Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Random Stuff Posted with GUSTO!!!

This afternoon I find myself stoked up on coffee and having a few hours of free time, so let's get down to business and talk odd links shop.

I've mentioned the trailer for the film Dead Snow several times on the morning show, and I have even dragged friends over to my laptop to watch the following clip. It has all the makings of a brilliant film: zombies, Nazis, chain saws and snow. Roger Ebert said it is a film composed entirely of cliches, but until I see the entire film, I am willing to give it the benefit of the doubt based on this amazing trailer.

Sadly this film is currently only being shown in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Hopefully it will be released on DVD soon, or maybe The Lagoon or Uptown Theater will get their hands on it. Let's all cross our fingers.

One movie that I am quite sure will make it to Mankato is Where The Wild Things Are. I know that Tim posted the trailer for this on the blog previously, but I am going to post it again for comparison's sake. So watch it quickly and familiarize yourself with it's nuances.

I can't wait to see this movie - again based completely on the amazing trailer for the film, oh.....and Spike Jonze.....and Dave Eggers. Somebody out there in video land got the bright idea to bring another classic childhood book into the mix, the book called Everyone Poops. Even if you have never read this book, you will get a kick out of this "trailer".

A big thank you to Bill for a link to this amazing clip of one of our favorites, William Shatner. He is in his element here - performing Sarah Palin's resignation speech in his own special spoken word way on Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show. Follow this link to watch the clip in it's entirety:

And while we are on the spoken word/beat poetry kick, let's share some Bingo Gazingo clips. Bingo is from New York and performs his songs anywhere that he might find an audience. Shyboy Tim and myself have spoken with him numerous times, and he even did a freestyle promo for us on Shuffle Function. He is a culture vulture, and my of his songs reflect that interest. Here is a clip of him performing at the WFMU Record Fair in 2006. Warning: you will have to tilt your head.

Here is another live clip of Bingo Gazingo performing at the Bowery Poetry Club. The quality isn't great, but his enthusiastic delivery needs no excuses.

Last but not least, I want to post the following promos made by the fine people behind LOST about the upcoming final season. If you are as addicted to this show as I am, then you are dying of anticipation. Did Juliet really start things from scratch with the nuclear bomb, which means that the plane crash never happened? These promos would certainly lead us to believe that -

I don't know what the final season will have in store for us. Is it going to be a Momento rip-off? Are they just teasing us with these notions? I don't think I have ever been so keyed up to watch the end of a TV series ever. If a snow globe is included, I am just going to cry.

ALL RIGHT. That's it for me. Coming up soon POP MUSIC PAJAMA PARTIES every Thursday night this August. Tune in every Thursday night at 6 p.m. to hear an entire show dedicated to some of our favorite musicians.

AUGUST 6 - our Covers Show
AUGUST 13 - Francois Hardy
AUGUST 20 - Sonic Youth
AUGUST 27 - The Kinks

Information on August's Grind-Fu Cinema coming right up too !!


Sunday, July 26, 2009



JULY 20, 2009 (1281)
1. R.E.M. - man 0n the moon
2. Wilco - bull black nova
3. Television - see no evil
4. Half Japanese - on the one hand
5. Sonic Youth - what we know
6. Joy Division - these days
7. Jefferey Lewis and The Junkyard - the upside down cross
8. Holly Golightly - your love is mine
9. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - today's lesson
10. The Smiths - meat is murder
11. Devo - gut feeling
12. Pixies - dig for fire
13. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - beware your only friend
14. David Byrne and Brian Eno - life is long
15. Bob Dylan - it's all good
16. They Might Be Giants - till my head falls off
17. Tiga - shoes
18. Gang Of Four - naturals not in it
19. Flat Duo Jets - hoy hoy

