Monday, August 22, 2016

HEAR DANA SIKKILA FROM THE 410 PROJECT ON THURSDAY'S SHOW!


Hopefully you guys follow and support all the good work that goes on at the 410 Project in downtown Mankato.  The 410 has been fueling art and creativity in the area for 13 years now, and we're very lucky to have a resource like them in the community.  Dana Sikkila has been tirelessly running it for a little over three years now, and she's continuing the mission of giving artists a place to exhibit while enabling discussions on art between artists and the community.  They also offer a bunch of really cool classes for all ages ranging from art to social justice.  It's a very cool organization that really enhances the community.

Also, have you seen the front of the 410 Project building?  It's amazing.

(image lifted from the 410 Project Facebook)

On top of getting all of that stuff together at the 410, Dana has been on a 500 mile bike journey to meet artists all over Minnesota.  That would be cool enough, but on top of that her conversations have become part of a documentary being filmed by True Facade Pictures (the folks that did that short film about the 24 Hour Marathon).  True Facade has been posting teasers on their Facebook (LIKE THEM) and it looks like it's going to be pretty kick ass.

410ProjectBike16 from Ryan Sturgis on Vimeo.

On Thursday morning at eight a.m. we'll be joined in the studio by Dana Sikkila, so we'll get to find out all about her trip, as well as all the great things going on at the 410 Project.  It should be a lot of fun, and we're very excited to have her on the show.  Do you have any questions you would like us to ask her?  Send them to shufflefunction@hotmail.com, or leave a comment on the Facebook post about her appearance.

Shyboy

Friday, August 19, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEDGY BABY! SEND THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY A BIRTHDAY CARD!


THE  LEGENDARY  STARDUST  COWBOY TURNS  69  ON  SEPTEMBER  5th!

We love Ledge, and we know you guys to, too.  He's been a part of the Shuffle Function and KMSU family for as long as we've been doing the show, and we like to make sure he knows that folks out here are thinking about him.  His birthday is coming up on September 5th, and for years now we've been holding a card shower to make sure his mailbox is filled with well wishes.  Ledge is turning 69 on September 5th, so we're starting the shower now to make sure that all the cards have enough time to reach him.




In case you can't read the address above (on an actual plate that he threw into the crowd when he rocked Mankato (see picture above)), here it is in HUGE text:

NORMAN CARL ODAM

LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY

P.O. BOX 730742

SAN JOSE, CA  95173

If you have a bunch of extra cards laying around, maybe have your family or co-workers sign them!  Ledge loves hand drawn cards from kids, too, so get the young ones in your life to work!  Also, don't forget to put stars all over the envelope, and if you're feeling adventurous you can include a self addressed stamped envelope. We can't promise that you will receive anything in return, but it doesn't hurt to try.

GIFT IDEA:  We're not suggesting that you get Ledge a gift, but we had an idea that we want to throw your way.  Ledge just got a brand new car, and he LOVES this thing.  We thought it would be fun to send him bumper stickers that he could doll up the back of it with!  He's not opposed to putting them on a car, so this would be a great way to wish him well, as well as celebrate his new vehicle!

P.S.: Tell him he needs to come back to Mankato!

  

Feel free to share this post on your facebook page or pass it along to other music geeks in your life. The more cards that arrive in The Legendary Stardust's Cowboy's mailbox the better. Hearing from his fans always makes him happy, so you'll really make his day.

Thanks Music Geeks!

Let's make The Ledge's 69th Birthday a day he will remember forever!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR AUGUST 15th - AUGUST 19th, 2016

Monday, August 15th, 2016 (3111)
Happy birthday, Jimmy Webb!


