Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WOODY ALLEN vs JEAN-LUC GODARD



MOVIEGEEKHEADEXPLOSION!
Jean-Luc Godard's short film MEETING WA. 26 minutes of Movie Geek Freakout.



(via Dangerous Minds)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

HAPPY TENTH ANNIVERSARY! (aka DONDERO FOREVER!)


Thanks for ten awesome years, KMSU listeners! You truly are radio heroes, and your support for our show and the station is inspiring. We hope you all enjoyed our three hour anniversary show on Thursday night. We had a ton of fun talking to Mr. Hartsoe about his experiences putting on the Pop Concerts at Dondero High School, and this opportunity to learn about the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments has been something we've been wanting to do for much of the ten years we've been doing the show. THANKS, MR. HARTSOE!


Here's ALL FIVE HOURS of Dondero programming, just in case you didn't get a chance to hear it live. Let us know what you think!



THE MORNING SHOW
Hour One

Muzicons.com

Hour Two

Muzicons.com


THE INTERVIEW SHOW
Part One:

Muzicons.com

Part Two:

Muzicons.com

Part Three:

Muzicons.com


Don't forget about Grind-Fu Cinema THIS SATURDAY! We're screening Wes Anderson's Rushmore, which will be preceded by a special presentation of rare performance footage of Dondero Pop Concerts! It's gonna be a loads of fun, PLUS it's gonna be loads of FREE! Don't cost nuthin', which is nice.

Bring your friends and some snacks and settling in for a great night of film. It starts at seven p.m. in Wiecking 22o Auditorium, on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. BE THERE!

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY: VIVA DONDERO!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION TURNS TEN!
Thursday, June 23rd, from six to nine p.m.

A TRIBUTE TO THE

DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR
AND POP CONCERT INSTRUMENTS

Featuring an interview with
Rick Hartsoe
Dondero Choir Director


It is astounding to us that we have been on the air for so long. It really doesn't seem like it, until we start looking at all the things we've done over the years. We've seen the station grow into a true music geek utopia on the radio dial. Even after ten years, our time spent making radio happen is the best time of our day.


Over the years we've dedicated our anniversary shows to musicians we love, and quite often we've featured interviews with them. This is where we first faced down The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, listened to Daniel Johnston speak of his love for The Beatles, met Peter Zaremba, did the first ever radio profile of Red Shadow, fell in love with BJ Snowden, and discovered The Mystery Record. We figured that for our tenth anniversary we had better come up with something BIG, since we've already hit so many of our radio landmarks. Well, we went and found something EPIC.


For years we've been in love with the recordings of the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments. The choir hailed from Dondero High School in Royal Oak, Michigan, and for nearly 40 years they would put on something called Pop Concert. They would perform pop and rock songs and their mission was to come as close to the original recording as possible. The choir and solo singers would be backed by a full rock band, horn section, and orchestra, and the results were often stunning, exciting, funny, and most of all they were inspiring. The Dondero performances capture all the enthusiasm and energy of youth, and ultimately become a celebration.


For years we could hardly find a thing about the actual choir on the internet, with the exception of a series of concerts posted on the wonderful internet record label Comfort Stand. Then, thanks to Facebook, we found Rick Hartsoe (aka Mr. Hartsoe), the choir director of the Dondero A Cappella Choir. Fortunately, he wasn't freaked out by a random radio show in the middle of Minnesota wanting to talk about his experience with Pop Concert. In fact, what we got was one hell of an interesting interview.

Thursday, June 23rd, from six to nine p.m., Shuffle Function will be airing A Tribute to the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments! That's right! It'll be a THREE HOUR tribute to this amazing choir, featuring an interview with Mr. Hartsoe himself. Believe us when we say that the music is amazing, and that the story is incredibly inspiring. Think Mr. Holland's Opus, but with a kick ass soundtrack. It's an honor to feature this story for our tenth anniversary show, and we think you'll agree with us when we say that Mr. Hartsoe is the coolest teacher we never had.
There was, however, one MAJOR problem with assembling the show. As it turns out, three hours wasn't nearly enough time to feature all the music we wanted! Soooo... That Thursday morning, from six a.m. to 8 a.m., we're featuring TWO SOLID HOURS of Dondero A Cappella Choir music! It's the only way we can possibly feature both sides of this amazing story. In the morning we'll play tons of performances that we have NEVER aired before, and then feature the interview and even more unheard performances that night. If you aren't already a Dondero fan, then you will be by the end of the day. At least you won't be able to say we didn't try to convert you.