JULY 21, 2009 (1282)
1. Cat Stevens - trouble / tea for the tillerman
2. James Chance - superbad
3. The Touchtone Tuners - jocko homo
4. Beastie Boys - intergalactic
5. Beatles - rain (stereo)
6. Velvet Underground - sweet nuthin'
7. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - one more heartache
8. Kinks - strangers
9. Belle and Sebastian - the state I am in (BBC Sessions)
10. Sonic Youth - teenage riot
11. Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3 - I'm falling
12. Lackthereofs - what a fool believes
13. Handsome Family - moving furniture around
14. The Dead Weather - 3 birds
15. The Dead Weather - 60 feet tall
16. Black Sabath - fairies wear boots
17. XTC - mayor of Simpleton
18. Morrissey - the more you ignore me the closer I get
19. Dean Milan - do it like a dog

JULY 22, 2009 (1283)
1. Etta James - tell Mamma
2. Elmore James - rollin' and tumblin'
3. Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears - big booty woman
4. Sonic Youth - bull in the heather
5. Ceasars -strawberry weed
6. Marvin Gaye - got to give it up part 1
7. Portugal The Man - lovers in love
8. Carla Thomas - b-a-b-y
9. Curtis Mayfield - superfly
10. Yo La Tengo - pass the hatchet, I think I'm goodkind
11. The Replacements - I can't hardly wait
12. Animal Collective - guys eyes
13. Awesome Coulour - come and dance
14. Stooges - 1969
15. Wild Man Fischer - monkeys vs donkeys
16. Blue Skies For Blackhearts - Jenny and Steve
17. Jay Reatard - an ugly death
18. Radiohead - paranoid android
19. U2 - zoo station
20. R.E.M. - living well is the best revenge
21. Soft Boys - tonight

JULY 23, 2009 (1284)
1. Afghan Whigs - what jail is really like
2. Feelies - everybodys got something to hide (except me and my monkey)
3. Art Brut - formed a band
4. Theoretical Girls - theoretical girls
5. Beat Happening - knick knack
6. Rolling Stones - jigsaw puzzle
7. Creedence Clearwater Revival - bad moon rising
8. Jayhawks - waiting for the sun
9. John Lee Hooker - one bourbon, one scotch, one beer
10. Nashville Teens - tobacco road
11. Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich - hold tight
12. Kate Bush - love and anger
13. Led Zeppelin - kashmir
14. The Who - a quick one (while he's away)
15. Patti Smith - Kimberley
16. Yacht - the afterlife
17. LCD Soundsystem - too much love
18. Cheap Trick - if you want my love
19. INXS - this time
20. Flat Duo Jets - mexicali baby
21. Unknown - I sing about blue

JULY 24, 2009 (1285)
1. Leslie Hall - zombie killer
2. World party - is it like today?
3. The Waterboys - a life of Sundays
4. Roky Erickson - I walked with a zombie
5. 13th Floor Elevators - slip inside this house
6. Clem Snide - I love the unknown
7. Serge Gainsbourg and Brigette BArdot - ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
8. Siouxsie and The Banshees - dazzle
9. The Symbols - do the zombie
10. Leslie Hall - zombie killer
11. Sugar - gee angel
12. Guided By Voices - I am a tree
13. The Clash - police and thieves
14. Deadbolt - Billy's dead
15. Night of The Living Dead soundtrack radio reports
16. Flametrick Subs - creepy dead folk
17. Southern Culture On The Skids - zombiefied
18. Quintron - miniature breakdown
19. The Hold Steady - stuck between stations
20. Social Distirtion - ring of fire
21. The Fleshtones - I was a teenage zombie

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Hey! This is the first ever Grind Fu to be messed up due to FIRE! That's right! A transformer blew and filled the entire building with smoke, cutting the power, and forcing us to relocate to Armstrong Hall.

Unfortunately, the disc for Pathogen and the locally produced short was in the DVD player, and with the power off we couldn't retrieve it. As a result we will be showing them during the September Grind Fu Cinema. Apologies to everybody.

The new setting wasn't as good as the usual Grind Fu theater, but it got us through White Zombie.



Hey, Grind-Fu Fans! Gotta warn you that if you are coming to Grind-Fu Cinema, we currently have a power outtage! We have no power in the building! WE NEVER EXPECTED THIS TO HAPPEN!

