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Jimmy Bee  At Last   Options
Lafayette  Volte Querida   Options
Warner Mack  Fist City   Options
Charles Taylor   What Is This World Coming To?   Options
Milton Banana Trio  Amanha   Options
Barreracudas, The  Promises   Options
London And The Bridges  City I Was Born In   Options
Bruce Robison And Kelly Willis  A Dime At A Time   Options
Lee Moses  Time And Place   Options
Explorers Club, The  Ruby   Options
Bobby Goldsboro  Mornin' Mornin'   Options
Steve Earle And Miranda Lambert  This Is How It Ends   Options
Gladys Knight And The Pips   The Nitty Gritty   Options
Wonder Boy Travis  She Went Thataway   Options
MC5  High School   Options
Troggs, The  Everything's Funny   Options
Little Jimmy Dickens   Hey Worm   Options
Ray Charles And Margie Hendricks  Tell The Truth   Options
Alex Chilton  Free Again   Options
Gary Lewis and the Playboys  Without A Word Of Warning   Options
Billy Joe Shaver  Old Chunk Of Coal   Options
Impressions, The  Fool For You   Options
Steve Gibbons Band, The  No Spitting On The Bus   Options
Every Mothers' Son   I Don't   Options
Mac Davis  A Little Less Conversation   Options
Otis Redding  You Left The Water Running   Options
Sohail Rhana  Saat Maatray   Options
London Souls, The  When I'm With You   Options
Belles, The  Melvin   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  You're Dreaming   Options
James Govan  Wanted Lover (No Experience Necessary)   Options
NRBQ  That I Get Back Home   Options
Neil Diamond  The Boat that I Row   Options
Charley Crockett  Maybelle   Options
G.L. Crockett  It's A Man Down There   Options
Mark Bacino  How About Always?   Options
Jesse Price & His Blues Band  Nagasaki   Options
Tom Carvel & Friends  Tom The Turkey   Options
Brian Wilson  1988 WNEW   Options

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CLICK HERE for the multi part fascinating documentary about Dream Theater's search for a new drummer

CLICK HERE for Martin Mull's "Soundstage: 60 Minutes to Kill" from 1975

CLICK HERE for info on the Top 100 Most Expensive Cassettes on Discogs

CLICK HERE for a detailed look at cymbals in 1920s jazz

CLICK HERE for The Liner Notes Project

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 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 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 for the animated guide to compression

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 to listen to a new interview with Jonathan Richman

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 for detailed Pet Sounds credits

CLICK HERE for a piece on how they come up with radio ratings & Delilha's radio show

CLICK HERE for a great documentary about The Cactus Blossoms

CLICK HERE for "Rob Freeman Recording The Ramones"

CLICK HERE to see 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 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 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 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 garbage. 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.

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.

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:00am Frank In Queens:

  11:04am Baby:

Cold and wet this way. Good morning!! Ybab
  11:11am paul:

I definitely don't want to go to Fist City.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:12am ParUbi:

It's not my thing, but some people are *really* into going there. Ahem.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:14am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

don't look at me!!!! ;P
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS happy thanks-weekend, mike.
did some ppl REALLY not like the john sebastian interview?
  11:18am clarke:

howdy ya'll!! from new orleans
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am TheLoneliestMonk:

hi GST, have'nt seen you on wake n bake lately
  11:19am Cooh John:

I have this "Promises, Promises" 45. #1 hit for sure.
Avatar 11:19am Michael Shelley:

TLM - YEAH! some folks HATED it!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:19am ParUbi:

Haha, GST!
  11:20am clarke:

i don't even begin to get that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am Listener Baby:

How could anyone hate that? Hate?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS wow, they should see how bad paul shaffer is at interviews then!
  11:21am clarke:

pf sloan right?
  11:23am clarke:

i see The Treasurer is about the premises.... long time, no see!!
  11:23am egould310:

Go Bucks! Beat that scUM!
Avatar 11:23am dotpattern:

I'm sure you could do 24 hours of people trying to sound like Bob somebody. (Your daughter is cool.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am ParUbi:

@dotpattern-- was just commenting on that to my wife.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:26am TheLoneliestMonk:

saw him interviewing donald fagen on AXs-TV, and he's *god awful* at it!
  11:31am clarke:

god awful.
  11:31am clarke:

good word.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Listener Baby:

What brought that up?
  11:32am paul:

should...did you hear about Terell Pryor?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

TheLoneliestMonk: well, i'm here in the Pacific time zone, in Fist City, AKA San Francisco
  11:33am paul:

I meant egould.
Avatar 11:33am Mailman Tom:

That's what Trump said. The guy was parroting him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:33am mariano:

Damn, Michael - dishing it out today, huh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

none of my friends who saw that movie liked it
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am mariano:

I absolutely loved The Irishman. Watched it twice.
Avatar 11:34am Mailman Tom:

The Punisher was the worst movie I've ever seen lately
  11:35am clarke:

there was a time when a three plus hour film had an intermission. it would have served The Irishman well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Granny Spicy Tuna (they/them):

looking forward to seeing the new Almodovar film tomorrow
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:35am Handy Haversack:

Which one, GST? Irishman or the Jarmusch movie?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:36am mariano:

Yeah, but 3.5 hours on Netflix is different, you can pause whenever you like.
  11:37am clarke:

yes, but i saw it in the theater - after drinking a lemonade!!!! painful. ha ha.
  11:37am ChrisB.:

  11:37am fullmetalmonkey:

The dead don’t die definitely a strange film. The one thing that stuck to me after viewing the film was. Life is in the details. Enjoy the things around you while you have them. Enjoy the moment. I was also very high when I saw the film.
  11:37am clarke:

i will say that it kept me from leaving the room, tho
  11:38am Josh:

We loved The Dead Don't Die but only because it was filmed in our town! For anyone who did not immediately recognize all the locations, your review is accurate.
Avatar 11:38am SmokinJ:

Turtles, once again...
  11:39am Vanessa and Vanessa:

How about key lanyard for premium?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:39am brooklynbanzai:

Michael thanks so much for that Martin Mull link - I remember watching that special when I was a 5th grader. Great guest appearance from Flo and Eddie!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am mariano:

Oof, painful, @clarke, sorry to hear! Speaking of 3+ hour movies that could've used an intermission, in the early aughts I went to see Matthew Barney's Cremaster 3 with some friends. One of the most eye-glazingly tedious experiences of my life, especially because it was a midnight show. My butt fell asleep and I swear it took an hour for it to get back to normal after it was over.
  11:40am egould310:

@paul. Yeah, I read that about TP. Godspeed.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am full metal monkey:

@josh. What town was it filmed in. I forget
  11:41am Mark in Toronto:

Michael, most of the time I see your point and agree with you, but you are "dead" wrong on The Dead Don't Die. It's very funny, in-jokey and meta. You have to like Jim Jarmusch movies in general to appreciate it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Listener Baby:

Steve's E duets always excel.
  11:43am clarke:

i don't know mark, i think JJ is VERY spotty. love some of his films - can't stand Ghostdog
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:44am mariano:

I think the last Jarmusch movie I saw was Ghost Dog, which I really loved. I really love Dead Man as well. Need to catch up on Broken Flowers and some of the more recent ones.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:45am full metal monkey:

Deadman is great. Awesome Neil young soundtrack
  11:45am clarke:

there ya go
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am Handy Haversack:

It always seems like there are no lukewarm thoughts on Jarmusch movies. People have Opinions!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:47am TheLoneliestMonk:

i'm no jarmusch fan, but i enjoyed 'coffee & cigarettes'
i thought the best segment was coogs with molina, and the taylor mead bit lamenting the desmise of old NY was genuinely touching
  11:49am Zydeco Phil:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:49am full metal monkey:

@thelonliestmonk yeah coffee and cigarettes is one of my favorites. Iggy and Tom Waits is priceless
  Swag For Life Member 11:49am Geoffrey in Ottawa:

I saw The Dead Don't Die. It felt like an inside joke that I was just on the outside of, but I didn't mind being there.
Avatar 11:49am Michael Shelley:

For me, when IRONY is all you have - you don't have enough. It just didnt add up to anything. Just depressingly un-creative. Not a lot of surprises, or commentary, or point of view, or great performances.
Avatar 11:51am SmokinJ:

Hail the Five!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:51am TheLoneliestMonk:

@MS you just described perfectly my lack of love for that hipster doofus, wes andersen
  Swag For Life Member 11:51am Geoffrey in Ottawa:

What album is this MC5 song on?
  11:51am George in WO:

Motor City Five, baby!
Avatar 11:52am SmokinJ:

The real fuckin' deal..
  11:53am paul:

Back in the USA, Geoffrey
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:53am mariano:

@TheLoneliestMonk: Paul Thomas Anderson on the other hand... I loved The Master. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix made for a powerful combo.
Avatar 11:55am Todd-o-phonic Todd:

For a marathon premium...how about The Michael Shelley Gag? It can be placed in someone's mouth when they start complaining overmuch. I don't have anyone in mind to use it on by any means.
  Swag For Life Member 11:56am Geoffrey in Ottawa:

How about a 45 adaptor?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:56am Listener Baby:

I have someone in mind, Todd. But Michael isn't the person.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Handy Haversack:

Beer coozie!
  11:57am STP:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:58am Listener Baby:

Etched wine glasses, Baby. Then you could finally have proper glasses at your house.
Avatar 11:58am SmokinJ:

How bout' a cheap USB flash drive loaded with #1 hits!
  11:58am paul:

Actually a DVD set of the complete Country documentary would make a nice premium.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:59am TheLoneliestMonk:

hats mike, we like hats
  12:00pm clarke:

i don't usually take any swag
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@mariano i WANTED to like the master.
it just didnt go anywhere for me.
i can understand why CO$ wasn't worried about it.
it was NO hagiography...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@clarke we can't ALL be chaste ascetics, dude
  12:02pm clarke:

but, i do love when someone tries to turn one thing you are talking about into a diatribe for their agenda. calling wes anderson a 'hipster' is pretty much like racial profiling.
  12:03pm DG:

I've seen a bunch of Jarmusch movies and liked them (esp. the early ones), but with his slow pacing and weird characters, they're an acquired taste. I think "Broken Flowers" was the last one of his I saw; didn't see his zombie movie (weird that this indie director has now made films about zombies and vampires). Had you seen any other stuff of his before you saw this one?
  12:04pm clarke:

and the chaste was not by choice!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@clarke what can i say, i like name calling.
peace & love, peace & love, baby!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm mariano:

@TheLoneliestMonk: with The Master, what did it for me was the scene where Hoffman loses his cool at a swanky Manhattan apartment gathering when someone starts questioning him skeptically and he snaps and calls the guy a pig fuck. That's peak Hoffman!
  12:06pm clarke:

leaning into the wind
  12:07pm DG:

I didn't like Anderson much either, but was totally taken by Moonrise Kingdom, and Grand Budapest Hotel. He creates his own worlds and odd plots, but I guess some people find that childish or weird. His animated movies are worth checking out too. And yeah, I thought The Master was too long and couldn't figure out what it was trying to do.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:08pm Matt Fiveash:

My love for Ray Charles is unending. Recently stumbled on a full Ray Charles show on youtube, France 1961, really good picture/audio, the band/Raelettes on fire and Ray in absolute peak functioning dope fiend form. Michael, check it out if you haven't already seen it. But please wait till off the air to do so...
  12:08pm DG:

That Explorers Club cut was great, BTW.....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm TheLoneliestMonk:

i was surprisingly pulled in by budapest hotel.
maybe cos my expectations were so low?
i think he dialed by the twee factor on that one
  12:09pm Mark in Toronto:

@Geoff in Ottawa: Back in the USA
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:10pm mariano:

To me, The Master was a portrait of megalomania and delusion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm TheLoneliestMonk:

as far a downtown vamp films go, i remember i enjoyed 'the addiction'.
i mean, walken pedantically quoting Nietzsche & kant while a vamp is going into blood withdrawl is peak ferrara!
Avatar 12:11pm Ross T.:

Ah, indeed what the day needed was Curtis Mayfield...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:12pm TheLoneliestMonk:

and for my money, tenenbaums had the weirdest combination of a mediocre film that contained one of the all time great screen portrayals
  12:14pm DG:

Yeah, we watched Budapest on cable and were just taken in by it...great. I see others here are commenting on Mr. Mull---pretty sure I remember watching that on PBS back when. His albums were full of funny parodies, commentary on music of the day (as Flo & Eddie did), etc. I think his last album has fake commercials (like for "Bun & Run"). Saw him at the Palace in Albany around 1979; I think the place was half-filled. Wish he'd do some music again, instead of taking roles on crappy sitcoms (I keep expecting him to turn up on "The Conners").
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm mariano:

Remember Martin Mull's Showtime series, "The History of White People in America"?
  12:16pm andy fuchs:

I guess we know where Nick Lowe got the feel for "I love the sound of breaking glass" ?? lol
  12:16pm davek2:

The only place I've heard this song is in my home! Thee great Trevor Burton was in the band
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@mariano did you see the lecarre flick he did right before he died?
it's a solid performance, even if the accent was completely unnecessary
  12:17pm DG:

Royal Tenenbaums was the one that made me stop watching Anderson movies (for awhile)....I spent half the movie trying to figure out WHEN it was taking place, since they kept showing old technology (phonographs, etc.) but I guess that was a comment on the family, not to set up the time period. Also thought the dialogue and family dynamics (mean father, etc.) wasn't that original.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm listener 126464:

he's not asking too much. this may be post-breaking glass. 79?
Avatar 12:17pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@DG ...and steve zissou was worse!
say what u will about tenenbaums, hackman is a stand out in it
  12:20pm DG:

Could swear that Steve Gibbons track was played a bit on WNEW's "Things from England" back then, I know I heard it somewhere, but I always mixed up Steves Gibbon & Harley (Cockney Rebel).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:20pm TheLoneliestMonk:

Mull is SUCH a solid comedic actor, he even managed to be amusing on 2 1/2 men
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm mariano:

@TheLoneliestMonk: Yes, "A Most Wanted Man", and I absolutely loved it. I'm a big Le Carré fan, so for me it was a pairing made in heaven. Nina Hoss was really amazing in that as well.
  12:21pm clarke:

you have probably played many mac davis songs, but not the version by mac
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm TheLoneliestMonk:

she basically did the exact same character on 'homeland'
  12:21pm DG:

See, I found "The Addiction" kinda pretentious (and I usually like Lili Taylor)....I also thought you had to know a bit about Catholic imagery and history to appreciate it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:21pm Listener Baby:

Baby in all seriousness, we are are here because of your fantabulous musical taste. Anything music related would be a gift. Anything else is a trip to goodwill waiting to happen. The USB idea is excellent, if it can be done affordably . How about taking song requests from your listeners? One per listerener? Dunno what that has to do with your taste, other than your influence.. Just think music, not stuff.
  12:22pm Sean T:

Not just Mac Davis, It's Strange ... Billy Strange
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:23pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@DG i haven't seen it since it was first released in the theater and home video...VHS!
i might hate it now, i knew it was pretentious at the time, it was ferrara trying to transpose his junk addiction to a horror story
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:24pm mariano:

Lili Taylor is incredible. I love her in "I Shot Andy Warhol".
Avatar 12:25pm Todd-o-phonic Todd:

I have this Otis 45...I read that it was issued by John Fred. It came out a good # of years after the recording I believe.
  12:25pm DG:

RE: Mull. That "White People" series was on Cinemax which is probably why I've never seen it...would like to, it sounds funny (& Harry Shearer directed it). Apparently it's only on VHS at the moment.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:26pm mariano:

Oh, sorry, Cinemax. Memory is funny, don't know why I remembered it as being on Showtime.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:27pm TheLoneliestMonk:

JoJo: 'when harpo played his harp'
  12:28pm clarke:

i say i didn't take the swag; however, i DO treasure my MS Show patch!!! wear it proudly (when weather permits).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@DG, Mariano
christopher moltisanti is a pisser in that
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:30pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@clarke we caught you in the sin of omission!
  12:31pm clarke:

the patch flew down from the sky, i swear!!
Avatar 12:31pm Michael Shelley:

BABY - the non music items are usually VERY popular with listeners - after 25+ years w/cds I think I'm going w/ some kind of thing! Must admit - your Goodwill comment is spot on... but we have a magnetic flashlight on our fridge that we use all the time (that my wife got at some work event). BRAIN STORM... what would be useful? (and around $2)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@clarke well, better omission than emission!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:32pm Listener Baby:

How about Super Hits that missed. A collection of songs that should have been recorded by all those wonderful bands that helped out, but didn’t pick.
  12:32pm clarke:

bottle opener??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:33pm TheLoneliestMonk:

@LB thematically, that's great
  12:33pm clarke:

church key!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm Listener Baby:

I still listen to music you gave me 20 years ago to this day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34pm WR:

Key fob swag.
  12:35pm seedfriend:

Oh lord ! Love that Melvin!
  12:36pm benji:

Cactus Blossoms, Good good stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:38pm TheLoneliestMonk:

since we're all over the place today...has anyone seen the smithereens with crenshaw?
is it worthwhile?
  12:39pm David watts:

i thought the jarmusch vampire flick was alright, as far as vampire movies go. not great but not as bad as you made it sound. Wanda jackson at half speed sounded cool....
  12:43pm clarke:

The Voice - joseph spampinato
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:44pm Richard:

Swag idea: one of those credit card sized multi-tools, printed as #1 Hit Club membership cards.
Avatar 12:46pm Ross T.:

I have not seen Crenshaw with the Smithereens but of course it's worthwhile.
Avatar 12:46pm Michael Shelley:

had no idea that there was a huge line of those... www.amazon.com...

too expensive - I think - but good BRAINSTORMING
  12:47pm clarke:

perhaps the bass player hit the right notes to another part of the song?? (in other words, he thought it was going to the bridge or something)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:47pm Richard:

They can definitely be acquired in (reasonable) bulk for under $2.
  12:48pm clarke:

at any rate, bass player caught the correct change and kudos for leaving it in.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Listener Baby:

Did a B- Side make exactly the $$ if the A-Side was a hit?
  12:49pm clarke:

yes, baby - as far as mechanical royalties
Avatar 12:49pm Juke Joint Jonny:

I like his here Charley Crockett
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:50pm myron feld:

Another fun clam: Bo Diddley's "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover" -- towards the end of the final chorus, he plays a C chord instead of the correct B -- missed it by that much!
  12:50pm johnk77:

great show
in the seventies
generally yes
for 7 inch 45s
Avatar 12:51pm Juke Joint Jonny:

The Joy of Clams
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:51pm Listener Baby:

Great mistakes in music collection, on branded USB. Boom!
  12:53pm clarke:

i won the novembah, TOO!!!
  12:55pm clarke:

(so says the news dept)
  12:57pm ptol:

Just so's you know, "enormity" is roughly synonymous with "evilness".
  12:58pm DaveinPA:

Turkey O'Puss!
  12:58pm George in WO:

One take Tom Carvel!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm listener 126464:

Thank you Michael
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm mariano:

Thanks Michael, bye everyone!
  12:59pm clarke:

ever get the feeling you've been landy'd.
  12:59pm Hawkeye:

Dr Landy...... boo
Avatar 1:00pm Ross T.:

Love Brian '88 though.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm TheLoneliestMonk:

good one today, mike
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