Tuesday, November 29, 2016


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

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!


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


Monday, November 21st, 2016 (3180)

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)

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)

Friday, November 25th, 2016 (3184)

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


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!


Thursday, November 24, 2016


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.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016


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


Monday, November 14th, 2016 (3175)

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

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)

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


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



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!

Friday, November 11, 2016


Monday, November 7th, 2016 (3170)
1. John Lennon - Instant Karma
2. Steely Dan - Peg
3. Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
4. Alvin Cash - The Philly Freeze
5. Prince - Rock N Roll Love Affair
6. The Beatles - Got To Get You Into My Life (mono)
7. Band Of Thieves - Thieves In The Funkhouse
8. Beach Boys - Feel Flows
9. Nina Simone - Save Me
10. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I Walk A Hot Wind
11. Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
12. Arcesia - White Panther
13. Yo La Tengo - Pass The Hatchet (I Think I'm Goodkind)
14. Yo La Tengo - Chantilly Lace Medley
15. Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For My Man
16. Kinks - Picture Book
17. Bob Dylan - Everything Is Broken
18. Afghan Whigs - Debonair
19. The Cure - Pictures Of You
20. David Bowie - Lazarus
21. Modern Lovers - Modern World
22. The Clash - Gates Of The West
23. Dead Kennedys - Moon Over Marin

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 (3171)
1. Nick Drake - Northern Sky
2. Yo La Tengo - Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
3. Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties
4. Gene Marshall - Jimmy Carter Says Yes
5. Komeda - B.L.O.S.S.O.M.
6. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
7. Leonard Cohen - Democracy
8. Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom
9. The Replacements - Election Day
10. Nick Drake - One Of These Things First
11. Red Shadow (The Economics Rock & Roll Band) - Understanding Marx
12. XTC - Generals & Majors
13. They Might Be Giants - Starry Eyes
14. Devo - Beautiful World
15. John Cale - Perfect
16. Nick Drake - Hazy Jane II
17. Sam & Dave - Soothe Me
18. The Rutles - It's Looking Good
19. Staples Singers - We've Got To Get Ourselves Together
20. World's Most Dangerous Polka Band - Beer Barrel Polka
21. Rolling Stones - Salt Of The Earth
22. The Shins - Pressed In A Book
23. Soft Boys - Only The Stones Remain
24. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
25. David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 (3172)

All Paul and William Campbell played today in his memory...

1. The Beatles - All You Need Is Love (stereo)
2. William Campbell & Wings - With A Little Luck
3. The Beatles - Glass Onion (mono)
4. William Campbell & Elvis Costello - You Want Her Too
5. The Beatles - Oh Darlin' (stereo)
6. Warbly Finster - So Long Paul
7. The Beatles - Help! (US stereo)
8. The Beatles - Lovely Rita (stereo)
9. The Beatles - Let It Be (stereo)
10. The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever (stereo)
11. The Beatles - I Me Mine (stereo)
12. William Campbell - My Brave Face
13. William Campbell - William Campbell
14. Terry Knight - Saint Paul
15. The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There (stereo)
16. William Campbell & Wings - Sally G
17. William Campbell - Temporary Secretary
18. William Campbell - Wonderful Christmas Time
19. William Campbell - Rudolph The Red Nose Reggae
20. The Beatles - I'm So Tired (stereo)
21. The Beatles - I'm Looking Through You (mono)
22. The Beatles - I Dig A Pony (stereo)
23. The Beatles - Back In The USSR (mono)
24. The Beatles - Dear Prudence (mono)
25. William Campbell & Stevie Wonder - Ebony & Ivory
26. The Beatles - Got TO Get You Into My Life (mono)
27. The Beatles - I Will (mono)
28. William Campbell & Wings - Beware My Love
29. The Beatles - All Together Now (stereo)
30. The Beatles - I Am The Walrus (mono)
31. The Beatles - Paperback Writer (mono)
32. The Beatles - I'm Down (mono)
33. William Campbell - Beautiful Night
34. The Beatles - Revolution 9 (stereo)
35. Mystery Tour - Ballad Of Paul
36. William Campbell & Wings - Let 'Em In
37. The Beatles - The Night Before (stereo)
38. William Campbell - Take It Away
39. The Beatles - Lady Madonna (mono)
40. The Beatles - Penny Lane
41. William Campbell - No More Lonely Nights
42. William Campbell & Wings - Maybe I'm Amazed
43. George Harrison - It's Johnny's Birthday
44. The Beatles - Golden Slumbers/Carry The Weight (stereo)
45. William Campbell - Early Days
46. William Campbell - Aint That A Shame
47. William Campbell - Gratitude
48. William Campbell & Wings - Coming Up
49. William Campbell & Wings - Junior's Farm
50. William Campbell - Secret Friend

