Monday, May 20, 2019

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR May 13th - May 17th

Monday, May 13th, 2019 (3815) Eurovision Special!













1.  Netta - Toy
2. Salvador Sobral - Amar Pezos Dois
3. Lorrene - Euphoria
4. Lordi - Hard Rock Halelujah
5. Mahmood - Soldi
6. Miki - La Venda
7. Sisters - Sister
8. Aly Ryan - Wear Your Love
9. Linus Bruhn - Our City
10. Electric Fields - 2000 and Whatever
11. Maryv- Siren Song




















12. Raiven - Kaos
13. Artem Soroka with Vitaly Voronko - Potato aka Bulba
14. Katerine Duska - Better Love
15. Michela - Chamelon
16. Zala Kralj and Caspar Shantel
17. Lake Malawi - Friend of a Friend
18. Elliot - Wake Up
19. Rambo Amadeus - Euroneuro
20. Whosee - Igranka
21. D Mol - Heaven
22. Serhat - Saynanana




















23. Tulia - Fire of Love (Pali sie)
24. Conan O Sirus - Tele Noveis
25. Hatari - Hat Rid Mun Sigra
26. Leea Nanos - Set Me Free
27. Ay Sat - Eomme Une Grande
28. Lume - Ca Adriano Celentano
29. Chingiz - Truth
30. Tamta - Replay
31. Srbuk - Walking Out
32. Keiino - Spirit In the Sky
33. John Lundvir - Too Late for Love
34. Luca Hanni - She Got Me
35. Duncan Lawrence - Aracde

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 (3816)
1. Talking Heads - Road To Nowhere
2. Frank Sinatra - For Once in My Life
3. Earth, Wind and Fire - September
4. Bob Dylan - Girl From The North Country
5. Ben Folds - Landed













6.Lou Reed - Rock and Roll Heart
7. David Byrne - Everybody's Coming to MN House
8. The Yardbirds - I Wish You Would
9. The Jam - That's Entertainment
10. Talking Heads - Nothing but Flowers
11. Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
12. Talking Heads - The Great Curve
13. David Byrnes and Choir Choir Choir - Heroes
14. Talking Heads - I Zimbra
15. Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life




















16. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
17. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
18. Talking Heads - Heaven
19. The Replacements - Skyway
20. The Yardbirds - I'm A Man
21. The Fleshtones - All Around The World
22. The Nomads - Thoughts of A Madman


23. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
24. Talking Heads -  Once in A Lifetime
25. The Doors - Peace Frog
26. Graham Bond - Neighbor Neighbor
27. Roberta Wolfson - Tobacco Road
28. Jackass - Fantastic
29. Talking Heads - Born Under Punches
30. Butthole Surfers - Human Cannonball
31. Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out
32. Funkadelic - Super Stupid
33. Beatles - She Said Yes (mono)
34. Cream - White Room
35. MSR Singers - Squeaky Shoes

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 (3817)
1. Vic Pitts and The Cheaters - Down By The River
2. Devo - That's Good
3. Gary Numan - Cars
4. KC and The Sunshine Band - i'm Youyr Boogieman
5. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - The Magic in Your Eyes
6. Prince - 17 days
7. David Byrnes - Everyday is a Miracle
8. David Bowie - Stay
9. Kelley Stoltz - Empty Kicks
10. Chuck Berry - Have Merry Judge
11. The Shaprels - A Fool For Your Lies
12. Guided By Voices - Glad Girls
13. The Suburbs - Rattle My Bones
14. Redd Kross - 1976
15. Queen - Keep Yourself Alive
16. Kiss - Deuce
17. Stooges - Gimmie Danger
18. Dirtbombs - Sugar On Top


19. Kiss - I Love it Loud
20. Kiss - Fanfare / Just A Boy
21. Kiss - Shock Me
22. Kiss - Hard Luck Woman
23. Kiss - Rock and Roll All Night
24. Thin Lizzy - Cowboy Song
25. Rolling Stones - I Don't Know Why
26. R.E.M. - It's The End of the World As We Know It and I Feel Fine
27. Rotary Connection - I Am the Black Gold of the Sun
28. Sons of  Truth - Son of the Deacon
29. The Monkees - Circle Sky
30. Isaac Hayes - Walk on By
31. Dora Hall - Barefootin
32. Jackie De Shannon - Franklin Street
33. Brady Bunch- Candy (Sugar Shoppe)
34. Bingo Gazingo - Every Day I Leave Ten Dollars on the Table
Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (3818)
1. Beach Boys - Wouldn't Be Nice
2. Bob Dylan - One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)
3. John Cale - Buffalo Ballet
4. Leonard Cohen - Anthem
5. Meic Stevens - Rowena


