Saturday, December 30, 2006

2007: THE ALBANIAN YEAR OF THE PUPPET

Your guess is as good as mine regarding where 2006 went. I know it isn't behind the sofa.

Thank you to everyone out there that listens and supports KMSU. You guys are KMSU, and without your belief in what we do we simply could not exist. Hopefully 2007 will see the station receiving that fabled new transmitter we've been hearing so much about, as well as the installation of a boss new tower. All this spells CASH, and hopefully you'll give generously throughout the coming year.

Kudos to all of you that braved last Thursday night's airing of Robin Kahn's a capella version of Jesus Christ Superstar. Apologies to Maverick Slim who had to follow that up, but saved us all by paying tribute to the legendary James Brown.

If the pain of the Robin Kahn show wasn't enough for you, here's a link to a site where you can download the entire recording for your own listening "enjoyment". Perfect for a New Year's Eve of self loathing, or a particularly sadistic family road trip.

ROBIN KAHN SINGS JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!

The files are hosted by UbuWeb. Nose around their site and you'll find all sorts of wonderful stuff that will blow your mind.

Also, did you hear the the initial high bid for The Velvet Underground acetate was a hoax? Some jerk thought it would be hilarious to run the price up. I'm sure they received coal in their stocking this year. Anyway, the disc was put up again and we didn't hear about it until towards the end of the second run. Instead of the initial $155,000 dollars it went for $22,000. Someone got one hell of a deal.

Thanks again for all your wonderful support, Music Geeks! Have a safe and wonderful new year!

Shyboy

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR DECEMBER 4 - 8, 2006

DECEMBER 4, 2006 (605)
1. Yo La Tengo - shaker
2. Sonic Youth - Kim's chords
3. Bloodfeathers - cat can coo too
4. The Winks - slumber party let's go
5. Bonnie Prince Billy - cursed sleep
6. Velvet Underground - venus in furs
7. Brian Jonestown massacre - you better love me before I'm gone
8. Jerry Lee Lewis - high school confidential
9. Roy Orbison and The Teen Kings - go go go
10. Carl Perkins - honey don't
11. Million Dollar Quartet - down by the riverside
12. Elvis Presley - that's allright
13. Manhattan Loves Suicides - skulls
14. The Go Betweens - bye bye pride
15. Frank Zappa - sofa #2
16. Pelle Carlberg - musikbyran makes me wanna smoke crack
17. The Cure - close to me
18. The Feelies - everybody's got something to hide (except for me and my monkey)
19. Velvet Underground - european son

DECEMBER 5, 2006 (606) Day Sponsor: Tim W. idea: comedy
First hour all Firesign Theater
1. the further adventures of Nick danger
2. the golden hind
3. shoes for industry!
4. army training film
5. 40 great unclaimed melodies
6. forward into the past
7. beat the reaper!
Second hour is all National Lampoon
1. intro outer limits
2. Lemmings (side one) Woodshuck Festival Of Peace Love And Death
3. Michael O'Donoghue - what if Ed Sullivan were tortured
4. evil Santa
5. Flash bazbo space explorer: chapter 219
6. Lemmings (side two) Woodshuck Festival Of Peace Love And Death

DECEMBER 6, 2006 (607)
1. The Ventures - jingle bell rock
2. Nick Lowe - I love the sound of breaking glass
3. The Headcoatees - you say that you love me
4. LCD Soundsystem - disco infiltrator
5. The Incredible Moses Leroy - fuzzy
6. From Bubblegum To Sky - 24 hours in your deep blue jeans
7. Low Frequency In Stereo - 21
8. Sonic Youth - Reena
9. Devo - wer'e throgh being cool
10. El Vez - feliz navidad
11. Pixies - winterlong
12. Flaming Lips - the W.A.N.D.
13. Reverend Glen Armstrong - even Squeaky Fromme loves Christmas
14. Motorhead - ace of spades
15. Southern Death Cult - fat man
16. Rolling Stones - sympathy for the devil
17. Joy Division - transmission
18. Rufus Thomas - do the funky penguin pt 1
19. Tom Waits - lie to me
20. Camera Obscura - if looks could kill
21. Husker Du - you can live at home now

