Saturday, May 30, 2015

WEDNESDAY IS STONES DAY!


This Wednesday the Rolling Stones are playing in the Twin Cities, so we're going all Stones during the morning show!  Send us your requests early and we'll try and get them into the playlist.  We're pretty well stocked for Stones music, so feel free to go for the deep cuts.  Don't limit yourself to the best of albums, is what we're saying.  Also, NO SOLO MATERIAL.  It's not a solo tour, after all.

And yes... we're totally gonna play this song.


Friday, May 29, 2015

MEET YOUR SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER 2015!




The voting was heavy and relentless, but we have a brand new Smash Hit Song of the Summer!  It was back and forth the whole week, and any given day saw a new front runner, but in the end the majority ruled.  Your new Smash Hit Song of the Summer is...

THE HEAVY BLINKERS
SOMETHING CLEAN AND TRUE

This is how the voting panned out:
  1. The Heavy Blinkers - Something Clean and True
  2. Courtney Barnett - Pickles From the Jar
  3. Margo Guryan - Sun
  4. Mitski - Townie
If you want to hear the Smash Hit Song of the Summer, just give us a holler and say "HEY!  Play me that Smash Hit Song of the Summer" and we'll know exactly what you're talking about.  Ladies and gentlemen, meet  Something Clean and True, your new Smash Hit Song of the Summer!

Monday, May 25, 2015

VOTE FOR SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER 2015!


It's that time again!  We've picked the contenders for Smash Hit Song of the Summer 2015!  It was exceptionally difficult because folks sent us some pretty great suggestions, but after many tears and a disturbing amount of arm wrestling we've narrowed them all down to the final four.  They're pretty good.

Starting Monday, May 25th, you can begin voting for the song you think deserves the SHSOTS crown.  We'll be playing them all week long, so listen for them and see what you think.  You'll also find the songs in this post so you can follow up and give them a listen at your leisure.  Honestly, any of the four could very easily become the soundtrack of your 2015 Summer.

HOW DO YOU VOTE?  It's crazy how many options you have for voting.  You don't even have to present an ID and a utility bill to do it.  You just need to love music, and then take advantage of one of these options:
  1. Call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 and use your face mouth to tell us in our head ear via the talk phone.
  2. Text to 507-389-5678 and let Mancamp the Hamster relay your message.
  3. E-mail us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.
  4. Leave a comment on this blog post. No Anonymous votes, please!
  5. Leave a comment on the Shuffle Function Facebook page.
There are many options.  Remember, if you don't vote for Smash Hit Song of the Summer you'll get the song you deserve!  At the end of the show on Friday, May 29th we'll declare the winner.  GET VOTIN', FOLKS!

Let's now take a moment and give Rachel Brooke's A Killer's Dream, our SHSOTS of 2014, a victory lap!  You dun gud, Rachel!



Here are the contenders for Smash Hit Song of the Summer 2015!

GRIND-FU CINEMA THIS WEEKEND!

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GRIND-FU CINEMA PRESENTS
Jack Hill's 
SPIDER BABY
and 
Tod Browning's
FREAKS
Saturday, May 30th @ 7pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

Join Grind-Fu Cinema for an evening of wild cinema!  We're showing a couple of black and white chillers that'll really blow your mind.
  
SPIDER BABY (1968)
Directed by Jack Hill
  
We showed Spider Baby ages ago, and it wowed the audience with its dark subject matter and gallows humor.  Filmed in 1964, the film didn't receive a release until 1968, due to distributor bankruptcy.  It has screened under several different names:  The Liver Eaters, Attack of the Liver Eaters, Cannibal Orgy, The Maddest Story Ever Told, and Spider Baby, or the Maddest Story Ever Told.  For years it circulated only as a zillionth generation VHS dub around rare film trader circles until Jack Hill was able to liberate a print from a lab that was holding it hostage, and a print cast from the original negative now resides in the Academy Film Archives.