6. Modern Lovers - Modern World
7. Devin Davis - Transcendental Sports Anthem
8. New Pornographers -  Mass Romantic
9. Ex Hex - Radio On
10. Rolling Stones - Let Me Go
11. Roxy Music - Love Is the Drug
12. Beach Boys - God Only Knows
13. Bob Dylan - Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
14. Bruce Springsteen - Roulette
15. Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
16. Charles Sheffield  - Rock N Roll Train
17. Juanita Nixon - Stop Knockin'
18. Darker Shades LTD - Trackin' Down Jody
19. Alden Holloway - Blast Off
20. The Coasters - She's A Yum Yum
21. Free Design - Bubbles

22. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
23. Beach Boys - I'm Waiting For The Day
24. Bob Dylan - Leopard Skin Pill Box Hat
25. Bob Dylan - I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) (Live)
26. Bob Dylan - Absolutely Sweet Marie
27. Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
28. Shocking Blue - Love Buzz
29. They Might Be Giants - I Should Be Allowed to Think
YO LA TENGO!!!!!!!!!


30.  Yoko Ono - Death of Samantha
32. Warren Zevon - Keep Me In Your Heart for a While
33. Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul

Thursday, May 16th, 2019 NightTime Edition
1. Piano Slim - Whammy In the Gizmo
2. The Clash - Police and Thieves
3. Bob Dylan - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blue
4. Michael Nesmith - Calico Girlfriend
5. Johnny Taylor - Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone
6. Brass Alley - Pink Pills
7. Daniel Johnston - Something Last A Long Time
8. Bingo Gazingo - Everyday I Leave Ten Dollars on The Table
9. John Cale - Russian Roulette
10. Don Peachy and His Orchestra - No No Polka
11. Parliment - The Silent Boatman

Friday, May 17th, 2019 (3819)
1. Pixies - Waves of Mutation
2. Digable Planets - Rebirth of Slick
3. Kelley Stoltz - My Baby Always Knows What Time It Is
4. Terry Reid - Season of the Witch
5. Charles Leonard - Funky Driver on a Funky Bus
6. Doris - Boatmaker
7. Rotary Connection - Tales of Brave Ulysses
8. Gil Scott Heron - New York is Killing Me
9. Nina Simone - Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter (Jazeems All Styles Remix)

10. Dixie Cups - Iko Iko
11. Fleshtones - All Around The World
12. Daniel Johnston - Somethings Last A Long Time
13. Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
14. Elvis Presley - How Great Thou Art
15. Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation
16. Elvis Preseley - Treat Me Nice
17. Elvis Presley - Long Legged Girl (With The Short Dress On)
18. Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock
19. Elvis Presley - Unchained Melody
20. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
21. Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone
22. Aerosmith - Walk This Way
23. Run DMC - King of Rock
24. Billy Nayer Show - Love Smiles
25. AC/DC - Baby Please Don't Go
26. The Clash - Police On My Back
27. Jayhawks - She Walks In So Many Ways
28. Matthew Sweet - I've Been Waiting
29. The Beatifics - In The Meantime
30. Ben Kweller - Falling
31. Van Duren - Grow Yourself
32. Rush - La Villa Strangiato
33. Eric Copeland - Fun Dink Death
34. Josh Money - Bacon Is Good For Me
37. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone

THE MAY GRIND-FU IS INSANE AND IT'S THIS SATURDAY!


via GIPHY


Grind-Fu Cinema presents
exceptionally eccentric performances!

TRAVOLTA/CAGE
FACE/OFF

and

CRISPIN GLOVER/RATS
WILLARD


Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00 p.m.
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
415 Malin St, Mankato

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! 

Made possible through funding from the Minnesota State Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Shelley's gone getting a new robot knee in May, so Shyboy Tim is programming Grind-Fu with a couple of movies he's always wanted to show.  They weird, questionable, and chock full of eccentric performances.  Shall we get into them?  Lets.


Face/Off (1997)
Directed by John Woo

People either love or hate Face/Off.  Is it good?  Is it bad?  It's all in the eyes of the beholder.  Shyboy Tim LOVES this movie, though, and he's not ashamed to say it.  The story of a cop that uses advanced technology to surgically place a super villain's face on his head so he can stop a terrorist attack is ripped from today's headlines is hard to believe, but then again, so are the performances of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, who are over the top nutsoid.  This is a prime example of cage going FULL CAGE.  Throw the high powered direction of John Woo, and you have a movie that is stupidly fun and out of its mind.  Good thing you don't have to pay (at all) for the full seat, BECAUSE YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!






