Monday, March 27, 2017

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR MARCH 20th - MARCH 24th, 2017

Monday, March 20th, 2017 (3265)



RIP CHUCK BERRY!  ALL CHUCK PLAYLIST!
1. My Ding A Ling
2. Let It Rock
3. Run Joe
4. Mean Old World
5. Tulane
6. You Are My Sunshine
7. Reelin' and Rockin'
8. In The Wee Wee Hours
9. London Berry Blues
10. Down Bound Train
11. Little Queenie
12. Hi Heeled Sneakers
13. My Babe
14. Johnny B Goode

15. Maybelline
16. No Particular Place To Go
17. Bio
18. My Pad
19. I'm Through With Love
20. Roll Over Beethoven
21. Roly Poly
22. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
23. Chuck's Beat (with Bo Diddley)
24. You Never Can Tell
25. Rock and Roll Music
26. Memphis, Tennessee
27. Too Pooped To Pop
28. 30 Days
29. Don't You Lie To Me
30. Sweet Little Sixteen

31. Havanna Moon
32. I Just Want To Make Love To You
33. Carol
34. Too Much Monkey Business
35. Jaguar and Thunderbird
36. Rockin'
37. Nadine
38. Around and Around
39. Have Mercy Judge
40. Little Girl From Cental
41. 21
42. Shake Rattle & Roll
43. Back In The USA

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 (3266)
1. Bob Dylan - New Morning
2. Kelley Stoltz - Pinecone
3. Beach House - Other People
4. The Kinks - Shangri La
5. Deerhoof - Buck & Judy
6. Nichelle Nichols - Star Trek Theme
7. Flaming Groovies - Shake Some Action
8. The Bosstweeds - Faster Pussycat!! Kill!! Kill!!
9. Los Hombres - Let It All Hang Out
10. Ronnie Cook - Goo Goo Muck
11. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
12. David Bowie - TVC-15
13. The Bee Gees - Lonely Days

14. Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
15. Spinal Tap - Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
16. Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
17. Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight
18. Shooby Taylor - Lift Every Voice And Sing
19. AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
20. Shadows Of Knight - Shake 66
21. Bobbie Blake - Yellow Things
22. Soft Boys - Tonight
23. Velvet Underground
24. Motorhead - Train Kept A Rolling
25. AC/DC - Problem Child
26. Foghat - Slow Ride
27. Dictators - Loyola
28. Yo La Tengo - Somebody's In Love
29. Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
30. Nick Drake - Northern Sky

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 (3267)



IT'S KEITH RELF'S BIRTHDAY!



IT'S WILLIAM SHATNER'S BIRTHDAY!



IT'S ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S BIRTHDAY!



RIP CHUCK BARRIS!
1. The Yardbirds - Smokestack Lightning
2. The Yardbirds - The Nazz Are Blue
3. Unknown - Feelings

4. William Shatner - Taxi
5. The Yardbirds - I Wish You Would
6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig
7. Unknown - Feelings
8. William Shatner - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

9. The Yardbirds - Psycho Daisies
10. Freddie Cannon - Palisades Park
11. Jesus Christ Superstar - I Don't Know How To Love Him
12. Isaac Hayes - Walk On By
13. The Yardbirds - Here 'Tis
14. Moe Tucker - Guess I'm Falling In Love
15. Unknown - Feelings
16. William Shatner - That's Me Trying
17. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
18. The Yardbirds - Little Games
19. The Yardbirds - Think About It
20. John Hardy & The Public - Something's Gotta Give
21. Yo La Tengo - Here To Fall
22. Unknown - Feelings
23. The Yardbirds - Train Kept A Rolling

24. William Shatner - Common People
25. The Yardbirds - Mr. You're A Better man Than I
26. The Yardbirds - I'm A Man
27. Unknown - Feelings
28. Jesus Christ Superstar - Superstar


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 (3268)
1. Teenage Fanclub - The Concept
2. Acid House Kings - Do What You Want
3. The Happies - Wahaka
4. Trip Shakespeare - Look At The Moon
5. David Byrne & St Vincent - The One That Broke Your Heart
6. A-Frames - Death Train
7. Clinic - You
8. XTC - The Disappointed
9. Wilco - Random Name Generator
10. White Stripes - We're Going To Be Friends
11. AC Newman - Sad Girl Radio
12. Bob Dylan - Visions Of Johanna
13. Sonny Boy Williamson - Help Me
14. James Last - Giant Man

