fulks songs and writing - but there is an element in some of his singing method i can't get on board with.
  11:54am johnk77:

best cheap trick live show
for me was late seventies
i was staff for long john baldry
in support
perhaps a college coliseum
in new mexico?;>
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Sid:

Joe - leaving the lights up is one thing. Having the balls to turn them on in March is another. They really do look nice in a decent storm, but people have different reactions to seeing them so close to Spring. Some people are more forward-looking at that point than nostalgic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:55am Moammar:

Proselytize, as they say.
  11:55am paul:

What CD is that RF song from?
  11:56am Dean:

Looks like that April 1, '77, show was the band's first show in CA. Then the Whisky June 3-5, followed in August by several shows in larger venues (as opening act?), e.g., the Forum. Which confounds me, because I'm pretty sure a buddy of mine caught them first at the Starwood. Later, we both heard them at the Whisky. Obviously, my memory is shot.
Avatar 11:57am Michael Shelley:

PAUL - www.robbiefulks.com...
Avatar 11:57am Michael Shelley:

SID - yes - NICK LOWE~!
  11:57am paul:

Thank you, Michael!
  11:57am Dean:

Aha! March 17, '77, the Starwood: https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/cheap-trick/1977/starwood-club-los-angeles-ca-2bdbac02.html
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Listener Baby:

And of course NRBQ.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Cat:

Back from walk with observations: (1) You're killing it, per usual, MS; (2) Great recording Baby!; (3) Never heard of XMAS lights in February -- VA custom is to take em down 1st weekend after NY's week; (4) Los Shakers is correct; (5) NRBQ is can't miss, except for the rare mischievous event. Go Big Al!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Listener Baby:

Nice that radio royalty is listening to your show today, Baby. Go Cat GO!!!!!Go RFA!
  12:00pm clarke:

EVERY time i have seen Cheap Trick they have never failed to amaze me. guess i just picked the good shows to attend. 24 of them!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Cat:

...EVERY Saturday!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Moammar:

My man Zigaboo.
  12:02pm clarke:

Guided By Voices same story - similar numbers
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm jmd:

Zig! The best! and the other guys, too. One of the best bands of all time for sure.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Sid:

If Brian sez it, I believe it!
  12:04pm johnk77:

ziggy still bringing it live
just saw him w/band in berkeley
  12:05pm clarke:

there's bongo feet hidden in every package!!! ewww!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Listener Baby:

A caveat to the "don't miss" Ween as a live act. A fair amount of homework is required to truly enjoy them live. Walking in off the street, could be a tad confusing for some. But maybe the best live band on the planet still playing. Marty Stuart would be a do not miss as well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Frank In Queens:

Wow, Supergrass! Awesome!
Avatar 12:07pm Michael Shelley:

marty stuart oh yeah - deke dickerson too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Frank In Queens:

Oh, rather Gaz solo. Well, that's cool too!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Sid:

This Gaz Coombes brings back vicarious memories....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Frank In Queens:

Supergrass is the best British Brit-Pop era band, hands down, no contest.
Avatar 12:09pm Joe B:

agreed Frank
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Sid:

Most bands do the same setlist the entire tour. The wife was always amazed that I could put the exact set on CD for our listening pleasure to and from the show. Nice to hear some bands still mix it up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm Frank In Queens:

I used to hate when I'd see a band twice a half-year apart and it would be the same set. Cheap Trick has 40+ years worth of music under their belts. Good for them for changing it up every night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Sid:

Already got my "order" (donation) in for Tsunami! Can't wait.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Frank In Queens:

I re-pledged already too. Too much going on for me during the marathon to pledge during shows (which I prefer), so I just did it all in one shot.
Avatar 12:17pm Joe B:

re setlist - depends on the band and the tour. mixing it up night to night isn't for everyone. and also, if it is a well thought out and out together show, there might not be a need to change it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Frank In Queens:

JPK knows what's up!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Listener Baby:

I saw Beck in a small venue recently. He was lamenting to us that at large venue shows, he is bound to the same setlist by the audio/visual supplementation bands insist on providing these days.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Sid:

FMU makes it very easy to renew. Plus I get nervous when my heart and little radio vanish here in the chatbox. Verrry clever on FMU's part.
  12:19pm clarke:

agreed Frank!! also, needless for me to ask - Warp & Woof is pre-ordered?? not me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Frank In Queens:

True Joe, it depends on the context. But presentation and concept aside, mix it up if you've got the repertoire. I know I get bored quickly when I have to play the same songs in the same order after awhile.
Avatar 12:20pm Joe B:

Saw Beck last summer at the Garden. won't be disappointed if it is the exact same show this summer. it was that good. that said, he did swap out 3 to 5 songs most nights so not sure what he was on about
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm myron feld:

I just read "Respect Yourself" and I believe the number of simultaneous LP releases was 32!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Frank In Queens:

Clarke, you know it is! I haven't even gotten my last pre-order yet and they put another one up. They haven't even gotten to the Kid Marine reissue yet either, and I STILL haven't listened to Zeppelin Over China either!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:22pm Listener Baby:

@Joe B. He probably has a few songs that he can swap in, and not much would change in the course of the show. He was so happy he play whatever he wanted. Requests, the whole deal. Freedom.
  12:22pm clarke:

i hear ya - over-saturated!!!
Avatar 12:22pm Joe B:

@Frank -- I hear ya. McCartney usually doesn't change but he also never mails in a single performance. whereas Tom Petty the past 15 years he toured seemed to be on autopilot. same show every other summer, swap out 2 new songs ... whereas changing nightly seems to fit some bands, or they are better at tit. See: Yo La Tengo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Sid:

Michael, you almost gave me a heart attack. I thought you were going to say the tour was cancelled!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Frank In Queens:

I mean, I get keeping the bulk of the setlist the same, especially if you're promoting new material. But after awhile, there's room to move some songs in and out to keep it fresh for the crowd; especially those bands who have devout followings.
Avatar 12:23pm Joe B:

Yup, seen Beck do an all request solo acoustic show, he's equally adept at the big productions
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm Frank In Queens:

YLT is an excellent example Joe.
  12:24pm clarke:

or The Above!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:25pm Listener Baby:

Way back when, it sure seemed like NRBQ had East Coast/West Coast set lists. I saw them many times, and never heard songs played that they'd do regularly on the East Coast. Maybe my imagination??
Avatar 12:26pm Joe B:

Escovedo is another great example. 2016 -- saw him do a super-structured, entire new album tour two nights in a row, then a month later a totally spontaneous, amazingly loose gig at Berllin.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Michael M. from Montclair:

Thanks for scaring me with the Nick Lowe health problem issues (lol). Glad to hear it just because of 'Love Starvation'.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Sid:

Doesn't The Bowery have seats upstairs? If I had the choice, I'd do Tarrytown too. Suburban audiences do seem more respectful during the performance (there's fightin' words!).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Frank In Queens:

I tried to keep things as fresh as possible, clarke. We had a fair amount of songs after awhile. Unfortunately, some songs were shelved for good for various reasons.
Avatar 12:28pm Nutley Sam:

Bee Gees cover!
  12:28pm clarke:

i would say NRBQ varies their sets much like Cheap Trick, but consciously trying to not repeat a whole lot. most bands are "tied" to doing certain songs. JB used Petty for example - i couldn't stand to do Free Falling every friggin' night, but he HAD to!!
Avatar 12:29pm Joe B:

guess it was a good problem to have with tunes like he had.
  12:29pm clarke:

still there was a time when NRBQ was 'tied' to doing a lot of AL songs no matter what!!
  12:31pm clarke:

(and al did NOT want to do them!!!!)
  12:33pm clarke:

i guess what we are all getting at is: what is the use of having a HUGE repertoire if you "HAVE" to play half the set the same every night?? the dichotomy of R'n'R
  12:35pm clarke:

don't get me started on The Smiths!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Frank In Queens:

That's still half a set to be able to change up. If you''re playing 2 hours a night, that's still a lot of variation.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:35pm Frank In Queens:

Right there with you clarke!
Avatar 12:35pm Montmaster J:

the Doors ;(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Melissa Jean:

hmmm...bit of Moody Blues Doors kinda feelin
  12:36pm Baby:

Love and The Smith’s
  12:37pm clarke:

yeah - half a set is "okay" - but still fairly limiting
  12:37pm joshy:

it sounds like the doors love her madly
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Frank In Queens:

If I had hits that NEEDED to be played, I'd be very happy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm Sid:

Monochrome Set does sound like Morrissey back with the Smiths when he wasn't miked so close (vocals back in the mix, 80s 'indie' style).
  12:38pm paul:

Can't Hardly Wait by the Replacements
  12:38pm clarke:

truth frank!!
Avatar 12:39pm Huge:

Definitely some Smiths, but also some Chills, Able Tasmans, other down under groups.
  12:39pm clarke:

except it CAN get old, anyway!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Frank In Queens:

I suppose. But then I'd just look at my band statement, and get over it quickly ;)
  12:40pm clarke:

yass!!! yass!!
  12:41pm paul:

This is a #1 hit!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:41pm jmd:

Seeing the Tripwires tonight!
  12:41pm clarke:

i am sure you meant bank statement - but band statement works!!
  12:41pm Sean:

Better than the Bee Gees! and I an't knockin' them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:42pm Sid:

This Tripwires is fantastic. The subtle take on the Bee Gee harmonies.
  12:42pm Sean:

It's all fun until someone leaves an I out
  12:42pm muddybrookrambler:

I always thought the Monocrome Set connection to Adam & the Ants was it mildly interesting. Had no idea they are still active prior to the listing for the Monty Hall show.
  12:43pm aduffy:

That Monochrome Set tune sounds like the Kinks covering a Doors song...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm jmd:

  12:44pm clarke:

Maisel is ok -- i can't hang with it, agree!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Melissa Jean:

Russian Doll
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Moammar:

"Honeymooners" reruns never disappoint.
  12:45pm Baby:

Baby. Watch Forever on Netflix
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm myron feld:

Your review of Mrs. Maisel is a #1 hit all the way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Frank In Queens:

Yes clarke. I think about my band far more than my bank, so it was honest mistake ;)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Melissa Jean:

git yer does of Nilsson & Love
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Melissa Jean:

  12:46pm Charlie Purple:

I can identify with this duderino
  12:46pm clarke:

have ya'll seen ALL seasons of Sneaky Pete?? which was just ref'd in this song...hmm
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Sid:

The Tripwires have to take the stage after the Fucking Eagles? That's gotta be tough.
  12:47pm muddybrookrambler:

If you’re accepting of documentarys, I recommend Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy (Netflix)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Frank In Queens:

Sneaky Pete was pretty good. Season 1 more than Season 2, but still pretty good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Goyim in the AM:

I can't not like Mrs. Maisel if only because Rachel Brosnahan is the spitting image of my college girlfriend (who is still a good friend of mine) who also kinda dressed like that in the 90s.
  12:48pm McGreivey:

I watched the first episode of Mrs Maisel, and I was bored. But people raved about it, do I watched the second, and it started getting better. etcetera. It did take a while to get going. Now I'm waiting for the next batch of episodes to appear.
  12:48pm Sean:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:49pm Listener Baby:

Baby. Also all three seasons of Fargo are terrific.
  12:49pm paul:

Next: The Beaten Generation by the The. For the hat trick!
Avatar 12:49pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

When Michael likes something...that's when I start to worry!
  12:49pm Ralphus:

How is an attractive wealthy married Jewish mother from upper manhattan accidentally becoming a comedian ... a cliche? The show is hilarious.
  12:49pm clarke:

agreed Baby!! i hear the next season is going to be about the kansas city mob mentioned in the other three
  12:51pm Bonnie Brown:

Michael, love your show! It is the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Stick with it. It has some great moments.
  12:53pm Bonnie Brown:

Supposedly Mrs. Maisel is based on Joan Rivers. Tony Shaloub is great!
  12:53pm paul:

I've never seen the MMM, but when Rachel Brosnahan hosted SNL she was great.
  12:53pm clarke:

Maisel is so well-intentioned - but, some non-great moments, too. great sets, acting, culture. i think i would rather just see a strict bio of elaine may
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Moammar:

I'm a ``Maisel'' opponent. It just wants to be liked too much. Repackaging the old, weird, hip America for an anodyne new age.
  12:54pm DG:

Wow, lots to comment on here. 1. Only opening act I remember for Cheap Trick was (solo) Todd Rundgren---he did a short set before this special show at Roseland, to mark the 20th Anniversary of Budokan; also played w/them for 1-2 numbers. I remember him being kind of annoyed by the sound system---think he just played piano and guitar. 2. I've heard that bands have to stick to the same setlist at large venues because of sound & lights considerations, granted---so how does Springsteen change the set every night? 3. Only saw the most recent version of "Fargo" which I liked (mostly---it got needlessly grotesque at times), so are the other 2 better?
  12:54pm Bonnie Brown:

Fargo is great!!!! Westworld great too.
  12:54pm BEAVO:

Now this really is one of the best records ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:55pm Melissa Jean:

Moammar on point w Maisel as well as Honeymooners
  12:55pm clarke:

  12:55pm BEAVO:

Are you serious
  12:55pm paul:

This is actually the song I was thinking of by the replacements that I thought had a similar melody of that monochrome set song.
  12:56pm clarke:

AH HA HA!!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm myron feld:

I third or fourth the Fargo recommendations. I can't pick a favorite season, all three so good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Frank In Queens:

Everytime that happens, I can't tell if my stream is dropped or one of the DJs goofed!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm steveo:

why i love wfmu -- where else you gonna hear a cd on ff?

been digging the show big time -- thanks
  12:57pm muddybrookrambler:

Great song, but yeah, I heard even The Replacements were underwhelmed with Buck's superstar guest solo work.
  12:57pm DG:

I really wanted to like "Westworld," and I did at first (have seen both seasons), but it seems obsessed with violence...and seems designed to confuse the audience. Jeffrey Wright is amazing though.
  12:57pm clarke:

ever get the feeling you been Rex'd?? goodnite
Avatar 12:57pm Joe B:

great show MS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Sid:

Those darned broadcast CD players - probably Denons!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm jmd:

great show, thanks Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm DouglasInDallas:

Michael Shelly you're my Pilot of the Airwaves!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:58pm Frank In Queens:

G'day all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm Sid:

The Replacements were habitually underwhelmed with their best work!
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