Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Rejoice, true believers! It appears that Google Books has at TON of old Weekly World News issues online for your disbelieving pleasure! If you've never read WWN, then you are in for a treat. They set the bar for years regarding tabloid sensationalism, and to this day I can't say I've seen anybody surpass it. Even if you don't read the issues, just stroll through the gallery of their covers. All masterpieces of absurdity.

This is why the interwebs were invented, people.


Sunday, December 27, 2009


DECEMBER 21, 2009 (1391)
1. James Brown - Santa Claus go straight to the ghetto
2. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - space oddity
3. Yo La Tengo - autumn sweater
4. John "Bowtie" Barstow - jingle bells
5. Of Montreal - wraithe pinned to the mist and other games
6. Bob Dylan - do you see what I see
7. Bon Iver - for Emma
8. Haze - are you free
9. Staple Singers - who took the merry out of Christmas
10. Reverend Glenn Armstrong - even Squeaky Fromme loves Christmas
11. Joy Division - digital
12. Husker Du - hate paper doll
13. The Goons - I'm walking backwards for Christmas
14. Pere Ubu - heart of darkness
15. Elvis Presley - white Christmas
16. Handsome Family - so much wine
17. Beach Boys - sail on sailor
18. Pixies - winterlong
19. Claudine Longet - snow
20. Guided By Voices - window of my world
21. New Order - love vigilantes

DECEMBER 22, 2009 (1392) Today is for Joe Strummer
1. Spinal Tap - Christmas with the devil
2. The Clash - safe European home
3. The Beatings - parts per notation
4. The Clash - radio clash
5. The Headlights - I don't mind at all
6. Loe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - coma girl
7. Ten Years After - I'd love to change the world
8. Mr. Gnome - plastic shadow
9. Redd Kross - Mary Christmas
10. The Clash - straight to hell
11. Monsters Of Folk - loosin' yo head
12. The Clash - Janie Jones
13. Pixies - dig for fire
14. Nico - my funny valentine
15. The Clash - armagedeon time
16. The Clash - clash city rockers
17. The Clash - brand new cadillac
18. Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer - redemption song

DECEMBER 23, 2009 (1393)
1. Barbie and Ken - Christmas with Barbie
2. The Sea and Cake - fuller moon
3. The Minders - don't you stop
4. Eilert Pilarm - blue Christmas
5. The Jayhawks - two angels
6. Run DMC - Christmas in Hollis
7. Lacthereofs - what a fool believes
8. Stereolab - collusion
9. The New Pornographers - don't destroy the night
10. Robyn Hitchcock - the car she used to drive
11. Rockin' Rhodes Family - Santa loves rock and roll music
12. Times New Viking - neighborhood #1 (tunnels)
13. Joy Division - she's lost control
14. Flat Duo Jets - Christmas time (hey wer'e gonna rock)
15. Beck - leopard skin pillbox hat
16. Mecco - R2D2 we wish you a Merry Christmas
17. Jimmy Castor Bunch - it's just begun
18. John Cale - Paris 1919

DECEMBER 24, 2009 (1394)
1. Senor Tonto - hooray for Santa Claus
2. The Fleshtones - super rock Santa
3. AC/DC - mistress for Christmas
4. Little Eva and Big D Irwin - I wish you a Merry Christmas
5. Jimmy - white Christmas
6. Ben Folds - lonely Christmas Eve
7. Daniel Johnston - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
8. Beatles 1968 Christmas Record 1968 (mono)
9. The Ronettes - I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
10. Band Aid - do they know it's Christmas time at all ?
11. Ed Shepp - the Christmas story
12. Andy Williams - it's the most wonderful time of the year
13. John Lennon and Yoko Ono w/Plastic Ono band and Harlem Community Choir - happy xmas (war is over)
14. The Kinks - Father Christmas
15. Slade - Merry Christmas everybody
16. MSTK 3000 - let's have a Patrick Swayze Christmas
17. Cindy Brady - Frosty the snowman
18. Bing Crosby and David Bowie - little drummer boy (peace on earth)

DECEMBER 25, 2009 (1395)
Due to Winter Storm Julian Marshall we were unable to make it to the station!
We played some archival footage of Shuffle Function Christmas past
hour one - wonderfully awful Christmas tunes from our Shuffle Function night time show two years ago
hour two - re-air the Haze interview part 1 from the night before

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Take one look out the window and you will see the raw brute force of Winter Storm Julian Marshall. His reign is in effect until 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, and before all is said and done Winter Storm Julian Marshall could be responsible for dropping almost two feet of snow! If you have to travel Shuffle Functioneers, PLEASE be careful.

