Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ALL PRINCE ON THE FRIDAY MORNING SHOW!


Last year on April 21st we were trying to get some sleep because the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-Go-Go was happening that night. Around noon my phone alerts started going off, and then the Facebook alerts on my tablet began ringing.  I figured something was up so I had to check.  There were messages from people I knew all over the country simply saying "So sorry about Prince", but I had no idea what they were talking about. I was stunned when I found out what had happened.  He was still so vital and active, performing around the world and dominating on stage, throwing all night parties at Paisley Park that were legendary.  It didn't make sense then and it doesn't make sense now.

When we do the marathon we talk about all the possible scenarios that we might face, like illness or some other crisis that might throw a wrench in the words, but this was something we could never have anticipated.  How do you do a pledge drive show, let alone be on the air for 24 hours straight doing a pledge drive show, and deal with the loss of a legend?  We had no idea how to do this.  Do we even do a normal pledge drive show?  Do we even do a pledge drive show?  Everyone was numb and trying to process this insane situation.   We ended up scrapping the first three hours of the marathon and just played solid Prince, taking requests, sharing memories, and grieving hardcore.  Listeners stepped up and pledged and we worked through that night together.


It has been one year since Prince died, and it still hurts.  The other day I was looking ahead to the anniversary and pulled up the YouTube clip of him shredding at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame George Harrison tribute, and I found myself in tears.  Prince was many things to many people, but man... that fella could play some mean guitar.  One of the great underappreciated guitarist.  You better believe that performance will be played on Friday.

So yeah... three hours of Prince on Friday to remember the man and hopefully continue the tribute and healing.  Fans around the world will be wearing purple in his honor, and I know I will be doing that.  We'll be taking your requests, as always, as well as your pledges.  We hope you'll take a moments and throw a little our way.  You guys are the best.

Shyboy

ALL PRINCE MORNING SHOW
Friday, April 21st from six to nine a.m.
KMSU 89.7 fm/KMSK 91.3 fm/kmsu.org

Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE SWAG-A-PALOOZA!




THE SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY!

Gang, the Spring Pledge Drive starts THIS WEDNESDAY!  This is one of two times during the year where we come to you and ask for your generous support to help keep KMSU on the air.  We're hoping you'll take some time and make a donation to help us hit our $30,000 goal for the drive.  $30,000 is nothing to sneeze at, but we're true believers in the station and its place in the community.  With your generosity over the years we were able to finally get a new transmitter for the station, which is sending a strong signal across our broadcast area.  THANK YOU!  Your kindness means everything to us.  With that huge improvement we're continuing to send a strong signal throughout our broadcast area, and that wouldn't be the case without your help.  Now we need to continue building on that.

We've been able to keep building and growing KMSU over the years, and it's a completely different station from than Shuffle Function started up 16 years ago.  The schedule is evolving, and we've appreciated all the feedback you've given us about it.  KMSU needs to continue building and evolving to reach a diverse audience, and the funds raised during these pledge drives are going to help us in our mission to serve the community.

Please take a moment and consider the place KMSU holds in your life.  If you listen to the station regularly, if you've found shows that you know and love, then you're probably a true believer, and you realize that what KMSU offers to you and the community can't be found anywhere else.  This kind of programming can only continue with the generous support of our listeners, and we hope you'll give us a call or pledge online to help us out.  Any amount makes a huge difference, but we have some great swag available at different pledge levels to hopefully nudge you towards making a contribution.  And now...

THE SWAG!

$25 - CRYPT OF UNDERGROUND NEANTHROPIC TELEVISION #10 DVD



Mr. Specific strikes again with another DVD featuring his unique video forays into the fringes of society, and this one promises to be the creepiest yet!  Every Spring, just in time for pledge drive, a nondescript brown paper bag with an unmarked DVD arrives at the Shuffle Function office door.  Don't miss out on the 9th weird installment!

$25 - 2017 KMSU RADIO HERO T-SHIRT


The last two shirts that we offered for the Spring pledge drive were the most popular we've ever had, so we turned to Kaitlin Baumann, the woman that created those popular designs, to come up with something equally amazing.  She didn't let us down!  This year's shirt shows "RADIO HEROES"! The true radio heroes are KMSU listeners like you, who believe in this station and what it can do, and your donations and support are your super powers!  Pledge this for this shirt and the whole world can see your official radio title screaming across your chest.  LOOK OUT, COMMERCIAL RADIO!  THIS SHIRT HAS CLAWS!

Kaitlin dun good.  All the cool kids will be wearing the new shirt, so obviously that means you!  Available in S to 2XL.  Wanna see more of Kaitlin's work?  Sure you do!  Visit katbaumann.com.

$50 - KMSU HAT


For only $50 you can wear your KMSU pride dramatically on your noggin!  This hat features the KMSU logo across the front, and comes in Small/Medium and Large/Extra Large.  It's a nice classy grey, so it goes with casual togs or with that tux/gown you're gonna be wearing to the opera.  Fits on even the biggest head!

$40 - RAG AND A COASTER COMBO
For the thrifty listener who wants to save a buck but score some sweet premiums!  You will receive the new Shuffle Function t-shirt PLUS the Crypt of Underground Neanthropic Television #10 DVD.  It doesn't take a math genius to see that this is one heck of a deal!

$60 - 25th ANNIVERSARY WORLD CAFE CD
KMSU is one of the rare spots on the dial to carry World Cafe, and this DOUBLE DISC SET  collects some of the recent amazing in-studio performances from both old and new musical favorites, as well as classic performances from the past quarter century of amazing shows!  This is the set to get.

