Wednesday, June 29, 2016


This Friday we're celebrating Canada Day on Shuffle Function!  July 1st, 1867, is the day that three colonies were united into the nation of Canada within the British Empire, so there's good reason to celebrate!  Our neighbors from the north have so much to celebrate, including loads and loads of great music, and that's where our show comes in.

Thursday night at 6:00 PM we'll be playing lots of Canadian Garage music, including quite a few that are sung in French!  We apologize in advance to our friends in Quebec for murdering the French language.  You can shake it off by listening to Gary's Thursday night jazz show, and you'll be a better person for it.

Friday morning we'll have three hours of Canadian musicians (plus some BJ Snowden) during the morning show.  As an added bonus we'll be joined by a real live Canadian!  We're living in a golden age of radio collaboration with our friends from the Great White North!

Six to Nine AM
KMSU 89.7/KMSK 91.3 FM/

Friday, June 24, 2016


Monday, June 20th, 2016 (3071) Brian Wilson' birthday!

1. Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
2. Beach Boys - Dance Dance Dance
3. Awesome Colours - I.O.U.
4. Roky Erickson & The Aliens - Click Your Fingers Applauding the Play
5. Buddy Rich - The Beat Goes On
6. Philemon Wehbe - Hamburger
7. Yo La Tengo - Is That Enough?
8. Daniel Johnston - Go
9. Beach Boys - Busy Doin' Nuthin'
10. Klark Kent - Don't Care
11. U2 - Discotheque
12. Guitar Wolf - Jet Generation
13. AC/DC - It's A Long Way To the Top If You Wanna Rock and Roll
14. The Monkees - You Bring the Summer
15. David Bowie - Loving the Alien
16. Beach Boys - Surf's Up
17. Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan In the Movies
18. The Dirtbombs - Chains of Love
19. The Stooges - Real Cool Time
20. Ty Segal - 20th Century Boy
21. Rolling Stones - 2000 Light Years From Home

22. Beach Boys - Surfer Girl
23. Anton Maiden - Number of the Beast
24. Fabulous Counts - Jan Jan
25. Haze - House On a Country Road
26. Prince - Hot Thing
27. The Cramps - Tear It Up
28. The Mops - I'm Just a Mops
29. Alice Cooper - Under My Wheels
30. Fleshtones - Let's Go
31. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
32. Elvis Presley - Blue Moon of Kentucky
33. The Beatles - Mr. Moonlight
34. Dead Kennedys - Moon Over Marin

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 (3072) Ray Davies' birthday!

1. The Kinks - Well Respected Man
2. Young Fresh Fellows - Loud Loud Loud Loud Guitars
3. Adult Books - Lobby Talks
4. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
5. Alex Chilton - Hook or Crook
6. The Kinks - God's Children
7. The Eels - On the Ropes
8. Grinderman - Palaces of Montezuma
9. Morrissey - Trouble Loves Me
10. The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
11. Howler - Wailing (Making Out)
12. Dump - Secret Blood
13. Cafe Mania
14. That Ain't Now Life To Me
15. Life Is Suffering
16. Model Behavior
17. Learning To Apologize Effectively
18. Dispossessor
19. I Don't Want To Set the World On Fire
20. Acceptance Speech
21. Patrasche Comeback
22. Debut
23. Plastic Thrills
24. Little Hollywood
25. Nurse Me
(we now return to our regularly scheduled program)
26. The Kinks - Victoria
27. The Husbands - Sha La La Daniel
28. The Fall - No Bulbs Three
29. Daniel Johnston - Mind Movies
30. Robyn Hitchcock - The Ghost In You
31. The Knitters - Burning House of Love
32. The Kinks - Love Me Til the Sun Shines
33. The Soft Boys - Pulse Of My Heart
34. Chris Stamey Experience - Shapes of Things
35. Buzzcocks - Everybody's Happy Nowadays
36. Devo - Beautiful World

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 (3073) R.I.P. Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns

1. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
2. Aretha Franklin - Respect
3. They Might Be Giants - Take Out the Trash
4. Hail Mary Mallon - Break Dance Beach
5. Wilco - I Might
6. Dusty Springfield - Son Of a Preacher Man
7. Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances
8. Fleshtones - Speedy Gonzalez

9. 13th Floor Elevators - Slip Inside This House
10. Otis Redding - Sitting On the Dock Of the Bay
11. Same & Dave - Soul Man
12. Todd Rundgren - Hello, It's Me
13. Isaac Hayes - By the Time I Get To Phoenix
14. Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain
15. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Global Warming
16. Joy Division - Warsaw
17. Husker Du - Back From Somewhere
18. Half Japanese - Thing With a Hook

19. David Bowie - Black Country Rock
20. Terry Reid - Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
21. Mar-Keys - Last Night
22. Sleater Kinney - A New Wave
23. Rush - Freewill
24. Same & Dave - Hold On, I'm Comin'
25. Carla Thomas & Otis Redding - Tramp
26. Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman
27. Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway
28. Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
29. Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
30. Willie Nelson - City of New Orleans

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 (3074)
1. Mavis Staples - Your Good Fortune
2. Des Londes - The Real Deal
3. Black Lips - Family Tree
4. The Sunshine Of Your Youth - On Your Side
5. The Bird & The Bee - So You Say
6. Roy Orbison - In Dreams

7. The Growlers - Good Advice
8. Dengue Fever - Cement Slippers
9. Burnt Palms - Never Met You
10. Syd Barrett - Terrapin
11. The Blind Shake - I'm Not An Animal
12. Weakwick - Rubbernecking
13. Rhythmaplex - Wannano
14. Belle & Sebastian - The Blues Are Still Blue
15. The Spectors - When the Girl Of Your Dreams
16. LCD Soundsystem - Movement
17. Tuff Age - Have You Seen Her?
18. David Bowie - Look Back In Anger
19. Prince - When You Were Mine
20. The Pandoras - Want Need Love
21. Reverend Horton Heat - Folsom Prison Blues
22. Iggy Pop - Passenger
23. Pavement - Summer Babe (Winter Version)
24. Firesign Theater - 40 Great Unclaimed Melodies
25. The Strokes - Is This It?
26. T. Rex - Elemental Child

27. The Blind Shake w/Swami John Reis - Kooks On the Face
28. Quintron - Miniature Breakdown
29. New Order - Age of Consent
30. Raveonettes - Beat City

Friday, June 24th, 2016 (3075) Nikko is our PD4AD!

Happy birthday, Colin Blunstone from The Zombies!

