Monday, December 29, 2008

THE SIGNAL IS WEAK, BUT KMSU IS STRONG

Hello Radio Listeners -

We apologize for the weakness of the KMSU signal right now. Gully said that our sewing machine of a transmitter died December 21st, and then our backup transmitter died on Christmas Eve. We are now running on a blender plugged in at the new building housing the new transmitter. Well, maybe it's not a blender, but that would explain all the noise you are hearing on the radio. Experts are working on it and with a little luck the new transmitter might even be up and running!! We ask for your patience - soon all will be well.




This Thursday night at 6 pm we are celebrating the New Year with Judson Fountain's Radio Dramas. The entire hour will be dedicated to a few of our old favorites, and several new ones, as well as our own personnal hommage to Judson's classic "Garbage Can From Thailand". A fun time is guaranteed by all.



And a big heads up to all music geeks - Byron Coley reviewes the 45 record with the Shuffle Function morning show radio theme on it!!! It is short but sweet, and can be found in December's WIRE magazine (of course, it's the one with pasty freakazoid Antony on the cover). A big thank you to Peter Cetera fan club president Dave of Free Form Freakout for the tip!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR DECEMBER 22 - 26, 2008

DECEMBER 22, 2008 (1133)

anniversary of Joe Strummer's death


1. Elvis Presley - it won't seem like Christmas without you
2. Clash - London's burning
3. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - coma girl
4. Clash - ghetto defendent
5. Raveonettes - the Christmas song
6. Clash - train in vain
7. Clash - Jenni Jones
8. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - redemption song
9. Clash - card cheat
10. Clash - pressure drop
11. Clash - I fought the law
12. Darlene Love - white Christmas
13. Clash - straight to hell
14. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - arms aloft
15. Sufijan Stevens - come on let's boogie to the elf dance

DECEMBER 23, 2008 (1134)
The Tom and Chantil Family Singers (featuring Kimberly and Margie) are Program Directors for the Day
Tom's half hour of radio domination:
1. Radiohead - 15 steps
2. The Cardigans - in the round
3. Neutral Milk Hotel - in the airplane over the sea
4. Decemberists - legionnaire's lament
5. Super Furry Animals - valet parking
Kimberly's half hour of radio domination:
6. Wierd Al Yankovic - Canadian idiot
7. Taylor Swift - cold as you
8. Taylor Swift - shoulda said no
9. Reliant K - chapstick
10. The Runaways - cherry bomb
11. Reliant K - college kids
12. Aimee Mann - Christmas tree
Margie's half hour of radio domination:
13. Family Force Five - numb
14. Rob Pattison - never think
15. Reliant K - gibberish
16. Matisyahu - king without a crown (remix)
17. Muse - super massive black hole
18. Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - seventeen ain't so sweet
19. Skillet - camatose
Chantil's half hour of radio domination:
20. Four Shadow - you're a mean one Mr. Grinch
21. Dar Williams - christians and pagans
22. Bing Crosby - melekalikimaka
23. Four Shadow - oh come oh come emmanuel
24. Vince Gauraldi - Linus and Lucy
25. Four Shadow - blue Christmas
26. Bing Crosby and Carol Richards - silver bells
27. Vince gauraldi - hark the herald angels sing

DECEMBER 24, 2008 (1135)

1. The Fleshtones - hooray for Santa Claus
2. Ramones - Merry Christmas (I don't want to fight)
3. Wayne Butane - Xmas
4. DJ BC - imagine Santa
5. Ben Folds - lonely Christmas Eve
6. Ed Shepp - winter wonderland
7. Rita Faye Wilson - sleighbells, reindeer and snow
8. Redd Kross - Mary Christmas
9. Paddy Roberts - Merry Christmas you suckers
10. McKenzie Brothers - 12 days of Christmas
11. Twin Peaks Parody Cast - 12 days of Christmas
12. Band Aid - do they know it's Christmas time at all?
13. Ed Shepp - the Christmas story
14. National Lampoon - evil Santa
15. Flat Duo Jets - Christmas time, hey wer'e gonna rock!
16. Star Wars Christmas album - R2D2, we wish you a Merry Christmas
17. Jan Terry - rock n roll Santa
18. James Brown - Santa go straight to the ghetto
19. Plastic Ono Band - Merry Xmas (war is over)
20. Divide and Kreate - jingle Jane
21. Becky Lamb - Becky's Christmas
22. Sonic Youth - Santa doesn't cop out on dope
23. Susannah - Mommy and Daddy please don't steal for us this Christmas

DECEMBER 25, 2008 (1136)

first hour - interview with Peter Zaremba of The Fleshtones
second hour - interview with Ev Ehrlich of The Red Shadow Economic Rock N Roll Band

DECEMBER 26, 2008 (1137)

first hour - Devo Pop Music Pajama Party of 2008
second hour - Yo La Tengo Pop Music Pajama Party of 2008

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR DECEMBER 15 - 19, 2008

DECEMBER 15, 2008 (1128)



1. Dean Martin - baby it's cold outside
2. Laura Marling - tap at my window
3. David Bowie - queen bitch
4. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - today's lesson
5. Rufus Thomas - do the funky chicken
6. David Byrne and Brian Eno - strange overtones
7. Haley Bonar - arms of harm
8. Rockin' Rhodes - winter wonderland
9. Deerhoof - the tears and music of love
10. Bob Dylan - Maggie's farm
11. Rufus Thomas - the breakdown
12. Nina Simone - ain't got no/Igot life
13. Wallpaper - pop rocket
14. The Rockin' Rhodes - jingle bells
15. The Rockin' Rhodes - Santa likes rock n roll music
16. Her Space Holiday - four tapping shoes and a kiss
17. Isobell Campbell and Mark Lanegan - fight fir with fire
18. The Raconteurs - hold up
19. The Upside Down - halo
20. Jay Reatard - no time


DECEMBER 16, 2008 (1129)


1. Elvis Presley - Santa Claus is back in town
2. Nick Drake - river man
3. Baskervilles - caught in a crosswalk
4. Ceasars - no tomorrow
5. Ten Years After - I'd love to change the world
6. John Cale - Jack the ripper
7. The Parlor Mob - everything your'e breathing for
8. The Breeders - divine hammer
9. The Sisterhood - the rocking disco Santa Claus
10. The Break and Repair Method - this city is bound to do us in
11. Kelley Stoltz - the sun comes through
12. The Beatles - rock n roll music (mono)
13. David Bowie and Bing Crosby - little drummer boy /peace on earth
14. Rolling Stones - do do do do do (heartbreaker)
15. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - play my guitar
16. Tall Firs - hair do
17. Lou Reed - so alone
18. Eddie and The Hot Rods - teenage depression
19. Grandpaboy - mpls
20. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - everyday I write the book
21. Hallelujah The Hills - wave backwards to Massachussettes
22. Soul Vendors - shake your tailfeather
23. Rush - spirit of the radio


DECEMBER 17, 2008 (1130)


1. They Might Be Giants - New York City
2. R.E.M. - near wild heaven
3. The Happies - wahaka
4. Sonic Youth - candle
5. John Guliak - daddy's drinking up our Christmas
6. Handsome Family - drunk by noon
7. Built To Spill - conventional wisdom
8. Handsome Family - snow white diner
9. Conway Twitty - you've never been this far before
10. Replacements - unsatisfied
11. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - radio radio
12. Kate Bush - running up that hill
13. Fannypack - hit it
14. Jimmy Castor Bunch - it's just begun
15. Of Montreal - wraith pinned to the mist
16. R.E.M. - sidewinder sleeps tonight
17. Rivers Cuomo - I'll think about you
18. Elvis Presley - a big hunk o love
19. The Fleshtones - hooray for Santa Claus
20. Replacements - I will dare
21. Soft Boys - queen of eyes
22. KC and The Sunshine Band - I'm your boogie man
23. Buddy Holly - that'll be the day



DECEMBER 18, 2008 (1131)
Keith Richards birthday and a Christmas visit with The Govenaires

1. Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
2. Tarkio - Helena won't get stoned
3. Hasil Adkins - she said
4. Yo La Tengo - big day coming
5. Keith Richards - take it so hard
6. Rolling Stones - sway
7. Keith Richards - run Rudolph run
8. Rolling Stones - before they make me run
9. Rolling Stones - jumping Jack Flash
10. Rolling Stones - happy
11. Rolling Stones - hang fire
12. Rolling Stones - bitch
13. Rolling Stones - sympathy for the devil

The Govenaires play live in the studio!!
joy to the world
angels we have heard on high
silent night
carol of the bells
merry christmas

14. The Hold Steady - stuck between stations
15. Rolling Stones - live with me
16. Rolling Stones - you got the silver
17. Rolling Stones - jumping Jack Flash (live)
18. Rolling Stones - brown sugar
19. Rolling Stones let me go

DECEMBER 19, 2008 (1132)

1. Pepermint Candy Kids - Santa's magical bag
2. Jr Walker All Stars - shotgun
3. The Heavy - that kind of man
4. Quintron and Miss Pussycat - miniature breakdown
5. The Clash - police and thieves
6. The Monks - oh how to do now
7. The Jam - town called malice
8. Troy Hess - Christmas on the moon
9. Ohio Players - love rollercoaster
10. The Fraudots - a go see
11. Talking Heads - uh oh (love comes to town)
12. Public Enemy - they call me Flava
13. Al Green - let's stay together
14. Polyphonic Spree - running away
15. David Bowie - changes
16. Moby - we are all made of stars
17. Velvet Underground - all tomorrow's parties
18. Divide and Conquer - jingle Jane
19. Ben Folds - Annie waits


SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLATLIST FOR DECEMBER 8 - 12, 2008