It's only about 20 to seven right now, so hopefully it will be ready to go. However, at this time we are looking at a late start (unknow as to when) or the possible cancellation. We're gonna hang out for a while, but they have to call in an electrician. BOOOOOOOO!

Monday, July 20, 2009


Saturday, July 25th @ 7:00 pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Join us for another great night of weird movies on Saturday, July 25th! We're featuring zombie movies this month, and it's all free! Bring your own junk food and sodas and settle in for an evening of movies you'll either never forget or will wish you could. Grind-Fu Cinema is a free monthly double feature held the last Saturday of each month.


We will see you there!!!


JULY 13, 2009 (1276)
1. The Fleshtones - shadowline (to J Conrad)
2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - travelin' band
3. Beastie Boys - shake your rump
4. The T.S.U. Tornadoes - getting the corners
5. The Playbacks - little Lisa
6. The Plugz - el clavo y la cruz
7. The Clash - last gang in town
8. Lou Rawls - I just wanna make love to you
9. Howlin' Wolf - rockin' daddy
10. Prince - forever in my life
11. Bobby Lee Cook and The Explosions - untitled jam
12. Bay City Rollers - rebel rebel
13. Faces - debris
14. Motorhead - leaving here
15. Marianne Faithfull - black coffee
16. Rolling Stones - if you can't rock me
17. Full Time Men - one more time
18. John Cale - fear is a man's best friend
19. The Fuzztones - ward 81
20. Traffic - low sparks of high heeled boys
21. Los Shains - tenemos que irnos de aqui
22. The Beatles - it's all too much

JULY 14, 2009 (1277)
1. The Speedies - 1-2-3
2. The Go - summers gonna be my girl
3. Those Darlins' - hung up on me
4. The Undertones - teenage kicks
5. Kasabian - cut off
6. The Builders and The Butchers - vampire lake
7. Wilco - I'm the man who loves you
8. Grandmaster Flash - adventures of flash on the wheels of steel
9. Beck - sexx laws
10. Parliament - mothership connection (star child)
11. Rolling Stones - sway
12. Flaming Lips - race for the prize
13. Minutemen - political song for Michael Jackson
14. Francoise Hardy - je ne sias pas ce que je veux
15. Prince - ol' skool company
16. Stormy - the devestator
17. Pixies - wave of mutilation
18. Dondero Acappela Choir - roundabout
19. X - see how we are
20. Neil Young - ordinary people
21. Stark Effect - bunny rabbits, satan, cheese and milk

JULY 15, 2009 (1278)
1. Zombies - this will be our year
2. Ellen McIwaine - can't find my way home
3. Gingerbread Patriots - a story of people
4. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - walk a hot wind
5. Jens Lekman - black cab
6. Joy Division - shadowplay
7. Jimmy - you suck like an abalone
8. Lou Reed - man of good fortune
9. LCD Soundsystem - North American scum
10. Kraftwerk - trans europe express
11. The New Standards - love is the law
12. Lolita #18 - video killed the radio star
13. David Bowie - look back in anger
14. Her Space Holiday - forever and a day
15. The Chambers Brothers - all strung out over you
16. The Dudley Corporation - what a human does
17. Sonic Youth - into the groove(y)
18. Velvet Underground - all tomorrow parties
19. Nurse with Wound and Tiny Tim and Current 93 - just what do you think about the anti-christ
20. Eric Burdon and War - tobacco road
21. Johnny Burnette - train kept a rollin'
22. R.E.M. - perfect circle
23. Don and Juan - what's your name

JULY 16, 2009 (1279)
1. Desmond Dekker - Israelites
2. The High Strung - I never saw it as union
3. Graham Bond - long tall shorty
4. Stereolab - metronomic underground
5. Miho Hatori - barracuda
6. Booker T and The M.G.s - bootleg
7. The Kills - telephone radio Germany
8. Soulwax - I wish
9. The Clash - armegeddeon time
10. Ladyhawk - I don't always know what your'e saying
11. The Monkees - porpoise song
12. Johnossi - glory days to came
13. Jackie Brenston and The Delta Cats - rocket 88
14. Ike and Tina Turner - whole lotta love
15. Son Volt - down to the wire
16. Isaac Hayes - I stand accused
17. Modern Lovers - modern world
18. Le Tigre - deceptacon
19. International Noise Conspiracy - capitalism stole my virginity
20. Calvin Johnson - rabbit blood
21. The Beatles - I'm down
22. Gito Gito Hustler - natural love love star
23. Seth Kaufman - get your love stole
24. The Wrens - faster gun
25. T Rex - 20th century boy
26. Sea Ray - revelry

