Thursday, February 27, 2014

dream job

Photographic archivist at National Geographic - sign me up!!






Bill Bonner oversees the Vintage portion of the archives, which consists of over 8 million images. Many of the photos were never published by National Geographic. This video gives you a sneak peek into his world. If I had his job I would never go home! He also runs a website that shares some of these archival photos called Found. I spent half an hour looking through the entries! I also love that it offers an opportunity for the public to spend some time with the images. Some of them are of unknown people, places and things, and they ask that if anyone has any information on the subject to please get in touch with them. What a great chance to solve some mysteries.



And while we are talking about photograph collections, let's not forget that this movie is soon to be released, Finding Vivian Meier.




Shelley

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

STEVEN SODERBERGH PRESENTS ALFGUS VAN HITCHCOCK'S PSYCHOS


Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho is an unquestionable masterpiece.  If you've never read about it or studied it, you should do yourself a favor and do so.  It has a fascinating story behind it.  Gus Van Sant's Psycho, on the other hand, is an entirely different beast.  Van Sant remade Psycho, and did it shot for shot.  Would that even be a remake?  In any case, it was a questionable experiment, and it's up to the viewer to decide if it was successful or if it even had a point.

Then there's Steven Soderbergh, and his mashup of Hitchcock and Van Sant's Psychos. I haven't found a reason for why Soderbergh did this, but it's pretty funny.  As questionable as the Van Sant version was, it makes one wonder what the point was in editing the two films together into one full length super Psycho. 

As a fan of Psycho I'm always fascinated with any new perspectives on the film.  See what you think about this and then drop me a line. 


Shyboy


YO LA TENGO PLAYS YOUR REQUESTS WEDNESDAY NIGHT!


The WFMU Marathon is going on RIGHT NOW!  They're raising money to keep producing amazing and imaginative radio, and you can help out! We even have a handy little box at the bottom of this post to make your pledge immediately.  If you have heard WFMU you know what we're talking about.  If you love radio and you haven't heard WFMU, then you need to listen immediately.  Stream at wfmu.org, or they have a great streaming app available for all kinds of fancy devices.  It'll be worth your time.

This Wednesday night, from 8-11pm, WFMU will be hosting an annual appearance by Yo La Tengo.  Their appearances on the station are legendary, because for a pledge of $100 or more they will play your requests!  They're already taking pledges and requests for it, so act fast.  The three hours fill up fast, and you don't want to miss this opportunity.

Here's some examples of what to expect:


Monday, February 24, 2014

HAROLD RAMIS: EGON IS GONE


Harold Ramis passed away today after battling a long illness.  He was 69.

When I was a budding comedy geek there were some movies that I'd watch over and over, and I continue to love them to this day.  Three of the biggest and most influential were Animal House, Caddyshack, and Ghostbuster.  Harold Ramis either starred or co-wrote all of them.  And Stripes.  Jeez, how could I forget Stripes?  His work in Hollywood, as well as on SCTV, continues to be an influence to this day, and it's hard to imagine what comedies would even look like had he not been around.

And let's not forget Groundhog Day.  A damn near perfect film.

Shyboy


Thursday, February 20, 2014

WINTER STORM PETER SERAFINOWICZ: I LOVE YOU, KITCHEN GUN!


You might not recognize his name in America, but if you're a fan of British comedy you are likely familiar with his work.  Or maybe his voice?  The voice of a little character named DARTH MAUL in a little film I can't remember the name of.  Yes... we're talking about Peter Serafinowicz.  Serafinowicz has done some amazing comedic work, including one amazing season of The Peter Serafinowicz Show.  AND NOW HE'S OUR LATEST WINTER STORM!  

WINTER STORM
PETER SERAFINOWICZ
IS IN FULL EFFECT!

Dress appropriately.

