This episode of The Five Count was our 12th Annual Princemas Celebration! During the show we played our favorite Prince “vault tracks” from the recently-released Prince deluxe albums, gorged on birthday cake from Lush Cakes in Waseca, MN, and Dustin opened birthday presents from Ton! He got his very own M.C. Hammer doll!
The Five Count’s 11th Annual Princemas Celebration – An Evening With Prince & The New Power Generation’s Michael B….
This was The Five Count’s 11th Annual Princemas Celebration, featuring an exclusive interview with Michael B. Michael is best known as the former drummer for Prince & The New Power Generation. He worked on albums like Diamonds & Pearls, The Gold Experience, 3121, and many more. During the show he discussed how he started working with Prince, what he learned about music and life during his tenure with The NPG, and his current gig as drummer for Soul Asylum. Merry Princemas!
During the rest of the show we played our favorite New Power Generation jams, explained where we were when we found out Prince had died, and Ton made it known he wants to be turned into a diamond after he dies. Dustin will pay tribute to him by inserting “Diamond Ton” into his snaggletooth!
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!
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!
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!
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!