DECEMBER 7, 2006 (608)
1. Miles Davis - blue xmas to whom it may concern
2. Fuzztones - ward 81
3. Gram Central Station - the jam
4. The Beatles - leave my kitten alone (stereo)
5. Tom Waits - sea of love
6. Primal Scream - country girl
7. The Little Ones - lovers who uncover
8. Daniel Johnston - go
9. Tom waits - cold water
10. Peter, Bjorn and John - young folks
11. Ed Shepp - the Christmas story
12. Replacements w/Tom Waits - date to church
13. REplacements - like a rolling pin
14. Temptations - I know I'm losing you
15. Tom Waits - take the long way home
16. The Morning After Girls - always mine
17. Little Walter - my babe
18. BandAid - do they know it's christmas?
19. Tom Waits - down down down
20. Three Peas In A Pod - going out of my head

DECEMBER 8, 2006 (609) please assume stereo unless otherwise noted
1. Beatles - old brown shoe
2. The Band - it makes no difference
3. Cuided By Voices - window of my world
4. Beatles - rain
5. Of Montreal - forecast fascist future
6. John Lennon - oh Yoko
7. Damien Jurado - Denton, Tx
8. Ryan Adams - when stars go blue
9. Willie Nelson - $1,000 wedding
10. Beatles - you've got to hide your love away
11. Beatles - good morning good morning
12. John Lennon - happy Xmas (war is over)
13. Beatles - dear Prudence
14. The La's - there she goes
15. John Lennon - nobody told me
16. George harrison - all things must pass
17. Daniel Johnston - the Beatles
18. Beatles - yer blues
19. Sammy Davis, Jr. - spinning wheel
20. Beatles - I am the walrus
21. Bob Dylan - jokerman
22. Beatles - day in the life

Friday, December 08, 2006

Legendary Addresses and Nights to Remember

Happy Holidays Radio Listeners!!

If you would like to spread some of the holiday cheer around, we know of a Cowboy who would love to hear from you. Last year The Legendary Stardust Cowboy told us that the holidays were a difficult time for him, and that the best he could hope to do was to get a turkey sandwhich at the nearby 7-11. That made us very sad, and because The Ledge has done so much in the past to help us with our show, and because his music means the world to us, we ask that you include him in your holiday card mailing list. You can send your greetings to the following address:

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
Norman Odam
P.O. Box 36305
San Jose, Ca.
95158

We appreciate your assistance in making this special Cowboy's holiday a lot less gloomy and a whole lot brighter!!! If you would like a reply, it wouldn't hurt to include a self addressed stamped envelope. Last year some folks received Star Trek religious paraphanelia with their thank you replys - you never know what The Ledge has up his sleeve!!

GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST: THE BEST OF THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION WISHLIST SHOWS

THURSDAY DECEMBER 21st at 6 p.m.

It has been five years since we began celebrating Christmas with our Shuffle Function Wishlist Show, and this year we will be revisiting the ghosts of our past with a best of show. If you are unfamiliar with the wishlist concept, it is really pretty simple. Music Geeks like yourself share with us some amazing music related stories that never fail to make us wish that we were there as well. We play their story related music as well. It is an hour of radio that will give you the shivers, make you gasp, and laugh aloud, so don't miss it!!!

THE END OF THE YEAR (as we know it) SHOW featuring ROBIN KAHN'S ACCAPELA RENDITION OF THE ENTIRE JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR SOUNDTRACK

Thursday December 28th at 6 p.m.

We have a tradition of wrapping up the Shuffle Function year with artists other radio hosts would never dream of playing on the radio, and this year is no different. For your listening pleasure (or pain), we bring you the Jesus Christ Superstar Soundtrack, sung in it's entirety, accapela, by Robin Kahn. She is not what you'd call a "strong singer", and has also done entire albums by Patti Smith (Horses) and Carole King (Tapestry).
Programmers note: you might want to hold back eating any supper until Gary comes on at 7 p.m., at which point Gary will be sure to say "What have you done to my listening audience Shuffle Function!!???"

Friday, December 01, 2006

HOLY CRAP, KINDER! THIS IS WHAT SHYBOY WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS!



















Wow! I remember reading about this in Rolling Stone ages ago, and now the opportunity is here for the most hardcore Velvet Underground fans to own one of the rarest and most important recordings in existance! THE ONLY KNOWN COPY OF AN ACETATE FOR THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO IS FOR SALE ON EBAY!

With only seven days left , the bidding is up to almost $22,000. The guy who found this record in a crate at a rummage sale paid around a buck for it. This is the lottery ticket of record purchases.

The Ebay page lists all the ways the tracks are different from the released Verve version. I can't help but think that the stupidly wealthy person that picks this up will put it out somehow. At least I hope they will.

Anyway, I'll take this or a tie.

