Thursday, December 29, 2016

RIP ROBERT HULSEMAN, THE SON OF DORA HALL


As if 2016 couldn't do any more damage, right?  We just found out today that Robert Hulseman, the son of Dora Hall, passed away in Arizona at age 84.  Robert started working for the Solo Cup Company at age 18, and he went on to run it after his father retired.  Probably his biggest contribution to popular culture (other than being the son of Dora) was they he created the red solo cup.  What would a party be without a red solo cup?

Friday, December 23, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR DECEMBER 19th - DECEMBER 23rd, 2016

Monday, December 19th, 2016 (3200)
1. Yo La Tengo - It's Christmas Time
2. Bonnie Prince Billy - Lay And Love
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
4. Avette Brothers - I And Love And You
5. The Fleshtones - I Still Believe In Christmas
6. Charles Bradley - You Put The Flame On It
7. Rufus & Carla - That Makes Christmas Day
8. Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations

9. BJ Snowden - He's The Santa I Want
10. The Beatles 1965 Christmas Record (mono)
11. The Beatles - Paperback Writer (stereo)
12. Black Angels - Bad Vibrations
13. Peppermint Candy Kids - Christmas Treat, Peppermint
14. Jeff Tweedy - Crack A Smile
15. Ryan Adams - Shakedown On 9th Street
16. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

17. Lee Blaske - A Neigh In A Manger
18. Paul Westerberg - Dyslexic Heart
19. Dora Bryan - All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle
20. TV On The Radio - Rise
21. Handsome Family - Snow White Diner
22. Sea & Cake - Up On Crutches
23. Bobby Boyle With The Singers - Santa Claus Goes Modern
24. Stereolab - Moogy Wonderland
25. Yo La Tengo - Deeper Into Movies
26. The Happies - Wahaka
27. Rolling Stones - Happy
28. Rolling Stones - Salt Of The Earth
29. Rolling Stones - Sway

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 (3201)
1. Harry Merry - Why Can't It Be Christmas All Year
2. Elvis Presley - Merry Christmas Baby
3. Rolling Stones - Slave
4. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
5. They Might Be Giants - Christmas In The Big House
6. Tom Waits - Broken Bicycles
7. Ben Folds - Landed
8. Funkadelic - Can You Get To That

9. The Sensational Little Shauna & Lynette - Mr. Russian Please Don't Shoot Down Santa
10. Sonic Youth - Santa Doesn't Cop Out On Dope
11. The Beatles 1966 Christmas Record (mono)
12. The Beatles - Ask Me Why (mono)
13. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - My Underwear Froze To The Clothesline
14. John Lee Hooker - Blues For Christmas
15. Joy Division - Failures
16. Husker Du - She's A Woman And Now He Is A Man
17. Black Sabbath - Evil Woman
18. David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
19. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - White Christmas
20. Buddy Holly - True Love Ways
21. Michelle Cody - Merry Christmas Elvis
22. Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Let's Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas
23. Gonn - Blackout Of Gretely
24. The Spectors - Gotta Sew My Wide Oats
25. John Hardy & The Public - Something's Gotta Give

26. Handsome Family - So Much Wine
27. LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
28. Pretty Things - Gonna Find A Substitute
29. Randy Johnson - Fly Superman Fly
30. XTC - The Man Who Murdered Love
31. Undertones - Teenage Kicks
32. Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
33. Michael McDonald - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 (3202)



Frank Zappa's Birthday
1. Lou Rawls - Merry Christmas  Baby
2. Tim Dinkins - A Little Boy's Letter To Santa
3. John Doe & The Sadies - Stop The World & Let Me Off
4. Cheech & Chong - Santa Claus & His Old Lady
5. Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage

6. Dudley Dog Jr. The Christmas Puppy
7. Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys - Roly Poly
8. Southern Culture On The Skids - Pass The Hatchet
9. Vince Guaraldi - Skating
10. The Beatles 1967 Christmas Record (mono)
11. The Beatles - Good Morning Good Morning (stereo)
12. Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
13. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Gaze Into The Sun (Mixed Emotions)
14. James Brown - Hey America
15. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sooner Or Later
16. Alejandro Escovedo - Man Of The World
17. Marianne Faithfull - There Is A Ghost
18. NIck Cave & The Bad Seeds - Rings Of Saturn
19. Waitresses - Christmas Wrap
20. Michael McDonald - White Christmas/Winter Wonderland
21. REM - Nightswimming

22. Prince - I Would Die 4 U
23. William Shatner - Twas The Night Before Christmas
24. Troy Hess - Christmas On The Moon
25. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
26. Frank Zappa - Inca Roads
27. Captain Beefheart - Save As Milk

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 (3203)



The Anniversary of Joe Strummer's Death
1. The Shades - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. The Clash - London Calling
3. Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
4. The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again
5. Joe Strummer & Johnny Cash - Redemption Song
6. Commander Cody  - Daddy's Drinking up Our Christmas
7. Lou Reed - Sweet Jane
8. The Clash - Janie Jones

9. Rootboy Slim - Xmas At Kmart
10. The Beatles 1968 Christmas Record (mono)
11. The Beatles - Bad To Me (mono)
12. The Ivys - Maybe Tomorrow
13. Yoko Ono - O'Oh
14. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Bhindi Bhagi
15. Otis Redding - Like Christmas
16. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
17. Them - Gloria
18. Dean Martin - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
19. Neil Young - Ordinary People
20. Patti Smith - Gloria

21. Robin Kahn - Gloria
22. 13th Floor Elevators - Gloria
23. Elvis Presley - If I Get Home On Christmas Day

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. Bob Dylan - The Christmas Song
2. Ed Shepp - Christmas Story
3. Fleshtones - Hooray For Santa Claus
4. Bing Crosby & David Bowie - Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
5. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
6. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Twas The Night Before Christmas

7. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
8. Michael McDonald - That's What Christmas Means To Me
9. Suzannah - Mom & Daddy Please Don't Steal For Us This Christmas
10. Elvis Presley - Blue Christmas
11. The Sisterhood - Christmas Treat, Peppermint
12. Little Becky - Becky's Christmas Wish

 Friday, December 23rd, 2016 (3204)
1. Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
2. Mono Puff - Carless Santa
3. SNMNMNM - If You Didn't Get Me Anything Before, Why Did You Get Me Anything For Christmas?
4. Flaming Lips - A Change For Christmas (Say It Aint So)
5. Fa La La - Everybody Christmas Time
6. The Sisterhood - Rockin Disco Santa
7. Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Let's Have A Patrick Swayze Christmas

8. Mae West - Santa Come Up And See Me
9. Root Boy Slim - Xmas At Kmart
10. Marlene Paul - I Wanna Spend Christmas With Elvis
11. Elvis Presley - I'll Be Home For Christmas
12. Bing Crosby - Mele Kalikimuka
13. Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby
14. Tiny Tim - Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer

15. Matt Pond PA - Holiday Road
16. The Beatles 1969 Christmas Record (mono)
17. Eilert Pilarm - Blue Christmas
18. Slade - Merry Christmas Everyone
19. Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?
20. Divide & Kreate - Jingle Jane
21. Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
22. Staples Singers - Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas?
23. Elvis Presley - Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
24. Bob & Doug McKenzie - 12 Days Of Christmas
25. Yo La Tengo - I'ts Christmas Time
26. They Might Be Giants - Santa's Beard

27. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Twas The Night Before Christmas
28. The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
29. Peppermint Candy Kids - Santa's Magical Bag
30. Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
31. Drunk Uncle - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
32. Suzannah - Mom & Daddy Please Don't Steal For Us This Christmas
33. Meco - Christmas In The Stars
34. The Rhodes Kids - Santa Loves Rock N Roll Music
35. Rev. Glenn Armstrong - Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas
36. Chris Stamey Group - Christmas Time
37. The Kinks - Father Christmas
38. Redd Kross - Mary Christmas

Monday, December 19, 2016

THE BEATLES FAN CLUB CHRISTMAS RECORDS


Between 1963 and 1969 The Beatles issued special Christmas message records to their fan club members.  They were issued on Flexi-Discs, which are records pressed on a thin plastic sheet.  Less durable than a traditional vinyl record, but cheap and easy to distribute.  Here's a video by a kind of douchy guy that explains what a Flexi-Disc is:



During the holiday season we like to play all of these records on the morning show, because they're fun curiosities, but also because you can actually hear the band changing through the years.  On the first one they're happy go lucky and excited by all the success, but by 66 and 67 they were at the peak of their studio innovation, and they produced scripted skits with sound effects.  The final two years illustrate the band fracturing, though not overtly.  Each member recorded their own messages with no involvement from the others.  By 1970, the final year that they issued a Christmas record, they just put out an anthology of all the Flexi-Discs on an LP.