DECEMBER 8, 2008 (1123)
28th Anniversary of John Lennon's death
1. The Beatles - dear prudence (stereo)
2. John Lennon - nobody told me
3. John Lennon - watching the wheels
4. The Beatles - ballad of John and Yoko (stereo)
5. The Beatles - I am the walrus (stereo)
6. John Lennon - aisimesen (I'm sorry)
7. John Lennon - oh Yoko
8. The Beatles - yes it is (stereo)
9. The Beatles - Julia (stereo)
10. John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band - Merry Xmas (war is over)
11. The Beatles - strawberry fields forever (John's early demo)
12. The Beatles - strawberry fields forever (stereo)
13. The Beatles - yer blues (mono)
14. Plastic Ono Band - mind games
15. Beatles - bad boy (stereo)
16. Plastic Ono Band - whatever gets you through the night
17. The Beatles - old brown shoe
(please note: Tim had left for work by now I was running the boards AND GEORGE SANG THIS SONG. I messed it up - sorry Tim)
18. The Beatles - Lucy in the sky with diamonds
19. John Lennon - imagine
20. The Beatles - a day in the life (stereo)

DECEMBER 9, 2008 (1124)

1. Tom Waits - shiver me timbers
2. Stereolab - flouressences
3. Delgados - everybody come down
4. Nancy Sinatra - sugar town
5. Frank Black and The Catholics - I need peace
6. Drug Rug - for the rest of your life
7. Tom Waits - kommienezuspadt
8. The Decemberists - the sporting life
9. Stereolab - cybelle's reverie
10. Imperial Teen - one two
11. The Band - it makes no difference
12. The BPA w/David Byrne - toe jam
13. Stereolab - les ypers sound
14. T D Mischke - shipwreck expert
15. Neil Innes - recycled vinyl blues
16. Oasis - cigarettes and alcohol
17. Sea and Cake - up on crutches
18. Ral Partha Vogelbacher - silver mines

DECEMBER 10, 2008 (1125)

1. The Kinks - Father Christmas
2. Otis Redding - I can't turn you loose
3. Ra RA Riot - each year
4. Gospel Gossip - revolutions in physics
5. David Bowie - sound and vision
6. Otis Redding - shake
7. A Night In The Box - the garden
8. Ella Fitzgerald - sunshine of your love
9. Doris - beat maker
10. Rumble Strips - time
11. Sonic Youth - Sants doesn't cop out on dope
12. Otis Redding - try a little tenderness
13. Ladytron - ghosts
14. Love As Laughter - all parts of me
15. Grant Hart - 2541
16. Otis Redding and Carla Thomas - tramp
17. Jeff Tweedy - crack a smile
18. Lou Reed and John Cale - nobody but you
19. Nico - heroes

DECEMBER 11, 2008 (1126)

1. Ben Folds - before Cologne/Cologne
2. Big Star - watch the sunrise
3. Chemical Brothers w/Flaming Lips - golden path
4. Blitzen Trapper - sleepy time in the western world
5. Sam Cooke - bring it on home to me
6. Hold Steady - lord, I'm discouraged
7. El Vez - feliz navidad
8. N*E*R*D* - everyone nose (all the girls standing in the line for the bathroom)
9. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - it just wasn't the same somehow
10. Pete Townsend - let my love open the door
11. The Cure - the only one
12. LCD Soundsystem - I'm loosing my edge
13. Wire - outdoor miner
14. Jefferson Airplane - it's no secret
15. Terry reid - speak now or forever hold your peace
16. Holiday - prostitutes in town
17. Heavenly States - lost in the light
18. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - watching the detectives
19. Free Design - close your mouth (it's Christmas)

DECEMBER 12, 2008 (1127)
1. Daniel Johnston - Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
2. Rolling Stones - emotional rescue
3. The National - apartment story
4. The Kinks - I gotta move
5. Ramones - Merry Christmas ( I don't want to fight)
6. Stupor Hero - last star shining
7. Husker Du - never talking to you again
8. Eric Donaldson - cherry o baby
9. Thee Midnighters - jump jive and harmonize
10. Graham Bond - forbidden fruit (pt 1)
11. Slade - Merry Christmas everybody
12. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - down in the wrecking yard
13. The Duke Spirit - the step and the walk
14. Stone Roses - she bangs the drum
15. The faces - debris
16. Black Sabbath - a hard road
17. The Concretes - sugar
18. Lackthereofs - what a fool believes
19. The Zombies - this will be our year

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR DECEMBER 1 - 5, 2008

DECEMBER 1, 2008 (1118)

1. The Good The Bad and The Queen - northern whale
2. Goon Moon - lay down
3. Buddy Miles - don't keep me wondering/midnight rider
4. Western States Motel - the restless sea
5. The Magnolias - gangs in our town
6. Walker Kong - Andy Warhol and teh honey bees
7. Portastatic - sour shores
8. Pixies - subbacultcha
9. The New Year - the idea of you
10. Paul Westerberg - lookin' out forever
11. R.E.M. - you are the everything
12. The Feelies - high road
13. Warm In The Wake - tame thoughts
14. The Waterboys - whole of the moon
15. Viva Voce - wrecking ball
16. MC5 - skunk (sonically speaking)
17. Motorhead - ace of spades

DECEMBER 2, 2008 (1119)

1. Elvis Presley - Santa Claus is back in town
2. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - dig Lazurus dig
3. Mates Of State - the re-arranger
4. Lavell Moore - teh world is changing
5. Nick Drake - thoughts of Mary June
6. Tra la La - everybody Christmas
7. Sybris - Saint Veronica
8. Joy Division - these days
9. Bob Dylan - Corrina, Corrina
10. Desmond Dekker - the Israelites
11. Spinal Tap - Christmas with the devil
12. CSS - give up
13. Silver Jews - open field
14. Jackson Five - I want you back
15. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - radio radio
16. French Kicks - carried away
17. Yo La Tengo - rock n roll Santa
18. The Gang - fits and shadow fights
19. Eric B and Rakim - I know you got soul
20. David Bowie - look back in anger
21. Shadows Of Knight - gloria

DECEMBER 3, 2008 (1120)

1. Okkerville River - lost coastlines
2. Damien Jurado - Denton, Texas
3. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I came to hear the music
4. Burl Ives - have a holly jolly Christmas
5. Irving - turn of the century
6. The Replacements - 20th century boy
7. Dillinger Four - Gainsville
8. Velvet Underground - white light/white heat
9. John Cale - woman
10. The Heavy - that kind of man
11. The Icicles - crazy
12. John Cale - perfect
13. Black Sabbath - iron man
14. Velvet Underground - run run run
15. Wallpaper - pop rocket
16. TV On The Radio - shout me out
17. John Cale - twilight zone
18. The Velvet Underground - here she comes now

DECEMBER 4, 2008 (1121)

1. Reverend Glenn Armstrong - even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas
2. Frank Zappa - my guitar wants to kill your Mamma
3. The Dears - disclaimer
4. Devo - through being cool
5. Frank Zappa - Joe's garage
6. Deerhoof - scream team
7. Her Space Holiday - four tapping shoes and one kiss
8. The Time - jungle love
9. David Brent - freelove freeway
10. The Fleshtones - six white boomers
11. Frank Zappa - San Berdino
12. Tangela Triccoli - stinky poodle
13. Auggie Garcia - be my guest
14. The Plugz - red eye #9
15. Frank Zappa - I'm the slime
16. Your 33 Black Angels - cannonball
17. Prince - another lonely Christmas
18. Prince - purple rain

DECEMBER 5, 2008 (1122)

1. Plants And Animals - Lola who?
2. Parson Redheads - punctual as usual
3. All Girl Summer Fun Band - everything I need
4. Andrew Bird - fake palindromes
5. The Byrds - 1,000 years from now
6. The Evening Rig - takin' mine
7. Ryan Adams - somehow someday
8. Handsome Family - so much wine
9. Rolling Stones - sympathy for the devil
10. Little Richard - girl can't help it
11. Flat Duo Jets - hoy hoy
12. Fleshtones - run Rudolph run
13. Carl Perkins - honey don't
14. Rolling Stones - jigsaw puzzle
15. Little Richard - long tall Sally
16. Creedence Clearwater Revival - bad moon rising
17. Al Green - take me to the river
18. Koko Taylor - wang dang doodle

Thursday, December 25, 2008

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 28, 2008

We just switched over to a new log book, so a few days are missing here. I will add them as soon as I can.