ONCE AGAIN...
Thursday, June 23rd, from six to eight a.m. CST
PREVIOUSLY UNAIRED PERFORMANCES OF THE DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR AND POP CONCERT INSTRUMENTS, SPANNING 39 YEARS OF RECORDINGS!

Thursday, June 23rd, from six to nine p.m. CST
A TRIBUTE TO THE DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR AND POP CONCERT INSTRUMENTS, FEATURING AN INTERVIEW WITH RICK HARTSOE, DONDERO CHOIR DIRECTOR!

Thanks for ten great years, Radio Heroes! KMSU has the best listeners in the world!



GRIND-FU CINEMA
presents

RUSHMORE

directed by Wes Anderson

THE DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR
AND POP CONCERT INSTRUMENTS

directed by Rick Hartsoe

Saturday, June 25th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato


FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!


We get excited about every Grind-Fu screening, but this one is pretty special. The Grind-Fu crew is packed with Wes Anderson fans, and we don't think twice about roadtripping to catch one of his movies in a theater. Shyboy Tim refuses to get any of his films on anything other than a Criterion Collection DVD, simply because he feels any other release doesn't do the films justice. Also, Anderson knows how to compose a shot, and his love of the Futura font family is legend. Throw in great stories, killer soundtracks, and armies of great actors, and you have a cinematic brew that'll make you laugh and cry, and not in a cheesy Hollywood way. That's why we are thrilled to be screening Rushmore, Wes Anderson's second film, and a sentimental favorite around these parts.



As if showing Rushmore isn't enough, we're starting the evening off with rare performance footage of the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments. Shuffle Function is featuring a day of Dondero related programming on June 23rd (info can be found on this blog), and the love fest continues on the 25th. It's one thing to hear the Dondero performances, but to see them is another thing entirely. The footage captures everything that is enthusiastic and exciting and awkward about high school, and we really think you'll love it.

It all goes down at seven p.m. on Saturday, June 25th, in Wiecking 220 Auditorium on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. As always, Grind-Fu Cinema is FREE! Don't cost nuthin', which is nice. Bring your own snacks and friends, and settle in for a great evening of cinema!

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

Sunday, June 19, 2011

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 13 - 17, 2011

JUNE 13, 2011 (1782)
1. Nick Lowe - I love the sound of breaking glass
2. Fleet Foxes - battery kinsey
3. Wagon Christ - analyze this
4. Jonathan Richman - thrue love is not nice
5. The Rumble Strips - alarm clock
6. Bass Drum Of Death - get found
7. The Who - leaving here
8. Cat Power - stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again
9. Bombay Sweets - breath control
10. John Lee Hooker - boogie chillen
11. Boris - party boy
12. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
13. Sly and The Family Stone - hot fun in tghe summertime
14. Black Lips - family tree
15. Soft Boys - only the stones remin
16. Paul McCArtney - it's so easy
17. Rush - new world man
18. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments -blackwater
19. Charlie Rich - behind closed doors
20. Beatles - paperback writer (stereo)
21. TV On The Radio - second song

22. Bill Callahan - one fine morning
23. Replacements - can't hardly wait

JUNE 14, 2011 (1783)
1. My Morning Jacket - circuital
2. Hold Steady - Stevie Nicks
3. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - day tripper
4. Fuck Knights - poor boy do
5. Judson Fountain - garbage can from Thailand
6. Stark Effect - epples and baneenies
7. The Spectors - rhubarb ruby
8. Dukes Of Stratospheare - your'e a good man Albert Brown (curse you Red Barrell)
9. Guided By Voices - I am a tree
10. Sonic Youth - teenage riot
11. AC/DC - let there be rock
12. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - roam
13. Morrissey - first in the gang to die
14. Unknown - Ben/I miss you, Ben
15. Moritz - boehemian rhapsody
16. Quuen - don't stop now

