Next week Shyboy Tim and I will be gathering together all our radio show host stamina MOJO for the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go. This will be the 8th year in a row that we have undertaken this challenge, and let me tell you it doesn't get easier!
Over the years we have assembled several key videos or songs that we listen to that gets us in the perfect state of mind before we head up to the station to begin the 24hour marathon. One of the biggies is below, The Who performing A Quick One (While He's Away) at the Rolling Stone's Rock and Roll Circus. The full version found on youtube is admittedly a little fuzzy, but it still clearly illustrates how dominant a band The Who was. Especially Keith "HOLY COW" Moon!! Have a look for yourself -
Does this song sound familiar? We do play it occasionally on the show, in fact Shyboy Tim just did this morning, but you probably recall it from this kick ass scene in Wes Anderson's film RUSHMORE:
This is just one of the things we watch to get us in the mood for 24 hours of pledge drive radio. I'll share some more with you before the marathon begins. When does it start? I'm glad you asked! The Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go begins at 6 pm on April 1st and ends at 6 p.m. April 2nd. Perhaps a poster will help you remember -
Marathon Inspiration #2 coming to a computer screen near you soon!