This was a special Mother’s Day version of The Five Count, featuring an exclusive interview with sitar goddess Gabby La La. Gabby is a vocalist and musician, well-versed in the arts of sitar, accordion, and ukulele. She has also performed with Colonel Claypool’s Bucket Of Bernie Brains, Weapon Of Choice, Snow Angel, and Les Claypool’s Fancy Band. During the show she discussed the cutthroat world of sitar playing, her personal and professional relationship with Les Claypool, and how she recorded her latest album using a Nintendo DS. Mothers of the world rejoiced!
This installment of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Eddie is best known as the former guitarist for Motorhead, performing on classic albums like Overkill, Bomber, Iron Fist, and Ace Of Spades. He’s also the founding member of the metal band Fastway. During the show he discussed his days with Motorhead, why he’s not a big fan of Wendy O. Williams & The Plasmatics, and his new band Fastway. We also badgered Southern Minnesota for pledge dollars to help repair the damage caused by moshing in the studio!
This show marked the 400th episode of The Five Count. We were joined by Mike Schank to help us celebrate. Mike is best known as Mark Borchardt’s sidekick and the co-star of the film American Movie. He’s also an accomplished guitar player, made a cameo on the TV show Family Guy, and appeared in the films Storytelling and Britney Baby, One More Time. During the show we discussed his rise to stardom after American Movie was released, his current music career, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol. We also gave away tickets to see Primus. It doesn’t get much better than that!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Thomas Dolby. Thomas is best known for his hit singles Europa and the Pirate Twins, Hyperactive!, and She Blinded Me With Science. He is also a renowned session musician and the composer of the soundtrack for the film Howard the Duck. During the show he discussed his success in the music business, his friendships with George Clinton and Michael Jackson, and his current project involving shooting time capsules into space. Southern Minnesota was collectively blinded by science!
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with E.G. Daily. E.G. is best know for her role as “Dottie” in the film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. She is also a successful musician and has provided the voices for several animated shows, including “Tommy Pickles” in Rugrats and “Buttercup” in The Powerpuff Girls. During the show she discussed how she got started in showbiz, what it’s like working for Nickelodeon, and her time on the set of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. The entire show was adorable!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with blues legend Buddy Guy. Buddy has been a staple of the blues scene since the 1950s, and has been cited as a major influence from guitarists like Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He’s also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed how he got his first guitar, his early days playing with Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and his thoughts on being idolized by guys like Hendrix and SRV. It’s uncanny how his life has almost paralleled Ton’s life.
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Ton’s new best friend, Coolio. Coolio is a Grammy Award-winner best known for his hit singles Fantastic Voyage and Gangsta’s Paradise. He also appeared in the films Batmas & Robin, Leprechaun: In The Hood, and Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The Thirteenth. During the show he discussed his fantastic voyage through the world of hip hop, gave us some cooking tips, plugged his upcoming show in Mankato, and announced he’s buried the hatchet with “Weird Al” Yankovic. We also gave away tickets for another group playing in Mankato, the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. We keep it real on The Five Count!
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Prince Markie Dee. Markie Dee is best known as one-third of the legendary hip hop group, The Fat Boys. He also starred in the films Krush Groove and Disorderlies, and produced albums for several artists including Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. During the show he talked about the early days of hip hop, the death of the Human Beat Box, and ripping off Freddy Krueger’s nose. As an added bonus, The Fat Boys’ Kool Rock-Ski also joined us on the air. Two Fat Boys for the price of one!
This was a special two-hour edition of The Five Count. During the first hour we started campaigning for a possible “Funniest Local Radio Show” award, Ton confessed to cutting down the Rain Forest, and we updated the listeners on our “No Bathe November” progress. We also played the Residents’ Commercial Album in it’s entirety.
The second hour featured an exclusive interview with guitarist Michael Angelo Batio. Michael was the guitarist for the metal band Nitro. He is best known for his fast playing style and his custom-made “quad guitar” featuring four guitars in one. During the show he explained how he started the band Nitro, discussed the creation of his four-neck guitar, and announced his recent award of “Best Shredder” from Guitar World Magazine. Ton came in a close second. Get shredded!
This Halloween edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Dennis Dunaway. Dennis was the bassist for the original Alice Cooper group. He appeared on the classic albums Love It To Death, School’s Out, Billion Dollar Babies, Killer, Muscle Of Love, and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. During the show he discussed the origins of the Alice Cooper group, shared stories about scaring parents around the globe, and talked about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For a shock rocker, he was quite a gentleman.