1. 5th Dimension - Up Up and Away
2. Beach Boys - Aren't You Glad
3. John Cale - Russian Roulette
4. Fleshtones - Feels Good To Feel
5. Hallelujah The Hills - Wave Backwards To Massachusettes
6. Guided By Voices - I'll Replace You With Machines
7. Haze - House On a County Road
8. LCD Soundsystem - Too Much Love
9. Shadows Of Knight - Shake 66
10. Nina Simone - Save Me
11. Dengue Fever - Cement Slippers
12. Glen Campbell - Galveston

13. Kelley Stoltz - Birmingham Eccentric
14. Suburbs - Baby Heartbeat
15. Smith - Baby, It's You
16. The Heavy - That Kind Of Man
17. Lou Reed - Sweet Jane

18. Husker Du - These Important Years
19. The Chambers Brothers - All Strung Out
20. The Caesars - Boo Boo Goo Goo
21. They Might Be Giants - Man, It's So Loud In Here
22. Hold Steady - Your Little Hoodrat Friend
23. Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
24. Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman

25. The Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
26. The Smiths - How Soon Is Now
27. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Rich Woman
28. Richard Harris - MacArthur Park
29. Fannypack - Hit It
30. Rolling STones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
31. Tim Hutt - Lottery Song

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 (3112)
The 39th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's death


ALL ELVIS PLAYLIST
1. Also Sprach Zarathustra/That's Alright
2. Trouble
3. Faded Love
4. Blue Hawaii
5. Blue Moon
6. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry Over You
7. Only the Strong Survive
8. Don't
9. Heartbreak Hotel

10. Tomorrow Is a Long Time
11. Good Rockin' Tonight
12. My Baby Left Me
13. You're the Boss
14. Suspicious Minds
15. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
16. Jailhouse Rock

17. Baby What You Want Me To Do?
18. Love Me
19. Treat Me Nice
20. You Gave Me a Mountain
21. Blue Suede Shoes
22. Cryin' In the Chapel
23. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear
24. Marie's the Name Of His Latest Flame
25. Memories
26. Fever
27. Such a Night
28. Bossa Nova Baby

29. Love On Look
30. Gospel Medley: Where Could I Go But To The Lord/Up Above My Head/Saved
31. Moody Blue
32. In the Ghetto
33. Stranger In My Home Town
34. Clean Up Your Own Backyard
35. Cities By Night
36. Can't Help Falling In Love With You
37. Polk Salad Annie
38. Mystery Train
39. Blue Suede Shoes
40. One Night
41. Power Of My Love
42. Unchained Melody

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 (3113)
1. Okkerville River - Lost Shorelines
2. Laura Viers - Secret Someones
3. Johnny Frierson - Miracles
4. Robyn Hitchcock - Be Still

5. Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine
6. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Everything's Getting Bigger But Our Love
7. Kelley Stoltz - Bottle Up
8. The Ponies - She's Broken
9. Can - Millionenspiel
10. The Beatles - Baby, It's You
11. Daniel Johnston - Worried SHoes
12. The Sadies - Another Year Again
13. Dora Hall - Green Door
14. P:Ano - Covered Wagons
15. Brian Wilson - Heroes & Villains
16. David Nance - Glittering Lies
17. LCD Soundsystem - Us v them
18. Prefab Messiahs - Not Written Down
19. John Cale - Paris 1919

20. Robert Pollard - The Right Thing
21. David Nance - Caroline Says
22. The Clash - The Card Cheat
23. Ty Segall - My Sunshine

24. The Kinks - 20th Century Man
25. Strange Boys - Night Might
26. Judson Fountain - Garbage Can From Thailand
27. Unknown - I'm Dressing Myself

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 (3114)
1. The Beatifics - Almost Somehting There
2. Johnny Frierson - Out Here On My Own
3. Pablo Cruise - Love Will Find A Way

4. Big Star - Til the End of the Day
5. Devin Davis - Giant Spiders
6. Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
7. Suicide - Ghost Rider
8. MC5 - Skunk Sonically Speaking
9. David Nance - Isn't That the Case
10. Steely Dan - Any World That I'm Welcome To
11. Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary
12. Toto - Rosanna
13. LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow

14. The Brothers Rap - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
15. Nina Simone - My Sweet Lord/Today Is a Killer
16. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Radio Radio
17. Two Unknown Girls - I've Had the Time Of My Life
18. Big Audio Dynamite - Medicine Show
19. They Might Be Giants - I Was Dancing In a Lesbian Bar
20 .David Nance - Pure Evil
21. Dirtbombs - Kung Fu

22. Sex Pistols - Submission
23. The Beatles - You Won't See Me (stereo)
24. Kelley Stoltz - Wave Goodbye
25. Imperial Teen - Ivanka

Thursday, August 18th, 2016 (Nighttime Show)
ALL YACHT ROCK
1. George Benson - Breezin'

2. Journey - Any Way You Want It
3. Christopher Cross - Ride Like the Wind
4. Steely Dan - Do It Again
5. Kenny Loggins - Keep the Fire Burning
6. Seals & Crofts - Summer Breeze
7. Hall & Oates - Portable Radio
8. Kenny Loggins & Steve Perry - Don't Fight It
9. Doobie Brothers - Takin' In To the Streets
10. Van Halen - I'm the One
11. Loggins & Messina - You're Mama Don't Dance

Friday, August 19th, 2016 (3115)
Regis, Teresa & DJ Li'l Miss are Program Directors!
1. King Crimson - Court Of the Crimson King
2. Olivia Tremor Control - Silver Bug
3. The Gossip - Fire/Sign
4. The Collins Kids - Hot Rod

5. Little Milton - Grits Aint Groceries
6. A.C. Newman - Battle For Straight Time
7. The Caesars - Itn's Not the Fall That Hurts You
8. Awek - If You Win (It's 'Cuz I Let You)
9. Morrissey - Every Day Is Like Sunday
10. Luna - Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
11. Dambuilders - Shrine


12. Michael Jackson - Bad
13. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
14. Buddy & Julie Miller - The River's Gonna Run
15. Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?
16. Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah

17. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Clementine
18. New Primitives - Ring Of Fire
19. The Weekend - I Can't Feel My Face
20. Hank & Rita (The Frye) - No Mistake
21. Robert Plant & Allison Krauss - Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson
22. Trampled By Turtles - Codine
23. Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana

24. Louvin Brothers - My Baby's Gone
25. John Prine - She Is My Everything
26. Amos Lee Behind Me Now
27, Becky Thompson & Old School - Carryin' Fire
28. Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You
29. Bruno Mars - Run Away Baby
30. The Sugar Kings - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?
31. Lisa Winger - Don't Mess With My Man
32. Bob Dylan - Shelter From the Storm
33. Sons Of the Pioneers - Tumbling Tumbleweeds

IT'S SMOOTH SAILING AT TOMORROW'S GRIND-FU CINEMA!


Grind-Fu Cinema presents

YACHT ROCK

and 

YACHT ROCK

Saturday, August 20th @ 7:00 PM
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

The August Grind-Fu Cinema is going to be an amazing blend of hilarious and smooth.  We're presenting Yacht Rock in its entirety!  All 12 five minute episodes will run back to back for an hour of uncontrollable laughs, and you don't want to miss it.


What is Yacht Rock?  It's a genre composed of some of the smoothest musicians of the 70s and 80s.  Think Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, and so on.  The Yacht Rock series documents the (fictional) history of the genre, and the results are unbelievably funny.  Here's episode one of the series so you can get an idea of what to expect:



SO FUNNY!  We'll be showing Yacht Rock at seven p.m. and following it with a special Yacht Rock related intermission that you really MUST SEE.  We're keeping it a secret until showtime, so you'll have to attend to see what's happening, but it will be worth your time.



The second feature for our evening will be YACHT ROCK!  Why?  Well, if you have to ask that question then you obviously haven't seen Yacht Rock before.  It's so funny that you're going to want to see it all over again.

