Thursday, June 28, 2012

THE SECOND MEETING OF THE JANDEK STUDY GROUP!


CHANGE OF VENUE
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will be meeting at "The Rock" behind Mankato West High School rather than out at Seppman Mill.

We just found out that we would all need park permits to visit the mill, and we'd rather not have the group get fined!  Apologies for the very short notice.  Please pass this info on to anybody you know that may be attending.

there are no pictures of THE ROCK on the on-lines!!

JANDEK STUDY GROUP
Thursday, July 5th @ 7:30 pm
At "THE ROCK" behind Mankato West High School


The Album: Where Do You Go From Here

Join us for the second meeting of The Jandek Study Group!  At our last meeting we listened to Ready For The House, Jandek's very first album.  For the second meeting we'll be listening to Where Do You Go From Here, which is a 2011 studio release.  I'm really LOVING this album, and I listened to it several times on my vacation.  It's haunting and jazzy and very very different from Ready For The House, so it should get some good discussion from folks that were at the last meeting. 

Don't sweat it if you didn't make the last meeting.  EVERYBODY is welcome.  Jandek Study Group is very informal, and the word 'Study' is very tongue in cheek.  We just wanna hang out and listen to Jandek.

We have had to change the venue folks - just found out that you need a permit to go to Seppman Mill. We are meeting at THE ROCK behind West High School on the old railroad tracks pathway. There is plenty of parking in the surrounding area - and bring a folding chair if you'd like a comfy place to sit - and grab mosquito repellant!!

There's lots of parking on Winona Street, which is behind Mankato West High School and the YMCA.  If you take The Red Jacket Trail it goes right past THE ROCK if you follow it to Riverfront Drive.  You can't miss The Rock.  It's a big rock.  More than just a clever name.

You can always use the Googles Maps.  It's on an interweb.

See you guys there!

Shyboy

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

JUNE GRIND-FU WILL MAKE YOU LOSE YOUR BLEEP THIS SATURDAY!


Grind-Fu Cinema Presents

THE GUY FROM HARLEM
(unintentionally funny)

and

BLACK DYNAMITE
(seriously funny)

Saturday, June 30th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE!  FREE!  FREE!  FREE!  FREE!

HOLY CRAP, YOU GUYS!  IT'S A NIGHT OF BADASS KUNG-FU TREACHERY FOR GRIND-FU!  We're presenting a couple of films that will make you lose it with laughter.  First on the bill is The Guy From Harlem.  We showed this one last year and it probably received the best reaction of any Grind-Fu film we have ever shown.  TGFH is funny in a million ways that it never intended to be.  It's definitely from the "so bad it's good" school of film making.  The Guy From Harlem can best be summed up by this quote:

"The film is technically horrendous: It is terribly written, poorly acted and has essentially no production values...The technical aspects of the film match the artistic elements, and I can't recommend this film to anyone for any reason."



Second on the bill is Black Dynamite, an amazing blaxploitation parody from 2009.  This is one of those instances where the people that are making fun of the genre clearly LOVE what they are poking fun of, and what you get is both affectionate and hilarious.  Really, this movie us FUH-NEE, and they hit all the right notes.  Everything that The Guy From Harlem gets wrong, Black Dynamite gets right.


Grind-Fu Cinema is, of course, free!  Two great movies that don't cost nuthin' is o.k. in our book.  Bring some friends, some snacks and a sense of humor, and get ready for a great night of movies!

NOTE:  Due to some technical glitches, Grind-Fu will be going on hiatus after this screening so that we can work out some kinks in the new theater setup.

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

ROLLING STONES ANNIVERSARY BOOK TAKES YOUR MONEY WITHOUT HESITATION

Here's a cool video The Stones put together to promote their fourth coming FIFTIETH anniversary book "The Rolling Stones: 50", which is coming out in July. Begin drooling cash immediately.

Monday, June 25, 2012

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 18 - 22, 2012

JUNE 18, 2012  (2044) William Campbell's 70th Birthday!!


1. Beatles - hello, goodbye (mono)
2. Wings - silly love songs
3. Paul McCartney - press (video edit)



4. Beatles - drive my car (mono)
5. Beatles - paperback writer (mono)
6. Beatles - I've just seen a face (mono)
7. Wings - let me roll it
8. Paul McCartney - temporary secretary



9. Beatles - I'm looking through you (mono)
10. Paul McCartney - my brave face
11. Beatles - I've got a feeling (stereo)
12. Beatles - helter skelter (mono)
13. Wings - venus and mars/rockshow
14. Paul McCartney - all shook up
15. Beatles - can't buy me love (mono)
16. Beatles - Kansas City/hey hey hey hey (mono)
17. Wings - maybe I'm amazed
18. Beatles - golden slumbers/carry that weight/the end (stereo)
19. Beatles - I will (mono)
20. Wings - Junior's farm
21. Wings - coming up (live)
22. Beatles - oh! darling (stereo)
23. Wings - jet

