Wednesday, August 29, 2007


September 5th is the birthday of our fave The Legendary Stardust Cowboy! We want to make sure that he gets some love this time of year, because fan letters really keep him going and creating the remarkable music he continues to deliver.

If you would like to join us in sending well wishes to Norman (pictured above in Shuffle Function T-shirts), you can do so to this address:

Norman Odam (The Legendary Stardust Cowboy)

P.O. Box 36305

San Jose, CA 95158

Be sure to draw lots and lots of stars all over the envelope, too!

We love The Ledge, and we play him all the time, but it's the extra things like a birthday greeting or a fan letter that keep him going. Remember, a happy cowboy equals happy fans!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Miss Teen South Carolina, could you illustrate the problem posed in this question instead of answering it? Thanks.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


As much as I hate to misdirect you from the GENIUS that is Rich Kronfeld, there is important radio business to conduct at this time. This Saturday KMSU will be representin' at The Old Town Summerfest Festival. Tim and I will be at a booth located outside the Coffee Hag, and we would love for you to stop by and say "Hi". It kicks off after noon, and we will be setting up about that time (once I get off of work), and lasts till ???????? Late is what we are told.

There will be lots of great local music, food , art booths and stuff for sale and WRESTLING. That's right, folks . Wrestling.

We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, shoot us off an email at

Or, call us at the station in the morning. But to recap your weekends itinerary: meet your friends and neighbors to The Old Town Summerfest Festival Saturday August 25th on North Riverfront, from noon till midnight. The KMSU table will be outside the Coffee Hag.
yep. that pretty much sums it up.

Back to Radio Of The Lost Ark.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

The crew at Shuffle Function first fell in love with the work of Rich Kronfeld when he was starring on the Comedy Central show Let's Bowl as Wally Hotvedt, the high strung and highly inappropriate co-host to Chopper. Then of course we tell Scooter Polanski all about him an he says he's known about Rich for years, and that he used to star on Twin Cities public access television as a character named Dr. Sphincter. Yet again, Scooter Polanski trumps all.
Still, we're the ones that got to interview Rich and Chopper, Scooter. BOOYAH!
Anyway, Rich is hosting a meat raffle/game show/variety show at Grumpy's Bar & Grill weekly. If Rich is involved the chances of hilarity are very very high. Plus, there's that whole meat thing. This smells like a road trip waiting to happen.
In honor of Rich, here are a bunch of Kronfeldian clips off of YouTube. Watch them, then plan the road trip to catch the man in action.
48 Hour Film Festival
Dangerous Proximity - the winner of the 2006 48 Hour Film Festival!
Open House:

A Flock Of Seagulls
Ages ago, Rich made a short film that replicated the video I Ran from the band Flock Of Seagulls. It later aired on Let's Bowl. Look for the cameo from MST3K's Mary Jo Piehl!

Dr. Sphincter!
The template for Let's Bowl's Wally was the character Dr. Sphincter that Rich used to perform on public access television. He's a very unusual man, that Dr. Sphincter.
Hamburger Chicken
Seating Department
Spam Festival
Sphincter Tyler Moore

Wednesday, August 15, 2007



Harvey Sid Fisher is doing a big midwest tour (ten gigs in ten days) starting August 30th, and he's ending it in our own backyard with a show at Big Vs in St. Paul. If you aren't already familiar with Harvey and his insanely catchy music, you can go to for samples, or watch these youtube clips:




Harvey Sid fever! CATCH IT!

Monday, August 13, 2007


This Thursday August 16th, ShyBoy Tim and I will be marking Elvis's death day with two hours of his music during our morning show, from 6 to 8 a.m. Tim has always been an Elvis fan, and I was "Born again to the Elvis" after our visit to Graceland a number of years back. Together we have quite a bit of Elvis's music, but every year there seems to be a suprise request that we can't find. If you have a favorite tune from the King that you would like us to play, please feel free to email it to us at , or drop us a line before Thursday morning.

If you have never made the pilgrimage to Graceland, then let your computer take you there. The website has a virtual tour of Elvis's home. You can find it at the following web address: . The Raquetball Court, which now is now completely full of Elvis's gold records, is where I was "born again" to Elvis. Enjoy the tour.

Thanks radio heroes!!


Tuesday, August 07, 2007


As seen on the CNN website:

Entertainment for who?

Monday, August 06, 2007


If you haven't already entered the world of Nicki Rose, then hold on. I was unaware until a few weeks ago of the power of his message and his mission. If you have ever felt alone or unloved or misunderstood, then take solace in this thought: At least you are not Nicki Rose.

Nicki Rose. Hairmetal throwback with big ambitions. He sent this demo video out years ago to record labels hoping to hit it big. Fortunately for us (but not for him, I suppose) it did not get thrown out and has instead been passed from person to person, each one getting rocked Nicki's way.

Nicki Rose. He's got the hair, he's got the poses, he's got the amps, the axe, and apparently three tape decks and a VCR. The only thing missing is a recording contract.

And now, Shuffle Function listeners, you will be rocked Nicki's way. BEHOLD! Here are four remarkable videos that I hope will blow your mind as much as mine was blown.

At first you think "Hey! A New York Dolls cover!" and then you are disappointed that it isn't. And then you are overjoyed because it is a Nicki Rose original. Why? Because Nicki understands. His mama always gave him a hard time, too, man. She kicked him outta the house and then asked him for a loan. But Nicki knows who he is, so sit down, shut up, and listen to this.

At first you think "Hey! A tribute to T Rex!" and then you are disappointed that it isn't a tribute to T Rex. But then you are thrilled because suddenly you are being serenaded with Nicki's tales of conquering electricity and ruling the earth like Thor.

BATTLE IN THE SKY (The Desperate)
Nicki knows how to rock us. Don't ever question that, true believers. But Nicki also has a spiritual side. At least he's read his book of Revelations, like any good Iron Maiden fan has.

THE ROCK STARS (Nicki's Way)
Suddenly, just when you think he might just be into the Christian Rock scene, he clues us in on his desire for greed, debauchery, and the need to "rock chicks every night". In fact, chicks are his appetite. Nicki takes his girls ten at a time, friends. So bring your lovely friends and he'll rock them, too. He also backs up his message with some very creepy rock flirt faces. I guess they really aren't any creepier than any other eighties hair metal rock flirt faces. It's just that the other guys have production values.

Rock and roll, baby.


(Thanks to Steve, the Supreme Ruler of Sound, for guiding me towards Nicki's light.)