This episode of The Five Count was our 15-year anniversary celebration! During the show we picked up our bats and continued to beat our dead horse into dust. We also received numerous phone calls from well-wishers, commemorated the 30th anniversary of Prince’s Batman soundtrack, and were treated to an in-studio performance by Mankato’s newest music sensation, MOLS! See MOLS at a rock ‘n’ roll venue near you!
This edition of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with Corky Laing. Corky is the drummer for the band Mountain. Mountain is best known for hits like Mississippi Queen, The Animal Trainer and the Toad, and For Yasgur’s Farm. During the show he discussed how he wrote the song Mississippi Queen, hanging out in the recording studio with Jimi Hendrix, and his new book Letters to Sarah. Get your copy now!
During the rest of the show we paid tribute to Dr. John, discussed the upcoming maiden voyage of Titanic II, and Ton explained the current state of the U.S. space program. Apparently, it’ll be a while before we get our asses to Mars!
During this installment of The Five Count we shed some pounds with the help of Richard Simmons, discussed today’s lack of R-rated films available in “censored” versions for the kids, and spoke with Tony Cornelius about The Soul Train Cruise 2020. You can bet your last money, it was a stone gas, honey!
We got funky for Mother’s Day for this installment of The Five Count. During the show we complained about how society assumes most men don’t do laundry and dishes, Dustin was shamed for the lack of beef in his diet, and we discussed the likelihood that Ton could be in your mom’s bedroom right now. He’s the Wayne Newton of public radio!
During this installment of The Five Count we celebrated Easter, announced the re-release of the feature film Hard News starring Ton, discussed horror movie soundtracks with “Blood on Black Wax” author Aaron Lupton, and we gave away tickets to WWE Presents NXT Live! at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, MN. Jesus will be there and you should too!
This episode of The Five Count featured an exclusive interview with actor Dan Fogler. Dan is best known for his roles as “Marvin Goldberg” on the TV show The Goldbergs and as “Luke” on the TV show The Walking Dead. He’s also appeared in films like Balls of Fury, Take Me Home Tonight, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. During the show he discussed having the ability to tackle different types of roles, being “Uncle Marvin” on The Goldbergs, and being a part of the new season of The Walking Dead. Check out season nine on AMC!
During the rest of the show we discussed our favorite breakfast cereals, wrestled with the idea of whether or not it was OK to still listen to Michael Jackson, and paid tribute to King Kong Bundy. We wouldn’t be called “The Five Count” if it weren’t for Bundy!
This episode of The Five Count featured exclusive interviews with two terrifying authors. First we were joined by renowned author R.L. Stine. Known as the “Stephen King” of children’s literature, R.L. Stine is best known as the creator of the children’s horror novel series Goosebumps. He also creator of the horror novels Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room. During the show he discussed the legacy of Goosebumps, his days working on the TV show Eureeka’s Castle, and the release of the new movie Goosebumps 2. Watch it, if you dare!
Next we were joined by author Michael Gingold. Michael is best known as the longtime editor of Fangoria magazine. He’s also contributed to many other publications including Rue Morgue magazine, The Motion Picture Guide, and The Blockbuster Video Guide. During the show he discussed how he became interested in horror films, appearing in films like Troma’s War and The Toxic Avenger Part II & III, and his new book Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s. Get your copy today!
During the rest of the show we wore matching polo shirts, discussed out favorite movies about football, and paid tribute to actor Dick Miller. He was definitely one of the greatest actors to ever live!
This installment of The Five Count was our 10th annual Princemas celebration! It featured an exclusive interview with musician Brenda Bennett. Brenda is best known as a member of the groups Vanity 6 and Apollonia 6. She also appeared in the film Purple Rain. During the show she discussed her early years in music, her years working with Prince, and what prompted her decision to start making music again. Merry Princemas!
During the rest of the show we discussed other radio holidays we could celebrate in addition to Princemas, Ton explained the damage that Chappelle’s Show has done to the careers of Prince and Rick James, and we tried to figure out why some men wear kilts year-round. It seems you need to posses chicken legs to pull it off!