7 Minute Miles

Home opener for Porknite

Posted Monday, May 21st, 2018 03:45 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 3:45 PM

CHS Field

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Artist at work

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 11:10 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family at 11:10 PM

So nice to have SK back in Lowertown

David Byrne at Orpheum

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 08:25 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 8:25 PM

Now that we’ve lost Prince, Bowie and Petty, David Byrne is one of the last living links to my favorite music growing up. Never got to see Talking Heads perform together, but I’ve seen Tom Tom Club once and Byrne solo a few times (does Jerry only produce now?). Looking back in the archive, I saw him at the State doing Brian Eno songs and at the Fitzgerald, along with the talk he gave at the History Theater when How Music Works came out. Last Friday I added another show at the Orpheum, where he did two nights with his new critically acclaimed production (see Bream, Current and City Pages reviews).

Must admit I had a few strikes against this show before it began. First, I had already seen most of it during the Cochella live feeds last month. Second, I had read a review somewhere (that I can’t find now) that said this production blew away Stop Making Sense. Those are fighting words to me – Demme and Bernie Worrell (RIP), Chris, Tina and Jerry, the big suit – nothing will ever top that in my mind. Lastly, I walked in to the theater early and an usher directed me to the wrong section. Instead of a great center seat in row seven, I was in the farthest seat over to the side and couldn’t see all of the stage. On top of all that, my co-worker had seen the Thursday show and said the opening act was the worst thing he’d ever seen. With all that in mind, let’s get this show started, shall we?

My friend DGS told me the opener was Benjamin Clementine and that his daughter was excited to see him because he was featured on the Gorillaz song Hallelujah Money from their last album. He also said it was “an odd set.” I did a little research and saw that the New York Times named him one of 2016’s 28 creative geniuses and that he won the 2015 Mercury Prize, which is given out for best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Most importantly, David Byrne himself wrote a story for the New York Times about him in 2016 that you can read here. Yes, parts of his set were odd. His piano playing and voice, though, were pretty damn cool. And anyone who tells rube hecklers to fuck off is A-OK in my book.

It seems like this tour doesn’t change much up from show to show, so the setlist that the Current posted from the Thursday show (edited below) seemed almost exactly the same as what we got on Friday (and very similar to Coachella). It was heavy on the American Utopia content and traditional Talking Heads songs, but very little old solo stuff (just like the other shows I’ve seen). I was really happy to hear The Great Curve and Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On), neither of which I think I’ve heard live. The new songs are growing on me, but each one caused everyone to sit back down again (which I guess is the norm for everyone).

A few other notes: dancer/singer Chris Giarmo kinda freaked me out when I first saw him on the Coachella feed, but I thought he was great in person. The choreography in general was amazing – so many people going in so many directions, yet no one crashed (that I saw). The lighting and chain backdrop was cool (but still no Stop Making Sense in my mind). Liked the support of HeadCount and the addition of the (Janelle Monae approved) Philando Castile line to Hell You Talmbout to close out the show.

Here’s to hoping we get at least one more Twin Cities show down the road…

Setlist:

  • Here
  • Lazy
  • I Zimbra
  • Slippery People
  • I Should Watch TV
  • Dog’s Mind
  • Everybody’s Coming to My House
  • This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
  • Once in a Lifetime
  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Toe Jam
  • Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
  • I Dance Like This
  • Bullet
  • Every Day is a Miracle
  • Like Humans Do
  • Blind
  • Burning Down the House
  • Encore 1
  • Dancing Together
  • The Great Curve
  • Encore 2
  • Hell You Talmbout

No trespassing

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 04:52 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 4:52 PM

Sign, signs, everywhere a sign

Sisters reunited

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 04:51 pm GMT -5 in Family at 4:51 PM

SK has returned from Ohio

Tweet: What a great story

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 04:48 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 4:48 PM

What a great story

Tweet: Three weeks of bike challenge: 310 miles, down 9 pounds (burgers not help…

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 03:15 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:15 PM

Three weeks of bike challenge: 310 miles, down 9 pounds (burgers not helping)

