Sunday, August 30, 2009

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS AND SUCH


I just posted last weeks playlist, and I don't want the address of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy to get lost in the mix. It is his birthday this Saturday, and we would love it if you could drop a card, letter or postcard in the mail for him. The Ledge would love it too!! In fact if you send along a self adressed stamped envelope, you might get an interesting reply from The Ledge himself.

Here is his mailing address:

Norman Odam The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
P.O. Box 730742

San Jose, California
95173


Thanks everybody!! You are all Radio Heroes!!

I am trying to figure out my fantasy football team this weekend because I have my draft coming up on Thursday and this is my only opportunity to snoop around the NFL for players. I am enjoying it, but I find my mind wanders while I am on the on-lines. Here are some clips of interest I think you may enjoy:




I saw a link to this trailer somewhere and that's all it took - I was hooked!! I have watched the first season and it is amazing. UFO is the brain child of Gerry Anderson, perhaps best known for his THUNDERBIRDS series. I highly reccomend you check it out for yourself: it's a wonderfull combination of mod, camp, Sci-Fi, and cheese.



This next clip is by no means an advertisement for the game. I am merely pointing out some more super cool exposure time for our favorite DIY musician Daniel Johnston. Kudos to whomever designed the game, because they stuck a "Hi. How Are You?" Daniel Johnston t-shirt on Curt Cobain.

















Since joining the 21st Century, I have been loving my iTouch. I had a million reasons (excuses) for not buying it, but over the past month I have found one reason and one reason alone to justify shilling out some hard earned cash for such a high tech toy - I can listen to Mischke's daily podcast. I have mentioned this cat on the blog before. He is a talk radio host formerly on KSTP till they gave him the boot. He is now working for City Pages and does a two hour show Monday thru Friday on the world wide web called In The Stream. It is radio at it's best, and I have not missed a show since getting my iTouch. You can download the show for free on iTunes, or if you prefer a link, follow this:

http://www.citypages.com/mischke



And for a finale. I haven't had television for about 4 months, but with football season coming on fast I have been considering the merits of TV. This recent news has now made that choice a no brainer. let's just hope this is for real!!



Well that's it for me - time to get back to fantasy football draft cheat sheets. At least I have a name for my team now. What do you think of this? SEVERAL BOYS AND HIS ROBOT.

Shelley

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR AUGUST 24 - 28, 2009

AUGUST 24, 2009 (1306)
1. School Within A School At Peabody - fly like an eagle
2. Rotary Connection - tales of brave Ulyssess
3. The Knitters - someone like you
4. Jay Reatard - my reality
5. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - dynamite
6. Revery Sound Review - you don't exist if I don't see you
7. Princeton - Sadie and Nancy
8. Ellen McIlwayne - can't find my way home
9. Sonic Youth - Malibu gas station
10. David Byrne - she only sleeps
11. The Sands - listen to the sky
12. Redd Kross - lady in the front row
13. Queen - one vision
14. The Darlings - yeah I know
15. Cat Power - crossbones style
16. Bee Gees - nights on Broadway
17. Bee Gees - stayin' alive
18. Dead Weather - I cut like a buffalo
19. Graham Bond - long tall shorty
20. Dr. Paul - addicted to love
21. Tiny Tim w/Nurse With Wound w/Current 93 - just what do you think about the anti-christ?

AUGUST 25, 2009 (1307)

ELVIS COSTELLO's BIRTHDAY

1. Elvis Costello and The Imposters - go away
2. Fruit Bats - my unusual friend
3. The Monkees - she hangs out
4. Dodos - small deaths
5. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - waiting for the end of the world
6. God Help The Girl - funny little frog
7. Desolation Wilderness - restless heart
8. Hold Steady - Lord, I'm discouraged
9. Elvis Costello - down among the wines and spirits
10. Johnny Cash - I still miss someone
11. Rolling Stones - bitch
12. Marianne Faithfull - hold on hold on
13. Lou Rawls - lifetime monologue/you've made me so very happy
14. Booker T - native New Yorker
15. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - radio radio
16. Elvis Costello - baby plays around
17. Elvis Costello - blame it on Cain
18. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - Oliver's army
19. Elvis Costello - less than zero
20. Elvis Costello - Veronica
21. Elvis Costello - watching the detectives
22. Elvis Costello - you belong to me
23. Elvis Costello - what's so funny about peace love and understanding?

