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Options May 9, 2015: Guest: Amy Rigby

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Artist Track
Cactus Blossoms, The  Queen Of Them All (live at WFMU)   Options
Amy Rigby  The Good Girls   Options
Honeybus  How Long   Options
Gosdin Brothers, The  Had A Lot Of Friends   Options
Darondo  Gimme Some   Options
Winston Francis  Chain Gang   Options
Amy Rigby  Dancing With Joey Ramone   Options
Tony Colton  I Stand Accused   Options
Rick Nelson  Take A City Bride   Options
Betty Wright  Shoorah! Shoorah!   Options
Any Rigby  Keep It To Yourself   Options
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby  Do You Remember That? (live at WFMU 12/1/12)   Options
Amy Rigby  Don't Break the Heart   Options
Amy Rigby  Interview   Options
Amy Rigby  Don't Ever Change   Options
Nick Lowe  Soulful Wind   Options
Minus 5  Arms of Mary   Options
Autumn Chartbusters Band  Baby Come Back   Options
Rod Bernard  Jambalaya   Options
Ramrocks, The  Foot Stomping - Part 2   Options
dB's, The  Judy   Options
Tages, The  Halcyon Days   Options
Ventures, The  Kern County Line   Options
Dynamics, The  I Don't Want Nobody (To Lead Me On)   Options
Crystal Robots  Hate Most Of It   Options
Emergency Exit, The  It's Too Late Baby   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Bitter   Options
Jay Gonzalez  Come Here   Options
Devin Hill  Stars   Options
Jam  Town Called Malice   Options
Longmont Potion Castle  Rope   Options

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CLICK HERE for info on the new, all instrumental, Michael Shelley album

CLICK HERE to see actual video of The Cactus Blossoms on WFMU, or CLICK HERE, or CLICK HERE

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

CLICK HERE to read Carol Kaye review of the book "The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret" or CLICK HERE to read Carol's review of The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, BH50010

CLICK HERE to see part one of a short behind the scenes film about Brian Wilson's new album "No Pier Pressure"

CLICK HERE for Brian Wilson's new song "The Right Time" (feat. Al Jardine) live on SoundStage. and

CLICK HERE for "Wild Honey" feat. Blondie Chaplin & Ricky Fataar

CLICK HERE for a great 2012 Rolling Stone piece about the 2012 Beach Boys reunion

CLICK HERE to see Cory Branan's "You Make Me" (in 3-D if you have the red and blue glasses)

CLICK HERE for the Stereohysteria podcast episode featuring Deke Dickerson

CLICK HERE for a chart that shows musician deaths by genre

CLICK HERE for info on The Incredible Flamin' Groovies Movie Kickstarter Campaign

CLICK HERE if you have $1500 and are curious what's on these " CBS Demo Tapes from the 50's, 60's and 70's Nashville"

CLICK HERE to watch 12 parts of "Strong Enough to Break" a documentary film completed in 2004 about the making of Hanson's third studio album "Underneath" that chronicles the bands struggle to complete the album in an increasingly corporate music business.

CLICK HERE to read "Squelching Creativity - What the “Blurred Lines” team copied is either not original or not relevant

CLICK HERE for a great piece on Better Records, whcih sells old lp pressings that sell for astronomical prices, e.g: The Police’s Synchronicity: $350

CLICK HERE for "Neil Young's PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes"

CLICK HERE for "It Sure Seems Like Neil Young’s Pono Player Is Bullshit"

CLICK HERE for "Why Cds May Actually Sound Better Than Vinyl"

CLICK HERE to see some interesting uncut footage of Paul McCartney shot by Albert Maysles

CLICK HERE to create never ending always changing loops of a music files you upload

CLICK HERE for Gay Robot

CLICK HERE for PopSpots: exact locations of album cover photos and other visuals of pop history - tracked down with an obsessive level of research

CLICK HERE for 1971 tapes of Bob Dylan getting rightfully testy with A.J. Weberman (who used to go through and sell Dylan's garbage)

CLICK HERE for "Mind-Blowing Six Song Country Mashup" - which, if it is real, is pretty mind blowing

CLICK HEREfor the answer to the question "Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good Monster Cables?"

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets or CLICK HERE to listen

CLICK HERE to watch Nick Lowe & Lost Straightjjackets live!

CLICK HERE to watch Mad Magazine's never aired 1974 tv special

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

CLICK HERE for info on the Silverball Museum in Asbury Park

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 mastering 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"

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story

CLICK HERE to hear The Odd Couple sing

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

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 optical illusions

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 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 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 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 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 "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 to play the web Theremin

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 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 recommends - OR - buy it HERE for for £20 (about $30), 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 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 for a 1958 film "The Capitol Tower"

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

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

CLICK HERE for some Steve Allen bashing

CLICK HERE for Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

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

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

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

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

CLICK HERE for Nick Martellaro version of Los Shakers' Always You

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 for a PDF of who plays what on Everly Brothers recordings.

CLICK HERE for How we made "You Really Got Me"!

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 some classic Jerry. The whole clip is crazy - but 2:13 in is really off the charts nuts.