15. Carol King & Louise Goffin - Where You Lead
16. Yo La Tengo - Our Little Corner Of The World
17. The Who - Slip Kid
18. LCD Soundsystem - Us v Them
19. New Pornographers - Backstairs
20. Cub - Tell Me Now
21. Best Coast - Crazy For You
22. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
23. Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Sixteen
24. Built To Spill - Goin Against My Mind
25. Belle & Sebastian - Song For Sunshine

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION



WE PLAY (almost) THE ENTIRE JANDEK DALLAS THURSDAY!
1. Special One
2. Vacancy
3. Despair
4. Sorrow
5. Calm My Heart
6. Love Denied
7. Plans
8. Numb
9. Certainty

Friday, March 24th, 2017 (3269)



HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICK LOWE!
1. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
2. Devin Davis - Transcendental Sports Anthem
3. Big Star - Don't Lie To Me
4. Funkadelic - Hit It And Quit It
5. Nick Lowe - And So It Goes
6. Rolling Stones - One Hit To The Body
7. Parliament - Ride On
8. Prince w/George Clinton - We Do This
9. Steely Dan - Dirty Work
10. Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light
11. Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
12. Moonlandingz - This City's Undone
13. The Replacements - Color Me Impressed
14. Motorhead - Motorhead
15. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
16. Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds - When Will I Be Loved
17. Gillian Welch - Hickory Wind
18. Elvis Presley - Blue Moon
19. Husker Du - Never Talking To You Again
20. Talking Heads - Mr. Jones
21. The Renderers - A Dream Of The Sea
22. Marianne Faithfull - Rich Kid Blues
23. Kelley Stoltz - Ever Thought Of Coming Back
24. Joousama - Queen Medley
25. Nick Lowe - Heart Of The City

 26. Bingo Gazingo - Rock The Rock
27. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Hiding All Away
28. Rockpile - Crawling From The Wreckage
29. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
30. Moritz - Bohemian Rhapsody
31. Prince -The Beautiful Ones
32. Thunderclap Newman - Something In The Air
33. Roger Bonnett - The Hell With You

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Book I Read...Call For The Dead by John LeCarre


     After reading several books concerning CIA spies and with all the talk of Russian spies in the news, I thought no time like the present to throw myself into the George Smiley series by John LeCarre. Do you have movies in your life that you simply must watch if you happen upon them, no matter how may times you've seen it, or if it;s in the middle or almost over? One of those movies for me is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Everybody who is anybody in British acting is in this film, and Gary Oldham plays the part of George Smiley. I thought this was my first introduction to Smiley, but I was wrong. He also pops up in The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. I went downtown to the used bookstore hoping to find as many books in the Smiley series as I could. I found three, and fortunately one of them was Call For The Dead, the first in the series.
     This was a really quick read, and quite enjoyable. Smiley is a man who definitely lives in his head. In this book he is nearer the end of his career than the start, and almost wonders why he is in it in the first place. His wife has left him and he dreams of slipping away into a quiet life of reading and literature. George Smiley is a spy, although LeCarre doesn't come right out and say spy. In this book his past comes back to haunt him and he must rely on his spy craft to right the wrongs.
     I cannot go into great details, because there will be no spoilers for the grey here, but this is a great mystery/espionage novel and I look forward to reading more. I also enjoy LeCarre's use of language. I hate to use the term flowery to describe it, but it's not far off. I was trying to find a short example to share when writing this, and I came across a passage where he refers to potato chips as "chipped potatoes". That may seem trivial, but it is just different enough that you notice it.

Next up on my list is Universal Harvester by John Darnielle from the band The Mountain Goats.