Shyboy


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

JANDEK DOCUMENTARY: I KNOW YOU WELL


Here's the first glimpse of the forthcoming documentary I Know You Well, by Ashkan Soltani and Craig Mataresse.  They're the folks that also shot Tuning The Pulse, which is about the Jandek show in Mankato in 2013.  Tuning The Pulse gave an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the Jandek performance, and I Know You Well promises to pull back the curtain even further.  The trailer looks good, so check it out.  Also, look for an appearance by Amanda AKA Mrs. Paul McCartney AKA guitar player for Royal Atomic!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

SINGLES AWARENESS DAY - we welcome in our new Shuffle Function February 14 tradition


Shyboy Tim and I have been co-hosting Shuffle Function for awhile now, and Valentine's Day has always been a tricky holiday to celebrate on the radio. In the past we have played listener's dedications, played love songs, played not so in love songs, and played some of our favorite musician's love songs. We've done it all. But on Friday we both think we stumbled upon a new tradition for February 14th, playing only 45 records, or "singles", on the show. We both utilized the box of 45's that we inherited from our parents for Friday's playlist; Tim borrowing from his Dad's collection and I from my Mom's.
It made for a great morning, and took me back in time over and over again with each familiar tune. I look forward to celebrating Singles Awareness Day next February 14th!

from my Mom's collection
Right off the bat I picked out a Frank Sinatra 45 from the box to play. While it was spinning on the turntable Tim passed me a Stan Freburg 45 to cue up on the other turntable. Immediately I was struck by the similarities of these two 45's, and I think you will see why.

and from Tim's Dad's collection
Obviously they are both on the Capitol label and so that signature purple is very noticeable. But each of them placed there own number in almost identical locations (the yellow 6 and white 14), and both signed their names in almost the same locations. Crazier still is that my Mom's name is Charlan and Tim's Dad's name is Charlie. Pretty cool to see, and for all of you newbie record collectors out there, this is how I'd recommend you catalog your 45's.

my first mystery record
Before I go - I'd also like to share with you a photo of what I realized was my first "mystery record". This 45 always held a certain allure to my sisters and I because the label had peeled off of both sides long before we ever got our grubby little hands on it. Each time we would spin it we always thought, "What is this?!!". If we cued up the A side we remembered right away, but if it was the B side it was not familiar at all. The reason why? Side A is "At The Hop" by Danny and The Juniors. The B side is a slow ballady doo-wop kind of thing that never held our attention. But the missing information always caught our fancy, and I realize now that it is only natural that I would have my curiosity piqued whenI found the "mystery record" all those years later that we eventually discovered was the band Haze (which is another story all together).

THE mystery record
Shelley

Thursday, February 13, 2014

HEY! HEY YOU GUYS! CHECK OUT THE FRYE!


NICE!  Check out the cool new thingy that The Mankato Free Press is doing!  They're featuring area acts on a web series call The FreeP Show, and their first act is The Frye!  Are you hip to The Frye?  You should be! LIKE THEM ON THE FACEBOOKS!  EXCLAMATION POINT!

Also, on Singles Awareness Day (February 14th) they will be playing with Amy Korteum at The Wine Cafe.  Amy plays from 5 to 7, and The Frye plays from 8 to 12.


The FreeP Show starring The Frye from Mankato Free Press on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

SID CAESAR RIP


Sid Caesar died today at the age of 91.  He was kind of a god.  In the early days of television he starred on the legendary live show Your Show Of Shows.  Caesar, along with Imogene Coca, created a program that's still gut busting funny today.  Of course, it doesn't hurt when your writer's room is populated by Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Neil Simon and Woody Allen.  Seriously.  I can't even imagine what it would have been like to be in that writer's room. 

The depressing thing about Your Show Of Shows is that hardly any episodes exist.  It was live in the early days of TV, and the network didn't think about saving programming at the time.  There are hours of programming that are just gone.  Luckily, there were a few moments that were preserved, and they're priceless.  Watch these clips and have a couple of laughs for Sid.

