Friday, October 28, 2011

The Boy and His Father

During the month of October, our good friends at Shuffle Function encouraged listeners to submit their own radio dramas, inspired by the recordings of Judson Fountain.

Coop Tom and I each wrote a drama, and we were able to produce and record one of them this week with the help of sound effects specialist Mr. Benjamin J. Findley. It is called "The Boy and His Father" and you can hear it this Sunday night at 11:30pm on KMSU.

If you can't wait or stay up late, I also posted it on my mediafire site here.


Have you ever clipped a Wizzard's beard?

Premiered the new track "Happy" from the new 3 Minute Hero album last week on the show. I also plugged the KMSU Sessions, which are available for free, just ask! I'll be working with local bluegrass artists "Beg for Justice" next week on volume 3.

Bass Brand Brass Band opens for 3 Minute Hero tomorrow night at Patrick's in St. Peter. Music starts at 8pm.

October 23, 2011

Happy -- 3 Minute Hero -- 2011 F-Minus: Uncollected Works
Lust -- 3 Minute Hero -- 1998 Everyday Ninjas
Robot Factory -- 3 Minute Hero -- 1999 Operation Brown Star
Women Without Whiskey -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2002 Southern Rock Opera
Used To Call Me Baby -- Split Lip Rayfield -- 2001 Never Make It Home
Hate and Jealousy -- Lucero -- 2003 That Much Further West
White Horse -- That's What She Said -- KMSU Sessions Vol. 1
Tell Me Tell Me -- That's What She Said -- KMSU Sessions Vol. 1
Leave Me If You Dare -- Erik the Viking -- KMSU Sessions Vol. 2
Whiskey & Beer -- Erik the Viking -- KMSU Sessions Vol. 2
Brooklyn -- Youngblood Brass Band -- 2003 Center-Level-Roar

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Lots of NEWS!!!

where to start....

Let's start with this:

I spent some time last winter and this spring with local Avante-Garde groups "That's What She Said" in the KMSU studios. Our intent was to record an EP on the cheap that the group could get out to satisfy their fans. We ended up recording over 2 hours of music. Months later, after careful thought and many hours of civil debate, we've narrowed it down to 5 tracks.

Then, in June, I recorded a few tracks with singer/songwriter "Erik the Viking" on his initial trek to southern Minnesota. I've known Erik for about 10 years and it makes me so happy to still have him as a friend and to be a small part of his musical journey.

I'm calling this effort "KMSU Sessions". I'm hoping to work with local bluegrass artists "Beg For Justice" on volume 3 in a few weeks. Got ideas for another group? Lemme hear it! Both of these recordings are available to you. Comment here, reach me on facebook, or send an email to and we will get a copy to you.


I've been playing trumpet in a kick ass brass band called "Bass Brand Brass Band". We've had a few small gigs so far and are stepping it up next weekend. Friday the 28th, we'll be doing a 2 hour set at Patrick's in St. Peter from 7pm-9pm. Then on Saturday the 29th, we'll be doing a short opening set for the 3 Minute Hero CD release show. We're 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bari sax, sousaphone and drums. Think New Orleans style brass; Dirty Dozen, Youngblood, etc. Like us on facebook and stay abreast of our upcoming shows and recording. I'll be playing along side the trombone section with That's What She Said this Friday, October 21 at the What's Up in Mankato. I believe there are 4 bands that night and it's all completely FREE! Music starts at 10pm.

Then there's...

I am so damned excited to see the Drive-By Truckers for the second time this coming Tuesday at First Ave. If you are in need of a bad ass rock show (you know who you are), I'll see you there.

Pledge Drive time!!

Did I mention KMSU pledge drive begins Wednesday, October 26 and ends Sunday, November 6? Coop Tom is onboard to do a spooky pledge drive show on the 29th (Deadbolt, Cramps, Misfits) and take your pledges. I'll grab a few records out of the collection to give away to our first pledge. Now is your time to occupy KMSU and show your support for commercial free, community based independent public radio!

That should do it for now. Don't forget to "Like" Embrace the Sound on facebook. Free record to the 100th fan!!

October thus far...

It's always a great time in the studio when Drew can make it up. We made great radio recording this 2 hour edition. Big chunk of Hank, big chunk of Marvin and a nice subtle country theme throughout the rest. Drew will be back in a few weeks...

