Monday, June 28, 2010


Would you like to help out a little girl? Shyboy Tim's neice Anna to be exact. She has a bet with her Dad that she can't get 100 people to answer a survey, but with your help we know that she can.

It is a simple question. Out of the following states, which would you like to visit?


New Mexico








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Saturday, June 26, 2010


Hey Cats and Kittens,

If you are heading out to Grind-Fu Cinema tonight, grab a sweatshirt. The theater is air conditioned!! See you pretty soon.


Monday, June 21, 2010

New Location for Tune Town

This morning Carl opened the door of his new Tune Town, located at 630 N. Riverfront Drive. If you are like me and prefer landmarks for directions, Tune Town is in the old Denco Light shop kitty corner from the Ole'. A store like Tune Town is a must for me - I can't even begin to imagine what life would be like in Mankato without a Mom and Pop record shop. Simply put, it would suck. Music Geeks!!! Be sure and to do your part to support Carl in his first week of business in the new digs.

This is what the store looks like from the front of the shop - vinyl is along the left hand wall, and CDs take up the rest of the floor space. Note the amazing Superman Blue of the walls. I know they will be covered in posters and merchandise soon, so enjoy the vast blue while you can.

Shyboy Tim is the first customer in the new digs.

The first twenty people in the door also got a new Tune Town logo shirt designed by The Dirty Bird herself, Nora Myers.

Last but not least, here is the Mom and Pop behind Tune Town, Carl and Karen with their kids Avery and Henry.

Today I picked up the Beatles Anthology DVD Boxset. Once I get an opportunity to wade through it all, I should be able to hold my own with the pros (i.e. Shyboy Tim). Congratulations to Carl and Karen and all the folks at Tune Town.


Thursday, June 17, 2010




Saturday, June 26th @ 7:00pm

Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Join us for a colossal double bill of New York In Decline MAGIC! The Warriors is quite possibly the definitive gang film, and the inspiration for 1000 Halloween costumes. Escape From New York is... well, dig the credentials: John Carpenter directs, Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken, Isaac Hayes as The Duke, Donald Pleasance as The President of the United States, Harry Dean Stanton as The Brain, Ernest Borgnine as Cabby, and Adrienne Barbeau as trouble! All this, plus New York as a massive U.S. Prison!

When we first started coming up with Grind-Fu doubles bills, this was one of the dream ones, and now it is finally happening. PLUS... IT IS COMPLETELY FREE! That's right, Radio Heroes! KMSU brings you more great free stuff, and it's all because you rule.

Bring your own snacks, sodas, and friends, and settle in for an unforgettable night of film. It'll change your freakin' life.

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

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010


JUNE 7, 2010 (1510)
1. The New Standards - love is the law
2. Grant Hart - Charles Hollis Jones
3. Robert Pollard - the numbered head
4. Sage Francis - the best of times
5. David Bowie - Jean Genie
6. Free Energy - dream city
7. Black Francis - six legged man
8. Victor Lundberg - on censorship
9. Gene Marshall - all you need is a fertile mind
10. Leonard Cohen - everybody knows
11. Eddie Current Supression Ring - I got a feeling
12. Talking Heads - the great curve
13. The DoDos - small deaths
14. Victor Lundberg - open letter to my teenage son
15. Jeff Tweedy - crack a smile
16. James Brown - try me
17. Karen O and The Million Dollar Bashers - hwy 61 revisited
18. Flaming Groovies - slow death

JUNE 8, 2010 (1511)
1. Pat Harris - hippie hippie shake
2. The Schoolboys - I want to hold your hand
3. Sharon Jones and The DapKings - give it back
4. Band Of Horses - evening kitchen
5. Love Is All - bigger bolder
6. Boy Genius - when Sunday goes
7. White Fang - dream on
8. Sex Pistols - substitute
9. Daniel Johnston - speeding motorcycle
10. Prince - strange relationship
11. Prince - purple rain
12. Nico - heroes
13. Yoko Ono - Ima/talking to the universe (Cibbo Matto remix)
14. Marlena Shaw - California soul (Diplo/Mad Descent re-mix)
15. Cramps - goo goo muck
16. Modern Lovers - modern world
17. Lou Rawls - season of the witch
18. Rolling Stones - sympathy for the devil