JUNE 19, 2012  (2045) Nick Drake's Birthday


1. time piece/hanging on a star
2. hazy Jane II
3. man in a shed
4. been smoking too long
5. things behind the sun
6. fly
7. magic
8. parasite
9. Molly Drake - poor mum
10. tow the line
11. Sunday
12. northern sky
13. riverman
14. poor boy
15. way to blue
16. black eyed dog
17. pink moon
18. chime of a city clock
19. three hours
20. time has told me
21. Molly Drake - do you remember?
22. Saturday sun

JUNE 20, 2012  (2046) Brian Wilson's Birthday
1. Brian Wilson - cabin essence
2. Prefab Messiahs - desperately happy
3. Fountains Of Wayne - some one's gonna break your heart
4. The Beach Boys - Sloop John B



5. Father John Misty - fun times in Babylon
6. David Bowie - Queen Bitch
7. Nick Cave - from her to eternity
8. X-Ray Eyeballs - die little love (menthol 100s version)
9. The Men - open your heart
10. Tiger High - boys at the bottom
11. The Beach Boys - I'm waiting for the day
12. Sugar - your favorite thing
13. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a U.F.O.
14. Can - oh yeah



15. The Beach Boys - God only knows
16. The Beach Boys - wouldn't it be nice
17. Brian Wilson - wonderful
18. The A B C + D of Boogie Woogie - get your kicks on route 66

JULY 21, 2012   (2047) Ray Davies Birthday
 

1. The Kinks - til the end of the day
2. Beach Boys - surfer girl
3. Konrad - so who are you?
4. R Stevie Moore - you and me



5. The Kinks - stop your sobbing
6. The Kinks - do it again
7. Howler - wailing (making out)
8. Velvet Underground - all tomorrow's parties
9. Beach House - other people
10. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a U.F.O.
11. The Kinks - Victoria
12. The Kinks - 20th century man
13. The Kinks - big sky
14. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I walk a hot wind
15. The Jim Jones Review - dishonest John
16. The Rolling Stones - I just want to make love to you
17. The Kinks - supersonic rocket ship
18. Dr. John - revolution
19. George Harrison - something (demo)
20. The Kinks - where have all the good times gone
21. The Kinks - who'll be the next in line



22. The Kinks - celluloid heroes

JUNE 22, 2012  (2048)
1. Jandek - Nancy sings



2. The Black Angels - I'd rather be lonely
3. Sugarman 3 - dirty water
4. Mabel John - running out
5. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good
6. Bombay Sweets - wolf's breath
7. Grant Hart - you're the reflection of the moon on the water
8. Jandek - part one
9. Todd Rundgren - I saw the light
10. Tom Waits - big in Japan
11. Marianne Faithfull - hold on hold on



12. Morrissey - tomorrow



13. Lou Rawls - feelin' allright
14. Jandek - I'm ready
15. Todd Rundgren - hello, it's me



16. Low - just stand back
17. Alejandro Escovedo - bottom of the world
18. The Smiths - sop me if you think that you've heard this one before
19. Jandek - your other men (Secret Frequency Crew remix)

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 11 - 15, 2012

JUNE 11, 2012  (2039)
1. The Who - I can't explain
2. Bo Diddley - who do you love
3. Husker Du - don't want to know if you are lonely
4. Wilco - I'm the man who loves you
5. The Thrills - deck chairs and cigarettes



6. The Suburbs - baby heartbeat
7. The Men - open your heart



8. The Replacements - message to the boys
9. Redd Kross - saragon
10. Mary Timony Band - sharpshooter
11. Kellen and Me - also so absurd
12. M. Ward - to go home
13. Daniel Johnston - walking the cow
14. Nada Surf - I like what you say



15. Crispin Glover - these boots were made for walking
16. The Only Children - tired of this town
17. Light FM - stormtroopers
18. Jimmy Scott - sycamore trees
19. Holly Golightly and The Greenhornes - there is an end
20. 13th Floor Elevators - your'e gonna miss me
21. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - as I gaze (mixed emotions)
22. Matthew Celebrity Pixies - levitate me



JUNE 12, 2012 (2040)
1. They Might Be Giants - ana ng
2. Joey Ramone - party line
3. Staples Singers - heavy makes you happy (sha na boom boom)
4. Alejandro Escavado - man of the world
5. Pixies - winterlong
6. Toro Y Moi - girl problems
7. Sugarman 3 - what the world needs now



8. Tom Waits - picture in a frame
9. Willie Nelson - come on up to the house
10. These United States - born young
11. The Men - turn it around
12. The Men - country song
13. The Men - oscillation
14. Poor Moon - people in her mind

JUNE 13, 2012  (2041)
1. Yardbirds - Jeff's boogie
2. Booty Olympics - burn
3. Steely Dan - any major dude will tell you
4. Josh Rouse - straight to hell
5. Yoko Ono - walking on thin ice



6. Ellen McIllwaine - can't find my way home
7. Roy Orbison - only the lonely
8. Antena - the boy from Impanema
9. Moe Tucker - guess I'm falling in love