October 16, 2011

You Know That I Know -- Jack White
The Devil's Moving In -- Hank III
Nobody's Lonesome For Me -- George Jones
Ramblin' Man -- Hank Williams
Hey Good Lookin' -- Ray Charles
Day Tripper -- Otis Redding
If Not For You -- George Harrison
Revolution Blues -- Neil Young
Dance, Dance, Dance -- City Mouse
Ten Gallon Ascots -- Tapes 'n Tapes
She Only Calls Me On Sunday -- Gary Louis
New Mexicoe -- Rick Danko
It's Not Easy -- Rich Robinson
Baby Don't You Do It -- Marvin Gaye
Come Get To This -- Marvin Gaye
Let's Get It On -- Marvin Gaye
Got To Give It Up -- Marvin Gaye
True Grit -- Glenn Campbell
My Rifle, My Pony and Me -- Dean Martin
Woke Up This Morning -- A3
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms -- Buck Owens
Baby What You Want Me To Do -- Jerry Lee Lewis
My Own Peculiar Way -- Willie Nelson
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way -- Waylon Jennings
Going Down Slow -- Howlin' Wolf
Angeline -- Allman Brothers Band
Mean Old World -- Derek and the Dominos
outro: Honky Tonk pts 1&2 -- The Ventures

w/ Drew Lyon

October 2, 2011

Heavy Metal Drummer -- Wilco -- 2002 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Time Won't Let Me -- The Pietasters -- 1997 Willis
Low Down Man>>Ghost of Stephen Foster -- Squirrel Nut Zippers -- 1998
Perennial Favorites
Walken's Syndrome -- Fugazi -- 1993 In On The Kill Taker
Kansas City Blues -- Ernest Tubb
Cocaine Blues -- TVZ -- 1977 Live at the old Quarter
Lifeguard Larry -- Junior Brown -- 2005 Live at the Continental Club
Do It Yourself -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2002 Decoration Day
Down in the Churchyard -- Chris Hillman -- 1976 Slippin' Away
Warm Beer and Cold Women -- Tom Waits -- 1975 Nighthawks at the Diner
What a Wonderful World -- The Flaming Lips -- 1990 In A Priest Driven Ambulance
Man of a Thousand Faces -- Regina Spektor -- 2010 Live in London
Confession -- Drag the River -- 2004 Chicken Demos
Jesus Was a Capricorn (owed to John Prine) -- Kris Kristofferson -- 1972 Jesus Was A Capricorn
outro: Caravan -- The Ventures

more September playlists

September 25, 2011

This Time Josephine -- The Fleshtones -- 2008 Take a Goo Look
Ridin' the Wave -- Hank III -- 2011 Ghost to a Ghost
Drivin' Nails in My Coffin -- Ernest Tubb
Hung It Up -- Junior Brown -- 2005 Live at the Continental Club
Women Without Whiskey -- Drive-By Truckers -- Southern Rock Opera
God Damn Lonely Love -- Drive-By Truckers -- The Dirty South
Mercy Buckets -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2011 Go-Go Boots
Just the Other Side of Nowhere -- Kris Kristofferson
American Static -- Micah Schnabel -- 2010 When the Stage Lights Go Dim
Hands On The Wheel -- Willie Nelson -- 1975 Red Headed Stranger
Raised and Grown -- Tim Barry -- 2008 Manchester
When It's Dark -- Yo La Tengo -- 2009 Popular Songs
outro: The Weight -- The Ventures

September 18, 2011

Darlin' -- The Beach Boys -- 1970 Live In London
Act Naturally -- Buck Owens -- Carnegie Hall
Yesterday -- Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers -- 1966 Tough!
I'm On My Way -- Yo La Tengo -- 2009 Popular Songs
Ain't Glad I'm Leaving -- Justin Townes Earle -- 2008 The Good Life
My Heart Would Know -- Hank Williams
Not Fine -- Drag the River -- 2004 Chicken Demos
Go It Alone -- Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit -- 2011 Here We Rest
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donavan
Hero -- Regina Spektor -- 2009 Begin to Hope
Forget Remember When -- Built to Spill -- 1999 Keep It Like A Secret
Exiles Among You -- Weakerthans -- Left and Leaving
(I Don't Need You to) Set Me Free -- Grinderman -- 2007 Grinderman
Prince Caspian -- Phish -- 1996 Billy Breathes
outro: Sunshine of Your Love -- The Ventures

Return of the Viking

It's that time of year again, when we all get the chance to take a day off from our grueling work schedule and reflect on how nice a long weekend is. Then this guy comes to town. He mooches off your friends on your favorite watering hole's patio, harasses your friend Jerry for several hours, feeds you drinks at the local karaoke bar, and then subjects you to the crappiest pizza in town. The good news is, the next day, he sits in on your radio program and plays live in the studio for you.

I've uploaded this show to my mediafire site so you can join in on the fun. Come back soon Erik.