$100 - SHUFFLE FUNCTION PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR A DAY
The Cadillac of premiums, this allows you to join us during the morning show for two hours and control the playlist!  You bring your music collection and get to play DJ and we just push buttons and talk too much.  With this you also get the brand new KMSU t-shirt, the new Crypt of Underground Neanthropic Television #10 DVD, and CD copy of your two hours of radio infamy to share with family and friends.

$100 - LEONARD COHEN: THE COMPLETE STUDIO ALBUM COLLECTION



We don't have to tell you how badly 2016 sucked.  Too many legends left us, and that includes Leonard Cohen, who past away last November.  Many musicians are hailed as poets, but Cohen was a poet hailed as a musician.  He began his career writing poetry and novels, then moved into a musical career in his thirties.  His work is deep and powerful and explores and that is beautiful, painful, and difficult about humanity, and it's hard to not be moved by his work.  

Bruce Eder wrote of him on Allmusic: "One of the most fascinating and enigmatic - if not the most successful - singer/songwriters of the late '60s, Leonard Cohen retained an audience across six decades of music-making, interrupted by various digressions into personal and creative exploration, all of which have only added to the mystique surrounding him.  Second only to Bob Dylan (and perhaps Paul Simon), he commanded the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the '60s who continued to work in the 21st century, which is all the more remarkable an achievement for someone who didn't even aspire to a musical career until he was in his thirties."

True enough.

When you pledge $100 to KMSU during the 2017 Spring Pledge Drive you can get Leonard Cohen: The Complete Studio Album Collection.  That's ELEVEN albums that Cohen recorded between 1967 and 2004.  Virtually every great work the man produced can be in your collection, PLUS you'll help keep KMSU, a radio station that proudly plays Leonard Cohen, on the air!

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack (a crack) in everything
That's how the light gets in
                                      - Leonard Cohen

$100 - KMSU DAY SPONSORSHIP
You can sponsor an entire day of radio on KMSU with this premium.  Commemorate a birthday or anniversary, surprise the music geek in your life, treat the new graduate, or celebrate the music of your favorite musician!  These are just a few ways that you can use a KMSU Day Sponsorship.  A personalized message will also be read throughout the day so the whole world knows that you are a super cool person that supports independent radio!

There's the swag!  Drop us a line with questions, but most of all drop us a line with your support! Remember, the 2016 Pledge Drive THIS WEDNESDAY at six a.m.!  Give early and give often!  We are counting on you!

CALL 389-5678 OR  1-800-456-7810 AND MAKE YOUR PLEDGE, OR MAKE YOUR DONATION ONLINE! 

Thanks for being the best listeners in the world!

ITEMS OF NOTE

Don't forget Intergalactic Bacon Day on Monday the 17th!  From six to nine a.m. we'll be serving up Bacon treats for everybody that swings by the station.  Shelley has been hard at work on the menu, and you're really don't want to miss out.

World Book Day is on the 18th!  Swing by KMSU during the morning show and get yourself a new favorite read.  We've rounded up some great new additions to the collection that we're ready to give away to a person that is in search of a new favorite read.  IS THAT PERSON YOU?

PLEDGE DRIVE STARTS  on Wednesday, April 19th.  Please call and pledge.  Dear god, please call and pledge.

FREE FORM FREAKOUT PRESENTS
AN EVENING OF EXPERIMENTAL AND IMPROVISED SOUNDS
Friday, April 21st @ The Arts Center of St Peter

This is going to a memorable event.  Four internationally recognized improvisational acts will be performing right here in our neck of the woods.  Dave from Free Form Freakout put this show together, and if Dave says it's worth checking out it's worth checking out.  Graham Lambkin rarely plays out, and this is his first ever Minnesota appearance, so there's history involved here.  Folks will be coming from all over to see this show, so don't get left out in the cold.  $10 at the door, opens at seven, show starts at 7:30.

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO starts on Thursday, April 27th at six p.m. and comes to a grinding halt on Thursday, April 28th at six p.m.  We're gonna be live for 24 hours, surviving only on the basic human needs of caffeine an rock and roll... and your generosity!  Check out the lineup of stuff we have planned.  It's gonna be a lot of fun.

There's a free Grind-Fu Cinema on Saturday, April 29th, at seven p.m. in Wiecking 220 Auditorium, right here on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.  We're screening The Guy From Harlem for the seventh year in a row, followed For Y'ur Height Only, starring 2' 9" action hero Weng Weng.  Both movies are COMPLETELY FREE!  Bring your friends, brings some snacks, and settle in for a night of incredible movies!

CALL 507-389-5678 or
1-800-456-7810 to pledge!

Friday, April 14, 2017

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO SCHEDULE!



CALLING ALL RADIO HEROES!

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION
24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO!

Starts: Thursday, April 27th @ 6:00 pm
Ends: Friday, April 28th @ 6:00 pm

KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm/kmsu.org


The Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-GO-GO is just two weeks away!  Shyboy Tim and Shelley will go 24 hours without sleep, surviving only on the basic human needs of caffeine, Rock & Roll, and your generosity!  Why would they do this?  BECAUSE KMSU IS WORTH IT!  They'll do whatever it takes to make sure this amazing radio station stays on the air, even if pulling a stunt like this means chopping one year off their lives*!

Every minute of this radio marathon is a blast, but here's a schedule of specific events that we have planned.  Put this stuff on your calendar and plan accordingly!  Better yet, stay up the whole time and listen to everything.  We could use the company.



SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE!
Thursday, April 27th @ nine p.m. and Friday, April 28th at noon!

The game so nice we play it twice!  Tune in for two intense rounds of Shuffle Function Radio Roulette.  We draw numbers to pick the record we play, flip a coin to select the side, and roll a ten sided die to determine the song we play. IT'S COMPLETELY RANDOM RADIO!


