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Options November 8, 2014: Guests: Gary Calamar & Kathy Valentine

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Artist Track
Quitters, The  Who Do You Love?   Options
Villagers, The  You're gonna lose that Girl   Options
Marty Robbins  Respectfully Miss. Brooks   Options
Mickey and Sylvia  Gonna Work Out Fine   Options
Frank Sinatra  The Coffee Song   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Thanks For Turning Me On   Options
Striders, The  Sorrow   Options
Marvin Rainwater  Hey Good Lookin'   Options
Soulful Strings, The  Girl Watcher   Options
Above, The  Goons   Options
Fire, The  Treacle Toffee World   Options
Roy Clark  Chicken Wire   Options
Gary Calamar  I Got An Idea   Options
Gary Calamar  Interview   Options
Gary Calamar  Giddy   Options
Who, The  Leaving Here (at the BBC)   Options
Jimmy & Johnny  Can't Find The Doorknob   Options
Oscar Toney Jr.  No Sad Songs   Options
Mike Falcão  The Blues Walk   Options
Camper Van Beethoven  Good Guys and Bad Guys   Options
Merry Go Round, The  Gonna Fight The War   Options
Chuck Bowers  Milk 'Em in the Morning   Options
Joe Tex  Anything You Wanna Know   Options
BlueBonnets, The  Treat Her Right   Options
Kathy Valentine  INTERVIEW   Options
BlueBonnets, The  I Like Lies   Options
R. Stevie Moore  Schoolgirl X   Options
New Cars, The  Not Tonight   Options
Harry Nilsson  One (alternate version)   Options
Neighbors, The  I Gave You Up   Options
Critics, The  Sunny Caterpillar   Options

CLICK HERE for the genius school teacher who wore the same outfit for yearbook pictures for 40 years

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about Linda Ronstadt's "You’re No Good"

CLICK HERE for a behind the scenes piece about T. Rex’s ‘Get It On

CLICK HERE Foo Fighters with Rick Nielsen doing "Stiff Competition" on David Letterman

CLICK HERE 23 Telltale Signs You Live In A Hipster Neighbourhood (sic)

CLICK HERE for a beginner’s guide to the sweet, stinging nostalgia of The Beach Boys

CLICK HERE for the preview of the new WFMU documentary "Sex And Broacasting"

CLICK HERE for the LANDR website - where robots master your music for free

CLICK HERE for info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

CLICK HERE for Bill Murray on The Howard Stern Show 10/08/14

CLICK HERE for another piece about how the streaming music business model is doomed for eternity to be a disaster for musicians

CLICK HERE for forty photos of The Brown Sisters

CLICK HERE for a piece about masteribg that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE to watch a great piece on The Ramones!

CLICK HERE for Phil Baugh's "Country Guitar"

CLICK HERE to watch Lou Reed act like a total a-hole

CLICK HERE to watch the BBC Documentary "Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours" (if you're not too sick)

CLICK HERE for "Top 50 most collectable records"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

CLICK HERE for the "Top 50 most collectable records"

CLICK HERE for the N.Y. Times story about the Brazilian bus magnate who’s buying up all the world’s vinyl records

CLICK HERE for a difficult crossword puzzle created by listener Alex which was rejected by the New York Times. Hint: knowing the music of The Zombies will help!

CLICK HERE for a piece from a guy who played in a prison band with drummer Jim Gordon

CLICK HERE for a piece on the dynamic between Lennon & McCartney

CLICK HERE for a documentary about record collectors

CLICK HERE for a piece on The Angelettes


CLICK HERE to see "Triumph Watches The World Cup, Part 1"

CLICK HERE for a new Stereohysteria podcast featuring Robbie Fulks' music and an interview.

CLICK HERE to see what Sotheby's is selling in their "A Rock & Roll History: Presley to Punk" auction

CLICK HERE for a a piece by bass player Ernie Brooks remembering his days in Jonathan Richman's Modern Lovers

CLICK HERE for a funny video with info on Jay Gonzalez's Kickstarter campaign.

CLICK HERE for something odd: on the website of session guitarist Jay Graydon (he plays the guitar solo on Steely Dan's "Peg") he lists playing guitar on Cheap Trick's studio version of "I Want You To Want Me" among his 1977 credits.

CLICK HERE for some audio Illusions - "Can You Trust Your Ears"?

CLICK HERE for info about Fender's plans name Bono and the Edge from U2 to its board, and a video about the company's business troubles.

CLICK HERE for optical illusions

CLICK HERE to read or download the liner notes for "More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for "The Jarmels" "A Little Bit of Soap" - don't think this is the original lead singer - but he does a great job

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 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 the list of the best selling vinyl records of the last 20 years

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

CLICK HERE if you're a BEATLE fan!


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

CLICK HERE for a long documentary on The Everly Brothers!

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

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

I love THESE Beach Boy videos!

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

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 info on an amazing new drug: Unpretentiousil!