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 (3173)
1. Bob Dylan - New Morning
2. Kelley Stoltz - Put My Troubles To Sleep
3. Harry Nilsson - Turn On Your Radio
4. They Might Be Giants - She's An Angel
5. Taj Mahal - Aint That A Lot Of Love
6. Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
7. Rolling Stones - Bitch
8. Elmore James - Rollin' & Tumblin'
9. The Who - A Quick One While He's Away
10. War - Me & Baby Brother
11. Yo La Tengo - Little Lies
12. Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus Three - I'm Falling
13. Kelley Stoltz - Kim Chee Taco Man
14. The Darcys - Home At Last
15. Doctor Dog - Big Girl
16. R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
17. The Drums - Make You Mine
18. Jonathan Richman - Parties In The USA
19. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - How Long Until Someday
20. Gordon Lightfoot -Wreck Of the Edmund Fitzgerald
21. Handsome Family - Moving Furniture Around
22. Handsome Family - Weightless Again
23. Handsome Family - Drunk By Noon
24. The Byrds - 100 Years From Now
25. Bellweather - Walk it Off
26. X - In This House That I Call Home
27. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - One More Heartache
28. Quinton - Miniature Breakdown
29. The Fall - You Wanner
30. Pandoras - Want Need Love

Thursday, November 10th NIGHTTIME EDITION

We won the Garcia challenge, so we had to play one disc of music by Jerry Garcia!
1. The Way You The Things You Do
2. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
3. After Midnight
4. Who Was John?

Friday, November 11th, 2016 (3174)

1. Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne
2. When You Dance You Can Really Love
3. Powderfinger
4. Buffalo Springfield - Mr. Soul
5. C'mon Baby Let's Go Downtown
6. Barstool Blues
7. Country Home
8. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
9. Surfer Joe & Moe The Sleaze
10. Two Old Friends
11. Time Fades Away
12. Saddle Up The Old Palamino
13. Good To See You
14. On The Way Home
15. Revolution Blues
16. Buffalo Springfield - Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It?
17. Dreamin' Man
18. Ordinary People
19. Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
20. The Losing End
21. Winterlong
22. Couple De Ville
23. Sample & Hold
24. Coming Apart At Every Nail
25. Powderfinger
26. Buffalo Springfield - Expecting To Fly
27. Don't Be Denied
28. Alabama

RIP Leonard Cohen

Thursday, November 10, 2016


Monday, October 31st, 2016 (3165) 

1. The Cramps - TV Set
2. The Purple Knif Show Sides 1 & 2
3.The Cramps - Strychnine
4. The Cramps - The Human Fly
5. The Cramps - What's Behind The Mask
6. The Purple Knif Show Side 3
7. The Cramps - I Was A Teenage Werewolf
8. The Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
9. The Cramps - Sunglasses After Dark
10. The Cramps - Mad Daddy
11. The Purple Knif Show Sid 4
12. The Cramps - Green Fuzz
13. The Cramps - Papa Satan Sang Louie
14. The Cramps - Green Door
15. The Cramps - Rockin' Bones
16. The Cramps - She Said
17. The Cramps - Bikini Girls With Machine Guns