10. Moe Tucker - and then he kissed me
11. Moe Tucker - slippin' and slidin'
12. Moe Tucker - I'm not
13. Moe Tucker - I'm sticking with you
14. Voices of Conquest - oh ye, my lord
15. P.I.L. - death disco
16. Sun Volt - down in the wire
17. Tommy James and The Shondells - hanky panky

JUNE 14, 2012  (2042)
1. Tanlines - all of me
2. Elf Power - an old familiar scene
3. Father John Misty - this is Sally Hatchett
4. Wye Oak - the alter
5. Dean Martin -how do you like your eggs in the morning?
6. FFA COFFI PAWB AM BYTH - sega segur
7. Green on Red - gravity talks
8. Jaill - waste a lot of things
9. Kelley Stoltz - bottle up
10. Bonnie Prince Billy - joy and jubilee
11. Sonic Youth - turquiose boy
12. Fujiya and Miyagi - knickerbocker
13. Stone Roses - I am the resurrection



14. King Tuff - stupidsuperstar
15. The Smiths - how soon is now?

JUNE 15, 2012  (2043) Harry Nilsson's Birthday


1. Harry Nilsson - without you
2. Wings - cook of the house
3. Bonzo Doo Dah Band - death cab for cutie
4. The English Beat - mirror in the bathroom
5. Lou Reed - so alone
6. Root Boy Slim - boogie til you puke
7. Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers - road runner
8.Ike and Tina Turner - whole lotta love
9. Gary Strivent - something
10. Harry Nilsson - turn on your radio
11. Harry Nilsson - vine street
12. Harry Nilsson - ambush
13. Harry Nilsson - jump in the fire



14. Marianne Faithfull - dreaming my dreams
15. Generation X - kiss me deadly
16. Only Ones - another girl another planet
17. The Replacements - color me impressed
18. Go Home Productions - rapture riders

Friday, June 22, 2012

HELLO!!!


I didn't sleep at all last night - waking up every hour frightened that I'd slept past 10 a.m. (something I have not done for years) and soon after Tim noticed that Morrissey's Fall Tour included a show at the Surf  Ballroom I began chewing off my fingernails. But all of that nervous fear dissipated this morning after I secured tickets to see Morrissey at the Surf on October 30th!!



I have never seen him before, either as a Smiths or solo, and to see Morrissey at this venue is going to be a dream come true! In September I go on my Bigfoot Expedition, and then in October I will be within arms length of one of my all time favorites! Life is pretty damn good right now folks.

Shelley

Monday, June 18, 2012

06/19/1948: NICK DRAKE


Tuesday, June 19th, is Nick Drake's birthday.  I know yesterday we dedicated the entire show to Paul McCartney, but on this Tuesday's show we're going to be dedicating the entire thing to Nick.  Some people are too significant to give anything less than a full show to, and Nick Drake is one of them.


It's a sad reality that Nick Drake sold more albums after Volkswagon featured Pink Moon in one of their commercials than he did in his entire life, but it is what it is.  With each listen I find it harder and harder to understand how a musician with such talent and insight could be neglected in his own time.  He's one of those artists that I always ask people if they have heard, and if they haven't I'm excited by the fact that I get to be the one to introduce him.  Nick is one that takes you in upon first listen, and from that moment on you are a fan.

We reserve Nick for snowy and rainy days, but on Tuesday the 19th we're giving the day to him.  I hope you guys enjoy it.  Call with your requests, please!  When every one of his songs is a favorite, it's hard to feel like you aren't playing everything that needs to be played.

Also, if you haven't seen the amazing documentary "Nick Drake: A Skin Too Few" you should do so.  I've embedded it at the end of this post.

Tim

Sunday, June 17, 2012

YOU ARE ALL INVITED........



TO THE FIRST GATHERING OF THE JANDEK STUDY GROUP.

IF YOU'RE WILLING TO OPEN THE DOOR WITHOUT LOOKING THROUGH THE PEEPHOLE FIRST, THEN YOU CAN BE A JANDEK FAN - Gary Pig Gold


Shyboy Tim and I are on a bit of a Jandek bender as of late, and we are looking for an excuse to find more time to listen to his discography. While recording the Shuffle Function night show we got to chatting about the possibility of forming a "Jandek Study Group" with other like minded music geeks. At first we giggled about it, but the more we thought about it, the more we fell in love with the idea. Study Group meetings will not be on a specific day or time, and locations will vary. We may listen to Jandek on a trail with a scenic vista, riverside, or as we will on Friday - a coffee shop.




  and so..............

You are cordially invited to join us for our first Jandek Study Group - and we are making this one a coffee klatsch!!


WHAT:   Jandek Study Group

WHEN:   this Friday, June 22nd at 8:30 a.m. (after the morning    
                 show is done)

WHERE:  The Coffee Hag at 329 N. Riverfront Drive
                   (we are planning on sitting outside)

YOUR HOSTS:  Shyboy Tim and Shelley

All that you need to bring is a natural curiosity, an open ear, and maybe a notebook for collecting random thoughts, doodles and opinions.  