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 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!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:04am Baby:

Waiting for you this time!! Good morning!!
Avatar 11:09am Michael Shelley:

Thanks goodness!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am SeanG:

I think I live in a hipster neighborhood --long lines for artisanal doughnuts
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:10am Artie Haywire:

Good Mornin', Rock-a-Roll!
Avatar 11:12am Michael Shelley:

Sean - how much is one doughnut?
Avatar 11:14am Michael Shelley:

ALSO - I made these a few weeks ago & they were amazing: themessybaker.com...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:18am SeanG:

like $3 -$3.50--sour cream--that looks tasty!
Avatar 11:18am Bryant:

Oh man -- Frank Sinatra and Michael Shelley just made my day.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Uncle Michael:

Damn...I'm late. Was it the Columbia or Capital version of the Coffee Song?
Avatar 11:22am Bryant:

Columbia, I think.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:23am Artie Haywire:

Homemade doughnuts, that's commitment. Well done.
Avatar 11:26am Michael Shelley:

My daughter & friends had a cider stand for charity - they sold out quick!
Avatar 11:28am drewo:

A beautiful morning in southern Arizona and enjoying No. 1 hits in the backyard while tending to the flowers. I have to recalculate: now Michael Shelley is on a two-hour time difference from here. Why you people always changing the clocks back and forth?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:38am Uncle Michael:

So Bryant, it wasn't the swingin' "they got a gang of coffee in Brazil" version?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:40am Uncle Michael:

Love the Roy Clark.
Avatar 11:40am Michael Shelley:

The '46 version on Columbia - but both are #1
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:41am Uncle Michael:

I agree. Both are.
  11:41am rw:

Gary Calamar's show may be my favorite thing about KCRW. Looking forward to the interview!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Listening to 'Jazz Insights' from iTune U :
- wunna those observations so simple you can miss it - ? : CountrySwing is just Swing w/ Strings instead uh horns...
  11:42am David in ATL from NJ:

That Nick Lowe show with Los Straitjackets is one NOT to be missed.

Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:42am Uncle Michael:

Saturdays are about to get insane.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:43am Baby:

Hurrah for Todd!!
  11:43am David in ATL from NJ:

Hooray for the Saturday lineup!
  11:45am marc:

No more Keili? :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:46am Uncle Michael:

I guess I'll go shopping. I can listen to FMU while I do that. I can't work on my 2015 and listen at the same time. So I'll do that after my stories. BTW, my premium is going to be a #2 hit. It's good...but not Michael Shelley good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:48am Uncle Michael:

My social studies book was big enough to hide 45s in. I'm just sayin'.
  11:49am marc:

And no Dave Emory? WHY??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:50am SeanG:

i think you can still catch Emory shows on his website
  11:50am marc:

Of course the Boss kept his time slots
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:54am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Conversely !: Pop40 that sounds like TV Commercials in a bad way...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:57am Uncle Michael:

Avatar 11:59am totallybiased:

Cary is good people. Ask him if he thought The Wanderers was a seminal film re: music in film? Was for me. I music supervise also licensed to Gary/Alyson before!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:01pm Uncle Michael:

Let's make this Balancing Act reunion happen.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

GiddyUp !
...So grateful for KCRW from years in SoCal & now online too...
  12:03pm geokopp:

Nick Lowe touring with Los Straitjackets? Todd gets a regular time slot? Two great breaking news stories, Michael!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:04pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Let there be SmartPop.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:06pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...yars these Wh♂s have potentials...Mods you say - ??...
  12:07pm Greg From Brooklyn:

Not like The Who?!
Well this is a great place to start loving The mighty Oo
Avatar 12:07pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Whoa! Really pushing the envelope, making a case for the Who.
  12:09pm selectohoyhoy:

Brave man to admit a dislike of the Who! Glad you have reconsidered! Great selection!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...good drummer - crazy tho...ugly buggers...
  12:11pm selectohoyhoy:

Just grabbed Gary's EP! Thanks for the discovery!
Avatar 12:15pm Michael Shelley:

Is "R$ 280.00" a lot or a little?
  12:17pm ccrides:

Sounds like a nice proposition..!..:)O(:...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:17pm Baby:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:18pm Uncle Michael:

Avatar 12:22pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Milk 'em, check. Feed 'em, check. Milk 'em again, check. I think there's one more chore he's left out?
  12:23pm ccrides:

'It's a tough job, but, some'body's gotta do 'it'!!!...:)O(:...
  12:24pm rw:

Michael, I'm pretty sure R$ 280.00 is a good deal. I say go for it. Let us know how it turns out!
  12:28pm ccrides:

I wonder if the internet has bathroom walls???...hehehe...:)O(:...
  12:31pm selectohoyhoy:

Isn't the internet sort of an endless bathroom wall ?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:31pm Uncle Michael:

who had the '80s hit cover of treat her right?
  12:34pm ccrides:

Perfect outlook!!!...:)O(:...
  12:36pm ccrides:

The lady sounds very mature and caring!!!...:)O(:...
Avatar 12:38pm glenn:

i think that's reals. 280 reals is 109 us$ +/-
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Stooges w/ sugar on it? If peanut butter or silver paint...why not?? : p ...
  12:43pm ccrides:

If you are ever down in Dallas, book the new 'Gas Monkey' venue, Kathy...'it's a groove!!!...:)O(:...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:46pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

It's Catchy & it Rawks: ✔
(...sounds easy. It's not.)
  12:53pm ccrides:

We're all 'ONE'..!..:)O(:...
  12:59pm ccrides:

First there was a catipiller, then there was no caterpiller, then there was..!..hehehe...:)O(:...
  6:52am Bob:

Lack of Jack Bruce, I salute you.
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