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 (3166)
1. The Beatifics - Longest Day Of Summer
2. The Beatifics - Happy To Be Sad
3. Faux Jean - G A Go Go
4. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Good Cop Bad Cop
5. The Dynamic Batmen - Batman Theme
6. Howlin' Wolf - Cryin' At Daybreak
7. The Renderers - A Dream Of The Sea
8. The Replacements - I Will Dare
9. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
10. The Beatifics - Junior's Farm
11. Big Star - Back Of Car
12. Kelley Stoltz - My Baby Always Knows What Time It Is
13. Flying Burrito Brothers - Hot Burrito #2
14. Meic Stevens - Rowena
15. Pretty - Mustache In Your Face
16. Maxwell Davis - Batman Theme
17. The Beatifics - Last Thing On My Mind
18. Queen - You're My Best Friend
19. From Bubblegum To Sky - The Gurls & Shooby Doo Wop
20. The Heavy Blinkers - Something Clean & True
21. Shooby Taylor & Johnny Cash - I'm Busted
22. Bob Dylan - New Morning
23. TheBeatifics - This Year's Jessica
24. The Beatles - You Won't See Me (mono)
25. Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 (3167)
1. Velvet Underground - All Tomorrow's Parties
2. Howlin' Wolf - Rockin' Daddy
3. Black Keys - Lonely Boy
4. Tom Waits - Never Let Go
5. The New Standards - You're Innocent When You Dream
6. The Beatifics - Something/Anything?
7. The Beatifics - Something/Anything? (live 1997)
8. Bombay Sweets - You Are Not The Most Important Person In The World
9. Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose
10. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning
11. Howlin' Wolf - Change My Way
12. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - Sooner Or Later
13. T. Rex - Jeepster
14. Howlin' Wolf - Worries 'Bout My Baby
15. Guitar Wolf - Summertime Blues
16. The Beatifics - Those Kids
17. The Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
18. The Rockefellers - All Your Former Boyfriends
19. The Replacements - Merry Go Round
20. Howlin' Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle
21. Sugar - Your Favorite Thing
22. The Beatifics - Junior's Farm
23. Betty Drake - Time Will Never Tell
24. The Beatifics - Crazy Lovesick Heart
25. Wilco - Shot In The Arm
26. Yo La Tengo - You Can Have It All
27. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
28. Howlin Wolf - Moanin' At Midnight

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 (3168)
1. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
2. The Explorers Club - Don't Forget The Sun
3. Soft Boys - Insanely Jealous
4. The Feelies - What Goes On
5. Danny & The Darleans - Let's Stomp
6. Fink Muncx Nine - Coffee Tea Or me
7. Jeff McDonald - Follow The Leader
8. Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
9. The Beatifics - The Year's Jessica
10. Betty Davis - Born On The Bayou
11. Great Gaylord - Squat With Me Baby
12. Yo La Tengo - Dont' Have To Be So Sad
13. Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me
14. Blind Shake - I Shot All The Birds
15. Dora Hall - Sneaking Up on You
16. Talking Heads - People Like Us
17. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
18. LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
19. Bee Gees - Bad Bad Dream
20. The Fleshtones - Living Today

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica (Live 1997)
2. Sparky Quano - Where Are We Going?
3. Mark Wynn - Rip Off The Fall
4. Kelley Stoltz - When You Forget
5. Dora Hall - Hoochy Koochie
6. Tim Mills - Do They Know It's Halloween?
7. Ornette Coleman - The Sphinx
8. Sun Ra - Mayan Temples
9. Stephen Stills - Any Way
10. Stiff Little Fingers - Johnny Was
11. The Fleshtones - American Beat 84
12. Kool & The Gang - X Rated
13. Mithras - Howling Of the Distant Spaces
14. Refused - Dawkins Christ
15. Counter Intuits - Rubber Gloves
16. Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours The Bold
17. Yoko Ono - Have You Ever Seen The Wind?
18. The Mothers Of Invention - My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
19. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
20. Anna Libera - Black Cat White Cat
21. Zeal & Ardour - Devil Is Fine
22. Danny & The Darleans - Bug Out Bag
23. Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night

Friday, November 4th, 2016 (3169)