1. The Zombies - Care Of Cell 44
2. H.G. Lewis - Suburban Roulette
3. David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
4. Emmy the Great - Swimming Pool
5. The Zombies - I Want Her She Wants Me

6. Paul Westerberg - Whatever Makes You Happy
7. Yo La Tengo - The Room Got Heavy
8. Think - Once You Understand
9. Lee Hazelwood - Some Velvet Morning
10. Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
11. The Kinks - Big Sky
12. REM - Femme Fatale

13. Have Gun Will Travel (Palladin Theme)
14. Meco - Funk
15. Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
16. Dean Martin - You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You
17. Ninja Sex Party - Everybody Wants To Rule the World
18. Ninja Sex Party - The Last Unicorn
19. Wye Oak - Civilian
20. Andrew Bird - Valleys Of the Young
21. Glenn Frey - Smuggler's Blues
22. Annie Lennox - Memphis In June
23. Huey Lewis & the News - Hip To Be Square
24. Andrew Bird - Puma
25. Bertie Higgins - The Heart Is the Hunter
26. Fuzztones - Ward 81

27. Wyncote Symphony Orchestra - Hungarian Dance #5
28. Yoko Ono - Cat Man
29. Johnny Horton - Battle Of New Orleans
30. Black Keys - No Fun
31. Otis Redding - Love You More Than Words Can Say
32. George Clinton - Intense
33. Dr. Dog - Bring My Baby Back
34. Bill Withers - Grandma's Hands
35. Will Butler - Witness
36. Ninja Sex Party - Madrigal

Thursday, June 23, 2016


KMSU Presents
with Weakwick and Rhythmaplex

Saturday, July 9th
The What's Up Lounge
701 Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN

$5 cover! Starts at 8:30!

This show is gonna rock.  KMSU presents The Blind Shake, with guests Weakwick and Rhythmaplex, on Saturday, July 9th, at the What's Up Lounge!  The cover is only five bucks, too, so you don't have to sweat much.  Let's rephrase that:  You're gonna be sweating A TON because this show will rock!

The Blind Shake have been touring the world, and they will finally be making their way to Kato!  The City Pages named them the best live band in Minneapolis, too, so it stands to reason that this rule could apply to this town, if only for one night.  SF Weekly describes the band as "at once spacey, primitive futuristic, and brutal: a kind of backyard extraterrestrial minimal surf-punk party.  One Guitar, one baritone guitar, a f**kload of reverb, and a drummer who deserves an Olympic Medal."


Weakwick is an explosive noice-rock duo from Minneapolis, whose racket provides a fresh-faced update on classic Midwestern scuzz previously heard from labels like Amphetamine Reptile and Touch and Go Records.  Their new album just came out, so the timing is right for their sound to be unleashed on Mankato ears.

Rhythmaplex is making a rare appearance, and they always deliver.  They bring an amazing detuned garage clank to the show, PLUS, they feature KMSU's Edgar Burn from the MN Music Network!

This is going to be a show for the ages.  You know how you hate it when you miss a show and people tell you how great it was?  Don't let that happen again! Join us for an explosive night of music!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Case Lang Veirs is one of those "super group" projects that makes you nod your head in agreement, because it makes total sense.  All three women are great songwriters and performers, and their voices sound great together.  Have you heard it yet?  I'M LISTENING TO IT RIGHT NOW!  It's so good, you guys.

CLV... WAIT!  That sounds too Emerson Lake and Palmer-y.  Case Lang Veirs will be playing at the Minnesota Zoo on August 10th, but if you can't wait for that show you can watch them on the interwebs!  NPR filmed their first ever live performance, and they do the entire album, so you no longer have an excuse for not listening.

I can't find an embed code for the video, so click the photo below and enjoy!


Sunday, June 19, 2016


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Grind-Fu Cinema presents


Saturday, July 23rd
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato


Grind-Fu Cinema has got something special for you for July!  It's more than just a double feature.  This time it's a SAGA.  A SPRAWLING SAGA.  And it's completely free.  Check another one off the Grind-Fu Bucket list!

The Godfather (1972)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

If you've never seen it, you can't understand why it's so hard to talk about The Godfather without sounding hyperbolic.  It is, quite simply, one of the greatest films ever made.  The American Film Institute ranks it second on their top 100 films of all time list, behind Citizen Kane.  It won the Oscar for Best Picture - Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Original Score.  It also won five Golden Globes, setting a record that has yet to be beaten.

This is a kick ass film.

We haven't even gotten to the acting:  Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, James Caan, John Cazale, Sterling Hayden, and about a thousand character actors that own the screen.  The story is epic, the tone is perfect, the everything is spectacular.  Don't miss this film.

We will be showing The Godfather at 1:00 PM and it will run until about 4:00 PM.  This will give you plenty of time to recover and get back by seven for the next incredible feature.

The Godfather Part II (1974)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

People love the first Godfather film, but there are many out there that declare that The Godfather part II is even better.  It's hard to argue with them, because both films are so incredible. It won six Oscars, including Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score - Drama, and it was the first sequel to win for Best Picture.  Again, not too shabby.

Part II not only takes us to the next stage of the Corleon saga, but it delves into its origins.  The story is sprawling, and the movie clocks in at 3 1/2 hours.  A fast and compelling 3 1/2 hours. Pacino gives what could be his greatest on screen performance, and the cast ads Robert DeNiro as a young Vito Corelone, the founder of the Corleone family.  Yet again, not too shabby.

If you're a movie fan, you don't want to miss this Grind-Fu!  If you've never seen them on the big screen, then you can't afford to miss out.  If you've never seen either of these movies, then you need to right a serious wrong.  These are two of the greatest films ever made, and your life as a movie geek is not complete until you've seen them.  Also, you can see them FOR FREE!  Bring your friends, snacks, dress in layers (because it can get chilly) and get ready for an amazing colossal day of films.  You won't regret it.

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

Friday, June 17, 2016



In the world of legendary unreleased media, one of the most legendary - maybe THE most legendary - objects of obsession is Jerry Lewis' film The Day the Clown Cried.  If it wasn't for the existence of scripts and set photos, the movie could almost be an urban legend.  It was supposed to be Jerry's masterpiece, but instead it was buried in his vault for the past 45 years.

What is it about this film that has made it the most desired unobtainable film in history?  Mainly, it's the subject matter.  Distilled to the most simple explanation, it shows Jerry Lewis as a clown in a concentration camp, where he ultimately leads the children to their death in the gas chamber.


Only a handful (if that) of people over the years have seen this film, but the most vocal person to see it is Harry Shearer.  Shearer explained that it's as"if you flew down to Tijuana and suddenly saw a painting on black velvet of Auschwitz.  You'd just think 'My God, wait a minute!  It's not funny, and it's not good, but somebody's trying too hard in the wrong direction to convey this strongly held-feeling." Lewis himself, after decades of angrily refusing to discuss the film, finally admitted during a Q&A that the movie would never see the light of day because it simply wasn't good and he's embarassed by it.

