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Options May 24, 2014: Do You Remember?

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Artist Track
Ramones, The  Do You Remember Rock And Roll Radio   Options
Air   Remember   Options
Deke Dickerson  Peroxide Blonde   Options
Ponderosa Twins +1  I Remember You   Options
Los Amaya  Caramelos   Options
Badfinger  No Matter What (demo)   Options
Fruit Machine, The  Cuddly Toy   Options
Jimmy And Johnny  I’m Beginning To Remember   Options
Earl Gains  House Full Of Rooms   Options
David Bowie  Friday On My Mind   Options
ORA   Deborah   Options
Wilburn Brothers, The  Blue Blue Day   Options
George Jackson & Marjorie Ingram  Gotta Have Soul   Options
Perez Prado  Oups! Don’t Remember   Options
Strypes, The   What A Shame   Options
Gary Lewis And The Playboys   Without A Word Of Warning   Options
Laura Cantrell   All The Girls Are Complicated   Options
Curley Moore  We Remember   Options
Ray Mason Band  Come And Get Your Love   Options
Zombies, The  Remember You   Options
Ronnie And Rob McCoury  Shuckin’ The Corn   Options
Percy Mayfield  Memory Pain   Options
Mighty Sparrow  Sell The Pussy   Options
Mary Weiss   Stop And Think It Over   Options
Ron-Dels, The  Lost My Love Today   Options
Faron Young  Things To Remember   Options
Joe Smith  Put Your Trust In Me   Options
Dickies, The  Paranoid   Options
Pickettywitch  Maybe We’ve Been Lovin’ Too Long   Options
Carl Perkins  All Mama’s Children   Options
T.V. And The Tribesmen   Barefootin’   Options
Jimmy McGriff  Satisfaction   Options
Teenage Fanclub  Planets   Options
Billy Fury  Glad All Over   Options
Mel Tillis  The Brooklyn Bridge   Options
Lee Dorsey  Get Out My Live Woman   Options
Roky Erickson  Starry Eyes   Options
Honeybus   I Remember Caroline   Options
Roy Hogsed  Free Samples   Options
Little Willie John   Let’s Rock While The Rockin’s Good   Options
Louis Jordan  The Green Grass Grows All Around   Options
They Might Be Giants  Twisting   Options
Lulu   Me The Peaceful Heart   Options
A MINUTE WITH  SCOTT SCHINDER   Options
Jerky Boys   Lobsters And Balloons   Options

CLICK HERE for a quick smile

CLICK HERE for info on Joel Selvin and his book "Here Comes The Night: The Dark Soul Of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business Of Rhythm and Blues"

CLICK HERE for Bert Berns Info!

CLICK HERE for the Abbey Road crossing cam

CLICK HERE to find out if we need to be touching

CLICK HERE for a short film of two craftsmen at work

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

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 watch the famously hard to find MC5 documentary

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 Paul Lukas' excellent piece about cultural criticism

CLICK HERE to read "A Portrait of the Worst Guy Ever"

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 find out how Sweden’s domination of the international pop charts started

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 a good Kirsty MacColl documentary from the BBC

CLICK HERE for Roz Chast's piece “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

CLICK HERE for a brief history of the baritone guitar"

CLICK HERE for a two hour documentary about Louis Prima

CLICK HERE for "The Making of 96 Tears"

CLICK HERE for a Rolling Stone piece about The Jerky Boys

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Dues" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley singing "Tapedeck in His Tractor" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE for Ronee Blakley & Henry Gibson singing "One, I Love You" from "Nashville"

CLICK HERE and tell me if you think this is really edited from the news, or if it was performed knowingly

CLICK HERE to play the web Theremin

CLICK HERE to see the set list of the Cheap Trick show i saw last week

CLICK HERE to see drummer Joff from the band Bucky so some drawings of old people

CLICK HERE if you want see a lady call for President Obama's execution. My mind keeps returning to his video and what it means about how screwed up our county is.

CLICK HERE for wrong from the get go NPR blog "The Worst Songs Of All Time?"