Shelley

NOVEMBER 26, 2008 (1115)
1. James Brown - I'm a greedy man pt. 1
2. Dirty On Purpose - like bees
3. The Flaming Lips - the w.a.n.d.
4. Go Home Productions - god save Madonna
5. Television - marquee moon
6. Miracle Brah - action reaction
7. Little Anthony and The Imperials - shimmy shimmy coco bop
8. Hot Chip - over and over
9. (International) Noise Conspiracy - assasination of myself
10. Stereolab - french disko
11. Tenacious D - tribute
12. Tim Hutt - the lottery song
13. The Fleshtones - love yourself
14. Frankie Yankovic - in heaven there is no beer
15. Motorhead - teh train kept a rollin'
16. De-T-Roit - keg party tonight

DECEMBER 27, 2008 (1116)
1. The Fleshtones - in midnight silence
2. Sonic Youth - incinerate
3. Magnetic Fields - all I want to know
4. Sea Wolf - your'e a wolf
5. Tom Tom Club - genius of love
6. KC and The Sunshine Band - I'm your boogie man
7. The Fleshtones - Christmas with Bazooka Joe
8. The Raconteurs - consoler of the lonely
9. Robert Pollard - the right thing
10. The Monks - oh how to do now
11. Andy Williams - the most wonderfull time of the year
12. Sly and The Family Stone - thank you falltinme be mice elf
13. Leslie Hall - beastmaster
14. The Fleshtones - hooray for Santa Claus
15. Komeda - it's allright baby
16. Dandy Warhols - boys better
17. Darlene Love - Christmas (baby please come home)
18. Ting Tings - that's not my name
19. Fannypack - hit it
20. Public Enemy - brothers gonna work it out
21. Talking Head - stay up late
22. The Fleshtones - super rock santa
23. Mary Timony Band - sharpshooter
24. Kelley Stoltz - ever thought of coming back
25. Low Frequency In Stereo - 21

November 28, 2008 (1117)
1. Rolling Stones - let me go
2. Apollo Sunshine - brotherhood of death
3. Written In The Sand - ufo disaster
4. Replacements - color me impressed
5. Mel Smith - pretty plaid skirt long black socks
6. Carl Douglas - kung fu fighting
7. Wannadies - you and me song
8. Brian Jonestown Massacre - oh lord
9. Bo Diddley - power house
10. Beatifics - read you wrong
11. The Donnas - hey I'm going to be your girl
12. The Cure - boys don't cry
13. The Beatles - Christmas 1967 Greeting
14. Supergrass - sun hits the sky
15. They Might Be Giants - birdhouse in your soul
16. Rolling Stones - paint it black
17. Roy Orbison - in dreams
18. John Cale - dirty ass rock n roll
19. The BPA w/David Byrne - toe jam
20. AC/DC - can I sit next to you girl
21. Redd Kross - any hour any day
22. Yoko Ono w/Polyphonic Spree - you and I

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

REMEMBER A COWBOY THIS CHRISTMAS!



Hi-Dee-Ho, Cats and Kittens! It's Christmas time, and that can mean only one thing (around here): SENDING A CHRISTMAS CARD TO THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY! Since Day One around here The Ledge has been on the top of our list for seasons's greetings, as well as on the top of our playlists, and that's why we ask that you send him a card wishing him happy holidays!

You know, it gets lonely out in San Jose, where the Ledge calls home. There's no range to roam and no cattle to herd or anything! Plus, he doesn't have any family in the area, either. Imagine how you would feel under those circumstances.

If you would like to send Season's Greetings to The Ledge, you can do so by sending them to this address:

Norman Odam
aka The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
P.O. Box 730742
San Jose, CA 95173

Put stars all over the envelope, too! If you'd like to hear back from him, include a self addressed stamped envelope to make it easier for him. He might not necessarily write back, but in the past he's sent some pretty interesting things out to his pen pals!

We're actively working to raise enough cash to bring The Ledge to Mankato to play a show that will surely become the stuff of legend. We know he's up for it, so the more cards he gets, the more enthusiastic he'll be to play here! Thanks, everybody!


Music: The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Dynamite




Sunday, December 07, 2008

Good Bye Mischke


Picking up the Sunday newspaper and drinking coffee is as good as it gets for me, but today's Star Tribune contained some depressingly bad news. KSTP has fired one of radio's greats - T.D. Mischke. For 8 out of the last 10 years, Mischke has been voted "Best A.M. Radio Show Host" by City Pages, and his firing came only one day after his latest "Best Of" CD release party. If you are unfamiliar with Mischke's genius, follow this link to a great overview in the Atlantic Monthly,
When I complain about the lackluster state of radio in today's world it is because great show hosts like Mischke are few and far between. My Uncle Richard - yes the Uncle who introduced me to Howlin' Wolf and Florence Foster Jenkins - tipped me off to Mischke a number of years ago with his first "Best Of" CD. I was sold on Mischke's genius after hearing the interview he did with an author and expert on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Mischke suprised the author by singing all of his questions to the Gordon Lightfoot classic The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, and it is one of the funniest things I've ever heard. In a world where commercial radio can only talk about "Dancing With The Stars", this kind of original humor will be sorely missed.
Shelley

Thursday, December 04, 2008

PROP 8: THE MUSICAL!

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

More genius from the folks at funnyordie.com, with a star studded cast.

Here's another favorite from funnyordie.com:  FCU:  Fact Checkers Unit, featuring Mr. Bill Murray.


See more Bill Murray videos at Funny or Die


In other funnyordie.com news, the gang from Flight of the Conchords will be unleashing the season premiere of their new season on the site on December 17th! Weeks before HBO airs it! Good news for all you Mel fans out there!

SEPARATED AT BIRTH!

Divine (with John Waters) and regional favorite Lori Line!

Music:  Divine - Walk Like a Man

UPDATE:  Great.  We get this player for the blog and the site goes down.  Any suggestions for an embedded flash player?  Not some lastfm thing, but something to just put a song that can be clicked to play?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

MYSTERY TRACK TWO: Still No Clue

TWO NEW TRACKS = TWO NEW CLUES

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to listen to the audio clip off of my mystery test pressing album (scroll down a bit to see the full story and listen to the first track if you haven't heard it yet). I have had a lot of great suggestions and ideas, but no clear cut answer as of yet. A number of folks have suggested early Steely Dan, Chicago Transit Authority, an off-shoot of War, and several other similar well established bands. I agree there are musical similarities, but after looking into each of these band's discographies, I came to realize that there is no way that a band like Steely Dan could have a complete unreleased album just floating around out there somewhere. The more I look into this mystery test pressing record, the more I am convinced that it has to be a regional band that was really pretty good but not good enough to have had a major label release. This makes my job all the more difficult, but my resolve to figure it out has only strengthened.



Over this last week nearly 600 people have listened to the audio clip from my mystery album. I think this is how I will eventually solve the mystery - eventually someone out there will recognize a lyric or a hook. The more ears that hear this, the better my odds become.



I have a couple of new tracks for you to listen to from my Keysor - Century mystery test pressing album. The first is another vocal track, and the last track is entirely instrumental. It is a very good example of what the band sounded like, and I have to admit that I was wrong in assigning a horn section to this band. There is none - just a whole lot of congas!!



The two songs run together in this track. Please give it a listen and see if either son rings a bell or jogs your memory. If it does, please leave a comment, or email us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com and don't forget to pass this link along to the music geek in your life!!




Scroll on down the blog past last weeks playlist post for the first track I posted, and a full explanation of the mystery record.

Shelley

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 17 - 21, 2008

NOVEMBER 17, 2008 (1108)
1. Lemonheads - it's a shame about Ray
2. The BPA w/ David Byrne - toe jam
3. The Gutter Twins - down the line
4. Beatles - cry baby cry (stereo)
5. The Sea and Cake - fuller moon
6. P J Harvey - when under ether
7. Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell - come on over (turn me on)
8. Fannypack - hit it
9. Gordon Lightfoot - wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
10. Flaming Groovies - shake some action
11. Duffy - rockferry
12. Sammy Davis Jr - hi heel sneakers
13. Damien Jurado - Gillian was a horse
14. Sonic Youth - bull in the heather
15. Built To Spill - liar
16. Talking Heads - this must be the pace (naive melody)
17. Bob Dylan - stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again

NOVEMBER 18, 2008 (1109)
1. Replacements - can't hardly wait
2. Jonatahn Richman - true love is not nice
3. Nick Lowe - I love the sound of breaking glass
4. The Rumble Strips - time
5. Luther Ingram - if loving you is wrong I don't want to be right
6. LeTigre - deceptacon
7. Sparkletones - bop and rock boogie
8. X Ray Specs - oh bondage! up yours
9. New Order - age of consent
10. Shirley Ellis - soul time
11. The Mighty Lemondrops - my biggest thrill
12. TNT - 99th floor
13. Husker Du - 8 miles high
14. Patsy Cline - crazy
15. Stooges - no fun
16. Go Home Productions - passenger fever
17. Markie Beers and The Rockitts - that Jim
18. James Brown - bring it up (hipsters ave)

NOVEMBER 19, 2008 (1110)
1. The Cure - six different ways
2. Ice Palace - trampolining
3. The Bees - these are the ghosts
4. Flaming Lips - teh yeah yeah yeah song
5. Sleater Kinney - oh!
6. The Suburbs - baby heartbeat
7. Human Television - in front of the house
8. Whale - hobo humpin slobo babe
9. Camper VanBeethoven - sweethearts
10. He and She - I should have known better
11. Stealers Wheel - stuck in the middel with you
12. The Sadies - why be so curious pt 3
13. Florence Foster Jenkins - bach pavlovich
14. Dead kennedys - moon over marin
15. Half Japanese - said and done
16. Wings - live and let die

NOVEMBER 20, 2008 (1111)
1. R.E.M. - radio free Europe
2. The Who - shaking all over
3. Oxford Collapse - b roll
4. Notwist - glue me planets
5. LCD Soundsystem - North American scum
6. The Black Ghosts - anyway you choose to give it
7. Rotary Connection - tales of brave Ulyssess
8. Eric Clapton and Duane Allman - mean old world
9. Elvis Presley - suspicious minds
10. OneFor The Team - build it up
11. The Clash - police and thieves
12. Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band - wiki
13. Nirvana - all apologies
14. Dennis Wilson - river song
15. Stereolab - wow and flutter
16. Spinal Tap - Stonehenge

NOVEMBER 21, 2008 (1112)
1. Ray Lamontagne - Sarah
2. Bruce Cockburn - wonder where the lions are
3. Shogu Tokumaru - parachute
4. The Lodger - the conversation
5. Devo -speedracer
6. Lou Reed - what's good
7. Of Montreal - forecast fascist future
8. The Black Kids - I'm not going to teach your boyfriend how to dance with you
9. Hush Harbors - follow closely
10. Kate Bush - running up that hill
11. Gang Of Four - naturals not in it
12. The Postmarks - you only live twice
13. Joy Division - these days
14. Beatles (George harrison - all things must pass (demo)
15. Daniel Johnston - worried shoes
16. Bob Dylan - jokerman
17. Guided By Voices - things that I will keep

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We Need Your Help With This Mystery Track Music Geeks

Several years ago while visiting a used record store in the Twin Cities, I got my hands on about 6 crates of records that were heading to the dump. The record store didn't want them, and the woman who carried them all in said they had belonged to a friend who'd recently passed away and she wanted nothing to do with them. I'd been watching the whole thing from a distance, and had seen the store clerk pull out and return The Concert For Bangladesh box set, the George Harrison "All Things Must Pass" box set and some Beatles albums, so when I heard the woman ask for the where abouts of the closest garbage dumpster, I just had to step in.