Willard (2003)
Directed by Glen Morgan

What comes to mind when you hear the name Crispin Glover?  Lunatic?  Eccentric?  Genius?  MADMAN???  He's all of this and more in the 2003 remake of Willard.  Glover plays the socially awkward Willard, a young man tormented by his abusive and ill mother.  He's also tormented at work by a cruel and domineering boss (played by R. Lee Ermey) who took over the company that Willard's father ran.  Willard's only real friends are the rats that he starts caring for in his home.  Over time he trains them and uses them for power and revenge.  Does that sound weird?  You don't know the half of it.



Don't forget that Grind-Fu Cinema is free!  Bring friends, snacks, and extra layers to wear (the air conditioner can be domineering, like Willard's mother) and settle in for a double feature of wildly eccentric movies!  The fun times begin on Saturday, May 25th @ seven p.m. in Wiecking 220 Auditorium on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Questions?  Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.

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


Friday, April 26, 2019

HOUR TWENTY-FOUR (5-6pm)

1) Queen - keep yourself alive
2) Pugs - mari in love
3) The Back Beat Band - rock n' roll music
4) Spinal Tap - gimme some money
5) Pretty Things - keep your big mouth shut
6) Legendary Stardust Cowboy - new jersey turnpike
7) Elvis Costello & The Attractions - (what's so funny 'bout) peace, love & understanding?
HOUR TWENTY-THREE (4-5pm)

1) The Who - a quick one while he's away
2) Replacements - i.o.u.
3) Husker Du - all this i've done for you
4) The Suburbs - rattle my bones
5) Prince - delirious
HOUR TWENTY-TWO (3-4pm)

SINGLES GOING STEADY

1) The Merseybeats - good good lovin
2) The Rooks - bound to lose
3) Earl Grant - fever
4) Wilson Pickett - let me be your boy
5) The She Trinity - climb that tree
6) Jamo Thomas - stop the baby
7) Don Covey - daddy love baby
8) Senor Soul - psychotic reaction
9) Dora Hall - barefootin'
10) Frosty - organ grinders monkey
11) Blonde - 6 white horses
12) The Remains - once before
13) The Tonettes - no tears
 14) Alex Chilton - make a little love

HOUR TWENTY-ONE (2-3pm)

1) Staple Singers - for what it's worth
2) Beatifics - sorry yesterdays
3) Imperial Teen - ivanka
4) The Beatles - when i get home (mono)
5) Kelley Stoltz - empty kicks
6) Blondie - heart of glass
7) Buzzcocks - what do i get?
8) Guided By Voices - glad girls
9) Rush - spirit of radio
10) The Del-Counts - bird dog
11) Solomon King & His Glory Bound Singers - didn't it rain


HOUR TWENTY (1-2pm)

1) Noise Addict - baby shoes
2) The Fleshtones - hall of fame
3) Tim Hutt - lottery song
4) David Nance - negative boogie
5) Grant Hart - barbara
6) The Spectors - gotta sow my wild oats
7) Replacements - color me impressed
8) The Who - leaving here
HOUR NINETEEN (noon-1pm)

SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE

1) Terry Jacks - seasons in the sun
2) Barbara Mandrell - standing room only
3) The Intruders - when we got married
4) Crystal Gayle - half the way
5) Kenny Loggins - i'm alright
6) Elvis Presley - money honey
7) The Police - every breath you take
8) Loretta Lynn - satin sheets
9) Scorpions - rock you like a hurricane


HOUR EIGHTEEN (11am-12pm)

BEE BALM FIELDS -  'LIVE IN KMSU STUDIO'

HOUR SEVENTEEN (10-11am)

1) Pilot - magic
2) Badfinger - no matter what
3) Ringo - it don't come easy
4) Staple Singers - pray on
5) Sammy Davis, jr. - wichita lineman
6) Dondero A-capella Choir in Concert - it's the end of the world as we know it
7) Nilsson - gotta get up
8) Ike & Tina Turner - if you can hully gully, i can hully gully too
9) Talking Heads - once in a lifetime
10)  Nemozob - superbitch

HOUR SIXTEEN (9-10am)

VINYL HOUR #4

1) Funkadelic - i got a thing you got a thing we all got a thing
2) Meatloaf - bat out of hell
3) Jazz Butcher - the devil is my friend
4) Beatifics - something/anything
5) Ken Bower - i will survive
HOUR FIFTEEN (8-9am)

VINYL HOUR #3

1) Joan Jett - (i'm gonna) run away
2) Matt Berry & The Maypoles - take my hand
3) Chuck & Lyle - little darlin'
4) Dennis Brown - Wichita Lineman
5) Original Cast Album to Co-Op - i gotta go
6) The Free Design - bubbles
7) The Rutles - cheese and onions
HOUR FOURTEEN (7-8am)

