Sunday, June 28, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US


Shuffle Function turns eight years old on Thursday, and we are celebrating the occasion with a good old fashioned who dunnit'. If you are a frequent visiter to our blog you may recall reading (and listening) to this post: http://shufflefunction.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-need-your-help-with-this-mystery.html , concerning the origins of a record I found in a collection that was destined to hit the trash heap. As I explained earlier, this record is a complete and utter mystery, but we do know two things: it is a test pressing recorded on the Keysor - Century Records Label, and there is a date hand written on the record itself of "4-22-74". That is about it folks.

I came across this record almost three years ago, and every so often I get really obsessed with trying to figure it all out. I did so last November, when I posted the blog entry I mentioned above, which also included an audio recording of one of the songs on the album. I contacted a slew of music labels and music geeks out there on the world wide web, and all told probably one thousand people listened to the audio clip. We received alot of guesses as to who the band might be, but after some research on my part, none of them panned out. Check out this great blog entry from one of my faves, "I'm Learning To Share" http://learning2share.blogspot.com/2008/11/link-shuck-jive-are-you-free-to-help.html
He even figured out the lyrics to the mystery track!!

On Thursday night July 2nd Shyboy Tim and I will be playing this "Mystery Album" in it's entirety for the first time. As we have mentioned on the air, usually when you find a record like this in thrift shops or record shops it is one of three things: a polka record, a home recording of someone playing or singing along to a record, or church groups. But that doesn't stop me from buying them whenever I come across one. You just never know what you might find. I went to school for Anthropology, and the summers I spent in the field doing archaelogy where some of my favorites. Why? because with every shovel full or within every pile of dirt you dig up it's possible that you just might find something!! That is exactly what happened with this "Mystery Album", beacuse it is REALLY REALLY GOOD. Whoever these guys are, they were a really solid outfit, and it seems impossible that their identities can remain unknown. Maybe when we do eventually figure it out we will all strike our heads and say "Of course!", but until that happens we need your help.

Tune in this Thursday night to hear the whole album. Tell all of your friends to tune in - and if they live outside of the KMSU listening range, remind them that they can listen on-line at http://www.kmsu.org/ If you have any ideas, please don't hesitate to contact us. Leave a comment on the blog, or wtite us an email at shufflefunction@hotmail.com I do know that this isn't an early version of the bands Chicago or Steely Dan. It is possible that they were a Midwest act, but something tells me that they weren't a local bar band kind of band. Who know if this record ever saw the light of day too. I would hate to think that this is one of only a few test pressing floating around.

Tune in Thursday night for a bona fide mystery Shuffle Functioneers, and thanks for eight amazing years of radio. I am sure that you will hear us get pretty emotional about it all of this week on the air, but truth be told, we couldn't have done any of this with out you guys. You are the best listeners that a radio show host could ever hope for!!

Be sure to check back on the blog this week - I want to get Tim to shoot some pictures of the album itself so you can have a look at it.

Thanks for helping us out -

Shelley

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 22 - 26, 2009

JUNE 22, 2009 (1261)
1. Brian Jonestown Massacre - that girl suicide
2. Viva Voce - tornado alley
3. Electric Owls - halloween mask
4. Joy Division - she's lost control
5. Lichtenstein - roses in the park
6. Velvet Underground - what goes on
7. The Wannadies - you and me song
8. Jay Reatard - an ugly death
9. The Ramones - I want to be sedated
10. Doris Luhan - for you are my junkie
11. Ben Folds - protection
12. TV On The Radio - halfway home
13. Wilco - you never know
14. Ron Thompson and The Broughmans - switch blade
15. Regina Spektor - the calculation
16. Broken Social Scene - major label debut (fast)
17. The Who - my generation (live at Leeds)

JUNE 23, 2009 (1262)
1. Bob Dylan and The Band - tough mamma
2. Snowglobe - get it on
3. Elvis Costello - my all time doll
4. Meat Puppets - sewn together
5. The Minus 5 - your favorite mess
6. Blue Skies For Black Hearts - Jennie and Steve
7. David Bowie - oh you pretty things
8. Half Japanese - on the one hand
9. Regina Spektor - man of a thousand faces
10. Sea and Cake - up on crutches
11. Television - Venus
12. Sonic Youth - no way
13. Pink Floyd - bike
14. Soft Boys - vegetable man
15. Young Fresh Fellows - used to think all things could happen
16. Young Fresh Fellows - go Blue Angels go
17. They Might Be Giants - they got lost
18. Husker Du - divide and conquer
19. Pixies - Velouria
20. The Fall - no bulbs 3
21. Kelley Stoltz - rescue