We have no idea what the radio gods have in store for us.  Sometimes it's one of the greatest hours of radio ever produced, and other times it makes you curse the birth of Marconi.  Either way, Radio Roulette is full of surprises, so don't miss it!


JANDEK: SOUNDS OF INSOMNIA
Friday, April 28th @ two a.m.

Why two a.m.?  Because two a.m. is the perfect time for Jandek, whose songs really inhabit that murky and mysterious hour, taking you to a haunted and personal place.  We've been featuring Jandek: Sounds Of Insomnia for a number of years now, and it's always one of our favorite parts of the marathon.  We turn off all the lights in the station, leaving only  the faint glow of the control board and the strobe of the telephone light when it rings.  We encourage you guys to tune in, particularly if you aren't already a Jandek initiate.  This could be the time that it all finally clicks.


SUNRISE WITH SUN RA
Friday, April 28th from four to six a.m.

Three years ago we set aside an hour for Gary Campbell (aka Maverick Slim) to come in and do an all Sun Ra set, but an hour just wasn't enough time.  That's why we've set aside TWO HOURS for Sunrise With Sun Ra!  It's a great way to get your bearings before we head into...


THE ALL VINYL MORNING SHOW!
Friday, April 28th from six to ten a.m.

We are going to play nothing but vinyl for four hours Friday morning!  It wakes us up, plus it gives us a chance to dig into some things that might not normally make the playlist.  We've been working to find some real gems, including new Record Store Day finds, to play for you guys that morning, and hopefully the playlist will convince you that KMSU is a pretty special place on the radio dial.


At some point we'll also be doing the MacArthur Park sing along, so start flexing those pipes and get ready for the broadway style breakdown!


THE FRYE!  LIVE IN STUDIO!
Friday, April 28th @ 4p.m

Are you kids hip to The Frye?  You will be soon! Ann and Joe will be joining us for an hour of special pledge related programming.  They'll be singing favorites, and spinning a few favorites, too.  Check them out on the interwebs and the Facebooks! Best case scenario:  We'll get to hear some great songs from them.  BETTER CASE SCENARIO:  The phones will be so crazy with last minute pledges that they will have to run to phones and take your pledges!  Either way, we all win!

From here on out its us desperately clawing for the finish line!  At this point caffeine is a joke, and the only thing that will help us is your donations!  CALL AND PLEDGE!  

Drop us a line if you have any questions!  shufflefunction@hotmail.com


The Spring 2017 Swag list will be published on Monday, April 17th (INTERGALACTIC BACON DAY) so check your interwebs for all the fancy thank-you gifts that KMSU will have for you!

*Life span data compiled by Fuzzy Science Magazine (ceased publication almost immediately).

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR APRIL 10th - APRIL 14th, 2017

Monday, April 10th, 2017 (3280)
1. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Dragonfly Pie
2. Band Of Bees - Punchbag
3. New Pornographers - All the Things That Go To Make Heaven & Earth
4. Nada Surf - Love & Anger
5. Twilight Singers - Teenage Wristband
6. Ben Folds Five - Narcolepsy
7. M. Ward - Right In The Head
8. They Might Be Giants - Unpronounceable
9. Morning After Girls - Always Mine
10. Yo La Tengo - Sudden Organ
11. Monade - Lost Language
12. Komeda - B.L.O.S.S.O.M.
13. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
14. T Rex - Jeepster
15. The Tight Brothers From Way Back When
16. Wannadies - Because
17. Sugar - Your Favorite Thing
18. Martinis On The Roof -
19. Shadow Ring - City Lights
20. Smog - Cold Blooded Old Times
21. My Morning Jacket - Circuital
22. XTC - All Of A Sudden (It's Too Late)
23. Nouvelle Vague - The Killing Moon
24. Supergrass - In It For The Money
25. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
26. Redd Kross - Jimmy's Fantasy

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 (3281)
CHRIS & JESS ARE PDs4AD!
1. Sammy Johns - Chevy Van
2. Russell Hoke - The Truth Of My Treason
3. Talking Heads - Life During Wartime
4. Afghan Whigs - Debonair
5. Mitch Easter Sound - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
6. Dumb Numbers - I Dreamed I Saw Jack Nance Last Night
7. Mulatu Astatke - Yekermo Sew
8. Graham Bond - Love Is the Law
9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Hiding All Away
10. Elvis Costello And The Atrtactions - Pony Street
11. Dick Kent - Octopus Woman Please Let Me Go


!2. Soul Coughing - Rolling
13. Hozier - Take Me To Church
14. Loggins & Messina - Danny's Song
15. Steely Dan - Bad Sneakers
16. Steely Dan - Your Gold Teeth Too
17. First Aide Kit - Our Own Pretty Ways
18. Fleetwood mac - Go Your Own Way
19. George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
20. Morphine - Beuna
21. Anna Turnhime - What Have I Done?
22. Nirvana - All Apologies
23. Soul Coughing - Unmarked Helicopters
24. Crosby Stills & Nash - Our House
25. Johnathan Coulton - Shop Vac
26. Bob Marley - Is This Love/
27. Lyle Lovett - If I Had A Boat
28. Cream - Strange Brew
29. Jimi Hendrix - Dolly Dagger
30. Thurston Harris - Little Bitty Pretty One
31. The Mountain Goats - Source Decay
32. The Mountain Goats - Color In Your Cheeks
33. Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
34. Guster - Satellite
35. The Mountain Goats - Sacks Rohmer #1
36. Cake - Shadow Stabbing
27. Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World
38. Soul Coughing - The Idiot Kings