 FREAKS (1932)
Directed by Tod Browning
  
In 1931 Tod Browning was at the top of his game, having directed Bela Lugosi in Dracula.  His blockbuster success gave him carte blanche with  Universal Pictures to create whatever horror film he wanted.  That film was Freaks, and just one year after his massive success Tod Browning's career was virtual over.
  
What happened?
  
The world was simply not ready for a film like Freaks, and a big part of this deals with the fact that much of the cast was built from performers that worked in Circus Sideshows.  For 1932 that was pretty daring.  These folks are the heroes of Freaks, and they treat each other with kindness and respect, living together like they are family.  The villains of the film are "normal" folks that act with greed and cruelty, looking to exploit the trust of the "family."  One thing is true in any community:  You don't mess with family.
  
The original test screening of Freaks went so badly that Universal chopped it down from 90 minutes to just over an hour.  One person in the audience went so far as to sue the film company because she blamed the movie for her miscarriage.  A new upbeat ending was attached, but that did nothing to turn the film's performance around.  The scenes that were removed from the film are now considered to be lost.
   
By the 1960s Freaks became recognized as a counter-culture classic, and it began playing the midnight movie circuit through the seventies and eighties.  Today it is a part of the United States Film Registry, and is recognized at a culturally important film.  Sadly, Tod Browning's career didn't bounce back like his most controversial film did, but that's a tale for another time. 
    


 
So join us on Saturday, May 30th, for a Grind-Fu night like no other!  As always, Grind-Fu Cinema is FREE, so bring your friends, bring some sodas and snacks, and settle in for a truly unique evening of cinema.
  
I'm the new boy in town!  Where can I go?

Sunday, May 24, 2015

VOTE FOR SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER 2015!


It's that time again!  We've picked the contenders for Smash Hit Song of the Summer 2015!  It was exceptionally difficult because folks sent us some pretty great suggestions, but after many tears and a disturbing amount of arm wrestling we've narrowed them all down to the final four.  They're pretty good.

Starting Monday, May 25th, you can begin voting for the song you think deserves the SHSOTS crown.  We'll be playing them all week long, so listen for them and see what you think.  You'll also find the songs in this post so you can follow up and give them a listen at your leisure.  Honestly, any of the four could very easily become the soundtrack of your 2015 Summer.

HOW DO YOU VOTE?  It's crazy how many options you have for voting.  You don't even have to present an ID and a utility bill to do it.  You just need to love music, and then take advantage of one of these options:
  1. Call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 and use your face mouth to tell us in our head ear via the talk phone.
  2. Text to 507-389-5678 and let Mancamp the Hamster relay your message.
  3. E-mail us at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.
  4. Leave a comment on this blog post. No Anonymous votes, please!
  5. Leave a comment on the Shuffle Function Facebook page.
There are many options.  Remember, if you don't vote for Smash Hit Song of the Summer you'll get the song you deserve!  At the end of the show on Friday, May 29th we'll declare the winner.  GET VOTIN', FOLKS!

Let's now take a moment and give Rachel Brooke's A Killer's Dream, our SHSOTS of 2014, a victory lap!  You dun gud, Rachel!




Here are the contenders for Smash Hit Song of the Summer 2015!


Thursday, May 21, 2015

FRIDAY IS ALL ABOUT DYLAN!


Bob Dylan's birthday is on Sunday, but since we're not on the air we're going to play all Dylan on this Friday morning's show!  Diane has done her annual day sponsorship, and that means you'll be hearing Bob played throughout the day on KMSU.  We're going to be playing nothing but Bob (no covers) and we're open to your requests.  Days like this are great because people have a wide range of Dylan favorites, and inevitably folks ask to hear some fantastic deep cuts that don't get lots of airplay.  Call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 or drop us an e-mail at shufflefunction@hotmail.com and we'll see what we can do for you!

Here's something to get you psyched up for tomorrow.  A few days ago vulture.com posted a story about Dylan's first appearance on Late Night with David Letterman thirty years ago.  Bob was accompanied by members of The Plugz, and the sound they produced was raw and rocking.  It reminds me of those early electric performances.  Anyway, READ THE STORY and then watch these clips.  There's even rehearsal footage!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOB!