Shelley

The Book(s) I Read


     I went on a real bender a few years back on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and dedicated that year to only reading about that historic event. I finished a lot of books that year, but I still have a bunch that I didn't get to. The book on the right, Target JFK was the first book I decided to tackle. I first ran across this author after an interview on T.D. Mischke's radio show. Addabbo offers a completely different story than the lone gunman theory, and also claimed to have seen photographic proof of Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby together in Mexico City weeks before the assassination. It was far fetched to say the least but the author seemed to believe he was telling the truth, so I started looking for the book. It is self published, so I wrote to the author requesting a copy and was quite pleased when he sent me an autographed copy. But having said that, this book was a challenge to read all the way through. I did it though, but it wasn't easy.
     This is the story of Tony Berlotti, a rich and wealthy raconteur who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Berlotti was visiting Mexico City for business and while dining out he was asked to take a photograph of a large group of men. He complied with the strangers wish, and then took another photo with his own camera. He claimed he wanted a photo to document the unique architecture in the restaurant. Little did he know that the men in the picture was Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and several of the soon to be JFK assassins. When the killers found out that Berlotti had snapped his own photo they decided to add him to the hit list. Berlotti's wife and daughter were soon after killed in a house fire meant for Berlotti. After this horrific turn of events Berlotti decided to seek his revenge on the men responsible for killing his family and the president and undertakes an adventure that would last decades.
     What follows is a long long long story involving spy craft, high tech gadgets, world wide espionage, cross dressing, bridge games, heart attack after heart attack and murder after murder. With the help of a loyal team of trained killers, engineering geniuses and wealthy benefactors Berlotti manages to take out each man responsible for the death of his family. Addabbo spends all of perhaps ten of his 450 page book to explain how the assassins managed to kill the president. The rest of the book can be summed up as a retelling of this simple formula: the assassins are staked out, a plan to kill them is made, something goes wrong, Berlotti has a heart attack, his team rushes to his side, they all worry but then declare that the mission must continue till they are all dead. This goes on for over 400 pages until they actually do succeed. And believe you me, it is a llllooooooooonnnnnggggg
400 pages.
     I can't really recommend this book to the amateur JFK assassination reader. In fact, I don't know if I'd even recommend it for the hard core reader either. There is a lot of name dropping here, especially with mob bosses, but not a lot of believable information. When you first read about the existence of a photo with Ruby and Oswald in Mexico City, all you want to do is see the photo. But there are no pictures in this book. Addabbo claims that the picture won't be released until all the major players in the book are dead and gone, but that has already happened and still no photo. If I have learned one thing from reading this book, it is that I should learn to play bridge. Apparently quite a bit of spy work goes on at the bridge table.

Gaeton Fonzi
     After reading Target JFK, I felt like I needed to read a real book about the JFK assassination which brought me to Gaeton Fonzi's book The Last Investigation. Most people seem to be familiar with the Warren Commission, but this was not the only investigation the government had into the assassination of JFK. This book details that final investigation, and the role that Fonzi had in it. If you are just setting out on your journey to read more about the conspiracy behind the assassination, I wouldn't start with this book. He assumes that you are aware of the many facts surrounding the events of the assassination, as well as an idea of the various conspiracy theories that exist. But once you have that kind of knowledge under your belt this is a must read.
     Fonzi primarily investigated the Anti-Cuban ties to the assassination. While doing so he uncovers two important facts that help point to the existence of a conspiracy. The first was a witness that could tie a known CIA agent to Oswald long before the assassination took place. This fact was consistently denied by the CIA, for obvious reasons, but many people believe that Oswald was associated with the CIA. The second important fact is the testimony of Sylvia Odio. Odio claims to have been visited by three men claiming to be part of an Anti-Cuban party weeks before the assassination took place in Dallas. She said that one of those men was definitely Lee Harvey Oswald. After Kennedy was assassinated she recognized Oswald from all of the television reporting. What makes her testimony all the more important is that she saw Oswald during the time that he was supposed to be in Mexico City. Fonzi's research into Odio's account, as well as her sister's, proved that she was telling the truth and threw the already sketchy proof the CIA had of Oswald in Mexico City right out the window.
     There is a lot more going on in The Final Investigation, including Fonzi's attempt to find out just how much David Atlee Phillips of the CIA had to do with assassinating Kennedy, and I again suggest that you add it to your JFK conspiracy reading list. I had read a lot about the lone gun shooter, and a little bit about the mafia ties, but this goes into the Anti-Castro and drug trafficking aspects that I'd been lacking.
     If you read any of these, or any other JFK conspiracy books, and you want to talk a little shop don't hesitate to drop me an email at shufflefunction@hotmail.com . All theories are welcome!

Shelley

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER! CELEBRATE TONIGHT AT PATRICK'S!


Andrew Lloyd Webber turns 69 today, and the timing is perfect!  Tonight there is a live rehearsal of the Jesus Christ Superstar Pageant & Singalong at Patrick's On 3rd in St. Peter!  Swing by and see what the buzz is all about, maybe sing a few ALW classics from the ol' JCS, and then get prepared for the official performance on Saturday, April 8th!  The rehearsals and show are free, too, so don't let cash stop you.  Rehearsal starts at eight!

As a teaser for the big performance, here's an episode of Best Of Broadway from two weeks ago.  Host Herb Kroon invited people involved with the Pageant & Singalong on the show to talk about their experiences and what to expect when you show up at Patrick's that night.