CLICK HERE for my July 2007 interview with Mighty Hannibal

CLICK HERE for the website of the guy who shot Bigfoot

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 a weird Tonight Show episode where Jerry Lewis fills in for Johnny, with guest Bob Hope

CLICK HERE for the Jim Keltner Discography

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

CLICK HERE then click "Random Video"

CLICK HERE Rolling Stone's 500 Worst Reviews of All Time, according to Schmidtt

CLICK HERE for the 1966 Esquire Magazine piece "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold"

CLICK HERE for a dumbly titled, but interesting piece on Tom Wilson

CLICK HERE to find out about folks buying old lps in the USA to sell in Europe

CLICK HERE for a grammar test

CLICK HERE for Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

CLICK HERE for the first issue of "BOMP!" magazine

CLICK HERE to see Jerry Lewis and Al Goldstein show of gadgets in 1976 on "A.M. New York"

CLICK HERE for Nick Lowe's odd appearance on the Adam Carolla show.

CLICK HERE for a $400+ out of print book about Pub Rock that Nick Lowe mentions - OR - buy it HERE for for £17 (about $28), including postage, on Will Birch's website

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 New York Times piece from Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger and CLICK HERE to read one from Chris Collingwood

CLICK HERE for the unfortunately titled but otherwise interesting "60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t Heard"

CLICK HERE for a new interactive video from Bob Dylan

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 STAX at The White House

CLICK HERE to read about "The Albums Everyone Can Love"

CLICK HERE to read the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

CLICK HERE for info on Nothing To Hide which was amazing

CLICK HERE for Shelby Lynn w/ Darrly Hall

CLICK HERE for " Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers Who Have Found Their Match"

CLICK HERE for photos of Nashville session cello player Byron Bach's ledger from Paul Lukas' excellent Permanent Record web site

CLICK HERE for another of my links to stories about Will Smith's annoying kids - and one person's reply to a tweet from one of them

CLICK HERE for Dave Edmunds'new song

CLICK HERE to see a guy really get into a Bon Jovi song

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!

CLICK HERE for ROCKPILE live

CLICK HERE for The Spampinato Brothers live at The Hamilton

CLICK HERE for The Turtles "Happy Together" (vocals only)

CLICK HERE to read the story behind Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” bass line

CLICK HERE to read 20th Century Headlines Rewritten To Get More Clicks

CLICK HERE I think this hurts ants, but it looks cool - I want one

CLICK HERE to check your News IQ

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

CLICK HERE if you're a fan of funky drums

CLICK HERE for a song about Chinese Food - usually I'd suggest ignoring this kind of thing, but this is so misguided, and just plain bad, it needs to be seen - it make you ponder: what kind of world are we living in?

CLICK HERE for Ernie Bushmiller illustrated autobiography, on an amazing website

CLICK HERE for Johnny T's NYC Tourist Tips !

CLICK HERE for "If you thought CBGB’s bathrooms were full of shit check out the movie"

CLICK HERE to find out who's getting the "Baby Blue" money from Badfinger's song being on Breaking Bad

CLICK HERE for info on wealth inequality

CLICK HERE for The Mills Brothers

CLICK HERE for some videos from the BUCKY album 'Women, Ladies and Girls (Sing the Bucky Songbook).' (I especially like THIS ONE! {due to the great acting})

CLICK HERE for James Jamerson & Gladys Knight going nuts on I Heard It Through The Grapevine

CLICK HERE for Wilton Felder's so good isolated bass on "I Want You Back"

CLICK HERE read producer Steve Albini’s incredible four-page letter to Nirvana

CLICK HERE for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

CLICK HERE for interesting reviews of Haribo Gummy Candy Sugarless Gummy Bears 5-Pound Bag

CLICK HERE to find out Popular Science is shutting off their comments

CLICK HERE for an article by WFMU's Joe McGasko: "Johnny Cash: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Him"

CLICK HERE for info on the new Nashville DVD

CLICK HERE for " The Weirdest Photos Of Mike Love You Can Find "

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for The Beach Boys reunion show live In Japan - full show

CLICK HERE and page down to the Violent Femmes Trivia section

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for Deke Dickerson's 2013 Tour Documentary--PART ONE!

CLICK HERE for a "Step Inside Legendary New Jersey Radio Station WFMU!

