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 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

Happy Holidays Shuffle Functioneers - Shelley

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