Shyboy


WHEN WE WERE KINGS


Boxing is not a sport I generally get or appreciate.  I don't get the point of watching two people beat the living crap out of each other.  When I was a kid I was watching Wide World Of Sports when Boom Boom Mancini pummeled Duk Koo Kim, who died after the match, and it stuck with me.  I'll never be a boxing aficionado.  Despite that, I really love watching Muhammad Ali fights.

Watching Ali is like watching ballet.  The whole "floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee" thing is for real.  He was a cocky guy, but he could back it up.  He'd write poems about mopping the floor with his opponents:

He will be mine in round nine
and if he makes me sore I'll cut it to four
and if that don't do we'll get him in two
if he run we'll get him in one

Muhammad Ali is also incredibly funny:


Last night I had a dream, When I got to Africa,
I had one hell of a rumble.
I had to beat Tarzan’s behind first,
For claiming to be King of the Jungle.
For this fight, I’ve wrestled with alligators,
I’ve tussled with a whale.
I done handcuffed lightning
And throw thunder in jail.
You know I’m bad.
just last week, I murdered a rock,
Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.
I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.
I’m so fast, man,
I can run through a hurricane and don't get wet.
When George Foreman meets me,
He’ll pay his debt.
I can drown the drink of water, and kill a dead tree.
Wait till you see Muhammad Ali. 


Also, he's fast.  Check out this clip where he dodges 21 punches in 10 seconds.  Ali wasn't even in his prime when this fight went down!



Thoughts of Muhammad Ali inevitably turn to the amazing 1996 documentary When we Were Kings.  The film captures the events leading up to the legendary Rumble In The Jungle fight between Ali and George Foreman.  Foreman was younger, stronger, and bigger than Ali, who was ten years on from his Sonny Liston victory (see photo above).  It's not spoiling anything to let you know that Ali won the fight, but what you really need to see is how he wins the fight.  The man was a genius in the ring.  Really, he was poetry in motion.

Here's the entire film.  You really need to see it.  This is a portrait of a man who truly owned his self proclaimed title of "King of The World".



It's hard to see Muhammad Ali (who won the gold at the 1960 Rome Olympics) today after years of illness have taken their toll.  Still, the world shared a collective moment of awe when he lit the torch at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.  He was still the King of The World.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SILVER FOX!


YOU GUYS!  IT'S THE SILVER FOX'S BIRTHDAY!  In honor of that, here's the classic What's Happening episode where Rerun gets busted bootlegging the Doobies.  It's called "Doobie Or Not Doobie".  ENJOY!




Also this.



Also, we paid tribute to The Silver Fox a few years ago on our notorious Request Ride during the 24 Hour Marathon!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FRED ARMISEN TO LEAD SETH MEYERS' LATE NIGHT BAND


When Seth Meyers takes over Late Night on February 24th he's going to have an old friend leading his band.  Former SNL and current Portlandia cast member Fred Armisen will be leading a band that consists of Seth Jabour and Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav, Eli Janney of Girls Against Boys, and Kim Thompson from Beyonce's band.  Nice pedigree for the band!

The addition of Armisen to the Late Night family is pretty exciting.  He has mad comedy chops, and he's never been bashful about using music in his material.  It can only help matters to have a familiar face in Seth's band.

By the way, Portlandia starts on February 27th.  Have you seen this yet?


Monday, February 10, 2014

tomorrow we talk all about Morrissey's Autobiography on the Shuffle Function morning show



Morrissey wrote a book about himself this last year and whether or not you love or hate him, it is an entertaining read. On tomorrow mornings Shuffle Function we are going to be joined by author and Morrissey enthusiast Rachael Hanel from 8 to 9 a.m. to talk Morrissey shop.