Shyboy




REHEARSAL FOOTAGE!

MAY 21st, 2010 = BEST. NIGHT. EVER.


It's hard to believe, but today is the fifth anniversary of KMSU Listener Appreciation Show featuring The Legendary Stardust Cowboy and The Fleshtones.  Hard to believe both because it seems impossible that so much time has passed, and also because HOW DID BOTH THESE BANDS END UP IN MANKATO?!!  This was, without exaggeration, one of the greatest nights live music Mankato has ever seen.  If you were there then you know that this is fact, and if you weren't there you are probably wondering how you missed these titans playing right here in river city.


In honor of this important anniversary, we're posting audio of the entire Legendary Stardust Cowboy show as it was heard that evening at the late great Red Sky Lounge.  The photos accompanying the audio document Ledge's visit from the airport, the morning show, Happy Chef, the stage, and post show chaos.  It was one hell of a night, you guys.


Hope you all enjoy this. Thanks for being the best listeners a radio station could ever have.

Shyboy


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

FORBIDDEN STAR WARS IS THE BEST STAR WARS


For people of a certain age (and their children and their grandchildren) the original Star Wars trilogy is sacred.  The constant "enhancement" that George Lucas has inflicted on them has been torturous, and the prequels did nothing other than destroy the integrity of a beloved movie franchise.

This is well travelled territory.

Star Wars fans have been begging for a bluray release of the original versions of episodes 4,5 and 6 for decades, only to hear that they don't exist anymore, or that it would be too costly to restore them.  Sometimes, though, it takes a fan to give the people what they want.  A person that goes by the name of Harmy has mounted a massive project of restoring A New Hope to its original glorious form, and all the reviews of it have been ecstatic.

What's the big deal?  Here's a breakdown of what you get with the "Despecialized Edition", courtesy of originaltrilogy.com:

This is a reconstruction of the 1977 theatrical version of STAR WARS. The original shots were painstakingly restored using various sources (listed below) and the film received an extensive shot by shot colour correction based on a fade free 1977 I.B. Technicolor Print.

Version v2.5 offers few more little tweaks to the picture and contains an unprecedented number of audio options, including lossless DTS-HD tracks for the original mixes, an isolated score, four different commentary tracks and dubbing tracks in ten different languages and dialects.

VIDEO SOURCES:

1) STAR WARS Episode IV A New Hope Official Blu-Ray 2011 (Preliminary colour correction by You_Too)

2) STAR WARS 2006 Bonus DVD (sourced from the 1993 Definitive Edition Laser Disc Master - upscales by Dark Jedi, You_Too and Harmy)

3) Star.Wars.Episode.IV.A.New.Hope.1977.720p.HDTV.x264-DON (2004 DVD Version)

4) STAR WARS 1997 Special Edition (Reivax DTV capture)

5) Custom mattes, 35mm and 70mm film cell scans etc.

6) Team Negative1 35mm LPP print scan of the Mos Eisley sequence

7) Puggo Grande (1977 16mm print transfer)


VIDEO: 1280x720p H264 23.976 fps


AUDIO: (Special thanks to hairy_hen and Belbucus)


TRACK  1) 5.1   DTS-HD-MA   [English]        (1977 70mm six track mix)

TRACK  2) 2.0   DTS-HD-MA   [English]        (1977 35mm stereo mix)

TRACK  3) 1.0   DTS-HD-MA   [English]        (1977 35mm mono mix)

TRACK  4) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English]        (1985 Laserdisc mix)

TRACK  5) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English]        (1993 Laserdisc mix)

TRACK  6) 2.0 Dolby Digital [German]         (1978 dub reconstruction)

TRACK  7) 2.0 Dolby Digital [French]         (1977 dub)

TRACK  8) 2.0 Dolby Digital [Spanish]        (1977 Castilian dub)

TRACK  9) 1.0 Dolby Digital [Spanish]        (1980 Latino dub)

TRACK 10) 1.0 Dolby Digital [Portuguese]     (1980s Brazilian dub)

TRACK 11) 2.0 Dolby Digital [Japanese]       (1978 Dub)