I have low expectations for THIS

CLICK HERE to read about how Adam Schlesinger? from Fountains of Wayne writes songs

CLICK HERE to watch The Beach Boys pretend to record "Good Vibrations"

CLICK HERE for The Mighty Hannibal "Midnight Hour" on The !!!! Beat

CLICK HERE for Rock Aficionados Try to Spin Old Vinyl Into Gold in New Investing Track

CLICK HERE for Ted Nugent

CLICK HERE for "Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now" slideshow

CLICK HERE for "Ex”-Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos in Lawsuit With “Former” Band Mates"

CLICK HERE for Sinatra doing his thing

CLICK HERE for 45 minutes of Elvis Costello & The Attractions at their peak

CLICK HERE to watch the full "Beach Boys Live in Concert 50th Anniversary"

CLICK HERE to see listener Bjarne from Norway who tattooed the Woof Moo Logo on his hip area

CLICK HERE for some live Magic and CLICK HERE for the proper chords.

CLICK HERE for Celebrity Make Unders – What Would Celebrities Look Like If They Were Everyday People?!

CLICK HERE to listen to almost every top 10 of the top 40 era.

I love THIS!

CLICK HERE for a short documentary on Donnie And Joe Emerson!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

CLICK HERE to hear Gene Simmons say that Ace 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 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 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 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 see Robin Zander's "son"

CLICK HERE for a nice piece about the the L.A. studio musicians who dominated the 70's sound.

CLICK HERE for Kim Shattuck.

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

CLICK HERE for more Jerry. the whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

CLICK HERE to see Google interview Nick Lowe after his Live@Google performance in Mountain View. To get the two tracks for free from this performance CLICK HERE

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 "I Was a Teenage Fake Zombie"

CLICK HERE for Los Shakers - Siempre tú

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 an recent Montclair Times article on Michael Shelley!

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

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!

  Sat. 5/24/14 11:01am blee:

GOOOD MORNIN'
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:03am Parq:

Watched the "quick smile" vid. That's *exactly* the way I remember the Lincoln Center show in 2010.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:04am Ken From Hyde Park:

Yes, let us remember our fallen soldiers this weekend.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:06am dale:

this song by air always reminded me of the elo double album with the big space shippy thing
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:08am Ken From Hyde Park:

My dad, God rest his soul, pronounced it Ioway.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:11am Michael Shelley:

Good good morning all.
  Sat. 5/24/14 11:19am lloyd michigan:

Hello, Michael
  Sat. 5/24/14 11:22am lloyd michigan:

Quick smile video is a #1 hit.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:26am Spatulator (formerly elwyn5150):

Wow. I never knew this cover existed!
  Sat. 5/24/14 11:29am blee:

It's never too late for a David Bowie phase.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:45am Ken From Hyde Park:

Laura Cantrell will be at the record fair next Sunday afternoon. That's not going to be broadcast, is that correct?
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:46am fred:

I so wish I could see Laura Cantrell play live...
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 11:52am Michael Shelley:

Will look into that, Ken.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:02pm Stanley:

Am I hearing this right?
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:03pm pacific standard simon:

Tsk, tsk -- bad pussy.
  Sat. 5/24/14 12:06pm Unclear on the Concept:

You know, a guy could take that Mighty Sparrow song more than one way.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:16pm ken in denver:

Um,I think your streams are down.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:17pm Michael Shelley:

Listening to the stream right now, Ken.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:29pm ken in denver:

All better!
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:32pm Michael Shelley:

Excellent!
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:34pm JakeGould:

Dropping in to say thank you for the show & for the Lee Dorsey!
  Sat. 5/24/14 12:35pm Eddy in Australia:

I wonder if Michael knew that today is the anniversary of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge?!
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:43pm Michael Shelley:

You'll never know, Eddy!
  Sat. 5/24/14 12:44pm Eddy in Australia:

Well, nice work either way.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:47pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks!
  Sat. 5/24/14 12:52pm Robert:

What year was Twisting? I've been trying to remember whether the phrase "slowly twisting in the wind" originated with Watergate or came earlier.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 12:52pm pacific standard simon:

Much, much earlier.
Avatar Sat. 5/24/14 6:33pm Greg:

It took me 22 minutes to realize why you were playing "remember" songs. I am dumb...
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