THE 2017 RECORD STORE DAY LIST IS HERE!!


RECORD STORE DAY 2017
at TUNE TOWN

Saturday, April 22nd 2017
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

630 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN

Record Store Day began with a handful of stores, and ten year's later it's an international celebration!  Most of those years have been celebrated by Tune Town, Mankato's only record store, and Minnesota's BEST record store (say sayeth WCCO)!  It'll be your Kato area connection for the limited run RSD '17 releases.



Carl, the owner and operator of Tune Town, always kicks out the jams for the big day, and each year it gets bigger and bigger.  He also gets the best stuff, and this year the list is jam packed with it. Seasoned Record Store Day veterans have already begun compiling their lists and studying the covers so they can grab the limited run releases from their favorite bands, so you better get started on that!



Keep in mind that this list is always expanding, and there will inevitably be new additions before the big day on April 22nd.  Also be sure to check Tune Town's event page for the events that will be going on throughout the day at the store.  Shuffle Function will be there playing Radio Roulette and holding customers hostage with the randomly selected playlist, but there will also be a bunch of great bands playing throughout the day.  Never a dull moment on Record Store Day!

Last year I shot a short film about the history of Tune Town and the events surrounding RSD '16.  It was the first video I had ever made, and I think it shows, but I had fun making it.  It is posted below.  Take pity on my amateur movie making abilities!

Shyboy

NEW MST3K SEASON 11 TRAILER!


NERD ALERT!  Today brings the first trailer for Season 11 of Mystery Science Theater 3000!  The series resurrection begins on April 14th on Netflix, and this is our first glimpse at the aesthetic of the new series.  Part of the charm of the original is that it always kind of looked like something thrown together with spare parts and things laying around the garage, and the new season looks like it continues in that vein.

Are they dropping all 14 episodes at once?  Will you take the day off and watch a full day of riffing?  April 14th can't get here soon enough!

Shyboy

RIP CHUCK BARRIS... WITH FEELINGS...


The first thing I heard on the radio this morning was that Chuck Barris had died.  Nobody wants to hear that kind of news to start off their day.  Barris had been something of a hero to both Shelley and myself since we saw him decades ago on The Gong Show.  Part of my daily ritual after walking home from Kindergarten was to pop on the TV and watch Gong Show in the afternoon.  The mature content was way over my head at that age, but I fell in love with the insanity of the show.  Barris' completely unprofessional manner and bad jokes, as well as his unbridled adoration of Gene Gene The Dancing Machine, had me in stitches.

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy called the show today and Shelley asked him what he thought about The Gong Show.  Ledge said he hated it because they just made fun of people that were out there trying.  I can see where he would feel that way.  He's faced his share of critics and people that have been unfairly cruel to his career.  To me, though, it always seemed like everyone was in on the joke on the show.  There was always the chance that they might get gonged if the judges didn't like their act, but it wasn't always the polished performers that scored the highest.  Sometimes the left field performers went all the way, too.  Shows like American Idol use the acts that might not have professional skills as something to ridicule and demean, but the same act on The Gong Show could walk off the stage a champion.



Of course, Chuck Barris was more than just a celebrated talent show.  He wrote the song Palisades Park, created more successful Game Shows like The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game, as well as less celebrated ones like Three's A Crowd.  Three's A Crowd's premise was "Who knows a man better: His wife or his secretary?"  Public reaction was savage, and the fact that the contestants seem to hate being there resulted in the show being pulled, along with three other shows produced by Barris.  The experience caused Barris to retreat from television entirely.

The shows he created were influential and memorable, and sometimes they were so memorable that they practically became urban legends.  For instance, there's the moment on The Newly Wed Game, where a couple was asked what the strangest place they made whoopie was.  For years it was thought that this was just a wild story until the clip finally surfaced.  And who could forget the Popsicle Twins, who's lurid Gong Show act (which didn't get gonged!) aired live on the East Coast, but was immediately removed from the taped broadcast for the Mountain and Pacific time zones?  HOW DID THEY MAKE IT TO AIR?



There's another side of Chuck Barris' life that's even more intriguing because it is both insane and completely fictional.  In 1984 his book Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind was published.  In it he details his life and career in entertainment, as well as his exploits as a CIA operative and hitman.  The stories are sensation and wild, yet they read like non-fiction, and the book is very entertaining.  It didn't sell well upon release, but it was rediscovered when George Clooney made his directorial debut on the film version of the book.  That film is a blast, and Sam Rockwell nails Barris' persona.  I recommend you watch it.



