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.
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Suzi Quatro. Suzi’s musical career has spanned six decades and she is best known for her hit singles Can The Can, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, and Stumblin’ In. She is also known for her roll as “Leather Tuscadero” on the TV show Happy Days. During the show she described how she started in the business, her days on Happy Days, and how she influenced today’s female rockers. Ton wore a leather jumpsuit in celebration.
This edition of The Five Count was another two-hour show, filled to the brim with fu! During the first hour we filled our “kung fu” quota with the soundtrack for The Last Dragon. Ton pulled a hamstring while practicing his front kicks and spent most of the show in the bathroom. The second hour featured an interview with Roderick “Chip Fu” Roachford from the Fu-Schnickens. The Fu-Schnickens were known for their backwards rhyming, martial arts references, and their single What’s Up Doc? (Can We Rock) with Shaquille O’Neal. During the show he discussed his impact on the world of hip hop, how rapping backwards is a skill most emcees don’t posses, and his friendship with Shaq. Where did you think the idea for “Shaq Fu” was born?
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!