AUGUST 26, 2009 (1308)
1. Bob Dylan - shooting star
2. Watson - the change when you leave
3. Sarah Love - time bomb
4. DJ B.C. - can't you hear me knockin'?
5. The Fleshtones - all around the world
6. Doug Gillard - call from restricted
7. Summer Cats - let's go
8. The Decks - dtc
9. Velvet Underground - foggy notion
10. Wilco - outta mind outta sight
11. Von Bondies - save my life
12. Taylor Hollingsworth - central city
13. Husker Du - charity, chastity, prudence and hope
14. Guitar Wolf - summertime blues
15. Flying Burritto Brothers - hot burritto #2
16. No Age - cappo
17. Bob Mould - wishing well
18. Grant Hart - she can see the angels coming
19. Deerhoof - your R2
20. The Ceasars - boo boo goo goo
21. Fionna Apple - shadow boxer
22. Gene Vincent - be bop a lula
23. Tim Hutt - the lottery song

AUGUST 27, 2009 (1309)
1. Supergrass - hollow little reign
2. Superchunck - martinins on the roof
3. The Wedding Present - jet girl
4. The Ronettes - be my baby
5. TV On The Radio - half way home
6. George Harrison - wah wah
7. Mugison - mugiboogie
8. Robert Pollard - dancing girls and dancing men
9. The Parson Red Heads - sister
10. Cat Stevens - trouble
11. The Kinks - strangers
12. The Who - emminence front
13. Harry Nillson - jump into the fire
14. Crispin Glover - these boots were made for walking
15. Pink Floyd - lucifer Sam
16. Flaming Groovies - shake some action
17. Quintron - god of thunder
18. Talking Heads - this must be the place (naive melody)
19. Loudon Wainwright - missing you
20. Frank Black and The Catholics - Robert Onion
21. The Amps - TIPP City

AUGUST 28, 2009 (1310)
1. The Who - teh kids are allright
2. The Beatles - I want to hold your hand (stereo)
3. Leonard Cohen - waiting for the miracle
4. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - gears in the sun
5. The Deappreciation Guild - dream about me
6. Box Elders - stay
7. Generationals - when they fight they fight
8. King Khan and The Shrines - 69 faces of love
9. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - blade runner
10. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - paralyzed
11. Kelley Stoltz - everything begins
12. Arlo - nerf bear bonanza
13. Only Ones - another girl another planet
14. Ramones - do you wanna dance?
15. Jay Reatard - before I was caught
16. Pere Ubu - birdies
17. Arctic Monkeys - red right hand
18. The Cure - boys don't cry
19. The Stooges - I wanna be your dog
20. Jerry Lee Lewis w/Jimmy Page - rock n roll
21. David Bowie - look back in anger
22. James Brown - get on up, get into it, get involved

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Ledge, Pop Music Pajama Party Redos, Grind-Fu and YOU



Let's get this out of the way lickity-split. Last night the wrong Pop Music Pajama Party show was aired. These things happen, and it is always beyond our control. We plan on righting that wrong by playing the CORRECT Pop Music Pajama Party for you next Thursday night at 6 p.m., featuring the music of The Kinks.

Now onto more legendary things.......................

September 5th is the Legendary Stardust Cowboy's 62nd birthday. Yes it is right around the corner, but it is not too late to drop your birthday greetings in the mailbox. The Ledge has admitted in several interviews that his favorite thing in the whole wide world is fan mail. Going to his mail box and discovering letters from music lovers across the world really "floats his boat", and the letters he has received from Minnesota are amongst his favorites.



