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|Allusions, The||The dancer|
|Werly Fairburn||Camping With Mary|
|Joe Tex||Davy, You Really Upset My Home|
|Nina Simone||Tell It Like It is|
|Frank Barber Percussion||Dance On|
|Ray Mason||Liner Notes|
|Racket Squad, The||Let It All Hang Out|
|Merle Travis & Judy Hayden||Too Much Sugar For A Dime|
|Carla Thomas||Sweet Sensation|
|Donnie and Joe Emerson||Good Time|
|Murray The K||The Sins Of The Family|
|Justin Tubb||Bachelor Man|
|Betty Everett||Someday Soon|
|Roy Loney||Down the Road A Piece|
|Jay Sherman-Godfrey||For The Warm Up|
|Crickets, The||He's Old Enough To Know Better|
|Junior Brown||Joe The Singing Janitor|
|Big John Hamilton||Pretty Girls|
|Vinnie Bell||Lady Of Spain|
|Fleetwood Mac||I Don't Want To Know (early basic track)|
|Rapiers, The||I Pretend I'm With You|
|Gosdin Brothers, The||He Had A Lot Of Friends|
|Diana Ross & the Supremes||Hard Day's Night|
|Breeders, The||Devine Hammer|
|Sylvie Vartan||Quand Un Amour Renault|
|Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers||Diesel Made for Two|
|Arthur Conley||Love Comes And Goes|
|Joe Cuba Sextet||Oh Yeah|
|Mr. T Experience||Up & Down|
|Tandyn Almer||About Where Love Is|
|Dee and Don||Mr. Fortune Teller|
|Explorers Club, The||I Lost My Head|
|Archies, The||La Dee Do Down Down|
|Graham Parker & The Rumour||Protection|
|Joni Mitchell||Bob Dylan is plagiarist...|
CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say tha tAce Frehley is a drugged racist with low self esteem who did nothing
CLICK HERE to see Malcolm Brickhouse & Jarad Dawkins sixth-grade metalheads from Flatbush, Brooklyn
CLICK HERE to hear David Letterman ask: "Are Those Your Drums?"
CLICK HERE for "Ottawa band’s new release spins only on Fisher-Price record player"
CLICK HERE for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.
CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!
CLICK HERE for another of the worst people in the world!
CLICK HERE for Left of the dial: Independent radio in the digital age which includes some video interviews with WFMU staff members!
CLICK HERE for another clip of The Rolling Stones being less then The Greatest Rock & Roll Band
CLICK HERE for a not quite right piece called "The Rising Cost of New Vinyl"
CLICK HERE for 10 of the all-time greatest disc jockeys - with audio clips of their chatter
CLICK HERE this train wreck is a great microcosm of what is wrong with the world.
CLICK HERE for Nina Simone: nutty but good.
CLICK HERE for a few actual kind hearted people who would like to give $1 million to each and every person in America but are unfortunately not all that good at math
CLICK HERE for a series of Beatles vocal harmony tutorials
CLICK HERE to read: KISS' Paul Stanley: 'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'
CLICK HERE to read: An Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians!
CLICK HERE to read "Van Dyke Parks: 'I was victimised by Brian Wilson's buffoonery' ".
CLICK HERE to watch revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
CLICK HERE to watch a video that proves: Andy Kaufman Lives!
CLICK HERE to see why Bob Lefsetz thinks the Stones' tour is a greedy failure, and how the band is clueless.
CLICK HERE to see John Lydon’s handwritten response to the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame regarding the induction of the Sex Pistols in 1996.
CLICK HERE for "Here Are Idiot Celebrities Talking Out Of Their Asses About Punk At Last Night’s Met Gala".
CLICK HERE to watch the entire Minutemen documentary "We Jam Econo"
CLICK HERE for WFMU's Dave Mandl's Slate article "Same Old Song? Not Exactly. Many classic hits are secretly re-recorded. Can this be stopped?"
CLICK HERE for Lawrence O'Donnell's take on Wayne LaPierre's speech.
CLICK HERE for "22 geniously defaced textbooks & exam papers"
CLICK HERE to see Elvis & Elmo sing "The Monster Went And Ate My Red 2"
CLICK HERE for an horrifying video - who's behind this?
CLICK HERE to see Robin Zander's "son"
CLICK HERE to watch Antoine Dodson explain how he has renounced homosexuality, and has become a "True Chosen Hebrew Israelite descendant of Judah," and now wants a wife.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.
CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.
CLICK HERE to watch what happens when 2 monkeys were paid unequally.
CLICK HERE for info in Eric Kayser - now in NYC on 3rd Ave.
CLICK HERE to find out why people believe in conspiracy theories.
CLICK HERE for Rachel Maddow on Alex Jones’ Conspiracies.
CLICK HERE to watch "Music Man Murray," a short film about a record collector/dealer.!
CLICK HERE to see how to clean records with glue!
CLICK HERE to see kids at Coachella pretend they've heard of bands that don't actually exist.
CLICK HERE for a nice piece on The Cowsills!
CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 1 !
CLICK HERE for Jerry Lewis Telethon Bloopers - Part 2 !
CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.
CLICK HERE for The Worst Work Stations Ever
There's some controversy about the coin toss that decided who would get seats in the plane that crashed on February 3, 1959 and killed Buddy Holly, Richie Vallens & Big Bopper. CLICK HERE for "An open Letter & Challenge to Dion from Tommy Allsup" then CLICK HERE for Dion's version from "The Wanderer Talks Truth"
CLICK HERE to explore & watch a short film on The Cosimo Code, an attempt to catalog every Cosimo Matassa 45!
