Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Spoiler Alert

On this morning's Shuffle Function show we spoke with Michael Lagerquist from the Theater Department about their new production Evil Dead: The Musical. This sounds like it is going to be a lot of fun, and if you go I would reccomend trying to sit in the "Spatter Section". Here is what the web site has to say about the show:

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 1-4, and
11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the Andreas Theatre, Performing Arts Center.

Evil Dead: The Musical is a hilarious parody that takes all the elements of the cult classic films, Evil Dead 1, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, then combines them to make one of the craziest theatrical experiences of all time! Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them into demons. It’s all up to Ash (a house wares employee, turned demon killing hero), and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies ... Limbs dismembered ... Demons tell bad jokes ... and all to music. Note: This production contains adult language and situations. Individual tickets for Evil Dead: The Musical are $9.00 regular, $8.00 for senior citizens, youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $7.00 for current Minnesota State students.

The Free Press also had a great story on Evil Dead: The Musical.
It's a chance to hear some music and see some bloody gore - it just doesn't get any better than that Shuffle Functioneers!

We also mentioned that David Rees has a brand spankin new GET YOUR WAR ON comic out and about, his first in over two years! Shyboy Tim and I are big fans of this seris, and we actually spoke to him a number of years ago about his work. It is really worth checking out, and here is a link to the new strip.

I think you should definitely click on the VIEW THE SLIDESHOW OPTION, it is a pretty wordy strip.

Mr. Rees is also an artisan pencil sharpener. Seriously!! Look at his web site here. I am a sucker for anything that involves an artisan aspect - and nosing around his web site makes me want to start a pencil collection!
Last but not least - all you kids on facebook be sure to check out the event page for our next KMSU PRESENTS show featuring three bands STNNNG, VAMPIRE HANDS, and TENDER MEAT. You can find it by searching for KMSU Presents or follow this link. I will be sure to write more about this show in the next few days - I am really excited about the line up! Thanks again to Free Form Freak Out Dave for all of us hard work!



NOVEMBER 22, 2010 (1640)
1. Beatles - while my guitar gently weeps (mono)
2. Vivian Girls - the desert
3. Siouxsie and The Banshees - Hong Kong garden
4. John Lee Hooker - boom boom boom
5. The Whigs - Carolyne
6. Decemberists - down by the water
7. The Heavy - oh no not you again
8. Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 - amphetamine
9. Beatles - back in the USSR (mono)
10. Beatles - dear Prudence (mono)
11. The Parties - suite: feet back on the ground/I'm sorry/going away girl
12. Fleshtones - shadowline
13. Replacements - tossin' and turnin'
14. Fleshtones - American beat '84
15. Grinderman - the palaces of Montezuma
16. Haze - time
17. Frank Zappa - peaches enregalia

NOVEMBER 23, 2010 (1641) The Funf Five are Program Directors For The Day
Thanks Gretchen!! Slappy, Sparky and Spock !! And get better soon Darin!!

1. AC/DC - Rock and roll ain't noise pollution
2. Captain Beefheart - sun zoom spark
3. Frank Zappa - Evelyn a modified dog/San Berdino
4. Kiss - sweet pain
5. Led Zeppelin - misty mountain hop
6. Rush - fly by night
7. Frank Zappa - find her finer
8. Beatles - I am the walrus (mono)
9. Captain Beefheart - circumstances
10. Kiss - flaming youth
11. William Shatner - common people
12. The Who - the kids are allright
13. Frank Zappa - black napkins
14. Billy Nayer Show - hey boy
15. Rush - in the end
16. Captain Beefheart - glider
17. Modest Mouse - float on
18. Frank Zappa - golden birdies
19. MGMT - kids
20. Kiss - do you love me

NOVEMBER 24, 2010 (1642)
1. Los Ounis - pequena ayuda de mama
2. Wolf Parade - pobodys nerfect
3. Brian Jonestown Massacre - oh, lord
4. R.E.M. - superman
5. Edwyn Collins - a girl like you
6. Goodness - electricity electricity
7. Yoko Ono - kite song
8. James Brown - get up get into it get involved
9. Stooges vs. Slat N Peppa - push it
10. The Who - young man blues
11. Beatles - strawberry fields forever (take one) (mono)
12. The Red River - I will give thanks
13. Contours - first I look at the purse
14. Elvis Costello - baby plays around
15. Velvet Underground - ocean
16. Grinderman - worm tamer
17. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - are you the one I've been waiting for?
18. Muddy Waters - got my mojo working

