This edition of The Five Count was a celebration of the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest films ever made, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! During the show we explained why The Bee Gees are better than The Beatles, discussed why unattractive people can’t be music stars nowadays, tried to figure out why everyone thinks Sgt. Pepper’s is one of the worst films of all-time, and Ton mourned the loss of Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato. Luckily, he’s slowly overcoming that grief with the help of Peter Frampton!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
During this episode of The Five Count we played our favorite Memorial Day songs, Dustin told the story of how he met WWF Superstar Virgil, Ton explained which suntan lotion tastes the best, and we spoke with former Rue Morgue Art Director Gary Pullin about his new book “Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin.” Get your copy today!
This episode of The Five Count was for the children. During the show we played our favorite children songs, discussed who would be on our Mt. Rushmore of cartoon characters, explained how not to be offensive when ordering food at Mexican restaurants, and Ton told the story of how he almost played Joey Lawrence’s role on the TV show Blossom. We also spent 20 minutes reminiscing about fruit pies!
This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interview with two legendary Canadian TV producers. First we were joined by Marty Krofft. Marty is best known as one-half of the television-producing duo Sid & Marty Krofft. Known for creating shows like H.R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, and Land of the Lost, Sid and Marty Krofft have been producing children’s television for nearly 50 years. They were recently awarded a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Daytime Emmy Awards!
Next, we were joined by television producer Stephen Stohn. Stephen is the executive producer of the teen drama series Degrassi, including The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High, Degrassi High, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Degrassi: Next Class. He was also the executive producer of the telecast of Canada’s music awards show, The Juno Awards. His new book “Whatever It Takes: Life Lessons from Degrassi and Elsewhere in the World of Music and Television” is available now!
The rest of the show featured a conversation with Predator about the dos and don’ts of attending prom, a conversation with Twitter Lori about the pros and cons of ceramic lobsters, and harassment by the proprietor of a Chinese restaurant and a woman who tattooed a Camaro on her butt. Ton skipped the show to go to a Bon Jovi concert!
During this episode of The Five Count we celebrated the 25-year anniversary of Aerosmith‘s Get a Grip album, defended Aerosmith’s honor against numerous naysayer listeners, gave our thoughts on the recent concert involving real musicians backing a video of Prince, Ton regaled us with tales of his various great-radio groupie conquests, and we raked-in numerous donations to the KMSU Pledge Drive. Music was the weapon!