Monday, March 02, 2015

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH IS ONE OF THE FUNNIEST SHOWS ON TELEVISION!


I'm so happy!  The Last Man On Earth is smart and funny and the perfect vehicle for Will Forte.  He's great on this show, and now we get to see him every week being his own kind of amazing.  WATCH THE EPISODE NOW.

Shyboy


Sunday, March 01, 2015

2-28-15: THE WHITE ALBUM LIVE


GAH!  I never get to see the super cool stuff!  That's not true, but I would have loved to see this.  On Saturday, February 28th, 2015, Wild Honey presented a live performance of The White Album to benefit Autism research and awareness.  The lineup was pretty stunning: Vickie Peterson and Debbie Peterson (The Bangles), Dave Gregory (XTC), Mitch Easter (Let's Active), Iain Matthews (Fairport Convention), Gary Wright, The Muffs, The Three O'Clock, Translator, Keith Ellison (Paul Revere & The Raiders), John Easdale (Dramarama), Christine Collister, Steve McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF)... well, just read the lineup on the image above.  It's a power pop supergroup.

Lucky for us that Prestoff2000 posted a bunch of video from the show.  I put together a playlist for your geeking convenience.  Enjoy!

Shyboy


Saturday, February 28, 2015

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF WILL FORTE!


I thought this day would never get here.  On Sunday, March 1st, Fox is premiering The Last Man On Earth, the new comedy featuring Will Forte (one of the Many Loves of Shyboy Tim).  For my money, Forte is one of the funniest guys on earth, which means that at least the end times will have laughs.  He's a great comedy actor, and his nuanced work on SNL brought an edge to sketches that I haven't seen many other actors deliver.  I have to believe that this is going to be one funny show.

THE PROBLEM:  The Last Man On Earth is airing in the same time slot as The Walking Dead!  It's like some kind of apocalyptic TV show death wish or something.  This will be tough, but if Will Forte delivers then the show will have some legs.  We'll be watching this instead of The Walking Dead this week, because Will Forte.

Have I mentioned lately that I love Will Forte?  I do.  I love Will Forte.

Shyboy



And just because, here's one of the funniest things I've ever seen on Saturday Night Live.  THE POTATO CHIP SKETCH!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR FEBRUARY 23 - 27, 2015


FEBRUARY 23, 2015  (2729)


FEBRUARY 24, 2015  (2729)


FEBRUARY 25, 2015  (2730)

 
FEBRUARY 26, 2015  (2731)


FEBRUARY 27, 2015  (2732)



please ignore the date mess ups - it is rather early

Friday, February 27, 2015

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy


     For a man best known for playing a character that squashed his human emotions, Leonard Nimoy's passing sure has made many of us emotional. I am a Star Trek fan - not necessarily a fan who could tell you the dimensions and schematics of the Starship Enterprise - but a fan who did buy lots of Star Trek novels while I was in my formative years. I'll admit that I was always a Dr. McCoy lover, but some of McCoy's best moments happened around Spock's character. McCoy was a hot-headed man who wore his heart on his sleeve, and Spock would only express how he felt with a logical lift of his eyebrow. They made excellent foils, and better friends, and I loved every minute of it.


      When Leonard Nimoy began hosting the seminal TV show, "In Search Of...." he became a rock star in my eyes. It was this show that first introduced me to the mysteries of Atlantis, The Bermuda Triangle, Ancient Aliens, the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster, and most importantly, Bigfoot. This is where my fascination began, I owe my lifelong love of all things Bigfoot to Leonard Nimoy's ability to scare the crap out of me and intrigue me at the same time.



     Leonard Nimoy passed away today in his home with family. He will certainly be missed. We have already received a number of requests for his music. We will certainly play some on Monday's show. If you have a favorite feel free to drop us an email at shufflefunction@hotmail.com or leave a comment below. Here is one of my favorites -



Shelley

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Your homework for the day.......... have a good cry with Johnny Cash's "Hurt" video.


Today is Johnny Cash's birthday and we have been playing his music all morning on Shuffle Function. In fact, on tonight's 6 p.m. show we also hand the playlist over to Mr. Cash. Wish brings me to assigning your homework for the day. Please watch this video.


If you are familiar with this song, you know that it is a cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt". Recorded in 2002, it went on to be awarded video of the year. NME named it "Best Video Ever" in 2011. I'd heard that Trent Reznor loved Cash's version of his song, but this morning I found this quote:

I pop the video in, and wow... Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps... Wow. [I felt like] I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn't mine anymore... It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure.

Johnny Cash, always a larger than life character, appears quite fragile and frail in this video. Three months after it's completion, June Carter Cash passed away. Four months after that Johnny Cash died. But we will always have this video.

Shelley




Tuesday, February 24, 2015

ATTENTION MOVIE GEEKS! SEE HITCHCOCK IN 70MM!


Here's a rare experience for all you movie geeks out there!  The Heights Theater in Minneapolis is screening a 70mm print of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.  It's rare enough to see Vertigo, but to see it in the original 70mm projection is even more rare.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to see one of the greatest films ever made the way it was meant to be seen.  You should probably pre-order the tickets, because this screening will definitely sell out.

VERTIGO IN 70MM
Thursday, May 14th @ 7:30pm

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR FEBRUARY 16 - 20, 2015

FEBRUARY 16, 2015  (2723)


FEBRUARY 17, 2015  (2724)


FEBRUARY 18, 2015  (2725)


FEBRUARY 19, 2015  (2726)


FEBRUARY 20, 2015  (2727)




Monday, February 23, 2015

NEW FREE LIVE ALBUM FROM THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS!


2015 is turning into an excellent year to be a They Might Be Giants fan!  Not only have they been giving us (at least) one new song a week through Dial-A-Song, but today they are giving out a free live album recorded in Australia!  Give them your e-mail and you'll get a link to the live album download.  They last time they did this it was a link to a show where they played their first album in its entirety,  and this time it's the entire Flood album... played in reverse.  THANKS, TMBG!