Thursday, March 31, 2011

FISH FRYE LIVE DURING THE MARATHON!


FISH FRYE LIVE
DURING THE MARATHON!
Friday, April 8th @ 2pm!

We're incredibly excited to announce that Fish Frye will be in the studio Friday afternoon to help us out with the Marathon! They haven't played since New Years Eve, and they are emerging from their long Winter hybernation to play some great music and bring along some special Fish Frye swag to raise money for KMSU. We've also heard about some new songs they will be playing, and it sounds like it's gonna be a pretty amazing afternoon.

Listen at KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm or online at kmsu.org.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANGUS YOUNG!

48 HOUR BAND FESTIVAL IN MANKATO!

THE FIRST EVER MANKATO
48 HOUR BAND FESTIVAL!

April 14th @ 6pm
RED SKY LOUNGE
You find out who your band is! For the next 48 hours you and your new
bandmates will write two original songs and get one cover together. Then...

April 16th @ 7pm
RED SKY LOUNGE
ALL THE BANDS GET A CHANCE TO PERFORM!

The first ever 48 Hour Band Festival goes down from the 14th to 16th of April! Musicians that show up at the Red Sky Lounge on April 14th @ 6pm will put their names in a hat, and then names will be drawn to determine who plays with each other. Then, for the next 48 hours, each of these bands will work up two originals and one cover to play on April 16th at the Red Sky Lounge, when the battle goes down!

For official details on prizes and such, go to the Facebook page they've set up for this. It's gonna be a great time, plus the performances fall on Record Store Day (aka SECOND CHRISTMAS!). Sweet.

Each band will have to come up with a name, too, so yesterday we came up with ten AMAZING names that you can use!

1) Michelle and the Haunted Pants
2) The Melty Parts
3) Love It For Charlie
4) Cous Cous Chocolate Cake
5) My Kitty You Are Awesome
6) The Expert Panel
7) Sometimes Banjo
8) Space Space Space Space
9) All The Cookies
10)Thee Bad Touch

Here's a trailer for a documentary about the 48 Hour Band Festival that was held in Portland, Oregon a few years ago. It'll give you a feel for what it'll be like.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERB ALPERT!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

GOOD... BAD... THE RADIO GODS HAVE THE GUN!




SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE! TWICE!
THURSDAY THE 7th @ 9 pm
and FRIDAY THE 8TH @ NOON!

It's tradition that we roll out one of the most popular Shuffle Function activites TWICE during the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go! It's the world series of random radio during the super bowl of the Shuffle Function calendar year.

At nine p.m. on Thursday and noon on Friday we wheel out Shelley's massive collection of old Ktel records. Each record is numbered, and then we randomly pull numbers out of an authentic magic hat. Then we flip a coin to determine which side we play (it's all vinyl, kids) and then roll a ten sided die from Shyboy Tim's magic bag of holding to determine the track. IT IS COMPLETELY RANDOM! We have no idea what the radio gods hold in store for us, so tune in for what is guaranteed to either be the best or worst radio you have ever heard!



BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!

On Record Store Day, Saturday April 16th, Shuffle Function will be doing the first ever in the wild Radio Roulette! We'll haul down a selection of Shelley's collection to Tune Town and play LIVE Radio Roulette during the early morning Radio Roulette activities! Celebrate independent record stores, get some cool Record Store Day exclusives, and help us play Radio Roulette! We've never played this outside the safety of the KMSU studios, so who knows what could happen?

Listen at KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm or online @ kmsu.org.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CAN'T SLEEP (WHETHER YOU WANT TO OR NOT)


FRIDAY, APRIL 8th @ TWO A.M.



SHUFFLE FUNCTION PRESENTS



THE SOUNDTRACK FOR YOUR INSOMNIA



JANDEK: SOUNDS OF INSOMNIA

Two a.m. is the perfect time for exploring the mysterious world of Jandek and his music. For nearly 35 years Corwood Industries has been putting out a seemingly bottomless series of releases from the artist known only as Jandek (or THE REPRESENTATIVE). The music of Jandek can be as intriguing as it can be off-putting, and we will be diving into a huge pile of his output during this hour. You may never be what could be considered a Jandek fan, but you may find that this music is the perfect soundtrack for your insomnia.


Heck, you're gonna be staying awake for the entire marathon anyway, right? Make the most of this sleepless night!








POST HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA IV!