We have no choice but to bow down before the power of Winter Storm Julian Marshall, and we will have to air some archival footage of Christmas past tomorrow morning. As much as we would love to be live, I just don't think it is going to be possible. From 6 to 7 a.m. we will be airing a show of exquisitely bad Christmas tunes from our Shuffle Function unbound show two years ago. From 7 to 8 a.m. we will reair our first interview with the band Haze that debuts this evening at 6 p.m. Scroll down for more information about tonights show.

Be safe everybody, and Happy Christmas.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Test Pressing Record Or: How I Learned To Stop Calling Them "Mystery Band" and To Love The Band Haze

We are now just days away from airing part one of our interviews with the band that we have for years been forced to call "The Mystery Band". Maybe forced isn't quite the right word for it, but when I came across this test pressing album almost five years ago there was little to no information on it. The only detail that I had was a hand written date, as you can see below.

There were no song titles, band name, band members, nothing at all. But there was amazing music. Our instant love for the songs we heard fueled the fire to discover who was responsible for this mystery test pressing record. As you know, it took along time to find the answer. But last June on our Shuffle Function anniversary show we discovered the band was called Haze and they were from the Twin Cities. The mystery was solved, but we still wanted more.

It was now our dream to track down the band members, tell them our story, and let them know how much we loved their music. This took a few months, but eventually contact was made and Shyboy Tim and I were able to get the full story of Haze from the band members themselves - and what a story it is! We are very excited to share this with you, our listeners. Many of you have heard our pleas for help over the years, and offered best guesses. The journey ends here.

Tune in this Thursday night at 6 p.m. for part one of our interviews with the band Haze. Part two will air a week later on New Years Eve at 6 p.m. If you want to catch both parts back to back then tune in to Shuffle Function on Friday morning from 6 to 8 a.m. on January 1, 2010.

Another programming note:

Don't cry!

The Shuffle Function morning show will be business as usual and live all week, so tune in for some Christmas tunes and some suprise give aways courtesy of our favorite Mom and Pop Record Shop, Tune Town. If you are heading out of town, don't forget that you can catch us on-line at http://www.kmsu.org/ Just click on the "Listen On-Line" option. And if you have some Christmas requests or shout outs, don't hesitate to email us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com

Happy Holidays Shuffle Functioneers - Shelley


DECEMBER 14, 2009 (1386)
1. Carrie "Princess Leia" Fisher - life day song
2. The Grates - carve your name
3. Redemption Gospel Choir - what she turned into
4. Beatles 1964 Christmas Record
5. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - my underwear froze to the clothesline
6. Mission Of Burma - ssl83
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - miles away
8. Sissywish - yeah yeah yeah
9. The New Standards - toxic
10. Beatles 1965 Christmas Record
11. John Lennon and Yoko Ono and The Plastic Ono Band w/Harlem Community Choir - happy Xmas (war is over)
12. Nick Drake - man in a shed
13. Lou Rawls - you've made me so very happy
14. Beatles 1966 Christmas Record
15. Andy Garcia - muscles
16. Blitzen Trapper - going down
17. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Mr. Songwriter
18. Velvet Underground - one of these days
19. Beatles 1967 Christmas Record
20. Harry Merry - the appetite gets satisfied each bite