TRACK 12) 2.0 Dolby Digital [Italian]        (1977 dub)

TRACK 13) 2.0 Dolby Digital [Polish]         (1995 Voiceover)

TRACK 14) 2.0 Dolby Digital [Czech]          (1992 dub)

TRACK 15) 2.0 Dolby Digital [Hungarian]      (1984 dub)

TRACK 16) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English]        (1993 LD Audio Commentary - silence filled with 1993 LD 2.0)


TRACK 17) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English]        (2004 DVD Audio Commentary - recut to fit this release)

TRACK 18) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English]        (2004 starwars.com Audio Commentary - recut to fit this release)

TRACK 19) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English]        (2011 BD Archival Interviews Audio Commentary - recut to fit this release)

TRACK 20) 2.0 Dolby Digital [Isolated Score] (Compiled by hairy_hen)

TRACK 21) 2.0 Dolby Digital [English]        (Commentary For Visually Impaired)


SUBTITLES: (Special thanks to CatBus)

English (en)
English SDH (en-sdh)
Mandarin, Simplified (zh-cn)
Mandarin, Traditional (zh-tw)
American Spanish (es-419)
American Spanish Forced (es-419-forced; only with dub)
Castilian Spanish (es-es)
Castilian Spanish Forced (es-es-forced; only with dub)
Arabic (ar)
Russian (ru)
Brazilian Portuguese (pt-br)
Indonesian (id)
Japanese Forced (ja-forced; only with dub)
French (fr)
French Forced (fr-forced; only with dub)
German (de)
German Forced (de-forced; only with dub)
Turkish (tr)
Korean (ko)
Italian (it)
Italian Forced (it-forced; only with dub)
Polish (pl)
Romanian (ro)
Croatian (hr)
Dutch (nl)
Hungarian (hu)
Czech (cs)
Greek (el)
Swedish (sv)
Bulgarian (bg)
Finnish (fi)
Danish (da)
Norwegian (no)


Unverified subtitles (may need significant improvements):
Mandarin (Simplified), American Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Korean, Turkish, Romanian, Croatian, Greek, and Bulgarian.


Pretty crazy, huh?  This is BEYOND what we could ever have expected from official channels.  They did color correction and audio restoration, and the result is what polygon.com calls "literally one of the most jaw-dropping presentations of classic science fiction I have ever seen. The colors look amazing, details pop off the screen and the overall image quality is so far beyond anything available in an officially sanctioned release that it's nearly laughable."

So what's the problem?  It's not an official release.  It exists only in the murky world of torrents and bootleg video.  Its availability lies entirely on how you feel about such things.  All I know is that I really want to see this thing.  I really really really want to see this thing.

Here's the trailer for the latest version of the "Despecialized Edition".



Pair the "Despecialized Edition" with Star Wars Filmumentary that came out a few years ago and you've got yourself one one hell of a geeky deluxe edition of Episode IV.


@jamieSWB - Star Wars Begins - The Complete Filmumentary from Filmumentaries - Jamie Benning on Vimeo.

What a great way to celebrate Nerd/Geek Pride Day, which we'll be celebrating on Tuesday, May 25th right here on the show!  Tune in as Gretchen, our Program Director for the Day, encourages us all to make our inner geek our outer geek!  It'll be fun, you guys.

Shyboy

Friday, May 15, 2015

I MEAN, WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THIS (NOT) NEW SEINFELD EPISODE?


It has been almost 20 years since Seinfeld went off the air.  The stars have gone on to varying levels of success or infamy during that time, but folks still love the show.  It's constantly running in syndication, generating jillions of dollars in revenue.  It's perfectly normal to wonder what the gang would be up to today, right?

You've probably seen the Modern Seinfeld Twitter account featured on lots of websites and blogs.  Its creator manages to come up with a 21st century spin on the old familiar dynamic:






If you're one of the people chomping at the bit for an actual new episode, you're still going to have to wait. There is, however, an incredible simulation. A sketch group (I'm assuming it's the Bellvue Upright Citizens Brigade, based on the YouTube account) have created a new episode of Seinfeld featuring some pretty amazing impersonations. It has everything you would want from the show: Self absorbed behavior, Kramer business ideas, observational humor, and zombies. IT'S GOT EVERYTHING, JERRY!