APRIL 1st & 2nd!
ALL OVER MANKATO!

THE FOURTH ANNUAL
POST HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA!

2 DAYS! OVER 20 BANDS! ART & MUSIC
& FUN THAT GIVES BACK TO MANKATO!

The Post Holiday Extravaganza is a great time, you guys. If you like loads of music and art and just getting out and letting off some steam, then this is the thing for you. Check out the info at postholidayextravaganza.org! All proceeds go to local arts, music and education. You can help good causes and it won't hurt a bit!

TOM WAITS = ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAMER

Monday, March 28, 2011

AN OPEN INVITATION

As I hinted in the last post, Shyboy Tim and I would like to invite all of you to join us for a game of Beatles Trivial Pursuit during the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go. This is the equivalent of Wimbeldon for Music Geeks, the Stanley Cup of Fab Four Fanatics, and the Indy 500 of stereo and mono trivia games. We will start the game at midnight on April 7th during the marathon and everyone is welcome to join us. You can come alone or form a team - the more participants the better for us.

Last summer we played Beatles Trivial Pursuit before the Grind-Fu Cinema featuring A Hard Days Night. At that time Shyboy Tim shared a post of great Beatles reference books. Follow this link to that post, in case you feel the need to study up. We will be playing the game while we are on the air - but have no fear shy folks, we won't be expecting you to join us on the air. We just want to kill two birds with one stone - have some fun and stay awake!

If you have any questions or would like directions please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Drop us an email at shufflefunction@hotmail.com or give us a call during the morning show at (507) 389 - 5678 or 1- 800 - 456 - 7810.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

ELEVEN DAYS OUT.............

The Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go is just two hands and a finger away folks!! Loose ends are getting tied down, the troops are being rallied, and sleep is being hoarded all in preparation for our 24 hours of live radio for the Spring KMSU Pledge Drive. On tomorrow mornings show we are going to start getting into some specifics regarding the marathon's line-up, but I want to give you a little hint at something we have planned for the wee hours of the night.



It's just a little hint - tune in to Shuffle Function for more info about this and all of the great suprises we have in store for you during the 24 hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go.

And don't forget to get your sleep!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MARCH 21 - 25, 2011

MARCH 21, 2011 (1723)
1. Smith-Westerns - weekend
2. Tom Waits - Tom Trauberts blues (four sheets to the wind in Copenhagen)
3. Danielson - complimentary dismemberment insurance
4. Telekenisis - I cannot love you
5. Fergus and Geronimo - baby don't you cry
6. Hot Chip - boy from school
7. Dondero High School Acapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - sweet Jane
8. Velvet Underground - sweet Jane
9. The Shaggs - my pal foot foot
10. The Husbands - sha la la Daniel
11. Tom Waits - filipino box spring hog
12. Talking Heads - this must be the place (naive melody)
13. Langley School Music Project - wildfire
14. Irving - turn of the century
15. They Might Be Giants - a self called nowhere
16. LCD Soundsystem - no love lost
17. Tijuana Panthers - don't shoot your guns

MARCH 22, 2011 (1724)
1. The Counts - I will lose my mind
2. Yo La Tengo - autumn sweater
3. Belle and Sebastian - here comes the sun
4. Times New Viking - no time no hope
5. The Sonics - money (that's what I want)
6. LCD Soundsystem - losing my edge
7. Beatles - leave my kitten alone (mono)
8. Them - I can only give you everything
9. Gil Scott Heron - the revolution will not be televised
10. Van Halen - you really got me
11. Nina Simone - here comes the sun
12. Avi Buffalo - remember the last time
13. Bittersweet - trouble
14. The Soft Boys - underwater moonlight
15. Auggie Silver - hi yo silver

MARCH 23, 2011 (1725)
1. J Mascis - several shades of why
2. Shonen Knife - top of the world
3. The Fleshtones - bite of my soul
4. Radiohead - seperator
5. Dom - bochicha
6. Tina Turner - river deep mountain high
7. Nick Drake - one of these things first
8. Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
9. Leonard Cohen - true love leaves no traces
10. Leonard Cohen - paper thin hotel
11. The Ramones - baby I love you
12. Tony Castles - dream job
13. Gang Of Four - I've found that essence rare
14. Dum Dum Girls - there is a light that never goes out
15. Beatles - I'm only sleeping (stereo)
16. Twilight Singers - on the corner
17. Bobbi Soxx and The Blue Jeans - zippadee do dah