DECEMBER 15, 2009 (1387)
1. Davis Bowie and Bing Crosby - little drummer boy/peace on earth
2. Rufus Thomas - bearcat
3. Bo Diddley - heart -o-matic love
4. The Creation - making time
5. Rufus Thomas - do the funky penguin (pt. 1)
6. Fleshtones - soul struttin'
7. We All Have Hooks For Hands - be loved be wild
8. Total Babe - bare bones
9. M.I.A. - paper planes
10. Rufus Thomas - walk the dog
11. David Byrne w/BPA - toe jam
12. Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five - the message
13. Sammy Davis, Jr. - keep your eyes on the sparrow
14. Rufus Thomas - breakdown
15. Red Shadow Economic Rock N Roll Band - understanding Marx
16. Sammy Davis, Jr. - plop plop fizz fizz song
17. Marrianne Faithfull - down from Dover
18. LCD Soundsystem - all my friends
19. Rufus and Carla Thomas - because I love you

DECEMBER 16, 2009 (1388)
1. Stevie Wonder - what Christmas means to me
2. Nina Simone - just like a woman
3. Dear Nora - second birthday
4. Damn Builders - shrine
5. The Spectors - I fell in love
6. Haze - higher groove
7. Wazmo Nariz - checking out the checkout girl
8. Fool's Gold - suprise hotel
9. Siouxsie and The Banshees - Hong Kong garden
10. Beatles - dear Prudence (stereo)
11. The Waitresses - Christmas weapping
12. Flaming Lips - convinced of the hex
13. Guided By Voices - the official ironman rally song
14. Gram Parsons - $1,000 wedding
15. Deerhoof - scream team
16. Sonics - louie louie
17. Black Moth Super rainbow - born on a day that the sun doesn't shine
18. Cyndi Lauper and The Minus 5 - midnight radio

DECEMBER 17, 2009 (1389)
1. Divide and Kreate - jingle Jane
2. Brian Jonestown Massacre - wisdom
3. Smiths - the boy with a thorn in his side
4. Wilco - bull black nova
5. Replacements - color me impressed
6. Stooges - I wanna be your dog
7. Twin Peaks Parody Cast - 12 days of Christmas
8. Charlatans - the only one I know
9. Nashville Teens - tobacco road
10. Rockin' Rhodes Family - winter wonderland
11. Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - easy
12. The Clash - the right profile
13. Dad and The Brown Boys - proud Mary
14. Replacements - waitress in the sky
15. Haze - waiting for the moment
16. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - less than zero
17. Al Green - take me to the river
18. Talking Heads - I'm not in love

DECEMBER 18, 2009 (1390)
Keith Richards Birthday

1. Heather Noel - Santa came on a nuclear missile
2. Keith Richards - take it so hard
3. Mudhoney - I'm now
4. The Damned - neat neat neat
5. Keith Richards - before they make me run
6. Jandek - your other man (Secret Frequency Crew remix)
7. The Sisterhood - Christmas tree peppermint
8. Meat Puppets - rotten shame
9. Rolling Stones - connection
10. The Specials - concrete jungle
11. Keith Richards - run run Rudolph
12. Rolling Stones - jigsaw puzzle
13. Social Distortion - another state of mind
14. Keith Richards - how I wish
15. Gene Marshall - all you need is a fertile mind
16. Rolling Stones - happy
17. Rolling Stones - not fade away
18. Rolling Stones - you git the silver
19. Rolling Stones - satisfaction (live)
20. Rolling Stones - all down the line
21. Rolling Stones - jumpin' Jack Flash (live)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


It's Christmas time, and that means one big fat thing in Shuffle Function Land: Christmas cards for the Legendary Stardust Cowboy! This is a tradition we started with the morning show, and we'd like to keep it going. If you have an extra moment in your day, please consider sending a card to The Ledge. He LOVES getting fan mail from his fans, and we need to make sure he knows how much the folks out here love him.

If you wanna send a Christmas card to The Ledge, you can send it to:

Legendary Stardust Cowboy
Norman Odam
PO Box 730742
San Jose, CA 95173

Be sure to put lots of stars all over the envelope! If you would like a response, please include a self addressed stamped envelope. We can't guarantee he'll write back, but he has been known to send back responses, as well as odd things like a Star Trek religious pamphlet.