JUNE 15, 2011 (1783)
1. The Specials - concrete jungle
2. Can - don't turn the light on and leave me alone
3. The Fleshtones - I wish you would
4. Ben Folds - protection
5. Shirley Ellis - soul time
6. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - space gypsy
7. Gram Parsons - ohh Las Vegas
8. Daniel Johnston - The Beatles
9. The Beatles - I've got a feeling (stereo)
10. The Demos - nervous
11. Scotty McKay - rolling dynamite
12. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - carry on my wayward son
13. Harry Nillson - without you
14. Harry Nillson - jump into the fire
15. I'm from Barcelona - battleships
16. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - arms aloft
17. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - tunning out
18. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
19. Quintron - place unknown

20. Led Zeppelin - when the levee breaks

JUNE 16, 2011 (1784)
1. Dangermouse and Danielle Lupi w/Norah Jones - black
2. Mazes - cenetaph
3. Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - out of reaches
4. Bill Callahan - one fine morning
5. Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3 - I'm falling
6. Mouthfull Of Bees - old gold
7. Paul Westerberg - love untold
8. Fucked Up - queen of hearts
9. Wilco - heavy metal drummer
10. New Pornographers - all the things that go
11. Matthew Sweet and Susanah Hoffs - the kids are allright
12. N*E*R*D* - everybody nose (all the girls standing in the line for th bathroom)
13. Tupac and Dr. Dre - California love
14. Skull Defekts - what knives? what birds?
15. Velvet Underground - foggy notion
16. Howlin' Wolf - spoonfull
17. Jr. and His Soulettes - Mamma loves tequila
18. Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard - I saw her standing there

JUNE 17, 2011 (1785) IT IS PAUL McCARTNEY'S BIRTHDAY TOMORROW SO IT IS ALL PAUL (and Linda)UNLESS NOTED

1. ain't that a shame
2. Junior's farm
3. too many people
4. Beatles - got to get you into my life (mono)
5. you want her to
6. beautiful night
7. what it is
8. helen wheels
9. Beatles - get back (mono)
10. let em' in
11. Beatles - I will (mono)
12. Beatles - paperback writer (mono)
13. every night
14. temporary secretary
15. mull of kintyre
16. no more lonely nights
17. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
18. Beatles - here there and everywhere (mono)
19. comin' up
20. Beatles - I saw her standing there (mono)
21. live and let die
22. Beatles - lady madonna (mono)
23. Beatles - Abbey Road medley (mono)

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 6 - 10, 2011

JUNE 6, 2011 (1777)
1. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - watching the detectives
2. Bill CAllahan - drover
3. TV On The Radio - second song
4. Staples Singers - slippery people
5. Tom Tom Club - genius of love
6. Jandek - the side of the road
7. Vetiver - it's beyond me
8. They Might Be Giants - I never knew love
9. Hail Mary Mallon - breakdance beach
10. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
11. Jr. and His Soulettes - Mama love tequila
12. Erik - you said/but I've got my way
13. Parting Gifts - don't hurt me now
14. Black Angels - black grease
15. Vampire Hands - 3D ying yang
16. The Feelies - way down
17. Thurston Moore - January
18. My Morning Jacket - true love ways
19. Sloan - she's slowing down again

June 7, 2011 (1778)
PRINCE'S BIRTHDAY (and TIM WANTS TO PLAY SOME RUSH RECORDS DAY)

1. Prince - I want to be your lover
2. Smith - last time
3. Rush - la villa strangiatto
4. Prince - ballad of Dorothy Parker
5. Marianne Faithfull - strange weather
6. Rush - xanadu
7. Rolling Stones - she's so cold
8. Prince - musicology
9. Don "Dino" Dean - space stroll
10. Rush - natural science
11. Prince - pop life
12. Rush - subdivisions
13. Marianne Faithfull - truth bitter truth
14. Prince - purple rain

JUNE 8, 2011 (1779) GRETCHEN AND MADDIE ARE THE PROGRAM DIRECTORS FOR THE DAY

MADDIE'S HOUR
1. Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - jollity farm
2. Bruce Springsteen - down bound train
3. Beatles - hey bulldog (stereo)
4. Ramones - now I wanna sniff some glue
5. Billy Idol - white wedding
6. Beatles - hello goodbye (stereo)
7. The Avette Brothers - kick frum heart
8. Buddy Holly - everyday
9. Cheap Trick - I want you to want me
10. Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
11. Cream - sunshine of your love
12. Doors - hello I love you
13. Harry Belafonte - jump in the line
GRETCHEN'S HOUR
14. Kaiser Chiefs - ruby
15. DragonForce - through the fire and the flames
16. Smashmouth - the Fonz
17. LemonPipers - green tambourine
18. Animal Collective - brother sport
19. Soggy Bottom Boys - I'm a man of constant sorrow
20. Jay Bayless - hey Jude
21. Meatloaf - paradise by the dashboard lights
22. Paperlace - the night Chicago died
23. Danny Elfman - Pee Wee's big adventure

