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Options July 6, 2019: Guest: Gilbert O'Sullivan

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Artist Track
Now Generation, The  Alone Again (Naturally)   Options
Gilbert O'Sullivan  Out Of The Question   Options
Motel Mirrors  Let Me Be Sweet To You   Options
Solomon Burke  It's Been A Change   Options
Swingle Singers, The  Badinerie (from The Suite in B Minor)   Options
Fountains Of Wayne  Hat And Feet   Options
Gilbert O'Sullivan  You   Options
Brush Arbor  Alone Again (Naturally)   Options
Eskew Reeder  Green Door   Options
Flat Five, The  This Is Your Night   Options
Mike Russo and The Dellwoods and Friend  Nose Job   Options
Gilbert O'Sullivan  No Matter How I Try   Options
Gilbert O'Sullivan  Get Down   Options
Gilbert O'Sullivan  Interview   Options
Gilbert O'Sullivan  Alone Again (Naturally)   Options
Darondo  Luscious Lady   Options
Lyn Taitt & The Jets  Batman   Options
Holly Golightly  Getting Mighty Crowded   Options
Los Shakers  Got Any Money?   Options
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers  Good As Gold   Options
Wendy Rene  Gone For Good   Options
Johnnie Frierson  Miracles   Options
Michael Bublé  Hollywood   Options
Jerry Fuller  Beach Party (demo)   Options
Merle Haggard  I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am   Options
Jerky Boys, The  Leftover Fireworks   Options

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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

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

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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"

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CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

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CLICK HERE to see actual AFM contracts for some legendary recording sessions

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CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"

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CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion

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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 11:02am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Is this spot taken?
  11:05am Uncle Michael:

my fingers are crossed for all of my favorite Gilbert songs and there are a lot of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

Uncle Michael, you have a lot of fingers?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:07am TheLoneliestMonk:

HeyHey, michael shelley!
*LOVE* the audio drop of jerry in the intro! where did you find that wonderfulness!?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am Listener Baby:

Go... Go on that kick!
  11:13am Russ in NJ:

I wonder if Mike ever checked out Christopher Owens or his old band Girls yet..."Nothing More Than Everything To Me" would be perfect for Mike...short, sweet, and lovely tune.
Avatar 11:13am Hoboken Jack:

Good morning, everybody!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am Mike East:

We are doing backline and some monitors for Mr. O'Sullivan next week. Had a brief scare where I thought the keyboard they shipped to us was damaged in transit....turns out there's a function that locks the keys for transport that just needed to be disengaged.
  11:28am dano59:

I have the Jim Lowe? 45 of GD on Dot - love that Esquerita tho!
Avatar 11:28am Michael Shelley:

I heard they were having a HARD time finding the right keyboard - and the closest one was in CANADA!
  11:29am bobsmart567:

This is your night is one of my most favorite songs that M Shelley has introduced to me. Just smile!!
  11:29am dano59:

This Flat Five trk is soooo 60s. Kelly Hogan rules
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Mike East:

That's true Michael! I searched very hard for them...no dice. Clearing it in customs was another obstacle, so when it arrived in my warehouse I got really nervous for them when it seemed like the whole keybed had been damaged. Great relief when one of my techs found the key locks underneath the unit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:37am Listener Baby:

This flows much better than the previous take they did. Rhinoplasty Job
  11:38am Mike tp:

think before you get the ol schnozxollah fixed.its a rough recovery.your pepper nose is packed with cotton....
  11:38am George in WO:

Nose Job! I definitely owned and loved this MAD record. RIP MAD.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS you're a westchester boy? never knew that.
did you ever hit the salvation army on the bronx/mt vernon border? used to be a good one...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Dropof Goldensun:

Great song! It is a shame Mad is going. I used to live on that magazine as a kid.
  11:40am Mike tp:

always good to hear something new .thanks Michael N Gilbert..!!!
  11:41am bobsmart567:

Gilbert is the king of the vocal double track
  11:41am Mike tp:

short N fat N bald N ugly the guy from Jersey City is loaded.a mad classic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am CHUCK ROAST:

Anxiously awaiting this interview
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Listener Baby:

All hail Big Jim Sullivan!
  11:43am Cooh John:

Is Gilbert's voice doubled or is that natural?
Avatar 11:43am SmokinJ:

Mornin' all! Totally psyched for this!
  11:44am dano59:

This is a Super Hit source!
Avatar 11:44am ChooChoo - ATL:

Sell that surfin' record to Rex. It seems right up his alley.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am Listener Baby:

Choo-Choo great idea!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Listener Baby:

Baby. don't forget under the mixing console. You missed that the last time.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm Mike Sin:

Interesting interview! IIRC, Didn't Gilbert win a major lawsuit against the illegal use of a sample of "Alone Again"?
  12:15pm Mike tp:

as usual Michael N gilbert.job N info stellar.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm Mike East:

Great interview, Michael!
  12:27pm Håkan:

Great interview. Nice that you let Gilbert speak without interupting him.
From Håkan in Sweden
Avatar 12:29pm Hoboken Jack:

Great interview, Michael! Thank you. Seems like a really sweet guy.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Mike Sin:

Batman rockin' steady!
  12:46pm davefromtoronto:

  12:49pm davefromtoronto:

michael how can you play that s**t???

the cheesiest!
Avatar 12:50pm Michael Shelley:

  12:54pm goyim in the am:

Enough negativity. Everybody go google Spaceman from Memphis. That’s an amazing thing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm RomanDogBird:

open ya fucken ears jackass!!!!
  1:14pm christine:

great show today, great interview
first time listening to your show
  3:10pm Miss Georgia Peach:

Great interview! Thank you
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