Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ELECTION 2012: SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER!

HAVE YOU EXERCISED YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE AMERICAN MUSIC GEEKS???!!!

The polls will close at 8 a.m. this Monday morning - don't miss out on your chance to dictate music policy. Your vote counts! Have a listen to all three candidates for the Smash Hit Song of the Summer, and then follow the directions listed below to place your vote. We will declare the winner at the end of Monday morning's Shuffle Function show. Thanks Radio Heroes!!




Calling all Music Geeks of all shapes, sizes, beliefs, backgrounds and shoe sizes!  KMSU listeners need your help!  Your vote will determine the 2012 SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER!  Call us at 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810, drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com or leave your vote in the comments section of this post.  The song with the most votes will be YOUR Smash Hit Song of the Summer!

We had lots of great suggestions from listeners, ranging from old and new tracks from obscure and established bands, and we have boiled it all down to these three choices.  Your votes will be accumulated and tallied through Monday, June 4th, at which time we will announce the winner as selected by Shuffle Function listeners.

Here are your choices:

Howler - Wailing (Making Out)


James Quall - Beach Blast


Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots a UFO


EVERY VOTE COUNTS, ESPECIALLY IF THE MAYANS ARE RIGHT!

CALL 507-389-5678 OR 1-800-456-7810
E-MAIL US AT SHUFFLEFUNCTION@HOTMAIL.COM
LET US KNOW ON THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION FACEBOOK PAGE OR LEAVE YOUR VOTE IN THE COMMENTS!

Monday, May 28, 2012

I FINALLY FINISHED A BOOK: THE WRECKING CREW


After about nine months of distraction and frustration, I have finally finished a book!  The Wrecking Crew, by Kent Hartman, is the story of the most famous unheralded musicians in the world.  To say that the story of The Wrecking Crew is the story of popular music through the sixties and seventies is not an overstatement.  You may not know who they were, but you've heard countless songs that they have played on.

We've talked about this book quite a bit over the last few months, but this is just another reminder:  Read this book if you are into music history.  There are legendary untold stories from start to finish in this book.  Loads of fly on the wall moments.  Plus, I actually finished it, so that's gotta count for something.

Shyboy

Sunday, May 27, 2012

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MAY 21 - 25, 2012

MAY 21, 2012  (2024)
1. Redd Kross - it's the little things
2. Bee Gees - to love somebody
3. Father John Misty - I'm writing a novel
4. The Vaselines - Molly's lips
5. The Ramones - Sheena is a punk rocker
6. Daniel Johnston - go
7. Is/Is - bomb me
8. Red Pens - I want more more
9. Curtis Mayfield - superfly
10. Elvis Costello - pony street
11. Horse Feathers - were I'll be
12. R.E.M. - gardening at night
13. Feedtime - hear me calling
14. King Tuff - stupid superstar
15. Beat Happening - other side



16. Devo - going under
17. BeeGees - nights on broadway
18. Velvet Underground - what goes on
19. Nice Purse - broken filthy arrows
20. Gene Pitney - heartbreaker



MAY 22, 2012  (2025) Morrissey's Birthday


it is all Smiths unless noted:

1. what diffrence does it make?
2. is it really so strange?
3. girlfriend in a coma
4. Morrissey - glamorous glue
5. I started something I couldn't finish



6. vicar in a tutu
7. last night I dreamt that somebody loved me
8. there is a light that never goes out
9. the queen is dead
10. still ill
11. rushmole ruffians
12. that joke isn't funny anymore



13. Morrissey - suedehead
14. unloveable
15. this charming man (Manchester Version)
16. rubber ring
17. cemetery gates
18. panic
19. ask
20. stop me if you think that you've heard this one before

MAY 23, 2012  (2026)
1. Beatles - because (stereo)
2. Velvet Underground - hey Mr. Rain (version #1)
3. Pere Ubu - non-alignment pct
4. Pixies - velouria
5. A Bit Much - all I want is George Harrison's wife
6. Derek and The Dominoes - Layla
7. Plimsouls - a million miles away
8. Monkees - daily/nightly



9. Kraftwerk - autobahn
10. Sweet - fox on the run
11. Belle and Sebastian - me and the major
12. Dondero A Capella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - shock the monkey
13. MC5 - skunk (sonically speaking)
14. Phyllis Diller and Jim Backus - delicious

MAY 24, 2012  (2027) Bob Dylan's Birthday


it is all Bob Dylan:

1. the usual
2. band of the hand
3. ramblin' gamblin' Willie
4. Bob Dylan's dream
5. political world
6. gonna change my way of thinking
7. Blind Willie McTell
8. senor, tales of yankee power
9. a hard rains gonna fall
10. Maggie's farm (live in Newport)
11. ye playboys and playgirls
12. tangled up in blue
13. love sick
14. girl from North Country
15. watching the river flow
16. baby let me follow you down
17. positively 4th street
18. like a rolling stone

MAY 25, 2012  (2012) NERD DAY - BRING A TOWEL DAY - Gretchen and The Nerds are the Program Directors For the Day
1. Star Wars - main title theme



2. Wierd Al - Yoda



3. Pinky and The Brain
4. Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican radio
5. Billy Nayer Show - fickey



6. Barenaked Ladies - the history of everything
7. Roll a D6



8. Black Sabbath - children of the sea
9. Monty Python - the galaxy song
10. Kraftwerk - ruckzuck
11. Felicia Day - date my avatar
12. The Bugles - video killed the radio star
13. Monty Python - a foul tempered rabbit
14. Billy Nayer Show - Fredward



15. Tom Lehrer - the element song
16. The Firm - Star Trekkin'
17. The Something Brothers - triangle man
18. The Billy Nayer Show - ham
19. Devo - throughbeing cool
20. Big Dar Sorgum - everyone's a nerd in their own way