Buy a card, make a card, send a letter or a postcard - it doesn't matter which. What matters is that you let The Legendary Stardust Cowboy know that KMSU listeners love him. Shyboy Tim and I have one goal that we set for ourselves - to somehow get The Ledge to Mankato to perform. When that happens, I guarantee that he is going to remember all the cards and well wishes he has received from the folks in Minnesota!!

Here is his mailing address, and tell him that Shuffle Function sent you:

Norman Odam

The Legendary Stardust Cowboy

P.O. Box 730742

San Jose, California

95173




If you plan on attending the Grind-Fu Cinema event Saturday night, we will have a card there for you to sign for The Legendary Stardust Cowboy. Don't forget everyone - two silent movie blockbusters are in store for you over at the Wiecking 220 Auditorium on Campus. Bring your own sodas, snack foods, friends, dress in layers and we will see you at 7 p.m.


ARE YOU THE NEW BOY IN TOWN AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO?



this will help:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE: IF SCIENCE BELIEVES IT, THEN WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?


Now nobody likes to hear an "I told you so", but I can't help myself Shuffle Functioneers. On Friday the following news story broke across the internet. Yes it is a Fox News clip, but don't let this dissuade you. CNN sells t-shirts of their headlines news for goodness sakes!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/25955933/zombie-apocalypse.htm#q=zombies


Canadian Scientists took it upon themselves to watch a bunch of horror movies, play a number of video games, and then break out their big brains and calculators to do the math. Their scientific conclusion: a zombie apocolypse would essentially wipe out society as we know it.

Why should we believe these Canadian yahoos? They start off with a bang by concluding that the zombies we would be dealing with would indeed be the slow moving zombies. I have made this argument from the get go, simply because there is no way in hell that I could run more than 50 yards to get away from a fast moving 28 Days Later zombie. That should be reason enough right? You aren't buying it? You still think this is a joke. Well then let me drop some science on you:

How do you like those zombie apples, huh? That is just the basic principle too - it just gets more and more convoluted. I don't want to blow your mind with science so I won't include any more formulas, but you can read them here for yourself:


http://www.mathstat.uottawa.ca/~rsmith/Zombies.pdf

These guys get an A for effort and an A+ for scaring the crap out of me. They do offer a glimmer of hope however - if we act incredibly fast to destroy the zombie population we may have a fighting chance. Otherwise, a city with a population of over 500,000 should expect to be over run by zombies within three days.

Don't forget to scroll down the blog for information on this Saturday's Grind-Fu Cinema. The posters are up and around town, and we are hoping for a big crowd for Nosferatu and Phantom Of The Opera.



Shelley

Saturday, August 22, 2009

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR AUGUST 17 - 21, 2009


AUGUST 17, 2009 (1301)
ELVIS DEATH DAY (well it was yesterday really) - it is all The KING, unless noted!!
1. Jaye Paulie - Elvis Presley
2. just because
3. thryin' to get to you
4. now and then there's a fool such as I
5. Jaye Paulie - letter to Elvis
6. do the vega
7. treat me nice
8. Kentucky rain
9. Jim Ward - Elvis was the biggest thing
10. good rockin' tonight
11. hound dog
12. I got stung
13. Brenda Joyce - to Elvis
14. love me tender
15. girls! girls! girls!
16. teddy bear
17. that's when your heartache begins
18. Gina Val - the legend of Elvis Presley
19. Michelle Cody - Merry Christmas Elvis
20. blue Christmas
21. Santa bring my baby back to me
22. such a night
23. your'e so square, baby I don't care
24. (Marie's the name) of his latest flame
25. viva Las Vegas
26. Barry Tiffin - candy bar for Elvis
27. wearing that loved on look
28. suspicious minds (live)