VINYL HOUR #2

1) Xavier Cugat - tropical meringue
2) Lawrence Welk - theme from shaft
3) Enoch Light - a hard days night (stereo)
4) The Shaggs - my pal foot foot
5) Richard Harris - mcarthur park
6) The Teen Queens - you good boy you get cookie
HOUR THIRTEEN (6-7am)

VINYL HOUR #1

1) Little Richard - joy to the world
2) Johnny Williams and the Jokers
3) Paul Revere and The Raiders - powder blue mercedes queen
4) The Tornadoes - shootin' beavers
5) Goldberg - pop & ice
6) The Prime Movers - i'm a man
HOUR TWELVE (5-6am)

SUNRISE WITH SUN-RA w/Maverick Slim

HOUR TWO

1) Sun-Ra & his Astro Infinity Arkestra - somebody else's world /walking on the moon
2) Sun Ra & his Blue Universe Arkestra - another shade of blue
3) Sun Ra & his Arkestra - manhattan cocktail
4) Sun Ra & his intergalactic solar orchestra - space is the place
HOUR ELEVEN (4-5am)

SUNRISE WITH SUN-RA w/Maverick Slim

HOUR ONE

1) Sun Ra - the universe sent me
2) Sun Ra & Astro Infinity Arkestra - extension out
3) Sun Ra & The Arkestra - outer spaceways incorporated
4) Clarence Williams and his orchestra - chocolate avenue
5) Sun Ra & The Solar Arkestra - el victor
6) Sun Ra & The Solar Arkestra -saturn
7) Sun Ra & His Math Science Arkestra - space aura
8) Sun Ra & His Math Science Arkestra - rocket number nine
HOUR TEN (3-4am)

1) Iron Butterfly - in-a-gadda-da-vida
2) Solaris - hour of the wolf
3) Beatles - tomorrow never knows (stereo)
4) Rolling Stones - 2000 light years from home
5) Police - every little thing she does is magic
HOUR NINE (2-3am)

JANDEK
SOUNDS OF INSOMNIA

down in the mirror
the ray (excerpt)
walk over
the way it is
nancy sings
animal
my letters
you painted your teeth
i went to hell
lavender
HOUR EIGHT (1-2am)

1) The Free Design - 2002: a hit song
2) Brady Bunch - day after day
3) Thunderclap Newman - something in the air
4) Sugar Pie DeSanto - do the whoopee
5) Beatifics - this years jessica
6) Nick Lowe - cruel to be kind
7) XTC - respectable street
8) Isaac Hayes - walk on by
HOUR SEVEN (12-1am)

1) Velvet Underground - sister ray
2) David Lynch - ballad of hollis brown
3) Black Sabbath - war pigs (luke's wall)
4) Nico - the end
HOUR SIX (11pm-12am)

1) Guitar Wolf - midnight blood pump
2) Nancy Dupree - call baby jesus
3) The Makeup - they live by night
4) Graham Bond - freaky beaks
5) Lee Hazelwood - it was a very lovely year
6) Lance Haas - let me back in
7) Tiny Tim - the other side
8) Spinal Tap - listen to the flower people
9) Gonn - blackout of gretely
10) Sons of Truth - son of the deacon

Thursday, April 25, 2019

HOUR FIVE (10-11pm)

1) Dick Kent - octopus woman please let me go
2) Beastie Boys - ch-check it out
3) Friends of Distinction - grazing in the grass
4) Dora Hall - green door
5) Staples Singers - are you sure?
6) Nick Drake - time has told me
HOUR FOUR (9-10pm)
SHUFFLE-FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE

1) Samantha Sang - emotion
2) Def Leppard - rock of ages
3) Nena - 99 luftballoons
4) Groucho Marx - all the joy
5) Lisle - shelly made me smile
6) Donny Osmond - go away little girl
7) Neil Diamond - oh, no no (i got the feeling)
8) Sheena Easton - morning train
9) Jethro Tull - aqualung
10) Rivingtons- papa oom mow mow
11) Average White Band - pick-up the pieces
12) Hank Williams - mansion on the hill
13) Marshall Crenshaw - some day some way
14) Harold Melvin - wake-up everybody
HOUR THREE (8-9pm)

1) Flock of Seagulls - i ran (so far away)
2) Frank Sinatra - bim bam baby
3) The Real Country Sound - hey jude
4) Funkadelic - hit it and quit it
5) Rolling Stones - do do do do do (heartbraker)
6) Neil Christian - yakety yak
7) Francois Hardy - la maison ou j'ai grandi
8) Elvis Presley - if i can dream
HOUR TWO (7-8pm)