We've gone on about this film for years on Shuffle Function, constantly scouring the web for more and more information, and it was pretty much a dead end until the past few years, when footage from the set slowly started to trickle out on YouTube.  First it was behind the scenes footage, and then an interview from the period with Jerry discussing his hopes for the project.  Each sliver of video was incredible to see, simply because this is something that wasn't meant to be seen.  Maybe the film would never be seen in our lifetime, but these fragments gave us a sense that this is, in fact, a real thing.

Last year it was revealed that the Library of Congress acquired the Jerry Lewis archives, and it was revealed in an almost offhanded comment, that this included a print of The Day the Clown Cried.  The catch is that it couldn't be screened until the year 2024.  Again, it's STILL something that many of us may not see in our lifetime, but we now knew that the film is in the hands of an archive that could potentially do something with it.

Today, the unbelievable has hit the internet.  Thirty minutes of footage has surfaced.  THIRTY MINUTES OF ACTUAL EDITED FOOTAGE. It appears to be drawn from a 2016 German documentary called "Der Clown".  How did we never hear about this?  What adds even more excitement to the documentary is that it features Jerry Lewis' first extensive interview on the project in over 40 years.  But enough about that.  HOW'S THE FOOTAGE?

What you'll see isn't anywhere close to complete, and occasionally title cards will be inserted to give a sense of context.  The footage is presented in chronological order, so you have a basic idea of what is happening. The thing that is most compelling is that footage was shot recently with the same (much older) actors from the film to pad out the missing sections.  It's very intense, and the bed music they add to the scenes is haunting.  While it is shocking to even see this footage, it's all the more shocking because it includes what has been widely reported as the final footage of the film.  You just need to watch it.  It's crazy stuff.

Seeing this footage in this context presents The Day the Clown Cried in a more palatable context, so it probably takes quite a bit of edge off the so-wrong-and-it-gets-more-wrong that the movie reportedly has in full.  Does it diminish the legend of the film?  Absolutely not.  If anything, the added proof that the film is out there makes it larger.  Furthermore, if these bits and pieces are floating around, it makes one wonder how much longer it'll be before even more makes its way out into the world.

Watch this now, because who knows how much longer it'll be available?  At the same time, the Internet always finds a way...


Monday, June 13th, 2016 (3066) JENNY IS OUR PROGRAM DIRECTOR!

1. They Might Be Giants - They'll Need a Crane
2. Hot Rats - Love Cats
3. Black Hollies - Don't Be Afraid To Ask
4. Monsters of Folk - The Right Place
5. Black Angels - Yellow Elevator #2
6. John Linnell - Montana
7. Betty Drake - Time Will Never Tell You
8. Yo La Tengo - Too Late
9. Komeda - Frolic
10. The Myracle Brahs - She's Everything
11. Samuel E. Wright - Arise
12. Talking Heads - Once In a Lifetime
13. Jessie Jaymes - Shake It Like a White Girl
14. Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple
15. The Crystals - And Then He Kissed Me
16. Cindy Lauper - Time After Time
17. Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
18. Huey Lewis & The News - Power Of Love
19. The Stranglers - Golden Brown
20. Bjork - Army of Me
21. Kinks - Strangers
22. Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
23. Billy Milo - Barstools & Babies Don't Mix
24. Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
25. The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
26. Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
27. Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space
28. Jackie Wilson - Your Love Is Lifting Me Higher
29. Kenny Rogers & the First Edition - Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Condition Was In
30. Wilson Phillips - Hold On
31. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
32. Elvis Presley - You're the Devil In Distguise

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 (3067)
1. Robyn Hitchcock - Let Me Roll It
2. The Beatifics - Without a Doubt
3. Nada Surf - Clear Eyed Clouded Mind
4. Prince - I Could Never Take the Place Of Your Man
5. Viva Voce - From the Devil Himself
6. Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are In Heaven
7. Beach Boys - Feel Flows 
8. Organizes -Hot, Funky & Sweaty
9. Darker Shades Ltd - Tracking Down Jodie
10. T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like a Ship
11. The Replacements - Color Me Impressed
12. Beastie Boys - Shadrach
13. Rolling Stones - Slave
14. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Color Me Blue, Paint Me Pink
15. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - There She Goes My Beautiful World
16. Daniel Johnston - Walking the Cow
17. The Cure - Pictures of You
18. Sonic Youth - Death Valley 69
19. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
20. Benji Hughes - Freeky Feedback Blues 
21. Elvis Costello & the Attractions - Accidents Will Happen
22. Robert Pollard - Dancing Girls and Dancing Men
23. Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
24. The Contours - First I Look At the Purse
25. Brian Jonestown Massacre - That Girl Suicide
26. Heavenly States - Lost in the Light
27. The Original Mark Edwards - Danger Danger
28. Sparks - Baby Baby Can I Invade Your Country
29. Redd Kross - Dancing Queen

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 (3068)
1. Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
2. Bill Callahan - Santa Maria
3. David Byrne & Brian Eno - One Fine Day
4. Will Oldham - My Only Friend
5. Air - Seven Stars 
6. Yo La Tengo - Danelectro #3
7. Jaguar Love - Bats Over the Pacific Ocean
8. Charles Bradley - Stay Away
9. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Inspiration Information
10. They Might Be Giants - Am I Awake?
11. Andrew Bird - The Giant of Illinois
12. Eleanor Friedberger - Heaven
13. The Breeders - Divine Hammer
14. Neurotics - I Am a Tree
15. The Red Pens - Helter Skelter
16. The Monkees - Bring the Summer
17. "Paul McCartney" - It's So Easy
18. Black Keys - Unknown Brother
19. Ryan Adams - Shake It Off
20. The Books - Cello Song
21. Beck - Nausea
22. New Pornographers - All the Things That Go To Make Heaven & Earth (live)
23. Black Angesl - You on the Run
24. The Donkeys - Come On Virginia
25. Pavement - Cataracts 
26. The Shins - Plenty Is Never Enough
27. Broadcast - Let's Go
28. The Meeting Places - Outdoor Miner
29. Tim Hutt - The Lottery Song
30. Elvis Costello - I Lost You