THE SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING:
7:00 - Yacht Rock
8:00 - Yacht Rock related intermission
9:00 - YACHT ROCK

This is going to be an insanely funny Grind-Fu, so bring your friends, brings snacks and sodas, and dress in layers (because it can get VERY cold in the auditorium once the air conditioning kicks in) and join us for this fun and FREE evening of entertainment.

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



Thursday, August 18, 2016

HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND SIGN FOR A BUTTLOAD OF BEATIFICS RECORDS!


Holy heck!  After over a year and a half of planning and scheming, the first part of the Beatifics record I'm reissuing has finally arrived.  And, as luck would have it, IT'S THE ACTUAL RECORD!  It's kind of surreal to actually hold a record I've been working on in my hands, and I have to say... it looks kind of sweet.  The labels that Sarah Peterson designed for us turned out amazing, and I can't wait to drop the needle on a copy of this puppy.  Finally, after being out of print for years, my favorite record of all time will available again!

Because this thing makes me all "first day of school photos", I'm posting a few more images from the day.  If all goes according to plan, the record should be available by the end of October.  WOO!

The records were done by Pallas and were manufactured in Germany.  Pallas was awesome, by the way, and I recommend working with them if you ever get records pressed.

This is what a pile of records looks like when you try to find room for them in an office.


The is what the label on side two of the record looks like.  In addition to all the original songs on the album, there will be a download available with bonus tracks!


Nerd.

That's all for this round of updates.  We're still waiting for the jackets to be printed, the liner notes to be completed, and a few other things that are in process.  This whole project has been a blast, and I'm thrilled that it's all coming together.  Thanks for indulging me!

Shyboy

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

DATE CHANGE: DAVID NANCE AT THE NAKATO ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th!


Dave from Free Form Freakout turned us on to the music of David Nance a few weeks ago, and let us know that he was lining up this show at the Nakato on August 24th.    It's really great stuff.  Low fi hooky guitar music that will shake the walls and make you beg for more.  He has several album available via Bandcamp, but his most recent is More Than Enough, which is on the Ba Da Bing label.  This was my introduction, and I immediately tracked down anything I could.  That's the kind of music this is.

We hope to see you guys on August 24th for David Nance's show at Nakato Bar & Grill.  KMSU and The Nakato are presenting it, and there's no cover, which is nice.  It starts at nine p.m., and you won't regret staying up late on a school night!  That reminds me... it's a 21+ show, you guys.

Here's a recent live appearance Nance made on WFMU in June of this year.  It's a free download, too, so go nuts!

Shyboy

Friday, August 12, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR AUGUST 8th - AUGUST 12th, 2016

Monday, August 8th, 2016 (3106)
1. Shonen Knife - Top Of the World
2. Three Peas In a Podd - Going Out Of My Head
3. Sly & the Family Stone - Stand
4. The Cure - In Between Days
5. Yo La Tengo - Our Way To Fall
6. The Zombies - Care Of Cell 44
7. Dennis Brown - Wichita Lineman
8. Dobie Gray - The In Crowd

9. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way That I Loved You
10. The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
11. English Beat - Mirror In the Bathroom
12. Television - Friction
13. Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne
14. LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
15. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros - Coma Girl
16. The Soft Boys - Queen Of Eyes
17. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic

18. Kelley Stoltz - Sunday Morning
19. The Spectors - I Fell In Love
20. J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound - I Got High
21. Arcesia - White Panther
22. The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
23. Ex Hex - Don't Want To Lose
24. The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life (stereo)
25. The La's - There She Goes
26. Nada Surf - Electrocution
27. REM - Night Swimming
28. Lou Reed - Rock n Roll Heart
29. Redd Kross - Switchblade Sister
30. T. Rex - Summertime Blues

31. The Replacements - Kiss Me On the Bus
32. Rolling Stones - Rip This Joint
33. Gram Parsons - I Can't Dance
34. The Renderers - A Dream Of the Sea
35. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
36. Badfinger - Baby Blue