JUNE 24, 2009 (1263)
1. Faux Jean - kiss life on teh lips
2. Black Grape - get higher
3. 100 Hurricanes - ruined
4. Buddy Rich - the beat is on
5. Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican radio
6. The Swamprats - psycho
7. Wake The President - you can't change the boy
8. Her Space Holiday - the new kid revival
9. Japenese Motors - singlefins and safety pins
10. The Clash - Janie Jones
11. H.G. Lewis - suburban roulette
12. Steinski - the payoff mix
13. Beatles - paperback writer (stereo)
14. Elvis Costello - everyday I write the book
15. Replacements - the last
16. Husker Du - I'm never talking to you again
17. Iron Butterfly - inna gada da vida
18. LCD Soundsystem - I'm losing my edge
19. Dragstrip - don't fear the reaper

JUNE 25, 2009 (1264)
1. Curtis Mayfield - superfly
2. Flying Burrito Brothers - sin city
3. Billy Childish and Holly Golightly - you got that thing
4. Bird Announced Land - sweet dreams
5. Arcade Fire - neighborhood #1 (tunnels)
6. Tom Waits - sea of love
7. Immaculate Machine - thank me later
8. Sir Raleigh and The Cupons - tomorrow's gonna be another day
9. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good (THE SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER)
10. The Fleshtones - feels good to feel
11. King Khan and The Shrines - land of the freak
12. Sly and The Family Stone - dance to the medley
a. music is alive
b. dance in
c. music lover
13. Wilco - Wilco (the song)
14. Wilco - bull black nova
15. Wilco - you and I
16. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - inspiration information
17. Yo La Tengo - Mr. Tough
18. Black Moth Super Rainbow - twin of myself
19. The Breeders - bang on

JUNE 26, 2009 (1265) R.I.P. Michael Jackson



1. The Jackson 5 - ABC
The A side to Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
2. zip a dee doo dah
3. nobody
4. I want you back
5. can you remember
6. standing in the shadows of love
7. you've changed
The B side to Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5
8. my cherie amour
9. who's loving you
10. chained
11. (I know) I'm losing you
12. stand
13. reach out (I'll be there)
14. Michael Jackson - rockin' robin
15. Jackson 5 - never can say goodbye
The A side of Michael Jackson's Thriller
16. wanna be starting something
17. baby be mine
18. the girl is mine w/Paul McCartney
19. thriller
The B Side of Michael Jackson's Thriller
20. beat it
21. Billie Jean
22. human nature
23. P.Y.T. (pretty young thing)
24. The lasy in my life
25. Michael Jackson - Ben

Monday, June 22, 2009

GRIND FOOLERY THIS SATURDAY!


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Sunday, June 21, 2009

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 15 - 19, 2009

JUNE 15, 2009 (1256)
1. XTC - all of a sudden (it's to late)
2. Charles Douglas - beneath the flowers
3. Yo La Tengo - moby octopad
4. Spreng Juhollin - worry till spring
5. Dinosaur Jr. - pick me up
6. Doug Gillard - sun glow (they don't know)
7. Delgados - everybody come down
8. Teenage Fanclub - everything flows
9. Dios (Malos) - later skater
THE SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER:
10. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good
11. Harry Nillson - jump in the fire
12. Sonic Youth - no way
13. LCD Soundsystem - tribulations
14. Love Is Chemicals - our darkest days and nights
15. Dungen - panda
16. Sugar - if I can't change your mind
17. The Decemberists - the sporting life

JUNE 16, 2009 (1257)
1. Sloan - believe in me
2. The Fall - oh, brother
3. Delta 5 - mind your own business
4. Generation X - ready steady go
5. The Only Ones - another girl, another planet
6. Ferraby Lionheart - small planet
7. The New Standards - only love can break your heart
8. George Harrison - what is life?
9. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - todays lessons
10. The Beach Boys - sail on sailor
11. Tiatania - outdoor miner
12. Husker Du - your'e a soldier
13. They Might Be Giants - first kiss
14. The Clash - the card cheat
15. Pere Ubu - heaven
16. The Cramps - fever
17. The Plugz - el clavo y la cruz
18. Guided By Voices - glad girls
19. The Forty-Fives - super pills
20. The Hold Steady - the party pit
21. Tom Waits - $29.00