JULY 17, 2009 (1280)
1. Michael and The Jesters - screwdriver
2. Beatles - ticket to ride (stereo)
3. Nick Drake - time has told me
4. T Bone Burnett - seven times hotter than hell
5. Capitol Years - lucky
6. Pelle Carlberg - musik byran makes me wanna smoke crack
7. Boy Lest Likely To - be gentle with me
8. NWA - express yourself
9. Apples In Stereo - play tough
10. The Replacements - within your reach
11. Klaus Nomi - after the fall
12. Animal Collective - did you see the word?
13. Red Shadow The Economics Rock and Roll Band - understanding Marx
14. Laura Viers - secret someones
15. Damned - ballroom blitz
16. Mugison - mugiboogie
17. The Mamas and The Papas - saw her again
18. Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
19. Spectors - rhubarb ruby
20. Sonic Youth - the diamond sea
21. Led Zeppelin - communication breakdown
22. Mel Smith - pretty plaid skirt
23. The Shandells - gorilla
24. The Clash - straight to hell


JULY 6, 2009 (1271)
1. The Outsiders - Jack the ripper
2. Portland Cello Project w/Thao - beat (health,life,fire)
3. The Kinks - sleepwalker
4. Heavenly States - lost in the light
5. Belle and Sebastian - lazy line painter Jane
6. Band Of Skulls - light of the morning
7. Quintron - love is like a blob
8. Stiff Little Fingers - suspect device
9. Love Is Chemicals - larger on teh screen
10. The Free Design - bubbles
11. Nick Drake - pink moon
12. The Jesus and Mary Chain - just like honey
13. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - mercy seat
14. Black Moth Super Rainbow - tooth decay
15. Bears - please don't
16. Them - I can only give you everything
17. Apostle Of Hustle - easy speaks
18. Beatles - rock n roll music (stereo)
19. Faux Jean - g a-go-go
20. Beach Boys - baby blue eyes
21. Imperial Teen - shim sham
22. Bell XI - the great defector
23. Brian Jonestown Massacre - not if you were the last Dandy in the world
24. Rocky Erickson - don't slander me

JULY 7, 2009 (1272)
1. Olivia Tremor Control - silverbug
2. Pink Floyd - astronomy domine
3. Sonic Youth - no way
4. The Lovelies - weekender man
5. Syd Barrett - wined and dined
6. T Rex - jeepster
7. The Jam - town called malice
8. Pink Floyd - arnold layne
9. Frank Black - atlantis
10. Syd Barrett - dark globe
11. Wooden Shjips - sol 07, pt. 1
12. 13th Floor Elevators - slip inside this house
13. Syd Barrett - if it's in you
14. Pink Floyd - interstellar overdrive
15. Jimmy Cliff - many rivers to cross
16. Sly and The Family Stone - sing a simple song
17. KC and The Sunshine Band - get down tonight

JULY 8, 2009 (1273)
1. Husker Du - 8 miles high
2. Break and Repair Method - I'm at a low
3. The Dead Trees - my friend Joan she never asks
4. The La's - there she goes
5. Morrissey - I'm throwing my arms around Paris
6. Squeeze - pulling muscles from a shell
7. The Amps - Tipp City
8. Clinic - the witch (made to measure)
9. Los Straightjackets - sasquatch
10. Manhattan Love Suicides - keep it coming
11. James Brown - doin' it to death
12. Rolling Stones - soul survivor
13. Regina Spektor - machine
14. The Replacements - answering machine
15. Doug Gilliard - sunglow (they don't know)
16. Big Audio Dynamite - medicine show
17. Stereolab - escape pod (from the world of medical observations)
18. Awesome Colour - come and dance
19. Faded Paper Figurines - dynamo
20. John Cale - perfect