Thursday, June 16th, 2016 (3069)
1.Sex Pistols - Substitute
2. David Bowie - I Took a Trip On a Gemini Spaceship
3. Talking Heads - I Zimbra
4. Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice
5. Desmond Dekker & the Aces - Israelites
6. Dennis Brown - Wichita Lineman
7. The Capitols - Cool Jerk
8. Ursula 1000 - Stingers
9. Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop
10. Tom Waits - Satisfied
11. Congresswoman Malinda Jackson Parker - Cousin Mosquito #1
12. David Bowie - Sunday
13. Wolfe & Cub -Seeds Of Doubt
14. Guided By Voices - Unsinkable Fats Domino
15. LCD Soundsystem - I'm Losing My Edge
16. Husker Du - Back From Somewhere
17. Faces - High Heel Sneakers/Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
18. Captain Beefheart - Diddy Wah Diddy
19. Bears - You Can Tell
20. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
21. Sonics - Strychnine
22. The Fleshtones - Shadow Line
23. The Monkees - You Bring the Summer
24. Case Lang Viers - Best Kept Secret
25. Radiohead - Burn the Witch
26. Marianne Faithfull - Down From Dover
27. Elvis Costello - Let Him Dangle
28. Arcade Fire - Antichrist Television Blues
29. Belle & Sebastian - Here Comes the sun
30. Nilsson - Ambush
31. Dr. Dog - My Old Ways
32. Rolling Stones - Summer Romance
33. Patti Smith - Gloria
34. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Walk a Hot Wind
35. Nathan East w Michael McDonald - Moondance
36. Yo La Tengo - Here To Fall
37. Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning
38. Squeeze - Tempted
39. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
40. Beach Boys - Wild Honey
41. Bee Gees - Songbird
42. The Hentchmen featuring Jack White - Some Other Guy
43. Grant Hart - Now That You Know Me
44. Dengue Fever - Ethanopium
45. Shadows of Knight - Shake
46. John Doe - Take #52
47. John Doe - Baby's In Black
48. Johnny Cash - The Mercy Seat
49. Isaac Hayes - Walk On By
50. Nick Drake - From the Morning
51. Elvis Costello - Everyday I Write the Book
52. The Plugz - Shifting Heart
53. "Paul McCartney" & Wings - Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
54. English Beat - Save It For Later
55. Simon & Garfunkel - Keep the Customer Satisfied
56. The Replacements - Talent Show
57. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
58. Kelley Stoltz - Ever Thought of Coming Back
59. Master Plan Inc. Try It (You'll Like It)

Friday, June 17th, 2016 (3070)
1. The Smiths - That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
2. Dora Hall - She's Comin' Back
3. The Tremeloes - Here Comes My Baby
4. The Shins - Pressed In a Book
5. Redd Kross - One of the Good Ones
6. Dwight Tilley Band - Looking For the Magic
7. Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits
8. Dirty Dozen Brass Band w Dr. John - It's All Over Now
9. Flock of Seagulls - Wishing (If I Had a Photograph)
10. Lou Rawls - Feelin' Alright
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Mercy Seat
12. Johnny Cash - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
13. Marianne Faithfull - Sing Me Back Home
14. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go
15. Ireen Sheer & Gavin Du Porter - Du Bist Das, Was Ich Will
16. Pete Townshend - Face Dances pt 2
17. Eddie & the Hotrods - Do Anything You Want To Do
18. Flaming Groovies - Feel a Whole Lot Better
19. Jack Palance - Black Jack County Chain
20. Manana - MacArthur Park
21. Steve Carlisle - WKRP In Cincinnati
22. LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's a Sucker
23. Yo La Tengo - Spec Bebop
24. Bonnie Prince Billy & Dawn McCarthy - What Am I Living For?
25. Kelley Stoltz - 1000 Rainy Days
26. XTC - Garden of Earthly Delights
27. Guided By Voices - Girls of Wild Strawberry 
28. Feelies - Slippin' Into Something

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


This is pretty cool!  Aesop Rock made his television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and his backing band was a little group that goes by the name of Yo La Tengo!  We've been known to play YLT on the show (you may have noticed) and we've played Aesop Rock when he's with with Hail Mary Mallon.  Together they're like the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of music!

Monday, June 13, 2016


Did you guys hear Jenny on this morning's show?  Fun birthday playlist, huh?  You may remember Jenny from Intergalactic Bacon Day 2016, when she came up and made custom shaved ice for us, courtesy of Gypsy Ice.  She even created three custom flavors for the day, which was pretty awesome of her.

Via Gypsy Ice we have a real live benefit to being a card carrying Michael of the Michael MiMcDonald Society of Silver Fox Impersonators (Takin' it to the streets since 2014)! If you swing by the Gypsy Ice stand at the Farmer's Market outside the St Peter Food Co-op and Deli, you can actually order the three custom Shuffle Function flavors: Lookee Here, My Boy Shyboy, and Legendary Stardust Sunrise!  PLUS, if you show your Michaelship card you can get a medium sized shaved ice for the price of a small!

Gypsy Ice has lots of great flavors, but the Shuffle Function flavors are fancy off the menu treats made if requested.  SUPER ELITE TREATS, YOU GUYS! Never leave home without your Michaelship card!

Friday, June 10, 2016


MacArthur Park is a song that looms large in Shuffle Function's legacy.  More specifically, Richard Harris' version, the first and greatest version, looms large.  When we first started the show 15 years ago Shelley swore up and down that it was the greatest song ever recorded.  This was not an argument that I bought into, but eventually the song wore me down.  It's a great damn song, and we relish the opportunities to sing along with it on the air, high note or no.

It has always been a dream of ours to find actual footage of Harris performing the song live.  In 1968 he did it live on The Tonight Show for the first time (after which the song jumped from #21 to #1 on the charts) and then he toured for the album.  He references the performance and the tour in this entertaining clip from Carson's final week on the Tonight Show.  Jump ahead to 12:00 to hear about the song, but you should really watch the whole clip.  Richard Harris is a master storyteller.

Anyway, we looked and looked, but there was never any footage of the Tonight Show performance popping up.  Finally, a few years ago, a clip surfaced from some kind of countdown show, and it had brief segments of Richard performing the song with a full orchestra on stage.  The bad part:  There are a bunch of talking heads walking all over it, so you only get bits and pieces here and there.  Still, it was actual performance footage, and beggars can't be choosers.

Recently, Dangerous Minds posted a MacArthur Park Megapost, and it was FILLED with incredible performances by a variety of artists. including Jimmy Webb (the writer of the song) and Glen Campbell.  I was excited enough to see the post, because any new performances of the song are welcome, but then I scrolled down the page and saw something that made me yell "HOLY S**T!" in the studio (mics off, thankfully).  Shelley had no idea what the deal was, because I was frozen staring at the screen unable to even describe what I was seeing.  Right there in the post was HOLY CRAP OH MY GOD RICHARD HARRIS PERFORMING MACARTHUR PARK LIVE!

The clip is the one that was mined for the countdown special, except that the talking heads weren't messing with it.  It's full on glory.  Richard Harris is over the top, the orchestra is bringing all the pomp and grandeur, and it's everything that one could dream of.