We will be listening to the first album in Jandek's discography, READY FOR THE HOUSE. This is where it all began for Jandek, and so this is where we will start on Friday. The great website for Jandek by Seth Tissue has quite a bit of information about this release, but as we will soon find out, it doesn't really cover everything! Here is what is listed:

 


READY FOR THE HOUSE

(LP, 1978)

(CD reissue, 1999)

Songs

  Side 1: Naked in the Afternoon (4:43) / First You Think Your Fortune’s Lovely (8:04) / What Can I Say What Can I Sing (4:44) / Show Me the Way, O Lord (4:10); Side 2: Know Thy Self (2:31) / They Told Me About You (4:26) / Cave In On You (4:18) / They Told Me I Was a Fool (5:04) / European Jewel (incomplete) (4:43)

Lyrics

Cover

Chair beside a window. The shade is drawn. The colors are rather garish — could the photo have been tinted after the fact? A paperback book is leaning against the shade, and there are two more books on a table. The book in the window has been identified as a Penguin edition of the complete plays of Christopher Marlowe. (More recent editions of the same book use the same picture of Marlowe, but with a different design.)

Editions

The original LP was credited to “The Units”. The CD reissues are credited to Jandek, a change Forced Exposure has called “an epic travesty in the minds of a few hardliners.” A note from Corwood accompanying the 2005 edition said “0739 remaster, all other editions obsolete... We really believe it is much improved without compromise... Note: track 3 second 124, the word ‘do’ was recaptured from the vinyl and inserted. Somehow it got transposed to the word ‘feel’ in one of the two previous CD masters.’ I only have copies of the first and third CD editions, so I don’t know how the second edition differs from the others, but the third edition can be identified by the bar code on the back, the longer track times (4:51, 8:10, and so on), and the less intense colors on the front. The 2008 vinyl reissue on Jackpot Recordsis from the same digital master as the 2005 edition.

Data

If anyone knows of a numerological justification for starting the Corwood catalog numbers with 0739, please let me know. Note that the date is a full three years before his second LP. In the Trubee interview, Jandek says that 1000 copies of the LP were pressed.“European Jewel” is the first of Jandek’s five recorded versions of the same song. The version here is played on electric guitar (the rest of the album is acoustic). “You think you’re cool/ A European jewel...”