In one of the crates I found a test pressing album hand dated for "4-22-74". The record was recorded for the Keysor-Century Corporation (the logo is the photo featured above in the clip), and has a number assigned to it - 42415. That is the only form of identification that I can find, all though there are numbers etched into the record itself. I share all of this information with you because I am desperate to find out who the band is on the record. Normally when I come across these kind of "mystery albums" it is simply a recording of someone's great aunt playing the organ, or a recording of a school band, but this "mystery album" is amazing!! This is not amateur hour, this is a big band - with back up singers, b3 organs, a horn section, a huge rythym section and a smoking guitar player, and I have no idea who they are!!

That is why I am asking for your help. There are nine tracks on the entire album, but I am sharing one of them with you in the movie clip above. I have no idea what the song is called, I just refer to it as "shuck and jive", but it is a good example of the other songs heard on this "mystery album". The vocalists sound so very familiar, but nobody has ventured a guess. I think it sounds very West Coast musically, but the soulfull vocals lean towards a Muscle Shoals, Philly sound as well. When I listen to it I dream that it is some long lost demo recording of a great regional band that never hit the big time, but is being rediscovered by record labels like Numero or Light In The Attic. Yes - it is just that good.

I have had this record for several years and have played it for a number of music geeks and KMSU radio hosts, but it still remains a mystery. Give the clip above a listen and if you have an answer or would even care to hazard a guess please let me know by adding a comment on the page, or emailing us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com . Please feel free to share this link with anyone that you think might be able to help. Normally I wouldn't go to this kind of trouble for a "mystery album" find, but the music on this is just incredible. Thanks for your help - I can't wait for your feedback!!

P.S.

I've had several suggestions to check out the excellent Century Discography found at www.forbideneye.com . I have already been in touch with Bob who runs the site, and the information on his site actually originated from me about a year ago when I first tried to hunt this record down. The "Note-ables" suggestion came from someones guess at who the band might be, but has essentially proven to be a dead end. Thanks again for all the feedback and ideas - I am more determined than ever now to solve this mystery!!

Shelley

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 10 -14, 2008

NOVEMBER 10, 2008 (1103)
1. The Cure - underneath the stars
2. Holly Golightly - virtually happy
3. Tiny Masters Of Today - hey Mr. DJ
4. Dressy Bessy - automatic
5. Vampire Weekend - the kids don't stand a chance
6. Happy Mondays - step on
7. Megapuss - theme from Hollywood
8. The Pandoras - the hump
9. Lou Reed - how do you think it feels
10. Wallpaper - rock collage
11. Quintron - miniature breakdown
12. Dillinger Four - Gainsville
13. The Remains - don't look back
14. Little Richard - the girl can't help it
15. The Go - help you out
16. The Raveonettes - attack of the ghost riders
17. Her Space Holiday - the new kid revival
18. Sam Cooke - bring it on home to me
19. Booker T and The MG's - soul clap 69'

NOVEMBER 11, 2008 (1104)
1. Eileen Barton w/The New Yorkers - if I knew you were comin' I'dve baked a cake
2. The Who - Baba O'Reilly
3. John Cale - sold motel
4. Dondero Accapella Choir - we built this city
5. XTC - senses working overtime
6. Propellerheads w/Shirley Bassey - history repeating
7. Izzy Stradlin and The JuJu Hounds - shuffle it all
8. Warren Zevon - poor poor pitiful me
9. Bruce McCulloch - eraserhead
10. Ohmega Watts w/Othello - long ago
11. DJ Paul V - teqilla lip gloss
12. The Heavy Blinkers - gentle strength
13. Petra Haden - god only knows
14. The Replacements - unsatisfied
15. Syd Barrett - octopus
16. Sparklehorse w/The Flaming Lips - go
17. The Fleshtones - train of thought
18. AC/DC - baby please don't go
19. King Crimson - 21st century schizoid man
20. The Kinks - big sky
21. Leonard Cohen - anthem

NOVEMBER 12, 2008 (1105)
1. The Ramones - I want to be sedated
2. The Beatles - leave my kitten alone (mono)
3. Atmosphere - like the rest of us
4. Kings Of Leon - revelry 17
5. King Khan and The Shrines - torture
6. Velvet Underground - guess I'm falling in love
7. Paul Williams - rainy days and mondays
8. The Capitols - cool jerk
9. Neil Young - down by the river
10. Booker T and The MG's - green onions
11. Sleater Kinney - oh!
12. Tall Firs - hair do
13. Gil Scott HEron and Brian Jackson - H20 Gate Blues
14. Velvet Underground - foggy notion
15. Break and Repair Method - I'm at a low
16. Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul
17. Rolling Stones - I got the blues
18. The Clash - straight to hell
19. Strangeloves - I want candy

NOVEMBER 13, 2008 (1106)
1. Public Enemy - brothers gonna work it out
2. XTC - mayor of Simpleton
3. Rachael Yamagata - faster
4. They Might Be Giants - they'll need a crane
5. I'm From Barcelona - paper planes
6. Frances - tightrope
7. Stereolab - french disco
8. Little Richard - slippin and slidin
9. Wire - three girl rhumba
10. Past Lives - strange symmetry
11. Walkmen - all hands and the cook
12. Sonic Youth - dirty boots (demo)
13. Rebekka Del Rio - llorando
14. Tab The Band - where was she on Monday
15. Shonen Knife - top of the world
16. Johnny Cash - big river (Count DeMoney remix)
17. Pixies - in heaven
18. The Kinks - you really got me
19. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation - rappin with gas
20. They Might Be Giants - why does teh sun shine (the sun is a mass of incandescent gas)
21. MC Frontalot - scare goat
22. The Kaisers - just a little bit
23. Band Of Bees - punchbag
24. A Certain ratio - do the du

NOVEMBER 14, 2008 (1107)
1. Devo - working in a coalmine
2. Baskervilles - smash
3. Caesars - fool's parade
4. Soft Boys - enderwater moonlight
5. Sly and The Family Stone - babies making babies
6. Freaks and Geeks OST - Lady L
7. Freaks and Geeks OST Mr. Rosso - I'm 18
8. Freaks and Geeks OST - Jesus is just allright
9. Freaks and Geeks OST Mr.Rosso and Feedback - up on cripple creek
10. The Leaving Trains - dumb as a crayon
11. Von Bondies - going down
12. Lou Rawls - season of the witch
13. Chad Vangallen - inside the molecules
14. Ben Folds - protection
15. The Gang - fits and shadow fights
16. Pixies - dig for fire
17. Dick Kent - Gretchen's new dish
18. The Who = a quick one (while he's away)
19. The Buzzcocks - what do I get
20. The Only Ones - another girl another planet

Sunday, November 09, 2008

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR NOVEMBER 3 - 7, 2008

NOVEMBER 3, 2008 (1098)
1. David Bowie - rebel rebel
2. Company Incorporated - taste my meat art!
3. The Bad Hand - do geese see god?
4. Kaiser Chiefs - always happens like that
5. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - waiting for the end of the world
6. The Ramones - Bonzo goes to Bitburg
7. The Hives - walk idiot walk
8. Ben Folds - Annie waits
9. Dictionaraoke - Michelle
10. The Beatles - Michelle (mono)
11. The Free Design - Michelle
12. Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs - up off the floor
13. Hank III - wild and free
14. The Cramps - fever
15. The Cure - the only one
16. Guided By Voices - chasing Heather crazy
17. The Soft Boys - underwater moonlight
18. Bo Diddley - pretty thing
19. Pere Ubu - heaven

NOVEMBER 4, 2008 (1099) GET OUT AND VOTE
1. Jimi Hendrix - star spangled banner
2. Marvin Gaye - what's going on?
3. X - the new world
4. Johnny Cash - singing in Vietnam talking blues
5. James Brown - get up get into it get involved
6. The Who - young man blues
7. Bob Dylan - a hard rain's a gonna fall
8. Lou Reed - America
9. BJ Snowden - America
10. Nina Simone - teh times they are a ghangin'
11. Woody Guthrie - this land is your land
12. The Brady Bunch - time to change
13. Tom Waits - road to peace
14. Neil Young - ordinary people

NOVEMBER 5, 2008 (1100)
1. The Staples Singers - this world
2. Connor Oberst - Cape Canaveral
3. Langhorne Slim and The War Eagles - rebel side of heaven
4. John Lennon - power to the people
5. The Middle States - no curse no drunk no fight
6. Jason Anderson - July 4th, 2004
7. Nada Surf - concrete bed
8. Two Hours Traffic - back street sweetheart
9. Ben Folds - Hiroshima (B B B Benny hit his head)
10. The Morning After Girls - run for our lives
11. The M's - big sound
12. M Ward - to go home
13. Richard Swift - kisses for the misses
14. U2 - beautiful day
15. Ferraby Lionheart - small planet
16. Kaiser Cartel - favorite song
17. Starling Electric - all through the fall
18. Imperial Teen - one two
19. Rufus Thomas - breakdown (pt 1)
20. Mugison - mugiboogie