Watch it sooner than later.  Who knows how long it will be up once the lawyers get involved?

SHSOTS 2015 DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MAY 22nd

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The deadline is closing in, you guys! Send us your Smash Hit Song of the Summer contenders TODAY! The deadline is next Friday, May 22nd! We're in the process of reviewing all the songs, and we'll have them narrowed down to a final few for you to choose from.

The polls will be open from Monday, May 25th, through Friday, May 29th. There will be many ways for you to vote:
  • You can send us an e-mail at shufflefunction@hotmail.com
  • Call us at 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810
  • Text us at 507-389-5678
  • Leave a comment on the blog post we'll have with the SHSOTS 2015 contenders
  • Leave a comment on the Shuffle Function Facebook page 
There are many options. Remember, if you don't vote for Smash Hit Song of the Summer you'll get the one you deserve!  We'll announce the winner at the end of the show on May 29th, and from that moment on you'll just have to request the Smash Hit Song of the Summer and that's the song we'll play.

Thanks for all the great suggestions!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I'M GLAD THAT SUPERGIRL WILL BE A SERIES, BUT...


One of the major complaints about the recent explosion of superhero movies is that there aren't enough female heroes represented.  Sure, we get Black Widow in the Avengers movies, but how come all the guys get their stand alone film and she doesn't?  Someday we might actually get that promised Wonder Woman film, but otherwise the film world is pretty sparse with the female superheroes.

Recently, Scarlet Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live, and she did a digital short addressing this problem.  They imagined what it would be like if Black Widow finally got her own feature film.



Pretty funny, right?  But also kind of sad because that's probably exactly what it would be like.  Want proof of this?  Check out the teaser trailer for CBS' new Supergirl TV series.  It's like the SNL bit and this series were separated at birth.

Monday, May 11, 2015

IT'S RUSH EVE, EVERYBODY!


Tuesday I'm going to Rush with Shelley and Scooter Polanski.  This will be the fourth time Scooter and I have seen them, and it will be the first time for Shelley. Rush was the first band I saw on MTV, and they were the first band I saw in concert without parents.  I lost interest in them after Power Windows, but I found my way back to their true path about 20 years later.  Rush kick ass you guys.  Are we gonna see you there?

Anyway, fair warning, Tuesday morning will probably heavy with Rush, and possibly Rush centric after a while.  It'll be a great time for you to submit your Rush requests, so don't be bashful!

Shyboy

BTW, this was the first video I saw on MTV.


Wednesday, May 06, 2015

WHAT WILL 2015's SMASH HIT SONG OF THE SUMMER BE?


Is it that time already?  It seems like only yesterday that you guys elected Rachel Brooke's A Killer's Dream to be your Smash Hit Song of the Summer for 2014!  How about a victory lap for Rachel?



What song would you like as your 2015 Smash Hit Song of the Summer?  We're taking your submissions RIGHT NOW!  We've already received a bunch of fantastic suggestions from KMSU listeners, which is very exciting, and we're looking forward to hearing from you.  Send us your picks for songs you think should be up for SMSOTS2015 and we'll give them a listen.  By the end of May we'll have the pile narrowed down to the final few, and then you guys can vote for the one you think best fits the title of Smash Hit Song of the Summer.

Remember, this election is very serious and should be taken way more seriously than reason would suggest.  There's at least a 50% chance that the winning title will play a pivotal role in the 2016 Presidential Election.  Choose wisely, radio heroes.  The fate of civilization is riding on this.

Send your suggestions to shufflefunction@hotmail.com, or text them to 507-389-5678.  Call us during the morning show at 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810.  However you do it, just let us know what you think has a shot.  We hope you guys have as much fun with this as we do!

Here are some previous SHSOTS title holders, just in case you're wondering what has qualified for this exalted position in years past.