Review excerpts

  • uncredited, Forced Exposure web site (http://www.forcedexposure.com/), 1999. “There were plenty of significant events in 1978, (“You’re The One That I Want” by John Travolta & Olivia Newton John was quite a popular track, for example), and one of the most low-key yet significant events was the debut LP release on the Corwood Industries label out of Houston, TX. Mysteriously enough it came out under the name “The Units”, but it was obviously a singular vision and not a band. That individual would come to be more commonly known as Jandek, and a total of 28 albums have been issued on Corwood to date. In 1978 however, there was no telling what was to come. Ready For The House was a mostly acoustic guitar/vocal record, of ethereal, shambling post-blues form. It set the stage for one the most individualistic and fascinating bodies of work in contemporary music. The original LP was casually issued in a beautiful color sleeve, featuring a mundane but striking image of a living room chair& table (replicated with almost pop-art brilliance on this CD). No other information was ever offered. As it remains today. Ready For The House sounded like no other record, and it’s doubtful that more than a handful of copies were sold at the time (promotional copies sent to out radio stations and reviewers were more voluminous). A second Jandek album wouldn’t come out till 1981. By the mid-80s a wealth of documentation had occurred and the early Corwood albums became notoriously unavailable just as people were finally getting up the gumption to consider buying them. This record has been“in demand” for over a decade now and Corwood has finally caved in and reissued it proper. Find out what you’ve been missing for the last 21 years!”
  • Phil Milstein, Op issue L. “Sterling Smith has created an album that is homemade in every way, and it is a joy to listen to... The Units are completely enveloped in their own musical world. It shows in Smith’s thin, strained voice, in his unusual guitar style, and in his oblique, personal lyrics. This enraptured quality is one of the strongest points of the album, and one The Units share with great primitives like 1/2 Japanese, The Shaggs, and the Legendary Stardust Cowboy. Here it servers as a deterrent as well as a benefit. Unlike the others mentioned, Smith’s LP just doesn’t communicate itself very effectively. We can hear the wistfulness, the lostness, the loneliness, the anger and the joy Smith fills his songs with, but we feel it in terms of sympathy, not empathy. We feel for him, not with him... The Units have come up with an original musical language. Because of this, the songs sound very similar to each other at first, but after a while they each begin to prove themselves as wholly autonomous compositions. The guitar-playing is slow, only faintly melodic, alternately rich and tinny (sometimes both at once); occasionally Smith will slam the strings in anger or in hurt or in something, and the playing is so engrossing that these abrasive moments are enough to knock the listener on her butt!... Another endearing characteristic of Ready for the House is its overwhelming amateurness. The rough-edged crudity of each touch seems almost deliberate, but it carries a sweet beauty that a more polished production would probably have softened... Another highlight is the cover itself. Jad Fairs calls it ‘one of the best covers I’ve ever seen, and I agree... it really is gorgeous... Any one of us could have made this record, and as Lester Bangs often argued, that’s half the point right there. Bring the means of production to ‘the people,’ and they will out-create the moneyfolks almost every time.”
  • Eddie Flowers. Quoted at The History of Rock Music, Vol. 4 (website).“The stark, painfully exposed, untuned-acoustic blues/folk that once made for such a richly uncomfortable listening experience now sounds focused and brilliant. it’s not that the music is any less dark, or the technique any more refined than it was 22 years ago; it’s just that the world has moved closer to Jandek’s reality. The anxious beauty of isolation and doubt.”
  • Brogden, Garry. Vinyl Absolution #20 (October 2002) (website).“I like to play Ready For The House just as the light is fading on the day: as it creepily gets darker, Jandek is the perfect accompaniment for making you feel that, yep, life really isn’t worth living. It’s not necessarily what he says, it’s the way he says it... The tension is palpable, like there’s a vampire in the room and you just know that you’re on the menu... But, there’s something strangely life affirming about the whole thing. That someone like this, with the ability to track down those dark corners of the brain can somehow get his art (or artifice) out there.”
  • uncredited, Aquarius Records catalog (website), 2002?.“The final song on the album... sounds a bit like a lost Velvet Underground demo, exhibiting a rare outside influence on his isolated world.”
  • Daniel Marks, web review (full review). “Total isolation... is one of the themes ofReady for the House... particularly in the second track,‘First You Think Your Fortune’s Lovely’. The song is about someone who does not wish be a part of the world, either because he feels he cannot, or because the world isn’t letting him... The vocals are sung and spoken. Some songs almost have a vocal melody, particularly the first two and the last tracks, but he never approaches a real ‘song’ in any definition we’re familiar with. Oddly, he always makes sure it rhymes, in a rare show of artistic effort... The single string plucking is used in a very creepy way on ‘They Told Me About You’. Jandek tunes his guitar and one chord not in a musical way, but more as an ambience. The sound of the one chord fits the feelings of sadness and isolation expressed in the lyrics... Jandek uses [the guitar] as a second voice, groaning its one, mournful ‘word’ over and over. One rule though: never touch the fretboard... One of the best of the typically boring Early Period.”
  • Aaron Goldberg, web review for Perfect Sound Forever.“If you can hack this track [‘Naked in the Afternoon’] with no problem, you can pretty much well handle 90% of the man's voluminous catalogue. The sonic trademarks are there: the detuned at times death rattle acoustic guitar, the reverby haunted whiny voice, the banal, abstracted and often poetic lyrics... pretty much a homebrewed white boy-blues album, taking its chops (either purposefully or accidentally) from the Delta Blues via suburban Houston. In fact it's Jandek's inability to play the blues well that makes it so fucking 'authentically' Blues-like, in a sort of John Lee Hooker droney sort of way. Album closer ‘European Jewel’ has Jandek plug in an electric guitar and prove outright that he can play that lazy-hazy Lou Reed style as good as the best of ’em...”

Other commentary

  • Irwin Chusid, WHRB interview, 2003. “I was given a copy of Ready for the House in 1978, I think... I was really stunned by it... I was stunned at the sheer amusicality or unmusicality or nonmusicality, the sheer emptiness of it. This was an album that started nowhere, went nowhere, and ended up nowhere... It was really like hearing a posthumous recording, a recording that was made after they had died... I had never heard anything that was so naked.”


We hope to see you Friday morning for coffee and Jandek! Pass the word around and email us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

Shelley


Thursday, June 14, 2012

JUNE GRIND FU WILL MAKE YOU LOSE YOUR BLEEP!


Grind-Fu Cinema Presents

THE GUY FROM HARLEM
(unintentionally funny)

and

BLACK DYNAMITE
(seriously funny)

Saturday, June 30th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato

FREE!  FREE!  FREE!  FREE!  FREE!

HOLY CRAP, YOU GUYS!  IT'S A NIGHT OF BADASS KUNG-FU TREACHERY FOR GRIND-FU!  We're presenting a couple of films that will make you lose it with laughter.  First on the bill is The Guy From Harlem.  We showed this one last year and it probably received the best reaction of any Grind-Fu film we have ever shown.  TGFH is funny in a million ways that it never intended to be.  It's definitely from the "so bad it's good" school of film making.  The Guy From Harlem can best be summed up by this quote:

"The film is technically horrendous: It is terribly written, poorly acted and has essentially no production values...The technical aspects of the film match the artistic elements, and I can't recommend this film to anyone for any reason."



Second on the bill is Black Dynamite, an amazing blaxploitation parody from 2009.  This is one of those instances where the people that are making fun of the genre clearly LOVE what they are poking fun of, and what you get is both affectionate and hilarious.  Really, this movie us FUH-NEE, and they hit all the right notes.  Everything that The Guy From Harlem gets wrong, Black Dynamite gets right.


Grind-Fu Cinema is, of course, free!  Two great movies that don't cost nuthin' is o.k. in our book.  Bring some friends, some snacks and a sense of humor, and get ready for a great night of movies!