JUNE 9, 2010 (1512)
1. Magic Numbers - mornings eleven
2. Dr. Dog - shadow people
3. Maritime - calm
4. The New Pornographers - crash years
5. Stephen Malkmus - baby come on
6. Woods - blood dries darker
7. Holly Golightly - your love is mine
8. Mission Of Burma - academy fight song
9. Firehose - honey please
10. Big Star - thirteen
11. The Marlboro Chorus - what your mama said
12. The Motherhips - no name Daryl
13. Morning After Girls - run for our lives
14. Happy Mondays - kinky afro
15. N.E.R.D. - everyone nose (all the girls standing in the line for the bathroom)
16. Doom Loop - waltz und paranoia
17. Caesars - strawberry weed
18. New Order - age of consent
19. Sonic Youth - rain on tin

JUNE 10, 2010 (1513)
1. Beatles - rain (stereo)
2. Jimmy Cliff - the harder they come the harder they fall
3. Factor w/Nomad - ohh ohh Andy
4. Bad Finger - baby blue
5. Amps - Tipp City
6. The salteens - frequency
7. The Chambers Brothers - I can't stand it
8. Solex vs. Christina Martinez and Jon Spenser - too much too fast
9. Faded Paper Figures - you know what I mean
10. Devo - peek a boo
11. Sparklehorse and Dangermouse - daddy's gone
12. Sparklehorse and Dangermouse w/David Lynch - dark night of the soul
13. Shangri-las - remember walking in the sand
14. Pixies - gigantic
15. Pere Ubu - birdies
16. Sparklehorse and Dangermouse w/Black Francis and Joey Santiago - angel harp
17. Black Keys - everlasting light
18. Social Distortion - another state of mind
19. Sparklehorse and Dangermouse w/Iggy Pop - pain
20. The Fleshtones - screaming skull
21. Mark Carroll - idiot wind
22. Skeelo vs. Breeders vs. Survivor - I wish

JUNE 11, 2010 (1514)
1. The Dramatics - in the rain
2. B.J. Thomas - raindrops keep falling on my head
3. Nick Drake - one of these things first
4. Joy Division - love will tear us apart
5. Al Green - let's stay together
6. Tom Waits - $29.00
7. Shuggie Otis - inspiration information
8. Talking Heads - the book I read
9. Marianne Faithfull - ooh baby
10. Half Japanese - on the one hand
11. The Who - emminence front
12. LCD Soundsystem - drunk girls
13. Velvet Underground - black angel death song
14. James Chance - superbad
15. A Certain ratio - do the du

Sunday, June 13, 2010

When wishes don't come true...............

Since the odds of an Arrested Development reunion/film are plummeting, this may be the next best thing. Here you can see my favorite "Cutie Patootie" (how do you spell that anyway?) and my favorite illusionist at work! An extra added bonus (boy that is a redundant statement) - the gal who plays April in Parks and Recs! WHY OH WHY DID THEY HAVE TO CANCEL ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT??!!

And while I am posting clip links - have you checked out Dr. Brule yet?

I'm going to do my best to see a ton of films today, including "Jaws" at the Trylon. I'll fill you in on the popcorn status tomorrow. While looking at the film times on-line this morning, and drinking up a ton of coffee, I came across this sad bit of news about the status of the Oak Street Cinema. I guess Crispin Glover's movie "What Is It" will be my last at that great theater.

Allright, before I head out I also found this article that lists all of the artists found on the stars outside of First Ave. Usually I am in such a rush to get in the door that I don't always stop to ponder all the names, so this list really helps.

First on my list - the A-Team. Cross your fingers for me!!


Thursday, June 10, 2010


In fact, this should only be watched in broad daylight, preferably in a crowded place with your back to the wall. If you don't believe me, then proceed at your own peril. I just thank the video gods that this is a little fuzzy and filmed from a distance. Honestly this might be the scariest thing I have seen in a film clip since watching "Suspiria", or the first ten minutes of "28 Weeks Later".