NOVEMBER 25, 2010 (1643)
1. They Might Be Giants - pet name
2. Andy Williams - the most wonderful time of the year
3. The Icicles - crazy
4. The Legendarty Stardust Cowboy - slide rule
5. The Band w/Neil Young - helpless
6. Bob Dylan - tonight I'll be staying here with you
7. Nick Drake - fly
8. Elvis Presley - Santa bring my baby back to me
9. The Band - the night they drove old dixie down
10. Heather Noel - Santa came on a nuclear missile
11. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - everythings getting bigger but our love
12. Daniel Johnston - Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
13. Nick Drake - at the chime of the city clock
14. Michael McDonald - oh come oh come Emmanuel/what month was Jesus born
15. Johnny Cash - rusty cage
16. Jackson 5 - I want you back
17. The Band w/Neil Diamond - dry your eyes
18. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - paralyzed

NOVEMBER 26, 2010 (1644)
1. Yo La Tengo - rock n roll Santa
2. Cheap Time - I'd rather be alone
3. Paper Tiger w/Dessa - palace
4. Gil Scott Heron - me and the devil
5. Grant Hart - 2541
6. David Bowie - cat people
7. Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger
8. Kelley Stoltz - if you ever thought of coming back
9. George Harrison - this guitar can't keep me from crying
10. Fleshtones - super rock Santa
11. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - play my guitar
12. The Fuck Nights - baby get lost
13. The Clash - pressure drop
14. Modern Superstitions - everything that is not mine
15. Arcesia - white panther
16. Belle and Sebastian - the boys are back in town
17. Dondero High School Accapella Choir - shock the monkey
18. Redd Kross - only a girl
19. Tom Robinson Band - 2468 motorway
20. Dogs Die In Hot Cars - who shot the baby

Thursday, November 25, 2010



Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I hope your travels go smoothly and your guts are bloated with too much of everything.

This year we're thankful for lots of stuff. We had a successful Spring pledge drive, and the most successful Fall pledge drive in years. Because of those drives we were able to get some amazing new turntables for all our broadcast booths, and the vinyl geeks rejoiced. Grind-Fu Cinema received grant money to pay for some spectacular movies, resulting in one of the most exciting film line-ups since the we started showing films on campus. Most significantly...


Those of you that were there know what an unforgettable show it was. For us it was a dream that was several years in the making. The Ledge was moved by his reception, and he talks about it all the time when he calls us. That's why this year it is exceptionally important to send him a Christmas or holiday greeting card!

Every year we give out his address so that you guys can let him know that he's not alone out there. He doesn't have any family out his way, and a cowboy in the big city needs to know that folks out there give a darn about him.

If you would like to send The Ledge season's greetings, here's his address:

Norman Odam
PO Box 730742
San Jose, CA 95173


Thanks a ton for your support, guys, and thanks for doing this for The Ledge!


Sunday, November 21, 2010


NOVEMBER 15, 2010 (1635)
1. M Ward - to go home
2. Daniel Johnston - chord organ blues
3. Yo La Tengo - season of the shark
4. Clinic - Evelyn
5. Michael Yonkers Band - kill the enemy
6. Lothar and The Hand People - machines
7. T Rex - jeepster
8. Decemberists - down by the water
9. International Submarine Band - luxury liner
10. Rolling Stones - sympathy for the devil
11. Frank Black and The Catholics - six sixty six
12. Desmond Dekker - Israelites
13. Smiths - rusholme ruffians