Rachael Hanel author of  We'll Be The Last Ones To Let You Down
Rachael and I will read to you some of our favorite passages and share our thoughts on this controversial artist's "tell-all". This is going to be a lot of fun folks. When I read the book I also made note of all the songs that Morrissey spoke of as either informative or inspirational, and I will be playing these throughout the morning show as well. If there is a song you'd like to request from either The Smiths or solo Morrissey feel free to drop us an email at shufflefunction@hotmail.com 



Friday, February 07, 2014

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR SEPTEMBER 23 - 27, 2013

SEPTEMBER 23, 2013  (2370)
1. Stereolab - pain et spectacles
2. Crystal Stilts - sycamore trees
3. The Spades - we sell souls
4. Trip Shakespeare - tool master of Brainerd
5. Beta Band - dry the rain
6. Dum Dum Girl - there is a light that never goes out
7. Belle And Sebastian - last trip
8. Yo La Tengo - autumn sweater
9. Kelley Stoltz - to speak to the girl
Kelley Stoltz - Double Exposure
storms/are you my love?/your face/double exposure/inside my head/still feel/Marcy/kim chee taco man/down by the sea/it's summertime again
10. Bruce Springsteen - growin' up
11. Talking Heads - found a job
12. Vampire Weekend - white sky
13. Crystal Stilts - sticks and stones
14. The Lemonheads - it's a shame about Ray
15. Allo' Darlin - northern lights
16. Smog - cold blooded old times
17. Daniel Johnston - impossible love
18. Dandy Warhols - cool as Kim Deal
19. Pixies - into the white


SEPTEMBER 24, 2013  (2371)
1. Sonic Youth - superstar
2. Patterson Hood and The Downtown Rumblers - hate this town
3. Bob Dylan - it's all over now baby blue
4. Beachwood Sparks - forget the song
5. Fleshtones - communication breakdown
6. Mariane Faithfull - desperanto
7. Magnetic Fields - papa was a rodeo
8. Jandek - message to the clerk
9. Gene Pitney - heartbreaker
10. Wings - cook of the house
11. Mystery Jets - I'm shaking
12. Jack White - I'm shaking
13. Nina Simone - I love your loving ways
14. R.E.M. - disturbance at the Heron house
15. Smiths - there is a light that never goes out
16. Dondero A Capella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - keep the customers satisfied
17. TV On The Radio - mercy
18. Frank Zappa - call any vegetable
19. Mulatu Astatke - yerkemo sew
20. Velvet Underground - all tomorrow's parties
21. The Creation - making time
22. Half Japanese - firecracker
23. Beatles - everybody's got something to hide (except me and monkey) (stereo)
24. Alvin Cash and The Registers - Philly freeze
25. Skello - I wish
26. Devo - that's good
27. Replacements - can't get enough of your love
28. Imperial Teen - Ivanka


SEPTEMBER 25, 2013  (2372)
1. Wire - blessed state
2. Nick Drake - from the morning
3. Bonnie Prince Billy - I came to hear the music
4. Elliot Smith - ballad of big nothing
5. The Do - smash them all (night visitors)
6. Soft Boys - insanely jealous
7. Slim Dunlap - git go
8. The Band - when I paint my masterpiece
9. Sharon Jones and The Dapkings - I learned the hard way
10. Largo - gimme a stone
11. The Zombies - if it don't work out
12. Ben Folds Five - Uncle Walter
13. Jim Nabors - you are the sunshine of my life
14. Jim Nabors - I'd like to teach the world to sing
15. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - as I gaze (mixed emotions)
16. A.C. Newman - I'm not talking
17. Elvis Costello and The Attractions - I can't stand up for falling down
18. Magic Kids - hey boy
19. Dengue Fever - cement slippers
20. Jack Kass - fantastic
21. Southern Culture On The Skids - liquored up and lacquered down
22. Wilco - casino queen
23. Lou Rawls - you'll never find
24. Van Halen - you really got me
25. Foghat - slow ride
26. Talking Heads - nothing but flowers
27. New Order - age of consnt
28. Paul Westerberg - dice behind your shades


