Friday, September 23, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR SEPTEMBER 19th - SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2016

Monday, September 19th, 2016 (3135)
INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!


1. Rolling Stones - Happy
2. Gram Parsons - Streets Of Baltimore
3. Dr. John - Lockdown
4. The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry (mono)
5. Keith Richards - Whip It Up
6. Paul Williams - Evergreen
7. AC/DC - Ride On
8. The Beatles - Octopus' Garden (stereo)
9. Devo - Be Stiff
10. The Darcys - Peg
11. Keith Richards - Take It So Hard
12. Neal Hefti - Batman Theme
13. Bob Dylan & The Band - On A Night Like This
14. Beach Boys - Sloop John B.
15. David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
16. Jack Kass - Fantastic
17. Gram Parsons - Ooh Las Vegas
18. H.G. Lewis - Suburban Roulette
19 Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
20. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat
21. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over
22. LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
23. Rolling Stones - Want To Hold You
24. Paul Williams - Rainy Days And Mondays
25. Bob Dylan - Isis
26. Husker Du - Eight Miles High
27. The Beatles - This Boy (mono)
28. Gram Parsons - $1000 Wedding
29. War w/ Eric Burdon - Tobacco Road
30. Keith Richards - Eileen

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 (3136)
1. John Doe & The Sadies - Stop The World & Let Me Off
2. Yo La Tengo - Blue Line Swinger
3. Van Cougar - Obvious
4. They Might Be Giants - Starry Eyes
5. The Parting Gifts - Bound To Let Me Down
6. Julia Why? - Just One Night
7. The Parson Redheads - Sister
8. James Brown - Doin' It To Death
9. The Vaselines - Son Of A Gun
10. Flamin' Groovies - Slow Death
11. The Band - The Shape I'm In
12. Bob Dylan - Meet Me In The Morning
13. The Byrds - 100 Years From Now
14. Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - I'm Falling
15. XTC - Easter Theater
16. Beach Boys - I'm Waiting For The Day
17. The Kinks - David Watts 
18. Squeeze - Annie Get Your Gun
19. The Jam - Start
20. The Mighty Lemon Drops - My Biggest Thrill
21. MC5 - Back In The U.S.A.
22. Husker Du - Friend You've Got To Fall
23. George Harrison - Wah Wah
24. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
25. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Dynamite
26. Pere Ubu - Heaven
27. Television - Venus
28. The Rutles - I Must Be In Love
29. The Beatifics - Something/Anything?
30. A.C. Newman - In The Shade

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 (3137)
KELLEY STOLTZ'S BIRTHDAY!
All songs by Kelley Stoltz unless otherwise indicated!


1. The Sun Comes Through
2. Are You Electric?
3. Complication
4. A E I O U
5. Everything Begins
6. Permafrost
7. I Remember You Were Wild
8. Caroline
9. Villiers Terrace
10. Fictional Girl
11. Ever Thought Of Coming Back
12. Echo & The Bunnymen - My Kingdom
13. Underwater's Where The Action Is
14. To Speak To The Girl
15. Still Feel
16. People's Park
17. Your Bongos Are Killing Me
18. Birdies Singing
19. Rose Garden
20. He Who Laughs Last
21. Going Up
22. I Don't Get That
23. Dukes Of Stratosphere - Pale & Precious
24. Kim Chee Taco Man
25. Rock & Roll With Me
26. Read It In Books
27. Jona
28. My Baby Always Knows What Time It Is
29. Wave Goodbye
30. Cardinal Body
31. When You Forget
32. Bottle Up
33. Emerald Stew
34. Are You My Love?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 (3138)
NICK CAVE'S BIRTHDAY!


1. Bob Dylan - My Back Pages
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Midnight man
3. MC5 - Sister Ann
4. Half Japanese - We Cannot Miss
5. David Lynch - Star Dream Girl
6. Mavis Staples - See That My Grave Was Kept Clean
7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - In The Ghetto
8. Andrew Bird - So Much Wine
9. Robert Pollard - Winter Comes To Those Who Pray
10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Nature Boy
11. Holly Golightly - Virtually Happy
12. Peggy Sue - Substitute
13. Jesus & The Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
14. Woods - Impossible Sky
15. Dump - Super Powerless
16. Deerhoof - Learning To Apologize Effectively
17. Yo La Tengo - The Ballad of Red Buckets
18. Dum Dum Girls - In The Wake Of You
19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Today's Lesson
20. The Donkeys - Hurt Somebody
21. Redd Kross - Born To Love You
22. Nina Simone - I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
23. Thurston Moore - Space
24. Nick Drake - Man In A Shed
25. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Get Ready For Love
26. Magnolias - Tear Up This Down
27. New Order - Krafty
28. Ting Tings - That's Not My Name

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 NIGHTTIME SHOW
We play Nick Cave's Skeleton Tree album in it's entirety!