NOVEMBER 16, 2010 (1636)
1. American Standards - my bathroom is my private kind of place
2. Badfinger - come and get it
3. The Break and Repair Method - your numbered days
4. Jonquil - pillow quest
5. Guitar Wolf - summertime blues
6. John Cale - Paris 1919
7. Beach Boys - sail on sailor
8. Lolita #18 - video killed the radio star
9. Bruce Springsteen - because the night
10. Dondero High School Accapella Choir and Band - sweet Jane
11. JAckie Lomax - sourmilk sea
12. Deerhoof - wrong time capsule
13. !!! - am/fm
14. Syd Barrett - she took a long cool look
15. John Lennon - rip it up/ready teddy
16. Bruce Springsteen - fire
17. Morrissey - I'm throwing my arms around Paris
18. Magic Kids - candy
19. Monkees - daily nightly
20. Written In The Sand - u.f.o. disaster

NOVEMBER 17, 2010 (1637)
1. Nick Drake - hazy Jane I
2. Red Pens - hung out
3. Jay Reatard - an ugly death
4. Kelley Stoltz - I remember when you were wild
5. The Plugz - el clavo y la cruz
6. James Chance - contort yourself
7. Brian Jonestown Massacre - servo
8. Quintron - place unknown
9. The Numbers - drunk with pain
10. The Fuck Knights - poor boy do
11. Nancy Sintra and Lee Hazelwood - down from Dover
12. Gordon Lightfoot - wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
13. Lemonheads - it's a shame about Ray
14. Dick Kent - five feet nine and a half inches tall
15. Brigette Bardot - tu veux tu veux pas
16. Harvey Sid Fischer - Taurus
17. Cindy Lauper and The Minus 5 - midnight radio
18. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Tokyo

NOVEMBER 18, 2010 (1638)
1. Bingo Gazingo - psycho
2. Sleeping In The Aviary - you don't have to drive
3. Lazerbeak - salt and sea
4. Jerry Yester and Judy Henske - snowblind
5. Velvet Underground - I'll be your mirror
6. Torches In Trees - caves
7. The Band - lonesome Suzie
8. Grace Basement - there he goes
9. Beatles - nowhere man (stereo)
10. Paul Westerberg - love untold
11. Johnny Cash - the man comes around
12. Talking Heads - heaven
13. LCD Soundsystem - get innocous!
14. William Bell - you don't miss your water
15. Sugar - a good idea
16. Pere Ubu - heaven
17. Sweet Trip - chocolate matter
18. Television - marquee moon
19. They Might Be Giants - pet name
20. Devo - gut feeling/slap your mammy

NOVEMBER 19, 2010 (1639) The Rossell Family are Day Sponsors in memory of their son Dustin
1. The Spinto Band - Japan is an island
2. Lou Reed - what's good
3. John Cale - outtathebag
4. Flaming Lips - waiting for a superman
5. Laura Viers - life is good blues
6. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - love comes to me
7. The Shins - Australia
8. Soft Boys - sudden town
9. Mavis Staples - too close/on my way to heaven
10. Frank Zappa - Joe's garage
11. Captain Beefheart - safe as milk
12. Chambers Brothers - all strung out over you
13. Jandek - you painted your teeth
14. Bob Dylan - jokerman
15. Will Stratton - night will come
16. The Hold Steady - can you please crawl out your window
17. The Rockwells - break out
18. The Fleshtones - love yourself


NOVEMBER 8, 2010 (1620)
1. John Cale - dead or alive
2. Sisters - glue
3. Les Savy Fav - lips n' stuff
4. Husker Du - eight miles high
5. Best Coast - crazy for you
6. Black Tambourine - for ex-lovers only
7. Bis - love will tear us apart
8. The Heavy - how you like me now
9. Beatifics - last thing on my mind
10. The Who - leaving here
11. Kelley Stoltz - love let me in again
12. Zombies - this will be our year
13. B J Snowden - never fear
14. Evolution Control Comittee - rocked by rape
15. Frankie Smith - double dutch bus
16. Viciniux - MC Jeremiah
17. David Bowie - cat people
18. Nurse With Wound and Tiny Tim and Current 93 - just what do you think about the anti-christ?