Monday, December 14, 2009


DECEMBER 7, 2009 (1381)
1. Rootboy Slim and The Sex Change - Christmas at K-Mart
2. Big Star - oh my soul'
3. Monsters Of Folk - losin' yo head
4. Kukla, Fran and Ollie - Christmas card
5. Stone Roses - don't stop
6. Dr. Dog - we all belong
7. Kelley Stlotz - we all belong
8. Dillinger 4 - Gainsville
9. Tim Dinkins - Santa's rocket
10. Caesers - strawberry weed
11. Dandy Warhols - cool as Kim Deal
12. King Khan and The Shrines - took my lady to dinner
13. Phil Spector - silent night
14. Darlene Love - Christmas (baby please come home)
15. Pixies - gigantic
16. MSTK 3000 - let's have a Patrick Swayze Christmas
17. Half Japanese - 1,000,000 kisses
18. Tom Waits - clap hands

DECEMBER 8, 2009 (1382) 29th Anniversary of John Lennon's Death
it is all Beatles unless noted
1. all you need is love (stereo)
2. John Lennon - crippled inside
3. rain (stereo)
4. John Lennon - watching the wheels
5. rock n roll music (stereo)
6. you can't do that (stereo)
7. everybody's got something to hide (except for me and my monkey) (stereo)
8. Plastic Ono Band - give peace a chance (mono)
9. hard days night (stereo)
10. this boy (stereo)
11. John Lennon - just like starting over
12. Plastic Ono Band - instant karma
13. John lennon - whatever gets you through the night
14. dear prudence (stereo)
15. bad boy (stereo)
16. leave my kitten alone (stereo)
17. Plastic Ono Band - cold turkey
18. strawberry fields forever (take 1 stereo)
19. tomorrow never knows (stereo)
20. John Lennon - stand by me
21. John Lennon - mind games
22. a day in the life (stereo)

DECEMBER 9, 2009 (1383)
1. Nico - fairest of the seasons
2. Shuggie Otis - inspiration information
3. Colder - crazy love
4. Dean Martin - baby it's cold outside
5. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - beware your only friend
6. Serge Gainsbourg and Brigette Bardot - the ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
7. El Vez - feliz navidad
8. Stereolab - ondioline
9. Nick Drake - northern sky
10. The Band - when you awake
11. 13th Floor Elevators - you're gonna miss me
12. Guitar Wolf - roaring blood
13. Beatles - helter skelter (stereo)
14. Christi Hunter - Santa bring me Ringo
15. Becky Lamb - little Becky's Christmas wish

DECEMBER 10, 2009 (1384)
1. Rolling Stones - come on
2. Joy Division - no love lost
3. Velvet Underground - I'm waiting for the man
4. Billy Lee Riley - got the water boiling
5. Sonic Youth - ca plane por moi
6. Suburbs - music for boys
7. Laibach - sympathy for the devil
8. Stooges - I wanna be your dog
9. Von Bondies - going down
10. The Who - a quick one while he's away
11. Mel Smith - pretty plaid skirt
12. Brian Jonestown Massacre -that girl suicide
13. MC5 - ramblin' Rose
14. David Bowie - look back in anger
15. Foghat - slowride
16. New Order - working overtime
17. Husker Du - eight miles high
18. Sonics - Jenny Jenny
19. Replacements - tossin' and turnin'
20. Elvis Costello - 13 steps lead down
21. Redd Kross - any hour any day
22. Rolling Stones - undercover of the night
23. Sex Pistols - did u no wrong
24. Beatles - old brown shoe
25. Human Beinz - nobody but me