AUGUST 18, 2009 (1302)
1. Jane's Addiction - been caught stealing
2. Get Color - nice girls
3. Harry Nilsson - without you
4. The American Girls - heavy and struck
5. The Pretenders - middle of the road
6. FanFarlo - luna
7. Jim Carrol - people who died
8. Jefferson Airplane - volunteers
9. Arctic Monkeys - red right hand
10. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - get ready for love
11. The Dead Weather - treat me like your mother
12. Mel Smith - pretty plaid skirt
13. Edith Massey - punks get off the grass
14. Dave Harden - Baltimore, your'e home to me
15. Brian Jonestown Massacre - that girl suicide
16. Dark Meat - when the shelter came
17. Neil Young - Cortez the killer


AUGUST 19, 2009 (1303)
1. Ben Folds Five - evaporated
2. The Ponys - she's broken
3. Bell X1 - the great defector
4. Yacht - the afterlife
5. Sonic Youth - superstar
6. Golden - solo (baby your love is truly) golden
7. Nick Drake - northern sky
8. The Minders - don't you stop
9. Bob Dylan - leopardskin pillbox hat
10. Postscripts - serene
11. Shuggie Otis - inspiration information
12. Rockwells - breakout
13. The Soft Boys - insanely jealous
14. Silver Jews - punks in the beerlight
15. Handsome Family - drunk by noon
16. Saturday Looks Good To Me - since you stole my heart
17. Liam Finn and Eliza Jane - plane crash


AUGUST 20, 2009 (1304)
1. Eric Clapton - let it rain
2. Grant Hart - 2541
3. Spectors - that girl is leaving town
4. Trip Shakespeare - today you move
5. The Escape Mechanism - oh well
6. Kyle Andrews - polar bear
7. Buffalo Springfield - rock n roll woman
8. Heavenly States - lost in the light
9. Jonathan Richman - rock n roll drummer from the hospital
10. Nina Simone - here comes the sun
11. Portugal. The Man - the sun
12. Mos Def - quiet dog
13. Led Snooplin - drop it like it's a whole lot
14. Dondero Acapella Choir - I just want to celebrate
15. Noonday Underground - London
16. John Cale - all of my friends
17. New Pornographers - don't destroy this night
18. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - big baby
19. Nirvana - Molly's lips
20. Congresswoman Malinda Jackson Parker - no banannas




AUGUST 21, 2009 (1304)
Joe Strummer's Birthday and Inglorious Basterds Friday!!
1. The Clash - London calling
2. Danielson - two sitting ducks
3. The 101ers - letsagetabitarockin'
4. The Cramps - green fuz
5. Stereolab - long life love Jenny
6. Free Design - I found love
7. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - arms aloft
8. The Clash - the right profile
9. Delta 5 - mind your own business
10. The Clash - radio clash
11. Panda Bear - bros
12. The Clash - wrong em' boyo
13. The Clash - Janie Jones
14. The Clash - police on my back
15. The Clash - straight to hell
16. Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer - redemption song
17. The Clash - spanish bombs
18. The Clash - train in vain

Thursday, August 20, 2009

ELECTRICITY TRIES TO DEFEAT SONIC YOUTH PMPJP, BUT FAILS MISERABLY

Sorry about the late start on the Sonic Youth Pop Music Pajama Party Show this evening. Apparently the power went off on campus, and I had to run up to the station and reboot the computer myself. We are running about 17 minutes behind, but the show will air in it's entirety. Thanks for your patience - and sleep well tonight knowing that WE HAVE DEFEATED ELECTRICITY (for now).

Scroll on down for Grind-Fu Cinema info., and we'll see you in the morning.

Shelley

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SILENT NIGHT, GRIND FU NIGHT!


GRIND-FU CINEMA!
SILENT MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE!

Saturday, August 29th @ 7:00 pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

This month's Grind-Fu Cinema brings us a first: The first silent film double feature! Get ready for a couple of creepy classics, screened in possibly air conditioned comfort, on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. FOR FREE! All you gotta worry about is rounding up some friends, some snacks, and some refreshments, and settle in for a night of chills. Literally, if the air conditioning is working like it was in June!



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


If you have any questions about Grind-Fu, drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com. See you there!