Post-ride reward at the new joint

Posted Sunday, May 20th, 2018 02:29 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 2:29 PM

Parlour Bar St. Paul

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Dinner at the neighborhood bar

Posted Saturday, May 19th, 2018 08:02 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:02 PM

Kelly's Depot Bar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Barbie tables

Posted Saturday, May 19th, 2018 01:24 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 1:24 PM

MK schooling me @ Big River Pizza

Thinking of the Superior runners

Posted Saturday, May 19th, 2018 01:19 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:19 PM

Big River Pizza

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Really need to stop forgetting my headphones during late night train ride…

Posted Friday, May 18th, 2018 11:44 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:44 PM

Really need to stop forgetting my headphones during late night train rides – the crazy was strong tonight

It’s been a good week for music

Posted Friday, May 18th, 2018 09:31 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:31 PM

Orpheum Theatre (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Our neighborhood summer music fest lineup looks 💯 –

Posted Friday, May 18th, 2018 03:35 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 3:35 PM

Our neighborhood summer music fest lineup looks 💯 – musicinmears.com

Hey there, Snoop Dog

Posted Friday, May 18th, 2018 10:33 am GMT -5 in Golf at 10:33 AM

The iconic 15th hole @ Highland National

Welcome back, Caroline

Posted Thursday, May 17th, 2018 09:58 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:58 PM

The Cedar Cultural Center

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

They *do* still grow here

Posted Thursday, May 17th, 2018 06:32 pm GMT -5 in Nature,Weather at 6:32 PM

Very late lilac bloom season this year

Got It

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 11:27 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:27 PM

I’ve got this thing, gonna blow your mind. Pulling your string, helping you unwind…

I have art from that guy

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 11:02 pm GMT -5 in Art,Concerts,Music at 11:02 PM

Sam and Steve @ Palace Theater, Saint Paul

Tweet: Thanks Jeremy, Steve and Sam for another great @MarianHillMusic show

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 10:47 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:47 PM

Thanks Jeremy, Steve and Sam for another great @MarianHillMusic show

Tweet: Imagine multiple floors of slot machines in downtown St. Paul…

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 6:40 PM

Imagine multiple floors of slot machines in downtown St. Paul…

Tweet: Surprised at how many zombie Twitter accounts I follow – probably safe to…

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 09:47 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:47 AM

Surprised at how many zombie Twitter accounts I follow – probably safe to unfollow those with a last tweet > 1,000 days ago

Only one of the night

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 12:21 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Friends at 12:21 AM

…but great to visit with JL

The Mac Rib

Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 12:19 am GMT -5 in Food at 12:19 AM

With a mini grilled cheese to boot

Spring on Lake Street is A-OK

Posted Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 06:28 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:28 PM

Hi-Lo Diner

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: How it should work: broken site, look at web server logs, Google, apply f…

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2018 10:43 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 10:43 PM

How it should work: broken site, look at web server logs, Google, apply fix for “scoping issue,” site back up

Rain? What rain?

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2018 08:43 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Weather at 8:43 PM

That wasn’t super fun

Tweet: After editing several thousand lines of PHP/MySQL code, maybe I was too h…

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2018 04:17 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 4:17 PM

After editing several thousand lines of PHP/MySQL code, maybe I was too harsh on SCOTUS legal decisions

Tweet: Sports betting for all (glad I did poorly in Business Law and don’t hav…

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2018 02:00 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:00 PM

Sports betting for all (glad I did poorly in Business Law and don’t have to read things like this every day) – supremecourt.gov

Food truck season is back

Posted Monday, May 14th, 2018 12:22 pm GMT -5 in Food at 12:22 PM

Tried a new one 👍

Thanks, Down in the Valley

Posted Sunday, May 13th, 2018 09:41 pm GMT -5 in Music,Shopping at 9:41 PM

Couldn’t find it myself, but the checkout clerk volunteered it without me asking

Tweet: Had a great time last night at Travail family meal (and so funny to run i…

Posted Sunday, May 13th, 2018 09:28 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:28 PM

Had a great time last night at Travail family meal (and so funny to run into @T_McKee on the way out)