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 (3107)
1. Smith Westerns - Only One
2. Primal Scream - Country Girl
3. Patti Smith - So You Wanna Be a Rock n Roll Star

4. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Dynamite
5. Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots a UFO
6. April March - Chick Habit
7. Blank Realm - Falling Down the Stairs
8. Okerville River - Your Other Man
9. The Parlours - I Think I'll Call You Mine
10. The Woods - Blood Dries Darker
11. The Rosebuds - Waiting For the Carnival
12. Yo La Tengo - Spec Bebop
13. Florence Foster Jenkins - Biassy
14. Georgina Dobson & Cupboard Simon - The Message
15. Paul Westerberg - Make Your Own Kind of Music
16. Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater

17. Terry Reid - Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace
18. Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll
19. The Fall - Oh Brother
20. Cheap Trick - Hello There/Come On Come On
21. Adam & the Ants - Friend Or Foe
22. The Monkees - You Bring the Summer
23. Redd Kross - Dancing Queen
24. The Cramps - New Kind of Kick

25. Archie Wood - Snowbird
26. Firehose - Honey Please
27. Frank Black & the Suicide Commandos - The King & Queen
28. The Rockwells - Breakout
29. The Remains - Don't Look Back
30. The Damned - New Rose

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 (3108)
The 8th anniversary of Isaac Hayes' death


1. Isaac Hayes - I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
2. Sam & Dave - I Take What I Want
3. Carla Thomas & Otis Redding - It Takes Two
4. Eddie Floyd - Something To Write Home About
5. Mel & Tim - Starting All Over Again
6. Isaac Hayes - Something
7. Isaac Hayes - Grooveathon
8. Booker T & the MGs - Hip Hugger
9. Isaac Hayes - Walk On By
10. Isaac Hayes - Hyperbolicsyllabicsequedalymistic
11. Isaac Hayes - One Woman
12. Isaac Hayes - By the Time I Get To Phoenix
13. Luther Ingram - If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right
14. Isaac Hayes - Shaft
15. Bar Kays - Son of Shaft/Can Feel It
16. Rufus Thomas - The Breakdown Pt 1
17. Johnny Taylor - Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone
18. Sam & Dave - Soul Man
19. Barbara Stephens - Wait a Minute
20. Isaac Hayes - Do Your Thing

Thursday, August 11th, 2016 (3109)
1. Paul Williams - Rainy Days and Mondays

2. A.C. Newman - Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns
3. David Bowie - The Stars Are Out Tonight
4. Grupo Oz - Oz Machine
5. Johnny Frierson - Out Here On Your Word
6. They Might Be Giants - Circular Karate Chop
7. New Standards - This Must Be the Place
8. Sonny Knight & the Lakers - When You're Gone
9. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - All Tomorrow's Parties
10. REM - Superman
11. Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California

12. Rolling Stones - Monkey Man
13. Arrogance - Bad Luck Heartbreak Woman
14. Sex Pistols - Did U No Wrong
15. The Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy
16. The Clash - Career Opportunity
17. The Fleshtones - Super Hexbreaker
18. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Color Me Blue, Paint Me Pink
19. John Doe - Just For the Hell Of It
20. The Deep Six - Girl It's Over
21. Randy Newman - I Think It's Going To Rain Today
22. Prince - Extraloveable Reloaded
23. Television - Marquee Moon
24. The Beatles - Dear Prudence (stereo)
25. Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky

26. Love - 7 and 7 Is
27. The Who -Baby, Don't You Do It
28. The Easybeats - She's So Fine
29. THe Outsiders - Filthy Rich
30. Manfred Mann - I'm Your Kingpin
31. The Move - Fire Brigade
32. The Monks - Oh How To Do Now?

Thursday, August 11th, 2016 (nighttime show)
We play Farewell Aldebaran in its entirety!