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 (3282)
1. Velvet Underground - Cool It Down
2. Apples In Stereo - Same Old Drag
3. Gabby Glaser - Shakedown
4. Tiny Tim - Your Cheatin' Heart
5. The Plimsouls - Zero Hour
6. Go Betweens - Streets Of Your Town
7. Holly Go Lightly - Your Love is Mine
8. Gruff Rhys - Gyruu Gurru Gyruu
9. Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock Around The Clock
10. Hindu Love Gods - Raspberry Beret
11. Standells - Dirty Water
12. MC5 - I Can Only Give You Everything
13. Sonics - Got Your Head On Backwards
14. Old Time Rilijun - Fermentatio/ King Of Nothing
15. The Alarm Clocks - No Reason To Complain
16. Sinead O'Connor - Mandinka
17. Howlers - Wailing (Making Out)
18. Prince - Delirious
19. Latvian Radio - I Just Don't Know
20. Pizzicato Five - Twiggy Twiggy
21. Los Straitjackets - Beach Bag
22. The Puppets - Three Boys Looking For A Love
23. Quintron - Place Unknown
24. Yo La Tengo - Friday I'm In Love
25. REM - Nightswimming
26. Kelley Stoltz - One Thousand Rainy Nights
27. Luna - Malibu Love Nest
28. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Hocus Pocus
29. Jonathan Richman - Party In The USA
30. The Creation - Cool Jerk
31. LCD Soundsystme - Too Much Love
32. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - It Wasn't The Same Somehow
33. The Beatifics - In The Meantime

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 (3283)
1. Prince - Pop Life
2. The Replacements - Sixteen Blue
3. Ray Davies - Rock n Roll Cowboys
4. Bob Dylan - Ballad Of A Thin Man
5. Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
6. Ken Defeudis - For The Good Times
7. Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
8. Ken Nordine - You Do something To me
9. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
10. The Clash - Rudie can't Fail
11. Redd Kross - Born To Love You
12. Bee Gees - Bad Bad Dream
13. AC/DC - It's A long Way To The Top If You Wanna Rock and Roll
14. Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
15. Motorhead - Leaving Here
16. Funkadelic - Super Stupid
17. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
18. TL Barett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
19. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
20. Jane's Addiction - Stop
21. Dr John - Locked Down
22. Odetta - Mama Told Me Not To Come
23. Justin Meyers -Trapped Music
24. The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
25. Sonic Youth - Reena
26. Monkees - Sunny Girlfriend
27. Gram Parsons - Streets of Baltimore
28. Johnny Cash - Delia's Gone
29. Pretty - Red Spoon Gravy
30. The Trammps - Disco Inferno

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION
1. Frank Black & The Catholics - If IT Take All Night
2. Boomtown Rats - Up All Night
3. Rolling Stones - Sleep Tonight
4. Ike & Tina Turner - Sleepless
5. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
6. Happy Mondays - 24 Hour Party People
7. Prince - Gotta Stop Messing About
8. Sleater Kinney - Roller Coaster
9. Yo La Tengo - Big Day Coming
10. Glenda - Playboy Magazine

Friday, April 14th 2017 (3284)
1. Free Design - Kites Are Fun
2. Daniel Johnston - Walking The Cow
3. George Harrison - What Is Life?
4. Paul Westerberg - Drop Them Gloves
5. Tender Trap - Fireworks
6. Galaxy 500 - Flowers
7. Loretta Lynn - Portland, Oregon
8. Thee American Revolution - Grit Magazine
9. Half Japanese - Nicole Told Me
10. Pixies -Gouge Away
11. Tullycraft - Secretly Minnesotan
12. Ben Kweller - Falling
13. Faces - Debris
14. Faces - If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right
15. XTC - Love On A Farmboy's Wages
16. New Standards - Love Is The Law
17. Trip Shakespeare - Look At The Moon
18. The La's - There She Goes
19. Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods
20. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
21. Graham Lambkin - Baby & Fox
22. Paul Metzger - The Uses Of Infinity pt 2
23. Justin Meyers - Trapped Music
24. Maths Balance Volumes - Roof Beams
25. The Beatles - Penny Lane
26. Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
27. Hold Steady - Hornets! Hornets!
28. The Wondermints - Proto Pretty
29. AC Newman - Battle For Straight Time

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR APRIL 3rd - APRIL 7th, 2017

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 (3275)
1. Bob Dylan - I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans
2. Bee Gees - I've Got To Get A Message To You
3. Chris Stamey Experience - The Summer Sun
4. Ben Kweller - I Need You Back
5. The Kitchen Cinq - If You Think
6. Guided By Voices - Five Degrees On The Inside
7. Fleshtones - R.I.G.H.T.S.
8. M. Ward - To Go Home
9. Madness - One Step Beyonds
10. Grant Hart - 2541
11. Ellen McIlwaine - Can't Find My Way Home
12. Bob Dylan - Braggin'
13. Ruth Brown - Lucky Lips
14. Ben Folds - In Between Days
15. David Bowie - Queen Bitch
16. T. Rex - Baby Strange
17. Sonics - Louie Louie
18. Guitar Wolf - Jet Generation
19. Stooges - Search & Destroy
20. Talking Heads - Don't Worry About The Government
21. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
22. 5678s - Howling At The Moon
23. MC5 - Ramblin' Rose
24. Bob Dylan - How Deep Is The Ocean
25. Haze - House On A Country Road
26. Velvet Underground - Train Round The Bend
27. Replacements - Skyway
28. Tom Waits - 16 Shells From A 30 Ought Six
29. The Who - The Kids Are Alright
30. Bob Dylan - The Best Is Yet To Come
31. Redd Kross - Only A Girl
32. Public Image Ltd - Albatross
33. White Stripes - - Girl You Have No Faith In Medicine
34. Sly & The Family Stone - I Want To Take You Higher

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 (3276)
BOONE HARMER IS OUR DAY SPONSOR!
ALL INSTRUMENTALS TODAY!