1. The New Brass Polka - Joy Joy Polka
2. Pala Bros Orchestra - Knucklehead Polka
3. Pala Bros Orchestra - Cool It Polka
4. Ambrose Kodet - Green Is Green
5. Jerry Goetsch Orchestra - Prune Polka
6. Wee Willie Band - John Deere Polka
7. Little Joe & Ken - Beer Barrell Polka
8. Jerry Dostal - She's Too Fat For Me
9. Ambrose Kodet
10. Charlie - Train In The Middle Of The House
11. Whoopee John - No No Polka
12. Little Joe & Ken - Laughing Polka
13. The Bradleys - Red Headed Polka
14. Ambrose - Herr Schmidt
15. Brown Boys - Proud Mary
16. Polka Country Musicians - Hey Cavalier
17. Roger Harrison - Muleskinner Blues
18. Patty Chimelewski - Rain Drops Keep Fallin' On My Head
19. Carl & The Country Dutchmen - I Love Little Willy
20. Polka Heroes - Polka Til I Die
21. Charlie - Red Rose Polka
22. Joe Ersnal - Back Porch


Monday, October 24th, 2016 (3160)
1. Kenny & The Fiends - The Raven
2. The Bar Kays - Soul Finger
3. John Cale - Twilight Zone
4. Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
5. Ivan - Frankie Frankenstein
6. Tom Waits - Going Out West
7. LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow
8. Husker Du - Pink Turns To Blue
9. The North American Halloween Prevention Initiative - Do They Know It's Halloween
10. Judson Fountain - Dark Dark Dark
11. Butch Patrick - Whatever Happened To Eddie?
12. Cheap Trick - Surrender
13. Meic Stevens - Rowena
14. Meic Stevens - Love Owed
15. Nick Drake - Poor Boy
16. Kelley Stoltz - I Nearly Lost My Mind
17. The Beatles - Paperback Writer (mono)
18. Jandek - Down In A Mirror
19. Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
20. Doris - Beatmaker
21. Alice Cooper - Under My Wheels
22. The Original Mark Edwards - Danger! Danger!
23. Jimmy Cross - I Want My Baby Back
24. Lou Reed - Walk It Talk It
25. The Zombies - I Can't Make Up My Mind
26. The Otherside - In A Haunted House
27. Screaming Jay Hawkins - Feast Of The Mau Mau
28. Bruce Springsteen - Kitty's Back

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 (3161)
1. The Creatures - Mostly Ghostly
2. Bonnie Prince Billy - Lay And Love
3. Dum Dum Girls - Just A Creep
4. Southern Culture On The Skids - Zombified
5. Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
6. Dukes Of Stratosphere - What In The World
7. Kelley Stoltz - Tubes In The Moonlight
8. Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby
9. Los Sleepers - El Zombie
10. Lou Rawls - Season Of The Witch
11. Zacherly - Happy Halloween
12. Judson Fountain - Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
13. Last Word - Sleepy Hollow
14. Dickie Lee - Laurie (Strange Things Happen)
15. The Weirdos - E.S.P.
16. Mugison - Mugiboogie
17. Them - Gloria
18. LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
19. Rocky Horror Picture Show - Time Warmp
20. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
21. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
22. The Beatifics - Green Day Rising
23. Jack Kittel - Psycho
24. White Stripes - We Are Going To Be Friends
25. Yo La Tengo - Ohm
26, The Rutles - Piggy In The Middle
27. Southern Culture On The Skids - Goo Goo Muck

