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Artist Track
Alex Chilton  Thank You Friends (Demo)   Options
Willie Tee  Thank You John   Options
Buddy Allen Owens  Chains   Options
Intentions, The  Dancing Fast, Dancing Slow   Options
Oscar Peterson  Mas Que Nada   Options
Records, The  Teenarama   Options
Tommy Roe  Aggravation   Options
Jim and Jesse McReynolds  Are You Missing Me?   Options
Brook Benton  Hit Record   Options
Shoes  Say It Like You Mean It   Options
Lulu  Stealing My Love From Me   Options
Billy Martin  Till Next Saturday Night   Options
Cals, The  Another Plan For School Mix Up   Options
Planets, The  Hippy Way   Options
dB's, The  Big Brown Eyes   Options
Crickets, The  Baby My Heart   Options
Johnny Paycheck  Bayou Bum   Options
Ray & Bob  Air Travel   Options
Flamin' Groovies  You Tore Me Down   Options
Tony Joe White  Ten More Miles To Louisianna   Options
Jimmy & Johnny  I Ain't Worried About Tomorrow   Options
James "Gonzo" Booker  Memphis Twist   Options
Vinnie Bell  Carioca   Options
Spampinato Brothers, The  Boo-Da-Ba   Options
Keith Moon (John Sebastian on vocals)  Don't Worry Baby   Options
Jerry Lee Lewis  He Took It Like A Man   Options
Don Bryant  She's Lookin' Good   Options
Lemonheads, The  Great Big No   Options
Zombies, The  I Could Spend The Day   Options
Gene O'Quinn  Joe, Joe, Joe   Options
West Street Mob  Breakdance/Electric Boogie   Options
Red Nichols & His Five Pennies  I Got Rhythm   Options
Helen Love  Girl About Town   Options
Dan Penn  I Do   Options
Lefty Frizzell & Wayne Raney  You Can Always Count On Me   Options
Ted Hawkins  Revenge Of Scorpio   Options
Fountains of Wayne  Baby I've Changed   Options
Fountains Of Wayne  Baby I've Changed!   Options
Los Shakers  Won't you Please   Options
Terry Fell  Don't Drop It   Options
Little Jr. Jesse & the Tear Drops  Give Your Love To Me   Options
Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band  Hi Hi Hazel   Options
Muffs, The  The Whole World   Options
A MINUTE WITH  SCOTT SCHINDER   Options

CLICK HERE for Actual Audio from Michelle Shocked, March 17 in San Francisco.

CLICK HERE for: Freddie Blassie Cooks for Regis.

CLICK HERE for Lance Shabazz's super cheaply made JOE TEX documentary!

CLICK HERE for a wil Wilson Pickett live show!

CLICK HERE for "The Beatles - 12 Hours To Please Me!" from the BBC - featuring some interesting stuff AND that thing that drives me nuts - contemporary folks covering the Beatles - some ok, some blah!

CLICK HERE for proof: destruction of the Death Star was an inside job.

I'm a huge Sonny Curtis fan. CLICK HERE for a recent interview.

CLICK HERE for The History of the Boombox.

Paul Lukas asks "Would You Buy a $70 Flannel Shirt from John Fogerty?" CLICK HERE!

CLICK HERE for an Eddie Kendricks Documentary

CLICK HERE for a nice Spin piece on Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams

CLICK HERE for a video about Wealth Inequality in America

CLICK HERE for info on why Brian Wilson is the devil!!

CLICK HERE for the rise and fall of music delivery formats

CLICK HERE for Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me - OFFICIAL TRAILER

CLICK HERE for "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE and enjoy the part that starts 2:25 in.

CLICK HERE for Unsung -- Full Episode: Disco: The genre of disco music and its biggest stars are discussed in this 2 hour special.

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

CLICK HERE for "Chuck Berry Performs "Roll Over Beethoven" during the 1994 Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony" and it's lame

September 21st, 1939, radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C., recorded their entire broadcast day -- CLICK HERE to hear it!

CLICK HERE for Albums that never were (but should have been!)

CLICK HERE for info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

CLICK HERE for Stories About Prince!

CLICK HERE for the trailer to Dave Grohl's movie about Sound City studios.

CLICK HERE for info session guitarist Vincent Bell.

CLICK HERE for Paul Anka's famous post-gig turned into a short film!