Alright. I warned you. Consider yourselves warned - seriously.

I don't understand this, and it frightens me to no end to think this was performed in front of a bunch of kids!! If anyone has any more info on this PLEASE PASS IT ALONG!!


Monday, June 07, 2010


MAY 31, 2010 (1505)
Memorial Day rebroadcast of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy live in the studio on May 21, 2010.

JUNE 1, 2010 (1506) Tom and Chantil are Program Directors For The Day!
1. Naval Cadet Choir, Bert Parks, The Sandpipers and Mitch Miller - ballad for Americans
2. Check Your Favorite Melodies - tracks 1 - 10
3. Space Visitor - a summer weekly reader
4. The Now Sound Orchestra - theme from Star Wars part one
5. Isaac Hayes - theme from Shaft
6. The Trapp Family Singers - my favorite things
7. Negativeland - favorite things
8. The Firm - live in peace
9. Robert Plant - tall cool one
10. Fiddler On The Roof - do you love me?
11. Glenn Cambell - dreams of the everyday housewife
12. America - I need you
13. Herman's Hermits - your hand in mine
14. Barbara Streisand - it had to be you
15. The Supremes - what the world needs now is love
16. Rod McKuen w/The San Sebastian Strings - you even taste like the sun
17. Julie Andrews - the lusty month of May
18. Janis Joplin - my baby
19. Blue Oyster Cult - sinfull love
20. Captain and tenille - the way I want you to touch me
21. America - woman tonight
22. Angel - you can't buy love
23. Trapp Family Singers - so long farewell

JUNE 2, 2010 (1507)
1. Beatles - dear Prudence (stereo)
2. Rolling Stones - hang fire
3. Band Of Horses - Laredo
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - fancy
5. Roy Orbison - in dreams
6. Jemma Ray - ghost on the highway
7. The Band - the weight
8. Light Pollution - all night outside
9. Elvis Costello - pony street
10. Booty Olympics - down
11. The Jam - precious
12. Beatles - ain't she sweet (mono)
13. Rolling Stones - not fade away
14. Bo Diddley - powerhouse
15. Richard Thompson and Linda Thompson - I want to see the bright lights tonight
16. Hot Hot Heat - 21 at 12
17. Factor - miss the train
18. Beastie Boys - gratitude
19. Michael Yonkers Band - kill the enemy
20. 13th Floor Elevators - slip inside this house

JUNE 3, 2010 (1508)
1. Velvet Underground - one of these days
2. Peggy Sue - long division blues
3. Broken Social Scene - romance to teh grave
4. Billy Schuh and The Foundry - buy/sell/trade
5. Black Francis and Joey Santiago - cover of the Rolling Stone
6. Half Japanese - firecracker
7. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - midnight man
8. Komeda - disko
9. LCD Soundsystem - I can change
10. Magnetic Fields - the sun goes down and the world goes dancing
11. The Wannadies - might be stars
12. Apples In Stereo - signal in the sky (let's go)
13. The Drums - the saddest summer ever
14. Beatles - you won't see me (stereo)
15. Daniel Johnston - The Beatles
16. Swag - I get by

JUNE 4, 2010 (1509)
1. Desmond Dekker - Israelites
2. Joy Formidable - whirring
3. New Order - working overtime
4. Marianne Faithfull - dreamin my dreams
5. The High Numbers - I'm the face
6. Van Morrison - contractual obligation songs
7. The Black Keys - unknown brother
8. Butthole Surfers - moving to Florida
9. Nina Simone - I put a spell on you
10. Jonathan Richman - I was dancing in a lesbian bar
At this point in the show Tim challenged himself to play 20 more songs in the 40 minutes of morning show that was left, so here we go!
11. Millie Small - my boy lollipop
12. Merv and Merla - the time of the singing bird
13. Joy Division - the drawback
14. Stooges - real cool time
15. Stark Effect - bunny rabbits, satan, cheese and milk
16. Husker Du - actual condition
17. Nirvana - Molly's lips
18. Dinbot - beastie bop
19. Led Zeppelin - communication breakdown
20. Yo La Tengo - tighten up
21. Elvis Costello - the imposter
22. Serge Gainsbourg - Docteur Jeckyl and Monsiuer Hyde
23. Rockateens - woo hoo
24. Chuck Grey - rock and roll is in my soul
25. Clash - white riot
26. Minutemen - political song for Michael jackson to sing
27. Rolling Stones - 20 flight rock
28. Beatles - paperback writer (mono)
29. Elvis Presley - Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
30. Mark Mothersbaugh and Wild Man Fischer - the way we were
Tim did it! With a minute and a half to spare!