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 (3162)
1. Howlin' Wolf - Rockin' Daddy
2. Johnny Frierson - Have You Been Good To Yourself?
3. The Beatifics - Junior's Farm
4. Wazmo - Checking Out the Chekcout Girl
5. V- Rangers - Batman Theme
6. Howlin' Wolf - Shake For Me Right Now
7. Joy Division - Warsaw
8. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Big Baby
9, Deadbolt - Billy's Dead
10. Judson Fountain - The Wax Museum
11. The Beatifics - Happy To Be Sad
12. Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning
13. Johnny Frierson - Heavenly Father, You've Been Good
14. The Cramps - Surfin Dead
15. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
16. Howlin' Wolf - Sitting On Top Of The World
17. Al Hirt - Batman Theme
18. War - Low Rider
19. Paul Westerberg - Make Your Own Kind Of Music
20. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 (3163)
1. Dwight Twilley Band - Looking For The Magic
2. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica (CD)
3. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica (LP)
4. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica (Live 1997)
5. The Shaggs - It's Halloween
6. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' For My Baby
7. ZZ & The Maskers - Batman Theme
8. Dwight Twilley Band - Looking FOr The Magic
9. Judson Fountain - The Evil Portrait of Old Man Beni
10. Dicky Lee - Laurie (Strange Things Happen)
11. The Beavers - I Am A Man
12. Bloodrock - D.O.A.
13. De Maskers - Batman Theme
14. Dwight Twilley Band - Looking For The Magic
15. The Beatifics - Happy To Be Sad
16. The Fleshtones - Sock It To Me Baby In The House Of Shock
17. Terry - Something In The Night
18. Jack Kittel - Psycho
19. The Beatles - Helter Skelter (stereo)
20. Jacob The Bard - I Will Survive (The Zombie Apocalypse)
21. Velvet Underground - Rock and Roll
22. Velvet Underground - What Goes On
23. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat

Friday, October 28th, 2016 (3164)
1. The Deadly Ones - Monster Surfing Time
2. Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years
3. Them - Gloria
4. Roky Erickson - If you Have Ghosts
5. The Beatifics - I Read You Wrong
6. Big Star - Thirteen
7. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go
8. Cramps - Goo Goo Muck
9. Howlin' Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle
10. Leslie Hall - Zombie Killer (Chastity Pariah Remix)
11. Judson Fountain - The Nasty Roomer
12. Armed Forces Radio  Frankenstein's Castle Prank
13. Tracy Morgan - Werewolf Bar Mitzvah
14. Zacherley - Dinner With Drac
15. Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
16. Jacob The Bard - I Will Survive (The Zombie Apocalypse)
17. The Who - Boris The Spider
18. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand
19. Nick Drake - Been Smoking Too Long
20. Bonzo Dog Band - Monster mash
21. Half Japanese - Dracula's Castle
22. Shadow Men On A Shadowy Planet - Big Baby


Monday, October 17th, 2016 (3155)
1. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
2. The Seas & Cake - Exact To me
3. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - It's Over
4. Frank Black - Headache
5. Flaming Lips - The WAND
6. Adams Family - Morticia's Theme
7. Don Raye - The Headless Horseman
8. Tom Robinson Band - 2 4 6 8 Motorway
9. Bob Dylan & The Band - I'm Your Teenage Prayer
10. Chubby Checker - Do The Zombie
11. Judson Fountain - Castle Of Lo Sein
12. The Cramps - Garbage Man
13. David Bowie - Rock & Roll Suicide
14. The PLugz - El Clavo Y Cruz
15. The Clash - The Right Profile
16. The Saints - River Deep Mountain High
17. The Monkees - Goin' Down
18. Southern Culture On The Skids - Devil's Stomping Ground
19. Yo La Tengo - The Fireside
20. Bonnie Prince Billy - Cursed Sleep
21. Moses Longpiece - Slide Her Under The Door
22. Komeda - It's Alright Baby
23. Stereolab - Good Is Me
24. Superchunk - Martinis On The Roof
25. Fuzztones - Goin' To A Graveyard

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 (3156)
1. Bo Diddley - Bo Meets The Monster
2. Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go
3. Johnny Cash - Big River
4. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jack The Ripper
5. Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
6. Dickie Lee - Strange Things Happen Every Day (Laurie)
7. Prince - Girls & Boys
8. Tom Waits - Big Joe & Phantom 309
9. Iron Maiden - Aces High
10. Air - 12 O'Clock Satanial
11. Howlin' Wolf - I Aint Superstitious
12. Judson Fountain - Captain Hale
13. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode
14. Bonzo Dog Band - Look Out!  There's A Monster Coming!
15. Yo La Tengo - First I Look At The Purse
16. Peach Kelli Pop - Surfing Everyday
17. Dennis Brown - Wichita Lineman
18. Prissy Clerks - No Sir
19. David Bowie - Growing Up
20. Morgus & The Ghouls - Morgus The Magnificent
21. Yardbirds - Evil Hearted You
22. Robyn Hitchcock - My Wife And My Dead Wife
23. Clash - Complete Control
24. Robert Wolfson - Tobacco Road
25. Ada Richards - I'm Drunk And Real High In The Spirit Of The Lord
26. DuPonts - Screaming Ball At Dracula Hall
27, New Pornographers - The Electric Version
28. The Monkees - Circle Sky
29. Guided By Voices - Glad Girls
30. Free Design - Bubbles
31. The Rats - Rat's Revenge
32. Swamp Rats - Louie Louie