1. Deanna (not from Skeleton Tree)
2. Jesus Alone
3. Rings Of Saturn
4. Girl In Amber
5. Magneto
6. Anthrocene
7. I Need You
8. Distant Sky
9. Skeleton Tree

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 (3139)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN'S BIRTHDAY!
All songs Springsteen unless otherwise noted!


1. Jungleland
2. Blinded By The Light
3. David Bowie - Golden Years
4. The New Pornographers - Hey Snow White
5. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
6. The Fleshtones - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
7. Yo La Tengo - Paddle Forward
8. The Yardbirds - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
9. Prince - Anotherloverholeinyohead
10. Roulette
11. Racing In The Streets
12. Growing Up
13. Streets Of Philadelphia
14. Born To Run
15. 10th Avenue Freeze Out
16. Atlantic City
17. Tunnel Of Love
18. Trapped
19. Mary, Queen Of Arkansas
20. From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)
21. Hungry Heart
22. Rosalita, Come Out Tonight
23. Shout
24. I'm A Rocker
25. Out In The Street

Thursday, September 22, 2016

THE FINAL GRIND-FU CINEMA OF 2016 IS GONNA SCARE THE CRAP OUT OF YOU!



Grind-Fu Cinema presents

THE WITCH

and

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

 Saturday, October 22nd @ 7:00 pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

The 2016 Grind-Fu season has really flown by.  It was another schedule filled with bucket list double features, and we're once again grateful for Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Grants that helped fund our schedule.  Thanks!

The final Grind-Fu of the year happens on October 22nd, which means we tried to line up some terrifying movies for Halloween.  The Grind-Fu crew feels confident that this year's October double bill is going to scare the crap out of you, and there's the very real possibility that it will result in sleepless nights.

Here's what we have in store for you...

The Witch (2015)
Directed by Robert Eggers

The Witch is a dark and brooding film, with slow tension that builds as an unknown force methodically torments a family.  It tells the story of a puritanical family in the 1600s that is forced to leave their community because of a conflict over how the New Testament is interpreted.  They relocate to a farm on the edge of a large forest far from their former community and try to build a new life, but almost immediately they're overtaken by tragedy and misfortune, all of which is drenched with sinister overtones.



Critics responded enthusiastically to The Witch, and it received a 91% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Colvin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune gave it 3 1/2 out of 4 starts, and said "Is The Witch a parable on fundamentalist hysteria or a devout warning against abandoning faith? It hardly matters. The dissonant musical soundtrack by composer Mark Korven and its gloomy natural lighting make each sequence electrify the imagination while maintaining an atmosphere of mystery. In whatever direction, it will scare the bejeezus out of you."

Justin Chang of Variety said "If The Witch is ultimately a cautionary tale of Christian belief run amok, it also seeks to give the Devil his due - to illuminate a collective paranoid nightmare by blurring the line where grim reality ends and dark fantasy beings."

Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death wrote "The Witch is like someone adapted a 16th century woodcut of a witch's sabbath; it is intoxicatingly detailed and deeply unsettling... I have not seen a movie so real in a long time, and that realness is what makes all of the genre elements - all the genre elements that are so uniquely stirring - work so well."

The Witch is creepy as hell.  When Shyboy Tim saw it in the theater there were people that literally RAN from their seats.  that's a pretty good response for a horror film.



After Grind-Fu screens The Witch there will be an intermission, at which time cake will be served.  Bear in mind that this won't be your run of the mill sheet cake.  No sir.  The cake that is served at Grind-Fu Cinema is gruesome.  It's grotesque.  It crosses the line of good taste, and yet it's so amazingly delicious.  THIS IS A CAKE.  Each year our cake artist Amber comes up with a new and horrifying creation that wows the crowd, and what she has in mind for this year is gonna knock your socks off.

To give you an idea of what we're talking about, here are some of the cakes she's come up with in the past.  We told you she's an artist!


EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW... and yet so delicious!  Once your stomach is full of grotesque cake, we'll be showing...

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez

After nearly 20 years of feeble found footage movies that all follow the same formula, it might be hard to remember just how revolutionary The Blair Witch Project was when it was released.  This is the movie that all the lesser movies copied, and to their detriment.  What was so effectively terrifying in this film was rendered lifeless when mimicked by others.  This is the movie that laid the foundation for an entire genre, and they made it for next to nothing.  It went on to become one of the most successful independent films of all time.



The entire cast and crew of Blair Witch was the three principal actors.  They did all the filming with handheld video and 16mm cameras, resulting a naturalistic "shaky cam" style.  The actors were sent into the woods with a basic story, but all the direction came from clues the actors would find using a GPS, and then the scenes would be improvised.  As a result, virtually everything in the film was as much a surprise to the cast as it was to the people that saw the final film.  This same surprise created a very real fear for the actors.  At one point one of them was so frightened that they wouldn't stop running in terror, and they had to be restrained by the production team.



