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Options January 19, 2013: Apartment 21!

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Artist Track
John Buck Wilkin  Apartment 21   Options
Elliott Smith  Ballad Of Big Nothing   Options
Wade Ray  Saturday Night   Options
Bill Doggett  Happy Soul Time   Options
McKinney's Cotton Pickers  Chew Chew Chew (Your Bubble Gum)   Options
Nick Lowe  I Got A Job   Options
Tyme Of Day  Listen To What Is Never Said   Options
George Jones and Gene Pitney  Big Job   Options
Raylets, The  One Room Paradise   Options
Belle and Sebastian  The Blues Are Still Blue   Options
Los Brincos  I Cant make It   Options
Chris Erikson  All I Need   Options
Betty Everett  Getting Mighty Crowded   Options
Smithereens, The  Groovy Tuesday   Options
Rick Nelson  Love And Kisses   Options
Billy Lee Riley  I Want You Baby   Options
Jarmels, The  A Little Bit Of Soap   Options
Jimmy Cliff  Sitting In Limbo (lp version)   Options
Cheap Trick  On Top of the World   Options
Seeburg Spotlight Band  Hound Dog   Options
Freddie King  Manhole   Options
Eddie Hill  Cold Cold Woman   Options
Gary Valentine  The First One   Options
Camps, The  Batmobile   Options
Autry Inman  Vietnam Blues   Options
King Rubin & the Counts  Party Girl   Options
Rockin Sydney  You Ain't Nothin' But Fine   Options
Jonathan RIchman  Government Center (solo demo?)   Options
Dave Berry  Now   Options
Roger Wallace  hang On Sally   Options
Clarence Carter  Looking For A Fox   Options
Smithereens, The  Strangers When We Meet   Options
Love  Orange Skies   Options
Johnny Horton  Got The Bull By The Horns   Options
Esther Phillips  As Tears Go By   Options
Liz Phair  Divorce Song   Options
Jan & Dean  Girl Don't Tell Me   Options
Bobbie Gentry  Apartment 21   Options
Longmont Potion Castle  Fiddle Faddle   Options

CLICK HERE for an article in last weeks Montclair Times on Michael Shelley!

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 “Confessions of a Bad News Bear”.

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 1976 Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles on The Carson show!

CLICK HERE for 1974 Sly Stone on The Mike Douglas show!

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

CLICK HERE for 1974 Sly Stone on The Mike Douglas show!

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 a New York Times sound collage featuring a sampling of the musicians who died in 2012.

CLICK HERE for The Joe Smith Collection at the Library of Congress.

CLICK HERE for the kind of dumb ass creative humor I DO think is funny.

CLICK HERE to calculate how the buying power of the US dollar has changed from 1913-2012.

CLICK HERE to read about the tricks that Fox News uses to manipulate statistics on its graphics.

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 story behind Tthe night James Brown played The Grand Ole Opry !

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

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Listener comments!

  11:03am AZ Dave:

After the recent NFL hirings and firings, nineteen percent of head coaches are Mikes.
Avatar 11:09am Green Mountain Man Mark:

The Kool Aide pitcher guy that would bust through walls and such was way cooler than the Hawaiian Punch character.
Avatar 11:12am glenn:

seriously, why doesn't somebody take all the various "truthers" out to the back yard and beat some brains into them?
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:13am Mike East:

doin laundry and commenting with a baby in my arms. your program gets a star for sure
Avatar 11:16am glenn:

your avatar picture should be a big pile of dirty laundry :)
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:17am Mike East:

not having to do math makes it that much easier!
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:18am Mike East:

@Glenn a good idea but I just put the last load in. the baby is cuter anyway
Avatar 11:19am Jay/London:

yeah Mike east so much better ... looks like you are very young
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:20am dale:

i have a cassette of gene with melba montgomery. if i remember right it's sadly forgettable
Avatar 11:22am Green Mountain Man Mark:

Why do some of our names appear in red and others in blue?
Avatar 11:24am Michael Shelley:

Some are links that click to open your profile - I think
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:24am Mike East:

I think it appears a different color if you have viewed someone's profile today, gmmm
Avatar 11:25am glenn:

no, it depends on if you've looked at that person's profile or not.
Avatar 11:25am Green Mountain Man Mark:

@M E Oh! that makes sense.
Avatar 11:27am Green Mountain Man Mark:

@glenn-yup that's it.
  11:31am Moammar:

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, Betty Everett. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
  11:37am Konin:

I do comment alot
  11:37am ~L:

oh this looks like fun!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Konin:

never on haircuts though
  11:39am Tyler:

I nominate The Blues are Still Blue... love that song
  11:40am dave:

just read all the carol kaye stuff. thanks for the link, great stuff. i read the book last year and it smelled
like BS to me.
Avatar 11:40am Parq:

Ah, that first cup of coffee and number one hits. G'morning, all.
Avatar 11:41am glenn:

doug put up a link for a download of a 63 cd johnny cash boxset. 63 cds.
Avatar 11:42am Michael Shelley:

Post it here!
  11:42am BigJay:

The new phrase for me today is Epistemic Closure which is a kind of closed-mindedness caused by listening to only to like minded opinions. i.e Fox News
  11:42am Sean T.:

Mike, there is a guy with a skateboard store on East 11th street who has devoted half of the space to a pinball arcade. Pretty cool setup, bring your daughter over and play some silver-ball. http://www.yelp.com/biz/reciprocal-nyc-new-york
Avatar #1 Hit Supporter Marathon 2022 Swag For Life Member 11:43am Mike East:

@Tyler, I starred that one, too

good morning parq
  11:44am ahm:

screw bb kings
Avatar 11:44am Parq:

Hi back atcha, Mike. I like your baboo. Mine left for work about 40 minutes ago.
Avatar 11:45am Parq:

I dunno about anybody else, but I think of the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs list as everything I listen to FMU to get away from.
  11:46am ScottC:

please study the events and prosecutions surrounding the program of terror known as "Gladio" before you talk about Newtown. Everybody should be familiar with the political tool "Strategy Of Tension" In short the Red Brigade were not left but right and the ultimate effect was to replace the Italian Gov with a regime more acceptable toe DC then a bunch of socialists.
Avatar 11:48am glenn:

Avatar 11:50am glenn:

please, if you think that the newtown shootings are some vast conspiracy you need to give your head a shake.
  11:52am ScottC:

Please Google "Gladio" and study up on it. This is very important to understand why people are thinking about conspiracy. Open your mind to all possibilities.
Avatar 11:52am Jason from Huntsville:

The studios in Muscle Shoals were for sale a few years back. I'm not sure what happened with that.
  11:53am Sean T.:

OK just reading the beginning of the Carol Kaye review and I immediately wonder if anyone knows how I could try to track down what musicians might be playing on a Lalo Schifrin composed bit of score for the old Mission Impossible series. The track is called "Tape Machine" from an episode called "Underground." You can listen to it here:
Any ideas geniuses?
Avatar 11:53am glenn:

  11:53am Moammar:

Please Google "mental health care" to find someone to treat your evident paranoia.
Avatar 11:56am Parq:

Reading about the Manti Te’o flap. Being extremely not a sports fan, I had never heard of him until friends on Facebook started talking about this fake-girlfriend stuff. I'm still not sure I understand what actually happened.
  11:56am ScottC:

it just takes a little courage - come on you can push those keys-
  11:56am Moammar:

This LP version sounds about a full step higher than the version I have. Maybe Jimmy was wearing exceptionally tight undies that day.
Avatar 11:57am glenn:

i suggest reading up on occam's razor.
Avatar 11:57am Belmondo:

Great Limbo version; Love it!
  12:00pm Moammar:

Speaking of Jimmy Cliff, I have a soft spot for this clip of him from the dawn of time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRUuSzhNigo
  12:01pm ScottC:

@WTF any person who really looks at GLADIO and understands the implications won't need to ask that question
Avatar 12:04pm Parq:

How is it that Michael's playilist, out of all of them, always gets hijacked for these Washington Square soapbox debates?
Avatar 12:04pm glenn:

maybe gladio is smersh for the 21st century
  12:05pm ScottC:

@WTF OK. The implications of truly understanding GLADIO are that western governments (NATO) will kill a lot of people in terror attacks for political advantage. it's a nasty business but there it is. This is not in dispute anywhere but in the US.
  12:05pm James:

You're wasting your time ScottC. They can't see the lizard people like we can.
Avatar 12:06pm glenn:

i'll go further - anybody who believes in gladio is batshit crazy.
  12:06pm Moammar:

Little-known fact: Jimmy Cliff was a stay-behind SMERSH agent. Those white go-go boots in the video are in fact shoe phones. Play `Bongo Man' backward to hear the truth!
Avatar 12:06pm Michael Shelley:

ScottC - do you believe the Newton shooting were a hoax?
Avatar 12:07pm glenn:

really? because here in canada we don't believe in gladio.
  12:08pm ScottC:

believe me - I grieve for my country - my world because it is TARGET AFRICA now. we are now in the process of re-colonizing Africa and nobody gives a shit.
  12:08pm James:

Cliff's Vietnam has backmasked intel about the Gulf of Tonkin incident
  12:09pm Sean T.:

I was gonna start bashing the insensitivity to historical architecture exhibited by The Kool Aid Pitcher man so championed by the Green Mountain Man, but dont wanna start another pointless diatribe here. So let's talk about music. Any ideas on those Mission Impossible studio musicians?
  12:09pm ScottC:

I know that people died there but other then that I question everything.
  12:10pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Michael, you got a BIG thumbs up from the wife for playing Gary Valentine just now.
  12:11pm ScottC:

our world
  12:14pm Sean T.:

I thought they were singing "backhoe Bill"
  12:16pm Moammar:

This version of Vietnam Blues compares favorably to the Dave Dudley version. How sad is it I know two versions of this?
Avatar 12:21pm Parq:

Moammar, that's not sad, that's WFMU. We're the only community I know where Jimmy Cross's "I Want My Baby Back" is considered a mainstream classic.
  12:21pm Frank:

Actually, Punchy, the Hawaiian Punch mascot, is a symbol of American imperialism and the oppression of indigenous peoples. And "Rockin' Sydney" is code for the upcoming US invasion of Australia. It's all true. Hey, how about a nice Hawaiian punch?
  12:22pm Scott S.:

There's a difference between being open-minded and uncritically buying into every batcrap conspiracy theory that comes along, which is exactly what the Sandy Hook "truther" lunacy is. Maybe this will help: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/18/your_comprehensive_answer_to_every_sandy_hook_conspiracy_theory/
Avatar 12:22pm Uke Goldberg:

Anyone going to be on the National Mall this Monday?
  12:22pm sue:

Female listening and as always enjoying the show
  12:23pm Phelger Nank:

I'm always down with a little Jonathan...bout time I went to see him again.
  12:23pm Silvia:

Hey Mike! I love Los Brincos. Now you have a female! Also Jonathan Richman, claro.
Avatar 12:24pm Parq:

Hey guys, there's a girl here! Sue, could you fix us a sandwich?
  12:24pm ken in denver:

Jonathin sings! In praise of Big Government!
  12:26pm sue:

As I tell my kids. I don't do lunch.
  12:27pm Moammar:

Not a female, but certainly a big fan.
Avatar 12:27pm glenn:

call it a breakfast sammich.
  12:31pm sue:

Noon on the East Coast. Not even brunch time.
  12:31pm ScottC:

@Scott S I know how hard it is to wrap your head around this stuff but I have studied this area of political terror for 30yrs and there are things that just happen and those things are undeniable - Just ask Gary Webb.
  12:31pm Sean T.:

I've got this in my jukebox as the B-side of "Strokin" it's always worth a quarter.
Avatar 12:34pm Jay/London:

first heard clarence carter on a 8 track great song
  12:35pm Scott S.:

ScottC, there is a difference between acknowledging that conspiracies take place and reflexively believing that everything is a conspiracy. The Sandy Hook truther nonsense is ridiculous and has been soundly debunked (read the linked Salon piece), and your insistence that it has a basis in reality discredits whatever other claims you make, regardless of their actual merit.
  12:39pm ScottC:

@Scott S I am only responding to the question of why anybody could belive that Newtown was hoax. I vae given everybody 2 good examples of why a lot of people are questing this - GLADIO and GARY WEBB - study these or remain a virgin.
Avatar 12:41pm glenn:

as the lawyers would ask - cui bono? absolutely nobody benefits from the killings at newtown.
  12:42pm Scott S.:

ScottC, your claims make no sense. You insist that, because one thing may have happened, the other thing definitely happened. This is nonsense. Again, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE to support this Sandy Hook nonsense, and you are just silly to continue to insist that it has a basis in reality.
  12:42pm ScottC:

@Glenn Except police agencies who ALWAYS want a franchise on violence.
Avatar 12:44pm glenn:

maybe scottc is really miss/sweet/cheri in disguise.
  12:44pm ScottC:

@Scott S again - I am only responding to the question of why so many people are questioning this - if it "quacks like a duck" and so forth...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Ike:

Some people desperately want life to be dramatic and exciting, even though they don't always realize it. So they believe in, or invent, these complicated explanations for relatively simple events. But the simpler explanation is usually the better one.
Avatar 12:47pm Jay/London:

lovely song love her voice Esther Phillps :)
  12:47pm ScottC:

@glenn are you saving yourself for marriage?
Avatar 12:48pm glenn:

exactly, ike. occam's razor. not occam's toothbrush.
Avatar 12:48pm Michael Shelley:

that makes no sense - the vast vast majority of people are not questioning this
Avatar 12:49pm glenn:

that's easily the stupidest question i've ever been asked by a wfmu listener type.
  12:51pm ScottC:

@Michael Shelly Oh really - who said anything about "the vast majority" A lot of people are questioning this an that is a fact.
  12:52pm Scott S.:

Again, http://www.salon.com/2013/01/18/your_comprehensive_answer_to_every_sandy_hook_conspiracy_theory/
Avatar 12:53pm glenn:

and those people are morons.
Avatar 12:53pm Michael Shelley:

I'm saying it is not quacking like a duck
Avatar 12:53pm glenn:

or as carl hiassen would call them - subliterate ratfuckers.
Avatar 12:53pm Chris from Brooklyn:

Hello world! Quite the link-o-rama today Michael and yet another great show. Kudos.
Avatar 12:54pm Michael Shelley:

  12:56pm ScottC:

@glenn or as James W. Douglass would call them - an american tragedy
Avatar 12:58pm glenn:

i emphasize SUBLITERATE.
  1:00pm ScottC:

so when the spoon they are using to feed this shit to you areyou just going to open your mouth wider?
  4:49pm Bob:

Discovering that Boston's "More Than A Feeling" made the top 500 songs of all time is more shocking than the truther stuff.
  5:52pm a:

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