Sunday, September 27, 2009

Seriously?

Really? There are people out there that believe we thought Sting actually brought down a terror plot? Seriously?

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR SEPTEMBER 21 - 25, 2009

SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 (1326)
1. Bingo Gazingo and My Robot Friend -your'e out of the computer
2. Led Zeppelin - misty mountain hop
3. Hockey - too fake
4. Yoko Ono - talking to the universe (Cibbo Matto Remix)
5. Leonard Cohen - anthem
6. Beatles - cry baby cry (stereo)
7. Tom Waits - I don't want to grow up
8. Total Babe - bear bones
9. Grates - carve your name
10. Strangeloves - I want candy
11. James Chance - superbad
12. Band Of Horses - cigarettes and wedding bands
13. Nelson Young - rock o' sputnik
14. Rain Machine - hold you holy
15. Sissy Wish - beauties never die
16. Raveonettes - bang!
17. Leonard Cohen - everybody knows

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009 (1327)
1. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - there she goes my beautiful world
2. Daniel Johnston - go
3. Redd Kross - only a girl
4. Guided By Voices - motorway
5. Gene Marshall - Jimmy Carter says yes
6. 13th Floor Elevators - slip inside this house
7. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - play my guitar
8. Harvey Sid Fisher - virgo
9. Stark Effect - bunny rabbits, satan, cheese and milk
10. Judson Fountain - garbage can from Thailand
11. Harvey Sid Fisher - sagitarius
12. The Fleshtones - feels good to feel
13. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - relaxation
14. Three peas In A Pod - going out of my head
15. Dick Kent - Gretchen's new dish (original version)
16. Harvey Sid Fisher - aries
17. B.J. Snowden - disaster and tragedy
18. Mark Kennis - heart of the heartland
19. Bingo Gazingo - KMSU jingle
20. Harvey Sid Fisher - taurus
21. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - standing in a trashcan (thinking about you)

SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 (1328)
1.Chaos productions - woo colors
2. Jandek - down in the mirror
3. H. G. Lewis - suburban roulette
4. Grandpaboy - mpls
5. Brady Bunch - candy sugar shoppe
6. Jandek - crack a smile
7. Harvey Sid Fisher - moonchild
8. The Shaggs - Shaggs own thing
9. Mel Smith - pretty plaid skirt
10. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - cactus
11. Jandek - Nancy sings
12. Andy Garcia - muscles
13. Tim Hutt - lottery song
14. Yo La Tengo - shaker
15. Haze - waiting for the moment
16. Jandek - God came between us
17. Leslie Hall - zombie killer (Chastity Pariah Remix)
18. Red Shadow Economic Rock N Roll Band - understanding Marx
19. Louie Louie - el touchy
20. Think - once you understand

SEPTEMBER 24, 2009 (1329)
1. The Beatifics - almost something there
2. The Spectors - the trains
3. R Stevie Moore - the man with the cigar
4. Yo La Tengo w/DAniel Johnston - speeding motorcycle
5. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good
6. The Shaggs - my pal Foot Foot
7. Michael Yonkers - kill the enemy
8. Jandek - white box
9. Sugar - changes
10. Gene Marshall - all you need is a fertile mind
11. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - paralyzed
12. The New Standards - I will dare
13. They Might Be Giants - exquisite dead guy
14. Eric Garcie - rock banditis
15. Daniel Johnston - life in vain
16. The World's Most Dangerous Polka Band - too fat polka
17. Built To Spill - car
18. David Brent (Ricky Gervais) - free love freeway
19. Brian Jonestown Massacre - servo
20. B.J. Snowden - in Canada
21. Flaming Lips - psychiatric explorations of the fetus with needles
22. The Fleshtones - communication breakdown

SEPTEMBER 25, 2009 (1330)
Today was a wierd news day, and we had to do something about this:



1. Plastic Ono Band - cold turkey
2. Police - nothing achieving
3. Flaming Lips - convinced of the hex
4. Pas/Cal - oh honey wer'e ridiculous
5. John Cale - fear is a man's best friend
6. Petty Booka - we'll sing in the sunshine
7. Police - I can't stand losing you
8. Pete Townsend - slit skirts
9. Sparkletones - bop and rock boogie
10. Zombies - this will be our year
11. Sex Pistols - problem
12. Police - every little thing she does is magic
13. No Age - target
14. Minutemen - political song for Michael Jackson
15. Times New Viking - no time no hope
16. Velvet Underground - white light/white heat
17. Police - mother
18. Clark Kent - don't care
19. Her Space Holiday - the boys and girls
20. Pilot - magic

Friday, September 25, 2009

GRIND-FU THIS SATURDAY! 2nd TO LAST FOR 2009!