NOVEMBER 6, 2008 (1101)
1.Red Shadow Economic Rock and Roll band - stagflation
2. Ladytron - ghosts
3. Bridal Shop - from seas
4. Dean Martin - on the sunny side of the street
5. KC and The Sunshine band - I'm your boogie man
6. The Who - circles
7. William Shatner - that's me trying
8. Sonic Youth - beat on the brat
9. Beat happening - indian summer
10. David Vandervelde - crying like the rain
11. Rolling Stones - sway
12. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - down in the wrecking yard
13. Go Home Productions - a slim mcshady
14. Miniature Tigers - cannibal queen
15. The Clash - guns of brixton
16. Chuck Berry - no particular place to go
17. Redd Kross - dancing queen
18. Klauss Nomi - after the fall

NOVEMBER 7, 2008 (1102)
1. Bonnie Prince Billy - cursed sleep
2. Beck - I think I'm in love
3. Okkervill River - lost coastlines
4. Frank Black - ten percenter
5. David Byrne - social studies
6. Black Diamond Heavies - fever in my blood
7. Alamo Racetrack - kiss me bar
8. Sugar - believe what your'e saying
9. Built To Spill - conventional wisdom
10. Teenage Fanclub - everything flows
11. The Breeders - bang on
12. Wazmo Nariz - checking out the checkout girl
13. Nico - fairest of the seasons
14. They Might Be Giants - New York City
15. Judy Henske and Jerry Yester - snowblind
16. Brass bed - Olivia
17. T Rex - 20th century boy
18. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - warmth of the sun
19. White Stripes - we are going to be friends

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR OCTOBER 27 - 31, 2008

OCTOBER 27, 2008 (1093)
1. John Lee Hooker - boom boom
2. Ex-Norwegian - something unreal
3. Mixel Pixel - favourite sweatshirt on
4. Dead Milkmen - punk rock girl
5. Nina Simone - I hold no grudge
6. Tilly and The Wall - jumbler
7. Faux Jean - g a go-go
8. Snake and Jett's Amazing Bullit Band - doom city
9. Rotary Connection - tales of brave Ulyssess
10. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - arms aloft
11. Jonathan Richman - vampire girl
12. Bauhaus - Bela Lugousi's dead
13. Ted Cassidy - the lurch
14. Dandy Livingstone - (Rudie) a message to you
15. From Bubblegum To Sky - a soft kill
16. VanCougar - obvious
17. My Morning Jacket - touch me I'm going to scream (Pt II)
18. Matthew Celebrity Pixies - levitate me
19. Buddy Rich - the beat is on

OCTOBER 28, 2008 (1094)
1. Cymande - bra
2. Rachael Yamagata - elephants
3. Haley Bonnar - arms of harm
4. Daniel Johnston - impossible love
5. Magnetic Fields - sun goes down and the world goes dancing
6. Menahan Street Band - birds
7. Amy Winehouse - Valerie (Mark Ronson Version)
8. Pavement - summer babe
9. Marissa Nadler - mexican summer
10. Wallpaper - rock collage
11. Wallpaper - pop rocket
12. Rachael Yamagata - side dish friend
13. Jupiter Jones - the spook spoke
14. The Dead Trees - shelter
15. Jay Reatard - seesaw
16. Oasis - the shock of the lightning
17. Deep Throat OST - driving with Linda
18. The Postmarks - six different ways
19. Wallpaper - shag carpet
20. Redd Kross - lady in the front row
21. Dead Bolt - Billy's dead

OCTOBER 29, 2008 (1095)
1. Flametrick Subs - creepy dead folk
2. Break and Repair Method - your numbered days
3. This Is Ivy League - love is impossible
4. Howlin' Wolf - I ain't superstitious
5. Myron Lee and The Caddies - homicide
6. North American Halloween Prevention Initiative - do they know it's Halloween?
7. Judson Fountain - garbage can from Thailand
8. Bo Diddley - bodiddleyitis
9. Allman Brothers - one way out
10. Elvis Presley - milk cow boogie
11. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - red right hand
12. Sma Champion - heavenly bender
13. P.I.L. - public image
14. Judson Fountain - Halloween night
15. Neil Young - hey hey my my into the black
16. John Cale - Paris 1919

OCTOBER 30, 2008 (1096)
1. Michael Jackson - thriller
2. Merv Griffin - house of horrors
3. Gene Moss and The Monsters - monster bossa nova
4. Dan Rae - headless horseman
5. Echo and The Bunnymen - killing moon
6. David Bowie - scary monsters and super freaks
7. Siouxsie and The Banshees - peekaboo
8. Frank Devol - Addams Family theme
9. Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle - puttin on the ritz (Young Frankenstein OST)
10. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
11. Quintron - no love
12. The Shaggs - it's Halloween
13. Nico - the end
14. XTC - deliver us from the elements
15. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - big baby
16. Compton Brothers - haunted house
17. Sonic Youth - death valley 69
18. Leslie Hall - zombie killer (Chastity Pariah Remix)
19. Roky Erickson - I walked with a zombie
20. Criswell - someone walked over my grave
21. Talking Heads - psycho killer
22. Lookout For The Batman!

OCTOBER 31, 2008 (1097) HALLOWEEN
1. The Cramps - new kind of kick
side one of Lux Interior's Purple Knif Show
2. The Cramps - I'm cramped
side two of Lux Interior's Purple Knif Show
3. The Cramps - tear it up
4. The Cramps - mad daddy
side three of Lux Interior's Purple Knif Show
side four of Lux Interior's Purplr Knif Show
5. The Cramps - TV set
6. The Cramps - surfin' bird

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

ANOTHER RACE TO WATCH....

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

THE DAY IS HERE. DO YOUR PART!


Get out and vote, people! The lines will be long, but it will be worth it! If Batman isn't inspiring enough, check out this YouTube clip. Even this little kid knows it is important to vote! Thanks to Sammy for pointing this clip out:



Just maybe go potty first.

Have a great election day!

Monday, November 03, 2008

DID YOU KNOW THERE'S AN ELECTION TOMORROW?


IT'S TIME TO VOTE, GANG!

Tuesday, the 4th of November, is election day. Have we mentioned how important it is to vote?

If you are wondering if you are eligible to vote, click HERE!

Click HERE to find out how you can register at the polls!

To find out where you can cast your vote, click HERE!

To find out if the campaign rumors and claims you hear are true, visit FACTCHECK.ORG!


LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!
A VOTE IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!

Friday, October 31, 2008

ONE LAST HALLOWEEN POST...

Image from trailersfromhell.com

Here's one last post for Halloween 2008, regarding a pretty cool website that celebrates movie trailers. Trailersfromhell.com collects trailers from famous and not so famous horror and exploitation films, and gathers up a dream team of film directors to do commentary for them. Guys like John Landis, Edgar Wright, Joe Dante, Stuart Gordon, and more deliver the play by play on these three minute masterpieces. Nose around for a while and see what you find.

Some faves...

Edgar Wright on Suspiria



Joe Dante on Robot Monster



Eli Roth on Rock and Roll High School



John Landis on Dawn of the Dead

ELECTION 2008: CUT THROUGH THE CRAP!

The election is just a few days away, and with the last few days come even more mudslinging ads! Aren't we lucky? Both major parties make lots of big claims and accusations, and its hard to know what is real and what is all slandered up for the campaign.


Factcheck.org is a non-partisan site that takes a good long look at all the promises, accusations, and downright distracting claims and finds out if they are valid or bull. They look at both the Republicans and Democrats, and from what I can see they do a good job of dissecting everybody.

We hear a lot of crazy claims from both candidates, and its up to us to find out for ourselves if these claims are valid. Odds are that the more fantastic or sensational the claims, the more negative the accusation, the greater the chance is that the claim is either blown way out of proportion or is thrown out there to distract from the real issues that effect the country and the next four years. Don't believe what you hear justbecause your friends, family, news channel, religious group, grass roots organization, political party tell you it is so.

The election is Tuesday, October 4th. Most polls in Minnesota are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. There should be plenty of time to get out and make your voice heard. If you have an opinion about the country's direction, then you need to vote. If you don't vote, then you get the country you deserve.

Depending on where you look, the race is either tightening or there's no contest. If your candidates are ahead in the polls, you cannot afford to be complacent and just assume that your candidate will win. They most definitely need your vote to win. If your candidates are behind in the polls, you cannot expect them to pull ahead without your vote. There's no such thing as a slam dunk in presidential elections anymore. One only needs to look at the last two races to see that.

Your vote does matter. Don't waste this opportunity.

To find out if you are eligible to vote and how to register at the polls in Minnesota, follow THIS LINK. It will direct you to all the places you need to go to find out how and where and when. Thanks.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN OUT THERE IN RADIO LAND

For those of you who didn't get a chance to trick or treat on-line this morning with us, we offer you this visual feast for your ear holes.

WARNING!! watch it with the lights on, and preferably not alone






Happy Halloween from Shuffle Function

Monday, October 27, 2008

ELECTION 2008: ONE WEEK LEFT!

The election is one week away. Have you registered yet? If not, don't panic. You can register at your polling place if you live in Minnesota. The first step is to follow the link to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website:

MINNESOTA S.O.S.

On this page you kind general information regarding polling times, as well as how exactly you can go about registering at your polling place. First off, are you eligible to vote?

>will you be at least 18-years-old on Election Day

>are a citizen of the United States

>have you resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding Election Day

>do you have a felony conviction record discharged, expired, or completed

>you are not under court-ordered guardianship where a court has revoked your voting rights

>you have not been ruled legally incompetent by a court of law


If you meet these requirements and are not already registered, you can register on election day. To register at your polling place on Election Day, you must have one of the following with your current name and address in the precinct to verify your residence:

  • A valid Minnesota driver’s license, learner’s permit, Minnesota ID card, or receipt for any of these
  • A valid student ID card including your photo, if your college has provided a student housing list to election officials
  • A Tribal ID card that contains your picture and signature
  • A valid registration in the same precinct under a different name or address
  • A notice of late registration sent to you by your county auditor or city clerk
  • A voter registered in the same precinct as you who can confirm your address with a signed oath
  • An employee of the residential facility where you live who can confirm your address with a signed oath


Finally, you need to figure out where you can cast your vote! Follow this link to determine where you can go to cast your vote on Tuesday, November 4th:



This election is turning out to be one of great historical significance, not only because of the major party candidates, but also because of the events swirling around the world. Every year we hear people saying that they aren't going to vote because their vote doesn't matter. The fact is that if you don't vote then you have no right to complain about what goes on in this country. If you don't vote, then you get the government you asked for, whether you like it or not.