MARCH 24, 2011 (1726)
1. Tommy JAmes and The Shondels - hanky panky
2. Pavement - date with Ikea
3. Deerhoof - the merry barracks
4. Flying Burritto Brothers - do right woman
5. John Cale - dead or alive
6. Awesome Colour - come and dance
7. Stooges - 1969
8. Joey Ryan and The Inks - shame on me once shame on you twice
9. Beatles - when I get home (mono)
10. Simon and Garfunkel - America
11. Baseball Project w/Craig Finn - don't call them Twinkies

12. Rolling Stones - can't you hear me knocking?
13. Beck - e-pro
14. The Rapture - heaven
15. Roky Erickson - starry eyes
16. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I walk a hot wind
17. Pilot - magic

MARCH 25, 2011 (1727)
1. The BAnd - we can talk
2. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and The Cairo Gang - troublesome houses
3. The Books w/Jose Gonzales - cello song
4. Elliot Smith - waltz #2 (xo)
5. Sonic Youth - antenna
6. Dondero Accapella Choir and The Pop Concert Instruments
7. William Shatner - I can't get behind that
8. Quintron and Miss Pussycat - love is like a blob

9. Hold Steady - Atlantic City
10. Led Zeppelin - when the levee breaks
11. Stone Roses - don't stop
12. Faux Jean - hey!
13. Bellweather - South Dakota
14. New Prnographers - don't destroy this night

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS BACKWARDS

If I had all this posting to do over I would have reversed the order of events, but it is too late now. Scroll on down for a ton of info on some upcoming events that you are all invited to.

I have yet to post something for the Mankato 48 Hour Band Festival. That is coming soon, but if you are on facebook please feel free to check out the event page here. I will also get a post up for the Post Holiday Extravaganza soon, but here is the link to that page as well.

Shelley

RECORD STORE DAY - APRIL 16th


Vinyl is where it all began for Tim and I. Both of us grew up playing our parents 45 records, which we now each have in our own collections. Because of this, Record Store Day has become a holiday of sorts in Shuffle Function Land. This year Carl asked us to participate down at Tune Town and Tim came up with the perfect idea to mark Record Store Day - Shuffle Function Radio Roulette.


We won't be bringing all of my K-Tel records down to Tune Town, just enough to make it dangerous! We hope you can join us for the festivities, this is the first time that we play Shuffle Function Radio Roulette live in front of an audience. We will have more details about Record Store Day the closer we get to April 16th.

BONUS SOMETHING TO DO : GRIND-FU CINEMA


Shyboy Tim and I are big movie geeks too - and after staying awake for 24 hours of live radio we like to sit back, relax and watch some flicks. That is why we have held a bonus Grind-Fu Cinema the last few years after the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go.
This year it is all about Steampunk Cowboy Musicals in Space.

Want a sneak peek? Here you go:

Stingray Sam



American Astronaut

We will see you April 9th at the usual spot - Weicking 220 Auditorium on the campus of Minnestoa State University Mankato. AND AS ALWAYS - GRIND-FU CINEMA IS FREE !!

SOMETHING TO DO FOR TWENTY-FOUR HOURS

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 7th Shyboy Tim and I will be on the air for 24 hours straight, talking pledges and free form community radio. We don't do this for our health - we do it for the health of KMSU.

This will be our ninth consecutive Shuffle Function Pledge Drive A-Go-Go, so at this point we have lost our amateur status. But please don't get me wrong - we are not experts in the field of staying awake and alert for 24 hours of live radio! This type of radio adventure is such a wild card - and that frightens the hell out of two folks who are self proclaimed control freaks. We have some great events planned for the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go this year, and we will get into the details as we get closer and closer to go time.

Click on this link to hear a world record being made. In 2001 WFMU radio DJ Glen Jones was on the air for just over 100 hours! It isn't real pretty at the end and I can completely understand why. I get pretty out there after only 24 hours. Have a listen and see for yourselves.