1. Judy Henske - Any Day Now
2. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Snow Blind
3. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Horses On a Stick
4. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Lullaby
5. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - St Nicholas Hall
6. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Three Ravens
7. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Raider
8. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - One More Time
9. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Rapture
10. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Charity
11. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Farwell, Aldebaran
12. Judy Henske - Low Down Alligator


Friday, August 12th, 2016 (3110)
Record Party Paul, Slammin' Sammy, and Werewolf Wardie are our Program Directors!
1. The 6ths - You You You You You
2. Zakary Thaks - Bad Girl
3. The Feelies - Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me and My Monkey
4. English Beat - Tears Of a Clown

5. J. Mascis - No Good Trying
6. Big Star - On the Street
7. Velvet Underground - Who Loves the Sun
8. Jonathan Richman - Party In the USA
9. Echo & the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
10. Quick Silver Messenger Service - Dino's Song
11. Komeda - B.L.O.S.S.O.M.


12. Iron Butterfly - Unconscious Power
13. Spirit - Prelude-Nothing To Hide
14. The Beatles - Birthday (stereo)
15. Atlanta Rhythm Section - Homesick
16. The Police - The Other Way Of Stopping
17. Deep Purple - Blind
18. Randy California - Downer
19. Frank Zappa - My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
20. Krokus - Bedside Radio
21. Spirit - Fresh Garbage

22. Rod Stewart - I Know I'm Losing You
23. Tommy Bolin - Wild Dogs
24. Billy Cobham - Quandrant 4
25. James Gang - Cruisin' Down the Highway
26. Sam & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin'
27. Roy Buchanan - After Hours
28. Rory Gallagher - Cradle Rock
29. The Beatles - Helter Skelter (stereo)
30. The Decemberists - A Beginning Song
31. Jim Croce - I Got a Name
32. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On Your

33. Donnie Hathaway - What's Goin' On

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Congratulations To Our Favorite Cake Decorators

If you have ever attended our October Grind-Fu Cinema, then you have seen and/or ate one of Amber's cake masterpieces. Does this picture of my favorite Bigfoot cake help ring any bells?
She made it for when we screened Legend of Boggy Creek and Bigfoot for Grind-Fu Cinema.



Hy-Vee just had their Regional Cake Decorating Contest, and Amber took first place with her cake. Another familiar figure to Shuffle Function listeners placed second, Kaitlin Baumann Hoehenstein. She designed our last two Shuffle Function t-shirts, which we refer to as "the daredevil jumping the zombie horde" and the recent "mancamp" shirt.



We are very happy for them - and not surprised in the least. They are two of the most creative people we have had the pleasure of working with. If you happen to be at Hilltop Hy-Vee, please don't hesitate to stop by the Bakery and congratulate them yourself.  Now - do you want to see some pictures of their winning cakes?!

Here is Kaitlin's second place cake - an amazing marble bust of cake.




Here is Amber's first place cake - two lovers searching the seas for one another.




Congratulations again to them both and we wish you luck at the National Hy-Vee Cake Competition this fall.

Monday, August 08, 2016

AMAZING LOW-FI MUSIC FROM DAVID NANCE AT NAKATO!


Dave from Free Form Freakout turned us on to the music of David Nance a few weeks ago, and let us know that he was lining up this show at the Nakato on August 24th.    It's really great stuff.  Low fi hooky guitar music that will shake the walls and make you beg for more.  He has several album available via Bandcamp, but his most recent is More Than Enough, which is on the Ba Da Bing label.  This was my introduction, and I immediately tracked down anything I could.  That's the kind of music this is.

We hope to see you guys on August 24th for David Nance's show at Nakato Bar & Grill.  KMSU and The Nakato are presenting it, and there's no cover, which is nice.  It starts at nine p.m., and you won't regret staying up late on a school night!  That reminds me... it's a 21+ show, you guys.

Here's a recent live appearance Nance made on WFMU in June of this year.  It's a free download, too, so go nuts!

