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Options March 9, 2019: 2019 WFMU Fundraisier with co-host Mr. Finewine!

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WFMU Super Hits of the Seventies Super Hit Tsunami front cover


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Artist Track
Arthur Alexander  Burning Love   Options
Dick Thunder  Gee But I'm Lonesome   Options
Mitch Easter  Rock And Roll Love Letter (from Super Hit Tsunami!)   Options
Arthur Alenander  Call Me Honey   Options
Nick Lowe  Raining Raining (DEMO)   Options
Willie Wisley  Little Willie   Options
Osmonds, The  One Bad Apple   Options
Rock Garden  Rainy Days   Options
Spinners, The  Oh Child   Options
Chris Collingwood  Leaving On A Jet Plane (From Supert Hits of the 70's: Super Hit Tsunami)   Options
Love  Alone Again Or   Options
Greg Townson  I Can Help   Options

WFMU Super Hits of the Seventies Super Hit Tsunami front cover

Here's an alphabetical list of the amazing artists and songs - click on the band names for more info!:

1) Los Aliens Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
2) Eric Ambel Crazy Mama
3) The Bakersfield Breakers Theme From S.W.A.T.
4) Sarah Borges Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)
5) David Brookings Without You
6) Chris Collingwood Leaving On A Jet Plane
7) Marshall Crenshaw What The Hell I Got
8) The Dahlmanns Already Gone
9) Mitch Easter Rock And Roll Love Letter
10) Sam Elwitt I Can’t Tell The Bottom From The Top
11) Robbie Fulks Rub It In
12) NRBQ Everybody’s Out Of Town
13) Miss Georgia Peach and Travis Ramin Dim All The Lights
14) The Rubinoos Shenna Is A Punk Rocker
15) Los Straitjackets Angie
16) Greg Townson I Can Help
17) The Tripwires Nights On Broadway
18) Ben Vaughn Coconut
19) Willy Wisely Little Willie
20) Yo La Tengo Smile A Little Smile For Me
21) The Zambonis (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

Here's the video - with clips of all 21 songs:

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 to read "How the Beach Boys’ Lost Late-Sixties Gems Got a Second Life "

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Sonny Curtis on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to find out what happened when Jonathan Richman moved to Maine in 1981

CLICK HERE to read Michael's recent interview Lou Reed archivist Don Fleming on the Please Kill Me website!

CLICK HERE to bid on the mechanical, sync and public performance royalties from one of the world’s best-selling music artists—Nicki Minaj

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks And Linda Gail Lewis' interview & performance on Fresh Air

CLICK HERE Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis LIVE & unplugged at Paste studios!

CLICK HERE for interesting photos of closed music clubs

CLICK HERE for info on the new Chris Stamey track!

CLICK HERE for info on the new compilation "Back Patio Bliss" produced by listener Baby!

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 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 10:52am Michael Shelley:

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

Well.. Here we are again. It's time to be stand up and be counted. If we all just give a little, it's easy. A ton of greatness will happen. If you listen to this show, or any other, please give something. It will help so much. Shout out to Baby, what a great year you had. You continue to amaze all of us. Hug to Matt W. Thank you for all you do, and how well you do it. Downtown Soulville is a treasure. And a tip of the hat to Bob Brainen. I'm very sure I'm not the only one who misses you. Hope you are well, if you are reading this. Okay... It's time.. Make the phones ring!
Avatar 11:02am Mr. Fine Wine:

Burnin Love!
Avatar 11:04am Mr. Fine Wine:

Hi, Listener Baby.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am Listener Baby:

Hello Mr. FW! Hope you and yours are terrific.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am Uncle Michael:

Michael! MFW! Get down on it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:09am mb:

Hey Mr. DJ's. pow pow power duo in the studio this morning!

Make $ $
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Uncle Michael:

My jeans are exploding.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am listener 126464:

heard this a couple weeks ago and immediately selected tsunami collection
Avatar 11:13am Dano59:

this is killer!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Uncle Michael:

Tim Moore would endorse this version.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am jmd:

Next fantasy get could be Rick Nielsen!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:25am listener 126464:

i think Argyle is only fish & chip place left in kearny. thistle is in nearby lyndhurst and thompson's has been in belmar for a while
  11:26am MFlynn:

Never heard this great Nick Lowe demo before!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Listener Baby:

Baby.. EC?
Avatar 11:27am Dano59:

love that song, by Nick AND the Haden Triplets!!!
Avatar 11:27am Mr. Fine Wine:

  11:27am David Rubien:

Hey Mike! So you at the Q last night; didn't get a chance to say hi. I did not like the venue.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am SeanG:

this song rules
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Sid:

This is one Tsunami I'm looking forward to!
  11:37am Joe R.:

psst Michael - if you're working on the 2020 version of Superhits, I saw The Flat Five last week (amazing!) and they said they're going into the studio soon...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Sid:

Politics as a fundraiser? That's ballsy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am Sid:

We all profit from listening your show, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am SeanG:

Vic Waters!!
  11:49am seth from muddy creek:

Just saying...I been listening to FMU for about 30 years...since high school. I’ve lived all over. FMU is really valuable and exceptional bar none. I pledged $365 Monday when the fund drive was just starting. That pledge, I give what I can every year, goes out to everyone making FMU happen - which means the other pledgers as well as the dj’s, techs, and other peeps. Thx Moo-erzz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am Sid:

This Osmonds won't sound the same without the WABC Ding! at the end.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am DouglasInDallas:

I married a Michael who was born the year I graduated high school and after listening to WFMU for 25+ years, I love sharing your show and having to explain all the Michael clips each show opening... So much love at WFMU! give til it hurts folks!
Avatar 12:06pm Mr. Fine Wine:

Thanks, everybody! Show's flying by...don't miss your chance to pledge and shower Michael with love!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Hughie Considine:

My wife and I rarely fight, but when she told me she hated "Ooh Child" I almost got angry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:13pm DouglasInDallas:

That Trip wires BeeGees cover is the best!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:16pm Uncle Michael:

Pagliaro's "What the Hell I've Got" has been played on WFMU in the playlist era twice.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm myron feld:

@Hughie -- my wife's FAVORITE song is "O-o-h Child" -- go figure. And you were right to almost get angry.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Bigfoot's drumming on the original Oooh, Child is the shizz.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Sid:

Co-hosts can be ~dynamic~!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Sid:

Ramen & Mt. Dew, the dynamic duo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Melissa Jean:

are u guys ok?
  12:32pm davefromtoronto:

mr fine wine is full of sour grapes...
Avatar 12:34pm dale:

that's what wine is made of.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Sid:

Move on up!
  12:37pm bill:

There are lots and lots of people who read tablets on the train. They "commute" to "work" in the "city". They do it twice a day every fking day of the week and half the time they wish they were dead. What bubble you live in?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Melissa Jean:

so did you watch Russian Doll?
  12:37pm ?:

What version of "Move On Up" was that in the background?
Avatar 12:42pm Michael Shelley:

Delvon laamar
  12:43pm Pete in Arlington:

Will boost my Swag4Life pledge for Mike's NPR Scott Simon laff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:45pm Melissa Jean:

(askin bc Love "Alone Again Or" is featured v. prominently)
Avatar 12:49pm dale:

like that this guy made the song his own.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Loved 'JetPlane' from probly toddlerhood. As if needed another reason be awed by Collingwood.
  12:58pm bill:

Kismet! See you at the bar! xx
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