STUFF TO DO : first suggestion


This Tuesday night you have an opportunity to hear MPR's Sasha Aslanian, coordinator the Youth Radio Series. This is a free lecture held Tuesday night 7 p.m. at the Ostrander Auditorium in the Student Union on campus. Last summer Dave Engen, host of KMSU's "Listen To Your Folks", and I had an opportunity to spend a week with a group of school kids at KMSU's Radio Camp. It was a first for the both of us, and a challenge to boot, but it has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in radio. Being able to pass along to a younger generation a love for community radio and an appreciation for all the work that goes in to that is priceless. I can't wait to hear Aslanian's take on Youth Radio, and I am particularly interested in hearing from some of her young reporters. To find out more about MPR's Youth Radio Series, follow this link. We hope to see you there radio lovers!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MARCH 14 - 18, 2011


MARCH 14, 2011 (1718)
1. Doris - beatmaker
2. Yo La Tengo - pass the hatchet I think I'm goodkind
3. The Who - I can see for miles
4. Raw Milk - itchy nose
5. Beatles - dear Prudence (stereo)
6. AC/DC - ride on
7. Beth Orton - Carmella (Four Tet remix)
8. James Brown - funky drummer
9. 13th Floor Elevators - slip inside this house10. !!! - am/fm
11. Talking Heads - swamp
12. Emma Franklin - light my fire
13. Beatles - here comes the sun (stereo)
14. The Decemberists - don't carry it all
15. The Shaggs - Shaggs own thing
16. Rutles - ouch!
17. The Go! Team - ready to go steady
18. The Ronettes - be my baby
19. Beach Boys - I'm waiting for the day
20. Buddy Holly - true love ways21. Fleshtones - comin' home baby

MARCH 15, 2011 (1719)
FLESHTONES RECORD RELEASE DAY - BROOKLYN SOUND SOLUTION

1. Fleshtones - you give me nothing to go on
2. Fleshtones - right side of a good thing
3. Johnny Cash - ring of fire
4. The Heavy - that kind of man
5. Fleshtones - rate in my kitchen
6. Kim Deal and Robert Pollard - love hurts
7. Guided By Voices - my kind of soldier8. The Who - I can't explain
9. Fleshtones - I wish you would
10. Sammy Davis Jr - Witchita lineman
11. Beatles - hello, goodbye (stereo)12. Fleshtones - bite of my soul
13. Sly and The Family Stones - dance to the medley
14. Aretha Franklin - I never loved a man the way that I love you
15. Fleshtones - lost on Xandu
16. Pixies - monkeys gone to heaven
17. Arial Pink's Haunted Graffitti - bright lit blue skies
18. Ramones - I wanna be your boyfriend
19. Suicide Commandos - she (afternoons)
20. Fleshtones - all around the world
21. Fleshtones - comin' home baby
22. Fleshtones - love yourself
MARCH 16, 2011 (1720)
1. Los Yaki - de dia de noche
2. Simon and Garfunkel - so long Frank Lloyd Wright
3. Fanfarlo - I'm a pilot
4. RX - white lines
5. Led Zeppelin - rock n roll
6. The Human Beinz - my generation
7. Darlings - big girl
8. Beatles - birthday (stereo)
9. Nick Lowe - cruel to be kind
10. Velvet Underground - waiting for the man11. Kurt Vile - Jesus fever
12. Matt and Kim - daylight
13. Friends Like These w/Craig Finn - 7th St. Queen
14. Stephen Malkmus - the hook
15. Harry Merry - the apetite gets satisfied each bite
16. Flaming Lips - race for the prize
17. Think - once you understand
18. Brian Jonestown Massacre - that girl suicide

MARCH 17, 2011 (1721)
TYLER (OWATONNA) AND DOUG FINCH ARE OUR PROGRAM DIRECTORS FOR THE DAY
1. My Bloody Valentine - I only said
2. Crystal Castles - doe deer
3. The Black Keys - everlasting light
4. Replacements - I'll be you
5. The Smiths - heaven knows I'm miserable now
6. George Harrison - wah wah
7. Smith Westerns - weekend
8. The Magnetic Fields - I think I need a new heart
9. Amanda Jo Williams - the man who sold the world
10. Destroyer - destroyer's the temple
11. Beatles - misery (stereo)
12. Broken Social Scene - world sick
13. Fleetwood Mac - the ledge
14. Yuck - get away
15. Rolling Stones - just my imagination (running away with me)
16. Art Brut - moving to L.A.
17. The Drums - let's go surfing
18. The Byrds - radio spot/you don't miss your water
19. Uncle Tuplelo - I wanna be your dog (accoustic demo)
20. Beach Boys - that's not me (mono)
21. LCD Soundsystem - home
22. Bruce Springsteen - open all night