JUNE 9, 2011 (1780)

1. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - don't look back
2. Thurston Moore - circulation
3. Stooges - gimme danger
4. The Heavy - oh no not you again
5. Beastie Boys w/Nas - too many rappers
6. Lou Rawls - you've made me so very happy
7. Jr. and His Soulettes - pimp
8. Black Lips - go out and get it
9. Little Wings - gold teeth
10. TC Atlantic - faces
11. Faces - I can feel the fire
12. Faces - evil
13. Marianne Faithfull - desperanto
14. The Cure - boys don't cry
15. BluePrint - want to be like you
16. Sly and The Family Stone - thank you faletinme be mice elf (again)
17. Public Enemy - who stole the soul?
18. Heavenly States - lost in the light
19. Th Remains - don't look back

JUNE 10, 2011 (1781)
WHO WILL BE THE SAMSH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER?
1. The Drums - saddest summer
2. Ben Folds Five - where's summer B?
3. The Evening Rigs - takin' mine
4. The Breeders - drivin' on 9
5. Jr. and His Soulettes - Mamma love tequila
6. Hail Mary Mallon - breakdance beach
7. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
8. Guided By Voices - glad girls
9. The Delgadoes - Mr. Bluesky
10. Touch Tone uners - jocko homo
11. The Frogs - vacation
12. Howlin' Wolf - you'll be mine
13. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - one more heartbreak
14. Howlin' Wolf - moanin' at midnight
15. The Who - summertime blues
16. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
17. Hail Mary Mallon - breakdance beach
18. Jr. and His Soulettes - Mamma love tequila
19. B52's - rock lobster
20. Curtis MAyfield - superfly
21. The Fleshtones - love yourself
AND THE SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER IS..................
22. Dengue Fever - cement slippers

Friday, June 17, 2011

WILDMAN FISCHER: THE PEP HAS GONE



I just found out from Freeform Freakout that Wildman Fischer just passed away. Fans of Wildman know that he has had a very troubled life, and in recent years his health had been in decline. In fact, his medication had eliminated what he called "The Pep", which was what inspired him to make music.

Wherever he is now, I hope The Pep has returned, and that him and Frank can finally make amends.

Shyboy


NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR YOUNG EARS

You have probably heard the Samuel L. Jackson version of "Go The F**k To Sleep", but have you heard the Werner Herzog version???!!!!!!


Monday, June 13, 2011

THE "WHAT IT IS" BOX SETS ARE ON THE WAY TO YOUR MAILBOXES AS I TYPE



You guys are the best and I can't begin to put into words how much we appreciate your patience with us. You know how awesome the "What It Is" Box Set is - that's what you pledged to KMSU For - but it is worth the wait folks. And that wait just got incredibly short. This morning before the show I packaged up all of the box sets and sent them to the mail room. They will be at your mailbox soon. VERY SOON. Thanks for being so patient and awesome guys and gals. You are all my Radio Hero!



Don't forget - if you pledged and didn't receive something please let me know. I do my best to make sure that we got every pledge form but there are some cracks to fall in out there.

Friday, June 10, 2011

THE SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER IS...

DENGUE FEVER! CEMENT SLIPPERS!





THANKS FOR VOTING!

JUNE GRIND-FU CINEMA: DONDERO AND RUSHMORE!


GRIND-FU CINEMA
presents

RUSHMORE

directed by Wes Anderson

THE DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR
AND POP CONCERT INSTRUMENTS

directed by Rick Hartsoe

Saturday, June 25th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato


FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!


We get excited about every Grind-Fu screening, but this one is pretty special. The Grind-Fu crew is packed with Wes Anderson fans, and we don't think twice about roadtripping to catch one of his movies in a theater. Shyboy Tim refuses to get any of his films on anything other than a Criterion Collection DVD, simply because he feels any other release doesn't do the films justice. Also, Anderson knows how to compose a shot, and his love of the Futura font family is legend. Throw in great stories, killer soundtracks, and armies of great actors, and you have a cinematic brew that'll make you laugh and cry, and not in a cheesy Hollywood way. That's why we are thrilled to be screening Rushmore, Wes Anderson's second film, and a sentimental favorite around these parts.