Shyboy

UPDATE: At ten p.m. on 12/03, with five days left in the bidding, the amount is up to $105,400! Boy, you guys must REALLY want me to have this for Christmas!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 1, 2006

NOVEMBER 27, 2006 (600)
1. Elvis Presley - blue christmas
2. Lady hawk - the dugout
3. New Standards - new pollution
4. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - who's knockin' on my door?
5. Society Of Rockets - oh, sing transformer
6. Rolling Stones - monkey man
7. Hockey Night - for guys eyes only
8. Heather Noel - santa came on a nuclear missle
9. Shout Out Louds - 100 degree
10. Big D Irwin and Little Eva - I wish you a merry christmas
11. Tom Waits - the return of Jackie and Judy
12. Television - see no evil
13. Lou Rawls - mama told me not to come
14. Petra Haden - our love was
15. Redd Kross - mary christmas
16. Viva Voce - the devil himself
17. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass - taste of honey
18. Mashups.co.uk - sanctuary's over

NOVEMBER 28, 1006 (601)
1. Englebert Humperdink - after the lovin'
2. The Akward Stage - so stupid so smart
3. Jaymay - gray or blue
4. Bob Dorough - three is a magic number
5. The Low Frequency In Stereo - big city lights
6. Siouxsie and The Banshees - spellbound
7. The Manhattan Love Suicides - indian summer
8. The Clash - the right profile
9. Sam Champion - company dance
10. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - one more heartache
11. Bob Dylan - stuck inside Mobile with the Memphis blues again
12. Andy Griffith - mama guitar
13. Devo - mongoloid
14. Elliot Smith - needle in the hay (t-shirt request)
15. Tori Amos - god (t-shirt request)
16. The Stooges - raw power
17. Tenacious D - kickapoo (t-shirt request)
18. Flamming Lips - w.a.n.d. (t-shirt request)
19. Sammy Davis, Jr. - spinning wheel

NOVEMBER 29, 2006 (602)
1. Darlene Love - baby please come home
2. James Iha and Kazu Makino - Bonnie and Clyde
3. Marlena Shaw - California soul
4. Scrabble - seen a song
5. Nina Simone - ain't got no, I got life (groovemaster remix)
6. New Order - ceremony
7. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - standing in a trashcan thinking about you
8. My Latest Novel - sister seeker, sister soul
9. George Harrison - all things must pass
10. George harrison - blow away
11. The Beatles w/Tiny Tim - 1968 Christmas greeting
12. The Damned - new rose
13. The Only Ones - another girl another planet
14. Home For The DEaf - cave in on you/european jewel (incomplete)
15. Joy Zipper - held the hand
16. Sonic Youth - santa doesn't cop out on dope
17. John Cale - woman

NOVEMBER 30, 2006 (603)
1. David Bowie and Bing Crosby - little drummer boy/peace on earth
2. Sugar - believe what your'e saying
3. Blessed Light - suzanne sunshine
4. Robert Pollard - serious bird woman (I love you)
5. Tom Waits - first kiss
6. Flaming Groovies - shake some action
7. The Cramps - new kind of kick
8. Stiff Little Fingers - suspect device
9. The Mountain Goats - half dead
10. Negativeland - favorite things
11. Johnny Cash - witchita lineman
12. Cat Power - crossbone style
13. Handsome Family - drunk by noon
14. Phloide.com and The Micronauts - birdies bouncing off windows
15. XTC - mayor of simpleton
16. Petra Haden - I can see for miles
17. Velvet Underground - what goes on
18. Paul Westerberg - good day

DECEMBER 1, 2006 (604)
1. Polyphonic Spree - happy christmas/war is over
2. Terry Reid - speak now or forever hold your peace
3. The Clean Prophets - more than enough
4. The Raveonettes - love in a trashcan
5. Go Home Production - christmas in Boston
6. Go Home Production - jet lady joe
7. Go HOme Productions - a slim mcshady
8. Robin Kahn - it's too late
9. Graham Coxon - standing on my own again
10. Stereolab - the free design
11. Go Home Production - ray of gob
12. Regina Spektor - on the radio
13. Iggy Pop - lust for life
14. Sonic Youth - the diamond sea
15. Lou Rawls - you've made me so very happy
16. The Virtues - lighten' up
17. The Walkmen - all hands and the cook
18. Matthew Celebrity Pixies - levitate me
19. Gnarls Barkley - the last time
20. Tiny Tim - rudolph the red nosed reindeer