We celebrated Ton’s birthday during this edition of The Five Count, which included an exclusive interview with Tommy Shannon. Tommy is best known as the bassist for Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble. He has also performed with Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, and played with Johnny Winter at Woodstock. During the show Tommy told us how he met Stevie Ray Vaughan, the trials and tribulations of the road, and what it was like performing at Woodstock. Ton passed out from giddiness. Also, a special shout out to The Dirty Birds who broadcast their last show. The last few years were great and we’re gonna miss you, Nora. Unfortunately for the rest of you, The Five Count isn’t going anywhere.
This edition of The Five Count featured a special interview with our pal Ray Dorset. Ray is the singer, guitarist, and founder of the rock group Mungo Jerry. Mungo Jerry has been releasing albums since 1970 and is best know for their hits In The Summertime, Baby Jump, Lady Rose, and Alright, Alright, Alright. During the show he discussed the humble beginnings of the band, how “Mungomania” ran wild in the UK, and how many awards his facial hair has brought him. Alright!
Summer heat got you down? Why not check out our exclusive interview with Steve Slavkin? Steve is the writer, producer, and voice of “Dr. Kahn” for the Nickelodeon show Salute Your Shorts. He was also a writer for other TV shows including Even Stevens, Extreme Ghostbusters, and Power Rangers: Ninja Storm. Stay cool!
This installment of The Five Count featured a a special interview with “Mean” Gene Okerlund. “Mean” Gene is one of the most recognizable announcers in professional wrestling. His career has spanned five decades and included tenures with the AWA, WCW, and WWE. He is also a member of the WWE Hall Of Fame. During the show he discussed how he started in the business working for the American Wrestling Association in Minnesota, what it was like being part of the World Wrestling Federation during the height of Hulkamania, and why he thinks today’s product ain’t what it used to be. Amen, brother!
We celebrated Independence Day for this edition of The Five Count. To help us celebrate, we brought in the one and only Burt Young. Burt is best known for his role as “Paulie” in all six Rocky films. He has also appeared in several other films, including Across 110th Street, Chinatown, Back To School, Convoy, Going Overboard, and Amityville II: The Possession. During the show he discussed how he landed in Hollywood, what it was like working with Sylvester Stallone and the other Rocky cast members, and why you should seriously consider buying some of his paintings for your home. God bless America!
We were joined by two more celebrity guests for this special Father’s Day edition of The Five Count. First up we chatted with our good pal Butterbean. Butterbean is a five-time World Toughman Heavyweight Champion. During his boxing career he held the IBA Super-Heavyweight title and the WAA Heavyweight title. He also competed at WWE’s Wrestlemania XV. During the show he chatted about his career in the ring, why he’s proud to be an American, and announced an open challenge to Mike Tyson. Let us know if you accept, Mike.
Next up we were joined on the show by Robbie Rist. Robbie is best known for his role as “Cousin Oliver” on the TV show The Brady Bunch. He also appeared in the film Iron Eagle and provided the voice of “Michelangelo” for all three of the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films. During the show he discussed what it was like on the set of The Brady Bunch, being known as “Cousin Oliver” after so many years, and why he’s so popular is Spain. Dustin pissed him off by asking about his sex life.
This edition of The Five Count featured a special interview with Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quiñones. Shabba Doo is best known for his role as “Ozone” in the films Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. He was also a founder of the dance group known as The Original Lockers. During the show he discussed the early days of break-dancing, his feud with Lorenzo Lamas, and the possibility of a new Breakin’ film in the works. Ton hopes to be cast as an extra!
This was another two-hour edition of The Five Count, packed with superstar-power. During the first hour we spoke with Senon Williams. Senon is best known as the bass player for the band Dengue Fever. The band combines Cambodian pop music and lyrics with psychedelic rock. Senon was also a member of the band Radar Bros. During the show he talked about forming the band, the trials and tribulations of playing Cambodian music in America, and his new-found love for Minnesota. It was a gas!
During the second hour we spoke with Keith Coogan. Keith is best known for his starring roles in the films Adventures In Babysitting and Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead. He is also the grandson of Jackie Coogan, who played “Uncle Fester” in the TV show The Addams Family. During the show he talked about growing up in Hollywood, his cosmic connection to films about babysitters, and the benefits of being Uncle Fester’s grandson. The dishes were done, man!
We celebrated Mother’s Day during this installment of The Five Count with a special interview with Mink Stole. Mink is one of John Waters’ original Dreamlanders and has appeared in almost every one of his films, including Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby, and Serial Mom. During the show she talked about life on the set of those films, why she hates nuns, and told us about the time John Waters wanted to set her head on fire. We hope your mother enjoyed it!
This was a special Easter edition of The Five Count featuring an interview with Martyn Jacques from The Tiger Lillies. During the show he talked about forming the band, how he perfected his trademark falsetto voice, and the special feeling he gets when people walk out of his shows. Happy Easter boys and girls!