21. Monty Python - philosopher's song
22. Sisters Of Mercy - black planet
23. Barnes and Barnes - fish heads

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MAY 14 - 18, 2012

MAY 14, 2012  (2019) David Byrne's Birthday / R.I.P. Donald "Duck" Dunn

1. Talking Heads - happy day
2. Dr. John - locked down



3. Dr. John - get away
4. Booker T and The MGs - you can't sit down
5. David Byrne - make believe mambo
6. Talking Heads - Mr. Jones
7. Booker T and The MGs - time is tight



8. Feedtime- motorbike girl
9. Talking Heads - I'm not in love
10. Booker T and The MGs - hip hug-her
11. David Byrne - what a day that was
12. David Byrn - big blue Plymouth (eyes wide open)
13. Talking Heads - love -> building on fire
14. Booker T and The MGs - soul clapping
15. The Sugarman Three - your friendly neighborhood Sugarman
16. Dr. John - revolution
17. Talking Heads - road to nowhere
18. Talking Heads - cities



19. Talking Heads - making flippy floppy
20. David Byrne - desconocido soy

MAY 15, 2012  (2020)
1. George Harrison - behind that locked door (demo)
2. Champagne Socialists - blue jeans
3. The Parlors - I think I'll call you mine
4. Booker T - native New Yorker
5. George Harrison - I'd have you anytime
6. Ellen McIllwaine - can't find my way home
7. Neil Innes - how sweet to be an idiot
8. Redd Kross - peach Kelli pop
9. Redd Kross - only a girl
10. Redd Kross - blow you a kiss in the wind



11. Redd Kross - dancing queen
12. George Harrison - mama you been on my mind
13. George Harrison - let it be me
14. Bob Dylan - if not for you
15. Foghat - slow ride
16. Runaways - cerry bomb
17. The Mitch Easter Sound - gimme gimme good lovin'
18. The Who - I'm the one



19. R.E.M. - e bow the letter

MAY 16, 2012  (2021)
1. Bombay Sweets - breathe contol
2. The Kinks - Victoria
3. Apples In Stereo - signalin the sky
4. Bob Dylan - most likely you'll go your way and I'll go mine
5. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - hocus pocus
6. Beach Boys - I'm waiting for the day
7. John Doe - never enough



8. Kelley Stoltz - wave goodbye
9. Booker T - don't think twice it's allright
10. Booker T - progress
11. Children Of Sunshine - they call it love
12. Yukon Blonde - my girl
13. Charles Bradley - stay away
14. Jr and His Soulettes - Mama love tequila
15. Howler - beach sluts
16. Modern Lovers - I'm straight
17. Gemma Ray - put your brain in gear
18. Beach Boys - God only knows
19. Bob Dylan - I want you
20. Beach Boys - wouldn't it be nice
21. Modern Lovers - I'm nature's mosquito

MAY 17, 2012  (2022) Bob Dylan 1966 Manchester Hall



 Bob Dylan and The Band - most likely you'll go your way and I'll go mine

Accoustic Set:
she belongs to me, fourth time around, visions of Johana, it's all over now baby blue, desolation row, just like a woman, Mr. Tambourine man
Electric Set:
tell me mamma, I don't believe you (she acts like we have never met), baby let me follow you down, just like Tom Thumb's blues, leopard skin pill box hat, one too many mornings, ballad of a thin man, like a rolling stone

Leonard Cohen - like a bird on a wire

MAY 18, 2012  (2023)
1. They Might Be Giants - a self called nowhere
2. Joy Division - these days
3. Crystal Stilts - sycamore tree
4. Black Keys - nova baby
5. Redd Kross - follow the leader
6. Cowboy - knee bending
7. Prissy Clerks - no sir
8. Rosebuds - boys who love girls
9. Dr. John - lockdown
10. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
11. Joy Division - no love lost
12. Dum Dum Girls - coming down



13. The Shins - fall of 82'
14. Terry reid - superlungs my supergirl
15. Donna Summer - McArthur Park suite
16. Joy Division - digital

HELP FOR RADIO BRETHREN!


What you see above is the tape deck that Dave from Free Form Freakout used to play so much cassette only music during the show and podcast each week.  I say 'used' because that trusty Pioneer deck just crapped out.  He used this deck a lot for the show, and it'd be nice to get a replacement soon so that he doesn't have to scramble to find a new one.

Anybody have a decent dual cassette deck that they won't miss?  It'd go to a good home, I promise.  Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com and let us know.  It should be something trusty that can handle a radio workload, as well as be reliable.

Thanks, Radio Heroes!

Shyboy

Friday, May 25, 2012

FREE MOVIES THIS SATURDAY! TWELVE HOUR MOVIE GEEK HEAVEN!

THIS SATURDAY! 
NOON TO MIDNIGHT! 


12 HR GRIND-FU MARATHON!

Featuring SEVEN fantastic films!

Dondero A Cappella Choir Concert Highlights
Pathogen - Duck Soup - A Bucket of Blood
The Jerk - Hobo With A Shotgun - Taxi Driver

Saturday, May 26th - NOON TO MIDNIGHT
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE!  FREE!  FREE! FREE! FREE!

Join us for a kick-ass half day of movies!  Grind-Fu Cinema presents a FREE twelve hour film marathon filled with choirs, zombies, shotguns, buckets of blood, lone gunmen and a special purpose.  There is nothing the Grind-Fu gang loves more than spending loads of time in a theater with a great crowd watching a schedule of weird and hilarious movies, so you need to join us if this is your idea of kicks! 

It's near impossible to choose a favorite in this lineup, as it is composed of several titles that have been on our wishlist since the very beginning.  If you are looking for pointers we'll do what we can, but your best bet would be to bring a ton of snacks, a blanket, and a bunch of friends and then settle in for the entire schedule.  You're not gonna want to miss a minute.  Grind-Fu crowds have been some of the best crowds we've ever watched films with, and the stuff in this lineup is programmed for maximum reaction.

Here's the schedule (all start times are approximate):

NOON - DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS
This is one that we ran last season and it got a tremendous reaction.  We featured the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments on our 10th anniversary show, and ran an extensive interview with Rick Hartsoe, the man behind these wonderful concerts out of Royal Oak, Michigan.  An unexpected bonus of our interview with Rick was that he loaned us his complete video archive of several years worth of these concerts, and from that we were able to assemble a tribute that is filled with loads of unexpected joy and humor and emotion.  It even became an audience participation show!