NOVEMBER 9, 2010 (1621)
1. The Clash - clampdown
2. J C Satan - odyssey of love
3. Jesus and Mary Chain - head on
4. Film School - sunny day
5. David Bowie - look back in anger
6. The Kinks - David Watts
7. Elvis Costello - love for tender
8. NoBunny - breathe
9. Cloud Nothings - Morgan
10. Belle and Sebastian - I want the world to stop
11. Fops - ghost town hall
12. Avy Tare - 3 umbrellas
13. Dean Martin - ain't that a kick in the head
14. Ramones - I wanna be sedated
15. Mrs. Miller - a hard days night (mono)
16. Ethel Merman - I got rythym
17. K C And The Sunshine Band - I'm your boogie man

NOVEMBER 10, 2010 (1622)
1. The Shaggs - philosophy of the world
2. Stooges - 1969
3. Grinderman - heathen child
4. Los Hombres - let it all hang out
5. Hallelujah The Hills - wave backwards to Massachussettes
6. Kelley Stoltz - I don't get that
7. Tim Hutt - the lottery song
8. Jimi Hendrix - tears of rage
9. Jim Carroll Band - people who died
10. Frankie Rose and The Outs - candy
11. Sarah Jaffe - before you go
12. Rockford Mules - mud foot barker
13. Paul Westerberg - a wonderful lie
14. Raveonettes - attack of the ghost rider
15. Suicidal Tendencies - institutionalized
16. The Clash - straight to hell
17. Johnny Cash - don't take your guns to town

NOVEMBER 11, 2010 (1633) Andy Partridge's (of XTC) Birthday

1. Paul Westerberg - things
2. Spinal Tap - stonehenge
3. Dukes Of Stratosphere - my love explodes
4. XTC - ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
5. The Free Design - I found love
6. Stereolab - the free design
7. Poison Control Center - after the holiday
8. Yo La Tengo - big day coming
9. Spinal Tap - gimme some money
10. Devo - gut feeling
11. Iggy Pop - lust for life
12. The Cure - boys don't cry
13. XTC - king for a day
14. Firehose - honey please
15. Lou Reed - Lisa says
16. Haze - are you free?
17. XTC - respectable street
18. Spinal Tap - tonight I'm going to rock you tonight
19. Little Richard - slipin' and slidin'

NOVEMBER 12, 2010 (1634) Neil Young Day Sponsor (thanks Gusse!!)

1. Neil Young w/Carzy Horse - everybody knows
2. The Squires - the sultan
3. Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Ohio
4. heart of gold
5. Neil Young w/Crazy Horse - lonesome me
6. ordinary people
7. Booker T w/Neil Young - native New Yorker
8. tonight's the night
9. motion picture
10. downtown
11. down by the river
12. after the goldrush
13. winterlong
14. time fades away
15. hey hey my my (into the black)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


How am I spending my day off? I'm listening to hours and hours of John Lennon and Beatles recordings. Why? Because they are awesome, for one thing, but also because I have less than a month to prepare for an all day event that's coming up on KMSU.

December 8th marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death. For me, a budding music geek at the time, it happened at a very pivotal point in my musical developement. Only three years earlier Elvis had died. I played my Dad's 45 of Jailhouse Rock constantly as a kid, and even though I was only 8 I was upset by how big his death seemed to be. A few days after Elvis died, me and Dad went to Goldfine's in Mankato and bought my first Elvis LP, which I still have. It was around this time that I started wanting to be a record collector.

In 1980 I was just discovering The Beatles, and John and Yoko's Double Fantasy album had just been released so he was all over the radio. I heard about his death the day after it occured, and after that it was something you just couldn't escape. Every show, magazine, and newspaper was blanketed with reports of what happened, and of course the music was even more present in everybody's lives. I read everything I could about Lennon and The Beatles, to the point of obsession (big surprise,) and after this there was no going back.

If you listen to the show regularly, you know that my Beatles geekdom runs deep. Because of that, Shelley and I will be live ALL DAY LONG on KMSU, as we pay tribute to John Lennon. We'll be remembering his life and music, and it's something of an honor for me to be able to pay tribute to him like this. I remember when we first did this five years ago we had loads of calls all day long, and it was an emotional experience for the entire KMSU family of hosts and listeners.