JUNE 17, 2009 (1258)
1. Neil Diamond - dry your eyes
2. Joni Mitchell - coyote
3. Primal Scream - country girl
4. The Beach Boys - I'm waiting for the day
5. Spinto Band - Japan is an island
6. Beck - nausea
7. The Decemberists - Annan Water
8. The New Pornographers - hey Snow White
9. Booker T and The M.G.s - time is tight
10. Mark Ronson w/Robbie Williams - the only one I know
11. Supergrass - road to rouen
12. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - inspiration information
13. Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens - a change is gonna come
14. Woods - gypsy hand
15. Stereolab - vodiak
16. Patti Smith - gloria
17. Serena Maneesh - drain cosmetics
18. The Meat Puppets - rotten shame

JUNE 18, 2009 (1259)
1. Ken Defudis - desperado
2. The Beatles - I'm down (stereo)
3. Matthew Sweet - flying
4. 1990's - Vondel Park
5. John Vanderslice - corrina constelation
6. Hedwig and The Angry Inch - tear me down
7. Carry Nations - sweet talking candy man
8. Congresswoman Malinda Jackson Parker - cousin mosquito #1
9. The Suburbs - baby heartbeat
10. Deerhoof - new sneakers
11. Pizzicato Five - twiggy twiggy
12. Ken Bower - I will survive
13. Peter Zaremba's Love Delegation - love delegation
14. Wings - juniors farm
15. Standing Nudes - another kind of lover
16. The Blind Shake - midnight scream
17. NNB - Uruguay 1983
18. Francois Hardy - I think it's going to rain today
19. Bruce McCollouch - eraserhead
20. The Soft Boys - empty girl
21. Southern Culture On The Skids - viva la SANTO!

JUNE 19, 2009 (1260)
1. Nick Drake - northern sky
2. Howlin' Wolf - killing floor
3. Zackery Thacks - bad girl
4. Daniel Johnston - love not dead
5. Neil Diamond - sweet caroline
6. The Hold Steady - chips ahoy!
7. Booker T - native New Yorker
8. Carla Thomas - something good (is going to happen to you)
9. Eldridge Holmes - if I were a carpenter
10. Nick Drake - at the chime of a city clock
11. The Good The Bad and The Queen - the good the bad and the queen
12. The Swan Lake Six - Swan Lake, Mn.
13. The Yardbirds - shapes of things
14. John Cale - Paris 1919
15. Nick Drake - fly
16. Sigur Ros - stara'lfur
17. U2 - even better than the real thing
18. Rolling Stones - sympathy for the devil

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Secret Word is WEREWOLF






THE NEXT GRIND-FU CINEMA!

SATURDAY, JUNE 27th

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


SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 8 - 12, 2009

JUNE 8, 2009 (1251)
1. Fiery Furnaces - crystal clear
2. John Vanderslice - corrina consteallation
3. SeaRay - revelry
4. Pink Floyd - lucifer Sam
5. Sunvolt - jukebox of steel
6. Beck - Debra
7. Black Moth Super Rainbow - twin of myself
8. M.O.T.O. - ufo disaster
9. AC/DC - ride on
10. Leonard Cohen - first we take Manhattan
11. Billy Schuh and The Foundry - buy/sell/trade
12. Apostle Of Hustle - soul unwind
13. Bunny Siegler - the theme to five fingers of death
14. Camera Obscura - swans
15. Stark Effect - bunny rabbits, satan, cheese and milk
16. Woods - gypsy hands
17. Sonic Youth - no way
18. Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears - big booty woman
19. X - Johnny hit and run Paulene

JUNE 9, 2009 (1252)
1. Afghan Whigs - going to town
2. Blanket Music - you shouldn't have said taht
3. Sugar Plum Fairies - first rate show
4. Ben Folds - Annie waits
5. The Beakers - fig.21
6. The Horrors - mirror image
7. Flaming Lips - psychaitric explorations of the fetus with needles
8. Stardeath and White Dwarfs - the birth
9. Camper Van Beethoven - Jack Ruby
10. Pixies - wave of mutilation (UK surf)
11. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good
12. Black Before Red - teenage America
13. David Bowie - life on mars
14. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
15. The Shaggs - it's Halloween
16. Belle and Sebastian - the blues are still blue
17. Tin Star Orphans - Chinese New Year/you got it
18. Apples In Stereo - same old drag
19. Fannypack - hit it
20. Nina Simone - I think it's gonna rain today