1:30 - MANKATO:  CASEFILE 56001 (Locally produced Zombie short film)
Sometimes people will attempt a short film and it will fall flat.  It'll have humor or moments that really only appeal to them as an inside joke, and the work will simply not... erm... work.  That's not the case with Mankato: Casefile 56001.  This short film has all the feel of folks that said "Hey, let's make a movie!" but with some really fun moments.  It was a crowd pleaser the last time we ran it, and we really think you guys will get a kick out of it.  It's the pregame for...

1:50 - PATHOGEN (written and directed by a 12 year old from Texas)
It'd be easy to dismiss a film that is described as being made by a 12 year old from Texas, but Pathogen is a lot of fun.  It's an honest to goodness feature film directed by Austin native Emily Hagins, a girl that was born to be a film maker.  Her latest feature, My Sucky Teenage Romance, was just picked up for distribution, and she's only just turned 18.  Not too shabby.  Pathogen is ambitious and funny and a good time. 

3:10 - DUCK SOUP
One of our favorite Marx Brothers films, and still gut-bustingly funny after EIGHTY YEARS!  If you have never seen a Marx Brothers film, then this is the perfect opportunity.  It's gonna be a blast watching some of the most anarchic humor ever committed to film with a Grind-Fu audience.  It's amazing, but after eight decades this film still manages to point out the hypocrisy and insanity of politics and war.  Amazing and a little depressing that so little has changed.  One hell of a funny film.

4:35 - A BUCKET OF BLOOD
 A Roger Corman production filled with all the dark humor and murder you'd expect from such a thing.  Dick Miller is great as the bumbling busboy that just wants to be accepted by the cool beatnik crowd.  He gets the praise he wants when he discovers a dark secret for creating great sculpture.  We're saying this for everything, it seems, but this is a fun film!

5:00 - INTERMISSION
We'll take a 45 minute break to stretch or get food or see a man about a horse.  During this time we'll run lots of short films and oddball things that were laying around the Grind-Fu projection booth.

5:45 - THE JERK
Steve Martin's first film, and one that still stands out as a favorite from his career.  Martin plays Navin Johnson, a guy that has never fit in.  He ventures out into the big world to make his mark and find his special purpose.  Hilarity ensues.

7:15 - HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
The Grind-Fu gang all had the same reaction when they saw this movie:  THIS WAS MADE FOR GRIND-FU CINEMA!  Hobo With A Shotgun is full of gore and violence and humor, and it is over the top in every single way.  A blood splattered revenge epic, starring Rutger Hauer as a Hobo.  He has a shotgun.

9:25 - TAXI DRIVER
We've wanted to show this since the beginning, and the stars have finally alligned.  Taxi Driver is a dark masterpiece from Martin Scorsese, starring Robert DeNiro in the title role.  This is Shyboy Tim's favorite Scorsese film, as well as his go-to insomnia film.  The tone of Taxi Driver could be summed up by this line from DeNiro's Travis Bickel:  Someday a real rain will come and wash the scum from the streets.

Please do your own research regarding ratings and content.  We'll answer any questions you may have, but many of these films are inappropriate for children.  The most family friendly titles of the bunch would be the Dondero A Cappella Choir Highlights and Duck Soup.  You're on your own with everything else.

It's gonna be a great day of film, and we hope you'll join us.  Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com with any inquiries.

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


LOADS OF PARKING IN BACK!

HAPPY NERD DAY!



Happy Nerd Day, everybody! Here's a celebratory video put together by today's program directors!  And here's an amazing towel (for towel day) based on the newest Shuffle Function t-shirt!  GEEKS RULE!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE - LET'S GET THE LEDGE ON THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW


By now you know that The Legendary Stardust Cowboy is part of the Shuffle Function family. He calls us on the phone to warn us of scary weather, to share good news and even when he is feeling down in the dumps. He knows Minnesota is a hot bed of Ledge fans, and for good reason. When he shared the bill with The Fleshtones a few years back at the KMSU Listener Appreciation Show, he tore the roof off the joint. Ask around if you weren't there - YOU WILL HEAR STORIES!


We have had a long relationship with The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - spanning back to our first year on the radio. I wrote him an embarrassing fan girl letter asking for an interview, and he was kind enough to reply. He was the first person I reached out to in attempts to get an interview for the show, and his enthusiasm and willingness to talk about his music career to a couple of music geeks he'd never met in Minnesota will never be forgotten by Tim and I. Simply put, we love The Ledge!!


If you spend a few minutes in conversation with The Ledge, he will inevitably talk about one of two things - the weather or TV. As a young man he set off for New York City in hopes of hitting the big time and appearing on the Johnny Carson Show. He did appear on Rowan and Martin's "Laugh-In" but it was a disaster all around. He still dreams of being on TV and connecting with viewers who have never heard of him. In the mind of The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, there is no one better then Ellen DeGeneres!! He watches her show every day, and can't get enough. If I had a nickel for every time he talked about her, I would be retired and living comfortably by now.


I THINK THAT WE SHOULD TRY TO GET THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY ON THE ELLEN DeGENERES SHOW !!!

Can you imagine it? I can !! But this is no small feat - it means getting a lot of people involved in the process. Let's make a Cowboy happy.

You can do your part by following these three simple steps:

The answer is THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY!!!

As the web page states,

"If you know an amazing person that just has to be on the show, let us know! It could be a local hero, a musician, a new group, or anyone else. Tell us about yourself and why you love this person so much, and they could wind up being Ellen's next guest!"

2) Please fill out the required information, and then wax poetic in the "Tell Us Your Story" section about why you feel  The Legendary Stardust Cowboy should be on her show. I am not going to tell you what to write - I think telling them why in your own voice is best, and if they received a couple hundred responses that all say the same thing they would probably get ignored and tossed. Just start listing off what you love about The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, and explain why America needs to see him. It took me only a couple of minutes to complete - and I am not a strong typist.