1) Gil Scott Heron - lady day and john coltrane
2) Leslie Hall - shazam i'm glamorous
3) Jack Kass - fantastic
4) Vic Pitts and The Cheaters - down by the river
5) Staple Singers - why am i treated so bad?
6) The New Standards - love is the law
7) K.C. & The Sunshine Band - i'm your boogie man
8) Wild Man Fischer - taster (fancy version)

Matching Grant:
HOUR ONE (6-7pm)

1) Hello To All The $$$ Out There

2) Ledge - clarion call
3) The Move - do ya
4) Rythmaplex Project - let's go
5) Legendary Stardust Cowboy - the magic in your eyes
6) Staples Singers - this train
7) Prairie Clamor - angelica
8) Prince - 17 days
9) The Smiths - hand in glove
10) Yo La Tengo - hey mr. tough

Sponser: St. Peter Food Co-op $150 matching grant

Saturday, April 20, 2019

MAY GRIND-FU CINEMA: TWICE THE ECCENTRIC PERFORMANCES!


via GIPHY


Grind-Fu Cinema presents
exceptionally eccentric performances!

TRAVOLTA/CAGE
FACE/OFF

and

CRISPIN GLOVER/RATS
WILLARD


Saturday, May 25th @ 7:00 p.m.
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
415 Malin St, Mankato

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! 

Made possible through funding from the Minnesota State Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Shelley's gone getting a new robot knee in May, so Shyboy Tim is programming Grind-Fu with a couple of movies he's always wanted to show.  They weird, questionable, and chock full of eccentric performances.  Shall we get into them?  Lets.


Face/Off (1997)
Directed by John Woo

People either love or hate Face/Off.  Is it good?  Is it bad?  It's all in the eyes of the beholder.  Shyboy Tim LOVES this movie, though, and he's not ashamed to say it.  The story of a cop that uses advanced technology to surgically place a super villain's face on his head so he can stop a terrorist attack is ripped from today's headlines is hard to believe, but then again, so are the performances of John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, who are over the top nutsoid.  This is a prime example of cage going FULL CAGE.  Throw the high powered direction of John Woo, and you have a movie that is stupidly fun and out of its mind.  Good thing you don't have to pay (at all) for the full seat, BECAUSE YOU'LL ONLY NEED THE EDGE!






Willard (2003)
Directed by Glen Morgan

What comes to mind when you hear the name Crispin Glover?  Lunatic?  Eccentric?  Genius?  MADMAN???  He's all of this and more in the 2003 remake of Willard.  Glover plays the socially awkward Willard, a young man tormented by his abusive and ill mother.  He's also tormented at work by a cruel and domineering boss (played by R. Lee Ermey) who took over the company that Willard's father ran.  Willard's only real friends are the rats that he starts caring for in his home.  Over time he trains them and uses them for power and revenge.  Does that sound weird?  You don't know the half of it.



Don't forget that Grind-Fu Cinema is free!  Bring friends, snacks, and extra layers to wear (the air conditioner can be domineering, like Willard's mother) and settle in for a double feature of wildly eccentric movies!  The fun times begin on Saturday, May 25th @ seven p.m. in Wiecking 220 Auditorium on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Questions?  Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.

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


Monday, April 15, 2019

THE 2019 SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE SWAG! A BONANZA OF RADIO HERO RICHES!



THE SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY!

Gang, the Spring Pledge Drive starts THIS WEDNESDAY!  This is one of two times during the year where we come to you and ask for your generous support to help keep KMSU on the air.  We're hoping you'll take some time and make a donation to help us hit our $45,000 goal for the drive.  $45,000 is the biggest goal we've ever faced, but we're true believers in the station and its place in the community.  With your generosity over the years we've been able to make so many improvements to the station, and do other things like KEEP THE LIGHTS ON!  THANK YOU!  Your kindness means everything to us.  With that huge improvement we're continuing to send a strong signal throughout our broadcast area, and that wouldn't be the case without your help.  Now we need to continue building on that.

We've been able to keep building and growing KMSU over the years, and it's a completely different station from when Shuffle Function started up 18 years ago.  The schedule is evolving, and we've appreciated all the feedback you've given us about it.  KMSU needs to continue building and evolving to reach a diverse audience, and the funds raised during these pledge drives are going to help us in our mission to serve the community.

Right now we're facing the fact that Public Radio International and PRX have merged, and they are our main suppliers of syndicated programming.  With this merger there is an anticipated price hike for their programs, and syndication is a large part of our budget.  This is a big part of why our goal this year is the biggest we've ever faced.

On the positive side of costs, we're currently establishing a satellite studio in the Arts Center of Saint Peter building, which will not only give our many Saint Peter volunteers an easily accessible home base, but it will allow KMSU to produce programming in collaboration with the Arts Center.  We're hoping this will allow us to easily record the many amazing events that the Arts Center produces, making them even more accessible for KMSU listeners.  We also need to remount the KMSU antenna to broaden our broadcast reach.  This project costs $5000 alone, but it will improve our signal across the listening area.