DECEMBER 11, 2009 (1385)
1. Pogues w/ Christy MacCall - fairytale of New York
2. Sleater Kinney - rollercoaster
3. Pixies - digging for fire
4. John Guilaiak - daddy's drinking up our Christmas
5. Sonic Youth - incinerate
6. Sweet Trip - chocolate matter
7. Matthew Sweet and Sussanna Hoffs - hello it's me
8. Squeeze - tempted
9. James Brown - hey America
10. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - slide rule
11. Creedence Clearwater Revival - susie q
12. The heavy - sixteen
13. Flaming Groovies - shake some action
14. Elvis Presley - Santa bring my baby back to me
15. The Spectors - oh how to do now
16. T Rex - jeepster
17. The Kinks - David Watts
18. Haze - house on a country road
19. Isaac hayes - the mistletoe and me

Friday, December 11, 2009


It's Christmas time, and that means one big fat thing in Shuffle Function Land: Christmas cards for the Legendary Stardust Cowboy! This is a tradition we started with the morning show, and we'd like to keep it going. If you have an extra moment in your day, please consider sending a card to The Ledge. He LOVES getting fan mail from his fans, and we need to make sure he knows how much the folks out here love him.

If you wanna send a Christmas card to The Ledge, you can send it to:

Norman Odam
PO Box 730742
San Jose, CA 95173

Be sure to put lots of stars all over the envelope! If you would like a response, please include a self addressed stamped envelope. We can't guarantee he'll write back, but he has been known to send back responses, as well as odd things like a Star Trek religious pamphlet.


Thursday, December 10, 2009


Did you guys know that George Lucas asked David Lynch to direct Return of the Jedi? That's one crazy cinematic blender.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


It's like "The Day After Tomorrow" out there, people. We officially declare this storm WINTER STORM ROBIN LUSTIG! RESPECT ITS POWER!

There's also a ton of school closings today. Congratulations, kids!

Sunday, December 06, 2009


... I love these skits where Will Forte gets completely unhinged. Witness THE POTATO CHIP SKETCH!

Saturday, December 05, 2009


On Friday morning right before the end of the show Tobey Maguire came up in conversation. I don't remember why that was, but I was convinced that he was in the film 'Sin City'. Shyboy Tim begged to differ - he thought it was the guy who played Pretty Boy in 'Fight Club". At that point the whistle blew and we were off to the IMDB races. I was sure that I was right - the picture in my head said that Tobey Maguire played the wierdo in Sin City that Mickey O'Rourke fed to a dog. I remember it because I don't really care for anything he's done, but I thought his creepy acting was spot on.

On Monday morning's show I wrote the following on the bottom of our log notes: "Why should I listen to you (Shyboy Tim), you're always right". The name of my biography! It was Elijiah "The Hobbit" Wood who played Kevin in "Sin City', not Tobey "Spider" Maguire. Ughhh!

In fact I just came across the following quote from Maguire on the New York Magazine web site from this week:

"I've been mistaken for so many different actors, it's just wild. I've gotten Jake Gyllenhaal a few times like, 'Loved you in Brokeback Mountain.' I've had that. I can't remember all of them, but Wes Bentley, tons of times, and Elijah Wood. When people ask me for my autograph and say, 'Oh, you were so great in such and such,' which I wasn't in, then I usually just sign the other actor's name and say, 'Thank you very much.'"

So I was wrong. If I'd have been right Shyboy Tim would have had to say that "Snow is his BFF". That might have been even more painfull to witness than my comedy of errors, so maybe it is for the best.

And Now For Something Completely Different................
I stumbled across this guy looking for Halloween related items on my blog a day posts in October. I have been waiting for Christmas to post these, and well here we go folks. Eilert Pilarm will always have a soft spot in my heart for his "Felling The Elvis" way, but this fella "E" is an up and comer!