Feel free to include his mailing address - here it is (this is one of the paper plates he threw into the crowd when he was in Mankato).

3) When you are done - please bug everyone you know who has a computer to do the same! Maybe share this link on your facebook page, tweet it, or scream it from the rooftops! The best way to make a splash is to get a lot of people involved in this process. Just imagine how much fun it would be to see The Legendary Stardust Cowboy sing "Paralyzed" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!! America wouldn't know what hit 'em!! I want to hear the Ledge introduce the band and say "This is my bass player, Klaus Flouride from The Dead Kennedys"!

That's it. Just three simple steps can help make The Legendary Stardust Cowboy's dreams come true. Thanks for your help Radio Heroes. Let's make this happen!!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com

Shelley

Thursday, May 17, 2012

we are all winners!!


During the first few days of the KMSU Spring Pledge Drive through the end of the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go we accumulated the names of everyone who pledged to the station. Team Sister put all of the names into a trick or treat pumpkin head, and we drew out three lucky winners. This always takes a little time on our part to complete, we want to be sure that everyone gets included. Are you ready to see if you are a winner?

CAN I GET A DRUM ROLL PLEASE??




Winner of the $250 Gift Certificate from Nicollet Bike Shop:

JUDY B. of Austin, Minnesota





Winner of the Barnes & Noble Nook Color :

TODD A. of St. Louis, Missouri




Winner of the Mankato YMCA Membership:

ED  R. of Mankato, Minnesota


Congratulations KMSU listeners - and thanks again to everyone who pledged. We are all winners when commnity radio comes out on top. Thanks too to the folks at Nicollet Bike Shop and the Mankato YMCA. Please let these local businesses know how much you appreciate their support of KMSU. 



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

12 HOURS OF GRIND - FU CINEMA : THE FULL LINE - UP


12 HR GRIND-FU MARATHON!

Featuring SEVEN fantastic films!

Dondero A Cappella Choir Concert Highlights
Pathogen - Duck Soup - A Bucket of Blood
The Jerk - Hobo With A Shotgun - Taxi Driver

Saturday, May 26th - NOON TO MIDNIGHT
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE!  FREE!  FREE! FREE! FREE!

Join us for a kick-ass half day of movies!  Grind-Fu Cinema presents a FREE twelve hour film marathon filled with choirs, zombies, shotguns, buckets of blood, lone gunmen and a special purpose.  There is nothing the Grind-Fu gang loves more than spending loads of time in a theater with a great crowd watching a schedule of weird and hilarious movies, so you need to join us if this is your idea of kicks! 

It's near impossible to choose a favorite in this lineup, as it is composed of several titles that have been on our wishlist since the very beginning.  If you are looking for pointers we'll do what we can, but your best bet would be to bring a ton of snacks, a blanket, and a bunch of friends and then settle in for the entire schedule.  You're not gonna want to miss a minute.  Grind-Fu crowds have been some of the best crowds we've ever watched films with, and the stuff in this lineup is programmed for maximum reaction.

Here's the schedule (all start times are approximate):

NOON - DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS
This is one that we ran last season and it got a tremendous reaction.  We featured the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments on our 10th anniversary show, and ran an extensive interview with Rick Hartsoe, the man behind these wonderful concerts out of Royal Oak, Michigan.  An unexpected bonus of our interview with Rick was that he loaned us his complete video archive of several years worth of these concerts, and from that we were able to assemble a tribute that is filled with loads of unexpected joy and humor and emotion.  It even became an audience participation show!

1:30 - MANKATO:  CASEFILE 56001 (Locally produced Zombie short film)
Sometimes people will attempt a short film and it will fall flat.  It'll have humor or moments that really only appeal to them as an inside joke, and the work will simply not... erm... work.  That's not the case with Mankato: Casefile 56001.  This short film has all the feel of folks that said "Hey, let's make a movie!" but with some really fun moments.  It was a crowd pleaser the last time we ran it, and we really think you guys will get a kick out of it.  It's the pregame for...

1:50 - PATHOGEN (written and directed by a 12 year old from Texas)
It'd be easy to dismiss a film that is described as being made by a 12 year old from Texas, but Pathogen is a lot of fun.  It's an honest to goodness feature film directed by Austin native Emily Hagins, a girl that was born to be a film maker.  Her latest feature, My Sucky Teenage Romance, was just picked up for distribution, and she's only just turned 18.  Not too shabby.  Pathogen is ambitious and funny and a good time. 

3:10 - DUCK SOUP
One of our favorite Marx Brothers films, and still gut-bustingly funny after EIGHTY YEARS!  If you have never seen a Marx Brothers film, then this is the perfect opportunity.  It's gonna be a blast watching some of the most anarchic humor ever committed to film with a Grind-Fu audience.  It's amazing, but after eight decades this film still manages to point out the hypocrisy and insanity of politics and war.  Amazing and a little depressing that so little has changed.  One hell of a funny film.

4:35 - A BUCKET OF BLOOD
 A Roger Corman production filled with all the dark humor and murder you'd expect from such a thing.  Dick Miller is great as the bumbling busboy that just wants to be accepted by the cool beatnik crowd.  He gets the praise he wants when he discovers a dark secret for creating great sculpture.  We're saying this for everything, it seems, but this is a fun film!

5:00 - INTERMISSION
We'll take a 45 minute break to stretch or get food or see a man about a horse.  During this time we'll run lots of short films and oddball things that were laying around the Grind-Fu projection booth.

5:45 - THE JERK
Steve Martin's first film, and one that still stands out as a favorite from his career.  Martin plays Navin Johnson, a guy that has never fit in.  He ventures out into the big world to make his mark and find his special purpose.  Hilarity ensues.

7:15 - HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
The Grind-Fu gang all had the same reaction when they saw this movie:  THIS WAS MADE FOR GRIND-FU CINEMA!  Hobo With A Shotgun is full of gore and violence and humor, and it is over the top in every single way.  A blood splattered revenge epic, starring Rutger Hauer as a Hobo.  He has a shotgun.