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 (3157)
1. Los Straitjackets - Ghostbusters
2. The Handsome Family - 24 Hour Store
3. John Doe & The Sadies - Stop The World & Let Me Off
4. Carl Perkins - Dixie Fried
5. The Who - Boris The Spider
6. The Emersons - Doctor Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
7. The Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
8. Michael Yonkers Band - Kill The Enemy
9. TNT - 99th Floor
10. XTC - Chalk Hills & Children
11. B-52s - Rock Lobster
12. Judson Fountain - The Gorgon's Head
13. The Beatles - Cry Baby Cry (stereo)
14. Siouxie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence
15. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
16. Flame Trick Subs - Creepy Dead Folks
17. Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line
18. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell
19. The Dimensions - She's Boss
20. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - My Underwear Froze To The Clothesline
21. The Fleshtones - I Was A Teenage Zombie
22. Kelley Stoltz - My Baby Always Knows What Time It Is
23. The Alarm Clocks - No Reason To Complain
24. The Sonics - The Witch
25. The Fuzztones - Charlotte's Remains
26. Billy Bragg - Cindy Of 1000 Lives
27. Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 (3158)
1. Dedwood - Smells Like Monster Mash
2. The Beatifics - This Year's Jessica
3. Oranges - Saturday Night
4. Redd Kross - Only A Girl
5. Big Star - Back Of A Car
6. Matthew Sweet - I've Been Waiting
7. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - God Is In The House
9. The Replacements - Swinging Party
10. Criswell - Someone Walked Over My Grave
11. Judson Fountain - Captain Hale Goes To Japan
12. Lollipop Shoppe - You Must Be A Witch
13. Camper Van Beethoven - Take The Skinheads Bowling
14. Shocking Blue - Love Buzz
15. Black Sabbath - Planet Caravan
16. Nick Drake - One Of these Things First
17. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet - Big Baby
18. Vincent Prince - Vincent
19. Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
20 .Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
21. Terry Reid - Season Of The Witch
22. Nathan East w/Michael McDonald - Moondance
23. The Cramps - Surfin' Dead

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 NIGHTTIME EDITION


Friday, October 21st, 2016 (3159)
1. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
2. Beat Happening - Pajama Party In A Haunted House
3. RL Burnside - Let My Baby Ride
4. Black Lipstick - Corporate Happy Hour
5. Screaming Lord Sutch - Jack The Ripper
6. The Cure - A Night Like This
7. The Feelies - Deep Fascination
8. Jacob The Bard - I Will Survive The Zombie Apocalypse
9. Judson Fountain - The Golden Arm
10. Allman Brohers Band - One Way Out
11. Allman Brothers band - Leave My Blues At Home
12. Allman Brothers Band - Stormy Monday
13. Allman Brothers Band - Revival
14. Allman Brothers Band - Hotlanta
15. Allman Brothers Band - You Don't Love Me
16. Little Feat - Roll Em Easy
17. Gregg Allman - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
18. Grinderswitch - Homebound
19. Siegel Schwall - I Think It Was Mind
20. Tedesky Trucks - Anyhow
21. Grace Potter - Big White Gate
22. Paul Cebar & The Milwaukeeans - Slither A While
23. Jerry Garcia Band - Dear Prudence
24. Bob Weir - Lay My Lilly Down
25. Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Country Girl


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Wednesday, November 09, 2016


The world knew all about Paul's death and the massive cover up by the time The Beatles split as a band.  They began looking at the photographic evidence and noticing things like how pre-crash Paul parted his hair to one side, while post-crash Paul parted it to the other side.  They noticed how real Paul had attached earlobes, while Faul had detached earlobes.  How this mean anything other than that there had to be two different Paul McCartneys!