The other part of the Blair Witch Project that was so innovative was that it was the first film to really use the internet to build hype and a mythology for the film.  The filmmakers created the website themselves, and they shot and photographed "evidence" that created the impression that what you would see on the screen was based on reality.  In fact, a large percentage of viewers truly believed that the actors weren't really actors at all, and that they died while researching the REAL Blair Witch.  That's how effective every aspect of the film was.

The original website is preserved on archive.org, and it's worth nosing around in to get a feel for how the filmmakers messed with people's minds.  If you use the original domain name now you'll just end up with a bunch of stuff for the weak new Blair Witch movie, so don't do that.  GO HERE to experience the original website.



Roger Ebert gave The Blair Witch Project four out of four stars, stating "At a time when digital techniques can show us almost anything, The Blair Witch Project is a reminder that what really scares us is the stuff we can't see.  The noise in the dark is almost always scarier than what makes the noise in the dark.  Any kid can tell you that.  Not that he believes it at the time."  He also said that the movie is one of the ten most influential movies of all time.

Colin Covert from the Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote that "Blair Witch is the most dangerous film in captivity.  It's a no-excuses horror show, with an emotional wallop like falling headlong into a bear trap."

Janet Maslin wrote in the New York Times that "The Blair Witch Project, a most inventive departure from standard horror fare, is frightening only insofar as its characters' panic seems real.  Everything else is left to the imagination.  And the imagination works overtime watching the acuity of these talented filmmakers, and wondering what bright idea they'll have next."



It's interesting to note that both of the films being show for Grind-Fu Cinema in October rate very high with critics and at about 50% with the audience on Rotten Tomatoes.  They seem to be movies that people either love or hate.  The gang at Grind-Fu Cinema LOVES both of these movies, and we think this is going to be a Halloween Grind-Fu for the ages.

By the way, this amazing and terrifying Grind-Fu double feature is FREE!  Bring your friends, bring some snacks, WEAR A COSTUME, and a willingness to be scared, and you will be in for a great evening of cinema.

Again, thanks to the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for helping us put on these screenings.

I'm the new boy in town! Where can I go?


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR SEPTEMBER 12th - SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2016

Monday, September 12th, 2016 (3131)



THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MONKEES TV SHOW PREMIERE,
All Monkees show with special guest Deb a-Go-Go

1. Theme From The Monkees
2. Forget That Girl
3. Love Is Only Sleeping
4. Zor & Zam
5. 99 lbs
6. Mary Mary

7. Cuddly Toy
8. You Bring The Summer
9. Valeri
10. Can You Dig It
11. You Just May Be The One
12. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
13. Shades Of Gray
14. Admiral Mike
15. Sometime In The Morning
16. Sweet Young Thing
17. Don't Bring Me Down
18. Pleasant Valley Sunday
19. No Time
20. She
21. I Got A Woman
22. All Of Your Toys
23. Regional Girl
24. Tapioca Tundra
25. Oh My My
26. Daddy's Song
27. Michael Blessing - Until It's Time For You To Go
28. Michael Blessing - What Seems To Be The Problem, Officer?
29. Daily Nightly

30. Papa Gene's Blues
31. I Want To Be Free
32. Randy Scouse Git
33. Apples Peaches Bananas & Pears
34. Circle Sky
35. I'm Not Your Stepping Stone
36. Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
37. St. Matthew
38. For Pete's Sake
39. Steam Engine
40. Good Times
41. Let's Dance on
42. Words
43. Sunny Girlfriend
44. You & I
45. I Love You Better
46. The Good Earth
47. Mommy & Daddy
48. Porpoise Song
49. Listen To The Band

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 (3132)
1. Rolling Stones - Emotional Rescue
2. The Ramones - Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio
3. Still Little Fingers - Suspect Device
4. Devo - Peek A Boo
5. Moritz - Bohemian Rhapsody
6. Prince - Alphabet Street
7. Steinski - Voicemail (Sugar Hill Suite)
8. The Beatles - Everybody's Got Something Except Me And My Monkey (mono)
9. Lee Dorsey - What You Want Is What You Get
10. David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
11. MC5 - Skunk (Sonically Speaking)
12. Kelley Stoltz - I Don't Get That

13. New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
14. First Base - I'm A Stranger (More Than Strange)
15. The Spectors - Oh How To Do Now
16. R.E.M. - Hyena
17. Jackie Lomax - Sour Milk Sea
18. Ike & Tina Turner - I've Been Loving You Too Long
19. Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
20. The Clash - Armagideon Time

21. The Stooges - Search & Destroy
22. The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
23. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
24. XTC - Senses Working Overtime
25. Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK
26. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
27. Milford Perkins - Jerry The Butcherman

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 (3133)
1. My Morning Jacket - Grab A Body
2. Jaymay - Gray Or Blue
3. Cloud Cult - To The Great Unknown
4. Damien Jurado - Denton, Tx
5. Eeire Wanda - Happy Hard Times
6. Neko Case - Hold On Hold On
7. Marianne Faithfull - Late Victorian Holocaust

