Audio Posts

An Evening With James Brown & The J.B.’s’ “Sweet” Charles Sherrell…

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!

The Five Count Gets Real Sweaty…

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!

The Five Count & The Singing Cowgirl…

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!

The Five Count Feels The Madness (Dead Horse Rewind)

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!

An Evening With The Simpsons’ Mike Reiss…

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!

A Chat With GLOW’s Rebekka Johnson…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with actress Rebekka Johnson. Rebekka is best known for her role as “Dawn Rivecca” on the Netflix series GLOW. She’s also appeared in TV shows like Arrested Development, Prankville, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. The latest season of GLOW is available now on Netflix!

An Evening With The Young Rascals’ Felix Cavaliere…

This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Felix Cavaliere. Felix is best known as a member of the band The Young Rascals. Known for hits like Good Lovin’, Groovin’, People Got to Be Free and A Beautiful Morning, The Young Rascals are also members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed starting out as a classic pianist, the impact The Rascals had on the culture in the late ’60s, and his new version of “The Rascals” featuring original member Gene Cornish. It was a beautiful evening!

During the rest of the show we discussed ways to make friends in the men’s room, paid tribute to Pantera’s Vinnie Paul and pro wrestling legend Big Van Vader, and gave away tickets to see Dua Lipa at The Armory in Minneapolis. WDGAF!

The Five Count’s 14-Year Anniversary…

This episode of The Five Count was our 14-year anniversary celebration! During the show we looked back fondly over the last 14 years, played our favorite dad songs for Father’s Day, read pro wrestling magazines from the late ‘90s, and unearthed some exclusive interviews we conducted with The Beatles and Burt Reynolds. We found them in an old box in Ton’s attic!

A Chat With Hop Along’s Joe Reinhart & Beach Slang’s James Alex…

The Five Count recently had a chance to speak with two members of bands performing in Minnesota this week! First, we were joined for an exclusive interview by guitarist Joe Reinhart. Joe is best known as a member of the band Hop Along. Hailing from Philadelphia, Hop Along has been making music since 2005. See them live at the Turf Club in St. Paul on June 13!

We were also joined for an exclusive interview with singer/guitarist James Alex. James is best known as the frontman for the band Beach Slang. Also hailing from Philadelphia, Beach Slang has been touring the country since 2013. See them live (now touring as Quiet Slang) at the 7th St. Entry on June 15!

A Radio Show By The Men Who Played Prince…

This installment of The Five Count featured a celebration of what would’ve been Prince’s 60th birthday! During the show we proclaimed our disgust for the state of Iowa, discussed our favorite food shelf memories, commemorated the 40th anniversary of Prince’s debut album, and interviewed Prince’s first manager Owen Husney. He’s the author of the new book “Famous People Who’ve Met Me: A Memoir By the Man Who Discovered Prince.” The show was most certainly soft and wet!