Shyboy

REMEMBERING ELVIS ON AUGUST 16th


Tuesday, August 16th, will be the 39th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.  I was 7 at the time, and it was the first major celebrity loss I experienced.  Presley's music made an early impression on me via a 45 of Jailhouse Rock that was in my dad's box of singles, so his passing shocked me at an age where I still didn't really understand the nature of death.  I remember Dad and I went out a few days later and picked up a copy of Elvis' Pure Gold album at Goldfines' department store in Mankato, and all his music was pretty picked over.  Pure Gold is a pretty solid Elvis compilation, filled with a good mix of early and late period hits, and it still has a home in my record collection.



One of the benefits of having a radio show is that things you can go over the top when something like the passing of a music legend rolls around, and on August 16th that's exactly what Shuffle Function will be doing.  From six to nine a.m. on that day we'll be playing loads and loads of Elvis music.  We'll even be playing some of our favorite Elvis tribute records, like Candy Bars For Elvis (My Dad's favorite Elvis tribute song) and Merry Christmas, Elvis.  What we really want to play, though, is your requests!  Send them to us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com, or call us during the morning show at 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810, and let us know what you'd like to hear.  Days like this are about community, and KMSU has an amazing community of music geeks and die hards that really come together during days like this.  It's one of the things we love most about being a part of the station.

Thanks in advance for your requests!

Shyboy


HEAR A LONG LOST INTERVIEW WITH HANK AND RITA FROM 1986!

Hank and Rita with their long suffering manager.

If you missed the nighttime show last week, we ran an archival show from 1986, when we were lucky enough to be joined by Hank and Rita in the studio!  It was a lot of fun, and they answered all kinds of questions about their music and career, and even commented on some of the more controversial things that had been floating around the tabloids.  The show has been floating around the tape trading circuit for years, but now it's out of the hands of collectors and available to listen to RIGHT NOW.


Rare footage has also surfaced of an in-store appearance they made at a Mankato record store the same day that they were on Shuffle Function.  Hank and Rita were very generous with their time for the handful of fans that made it out to see them, and that really comes through in the footage.


Hank and Rita will be playing at the Mankato Brewery on August 28th.  Tickets are available HERE.

A LEGENDARY STARDUST CARD SHOWER! LEDGE TURNS 69 ON SEPTEMBER 5th!


THE  LEGENDARY  STARDUST  COWBOY TURNS  69  ON  SEPTEMBER  5th!

We love Ledge, and we know you guys to, too.  He's been a part of the Shuffle Function and KMSU family for as long as we've been doing the show, and we like to make sure he knows that folks out here are thinking about him.  His birthday is coming up on September 5th, and for years now we've been holding a card shower to make sure his mailbox is filled with well wishes.  Ledge is turning 69 on September 5th, so we're starting the shower now to make sure that all the cards have enough time to reach him.




In case you can't read the address above (on an actual plate that he threw into the crowd when he rocked Mankato (see picture above)), here it is in HUGE text:

NORMAN CARL ODAM

LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY

P.O. BOX 730742

SAN JOSE, CA  95173

If you have a bunch of extra cards laying around, maybe have your family or co-workers sign them!  Ledge loves hand drawn cards from kids, too, so get the young ones in your life to work!  Also, don't forget to put stars all over the envelope, and if you're feeling adventurous you can include a self addressed stamped envelope. We can't promise that you will receive anything in return, but it doesn't hurt to try.

GIFT IDEA:  We're not suggesting that you get Ledge a gift, but we had an idea that we want to throw your way.  Ledge just got a brand new car, and he LOVES this thing.  We thought it would be fun to send him bumper stickers that he could doll up the back of it with!  He's not opposed to putting them on a car, so this would be a great way to wish him well, as well as celebrate his new vehicle!

  

Feel free to share this post on your facebook page or pass it along to other music geeks in your life. The more cards that arrive in The Legendary Stardust's Cowboy's mailbox the better. Hearing from his fans always makes him happy, so you'll really make his day.

Thanks Music Geeks!

Let's make The Ledge's 69th Birthday a day he will remember forever!