8. Guided By Voices - Glittering Parliament
9. XTC - Life Begins At The Hop
10. LCD Soundsystem - On Repeat
11. Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
12. Bell XI - Great Defector
13. Rancoteurs - Hold Up
14. Julia Why? - Turntable
15. Red Pens - Children & The Kids
16. Love Dimensions - Together Again
17. Echo & The Bunnymen - Never Stop

18. Kelley Stoltz - Going Up
19. Growlers - Some Day
20. Dum Dum Girls - Too True To Be Good
21. Elvis Costello - National Ransom
22. Hold Steady - Wait A While
23. Bob Dylan - Everything Is Broken
24. Cults - Abducted
25. Bill Callahan - One Fine Morning
26. Bingo Gazingo - Rock The Rock
27. Art Brut - Formed A Band

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 (3134)
1. Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
2. Afghan Whigs - Debonair
3. Freelance Hellraiser - It Ain't Hard To Tell
4. Ken Defeudis - Desperado
5. Bob Dylan - I'll Keep It With Mine
6. Plugz - Red Eye #9
7. Quintron - Place Unknown
8. Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love
9. Nina Simone - Save Me
10. Prince & The Revolution - The Beautiful Ones
11. Elvis Presley - Blue Moon
12. Petra Haden - God Only Knowns

13. Sonic Youth - Candle
14. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
15. The New Standards - The Golden Age
16. Nick Lowe - Big Kick Plain Scrap
17. Lester Sterling - Wiser Than Solomon
18. The Ronettes - Walkin' In The Rain
19. Faces - I Wish It Would Rain
20. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kinds - Inspiration Information
21. Three Peas In A Podd -  Goin' Out Of My Head
22. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Hiding All The Way
23. Thunderclap Newman - Something IN The Air

24. Pete Townshend - Teenage Wasteland
25. Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe
26. Hasil Adkins - Rockin' Robin
27. The Beatifics - It's Just As True As It Has To Be
28. The Heavy Blinkers - Something Clean & True
29. Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
30. Mark Kennis - Heart Of The Heartland

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 NIGHTTIME SHOW
1. XTC - Knuckle Down
2. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
3. Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
4. Sleater Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One
5. Nilsson - Ambush
6. Smog - Cold Blooded Old Time
7. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat

8. Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods
9. Quinton - Places Unknown
10. Kelley Stoltz - Do It Clean
11. Bob Dylan - Most Likely You'll Go Your Way & I'll Go Mine
12. T. Rex - 20th Century Boy

Friday, September 16th, 2016 (3136)
It's all Beck for our Day Sponsor Stephanie!


1. Blackbird Chain
2. Chemtrails
3. Sing It Again
4. Sweet Sunshine
5. Ramshackle
6. Little One
7. Strange Apparition
8. Pink Noise ( Rock Me Amadeus )
9. Debra
10. Beer Can
11. Cold Brains
12. Nobody's Fault But My Own
13. Nicotine & Gravy
14. Peaches & Cream
15. Beautiful Way
16. Modern Guilt

17. No Money No Honey
18. Tropicalia
19. Hot Wax
20. Sissy Neck
21. Hell Yes
22. Country Down
23. Golden Age
24. Cycle/ Morning
25. Gamma Ray
26. Sleeping Bag
27. Satan Gave Me A Taco
28. Devil's Haircut
29. Girl
30. Movie Theme
31. Farewell Ride
32. The Spirit Moved Me
33. Black Tambourine
34. Heaven's Ladder
35. Loser

36. Blue Moon
37. I Get Lonesome
38. Oh Maria
39. Elevator Music
40. Beautiful Way
41. Round The Bend
42. Soul Of A Man
43. New Pollution
44. Total Soul Future ( Eat It)
45. Nightmare Hippy Girl
46. Rental Car
47. Waking Light
48. The Information
49. Sing It Again
50. Sparks - Why Did You Make Me Care
51. Debra

52. Where It's At
53. 14 Rivers 14 Floods
54. Cancelled Check
55. Sunday Sun
56. We Dance Alone
57. Scarecrow
58. Youthless
59. Pressure Zone
60. Novacane
61. Dark Star

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th!



INTERNATIONAL
TALK LIKE A
PIRATE DAY 2016!
Monday, September 19th  from 6-9 a.m

Get yer pipes in order, Mateys, because Talk Like A Pirate Day is just around the corner!  From six to nine a.m. we'll be talkin' like a pirate and takin' requests!  REMEMBER:  If ye talk like a land lubber, then we can't understand ye.  Ye have to talk like a pirate to get yer request played, otherwise we caint understand ye!  Tis no joke!

Brush up on yer pirate speak, swabbies!




UPDATE!  We're gonna be talkin' 'bout the final Grind-Fu Cinema of the year!  'Tis a scary one, to be sure, so be sure to listen!

GRIND-FU CINEMA THIS SATURDAY! SEE TWO ED WOOD MOVIES FOR FREE!