1. Mike Curb & Waterfall - Let's Spend The Night Together
2. Black Market Brass - Mob Rules
3. T. Bones - No Matter What Shape Your Stomach Is In
4. Charles Bradley - Loving You Baby
5. Midnight Strings Orchestra - Ride Like The Wind
6. Mongo Santamaria - Yeah Yeah
7. Markays - Last Night
8. Haze - Higher Groove
9. Sandy Nelson - Magic Carpet Ride
10. Brave Combo - Chicken Dance
11. Nelson Riddle - Batman Theme
12. Booker T & The MGs - Medley One
13. Booker T & The MGs - Medley Two
14. The Tornadoes - The Swag
15. Los Straitjackets - Sasquatch
16. Incredible Bongo Band - Apache
17. Blind Shake & Swami John Ries - Kooks On The Face
18. Al Casey - Surfer Hootenany
19. The Belaires - Vampire
20. The Ventures - The Weight
21. Lawrence Welk - The Swat Theme
22. Si Zentner - High Noon Cha Cha
23. Mr Gasser & The Weirdos - Phantom Surfer
24. Mr Gasser & The Weirdos - Hey Rat Fink
25. Living Marimba Band - MacArthur Park
26. Yo La Tengo - The Glitter Is Gone

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 (2377)
1. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - Gears In The Sun
2. Gene Pitney - She's A heartbreaker
3. Rolling Stones - I Got The Blues
4. Russell Hoke - Ellen See The World
5. David Byrne & St Vincent - Who?
6. The Beatles - Getting Better (mono)
7. Ben Folds - Annie Waits
8. Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Take Me With U
9. TL Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Just Like A Ship
10. Prix - Girl
11. Monkees - Goin' Down
12. Jesus Christ Superstar - What's the Buzz/Strange Things Mystifying
13. Johnny Taylor - Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone
14. Darker Shades Ltd. - Tracking Down Jody
15. Guided By Voices - Class Clown Spots A UFO
16. Spectors - Oh How To Do Now
17. Velvet Underground - Temptation Inside Your Heart
18. The Mighty Lemondrops - My Biggest Thrill
19. The yardbirds - I Wish You Would
20. Luther Ingram - If Love you Is Wrong I don't Want To Be Right
21. Paul Anka & Odia Coates - You're Having My Baby
22. Talking Heads - Born Under Punches ( The Heat Goes On)
23. Devo - Working In A Coal Mine
24. The Feelies - Paint It Black
25. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
26. Stark Effect - Eeples And Baneenees
27. New Order - Working Overtime
28. LCD Soundsystem - I'm Losing My Edge

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 (3278)


FRANK BLACK'S BIRTHDAY
1. Kelley Stoltz - Permafrost
2. Lee Ranaldo & the Dust - Lecce Leaving
3. Pixies - Bird Dream Of the Olympus Mons
4. Frank Black - Speedy Marie
5. Bettye Lavette - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
6. Wilco -I'm Always In Love
7. John Doe - I Can't Hold Myself in Line
8. Frank Black & The Catholics - Nadine
9. Handsome Family - Far From Any Road
10. David Lynch - The big Dream
11. The Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
12. The Pixies - Caribou
13. Jack White - I'm Shakin'
14. Yo La tengo - Our Way To Fall
15. Robyn Hitchcock - The Ghost in You
16. Nick Cave 8 The Bad Seends - Distant Sky
17. Charles Bradley - Changes
18. Frank Black & the Catholics - If It Takes All Night
19. New Pornographers - You Tell Me Where
20. Baby Jesus - You Make Me Fry
21. Tuff Age - 50 Girls 50
22. The Pixies - Here Comes your Man
23. Thee Oh Sees - Carrion Crawler
24. The Sunshine Of your Youth - New Daze
25. The Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation
26. Frank Black - Hang On To Your Ego
27. Frank Black - Headache
28. Pixies - Monkey Gone To Heaven
29. Pixies - Debaser

Friday, April 7th, 2017 (3279)
1. The Beatles - A Day In The Life (stereo)
2. Bee Gees - Lonely Days
3. They Might Be Giants - The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
4. The Billy Nayer Show - Love Smiles
5. Roky Erickson & The Aliens - Click Your Fingers Applauding The Play
6. The Ramones - Let's Dance
7. LCD Soundsystem - Jump Into The Fire
8. Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
9. LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
10. Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations
11. Earl Vince & the Valiants - Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked In Tonight
12. Nick Lowe - Heart Of The City
13. Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
14. Pete Townshend - Rough Boys
15. INXS - Don't Change
16. The Animals - Club A Go-Go
17. The Faces - I Know I'm Losing You
18. Dinbot - Gayanoia
19. Prince - So Blue
20. Jonathan Richman - I'm Straight
21. Joy Division - Warsaw
22. REM - Turn You Inside Out
23. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - I Can't Stand Up For Falling Down

SHUFFLE FUNCTION PLAYLISTS FOR MARCH 27th - MARCH 31st, 2017

Monday, March 27th, 2017 (3270)
1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Jesus Alone
2. Daniel Johnston - Mind Movies
3. Talking Heads - Blind
4. Las Kellies - Keep The Horse
5. Electronic - Forbidden City
6. Ladyhawk - The Dug Out
7. Jethro Tull - Song For Jeffrey
8. David Byrne - The Cowboy Mambo (Hey Look At Me Now)
9. Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
10. Le Tigre - TKO
11. Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
12. Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device
13. Written In The Sand - UFO Disaster
14. Leonard Nimoy - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
15. Can - Oh Yeah
16. William Bell - Everybody Loves A Winner
17. Irving - Turn Of The Century
18. The Zombies - Care of 44
19. Clinic - Harmony
20. Talking Heads - Girlfriend Is Better
21. World Party - Way Down Now
22. Pixies - Motorway To Roswell
23. The Who - Eminence Front
24. Cat Stevens - Trouble
25. The Replacements - Skyway
26. George Harrison - What Is Life?
27. Green On Red - Gravity Talks