I refuse to even write more about the performance.  It's only been on YouTube for four weeks, and all I'm doing is keeping you from watching it.  FOR PETE'S SAKE, WATCH IT!



Hey, Gang!  I've been working on some video content for KMSU, and the first project I worked on was this film about Tune Town and Record Store Day.  Tune Town is a regular haunt, and I'm a sucker for anything RSD, so it seemed like a good subject for me to shoot.  Since I've never made any videos or films (unless you count the Public Access Kung Fu movies I made when I was 15.  I know they're around here somewhere...) I thought it would be a relatively forgiving setting for me to learn just how little I know about making this kind of thing.  It was, but mostly Carl was forgiving, because I had a comical amount of technical issues happen that required me to get in his face with a lens over and over.  THANK YOU, CARL!

Anyway, it's pretty sloppy and the auto focus became sentient and decided to act in its own best interest, and I didn't shoot nearly enough footage, but I finished it.  Now I can work on not screwing up in all the ways that I did during this project.  Hope you enjoy it, and if you don't there's always cat videos to turn to.



Monday, June 6th, 2016 (3061)
1. Ben Folds Five - Boxing
2. Propellerheads w Shirley Bassey - History Repeating
3. Dr. John - Lockdown
4. Beach Boys - Caroline No
5. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twisin'
6. Earth, Wind & Fire - September
7. 100% Pure Poison - Windy C
8. The Happys - Wahaka
9. Gary Numan - Cars
10. Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours
11. McSleazy - Cassius, The Black Emperor
12. Baby Jesus - Haven't Seen the Light
13. Trapper Schoepp - Mono pt. 2
14. Fleshtones - Hall of Fame
15. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at My House
16. Arrogance - Stick It Out
17. Moving Sidewalks - 99th Floor
18. Guided By Voices - Best of Jill Hives
19. Husker Du - You Can Live at Home
20. Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy
21. Buzzcocks - What Do I Get?
22. Pretty - Mustache In Your Face
23. Devin Davis - Transcendental Sports Anthem
24. T Rex - 20th Century Boy
25. Spectors - Treacle Toffee World
26. New Pornographers - Crash Years
27. Beatifics - When It's Whenever
28. Jack Bedient & The Chessmen - Double Whammy
29. Alvin Cash & The Registers - The Philly Freeze
30. Sleater Kinney - Oh!
31. Bobby Womack - Across 110th St
32. Beck - Loser
33. Sonic Youth - Reena
34. Gene Marshall - All You Need Is a Fertile Mind

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 (3062) Prince's Birthday!
1. Sign O' the Times
2. Paisley Park
3. 1999
4. When You Were Mine
5. The Rest of My Life
6. Starfish and Coffee
7. On the Couch
8. The Morning Paper
9. Tambourine
10. The Latest Fashion (w The Time)
11. We Do This (w George Clinton)
12. Aint Gonna Miss You When You're Gone
13. Alphabet Street
14. Kiss
15. Have a Heart
16. So Blue
17. Chaos & Disorder
18. Dreamer
19. Guitar
20. Plectrumelectrum
21. Whole Of the Moon
22. Ol' Skool Company
23. Purple Rain
24. Controversy
25. New Power Soul
26. Shockadelica
27. Anotherloverholeinyohead
28. The Beautiful Ones
29. Pop Life
30. Undisputed (w Chuck D)
31. Little Red Corvette
32. Girls & Boys

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 (3063)
1. Rodriguez - Sugarman
2. Lewis Taylor - Til the Morning Light (Pop Version)
3. Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Dragonfly Pie
4. Taka Taka - We Feel Safe at Night
5. Mary Timony - Sharpshooter
6. Bob Dylan - Things Have Changed
7. Mazes - Boxing Clever
8. Thus Owls - Climbing the Fjels of Norway
9. Squirrel Nut Zippers - That Fascinating Thing
10. Jr & His Soulettes - Mama Love Tequila
11. The Replacements - Left of the Dial
12. The Beatles - She Loves You (stereo)
13. Kinks - She's Got Everything
14. Free Design - Kites are Fun
15. Minus 5. Got You
16. The Breeders - Drivin' on 9
17. Night Canopy - Oh Honey!
18. Sondre Lerche - Modern Nature
19. Nouvelle Vague - Melt With You
20. New Pornographers - The Jessica Numbers
21. David Byrne - Don't Wanna Be Part of Your World
22. The Beatles - Paperback Writer (stereo)
23. Kelley Stoltz - Ventriloquist
24. Velvet Underground - Foggy Notion
25. Frank Black - 10%er
26. Shonen Knife - Daydream Believer
27. The Monkees - Bring the Summer
28. Superchunck - Martinis on the Roof
29. Pere Ubu - Heaven
30. Buddy Holly - Oh Boy!
31. Jerry Lee Lewis - Breathless
32. Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing
33. Elvis Presley - Good Rocking Tonight
34. Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 (3064)
1. Sera Cahoone - Every Little Word
2. Andrew Bird - So Much Wine
3. Jayhawks - Crowded In the Wings
4. Band of Horses - Everything's Gonna Be Undone
5. Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
6. Devandra Banhart - Your Fine Petting Duck
7. The Lyres - Help You Ann
8. Rocket From the Tombs - Love Train Express
9. Jason Isbell - Now That Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings
10. MC5 - Sister Anne
11. Built To Spill - Living Zoo
12. Half Japanese - You & I
13. Boogarins - 6000 Dias
14. Bugfix - Saving Up
15. Secret Colours - Mrs. Bell
16. Tough Age - Flamenco Wiccan
17. Lee Renaldo & the Dust - Lecce Leaving
18 . The Sunshine of your Youth - New Daze
19. B.J. Snowden - In Canada
20. Dump - Superpowerless
21. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go
22. David Bowie - Wild Is the Wind
23. Blanket Music - Cat Corps
24. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
25. AC Newman - The Morons are Winning

Friday, June 10th, 2016 (3065) Howlin' Wolf's Birthday
1. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin at Midnight
2. David Bowie - Stay (live)
3. Husker Du - Powerline
4. The Who - The Seeker
5. Mickey & the Soul Generation - Iron Leg
6. Morning After Girls - Always Mine
7. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Are You the One That I've Been Waiting For
8. The Monkees - Bring the Summer
9. XTC - Mayor of Simpletone
10. Radio City featuring Bajka - The Hop
11. Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In the Sky
12. Howlin Wolf - Smokestack Lightning
13. Prince - Family Name
14. Parliament - Mothership Connection
15. Quantic Soul Orchestra - Pushin' On
16. Nick Lowe - And So It Goes
17. Plimsouls - Zero Hour
18. Squeeze - Pulling Mussels From the Shell
19. Prissy Clerks - No Sir
20. Ween - Freedom of 76
21. Grant Hart - Let Go
22. Wire - Outdoor Miner
23. Phil Bryant's story about Howlin Wolf
24. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin at Midnight
25. Howlin' Wolf - Shake It For Me
26. John Lee Hooker - Jump Me One More Time
27. Rolling Stones - Down the Road a Piece
28. Kingsmen - Louie Louie
29. Pixies - Gigantic
30. Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice
31. Yo La Tengo - Somebody's Baby
32. INXS - This Time
33. Little Eva - The Locomotion
34. Sly & the Family Stone - If You Want Me to Stay

Thursday, June 09, 2016


The Spring 24 hour marathon was less than two months ago, but in some ways the time span feels like an eternity.  That initial blast of radio mania comes and goes so fast that we barely have time to consider all the things that happened, and before you know it we've moved on to the next thing.  We spend four months planning and prepping for it and it's over in what seems like an instant.  It's so weird.  Time is so weird.