This year it'll probably be kind of rough for me, as this time around my Dad isn't here to share this with. It's because of him and his little green box of 45s that I became such a music geek. We'd go to record stores and collector shows all the time, and he was always so patient and encouraging with me. I'm sure he must have been bored to tears half the time, but he never hesitated when we had to get up at five in the morning to get to a record show right when the doors opened, or to just flip through the racks as I absorbed every bit of information I could on these trips.

We talked about this stuff a lot, and it was the subject of conversation the last time we went out for lunch. We were talking about how long I had been collecting, and I think he sort of realized just how much this support he gave me allowed me to become the kind of person that would leap at the opportunity to host a radio show. He sort of choked up when this realization came to him, and because I'm a Scandinavian Lutheran I reacted in a way to try and diffuse the emotion of the moment, but he was totally right to feel that he was responsible.

So yeah... I'm not a big nostalgia guy, but I have my father's sentimentality in me, and when stuff like this day sponsor happens, or when the Beatles or John Lennon remasters happen, they hit me on a very emotional level now because I know he would have gotten a huge kick out of it, if for no other reason than because it made me so fucking happy.

Anyway, try and cut me some slack this year if I become stupid and emotional. Also, sorry about the F word. It couldn't be helped.


Saturday, November 06, 2010


It's turning into another intense holiday season for the pop culture geek that reads. I've been seeing at least a couple of new books that I gotta own come through the bookstore every week for the last month or so, and as a result I'm yet again in the middle of a bunch of books that will take me forever to get through. I want to read them all at once, you know? I'm sure a bunch of you also suffer from this condition.

This post is just gonna list a bunch of the things I'm plowing through right now, and with a bit of luck I might actually finish them!

A Very Irregular Head: The Life Of Syd Barrett, by Rob Chapman.

The author is a big Syd fan, and he actually got to see one of the legendary solo shows Syd performed, so that's rather cool. Usually accounts of those shows are third hand, and they are filled with myths that have grown over the years. Actually, a big part of this book is spent debunking the legends that have grown around Syd's life, and Chapman goes to great lengths to figure out the origins of them. That aspect alone makes this a wonderful read for Barrett fans that are looking for something beyond the "freak show" that has become a part of Syd's history.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Writers and Artists Who Made The National Lampoon Insanely Great, by Rick Meyerowitz.

The author actually worked in the bunkers of National Lampoon with the brilliant minds that created the single most influential humor magazine in america, if not the world. There's no way to overstate how imporant this magazine was to humor. Probably the only thing bigger than it as far as influence would be Monty Python.

I first got my hands on National Lampoon when I was a freshman in high school, and fortunately what I found was a collection of the best of the original magazine. The stuff I read was so smart and obscene and irreverant that it completely changed my outlook on what constitutes funny. It didn't hurt that much of my favorite material was by Michael O'Donoghue, whom I had discovered in junior high through Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (now on DVD.)

What appealed to me about O'Donoghue (who virtually created the Lampoon sensibility) and the magazine, was that nothing was sacred. AT ALL. In fact, if something was considered sacred it pretty much had to be torn apart. This sensibility became part of how I personally view everything.

Over the years The Lampoon started to be written by people that were influenced by the original magazine, and it started to feel like it was parodying itself. Those first four or five years, however, changed everything.

Life, by Keith Richards

A book by the man who LITERALLY wrote the book on rock and roll excess. A man who's face should be in the dictionary next to "rock and roll." I've only read the first 40 or so pages, but already it is funny and smart and filled with the kind of great storytelling you'd expect from a guy that has lived and seen everything. The guy opens his bottles of Rebel Yell Whiskey with a switchblade, for crying out loud.

Keith's my favorite Stone, and the thing that gets me so excited about this book is that he's the kind of guy that has nothing to hide at this point. He's lived scandal and music for nearly 50 years, and somehow he remembers everything. He has no reason to pull punches or gloss stuff over, and I think it's gonna result in a very entertaining read. At least more entertaining that Bill Wyman's book.

