Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Grind-Fu Cinema presents


Saturday, July 29th @ 7:00 p.m.
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Oh my goodness... this July Grind-Fu Cinema is a killer.  You wanna talk iconic movies?  You wanna talk movies that capture a decade?  You wanna talk brilliant soundtracks?  There's SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT when it comes to the July Grind-Fu!  Let's begin...

Valley Girl (1983)
Directed by Martha Coolidge

Remember when Nicolas Cage was cool?  It's kind of a distant memory, but before he started buying castles and albino snakes and starring in blockbuster cash-cows, Cage was one of those names that you could expect great work from.  That reputation started all the way back in 1983 with Valley Girl, his first starring role.  Also starring the uber cool Deborah Foreman, Valley Girl was made to cash in on the valley girl trend made popular by the song Valley Girl by Frank Zappa.  The slang and fashion left the Valley and swept the nation, and soon every girl in every mall was on board.

Unlike many cash in projects, this one actually had a heart and was pretty damn good.  Valley Girl captures the pop culture spirit of the 80s perfectly, and this extends to the soundtrack.  The songs featured  in the film are exceptionally cool, and this extends to the live performances by legendary California band The Plimsouls.  SO GOOD.  Fun fact:  The scenes with The Plimsouls were filmed in a club that later became Johnny Depp's Viper Room.

But yeah, Nicolas Cage is really good as Randy, the punk that falls in love with Foreman's Valley Girl Julie Richman.  It's yet another take on Romeo and Julie, but there's a reason the story keeps getting recycled, right?  Valley Girl is a great start to this Grind-Fu double feature, which continues with...

Dazed and Confused (1993)
Directed by Richard Linklater

It may have been made twenty years too late, but Dazed and Confused is a seventies film through and through.  Written and directed by film legend Richard Linklater, Dazed and Confused takes place on the last day of school in May 1976.  For some of the students it marks their transition into High School, while others are facing an uncertain adult hood.  The movie captures the reckless energy of youth perfectly, and for many, regardless of their generation, it depicts experiences that are very familiar.

This movie is one of those rare films where virtually every actor and actress in it went on to bigger and greater things in their careers.  There are at least three academy award winners in minor roles, and one of them didn't even receive a credit in the movie!  In addition, the look of the movie is perfect, and the soundtrack is verging on definitive for seventies classic rock fans.

Roger Ebert gave Dazed and Confused four out of five stars, and it has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  That sounds about right.

Don't miss these two amazing movies on Saturday, July 29th @ 7:00 p.m.  ADMISSION IS FREE!  Bring your friends, bring snacks and sodas, and dress in layers (because sometimes the temp is unpredictable) and enjoy a great double feature with an amazing Grind-Fu Cinema audience.

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


Tuesday, June 27th 2017

Visitation at 1 p.m., Service at 2 p.m.
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Avenue
Minneapolis, MN   55403

Secret Stash has just announced the details of Sonny Knight's Celebration Of Life.  Family, friends, and fans are all invited.  My gut tells me that this will be a well attended memorial.  Minnesota loved Sonny, and music geeks far and wide are grieving hard.  Sonny's story was a powerful one, proving that dreams don't have to die.  Sometimes they're just delayed for a bit.  The fact that his music was so INCREDIBLE just made the story that much more amazing.  He will be missed.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Goodbye Sonny

I want to share with you a couple of stories that immediately come to mind when I think about Sonny Knight.

     I am not a dancer. Sure, I may be the inventor of the chop chop dance, but that is essentially a chair dance. At a concert I am big into bouncing my head and tapping my toes in time, but I will never be one to participate in a Flashdance scenario. I think it's safe to say that Shyboy Tim feels the same way as I do, but there was one time when we both not only danced, but we sang too. AND we did it all on a stage in front of a camera crew shooting a commercial! You may have heard us on the radio refer to the "Google commercial shoot" that we were a part of. The commercial sadly never made it out into the real world, but participating in the project was one of the most amazing things I've ever been apart of. Google was shooting a commercial about our "mystery record" search and how we discovered the band Haze. Part of the commercial was filmed up at First Avenue, and Haze reunited for the first time in many decades to perform. One of the songs they did was 'Are You Free?', and when the band heard Tim and I singing along in the audience they invited us up on the stage with them. That is when we found ourselves smack dab between Sonny Knight and Willie Ternoir. We all shared two microphones, and sang backup. Sonny and Willie insisted that if we were to be on the stage with them, then we had to dance as well, which we did, and it was amazing. I will never ever forget that moment, being surrounded by some of the best voices you'll ever hear and being a part of Haze. Somewhere out there in Google land this footage probably still exists, but that happy image will forever be stuck in my memory.