This is important. Your vote can change the world.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

GRIND FU 2008: THE CONCLUSION!

Your hosts with the real star of the show!

On Grind-Fu Saturday it was something like 58 degrees and sunny, and in its wake a blustery gray chill has descended upon the land. It's amazing what the right combination of films, film geeks, and baked goods can do to the environment!

Thanks to everybody that showed up for the final Grind-Fu of 2008. We had a good mix of faces new and old, all sitting with vomit bag at the ready, enjoying three insanely unique films. As always, the audience approached the films with a great attitude, and a splendid time was had by all.

The draw for the night was the Blood Trilogy, but the real star of the evening was the celebratory cake, or as I like to call it: The Dessert of Ishtar. Please induldge this series of photos, because I honestly haven't been this excited to see a cake since my fifth birthday!

On the slab!

On the way!

The ceremonial altar of Ishtar!



Top Detail

Bottom Detail


Service with a smile!

THE AFTERMATH!
A truly unique cake fit for a truly unique evening of cinema.

The Grind-Fu gang will be taking a well deserved rest for the holiday season, but we intend to bring back the double features in the Spring of 2009. It has a been a blast for us to put these together and to share these films with other film geeks that enjoy movies on the edge of the mainstream.


Thanks again for all your support and feedback, and we'll see you when the weather starts getting nice again!


Shyboy

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR OCTOBER 20 - 24, 2008

OCTOBER 20, 2008 (1088)
It's the last day of the KMSU Fall Pledge Drive, so we played crappity crap crap music until a RADIO HERO called in with their pledge. The * denotes a pledge from a Radio Hero!! and the immediate stopping of the horrible vomit song.
1. David Bowie - life on mars (this was a freebie good song)
2. Disneyland Boys Choir - it's a small world
3. Alvin and The Chipmunks - I love the rainy nights
*4. Tiny Masters Of The Universe - hey Mr DJ
*5. Tom Waits - lie to me
6. Maureen McGvern - the morning after
7. Climax - precious and few
8. Anne Murray - you needed me
9. Barbara Streissand - evergreen
*10. Sonic Youth - Reena
11. Jeffrey Osbourne - on the wings of love
12. Kenny Rogers and Kim Carnes - don't fall in love with a dreamer
13. Bernie Higgins - key largo (this is Shyboy Tim's personal Kryptonite!!)
*14. Flaming Lips - the w.a.n.d.
15. Sheena Easton - morning train
*16. The Monkees - Mary Mary
17. Festus Talks About Mules
*18. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich - hold tight
19. Dionne Warwick - I'll never fall in love this way again
*20 The La's - there she goes
21. Charlene - I've never been to me (at this point in the show Shelley nearly vomited from dizziness)
THE THREAT OF A PAN FLUTE ROCK BLOCK IS DESTROYED BY MEETING GULLY'S $100 MATCHING GRANT CHALLENGE!!!!
*22. The Stooges - I wanna be your dog
23. Debby Boone - you light up my life
*24. Kelley Stoltz - ever thought of coming back
25. Barry Devorzon - Nadia's Theme
*26. Paul Westerberg - dyslexic heart
27. Albert Morris - feelings
*28. John Doe w/Neko Case - hwy 5
*29. Hot Chip - over and over
Thanks to all of the RADIO HEROES out there in radio land for helping KMSU meet our Fall Pledge Drive goal, and to Gully for so bravely stepping in to the front lines and manning the phone for the second half of the morning show.

we now proceed to our regularly sceduled programming

OCTOBER 21, 2008 (1089)
1. Ben Taylor - Dolemite
2. The Stooges - I wanna be your dog
3. Sea and Cake - up on crutches
4. The Minders - don't you stop
5. Georgie James - Henry and Hanzie
6. Social Distortion - another state of mind
7. Television - see no evil
8. The Beatifics - almost something there
9. Child Ballads - laughter from the rafters
10. The Clash - I fought the law
11. The Weeks - altar girl
12. The Legendary stardust Cowboy - dynomite
13. The Gang - fits and shadow fights
14. Bodies Of Water - water here
15. Neil Young - tonights the night
16. Albert Hammond, Jr. - borrowed time
17. Brian Jonestown Massacre - oh lord
18. The Kinks - gotta get the first plane home
19. Heavenly States - lost in the light
20. Bow Wow Wow - I want candy
21. Rolling Stones - all down the line
22. Mohammed raffi - jaan pehe chaan ho

OCTOBER 22, 2008 (1090)
1. Caesars - strawberry weed
2. Jenny Lewis w/Elvis Costello - carpet baggers
3. All Girl Summer Fun Band - not the one for me
4. TV On The Radio - halfway home
5. Pixies - monkey gone to heaven
6. Sigur Ros - inni mer sungur vitleysingur
7. Frank Zappa - sofa #2
8. Fannypack - hit it
9. Arcade Fire - anti-christ television blues
10. Elliot Smith - needle in the hay
11. Dale Frane - warm Minnesota winter
12. Dale Frane - they don't care
13. Leslie Hall - zombie killer (chastity pariah remix)
14. The Fleshtones - I was a teenage zombie
15. Donovan - season of the witch
16. Japanese Motors - single fins and safety pins
17. Jett Powers - go girl go

OCTOBER 23, 2008 (1091)
1. Eilert Pilarm - jailhouse rock
2. Gospel Gossip - revolutions in physics
3. Yo La Tengo - big day coming
4. Chubby Checker - do the zombie
5. Soul Senders - shake a tail feather
6. Terry Reid - bang bang
7. Miniature Tigers - the wolf
8. Elf Power - new world
9. Nick Lowe - and so it goes
10. T Rex - jeepster
11. The Shaggs - it's Halloween
12. Brian Jonestown Massacre - that girl suicide
13. New Order - working overtime
14. Beach Boys - god only knows
15. David Vandervelde - someone like you
16. Tim Hutt - the lottery song
17. Yoko Ono - walking on thin ice
18. Bob Dylan - someday baby
19. The Replacements - unsatisfied

OCTOBER 24, 2008 (1092)
1. Nick Drake - river man
2. Spiritualized - she kissed me (and it felt like a hit)
3. Lou Reed - what's good
4. Sloan - don't you believe a word
5. Beta Band - dry the rain
6. Wedding Present - red shoes by the drugstore
7. Tom Waits - never let go
8. David Bowie - bombers
9. Mugison - mugiboogie
10. Bob Dylan - most likely you'll go your way and I'll go mine
11. The Rutles - cheese and onions (stereo)
12. Paul Westerberg - runaway wind
13. Soft Boys - tonight
14. John Cale - perfect
15. Some Girls - is this what I've been waiting for
16. Pete Townsend - rough boys
17. The Specials - ghost town

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR OCTOBER 13 - 17, 2008

OCTOBER 13, 2008 (1083)
1. Cheap Trick - surrender
2. Dondero Accapella Choir - runaway
3. Black Box Revelation - I think I like you
4. Johnny Burnette - train kept a rolling
5. Simon and Garfunkel - only living boy in New York
6. The Replacements - Alex Chilton (alt version)
7. The Who - my generation
8. Dondero Accapella Choir - just you and me
9. Sonic Youth - dirty boots
10. Lake - blue ocean blue
11. N*E*R*D* - everyone nose
12. Sea Wolf - your'e a wolf
13. They Might Be Giants - pet name
14. Tom Waits - kentucky Avenue
15. Frank Black - headache

OCTOBER 14, 2008 (1084)
1. James Brown - doing ot to death
2. David Byrne and Celia Cruz - loco de amour
3. Beth Orton - Carmella (Four Tet Remix)
4. Judson Fountain - two boys in a haunted house
5. The Cramps - TV set
6. Brian Eno and David Byrne - America's waiting
7. Deerhoof - matchbook seeks maniac
8. Dondero Accapella Choir - shock the monkey
9. Marianne Faithfull - I'm a loser (mono)
10. The Kinks - victoria
11. Marianne Faithfull - last song
12. St. John Greene - help me close the door
13. David Byrne - neighborhood
14. Beach Boys - sail on sailor
15. Leonard Cohen - suzanne
16. Blood Sweat and Tears - lucrettia macevil

OCTOBER 15, 2008 (1085)
1. Screaming Lord Sutch - she's falling in love with a monster
2. Love As Laughter - holy
3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - travelin' band
4. George Harrison - all things must pass (demo)
5. Petty Booka - let's talk dirty in Hawaiin
6. Dondero Accapella Choir - let me live
7. Queen - your'e my best friend
8. R.E.M. - star 69
9. Jack Skellington - this is halloween
10. Wolf Parade - the grey estates
11. Baskervilles - smash
12. Kelley Stoltz - wave goodbye
13. Mike Wagner and The Bops - 3 little pigs
14. Velvet Underground - all tomorrow's parties
15. Grant Hart - 2541
16. Dondero Accapella Choir - age of aquarius/let the sunshine in

OCTOBER 16, 2008 (1086)
1. Ladyhawke - the dugout
2. Electralane - tram 21
3. Nada Surf - armies walk
4. Komeda - boogie woogie rock n roll
5. Elmore James - shake your money maker
6. Quantic Soul Orchestra - pushin' on
7. Hank Williams - lost highway
8. Half Japanese -miracles happen every day
9. Yo La Tengo - autumn sweater
10. The Byrds - hickory wind
11. The Breeders - drivin' on 9
12. Sugar - if I can't change your mind
13. Husker Du - you can live at home
14. Dondero Accapella Choir - sweet Jane
15. Husker Du - standing in the rain
16. Sugar - gee angel

OCTOBER 17, 2008 (1087)
"POLKA TILL YOU PUKE" with special guests Ambrose Kodet on Concertina and Maude Luskey on Polka Fan!!!

