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!
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!
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!
This installment of The Five Count featured a special interview with Joe Jack Talcum. Joe Jack is the guitarist, vocalist, and founder of the band The Dead Milkmen. He has also played with numerous groups including The Town Managers, Touch Me Zoo, and The Low Budgets. During the show he discussed the origins of The Dead Milkmen, life on the road as a struggling musician, and gave us the details of the new Dead Milkmen album, The King In Yellow. Look for it in a store near you!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview Kurtis Blow. Kurtis is a hip hop pioneer and the first rapper to be signed to a major label. He is best known for his hits Christmas Rappin’, The Breaks, and If I Ruled The World. During the show he discussed the early days of hip hop, discovering groups like Run-D.M.C. and The Fat Boys, and what it was like on the set of the film Krush Groove. Look for him to hit the road with Salt-N-Pepa and Kool Moe Dee this spring!
Here’s an early Christmas gift from your pals at The Five Count. It’s an exclusive interview with Frank Stallone. Frank is best known for his hit single Far From Over. He has also appeared in numerous films including Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky Balboa, Paradise Alley, Staying Alive, Hudson Hawk, and Rambo: First Blood Part II. Happy holidays!
Artwork by John from New Ulm
Christmas Riddle by Nora Myers of The Dirty Birds
This was a jam-packed edition of The Five Count. This installment of “Scare-A-Thon 2010” was filled to the brim with celebrity action as we had not one, but two megastars on the show. First up was Steve Grimmett, lead singer for the metal band Grim Reaper. Grim Reaper is best known for their legendary albums See You In Hell, Fear No Evil, and Rock You To Hell. They are also the only band to have all of their music videos featured on Beavis & Butt-Head. During the show he talked about being part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, punching Def Leppard in the face, and having Grim Reaper’s music videos torn to shreds by Beavis & Butt-Head. It rocked!
After that we were joined by WWE Superstar Sheamus. “The Celtic Warrior” is a multi-time WWE Champion, the 2010 King of the Ring, the 2012 Royal Rumble winner, and has feuded with numerous WWE Superstars including Randy Orton, Triple H, and John Cena. “The Celtic Warrior” discussed how he started in the wrestling business, his hatred for The Miz, and his upcoming appearance at WWE’s Bragging Rights PPV in Minneapolis. It was an amazing show, Fella!
This edition of The Five Count featured an interview with Kathy Foster from the band The Thermals. In addition to providing vocals, bass, and drums for The Thermals, Kathy is also a member of Hutch & Kathy, Urban Legends, and the All Girl Summer Fun Band. During the show she discussed what it’s like being in The Thermals, life as a rock star, and why people on the West Coast view Mankato as a mecca for punk rock. Who knew?
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Kyle Gass. Kyle is one half of the greatest band in the world, Tenacious D. He’s also an actor, appearing is films like Elf, Shallow Hal, The Cable Guy, and Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny. During the show he discussed the harsh mistress known as Hollywood, told us about his new band Trainwreck, tried to decide what to order for dinner, and announced that there’s a new Tenacious D album in the making. Hell yeah!