JULY 9, 2009 (1274)

1. problem child
2. dirty deeds done dirt cheap
3. rock n roll damnation
4. there's gonna be some rockin'
5. live wire
6. baby please don't go
7. girls got rythym
8. t.n.t.
9. it ain't no fun waiting round to be a millionaire
10. Meat Puppets - rotten shame
11. rocker
12. it's a long way to the top (if you want to rock n roll)
13. whole lotta Rosie
14. ride on
15. highway to hell
16. let there be rock

JULY 10, 2009 (1275)
My Twin Sister STACY is the Program Director For A Day

1. Arcade Fire - no car go
2. U2 - breathe
3. R.E.M. - great beyond
4. Wilco - I'm always in love
5. The Beatles - paperback writer (stereo)
6. Oasis - wonderwall
7. Smiths - ask
8. Phantom Planet - California
9. Pearl Jam - elderly woman behind the counter
10. Ben Folds - not the same
11. The Pogues - haunted
12. Gillian Welch - wayside back in time
13. Loretta Lynn w/Jack White - Portland, Oregon
14. John Doe - Hotel Ghost
15. Guided By Voices - teenage F.B.I.
16. Arcade Fire - rebellion
17. U2 - walk on (remix)
18. Siouxsie and The Banshees - dazzle
19. The Scapes - ensign peak
20. Liz Phair - 6 ft. 1"
21. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - what's so funny about peace love and understanding

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I'm guessing that Tim hasn't mentioned it, but I bought a cell phone this week while on vacation with my family in the Twin Cities. I haven't made my mind up about it yet, but I have to admit that I am leaning towards a thumbs up. I don't wear a watch - so having a clock on hand is almost worth the price of admission alone. Now I just have to remember to turn it to silent when I'm in the movie theater!!

To complete my leap into the 21st Century, I picked up a digital camera. When I was hunting around for one, I vented with the salesman about my lack of enthusiasm for abandoning my 35 mm. He just laughed and told me, "You won't even remember you have a 35 mm camera in about a week". He is right.

Last Christmas I watched my oldest neice simply pick up her digital camera and snap a photo of herself to see what her hair looked like. It was just easier to do this than get up and walk to a mirror, she said. It was such a small action, but the idea of it really stuck with me. I have always loved taking photos, but in the last 5 years I have rarely picked up my camera. Having taken several photography classes in college, once you get a tatse of developing your own pictures you are just never satisfied with commercial developers. So I stopped. Now I can look at my photos, discard the bad ones, crop them - and even take videos!! I think my camera and I are going to be great friends. I haven't named it yet, but it is just a matter of time.

Last night I did my first self portrait shot with one of my record purchases. Mystery Record followers will recall just what I am holding:

From the salesperson at the record shop I learned that most of the musicians in HAZE are still around, in fact he said one of them was a frequent shopper. Thanks to the information on the back of the record, I now know the band member's names. I will try to track them down when I get a free moment to snoop online again. The record salesman told me he used to see HAZE play back in the day, and he said "They were REALLY good."

I'll be back on the air next Monday morning - a big thank you to Shyboy Tim for holding down the fort!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

JULY 25th: GRIND-FU!!!!

Saturday, July 25th @ 7:00 pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Join us for another great night of weird movies on Saturday, July 25th! We're featuring zombie movies this month, and it's all free! Bring your own junk food and sodas and settle in for an evening of movies you'll either never forget or will wish you could.
Grind-Fu Cinema is a free monthly double feature held the last Saturday of each month.