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 (3271)
POSSUM IS OUR PD4AD!
1. The Beatles - Good Morning Good Morning (Stereo)
2. Robin Gibb - Most Of My Life
3. Rev. Solomon King & The Glorybound Singers - Didn't It Rain
4. Graham Bond - Neighbor Neighbor
5. Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube
6. The Beatles Get Back (stereo)
7. The Beatifics - Almost Something There
8. The Moonrakers - Baby Please Don't Go
9. They Might Be Giants - Man It's So Loud In Here
10. Husker Du - Back From Somewhere
11. Sex Pistols - Submission
12. Elvis Costello - Thirteen Steps Lead Down


13. Ray Stevens - Thus Cack'd Henrietta
14. Tripping Daisy - Rise
15. Canyon - Ten Good Eyes
16. Joy Division - No Love Lost
17. Stereolab - Brakkage
18. Tripping Daisy - The Tops Of Our Head
19. The Kinks - Do You Remember Walter?
20. Zilch - Cool Cool Corduroy Cullotes
21. The Vines - Spaceship
22. Arc - Arcane
23. Braniac - Mr. Fingers
24. Engineers - Fight Or Flight
25. Dog Police - You Middle Class Enough?
26. Autolux - Asleep At The Trigger
27. Autolux - Plantlife
28. Autolux - Capitol Kind Of Strain
29. Tripping Daisy - Waiting A Light Year
30. Iron Reagan - Four More Years

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 (3272)
1. Palace Music - Stable Will
2. Radar Brothers - When Cold Air Goes To Sleep
3. They Might Be Giants - I Never Knew Love
4. Stereo Total - Automatic Music
5. Jandek - Special One
6. Darcys - Home At Last
7. Young Fresh Fellows - For The Love of A Girl
8. REM - That Someone Is You
9. Brown Recluse - Contour & Context
10. Jay Reatard - An Ugly Death
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
12. Leonard Nimoy - If I were A Carpenter
13. Nancy Wilson - Ode To Billy Joe
14. Sleater Kinney - Roller Coaster
15. Kelley Stoltz - Going Up
16. Joe Meek - Telstar Demo
17. The Monkees - You Bring The Summer
18. Roy Orbison - Go Go Go
19. Dean Carter - Mary Sue
20. Legendary Stardust Cowboy - I'm Standing in a Trashcan Thinking About You
21. Standells - Dirty Water
22. Some Girls - Is This What I've Been Waiting For?
23. Serge Gainsbourg - Dr. Jekyll & Monsieur Hyde
24. Yo La Tengo - Blue Line Swinger
25. The Shins - Fall of 82
26. Snake & Jet's Amazing Bullet Band - $100

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 (3273)



ERIC CLAPTON'S BIRTHDAY!
1. Redd Kross - Dancing Queen
2. Jackson Five - Dancing Machine
3. Cream - Tales Of Brave Ulysses
4. Them - I Can Only Give You Everything
5. Russell Hoke - Song For Rebecca
6. Meic Stevens - Rowena
7. Eric Clapton & Duane Allman - Mean Old World
8. Rolling Stones - You Got The Silver
9. U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday
10. Sonny & Cher - The Beat Goes On
11. Mark Putney - Don't Come Around here Anymore
12. The Smiths - There is A Light That Never Goes Out
13. The Smiths - I Know It's Over
14. Rolling Stones - Slave
15. The Yardbirds - Respectable
16. Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
17. LCD Soundsystem - Pow Pow
18. Derek & The Dominos - Layla
19. The Fleshtones - Hexbreaker
20. The Billy Nayer Show - Hey Boy
21. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Ballad Of Jim Jones
22. Kelley Stoltz - Still Feel
23. BJ Snowden - New Foundland (Oh Nuffie!)
24. Sonny Knight & The Lakers - I'm Still Here (pts 1 & 2)
25. Margo Guryan - Sun
26. Gun - Sunshine
27. The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 NIGHTTIME EDITION



CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SIGN O THE TIMES!
1. The Clash - Radio Clash
2. Prince - Play In The Sunshine
3. Prince - Forever In My Life
4. Prince - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
5. Prince - It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
6. Prince - Starfish & Coffee
7. The Smiths - Ask

Friday, March 31st, 2017 (3274)



WE PLAY MOST OF SIGN O THE TIMES!
1. The Smiths - Half A Person
2. Built To Spill - Fly Around My Pretty Little Mess
3.AC/DC - Ride On
4. Feelies - What Goes On
5. 5678s - Teenage Mojo Workout
6. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Popcorn
7. AC/DC - Gone Shootin'
8. Cheap Trick - Come On Come On
9. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Green Peppers (Anthony Maranelli Remix)
10. Prince - Sign O The Times
11. Prince - Play In The Sunshine
12. Prince - Housequake
13. Prince - Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
14. Prince - Starfish & Coffee
15. Prince - Slow Love
16. Prince - Hot Thing
17. Prince - Hot Thing
18. Prince - Forever In My Life
19. Prince - U Got The Look
20. Prince - Strange Relationship
21. Prince - I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
22. Prince - The Cross
23. Prince - It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night
24. Prince - Adore
25. Yo La Tengo - Little Lies
26. The Records - Starry Eyes
27. Chris Stamey & The dBs - I Thought You Wanted To Know

Thursday, April 13, 2017

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION 24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO SCHEDULE!