SEPTEMBER 26, 2013  (2373)
1. Luie Luie - el touchie
2. Ringo Starr - it don't come easy
3. Guided By Voices - no transmission
4. Roberta Wolfson - tobacco road
5. Suspicious Can Openers - fever in your hot pants
6. Husker Du - chastity charity prudence and hope
7. Sharon Jones and The Dapkings - I learned the hard way
8. Yoko Ono - Cheshire cat
9. Jerry Lee Lewis - high school confidential
10. Camper Van Beethoven - take the skinheads bowling
11. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - paralyzed
12. The Kashmere Satge Band - take five
13. Jeff Lynde - don't let go
14. Sam and Dave - soothe me baby
15. Nora Jones - wulitzer prize
16. Trip Shakespeare - down my block
17. The Smiths - vicar in a tutu
Jilly The P Program Director For A Day
18. Frank Sinatra - the lady is a tramp
19. Julie London - fly me to the moon
20. Dean Martin - just one more
21. Prince - old friends 4 sale
22. Shooby Taylor - lift every voice and sing
23. Starland Vocal Band - afternoon delight
24. Sam and Dave - bring it on home
25. The Kashmere Stage Band - don't mean a thing
26. Old 97's - four leaf clover
27. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - standing in a trashcan (thinking about you)
28. Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - fighter
29. Steep Canyon Rangers - knob creek
30. Chris and Johnny - trembling track
31. Sam and Dave - you don't know


SEPTEMBER 27, 2013  (2374) Mr. Hartsoe joins us in the studio from Dondero!!!
All Dondero A Capella Choir and Pop Concert Instruments
1. bohemian rhapsody (91)
2. black water (80)
3. Mr. Blue (79)
4. the best is yet to come (77)
5. hello it's me (74)
6. I saw her (72)
7. going  out of my head (72)
8. white rabbit (97)
9. money (80)
10. sweet Jane (95)
11. burning down the house (05)
12. bad bad Leroy Brown (74)
13. journey to the center of your mind (89)
14. with a little help from my friends (98)
15. to the last whale (77)
16. with or without you (77)
17. roundabout (96)
18. Lord bless you and keep you (03)
19. barracuda (98)
20. silly love songs (77)
21. shock the monkey (04)
22. after the love is gone (80)
23. aquarius (05)

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLIST FOR SEPTEMBER 16 - 20, 2013

SEPTEMBER 16, 2013 (2365)
1. Bill Boyce - hooters galore
2. John Cale - all summer long
3. Beach Boys - all summer long
4. Sharon Jones and The Dapkings - take me with u
5. Prince - chocolate box
6. Rolling Stones - slipping away
7. Replacements - within your reach
8. The So So Glows - house of glass
9. Velvet Underground - hey Mr. Rain
10. Gene Marshall - all you need is a fertile mind
11. Swamp Rates - Louie Louie
12. Haze - waiting for the moment
13. Dust - stone woman
14. Goon Moon - lay down
15. Echo and The Bunnymen - rescue
16. Mo Tucker and Jad Fair - why don't you smile now
17. The Gories - thunderbird esq
18. The Greenhornes - it's my soul
19. Lou Rawls - you've made me so very happy
20. Db's - black and white
21. Yo La Tengo - Mr. Tough
22. Beatles - lovely Rita
23. The Men - open up your arms
24. Howler - beach sluts
25. Prissy Clerks - death wish
26. Dead Kennedys - viva Las Vegas
27. Stranglers - golden brown
28. Irving - turn of the century
29. Mo Tucker and Jad Fair - guess I'm falling in love
30. The Shaggs - who are parents?
31. The Waterboys - whole of the moon
32. Wannadies - save me