Saturday, June 05, 2010


The last photo at the airport, before we said goodbye to The Ledge and the Altamont Boys. The reception that KMSU listeners gave them was fantastic, and we're still hearing from them two weeks on about how much it meant to them, and what a great time The Legendary Stardust Cowboy had in town. From the autographs, to the Mayor declaring it Legendary Stardust Cowboy day, to the response at the show, they were all impressed. THANK YOU, RADIO HEROES!


Simply put, The Fleshtones have ruined live music in Mankato, because at this point NO BAND CAN TOP THE SHOW THEY PUT ON. Oh, there will still be live music... bands will still come and go... but every live show from here on out lives under the mighty shadow of The Fleshtones, who blasted through town on May 21st, 2010, leaving a trail of dazed and amazed in their wake.


The Legendary Stardust Cowboy had just finished playing, and we weren't sure when The Fleshtones would hit. Suddenly there was a drum beat from the back of the room, and there were the guys, singing Hexbreaker and parting the crowd as they made their way towards the stage.



I forget the name of the blonde woman, but she was super nice and gave me and Shelley ice cream before the show.

Keith and Ken did this crazy thing where Ken played Keith's guitar, and Keith played Ken's bass. Then they marched in circles. Crazy awesome showmanship.

Keith 1, Table 0

At one point Ken and Keith left the stage for a push-up contest. The previously mentioned blonde woman took over the bass, and Chuck took over on guitar. If you are familiar with live shows in Mankato, then you know that it aint a live show until Chuck jumps on stage.


Keith was done with the contest, and had to make Chuck surrender the guitar. Chuck, having had a taste of Fleshtones madness, seems reluctant to do give it back.

Miriam admires Keith's fretwork.

Here's Chuck again, with Ken.

The finale.

Shelley and Peter roll around in the beer and Blue Whales.
So yeah... The Fleshtones have set an impossible bar for live music in Mankato. Good luck, rest of the bands in the world! You have your work cut out for you!

Friday, June 04, 2010


I am not exactly sure why it has taken so long for BP to throw their hands up in the air and ask for help, but they are now doing just that.

I came across this post on Boing Boing this afternoon.

Think you may have an idea about solving the oil spill at Deepwater Horizon? Give it a shot. The last time I watched so much live feed of an event was when Lily the Bear had her cub while hibernating away in her den last fall. Watch the oil spill away here.

By the way, Lily was reunited with her cub Hope the end of May. Hope was feared dead, but with the help of some scientists there was a happy reunion!


Tuesday, June 01, 2010



1. the times they are a changin'
2. on a night like this
3. hwy 61 revisited
4. talking bear mountain picnic mssacre blues
5. when I paint my masterpiece
6. I ain't got no home
7. girl of the north country
8. Traveling Wilburys - seven deadly sins
9. orange juice blues for breakfast
10. baby let me follow you down
11. maggie's farm
12. Blind Boy Grunt - John Brown
13. a hard rains gonna fall
14. most of the time
15. just like a woman
16. Bob Dylan w/Mavis Staples - gonna change my way of thinking
17. blowin' in the wind
18. winter wonderland