JUNE 10, 2009 (1253)
1. King Khan and The Shrines - how can I keep you out of harms way
2. Pixies - velouria
3. Chad Vangalen - inside the molecules
4. Bob Dylan - shake shake mamma
5. The Fleshtones - jet set Fleshtones
6. Pixies - into the white
7. John Lennon - hold on hold on
8. Iran - I already know your'e wrong
9. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - big baby
10. Sweet Trip - chocolate matter
11. The Beatles - revoltion (stereo)
12. Pixies - debaser
13. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good
PLEASE NOTE: THE SONG LISTED ABOVE HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED TO BE THE SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER BY SHUFFLE FUNCTION
14. The Meat Puppets - rotten shame
15. John Doe and The Sadies - a fool such as I
16. Pixies - gigantic
17. Sonic Youth - Malibu gas station
18. Elvis Costello - the crooked line
19. unkown - Queen medley
20. Pixies - where is my mind?

JUNE 11, 2009 (1254)
1. Wilco - say you miss me
2. The Band - rag mamma rag
3. Grizzly Bear - while you wait for the others
4. Headless Heroes - see my love
5. Portland Cello Project w/Thao - beat (health, life and fire)
6. A.C. Newman - all of my days and all of my days off
7. Paul Westerberg - the sunrise always listens
8. The Concretes - fiction
9. Duffy - rockferry
10. The Band - up on cripple creek
11. Yoko Ono w/Flaming Lips - cambridge 1969/2007
12. Built To Spill - goin' against your mind
13. Talking Heads - cities (alt version)
14. A Frames - death train
15. Frank Black - I heard Ramona sing
16. Pink Mountaintops - holiday
17. The Smiths - that joke isn't funny anymore

JUNE 12, 2009 (1255)
1. Joy Division - digital
2. The Kinks - she's got everything
3. Iron and Wine - love vigilantes
4. Ice Palace - thoughts facts
5. Cheap Trick - she's tight
6. Electric Owls - halloween mask
7. Mighty Lemondrops - my biggest thrill
8. Shonen Knife - daydream believer
9. Smiths - how soon is now?
10. Rolling Stones - out of time
11. Doris - beatmaker
12. They Might Be Giants - Istanbul not Constantinople
13. The Strange Boys - the girl taught me a dance
14. The Immaculate Machine - thank me later
15. Deerhoof - twin killers
16. The Strangeloves - I want candy
17. R.E.M. - star 69
18. Kelley Stoltz - if you ever thought of coming back
19. Beach Boys - pet sounds
20. Super Furry Animals - white socks, flip flops
21. Hallelujah The Hills - wave backwards to Massachussetes
22. They Might Be Giants - birdhouse in your soul
23. Prince - purple rain

Sunday, June 14, 2009

JUNE GRIND-FU!



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SATURDAY, JUNE 27th
WIECKING 220 AUDITORIUM
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

The next COMPLETELY FREE double feature of weird and bizarre films is coming right up, gang! Join us for two films that you would otherwise never see, let alone see on a big big screen.
Bring your own soda and snacks and settle in for a night of film you'll either never forget or wish you could forget.







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

Monday, June 08, 2009

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 1 - 5, 2009


JUNE 1, 2009 (1246) LOVIN' DAY
TOM AND CHANTIL are the PROGRAM DIRECTORS FOR THE DAY
1. Barry White - can't get enough of your love baby
2. Breeders - do you love me now?
3. Kiss - do you love me?
4. No Doubt - making out
5. Beatles - till there was you (stereo)
6. Dovetail Joint - oh my God
7. Ben Folds - Jesusland
8. Lhotse - rest in you
9. Solenoid Pannel - song that Ben wrote
10. Pearl Jam - do the evolution
11. Vampire Weekend - m79
12. Bruce Springsteen - riding in my car
13.Tori Amos - give
14. Talking Heads - naive melody (this must be the place)
15. Rembrandts - making plans for Nigel
16. Angel - hold me squeeze me
17. Animal Collective - summertime clothes
18. They Might Be Giants - exquisite dead guy
19. Nirvana - dive
20. Guided By Voices - I am a scientist
21. The Decemberists - the infanta
22. Angel - under suspicion
23. Moldy Peaches - anyone else but you