Grind-Fu Cinema presents

BRIDE OF THE MONSTER

and

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

Saturday, September 17th @ 7:00 PM
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

The origins of Grind-Fu Cinema are firmly rooted in the world of weird and wonderful cult movies.  Definitely the kind of films that aren't for everyone, but the people that love them LOVE them.  That's where we're at in September when Grind-Fu Cinema revisits the incredible world of Ed Wood Jr!

Who is Ed Wood Jr.?  In 1980 Harry and Michael Medved proclaimed that Ed's film Plan 9 From Outer Space was the worst movie ever made.  While it is certainly a film of questionable quality, it seems wildly unfair to saddle Plan 9 with the label of worst movie.  Despite its MANY flaws, Plan 9 is a very entertaining film.  Sure, the script is bordering on gibberish at times, the acting is wooden, and the sets are flimsy and unconvincing, but you have tons of fun watching it.  From Criswell's narration to the presence of a recently deceased Bela Lugosi via unused footage that Wood shot, you're both agog at what you're witnessing and amazed that it exists at all.

NO WAY, is it the worst movie ever made.  Not by a long shot.

Ed's overall output is diverse and insane.  Themes include cross dressers, juvenile delinquents, made scientists, lab assistants with angora fetishes, and even pornography in his desperate later years.  The stories behind the movies are often just as wild.  He received financing for Plan 9 from a Baptist Church, and he cast a non-actor as a lead in Bride Of The Monster because the actor's father agreed to put up the money to make it. Ed was nothing if not creative and driven.

What is Grind-Fu showing?  Only two of Ed Wood Jr.'s most notorious films!


Bride Of The Monster (1955)

Bride Of The Monster features Bela Lugosi (in his final starring role) and Tor Johnson, and both of appear in Plan 9 From Outer Space.  It's definitely the better of the two films we're showing in September, but "better" is relative in the Ed Wood Jr. universe.  The film starts out with stories of a monster terrorizing the area, but we find out soon enough that it's actually Lobo, and mute lab assistant played by Tor Johnson.  Lobo's master is Doctor Eric Vornoff, played by Lugosi.  Vornoff has been abducting people and using them as guinea pigs on his quest to create a race of atomic super men that will conquer the world.

Think that sounds crazy?  Wait until you see it!  Bride Of The Monster was originally released as Bride Of The Atom, and was distributed by Samuel Z. Arkoff, who used his earnings to found American International Pictures.  AIP went on to fund virtually every Roger Corman film.





Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

This may not be Ed's best film, but it's his most notorious, and in many ways it's the most Ed Wood film out of all of his films.  Plan 9 was originally called Grave Robbers From Outer Space, but the Baptist Church that financed it objected to such a lurid title.  The cast features Bela Lugosi, appearing in footage shot not long before his death, Wrestler Tor Johnson, TV Horror host Vampire, Down-On-His-Luck Lyle Talbot, and Criswell the psychic also appear in the film.  None of these actors would win awards, but all (with the exception of Lugosi) are best remembered for their roles in this film.

The story deals with UFOs appearing over Hollywood and the dead coming back to life.  Aliens are using Plan 9 to resurrect the recently deceased and conquer the earth, and apparently they felt the best way to do that is to only bring back a couple of people at a time.  This is all told via dialogue that contains such gems as:

  • "Future events such as these will effect you in the future."
  • "A Flying Saucer? You mean the kind from up there?" "Yeah, or its counterpart."
  • "Visits? That would indicate visitors."
  • "For a time we tried to contact them by radio but no response. Then the attacked a town, a small town I'll admit, but nevertheless a town of people, people who died."
  • "Now don't you worry. The saucers are up there. The graveyard is out there. But I'll be locked up safely in there."
AND SO MUCH MORE!  This is definitely so bad it's good cinema.

For more information, please watch Look Back In Angora, a wonderful documentary about the life and career of Ed Wood Jr., or visit your local library.



Fans of crazy movies will not want to miss this Grind-Fu Cinema!  Bring your friends, snacks, sodas, and layers of clothing (because it gets very cold in the theater when the air is on) and join us for an incredible night of movies!  HAVE WE MENTIONED THAT THIS DOUBLE FEATURE IS FREE? Not recently, but it's totally free, you guys.

I'm the new boy in town! Where can I go?



Friday, September 09, 2016

WHO SINGS IT BETTER? (STAR TREK 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

There are many versions of Rocket Man out there, but only one can be called THE BEST VERSION!  We think these are the four best ones out there (of the first four we found on YouTube).  Review the clips and vote with the form at the bottom of this post!

1. Elton John




2. William Shatner




3. Chris Elliott




4. Kate Bush




SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR SEPTEMBER 5th - SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2016

Monday, September 5th, 2016 (3126)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY!


Send Ledge a birthday card!

