Specialty Shows

The Five Count’s Ninth Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With fDELUXE-The Family’s St. Paul Peterson…

This edition of The Five Count was our ninth-annual Princemas celebration! The show featured an exclusive interview with St. Paul Peterson. Paul is best known as a former member the Prince-assembled bands The Time and The Family. In addition to playing with the likes of The Steve Miller Band, Kenny Loggins, and Peter Frampton, he currently plays with his new band fDELUXE. During the show he discussed being involved in the early days of the Minneapolis Sound, his decision to part ways with Prince, and his upcoming fDELUXE shows at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. See them live on Jan. 31!

During the rest of the show we discussed the origins of Princemas, spoke with Mike the Aussie about his love of INXS, and devised a plan to fill Ton’s casket with Coca-Cola and Mentos. Merry Princemas!


The Five Count’s 700th Show – An Evening With The Simpsons’ Nancy Cartwright…

This episode of The Five Count was our 700th episode! It featured an exclusive interview with voice-actor Nancy Cartwright. Nancy is best known as the voice of “Bart Simpson” on the TV show The Simpsons. She’s also worked on shows like Rugrats, Animaniacs, The Critic, Pound Puppies, and Alvin and the Chimpunks. During the show she discussed her early days in animation, the longevity and future of The Simpsons, and her new film In Search of Fellini. Afterward, we did The Bartman!

During the rest of the show we discussed which famous people we’d like to invite to a celebratory episode 700 dinner, Ton explained his excitement for the Minnesota Vikings’ upcoming Super Bowl victory, and we payed tribute to Five Count alumnus “Fast” Eddie Clarke. Here’s to another 700!

Happy New (Wave) Year From The Five Count…

During the final edition of The Five Count for 2017 we reflected on our achievements over the past year, Ton discussed the best oil brands and proper idle times for cold weather driving, we regretted missing Crazy Town performing in Mankato at the same time as The Five Count, and played our favorite new wave jams! Smell ya next year!

A Five Count Christmas 2017…

This was another “A Five Count Christmas” edition of The Five Count. During the show we discussed our favorite holiday foods, spoke with Predator about the true meaning of Christmas, tried to figure out why the Three Wise Men gave Baby Jesus so many lousy gifts, and sang our favorite Christmas carols with Rainbow Brite. Happy Holidays, gentle listeners!

The Five Count Celebrates Princemas Eve…

We celebrated Princemas Eve for this installment of The Five Count! During the show we played some of our favorite Princemas carols, discussed our favorite venues to see live music, Ton explained which social settings call for banana hammocks, and we spoke with Duane Tudahl, Prince expert and author of the book “Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions: 1983 and 1984.” No Prince fan should be without it!

The Five Count Gon’ Give It To Ya…

During this episode of The Five Count we discussed the dangers of getting your head caught in a popcorn popper, Dustin complained about how lousy his Thanksgiving was, Ton explained the proper way to prepare Thanksgiving leftovers, and we paid tribute to AC/DC’s Malcolm Young. We salute you!

The Five Count Halloween 2017…

This installment of The Five Count was our annual Halloween Spooktacular! During the show we discussed our favorite invisible men, explained the pros and cons of using candy corn in sexual situations, and tried our darnedest to rake in pledge drive dollars for our host station, KMSU-Mankato. Happy Halloween!

The Five Count Remembers Tom Petty…

During this episode of The Five Count we payed tribute to the late Tom Petty, Dustin described his recent experience at a Hanson concert, Ton explained how he can give people genital warts with his guitar solos, and we discussed in great detail why some men sit down when they pee. Apparently, it happens more often than you’d think. Wipe the seat!

The History Of The Five Count…

During a recent trip to The Five Count Audio Vault, we unearthed an interesting recording we forget existed. In the midst of the summer of 2013 we were approached by a gentleman from Minneapolis’ Stubble Magazine who wanted to write a feature on us. Unfortunately, that story was never published. The good news is we had the foresight to record the interview Stubble’s Tom Q. Johnson conducted with us for the article. It’s an interesting look (listen) into the origins of The Five Count and what we were complaining about back in 2013.

 

The Five Count’s Garbage Pail Of Bernie Brains…

During this installment of The Five Count we paid tribute to actor Bernie Casey and wrestling legend Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, Ton set the record straight on why he left his job at Hy-Vee, we discussed which song we would like to own handwritten lyrics for, and we spoke with Joe Simko & Jeff Zapata, the directors of the documentary 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story. After that, Ton knitted a wiener sweater!