1. Roger Harrison - mule skinner blues
2. Ambrose Kodet - let's have a party
3. Rodney Riston Presents The Swiss Sisters - out behind the barn
4. John Check and The Wisconson Dutchmen - get along home
5. Dick Rogers - kiss my brass polka
6. Ambrose Kodet - grass is green
7. Frankie Yankovic - Milwaukee polka
8. Jerry Schneider Orchestra - old lager polka
9. Ivan Kahle Band - dizzy chap polka
10. Al Mayes and The Swinging Laendler - red headed polka
11. The Bradleys - New York New York
12. Karl Hartwich and the Country Dutchmen - I love Little Willy
13. Ambrose Kodet - saddlehorse polka
14. Ambrose Kodet - gold dust polka
15. Dad and The Brown Boys - proud Mary
16. Dick Rogers - no beer today
17. Johnny Check and The Wisconsin Dutchmen - shake rattle and roll
18. Marv and Carol Nissel - bartenders polka
19. Jerry Dostal - she's too fat for me polka
20. Ambrose Kodet - Vienna forever
21. Frankie Yankovic - just because
22. Myron Floren - chitty chitty bang bang polka
23. Polka Beats - Folsom Prison blues
24. Ambrose Kodet - concertina polka

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR OCTOBER 6 - 10, 2008

OCTOBER 6, 2008 (1078)
1. The Kinks - nothing in this world can stop me worrying 'bout that girl
2. Tom Tom Club - genius of love
3. Joy Division - digital
4. The Jam - a town called malice
5. Raphael Saadiq - sure hope you mean it
6. Pair Of Kings - the monster
7. Sonic Youth - Goo interview flexi disc
8. Sonic Youth - tunic (8 track demo)
9. Thee Headcoatees - all night long
10. Link Wray - ain't that lovin' you babe
11. Ronny and The Daytonnas - G.T.O.
12. Buddy Holly - not fade away
13. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - red right hand
14. Dandy Warhols - boys better
15. Hasil Adkins - chicken walk
16. Guided By Voices - I am a tree
17. Wilco - heavu metal drummer
18. Flying Burritto Brothers - Christine's tune (devil in disguise)
19. Jr Walker and The Allstars - shake and fingerpop
20. Quintron - miniature breakdown

OCTOBER 7, 2008 (1079)
1. Rick Nelson - my babe
2. The Plugz - red eye #9
3. The Clash - safe european home
4. The Beach Boys - baby blue eyes
5. Modern Lovers - modern world
6. Magnetic Fields - poppa was a rodeo
7. King Khan and The Shrines - tell me
8. James Brown - bring it up (hipsters avenue)
9. Lou Reed and John Cale - nobody but you
10. The Trashmen - surfin' bird
11. Brian Jonestown Massacre - oh lord
12. Faux Jean - g a go-go
13. Edwin Collins - a girl like you
14. Go Home Productions - rapture riders
15. Auggie Garcia - be my guest
16. Prince - I can never take the place of your man
17. TNT - 99th floor
18. Leonard Cohen - I'm your man
19. Beatles - leave my kitten alone (mono)
20. Harry Nillson - without you
21. Shonen Knife - daydream believer

OCTOBER 8, 2008 (1080)
1. James Brown - I'll go crazy
2. Dondero Accapella Choir - satellite of love
3. Johnny Cash - when the man comes around
4. The Zombies - this will be our year
5. Sonic Youth - dirty boots (8 track demo)
6. Paul Westerberg - make your own kind of music
7. Daniel Johnston - go
8. Dondero Accapella Choir - sweet Jane
9. Deerhoof - numina o
10. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - today's lesson
11. Donovan - hurdy gurdy man
12. Ben Folds - before Cologne/Cologne
13. Claudine Longet - I think it's going to rain today
14. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - paralyzed

OCTOBER 9, 2008 (1081)
1. The Beatles - dear prudence (mono)
2. Dondero Accapella Choir more than a feeling
3. Dirtbombs - the thing
4. John Lennon - stand by me
5. The Contours - can you jerk like me
6. Bob Dylan - dignity (piano demo)
7. The Ramones - Sheena is a ounk rocker
8. Dondero Accapella Choir - isn't it time
9. John Lennon - crippled inside
10. Fiery Furnaces - crystal clear
11. Bob Ridgely - she was a mow mow
12. Bob Dylan - most of the time
13. James Brown - it's a man's man world
14. NNB - Uruguay 1983
15. Jonathan Richman - vampire girl
16. Nico - these days
17. Soulwax - I wish/skeelo vs the breeders vs eye of the tiger
18. Chuck Berry - no particular place to go
19. Dondero Acappela Choir - cold as ice
20. John Lennon - imagine

OCTOBER 10, 2008 (1082)
1. Talking Heads - this must be the place (naive melody)
2. Al Green - take me to the river
3. Pete Townsend - let my love open the door
4. Big Star - in the street
5. Dondero Acappela Choir - missing the war
6. The Clash - police on my back
7. James Brown - licking stick
8. The Ting Tings - that's not my name
9. David Byrne and Brian Eno - one fine day
10. David Byrne and Brian Eno - poor boy
11. LCD Soundsystem - losing my edge
12. Five Blobs - beware of the blob
13. Dondero Accapella Choir - burning down the house
14. Blur - boys and girls
15. Rolling Stones - start me up
16. The Fleshtones - all around the world
17. The Cramps - tear it up

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FINAL GRIND-FU FOR CHA!

Hey, KMSU Listener! You just helped your favorite radio station meet its Fall Pledge Drive goal! How are you gonna celebrate? How about with a triple feature of bloody cinematic classics?

THE FINAL GRIND-FU
CINEMA OF 2008!


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25th @ 7:00 pm
WIECKING 220 AUDITORIUM

ON THE CAMPUS OF MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

The final Grind-Fu of the year is almost upon us, and it is shaping up to be the ghastliest one of them all! You're gonna want to be there as we screen three of the bloodiest and most unusual films ever produced.


DUE TO THE GRAPHIC NATURE OF THESE FILMS, NO ONE UNDER 17 WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT PARENT OR GUARDIAN!


The first 50 people will be provided with complimentary emergency vomit bags, should the features become too much to bear!

Bring your own junk food and friends and join us for what is guaranteed to be a night of cinema unlike anything you've ever seen on the big screen!

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

Sunday, October 19, 2008

NO HOLDS BARRED RADIO





Looks like we gotta do what we gotta do to wrap up the pledge drive folks. Tomorrow morning Tim and I will resort to using SCARE TACTICS in order to get a pledge for KMSU.

How does this work? Well it is really very simple. We will play really crappy music until someone calls and makes a pledge. The second we get a pledge, we stop the crap and play the awesome music you are accustomed to hearing on Shuffle Function.



You think these pictures are scary??!! Well you haven't heard anything yet (yeah I realize that makes no sense, but you're scared now aren't you)!!!! I just spent five minutes trying to find a photo of a stringy quilt, but thought it best not to push it.

So Radio Heroes, this message is your call to arms. Tune in at 6 am for Shuffle Function and be sure to keep the bad music from ever seeing the light of day. Your pledge equals good music, it is just that easy. If we don't get any radio heroes pledging it will be sheer hell tomorrow. We can avoid this Shuffle Function listeners.

Extra added bonus - if we reach the goal of the Pledge Drive during the morning show we will end the drive a.s.a.p. and return to business as usual, playing the music you love.

You have been warned - Radio Heroes heed the clarion call to action!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

FALL PLEDGE DRIVE UPDATE - no FreeBird yet, well maybe a little FreeBird

We at the Shufflefunction Conglomocorplex have just one more day (Monday) to appeal to your pledge drive giving tendencies on the air, and I wanted to give you a little update as to where we are at. Gully appropriately set our pledge drive goal a bit lower this time around, given the signs of the time, and we are 75% of the way there.

It is very "doable" listeners. In fact you can pledge right now!! Donate on-line at www.kmsu.org or drop us an email with your name and contact information at shufflefunction@hotmail.com We will do all the paperwork for you. Scroll down our blog to get a look-see at the swag available to you as a thank you for your vote of confidence and your pledge.

We are soooooooooooo close. If you have already pledged, then you are awesome, but use the weekend to peer pressure the bejezus out of friends or family that you know have not yet made their call to KMSU. The phone number is 389 - 5678 or 1-800-456-7810. Spread that peer pressure love around!!

We will continue to keep you updated, and tune in on Monday for more information. And now as promised, just a little FreeBird, courtesy of Mo and Jo.



Shelley

Thursday, October 16, 2008

IF IT'S OCTOBER, IT MUST BE POLKA 'TIL YOU PUKE!



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION MORNING SHOW PRESENTS

POLKA 'TIL YOU PUKE!


It's the return of the beloved Fall Pledge Drive ritual! Two hours of polka, featuring like concertina from regular guest Ambrose, as well as live polka fans, and loads and loads of vinyl spun on our beautiful dual turntables! Join us from six to eight in the morning on 89.7 fm Mankato or 91.3 fm In Austin, as well as online at kmsu.org. It's always a good time, gang!