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

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 11:02am BEAVO:

Was that Howard Stern?
Avatar 11:03am Michael Shelley:

  11:03am Adam:

Today's birthdays include Nokie Edwards of the Ventures (80), Sonny Curtis (78), Richie Furay (71), and Tom Petersson (65). And Ghostface Killah.
  11:06am cheri:

hello everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:06am Baby:

Avatar 11:06am Michael Shelley:

  11:07am paul:

Hi, Cheri.
  11:10am dennis diken:

hey Mikey! say hi to Amy for me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:13am Baby:

Dennis.. I met an friend of yours the other day. Gregg Oger-Somerthing orother.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:16am Baby:

Nice guy. Gregg Oger-(and the rest sounds Polish)
Avatar 11:20am Tom from Detroit:

Michael you should just do this set list end to end some time. It's a great list!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:22am Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

New to Amy Rigby - lovin' it !!
Avatar 11:23am Tom from Detroit:

Now I just gotta hear worst that could happen
Avatar 11:23am Michael Shelley:

not sure what you mean Tom
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:24am Baby:

That's an Amy song
Avatar 11:24am Tom from Detroit:

Amy Rigby's song dancing with Joey Ramone is a set list, including among others worst that could happen (Brooklyn bridge version).
Avatar 11:25am BEAVO:

Mrs Wreckess Eric, she did that song when they opened for Ian Hunter.
  11:25am David in ATL from NJ:

Great song, Michael!
Avatar 11:25am Michael Shelley:

Ahhh - yes - or a great mix-tape
Avatar 11:26am Tom from Detroit:

Either that or my sometimes errant imagination has taken my idiocy to new levels....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:32am Gaylord Fields:

@Tom from Detroit: Using title case and quotation marks would have quelled Michael's confusion.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:34am Greg from Bloomfield:

I was totally prepared to not like it, and I loved it. Taking my folks to see it at the Clairidge tomorrow.
Avatar 11:35am Michael Shelley:

Avatar 11:36am Juke Joint Jonny:

This is my favorite Amy song!!*

*note: save this comment, because you can pretty much recycle it for every Amy song Michale plays.
Avatar 11:38am Juke Joint Jonny:

Also, nice typo, dunce. It's "Michael"
  11:39am Joff:

I've met Amy R. a few times, always at the Thunderbolt Pub in Bristol, where she has played w/ Wreckless Eric numerous times. I always am totally starstruck and awkward and mismanage communication on every level!! I then even more awkwardly foist some art-project/product ive made towards her...but she is always very gracious about it though! She is a total genius-songwriter, i can never understand why she isnt a huge star/millionaire...
Avatar 11:40am Michael Shelley:

She is a one in a million
  11:41am JOFF from Bucky:

That last comment was from me, Joff... Also, Buckminster Fuller is the namesake behind my band's name!
  11:42am Mary:

Keep it to Yourself, what a great song!! fab surprise.
Been following her since Last Roundup.
Avatar 12:02pm Juke Joint Jonny:

Old Broads With Mini-Skirts: A Tribute to the Del Rubio Triplets. Let's make this happen, people!
  12:07pm marc:

Michael, wish your wife a Happy Mother's Day. Your show is great and is a huge part of my Saturday mornings
Avatar 12:11pm Michael Shelley:

Thanks so much Marc - I sure will!
  12:14pm adrian in mpls:

yep, cue my waterworks with that song
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:15pm Baby:

I can make my wife cry on cue with this one.
  12:18pm dennis diken:

Baby, that would be Gregg Ogorzelic, a fine lad and musician. he was kind enough to let me crash at his place during sessions for my album "Late Music"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:19pm Baby:

Indeed. Spent a long spell with him in our tasting room. He spoke of you with great admiration.
  12:27pm DG:

Nice to hear Nick Lowe, but I don't think Bobby Irwin played on that song. Looks like the last NL album he played on was "Pinker & Prouder..." & that song was from "The Impossible Bird" a few years later.
Avatar 12:28pm Michael Shelley:

I'm pretty sure it is him - he also went by the name Robert Trehern
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:29pm Baby:

It is indeed the same fellow, DG.
  12:31pm David in ATL from NJ:

Great show, Michael. Music and interview.
Thanks again.
  12:33pm dennis diken:

thanks Baby, that's very nice to hear
Avatar 12:33pm Michael Shelley:

Than you David!
  12:35pm DG:

Sorry, Michael....had NO idea it was the same guy! Why'd he change his name? Between him & Billy Bremner/Murray, it's hard to keep NL bandmembers straight.
Avatar 12:36pm Michael Shelley:

Nick used to tell a funny story when introducing him on stage - that involved the selling of drugs - which may explain his many names...
  12:38pm Michael from the Left Coast:

No Sonny Curtis yet? It's his birthday you know
  12:39pm johnk77:

very sad about Bobby Irwin RIP:<
super empathetic drummer
great guy offstage also
was Carlene Carter's drummer
on her 2007 European tour
  12:40pm scott:

As far as I know Bobbi Irwin/Treherne is the only drummer Nick worked with post-Rockpile. Can't remember if I ever knew the story behind why he couldn't use his real name, but I do remember a few years ago, Nick happily announced that he could introduce him as Bobbi Irwin again. Nice guy and a subtle groove master.
  12:43pm scott:

That sounds familiar, MS. I seem to remember that it was a legal issue that prevented him from legally entering the country. I assume that when he toured with Nick in recent years, he must have entered via Canada or something.
  12:45pm scott:

Also, I seem to remember that Billy Bremner's "B. Murray" songwriting credits were a matter of waiting out an old publishing contract.
  12:45pm DG:

Thanks for all the info on BI, fellow commenters. I'm sure that I saw him a few times over the years, including a great Lowe show at the Wetlands (RIP) in '94 or so.
  12:54pm Nate:

I <3 The Jam! Great show today!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:57pm Parq:

Town Called Malice - blasts like a soul hit, preaches like a street corner bromide (and I mean the latter in a good way).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 1:00pm SeanG:

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