NOTE:  Due to some technical glitches, Grind-Fu will be going on hiatus after this screening so that we can work out some kinks in the new theater setup.

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

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

07/02/12: BIG CHANGES AROUND THESE PARTS!



Beginning Monday, July 2nd, Shuffle Function will be on the air for THREE HOURS every weekday!  Yep!  A bonus hour of the morning show!  We're really looking forward to the extra hour to take requests and spin whatever is laying around the offices of the Shuffle Function Conglomocorp, so we hope you guys will give us a call and fill up the playlists.


QUESTION ONE:  WHAT'S UP WITH BBC NEWS?
It is with great reluctance that KMSU is no longer able to air BBC News.  This decision isn't based on quality or content, because we are all big fans of news from The Beeb.  This decision is strictly based on finances.  BBC News now has a new distributor, and in July the cost for broadcasting this service is going way up.  It would cost KMSU what we make in ONE ENTIRE PLEDGE DRIVE just to continue airing it.  Basically, we've been priced out of the market.  No room for the little guy in this equation.

Yeah... it sucks.

QUESTION TWO:  WHAT'RE WE SUPPOSED TO DO FOR NEWS?
To fill the gap in the station schedule, we will be airing news segments from "Bring Me The News", which is produced by Minnesota broadcast journalism heroes Don Shelby and Rick Kupchella.  We're really looking forward to this new dimension in news for the station, so we hope you'll give it a listen.  Instead of funny British accents you'll get funny Minnesota accents, but still.

This is definitely a transition, both for the station and for Shuffle Function, but we hope that you'll stick by us as we enter this new phase of programming.  Give us your suggestions and your feedback, because we really value it.

Thanks for all your support, Radio Heroes.  You're the best.

Shyboy Tim and Shelley

06/18/12: WILLIAM CAMPBELL TURNS 70!

snap snap snap snap

Can it really be?  William Campbell is turning 70?  70 or no, he'll always be the loveable moptop that stepped in to replace Paul McCartney in The Beatles.  On Monday, June 18th, we'll be celebrating this incredible milestone by playing loads and loads of your favorite William Campbell music.  The Beatles, Wings, and solo... heck, we might even play some stuff from The Beatles BEFORE Paul McCartney died!  Why not?

If you have any particular William Campbell song you'd like to hear on the big day (Temporary Secretary, anyone?) just drop us a line at shufflefunction@hotmail.com so we can get it in the playlist.  IT'S WILLIAM FREAKIN' CAMPBELL, PEOPLE!  Show him some love!



BUNHEADS: THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF AMY SHERMAN PALLADINO!


LISTEN UP, GILMORE GIRLS FANS!  AMY SHERMAN PALLADINO
IS BACK AND MAKING MONDAY NIGHTS YOUR TV HAPPY PLACE!

BUNHEADS IS FRIGGIN' AWESOME!

Airing Monday nights at 8pm CST on ABCFamily, Bunheads signals a welcome return to form for Amy Sherman Palladino, creator of Shyboy Tim "All Time Top Three" program Gilmore Girls.  It has all the things that made Gilmore classic, but is uniquely its own beast.  Witty dialogue, smart performances, heart, pop culture, and Kelly Bishop returning as the mother figure.  Seriously, Kelly Bishop corners the market on this character type.

Bunheads is laugh out loud funny.  I have so missed this type of show.  If you loved Gilmore Girls, then you are in for a treat.  Nobody call me between eight and nine on Mondays, because I'm busy.

Shyboy

PS:  Bunheads is on the Hulus, if you have an interweb.  WATCH IT NOW!  Don't be that guy/gal playing catch-up!


Saturday, June 09, 2012

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 4 - 8, 2012

JUNE 4, 2012  (2034)
1. Thus: Owls - climbing the fjelds of Norway



2. Father John Misty - tee pees 1 - 12
3. Gram Parsons - November nights (demo)
4. Urban Legends - the world is strange
5. Howler - wailing (making out)
6. Jame Quall - beach blast
7. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
8. Poor Moo - people in her mind



9. Dusty Springfield - let's talk it over
10. George Harrison - I'd have you anytime
11. Aaron Freeman - one by one
12. Nick Cave - from her to eternity



13. James Quall - beach blast
14. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
15. Howler - wailing (making out)
16. Graham Central Station - the jam
17. Ting Tings - that's not my name
18. They Might Be Giants - take out the trash (Smash Hit Song Of THe Summer 2008)
19. Tiny Masters Of Today - real good (Smash Hit Song Of The Summer 2009)
20. LCD Soundsystem - drunk girls (Smash Hit Song Of The Summer 2010)
21. Dengue Fever - cement slippers (Smash Hit Song Of The Summer 2011)
22. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO (Smash Hit Song Of The Summer 2012)

JUNE 5, 2012  (2035)
1. Beach Bys - heroes and villians
2. Shuggie Otis - inspiration information
3. Lou Rawls - feelin' allright
4. Toro Y Moi - girl problems
5. Jaill - waste a lot of things
6. Dora Hall - barefootin'