Please take a moment and consider the place KMSU holds in your life.  If you listen to the station regularly, if you've found shows that you know and love, then you're probably a true believer, and you realize that what KMSU offers to you and the community can't be found anywhere else.  This kind of programming can only continue with the generous support of our listeners, and we hope you'll give us a call or pledge online to help us out.  Any amount makes a huge difference, but we have some great swag available at different pledge levels to hopefully nudge you towards making a contribution.  And now...

THE SWAG!

$25 - THE INCREDIBLE KMSU MUG!



The gold KMSU mug is LITERALLY the gold standard of drinking liquid delivery systems.  It looks sharp, plus it's the perfect size for holding enough of whatever you're pouring down your throat.  Every home needs one.  In fact, every home needs a set!  Yours for a $25 pledge.


$25 - 2019 KMSU RADIO DREAMS/OFFICIAL GULLY RETIREMENT SHIRT!



It seems like Kaitlin Baumann outdoes herself every time we ask her to do a KMSU shirt, and this Spring pledge drive shirt is the latest example of that.  It depicts our soon to be retired station manager Jim 'Gully' Gullickson as Fabio, holding a boom box on his shoulder, as he rides a flying unicorn yelling "SO LONG, NERDS!"  It's a fancy purple shirt, too, if that spices things up for you.  Anyway, Kaitlin dun good.

All the cool kids will be wearing the new shirt, so obviously that means you!  Available in S to 2XL.  Wanna see more of Kaitlin's work?  Sure you do!  Visit katbaumann.com.

$50 - THE KMSU BOX-O-FUN!


KMSU is very excited to present a massive box of distraction and fun.  For a $50 pledge you get KMSU pins, stickers, a Radio Hero patch, a pencil that says "KMSU RADIO: WE CAN ALWAYS USE PENS!", a Radio Hero desk calendar, and whole bunch of toys and novelties (as seen above).  It also includes a set of KMSU DJ BASEBALL CARDS, complete with a puzzle on the back of them!


In addition to this, you'll also get the first ever KMSU DJ downloadable compilation!  It has songs and radio dramas performed by the hosts of Shuffle Function, The Five Count, Embrace the Sound, Free Form Freakout, Meow Meow With Occasional Music, The Way Out, and Music Without Borders.  It's chock full of downloadable weirdness, and it's exactly what you'd hope for from KMSU hosts.


$50 - KMSU BASEBALL CAP!


For only $50 you can wear your KMSU pride dramatically on your noggin!  This hat features the KMSU logo across the front, and comes in Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large.  It's a nice classy grey, so it goes with casual togs or with that tux/gown you're gonna be wearing to the opera.  Fits on even the biggest head!

$60 - LIVE AT THE WORLD CAFE VOLUME 45
KMSU is one of the rare spots on the dial to carry World Cafe, and this compilation collects some of the recent amazing in-studio performances from both old and new musical favorites!  This is the set to get.  Features performances from Hozier, Neko Case, Belly, Ry Cooder, Dr. Dog, and more!

$125 - SHUFFLE FUNCTION PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR A DAY



The Cadillac of premiums, this allows you to join us during the morning show for two hours and control the playlist!  You bring your music collection and get to play DJ and we just push buttons and talk too much.  With this you also get the brand new KMSU t-shirt and a CD copy of your two hours of radio infamy to share with family and friends, PLUS you'll also get the KMSU Box-O-Fun, which is a $50 premium!  THE SHIRT AND THE BOX-O-FUN! It's a bonanza of Radio Hero riches!

These are limited to 20 per pledge drive, and they were gone in a day and a half last Fall, so act fast and don't miss out!












$100 - THE STAPLE SINGERS: THE COMPLETE EPIC RECORDINGS


The Staple Singers are one of the greatest gospel acts of all time, and they spawned the career of legendary Mavis Staples.  This amazing set collects all six albums that they released on Epic Records between 1964 and 1968.  It shows their transition from a solely gospel act into a soul/funk group, and the recordings are stunning.  Songs of faith and protest, as well as some inspired covers, can be found on this set, and it can be yours when you pledge $100 to KMSU!

"We enjoyed the fact that we were called to the folk festivals and we got to know Joan Baez, Dylan.  We were singing strictly gospel, but after we started hearing songs that they would sing, we saw that those songs were very fitting for us because they were singing the truth, and the truth is gospel."
                                                                                                     -Mavis Staples


$100 - KMSU DAY SPONSORSHIP
You can sponsor an entire day of radio on KMSU with this premium.  Commemorate a birthday or anniversary, surprise the music geek in your life, treat the new graduate, or celebrate the music of your favorite musician!  These are just a few ways that you can use a KMSU Day Sponsorship.  A personalized message will also be read throughout the day so the whole world knows that you are a super cool person that supports independent radio!