GRIND-FU CINEMA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th @ 7:00 pm
WIECKING 220 AUDITORIUM
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

The second to last Grind-Fu of the season happens this Saturday! Bring your friends, your snacks and sodas, and a willingness to enjoy low brow entertainment! COMPLETELY FREE!

There's only one Grind-Fu left after this one, and it falls on Halloween. You're really not gonna want to miss that one. Stay tuned for details...

INCREDIBLE NEWS FOR STING FANS!


This stunning day of news developments has resulted in us playing lots of Sting and Police on the morning show. That never EVER happens. EVER.

He must have an album coming out or something.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Just a Second Here.............

If I could be any skateboard, I would be this one:


Allright, now that we have that settled let's see last week's playlist.

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR SEPTEMBER 14 - 18th, 2009

SEPTEMBER 14, 2009 (1321)
1. The Band - we can talk about it now
2. DoDos - this is business
3. The Byrds - eight miles high
4. The Magnolias - don't pack it in
5. Deerhoof - the tears and music of love
6. Ramones - blitzkreig bop
7. The CondoFucks - watcha gonna do about it
8. Husker Du - flexible flyer
9. No Age - cappo
10. Husker Du - celebrated summer
11. The Jesus and Mary Chain - head on
12. Pixies - where is my mind?
13. Kinks - the road
14. Little Richard - tutti frutti
15. Soft Boys - queen of eyes
16. Elvis Presley - pork salad Annie

SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 (1322)
1. Two Unknown Girls - I've had the time of my life
2. The Beatings - parts per notation
3. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - are you the one I've been waiting for?
4. The Pearls - ugly face
5. The Jim Carroll Band - these are people who died
6. Tom Waits - going out west
7. Dead Weather - treat me like your mother
8. Daniel Johnston - I killed a monster
9. Joy Division - Warsaw
10. MSTK 3000 - let's have a Patrick Swayze Christmas
11. Tim Hutt - lottery song
12. Andy Garcia - muscle
13. Eric Garcia - rockbanditis
14. Andy Garcia - don't put me in a box
15. John Cale - all my friends
16. Box Elders - Alice and friends
17. Velvet Underground - all tomorrow's parties
18. Husker Du - you can live at home

SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 (1323)
1. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - back of a car
2. Afghan Whigs - going to town
3. Flaming Lips - the W.A.N.D.
4. Upsidedown - halo
5. Built To Spill - girl
6. Ween - learning to love
7. Monsters Of Folk - say please
8. Wire - outdoor miner
9. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - hello it's me
10. Yo La Tengo - autumn sweater
11. Blur - boys and girls
12. Whatfor - sooner late than never
13. Bikini Kill - rebel girl
14. The Smiths - how soon is now?
15. Paul Westerberg - love untold
16. T Rex - jeepster
17. T Rex - 20th century boy

SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 (1324)
1. BackBeat Band - rock n roll music
2. Pete Townsend - won't get fooled again
3. Electric Tickle Machine - part of me
4. Jay Reatard - my reality
5. Belle and Sebastion - me and the major
6. The Replacements - Alex Chilton
7. The Hold Steady - your little hoodrat friend
8. Bon Iver - for Emma
9. The Cure - a night like this
10. Devo - snowball
11. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - and your bird can sing
12. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - hello it's me
13. Bob Dylan - most likeley you'll go your way and I'll go mine
14. Pavement - summer babe (winter version)
15. Soft Boys - pulse of my heart
16. Matthew Sweet - girlfriend
17. Tom Waits - falling down
18. Breeders - drivin' on 9
19. Guitar Wolf - roaring blood
20. They Might Be Giants - man, it's so loud in here
21. LCD Soundsystem - beat connection

SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 (1325)
Talk Like A Pirate Day AND Let's Play The Beatles Mono Box Set Too!!
























THIS IS ALL MONO PIRATE PEOPLE!!!!

