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Options June 1, 2019: Lady Madonna!

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Artist Track
Sodsai Chaengkij  Lady Madonna   Options
Runt  Who's That Man?   Options
Newton Brothers, The  Start At The Bottom   Options
Lee Moses  Diana (From N.Y.C.)   Options
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires  Green Onions   Options
Thee Headcoatees  First Plane Home   Options
Sweet Bippies, The  Bubblegum Music   Options
Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis  Who Cares?   Options
Carla Thomas  B-A-B-Y (take 1)   Options
Bakersfield Breakers, The  Theme from S.W.A.T.   Options
Amy Rigby  Dancing With Joey Ramone   Options
Bluebeats, The  Sorry, She's Mine   Options
Jerry Reed  Mr. Whiz   Options
Tony Borders  Lonely Weekend   Options
Swan Silvertones, The  He Won't Deny Me   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Who'll Be the Next in Line (live for WFMU at Magic Door)   Options
Good Vibrations, The  Call Me Lightning   Options
Willie Nelson  Cowboys Are Secretly Fond Of Each Other   Options
Allen Toussaint  What Do You Want The Girl To Do?   Options
Muffs, The  Rock And Roll Girl   Options
Brenda Lee  Dum Dum   Options
Mor-Loks, The  Elaine   Options
Dee Dee Sharp  Comin' Home Baby   Options
Jackson do Pandeiro  Twist Nao   Options
Matthew Sweet  I've Been Waiting   Options
Four Pennies, The  Trouble Is My Middle Name   Options
Tommy Collins  Be Serious Ann   Options
Dave Bartholemew  The Monkey   Options
Frank Sinatra  Young At Heart (live)   Options
Squeeze  Is That Love?   Options
Charlie Rich  When 'My Baby Comes Home   Options
Robert Gordon  Red Hot   Options
Don Covay  Please Do Something   Options
Trio  Da Da Da   Options
Yolks, The  Vampire   Options
Countdown 5, The  Don't Buy Meat From The Milkman   Options
Johnny Horton  One Woman Man   Options
Al Green  I Want To Hold Your Hand   Options
Everly Brothers, The  Stick With Me Baby   Options
Paul Stanley  Talks About Peter Criss Part 3 of 4   Options

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CLICK HERE to hear the new number one hit from Juniper

CLICK HERE to hear a lovely short BBC radio piece where Nick Lowe talk about Fatback Louisiana USA by Tennessee Ernie Ford and Harlan County by Jim Ford

CLICK HERE for the old switcheroo: A new episode of the Casey's Musical Dustbin Radio podcast where Michael Shelley is the interview subject.

CLICK HERE to hear Laura Cantrell interviewed on the Stereo Hysteria podcast

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

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CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

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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 11:00am Listener Baby:

A very groggy "Self Potato" to you all. Good morning Baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:02am Hughie Considine:

This is glorious - I think I like it better than the original!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Granny Spicy Tuna:

Yeah, you just can't go wrong with Thee Headcoatees
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am Aaron Working In Newark:

Good Afternoon!
  11:18am Baby:

Red onions???
  11:19am P-90:

Won’t scallions do if no red onion is available?
Avatar 11:21am Michael Shelley:

YEAH! You could use Vadalia - or onion (scallion) of your choice - images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com...
Avatar 11:22am Michael Shelley:

PRO TIP - put the grated carrot in at the end, or the whole thing turns orange
Avatar 11:26am Hams:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Listener Baby:

PRO-Tip Don't put ANY onions in anything.. ever.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:27am Listener Baby:

Is that you Hammy? How is that Blading going?
  11:36am clarke:

Avatar 11:36am Michael Shelley:

OH YEAh - DILL!!!!
  11:36am clarke:

mawnin' all!
  11:37am Ojai John:

I saw Amy here on the left coast and it was a blast. !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Uncle Michael:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am Granny Spicy Tuna:

It's Uncle Michael from the soggy center! Hi!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Uncle Michael:

We've had a respite! The whole yard is mowed ahead of more rain this afternoon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Listener Baby:

Morning, Clarke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Uncle Michael:

I like "ESL rock."
  11:42am clarke:

how's them crops, sir?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Uncle Michael:

This song is making me dance around.
  11:44am davefromtoronto:

i thought he was saying "mr wind"
  11:44am Micheal:

Trump has Mr. Whiz on 8-track on AF One.
Avatar 11:45am Lonious Monk:

niceee show! cheers from paris
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Listener Baby:

In need of attention. The word of the day is procrastinate.
  11:47am clarke:

i am down with that word!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Frank In Queens:

Not my word today! Hi all!
  11:48am clarke:

headlines: Shelley Show Causes Procrastination
  11:48am clarke:

Man In Queens Reparing Windows
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Listener Baby:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am Frank In Queens:

Not yet.
  11:49am ns:

was that Sal Rosenberg from GTA that was on?
  11:51am clarke:

ah, so: procrastination!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am Uncle Michael:

I love the Little Feat cover of this Toussaint gem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Frank In Queens:

No, waiting for the windows to come in!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:00pm Frank In Queens:

That Willie song was great!
  12:00pm clarke:

ha ha!! the window people might be listening to this show!
  12:04pm clarke:

have you gotten Warp & Woof, yet, frank? i like it, but have not yet ordered - procrastination. the songs are a lot shorter, harken back a few years.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Listener Baby:

Isn't that The Beat, Baby?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Hughie Considine:

Sorry but isn't Rock n Roll Girl by the Beat?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:05pm Frank In Queens:

I never procrastinate when it comes to GBV. Everything is pre-ordered immediately upon announcement!
Avatar 12:06pm Michael Shelley:

Oh yeah - switched names there....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Frank In Queens:

It's a good, quick, fun listen. But it really made me appreciate Zeppelin Over China so much when I came back to it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:07pm Hughie Considine:

You could do a great mix based on "dumb"
  12:08pm clarke:

agreed, frank. ZOC is pretty brilliant. i guess they all are. ha ha.
  12:09pm clarke:

Das Bongoe Fussen!!!
  12:10pm clarke:

Hughie - top of my list would be Guess I'm Dumb by Glen Campbell
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Hughie Considine:

Yes, @clarke, way up top for me, along with Ginny Arnell's "Dumb Head" and Iggy's "Dum Dum Boys." Perhaps it could be a Dumb/Stupid mix. That would also work.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:14pm Listener Baby:

Been there. You speak truth, Baby.
Avatar 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:18pm Hams:

what was the name of that portugeuse spot? that dry soup sounds amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm Listener Baby:

You are killing me.
Avatar 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

Avatar 12:23pm Hams:

Avatar 12:23pm Michael Shelley:

Go with a big group if possible & share a few things - 1 entree feeds 2 easy!
  12:25pm clarke:

i tellya what holds me back with most stuff is that shipping costs (and album costs) are skyrocketing. i wrote to Rockathon to ask if they would ship media rate - they would sell a lot more. they won't.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...Are we talkin' bonobos or chimps??...Which are - yerknow - apes like us (no tails)...
  12:26pm clarke:

USPS is out of their tree!! the monkey speaks his mind..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm Hughie Considine:

I first heard "The Monkey" on WFMU several decades ago, and it's very much the kind of song you will only ever hear on FMU -- then and now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Or WWOZ - or podcasts...but - yeah.
  12:28pm clarke:

sorry, WWOZ has gone way downhill, imho. i tried to turn in when down there, and kept switching to this new station from delgado junior college.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Frank In Queens:

The key to Rockathon is buying a bunch of things at once. Like, I'll always add a few $5 CDs to the order to justify the costs. Of course, I've almost bought all of their inventory by now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

@clarke: Sorry to hear that.
  12:31pm clarke:

righto, frank. i can't afford to keep up wit those guyz
  12:32pm clarke:

'OZ used to be great, when dj's like Gentilly Junior and Rekkids From Da Cryp' were around.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:36pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Oh. Roky has passed.
Avatar 12:36pm Michael Shelley:

Because: youtu.be...
  12:37pm clarke:

he has. RIP
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:37pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Just thinking of Nina.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Frank In Queens:

Elevators will be on the turntable as soon as Michael's show is through...
  12:42pm clarke:

i was lucky enough to catch The Aliens at the Stomp in nola, a few years back (gosh, now, maybe 7 years!), killer show!!! leaving good memories was his style.
  12:46pm clarke:

erickson was one of the FEW artists i can think of in which their later work holds up to the early stuff.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Frank In Queens:

The Above opened for Roky at Maxwell's, maybe 7 years ago. I didn't get to meet him unfortunately. He was brought in right before his set and brought out immediately afterwards.
  12:48pm clarke:

i was also lucky enough to go to dinner "with" roky, same show that i mentioned. of course, i was at the other end of a long table, and he didn't say anything the whole time, anyway.
  12:53pm clarke:

i have procrastinated with the patch, too! i suck.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:56pm Mike East:

Great show today, Michael!
  12:57pm clarke:

fine stuff, MS!! very fine.
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