Rest in peace, Chuck Barris.  If you really did do all the things you said you did, then you're probably looking up right now and marveling at all the tributes pouring out for you.

Shyboy

The classic ALL FEELINGS episode (with poorly synced audio)


GENE GENE THE DANCING MACHINE!


The hour long All-Star Episode!


OINGO BOINGO!


Chuck is drunk!


Steve Martin!


Monday, March 20, 2017

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR MARCH 13th - MARCH 17th, 2017

Monday, March 13th, 2017 (3260)
1. John Doe - My Darling Blue Skies
2. Velvet Underground - Cool It Down
3. Feelies - Invitation
4. Love - The Daily Planet
5. Dukes Of Stratosphere - My Love Explodes
6. Kelley Stoltz - Kim Chee Taco Man
7. The Band - Saved
8. MC5 - Sister Ann
9. The Lyres - Don't Give It Up Now
10. U2 - Surrender
11. Dungen - Panda
12. Neil Sedaka - Bad Blood

13. Lulu - The Boat That I Row
14. MC5 - Skunk (Sonically Speaking)
15. Three Peas In A Podd - Goin' Outta My Head
16. Bellport High Jazz Ensemble - Me & Baby Brother
17. Husker Du - Charity Chastity Prudence & Hope
18. Unknown - I'm Dressing Myself
19. LCD Soundsystem - Home
20. The Beatifics - Sorry Yesterdays
21. Uranium Club - Operation Part 2
22. Husker Du - Divide & Conquer
23. Yo La Tengo - Too Late
24. Dean Milan - Do It Like A Dog
25. U2 - Lemon
26. U2 - Even Better Than The Real Thing
22. U2 - All I Want Is You

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 (3261)


HAPPY PI DAY!  Top Voted Pie for today is Pumpkin!
1. Brady Bunch - American Pie
2. Bob Dylan - Country Pie
3. Jefferson Starship - Run Run Away
4. Boomtown Rats - I Don't Like Mondays
5. Sugar Pie Desanto - Git Back
6. Graham Bond - Neighbor Neighbor
7. International Noise Conspiracy - Bigger Cages, Longer Chains
8. David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
9. Frank Black - Pie In The Sky
10. Led Zeppelin - Custard Pie
11. Negativeland - Piece Of Pie

12. Soundpeace - Strawberry Pie Lounge
13. Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
14. Fleshtones - American Beat 84
15. Moe Tucker - Guess I'm Falling In Love
16. The Who - A Quick One While He's Away
17. Beatles - Honey Pie (mono)
18. AJ Marshall - You've Made Me So Very Happy
19. Mongo Santamaria - Sweet Tater Pie
20. Bellport High School Jazz Ensemble - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
21. The Heavy - That Kind Of Man
22. Nina Simone - Save Me
23. Pete Townshend - Rough Boys
24. Undertones - Teenage Kicks
25. INXS - This Time
26. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Walk A Hot Wind
27. Dora Hall - Satisfaction
28. Haze - Are You Free?
29. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 (3262)
1. Sly &The Family Stone - Sing A Simple Song
2. Charles Bradley - You Put The Flame On It
3. Heavenly States - Lost In The Light
4. Rolling Stoens - Have You Seen Your Mother Baby Standing In the Shadows?
5. Black Angels - Telephone
6. Bruce Haack - Mankind
7. Breeders - Cannonball
8. They Might Be Giants - Dirtbike
9. Sly & The Family Stone - You Can Make It If You Try
10. Tom Waits - Tom Trubart's Blues
11. Yo La Tengo - Tom Courtenay
12. Yo La Tengo - Chantilly Lace Medley
13. The Clash - Polie & Thieves

14. The New Basement Tapes - Hidee Hidee Ho
15. Bonnies Prince Billy - Others Gain
16. Decemberists - Annan Water
17. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
18. The Jam - Start
19. Minders - Don't You Stop
20. Cheap Trick - She's Tight
21. The Feelies - Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except Me And My Monkey)
22. Social Distortion - Ring Of Fire
23. Guitar Wolf - Roaring Blood
24. Flaming Lips - Psychiatric Explorations Of The Fetus With Needles
25. Television - Friction
26. The Dirtbombs - No Expecatations
27. Tom Waits - Little Drop Of Poison
28. Camper Van Beethoven - All Her Favorite Fruit
29. Kelley Stoltz - Mean Marianne
30. Brian Jonestown Massacre - This Is Why You Love Me

Thursday, March 16th , 2017 (3263)