1. yellow submarine
2. when I get home
3. revolution
4. my guitar gently weeps
5. baby your'e a rich man
6. I'll cry instead
7. the night before
8. back in the U.S.S.R.
9. dear Prudence
10. hey bulldog
11. helter skelter



12. rock n roll music
13. paperback writer
14. good morning, good morning
15. Sgt. Pepper's lonely heart club band (reprise)
16. a day in the life
17. you won't see me
18. help!
19. words of love
20. yer blues


21. it's all too much
22. I am the walrus
and because it was requested!!
23. Richard Harris - MacArthur Park (in stereo and sung as pirates)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th!

The actual date of Talk Like a Pirate Day is Saturday, September 19th. The problem is that we're not on the air on Saturday, and it's either skip it or not talk like a pirate. Well, we're not gonna NOT talk like a pirate. So this coming Friday, September 18th, Shuffle Function is flying in the face of convention and having their own personal Talk Like a Pirate Day.

As usual, we'll be talking like a pirate all day long. Anybody that wants to request songs must speak like a pirate, or we will not even consider your request. If you send an e-mail request, you must write it as if you are a pirate. Seems pretty straight forward.

In addition to that, we'll also be playing mono variations from my Beatles Mono Remasters set. So the show will be both stupid AND informative! Joy!

Shyboy
















Monday, September 14, 2009

IF IT'S WEIRD, THEN IT MUST BE GRIND-FU!



GRIND-FU CINEMA!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th @ 7:00 pm
WIECKING 220 AUDITORIUM
MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

The second to last Grind-Fu Cinema of 2009 is almost here! Grab your friends and some snacks and sodas and settle in for an evening of totally FREE double features! September's line-up is a real gore fest, so dress appropriately. The first five rows WILL GET WET! Not really. But still.


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



SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR SEPTEMBER 7 - 11, 2009

SEPTEMBER 7, 2009 (1316) LABOR DAY SONGS for our Day Sponsor
1. Sugar - company book
2. David Byrne - the sound of business
3. Donna Summer - she works hard for her money
4. Jandek - crime pays
5. Beck - soul suckin' jerk
6. Devo - corporate anthem/clockout
7. Black Lipstick - corporate happy hour
8. Smithsonian Library Of Congress - hammer ring
9. Sam Cooke - chain gang
10. Carter Family - I ain't gonna work tomorrow
11. Elvis Costello - welcome to the work week
12. XTC - earn enough for us
13. Smiths - work is a four letter word
14. G. E. Meter Business Dept.
15. Trip Shakespeare - Jill can drive
16. Buddy Holly - not fade away
17. P.I.L. - careering
18. King Missile - take stuff from work
19. Captain Beefheart - hard working man
20. Ben Folds Five - Jackson Cannery
21. Replacements - god damn job
22. Alex Chilton - lost my job
23. Daniel Johnston - big business monkey

SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 (1317)
1. Lewis Taylor - til the morning light
2. built To Spill - conventional wisdom
3. Tarkio - Helena won't get stoned
4. Twilight Singers - they ride
5. Band Of Horses - cigarettes, wedding bands
6. The Ting Tings - that's not my name
7. They Might Be Giants - cap'n
8. Yo La Tengo - periodically double or triple
9. Yo La tengo - if it's true
10. Robyn Hitchcock - if you were a priest
11. Postmarks - thorn in your side
12. Tullycraft - secretly Minnesotan
13. The Replacements - can't hardly wait
14. Blank Tapes - I saw the satellites
15. Urban Legends - the world is strange
16. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good

SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 (1318) THE BEATLES TOOK MY MONEY DAY
all Beatles - all Remasters in Stereo
1. I saw her standing there
2. a hard days night
3. strawberry fields forever
4. helter skelter
5. you won't see me
6. I want to be your man
7. good morning, good morning
8. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (reprise)
9. a day in the life
10. I'm down
11. got to get you into my life
12. back in the U.S.S.R.
13. dear Prudence
14. old brown shoe
15. I want to hold your hand
16. paperback writer
17. yes it is
18. twist and shout
19. money (that's what I want)
20. can't buy me love
21. my guitar gently weeps
22. all you need is love