Starting Over: The Making Of John Lennon And Yoko Ono's
Double Fantasy, by Ken Sharp

While Double Fantasy has some of Lennon's most recognizable hits on it, it has never been a personal favorite. Even as a kid I felt it to be overproduced, and it was also responsible for making me listen to Yoko Ono. 30 years later, I still feel that way about the production, but now I'm a fan of Yoko's music, so my opinion has changed considerably.

First off, this book is an oral history, which I love. Everybody involved in the making of the album is involved in this book, as well as secondary characters like journalists and fans that through a sad twist of fate became a part of the story. What you get from this is a portrait of two people emerging from a 5 year hibernation into a period of incredible creativity and happiness. If the lost possibilities of Lennon's life already made you sad, then this book will just make it worse. He was loving work again, and in love with Yoko, and they were planning well into the future at the time of his death. It's pretty hearbreaking stuff.

Despite the cloud of sadness that becomes a part of every Lennon and Beatles book, I left this book with a feeling of happiness. At least he was happy when he died, because lord knows he wasn't for most of his life.

The Beatles VS The Rolling Stones, by Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot.

This is a fun read. It is literally two music geek critics debating the timeless question: Beatles or Stones? The argument is entertaining, but beyond that it is filled with great photos. I recommend looking at the ones of John and Paul, obviously drunk, jamming with a house
band during a break from shooting Help. Never saw those before.

You Never Give Me Your Money, by Peter Doggett.

The last couple of books were fun. This one... this is a real stomach churner, but I mean that in a good way. It deals primarily with the end of TheBeatles and Apple Records. It's an ocean of fighting and sadness and regret for the bands. Not a fun time, but a very good read, and one I never really knew much about. Very highly recommended.

I think that's it. There's probably have more stuff laying around that I haven't read. There's ALWAYS more stuff laying around.



NOVEMBER 1, 2010 (1615)
1. Marianne Faithfull - down from Dover
2. Bill Callahan - Santa Maria
3. Blitzen Trapper - evening star
4. Kelley Stoltz - love let me in again
5. Sonic Youth - superstar
6. Neil Young - peacefull valley blvd.
7. David Byrne and Brian Eno - home
8. Beatles - tomorrow never knows (stereo)
9. George Harrison - let it down
10. Mavis Staples - don't knock
11. Belle and Sebastian - I don't see it coming
12. Evening Rig - takin' mine
13. Black Tambourine - for ex loers only
14. Magic Castles - patron saint

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 (1616)
1. Marlena Shaw - California soul
2. Ghost Of A Sabertooth Tiger - lavender road
3. Yoko Ono w/Apples In Stereo - nobody sees me like you do
4. Led Zeppelin - immigrant song
5. Backbeat Band - good golly miss molly
6. Beat Happening - midnight a go-go
7. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I walk a hot wind
8. John Cale - perfect
9. Syd Barrett - here I go
10. Bob Dylan - just like a woman
11. Floored By Four - Watt
12. Belle and Sebastian - here comes the sun
13. Patti Smith - gimme shelter
14. Rolling Stones - bitch
15. Jimi Hendrix Experience - I don't live today
16. Lou Reed - America

NOVEMBER 3, 2010 (1617)
1. Robert Pollard - light sun
2. A.C. Newman - all of my days and all of my days off
3. Red Pens - week days
4. Jonquil - pillow quest
5. Paul Westerberg - dangerous boys
6. The Fall - oh brother
7. Shooby Taylor - stout hearted man
8. Camper Van Beethoven - take the skinheads bowling
9. Fuck Knights - poor boy do
10. The Spectors - rhubarb ruby
11. Stone Roses - bye bye badman
12. Fuck Knights - baby get lost
13. The Byrds - hickory wind
14. Trip Shakespeare - looka at the moon
15. Wilco - nothingsevergonnastandinmyway (again)
16. New Standards - love is the law
17. unknown - carry on my wayward son