The original Flexi-Discs are pretty expensive to find, but you can find the 1970 album at decent prices if you aren't too picky about condition.  There are also quite a few bootlegs out there, and some of them even have outtakes from the Christmas sessions.  Finally, there's good ol' YouTube, which is where we're finding the source material for this post.  Enjoy!

Shyboy


SEASONS GREETINGS FROM THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY!


The Legendary Stardust Cowboy has been a good friend to Shuffle Function and KMSU for as long as we've been doing the show.  A few years ago he was kind enough to record this special Christmas greeting for you, and he nailed it.  Did it in one take, just like Ol' Blue Eyes!  Hope you guys enjoy it.  It's pretty great.


And don't forget!  You can still send send Season's Greetings to Ledge!  Here's his address:

Norman Carl Odam
Legendary Stardust Cowboy
PO Box 730742
San Jose, CA  95173

Friday, December 16, 2016

IT'S A LEGENDARY STARDUST CARD SHOWER!


If the snow on the ground and having to scrape the windows of your car hasn't tipped you off to what time of year it is, then this blog post surely will. IT IS TIME TO WISH THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Ledge is family to us, so we ask that you include him in your season's greetings mail list. He doesn't have any family members close by, so he usually spends his holidays alone. Way back when, in the early days of Shuffle Function, we asked him if he had any plans for the holidays. He told us he'd be doing what he always did - going to a Seven-Eleven to eat a turkey sandwich, drink a slurpee, and then go home. We knew then that we had to do something, and the idea of the card shower was born. This was our chance to let him know he wasn't alone, and that he and his music is loved all over the world.


We'll be giving out his mailing address a bunch on the radio show between now and then, but here it is for your convenience. You can decorate the envelope however you like, but he likes lots of stars and spaceships.  Here is his address:

Norman Carl Odam
Legendary Stardust Cowboy
P.O. Box 730742
San Jose, California
95173


If you're feeling adventurous, include a self addressed stamped envelope. We can't guarantee that you will hear back from The Ledge, but the odds are greatly increased that you will. If you do hear back from him, drop us an email and let us know. He has been very inventive with his replies in the past and we love hearing about it.

We can't thank you enough for making our favorite cowboy happy. He means the world to us, and we love to hear the excitement in his voice when he calls us during the morning show to let us know about all the cards he is getting. For his birthday this year he told us he got so many cards that the ladies at the post office couldn't believe it! This made him so happy, and a world with a happy Legendary Stardust Cowboy is a better world to live in. Thank you Radio Heroes!

LEDGE WANTS YOUR RECIPES!

We spoke to Ledge earlier and he said he'd like all the kiddies out there to send their favorite holiday recipes!  He's never asked for that before, so maybe he wants to assemble a fan club cookbook or something.  In any case, that sounds like a really nice touch for such a great guy.  LEDGE WANTS YOUR RECIPES, GANG!

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR DECEMBER 12th - DECEMBER 16th, 2016

Monday, December 12th, 2016 (3195)


FRANK SINATRA'S BIRTHDAY!
1. Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
2. Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby, And One More For The Road

3. David Bowie - Growing Up
4. Kelley Stoltz - Redirected
5. Frank Sinatra - High Hopes
6. Frank Sinatra - Hey Jealous Lover
7. The Spectors - Oh How To Do Now
8. Cheap Trick - Dream Police
9. Half Japanese - In It's Pull
10. Frank Sinatra - Chicago
11. Frank Sinatra - Drinking Again
12. Beach Boys - Long Promised Road
13. The Kingsmen - Louie Louie
14. Frank Sinatra - The House I Live In
15. Frank Sinatra - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
16. Led Zeppelin - Boogie With Stu
17. Professor Longhair - Hey Little Girl
18. Bob Dylan - I'll Keep It With Mine
19. Frank Sinatra - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
20. Russell Hoke - Ellen, See The World
21. Ryan Adams - Shake It Off
22. Dora Hall - Green Door
23. Frank Sinatra - I Thought About You
24. Legendar Stardust Cowboy - I  Took A Trip On A Gemini Spacecraft
25. David Bowie - I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship
26. Frank Sinatra - Nancy (With The Laughing Face)
27. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
28. Frank Sinatra - The Coffee Song

29. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Hey Girl
30. White Eyes - I'm Not A Free Man
31. The Carrie Nations - Find It
32. Frank Sinatra - I've Got You Under My Skin
33. Frank Sinatra - I Get A Kick Out Of You
34. Frank Sinatra - I'm Going To Live Until I Die
35. Frank Sinatra - Pennies From Heaven
36. Frank Sinatra - Night And Day
37. Frank Sinatra - Bad Bad Leroy Brown
38. Frank Sinatra - Just The Way You Are
39. Frank Sinatra - Satisfy Me One More Time

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 (3196)
1. Betty Drake - Funny Forever
2. Wilco - Handshake Drugs
3. Black Angels - Don't Play With Guns
4. Delta 5 - Mind Your Own Business
5. Television - See No Evil
6. Russell Hoke - Hey Marie
7. Dinosaur Jr. - This Is All I Came To Do
8. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Coma Girl
9. John Doe - Giant Step Back
10. Pere Ubu - I Hear They Smoke The Barbecue
11. Rolling Stones - Bitch

12. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
13. David Lynch - The Ballad Of Hollis Brown
14. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman, Please Let Me Go
15. Doobie Brothers - It Keeps You Running
16. Bettye Lavette - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
17. Drive By Truckers - I Do Believe
18. Jack Kass - Fantastic
19. Doobie Brothers - Minute By Minute
20. Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
21. Kelley Stoltz - Something More
22. Turquoise - Village Green
23. Doobie Brothers - Takin It To The Streets
24. Yo La Tengo - You Can Have It All
25. Robert Pollard - Up Up & Up
26. Hot Rats - Queen Bitch
27. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
28. Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes
29. Devin Davis - Transcendental Sports Anthem

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 (3197)


PRINCE/FUNK DAY SPONSOR!
1. Prince - Controversy
2. Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
3. Lynn Collins - Think About It
4. Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 To 20
5. Prince - Race
6. Morris Day & The Time - Jungle Love

7. Nina Simone - Save Me
8. Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover

9. Prince - 7
10. Prince - Black Sweat
11. Prince - Ol' Skool Company
12. Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster (Jammin')
13. The JB's - Doin' It To Death
14. Vanity 6 - Nasty Girl