SEPTEMBER 10, 2009 (1319)
again, it is all Beatles in Stereo unless otherwise noted
1. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass - a taste of honey
2. a taste of honey
3. if I fell
4. think for yourself
5. things we said today
6. the word
7. if I needed someone
8. I want to tell you
9. you won't see me
10. nowhere man
11. The Smiths - headmaster ritual
12. They Might Be Giants - don't let's start
13. Talking heads - first week/last week.........carefree
14. Bell XI - the great defector
15. The Clash - police and thieves
16. don't let me down
17. ballad of John and Yoko
18. and your bird can sing
19. sun king
20. mean Mr. Mustard
21. Polythene Pam
22. she came in through the bathroom window
23. golden slumbers
24. carry that weight
25. the end
26. her majesty

SEPTEMBER 11, 2009 (1320)
1. Srangeloves - I want candy
2. DJ Propellerhead - intro
3. Leonard Cohen - everybody knows
4. Arctic Monkeys - crying lightning
5. Light FM - stormtroopers
6. Dragstrip - don't fear the reaper
7. Roky Erickson - I have always been here before
8. The Gollywogs - fight fire
9. Stooges - shake appeal
10. Beatles - come and get it
11. Quintron - love is like a blob
12. Fool's Gold - Nadine
13. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - paralyzed
14. Nick Drake - man in a shed
15. Mulatu Astatke - yekermo sew
16. Lou Reed - all through the night
17. Evolution Control Committee - rocked by rape

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

9-9-9: BEST. REMASTER DAY. EVUR.


The hardest part of doing a Beatles show is song selection. You have to edit down a selection of legendary songs to two hours. On top of this, I also had to try and pick stuff out that would show off the new remasters. Most important: The first song of the show. I ended up playing I Saw Her Standing There, the first song on the first album.


Remasters and Rock Band. I don't know which cost me more.

We played the stereo remasters. I have the mono box set on the way. Also, I have a seriously Beatles problem.

Precious...



After the show we celebrated the way most people do when they give a ton of money to someone. We took a cake and then beat the living crap out of it.




Here's me and my gut celebrating.

Thanks to everyone that called this morning with requests and comments. In case you haven't figured it out yet, I sort of like The Beatles. When I get the mono box, we're gonna do this all over again...

Shyboy

Monday, September 07, 2009

WEDNESDAY THE 9th: BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?


I love The Beatles. Love them. They loom large in my legend. Virtually everthing about my taste in music can be traced back to that day in my childhood when I found a 45 of Paperback Writer at an antique show. I put it on the turntable and was knocked on my ass. Turning to my family, I exclaimed "THIS IS THE MUSIC I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR!"

The clip above is one that I clipped out of the newspaper my senior year in high school. Yes, I have carried this clipping about The Beatles and Stones CD releases around in my wallet since high school, because that's how much of a geek I am.

So here we are... 2009. 22 years later. I've purchased all their LPs and all their CDs, and now this Wednesday they are reissuing all their CDs completely remastered. I will be buying The Beatles albums for AT LEAST the third time. While I'm excited about the prospect of hearing their music fully remixed and sounding as close to the master tapes as possible, I'm also kind of pissed.

I'm not pissed about the music. The music is timeless. I'm just annoyed that I am buying these albums AGAIN, and the band isn't going out of their way to pack these things with content. Sure, there's some short films on each disc about the making of each album, but this is all info that is on public record. They could do something like add an additional disc of alternate versions and demos and stuff. Really play up the historic nature of these recordings, so that the diehards get as much value out of these re-releases as the folks that are buying them for the first time.

But no.

So this Wednesday we're gonna be playing the remasters on the show. Beyond that, there's sure to be more than two cents spewing from my mouth about these releases. It'll be the full spectrum of conflicted Beatles adoration from six to eight in the morning, right here on 89.7 The Maverick. Bring your wallet.

Shyboy

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Heads Up Working Class Heroes


Tomorrow on Labor Day we will be spinning songs about work, working, not working, and shoving work all day long. Okay, maybe not all day, but from our normal 6 a.m. starting time till 2 p.m. The BBC News will air at it's usual 9 o'clock spot, and there may or may not be a Blues Break - we'll see.
Requests are always welcome.
There are prizes to be won (hint: listen for some They Might Be Giants).
Tune us in from the lake or from the office - and we will see you in the morning.