Shyboy

Monday, August 17, 2009

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR AUGUST 10 - 14, 2009

AUGUST 10, 2009 (1296)
1. Stereo MC's - connected
2. Elvis Costello - when I was cruel #2
3. Stephaniesid - bullet train
4. Band Of Skulls - death by diamonds and pearls
5. Art Brut - The Replacements
6. Christina Courtin - greenjay
7. Talbot Tagora - mixed signals through miles of pilgramage
8. The Clash - police and thieves
9. The Contours - first I look at the purse
10. The Fruit Bats - my unusual friend
11. The Decks - what you said
12. The Wannadies - you and me song
13. The Postmarks - no one said it would be easy
14. Iran - evil summer
15. Faded Paper Figurines - north by north
16. Jeff Tweedy - crack a smile
17. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - lay and love
18. Tom Tom Club - genius of love
19. Isaac Hayes - shaft

AUGUST 11, 2009 (1297)
1. The Band - Ophelia
2. Wilco - I'll fight
3. Bellweather - South Dakota
4. Howlin' Wolf - 300 pounds of joy
5. Blood Sweat and Tears - Lucretia MAc Evil
6. Nina Simone - funkier than a mosquitoes tweeter (Jazeem All Star Remix)
7. Funkedelic - not just knee deep (pt. 1)
8. Public Image Ltd. - rise
9. David Bowie - I demand a better future
10. The Jesus and Mary Chain - head on
11. Husker Du - ice cold ice
12. Sigur Ros - gobbledigook
13. U2 - two hearts beat as one
14. They Might Be Giants - birdhouse in your soul
15. Charlie Rich - lonely weekend
16. Motorhead - ace of spades
17. Marty Robbins - journey's end
18. Elvis Presley - that's alright

AUGUST 12, 2009 (1298)
1. The Makeup - they live by night
2. LCD Soundsystem - watch the tapes
3. Portugal The Man - people say
4. Mammas and The Pappas - Creeque Alley
5. Octoganally Yours - gapeddo
6. Gito Gito Hustler - natural love love star
7. Japandroids - the boys are leaving town
8. The Fleshtones - all around the world
9. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I walk a hot wind
10. The Savoys - mortal monster man
11. Lou Reed and The Roughnecks - your'e driving me insane
12. Paul Williams - rainy days and Mondays
and so the rain songs began...................
13. The Toys - lover's concerto
14. Beatles - rain (stereo)
15. Husker Du - standing in the rain
16. The Dramatics - in the rain
17. Iron Maiden - number of the beast (The Temperature was 66.6 Degrees)
18. Elvis Presley - Kentucky rain
19. Nina Simone - I think it's going to rain today
20. Bob Dylan - it's a hrad rain that's gonna fall
21. Prince - purple rain

AUGUST 13, 2009 (1299)
1. Munkey Juice - cold cold days
2. Nico - the fairest of the seasons
3. Marianne Faithfull - down from Dover
4. Morrissey - the last of the famous International playboys
5. Rolling Stones - happy
6. The Dead Weather - 60 feet tall
7. Thurston Moore - fri/end
8. The Kinks - she's got everything
9. New Order - working overtime
10. Negativeland - piece of pie
11. Ken Bower - I will survive
12. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - pump it up
13. Nada Surf - armies walk
14. The Who - substitute
15. Morning After Girls - always mine
16. Stealers Wheels - stuck in the middle with you
17. Two Unknown Girls - time of my life
18. Soft Boys - underwater moonlight

AUGUST 14, 2009 (1300)
1. Dr. Dog - we all belong
2. Haley Bonar - arms of harm
3. Social Distortion - story of my life
4. The Beatles - I want you / she's so heavy (stereo)
5. The Fleshtones - screaming skull
6. Guitar Wolf - rock n roll blood
R.I.P. Les Paul
7. Led Zeppelin - immigrant song
8. The Who - don't get fooled again
9. Kiss - strutter '78
10. Sex Pistols - God bless the Queen
11. Spinal Tap - tonight I'm gonna rock you tonight
12. David Bowie - ziggy stardust
13. Frank Zappa - my guitar wants to kill your mamma
14. Rolling Stones - all down the line
15. The Allman Brothers Band - one way out
16. Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - do you want to touch me?
17. U2 - Sunday bloody Sunday
18. Stooges - search and destroy

Monday, August 10, 2009

In my opinion John and Tim are twins, AND THEY NEVER TOLD US !!!