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7. King Tuff - keep on movin'
8. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
9. Talking Heads - stay hungry
10. Father John Misty - Nancy from now on
11. The Black Angels - I'd rather be lonely
12. Conway Twitty - you've never been this far before



13. Muddy Waters - you don't have to go
14. Creedence Clearwater Revival - tombstone shadow
15. Champion Jack Dupree - stack-o-lee
16. Joey Ramone w/Joan Jett - 21st century girl
17. Children Of Sunshine - Tuffy
18. T Rex - 20th century boy
19. The Kinks - picture book
20. Langley Schools Music Project - desperado
21. The Coasters - down in Mexico
22. Alejandro Escovedo - man of the world
23. John Wayne - an American boy grows up
24. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass - whipped cream

JUNE 6, 2012  (2036)
1. Yo La Tengo - gentle hour
2. Nick Drake - one of these things first
3. Stereolab - long life love Jenny
4. Yukon Blonde - my girl
5. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - blade runner
6. Dex Romweber Duo - wish you would
7. The Bombay Sweets - wolf's breath
8. Paul McCartney - it's so easy
9. Robyn Hitchcock and The Venus 3 - I'm falling



10. Robyn Hitchcock and The Egyptians - Madona of the wasps
11. Lee Renaldo - fire island (phases)
12. The Hold Steady - Atlantic City
13. 13th Floor Elevators - til then
14. Wild Flag - race horse
15. The Plugz - achin'
16. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
17. Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs - hello, it's me
18. Talking Heads - road to nowhere
19. Wilco - dawned on me
20. Myron Floren - disco accordian

JUNE 7, 2012  (2037)
1. Haze - house on a country road
2. Patsy Cline - back in baby's arms
3. Tullycraft - secretly Minnesotan
4. Ramones - baby, I love you
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - our time
6. Nancy Sinatra - sugar town



7. Shonen Knife - top of the world
8. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
9. Cheap Trick - come on come
10. William Shatner - common people
11. Blur - girls and boys



12. Beatles - leave my kitten alone (mono)
13. Haze - are you free?
14. Jessie Hill - ooh poo pah doo
15. Led Snooplin - drop it like it's a whole lot
16. Willie Nelson w/Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson - roll me up
17. The Flatlanders - Dallas



18. Isaac Hayes - by the time I get to Phoenix
19. The Barkays - son of Shaft
20. Redd Kross - lady in the front row



JUNE 8, 2012 (2038)
1. Dr. John - locked down
2.Frank Zappa - Inca roads
3. Aaron Freeman - Jean
4. The Zombies - if it don't work out
5. Poor Moon - people in her mind
6. Rutles - cheese and onions



7. Nick Waterhouse - I can only give you everything
8. Sugarman Three - dirty water
9. Loretta Lynn w/Jack White - Portland, Oregon
10. Devo - clockout
11. David Bowie - hang on to yourself
12. These United States - Miss Underground
13. Velvet Underground - rock n roll
14. The Cramps - tear it up



15. Quintron - place unknown
16. Joey Ramone - party line
17. The Saints - river deep mountain high
18. The Crystals - he hit me (and it felt like a kiss)
19. Leslie Hall - zombie killer
20. Social Distortion - ring of fire
21. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
22. LCD Soundsystem - jump in the fire

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR MAY 28 - JUNE 1, 2012

MAY 28, 2012  (2029)
1. Beach House - other people
2. Frank Black and The Catholics - Jaina blues
3. Naomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens - you gotta move
4. The Monkees - goin' down
5. Allo Darlin' - northern lights
6. The Ponys - she's broken
7. George Harrison - let it down
8. Sammy Davis Jr. - spinning wheel



9. Father John Misty - this is Sally Hatchet



10. Johnny Cash - Wichita lineman
11. Dr. John - God's sure good
12. Primal Scream - country girl
13. IsIs - hate smile
14. Breeders - no aloha
15. Feed Time - motorbike girl
16. Persephone's Bees - nice day
17. The Feelies - fa ce la
18. Robert Pollard - arrows and balloons
19. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - hocus pocus

MAY 29, 2012  (2030)
1. The Monkees - porpoise song
2. Robin Kahn - it's too late
3. Belle and Sebastian - here comes the sun
4. Beulah - a good man is easy to kill



5. Elite - my confusion
6. Dandy Warhols - Dandy Warhol's TV theme
7. RX - white lines
8. Written In The Sand - UFO disaster
9. Damnbuilders - shrine
10. The Flamingos - I only have eyes for you



11. Sex Pistols - God save the Queen
12. Howler - wailing (making out)
13. James Quall - beach blast
14. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
15. Ike and Tina Turner - I've been loving you too long



16. Rolling Stones - (I can't get no) satisfaction
17. Robin Kahn - Jesus Christ Superstar
18. Nick The Bard - midnight at the oasis