CONGRATULATIONS SIR RAY DAVIES!
1. Fleshtones - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love
2. Ray Davies - Poetry
3. The Faces - You're My Girl (I Don't Want To Discuss It)
4. Redd Kross - Downtown
5. Fuzztones - 1-2-5
6. Big Star - Don't Lie To Me
7. Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead
8. Kinks - 20th Century Boy
9. Stooges - Real Cool Time
10. Wire - Outdoor Miner
11. The Specials - Monkey Man
12. Kinks - Big Sky
13. Roky Erickson - Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play
14. Marianne Faithfull - Desperanto
15. Leaving Trains - Dumb As A Crayon
16. Kinks - You Really Got Me
17. Nada Surf - Electrocution
18. They Might Be Giants - Starry Eyes
19. Syl Johnson - She's So Fine I Just Got To Make her Mind
20. Magnetic Fields - Me And Fred And Dave And Ted
21. Kinks - Sitting In My Hotel
22. Stevie Wonder - I Was Made To Love her

23. Rolling Stones - I Don't Know Why
24. Prince -It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
25. Paul McCartney - Alligator
26. Kelley Stoltz - The Birmingham Eccentric
27. Incredible Moses Leroy - Fuzzy
28. Kinks - Do It Again
29. Steely Dan - Do It Again
30. Beach Boys - Do It Again
31. Deep Heat - Do It Again
32. The Kinks - Dead End Street
33. The Kinks - Picture Book
34. The Kinks - Sleepwalker

Thursday, March 16th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes
2. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - I'm Still Here pts 1 & 2
3. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Daytripper
4. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sooner Or Later

5. Them - I Can Only Give You Everything
6. John Lennon - Instant Karma
7. Beck - Debra
8. Yo La Tengo - You may Be Right
9. Yo La Tengo - Roundabout
10. Yo La Tengo - New York Groove
11. Yo La Tengo - To Love Somebody

Friday, March 17th, 2017 (3264)
1. Big Star - The Ballad Of El Goodo
2. Yo La Tengo - Build Me Up Buttercup
3. Kelley Stoltz - Wave Goodbye
4. Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain
5. AC/DC - Ride On
6. Big Star - Thank You Friends
7. T. Rex - Jeepster
8. Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - Hold Tight

9. April March - Chick Habit
10. Yo La Tengo - Hoky Poky
11. Link Wray - Run Chicken Run
12. The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy
13. Dennis Brown - Wichita Lineman
14. Robyn Hitchcock - I'm Falling
15. Negativeland - Announcement
16. Robbert Pollard & Kim Deal - Love Hurts
17. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Stronger In The End
18. Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
19. Dora Hall - Green Door
20. The Cramps - Bikini Girls With Machine Guns
21. Elvis Costello - Less Than Zero
22. Shonen Knife - Daydream Believer
23. Yo La Tengo - Roundabout
24. Jack Kass - Fantastic

25. David Bowie - Kooks
26. Big Star - September Gurls
27. Yo La Tengo - Shotgun Medley
28. Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
29. Replacements - Alex Chilton
30. Big Star - Back Of A Car
31. David Byrne - Angels
32. Yo La Tengo - Heart Of Darkness
33. U2 - All I Want Is You
34. Waterboys - Star Of The Sea
35. Waterboys - A Life Of Sundays

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

TWENTY YEARS SINCE THE DEMISE OF REV 105

Image lifted from Robot Cosmonaut

Has is really been two decades since REV 105 went off the air?  Unbelievable.  Time is a weird thing. During its short life REV 105 was a beacon of musical hope in a bleak radio landscape.  Their programming was adventurous and creative, and the diversity of the playlists was unorthodox.  REV also had a mission to promote local arts and music, and they worked to become part of the community they served.  This is also why the station is still mourned after twenty years.

If you nose around the interweb you can still find remnants of the REV 105 fan base, most of them looking like the kinds of sites you would find twenty years ago.  They're filled with bits and pieces of information about why the station was so beloved, as well as calls to action meant to try and bring REV back to the airwaves.  The passion is exciting, and it's something that not many stations can truly generate.  Most of what you hear on the radio dial is so cookie cutter and generic that if one station were to vanish it would likely be replaced by something nearly identical somewhere else on the dial, and who is going to remember them when they're gone?