15. Prince - Strollin'
16. Prince - Beautiful Ones
17. Prince - Uptown
18. Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucka)
19. Wendy Harris - Reverend Lee
20. The Temptations - Papa Was A Rolling Stone
21. Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
22. Arlene Brown - I'm A Streaker Baby
23. Funkadelic - Electric Spanking Of War Babies

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 (3198)
1. Dean Martin - I've Got You Under My Skin
2. Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
3. David Lowry - Marigolds
4. The 3 Wise Men - Thanks For Christmas
5. The Kinks - Complicated Life
6. Tweedy - The Wolf Is On The Hill
7. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - I Learned The Hard Way
8. Dan Auerbach - My Last Mistake
9. The New Basement Tapes - Lost On The River
10. Okkerville River - Wake & Be Fine
11. Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Penguin
12. The Beatles 1963 Christmas Record (mono)
13. The Beatles - Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (mono)
14. El Vez - Feliz Navidad
15. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

16. Rufus Thomas - Breakdown
17. Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Chicken
18. JD Sadler and Angela Alexander - Spoilin' For A Fight
19. Dean Martin - Baby, It's Cold Outside
20. Syd Barrett - Gigolo Aunt
21. Chambers Brothers - All Strung Out
22. The Byrds - Lazy Day
23. John Cale - Paris 1919
24. Lou Reed - Satellite Of Love
25. Nico - Fairest Of The Season
26. Kelley Stoltz - Words
27. The Zombies - If It Don't Work Out
28. Yo La Tengo - I Should Have Known Better
29. The Rutles - I Must Be In Love
30. Dukes Of Stratosphere - What In The World
31. White Stripes - You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl)
32. Von Bondies - Lack Of Communication

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 NIGHTTIME EDITION



1. They Might Be Giants - Christmas In The Bighouse
2. Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog
3. Ruth Brown - Wild Wild Young Men
4. The Drifters - White Christmas
5. Lavern Baker - Jim Dandy
6. Solomon Burke - If You Need Me
7. Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
8. T. Rex - Ride A White Swan
9. The Beatifics - The Only One
10. Kelley Stoltz - Sunday Morning
11. Yo La Tengo - 20th Century Boy
12. The Replacements - 20th Century Boy
13. David Bowie & Placebo - 20th Century Boy
14. T. Rex - 20th Century Boy
15. Drunk Uncle - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Friday, December 16th, 2016 (3199)


BIG SHOT RADIO
1. Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
2. Beach Boys - I'll Be Home For Christmas
3. David Bowie - Sorrow
4. Faux Jean - Chartreuse Skirt
5. Nova Mob - Old Empire
6. They Might Be Giants - Cyclops Rock
7. Billy Joel - Allentown

8. The Fleshtones - Hooray For Santa Claus
9. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
10. Bill Withers - Use Me Up
11. Billy Joel - She's Got A Way

12. Reverend Glenn Armstrong - Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas
13. The Beatles 196 Christmas Record (mono)
14. The Beatles - I Should Have Known Better (mono)
15. Billy Joel - Big Shot

16. Tiny Tim & Brave Combo - Stairway To Heaven
17. Billy Joel - It's Still Rock & Roll To Me

18. The Crystals - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
19. Howlin' Wolf - Wolf Is At Your Door
20. Michael Daniel Baez - You May Be Right

21. Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
22. The Brother's Rap - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
23. Michael McDonald - Come O Come Emmanuel/What Month Was Jesus Born?
24. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat
25. Haze - House On A Country Road
26. New Order - Working Overtime
27. Kelley Stoltz - Still Feel
28. The Monkees - Circle Sky
29. Eilart Pilarm - Blue Christmas
30. Terry Reid - Bang Bang
31. Shirley Ellis - The Nitty Gritty
32. Little Richard - Keep A Knockin'
33. Backbeat Band - Please Mr. Postman
34. Lightnin' Hopkins - Merry Christmas
35. Billy Joel - You're Only Human

Monday, December 12, 2016

IT'S A LEGENDARY STARDUST CARD SHOWER!


If the snow on the ground and having to scrape the windows of your car hasn't tipped you off to what time of year it is, then this blog post surely will. IT IS TIME TO WISH THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Ledge is family to us, so we ask that you include him in your season's greetings mail list. He doesn't have any family members close by, so he usually spends his holidays alone. Way back when, in the early days of Shuffle Function, we asked him if he had any plans for the holidays. He told us he'd be doing what he always did - going to a Seven-Eleven to eat a turkey sandwich, drink a slurpee, and then go home. We knew then that we had to do something, and the idea of the card shower was born. This was our chance to let him know he wasn't alone, and that he and his music is loved all over the world.


We'll be giving out his mailing address a bunch on the radio show between now and then, but here it is for your convenience. You can decorate the envelope however you like, but he likes lots of stars and spaceships.  Here is his address:

Norman Carl Odam
Legendary Stardust Cowboy
P.O. Box 730742
San Jose, California
95173


If you're feeling adventurous, include a self addressed stamped envelope. We can't guarantee that you will hear back from The Ledge, but the odds are greatly increased that you will. If you do hear back from him, drop us an email and let us know. He has been very inventive with his replies in the past and we love hearing about it.

We can't thank you enough for making our favorite cowboy happy. He means the world to us, and we love to hear the excitement in his voice when he calls us during the morning show to let us know about all the cards he is getting. For his birthday this year he told us he got so many cards that the ladies at the post office couldn't believe it! This made him so happy, and a world with a happy Legendary Stardust Cowboy is a better world to live in. Thank you Radio Heroes!

LEDGE WANTS YOUR RECIPES!

We spoke to Ledge earlier and he said he'd like all the kiddies out there to send their favorite holiday recipes!  He's never asked for that before, so maybe he wants to assemble a fan club cookbook or something.  In any case, that sounds like a really nice touch for such a great guy.  LEDGE WANTS YOUR RECIPES, GANG!

Friday, December 09, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR DECEMBER 5th - DECEMBER 9th, 2016

Monday, December 5th, 2016 (3190)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LITTLE RICHARD!
1. Vetiver - It's Beyond Me
2. A Band Of Bees - Punch Bag
3. Flaming Lips - Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
4. Ben Folds Five - Alice Childress
5. Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It
6. Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor
7. Camper Van Beethoven - Sweetheart
8. Gram Parsons - Streets Of Baltimore
9. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally

10. 5678s - Hanky Panky
11. Parting Gifts - Don't Hurt Me Now
12. Link Wray - Big City After Dark
13. Bombay Sweets - Wolf's Breath
14. Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose
15. The Feelies - The Boy With Perpetual Nervousness
16. Yo La Tengo - Blue Line Swinger
17. Guided By Voices - Run Wild
18. Carl Perkins - Matchbox
19. Bob Dylan - New Morning
20. Little Richard - Slippin & Slidin
21. Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
22. Kelley Stoltz - Put My Troubles To Sleep
23. Nilsson - One (Altenate Take)
24. Little Richard - Lucille
25. The Fleshtones - Feels Good To Feel
26. Urban Legends - The World  Is Strange
27. A.C. Newman - I'm Not Talking
28. Johnny Cash - Cry Cry Cry
29. Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
30. Little Richard - Rip It Up
31. Little Richard - Jenny Jenny
32. Little Richard - Keep A Knockin'
33. Little Richard - Ready Teddy

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 (3191)


REMEMBERING ROY ORBISON
1. Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
2. Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
3. The Kinks - 20th Century Man
4. Moe Tucker - Guess I'm Falling In Love
5. Rolling Stones - All Sold Out
6. Chris Stamey Group - Christmas Time
7. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
8. Roy Orbison - Crying