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

Sunday, July 05, 2009


Last Thursday night we celebrated eight years of Shuffle Function by playing the album formerly known as "Mystery" in it's entirety. While Tim and I were taping the show that morning I jotted down some random lyrics and possible song titles, thinking I'd try another google search. I'd tried this several times in the past without any success, but this time was different. One of the possible song titles I'd suggested was "I Do Love My Lady". In fact if you listened to the show Thursday night, you heard us mention that such a quirky phrasing should stick out like a sore thumb. I have to admit that this particular track wasn't my favorite, and so I'd only listened to it maybe once or twice prior to Thursday. When I did a search for "I Do Love My Lady", a soul compilation called SOULFUL THANGS Vol. 6 on the Latin Soul Label popped up. The sight allowed you to listen to each track, and it was immediately obvious that I'd found the band. They were a Minneapolis band called HAZE. Their self-titled album was released on the ASI Label in 1974, and is pictured above. I have found some information stating that they were initially called Purple Haze, but had to change it to Haze after finding out the name belonged to another group.

In a City Pages article from June 8, 2005 that listed Minnesota's 50 Greatest Hits, Dylan Hicks listed the following:

Haze I Do Love My Lady from Haze, ASI Records, 1974
Another chapter in the Twin Cities' neglected history of pre-Prince R&B, Haze, formerly Purple Haze, scratched Billboard's soul chart in March of '75 with this groovy ballad in the vein of the Stylistics and Blue Magic. Seven pieces strong on this, their lone hit, the group wheedles on bended knee with skyscraper harmonies, Paul Johnson's smooth bass rolls, Peter Johnson's organ swells, and lead singer Willy Thomas's falsetto swoops of devotion.

As we mentioned before, prior to this discovery we didn't know the band or the names of the songs. On a Japanese web site I found a track listing for the entire Haze album. We were actually pretty good guessers.

Here is Side One:
1. House On A Country Road
2. When We Were Kids
3. Waiting For The Moment
4. Higher Groove

and here is Side Two:
1. Toe Jam
2. I Do Love My LAdy
3. Are You Free?
4. Foxy World
5. Fill My Mind With Music

I am still trying to track down contact information for members of the band, as well as information on the ASI Label. I know that there were only two bands with releases on ASI, Haze and Natural Life, and I think that members from the later band might have played on the Haze record. This is all a guess on my part, but I hope to find out soon. Tim and I would love to do an interview with band members and see if we can shed some light on the test pressing record, and how it ended up in the record collection that I saved from the trash bin. Of course as I find out more information - you will all be the first to know.

A big thank you to everyone who helped out, made guesses, or played the audio track for friends. After almost three years it is hard to believe that I finally figured it out. I guess that with persistance and access to the internet you can find out absolutely everything!!

Shyboy Tim and I would love to do to an interview with as many band members as we can track down - so if you remember this band, or know where some of the band members might be today, or MAYBE YOU WERE IN THE BAND HAZE - please get in touch with us. Maybe you caught this band in action back in the day, or know more about the ASI Label - we would love to hear from you too. You can drop us an email at


JUNE 29, 2009 (1266)
1. The Electric Soft Parade - cold world
2. Nina Simone - Suzanne
3. The Heavy - that kind of man
4. War - me and baby brother
5. John Dow w/Neko Case - Hwy 5
6. Iggy and The Stooges - your pretty face is going to hell
7. From Bubblegum To Sky - clean tiger/24 Hours in your deep blue jeans
8. R.E.M. - gardening at night
9. The Shins - pressed in a book
10. Marshall Crenshaw - someday someway
11. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - who's knockin' on my door?
12. Los Bandidos - never ending love
13. Woods - gypsy hand
14. XTC - respectable street
15. The 45's - stop at nothing
16. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass - this guys in love with you
17. Greg Dulli - cigarettes
18. Guided By Voices - girls of wild stawberry
19. The Beatifics - this year's Jessica
20. The Superdupers - Batman and Robin

JUNE 30, 2009 (1267) This Show Is Dedicated to Donna Across The Hall
first hour is all Tom Waits:
1. San Diego serenade
2. walking spanish
3. Phillipino box spring hog
4. the return of Jackie and Judy
5. time
6. in the neighborhood
7. never let go
8. innocent when you dream (78)
9. I don't want to grow up
10. ol' 55
11. I hope that I don't fall in love with you
12. hang down your head

second hour is all Prince
13. let's go crazy
14. days of wild
15. little red corvette
16. she gave her angels
17. alpahabet street
18. it's going to be a beautiful night
19. the ride
20. play in the sunshine