Thanks to everybody that has pledged so far during this drive. Your belief in the programming KMSU presents is pretty humbling and inspiring, and we can't do it without you. If you haven't pledged yet, we hope that you will seriously consider it. Any amount makes a huge difference, and you can rest easy knowing that your donation is an investment in seriously independent radio.

Scroll down the page to check out the swag!

Upcoming events:
Saturday, October 25th @ 7 pm
GRIND-FU CINEMA: THE FINAL SHOW OF 2008!


Thursday, October 30th @ 6 pm

SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE!

Join us for this Halloween tradition! Shelley hauls out her vast collection of old "as seen on television" vinyl compilation records and then we let the radio gods have their way with us! You see, we number all the records and then put the numbers in a magic hat. We then randomly draw numbers, flip a coin to determine the side we play, and then roll dice to determine the playlist. We have no idea what the future holds for us during these shows, but hopefully the radio gods will be smiling on us. We've had some shows that were so bad that we honestly thought about giving up doing these shows all together, so keep your fingers crossed!

Once again, please call with your pledges @ 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810. You can also drop us an e-mail at shufflefunction@hotmail.com with your name, address, phone number, pledge amount, and the swag you might like, and we'll send you a bill.

The important thing to do is just pledge. Any amount makes a difference. Please scroll down the page and take a look at the really cool premiums we have for you as thanks for your generosity. KMSU HAS THE BEST LISTENERS IN THE WORLD!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

FALL (of civilization) PLEDGE DRIVE! YAY!

As you may have noticed, we're in a pledge drive. This is something that KMSU does a couple of times a year to ask for your financial support. You see, the generosity of listeners like you counts for 30% of our annual operating budget. Without your support our little station on the hill can't stay open for business. Without your help we'd be unable to continue providing you with the kind of unique programming that you obviously have noticed cannot be found anywhere else on the radio dial.

Thank you to everybody that has dug in their pockets and thrown some of their hard earned cash our way. You are the true radio heroes, and we truly and deeply appreciate your belief in what we do.

If you are one of the listeners out there that has not yet contributed, we hope you'll take a moment and consider the role that KMSU plays in your life. Maybe you wake up every morning with Shuffle Function, or hear some of the greatest jazz you'll ever hear from Maverick Slim or The Prez. Perhaps you take a couple of hours on Sundays and listen to the double threat of quality that is Le Show and This American Life. Maybe you appreciate the fact that you can hear some pretty kick ass folk music on Tuesday nights from Mankato radio legend Bruce Davis, or on Sundays with Dave on Listen to Your Folks. Let's not forget the fantastic world music you can hear on Saturday nights, or the eclectic mix of genres you can discover weekdays at two o'clock, or Mo on Wednesday nights! And how about a little show called World Cafe, huh?

Look, we could go on and on listing all the things that are great about KMSU. Odds are you probably already know this stuff, and we're just preaching to the choir. Again, if you are one of the folks that has already done their part to keep all these amazing things on the FM dial, we thank you profoundly. If you are one of the folks that hasn't chipped in... well, why haven't you?

Well, our guess is that for many of you it has to do with what we hear about constantly on the news.

Hey, we're not oblivious to the situation going on in the country and the world. Like you, most of the folks at KMSU are a bit on the news junkie tip, with a side order of political interest. We are just as concerned about what is going on as everybody else.

You can imagine our chagrin at having to hold a pledge drive under these circumstances.

Believe me when I tell you that nobody at this station is exactly Mr. or Mrs. Moneybags. We're a station built by folks that are from your community. People that volunteer their time to put together some really kick ass shows, and do it for no monetary compensation. They do it for the station, and the love of the music they play, and for the community. The only reward they receive is your feedback, and your generosity during pledge drive time.

We all have priorities. Family is first, without question. You gotta pay your bills, too. These things are obvious. What we're hoping to convince you to do is to make an investment in Quality of Life. Not just your quality of life, but the quality of life of your community as well. We hear all the time from folks that move to the area from larger communities about how they simply cannot believe that a station this good is on the air in a community this size. We hear it A LOT. This is what makes KMSU so remarkable in our eyes: It is a station of incredible diversity and quality, and it is being put together by folks from your towns and neighborhoods.

This is radio by the people for the people.

With this station every single pledge makes a difference. a $20 pledge is just as significant as a $100 or $1000 pledge, and every single one of these pledges goes towards keeping the radio miracle that is KMSU on the air. You are making a huge difference with every single donation.

I believe it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who once said "the only thing we have to fear is bad radio" or something like that. I was flipping through channels and stopped on the History Channel when the phone rang, so I may have mis-heard. But whether he really did say that or not, we as KMSU listeners can agree with the sentiment.

Weird economic times make everybody vulnerable, and it makes public radio outlets that rely on community support vulnerable, too.

Please look at the place that KMSU holds in your life, and then ask yourself what it is worth to keep this station around. Around not just for now, but for future generations. Again, every contribution matters, and if you want to make payments, you can. REPEAT: YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PLEDGE PAYMENTS IN INSTALLMENTS! You don't have to have a huge chunk of change to throw at us immediately. You can spread your donation out over time, if you would like.

Call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 and make your pledge. You can put it on a credit card, or we can send you a bill. And let me once again point out that YOU CAN MAKE PAYMENTS IN INSTALLMENTS. If it is easier to make a pledge on the interweb, write to us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com with your name, address, phone number, and the amount of your pledge and we will send you a bill. Anything we can do to make it easy for you is o.k. by us.

Now, we have some premiums that we offer at certain levels. Here's what is available to you, should you need some additional persuasion:

$25 - FINDERS KEEPERS 6 CD (Shuffle Function exclusive)





Yes, it's volume 6 of this eccentric series of discs, and it is pretty damn wonderful. This time around the Shuffle Function artisans have assembled a wonderful collection of popular pop songs performed with the type of enthusiasm that can only be shown by High School choirs. Kids, if the choir would have performed stuff like this when I was in High School I probably would have stopped watching Brady Bunch and joined in. Then again, Marcia was/is pretty hot.

This just might be our favorite edition yet in the series, and it is guaranteed to put a smile on your face with its enthusiastic and occasionally misguided versions of rock and roll favorites. Get yours today!

$50 - ALL NEW KMSU T-SHIRT!



It has been far too long since we've had a new KMSU shirt to offer, so here it is! Sporting the brand new KMSU logo on the front, and the all too true slogan "I helped pay for KMSU's new radio tower and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt" on the back, this shirt offers you street cred that only a public radio station can bring. Please specify size.

$65 - THE RAG AND A COASTER COMBO (for smart shoppers!)

Let's say you have too much taste to limit yourself to only one premium, but simply don't have the pocket change to go nuts. KMSU hears you loud and clear! By pledging $65 dollars you can get both the new KMSU shirt and Finders Keepers 6! We're bundling them together and passing the savings on to you!

$100 - I GOT THE FEELIN': JAMES BROWN IN THE 60s 3-DVD SET!


This is an incredible DVD collection that highlights both a titan of music and a historic period in our nation's history. From the Shout Factory website:

No one had the feelin’ quite like James Brown did. From his early start singing in a prison gospel group, to his transformation into “Soul Brother No. 1” in the late 1960s, to ultimately claiming the title of “The Godfather Of Soul,” James had the feelin’. And it was so real and so powerful that it jumped the color barrier and grabbed hold of black and white audiences alike.

This DVD collection pays tribute not only to James Brown’s enormous contribution to American music, but also reveals his often overlooked impact on American race relations. Including two discs’ worth of rare live performances and a third DVD containing an in-depth look at the moment James Brown emerged as a political and social ambassador, I Got The Feelin’—James Brown In The ’60s is a fitting tribute to the man and the times.

Disc 1: The Night James Brown Saved Boston The night after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, with America’s inner cities bursting into flames, James Brown was scheduled to perform at the Boston Garden. What happened there changed him forever. This documentary, which premiered at SXSW and was shown on VH1, is an amazing look back at one heroic moment in James Brown’s life as a performer, a public figure and a man.

Disc 2: James Brown Live At The Boston Garden, April 5, 1968 With America’s cities reeling from shock, then sorrow and anger, this is James Brown’s Boston Garden concert as it was videotaped and broadcast that fateful night.

Disc 3: James Brown Live At The Apollo ’68 This was one of a series of concerts James Brown performed at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem in March of 1968. This performance was taped in color and broadcast on television as Man To Man.


This is an amazing package, folks, and you're not going to want to pass it up. I know Shelley and myself are personally pledging to get this, but we're hopelessly music geeky.

$100 - KMSU DAY SPONSOR!

As a day sponsor you can dedicate a day's worth of programming to something you find significant: An anniversary, a birthday, the fishing opener, comedy albums, the birthday or anniversary of a significant musician or musical event, and so on and so on and so on. We've done them all, and we're certainly up for whatever you can imagine. You can pick out certain music you'd like to hear, as well as craft a special announcement that can be read throughout the day. We're ready to work with you!

$100 - PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR A DAY! (Shuffle Function exclusive)

This is a premium that has proven so popular we have had to limit it to 20 per pledge drive. Why? Because otherwise we might never get to do our own show! What do you get as a PD4AD? You get to come up to the station some morning between 6-8 a.m and control the musical destiny of not just Minnesota and Northern Iowa, but the world! You program the playlist, and we just put buttons and talk too much! You also get the new KMSU T-shirt, a copy of Finders Keepers 6, and a CD copy of your show to prove to your friends and neighbors that you actually were up at an insane hour of the day!

Being a Program Director really is a lot of fun, and we enjoy the opportunity to put faces to the names and voices of the folks that help keep our show on the air. Folks have already snapped some of them up, so act now before they are gone!


Thanks again to all of you, not just for your financial support, but for your support in general. Everybody at KMSU works hard to present some pretty special programming, and we hope you enjoy it and find it pledge worthy.

Call or write now with your pledge. Thanks.

Shyboy