19. like a rolling stone
20. the boxer
21. just like Tom Thumb's blues
22. everything's broken
23. if you see her say hello
24. tonight I'll be staying here with you
25. rollin' and tumblin'
26. lord protect my child
27. one more cup of coffee
28. positively 4th street
29. Suze - the cough song
30. watch the river flow
31. groom still waiting at the altar
32. pretty boy Floyd
33. Queen Jane approximately
34. the clothesline saga
35. the man in me
36. cold iron bound
37. Joey
38. leopard skin pillbox hat
39. mamma you been on my mind
40. Eddie Vedder - masters of war (request by Diane our day sponsor)
41. seven curses
42. things have changed (I don't care any more)
43. here comes Santa Claus
44. blind Willie McTell
45. working man blues #2
46. Isis
47. gotta serve somebody
48. It's all over now Baby Blue
49. knockin' on heaven's door
50. hwy 61 revisited
51. stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again
52. the usual
53. it takes a lot to laugh it takes a train to cry
54. catfish
55. lay lady lay
56. jokerman
57. farewell Angelina
58. she belongs to me
59. shooting stars
60. all along the watchtower
61. my back pages
62. love sick
63. like a rolling stone


Darren's Half Hour
1. Marty Robbins - El Paso
2. Lord Saints Calypso Group - yellowbird
3. Marty Robbins - big iron
4. Elvis Presley - good rockin' tonight
5. Al Jolson - I'm just wild about Harry
Shelley's Half Hour
6. The TimeLords - doctorin' the tardis
7. Nichelle Nichols - theme from Star Trek
8. Star Trek Passage to Moauve (conclusion) Golden Books
9. John Williams - Cantina band (Star Wars)
10. Revenge of The Nerds OST - they're so incredible
Tim's Half Hour
11. argument
12. Bruce's philosophy song
13. crunchy frog
14. Spanish Inquisition (part 1)
15. pet shop
16. lumberjack song
Gretchen's Half Hour
Nilsson's The Point

17. everythings got em
18. me and my arrow
19. poli high
20. think bout your troubles
21. life line
22. POV waltz
23. are you seeing

MAY 26, 2010 (1502)
1. Grant Hart - you're the reflection of the moon on the water
2. New Pornographers - crash years
3. Yo La Tengo - season of the shark
4. The Icicles - la ti da
5. U2 - heartland
6. Beta Band - dry the rain
7. Black Keys - howlin' for you
8. Devo - through being cool
9. LCD Soundsysyetm - home
10. Hold Steady - soft in the center
11. Sonic Youth - Reena
12. Think - once you understand
13. Parlovr - pen to paper
14. Poison Control Center - by the wave

MAY 27, 2010 (1503)
1. Ray Charles - mess around
2. Tobacco - 6 royal vipers
3. LAdy Sovereign - so human
4. Kasabian - fire
5. AC/DC - ride on
6. AC/DC - whole lotta Rosie
7. AC/DC - there's gonna be rockin'
8. April March - chick habit
9. Liz Brady - un gargon dit a une fille
10. Doris - beat maker
11. The Jam - the gift
12. Club 8 - western hospitality
13. Kissaway Trail - SDP
14. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - someone stole the yellow from my egg
15. The Joy Formidable - austere
16. Sex Pistols - no feelings
17. The Tasmanians - baby
18. The CondoFucks - with a girl like you
19. The Time - jungle love
20. The Rolling Stones - miss you
21. Beatles - dizzie miss lizzie (mono) BBC Sessions

MAY 28, 2010 (1504) Happy Birthday Klaus Flouride!!
1. Beatles - you won't see me (stereo)
2. Victor Lundberg - open letter to my teenage son
3. David Bowie - queen bitch
4. Soft Boys - sudden town
5. Black Keys - everlasting light
6. Andy - muscle
7. Devo - it's a beautiful world (easy listening version)
8. Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs - hello it's me
9. Grace Basement - there he goes
10. Parson Red Heads - sister
11. Supergrass - alright
12. Guitar Wolf - I love you okay
13. The Mosquitoes - hong kong flu
14. Dead Kennedys - Viva Las Vegas
15. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - dynamite
16. LCD Soundsystem - drunk girls
17. Dead kennedys - moon over marin
18. The Fleshtones - jet set Fleshtones