During the marathon we were joined by the gang from True Facade Pictures, and they shot a bunch of footage of all the things that went on throughout it.  The end result is this fun four minute short film that really captures the energy and excitement of the marathon, as well as how amazing it is to be a part of KMSU and to have such incredible listeners.  We think it turned out great, and hopefully you guys like it, too.

As always, thanks for your support.  KMSU is nothing without you.

KMSU from Ryan Sturgis on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016


We've been preaching the gospel of The Chris Gethard Show for a while on Shuffle Function.  What started as a primitive gathering of comedian friends on New York Public Access has evolved into a weekly program on Fusion.  Its improv based format is this weird mix of crazed boundary free humor and genuinely heartfelt and supportive connections with the audience.  One gets the impression that the desire to reach just one person, and let them know it's going to be okay, is just as important as having a great time while flipping the bird to anything resembling conventional television.  It's just as important to belong as it is to be an outsider.

The show itself was something of an outsider on the very channel it broadcast from.  MNN seems to be a pretty standard mix of educational programming mixed with eccentric fringy elements, and you would think that a show as crazy as The Chris Gethard Show would fit right in.  One of the problems between TCGS and MNN is that the show had gotten a national following, and with that fame came jealousy.  People on the station began to resent the freewheeling kind of show it was, and they threw around accusations of preferential treatment and unprofessional behavior.

To his credit, Chris Gethard always wanted to maintain an open dialogue with MNN and the elements in the station that had issues with him.  It was a frequent topic on TCGS, and he wanted to to engage the people with issues so he could defend himself and try to clear the air.  It's a healthier way to deal with personal adversaries than many people might handle it, and on the night of October 23rd, 2014 he took it one step further by inviting one of his opponents to discuss it on the show.

If you're unfamiliar with The Chris Gethard Show, you really should watch the entire episode to understand exactly why things happened the way they did.  If you already watch the show, then just skip ahead to the 40:40 point to see the confrontation.  A gentleman that goes by the name of Smith had been watching the show from the back of the studio, and staring Chris down.  Gethard then invited him to the set for an open dialogue to find out why Smith had a problem with the show, and together they talked about the issues that people at MNN had with TCGS.  The conversation was tense, and by the end of it things spun out of control.  Smith felt provoked and ended up throwing water on an audience member, and then the show turned into chaos.

The events of that episode were an example of just how spontaneous things can get on The Chris Gethard show.  Flash forward to a month later when folks tune into TCGS and suddenly find a new show called Truth or Myth with Smith.  As the show unfolds it appears that the anti-Gethard folks at MNN have won the battle and Smith has taken over Chris' timeslot.  What takes place over the next hour is classic public access that slowly begins to deteriorate, and by the end of it we see Gethard fans charging the studio to demand the return of their favorite show.  Nothing, however, could prepare viewers for just how insane and terrifying the conclusion of the show would be.

As unexpected as the end of Truth or Myth was, it was even more unexpected when it revealed that the two shows were part of an elaborate stunt.  Smith is actually a comedian named Brett Davis, and he worked together with Gethard to create a situation that built on the existing reputation that TCGS had within MNN.  "What you saw on last night's show is what happens when one of the most committed comedians I've ever seen plays it as real as possible," said Gethard in a blog post he wrote about the situation, and it was played very convincingly.  Indeed, it appeared that many of the Gethard Show cast were unaware of what was going on.

Davis fully committed to the character and the situation, and it resulted in something that felt very real.  So real, in fact, that many fans of the show felt like they had been deceived and lied to by a show that they had invested in on a personal level.  Gethard explained in his blog post that he never meant to deceive folks, and that part of the intensity of the appearance was because most of the characters they have on their show are very dumb, like Peg Leg Asaurus, a that limps around on with a horn on his head.  That's the ENTIRE character.  TCGS listeners weren't ready or expecting such a committed and realistic performance on the show.

In 2015 The Chris Gethard Show graduated from Public Access and moved to cable network Fusion.  As a Gethard fan, I followed him to his new TV home, and the transition was pretty seamless.  Season One on Fusion was made up of half hour episodes, but Season Two (which just finished) saw the show doing hour long episodes.  The shows is MAYBE a little bigger, and BARELY more professional, but it retains all the heartfelt absurdity of the Public Access show.

It had never occurred to me to look into what might happen to the TCGS time slot once they moved on, because it was never about the Public Access channel for me.  I only knew Gethard through YouTube, so the changing MNN schedule was irrelevant.  When I was doing research for this blog post I looked into it a little bit, and I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered what had replaced TCGS.

The new show is called The Special without Brett Davis, and it stars Brett Davis, aka Smith.

The Special without Brett Davis is a new and wonderful beast, and in many ways it's completely different than The Chris Gethard Show.  At the very least it's as insane as TCGS, but to me it looks like it's WAY more insane.  It's also appears to be entirely character driven, and the overall feel is more ambitious and developed.  For example, the seventh episode (which aired on April Fools Day) is called "The Chris Gethard Show", and it's a very faithful recreation of the original TCGS, right down to having Gethard regular "Mimi on the Hoops" in the background and The Best Show's Tom Scharpling  sitting around staring at his phone (something he has done on a few episodes of TCGS).

The biggest difference, as you will see, is that the real Chris Gethard Show never suddenly turned murderous.  At one point Chris (played with uncanny accuracy by Brett Davis) takes a call from someone called The Great Darkness who claims "the saddest you will ever be is in twenty minutes".  Sure enough, twenty minutes later The Great Darkness, which turns out to be a terrorist cult, shows up and begins murdering people in the studio.  The whole things is played completely straight, and I would have to imagine that people watching the show would think it was actually happening.  It's a pretty terrifying turn for an otherwise goofy program.  Half the time the humor comes from the fact that there's absolutely NOTHING funny happening.