MARCH 18, 2011 (1722)
1. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - keep the customer satisfied
2. Jeff Tweedy - crack a smile
3. PJ Harvey - let England shake
4. Booker T - native New Yoker
5. The Squires - aurora
6. Talking Heads - once in a lifetime
7. Arcade Fire - ready to start
8. Nada Surf - electocution
9. Parting Gifts - don't hurt me now
10. Mogwai - mexican grand prix
11. Fleshtones - remember the Ramones
12. Dead Kennedys - let's lynch the landlord
13. Grant Hart - she can see the angels coming
14. Victor Lundberg - open letter to my teenage son
15. Husker Du - she is a woman and now he's a man
16. Replacements - within your reach
17. Cheap Time - I'd rather be alone
18. David Lynch w/Sparklehorse and Dangermouse - starry eyes (I can't catch it)
19. Husker Du - turn on the news

Saturday, March 12, 2011

POST MARATHON GRIND-FU CINEMA! 4-09-11


GRIND-FU CINEMA PRESENTS

STINGRAY SAM

AND

THE AMERICAN ASTRONAUT


Saturday, April 9th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato


FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

Join us the day after the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go for a special celebratory Grind-Fu Cinema screening! We'll be showing two super fun films by Cory McAbee, who wrote, directed and starred in both. His band did the music, too. We're talking Renaissance man here, people. The films are Stingray Sam and The American Astronaut. The best way to describe both is to say that they are steampunk cowboy movies... in space! Another way would be to say that they are hilarious and catchy and a blast. Also, THEY ARE FREE!

That's right, Grind-Fu Cinema is free! We'll be showing both films starting at seven p.m. in Wiecking 220 Auditorium on April 9th. Bring your friends and some snacks and sodas and settle in for a kick ass night of movies.

I'm The New Boy In Town! Where Can I Go?

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MARCH 7 - 11, 2011

MARCH 7, 2011 (1713)
1. Yo La Tengo - Avalon or something very similar
2. David Lowery - big life
3. Galaxy 500 - flowers
4. Free Design - don't cry baby
5. Chambers Brothers - all strung out over you
6. Shocking Blue - love buzz
7. Joe Meek - telstar (demo)
8. Staples Singers - slippery people
9. Talking Heads - happy day
10. Nick Drake - northern sky
11. Papercuts - do you really want to know
12. The CRystals - he hit me (and it felt like a kiss)
13. Deerhoof - super duper rescue heads
14. Flaming Groovies - shake some action
15. Supergrass - going out
16. The Wedding Present - red shoes by the drugstore
17. Stereo Totale - automatic music
18. The Billy Nayer Show - hey boy
19. Kenny Rogers and The First Edition - Ruby, don't take your love to town
20. Ryan Adams - to be young (is to be sad, is to be high)
21. Big Star - back of a car

MARCH 8, 2011 (1714)
1. The Monkees - randy scouse git
2. The Fleshtones - you give me nothing to go on
3. The Comets - adultery
4. Orange Juice - the day I went down to Texas
5. Noonday Underground - London
6. IsIs - eating hourglasses
7. Gordon Gano and The Ryans - man in gthe sand
8. Pretty Things - midnight to six man
9. The Plimsouls - a million miles away
10. Raw Milk - weapons out
11. Bob Dylan - my back pages
12. Monkees - going down
13. Velvet Underground - femme fatale
14. The Billy Nayer Show - love smiles
15. Telekenisis - palm of your hand
16. Replacements - sadly beautiful
17. Jack Wild - when I'm sixty-four
18. Husker Du - eight miles high
19. Guided By Voices - I'll replace you with machines
20. Go Home Productions - strung out king
21. David Bowie - look back in anger
22. Gary Numan - cars

MARCH 9, 2011 (1715)
1. Nico - little sister
2. Sugar - believe what your'e saying
3. Rolling Stones - dead flowers
4. Music Magicians - convertibles and headbands
5. Shuggie Otis - inspiration information
6. Jimi Hendrix - tears of rage
7. Al Green - tired of being alone
8. Deerhunter - desire lines
9. Sonic Youth - bubblegum
10. Drive By Truckers - I do believe
11. Clem Snide - I love the unknown
12. Kinks - Waterloo sunset
13. Dum Dum Girls - there is a light that never goes out
14. Paul McCartney - temporary secretary

15. Jacob - I will survive (the zombie apocolypse)
16. Jacob - Louisville Swamp Creature
17. T Rex - ride a white swan
18. Kenneth Higney - night rider

19. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - my underwear froze to the clothesline
20. The Fleshtones - I wish you would

MARCH 10, 2011 (1716)
1. Kraftwerk - transeuropean express
2. Graham Bond - long tall shorty
3. Yuck - get away
4. Husker Du - it's not funny anymore
5. The Ronettes - be my baby
6. Frankie Rose and The Outs - candy
7. Beulah - a good man is hard to kill
8. Eilert Pilarm - it's now or never

9. Eddy Current Supression Ring - tuning out
10. Beatles - helter skelter (mono)
11. Sham 69 - borstal breakout
12. Replacements - message to the boys
13. Jonquil - pillowquest
14. Radio Dept. - where damage is already done
15. Lackthereofs - what a fool believes
16. Morrissey - I'm throwing my arms around Paris
17. Ryan Adams - burning photographs
18. Ze Malibu Kids - your bed
19. Johnny Cash - hurt
20. The Monkees - porpoise song
21. Yo La Tengo - big day coming
22. R Stevie Moore - you and me

MARCH 11, 2011 (1717)
Celina Rose Lightning and Mama Lori are The Program Directors For The Day


1. Taylor Swift - sparks fly
2. Beatles Songs For Kids - yellow submarine
3. Queen - we will rock you
4. Patsy Cline - you belong to me
5. John Prine - Donald and Lydia
6. Keller Williams - hula hoop to da loop
7. Keller Williams - mama tooted
8. John Kirk/Trish Miller - I read it in a book
9. John Kirk/Trish Miller - I'm my own grandpa
10. Brent Holmes - I rode Savannah down to Atlanta
11. Porch Pickers - westphalia waltz
12. Dan Zanes - wonderwheel
13. Kids Dance party - macacrena
14. American Rivers - the water is wide
15. Allison Krauss/Gillian Welch - I'll fly away
16. Soggy Bottom Boys - in the jailhouse now
17. Tammy Wynette - d-i-v-o-r-c-e
18. Brent Holmes - moontides
19. Songs For Little Bugs - not gonna cry
20. ReBops - portable kitty
21. Laurie Berkner - the pretzel store
22. Laurie Berkner - the cookie bakers of th night
23. Taylor Swift - fearless
24. Taylor Swift - love story
25. Taylor Swift - you belong with me

Monday, March 07, 2011

2011 MARATHON: THIS BLEEP'S ABOUT TO GET REAL!


Our office, post marathon.

Spring Pledge Drive starts Wednesday, April 6th! That means that the desperate begging and pleading begins in earnest. The most desperatest beggingest desperate begging can be heard during....

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION
TWENTY FOUR HOUR
PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO!

April 7th, 6 pm - April 8th, 6pm

Shuffle Function will be LIVE for twenty four hours straight, surviving only on the basic human needs of caffeine, rock and roll, and listener pledges! There's plenty more info to come, including an update on the special April 9th Grind-Fu screening, but until that time you can look at these images from marathons past.



Saturday, March 05, 2011

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 4, 2011

FEBRUARY 28, 2011 (1708)
1. Rolling Stones - have you seen your mother baby standing in the shadows
2. Raw Milk - I've seen the stars
3. Stereo MC's - connected
4. Dom - bochica
5. T Rex - jeepster
6. Mohammed Raffi - chan pehe chano
7. Muddy Waters - got my mojo working
8. Typhoon - the honest truth
9. Belle and Sebastian - lazy line painter Jane
10. The Black Angels - bad vibrations
11. Radiohead - little by little
12. Guided By Voices - my kind of soldier
13. MGMT - kids
14. John Schooley One Man Band - good morning little scholl girl
15. The Suburbs - rattle my bones
16. The New Standards - I will dare
17. The Replacements - within your reach
18. David Lowery - marigold
19. Camper Van Beethoven - Jack Ruby
20. Wye Oak - the alter
21. The Charlatans UK - the only one I know
22. The Fleshtones - day tripper