Norman Carl Odam
Legendary Stardust Cowboy
P.O. Box 730742
San Jose, California   95173


1. Paralyzed
2. Radar
3. Play My Guitar
4. Geiger Counter
5. Riders On The Storm
6. Kiss And Run
7. Legendary Sounds
8. Shootout On A CB Channel
9. All Night Cowboy
10. I Hate CDs
11. You Must Have Been
12. The Magic In Your Eyes
13. Message From The Man In The Saucer
14. Color Me Blue, Paint Me Pink
15. Paralyzed '80

16. Standing In A Trashcan (Thinking About You)
17. Pahrump
18. Gears In The Sun
19. Hocus Pocus
20. Bladerunner
21. I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship
22. Relaxation
23. Down In The Wrecking Yard
24. Everything's Getting Bigger But Our Love
25. Linda
26. I Love My Bed
27. Global Warming
28. My Underwear Froze To The Clothesline

29. I Walk A Hot Wind
30. Who's Knocking On My Door?
31. New Jersey Turnpike

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 (3127)
1. Nick Drake - Time Has Told Me
2. Matthew Sweet & Susannah Hoffs - Hello, It's Me
3. Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly

4. Ben Folds - In Between Days
5. Daniel Johnston - Impossible Love
6. Yo La Tengo - Barnaby, Hardly Working
7. Ashley Park - Chelsea Beautiful
8. Kelley Stoltz - Ventriloquist
9. Built To Spill -All Our Songs
10. Terry Maltz - Something About You
11. Thee Oh Sees - Crushed Grass
12. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Walk A Hot Wind
13. Sugar - Helpless
14. Bob Mould - City Lights (Days Go By)
15. Sugar - Your Favorite Thing
16. Big Star - Thirteen
17. Craig Finn - St Peter Upside Down
18. William Shatner - You'll Have TIme
19. T. Rex - Jeepster

20. Baby Jesus - Haven't Seen The Light
21. New Pornographers - All For Swinging You Around
22. Sebadoh - Keep The Boy Alive
23. The Shins - The Past & Pending
24. Vetiver - Loose Ends
25. The Kinks - Well Respected Man
26. Dr. Dog - Big Girl
27. Stereolab - Tomorrow's Already Here
28. Supergrass - Richard The III
29. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sooner Or Later
30 . Wedding Present - Red Shoes By The Drugstore

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 (3128)
THE DAY KEITH MOON DIED
All songs by The Who, unless otherwise noted.


1. Young Man Blues
2. Baby Don't You Do It
3. Keith Moon - Solid Gold
4. My Way
5. I Can't Explain
6. Sparks
7. Batman Theme
8. The Seeker
9. Relay
10. Put The Money Down
11. The Kids Are Alright

12. Jaguar
13. A Quick One While He's Away
14. Baba O'Reilly
15. Going Mobile
16. Behind Blue Eyes
17. Summertime Blues
18. Pictures Of Lily
19. Armenia, City In The Sky
20. Substitute
21. Pinball Wizard
22. 5:15
23. I Can't Explain
24. Our Love Was
25. Won't Get Fooled Again
26. Acid Queen
27. Barbara Ann

28. I'm The Face
29. Leaving Here
30. I Can See For Miles
31. A Legal Matter
32. My Generation
33. Love Reign O'er Me

Thursday, September 8th. 2016 (3129)
We talked about Kats We Have Known


1. Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
2. Wilco - I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
3. David Byrne & Brian Eno - One Fine Day
4. Frequent Flyer - Reach For The Sun
5. The Go Betweens - Streets Of Your Town

6. William Shatner - Rocket Man
7. Ben Folds - Landed
8. The Darcys - Peg
9. Greg Dulli - Cigarettes
10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Get Ready For Love
11. LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
12. Dead Boy & The Elephant Men - Break It Off
13. XTC - Peter Pumpkinhead
14. Echo & The Bunnymen - My Kingdom
15. Thee Oh Sees - Wait, Let's Go
16. Kelley Stoltz - Vapor Trail
17. Leonard Nimoy - Everybody's Talkin'
18. Husker Du - Eight Miles High

19. Yoko Ono w/ Apples In Stereo - Nobody Sees Me Like You Do
20. Nico - Heroes
21. Howler - Wailing (Making Out)
22. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
23. Ben Kweller - Time Will Save The Day
24. Paul Westerberg & Joan Jett - Let's Do It

Kats Harry Stephen Keeler has known:
The Moll, Mehitabel, Little Dog, Big Boy, Talky Tommy, Pillbox, Kitten Mitten, Fat Stuff, Mister Jim, Sir Fitz- Hubert Martingale, Police Call, Hooey Hooey Sip Soo, Squawko, Squeako, Bill, Tobias, Mimi Fanchon Fleurette, Whatzit, Nibby, Brownie, Mary Pickford, Alice Come Out Of The Kitchen, Lady Godiva Revere, Jerry, Tuffy, Tommy O' The Drain, Snowball, Blacky, Old One Ear

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 THURSDAY NIGHT SHOW
We play the entire new album by The Monkees
1. Love's What I Want

2. Good Times
3. You Bring The Summer
4. She Makes Me Laugh
5. Our Own World
6. Gotta Give It Time
7. Me & Magdalena
8. Whatever's Right
9. Love To Love
10. Little Girl
11. Birth Of An Accidental Hipster
12. Wasn't Born To Follow
13. I Know What I Know
14. I Was There (And I'm Told I Had A Good Time)

Friday, September 9th, 2016 (3130)
Otis Redding's Birthday!