9:25 - TAXI DRIVER
We've wanted to show this since the beginning, and the stars have finally alligned.  Taxi Driver is a dark masterpiece from Martin Scorsese, starring Robert DeNiro in the title role.  This is Shyboy Tim's favorite Scorsese film, as well as his go-to insomnia film.  The tone of Taxi Driver could be summed up by this line from DeNiro's Travis Bickel:  Someday a real rain will come and wash the scum from the streets.

Please do your own research regarding ratings and content.  We'll answer any questions you may have, but many of these films are inappropriate for children.  The most family friendly titles of the bunch would be the Dondero A Cappella Choir Highlights and Duck Soup.  You're on your own with everything else.

It's gonna be a great day of film, and we hope you'll join us.  Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com with any inquiries.

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


LOADS OF PARKING IN BACK!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

GOSH! LAST NIGHT SURE WAS FUN!


Last night's Listener Appreciation Show was pretty damn wonderful.  Thanks to everybody that came out and figured out how to navigate the crazy streets of Mankato.  Because, of course, there aint no party like a KMSU party, cuz a KMSU party has water mains breaking and cops blocking off the street.


As a result, all the bars up and down the street had to shut off the water temporarily, which is why you see outhouses outside Red Sky.  We were kind of freaked the the night would be called on account of water main, but we dodged a bullet.

 Anyway, The Bombay Sweets were epic.  Loads of fun, plus they cut KMSU listeners a deal on their CD (which you should get).  Total blast.

Not to be outdone, Prissy Clerks put on a wall of sound set that made us all hungry for a full album of material.  Also, they upped the anty - nay, they UPPED THE ANNIE - and offered their cassette for even less than The Bombay Sweets!  

The Evening Rig were the perfect end of the night band.  Fun music and great energy.

Stay tuned to KMSU for loads of other cool stuff coming your way, including the 12 Hour Grind-Fu Marathon on May 26th, plus lots of other stuff that will make you really glad to be alive.

Thanks again, KMSU listeners!  You're the best.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

THIS IS TONIGHT MUSIC GEEKS!!!

We can never thank you enough for all that you do for KMSU, especially during Pledge Drive time. KMSU would like to thank you in person and share a night of great music with all of you, and we have designated Saturday May 12th as the night to do that. We will be hosting a Listener Appreciation Show at The Red Sky Lounge in downtown Mankato on May 12th. The Festivities kick off around 8 p.m., and three amazing bands will take the stage all night. They are:

The Bombay Sweets


I first saw them play last fall during one of Dave from Free Form Freakouts shows at The What's Up. They are a blast to see live, and if you prefer your music a little surfy, rockabilly and pop, then you have got to see them play!! Cocktail Lounge drum set and vintage guitars are coming to Kato folks!! Have a look and fall in love -



and another sneak peek!




PRISSY CLERKS

Shuffle Function listeners know of my love affair with the Twin Cities band The Red Pens. I initially contacted them for the Listener Appreciation Show only to find out that they are on hiatus for awhile. Howard from The Red Pens said "What about my new band Prissy Clerks?:. I listened to one song and replied immediately "HELL YES!" He describes them as kind of "The Breeders with an accordion", I just describe them as awesome.



another look -



THE EVENING RIG





We have been playing these guys on the show for years, and this will be my first time getting to see them live. The word on the street is that they put on a hell of a show, and that is exactly what you should expect from them on May 12th at The Red Sky Lounge. They are a little bit Americana, a little bit twangy but a whole lot straight up rock and roll. Have a listen for yourelf -



and another clip -



SO PLAN ON COMING OUT FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF FREE MUSIC AND TELL ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN US MAY 12th at THE RED SKY LOUNGE.

It is a 21 and up show and kicks off around 8 p.m. If you have any questions just drop us an email at shufflefunction@hotmail.com . We will see you then Radio Heroes!

Shelley

Friday, May 11, 2012

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MAY 7 - 11, 2012

MAY 7, 2012  (2014)
1. Beastie Boys - fight for your right to party
2. Evening Rig - little miss miserable
3. Howlies - your hell
4. Social Distortion - another state of mind
5. Lou Reed - all through the night
6. The Contours - can you jerk like me?
7. The Bombay Sweets - wolf's breath
8. Los Straightjackets w/Cesar Rosas - el microscopio bikini
9. Vivian Girls - I heard you say



10. Lee Renaldo - tomorrow never comes
11. Beastie Boys - shake your rump
12. The Hold Steady - stuck between stations
13. The Jayhawks - take me with you (when you go)
14. The New Standards - rock and roll
15. Velvet Underground - I heard her call my name



16. Red Pens - weekdays
17. Evening Rig - the Steve McQueens
18. Father John Misty - Hollywood forever cemetery sings



19. Daniel Johnston - walking the cow
20. Laura Marling - tap at my window
21. Fiery Furnaces - single again

MAY 8, 2012  (2015)

1. Prissy Clerks - no sir
2. Hanni L Katib - heartbreak hotel
3. Delta 5 - mind your own business
4. Prefab Messiahs - desperately happy
5. Lee Hazelwood - some velvet morning
6. Nancy Sinatra - let me kiss you
7. Morrissey - first of the gang to die
8. Irving - L-O-V-E
9. Tanlines - all of me
10. Robert Johnson - I believe I'll dust my broom
11. Talking Heads - thank you for sending me an angel
12. Tom Tom Club - genius of love
13. Talking Heads - found a job
14. The Evening Rig - takin' mine
15. Craig Finn - Apollo Bay
16. Robert Johnson - love in vain
17. Black Lips - raw meat
18. Pere Ubu - final solution
19. Ramones - Bonzo goes to Bitburg

MAY 9, 2012  (2016)

1. The Darcy's - Josie
2. Television - see no evil
3. R.E.M. - superman
4. Beastie Boys - make some noise
5. Lou Rawls - you've made me so very happy
6. Brute Heart - eclipse
7. Deep Dark Woods - west side street
8. Bob Dylan and The Band - on a night like this
9. Earth Wind and Fire - that's the way of the world
10. Dondero A Capella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - after the love is gone
11. The Black Belles - the wrong door
12. Velvet Underground - waiting for the man
13. Suicide - ghost rider
14. Noonday Underground - London