Kevin Cole, former REV 105 Program Director, is now the PD at KEXP in Seattle.  You may have heard of KEXP, even if you don't live in Seattle, because they're a great station.  They're doing original things with radio, and that's why they stand out nationally.  Kevin just recently posted the an hour and five minutes of REV 105's final moments on they air, and they're both heartbreaking and celebratory.  There is another recording floating around that has the final sign-off followed by The Beatles' Hello Goodbye cruelly being drowned out by static and the beginnings of radio mediocrity, but that seems to have vanished.  Anyway, take a moment and listen to one of the radio greats doing down fighting, and never forget just how powerful radio can be.  What a great flippin' station.

Shyboy


Fourteen random minutes of REV 105!


A REV 105 promo!


Mike Doughty on REV's Moonlight Meditations, 1996

POST HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA TEN! TWO DAYS OF ART, FOOD, AND MUSIC!

POST HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA TEN!
Friday, April 14th & Saturday, April 15th, 2017

The Post Holiday Extravaganza started as an excuse to let off some steam after the hectic holiday season and to fight the winter blahs.  It combines art, music, and food to celebrate community, and it's always a good time.  On top of that, the PHE also raises money for art, music, and individual causes, so it gives beyond just a good time.

The 2017 line-up for PHE is a real mindblower with something for everyone.  On Friday, April 14th there will be a pre-party at Nakato, a great local venue, with music from Crankshaft and Gear Grinders, from 8pm-1am.  THIS IS A FREE 21+ EVENT!  Get there early, have something from their great menu, and then listen to some kick ass music.  And PHE is just getting started.

Saturday, April 15th is packed from noon to midnight with something for everyone.  Everything starts at noon at the Mankato Brewery, with an art raffle, silent auction, and bake sale, with DJ sets from DJ Shoba, DJ Jameson, and Dave Perron from Free Form Freakout.  THIS IS A FREE ALL-AGES EVENT!  How much more can you expect?  The answer is so much.  So much more.

The PHE finale starts at eight p.m. at The What's Up? Lounge with an off the rails line-up.  You get Bee Balm Fields, Kid Dakota, BNLX, and then... holy crap... THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF THE BLIND SHAKE!  You missed out if you didn't catch The Blind Shake when they rolled through town last July.  In fact, you probably heard all about it in rapturous tones from the folks that did go. They're a powerhouse band and they'll blow your mind (and ears) out.  Tickets are only eight bucks for the show, too, and that's a lot of music for a small price and a very good cause.

Also, get a load of the amazing poster by Jason Knudson.  The guy does good work.

Cancel any plans you may have, unless they involve supporting music and art in Mankato on April 14th & 15th.  You will not regret it.

Monday, March 13, 2017

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR MARCH 6th - MARCH 10th, 2017

Monday, March 6th, 2017 (3255)
1. David Bowie - Quicksand
2. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
3. Husker Du - Friend You've Got To Fall
4. Fleshtones - I Want To Feel Something Now
5. Haze - Waiting For The Moment
6. M. Ward - To Go Home
7. The Smiths - Rusholme Ruffians
8. James Chance - Contort Yourself
9. The La's - There She Goes
10. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
11. Yoko Ono - Moonbeams
12. XTC - Life Begins At The Hop

13. The Kinks - Nothin' In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
14. Joy Division - No Love Lost
15. The Undertones - Teenage Kicks
16. The Creation - Making Time (instrumental)
17. The Creation - Boney Maroney
18. The Who - Baby' Don't You Do It
19. The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down
20. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Through With You
21. Yo La Tengo - Tighten Up
22. The Replacements - Alex Chilton
23. Blank Realm - Falling Down The Stairs
24. The Hentchmen featuring Jack White - Some Other Guy
25. Little Willie John - I'm Shakin'
26. Small Faces - Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
27. Tom Waits - Road To Peace
28. Pretty - Red Spoon Gravy
29. Beck - Heart Is A Drum
30. LCD Soundsystem - I'm Losing My Edge
31. Lou Reed & John Cale - Trouble With Classicists
32. Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 (3256)
1. Robyn Hitchcock - The Ghost In You
2. Grizzly Bear - Sleeping Ute
3. Dump - Super Powerless
4. Parson Redheads - Say Goodnight
5. Hold Steady - The Only Thing
6. Isabelle Campbell & Mark Lannegan - Come On Over Turn Me On
7. Dum Dum Girls - Too True To Be Good
8. Low - Hatchet
9. Guided By Voices - I Am A Tree
10. The Growlers - Someday
11. The Faces - Ooh La La