9. T. Rex - Summertime Blues
10. Chris Bell - I Am The Cosmos
11. Thievery Corporation - Depth Of My Soul
12. Little Suzanna - Mom & Dad Please Don't Steal For Us This Christmas
13. Travelling Wilburys - Rattled
14. Backbeat Band - Bad Boy
15. Murder City Devils - Dead By Christmas
16. Tin Machine - Baby Universal
17. Gary Strivent - Something
18. The Sisterhood - Peppermint, Christmas Treat
19. LCD Soundsystem  - Yeah (Pretentious Mix)
20. The Sisterhood - Baby, It's A Cold Night In December
21. Prince - Another Lonely Christmas
22. Roy Orbison - In Dreams
23. John Cale & Lou Reed - Trouble With Classicists
24. Yo La Tengo - Dreams
25. XTC - Respectable Street
26. Redd Kross - Mary Christmas
27. Brady Bunch - Sunshine Day
28. Hedwig & The Angry Inch - Wig In A Box
29. The Monkees - What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round?
30. They Might Be Giants - The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
31. Phenomenal Handclap Band - 15 to 20
32. The Sisterhood - Rockin' Disco Santa

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 (3192)


TOM WAITS DAY SPONSOR!  THANKS, STEPHANIE!
1. Little Trip To Heaven (On The Wings Of Your Love)
2. Burma Shave
3. Coney Island Baby
4. Big Joe/Phantom 309
5. King Kong
6. Step Right Up
7. Diamonds On Your Windshield
8. Martha
9. Eye Ball Kid
10. I Don't Wanna Grow Up
11. Walking Spanish
12. Filipino Box Spring Hog
13. Bad As Me
14. Chocolate Jesus
15. Ol' 55
16. Falling Down
17. Kentucky Avenue

18. Blind Love
19. Kommienezuspadt
20. Earth Died Screaming
21. Hang On St. Christopher
22. 16 Shells From A 30 Ought 6
23. Down Down Down
24. Shake It
25. Picture In A Frame
26. Tom Traubert's Blues
27. Never Let Go
28. San Diego Serenade
29. Johnsberg, Illinois
30. Hold On
31. Anywhere I Lay My Head

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 (3193)


REMEMBERING JOHN LENNON
1. John Lennon - I'm The Greatest
2. The Beatles - Baby, It's You (mono)
3. John Lennon - Nobody Told Me
4. John Lennon - What You Got
5. John Lennon - Hold On
6. The Beatles - Help (US Stereo)
7. The Beatles - One After 909
8. John Lennon - Crippled Inside
9. John Lennon - Watching The Wheels (Stripped Down version)
10. The Beatles - Rock and Roll Music (mono)

11. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Sunday Bloody Sunday
12. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
13. John Lennon - How Do You Sleep?
14. John Lennon - Power To The People
15. John Lennon - Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out
16. John Lennon - Just Because
17. The Beatles - Don't Let Me Down (stereo)
18. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus (mono)
19. The Beatles - When I Get Home (mono)
20. The Beatles - Leave My Kitten Alone (mono)
21. John Lennon - Just Like Starting Over
22. The Beatles - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (stereo)
23. The Beatles - You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (mono)
24. The Beatles - Ballad Of John & Yoko (stereo)
25. John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night
26. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - John Sinclair
27. The Beatles - She Said She Said (mono)
28. The Beatles - Dear Prudence (mono)
29. John Lennon - Oh Yoko!
30. The Beatles - A Day In The Life (stereo)

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 (NIGHTTIME EDITION)
EVEN MORE JOHN LENNON!
1. The Beatles - Dizzy Miss Lizzy
2. John Lennon - Cold Turkey
3. The Beatles - Yer Blues (mono)
4. John Lennon - Well Well Well
5. The Beatles - Hey Bulldog (mono)
6. The Beatles - Yes It Is (stereo)
7. John Lennon - Oh My Love

8. The Beatles - You Can't Do That
9. The Beatles - Good Morning Good Morning (mono)
10.The Beatles - Revolution (mono)
11. John Lennon - Mind Games
12. The Beatles - Money (That's What I Want) (mono)
13. The Beatles - Twist & Shout (mono)

Friday, December 9th, 2016 (3194)
1. Cactus Blossoms - Change Your Ways Or Die
2. David Byrne - Make Believe Mambo
3. Waterboys - November Tale
4. Russell Hoke - Someday Among Flowers
5. The Lyres - Never Met A Girl Like You Before
6. Velvet Underground - Rock & Roll
7. Burnt Palms - No Goodbye
8. Black Keys - It's Up To You Now
9. Frank Black & The Catholics - I Need Peace
10. Tuff Age - 50 Girls 50
11. Allman Brothers - Blue Sky
12. Robyn Hitchcock - The Ghost In You
13. They Might Be Giants - Why Does The Sun Shine?

14. They Might Be Giants - Mammals
15. They Might Be Giants - James K Polk
16. Bob Dylan - Jokerman
17. Neil Young - Only Love Can Break Your Heart
18. JJ Cale - Any Way The Wind Blows
19. Pete Townshend - Let My Love Open The Door
20. Russell Hoke - Lullabye Waltz
21. Avette Brothers - A Father's First Spring
22. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Distant Sky
23. Low - You See Everything
24. The Deslondes - Those Were The Days
25. Judy Henske & Jerry Yester - Raider
26. Bon Iver - Minnesota, WI
27. My Morning Jacket - Grab A Body
28. David Bowie - I Can't Give Everything Away
29. Redd Kross - Born To Love You
30. Wilco - Juts Say Goodbye
31. Guided By Voices - Glittering Parliaments
32. Hold Steady - Wait A While

Saturday, December 03, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR NOVEMBER 28th - DECEMBER 2nd, 2016

Monday, November 28th, 2016 (3185)



GILMORE GAB w/KAITLIN AND MINDY!
1. Carole King & Louise Goffin - Where You Lead I Will Follow
2. XTC - I'm The Man Who Murdered Love
3. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
4. Tim Curry - I Do The Rock
5. Merle Haggard - Mama Tried
6. Shonen Knife - Top Of The World
7. David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World
8. White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
9. Robin Kahn - Where You Lead I Will Follow
10. Tom Waits - Time

11. Dean Martin - Aint That A Kick In The Head
12. Grant Lee Phillips - Smile
13. Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror
14. Carole King - Where You Lead I Will Follow
15. Sam Phillips - Reflecting Light

16. Barry Manilow - Looks Like We Made it
17. Big Star - Thirteen
18. Ash - Girl From Mars
19. Yo La Tengo - My Little Corner Of The World

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 (3186)



GEORGE HARRISON R.I.P.
1. The Beatles - Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby (mono)
2. The Beatles - Do You Want To Know A Secret? (mono)
3. Sleater Kinney - Oh!
4. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - You Spin Me Around
5. Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead
6. George Harrison - Any Road

7. Bob Dylan w/George Harrison - If Not For You
8. The Bruce Springsteen Band - The Ballad Of Jesse James
9. The Beatles - I'm Happy Just To Dance With You (mono)
10. George Harrison - Love Comes To Everyone
11. Travelling Wilburys - Heading For The Light
12. Bonzo Dog Band - Deathcab For Cutie
13. Prince - Clouds
14. George Harrison - Awaiting On You All
15. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Babe I'm On Fire
16. George Harrison - All Those Years Ago
17. George Harrison - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
18. The Beatles - Savoy Truffle (mono)
19. Devin Davis - Transcendental Sports Anthem
20. Cheap Trick - She's Tight
21. George Harrison - Wah Wah
22. The Beatles - Think For Yourself (mono)
23. George Harrison - This Guitar Can't Keep From Crying
24. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun (stereo)
25. The Beatles - Roll Over Beethoven (stereo)
26. The Beatles - It's All Too Much (stereo)