NOVEMBER 4, 2010 (1618)
1. Beatles - twist and shout (mono)
2. Thermals - I don't believe you
3. Sleeping In The Aviary - you don't have to drive
4. Rolling Stones - can't you hearme knocking
5. Howlin' Wolf - poor boy
6.Charlie Rich - lonely weekend
7. Frankie Rose and The Outs - candy
8. The Who - teh kids are allright
9. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - hello it's me
10. Yardbirds - shapes of things
11. The Black Angels - Sunday afternoon
12. Kelley Stoltz - rock and roll with me
13. Yo La Tengo - the race is on again
14. Jonathan Richman - she cracked
15. NoBunny - ain't it a shame
16. Johnny Cash - the mercy seat
17. Mavis Staples - in christ there is no east or west
18. The Band w/The Staples Singers - the weight
19. The Feelies - everybodys got something to hide except for me and my monkey
20. Zombies - this will be or year
21. Dandy Warhols - cool as Kim Deal

NOVEMBER 5, 2010 (1619)
1. Hold Steady - your little hood rat friend
2. R.E.M. - can't get there from here
3. Dum Dum Girls - line her eyes
4. Hot Rats - damaged goods
5. Gram Parsons - return of the grevious angel
6. Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3 - I'm falling
7. Marianne Faithfull - as tears go by
8. John Lennon - stand by me
9. Soft Boys - vegetable man
10. Ryan Adams - winding wheel
11. Flying Burritto Brothers - wild horses
12. Neil Young - someone's gonna rescue you
13. LCD SOundsystem - home
14. Hot Chip - over and over
15. Bob Mould - city lights (days go by)
16. Husker Du - she's a woman and now he's a man


OCTOBER 25, 2010 (1610)
1. Bob McFAdden and Dor - I dig you baby
2. North American Halloween Prevention Initiative - do they know it's Halloween?
3. Jaill - stroller
4. Jonathan Richman - vampire girl
5. Darker My Love - trail the line
6. Pink Floyd - lucifer sam
7. Annette - that crazy place from outer space
8. Frank Zappa - the torture never stops
9. Bruce Haak - the witch's vacation
10. Roky Erickson and The Aliens - don't shake me lucifer
11. Beat Happening - zombie limbo time
12. Tom Jones - she's a lady
13. Sex Pistols - no fun

OCTOBER 26, 2010 (1611)
1. Sesame Street - I want a monster to be my friend
2. Sonic Youth and Lydia Lunch - death valley 69'
3. Screaming Lord Sutch - murder in the graveyard
4. Gene Marshall - crazy house twist
5. Amazing Royal Crowns - do the devil
6. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's dead
7. Emersons - Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde
8. Shelly Stewart - vampire husband
9. Daniel Johnston - Casper the friendly ghost
10. Judson Fountain - two boys in a haunted house
11. Jumpin' Gene Simmons - haunted house
12. Vincent Price and Alice Cooper - black widow
13. Echo and The Bunnymen - the killing moon
14. Terry - something in the night
15. Lou Rawls - season of the witch

OCTOBER 27, 2010 (1612)
1. Griz Green - jam at the mortuary
2. Nico - eveining of light
3. The Outsiders - Jack the ripper
4. The Specials - ghost twon
5. Dedwood - smells like a monster mash
6. Glenn Rice - wolf gal
7. David Bowie - scary monsters super freaks
8. Nico - the end
9. Fuzztones - Charlotte's remains
10. Black Sabbath - children of the graves
11. Shaggs - it's Halloween

OCTOBER 28, 2010 (1613)
1. Fleshtones - I was a teenage zombie
2. The Symbols - do the zombie
3. Jacob - I will survive (the zombie apocolypse remix)
4. Dead Bolt - Billy's dead
5. Leslie Hall - zombie killer (Chastity Pariah remix)
6. Roky Erickson - I walked with a zombie
7. Tracy Jordan - werewolf barmitzvah
8. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - big baby
9. Zacherley - happy halloween
10. Los Sleepers - el zombie

Our interview with Max Brooks

11. Jack Kittel - psycho
12. Southern Culture On The Skids - zombified
13. Witch Doctor - goin' to the graveyard
14. Shelly Stuart - vampire husband


1. Cramps - green fuzz
2. Side One of The Purple Knif Show
3. Side Two of The Purple Knif Show
4. Cramps - goo goo muck
5. Side Three of The Purple Knif Show
6. Side Four of The Purple Knif Show
7. Cramps - mad daddy