     Flash forward several years, and Sonny Knight now has his own band and has released an amazing album on Secret Stash Records. It's the Rockbend Folk Festival in St. Peter and Sonny Knight and The Lakers are on fire. He has all of us in the crowd in the palms of his hand and he is whipping us into a frenzy. It is one of those shows that you will brag about being at our lie and say you were. That's how good Sonny Knight is, or I guess I mean was. At one point during a song he instructs the crowd that we are all going to jump up and down a specific number of times, and we do. We count our jumps out loud and cheer when we finish. He then starts picking out random members in the crowd to pick a number for us to hop to. Most folks say five or eight, but when he points to a friend and asks how many jumps should we do she yells out a ridiculous number like twenty-nine! Sonny looks incredulous, but he leads us all through it and we jump and bounce twenty-nine times to the music. It was crazy fun! After the show Tim and I are talking with Sonny who is grinning but looks exhausted. It is then that we find out that the day before he had badly sprained his ankle performing at the State Fair. He shows us his swollen ankle wrapped up in an ace bandage. We are flabbergasted! He just played for almost two hours, dancing and jumping around like a man half his age, and he did it on a gimpy leg! The show must go on, he told us, it is all about the show.

     This morning Secret Stash Records shared with us the sad news that Sonny Knight lost his battle with cancer. My heart was broken. Longtime Shuffle Function listeners know the story behind the "mystery record" and the Twin Cities band Haze (if this isn't ringing any bells, please click on this link) . It was during this time that we first met Sonny Knight. He was incredibly shy and soft spoken in person, but on the stage he was a force of nature. I am so happy that our paths crossed like they did. We didn't get to see Sonny often but when we did he always had a big hug for us and he would thank us for our part in the re-discovery of Haze. When we saw Sonny playing at the record release for Secret Stash Record's Twin Cities Funk & Soul album we had no idea that we were witnessing the birth of what would become Sonny Knight and The Lakers. I don't have the words to describe how happy I was to see someone from Haze stepping out and succeeding, and especially someone as talented and amazing as Sonny. His dream came true in the end, and for the last few years of his life he was the star he'd always dreamed of being. It just shouldn't have ended so soon.

     On Monday morning's Shuffle Function show Tim and I will be celebrating his music, spinning his records, and missing him madly. From 6 to 9 a.m we will be playing Haze and Sonny Knight and The Lakers. Tune in to hear this great music, and if you want to share your own stories about Sonny we would love to hear them. There are some great link and articles about Haze further back on our blog, including the City Pages article, You can find those here.  The great T.D. Mischke did an interview with Sonny awhile back that I highly recommend as well. You can find that here under episode 17 Soul Singer Sonny. So hang in there Shuffle Functioneers. Monday morning is going to be tough and sad but I am glad that I've got the KMSU radio community to be there with me. If you want to email us requests or stories please feel free to reach us at


Friday, June 16, 2017


Monday, June 12th, 2017 (3325)


1. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
2. Cheap Trick - Surrender
3. They Might Be Giant - Statue Got Me High
4. From Bubblegum To Sky - 24 Hours In Your Deep Blue Jeans
5. The Best Show - Coconut Water
6. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
7. The Creation - Biff Bang Pow
8. Rolling Stones - All Down The Line
9. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
10. Congressman Malinda Jackson Parker - Cousin Mosquito #1
11. They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start
12. Cheap Trick - Southern Girls
13. The Beatifics - In The Meantime
14. Dynamic Batmen - Batman Theme
15. David McCullum - Batman Theme
16. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Wonderful
17. David Bowie - I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
18. They Might Be Giants - She's An Angel
19. Cheap Trick - Hello There
20. Cheap Trick - Big Eyes
21. The Monkees - Going Down
22. The Zombies - Care of Cell 44
23. Paul Westerberg - Whatever Makes You Happy
24. Prince - Starfish & Coffee
25. The Who - I'm One
26. They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
27. Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling
28. Nick Lowe - Heart Of The City
29. Marshall Crenshaw - Cynical Girl
30. The New Standards - Love Is The Law
31. Desmond Dekker - The Israelites
32. The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing (mono)
33. The Bee Gees - To Love Somebody

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 (3326)
1. Ben Folds Five - Don't Change Your Plans
2. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
3. Ben Kweller - Penny On The Train Track
4. Built To Spill - Car
5. Komeda - It's Alright Baby
6. Bjork - Isobelle
7. The Shins - Pressed In A Book
8. B-52s - Song For A Future Generation
9. Swag - 8
10. Dirtbombs - Ode To A Black Man
11. Trachtenberg Family Sideshow Players - Eggs

12. Deep Purple - Hush
13. Little Mix - Black Magic
14. Tom Waits - Long Way Home
15. Pure Prairie League - Two Lane
16. Ed Sheerhan - Galway Girl
17. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
18. Bonnie Raitt - Angel From Montgomery
19. Little Mix - Hair
20. Dwight Yoakam - Turn It On Turn It Up Turn Me Loose
21. The Beatles - Lovely Rita (stereo)
22. Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over
23. Why Don't We Boys - Something Different
24. The Band - The Shape I'm In
25. Yo La Tengo - Before We Run
26. Warren Zevon - Keep Me In Your Heart
27. Clean Bandit - Rockabye
28. Buddy & Julie Miller - Gasoline & Matches
29. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
30. Delbert McClinton - Have A Little Faith In Me
31. Lyle Lovett - She's No Lady
32. The Beatles - When I'm 64
33. Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex
34. Bonnie Raitt - Burning Down The House
35. Kalin Myles - Out My Mind
36. Frank Sinatra - The Summer Wind

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 (3327)

1. Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil
2. Rolling Stones - You Got The Silver
3. Nick Drake - Man In A Shed
4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
5. Yo La Tengo - Tears Are In Your Eyes
6. Yoko Ono - Death Of Samantha
7. The Renderers - Dream Of the Sky
8. Don Lennon - My Debut Album
9. Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
10. The Who - Young Man Blues
11. David Bowie - Look Back In Anger
12. Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now
13. The Replacements - Sixteen Blue
14. Grant Hart - Let Go
15. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go
16. Kelley Stoltz - Are you My Love
17. The Beatles - Old Brown Shoe (stereo)
18. The Moonrakers - Baby Please Don't Go
19. Velvet Underground - Waiting For The Man
20. Reverent Solomon King & His Glory Bound Singers - Didn't It Rain?
21. Friends of Distinction - Grazin In The Grass
22. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Down In The Wrecking Yard
23. XTC - Generals & Majors
24. LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
25. John Call - People Who Died
26. Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
27. The Specials - Concrete Jungle
28. Sly & The Family Stone - Every Day People
29. X - See How We Are

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 (3328)

1. Magnetic Fields - Epitaph For My Heart
2. Frank Black & The Catholics - Robert Onion
3. Afghan Whigs - Debonair
4. Dinosaur Jr - Show Me The Way
5. The Wondermints - Global Village Idiot
6. LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
7. New Pornographers - All For Swinging You Around
8. The Breeders - Divine Hammer
9. Spearmint The Beautiful Things
10. Guided By Voices - Bulldog Skin
11. Minus 5 - Great News Around You
12. Knockin' On Mine
13. First Glimmer
14. World Class Fad
15. Runaway Wind
16. Dice Behind Your Shades
17. Even Here We Are
18. Silver Naked Ladies
19. A Few Minutes of Silence
20. Someone I Once Knew
21. Black Eyes Susan
22. Things
23. Something Is Me
24. Mannequin Shop
25. Down Love
26. Wedding Present - Red Shoes By The Drug Store
27. The Feelies - Find A Way
28. Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
29. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing In My House
30. Frank Sinatra - The Coffee Song
31. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Standing In A Trashcan Thinking About You
32. They Might Be Giants - Damn Good Times
33. Redd Kross - Lady In The Front Row
34. Stereo Total - Automatic Music

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION

1. Herschell Gordon Lewis - Suburban Roulette
2. The Spectors - Gotta Sew My Wild Oates
3. Von Bondies - Lack Of Communication
4. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio
5. David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
6. The Yardbirds - I Wish You Would
7. The Replacements - Temptation Eyes
8. Enoch Light - I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight
9. Redd Kross - Blow You A Kiss In The Wind
10. The Monkees - Valleri
11. The Beatifics - Junior's Farm

Friday, June 16th, 2017 (3329)

(Actual 75th birthday on Sunday, June 18th)
1. Root Boy Slim - Boogie Til You Puke
2. Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
3. Squeeze - Take Me I'm Yours
4. Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home
5. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
6. Russell Hoke - Ellen, See The World
7. Talking heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
8. Allman Brothers -Melissa
9. Nina Simone - Angel Of The Morning
10. Iron Maiden - Number Of The Beast
11. Iron Maiden - The Trooper
12. Ozzy Osbourne - Over The Mountain
13. Wildman Fischer - Monkeys vs Donkeys
14. Francoise Hardy - Apprends Le Moi
15. Nada Surf - Jules & Jim
16. Teenage Fanclub - Star Sign
17. Big Star - Back Of A Car
18. The Beatles - Martha My Dear (mono)
19. Paul McCartney - The World Tonight
20. Paul McCartney & Elvis Costello - You Want Her To
21. Paul McCartney & Wings - Jet
22. The Beatifics - Junior's Farm
23. The Beatles - Every Little Thing
24. Paul McCartney & Wings - Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
25. The Beatles - I'm Down (mono)
26. Paul McCartney - Early Days
27. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on The Run
28. Paul McCartney & Wings - Helen Wheels
29. Paul McCartney - Take It Away
30. Paul McCartney - Beautiful Night
31. Paul McCartney - Too Many People
32. Paul McCartney & Wings - Listen To What The Man Said
33. The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There (live)
34. The Beatles - Things We Said Today (mono)
35. The Beatles - Paperback Writer
36. The Beatles - Yesterday (live)
37. The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life (mono)
38. The Beatles - I've Got A Feeling (stereo)
39. The Beatles - I'm Looking Through You (mono)
40. The Beatles - A Day In The Life (first mono mix)

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Jamie Loftus (pictured at Wrestlemania) eating Infinite Jest

One of my big vacation goals last week was to finally start reading David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest.  Depending on who you talk to, Infinite Jest is either a triumph of modern literature, or it's a massive mess of a book.  As the A.V. Club pointed out today, it's the kind of book that drives people that have finished it to never stop talking about it, either because they loved it, or because they have earned bragging rights by plowing through to the end of its 1,079 pages.  I wanted to read it because a bunch of my favorite comedians revere it, and also because I've never actually met a person that has completed it.

I started reading Infinite Jest on day one of my trip.  The conditions were ideal, being that I was in a cabin in the middle of nowhere with nothing to distract me other than my easily distracted nature. What I found is that by page 200 I had to stop reading the book.  Not because I didn't like it, because I did, and I fully intend to complete it SOMEDAY.  It's just that if I kept reading it, Infinite Jest would literally be my entire vacation, and I had no intention of letting that happen.  Life is too short, and vacations are even shorter.  I will finish Infinite Jest, but it's not the boss of me.

