Sunday, May 30, 2010

MEMORIAL DAY NOTES


If you didn't get an opportunity to catch The Legendary Stardust Cowboy live in the studio with us May 21st, then set your alarm for 6 a.m. and catch the rebroadcast on Memorial Day. Shyboy Tim and I will be sleeping in and trying to catch up on our zzzzzzzzz's tomorrow morning, but no worries! The Legde will keep you entertained!

Friday, May 28, 2010

THE LEDGE HITS MANKATO! DARK KNIGHTS SIGHTED!

It was 9:30 when The Ledge's band moved to the stage. Shyboy Tim was given the once in a lifetime opportunity to introduce him, so he stepped up to the mic and let The Blue Whales do the talking. Jay, the guitar player, told Ledge to listen to the music, and to hit the stage when the moment felt right.


The moment felt right.


PARALYZED!



There is a video on The Ledge's Facebook page where he describes this particular chaps maneuver.


It gets hot on the stage, so it's important to wear layers...


...and underwear. Here are The Dark Knights.


Then The Ledge headed out the front door.


The Ledge got halfway down Front Street when a police car turned the corner. He ducked behind some cars, and that's when Shyboy Tim caught up with him, convincing him that he needed to go back and get his chaps. This is probably one of the most memorable moments for Shyboy Tim, in a day full of memorable moments.



After walking back to The Red Sky Lounge The Ledge stayed outside for quite a while signing his autograph and posting for pictures. When he went back inside he signed paper plates, and threw them around the room. The band said The Ledge has probably never signed so many autographs in his life.

KMSU listeners gave The Legendary Stardust Cowboy the biggest and best reception of his life, and after a career full of struggles and missed opportunities, he came away from the night incredibly happy. He was treated the kind of respect that he deserved, and you we can't thank you enough for that. It made a dream come true for us that more amazing.
Coming up: THE FLESHTONES HIT THE STAGE!

PRE-SHOW AT THE RED SKY LOUNGE

By 5:30 Mankato had already experienced The Legendary Stardust Cowboy on our morning show, and The Fleshtones had played a kick ass in-store at Tune Town. At this point, however, the day wasn't even close to being over.

The Ledge did his soundcheck at the same time as the Tune Town show, and then The Fleshtones went to The Red Sky Lounge to do theirs. When they were done it was time to wait. We built up a pretty heady anticipation leading up to this day, but there was a real buzz in the room, and it wasn't from The Blue Whales, the featured drink of the evening.


The Red Sky Lounge before a sea of humanity crashed into it.

Tim shares a colorful and delicious Blue Whale with Chantil of Tom and Chantil fame.


This is the introduction Shelley wrote for The Fleshtones. She's a twin, but sometimes she neglects to tell people that right away when she meets them. She probably should have already told you that. Anyway, that's what she was going to do that night.


The Ledge arrives at The Red Sky Lounge!


The Ledge, Joey Meyers (drums), Klaus Flouride (bass), Shelley Pierce (radio), Tony Bowe (truck leaning)


Tune Town heroes Karen and Carl chat up The Ledge.


Scooter Polanski with Klaus Flouride.


Peter Zaremba signs Chuck's deck, as Klaus looks on.
Coming up, pictures of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy's first ever show in Minnesota!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

GRIND-FOOLERY THIS WEEKEND!

12 HOURS OF GRIND-FU CINEMA!
SATURDAY, MAY 29th
NOON TO MIDNIGHT!

Wiecking 220 Auditorium

Minnesota State Univeristy, Mankato


Six Grind-Fu Favorites, followed
JOHN WATERS' FEMALE TROUBLE!

NO ONE UNDER SEVENTEEN
WILL BE SEATED FOR
JOHN WATERS' FEMALE TROUBLE!
FOR THE COMPLETE LINE-UP
AND START TIME, SCROLL
DOWN TO THE PREVIOUS POST!

CONSIDER THIS FAIR WARNING.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

TWELVE HOURS OF GRIND FU! THIS SATURDAY!



GRIND-FU CINEMA BEGINS!

TWELVE HOURS OF
GRIND-FU CINEMA!

Noon to Midnight

Saturday, May 29th, 2010
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato


The 2010 Grind-Fu Cinema season begins, and it begins in a major way! TWELVE SOLID HOURS OF GRIND-FU CINEMA, from noon to midnight, will assault your senses and mock the status quo! Spend a good chunk of the last Saturday in May watching some of the craziest films you will ever see, with a theater full of other people just as nuts as you are!

