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Options November 7, 2015: Happy Just To Be Alive

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Artist Track
Christopher Blue  Happy Just To Be Alive   Options
Blondie  I'm Gonna Love You Too   Options
Mack Self  Mad At You   Options
Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis  Don't Cry No More   Options
Pat Flowers  A Handful Of Keys   Options
Paul Schneider  Dying Of The Summer   Options
Dave Antrell  She Loves Me   Options
Cactus Blossoms, The  Change Your Ways or Die (The Buffalo Song)   Options
Barbara Lynn  Nice and Easy   Options
NRBQ  It's Not So Hard   Options
NRBQ  Love is Waiting   Options
Bruce Channel  The Trouble With Sam   Options
Laura Cantrell  I Can't Wait   Options
M-W-T Express Featuring Marva W. Taylor  (Hey You and You And You And You) I've Lived The Life   Options
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires  Ride Your Donkey   Options
Dahlmanns, The  Pop Goes The World   Options
Swinging Blue Jeans  Do You Know?   Options
Roy Smeck  Steel Guitar Rag   Options
Wynonie Harris  Good Mambo Tonight   Options
Count Bishops  Teenage Letter   Options
Student Teachers, The  Channel 13   Options
Bobbie Gentry  Skip Along Sam   Options
Joey Delton  Slippin, Slidin' And Fightin'   Options
Wilson Pickett  Time Is On My Side   Options
Three Suns, The  Crazy Rhythm   Options
They Might Be Giants  Starry Eyes   Options
Freddie Fender  Todo Mi Amor   Options
Stonewall Jackson  Knock Off Your Naggin'   Options
Marie Knight  You Lie So Well   Options
Emitt Rhodes  Fresh As A Daisy   Options
Los Sonor  Diamantes   Options
Wanda Jackson  A Girl Don't Have To Drink To Have Fun   Options
Little Johnny Taylor  Baby, Get Hip To Yourself   Options
Mark Bacino  How About Always? (Kheer Rough Mix)   Options
Spades, The  When I Get To Goin'   Options
Junior Wells  Hound Dog   Options
Tyrone And The Slickers  You Done Me Wrong   Options
Cheap Trick  On the Radio   Options
Tinted Windows  Kind Of Girl   Options
Lemonheads, The  If I Could Talk I'd Tell You   Options
Neighbors, The  Valerie   Options
Stevenson Phillips  Explains How To Be Hip   Options
Ringo Angle  Passes The Brown Bowl   Options
Red  Z   Options

CLICK HERE to see SEVEN videos of The Cactus Blossoms' amazing live performance at WFMU

CLICK HERE to help Joey Spampinato through cancer treatment

CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE for a huge trove of downloadable, remixable stems

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

CLICK HERE for the Glyn Johns interview in Tape Op!

CLICK HERE for Bruce Swedien: Recording Michael Jackson!

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE to find out "Why Do All Records Sound the Same?

CLICK HERE for a cover of a Michael Shelley song!

CLICK HERE for The Cactus Blossoms on The 30 Minute Music Hour

CLICK HERE for "Cassette Revolution: Why 1980s Tape Tech Is Still Making Noise in Our Digital World"

CLICK HERE for a new Q&A with Brian Wilson

CLICK HERE to read about "The Endless Fall of Suge Knight" (yikes!)

CLICK HERE for Barack Obama on WTF

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

CLICK HERE for a video of David Myhr's cover of Oh Susie, featured on "Even More Super Hits of the Seventies"

CLICK HERE for a documentary and discussion of The Columbia House Record Club

CLICK HERE to test yourself and find out "How Well Can You Hear Audio Quality?"

CLICK HERE for an article about Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with files of the isolated tracks to listen to

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

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 a piece about mastering that says that sometimes mastering recordings makes them worse

CLICK HERE for The K-Tel Story


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

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 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 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 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 Liverpool Scene's "Batpoem Live!

CLICK HERE for info on Fake Amps!

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 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.

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Listener comments!

Avatar 11:02am Marc Francis:

Good morning!
Avatar 11:04am Michael Shelley:

  11:05am JakeGould:

Whoa! Nice Blondie curveball right here.
Avatar 11:09am herb.nyc:

hi all. darn - i thought today was the TOM PETTY bio guy day. back in college, roommate and i played "damn the torpedos" alot.
  11:24am Cooh John:

Good news. The Cactus Blossoms will be touring with Nick Lowe and LSJ. Bad news. Not coming to my city.
Avatar 11:25am Michael Shelley:

Not NY/NJ either
Avatar Swag For Life Member 11:28am Folsom:

I already got my tickets for Nick Lowe and Cactus Blossoms, should be a good show!
Avatar 11:57am herb.nyc:

(aside - did anyone go to thursday's launch of AUDIENCE ENGINE? i did, and some really interesting stuff. i like to follow the media industry though i'm not part of it. anyway, more power to a.e.)
  12:01pm JakeGould:

@herb.nyc: I did. But only briefly and then had to skee-daddle to handle other stuff. The only aspect I’m not to hot on is the mandatory cranial implants, but otherwise… Great stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:02pm Melissa Jean:

good mornin!
Avatar 12:03pm herb.nyc:

@jake - that's why i was so awed by it. the cranial implants have turned me into a manchurian advocate
Avatar 12:03pm Marc Francis:

Good mornin' Melissa!
  12:05pm Spoons:

I love Bobbie Gentry. Thanks
  12:10pm JakeGould:

@herb.nyc: Good thing I left early so I can enjoy a non-implant-laden skull.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Melissa Jean:

oh this is great to hear. I'm up in Bos and we have a dj named Skippy White on Saturday mornings...he hadda spotlight on Irma Thomas this morning and played hers - LOVE hearing Wilson Pickett's!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:11pm Melissa Jean:

hey MF!
Avatar 12:19pm Nanker Phelge:

Having a great time listening to your show in the basement of my parisian school!
  12:22pm JakeGould:

@NankerPhelge: You’re burying the lead. In the basement of the what for why?
  12:44pm DG:

Wow, how old is that singer for the Spades? Sounds like a kid (good song though). Also, who told them that was a good name for a band?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:48pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...not the Roky Erickson Spades apparently...
Avatar 12:52pm drewo:

Happy sunny Saturday morning. Thanks for the tunes Michael. The new ELO (that would be Jeff Lynne's ELO) has a handful of catchy tracks. 'One Step At A Time' stood out on first (NPR stream) listen.
  12:55pm andy in berlin:

Michael - I just got in but it sounds like you're just tearing it up today!
  12:59pm JakeGould:

Put the ZZs on your butt cheeks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:59pm KevinfromBayRidge:

Great show,Michael. All us #1ers are happy that your alive too (and doing great radio)!!!
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