The previously mentioned A.V. Club article made mention of a video made by comedian Jamie Loftus that seems to perfectly capture the commitment that Infinite Jest requires,  Loftus has begun EATING Infinite Jest, and will continue to do so over the course of one year.  Why is she doing this? It has nothing to do with her love of the book, because she's never even read it.  Is this merely an excuse to drive fans of the book crazy?  Maybe.  She's pretty open about not knowing anything about Infinite Jest.  In any case, her #eatinfinitejest project is pretty funny, and I'm curious to see if she follows through with it.  Better her than me!



KMSU listener Bill forwarded us this great article on Noisey about The Legendary Stardust Cowboy.  Any press that Ledge gets is good, and if it takes hyping the David Bowie connection to get it, then more power to the publisher.  It's a great overview of Ledge's career, and his place in pop culture history.  As a fun aside, Mankato gets a brief mention for being the home of a "surprisingly devoted (Ledge) following, thanks to local college radio station KMSU".  JOB WELL DONE, YOU GUYS!

Click on the image below to read the article!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Monday, June 5th, 2017 (3320)

1. Francoise Hardy - All Over The World
2. Talking Heads - The Great Curve
3. LCD Soundsystem - Us V Them
4. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
5. Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie & Clyde
6. Stereolab - Young Lungs
7. Faces - Maybe I'm Amazed
8. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Wild Horses

9. The Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
10. Patti Smith - So You Want To Be A Rock N Roll Star
11. The Byrds - You Ain't Going Nowhere
12. Uncle Tupelo - Lilli Schull
13. Rolling Stones - Love In Vain
14. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
15. Flaming Groovies - Shake Some Action
16. Faces - Ooh La La
17. Hour Glass - Now Is The Time
18. Conway Twitty - You've Never Been This Far Before
19. Raincoats - Lola
20. Pere Ubu - Heaven
21. Billy Bragg & Wilco - California Stars
22. Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
23. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
24. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin
25. Sonic Youth - Ca Plane Pour Moi
26. The Ramones - Beat On The Brat
27. The Monkees - She Hangs Out
28. Kelley Stoltz - Inside My Head
29. Yo La Tengo - Moby Octopad
30. Ryan Adams - Oh My Sweet Carolina
31. The Suicide Commandos - She (Afternoons)
32. The Saints - River Deep Mountain High
33. The Ramones - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 (3321)
1. David Byrne - The Sound Of Business
2. Marianne Faithfull - Children of Stone
3. Aimee Mann - Looking For Nothing
4. The New Standards - The Golden Age
5. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
6. The La's - There She Goes
7. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - (They Long To Be) Close To You
8. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
9. The Suburbs - Music For Boys
10. Kelley Stoltz - (My Baby Always Knows) What Time It Is
11. Ben Folds - In Between Days
12. Sonic Youth - Incinerate
13. XTC - You're The Wish I Were I Had
14. Squeeze - Black Coffee In Bed
15. Fruit Bats - My Unusual Friend
16. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
17. Soledad Brothers - Cage That Tiger
18. Howlin' Wolf - You'll Be Mine
19. Bo Diddley - Heart O Matic Love
20. Sugar - Your Favorite Thing

21. Yo La Tengo - Before We Run
22. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Dazzle
23. Yuck - Holing Out
24. TV On The Radio - Ride
25. Violent Femmes - American Music
26. The Standells - Dirty Water
27. The Hives - Lack Of Communication
28. NNB - Slack
29. Stereolab - Sppol Of Collusion
30. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
31. Kongos - He's Gonna Step On You Again
32. The Lyres - Don't Give It Up Now
33. Quintron - The Boss Wants To Party With You
34. Alex Chilton - Hey! Little Girl
35. Sir Douglas Quintet - She's About A Mover

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 (3322)

1. Prince - Pop Life
2. Supergrass - Sofa (Of My Lethargy)
3. The Incredible Moses Leroy - My Best Friend
4. Bob Dylan - Duquesne Whistle
5. Hindu Love Gods - Raspberry Beret
6. Junior Kimbrough w/The Black Keys - Meet Me In The City
7. Billy Childish - John Hardy
8. The Cords - Fever
9. The Muffs - From Your Girl
10. The Kingsmen - The Jolly Green Giant
11. The Mummies - I'm Down
12. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - The Game Of Love
13. Noonday Underground - London
14. Jandek - Nancy Sings
15. Bonnie Prince Billy - Gloria
16. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
17. Prince - U Got The Look
18. Marvin Gaye - Baby Don't You Do It

19. Prince - Alphabet Street
20. Horse Marriage - Lay Your Hands On Me
21. Pink Mountaintops - Atmosphere
22. The Melvins - Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
23. MC5 - Skunk (Sonically Speaking)
24. The Pretty Things - Midnight To Six Man
25. Pandoras - Want Need Love
26. Think - Once You Understand
27. Prince - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
28. Big Star - September Gurls
29. New Order - Age Of Consent
30. Mr. F -This Machine
31. LCD Soundsystem - All I Want
32. Junior Brown - Better Call Saul
33. The Monks - Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice
34. Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
35. Jonathan Richman - I Was Dancing In A Lesbian Bar
36. Prince - When You Were Mine
37. Prince - Delirious
38. Prince - Let's Go Crazy
39. Prince - Kiss