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 (3187)
1. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
2. David Bowie - Life On Mars (2016 Mix)
3. Lee Fields - Moonlight Mile
4. Loretta Lynn - To Heck With Ole Santa Claus
5. Willie Nelson - Sunday Morning Coming Down
6. The Decemberists - Yankee Bayonette
7. Dressy Bessy - Stop Foolin'
8. XTC - No Language In Our Lungs
9. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
10. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
11. The Breeders - Driving On 9
12. Bonnie Prince Billy - Maundering
13. Trip Shakespeare - Today You Move
14. The New Standards - You're Innocent When You Dream
15. Squeeze - Black Coffee In Bed

16. Tiny Tim - Are You Lonesome Tonight
17. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Ghost Riders In The Sky
18. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Paralyzed
19. Bo Diddley - Heartomatic Love
20. Elvis Presley - Good Rockin' Tonight
21. Judson Fountain - Garbage Can From Thailand
22. Fenderman - Mule Skinner Blues
23. Young Fresh Fellows - Loud Loud Loud Loud Guitars
24. Guitar Wolf - Summertime Blues
25. Johnny Burnette - Tear It Up
26. The Cramps - Garbage Man
27. The Trashman -Surfin Bird
28. The Clash - Brand New Cadillac

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 (3188)
1. The Kinks - Big Sky
2. Explorer's Club - In The Country
3. Charles Douglas - Blues For Catalina
4. Pop Staples - No News Is Good News
5. Delgados - Girls Of Valor
6. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
7. Gary Numan - Down In The Park
8. Depeche Mode - People Are People
9. Dr. Dog - Big Girl
10. Blondie - Hangin' On The Telephone
11. Dead Weather - Hustle & Cuss
12. Joe Cocker - Blues Medley
13. Nick Drake - One Of these Things First
14. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
15. Nick Drake - Hazy Jane II
16. The Feelies - For A While
17. They Might Be Giants - Anna Ng
18. Yo La Tengo - Moon Rock Mambo
19. De La Soul - Eye Know

20. Charles Bradley - Changes
21. Haley Bonar - I Can Change
22. XTC - That's Really Super Super Girl
23. Dungen - Panda
24. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Ride A Tractor
25. Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
26. Ex Hex - How You Got That Girl
27. Cheap Trick - Southern Girls

Thursday, December 1st 2016 NIGHTTIME EDITION

1. Drunk Uncle - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
2. Dennis Brown - Wichita Lineman
3. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Swallow Tail
4. Cults - Go Outside
5. Daniel Johnston - Kool Aid
6. Billy Paul - Mr And Mrs. Jones
7. Harry Nilsson - Vine Street
8. The Beatifics - In The Meantime
9. Dick Kent - Five Feet Nine & A Half Inches Tall

Friday, December 2nd, 2016 (3189)
1. Elvis Presley - I'll Be Home For Christmas
2. Bob Dylan - Tangled Up In Blue
3. Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green - Travellin'
4. Niela Miller - Mean World
5. Yo La Tengo - Rock & Roll Santa
6. The Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
7. The Stooges - Search & Destroy
8. Klaus Nomi - After The Fall

9. Dirtbombs - Chains Of Love
10. New Order - Krafty
11. XTC - Thanks For Christmas
12. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Down In The Wrecking Yard
13. Rolling Stones - Slave
14. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Shake Some Evil
15. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
16. Keith Richards - Run Rudolph Run
17. The Strangeloves - I Want Candy
18. REM - Radio Son
19. David Bowie - Sorrow
20. Francoise Hardy - Ce Petit Coueur
21. Marianne Faithfull - Deep Water
22. Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
23. Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly - Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth
24. Dictonaraoke - Easy
25. Brat - Easy Heaven
26. The Cure - Just Like Heaven
27. Ben Folds - In Between Days
28. The Monkees - Love's What I Want
29. The Beatles - Leave My Kitten Alone (mono)
30. Rocket From The Tombs - Love Train Express
31. Awesome Colours - IOU
32. Rush - Spirit Of The Radio
33. Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con
34. Michelle Cody - Merry Christmas Elvis

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

IT'S A LEGENDARY STARDUST CARD SHOWER!


If the snow on the ground and having to scrape the windows of your car hasn't tipped you off to what time of year it is, then this blog post surely will. IT IS TIME TO WISH THE LEGENDARY STARDUST COWBOY HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Ledge is family to us, so we ask that you include him in your season's greetings mail list. He doesn't have any family members close by, so he usually spends his holidays alone. Way back when, in the early days of Shuffle Function, we asked him if he had any plans for the holidays. He told us he'd be doing what he always did - going to a Seven-Eleven to eat a turkey sandwich, drink a slurpee, and then go home. We knew then that we had to do something, and the idea of the card shower was born. This was our chance to let him know he wasn't alone, and that he and his music is loved all over the world.


We'll be giving out his mailing address a bunch on the radio show between now and then, but here it is for your convenience. You can decorate the envelope however you like, but he likes lots of stars and spaceships.  Here is his address:

Norman Carl Odam
Legendary Stardust Cowboy
P.O. Box 730742
San Jose, California
95173


If you're feeling adventurous, include a self addressed stamped envelope. We can't guarantee that you will hear back from The Ledge, but the odds are greatly increased that you will. If you do hear back from him, drop us an email and let us know. He has been very inventive with his replies in the past and we love hearing about it.

We can't thank you enough for making our favorite cowboy happy. He means the world to us, and we love to hear the excitement in his voice when he calls us during the morning show to let us know about all the cards he is getting. For his birthday this year he told us he got so many cards that the ladies at the post office couldn't believe it! This made him so happy, and a world with a happy Legendary Stardust Cowboy is a better world to live in. Thank you Radio Heroes!

LEDGE WANTS YOUR RECIPES!

We spoke to Ledge earlier and he said he'd like all the kiddies out there to send their favorite holiday recipes!  He's never asked for that before, so maybe he wants to assemble a fan club cookbook or something.  In any case, that sounds like a really nice touch for such a great guy.  LEDGE WANTS YOUR RECIPES, GANG!

Monday, November 28, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR NOVEMBER 21st - NOVEMBER 25th, 2016

Monday, November 21st, 2016 (3180)



RIP SHARON JONES
1. Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne
2. David Bowie - Win
3. Yoko Ono - Death Of Samantha
4. Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You In The End
5. Noah Sterba - The Great Motionless Light
6. Devin Davis - Giant Spiders
7. The Scientists - Rev Head
8. Best Show - Coconut Water
9. Brave New World - Train Kept A Rollin'
10. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
11. The Who - The Seeker
12. David Nance - Pure Evil
13. Public Image Limited - This Is Not A Love Song
14. The Plugz - Shifting Hearts
15. Yo La Tengo - Stupid Things
16. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Inspiration Information
17. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - 100 Days 100 Nights

18. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Take Me With U
19. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - People Don't Get What They Deserve
20. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In
21. Prince - Aint Gonna Miss U When UR Gone
22. The Beatifics - When It's Whenever
23. David Bowie - Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
24. Chambers Brothers - TIme Has Come Today
25. The Band - Tears Of Rage
26. Haze - Are You Free
27. Danny & The Darleans - Little Black Egg
28. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Ballad Of Jim Jones
29. Bob Dylan - Queen Jane Approximately
30. Bill Boyce - Hooters Galore

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 (3181)



HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WHITE ALBUM!
1. They Might Be Giants - Another First Kiss
2. Kelley Stoltz - Love Let Me In Again
3. George Harrison - What Is Life
4. David Nance - Glittering Lies
5. Mess Up The Mess - Esprit De L'Escalier
6. Mary Timony Band - Sharpshooter
7. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Out Of Reaches
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Distant Sky
9. Magic Numbers - Mornings Eleven

10. The Avett Brothers - Kick Drum Heart
11. Yo La Tengo - Awhileaway
12. Noah Sterba - Too Far Gone
13. Eddie Current Suppression Ring - Tuning Out
14. The Fall - Victoria
15. Mates Of State - Sleep The Clock Around
16. Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
17. Lemonheads - Mrs. Robinson
18. The Beatles - Back In The USSR (stereo)
19. The Beatles - Dear Prucence (stereo)
20. The Beatles - Yer Blues (stereo)
21. The Beatles - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (stereo)
22. The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry (stereo)
23. The Beatles - The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill (stereo)
24. LCD Soundsystem - On Repeat
25. Gang Of Four - I Found That Essence Rare
26. Husker Du - Charity Chastity Prudence & Hope
27. Wire - Outdoor Miner
28. New Pornographers - Twin Cinema

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 (3182)



Charlie & Leanne are Program Directors For The Day!
1. Velvet Underground - Temptation Inside Your Heart
2. Graham Bond - Neighbor Neighbor
3. Sly & The Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher
4. David Bowie - Black Country Rock
5. John Doe - The Golden State

6. David Nance - Pure Evil
7. Sleater Kinney - You're No Rock N Roll Fun
8. Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy
9. The Who - Pictures Of Lily
10. Flying Burrito Brothers - Hot Burrito #1
11. Prince - I Wanna Be Your Lover
12. Fleetwood Mac - This Is The Rock
13. Fleetwood Mac - Station Man
14. Fleetwood Mac - Blood On The Floor
15. Erik Koskinen - First Time In Years
16. Erik Koskinen - Both Of Me
17. Erik Koskinen - Confusion
18. Red Prysock - Hand Clappin'
19. Floyd Dixon - Hey Bartender
20. Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - Don't Let Go
21. Toxic Audio - Easter Island Head
22. Chuck Pyle - Yukki Sushi
23. The Weavers & Pete Seeger - The Frozen Logger
24. The Mollys - Merghin Derkin
25. Bottle Rockets - Lucky Break
26. Todd Snider - Enjoy Yourself
27. The New Primitives - Wild Horses
28. Ray Bonneville - Crow John
29. G Love & Special Sauce - Let's Have A Good Time
30. Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
31. John Prine - Dear John ( I Sent Your Saddle Home)
32. Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs - Hasta Manana Iguana
33. Mimi & Richard Farina - The Falcon
34. Beautiful Day - White Bird
35. Mimi & Richard Farina - Celebration For A Grey Day
36. Warren Zevon - Splendid Isolation

Thursday, November 24th, 2016 (3183)
RERUN FOR THANKSGIVING!

Friday, November 25th, 2016 (3184)



THE LAST WALTZ TURNS 40
1. Theme From The Last Waltz
2. Up On Cripple Creek
3. The Shape I'm In
4. It Makes No Difference
5. Who Do You Love? w/Ronnie Hawkins
6. Life Is A Carnival
7. Such A Night w/Dr. John
8. The Weight
9. This Wheel's On Fire
10. Mystery Train w/Paul Butterfield
11. Caledonia w/Muddy Waters
12. Mannish Boy w/Muddy Waters
13. Further On Up The Road w/Eric Clapton
14. Ophelia
15. Helpless w/Neil Young
16. Dry Your Eyes w/Neil Diamond
17. W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
18. Caravan w/Van Morrison
19. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
20. Baby Let Me Follow You Down w/Bob Dylan
21. Hazel  w/Bob Dylan
22. I Don't Believe You w/Bob Dylan
23. Forever Young w/Bob Dylan
24. Baby Let Me Follow You Down w/Bob Dylan
25. Don't Do It

RIP FLORENCE HENDERSON


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Commemorate This Year's They Might Be Playing They Might Be Giants Day



The great people at They Might Be Giants Headquarters wanted to commemorate KMSU's fantastic day sponsorship this year, and so they collaborated with our very own Tom Royer to design this one of a kind t-shirt. The last two years we have managed to get requests from all 50 States, with this year being our biggest year yet with 14 International Countries participating as well! It was an outpouring of They Might Be Giants love and KMSU was smack dab in the middle of it. I love it that the band is so willing to help let the world know about how cool KMSU is. Just in case you can't make out the text on the back of the shirt, here is a close-up:

These shirts are only available through the Holidays on the merch page of the They Might Be Giants website. You can follow this link to find it. It is available in men and women's sizes. Wave your freak flag high with this amazing t-shirt and let the world know how amazing KMSU is!



Shelley



Thursday, November 24, 2016

THE LAST WALTZ TURNS 40!


The Last Waltz occurred on Thanksgiving in 1976.  It was an epic concert featuring The Band in what would be their last performance with the original lineup, along with a who's who of music legends joining them on stage.  The day even included ballroom dancing and 5000 Thanksgiving dinners.  I don't know what tickets cost, but it seems like folks got their moneys worth.


A few years ago somebody posted The Last Waltz on YouTube, but not the Martin Scorsese version you're used to.  This is the ENTIRE Last Waltz concert, including songs not available anywhere else.  Even better, it's the original soundboard recordings, so no overdubs here.  It's stunning.  We were listening to some of it at the station the other day, and it knocked us out.  You even get the full Dylan set .  The video is solid, though it is from a single camera at the back of the room.  Bill Graham recorded all the shows that he produced, so this is most likely from the Winterland archives.  

These guys really knew how to throw a farewell bash.

Shyboy

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

GILMORE GAB HAPPENS ON MONDAY!



GILMORE GAB!
Monday, November 28th
Six a.m. to Nine a.m.

KMSU 89.7FM/91.3FM/kmsu.org

New Gilmore Girls episodes FINALLY arrive on Black Friday, and Shyboy Tim is ready to binge watch the whole darn thing.  We know there are a lot of you out there that have been anxiously awaiting the long awaited return of GG, and that's why we're doing Gilmore Gab on Monday morning!  We'll have a studio full of Gilmore Girls fans declaring their love for the show, as well as digging into the four new episodes.  It should be crazy nerdy and obsessive, so please tune in!

Do you have any opinions about the show and the new episodes?  Want to send us Gilmore Girls haikus?  We want to hear your voices!  Call or text us at 507-389-5678, call 1-800-456-7810, or drop us an e-mail at shufflefunction@hotmail.com.  The more the merrier!

Can Shyboy Tim survive four new episodes with Lorelai Gilmore?  Will he be disappointed, and how long will he be institutionalized if he is?  FIND OUT ON MONDAY!