CLICK HERE for Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby's "Do You Remember That" Official Video !

CLICK HERE for info and a trailer for a new documentary on the Muscle Shoals sound!

CLICK HERE for The dB's live on World Cafe!

CLICK HERE for some info on Gabriel, the genius behind "Buzzard Lope" !

CLICK HERE for Long Bets.

CLICK HERE for "Drifter Kills Guy With A Hatchet The Gives INSANE Interview".

CLICK HERE for The Intriguing Passports of 20 Famous Artists and Writers !

CLICK HERE for "The Story of Pat and Lolly Vegas" - former guest Pat Vegas drives around L.A. and talks about their history.

CLICK HERE for a great video of Frank Howard & the Commanders.

CLICK HERE for an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

CLICK HERE for some minor key songs reworked into major keys.

CLICK HERE to check out the new WFMU signal coverage map "91.1fm in the NY-NJ metropolitan area, 90.1 in Orange County, NY and 91.9fm in Rockland County NY"!

CLICK HERE to read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios

CLICK HERE to read a really bad review of a reissue of Keith Moon's "Two Sides of the Moon"

CLICK HERE to see Beastie Boy Mike D's lovely $9 a square foot wallpaper!

CLICK HERE to read "The Beatles and the Art of the Tambourine"

CLICK HERE to watch a robot band cover The Ramones

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret"

CLICK HERE for a great Herman's Hermits Interview from the Oklahoma Historical Society!

CLICK HERE for a short film "The Life & Death of the American Arcade"

CLICK HERE for "Sony Releases Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn't Fucking Work" !

CLICK HERE for an article about Sandy Hook truthers who think they've found “absolute proof” that the Newtown shootings were a hoax.

CLICK HERE for a short film "Moon Hoax Not"

CLICK HERE to find out who played bass on some of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

CLICK HERE for a great Beach Boys Interview from 1964 (starts @ 1:30).

CLICK HERE for seven minutes of David Bowie getting pissed off during interviews.

Apparently Bowie offered "Golden Years" to Elvis Presley - but The King declined. CLICK HERE former guest Stevie Riks nails the Elvis/Bowie duet version.

CLICK HERE for a short film which explains how Mellotrons work.

CLICK HERE Led Zeppelin vs The Beatles - Whole Lotta Helter Skelter !

CLICK HERE for Chuck Berry's 1980 thoughts about The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads and Clash records.

CLICK HERE for Famous Album Covers Revisited Using Google Street View .

CLICK HERE to go to a useless website like THIS ONE.

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 for a similar 156 page "Book On Demand" titled "Nick Lowe" that boasts being made from "High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!" What is the world coming to? Only $19.95.

CLICK HERE for the FREE download of "No Good To Cry" by The Explorers Club!



Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:02am Mike East:

whoa!! I made it onto the Michael Shelley intro!! That's the best Bday present I never would have thought to ask for!
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:17am Ken From Hyde Park:

WFMU will provide presents all day long. Just keep listening.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:18am DeemerDave:

Ken:
Mike Shelley is the gift that keeps on giving!
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:19am G:

Wow, you guys are nearly at 104% of goal...
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:19am Mike East:

you got that right, Ken. That and a hot cup o coffee is about all I got keeping me goin today. I don't want to be at work. wah!
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:20am G:

I'm gonna be doing laundry while working online. How utterly thrilling.
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:27am Greg from Bloomfield:

I will be spending the show pushing the limits of acceptable pajama wearing time...
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:29am Mike East:

I am green with envy, Greg. I think last Saturday I made it to almost 4pm in my PJ's
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:36am Mike East:

I was singing "I'll come running over" in the shower the other day.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:39am G:

There was actually a ramp-up on the laundry. I'm dogsitting for a friend who lives in an apartment building, and I had to figure out how the debit card system works. Even more thrills. I practically have a blog entry, let alone a tweet, at this point. If I did those things...