SHSOTS 2014


SHSOTS 2013



SHSOTS 2012


SHSOTS 2011


SHSOTS 2010


SHSOTS 2009


SHSOTS 2008

Monday, May 04, 2015

HYPOTHESIS PROVEN: KMSU LISTENERS ARE THE BEST EVER!



No amount of wedding thank you templates can adequately express just how grateful we are for all of the support KMSU listeners have given us over the Spring Pledge Drive.  We received word this morning that your generosity pushed us over the finish line, and we are now able to get our new transmitter!  You guys are literally the best.  I feel bad for other radio stations because their listeners aren't, but that's life.

I'll be solo this week, so please be patient with me.  I tend to become a shut in and just want to listen to music during these days, so if I'm less chatty that'd be why, and also you're welcome for me being less chatty.  Let me know what you want to hear, though!  And let me know what you would like us to consider for smash hit song of the summer!

Shyboy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

GABBA! GABBA! GRIND-FU ACCEPTS YOU! ONE OF US! ONE OF US!



GRIND-FU CINEMA PRESENTS
Jack Hill's 
SPIDER BABY
and 
Tod Browning's
FREAKS
Saturday, May 30th @ 7pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

Join Grind-Fu Cinema for an evening of wild cinema!  We're showing a couple of black and white chillers that'll really blow your mind.  

SPIDER BABY (1968)
Directed by Jack Hill

We showed Spider Baby ages ago, and it wowed the audience with its dark subject matter and gallows humor.  Filmed in 1964, the film didn't receive a release until 1968, due to distributor bankruptcy.  It has screened under several different names:  The Liver Eaters, Attack of the Liver Eaters, Cannibal Orgy, The Maddest Story Ever Told, and Spider Baby, or the Maddest Story Ever Told.  For years it circulated only as a zillionth generation VHS dub around rare film trader circles until Jack Hill was able to liberate a print from a lab that was holding it hostage, and a print cast from the original negative now resides in the Academy Film Archives.


 FREAKS (1932)
Directed by Tod Browning

In 1931 Tod Browning was at the top of his game, having directed Bela Lugosi in Dracula.  His blockbuster success gave him carte blanche with  Universal Pictures to create whatever horror film he wanted.  That film was Freaks, and just one year after his massive success Tod Browning's career was virtual over.  

What happened?

The world was simply not ready for a film like Freaks, and a big part of this deals with the fact that much of the cast was built from performers that worked in Circus Sideshows.  For 1932 that was pretty daring.  These folks are the heroes of Freaks, and they treat each other with kindness and respect, living together like they are family.  The villains of the film are "normal" folks that act with greed and cruelty, looking to exploit the trust of the "family."  One thing is true in any community:  You don't mess with family.

The original test screening of Freaks went so badly that Universal chopped it down from 90 minutes to just over an hour.  One person in the audience went so far as to sue the film company because she blamed the movie for her miscarriage.  A new upbeat ending was attached, but that did nothing to turn the film's performance around.  The scenes that were removed from the film are now considered to be lost.

By the 1960s Freaks became recognized as a counter-culture classic, and it began playing the midnight movie circuit through the seventies and eighties.  Today it is a part of the United States Film Registry, and is recognized at a culturally important film.  Sadly, Tod Browning's career didn't bounce back like his most controversial film did, but that's a tale for another time.




So join us on Saturday, May 30th, for a Grind-Fu night like no other!  As always, Grind-Fu Cinema is FREE, so bring your friends, bring some sodas and snacks, and settle in for a truly unique evening of cinema.

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

THE LISTENER APPRECIATION SHOW IS TONIGHT!


2015 KMSU LISTENER APPRECIATION SHOW
Featuring
 
KINDA KINKY
The Kinks Tribute From the Twin Cities
and 
THE GRAM PARSONS PROJECT
Full On Gram Parsons Tribute from 'Kato

Saturday, May 2nd from 8 to Midnight
Patricks On 3rd
125 South 3rd Street, Saint Peter, MN

FREE!  FREE!  FREE!  FREE!  FREE!