15. Shadows Of Knight - shake
16. Grant Hart - 2541



17. Dogs Die In Hot Cars - who shot the baby?

MAY 10, 2012  (2017)

1. U2 - love comes tumbling
2. Beach Boys - God only knows
3. Billy Schuh and The Foundry - buy/sell/trade
4. Prissy Clerks - no sir
5. Las Kellies - keep the horse
6. Richard Hell and The Voidoids - blank generation
7. Husker Du - flexible flyer
8. Rose Melberg - things that we do
9. Wilco - I might
10. R.E.M. - I believe
11. U2 - heartland
12. New Pornographers - moves
13. Clash - bank robber
14. Cymbals Eat Guitars - shore points



15. The Evening Rig - at the bar
16. Neil Young - someone's gonna rescue you
17. Pere Ubu - I hear they smoke the barbeque
18. Talking Heads - this must be the place (naive melody)
19. Nice Purse - broken filthy arrows
20. Sleater Kinney - oh!
21. Guided By Voices - I am a tree



MAY 11, 2012 (2018)

1. The Yo-Yo's - crack in my wall
2. The Who - I can see for miles
3. The Bombay Sweets - take you alone
4. Chain and The Gang - Detroit music
5. Funkadelic - super stupid
6. Rolling Stones - live with me
7. Talking Heads - psycho killer
8. Kinks - 20th century man
9. Dessa - Dixon's girl
10. MC5 - high school
11. The Children Of Sunshine - the College School
12. The Beastie Boys - twenty questions
13. Redd Kross - after school special
14. Ramones - rock n roll high school
15. Bingo Gazingo - rock the rock
16. Social Distortion - give me the sweet lowdown
17. Johnny Cash - Deliah's gone



18. Leonard Cohen - democracy
19. Jandek - I left you here

SHUFFLEFUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR APRIL 30 - MAY 4, 2012

APRIL 30, 2012  (2009) INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

A big thanks to Gary for joining us today
1. Charles Mingus - better git it in your soul
2. Horace Silver - song for my father
3. John Coltrane - locomotion
4. Dave Brubeck - blue rondo
5. Duke Ellington Orchestra - Chelsea Bridge
6. Duke Ellington Orchestra - happy go lucky local
7. Duke Ellington and John Coltrane - take the Coltrane
8. Duke Ellington with Charlie Mingus - wig wise
9. Bill Frissell - blues for Los Angeles
10. Sun Ra Arkestra - blue delight

MAY 1, 2012  (2010) All Vinyl
1. Marlena Shaw - women of the ghetto
2. John Lennon - baby please don't go
3. The Faces - 3 button hand me down
4. Regina Spektor - the prayer of Francois Villon
5. Russell Hoke - mercury mating with mars
6. Birthday Suits - this is a song



7. Carl Sagen and Stephen Hawking - a glorious dawn



8. Faces - that's all you need
9. The Monks - oh how to do now
10. Fuzztones - ward 81
11. Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings - inspiration information
12. Nina Simone - wild is the wind
13. Libido Boy - SOS
14. Red Pens - next summer
15. Transistors - reaction to porter
16. Guitar Wolf - jet satisfaction

MAY 2, 2012  (2011) All Vinyl
1. The Shaggs - philosophy of the world
2. Shackleford Singers - God is all over me
3. Jesse Hill - ooh poo pah doo
4. Glenn Campbell - MacArthur Park



5. Telly Savales - if



6. The Bombay Sweets - I take you alone
7. Mr. Gasser and The Wierdos - there's a dog gone ding in my ding dong board
8. Dad and The Brown Boys - proud Mary
9. Gram Parsons - brass buttons
10. Dusty Springfield - lost



11. Andy Kim - do you feel it too?
12. Lee Hazelwood - Califia (stone rider)
13. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass - this guy's in love with you
14. Jack Palance - Hannah
15. Sam and Dave - soothe me
16. Talking Heads - this must be the place (naive melody)

MAY 3, 2012  (2012) SHYBOY TIM'S NUMERO RECORDS DAY - All Vinyl


1. Syl Johnson - Annie got hot pants power
2. Father's Children - dirt and grime
3. Combinations - while you were gone
4. Angela Alexander and J.D. Saddler - don't make me kill you
5. Brother Samuel Cheatham - troubles of the world
6. Smart Brothers w/Baby Neil - I got a funny feeling
7. Voices - fall in love again
8. Arliss! - no way baby
9. Eddy and The Anthill Mob - I'm a number runner
10. Pastor T.L. Barrett and Youth For Christ Choir - like a ship



11. Inter - circle - the pusher
12. Pisces - dear one
13. Syl Johnson - my funky band
14. South Shore Commission - you got me hummin'
15. Ada Richards - I'm drunk, and real high (in the spirit of the lord)
16. Modern Detergents - monkey hips and yice
17. Golden Echoes - packing a grip

MAY 4, 2012  (2013) last day of the Pledge Drive - Vinyl from the PREMIUM BOMB!!
1. Bob Dylan and The Band - most likely you'll go your way and I'll go mine
2. Beatles - tomorrow never knows (stereo)
3. Flaming Lips - after the goldrush
4. Neil Young - sugar mountain
5. The Suburbs - music for boys
6. Marvin Gaye - mercy mercy me (the ecology song)
7. Tom Waits - warm beer cold women
8. Townes Van Zandt - white freight liner blues
9. Grateful Dead - you in again
10. Can - oh yeah
11. Victor Lundberg - open letter to my teenage son

Thank you Radio Heroes!! After the morning show we had reached the Spring Pledge Drive goal of $30,000!! Together we make great radio!!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR APRIL 23 - 26, 2012