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 (3323)
1. Kelley Stoltz - Discount City
2. Dolorean - Beachcomber Blues
3. Emitt Rhodes - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?
4. Greg Dulli's Amber headlights - Pussy Willow
5. The Duke Spirit - The Step & The Wack
6. J. Mascis - Fade Into You
7. Dungen - Mon Amour
8. The In Crowd - Things She Says
9. Echo & The Bunnymen - Parthenon Drive
10. David Bowie - Sound & Vision
11. Guided By Voices - Mincer Ray
12. Kelley Stoltz - Your Reverie
13. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
14. Fuck Knights - Unfolding Lotus Insect
15. Devin Davis - Transcendental Sports Anthem

16. Hello - New York Groove
17. Dr. Dog - Big Girl
18. The Black Keys - No Fun
19. Sam Chatmon - Stop & Listen
20. Al Green - Take Me To The River
21. Talking Heads - Found A Job
22. Prince - Controversy
23. Afrika Bambaata - Kick Out The Jams
24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
25. Kelley Stoltz - '84 Tigers
26. Yo La Tengo - Blue Line Swinger
27. Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Count Me In
28. They Might Be Giants - Starry Eyes
29. The Black Angels - I'd Rather Be Lonely
30. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
31. Bombay Sweets - Doin' The Jerk At Dawn
32. The Drums - Make You Mine
33. The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think That You've Heard This One Before
34. Haze - House On A Country Road
35. Jack Kittell - Psycho
36. Duffy - Rockferry
37. Dengue Fever - Ethanopium (Live At Snowy's)

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. Atomic Bomb Band - Fantastic Man
2. David Byrne - Make Believe Mambo
3. The Beta Band - Dry The Rain
4. The Feelies - Invitation
5. LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow

6. Pleasure Seekers - What A Way To Die
7. Charlie Feathers - Stutterin' Cindy
8. The Plugz - Shifting Heart
9. Harry Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire
10. Guided By Voices - Run Wild
11. The Men - Open Your Heart
12. Moe Tucker - Guess I'm Falling In Love

Friday, June 9th, 2017 (3324)
1. Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos
2. Paul Westerberg - These Days
3. Daniel Johnston - Impossible Love
4. Big Star - O My Soul
5. Frank Black & The Catholics - I Gotta Move
6. Billy Schuh & The Foundry - Buy/Sell/Trade
7. Chris Stamey & The dBs - (I Thought) You Wanted To Know
8. Badfinger - Without You
9. Jim Nabors - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
10. Pink Floyd - Lucy Leave
11. Electric Pruces - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
12. Dukes Of Stratosphere - Little Lighthouse
13. Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk
14. The Beatles - You Won't See Me (stereo)
15. Iron Maiden - the Number Of The Beast
16. Judson Fountain - Garbage Can From Thailand
17. Louis Armstrong - Skokian
19. Spinal Tap - Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
20. English Beat - Save It For Later
21. Motorhead - It's A Long Way to The Top If You Wanna Rock & Roll
22. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly

23. Public Enemy - Brother's Gonna Work It Out
24. Bellport Highschool Jazz Ensemble - Me And Baby Brother
25. The Pixies - Bam Thwok
26. Wanda Jackson - Thunder On The Mountain
28. The Monkees - The Door Into Summer
29. Dandy Warhols - Cool As Kim Deal
30. The Breeders - Divine Hammer
31. LCD Soundsystem - On Repeat
32. Talking Heads - Happy Day
33. Half Japanese - 1,000,000 Kisses
34. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
35. Mohammed Rafi - Jaan Pehechaan Ho
36. The Chips - Rubber Biscuit
37. The Who - Eminence Front
38. The Soft Boys - Tonight

Saturday, June 10, 2017


I've been something of a hermit for the past week, all holed up in a cabin with a pile of books and DVDs.  Not having consistent interwebs is pretty excellent sometimes, but then you come back to it and see that Adam West has passed away.  Yeah, that pretty much sucked.

I remember watching reruns of the old Batman TV series when I was in Kindergarten after school.  As a little kid I was drawn to the cartoonish nature of the show, the bright colors, and all the crazy gadgets that Batman and Robin had.  As I got older I saw it in a more campy vein, but I also appreciated just how funny and surreal the show was.  When I couldn't get the DVD through official channels (it was suppressed so that this version wouldn't dilute the modern blockbuster versions) I tracked down some bootlegs and got my nieces hooked on it.  This was a Batman for the ages.

The only Adam West I ever really knew was Batman, and then later I became familiar with his lean years work (Happy Hooker Goes To Hollywood, anyone?)  It always seemed like West fell into a trap similar to the original Star Trek cast, where they weren't able to escape that one defining work.  To his credit, Adam West embraced his work in Batman, built a strong career out of it, and his fans remained loyal to the end.