Have we told you lately how cool you guys are?  I feel like we haven't told you enough.  YOU GUYS ARE COOL!  Super cool.  That's why KMSU is throwing a little post-pledge drive fiesta to say thank you for all your support.  Join us at Patricks on 3rd in Saint Peter for a great night of live music.  Two great bands FOR FREE!

THE BANDS!


KINDA KINKY

Kinda Kinky is a four piece band outta The Twin Cities.  They rock the hell out of the music of The Kinks.  We saw them play at a benefit show about a month ago, and they were amazing.  They feature alumni from some killer bands:  The Spectors, The Floorshakers, The Mighty Mofos, and Moody Daughters to name a few.  They're so much fun, and their set list is vast and diverse.  They cover all the eras of the band, and they do it well.  DON'T MISS OUT!


THE GRAM PARSONS PROJECT

We don't have any photos of The Gram Parsons Project because... well, we don't.  But we do have pictures of The Frye (are you hip to The Frye?) and Ann and Joe are two key players in the band.  You already know that The Frye do amazing covers of Gram Parsons songs, and now you can hear them do it with a full band behind them!  Pretty cool, huh?  Also, this is the first ever gig for The Gram Parsons Project, so get out there and cheer them on!  We're lucky to have them!

The whole thing goes down TONIGHT at Patricks on 3rd in St. Peter.  Admission is free!  You just need to be willing to have a great time, which shouldn't be too much of a problem.  Get together with lots of amazing KMSU listeners and hosts, and let's celebrate this amazing radio gem that we have!

If you have any questions, drop us an e-mail at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.  We'll see you there!

Friday, May 01, 2015

CHOOSING YOUR OWN RADIO ADVENTURE!


Amazing art by Grandmaster Flash Tom

WOW!  What an incredible morning!  We're sorry we had to resort to such extreme measures, but the final day of the pledge drive sometimes requires us to get a little rough.  If you missed the show this Friday, we felt we had to destroy the radio station to save the radio station.  We played songs that nobody should have to hear on the radio to show you just how bad it could be.  If someone pledged $25 or more we'd IMMEDIATELY stop the terrible song and play something that you would actually want to hear on the radio.

Did we go too far?  Maybe.  Was it a success?  YES!  So many Radio Heroes did what they could to stop the madness and save radio that KMSU ended up raising over $2600!  As of nine o'clock this morning the station needs less than $2300 to end the pledge drive!  Not only that, but we're less than $2300 away from GETTING THE NEW TRANSMITTER!

You guys have been incredible though this entire drive.  Every morning we've heard you loud and clear, and during the marathon you stepped up and helped us raise the most we've ever collected in 24 hours.  This has been such a remarkable pledge drive, and it's all thanks to you.

THANK YOU!

There's only a little way to go and the whole thing will be over with!  If you haven't stepped up and done your part to keep KMSU alive and healthy, please do so now.  Not only are you helping us get the much needed new transmitter, but you're also showing the university that you think KMSU is a valuable part of the community.  That pretty much rocks.

 
Check out the sweet thank you gifts we have available starting at $25 and up.  Maybe get the new Shuffle Function shirt?  It's a masterpiece.  Kaitlin Baumann's art blew us away, and we're so honored to have it available as the shirt this Spring.  Go for The Kinks set, if you're feeling music geeky.  All your new favorite songs are in it.  The important thing is that you pledge.

507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810
Pledge online @ kmsu.org



We want to thank you guys in person, so please go to the KMSU Listener Appreciation party THIS SATURDAY at Patricks on 3rd in St. Peter.  It's gonna be so much fun, plus it's free!  We have two great bands on deck for you.  The first is The Gram Parsons Project, a full band Gram Parsons Tribute featuring Ann and Joe from The Frye.  This will be their first ever performance, so be there to cheer them on!  The second act is Kinda Kinky, an amazing Kinks tribute from The Twin Cities.  These guys are a total and complete blast, and you'll be dancing until they shut down the join.

BE THERE!

Thanks again, Radio Heroes.  This has been an amazing pledge drive.  Once again you have proven that KMSU has the greatest listeners in the world!

Shyboy