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR NOVEMBER 14th - NOVEMBER 18th, 2016

Monday, November 14th, 2016 (3175)


RIP LEON RUSSELL
1. Leon Russell - Down On Deep River
2. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
3. Leon Russell - Beware Of Darkness
4. Monsters Of Folk - Losin' Your Head
5. Wilco - Outtasite (Outtamind)
6. The Minders - Don't You Stop
7. The Lyres - Don't Give It Up Now
8. Yo La Tengo - The Room Got Heavy
9. Sly & The Family Stone - Underdog
10. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sooner Or Later
11. Leon Russell - It's All Over Now Baby Blue
12. Ike & Tina Turner - Chopper
13. Half Japanese - Perfect
14. Leon Russell - She Thinks I Still Care
15. Tom Waits - Hope I Don't Fall In Love Again
16. Paul Westerberg - First Glimmer
17. Joe Cocker - Bird On A Wire
18. Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
19. Leon Russell - A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
20. Leon Russell - Stranger In A Strange Land
21. Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows
22. MC5 - Skunk (Sonically Speaking)
23. Dump - Super Powerless
24. Total Babe - Bare Bones

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
1. Go Home Productions - A Slip McShady
2.Supa Chief - Red Brained Woman
3. Moving Sidewalks - You Make Me Shake
4. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Hong Kong Garden
5. Irving - Turn Of The Century
6. Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
7. Yoko Ono - Between My Head & The Sky
8. Replacements - Sadly Beautiful
9. Viva Voce - From The Devil Himself
10. Elvis Presley - City By Night
11. Little Willie John - I'm Shakin'
12. Big Bill Broonzy - Key To The Highway
13. Can - Hallelujah
14. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sugarman
15. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
16. Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
17. Prince Buster - One Step Beyond
18. AC/DC - Rocker
19. Tornadoes - Telstar
20. Demi Edejuyigbe - Steely Danzig
21. David Bowie - This Is Not America
22. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock
23. Frank Sinatra - Good Bye, She Quietly Said
24. Harry Nilsson - Isolation
25. Meic Stevens - Love Owed
26. Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
27. Kelley Stoltz - The Sun Comes Through
28. Clarence Carter - Patches
29. Nick Drake - From The Morning

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 (3177)
1. Sonic Youth - Turquoise Boy
2. David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
3. David Byrne & St Vincent - The One Who Broke Your Heart
4. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Wild Horses
5. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Why?
6, Iggy Pop - The Passenger
7. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
8. XTC - Season Cycle
9. Marianne Faithfull - Children Of Stone
10. U2 - Love Comes Tumbling Down
11. Bonnie Prince Billy - I Am Goodbye
12. Generation X - Kiss Me Deadly
13. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes In Spurts
14. The Jam - Town Called Malice
15. Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
16. Husker Du - The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill
17. Booker T - Native New Yorker
18. Pere Ubu - Heaven
19. Yo La Tengo - Stupid Things
20. The Cramps - Tear It Up
21. MC5 - High School
22. The Castaways - Liar Liar
23. Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road
24. Maceo & The Macks - Cross The Tracks
25. Negativland - Piece Of Pie
26. Jim Joir - Turbulent Weather

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 (3178)
1. Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right To Party
2. Missy Dee & The Melody Crew - Missy Missy D
3. Prince - Delirious
4. Lee Dorsey - Holy Cow
5. Rolling Stones - Let Me Go
6. The Talking Heads - Born Under Punches
7. Soft Boys - Rock N Roll Toilet
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Get Ready For Love
9. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
10. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
11. Supreme Jubilees - It'll All Be Over
12. Ken Defeudis - Desperado
13. Emitt Rhodes - With My Face On The Floor
14. Bob Marley & The Wailers - No Woman No Cry
15. Jesus Christ Superstar - The Last Supper/Gesthemane
16. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Relaxation
17. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
18. LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
19. Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
20. Velvet Underground - Head Held High
21. Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot
22. Danny & The Darleans - Let's Stomp
23. The Who - Leaving Here
24. The Downliner Sect - Bloodhound
25. Joy Division - Love Love Lost

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 NIGHTTIME EDITION



RIP BILLY MILLER, CO-FOUNDER OF NORTON RECORDS
1.Hasil Adkins - She Said
2. Andre Williams - Gin
3. Benny Joy - Wild Wild Lover
4. Big Star - The Letter
5. Pretty Things - You Don't Believe Me
6. Yvonne & Yvette - After It's All Over
7. Los Peyotes - Let's Spend The Night Together
8. Gaylord & The A-Bones - Squat With Me Baby
9. Lou Reed -Merry Go Round
10. Pleasure Seekers - What A Way To Die
11. Charlie Feathers - Stutterin' Cindy
12. Church Keys - Oogy Wah Wah
13. Sur Royal Da Count The Parliaments - Scream Mother Scream
14. Stud Cole - Burn Baby Burn

Friday, November 18th, 2016 (3179)


THEY MIGHT BE PLAYING THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS DAY!
1. Meet James Ensor
2. I Got Gettin' Up So Down
3. Particle Man (Washington DC)
4. First Kiss (NC)
5. Moving To The Sun (NY)
6. Nightgown Of The Sullen Moon (GA)
7. Rhythm Section Want Ad (OH, NC)
8. Whirlpool (PA)
9. Sleeping In The Flowers (NE)
10. Electric Car (MN)
11. Metal Detector (NY)
12. Theme From Flood/Birdhouse In Your Soul (CO)
13. Edison Museum (NJ)
14. Meet James Ensor
15. Theme From McSweeney's (AZ)
16. Dirtbike (ME)
17. Til My Head Falls Off (Sweden)
18. I've Got A Match (AZ)
19. John Linnell - South Carolina (SC)
20. Thinking Machine (IL)
21. Mrs. Train (OH)
22. Man, It's So Loud (MA, GA)
23. Jessica (MN)
24. Electric Istanbul (Australia)
25. I Should Be Allowed To Think (MN)
26. Boss Of Me (Canada)
27. Kiss Me Son Of God (NY)
28. They'll Need A Crane (Germany)
29. She's An Angel (CT)
30. She's Actual Size (CA)

31. Meet James Ensor
32. Cloisonne (WA)
33. She Was a Hotel Detective (NV, England)
34. Mesopotamians (IL)
35. You Don't Like Me (MN)
36. No Cops (IA)
37. Hey We're The Replacements (MN)
38. Moving To The Sun (WI)
39. Spiraling Shape (MN)
40. I Blame You (PA)
41. Experimental Film (OK)
42. Bills Bills Bills (WI)
43. Hell Hotel (CA)
44. High Five (MN)
45. You're On Fire (MN)
46. Meet James Ensore
47. Birdhouse In Your Soul (TX)
48. Photosynthesis (VT)
49. Tubthumping (MN, IL, WI)
50. Damn Good Times (IN)
51. Elephants (OH)
52. John Linnell - House Of Mayors (Sweden)
53. Sensurround (Sweden)
54. I Pallindrome I (WV)
55. Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes (MA)
56. My Evil Twin (ME)
57. Pet Name (VA)
58. Hideway Folk Family (GA)
59. Darlings Of Lumberland (Flans Request!)
60. Bangs (AL, Israel)
61. Can't Keep Johnny Down (CT)
62. It's Kicking In (MT)
63. Space Suit (FL)
64. The Spine Surfs Alone (OR)
65. Cowtown (WI)
66. Oranges (NC)
67. Everything Right Is Wrong Again (Germany)
68. Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (MO)
69. I Just Wanna Dance (OR)
70. Ondine (TN)
71. Self Called Nowhere (NH)
72. Meet James Ensor
73. Rabid Child (MI)
74. Snail Shell (ID)
75. Mammal (ID)
76. Electronic Istanbul (NM)
77. My Evil Twin (AK)
78. We Wanna Rock (ND)
79. Particle Man (Schoolchildren) (AK)
80. I Should Be Allowed To Think (KS)
81. Letterbox (WI)
82. Cyclops Rock (TX)
83. Destination Moon (Switzerland)
84. Good To Be Alive (NY)
85. Meet The Elements (LA)
86. Where Do They Make Balloons (PA)
87. Thunderbird (ND, MN, IL, IA)
88. Bat Patrol (OH, TX)
89. You Probably Get That A Lot (WY)
90. Meet James Ensor
91. Istanbul Not Constantinople (AK)
92. Greasy Kid Stuff (Netherlands)
93. Don't Let's Start (TN)
94. Monsters Of Mud (SD)
95. James K. Polk (NE)
96. Nightgown Of The Sullen Moon (EVERYWHERE!)
97. AKA Driver (MN)
98. Where your Eyes Don't Go (PA, MO, FL)
99. I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar (England)
100. Mono Puff - Unsupervised (I Hit My Head) (CA)
101. Meet James Ensor
102. New York City (NY)
103. Welcome To The Jungle (NY)
104. First Kiss (IL)
105. Sleepwalkers (CA)
106. The Guitar ( The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (PA, NH, CANADA)
107. It's Not Your Birthday (DE, EVERYWHERE!)
108. Subliminal (MS)
109. I'll Be Haunting You (RI)
110. Starry Eyes (MN)
111. Reprehensible (MA)
112. Fingertips (EVERYWHERE!)
113. I Am A Paleontologist (DE)
114. Your Racist Friend (Scotland, EVERYWHERE!)
115. Dinnerbell (Germany)
116. AKA Driver (MN)
117. Meet James Ensor
118. Someone Keeps Moving My Chair (England)
119. Boat Of Car (Mexico)
120. Clap Your Hands (ND)
121. Alphabet Of Nations (FL)
122. Road Movie To Berlin (MD)
123. Shadow Government (VT)
124. 32 Foot Steps (MN
125. Hovering Sombrero (NM)
126. Window (MD)
127. The Statue Got Me High (HI)
128. Authenticity Trip (Russia)
129. Older (VA)
130. Now I Know (MT)
131. Canajoharie (Scotland, CA)
132. I Am Alone (NY)
133. Seven (NJ)
134. Now Is Strange (LA)
135. Why Does The Sun Shine? (TX)
136. Why Does The Sun Really Shine?
137. John Linnell - Song Of The 50 States (FL, WI)
138. Ana Ng (TX)
139. Stand On Your Own (Taiwan)
140. Shoehorn With Teeth (Taiwan)
141. Kitten Intro (MT)
142. John Linnell - Montana (MT)
143. Snowball In Hell (CO)
144. Call Your Mom (NJ)
145. What Is A Shooting Star? (Zimbabwe, Canada)
146. I Never Knew Love (AZ)
147. Where Your Eyes Don't Go (Puerto Rico)
148. Man It's So Loud In Here
149. Exquisite Dead Guy
150. Damn Good Times