CALLING ALL RADIO HEROES!

THE SHUFFLE FUNCTION
24 HOUR PLEDGE DRIVE A-GO-GO!

Starts: Thursday, April 27th @ 6:00 pm
Ends: Friday, April 28th @ 6:00 pm

KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm/kmsu.org


The Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-GO-GO is just two weeks away!  Shyboy Tim and Shelley will go 24 hours without sleep, surviving only on the basic human needs of caffeine, Rock & Roll, and your generosity!  Why would they do this?  BECAUSE KMSU IS WORTH IT!  They'll do whatever it takes to make sure this amazing radio station stays on the air, even if pulling a stunt like this means chopping one year off their lives*!

Every minute of this radio marathon is a blast, but here's a schedule of specific events that we have planned.  Put this stuff on your calendar and plan accordingly!  Better yet, stay up the whole time and listen to everything.  We could use the company.



SHUFFLE FUNCTION RADIO ROULETTE!
Thursday, April 27th @ nine p.m. and Friday, April 28th at noon!

The game so nice we play it twice!  Tune in for two intense rounds of Shuffle Function Radio Roulette.  We draw numbers to pick the record we play, flip a coin to select the side, and roll a ten sided die to determine the song we play. IT'S COMPLETELY RANDOM RADIO!


We have no idea what the radio gods have in store for us.  Sometimes it's one of the greatest hours of radio ever produced, and other times it makes you curse the birth of Marconi.  Either way, Radio Roulette is full of surprises, so don't miss it!


JANDEK: SOUNDS OF INSOMNIA
Friday, April 28th @ two a.m.

Why two a.m.?  Because two a.m. is the perfect time for Jandek, whose songs really inhabit that murky and mysterious hour, taking you to a haunted and personal place.  We've been featuring Jandek: Sounds Of Insomnia for a number of years now, and it's always one of our favorite parts of the marathon.  We turn off all the lights in the station, leaving only  the faint glow of the control board and the strobe of the telephone light when it rings.  We encourage you guys to tune in, particularly if you aren't already a Jandek initiate.  This could be the time that it all finally clicks.


SUNRISE WITH SUN RA
Friday, April 28th from four to six a.m.

Three years ago we set aside an hour for Gary Campbell (aka Maverick Slim) to come in and do an all Sun Ra set, but an hour just wasn't enough time.  That's why we've set aside TWO HOURS for Sunrise With Sun Ra!  It's a great way to get your bearings before we head into...


THE ALL VINYL MORNING SHOW!
Friday, April 28th from six to ten a.m.

We are going to play nothing but vinyl for four hours Friday morning!  It wakes us up, plus it gives us a chance to dig into some things that might not normally make the playlist.  We've been working to find some real gems, including new Record Store Day finds, to play for you guys that morning, and hopefully the playlist will convince you that KMSU is a pretty special place on the radio dial.


At some point we'll also be doing the MacArthur Park sing along, so start flexing those pipes and get ready for the broadway style breakdown!


THE FRYE!  LIVE IN STUDIO!
Friday, April 28th @ 4p.m

Are you kids hip to The Frye?  You will be soon! Ann and Joe will be joining us for an hour of special pledge related programming.  They'll be singing favorites, and spinning a few favorites, too.  Check them out on the interwebs and the Facebooks! Best case scenario:  We'll get to hear some great songs from them.  BETTER CASE SCENARIO:  The phones will be so crazy with last minute pledges that they will have to run to phones and take your pledges!  Either way, we all win!

From here on out its us desperately clawing for the finish line!  At this point caffeine is a joke, and the only thing that will help us is your donations!  CALL AND PLEDGE!  

Drop us a line if you have any questions!  shufflefunction@hotmail.com


The Spring 2017 Swag list will be published on Monday, April 17th (INTERGALACTIC BACON DAY) so check your interwebs for all the fancy thank-you gifts that KMSU will have for you!

*Life span data compiled by Fuzzy Science Magazine (ceased publication almost immediately).

GRIND-FU CINEMA RETURNS ON APRIL 29th!


THE RETURN OF GRIND-FU CINEMA!

Saturday, April 29th @ 7:00pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato

featuring

THE GUY FROM HARLEM

and 

FOR Y'UR HEIGHT ONLY

FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

It's been a half year since we've had a Grind-Fu Cinema screening.  A very LONG year and a half.  The world is a different place than it was back then, but one thing remains the same:  Watching terrible movies in a theater with a bunch of movie geeks RULES!  The bad movie drought ends on Saturday, April 29th when Grind-Fu Cinema returns with another free double feature to entertain and bewilder.  What do we have in store for you?  Are you sure you can handle it?  'Cuz here it is...


The Guy From Harlem
Directed by Rene Martinez Jr. (1977)

Few Grind-Fu movies have received as strong a response as The Guy From Harlem did after the first time we screened it.  The second the movie ended we had movie goers telling us we had to show it again!  That was in 2011, and we've shown it every year since.  Why?  Because it is so insanely bad that it becomes great.  The Guy From Harlem is one of the worst action films ever made.  From the wooden acting to the terribly choreographed fight scenes, it fails to deliver at every turn  The lack of quality on any level is its strong point, and that's why we're proud show it for a record breaking SEVENTH TIME!

The Guy From Harlem has earned a whopping 2.4 out of 10 stars on IMDB.  A review by Robert I. Hedges said "The film is technically horrendous: It is terribly written, poorly acted, and has essentially no production values... the technical aspects of the film match the artistic elements, and I can't recommend this film to anyone for any reason".  BUT DON'T TAKE THEIR WORD FOR IT!  See for yourself on April 29th!