OCTOBER 18, 2010 (1605)
1. Neil Young - someone's gonna rescue you
2. Tracy Jordan - werewolf bar mitzvah
3. Bert Convy - the monster hop
4. Primal Scream - country girl
5. Kelley Stoltz - the sun comes through
6. Beatles - long long long (stereo)
7. Red Pens - hung out
8. The Remains - don't look back
9. Clinic - harmony
10. Neil Young - love and war
11. Judson Fountain - my next door neighbor is a wicked witch
12. Hasil Adkins - no more hot dogs
13. Kelley Stoltz - love let me in again
14. Kelley Stoltz - I don't get that

OCTOBER 19, 2010 (1606)
1. Roky Erickson and The Aliens - bloody hammer
2. John Lennon - I'm losing you
3. Allo' Darlin' - the polaroid song
4. Von Bondies - lack of communication
5. The Donnas - hey I'm gonna girl
6. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - big baby
7. John Lennon - woman
8. Sparklehorse and Dangermouse w/David Lynch - dark night of the soul
9. Criswell - someone's walking over my grave
10. John Lennon - watching the wheels
11. Jacob - I will survie (the zombie remix)
12. Joan Jett - science fiction/double feature
13. White Stripes - there's no home for you here

OCTOBER 20, 2010 (1607)
1. Roy Clark - spooky movies
2. Some Girls - is this what I've been waiting for?
3. Black Angels - telephone
4. Kelley Stoltz - everything begins
5. Kathy Mills - monster hop
6. Stereolab - excursions into oh a oh
7. Smog - let me see the colts
8. Soft Boys - I wanna destroy you
9. No Age - life prowler
10. Velvet Underground - all tomorrow's parties
11. Kenny and The Fiends - house on haunted hill
12. Neil Young - hitchhiker
13. Sereena Manesh - drain cosmetics
14. Grinderman - heathen child
15. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - pangea
16. The Like - release me

OCTOBER 21, 2010 (1608) Lux Interior's Birthday

1. Cramps - surfin' dead
2. Mighty Lemon Drops - your'e my biggest thrill
3. Lazerbeak - salt and sea
4. Barry Adamson - spend a little time
5. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - red right hand
6. Vampire Hands - 3D Ying Yang
7. Handsome Family - Arlene
8. Weezer - smart girls
9. Jack Kittel - psycho
10. Frank Zappa - Inca roads
11. Cramps - saddle up a buzz buzz
12. Leisure Birds - burn the beach
13. Cramps - rockin' bones
14. Cramps - I was a teenage werewolf
15. Cramps - people ain't no good
16. Cramps - the way I walk
17. Cramps - tear it up
18. Cramps - surfin' bird

That's Ruby as Sir Robyn (on the right) with Team Ringo at Grind-Fu Cinema

1. Beatles - savoy truffle (stereo)
2. House Of Large Sizes - I think I know that
3. Rolling Stones - connection
4. The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
5. Ramones - rock n roll high school
6. Richard Hell and The Voidoids - love comes in spurts
7. Queen - don't stop me now
8. Yoko Ono w/LeTigre - sisters o sisters
9. David Bowie - tvc15
10. Lou Reed- white light/white heat
11. Fleshtones - take a walk with The Fleshtones
12. The Knack - my Sharona
13. Cream - crossroads
14. Screaming Lord Sutch - flashing light
15. Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - death cab for cutie
16. Paul McCartney and Wings - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
17. Led Zeppelin - bring ot on home
18. Sex Pistols - god save the queen
19. Velvet Underground - run run run
20. The Who - boris the spider

Thursday, November 04, 2010


We're drowning in new books right now, but I just picked this one up today and it merits a post.
FINALLY! A BOOK ABOUT HUSKER DU! "Husker Du: The Story Of the Noise-Pop Pioneers That Launched Modern Rock" has participation from Grant and Greg, but no dice on Bob.

Long time Minnesota folks will appreciate what's weird about this following clip. It's Husker Du on Good Company, an afternoon talk show that was pretty damn bland. They perform bits of Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely and Makes No Sense At All. No moshing from the housewives.


Tuesday, November 02, 2010