There's the swag!  Drop us a line with questions, but most of all drop us a line with your support! Remember, the 2018 Pledge Drive THIS WEDNESDAY at six a.m.!  Give early and give often!  We are counting on you!

CALL 389-5678 OR  1-800-456-7810 AND MAKE YOUR PLEDGE, OR MAKE YOUR DONATION ONLINE!

Thanks for being the best listeners in the world!

ITEMS OF NOTE
PLEDGE DRIVE STARTS  on Wednesday, April 17th.  Please call and pledge.  Dear god, please call and pledge.

There's a free Grind-Fu Cinema on Saturday, April 20th, at seven p.m. in Wiecking 220 Auditorium, right here on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.  We're screening The Guy From Harlem for the ninth year in a row, followed by Black Belt Jones!  Both movies are COMPLETELY FREE!  Bring your friends, bring some snacks, and settle in for a night of incredible movies!

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO starts on Thursday, April 25th at six p.m. and comes to a grinding halt on Thursday, April 26th at six p.m.  We're gonna be live for 24 hours, surviving only on the basic human needs of caffeine an rock and roll... and your generosity!  Check out the lineup of stuff we have planned.  It's gonna be a lot of fun.

FREE FORM FREAKOUT PRESENTS
AN EVENING OF EXPERIMENTAL AND IMPROVISED SOUNDS
Friday, April 27th @ The Arts Center of St Peter



This is going to a memorable event.  Four internationally recognized improvisational acts will be performing right here in our neck of the woods.  Dave from Free Form Freakout put this show together, and if Dave says it's worth checking out it's worth checking out.  Folks will be coming from all over to see this show, so don't get left out in the cold.  $10 at the door, opens at seven, show starts at 7:30.


CALL 507-389-5678 or
1-800-456-7810 to pledge!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

WINTER STORM CHUCK KLOSTERMAN IS DISAPPOINTING, JUST LIKE HIS NAMESAKE!


This winter storm started off really strong, but in the Mankato area it just turned into a disappointment.  Maybe I'm just jaded because of the hardcore winter we've had, but total accumulation as of Thursday morning is meh at best.  That's why this winter storm is named Winter Storm Chuck Klosterman.  His first three or four books were funny and smart and exceptionally music nerdy, but then he put out that terrible first novel, and his criticism after that seemed to get caught up in his own personal mythology and became annoying.  Just like this winter storm.  But hey, it's gonna thaw soon.

Shyboy

Thursday, April 04, 2019

THE 2019 PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO RADIO MARATHON SCHEDULE!



CALLING ALL RADIO HEROES!

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION
24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO!

Starts: Thursday, April 25th @ 6:00 pm
Ends: Friday, April 26th @ 6:00 pm

KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm/kmsu.org


The Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-GO-GO is coming right up!  Shyboy Tim and Shelley will go 24 hours without sleep, surviving only on the basic human needs of caffeine, Rock & Roll, and your generosity!  Why would they do this?  BECAUSE KMSU IS WORTH IT!  They'll do whatever it takes to make sure this amazing radio station stays on the air, even if pulling a stunt like this means chopping one year off their lives*!

Every minute of this radio marathon is a blast, but here's a schedule of specific events that we have planned.  Put this stuff on your calendar and plan accordingly!  Better yet, stay up the whole time and listen to everything.  We could use the company.



SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE!
Thursday, April 25th @ nine p.m. and Friday, April 26th at noon!

The game so nice we play it twice!  Tune in for two intense rounds of Shuffle Function Radio Roulette.  We draw numbers to pick the record we play, flip a coin to select the side, and roll a ten sided die to determine the song we play. IT'S COMPLETELY RANDOM RADIO!


We have no idea what the radio gods have in store for us.  Sometimes it's one of the greatest hours of radio ever produced, and other times it makes you curse the birth of Marconi.  Either way, Radio Roulette is full of surprises, so don't miss it!


JANDEK: SOUNDS OF INSOMNIA
Friday, April 26th @ two a.m.

Why two a.m.?  Because two a.m. is the perfect time for Jandek, whose songs really inhabit that murky and mysterious hour, taking you to a haunted and personal place.  We've been featuring Jandek: Sounds Of Insomnia for a number of years now, and it's always one of our favorite parts of the marathon.  We turn off all the lights in the station, leaving only  the faint glow of the control board and the strobe of the telephone light when it rings.  We encourage you guys to tune in, particularly if you aren't already a Jandek initiate.  This could be the time that it all finally clicks.