It also makes total sense that The Great Darkness returned a few episodes later.

This is dark and amazing stuff, and it's played with total sincerity.  I've only just begun watching The Special without Brett Davis, and I'm really impressed.  The devotion to the characters and scenarios seems to have an Andy Kaufman-esque quality to it, and it's completely mesmerizing.  Check out this episode where Davis plays Count Dracula.  It's pretty surreal.

I've only just started discovering The Special without Brett Davis, but this is a show that I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time with.  It's the perfect blend of weird and funny and questionably funny.


Friday, June 03, 2016


Monday, May 30th, 2016 (3056) JAZZ DAY SPONSOR, courtesy of Nikko!
1. Sun Ra - Space Aura
2. Modern Jazz Quartet - Softly As In a Morning Sunrise
3. Freddie Hubbard - For Spee's Sake
4. Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda
5. Wes Montgomery - A Day in the Life
6. Herbie Mann - Push Push
7. Yochanan - The Sun Man Speaks
8. Thelonious Monk - Ba Lue Bolivar B Lues Ar
9. Ken Nordine - Flibberty Jib
10. Horace Silver - Song For My Father

11. Walter Wonderlay - E Preciso Cantar
12. Stan Gets & Joao Gilberto w/ Antonio Carlos Jobim - Desafinado
13. Sun Ra - Fate In a Pleasant Mood
14. Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train
15. Gary Burton - Vibra Finger
16. Shirley Scott - Mean Nasty Angry and Low Down
17. Charles Mingus - Better Git It In Yo' Soul
18. Eddie Harris & Les McCann - Carry On Brother
19. Jimmy Smith -Got My Mojo Working
20. Milt Jackson -Bag's Groove

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 (3057) JOHN BONHAM'S BIRTHDAY
1. The Beatles - Paperback Writer (mono)
2. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
3. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Oh, Lord
4. Master Plan Inc. - Try It You'll Like It
5. Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks
6. John Cale - Russian Roulette
7. Shadowy Men On a Shadowy Planet - Good Cop/Bad Cop
8. Half Japanese - Firecracker Firecracker
9. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
10. Guided By Voices - I'll Replace You With Machines
11. Puzzle People - Reach For the Truth
12. Lou Reed - Solsbury Hill
13. Yardbirds - Train Kept a Rollin'
14. The Monkees - Bring the Summer
15. Alex Chilton - Free Again
16. Electric Light Orchestra - Showdown
17. Ben Kweller - Commerce, TX
18. Bee Gees - To Love Somebody
19. Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Lovin' You

20. Free Design - Bubbles
21. Beatifics - Just As True As It Has To Be
22. Kelley Stoltz - To Speak to the Girl
23. Led Zeppelin - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
24. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Gears in the Sun
25. David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing
26. Devo - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
27. David Lynch - Star Dream Girl
28. Led Zeppelin - Traveling Riverside Blues
29. Yo La Tengo - Pass the Hatchet/I Think I'm Goodkind
30. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 (3058) TOM AND CHATILL ARE PD4AD!
1. Buffalo Tom - She's Not Your Thing
2. Built to Spill - Goin' Against Your Mind
3. Boy Girl Boy Girl - Freak Accident
4. Art Brut - My Little Brother
5. Black Angels - Manipulation
6. Black Diamond Heavies 
7. Johnny Cash - If You Could Read My Mind
8. Cults - Go Outside
9. Blank Tapes - I Saw the Satellite
10. Jim Nabors - You Are the Sunshine of My Life

11. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell- I Have You
12. Angel - The Tower
13. Steve Martin - King Tut
14. Angel - Sunday Morning
15. Angel - On and On
16. Angel - Angel Theme
17. Dolly Parton - Jolene
18. Sturgill Simpson - In Bloom
19 . Talking Heads - Stay Up Late
20. Angel - Mirrors 
21. Angel - Feelings

22. They Might Be Giants - Gettin' Up So Down
23. Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned to the Mist & Other Games
24. Angel - Can You Feel It/ She's a Mover
25. They Might Be Giants - Definition of Good
26. Sleater Kinney - Surface Envy
28. Angel - Don't Leave Me Lonely
29. They Might Be Giants - Meet James Ensor
30. Angel - Flying With Broken Wings (Without You)
31. Sturgill Simpson - All Around You
32. Angel - I'll Bring The Whole World to You
33. Talking Heads - Burning Down the House
34. Angel - 20th Century Foxes
35. Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
36. George Harrison - Give Me Love

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 (3059) 
Shelley and Tim go on a Dora Hall binge
Also, it's Charlie Watt's birthday!

1. Dora Hall -Green Door
2. Easybeats - You Said That
3. Lee Dorsey - Give it Up
4. Haze - House on a Country Road
5. Little Phil & the Night Shadows - 60 Second Swinger
6. Rolling Stones - Hang Fire
7. Dora Hall - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
8. Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight
9. Dora Hall - Heard It Through the Grapevine
10. Prix - Love You Tonight (Saturday's Gone)
11. Crispin Hellion Glover - These Boots are Made For Walking
12. Dora Hall - These Boots are Made For Walking
13. David Bowie - Changes 
14. Fiery Furnaces - Single Again
15. The High Spirits - Tossin' & Turnin'
16. Rolling Stones - Respectable
17. Dora Hall - Barefootin'
18. Joe Cocker - Delta Lady
19. Otis Clay - Gotta Find a Way
20. Sly & the Family Stone - Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
21. The Beatles - I Will (mono)
22. Bob Dylan - If You See Her, Say Hello
23. Simon & Garfunkle - My Little Town
24. Dora Hall - Did He Call Today Mama?
25. Jackie Lomax - Sour Milk Sea
26. Sonics - Have Love Will Travel
27. Little Richard - I Saw Her Standing There
28. Dora Hall Little Girl from Greenwood Georgia
29. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
30. Billy Schuh & the Foundry - Buy/Sell/Trade
31. The Best Show - Coconut Water
32. Redd Kross - Lady in the Front Row
33. Rolling Stones - Dandelion
34. Rolling Stones - Undercover

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 (3060)
1. Nick Drake - Time Has Told Me
2. Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
3. Bonnie Prince Billy - Love Comes To Me
4. Blank Realm - Falling Down The Stairs
5. Rolling Stones - Jigsaw Puzzle
6. Ty  Segall - Love Fuzz
7. Jack White - I'm Shaking
8. The Monkees - Bring the Summer
9. Hanoi Janes - Beach Kids
10. Blur - Boys & Girls
11. Cuff the Duke - Diamond Sea
12. Velvet Underground - The Ocean
13. Charles Bradley - Changes
14. They Might Be Giants - Take Out the Trash
15. The Drums - Down by the Water
16. Kelley Stoltz -When You Forget
17. Flaming Lips - Psychiatric Explorations of the Fetus With Needles