CLICK HERE for the Top 100 Alternative Albums of the 1960s!
CLICK HERE to hear The Ramones comment on Phil Spector!
CLICK HERE for a great time waster.
CLICK HERE for Lance Shabazz's super cheaply made JOE TEX documentary!
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 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 "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"
CLICK HERE and enjoy the part that starts 2:25 in.
CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú
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 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 Story of Pat and Lolly Vegas" - former guest Pat Vegas drives around L.A. and talks about their history.
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 read how Big Star's "September Gurls" was recorded at Ardent Studios
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 "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 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 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 info on Warren Zanes!
CLICK HERE for the FREE download of "No Good To Cry" by The Explorers Club!
Sat. 6/22/13 11:03am
Glad to hear you Michael! Perfect start for this show!
Sat. 6/22/13 11:13am
Juke Joint Jonny:
I feel for you, Joe Tex, but I have to believe the problems at home are bigger than your gal being a fan of a particular TV show.
Sat. 6/22/13 11:14am
longest day of the year YAHOOOO!!
going to Grimaldi's Pizzeria down here in Floriduh, probably not as good as the one in Brooklyn
feeegeeta bout it!
Sat. 6/22/13 11:26am
Michael from the Left Coast:
Nice name check for Joe Petrillo in the Merle Travis tune (he was head of the musicians union).
Sat. 6/22/13 11:29am
Hi Michael Today is my daughter's half birthday, too!! Violet Roy is 18 months today.
LOVE YOUR SHOW - LISTEN EVRY SATURDAY AND PLEDGE EVERY TIME - CAN'T WAIT FOR 70'S ii !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very best, LYnn
Sat. 6/22/13 11:33am
Ted the Farmer:
DJ...you complain constantly and then you complain about people who are negative...maybe it's time to reread Tartuffe.
Sat. 6/22/13 11:35am
Michael, no sneakers for us, mostly we go barefoot down here in Floriduh, but they wear pajama bottoms and bedroom slippers when going to walmart!
Sat. 6/22/13 11:36am
ted - you are wrong.
Sat. 6/22/13 11:42am
Michael from the Left Coast:
Michael--it's "Murray the K" not "Murry" if we're talking about the same one and I suspect we are
Sat. 6/22/13 11:44am
tough crowd, tough crowd
Sat. 6/22/13 11:45am
Ironically, Converse sneakers were cheap until the original American manufacturer went out of business due to a temporary phase of non-popularity for their brand. Another company bought the brand, shipped all manufacturing to China, and made them expensive. You see the same phenomenon with brands like Clarks – their classic desert boots are also made in China, but more expensive than ever.
Sat. 6/22/13 11:46am
I am enjoying the show, thanks Michael!
Sat. 6/22/13 11:47am
ChooChoo - ATL:
"Down the Road A Piece" - enjoying the Rock and Roll!
Sat. 6/22/13 11:48am
sneakers? P.F. Flyers!
Sat. 6/22/13 11:50am
Sat. 6/22/13 11:50am
ChooChoo - ATL:
@tomB: Run Faster, Jump Higher!
Sat. 6/22/13 11:59am
You are 100% correct about Converse. I wore them since I was a kid. And they always wore out on the soles after about 2 years. After the sale to the other company, the price doubled(which I could live with) but then they started tearing on the sides after 6 months. Definitely designed to wear out sooner. So they cost twice as much and last 25% as long. In effect an 800% price increase. Pro Keds are available via mail order but a very slim selection, color wise. It ain't easy being cool.
Sat. 6/22/13 12:17pm
ChooChoo - ATL:
Great cover of "I Don't Know Want to Know The Reasons I Love You!"
Sat. 6/22/13 12:30pm
Great show, as ever.
Ted's right, though. Mike, you constantly moan & whinge. Converse, pretty much all movies, fancy music, people who don't return emails or answer in the manner that you want, 'haters,' impolite people, Wikipedia, the internet generally, popular music today, modern production methods, hipsters, drug users, people who disagree with you, Spotify....I could go on. You rant 2-3 times every show. You're very negative, man. I'm only backing up Ted because you haven't taken his comment seriously. It's plain as day, man. Listen to your own shows on archive...
I am a doctor and I proscribe more green tea and massages.
Sat. 6/22/13 12:33pm
David in ATL from NJ:
Thanks for that Chris Sprague interview last week, Michael. That was a real treat. I knew he was real talented but I learned that he was even more of a musician than I thought.
Sat. 6/22/13 12:33pm
ChooChoo - ATL:
Sat. 6/22/13 12:35pm
Weird, I just heard this song for the first time the other day. deep deep soul
Sat. 6/22/13 12:42pm
Looks like you closed the playlist as if the show were over. Maybe that's why it's not working for you.
Sat. 6/22/13 12:48pm
Dr. Nank's patients should think twice about making appointments with a practitioner who doesn't understand the distinction between "proscribe" and "prescribe." Doctor of what? Homeopathy?
Sat. 6/22/13 12:52pm
excellent prescription rendition description Snortly!
Sat. 6/22/13 12:56pm
Porky Prime Parker!
Sat. 6/22/13 12:57pm
Sat. 6/22/13 12:59pm
In this show I've praised the live remote we had last Thursday, talked about how great Jay's new cds is and been enthusiastic about every record I've played. If it's too negative for you - switch it off.
Sat. 6/22/13 1:02pm
Tell' em Mike. If something sucks and you point it out, that's being a observant realist. It's not being negative. Love your show, man.
Sat. 6/22/13 1:05pm
I try keep it to complaining about people who are not constructive - not the same thing as complaining about people who are negative. & Thanks for sticking up for me!
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