12. The Darcys - Black Cow
13. Delgados - Mr. Blue Sky
14. The Jam - Bitterest Pill
15. REM - Talk About The Passion
16. Duffy - Rockferry
17. A Certain Ratio - Do The Do
18. LCD Soundsystem - Give It Up
19. Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor
20. Low Frequency In Stereo - 21
21. Television - Guiding Light
22. Nina Simone - To Love Somebody
23. Luna - Buffalo Boots
24. Devin Davis - Iron Woman
25. Latvian Radio - I Just Don't Know
26. Yo La Tengo - You Can Have It All
27. The Knitters - Burning House Of Love
28. Kings Of Leon - Slow Light So Long
29. Kaiser Chiefs - Na Na Na Na Naa

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 (3257)
1.Marianne Fiathfull - Rich Kid Blues
2. Bob Dylan - You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
3. Billy Schuh & The Foundry - Buy/Sell/Trade
4. Heavy Blinkers - Something Clean & True
5. Monkees - Going Down
6. The Darcys - Peg
7. David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
8. Mary Margaret O'Hara - Bodies In Trouble
9. Mavelows - I Do
10. Yoko Ono - Catman ( The Rosies Are Coming)
11. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me GO
12. The Who - Young Man Blues
13. Jesus Christ Superstar - Heaven On Their Minds
14. Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
15. Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are In Heaven

16. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
17. Brat - Easy Heaven
18. Francoise Hardy - La More' S'en Va
19. Bee Gees - Bad Bad Dream
20. Psychedelic Furs - All That Money Wants
21. Paul McCartney - Temporary Secretary
22. Three Peas In A Podd - Going Out Of My Head
23. Parliament - Flashlight
24. Parliament - Tear The Roof Off The Sucker
25. Parliament - Testify
26. Parliament - Silent Boatman

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 (3258)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN CALE!
1. John Cale - Scotland Yard
2. Danger Mouse & Daniel Luppi - The Rose With A Broken Neck
3. Avette Brothers - Beladonna
4. Cat Power - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
5. Sly & The Family Stone - Underdog
6. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Why
7. William Bell - You Don't Miss Your Water
8. Flying Burrito Brothers - Christine's Tune
9. Go Betweens - Streets Of Your Town

10. The 101'ers - Key To Your Heart
11. Ryan Adams - Oh My Sweet Carolina
12. Black Keys - Helluva Season
13. Stereolab - Cybelle's Reverie
14. Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players - Eggs
15. The Doors - Peace Frog
16. Wedding Present - Red Shoes By The Drugstore
17. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Get Ready For Love
18. The Band - Chest Fever
19. Yo La Tengo - Point & Shoot
20. The Minus 5 - Got You
21. John Cale - Perfect
22. Wannadies - Friends
23. The Greenhornes - It's Not Real
24. John Cale - Dirty Ass Rock & Roll

25. LCD Soundsystem - Us v Them
26. Ben Kweller - Time Will Save The Day
27. Sloan - Don't Believe A Word
28. Kelley Stoltz - The Sun Comes Through
29. John Cale - I Keep A Close Watch
30. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
31. John Cale - Woman
32. John Cale - Fear Is A Man's Best Friend

Thursday, March 9th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION!
ALL BIRTHDAY BOY JOHN CALE!
1. The Biggest, Loudest, Hairiest Group Of All
2. Twilight Zone
3. Russian Roulette
4. Buffalo Ballet
5. Mr. Wilson
6. Gun
7. Lou Reed & John Cale - Forever Changed
8. Outta The Bag
9. Paris 1919
10. Legs Larry At Television Center

Friday, March 10th, 2017 (3259)
1. Dondero A Cappella Choir & Pop Concert Instruments - More Than A Feeling
2. The Free Design - Bubbles
3. Husker Du - She's A Woman And Now He's A Man
4. Cheap Trick - Up The Creek

5. The Human Music - Cool Party
6. Kelley Stoltz - Sunday Morning
7. The Beatifics - Green Day Rising
8. Matthew Sweet - I've Been Waiting
9. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
10. Dondero A Cappella Choir & Pop Concert Instruments - Don't Look Back
11. Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
12. The Faces - Flying
13. Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
14. Bellport High School Jazz Rock Ensemble - 25 Or 6 To 4
15. Led Zeppelin - The Ocean
16. Bellport High School Jazz Rock Ensemble - Dialogue
17.The Who - The Real Me
18. Beach Boys - Nearest Far Away Place
19. Nilsson - Jump In The Fire
20. Paul Revere & The Raiders - Powder Blue Mercedes Queen
21. Keith Richards - Blues In The Morning
22. Kreed! - In A Gadda Da Vida
23. Isaac Hayes - Shaft