Two of those loyal fans were Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel.  Together they created a TV pilot for West that has become legendary despite never going to series.  Lookwell features Adam West as a washed up 1970s TV detective that never let go of the role.  Still on the hunt for roles, as well as teaching acting classes, Lookwell find ways to inject himself into real police investigations, all the while being completely oblivious to the fact that the cops didn't want his help. West brought all of the acting tics that his fans have always loved to the role, and his performance is masterful.  The pilot aired once in 1991, coming in 92nd out of 92 shows.  Conan O'Brien joked that it only beat a test patter in Nova Scotia in the ratings.

Aw hell, I loved Lookwell.  I don't care what anyone else things.  So long, Mr. West.  You were my Batman.


Friday, June 02, 2017


Monday, May 29th, 2017 (3315)

1. Allman Brothers - One Way Out
2. Jean Knight - You Think You're Hot Stuff
3. The Bar Kays - Midnight Cowboy
4. Albert King - Can't You See What You're Doing To Me
5. Pops Staples - Tupelo
6. Fit Kisto - Mankato
7. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
8. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
9. Dion Lunadon - Fire
10. Allman Brothers - Statesborough Blues
11. William Bell - Never like This Before
12. Eddie Kirk - The Hawg pt 1
13. Barbara Stephens - Wait a Minute
14. Horace Silver -Song For My Father

15. Fit Kisto - Mankato
16. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
17. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
18. Dion Lunadon - Fire
19. Del Rays - Don't Let Her Be Your Baby
20. Floyd Newman - Frog Stomp
21. Allman Brothers -Don't Keep Me Wondering
22. The Band - Tears Of Rage
23. The Allman Brothers - Whipping Post
24. Fit Kisto - Mankato
25. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
26. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
27. Dion Lunadon - Fire
28, LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 (3316)
1. Aerosmith - Sweet Emotion
2. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Play My Guitar
3. Syd Barrett - Love You
4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
Yoko Ono - Oh Oh
5. Fit Kisto - Mankato
6. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
7. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
8. Dion Lunadon - Fire
9. Devin Davis - Giant Spiders
10. Sparks - Angst In My Pants
11. Deep Purple - Highway Star
12. The Beatles - Paperback Writer
13. Yo La Tengo - Shaker
14. Lou Reed - Waves Of Fear
15. Fit Kisto - Mankato

16. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
17. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
18. Dion Lunadon - Fire
19. The Clash - Complete Control
20. Robyn Hitchcock - I Pray When I'm Drunk
21. Foghat - I Just Want To Make Love To You
22. The Plimsouls - A Million Miles Away
23. Television - See No Evil
24. The Bee Gees - Bad Bad Dreams
25. Legendar Stardust Cowboy - Global Warming
26. Fit Kisto - Mankato
27. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
28. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
29. Dion Lunadon - Fire
30. The Traveling Wilburys - Congratulations
31. Bruce Springsteen - Mary Queen Of Arkansas

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 (3317)
1. Stereolab - Transona 5
2. Blessed Light - Suzanne Sunshine
3. Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks
4. Fit Kisto - Mankato
5. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
6. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
7. Dion Lunadon - Fire
8. The Records - Starry Eyes
9. Led Zeppelin - Travelling Riverside Blues
10. Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me
11. Half Japanese - Tell Me I'm Wrong
12. Led Zeppelin - Good Times Bad Times
13. Le Tigre - Deceptacon
14. Fit Kisto - Mankato
15. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes

16. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
17. Dion Lunadon - Fire
18. The Clash - I'm Not Down
19. Wondermints - Proto Pretty
20. Black Oak Arkansas - Jim Dandy
21. Johnny Taylor - Jody's Got Your Girl & Gone
22. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
23. Fit Kisto - Mankato
24. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
25. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
26. Dion Lunadon - Fire
27. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
28. Magnetic Fields - A Chicken With Its Head Cut Off

Thursday, June 1st, 217 (3318)
1. Ron Wood - Take A Look At The Guy
2. Guided By Voices - Best Of Jill Hives
3. Kelley Stoltz - Rock & Roll With Me
4. The Beatifics - Junior's Farm
5. Shooby Taylor - Stout Hearted Men
6. Fit Kisto - Mankato
7. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
8. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death

9. Dion Lunadon - Fire
10. The Music Musicians - Convertibles & Headbands
11. Nina Simone - I Love Your Lovin' Ways

12. Regina Spektor - Apres Moi
13. Sturgill Simpson - In Bloom
14. William Onyeabor - Atomic Bomb
15. Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games
16. The Kabalas - Attach of The Giants Ants
17. The Kabalas - Planets Of The Apes Polka
18. Kyu Sakamoto - Hitoribocchi No Futari
19. Familjen Sjostrom - Fur Dig
20. The Simpsons -a Fish Called Selma
21. Vampire Weekend - Finger back
22. Krokodil - Sunlight Beautiful Daughter
23. Senor Coconut - Man Machine
24. Sound Garden - The Day I Tried To Live
25. Faith No More - Midnight Cowboy
26. Faith No More - Homesick Home
27. Aimee Mann - Living A Lie
28. Aimee Mann - Slip And Roll

