This is where it all started folks. Pictured above is a young Shyboy Tim and his ventriloquist doll Simon. Last year we joked around about the possibility of Tim doing a "one man show" with Simon and at some point the "Many Loves Of Shyboy Tim" became connected with it as well. Tim has been against the idea of ever doing something like this, but at the end of last years Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go he said he would "consider it" if we managed to make the Springtime goal during the marathon. We came close, but it didn't happen. Primarily because he didn't agree to the idea until way too late in the game.
BUT THIS YEAR IS A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME !!!
Shyboy Tim has agreed from the get go to the following terms:
IF WE REACH THE $40,000 KMSU SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE GOAL BY THE END OF THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO, TIM WILL "STAR IN" ONE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OF 'ONE MAN, ONE DUMMY, ONE NIGHT'.
Now, this isn't going to be easy folks (and I think that is why he agreed to the terms to be honest with you). Last year we had the largest goal ever for the Spring Pledge Drive and we had to struggle mightily to reach it, taking almost the full two weeks to do it. This year's goal is $5,000 dollars more than last years. Even if you aren't good at math, like me, you can see this is not going to be easy. BUT I HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS THAT KMSU LISTENERS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD - AND THEY CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS! It is going to be a tough haul and the odds are long, but this could happen. I think it can!
YOU KNOW THAT SHYBOY TIM WOULD NEVER AGREE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS - UNLESS IT WAS FOR A CAUSE HE CARED DEEPLY ABOUT. KMSU IS THAT CAUSE.
Let me tell you a little bit about the show - just so you can see why I am excited at the possibility of it. ONE MAN, ONE DUMMY, ONE NIGHT would consist of Shyboy Tim and his ventriloquist dummy Simon talking about the numerous "Many Loves Of Shyboy Tim" that have populated our radio show blog and radio conversations over the years. I anticipate slide shows, I anticipate laughs and I know that Mankato's own The Frye are down for performing as well. Maybe we will even write a duet for Shyboy Tim and Simon to perform with The Frye!! How awesome would that be to see??!!!! There will be tears there will be laughs and there will be music - and that's just from Shyboy Tim.
We have to reach $40,000 by Friday night at 6 p.m. to make this dream a reality Shuffle Functioneers!
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