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thank You TMBG Fans! Thanks Johns!

Close up of the TMBPTMBG Map
Where do I begin? This last Friday's They Might Be Playing They Might Be Giants was one of the funnest days I've had on the radio. This was the third time we'd been asked to honor James Ensor's death by our Day Sponsors Tom and Chantill. Every year has been bigger than the last, and the listener response has only grown and grown. We knew going into this that we'd be hearing from TMBG fans world wide, but even that knowledge didn't prepare us for the onslaught. Walking into the station at 5:45 we already had text requests waiting for us. Before we even played one request Friday morning we had already heard from TMBG fans in 16 different States. Six a.m. came, Meet James Ensor began and we were off to the races. The requests started flooding in immediately and we were crazy busy trying to keep up with them! The picture below shows just the requests that were coming in on twitter!

The Twitter requests were piling in.
It was exciting to see the song requests roll in like this and it made the ten hours just fly by. The love of this band by their fans was clearly evident, and this year we managed to hit our goal of getting requests from all 50 States with almost two hours to spare. In fact we even heard from Puerto Rico!

New map for a new year.

The official State and International list at the end of the day.
By the end we had more than tripled the number of International Countries that we'd heard from last year - with many more requests coming in from the UK, Germany, Canada and Scandinavia. New Countries included: Zimbabwe, Taiwan, Australia, Mexico, Israel, and Russia. The world is filled with They Might Be Giants fans, and I fond that very comforting.

From Left to Right: Our Day Sponsors Tom and Chantill, Shyboy Tim and Shelley
And as if all of that weren't enough, we were joined by both John Flansburgh and John Linnell during the day. We asked for questions from you and we were able to ask many of them. I apologize if we didn't get to one of yours - we will hold on to them for next year if the opportunity arises again. We want to thank both of the Johns for taking time out of their busy schedules to check in with us, and for helping get the word out among the fans. Every time Flans tweeted for requests we were flooded with them - which was really exciting! As a long time fan of this band it is always a thrill to have an opportunity to speak to them, and I am glad that we got to include your questions in the interviews.

The playlist - by the end we had played 151 songs!
We are still trying to recover from such an exciting day. We want to thank our Day Sponsors Tom and Chantill for such an amazing day and for supporting community radio on KMSU. Thanks to our station manager James "Gully" Gullickson for helping out with the technical difficulties we encountered and for allowing ten hours of They Might Be Giants on the air. Thanks to all of you who requested music, helped me find the songs I couldn't find, sent in questions for the Johns, or just listened in and shared your love of the band with us. I played as many of your requests as I could, and you all made for a great play list. And last but certainly not least thanks to John Flansburgh and John Linnell, not only for making some of my favorite music ever, but for being so gracious with your time and energy. You are the best!



We will see you all next year - I don't know how we begin to top this years They Might Be Playing They Might Be Giants, but we will do our best!

Cheers - Shelley



Thursday, November 17, 2016

THEY MIGHT BE INTERVIEWING THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS! (Update: THEY WILL BE!)


We're so excited for They Might Be Playing They Might Be Giants tomorrow!  Ten solid hours of TMBG on the radio, and it's gonna fly by.  Send your requests to shufflefunction@hotmail.com and we'll get them into the playlist.  We've already heard from eleven states, and we're shooting for all fifty of them, so help us out and spread the word to all of your TMBG fans around the country and the world!

Do you have any questions that you've been dying to ask They Might Be Giants?  Friday could be your lucky day.  We'll be joined via phone by both John Flansburgh and John Linnell throughout the day, which is just amazing to us.  Send us those burning questions you've always wanted to ask and we'll ask them!  Again, shufflefunction@hotmail.com is the place to send them.

We'll see you guys tomorrow for TEN SOLID HOURS of TMBG!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

TEN HOURS OF THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS? YOU'RE WELCOME, WORLD!


THEY MIGHT BE PLAYING
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS

Friday, November 18th
six a.m. to four p.m

KMSU 89.7 FM/KMSK 91.3 FM/kmsu.org

Have you been trying to figure out the best way to remember the life and art of James Ensor?  Leave it to KMSU to help!  On Friday, November 18th (the day before the anniversary of James Ensor's death), the gang from Shuffle Function will be on the air for TEN STRAIGHT HOURS playing only They Might Be Giants music!  Ten solid of hours that are destined to be stuck in your head all day long.  That's the Shuffle Function guarantee.

We'll be joined by Grandmaster Flash Tom, who is the brains behind this day, and he'll be our Twitter Czar for the event.  We'll also be joined at some point by ACTUAL TMBG MEMBER John Flansburgh via telephone!  He called us a few times last year during the day, and this time we want to be prepared for him.  Do you have any questions that you would like to ask John F?  About life, art, music, etc.?  We would like to ask them!  Send them to shufflefunction@hotmail.com, or leave them on the They Might Be Playing They Might Be Giants Facebook page.

We would also love to have your requests!  Last year the requests started flooding in immediately, and it was almost entirely requests for the full TMBPTMBG day.  Folks from all fifty states and four nations listened in and sent us their stories and favorites, and it turned into a wonderful community of fans nerding out on this wonderful band.  Send them to shufflefunction@hotmail.com, leave them on the FB page, or tweet your requests to @TMBPTMBG with the hashtag #TheyMightBePlayingTMBG.

Friday is gonna be a blast, so tune in, request, and join the TMBPTMBG family!