We will be screening six Grind-Fu favorites, and end the day with our favorite John Waters film of all time: FEMALE TROUBLE! This movie is insane and offensive, and could only be created in the feverish mind of John Waters. You will see things that you have never seen on a big screen, things you may NEVER WANT TO SEE ON A BIG SCREEN AGAIN, and things you will talk about for years to come. This film was made in 1974 and it still crosses lines today. That is why ABSOLUTELY NO ONE UNDER 17 WILL BE ADMITTED FOR FEMALE TROUBLE! It is just that kind of crazy. We're sorry, but we're gonna be real jerks about this. The other films are fine, particularly under parental supervision, but Female Trouble has the potential to scar even the most jaded of minds.
I'M THE NEW BOY IN TOWN, WHERE CAN I GO?
Follow the map below to movie bliss cats and kittens!




See you there, and if you have any questions drop us an email or ask us at the KMSU Listener Appreciation Show.

ROOF BLOWN OFF OF TUNE TOWN! MANKATO REJOICES!


The second phase of the Listener Appreciation day was an intimate in-store appearance by the legendary Fleshtones. We had heard from Joe Bonomo, author of Sweat (their biography) that the band had ripped up Lee's Liquor Lounge the night before, so expectations were high. They drove straight from the cities to Tune Town, tuned up, and blew the roof off the joint.

The counter at the River Hills Mall Tune Town. They're moving to Old Town in July, so remember it while you can!

Peter Zaremba snaps a photo of Bill Milhizer fine tuning the kit, while Keith Streng tunes up.


Tune Town hero Carl discusses Middle East Policy with Peter. Or not.


Peter with Deb A-Go-Go in front of The Wall of Fame. Deb was quite possibly more excited than ANYONE about the band coming to town, as she's loved them since day one.


The band rips into Girl From Baltimore. MAN, I wish I had the setlist that they played. All I can remember other than this is BYOB.


Ken Fox and Bill hold it together, while also looking supremely cool.


Peter and Bill lock into a groove


Somewhere I've seen a photo of Keith performing a death defying leap from this chair, but now I can't find it. If you have it, send it to shufflefunction@hotmail.com!




Keith show the metal section who's boss.


The guys signed a bunch of stuff.


Shelley and Peter discuss the finer points of The Three Stooges.
The guys played for about a half hour or so, and there is video floating around. It was a great performance, but man... you should have been at The Red Sky Lounge. If you were, you know what I'm talking about , but if you weren't... man...

Pictures to come.

OUR BREAKFAST WITH THE LEDGE!


We're slowly making our way through all the photos taken at the Listener Appreciation events on May 21st, 2010. It'll be a while, but they'll make their way up here eventually.

Were you at any of the events? Did you take pictures? If so, we'd love to see them! We want to assemble a definitive archive of this big day in KMSU history, and that includes any and all photos that you took. They could be of the bands, of your friends, of random stuff that happened. It was all part of that day. Send them to us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.

And now, part one in our series: OUR BREAKFAST WITH THE LEDGE!

This is The Ledge (Norman Odam) at the very moment he arrived at the KMSU studios.

Here he is holding the proclamation proclaiming May 21st, 2010, Legendary Stardust Cowboy day. We surprised him with this.

Ledge signs a copy of the Rocket To Stardom LP, generously donated by Dr. Psychoacoustic (Fridays at 2 on KMSU)


Here's Punk Rock Tom, Tom and Chantil of Tom and Chantil fame, and Gully sharing a banana with The Ledge.

Two Icons.


OUR BREAKFAST WITH THE LEDGE!
Shelley, Gully, Sugar Daddy Philip, and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
Stay tuned for more photos of big doings as the days unfold, and don't forget to send your photos to shufflefunction@hotmail.com!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stax Set Premiums from the Spring KMSU Pledge Drive

Hello Radio Heroes -

Recovered from the KMSU Listener Appreciation Show yet? I just wanted to quickly let you know that the Stax sets arrived today and I have them all set to go out in tomorrow's mail. Thanks for being so patient (it was a back order nightmare), but believe me it is well worth the wait. So run to your mailboxes the next few days and thanks again for helping us make the Spring Pledge Drive an overwhelming success!!

Shelley

Sunday, May 23, 2010

WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?


People, it has been one hell of a weekend. Two days later and I'm still not sure that everything was real. Honestly, if you missed the stuff going on with The Legendary Stardust Cowboy and The Fleshtones, you missed the single most exciting 24 hours of music Mankato has seen in ages.

Holy crap.
Basically, we're gonna be talking about the show and the bands forever, so eventually you'll get the whole story. The show at the Red Sky Lounge surpassed any expectations that we might have had. Pardon my language, but it was full on balls out ass kicking rock and roll delivered with a 1-2-3-4 punch, leaving a trail of dazed and awestruck radio heroes in its wake.

This is not an exaggeration.
There are lots and lots and LOTS of pictures, but it'll be a while for us to get through them all. They're coming, though.