September 4, 2011

Loosin' Everyone -- Drag the River -- 2005 Live at the Green Door OKC
Party Lights -- Junior Brown -- 2005 Live at the Continental Club
It Overtakes Me -- Flaming Lips -- 2006 At War With The Mystics
Frizzle Fry -- Primus -- 1990 Frizzle Fry
Secret -- Forrest Day
Paint it Black -- The Rolling Stones -- 1966 Aftermath
Cliche -- Erik the Viking
Train Song -- Erik the Viking
The Long Cut -- Uncle Tupelo -- 1993 Anodyne
Walking Spanish -- Tom Waits -- Rain Dogs
When You're Gone -- Lucero -- 2002 Tennessee
Nighttime -- Erik the Viking
Lucky -- Warren Haynes -- 2004 Live at Bonnaroo
Why She's Acting This Way -- TVZ -- 1973 Live at the Old Quarter
Pink Moon -- Nick Drake

w/Erik Oftedahl

And we're back...with August Playlists

August 28, 2011

The Ledge -- The Replacements -- 1987 Pleased To Meet Me
Hang Them All -- Tapes 'n Tapes -- 2008 Walk It Off
Powerman -- The Kinks -- 1970 Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround
Rollercoaster -- Sleater-Kinney -- 2005 The Woods
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You -- Bob Dylan -- 1969 Nashville Skyline
Like A Rolling Stone -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2009 Fine Print
Love Hurts -- Jenny & Johnny -- 2011 RSD 7"
Take This Job and Shove It -- Johnny Paycheck
Shine On Sweet Jesus -- Flaming Lips -- 1990 In A Priest Driven Ambulance
Summer Babe (Winter Version) -- Pavement -- 1991 Slanted & Enchanted
Whiter Shade of Pale -- Procol Harum
Power To Love -- Hendrix -- 1970 Band Of Gypsys
Love Ain't For Keeping -- The Who -- 1971 Who's Next?
outro: Jumpin' Jack Flash -- The Ventures

August 21, 2011

Magic Bus -- The Who -- On Tour
Clampdown -- The Clash -- 1979 London Calling
Do It Yourself -- Drive-By Truckers -- 2003 Decoration Day
Day Tripper -- The Fleshtones -- 2011 Brooklyn Sound Machine
Christine's Tune -- Flying Burrito Bros. -- 1969 Guilded Palace of Sin
Straight to the Top -- Tom Waits -- 1987 Frank's Wild Years
The Kid -- Ben Nichols -- 2008 The Last Pale Light In The West
Rust Colors -- Whiskey & Co. -- 2010 Rust Colors
Once Upon A Time In The West -- Dire Straits -- 1979 Communique
Insistor -- Tapes 'n Tapes -- 2006 The Loon
Tumbling Vine -- Jeff Bridges -- 2011 Jeff Bridges
Don't You Take It Too Bad -- TVZ -- s/t
Your Voice Is Music -- Chad Price -- 2010 Smile Sweet Face
New Momma -- Neil Young -- 1975 Tonight's The Night
Roll Another Number -- Neil Young -- 1975 Tonight's The Night

August 14, 2011

Highway Patrol -- Junior Brown -- 1993 Guit With It
San Francisco -- Lucero -- 2006 Rebels, Rogues and Sworn Brothers
On and On -- Tim Barry -- 2008 Manchester
Bring it On Down to My House -- Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel
Hang Dog -- Drag The River -- 2004 Gabba Gabba...Hey Buddies
Kelly Country -- Drag The River -- 2004 Gabba Gabba...Hey Buddies
Modern Drunkard -- Drag The River -- 2004 Gabba Gabba...Hey Buddies
Go It Alone -- Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit -- 2011 Here We Rest
Ramblin' Man -- Hank Williams
Till I Get It Right -- Jon Doe and the Sadies -- 2009 Country Club
Silly Liza Jane -- The Stairwell Sisters -- Get Off Your Money
The Silver Tongued Devil and I -- Kris Kristofferson -- 1971 The Silver Tongued Devil and I
Powder Blue -- Ween -- 1996 12 Golden Country Classics
Ride Ride Ride -- Vetiver -- 2011 The Errant Charm
There's A Gonna Come A Day -- Buck Owens
The Weight -- The Band -- The Last Waltz

August 7, 2011

You Still Believe In Me -- Beach Boys -- Pet Sounds
Gone Daddy Gone -- Violent Femmes -- 1982 s/t
I'm Gonna Make It Better -- She & Him -- 2010 Volume One
A Burning Snowman -- The Sadies -- 2004 Favourite Coulors
Every Part Of Me -- Steve Earle -- 2011 I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Mendocino -- Sir Douglas Quintet -- 1969 Mendocino
How Much Can I Do -- Los Lobos -- 2005 Live at the Fillmore
LA Freeway -- Jerry Jeff Walker -- A Man Must Carry On
People -- Silver Jews -- 1998 American Water
Love Like This -- Drive-By Truckers -- 1999 Pizza Deliverance
Sometimes At Night -- Jessica Lea Mayfield -- 2011 Tell Me
Over It -- Dinosaur Jr. -- 2009 Farm
Thru The Fan -- Jon Snodgrass -- 2009 Visitor's Band
Keep it Simple -- The Hackensaw Boys -- 2002 Keep It Simple
Last Minute Shakedown -- Son Volt -- 1997 Straighaways