March 1, 2011 (1709)
1. Ceasars - boo boo goo goo
2. Buzzcocks - what do I get?
3. The Fall - oh! brother
4. Dum Dum Girls - he gets me high
5. The Stranglers - (get a) grip (on yourself)
6. Everybody's In The French Resistance...Now! - creeque allies
7. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros - coma girl
8. The Who - leaving here
9. Go! Team - secretary song
10. Deerhoof - I did crimes for you
11. Dum Dum Girls - there is a light that never goes out
12. Brown Recluse - night train
13. Bob Dylan - don't think twice it's allright
14. The Who - substitute
15. The Parting Gifts - don't hurt me now
16. Buffalo Springfield - burned
17. Flat Duo Jets - where are you now?
18. Velvet Underground - Stephanie says
19. The Who - I can't explain

MARCH 2, 2011 (1710) Lou Reed's Birthday


1. Lou Reed - vicious
2. The Greenhornes - song 13
3. I Was A King - echoes
4. Diggable Planets - rebirth of slick
5. Parliament - up for the down stroke
6. Velvet Underground - new age
7. Edwyn Collins - do it again
8. Alan Haven - image
9. Lou Reed and John Cale - nobody like you
10. The Roughnecks - your'e driving me insane
11. Lou Reed - men of good fortune
12. Beatles - eight days a week (mono)
13. The Zombies - this will be our year
14. Les Wilson - hey good lookin'
15. Velvet Underground - heard her call my name
16. Velvet Underground - rock n roll
17. Dom - Jesus
18. The Mamas and The Papas - creeque alley
19. Lolita #18 - video killed the radio star
20. Velvet Underground - the ocean

MARCH 3, 2011 (1711)
1. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - midnight man
2. Ben Folds Five - narcolepsy
3. Gray Goods - blue skies
4. Beatles - Anna (go to him) (stereo)
5. The Good The Bad and The Queen - the good the bad and the queen
6. Lou Reed - perfect day
7. Nancy Sinatra - let me kiss you
8. Golden Bear - golden bear revival stomp
9. Dum Dum Girls - take care of my baby
10. Johnny Cash - KWEM announcements/intro and theme/wide open road
11. Wanda Jackson - thunder on the mountain
12. Taj Mahal - ain't that alot of love
13. Chuck Berry - you can't catch me
14. Bright Eyes - devil town
15. Daniel JOhnston - impossible love
16. Blur - boys and girls
17. Lee Hazelwood - boots
18. Los Bandidos - brand new key
19. The Fleshtones - bite of my soul
20. Los Bandidos - hey Jude

MARCH 4, 2011 (1712)
1. Ray Charles - booty butt
2. Cloud Nothings - been through
3. Stiff Little Fingers - suspect device
4. No Age - here should be my home
5. Danielson - complimentary dismemberment plan
6. Black Sabbath - hard road
7. We Are Enfante Terrible - filthy love
8. Yo La Tengo - shotgun medley
9. Ike and Tina Turner - whole lotta love
10. Rolling Stones - ruby tuesday
11. Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears - booty city
12. NWA - express yourself
13. Group - all right
14. Jimmy - you suck like an abalone
15. Jacob - I will survive (zombie apocolypse version)
16. Buffalo Springfield - rock n roll woman
17. R.E.M. - radio free Europe
18. Ricky Nelson - stood up

Friday, March 04, 2011

FRINGE FRIDAY: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS IS

YO LA TEGO ROCKS IT FOR FREE FORM RADIO TONIGHT ON WFMU


We play an awful lot of Yo La Tengo on Shuffle Function, and tonight you have an opportunity to hear them play live in the studios of WFMU. To help raise funds for the best station in the world, Yo La Tengo will be playing your requests. They play the requests regardless of whether or not they know the song - and that is where it gets pretty fun.

If you are hip to the world of technology, I highly reccomend that you get the free WFMU app. This allows you to stream the station live and you can also access their archived shows. It is essential for all music geeks and as I mentioned previously it is FREE! If I found it on iTunes than I am sure that you can.

The Yo La Tengo event begins tonight at 8 pm Central Time and runs till at least 11 pm. They will also be streaming the event live on line here at the WFMU website. This is must see/hear radio folks.

And just a reminder to all the Zombie Apocolypse fans out there, the Walking Dead marathon starts at 7 pm tonight. This is some of the best zombie related entertainmemt out there kids - but I bet you already know that.

So much to see and hear, and so little time!

Shelley

P.S.

HERE IS THE SET LIST FROM THEIR SHOW:

Yo La Tengo All Request Marathon: Setlist From Last Night
A big thanks to everyone who pledged during Yo La Tengo's live covers-for-pledges 'thon tradition last nite, and to NJ's finest for kickin' out the jams, and to our hosts, engineers, phone room volunteers, videographers, and everyone who helped make this annual WFMU Marathon tradition possible! Listeners were playing Name That Tune on twitter using the #wfmuthon hashtag, and below here's a full setlist compiled by listener Ken Katkin (Trash Flow Radio) -- thanks for sharing Ken!