 18. New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
19. Yo La Tengo - Don't Have to Be Sad
20. General Store - Nothing Can Come Between Us
21. Explorer's Club - Forever
22. The Rutles - With a Girl Like You
23. The Monkees - Bring the Summer
24. XTC - Knuckle Down
25. Neko Case & Nick Cave - She's Not There
26. World Party - Is It Like Today
27. Devin Davis - Giant Spiders
28. Trip Shakespeare - Love at the Moon
29. John Down Giant Step Backward
30. Delgados - Everybody Come Down


Monday, May 23rd, 2016 (3051) - MORRISSEY'S BIRTHDAY
with special guest Rachael Hanel

1. Morrissey - Picadilly Pillare
2. The Smiths - What She Said
3. Morrissey - Our Frank
4. Morrissey - It's Not Your Birthday Anymore
5. Morrissey - Satellite of Love
6. The Smiths - Paint a Vulgar Picture
7. The Smiths - The Boy With a Thorn In His Side
8. The Smiths - Ask (live, June 9th, 1986)
9. Morrissey - I Don't Mind If You Forget Me
10. Morrissey - The More You Ignore Me the Closer I Get

 11. Morrissey - National Front Disco
12. The Smiths - Rusholme Ruffians
13. Morrissey - Bengali In Platforms
14. The Smiths - Still Ill
15. Morrissey - We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful
16. Morrissey - There Is A Place In Hell For Me and My Friends
17. The Monkees - Bring The Summer
18. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
19. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
20. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
21. Morrissey - You Know I Couldn't Last
22. Morrissey - Hairdresser On Fire
23. Nancy Sinatra - Let Me Kiss You
24. Morrissey - Something Is Squeezing My Skull

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 (3052) - BOB DYLAN'S BIRTHDAY
1. New Morning 
2. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
3. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
4. The Ballad of Frankie Lee & Judas Priest
5. Something There is About You (w The Band)
6. Forever Young (w The Band)
7. Down the Highway
8. You're a Big Girl Now
9. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
10. Queen Jane Approximately
11. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
12. Desolation Row
13. The Monkees - Bring The Summer
14. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
15. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
16. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
17. Tangled Up In Blue

 18. Isis
19. Watch the River Flow
20. The Boxer
21. One More Cup of Coffee
22. Rainy Day WOmen 12 & 35
23. Gotta Change My Way of Thinking
24. Tin Angel
25. You Aint Goin' Nowhere (w The Band)
26. It Takes a Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train To Cry

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 (3053) NERD DAY
1. Arcade Fire w/ David Byrne - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
2. The Monkees - Bring The Summer
3. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
4. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
5. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
6. Bombay Sweets - Doin' the Jerk at Dawn
7. The Fleshtones - For a Smile
8. Gary Lewis & the Playboys - Count Me In
9. Pretty - Red Spoon Gravy
10. Eli Paperboy Roth - Woo Hoo
11. Chet Atkins - Boo Boo Stick Beat
12. Uncle Tupelo - I Wanna Be Your Dog
13. Wanda Jackson - Shakin' All Over
14. Terry Pratchet - Disc World Theme
15. John Williams - Star Wars Theme
16. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
17. The Ramones - Spiderman Theme

18. The Kinks - Catch Me Now I'm Falling
19. Snoop Dog - Batman & Robin
20. Black Lab - Learn to Crawl
21. Our Lady of Peace - Superman's Dead
22. Suicide - Ghost Rider
23. Black Sabbath - Iron Man
24. Prince - Batdance
25. The Kinks - Johnny Thunder
26. Jimmy Buffet - Captain America
27. Jimmy's Big Ego - Ballad of Barry Allen
28. Shonen Knife - Buttercup, I'm a Super Girl
29. Juliana Hatfield & Tonya Donnelly - Josie & the Pussycats
30. Violent Femmes - Eep Opp Ork Au Ah (Means I Love You)
31. Devo - Go Monkey Go
32. Clutch - 1001110101
33. Carl Sagan - Glorious Dawn
34. Gary Numan - Metal

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 (3054)
1. Morrissey - Dagenham Dave
2. Hold Steady - Hornets! Hornets!
3. The Muffs - From Your Girl
4. Let's Wrestle - It's Not Going to Happen
5. MC5 - I Can Only Give You Everything
6.The Monkees - Bring The Summer
7. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
8. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
9. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
10. LCD Soundsystem - On Repeat
11. The Monks - Boys are Boys and Girls are Choice


12. Dukes of Stratosphere - Little Lighthouse
13. Robert Pollard - Dancing Girls and Dancing Men
14. Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
15. Belle & Sebastian - Lazy Line Painter Jane
16. Dum Dum Girls - Bhang Bhang, I'm a Painter
17. The Monkees - Bring The Summer
18. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
19. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
20. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
21. Robyn Hitchcock - The Ghost In You
22. TV On the Radio - Ride
23. Yo La Tengo - The Room Got Heavy
24. The Monkees - Goin' Down
25. Ween - Learnin to Love
26. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Riders on the Storm
27. Alex Chilton - Tramp
28. The Monkees - Bring The Summer
29. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
30. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
31. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
32. David Burne & Brian Eno -America is Waiting
33. Negativeland - Piece of Pie

Friday, May 27th. 2016 (3055)
1, Gram Parsons - $1000 Wedding
2. The Monkees - Bring The Summer
3. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
4. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
5. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
6. Drink Up Buttercup - Heavy Hand
7. Black Sabbath - Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me)
8. David Bowie - Suffragette City
9. Young Marble Giants - Include Me Out
10. The Ponys - She's Broken
11. Blondie - Hanging on the Telephone
12. Stranglers - (Get a) Grip (On Yourself)
13. Persephone's Bees - Nice Day
14. Yo La Tengo - I'll Be Around
15. Husker Du - You Can Live at Home
16. The Monkees - Bring The Summer
17. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
18. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
19. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
20. Lemonheads - If I Could Talk I'd Tell You
21. Pere Ubu - Heaven
22. LCD Soundsystem - Home
23. Burt Reynolds - Let's Do Something Cheap and Superficial
24. The Men - Candy
25. Jack Kass - Fantastic
26. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go
27. The Monkees - Bring The Summer
28. Tough Age - 50 Girls 50
29. Frank Sinatra - Everybody's Twistin'
30. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
31. Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
32. M. Ward - To Go Home
33. Noonday Underground - London
34. Heavy Blinkers - Something Clean and True
35. The Monkees - You Bring the Summer (Smash Hit Song of the Summer 2016)