Here is a picture of John Krasinski sporting a beard for the role he played in the best movie I've seen this summer, "Away We Go".



For a number of years now, except for a brief period a few years ago after the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-G0-GO when he HAD to shave off his beard, Shyboy Tim has been rockin' the Grizzly Adams Look. OKay, to be fair, it is not as big a beard as Grizzly Adams, or even a Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, but it is pretty fuzzy. I only want to clarify a timeline here because I think that Sam Mendes clearly was using Shyboy Tim's look when he asked John Krasinski to prepare for his role in "Away We Go".

Don't believe me, here's the proof Yo!



Do you see what I mean?! Do you need a side by side comparison? Or as close as Blogspot will let me get to a side by side comparison?



Crazy, huh? I couldn't get Shyboy Tim to smile, but in retrospect that was probably a good thing - the similarities of the two pictures would have surely BLOWN YOUR MIND!!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR AUGUST 3 - 7, 2009

AUGUST 3, 2009 (1291)
1. LCD Soundsystem - someone great
2. Stereolab - spool of confusion
3. Incredible Moses Leroy - fuzzy
4. Robyn Hitchcock - so you think your'e in love
5. MC5 - I can only give you everything
6. New Order - age of consent
7. Art Brut - DC Comics and chocolate shakes
8. Thee Headcoatees - keep your big mouth shut
9. Sonic Youth - what we know
10. Elvis Presley - Kentucky rain (mono)
11. Sly and The Family Stone - sing a simple song
12. James Brown - lickin' stick
13. Soliliquists Of Sound - new sheriff in town
14. The Who - slip kid
15. Mott The Hoople - all the young dudes
16. King Khan and The BBQ Show - treat me like a dog
17. Public Enemy - welcome to the terrordome
18. Velvet Underground - foggy notion

AUGUST 4, 2009 (1292)
1. Elvis Presley - crawfish
2. The Preachers - who do you love?
3. The Postmarks - my lucky charm
4. Zombies - this will be our year
5. The Shakey Hands - a new parade
6. Religious Knives - downstairs
7. Eddie Holland - leaving here
8. Judson Fountain - garbage can from Thailand
9. The Replacements - Alex Chilton (outtake)
10. Avett Brothers - beladonna
11. Sonic Youth - into the groovy
12. Chambers Brothers - time has come today
13. Lee Hazelwood - boots
14. Hello Seahorse - okay!...... Lobster
15. Serge Gainsbourg - requiem pour un con
16. The Donkeys - walk through a cloud
17. Frank Sinatra - Mrs. Robinson
18. E.L.O. - Mr. Bluesky
19. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - lie down here and be my girl

AUGUST 5, 2009 (1293)
1. Bird Announced Land - sweet dreams
2. Echo and The Bunnymen - rescue
3. Dennis Wilson - river song
4. Beach Boys - sail on sailor
5. Young Fresh Fellows - Young Fresh Fellows Theme
6. Velvet Underground - sweet nuthin'
7. Kelley Stoltz - wave goodbye
8. Staple Singers - life during wartime
9. The Fleshtones - whatever makes you happy
10. Box Elders - Alice and friends
11. Haze - higher groove
12. Theoretical Girls - theoretical girls
13. The Runaways - cherry bomb
14. Richard Harris - MacArthur Park