1. Otis Redding - Mr. Pitiful
2. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
3. Craig Finn - Isn't It
4. Os Mutantes - Fool Metal Jacket
5. Mavis Staples - Far Celestial Shores
6. Otis Redding - I Love YOu More Than Words Can Say
7. Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
8. Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
9. The Willows - Don't Push, Don't Pull, Don't Shove
10. Tommy McGee - It's You
11. Nina Simone - To Love Somebody
12. Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness

13. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
14. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Get Up And Dance
15. The Darcys - Josie
16. Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun
17. Buddy Guy - I Got My Eyes On You
18. The Silks & Paul Westerberg - One More Try
19. Otis Redding - I Can't Turn You Loose
20. Pretty - Mustache In Your Face
21. Arrogance - Stick It Out
22. Triton Warrior - Sealed In A Grave
23. The Fuzztones - Ward 81
24. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
25. The Castaways - Liar Liar
26. Francoise Hardy - Je Changrais D'avis
27. John Cale - Fear Is A Man's Best Friend

l 28. Rolling Stones -Respectable
29. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
30. Black Sabbath - Children Of The Grave

Thursday, September 08, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR AUGUST 30th - SEPTEMBER 2nd, 2016

Monday, August 29th, 2016 (3121)
1. Charles Douglas - Blues For Catalina
2. The Morning After Girls - Always Mine
3. Dios Malos - Later Skater
4. Rose Melberg - Take Some Time
5. Explorers Club - Forever
6. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Kiss & Run
7. Guitar Wolf - I Love You, Okay
8. Premiers - Farmer John
9. Hot Rats - I Can't Stand It
10. Pretty - Mustache In Your Face
11. Pretty - Electric Hand 
12. Pretty - Funhouse
13. Pretty - Red Spoon Gravy
14. The Stooges - 1969
15. Thurston Moore - Never Day
16. Yo La Tengo - I'll Be Around
17. The Makes Nice - The Day Is Done
18. TV On The Radio - Ride
19. Matmos - Solo Buttons For Joe Meek
20. Beat Happening - Black Candy
21. Night Canopy - Boom! It's Spring
22. Nada Surf - I Like What You Say
23. Billy Bragg - You Woke Up My Neighborhood
24. New Pornographers - Crash Years
25. Meryn Cadell - The Sweater
26. Thee Oh Sees - If I Stayed Too Long
27. The Dirt Bombs - Ode To A Black Man
28. Echo & The Bunnymen - Do It Clean
29. The Feelies - Real Cool Time

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 (3122)
RIP Gene Wilder & Sterling Morrison


1. Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle - Puttin' On The Ritz
2. Velvet Underground - One Of These Days
3. The Replacements - We'll Inherit The Earth
4. Rush - Distant Early Warning
5. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Hiding All Away
6. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
7. Band Of Thieves - Thieves In The Funkhouse
8. Gene Wilder - Pure Imagination
9. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Jungleland
10. T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
11. Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
12. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Pump It Up
13. Tragically Hip - New Orleans Is Sinking
14. Yo La Tengo - Paddle Forward
15. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Bladerunner
16. King Tuff - Anthem
17. Gene Wilder - Pure Imagination
18. Velvet Underground - Foggy Notion
19. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
20. Nick Drake - Man In a Shed


21. Velvet Underground - Waiting For The Man
22. Velvet Underground - Temptation Inside Your Heart
23. Velvet Underground - What Goes On
24. Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
25. Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 (3123)
Mark (the Lefsa Kahuna) is our Program Director!
1. Carl Perkins - Honey Don't 
2. Bonnie Prince Billy - Lessons From What's Poor
3. M. Ward, Bright Eyes & Jim James - Girl From The North Country
4. Sammy Davis Jr. - Wichita Lineman
5. Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling
6. Guided By Voices - Glad Girls
7. Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
8. Guided By Voices - I Am A Tree
9. Guided By Voices - I Am A Scientist
10. Guided By Voices - Game Of Pricks 
11. Guided By Voices - Bulldog Skin
12. Guided By Voices - Don't Stop Now


13. Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari
14. Beach Boys - Soulful Old Man Sunshine
15. Beach Boys - California Girls A Cappella
16. Beach Boys - In My Car
17. Brian Wilson - What I Really Want For Christmas
18. Al Jardine - Breakaway
19. Beach Boys & Willie Nelson - Warmth Of The Sun
20. Beach Boys - I'm Bugged At My Old Man
21. Beach Boys - Lady Lynda
22. Beach Boys - Ballad Of Ole Betsy
23. Beach Boys - My Diane
24. Beach Boys - Cindy Oh Cindy
25. Beach Boys - Help Me Rhonda
26. Beach Boys - California Calling
27. Petula Clark - J'iai Pas Les Temps
28. Glen Campbell - Guess I'm Dumb
29. Beach Boys - I Was Made To Love Her
30. Beach Boys & Four Seasons - East Meets West
31. Beach Boys - Satisfaction
32. Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times A Cappella
33. Beach Boys - I Do
34. Beach Boys - Soul Searchin'
35. Beach Boys - Never Learn Not To Love
36. Beach Boys - Long Promised Road
37. Brian Wilson - Lay Down Burden
38. Brian Wilson - Til I Die
39. Brian Wilson - When You Wish
40. Beach Boys - Heroes & Villains
41. Beach Boys - I Get Around
42. The Pendeltones - Surfin'
43. Beach Boys - Summer's Gone
44. Beach Boys -All Summer Long
45. Beach Boys - Fun Fun Fun

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 (3124)
1. Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls Of Fire
2. Bar Kays - Soul Finger
3. Bruce McCulloch - Grade 8 
4. Bee Gees - To Love Somebody
5. John Doe - Hwy 5
6. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
7. Lulu - Feelin' Alright
8. Prince - Forever In My Life
9. Rolling Stones - Child Of The Moon
10. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (stereo)
11. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Ballad Of Jim Jones
12. B.J. Snowden - New Foundland (Oh Nuffy)
13. Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
14. Sonny Knight & the Lakers - Sooner Or Later
15. Ike & Tina Turner - I've Been Loving You Too Long
16. Bonzo Dog Band - Canyons Of Your Mind
17. Morrissey - The More You Ignore Me
18. The Clash - Straight To Hell
19. Ace Frehley - New York Groove
20. XTC - Earn Enough For Us
21. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - The Winds Of Time
22. The Renderers - Dream Of The Sea
23. Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light
24. Irving - Turn Of The Century
25. Big Star - September Gurls
26. M. Ward - To Go Home 
27. The Beatifics - Without A Doubt
28. Matthew Sweet - I've Been Waiting
29. Siouxsie & the Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
30. Ringo Starr - It Don't Come Easy
31. The Rutles - Let's Be Natural
32. Kelley Stoltz - Birmingham Eccentric
33. Arcesia - White Panther
34. Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours
35. The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 - NIGHTTIME SHOW
1. The Cramps - I Can't Hardly Stand It
2. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sooner Or Later
3. Mr. Airplane Man - C'mon Mr. DJ
4. Shocking Blue - Love Buzz
5. Suicide Commandos - She
6. The Replacements - I'll Be You
7. Wire - Outdoor Miner
8. Guided By Voices - Girls Of Wild Strawberry
9. Husker Du - The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
10. Yo La Tengo - Private Doberman
11. New York Dolls - Jet Boy

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 (3125)
1. Talking Heads - Happy Day
2. A.C. Newman - Sad Girl Radio
3. The Pixies - #13 Baby
4. Airwaves - Knockout
5. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Hocus Pocus
6. Asteroid #4 - Got Nowhere To Go
7. Stereolab - Long Live Love
8. A Band Of Bees - Go Where You Wanna Go
9. Father John Misty - I'm Writing A Novel
10. Fuck Knights - Poor Boy Do
11. New Standards - One
12. The Fleshtones - Right Side Of A Good Thing
13. Friends like These - Karen
14. The Happies - Wahaka
15. Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
16. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks 
17. The Doves - Sky Starts Falling
18. Talking Heads - Puzzlin' Evidence
19. The Black Lips - Go Out & Get It
20. The Breeders - Divine Hammer
21. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sooner Or Later
22. David Bowie - Station To Station
23. Yo La Tengo - I'm On The Way
24. Black Diamond Heavies - Fever In My Blood
25. Devo - Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy
26. Black Angels - Black Grease
27. Joy Division - Transmission
28. Beat Happening - Pinebox Derby

Thursday, September 01, 2016

KMSU AT THE GREAT MINNESOTA GET TOGETHER!


KMSU BROADCASTS FROM
THE MINNESOTA STATE FAIR
Saturday, September 3rd &
Sunday, September 4th

HEY! If you guys are at the Minnesota State Fair this Friday and Saturday you should swing by the Education Building to say hello to your favorite KMSU hosts!  They'll be broadcasting all day long on both days, and it should be a lot of fun.  Also, feel free to drop off any promotional pens you may get up there.  KMSU needs pens.

Here's the schedule of who and when:

Saturday
9am-12pm Embrace the Sound
12pm-2pm  Shuffle Function
2-4pm Luke Larson
4-5pm Mike the Aussie
5-7pm MN Music Network
7pm-9pm Mark Thomas

Sunday
9-10am Listen To Your Folks
11am-12pm Sounds Of Cinema
12-2pm Midwest Beatdown
2-3pm Best of Broadway
5-9pm Blues Before Monday

We hope to see you guys there!  And again, we'll accept any pen donations you may have.  Thanks.