APRIL 23, 2012  (2005) WORLD BOOK DAY!! SHYBOY TIM'S BIRTHDAY


1. David Bowie - 1984
2. Talking Heads - book I read
3. Bo Diddley - you can't judge a book by it's cover
4. Magnetic Fields - I don't want to get over you
5. The Smiths - handsome devil
6. Komeda - catcher
7. Paul McCartney and Wings - let go
8. Kate Bush - wuthering heights



9. Beatles - paperback writer (stereo)
10. X - adult books


11. Husker Du - books about UFOs
12. Led Zeppelin - ramble on
13. The Shins - pressed in a book
14. Paul Westerberg - crackle and drag (alt.)
15. Beatles - love me do (mono)
16. Belle and Sebastian - le paste de la bourgeoise

APRIL 24, 2012  (2006) INTERGALACTIC BACON DAY


1. The Band - bacon fat
2. The Fleshtones - all around the world
3. Lee Renaldo - tomorrow never comes
4. Tanlines - all of me
5. Rootboy Slim - boogie til you puke
6. First Aid Kit - blue


7. The Who - seeker
8. The Dead Weather - cut like a buffalo
9. The Faces - too bad
10. Imperial Teen - Ivanka
11. Andre Williams - bacon fat
12. Josh Money - bacon is good for me
13. Harry Nillson - jump in the fire
14. Bingo Gazingo and My Robot Friend - out of the computer


15. BJ Snowden - America
16. Joy Division - she's lost control
17. Gil Scott Heron - New York is killing me
18. Stooges - no fun
19. Replacements - tossin' and turnin'
20. Dictioaraoke - easy

APRIL 25, 2012  (2007)

1. Beatles - money (that's what I want)
2. Faces - flying
3. The Heavy - that kind of man
4. Faces - maybe I'm amazed
5. Rick Nelson - lonesome town
6. Faces - oh la la



7. Replacements - I will dare
8. Brian Jonestown Massacre - that girl suicide
9. Faces - bad and ruin
10. Stereolab - french disco
11. The Clash - brand new cadillac

APRIL 26, 2012  (2008)

1. Tom Waits - 16 shells from a 30 ought six
2. Dick Kent - Gretchen's new dish
3. Billy Nayer Show - love smiles
4. Eilert Pilarm - jailhouse rock
5. Faces - (if loving you is wrong) I don't want to be right
6. Jeff Tweedy - crack a smile
7. They Might Be Giants - pet name
8. Blues Brothers - gimme some lovin'
9. Faces  high heeled sneakers/everybody needs somebody to love
10. BPA w/David Byrne - toe jam
11. LCD Soundsystem - drunk girls



12. Faces - stay with me

Programming note: April 27th was part of the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR APRIL 16 - 20, 2012

APRIL 16, 2012  (2000)
1. 13th Floor Elevators - you're gonna miss me



2. Sharon Jones an The Dap Kings - wild horses
3. William Bell - you don't miss your water
4. Hollis Brown - nothing and the famous no one
5. Prefab Messiahs - desperately happy



6. The Moor - you'll see
7. The Zombies - walking in the sun
8. Tanlines - lost somewhere
9. The Clash - clampdown
10. Red Pens - I want more more
11. The Parting Gifts - don'thurt me now
12. Lee Renaldo - fire island (phases)
13. Booker T and The MG's - medley 1 and 2

APRIL 17, 2012  (2001)
1. Jonathan Richman - rock and roll drummer straight from the hospy-tel
2. The Dramatics - get up and get down
3. Haze - higher groove
4. The Flaming Lips - race for the prize
5. Moving Sidewalks - 99th floor
6. Steve Wynn and The Miracle 3 - amphetamine
7. Prince - I could never take the place of your man
8. Shirley Ellis - soul time
9. Talking Heads - once in a lifetime
10. Husker Du - flip your wig
11. Lou Reed - hangin' round
12. Redd Kross - Jimmy's fantasy



13. Beatles - paperback writer (mono)
14. Big Audio Dynamite - rush

APRIL 18, 2012  (2002)
1. The Band - when I paint my masterpiece
2. The Decemberists - infanta
3. The New Pornographers - letter from an occupant



4. The Fall - oh brother
5. Danielson - two sitting ducks
6. The Who - I can't explain
7. Mission of Burma - that's when I reach for my revolver
8. Craig Finn - when no one's watching
9. Pixies - dig for fire
10. The Band - teh night they drove old Dixie down
11. Mavis Staples - I belong to the band
12. Chris Stamey Experience - summer sun
13. Prefab Messiahs - beyond all that

APRIL 19, 2012  (2003)
1. The Monkees - daily nightly
2. Bob Dylan - desolation row
3. Dondero A Capella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - all things considered I'm doing fine
4. TV On The Radio - halfway home
5. Del Shannon - move it on over
6. Dick Clark - open letter to the older generation



7. Victor Lundberg - open letter to my teenage son



8. The Who - the kids are allright
9. The Capitols - cool jerk
10. Paul McCartney - ain't that a shame
11. George Harrison - wah wah
12. John Lennon - watching the wheels (demo)

APRIL 20, 2012  (2004)  R.I.P. Levon Helm


It is all music by The Band, unless noted.
1. time to kill
2. ain't no more cane
3. this wheel's on fire
4. don't do it
5. slippin' and slidin'
6. Levon and The Hawks - he don't love you (and he'll break your heart)
7. up on cripple creek
8. Ophelia
9. loving you (is sweeter than ever)
10. rockin' chair
11. the river hymn
12. the weight w/The Staples Singers
13. the night they drove old Dixie down

stuff to see

At last night's This American Life live screening Mike Birbiglia premiered a short film that I think you will enjoy - especially Fresh Air fans. This was a highlight for me - and here it is:



When we talk about having day jobs to support our radio habits, it is not a job like Terry Gross!!

This morning we were also talking about the prolific work of Rob Ager, and his analysis of the end credits of Taxi Driver. This film ends the Grind-Fu Cinema 12 Hour Film Fest on May 26th, and we want to give you the heads up to prepare for it.