AUGUST 6, 2009 (1294)
1. Klaus Nomi - cold song
2. The Quick - Bert's apple crumble
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - dragon queen
4. P.I.L. - bad life
5. Love Is Chemicals - larger on the screen
6. Generationals - nobody could change your mind
7. Joy Division - love will tear us apart
8. The Envy Corp - screen test
9. Nico - I'm waiting for the man
10. Reverend Glenn Armstrong - even Squeeky Fromme likes Christmas
11. The Beatles - please Mr. Postman (stereo)
12. Throw Me The Statue - dizzy from the fall
13. The Break and Repair Method - this city is bound to do us in
14. Karen O. and the Million Dollar Bashers - hwy 61 (revisited)
15. Queen - radio ga ga
16. Lovely Feathers - lowiza
17. M Ward - never had nobody like you
18. Go Home Productions - a slim McShady
19. Lackthereof - what a fool believes

AUGUST 7, 2009 (1295) John Hughes R.I.P.
1. Eddie Ray - wait a minute
2. Yung Wu - powderfinger
3. Echo and The Bunnymen - bring on the dancing horses
4. Stereolab - ondioline
5. The Shins - Australia
6. Duo Motion - snakes say hiss
7. Dream Academy - edge of forever
8. The Shaggs - philosophy of the world
9. Al Green - take me to the river
10. Meat Puppets - rotten shame
11. Judy Henske and Jerry Yester - raider
12. The Beatles - twist and shout (stereo)
13. Psychedelic Furs - pretty in pink
14. Smiths - please please please let me get what I want
15. Otis redding - try a little tenderness
16. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - radar
17. Cub - tell me now
18. Simple Minds - don't you forget about me (extended mix)

Monday, August 03, 2009

POP MUSIC PAJAMA PARTIES 2009

This Thursday night Shyboy Tim and I kick off another Pop Music Pajama Party season. This tradition goes back to almost our radio infancy, for we started doing it every August after having been on the air for only a few months. What began small has now become an epic undertaking on our part - what with the writing of the radio dramas, finding and recording the Shuffle Function Wrecking Crew, and then hours and hours of editing. We normally begin working on them months in advance of August, but this year things are a little different. Due to life's tendency to sometimes jump up and kick you in the keister, Tim and I didn't have the necessary free time to dedicate to the work detailed above for the radio drama portion of the Pop Music Pajama Parties. We are sorry it things turned out this way, but life really gave us no alternative. We did not want to totally throw the PMPJ tradition out the window though, we will still be dedicating every Thursday night this month to the music of a few of our favorite artists. Next year, knock on wood, things will be different and we will return to our regularly scheduled programming.

What do we have in store for you this year? Tune in every Thursday Night at 6 p.m. for the following shows:

AUGUST 6, 2009 - OUR POP MUSIC PAJAMA PARTY IS THE COVERS SHOW.
Other people playing other people's music. This year has seen teh release ofseveral amazing covers compilations, so we will be borrowing heavily from them as well as playing some personal faves.

AUGUST 13, 2009 - The music of FRANCOISE HARDY.
Not only should you try to catch this show to hear me butcher the language of the French, but honestly she is an important singer who probably gets little to no air time. Check out the following clip, and fall in love with everything French!!



SHYBOY ADDS: Here's another clip of Francoise looking impossibly gorgeous and unattainable. I'm just saying.



AUGUST 20, 2009 - The music of SONIC YOUTH.
My guess is that these guys need no introduction, but just in case you have been in a cave for the last 30 years I have a video that will help clear things up for you. This was difficult to track down, and perhaps a bit gory, but it was one of the coolest videos I ever saw MTV play back when they did play music videos. This is Sonic Youth with Lydia Lunch recreating a certain family named Manson for their song "Death Valley '69".

Death Valley 69


AUGUST 27, 2009 - The music of THE KINKS.
You know the Kinks, even if you think you don't. If you hae ever seen a Wes Anderson film, then you have heard The Kinks. If you have ever sang the words "La La La La Lola", then you know The Kinks. Their discography is vast, and to be fair we should have dedicated the entire Pop Music Pajama Party season to them alone, but we will do our best with the hour we have.