For Y'ur Height Only
Directed by Eddie Nicart (1981)

In the late 70s and early 80s there was a huge film industry brewing in the Philippines.  Out of this ocean of celluloid came the unlikeliest action hero.  At 2' 9" tall, Weng Weng became a star when For Y'ur Height Only was released.  The film plays on the James Bond mythos of sex, violence, and gadgets, and the title is an obvious nod to For Your Eyes Only, an ACTUAL Bond film that was released around that time.  For Y'ur Height Only is a crazy film, a blur of gunfights and confusion, and it needs to be seen at least once so you can confidently say "I'll never watch that again!"

Curious about Weng Weng?  There is a documentary out there called The Search For Weng Weng.  Heres' the trailer:



Did we mention that Grind-Fu Cinema double features are free?  Don't cost nuthin' except your time and a willingness to have fun at the movies.  Bring your friends, bring snacks, dress in layers (because that theater can be a world of temperature extremes) and get ready to settle in for a wild night of movies on April 29th!

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




WORLD BOOK DAY ON APRIL 18th!


WORLD BOOK DAY
Tuesday, April 18th 2017
Six to nine a.m. on
Shuffle Function


The big week of radio activity starts this Monday at six a.m., when your pals at Shuffle Function give away books!  It's World Book Day, and the philosophy behind it is simple:  Share a book.  Pass on the gift of the joy of reading.  Stop by the station between six and nine a.m., and we'll give you a book.  Why?  Because we love reading, and because we think you guys are great.


THE SPRING PLEDGE DRIVE 
STARTS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19th!

We hope you'll take a moment to pledge your support to 89.7 The Maverick during the drive, either by calling 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810, or by visiting kmsu.org and click on the 'Donate to KMSU' button!  And don't forget that the Shuffle Function 24 Hour Pledge Drive A-GO-GO starts on Thursday, April 27th @ six p.m. and comes to a screeching sleep deprived end on Friday, April 28th @ six p.m.  It's twenty-four hours of punch drunk sleep deprived rock and roll radio!


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

RECORD STORE DAY 2017: THIS BLEEP JUST GOT REAL...


RECORD STORE DAY 2017
Saturday, April 22nd

Mankato location:  TUNE TOWN!
630 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN

Record Store Day is on Saturday, April 22nd and the Mankato destination is Tune Town.  If you don't already know about RSD, it's a worldwide celebration of independent record stores.  There are tons of exclusive limited run releases that are made available exclusively at these locations, and once they're gone they're gone.  Carl's gonna have a bunch in stock, but he's going to have so much more going on that day!  We've already mentioned that Shuffle Function will be playing Radio Roulette from 9:30 to noon, but dig what else is in store!



First off, Lola's Food Truck will be serving amazingfood for the music geeks in line, which rules. Second, Carl is gonna have a room full of dollar LPs and CDs for you to dig through.  Tune Town can now LITERALLY take your last dollar on Record Store Day, as if it wasn't already gonna do that!  Third, there will be loads of live music throughout the day!  Check the Tune Town Facebook for all the details.
 



This will be the TENTH Record Store Day, and every year it gets bigger and better.  Check out the list of exclusive releases that you can only find at independent record stores like Tune Town!  The doors open at 9 a.m., so don't miss out!



THE JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR PAGEANT & SINGALONG PRE-GAME SHOW!


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
PAGEANT AND SINGALONG

Saturday, April 8th
TWO PERFORMANCES
8:00pm and 10:00pm

Patrick's on 3rd in St. Peter, MN
125 South 3rd Street

After months of rehearsal the Jesus Christ Superstar Pageant & Singalong is FINALLY happening this Saturday night! The actual beginnings of this show go back even further.  Decades even!  Ann Rosenquist Fee, the mastermind behind the JCSP&S, has been daydreaming about putting on a public performance the musical since High School.  The more people you talk to about the JCSP&G, the more you find that everyone seems to have a story about talking to Ann about making this show a reality.  It looms large in her legend, you might say.

The first rehearsal

The way we found out about her dream to do this show was through Shuffle Function.  A few years back we played a crazy recording of a woman named Robin Kahn singing the entire Jesus Christ Superstar musical.  She goes even further by performing it a cappella, which makes it even more amazing because she's not that strong a singer.  What she lacks in vocal chops she makes up for in sheer enthusiasm.  Robin is really selling this performance, and we're all winners.


Anyway, Ann was listening to that show and instantly fell in love with the recording, and she told us all about how she's always wanted to put together a performance of JCS.  The subject came up every once and a while, but it wasn't until this past summer that everyone buckled down and started plotting this (literally) off broadway performance.  Rehearsals began on August 2016 and now we're less than a week from blowing the roof off Patrick's.  It has been a lot of hard work, but fun and exciting, and that will definitely shine through on the stage.


There was originally going to be only one performance of the show on April 8th, but the buzz has been so intense that a second show has been added!  The first performance will be at eight p.m., and the second performance will take place at ten.  Get there early, grab a D. Stark burger, and get ready to have an amazing time.  No vocal talent necessary, and lyrics sheets will be provided!


To get people psyched for the show this Saturday we're running some special programming on the Thursday night show.  We'll once again be playing Robin Kahn's Jesus Christ Superstar IN ITS ENTIRETY!  Relive (or live) the magic of her performance, and maybe YOU will be moved to put on your own version of Jesus Christ Superstar!

ROBIN KAHN SINGS
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Shuffle Function
Thursday, April 6th @ six p.m.
KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm/kmsu.org