29. Luscious Jackson - Naked Eye
30. Regina Spektor - On The Radio
31. Rural Alberta Advantage - The Ballad Of The RAA
32. Sturgill Simpson - Breakers Roar
33. Vampire Wekend - Diane Young
34. William Onyeabor - Fantastic Man
35. Cake - Where Would I Be?
36. George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. Ron Wood - I Can Feel The Fire
2. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Walk A Hot Wind
3. The Cramps - Human Fly

4. The Avengers - Paint It Black
5. Fit Kisto - Mankato
6. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
7. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
8. Dion Lunadon - Fire
9. Steely Dan - Peg
10. Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con
11. Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay
12. The Faces - Ooh La La

Friday, June 2nd, 217 (3319)
1. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
2. Kelley Stoltz - With My Face On The Floor
3. The Beatifics - Crazy Lovesick Heart
4. Pete Klint Quintet - Shake
5. Fit Kisto - Mankato
6. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
7. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
8. Dion Lunadon - Fire
9. 13th Floor Elevators - You're Gonna Miss Me
10. XTC - Sgt Rock (Is GOing To Help Me)

11. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
12. Bob & Doug McKenzie - Take Off
13. Paul Westerberg - First Glimmer
14. Pretty - Mustache in your Face
15. Fit Kisto - Mankato
16. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
17. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
18. Dion Lunadon - Fire
19. David Byrne - Don't Wanna Be A Part of Your World
20. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
21. Yo La Tengo - If It's True
22. Afghan Whigs - Birdland
23. The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (stereo)
24. Red Pens - Hung Out
25. Ex Hex - Radio On
26. Fit Kisto - Mankato
27. Noise Addict - Baby Shoes
28. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
29. Dion Lunadon - Fire
30. Grant Hart - Now That You Know Me


31. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death


Monday, May 22nd, 2017 (3310)

1. The Smiths - Unhappy Birthday
2. Morrissey - Will Never Marry
3. The Smiths - Rusholme Ruffians
4. Morrissey - The Last Of The International Playboys
5. Morrissey - Satellite Of Love
6. Morrissey - Something Is Squeezing My Skull
7. The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
8. The Smiths - Still Ill
9. Morrissey - Staircase At The University
10. Morrissey - The First In The Gang To Die
11. Morrissey - Dagenham Dave
12. Morrissey - Tomorrow

13. Morrissey - In The Future When All's Well
14. Morrissey - Interesting Drug
15. The Smiths - Rubber Ring
16. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
17. The Smiths - London
18. The Smiths - Is It Really So Strange
19. Morrissey - Suedehead
20. Morrissey - Glamorous Glue
21. The Smiths - I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
22. Morrissey - Now My Heart Is Full
23. The Smiths - I Want The One I Can't Have
24. The Smiths - What She Said
25. The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
26. Morrissey - Every Day Is Like Sunday
27. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
28. The Smiths - Reel Around The Fountain
29. The Smiths -This Charming Man
30. The Smiths - Panic

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 (3311)
1. Twilight Singers - Please Say (Once You Go Away)
2. Ben Folds Five - Alice Childress
3. B-52s - Planet Claire
4. The Feelies - Away
5. Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town
6. Echo & The Bunnymen - Killing Moon
7. The Charlatains UK - The Only One I Know
8. Electralane - Birds

9. Keith Hopwood & Phil Bush - Discworld Theme
10. Journey Of The Sorcerer - Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
11. Phantom Menas
12. Attack Of The Clones
13. Revenge Of The Sith
14. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
15. A New Hope
16. Empire Strikes Back
17. Return Of The Jedi
18. The Force Awakens
19. Episode VIII The Last Jedi
20. Lukas Graham - 7 Years

21. Bad Lip Read - Seagulls
22. Nerd Out Star Wars Challenge
23. Weird Al Yankovic - The Saga Begins
24. Overenglishman - Star Wars The Last Jedi/Moana
25. Royish Goodlooks - Hello
26. Nerdist - All About The Base
27. Stephen Panagiotis, Jamall Richards & Paul DeNegris - Bohemian Rhapsody
28. Weird Al Yankovic - Yoda
29. Heidi Mae - Star Wars Funk
30. Piano Guys - Cello Wars

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 (3312)

1. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
2. We'd Better Talk This Over
3. Hero Blues
4. Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight
5. One More Cup Of Coffee
6. You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
7. To Ramona
8. You Belong To Me
9. Blind Willie McTell
10. Maggie's Farm
11. Cat's In The Well
12. Visions Of Johanna (take 5)
13. Travelling Wilburys - Congratulations
14. Masters Of War (live in Alan Lomax's Kitchen)
15. Brownsville Girl

16. Shelter From The Storm
17. Most Likely You'll Go Your Way And I'll Go Mine
18. When I Paint My Masterpiece
19. Isis
20. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking (with Mavis Staples)
21. All Over You
22. Summer Days
23. Lord Protect My Child
24. Forever Young (Last Waltz)
25. Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Last Waltz)
26. New Morning (Another Self Portrait)
27. Rolling & Tumbling
28. Watching The River FLow
29. Tell Me Mama (Manchester 1966)
30. Idiot Wind (Hard Rain)
31. I Shall Be Released (Budokan)
32. Song To Woody
33. If You See Her Say Hello (Bootleg Series 2)
34. My Back Pages
35. I Can't Help Falling In Love With You
36. Went To See The Gypsy
37. Belchazzar