SEPTEMBER 17, 2013  (2366)
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1. hang on St. Cristopher
2. picture in a frame
3. step right up
4. hang down your head
5. day after tomorrow
6. long way home
7. unknown track
8. on the road
9. small change
10. old shoes and picture postcards
11. Kentucky Avenue
12. train song
13. San Diego suite
14. Jesus gonna be here
15. telephone call from Istanbul
16. kommienezuspadt
17. earth died screaming
18. walking Spanish
19. straight to the top (Vegas)
22. the piano has been drinking
23. temptation
24. Martha
25. nirvana
26. cold cold ground
27. shiver me timbers
28. Johannsburg, Ill.
29. innocent when you dream (78)


SEPTEMBER 18, 2013  (2367)
1. Jimi Hendrix - burning of the midnight lamp
2. The Dirtbombs - jump and shout
3. Young Fresh Fellows - loud loud loud guitars
4. We Are Scientists - after hours
5. Bob Dylan - baby please don't go
6. Magic Sam Blues Band - you don't love me baby
7. Guided By Voices - class clown spots a ufo
8. Tater Totz - instant karma
9. Violent Femmes - gone daddy gone
10. Edwin Collins - a girl like you
11. Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Cheshire Cat
bad dancer/little boy blue your daddy's gone/no goodbye between us/7th floor/New York noodle town/take me to the land of hell/watching the dawn/leaving tim/shine shine
12. Tater Totz - why?
13. Marva Whitney - daddy's doesn't know about sugar bear
14. Lee Harris - skate boogaloo and karate too
15. The Fabulous Rhythm Makers - mini mini afro twist
16. Everyday People - super black
17. Tater Totz - rain
18. Redd Kross - lady in the front row
19. Billy Schuh and The Foundry - buy/sell/trade
20. Kelley Stoltz - if you ever thought of coming back
21. Faux Jean - g a go-go


SEPTEMBER 19, 2013  (2368) TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
1. Shane McGowan - leaving of Liverpool
2. Junior Walker - tally ho
3. Akron/Family - one spring morning
4. Tom Waits  - sea of love
5. Chuck E Weiss - anthem for old souls
6. Adam and The Ants - stand and deliver
7. Frank Black and The Catholics - black rider
8. Stan Ridegway - pirate song
9. George Harrison - pirate song
10. Pirates of The Carribean - yo ho ho
11. Echo and The Bunnymen - seven seas
12. Steely Dan - peg
13. Michael MiMicDonald Singers - peg
14. They Might Be Giants - pirate girls 9
15. Dennis Wilson - pacific ocean blue
16. Nina Simone - pirate Jenny
17. Dave Thomas - what shall we do with the drunken sailor
18. The Monkees - randy scouse git
19. Sean Lennon -row bullies row
20. Styx - come sail away
21. Velvet Underground - the ocean
22. Gogol Bordello - it is the way you name your ship/the other side of the rainbpw
23. Murder City Devils - rum to whiskey
24. Joe Strummer and The Mescaleroes - redemption song
25. Stephen Malkmus - the hook
26. Beach Boys - sail on sailor
27. Tom Waits and Keith Richards - Shenandoah
28. Tom Waits - shiver me timbers
29. Bill Frizell - Spanish ladies


SEPTEMBER 20, 2013  (2369)
1. AC/DC - dirty deeds done cheap
2. Replacements - kiss me on the bus
3. Elvis Costello - deep dark truthfull mirror
4. Chantays - pipeline
5. Grass Window - milo minute
6.Yo La Tengo - ohm
7. New Creation - Sodom and Gomorrah
8. Dondero A Capella  Choir and Pop Concert Instruments - comfortably numb
9. Father John Misty - Hollywood forever cemetery sings
10. Mike Nesmith - I fall to pieces
11. Nada Surf - electrocution
12. Fountains Of Wayne - someone's going to break your heart
13. Prince - extra loveable (fully loaded)
14. The Wondermints - proto pretty
15. The Rolling Stones - midnight rambler
16. Bombay Royale - you me bullets love
17. Wild Flag - electric band
18. David Lynch - Pinky's dream
19. The Clash - safe European home
20. Guided By Voices - the unsinkable Fats Domino
21. Deerhoof - twin killer
22. Dead Kennedys - kill the poor
23. Stooges - I wanna be your dog
24. Rootboy Slim - boogie til you puke
25. Dum Dum Girls - he gets me high
26. Talking Heads - psycho killer
27. The Kinks - 20th Century Man
28. Faces - too bad