MAY 17, 2010 (1495)
1. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - bladerunner
2. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - where was my brain
3. Black Francis - 6 legged man
4. Queen w/David Bowie - under pressure
5. The Fleshtones - right side of a good thing
6. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - the game gets old
7. Walter Schrieffels - ballad of Lil' Kim
8. The Who - a legal matter
9. Benjy Ferree - blown out (gold dubloons and pieces of eight)
10. Tom Waits - goin' out west
11. Rolling Stones - let it loose
12. Beatles - you know my name, look up my number (mono)
13. The Fleshtones - cold cold shoes
14. LCD Soundsystem - dance yrself clean
15. Kill to Kill - radical flyer
16. Squirrel Nut Zippers - hell
17. The Monkees - going down
18. The Ramones - the KKK took my baby away
19. The Leaving Trains - dumb as a crayon

MAY 18, 2010 (1496)
1. Charlie Walker - don't squeeze my Sharmon
2. Yung Wu - child of the moon
3. Underground Sunshine - all I want is you
4. The Fleshtones - let's go
5. Dave Clark Five - all night long
6. Lawrence Arabia - fine old friends
7. Guided By Voices - chasing Heather crazy
8. LCD Soundsystem - all I want
9. Ohio Players - love rollercoaster
10. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - who's knockin' on my door?
11. Tornadoes - telstar
12. Charlie's Tune from the people at Charlie's
13. Woods - blood dries darker
14. The Fun and Games - it must have been the wind
15. Shadows of Knight - from way out to way under
16. Bonnie "Prince" Billy w/Cairo Gang - troublesome houses
17. The Fleshtones - the dreg (Fleshtones 77)
18. New Colony Six - come and give your love to me
19. Ohio Express - firebird
20. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - tunning out
21. Wanda Jackson - oh lonesome me (In German)
22. Wanda Jackson - shakin' all over
23. The Guitars of Dan and DAle - Robin's theme
24. The Fleshtones - ride your pony
25. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - dynamite

MAY 19, 2010 (1497)
1. Rolling Stones - happy
2. Rolling Stones - dancing in the light
3. The Black Keys - tighten up
4. Matt Pond PA -the dark leaves theme
5. The Fleshtones - b.y.o.b.
6. The Specials - concrete jungle
7. Rolling Stones -I'm not signifying
8. Lou Rawls - season of the witch
9. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - shoot out on the CB channel
10. Rolling Stones - title 5
11. Ramones - having a Havanna affair
12. Rolling Stones - good time women
13. Iran - I already know your'e wrong
14. Murphy and The Mob - born loser
15. The Fleshtones - soul city
16. The Waterboys - sweet thing
17. Replacements - black diamond
18. Black Sabbath - fairies wear boots
19. Rolling Stones - following the river

MAY 20, 2010 (1498)
1. The Fleshtones - let's see the sun
2. The Fall - no bulbs 3
3. Art Brut - my little brother
4. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I walk a hot wind
5. Beat Happening - other side
6. The Cure - boys don't cry
7. The Fleshtones - can't get enough of your love
8. Let's Wrestle - it's not going to happen
9. The Hold Steady - the weekenders
10. Dum Dum Girls - bhang bhang I'm a burnout
11. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - play my guitar
12. The Fleshtones - new scene
13. The Cramps - mad daddy
14. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - today's lesson
15. The Bees - chicken payback
16. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - hexbreaker
17. Smiths - that joke isn't funny anymore

MAY 21, 2010 (1499)

It is all Legendary Stardust Cowboy, unless noted.
1. paralyzed
2. who's knocking on my door?
3. The Fleshtones - I want to feel something now
4. Frank Sinatra - fly me to the moon
5. standing in a trashcan (thinking about you)
6. The Fleshtones - can't get enough of your love
7. Tokyo
8. Johnny Cash - cocaine blues
9. Jerry Lee Lewis - high school confidential
10. Buck Owens - save the last dance for me
11. I walk a hot wind
12. winds of time
13. The Fleshtones - Cara-lin
14. Buddy Holly - oh boy
15. David Bowie - I took a trip on a Gemini Space craft
16. Wes Montgomery - what the world needs now
17. I hate CD's
18. cast iron apron
19. The Fleshtones - American beat 84'
20. Mel Smith - pretty plaid skirt
21. New Jersey Turnpike