I haven't owned pajamas for about 25 years. What's wrong with me. Stinking nonconformist. Shorts suffice.
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:39am Mike East:

anyone read that article in the NY'er about Dapper Dan? I found it fascinating. Made a great analogy between him making his own fashion creations using name brands (Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc) and hip hop artists sampling music.
  Sat. 3/23/13 11:43am Parq:

I put on the pajamas after I get up. Got a 22 year old daughter in the house. And Michael, thanks so much for that brilliant Star Wars Inside Job vid.
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:43am Mike East:

I just count pajamas as the comfortable clothes that I would never wear outside my house. I don't typically even sleep in them...just have them for the time before and after sleeping.
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:44am Parq:

Dang, I forgot to sign in. There, that's better.
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:45am Mike East:

that's funny, Parq. I remember my dad coming out to yell at my teenaged sister and her friends to keep it down in his tightie whities. My sister was mortified. I thought it was hilarious.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:47am Phelger Nank:

Cage Match:

Crickets & Beatles, or
Wasp & King Bees, or
Spiders from Mars & Pink Spiders ??
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:48am Greg from Bloomfield:

To be fair, half of my "pajamas" is a WFMU "Dead Air" shirt.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:52am DeemerDave:

Yoshimi & Pink Robots?
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 11:53am SeanG:

Alright
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:54am Phelger Nank:

There was a Japanese 'group sounds' band called Pink Spiders in the 60s, in addition to the current US garage band, so I presume the Flaming Lips were writing a rock opera about 1960s Japanese beat bands
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:55am DeemerDave:

Thanks, Phelger.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 11:58am Juke Joint Jonny:

I like the lilac/magenta/white livery this morning. Spring-like and reminiscent of Easter eggs,
  Sat. 3/23/13 11:59am Dave in Woodbridge:

Phelger: agreed
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:05pm Phelger Nank:

@Dave: Word
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 12:06pm Parq:

Coincidentally, Pheiger, they remind me of pajamas.
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:08pm David in ATL from NJ:

Thanks for landing Johnny next week, Michael! That's a treat for sure.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:09pm Dr. Goot:

haha Moonie! Thx Michael!
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:12pm jmd:

Thanks for the devil/Brian Wilson link. Whatta doozy!
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 12:14pm Mike East:

oh man, the combination of the show today and that Lukes Change link are making me so happy.
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:16pm Dave in Woodbridge:

Evvo at his alterna-hunkiest
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:17pm Phelger Nank:

#1 Hit! Dando is sorely underrated.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:21pm DeemerDave:

I agree Dave in Woodbridge
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:23pm DeemerDave:

I always enjoy Cotton Eye Joe at sporting events.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:24pm DeemerDave:

My kids just roll their eyes.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:25pm Phelger Nank:

@Dave

This is a serious Comments Board for serious music fans, not some Tiger Beat fanboy outpost. Please keep comments on-message.

He is pretty hot, though.
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 12:25pm Mike East:

funny, deemerdave. exact opposite for me.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:27pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Red Nichols is a great choice after the West Street Mob. Now I can continue to do the Robot
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:37pm Gordon in Chappy:

Once again Michael you have made working on a Saturday not such a bad thing. Thanks
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 12:39pm Mike East:

my sentiments exactly, Gordon
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 12:40pm Ken From Hyde Park:

In high school, we scammed a trip to California and I saw Lefty Frizzell's star on the Hollywood walk of fame. I had never heard of him, but I thought it was a great name and took a picture of it.
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:42pm drr:

So nice, you played it twice?
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:44pm Lawrence:

Was great hearing it 2x - thank you!
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:44pm drr:

Whoa, who was the jerks comment aimed at?
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:46pm G:

@drr: He forgot the asterisk the first time, that's all
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:47pm Gordon in Chappy:

Darn, what did I miss?
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:52pm drr:

I'm not sure either.
  Sat. 3/23/13 12:53pm drr:

I'll assume it was just a coincidence.
Avatar Sat. 3/23/13 12:58pm G:

The Shoes offered an extremely polished performance
Avatar    Sat. 3/23/13 1:00pm Mike East:

ever get the feeling you've been cheated? good night!
  Sun. 3/24/13 11:45am Peter:

Mr. Shelley, that Tony Joe White song was included on a 1997 reissue of TJW's first album, but it is unclear on the net just when it was recorded. However (Wiki) the first album was recorded nine months before July 1969, which means fall 1968.

That means the Monkee's/Day Tripper-ish guitar riff was derived, and might be the world's first example of a neo-Monkees (Wrecking Crew) cultural event.
  Thu. 4/4/13 8:16pm Josh:

Sorry to just be catching up, MS, but if you want to explain Fountains of Wayne to someone just play them "Fountains of Wayne Hotline."
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