Happy Mother’s Day, CK

Posted Sunday, May 13th, 2018 09:24 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Holidays at 9:24 PM

Hope Santa made it to the U on time

Today was different :(

Posted Sunday, May 13th, 2018 07:38 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:38 PM

Granite City Food & Brewery – Eagan

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

And so it begins…

Posted Saturday, May 12th, 2018 06:07 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:07 PM

Travail Kitchen and Amusements

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Things I could use less of on the golf course: bad hot dogs, golf carts, …

Posted Saturday, May 12th, 2018 02:00 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:00 PM

Things I could use less of on the golf course: bad hot dogs, golf carts, music on golf carts, cart paths for golf carts

Breaking in the new driver

Posted Saturday, May 12th, 2018 01:16 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 1:16 PM

Brookview Golf Course & Lawn Bowling

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Good thing I’ve been biking

Posted Friday, May 11th, 2018 07:45 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:45 PM

Fuddruckers

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Bike month continues

Posted Friday, May 11th, 2018 03:14 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Food,Friends at 3:14 PM

A little hard to ride after half a Carbone’s large

That’s no moon

Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2018 10:54 pm GMT -5 in Movies at 10:54 PM

The first one is better than I remembered

Tweet: Realized during my (almost all into the wind) ride home, my bike has 24 s…

Posted Thursday, May 10th, 2018 08:28 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:28 PM

Realized during my (almost all into the wind) ride home, my bike has 24 speeds, but I only use three

Saturday should be fun

Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 08:31 pm GMT -5 in Golf,Shopping at 8:31 PM

Looking forward to breaking this one in over at Brookview – thanks Phil!

Tweet: h/t to @grayter1 for Harmy’s Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Editions -…

Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 08:23 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 8:23 PM

h/t to @grayter1 for Harmy’s Star Wars Trilogy Despecialized Editions – I am almost in tears over here

I thought all these closed down

Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 06:36 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:36 PM

Panino's North Oaks

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: I’ve been downtown almost three years and didn’t know this location w…

Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 11:58 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:58 AM

I’ve been downtown almost three years and didn’t know this location was here until today

Nice return on 40 cents

Posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 11:35 pm GMT -5 in Casinos at 11:35 PM

The Orchid played crazy tonight @ Mystic

Shadows in the Rain

Posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 11:14 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:14 PM

I woke up in my clothes again this morning. I don’t know exactly where I am…

Tuesday night sunnies

Posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 06:58 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 6:58 PM

OCTO fishbar

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

My middle name

Posted Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 06:31 pm GMT -5 in Biking,Movies at 6:31 PM

First wet ride during the challenge

Logic will get you from A to B

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 08:11 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links at 8:11 PM

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/03/magazine/money-issue-iowa-lottery-fraud-mystery.html

Up on the roof

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 08:08 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food at 8:08 PM

Took long enough this year

The God of Hong Kong Horses

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 04:06 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Links,Sports at 4:06 PM

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-05-03/the-gambler-who-cracked-the-horse-racing-code

SES Prom 2018

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 02:10 pm GMT -5 in Family,Schools at 2:10 PM

Last Friday was MK’s first School of Environmental Studies prom, which was held in the Wabasha Street Caves. We took a few pictures of the fancy couple at the top of Ramsey Hill before a pit stop at Big River Pizza and their dinner at Louis (pics after the jump).

Only one year left. 😕


Missed this campaign

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 01:57 pm GMT -5 in Design,Football,Politics at 1:57 PM

Hiawatha bike trail

Tweet: How are there still so many burgers in town that I haven’t tried?

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 01:40 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 1:40 PM

How are there still so many burgers in town that I haven’t tried?

One from the list

Posted Monday, May 7th, 2018 12:04 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 12:04 PM

Sonora Grill

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

The reign continues

Posted Sunday, May 6th, 2018 11:45 am GMT -5 in Photography at 11:45 AM

Mill City Running

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: They have beer in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo?

Posted Saturday, May 5th, 2018 09:06 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 9:06 PM

They have beer in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo?