At this point there was no need for The Beatles to continue to release evidence, as they had moved on to their solo careers.  Still, the guilt ate at them, and they felt compelled to continue releasing evidence.  The first solo clue appeared on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass album, released in 1970.  George had built up a huge backlog of songs over the years and this resulted in a triple album of all the stuff he couldn't get recorded by The Beatles.  One song was called It's Johnny's Birthday, and it was written for John Lennon's birthday.  It's a herky jerky and joyful song, and one wouldn't think it held any deeper significance beyond well wishes.  In fact, if you play it backwards you hear an astonishing secret message...

A much more blunt message was sung by John in his song How Do You Sleep. While it seems to be a pretty straightforward song of bitterness towards "Paul McCartney", it also includes the damning line "Those freaks was right when they said you was dead...".

The most incredible solo Beatles clue actually comes from "William Campbell" himself.  Paul McCartney released his album Memory Almost Full in 2007, and on it is a song called Gratitude.  The lyrics express gratitude for everything he has been given, and how he would like to show his gratitude.  Could this be William Campbell expressing his gratitude for all that his sacrifices have brought him?  Before you answer, listen to the backwards message in the song.  It couldn't be more obvious.

He literally sings "Who is this now? I was Willie Campbell!"

How's that for the truth?

Thanks for listening to my daylong indulgence marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Paul McCartney.  It was all in good fun.  THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE!



By 1969 The Beatles were tired of being The Beatles.  They had tried to recapture the magic of their early days by attempting to write and record an album of music that they could take to the stage, but the experience only served to illustrate how broken they were as a unit.  It was decided that they would go back into the studio and record one final masterpiece so they could go out on a high note.  George Martin was convinced to return as producer, and the band created Abbey Road.  This was also The Beatles' last chance to get clues to their fans.

Lyrically there isn't a lot in the way of clues.  One of the clues is sung by John during Come Together.  He sings the words "One and one and one is three", which some interpret as revealing that there are only truly three Beatles.

A more obscure clue is in the song Sun King.  The Sun King in French history was Louis XIV, and in Alexander Dumas' The Vicomte de Bragelonne or Ten Years Later  Louis is replaced by his twin brothers.  Is it possible that the band is referring to Paul's replacement by a look alike?

The most compelling evidence of Paul's death is found all over the cover.  The band is depicted walking across the street, and Paul is walking out of step with the other three.  He is also barefoot, and allegedly some cultures buried their dead without shoes.  He's also carrying a cigarette, which are sometimes referred to in British slang as "coffin nails".

Then there's the procession, which some people feel depicts a funeral procession.  John is dressed in white, symbolizing the clergy, Ringo is dressed in black, symbolizing the undertaker, and George is dressed in work clothes, symbolizing the grave digger.

In the background we can see a Volkswagon parked close by.  The license plate says LMW 28IF.  Some interpret this to mean Paul would have been 28 had he lived, while others would argue that he would actually have been 27.  Some cultures begin counting birth years at 1 from birth, which technically would make 28 the correct age.

The Beatles, knowing this would be their last chance to tell the truth about what happened to their fallen bandmate, also included clues on the back cover of the album.  The first clue deals with the crack running through the band name.  Some feel this indicates that the band was no longer intact after Paul's death.

To the left of the band name there are eight dots.  Some believe these actually make the number three, which creates "3 Beatles" across the back of the cover.

Then to the right of the band name there is a shadow that is in the form of a skull.  Is this meant to depict the skull of fallen Beatle Paul?

By the time Abbey Road hit the streets in September of 1969, The Beatles were essentially over as a functioning band.  It wouldn't be long before the clues would all be discovered, however, so their fans could finally know the truth about Paul McCartney dying and being replaced by William Campbell, a Canadian.  There was no need to release any further clues.

Still, they released more clues in their solo material.