Saturday, July 26, 2014


Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Shuffle Function morning show.  It's hard to believe I've been getting up so freaking early for that long, so in honor of that I slept in until about ten this morning.  It was glorious.

The above image is one of the first posters we had printed up for the show.  It was pretty big, and it yelled our love of vinyl and b-movie culture all over the community.  Digging through the ol' digital archives brought back a lot of memories from the last ten years.  I'm not a nostalgic guy, but I'm proud of what we've done with the show, and I'm proud of what KMSU has become over the last 10+ years.  It's a great station full of great people, and I'm still amazed that I get to play radio with them.

Here are the playlists for the first week of shows:

July 26, 2004 (1)
1. Velvet Underground - rock n roll
2. Talking Heads - once in a lifetime
3. Franz Ferdinand - take me out
4. Johnny Cash - 5 feet high and rising
5. The Replacements - white and lazy
6. Guided By Voices - teenage FBI
7. Devo - uncontrollable urge
8. Shooby Taylor - stout hearted man
9. Ray Charles - mess around
10. Rick Springfield - don't talk to strangers
11. They Might Be Giants - I can't hide from my mind
12. A C Newman - the battle for straight time
13. Bob Dylan - can't help falling in love
14. X - world's a mess / it's in my kiss
15. Pere Ubu - street waves
16. Rolling Stones - let it loose
17. Mrs. Miller - these boots are made for walkin'
18. Modern Lovers - she cracked
19. Billy Hughes - atomic sermon
20. Brady Bunch - love me do
21. Black Arabs - Sex Pistol medley
22. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - New Jersey turnpike

July 27, 2004 (2)
1. Ramones - rock n roll radio
2. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - it just wasn't the same somehow
3. Quintron - place unknown
4. Frankie Yankovic - in heaven there is no beer
5. Only Ones - another girl, another planet
6. Watson - the damage when you love
7. Unknown - sing about blue
8. Boston - more than a feeling
9. Standells - dirty water
10. Rivingtons - mama ooh mow mow
11. Otis Redding - tramp
12. Sly and the Family Stone - everyday people
13. Nina Simone - my baby just cares for me
14. Stiff Little Fingers - strummerville
15. George w Bush Singers - deep thoughts part one
16. Faces - three button hand me down
17. Jack Scott - the way I walk
18. The Righteous Brothers - I just want to make love to you
19. Chuck Berry - johnny b goode
20. Led Zeppelin - custard pie
21. John Lee Hooker - boom boom
22. War - low rider
23. BoySkout - back to bed
24. Victor Lundberg - to the flower power
25. Ten YearsAfter - I'd love to change the world
July 28, 2004 (3)
1. M.O.T.O. - dance dance dance
2. Decemberists - song for Myla Goldberg
3. Magnetic Fields - a chicken with it's head cut off
4. Hives - walk idiot walk
5. Pink Floyd - lucifer Sam
6. Fiery Furnaces - crystal clear
7. Gene Marshall - Jimmy Carter says yes
8. Sonic Youth - pattern recognition
9. Tiny Bradshaw - train kept a rollin'
10. Go Home Productions - Jacko under pressure
11. Mott the Hoople - all the young dudes
12. Parliament - give up the funk (tear the roof of the sucker)
13. Certain Ratio - all night party
14. Hot Hot Heat - get in or get out
15. Monkees - listen to the band
16. Modest Mouse - float on
17. The Who - a quick one (while he's away)
July 29, 2004 (4)
1. Hee Haw Gospel Singers - turn the radio on
2. Granddaddy - stray dog and the chocolate shake
3. Ben Folds - Annie waits
4. Tom Waits - jockey full of bourbon
5. Aretha Franklin - chain of fools
6. 5,6,7,8's - hanky panky
7. Charlie Feathers - stutterin' Cindy
8. Fleshtones - treat her like a lady
9. Daniel Johnston - I killed the monster
10. Dr Hook - makin' it natural
11. Negativeland - announcement
12. Van Morrison - ringworm/ you say France and I whistle/ want a danish?
13. Rush - limelight
14. Teenage Fanclub - everything flows
15. Pixies - bam thwok
16. KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm your boogieman
17. Metric - wet blanket
18. Mae West - when a man loves a woman
July 30, 2004 (5)
1. U2 - beautiful day
2. Led Zeppelin - immigrant song
3. Black Lipstick - bonus track
4. Bingo Gazingo promo
5. Jonathan Richman - the world is showing it's hand
6. Free Design - bubbles
7. Simon and Garfunkel - America
8. Roy Orbison - ooby dooby
9. Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players - eggs
10. Jimmy Mitchell - eres tu
11. U2 - beautiful fay
12. Beatles - old brown show
13. Status Quo - picture of matchstick men
14. Kate Bush - wuthering heights
15. Cw McCall and Manheim Steamrollers - Convoy
16. Hal - out tonight
17. Patti Smith - free money
18. Go Home Productions - a slim McShady
19. Bingo Gazingo - you're out of the computer

I'd listen to that show.

Shelley and I were really freaked out about having to do a live show every day, so I think she ran the boards the first week and I did the second week.  After that we've been alternating every day since.  I remember the first few weeks I would stop at Kwik Trip and buy newspapers and energy drinks just because we were so worried about falling asleep or running out of stuff to say.  We quickly found out that a planned show sounds like a planned show, and gradually weaned ourselves from all that planning so that we'd be flying by the seat of our pants.  It's much more fun that way.

The one thing that EVERYBODY was telling us was that we had to have bits planned, but bits are for commercial radio.  To please EVERYBODY we set up a bit board in the office (I wish we had a picture) and tacked note cards to it that said "bit" on them.  No thanks, bits!

Anyway.  KMSU has given us both a tremendous opportunity to be creative and have fun on the air, and we're eternally grateful for that.  We're especially grateful to you guys, for being such amazing, thoughtful, and generous supporters.  You've helped shape this show and the station, and you've done great work.

In honor of the anniversary, here are a bunch of old posters and graphics and stuff that we've come up with since the show started. And don't forget to go to GRIND FU CINEMA TONIGHT!  It's a special 3D double feature, and you get to keep the glasses!  Bring your own snacks and friends,  because it's FREE!


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