JUNE 2, 2009 (1247)
1. Stooges - search and destroy
2. Beatles - paperback writer (stereo)
3. Redd Kross - lady in the front row
4. Wilco - you never know
5. Husker Du - sunshine superman
6. M Ward - never had nobody like you
7. Brian Jonestown Massacre - tha girl suicide
8. Iggy Pop - nice to be dead
9. The Lovely Feathers - lowiza
10. Breeders - divine hammer
11. Replacements - sadly beautiful
12. Go Home Productions - a slim McShady
13. Tiga - shoes
14. Sonic Youth - mallby gas station
15. Led Zeppelin - communication breakdown
16. Oranges - saturday night
17. Elvis Costello - the crooked line
18. Harry Merry - teh apetite gets satisfied each bite
19. Stereolab - french disko
20. Mel Smith - pretty plaid skirt
21. King Khan and The Shrines - land of the freak

JUNE 3, 2009 (1248)
1. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - so everyone
2. The Squires - aurora
3. Kelley Stoltz - when you forget
4. The Explorers Club - forever
5. Portland Cello Project - beat (health life and fire)
6. Sonic Youth - antenna
7. Wilco - monday
8. Devlin and Ghost Dad w/Sylvia Gordon - petite feet
9. Diplo - wassup wassup
10. Robert Pollard - the right thing
11. Meat Puppets - rot in shame
12. Blitzen Trapper - sleepy time in the western world
13. Grizzly Bear - while you wait for the others
14. The Clash - guns of Brixton
15. The Condo Fucks - whatcha gonna do about it?
16. Richard Hell and The Voidoids - down at the rock n roll club
17. The Parson Redheads - punctual as usual
18. Cheap Trick - surrender

JUNE 4, 2009 (1249)
1. Koko Taylor - wang dang doodle
2. The Fleshtones - American beat '84
3. James Brown - get up off that thing (release the pressure)
4. Carrie Nations - find it
5. Deadly Fins - girls on parole
6. The High Strung - guilt is how I'm built
7. The Allman Brothers - whipping Post
8. Beatles - please Mr. Postman (stereo)
9. The Thermals - everything dissolves
10. The Makeup - they live by night
11. The Kingsman - Louie Louie
12. Joy Division - no love lost
13. The Rolling Stones - the last time
14. The Chemical People - it's not unusual
15. Del The Funky Homosapien - Mr. Dobalina
16. Coathangers - toomerhead
17. Harry Nilsson - jump in the fire
18. Paul Westerberg - you got to make your own kind of music
19. Daniel Johnston - startling facts

JUNE 5, 2009 (1250)
1. Everyday Visuals - limb from limb
2. David Vandervelde - jacket
3. Mars Volta - since we've been wrong
4. Wolfmother - witchcraft
5. Highwater Marks - feel everything
6. Pink Mountaintops - teh gayest of sunbeams
7. Breeders - cannonball
8. Irving - turn of the century
9. Western States Motel - the restless sea
10. Evening Rigs - a girl important
11. Devo - working in a coalmine
12. Matthew Sweet - I've been waiting
13. Supergrass - in it for the money
14. West Indian Girl - what are you afraid of?
15. Viva Voce - rose city
16. Damien Jurado - Denton, Tx
17. Neil Young - this old guitar
18. King Of Prussia - shades of hippiedom
19. The Shins - girl infoem me
20. Ral Partha Vogelbacher - silver mines
21. A.C. Newman - on the table
22. Guided By Voices - teenage F.B.I.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

EYE CANDY

I thought since I had a spare hour I would post the trailer for the new Beatles: Rock Band that Shyboy Tim and I have been talking about all day on the air. I (fingers crossed) hope that he won't have time to post it because he went to see one of the worst films to ever hit the big screen, Terminator: Salvation. He will then be too busy to post anything because he will be writing me a greeting card of thanks for trying to warn him off the film!!

So in case you haven't seen it yet, here is the Beatles: Rock Band trailer. It is so good that Shyboy Tim now wants to buy an X Box -




Another random link I would like to share with you comes courtesy of David Lynch. In the last few years he has become an advocate for a DIY way of making films. Now he is taking that out on the road, and interviewing random folks. Every three days he plans on sharing these interviews at his website. He calls this INTERVIEW PROJECT, but he can explain better than I ever could:



I reccomend you add it to your lists of favorites, I know I have. You can find it at the following web address:

www.interviewproject.davidlynch.com

Allright. See you in the morning.

Shelley