SUNRISE WITH SUN RA
Friday, April 26th from four to six a.m.

Four years ago we set aside an hour for Gary Campbell (aka Maverick Slim) to come in and do an all Sun Ra set, but an hour just wasn't enough time.  That's why we've set aside TWO HOURS for Sunrise With Sun Ra!  It's a great way to get your bearings before we head into...


THE ALL VINYL MORNING SHOW!
Friday, April 26th from six to ten a.m.

We are going to play nothing but vinyl for four hours Friday morning!  It wakes us up, plus it gives us a chance to dig into some things that might not normally make the playlist.  We've been working to find some real gems, including new Record Store Day finds, to play for you guys that morning, and hopefully the playlist will convince you that KMSU is a pretty special place on the radio dial.


At some point we'll also be doing the MacArthur Park sing along, so start flexing those pipes and get ready for the broadway style breakdown!




BEE BALM FIELDS!  LIVE IN STUDIO!
Friday, April 26th @ 11 a.m

We're thrilled to be welcoming Bee Balm Fields to the KMSU Studios to give us a musical kickstart!  They have been guests on the Morning Show before, and they always knock it out of the park.  If you aren't familiar with their music, check out the above video of Laura from Bee Balm Fields when she joined Chuck and Edgar on MN Music Network in 2017.  It's great stuff!

LIVE ART BEING CREATED!

We'll be joined by some local art powerhouses on Friday afternoon, when Kat Baumann (designer of the new pledge drive shirt), Amber Rahe (our Grind-Fu Cinema cake artist), Ann Rosenquist Fee (from The Frye and Executive Director of the Arts Center of Saint Peter), and Stacy Pierce (Shelley's twin sister and amazing crafter) will be creating original art during the program!

From here on out its us desperately clawing for the finish line!  At this point caffeine is a joke, and the only thing that will help us is your donations!  CALL AND PLEDGE!  507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810, or give online at kmsu.org!

Drop us a line if you have any questions!  shufflefunction@hotmail.com


The Spring 2018 Swag list will be published on Monday, April 15th, so check your interwebs for all the fancy thank-you gifts that KMSU will have for you!

*Life span data compiled by Fuzzy Science Magazine (ceased publication almost immediately).

GRIND-FU CINEMA RETURNS FOR SECURITY PURPOSES!


THE RETURN OF GRIND-FU CINEMA!

Saturday, April 20th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

featuring

THE GUY FROM HARLEM

and 

BLACK BELT JONES

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

It's been a half year since we've had a Grind-Fu Cinema screening.  A very LONG half year.  The world is a different place than it was back then, but one thing remains the same:  Watching terrible movies in a theater with a bunch of movie geeks RULES!  The bad movie drought ends on Saturday, April 20th when Grind-Fu Cinema returns with another free double feature to entertain and bewilder.  What do we have in store for you?  Are you sure you can handle it?  'Cuz here it is...


The Guy From Harlem (1977)
Directed by Rene Martinez Jr.

Few Grind-Fu movies have received as strong a response as The Guy From Harlem did after the first time we screened it.  The second the movie ended we had movie goers telling us we had to show it again!  That was in 2011, and we've shown it every year since.  Why?  Because it is so insanely bad that it becomes great.  The Guy From Harlem is one of the worst action films ever made.  From the wooden acting to the terribly choreographed fight scenes, it fails to deliver at every turn  The lack of quality on any level is its strong point, and that's why we're proud show it for a record breaking SEVENTH TIME!

The Guy From Harlem has earned a whopping 2.4 out of 10 stars on IMDB.  A review by Robert I. Hedges said "The film is technically horrendous: It is terribly written, poorly acted, and has essentially no production values... the technical aspects of the film match the artistic elements, and I can't recommend this film to anyone for any reason".  BUT DON'T TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT!  See for yourself on April 20th!



Black Belt Jones (1974)
Directed by Robert Clouse

Black Belt Jones has been called the spiritual successor to Enter The Dragon, which was also directed by Robert Clouse, and stars Jim Kelly, who also appeared in both films.  Though it is often criticised as being too similar to Enter The Dragon, Black Belt Jones is a fast paced and fun martial arts movie.  Jim Kelly has fists of fury, and he handily takes on all of his opponents.  Both this movie and Guy From Harlem have entire sections that were lifted for the classic Blaxpoitation parody Black Dynamite, so you know you're in for something good.



Did we mention that Grind-Fu Cinema double features are free?  Don't cost nuthin' except your time and a willingness to have fun at the movies.  Bring your friends, bring snacks, dress in layers (because that theater can be a world of temperature extremes) and get ready to settle in for a wild night of movies on April 20th!

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