As if showing Rushmore isn't enough, we're starting the evening off with rare performance footage of the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments. Shuffle Function is featuring a day of Dondero related programming on June 23rd (info can be found on this blog), and the love fest continues on the 25th. It's one thing to hear the Dondero performances, but to see them is another thing entirely. The footage captures everything that is enthusiastic and exciting and awkward about high school, and we really think you'll love it.

It all goes down at seven p.m. on Saturday, June 25th, in Wiecking 220 Auditorium on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. As always, Grind-Fu Cinema is FREE! Don't cost nuthin', which is nice. Bring your own snacks and friends, and settle in for a great evening of cinema!

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

Thursday, June 09, 2011

OUR TENTH ANNIVERSARY: VIVA DONDERO!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION TURNS TEN!
Thursday, June 23rd, from six to nine p.m.

A TRIBUTE TO THE

DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR
AND POP CONCERT INSTRUMENTS

Featuring an interview with
Rick Hartsoe
Dondero Choir Director


It is astounding to us that we have been on the air for so long. It really doesn't seem like it, until we start looking at all the things we've done over the years. We've seen the station grow into a true music geek utopia on the radio dial. Even after ten years, our time spent making radio happen is the best time of our day.


Over the years we've dedicated our anniversary shows to musicians we love, and quite often we've featured interviews with them. This is where we first faced down The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, listened to Daniel Johnston speak of his love for The Beatles, met Peter Zaremba, did the first ever radio profile of Red Shadow, fell in love with BJ Snowden, and discovered The Mystery Record. We figured that for our tenth anniversary we had better come up with something BIG, since we've already hit so many of our radio landmarks. Well, we went and found something EPIC.


For years we've been in love with the recordings of the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments. The choir hailed from Dondero High School in Royal Oak, Michigan, and for nearly 40 years they would put on something called Pop Concert. They would perform pop and rock songs and their mission was to come as close to the original recording as possible. The choir and solo singers would be backed by a full rock band, horn section, and orchestra, and the results were often stunning, exciting, funny, and most of all they were inspiring. The Dondero performances capture all the enthusiasm and energy of youth, and ultimately become a celebration.


For years we could hardly find a thing about the actual choir on the internet, with the exception of a series of concerts posted on the wonderful internet record label Comfort Stand. Then, thanks to Facebook, we found Rick Hartsoe (aka Mr. Hartsoe), the choir director of the Dondero A Cappella Choir. Fortunately, he wasn't freaked out by a random radio show in the middle of Minnesota wanting to talk about his experience with Pop Concert. In fact, what we got was one hell of an interesting interview.

Thursday, June 23rd, from six to nine p.m., Shuffle Function will be airing A Tribute to the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments! That's right! It'll be a THREE HOUR tribute to this amazing choir, featuring an interview with Mr. Hartsoe himself. Believe us when we say that the music is amazing, and that the story is incredibly inspiring. Think Mr. Holland's Opus, but with a kick ass soundtrack. It's an honor to feature this story for our tenth anniversary show, and we think you'll agree with us when we say that Mr. Hartsoe is the coolest teacher we never had.
There was, however, one MAJOR problem with assembling the show. As it turns out, three hours wasn't nearly enough time to feature all the music we wanted! Soooo... That Thursday morning, from six a.m. to 8 a.m., we're featuring TWO SOLID HOURS of Dondero A Cappella Choir music! It's the only way we can possibly feature both sides of this amazing story. In the morning we'll play tons of performances that we have NEVER aired before, and then feature the interview and even more unheard performances that night. If you aren't already a Dondero fan, then you will be by the end of the day. At least you won't be able to say we didn't try to convert you.


ONCE AGAIN...
Thursday, June 23rd, from six to eight a.m. CST
PREVIOUSLY UNAIRED PERFORMANCES OF THE DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR AND POP CONCERT INSTRUMENTS, SPANNING 39 YEARS OF RECORDINGS!

Thursday, June 23rd, from six to nine p.m. CST
A TRIBUTE TO THE DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR AND POP CONCERT INSTRUMENTS, FEATURING AN INTERVIEW WITH RICK HARTSOE, DONDERO CHOIR DIRECTOR!