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2009

AUGUST 31, 2009 (1311)
1.They Might Be Giants - pet name
2. Ben Kweller - I need you back
3. The Icicles - crazy
4. Grizzly Bear - southern point
5. Yoko Ono w/Polyphonic Spree - you and I
6. Stranglers - (get a) grip (on yourself)
7. A C Newman - all of my days and all of my days off
8. Husker Du - turn it around
9. Dark Meat - when the shelter came
10. House Of Large Sizes - wrong directions please
11. Pixies - the happening
12. The Darlins - eviction party
13. Yppah - they know what ghosts know
14. Brian Glaze and The Night Shift - highway ribbon
15. Bob Dylan - the usual
16. Magnetic Fields - I don't want to get over you
17. The Headcoats - all my feelings denied
18. Mission Of Burma - that's when I reach for my revolver
19. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I hate cd's
20. Casual Dots - Momma's gonna bake us a cake
21. The Fleshtones - communication breakdown

SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 (1312)
1. The Beatles - sie leibe dich (mono)
2. Bittersweet - trouble
3. Talbot Tagora - mixed signals through miles of pilgramage
4. Cirlcle Jerks - I wanna destroy you
5. Os Mutantes - neuro ciencia du amor
6. Go Home Productions - crazy little fool
7. Sam Ylano - little red ehumba SS Rythym
8. The Replacements - unsatisfied
9. Hornet Leg - this song is wrong
10. The Beatles - komme gib mir deinne hande (mono)
11. Garotas Suecas - bugalu
12. Garotas Suecas - eu
13. Garotas Suecas - senor sabe tudo
14. Garotas Suecas - ghost writer
15. Garotas Suecas - codinome dinamite
16. Johnny Paycheck - take this job and shove it
17. Velvet Underground - I'm beginning to see the light
18. Flaming Lips - convinced of the hex
19. The Fleshtones - American beat '84
20. Sly and The Family Stone - que sera sera

SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 (1313)
1. Wallpaper - pop rocket
2. Tom Verlaine - shing a ling
3. Walker Kong 1973 - Belmont 1973
4. Frank Black - I heard Ramona sing
5. Robert Pollard - love is stronger than witchcraft
6. Morning After Girls - run for our lives
7. Blitzen Trapper - sleepy time in the western world
8. Talking Heads - once in a lifetime
9. The New Standards - only love can break your heart
10. Yo La Tengo - here to fall
11. R.E.M. - can't get there from here
12. Flaming Lips - turn it on
13. Soft Boys - I wanna destroy you
14. QUEEN - WE WILL ROCK YOU/WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS
(for The Govies - good luck!!!!)
15. Isaac Hayes - shaft
16. Jimmy Castor Bunch - it's just begun
17. Lynyrd Skynard - freebird

SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 (1314)
1. Pere Ubu - non-alignment pact
2. Yo La Tengo - avalon or something very similar
3. Hal - out tonight
4. Ken Bower - I will survive
5. Beck - leopardskin pillbox hat
6. Bishop Allen - middle management
7. The New Standards - hey ya
8. The Happies - wahaka
9. The Replacements - here comes a regular
10. Radiohead - paranoid android
11. The Jayhawks - blue
12. Jay Reatard - you mean nothing to me
13. The Black Lips - short fuse
14. King Khan and The Shrines -took my lady to dinner
15. 13th Floor Elevators - your'e gonna miss me
16. Dirtbombs - chains of love
17. Daniel Johnston - go
18. Sonic Youth - incinerate
19. David Bowie - hang on to yourself
20. The Kinks - love me till the sun shines
21. Tom Waits - ol '55
22. X - see how we are
23. Pixies - debaser

SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 (1315)
1. Bob Mould - days of rain
2. Cass McCombs - subtraction
3. Starling Electric - St Valentines Day massacre
4. Western States Motel - cheap speakers
5. Monade - wash and dance
6. Dondero Acapella Choir - more than a feeling
7. Legendary Starduct Cowboy - who's knocking at my door
8. Nerd - everyone nose (all the girls standing in the line for the bathroom)
9. LCD Soundsystem - too much love
10. Suicidal Tendencies - institutionalized
11. The Fall - no bulbs 3
12. Dead Weather - new pony
13. Led Zeppelin - kashmir
14. Sloan - don't you believe a word
15. Fruit Bats - mu unusual friend
16. The Beatifics - this years Jessica
17. Le Tigre - Les and Ray