Supersized derby

Posted Saturday, May 5th, 2018 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 8:19 PM

U.S. Bank Stadium

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Choo-choo on a lift

Posted Saturday, May 5th, 2018 11:58 am GMT -5 in Photography at 11:58 AM

Union Depot

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

People Like Us

Posted Saturday, May 5th, 2018 10:37 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:37 AM

We don’t want freedom. We don’t want justice. We just want someone to love…

Tweet: No comment on the Palace audience, but so great to have TBT back

Posted Saturday, May 5th, 2018 12:49 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:49 AM

No comment on the Palace audience, but so great to have TBT back

Pre-Turtle Pines

Posted Friday, May 4th, 2018 09:06 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 9:06 PM

Palace Theatre

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

Tweet: Bike challenge week one: 65.9 miles, rode all five days, down six pounds …

Posted Friday, May 4th, 2018 05:56 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 5:56 PM

Bike challenge week one: 65.9 miles, rode all five days, down six pounds from my winter high

Tweet: The new L.A. stadium is within one mile of the San Andreas fault?

Posted Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 02:27 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 2:27 PM

The new L.A. stadium is within one mile of the San Andreas fault?

Back to the classics

Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 07:14 pm GMT -5 in Photography at 7:14 PM

Saint Dinette

From the @kingsbury Instagram account

May Day! May Day!

Posted Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 11:41 am GMT -5 in Disney at 11:41 AM

Almost flipped on the actual day

Tweet: 172-167-140-175-180 🎳

Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 11:28 pm GMT -5 in Tweets at 11:28 PM

172-167-140-175-180 🎳

Greetings from Saint Paul

Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 02:19 pm GMT -5 in Biking at 2:19 PM

Day one of the bike challenge was beautiful

Tweet: I’ll be tired tomorrow, but playoff hockey is the best

Posted Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 12:21 am GMT -5 in Tweets at 12:21 AM

I’ll be tired tomorrow, but playoff hockey is the best

 

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  • 50K - 7:37:00
  • 2018 Run Mileage: 82.9
  • 2018 Bike Mileage: 410.3

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Upcoming Sporting Events

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  • Saints vs. Chicago (4) - 5/22
  • Saints vs. Gary - 5/27
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  • Tapemark - 6/8-10
  • Saints vs. Sioux Falls - 6/10
  • Saints vs. Fargo - 6/13
  • Twins vs. Boston - 6/20
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  • Saints vs. Lincoln - 7/8
  • Saints vs. Cleburne - 7/9
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  • Saints vs. Wichita - 7/25
  • Saints vs. Grand Prairie - 7/29
  • Twins vs. Cleveland - 7/30
  • Tottenham vs. AC Milan - 7/31
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  • Vikings vs. Cardinals - 10/14
  • Vikings vs. Saints - 10/28
  • Vikings vs. Lions - 11/4
  • Vikings vs. Packers - 11/25
  • Vikings vs. Miami - 12/16
  • Vikings vs. Bears - 12/30

Upcoming Concerts

  • Alex Rossi - 6/7, Music in Mears
  • Har Mar Superstar - 6/23, Fitzgerald
  • Chris Koza - 6/28, Music in Mears
  • Trampled by Turtles - 7/7, Bayfront
  • Dusty Heart - 7/12, Music in Mears
  • Dan Israel - 7/26, Music in Mears
  • Jack White - 8/6, Armory
  • Beyonce & Jay Z - 8/8, USBS
  • Aby Wolf - 8/9, Music in Mears
  • Kind Country - 8/16, Music in Mears
  • Pearl Jam - 8/18, Wrigley Field
  • Pearl Jam - 8/20, Wrigley Field
  • Twilight Hours - 8/23, Music in Mears
  • Erik Koskinen - 8/30, Music in Mears
  • Taylor Swift - 8/31 & 9/1, USBS
  • Liz Phair - 9/15, First Ave
  • Leon Bridges - 9/20, Palace
  • Avett Brothers - 10/11, Mystic Lake
  • Ed Sheeran - 10/20, USBS
  • P!nk - 5/5/19, Xcel