Thanks for ten great years, Radio Heroes! KMSU has the best listeners in the world!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

HELP US DECIDE ON THIS YEAR'S "SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER"


What exactly is a "smash hit song of the summer"? To be honest with you, it is difficult to nail down just exactly what it takes to transform an ordinary song into a "smash hit song of the summer". You kind of just know it when you hear it. I picture it being a light-hearted affair, something that is mindless but catchy as hell. If you think about it, it is very similar to attaching the tagline "great summer flick" to summer movies. This usually refers to a big pretty looking action film that doesn't require a lot of brain power to follow the storyline. The same goes for picking the "smash hit song of the summer".

It's June now, and I am still waiting to make my declaration. I have some more new music to catch up on this weekend, but I feel that when the temperature gauge starts hanging around the dreaded 90 number I had better get my act together! Two songs have stood out so far. They are listed below. Give them a listen and then be prepared to let us know what you think next week. There may be some more contenders after the weekend, but for now this is where we are at.

CONTESTANT #1 is "Break Dance Beach" by Hail Mary Mallon



CONTESTANT #2 is "Cement Slippers" from Dengue Fever



THE FIRST LATE COMER TO THE PARTY IS..............

Jr. and His Soulettes with "Mama Loves Tequila". Listener recommended and catchy as hell. It isn't new but it is new to us. Have a listen and see if you think this might be the "smash hit song of the summer"



We are gong to decide by Friday June 10th, so be sure to share your thoughts with us before that time. Leave a comment below, leave a comment on the Shuffle Function Facebook page, or email us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MAY 30 - JUNE 3, 2011

MAY 30, 2011 (1772)
1. The Soft Boys - I got the hots
2. Dondero Acapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - lady
3. Tony Castles - dream job
4. Lolita #18 - video killed the radio star
5. Boat - land locked
6. Eric B and Rakeem - I know you got soul
7. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Instruments - keep the customer satisfied
8. The Rogues - how many times
9. The Obits - I want results
10. Wye Oak - the altar
R.I.P. Gil Scott Heron
11. Gil Scott Heron - the revolution will not be televised


12. Gil Scott Heron - New York is killing me


13. Fleet Foxes - bedouin dress
14. The Joy Formidable - austere
15. Grant Hart - 2541
16. Nina Simone - I think it's going to rain today
17. Written In The Sand - UFO disaster
18. Ben Folds - you've got to learn to live with what you are
19. Velvet Underground - ocean

MAY 31, 2011 (1773)
1. Sam Cooke - bring it on home to me
2. Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears - mustang ranch
3. Chain and the Gang - not good enough
4. Captain Beefheart - safe as milk
5. Skull Defekts - peer amid

6. The Shaggs - why do I feel?
7. Bombay Sweets - breath control
8. Alarm Clocks - no reason to complain
9. Joy Division - digital
10. The Sonics - strychnine
11. Sammy Davis Jr. - you've made me so very happy
12. Buffalo Tom - she's not your thing
13. John Doe and The Sadies - I still miss someone
14. The Coathangers - trailpark boneyard
15. The Blind Shake - lucky days
16. Hail Mary Mallon - breakdance beach
17. Wagon Christ - toomorrow
18. Isaac Hayes - hyperbolicsesquedalmistic
19. Balkans - I can't compete
20. Red Pens - hung out

JUNE 1, 2011 (1774) Tom and Chantil are our Program Director's For The Day


1. Lou Rawls - early morning love
2. Lou Rawls - see you when I git there
3. Hot Chocolate - you sexy thing
4. Lou Rawls - someday you'll be old
5. Kenny Loggins - whenever I call you friend
6. Simon and Garfunkel - we've git a groovy thing going on
7. Bee Gees - I O I O
8. Paul Simon - paranoia blues
9. Janis Joplin - move over
10. Steely Dan - black Friday
11. Steely Dan - Charlie freak
12. Steely DAn - your gold teeth too
13. Husker Du - deadly skies
14. Husker Du - it's not funny anymore
15. Blue Oyster Cult - this ain't the summer of love
16. The Who - dreaming from the waist
17. The Who - imagine a man
18. Neil Young - sugar mountain
19. Neil Young - old man
20. Neil Young - the needle and the damage done
21. Crosby Stills Nash and Young - Ohio
22. Neil Young - winterlong
23. Neil Young - cinnamon girl
24. Kansas - dust in the wind
25. Angel - lovers live on