The 2011 Fundraising Marathon runs through March 13th and we still have a week's worth of prizes, premiums, and special events, so stay tuned!

Yo La Tengo - WFMU All Request Marathon
March 4, 2011

Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison) (dedicated to people in Wisconsin)
Al Green - Love & Happiness (inaudible vocals by Georgia)
Friend and Lover - Reach Out In The Darkness
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers - A Plea For Tenderness (my request)
Ten Years After - I'm Going Home

The Band - The Weight
Alex Chilton - Hey, Little Child
Yo La Tengo - Decora
Patti Smith/Bruce Springsteen - Because The Night
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams

Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero/Like A Rolling Stone (medley)
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers - Astral Plane
The Twinkeyz - Aliens In Our Midst
The Clean - Drawing to a Whole
Hot Chocolate - Brother Louie
Velvet Underground - I'm Sticking With You

Bee Gees - To Love Somebody
Unholy Modal Rounders (Michael Hurley) - The Slurf Song
Rolling Stones - The Spider and the Fly
Rolling Stones - Monkey Man
The Fall - Totally Wired

The Crew Cuts - Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You (Gaylord Fields on vocals)
Lou Reed - Vicious
Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me
Beatles - We Can Work It Out
Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl
MSFB (William DeVaughn) / Arthur Lee & Love - Be Thankful For What You Got

Cheap Trick - He's A Whore
Jim Croce - Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Dictators - Stay With Me
The Who - Happy Jack

The Association - Never My Love
Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talking At Me (Midnight Cowboy)
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers - Government Center

Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows (medley)
Vibrolux?
Lou Christie - Lightning Strikes
Neil Young - Cowgirl In The Sand
Roberta Flack (Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel) - Killing Me Softly With His Song
Neil Young - Powderfinger
Rolling Stones - She's A Rainbow
????
Foreigner - Feels Like the First Time
Hall & Oates - Rich Girl
Yo La Tengo - Magnet
Heart - Magic Man
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
Television - Venus de Milo
Fugs (Tuli Kupferberg) - Nothing (WFMU Version)
Velvet Underground - The Gift
Kinks - When I Turn Off The Living Room Light

Highlights IMHO: Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put A Spell On You (Gaylord Fields on vocals), Cheap Trick - He's A Whore, The Twinkeyz - Aliens In Our Midst, Patti Smith/Bruce Springsteen - Because The Night, The Fall - Totally Wired, Patti Smith/Bruce Springsteen - Because The Night.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

ULTIMATE MOVIE GEEK VIDEO LISTS


We're bigtime movie geeks around these parts, and for movie geeks the ultimate video label is Criterion. For decades Criterion has been the uber fanatical video imprint, putting out remarkable films in remarkable quality with remarkable extras. Shelley and I go on Criterion binges a few time a year to stock up on our must see cinema. I just found out through BoingBoing that Criterion has a page of Top Ten Discs lists from some pretty high profile folks: Wes Anderson, Steve Buscemi, Guillermo del Toro, Ricky Jay, Richard Linklater, John Lurie... I could go on and on. Patton Oswalt, Paul Morrissey, D.A. Pennebaker, Sonic Youth, Adam Yauch... I shant go on and on. Just check out the list and see what you might be missing!

Shyboy

CRITERION TOP TEN LISTS

AS SEEN ON RADIO: STAIRWAY TO STARDOM!



The other day we played a clip of Michael Daniel Baez singing "You May Be Right" on the legendary NYC show Stairway To Stardom. There's no shortage of remarkable recordings from this show, and you can find them all over Youtube. Whatever these clips lack in talent, they more than make up in charm.















GOO! VISUAL PROOF OF HOLY ARCHIVES!


Oh man, you guys gotta go to rollingstones.com and look through their galleries. In addition to loads of photos posters, gear, and Keith, you'll find photos of the stones archives. There's master tapes, film reels, cassette tapes...

I passed out. Sorry. But go there and look at this bit of rock and roll amazingness. I have to believe that the very fact that they are acknowledging this stuff exists means that maybe... MAYBE... they will be putting something out with this material. Gasp...

Shyboy