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Options December 1, 2012: Harry Shearer AND Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby!

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Artist Track
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby  Do You Remember That?   Options
Spinal Tap  (Listen to the ) Flower People   Options
Spinal Tap  Tonight I'm Gunna Rock You Tonight   Options
Thamesmen, The  Gimmie Some Money   Options
Harry Shearer  Celebrity Booze Endorser   Options
Harry Shearer  INTERVIEW   Options
Harry Shearer  Joe the Plumber   Options
Strangers, The  I Say a Little Prayer   Options
Spade Cooley  The Rumba Boogie   Options
Curtis Mayfield  We're A Winner (live)   Options
Bambi Kino  You're 16   Options
Hollies, The  Tell Me To My Face   Options
Percy Mayfield  Baby You're Rich   Options
Bola Sete  Historia   Options
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby  1983   Options
Los Sicodelicos  Cual Es El Nombre De Esto   Options
Sprague Brothers, The  Just Over A Girl   Options
Junior Wells  Hound Dog   Options
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby  INTERVIEW   Options
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby  Rebel Girl Rebel Girl (live in the studio)   Options
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby  INTERVIEW   Options
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby  Another Drive-In Saturday (live in studio)   Options
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby  Do You Remember That? (live in studio)   Options

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I'm not sure what Tumbler is - but Deke Dickerson has an interesting new blog there. CLICK HERE to read it!

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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 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 to read an L.A. Times review of a recent concert by The Monkees that confirms that Mike Nesmith still takes himself way too seriously.

CLICK HERE to find out if Bob Dylan's recent Hollywood Bowl show stank.

CLICK HERE for the story behind Tthe night James Brown played The Grand Ole Opry !

CLICK HERE to see which one of my favorite albums is finally coming out on cd & lp!

CLICK HERE for a breakdown of why the Papa John's guy's math is so wrong.

CLICK HERE to see the video "28 Years Ago, The Today Show Aired the Greatest Interview in Television History."

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

CLICK HERE for The Beatles Puppets!

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CLICK HERE to hear this Mark Maron podcast episode with Jimmy Walker which I loved!

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Listener comments!

  11:05am Bob:

The radio's playing a bit of your past
  11:06am Mike East:

great start. really looking forward to this star studded show! Hopefully lucie will stay asleep so i can listen live.
  11:06am Baby:

We're with you live today Mike. Major hellos to you and your guests from Paso.xoxo
  11:10am dale:

amazing musicianship on this rock you tonight - blows hamfisted kiss out of the water
  11:12am mrmucho:

Great to hear these Tap songs on the radio. Filed in the "where are they now category" of course
  11:15am Mike East:

i like that harry shearer samples mccartney's Uncle Albert on Le Show
  11:16am peter doubt:

Why did Amy Rigby keep her ex's name ?
  11:16am mrmucho:

question for HS if not too late: according to Wikipedia and elsewhere, numerous big-time musicians are on record claiming "Tap" was too real, cut too close to the bone, etc. Have any musicians personally talked to him about this experience?
  11:16am Phelger Nank:

Shockingly good tune.
  11:17am Mike East:

"If you were a God, you couldnt be Norser" hahaha!
  11:18am kat330:

Been a faithful "Le Show" listener since the earliest days when I lived out in L.A. Amazing how much this man accomplishes every week in myriad endeavors PLUS the show.
  11:18am kat330:

Hi, Michael and Mike and all here!
  11:21am Philo Gristle:

Lubitch made a lot of great movies, but TO BE has got to be the best.... Hello!
  11:23am Mike East:

hey kat330. we just got le show last year on wnyc. i didnt know it til then. its in a good timeslot now, too
  11:24am kat330:

Yeah, I think our local NPR subscribed for a short while and then dropped it. Thank goodness for Internet radio!
  11:25am Mike East:

hey Philo. i only saw the mel brooks version. i gotta check that out!
  11:26am kat330:

And in spite of a weekly show, his documentary films, his performances, his constant bouncing from L.A. to London to New Orleans, this fine man had the time to reply to an email I sent him asking for New Orleans recommendations. That's a Mensch with a capital M!
  11:27am Philo Gristle:

Hi Mike -- great film with Jack Benny, Carole Lombard And Robert Stack! Do you get to see any films now with the little one in the house?
  11:30am Mike East:

i do. i make her watch with me. ive still got my scifi saturday mornings. this morning we watched omega man. my 7 yr old watched too. she liked it. last week was buckaroo bonzai...
  11:30am kat330:

His musical sensibilities are top-notch; his parodies pitch perfect.
  11:33am Uke Goldberg:

Seeing Spinal Tap first run in Miami, people were leaving throughout the showing. Afterwards in the parking lot we overheard someone say: "That band wasn't very good" and "I just don't get that British Humor." True story.
  11:34am Philo Gristle:

Excellent! Buckaroo Banzai is a perfect colorful and active movie which should please even if you can't understand it. Oh, wait, I can't understand it either! Part of the charm....
  11:36am Mike East:

exactly! man, lithgow really goes for it
  11:38am KP:

Harry did an impression of Nba commissioner Larry O'Brien.
  11:38am kat330:

Goldblum! Went to acting school with him. :)
  11:38am Philo Gristle:

Right! I love those 80's science fiction flicks (they found a way to make them cheap and entertaining, but still pre-cgi, which I hate).
  11:40am Ken From Hyde Park:

I was just going to ask if he had any Simpsons stories.
  11:40am kat330:

Sitting around? Shearer doesn't know the meaning of that.
  11:42am kat330:

I recommend everyone see his documentary "The Big Uneasy."
  11:43am Philo Gristle:

Yep, what kat said; we saw it on Hulu Plus a couple of months ago.
  11:44am Phelger Nank:

This is a really long a capella tune.
  11:49am kat330:

One thing, don't employ the Army Corps of Engineers.
  11:51am kat330:

Thanks for bringing Harry to the FMU 'waves, Michael.
  11:52am Parq:

Does this "Joe the Plumber" thing sound like Weird Al Yankovic on purpose?
  11:53am Paul2:

In the words of the great Tom Scharpling "Who is this FOR?"
  11:55am kat330:

Parq and Paul: You need to hear a few episodes of his "Le Show" to understand what his parodies are all about. Like his "The Karzai Guys."
  11:57am Parq:

Kat, I have listened and I get that, but the idea of a satirist spoofing something by doing an impression of another satirist is either brilliant or very strange, I haven't decided which. Perhaps both. And now we have some white guys "doing" Aretha Franklin? My brain hurts.
  12:00pm Phelger Nank:

Harry is even a better spoofist than I thought. This song doesn't even sound like a dude at all.
  12:00pm kat330:

@Parq: Ah, well I hadn't associated Yankovich with that tune, but maybe he did it on purpose. He does different styles and vocals depending on the content. I love his Beach Boys melodies parodies -- spot on!
  12:03pm ljbachnc:

This Mayfield track kicks ass. What album is this on?
  12:03pm Phelger Nank:

Shearer's really got that funky drum beat down. It's so spot-on it's almost not funny, though.
  12:06pm Parq:

What Ijbacnc said -- that must be some killer album.
  12:06pm clarke:

granted: any Mayfield is AWEsome; however, if one listens to an entire live set of 70's Curtis, damn - really? congas on EVERY song?!? the chronic trouble with having a huge band is the compulsion to have EVERYone play EVERYthing ALL the time. can't the percussion sit out for a song or two?
jus' sayin'..
  12:11pm Elias:

This is the lick from "Billion Dollar Babies"!
  12:20pm Philo Gristle:

Long time fan of Mr. Eric Goulden. Live Stiffs was a great intro with both "Reconnez Cherie" and "Semaphore Signals" on it....
  12:22pm kat330:

Yep, this Shelley show has something very special for both of us, Philo!
  12:23pm Sean T.:

Nice Johnny Otis promo. Shuggie's Greek dad and the inspiration for Frank Zappa adopting his trademark "Imperial" style facial hair.
  12:24pm Parq:

Philo, was that a great freakin' album or what? Also introduced me to Larry Wallace and, for practical purposes, Rockpile. Love Ian D during the all-hands finale hollering "Cut out the fucking spitting!"
  12:27pm Philo Gristle:

Parq, still have the Larry Wallis 7" with those two cuts... too bad he never did much else, though the first Motorhead album (On Parole) is still great. But Live Stiffs was my entry through that door, and it's impossible to beat.
  12:30pm kat330:

  12:31pm Minnesot Jeff:

MIKE!! Thanks for playing that Sprague Brothers song! Wow, thats something else. This is why I love WFMU so much, songs you never heard play through the speakers and just spin your brain around. THANKS!
  12:32pm clarke:

hey to amy R.!!!!
  12:39pm clarke:

sounds good -- good mix!!
  12:40pm kat330:

Wow, what a quartet if Eric & Amy and still-married Nick Lowe and Rosanne Cash sang together!
  12:42pm Elias:

Is Amy Rigby secretly DJ Trouble?
  12:48pm kat330:

This is great!
  12:49pm Hbrix:

  12:53pm Sunny:

Wow. Stunning performances. Beautiful!
  12:55pm Scott C.:

You're coming in loud and clear from Utica (much further north than Troy) right now! I'm enjoying the program very much, thank you. Nothing but #1 hits today!
  12:58pm kat330:

Michael, this was truly a Saturday Spectacular -- thank you!

Be good (but still have fun) everyone!
  12:59pm clarke:

very friggin' nice!!!!!!!!!
  12:59pm Philo Gristle:

Fantastic guests today. Harry's great, but I hear him weekly. Eric & Amy.. I *wish* I could hear them weekly. Thanks a bunch. Everybody go to Maxwell's if you can.
  12:59pm Scott C.:

@kat330, Nick Lowe and Rosanne Cash are yet-to-be-married. Nick was formerly married to Carlene Carter. But I like your idea a lot!
  12:59pm phat:

This is absolutely wonderful.
  1:00pm Parq:

I've met Amy, and how any guy who has met her could listen to her sing about how she wished she could be Eric's girl and not envy Eric is totally beyond me.
  1:01pm kat330:

@Scott C.: I *thought* something wasn't quite right about that, but my usual music copyeditor -- Philo -- didn't correct me. Thanks!
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