MAY 30, 2012  (2031)
1. Doc Watson - Mama don't allow no music
2. Ween - Monique the freak
3. Meryn Cadell - the sweater
4. Mazes - boxing clever
5. Camper Van Beethoven - Jack Ruby
6. Devin Davis - giant spiders
7. Doc Watson - Wabash cannonball
8. First Aid Kit - blue
9. Ween - spirit of 76
10. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
11. JAmes Quall - beach blast
12. Howler - wailing (making out)
13. Dead Kenedys - moon over Marin
14. Replacements - we're coming out
15. Red Pens - helter skelter
16. Doc Watson - anniversary blue yodel (blue yodel #7)
17. Ben Folds - learn to live with what you are



18. The Greenhornes - it's my soul
19. Desmond Dekker - Israelites
20. Sleater Kinney - all hands on the bad one

MAY 31, 2012  (2032)1. Pretenders - message of love
2. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
3. Ray Charles - mess around
4. Bo Diddley - who do you love?
5. Dean Carter - jailhouse rock
6. Sonic Youth - teenage riot
7. James Quall - beach blast
8. Beach Boys - California girls
9. Stereolab - escape pod (fom the world of medical observations)



10. Howler - wailing (making out)
11. Velvet Underground - temptation inside your heart
12. Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass - this guys in love with you



13. Jandek - naked in the afternoon
14. Jandek - lavender
15. Jandek - the clothes
16. Jandek - put me there/you woke up dead men
17. Jandek - sleeping in the dawn
18. Jandek - part 1
19. Brian Jonestown Massacre - that girl suicide
20. Pixies - here comes your man
21. Johnnie Taylor - Jodie'sgot your girl and gone



22. Beatles - leave my kitten alone (mono)

JUNE 1, 2012  (2033) Tom and Chantill are Program Director's For The LOVIN' DAY

1. Barbara Streisand - it had to be you
2. AC/DC - hells bells
3. Blue Oyster Cult - don't fear the reaper
4. The Who - slip kid
5. America - I need you
6. America - daisy Jane
7. Beatles - a day in the life (stereo)
8. Sonny and Cher - the beat goes on
9. Simon and Garfunkel - a simple desultory Phillipic
10. The Who - welcome
11. Lou Reed - white light/white heat
12. Bee Gees - the lord
13. Paul Simon - mother and child reunion
14. Howler - wailing (making out)
15. James Quall - beach blast
16. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a UFO
17. The Cars - moving in stereo
18. Devo - jerking back and forth
19. Cindy Lauper - she bop
20. Lipps Inc. - funky town
21. Steely Dan - Rikki don't loose that number
22. Angel - waited a long time
23. George Harrison -give me love (give me peace on earth)

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

HOW COULD I FORGET IT'S NAME??!! TRUE STORIES

This morning I had a severe case of the forgets, and I couldn't come up with the name of David Byrne's film True Stories. Ugh - that was embarrasing to say the least, and one of a thousand reasons why it is nice to have Shyboy Tim around. But he'll be back rested and ready to rock on Monday morning. In the mean time, let me share with you some highlights from True Stories. This is a quirky, quiet and rockin' movie and if you have never seen it - add it to your que or go out and buy it. You will love it.

This is a clip of the film in German, but that doesn't matter. The song is by Pop Staples and it was my first introduction to his amazing voice. Later when I fell head over heels in love with Stax I was thrilled to recognize him and to discover The Staples Singers.



This next clip is one of myfavorites, Puzzlin' Evidence. It still rings true, as goofy as that may seem.
The actor John Ingle is amazing as The Preacher!



This next clip is brief, but catches Tito Larriva from The Plugz in fine form. Many of the actors sand the songs in the film, but The Talking Heads re-recorded them for their album Trus Stories. It is difficult to say the originals are better than the band, but they sure come close!



Spalding Gray is another star of the film. What I wouldn't give to have been a fly on the wall when he and David Byrne were together!



Long before the Cohen Brothers got a hold of him or Roseanne Barr, John Goodman came onto my radar screen with this performance. In search of love, he sings this song at the talent show. Have a listen - because he sings the hell out of this tune.



I have to end with perhaps the best known clip from the film. Each of the band members appear in front of the mic, you just might nt recognize them!



Enjoy!

Shelley

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

REDD KROSS AT THE TRIPLE ROCK

If you look close you can see Scooter Polanski and an occasional Shyboy Tim in the crowd. Me, I was hiding I guess, but I was standing right in front between the McDonald Brothers. Best spot in the house!!

BLOW YOU A KISS IN THE WIND



LADY IN THE FRONT ROW



JIMMY'S FANTASY



LINDA BLAIR (this is where a fight started right next to us, and when a guy climbed up over me and kicked off onto the stage from my left shoulder. rock and roll!!)



ANNIE'S GONE



One of the best shows I have ever seen. Thanks Redd Kross! Thanks Triple Rock!

Shelley

Monday, June 04, 2012

and the winner is.......................................

GUIDED BY VOICES - CLASS CLOWN SPOTS A U.F.O.


your Smash Hit Song of the Summer 2012



everyone rock kick with Uncle Bob in celebration!!

Thanks for your votes Shuffle Functioneers!!