26. George Harrison - give me love

JUNE 2, 2011 (1775)
1. Booker T Jones - progress
2. Bob Dylan - I'll be your baby tonight
3. J Mascis - several shades of why
4. M Ward - stars of Leo
5. Fionna Apple and Jon Brion - everyday
6. David Bowie - Jean Genie
7. Art Brut - lost weekend
8. Nick Drake - at the chime of a city clock
9. Paul McCartney - it's so easy
10. Booker T. Jones w/Lou Reed - the Bronx
11. Al Green - take me to the river
12. Black Lips - family tree
13. The Kinks - milk cow blues
14. They Might Be Giants - cloissonne

15. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
16. Dex Romweber Duo - cigarette party
17. Beastie Boys - non stop disko party pack
18. Dondero Accapella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - shock the monkey
19. Princess Ramona - then I start to yodel

JUNE 3, 2011 (1776)
1. Dick Kent - rat a tat tat America
2. Buddy Max - the birthmark story

3. Jacob - I will survive (the zombie apocolypse)
4. Here We Go MAgic - song in 3
5. Wagon Christ - toomorrow
6. 100% Pure Poison - windy C
7. Flying Burritto Brothers - Christine's Tune (devil in disguise)
8. The Nomads - from zero down
9. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - blade runner
10. Lou Reed - Peggy Sue
11. Chain and The Gang - not good enough
12. Elvis Costello - the crooked line
13. Marianne Faithfull - down from Dover

14. The Kinks - celluloid heroes
15. Dondero Acapella Choir and Pop Instruments - isn't it time
16. Dondero Acapella Choir and Pop Instruments - drive my car
17. Beatles - yes it is (stereo)
18. Beatles - it' all too much (stereo)

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MAY 23 - 27, 2011

MAY 23, 2011 (1767)
1. Feelies - the boy with perpetual nervousness
2. Okerville River - rider
3. Camera Obscura - if looks could kill
4. Dangermouse and Daniele Lupi w/Norah Jones - black
5.Flaming Lips - waiting for a superman
6. Cat Power - the greatest
7. Paul Westerberg - dangerous boys
8. Feelies - everybodys got something to hide (except me and my monkey)
9. Rush - lakeside park
10. BJ Snowden - in Canada
11. Feelies - let's go
12. Kinks - Victoria
13. Royal Bangs - triccs
14. John Cale - reading my mind
15. John Lennon - #9 dream
16. Roy Orbison - only the lonely
17. Belle and Sebastian - to be myself completely
18. Mary Timony Band - sharp shooter
19. A Band Of Bees - these are the ghosts
20. Asteroid #4 - be yourself by yourself
21. Black Diamond Heavies - poor brown sugar

MAY 24, 2011 (1768) Bob Dylan's Birthday


1. song to Woody
2. I want you
3. it ain't me babe
4. ballad of a thin man
5. the times they are a changin'
6. it's allright ma, I'm only bleeding
7. John Wesley Harding
8. Corina, Corina
9. with God on our side
10. my back pages
11. like a rolling stone
12. stuck inside of Mobile with the Memphis blues again
13. it's all over now baby blue
14. Leonard Cohen - Suzanne (for Rose who is awesome, worked down the hall from us, and retired today)
15. masters of war
16. hwy 61 revisited
17. girl from the north country
18. all along the watchtower
19. Mr. Tambourine Man



MAY 25, 2011 (1769)
Gretchen (and Family) are the Program Directors For The Day - and it is GEEK PRIDE DAY


1. Frank Zappa - zombiewolf
2. Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog - a man's gotta do
3. Freezepop Forever - science genius girl
4. Daft Punk - technologic
5. Supernova - Chewbacca
6. Man.....Or Astroman - MST 3000 Love Theme
7. Flight Of The Choncords - robots
8. Wierd Al - it's all about pentiums
9. Fooly Cooly - ride on shooting star
10. Nujabes w/ShingO2 - battlecry
11. Greg Edmondson - firefly main theme
12. Rush - twilight
13. Iron Maiden - to tame a land
14. Blue Oyster Cult - E.T.I.
15. Hawkwind - space is deep
16. Hawkwind - green finned demon
17. Blue Oyster Cult - black blade
18. Hawkwind - demise
19. Blue Oyster Cult - veteran of the psychic wars

Basic rights and responsibilities of geeks

Rights:
The right to be even geekier.
The right to not leave your house.
The right to not like football or any other sport.
The right to associate with other nerds.
The right to have few friends (or none at all).
The right to have as many geeky friends as you want.
The right to be out of style.
The right to be overweight and near-sighted.
The right to show off your geekiness.
The right to take over the world.