JULY 1, 2009 (1268)
1. Half Japanese - miracles happen every day
2. Blondie - heart of glass
3. Cougars - right on
4. Bartell - summer in the city
5. Sleater Kinney - the fox
Okay - here is where we found out it is Canada Day, so to mantain an 80% Canadian Ratio, it is all Canadians from here on out!!
6. Meryn Cadell - the sweater
7. William Shatner - common people
8. Leonard Cohen - famous blue raincoat
9. B.J. Snowden - in Canada (honorary Canadian!!)
10. Gordon Lightfoot - the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (played at 45 speed to save time)
11. Rush - closer to the heart
12. DeFranco Family - heartbeat (it's a lovebeat)
13. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - big baby
14. Paul Anka - your'e having my baby
15. Terry Jacks - seasons in the sun
16. New Pornographers - hey, Snow White
17. Neil Young - tonight's the night
18. Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks - who do you love?
19. The Band - slippin' and slidin'
20. Sloan - don't you believe a word

JULY 2, 2009 (1269)
1. The Clash - complete control
2. Those Darlins - red light love
3. The Spectors - out of order
4. Redd Kross - dancing queen
5. Regina Spektor - dance anthem of the 80's
6. Specials - ghost town
7. Dinosaur Jr. - pick me up
8. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good (THE SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER)
9. The Horrors - I can't control myself
10. Elvis Costello - baby plays around
11. Sonic Youth - leaky lifeboat for Gregory Corso
12. Woods - gypsy hand
13. Roger Human Being - Boston whaler daze
14. Nick Lowe - I love the sound of breaking glass
15. Go Home Productions - rapture riders
16. Wilco - I'll fight
17. The Beatles - this boy (stereo)
18. Stereolab - the free design
19. Noonday Underground - London
20. Parlaiment - flashlight

JULY 3, 2009 (1270)
1. David Byrne and Brian Eno - help me somebody
2. The Virtues - lighten up
3. David Vandervelde - nothing no
4. Camper Van Beethoven - take the skinheads bowling
5. Conway Twitty - you've never been this far before
6. Wilco - walken
7. Violent Femmes - America is
8. Victor Lundberg - on censorship
9. We All Have Hooks For Hands - hold on, c'mon
10. New Pornographers - mass romantic
11. Viva Voce - get yr blood suked out
12. HAZE - I DO LOVE MY LADY (a track from what was the mystery album)
13. Trip Shakespeare - Lulu
14. Tom Wilson - all American boy
15. Michael Yonkers Band - kill the enemy
16. Victor Lundberg - open letter to my teenage son
17. T Rex - cosmic dancer
18. The Feelies - let's go
19. XTC - season cysle

Thursday, July 02, 2009


Wow. Wowsy - wow - wow - wow.

After having spent hours and hours trying to figure out just who and what this mystery record is, I have finally found the answer.

Not to say that all of my questions have been answered, because they haven't, but I now know the band name and the album name. It is now just a matter of time before I track down the rest of the information, but I may never know how this woman came across a test pressing of the album. That will probably always remain a mystery.

Tune in to Shuffle Function tomorrow morning for the answer - as I said I am trying to dig around for more answers (thank you Al Gore for the internets!!!). Sometime between 6 and 8 a.m. during the morning show we will let you in on the secret, and then I will put a post here on the blog with all of the information I've managed to accumulate.

I am still a little giddy from having solved this mystery. I keep thinking it would make a great Nancy Drew book title, "SHELLEY AND THE MYSTERY OF THE MYSTERY RECORD". I knew that eventually we would find out, as you heard tonight, it was just too good to remain unknown.
But it has taken several years and several hundred emails to do it. Thanks to everyone far and near that offered up suggestions, or played the audio clips for their friends. It is good to know you are not alone out there in the music geek world!!

So tune in tomorrow morning Shuffle Functioneers, and thanks once again for eight great years on the air. We really do mean it when we say that KMSU listeners are the best in the world, and we couldn't have done it with out you.