Here he is singing Silver Bells:

and here is the classic Blue Christmas:

and here is "E" with a duet partner struggling with the difficult and wordy lyrics of Jingle Bells:

have a great weekend folks,



NOVEMBER 30, 2009 (1376)
1. Bob Dylan - here comes Santa Claus
2. Fleshtones - hooray for Santa Claus
3. Vivian Girls - the desert
4. Drink Up Buttercup - even think
5. Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3 - Saturday groovers
6. The Strangeloves - I want candy
7. Barry Adamson - I spend a little time
8. The Doors - peace frog
9. Electric Tickle Machine - part of me
10. Shafiq Hussein - nirvana
11. Bob Dylan - I'll be home for Christmas
12. B.J. Snowden - he's the Santa I want
13. Sonic Youth - ca plaine por moi
14.Tom Waits - falling down
15. Haze - waiting for the moment
16. Ike and Tina Turner - proud Mary
17. Motorhead - train kept a rollin'
18. Free Energy - free energy
19. 100 Hurricanes - one more try
20. Darlene Love - Christmas (baby please come home)

DECEMBER 1, 2009 (1377)
1. Dora Hall - 1 2 3
2. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - cursed sleep
3. Big Dipper - Loch Ness monster
4. Sonic Youth - dripping dream
5. Yo La Tengo - and the glitter is gone
6. Dora Hall - he's just my style
7. Big Dipper - faith healer
8. The Plugz - el clavo y la cruz
9. Burt reynolds - let's do something cheap and superficial
10. Velvet Underground - pale blue eyes
11. Tin Machine - baby can dance
12. We All Have Hooks For Arms - howling and bellowing
13. U2 - Gloria
14. Breeders - bang on
15. Times New Viking - no time no hope

DECEMBER 2, 2009 (1378)
1. Joy Division - digital
2. Flaming Lips - convinced of the hex
3. The Decemberists - the abduction of Margaret
4. Dead Weather - 60 feet tall
5. Beatles - I want to be your man (mono)
6. Mulatu Astatke - yekermo sew
7. Yo La Tengo - rock n roll Santa
8. They Might Be Giants - it's not my birthday
9. Kelley Stoltz - everything begins
10. Rolling Stones - let me go
11. Prince - another lonely Christmas
12. Tom Waits - going out west
13. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
14. Go Home Productions - Shannon Stone
15. Little Richard - keep a knockin'
16. The Last Shadow Puppets - only the truth
17. The Clash - radio clash
18. The Lodger - my finest hour
19. Bishop Allen - middle management
20. LCD Soundsystem - no love lost
21. The Remains - don't look back

DECEMBER 3, 2009 (1379)
TONY Bag O' Donuts, TONY SHEETCAKES is the Program Director For The Day
1. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - all tomorrow's parties
2. Lou Reed - wild child
3. Chuck Berry - let's boogie
4. Captain Beefheart - this is the day
5. Tom Waits - 29 dollars
6. Tom Waits - dave the butcher
7. T Rex - jeepster
8. Wilco - heavy metal drummer
9. Wilco - forget the flowers
10. Hold Steady - you can make him like you
11. Joe Jackson - is she really going out with him
12. Mott The Hoople - born late 58'
13. Michael Jackson - here I am (come and take me)
14. Commodores - fire woman
15. The Killers - Ruby, don't take your love to town
16. The Stranglers - I feel like a wog
17. Neil Young - roll another number
18. Harry Belafonte - I'm just a country boy
19. Louis Armstrong - ain't misbehaving
20. Ween - Japanese cowboy
21. Ween - the mollusck

DECEMBER 4, 2009 (1380)
1. The Ventures - jingle bell rock
2. DC3 - theme from imaginary western
3. Klaus Nomi - cold song
4. The Beatifics -0 last thing on my mind
5. Sex Pistols - anarchy in the UK
6. Frank Zappa - my guitar wants to kill your mamma
7. Led Zeppelin - since I've been loving you
8. The Who - pictures of Lily
9. Sonic Youth - Santa doesn't cop out on dope
10. The Ramones - medley
11. The Marvellos - I do
12. Gordon Gano and The Ryans - man in the sand
13. Husker Du - makes no sense at all
14. Plimsouls - the oldest story in the world
15. The Beastie Boys - shake your rump
16. The Beastie Boys - intergalactic (remix)
17. The Beastie Boys - hey ladies!
18. Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Still don't know what happened. Still... at least you get to hear MOST of a 15 minute Yo La Tengo song.


Hey, gang! As of 6:30am we're off the air and we don't know why. Hopefully this will be fixed soon, but we apologize for the issue.