Responsibilities:
Be a geek, no matter what.
Try to be nerdier than anyone else.
If there is a discussion about something geeky, you must give your opinion.
To save and protect all geeky material.
Do everything you can to show off geeky stuff as a “museum of geekiness.”
Don’t be a generalized geek. You must specialize in something.
Attend every nerdy movie on opening night and buy every geeky book before anyone else.
Wait in line on every opening night. If you can go in costume or at least with a related T-shirt, all the better.
Don’t waste your time on anything not related to geekdom.
Try to take over the world!

MAY 26, 2011 (1770)
1. Dondero Acapella Choir and Pop Concert Intruments - make me smile
2. The Donkeys - born with stripes
3. Kurt Vile - ghost town
4. John Cale - I keep a close watch
5. Nick Lowe - and so it goes
6. Buddy Rich - the beat goes on

7. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
8. Fleshtones - all around the world
9. Judson Fountain - garbage can from Thailand
10. Kelley Stoltz - little lords
11. Gorillaz - revolving doors
12. Brave Irene - tangled line
13. The Free Design - 2002: a hit song
14. Sex Pistols - substitute
Three Songs For Tune Town Hero Carl's Birthday:
15. Yoko Ono - talking to the universe (Cibbo Matto remix)
16. Yoko Ono - walking on thin ice
17. Yoko Ono - death of Samantha
18. Social Distortion - sweet and low down
19. Louie Louie - el touchie

MAY 27, 2011 (1771)
1. Local Natives - warning sign
2. LCD Soundsystem - all my friends
3. Thurston Moore - benediction
4. Georgie James - need your needs
5. David Lowery - marigold
6. Decemberists - calamity song
7. Yo La Tengo - point and shoot
8. TV On The Radio - halfway home
9. Bob Dylan - the boxer
10. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - today's lessons
11. Kissaway Trail - SDP
12. Dangermouse and Daniele Lupi w/Jack White - two against one
13. King Khan and The Shrines - tell me
14. The Who - a quick one (while he's away)
15. Velvet Undrground - white light/white heat
16. Charlie Feathers - can't hardly stand it
17. Foghat - slow ride

Friday, June 03, 2011

THIS IS LEGENDARY


The Legendary Stardust Cowboy called us yesterday and told us to check out some new footage recently added to you tube of a show he did in 1985. He was very enthusiastic about it on his message, and now that I have seen I completely understand why! This is amazing footage folks. See for yourselves -



This makes me want to start saving my pennies up again for a return visit by The Ledge!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

MULLING OVER THE "SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER"


What exactly is a "smash hit song of the summer"? To be honest with you, it is difficult to nail down just exactly what it takes to transform an ordinary song into a "smash hit song of the summer". You kind of just know it when you hear it. I picture it being a light-hearted affair, something that is mindless but catchy as hell. If you think about it, it is very similar to attaching the tagline "great summer flick" to summer movies. This usually refers to a big pretty looking action film that doesn't require a lot of brain power to follow the storyline. The same goes for picking the "smash hit song of the summer".

It's June now, and I am still waiting to make my declaration. I have some more new music to catch up on this weekend, but I feel that when the temperature gauge starts hanging around the dreaded 90 number I had better get my act together! Two songs have stood out so far. They are listed below. Give them a listen and then be prepared to let us know what you think next week. There may be some more contenders after the weekend, but for now this is where we are at.

CONTESTANT #1 is "Break Dance Beach" by Hail Mary Mallon



CONTESTANT #2 is "Cement Slippers" from Dengue Fever



THE FIRST LATE COMER TO THE PARTY IS..............

Jr. and His Soulettes with "Mama Loves Tequila". Listener recommended and catchy as hell. It isn't new but it is new to us. Have a listen and see if you think this might be the "smash hit song of the summer"



We are gong to decide by Friday June 10th, so be sure to share your thoughts with us before that time. Leave a comment below, leave a comment on the Shuffle Function Facebook page, or email us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com

Thanks!