38. Things Have Changed
39. Series Of Dreams
40. Trouble
41. Band Of The Hand
42. Pressing On
43. The Usual
44. I Want You
45. Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat
46. A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall (Rolling Thunder)
47. Thunder on The Mountain
48. If Not For You (Bootleg Series #2)
49. Outlaw Blues
50. On A Night Like This
51. Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands
52. Sarah
53. Pretty Boy Floyd
54. Shake Shake Mama
55. Most Of The Time
56. Blowin In The Wind
57. Belle Isle
58. Odds & Ends
59. Under The Red Sky
60. Like A Rolling Stone

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 (3313)
1. David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
2. John Cale - Paris 1919
3. Moonbeams - Lolita
4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Brain Gallop
5. Tender Trap - Fireworks
6. Miou Miou - Deja Vu
7. The Kinks - Victoria
8. Mystery Jets - You Can't Fool Me Dennis
9. Nilsson - Ambush
10. Soft Boys - Sudden Town
11. Thee Shams - If You Gotta Go
12. Rolling Stones - Dead Flowers
13. They Might Be Giants - Take Out The Trash
14. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
15. Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
16. Cass Mccombs - The Same Thing
17. Chris Stamey Group - McCauley Street (Let's Go Downtown)

18. Donald Fagen - IGY
19. Thee American Revolution - Blow My Mind
20. The Makes Nice - California Sun
21. Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
22. Nada Surf - Armies Walk
23. Marianne Faithfull - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
24. The Tallest - Sunny Beach
25. Night Canopy - Oh Honey
26. Andrew Bird - Drunk By Noon
27. New Pornographers - Star Bodies
28. Black Hollies - Somewhere Between Here & Nowhere
29. The Okmonics - Teenage Timebomb
30. Robert Pollard - Case Of Elimination

Thursday, May25th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. The Jam - In The City
2. Graham Central Station - The Jam
3. David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)

4. David Lynch - Crazy Clown Time
5. Nathan East w/Michael McDonald - Moondance
6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - There She Goes My Beautiful World
7. Rolling Stones - Shine A Light
8. Redd Kross - The Lady In The Front Row
9. The Cure - Just Like Heaven

Friday, May 26th, 2017 (3314)

1. Steely Dan - Reeling in The Years
2. Kenny Loggins & Steve Perry - Don't Fight It
3. Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
4. Doobie Brothers - Real Love
5. Kenny Loggins - This Is It
6. Little River Band - Cool Change
7. Seals & Croft - Summer Breeze
8. Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good
9. Al Jarreau - We're In This Love Together
10. The COmmodores - Sail On
11. Hall & Oates - Sara Smile
12. Kenny Loggins -Heart To Heart
13. Michael Jackson - Human Nature
14. George Benson - Gimme The Night
15. Boz Scaggs - Jojo
16. Rupert Holmes - Answering Machine

17. Blue Jean Committee - Catalina Breeze
18. Nielson/Pearson - If You Should Sail
19. Toto - 99
20. Neil Diamond - Heartlight
21. Bertie Higgins - Key Largo
22. Steely Dan - FM
23. Bob James - Westchester Lady
24. Kool & The Gang - Summer Madness
25. Gerry Rafferty - Right Down The Line
26. Wings - With a little Luck
27. Christopher Cross - Charm That Snake
28. Thundercat - Show You The Way
29. Robby Dupree - Steal Away
30. Steely Dan - Peg
31. Barney Miller Theme
32. Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky
33. Michael McDonald - Keep Forgetting
34. Herb Alpert & The TJB - El Bimbo
35. Little River Band - The Other Guy
36. Benny Mardones - Into The Night
37. Elton John - Little Jeanie
38. Hall & Oates - She's Gone
39. Steely Dan - Hey Nineteen
40. James Ingram & Michael McDonald - Yah Mo Be There
41. Ambrosia - Biggest Part Of Me
42. Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
43. Toto - Africa
44. Walter Egan - Magnet & Steel
45. Ali Tomson - Take A little Rhythm
46. Chuck Mangione - Cannonball Run Theme
47. Steely Dan - Decan Blues
48. American - You Can Do Magic
49. Lindsey Buckingham - Trouble
50. Kenny Loggins - I'm Alright
51. Nick Gilder - Hot Child In The City
52. Robbie Dupree - Steal Away
53. Dr Hook - Sexy Eyes
54. Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
55. Olivia Newton John - Magic
56. Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
57. Steel Breeze - You Dont' Want Me Anymore

58. Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind
59. Grover Washington Jr - Just the Two Of Us
60. Boz Scaggs - Lowdown
61. Kenny Loggins - Mr. Night
62. Herb Alpert - Route 101
63. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
64. Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
65. Queen - Cool Cat
66. Pablo Cruise - Cool Love
67. Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love?
68. Commodores - Easy
69. Steely Dan - Kid Charlemagne
70. Tom Wells - WKRP In Cincinnati
71. Bob James - Angela's Theme
72. Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom


Congratulations to Fun Dink Death by Eric Copeland, your 2017 Smash Hit Song of the Summer!  Thank you to everyone that voted.  This was the closest SHSOTS race we've ever had, and it was decided by a coin toss!  Have a great Summer!