Wednesday, February 05, 2014

INTERMISSION: DANIEL JOHNSTON TALKS ABOUT THE BEATLES


This Friday we're marking 50 years of The Beatles on Shuffle Function, and we're totally overdoing it by hijacking the station from six a.m. to three p.m.  NINE HOURS OF LIVE BEATLES PROGRAMMING!  Well, eight hours...

Let me explain.

Believe it or not, there was once a time where we thought that Shuffle Function should never do an all Beatles show.  It was too easy, we thought, like listening to a greatest hits album or something.  EVERYBODY does Beatles programming, so why would we want to follow suit?  This is why.  We followed suit because we found a loophole.

The loophole we found was that we could interview somebody about their love of the band, and then we could have them program the entire show by selecting their favorite songs by The Beatles.  But who could we find that would be interesting enough to feature for a full show talking about The Beatles?  Answer:  Daniel Johnston.

Somehow we scored an interview with DIY music legend Daniel Johnston, and I'm pretty sure that it happened because of the loophole.  We didn't want to pester him about his life and his career.  Instead, we just wanted him to talk about why he loves them so much, and that discussion turned into one of the most memorable shows we've ever done on Shuffle Function.  We haven't aired this show in a while, so don't miss it!

 SHUFFLE FUNCTION PRESENTS
DANIEL JOHNSTON VS. THE BEATLES
Friday, February 7th
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm/kmsu.org


 And don't forget the rules!  There aren't may for that day, but the ones we do have are crucial!

  • No 'Working Class Hero' - We love this song as much as you do, but it would be disrespectful to bleep the swears in this song.  They are simply too important to what Lennon is trying to say, so out of respect we don't deface the song.  Unfortunately, this means that it isn't FCC legal for radio play, and therefore we cannot play the song.
  • No 'Ebony and Ivory' - This should be self explanatory.
  • No 'The Girl Is Mine' - This should also be self explanatory.
  • No 'Freedom' - Good lord... Why would we?
  • No Cover Versions of songs by The Beatles or their solo material - It's all about celebrating the real deal, so pale imitations will not be played.
  • We will only play 'Temporary Secretary' if it is requested as being recorded by William Campbell - We have long felt that 'Temporary Secretary' is a song SO BAD that it offers definitive proof that Paul McCartney died in 1966.  Only an imposter would release a song this bad, and that means we will only play it if it is attributed to the Canadian look alike that replaced Paul after he died in 1966. Example: "Could you please play 'Temporary Secretary' by William Campbell off the 'Campbell II' album?"
  • If you request 'Wonderful Christmas Time' we will hang up on you - Why would you waste our time like that? 
SHUFFLE FUNCTION CELEBRATES
FIFTY YEARS OF THE BEATLES!
Friday, February 7th
Six a.m to Three p.m.
KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 913.FM/kmsu.org

Monday, February 03, 2014

HELP REBUILD THE SKATE PARK!


Saturday morning the YMCA Skate Park burned to the ground.  For probably a couple of decades the skate park was a safe place for area youths to hang out and have fun.  There aren't enough places like that.  There's a fundraiser on gofundme.com, so if you'd like to throw in a couple of bucks they'd appreciate it.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE: SEINFELD REUNION!


So this is what all the talk of a Seinfeld reunion was all about!  A mini-episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, starring an AMC Pacer and George Costanza.  Nice.



Also, I forgot to post this episode feature Tina Fey, one of the many loves of Shyboy Tim.