This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Tom Bailey. Tom is best known as the frontman for the Thompson Twins. Known for hits like In the Name of Love, Lies, Doctor! Doctor!, and Hold Me Now, the Thompson Twins have sold millions of albums dating back to the late ‘70s. During the show he discussed playing with the Thompson Twins at the height of their success, his decision to start writing new pop music after taking a lengthy hiatus, and his new album Science Fiction. See Tom Bailey live on Sept. 3 at the Minnesota State Fair!
During the rest of the show Ton announced his possible candidacy for city council, we discussed who we would invite to The Five Count Christmas Variety Show, and we celebrated Ton’s birthday! He doesn’t sound a day over 60!
This edition of The Five Count was a celebration of the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest films ever made, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! During the show we explained why The Bee Gees are better than The Beatles, discussed why unattractive people can’t be music stars nowadays, tried to figure out why everyone thinks Sgt. Pepper’s is one of the worst films of all-time, and Ton mourned the loss of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato. Luckily, he’s slowly overcoming that grief with the help of Peter Frampton!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with “Sweet” Charles Sherrell. “Sweet” Charles is best known as the former bandleader and bassist for James Brown & The J.B.’s. Performing on classics like Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud, Mother Popcorn, and Give It Up or Turnit a Loose, he also appeared with James Brown in the film Rocky IV. During the show he discussed his early days playing with Jimi Hendrix, his days playing with James Brown, and his new album Universal Love. Get your copy today!
During the rest of the show we spoke on the phone to a hairdresser’s husband, Ton told the story of how he escaped an escape room, and we explained the benefits of baptizing children at New Ulm’s Bavarian Blast festival. Two birds with one bratwurst!
Things got real sweaty for this installment of The Five Count! During the show we celebrated National Nude Day, discussed why all the aerobic studios closed down, spoke with a mailman about the dos and don’ts of leaving gifts for your mail carriers, and played enough sweat-inducing tunes to cause a bad rash. We also dubbed Ton the Crocodile Dundee of swamp ass!
During this episode of The Five Count we discussed the logistics of making our own parade float, Ton tried to figure out why he can’t remember anything that’s happened over the past 10 years, and we spoke with “The Singing Cowgirl” Lisa Murphy about her music career and love for John Denver! We were also treated to an in-studio performance, including a rendition of Annie’s Song that made Ton cry!
On this Independence Day, we decided to enter the audio vaults and dig up an episode of the show from the very first year of The Five Count’s existence. This episode is from April 30, 2005 and was filled with pre-pubescent voices and a lot of hostility. An angry Chinese guy called in to reprimand us for being sophomoric, Jeff Goldblum called in to talk about toilets, and Randy “Macho Man” Savage called in to tell Hulk Hogan to go to heck. Luckily, we calmed the waters before the show was over! Happy Independence Day!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Mike Reiss. Mike is best known as a longtime writer and producer for the TV show The Simpsons. He’s also written for shows like ALF, It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and co-created The Critic. During the show he discussed the longevity of The Simpsons, what it’s like behind the scenes when writing the show, and his new book “Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for The Simpsons.” Find it at a bookstore near you!
During the rest of the show we argued the pros and cons of the fanny pack making a comeback, spoke with local celebrity Stunt Monkey about Harley Davidson moving production overseas, discussed the tips and tricks of competitive hot dog eating, and did The Bartman! Whoa, mama!