So there you have it ladies and gentleman, the official lineup for the 2009 Season of Pop Music Pajama Parties.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JULY 27 - 31, 2009

JULY 27, 2009 (1286) All track #5 for our Shuffle Function Morning Show 5 Year Anniversary
1. Velvet Underground - new age
2. R.E.M. - star 69
3. Big Star - don't lie to me
4. Devo - that's good
5. Los Straightjackets w/Ceasar Rosas - el microscopio bikini
6. Deerhoof - O Malley former underdog
7. The Fleshtones - this time Jospehine
8. Bob Mould - poison years
9. Dondero High School Accapella Band - shock the monkey
10. Leonard Nimoy - I think it's gonna rain today
11. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good
12. The Replacements - waitress in the sky
13. The Smiths - how soon is now?
14. Dead Weather - treat me like your mother
15. Tom Waits - tango til they're sore
16. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - down in the wrecking yard
17. Pixies - gigantic
18. Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers - I'm straight
19. Stereolab - french disko
20. They Might Be Giants - dead
21. Ben Folds - learn to live with what you are

JULY 28, 2009 (1287)
1. Now Now Every Children - have you tried?
2. Fiery Furnaces - navy nurse
3. The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
4. Big Star - watch the sunrise
5. Bright Eyes - pappa was a rolling stone
6. Billy Schuh and The Foundry - buy/sell/trade
7. Wilco - you and I
8. Goon Moon - lay down
9. Holiday - prostitutes in town
10. The High Strung - the luck you got
11. Beatles - the word (stereo)
12. Condo Fucks - with a girl like you
13. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - I don't want to go to Chelsea
14. Hot Chip - over and over
15. Ice Palace - trampolining
16. Hallelujah The Hills - wave backwards at Massachussettes
17. King Of Prussia - Spain in the summertime
18. Komeda - catcher
19. Jeffrey and Jack Lewis - posters
20. A.C. Newman - on the table
21. Jens Lekman - black cab

JULY 29, 2009 (1288)
1. Beatles - dear Prudence (stereo)
2. Rush - limelight
3. Black Francis - she took all the money
4. The Backbeat Band - good golly Miss Molly
5. Generationals - wild life sculpture
6. Nurses - apples acres
7. Sondra Prill - with behind closed doors
8. Jimmy - you suck like an abalone
9. The Damned - nasty
10. Japantroids - the boys are leaving town
11. Jonathan Richman - I eat with gusto!
12. Bingo Gazingo w/ My Robot Friend - your'e out of the computer
13. The Rapture - house of jealous lovers
14. Kasabian - fire
15. Husker Du - turn on the news
16. David Bowie - hearts filthy lessons
17. Jayhawks - two angels
18. Kinks - Victoria
19. Velvet Underground - I found a reason
20. Elvis Presley - hey Jude

JULY 30, 2009 (1289)
1. Galaxy 500 - flowers
2. Kate Bush - running up that hill
3. Brian Jonestown Massacre - swallowtail
4. Faux Jean - nature
5. B52's - roam
6. Pixies - bam thwok
7. Art Brut - alcoholics unanimous
8. English Beat - tears of a clown
9. Jefferson Airplane - it is no secret
10. Kate Bush - cloudbursting
11. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - the warmth of the sun
12. Rufus Wainwrighht - selesction from Brian Wilson's Smile
13. Art Brut - The Replacements
14. Replacements - bastards of young
15. Charlatans - the only one I know
16. Monsters Of Folk - say please

JULY 31, 2009 (1290)
1. Michael and The Jesters - screwdriver
2. Joy Division - shadowpplay
3. Regina Spektor - the calculation
4. Revery Sound Reiview - an anniversary away
5. Clash - radio clash
6. R Stevie Moore - a whiter shade of pale
7. Quintron - love is like a blob
8. Dead Weather - 60 feet tall
9. Dick Kent - I'm 5' 9" tall
10. Stooges - I wanna be your dog
11. Love Is Chemicals - love machines
12. The Who - a quick one (while he's away)
13. Johnny Burnette - the train kept a rollin'
14. Iran - I already know your'e wrong
15. The Explorers Club - forever
16. The Everyday Visuals - limb from limb
17. Velvet Underground - oh sweet nuthin'
18. John Cale - gun