Check out his website for more clips like these, at http://www.collativelearning.com/FILMS%20reviews%20BY%20ROB%20AGER.html This is a slippery slope folks - look only if you have a lot of free time on your hands!!

Another highlight for me last night was the  section of the show dedicated to Vivian Meier. She was a nanny for a living, and a photographer at heart. But there is a twist - she never shared her photos with anyone, and she would take one to three rolls of pictures a day during her "busy" periods. Her work was discovered by a young man who bought a storage lockr that was full of her possessions, and decades of work. When he began to develop the photos and go through the collection, he uncovered someone who's work is now considered some of the best street photography ever shot.


I love her photos, and Ira shared with us the fact that there is a documentary film in the works as well as a new book. You can check out more on her story and her work at the official website http://www.vivianmaier.com/ You will be blown away!

Alright - enough for now. See you tomorrow night at the Listener Appreciation Show folks!! For more info check the facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/414878131865104/

Shelley

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

12 HOUR GRIND-FU CINEMA: FULL ON LINEUP!


12 HR GRIND-FU MARATHON!

Featuring SEVEN fantastic films!

Dondero A Cappella Choir Concert Highlights
Pathogen - Duck Soup - A Bucket of Blood
The Jerk - Hobo With A Shotgun - Taxi Driver

Saturday, May 26th - NOON TO MIDNIGHT
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE!  FREE!  FREE! FREE! FREE!

Join us for a kick-ass half day of movies!  Grind-Fu Cinema presents a FREE twelve hour film marathon filled with choirs, zombies, shotguns, buckets of blood, lone gunmen and a special purpose.  There is nothing the Grind-Fu gang loves more than spending loads of time in a theater with a great crowd watching a schedule of weird and hilarious movies, so you need to join us if this is your idea of kicks! 

It's near impossible to choose a favorite in this lineup, as it is composed of several titles that have been on our wishlist since the very beginning.  If you are looking for pointers we'll do what we can, but your best bet would be to bring a ton of snacks, a blanket, and a bunch of friends and then settle in for the entire schedule.  You're not gonna want to miss a minute.  Grind-Fu crowds have been some of the best crowds we've ever watched films with, and the stuff in this lineup is programmed for maximum reaction.

Here's the schedule (all start times are approximate):

NOON - DONDERO A CAPPELLA CHOIR CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS
This is one that we ran last season and it got a tremendous reaction.  We featured the Dondero A Cappella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments on our 10th anniversary show, and ran an extensive interview with Rick Hartsoe, the man behind these wonderful concerts out of Royal Oak, Michigan.  An unexpected bonus of our interview with Rick was that he loaned us his complete video archive of several years worth of these concerts, and from that we were able to assemble a tribute that is filled with loads of unexpected joy and humor and emotion.  It even became an audience participation show!

1:30 - MANKATO:  CASEFILE 56001 (Locally produced Zombie short film)
Sometimes people will attempt a short film and it will fall flat.  It'll have humor or moments that really only appeal to them as an inside joke, and the work will simply not... erm... work.  That's not the case with Mankato: Casefile 56001.  This short film has all the feel of folks that said "Hey, let's make a movie!" but with some really fun moments.  It was a crowd pleaser the last time we ran it, and we really think you guys will get a kick out of it.  It's the pregame for...

1:50 - PATHOGEN (written and directed by a 12 year old from Texas)
It'd be easy to dismiss a film that is described as being made by a 12 year old from Texas, but Pathogen is a lot of fun.  It's an honest to goodness feature film directed by Austin native Emily Hagins, a girl that was born to be a film maker.  Her latest feature, My Sucky Teenage Romance, was just picked up for distribution, and she's only just turned 18.  Not too shabby.  Pathogen is ambitious and funny and a good time. 

3:10 - DUCK SOUP
One of our favorite Marx Brothers films, and still gut-bustingly funny after EIGHTY YEARS!  If you have never seen a Marx Brothers film, then this is the perfect opportunity.  It's gonna be a blast watching some of the most anarchic humor ever committed to film with a Grind-Fu audience.  It's amazing, but after eight decades this film still manages to point out the hypocrisy and insanity of politics and war.  Amazing and a little depressing that so little has changed.  One hell of a funny film.

4:35 - A BUCKET OF BLOOD
 A Roger Corman production filled with all the dark humor and murder you'd expect from such a thing.  Dick Miller is great as the bumbling busboy that just wants to be accepted by the cool beatnik crowd.  He gets the praise he wants when he discovers a dark secret for creating great sculpture.  We're saying this for everything, it seems, but this is a fun film!

5:00 - INTERMISSION
We'll take a 45 minute break to stretch or get food or see a man about a horse.  During this time we'll run lots of short films and oddball things that were laying around the Grind-Fu projection booth.

5:45 - THE JERK
Steve Martin's first film, and one that still stands out as a favorite from his career.  Martin plays Navin Johnson, a guy that has never fit in.  He ventures out into the big world to make his mark and find his special purpose.  Hilarity ensues.

7:15 - HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN
The Grind-Fu gang all had the same reaction when they saw this movie:  THIS WAS MADE FOR GRIND-FU CINEMA!  Hobo With A Shotgun is full of gore and violence and humor, and it is over the top in every single way.  A blood splattered revenge epic, starring Rutger Hauer as a Hobo.  He has a shotgun.

9:25 - TAXI DRIVER
We've wanted to show this since the beginning, and the stars have finally alligned.  Taxi Driver is a dark masterpiece from Martin Scorsese, starring Robert DeNiro in the title role.  This is Shyboy Tim's favorite Scorsese film, as well as his go-to insomnia film.  The tone of Taxi Driver could be summed up by this line from DeNiro's Travis Bickel:  Someday a real rain will come and wash the scum from the streets.

Please do your own research regarding ratings and content.  We'll answer any questions you may have, but many of these films are inappropriate for children.  The most family friendly titles of the bunch would be the Dondero A Cappella Choir Highlights and Duck Soup.  You're on your own with everything else.

It's gonna be a great day of film, and we hope you'll join us.  Drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com with any inquiries.

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


LOADS OF PARKING IN BACK!