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Roses for everyone

Posted Saturday, April 21st, 2018 10:03 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 10:03 PM

The Bill Murray was right up my alley

Tom Waits

Posted Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 11:00 am GMT -5 in Disney,Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 11:00 AM

Disneyland is Vegas for children…

Haven’t been here in a while

Posted Saturday, April 7th, 2018 07:43 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 7:43 PM

Cloud Cult with the Minnesota Orchestra

City of Stars

Posted Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 06:36 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Music,Travel at 6:36 PM

Is this the start of something wonderful and new? Or one more dream that I cannot make true?

Leaving Las Vegas

Posted Thursday, March 29th, 2018 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Travel at 5:14 PM

Used to be I could drive up to Barstow for the night…

Mike D, In Conversation

Posted Monday, March 26th, 2018 09:52 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Music at 9:52 AM



Posted Sunday, March 25th, 2018 12:02 am GMT -5 in Family,Music,Quotes at 12:02 AM

I’m an outlaw. Quick on the draw. Somethin’ you’ve never seen before…

Rushmore, FTW

Posted Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 06:54 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Music at 6:54 PM

Last one of the season @ the Fitz


Posted Thursday, March 15th, 2018 12:00 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 12:00 PM

And these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…

Battle of Who Could Care Less

Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2018 04:35 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:35 PM

Fine pewter portraits of General Apathy and Major Boredom singing “Whatever and ever amen”

In a small club in Minnesota…

Posted Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 11:46 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:46 PM

And the snow outside of First Ave…

Point of Contention

Posted Sunday, February 11th, 2018 07:58 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 7:58 PM

It’s still standing…

Look what I found

Posted Thursday, February 8th, 2018 02:46 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Football,Music,Work at 2:46 PM

JT, you forgot your sign

JT was here

Posted Monday, February 5th, 2018 02:54 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Football,Music,Work at 2:54 AM

I don’t know, I thought the halftime show was pretty good

Suit & Tie

Posted Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 10:41 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Work at 10:41 PM

Going out so hot, just like an oven. And I’ll burn myself, but just had to touch it…

What a Wonderful World

Posted Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 08:19 am GMT -5 in Family,Music,Quotes at 8:19 AM

I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do? They’re really saying I love you…


Posted Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 09:44 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:44 AM

I heard you die twice, once when they bury you in the grave, and the second time is the last time that somebody mentions your name…

Only the road is closed

Posted Saturday, January 6th, 2018 03:21 pm GMT -5 in Music,Shopping at 3:21 PM

Support your local record store

The Beautiful Ones

Posted Friday, January 5th, 2018 03:46 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:46 PM

One thing, one thing’s for certain baby, I know what I want…

Andy Warhol (Bowie)

Posted Saturday, December 30th, 2017 03:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture at 3:19 PM

Andy walking, Andy tired. Andy take a little snooze…

My first visit to the Fred

Posted Saturday, December 16th, 2017 03:09 pm GMT -5 in Art,Family,Museums,Music at 3:09 PM

Prince from Minneapolis, University of Minnesota

2017 Artwork by SK

Posted Monday, December 11th, 2017 11:44 pm GMT -5 in Holidays,Music at 11:44 PM

Coming to mailboxes everywhere

How to Play the Flute

Posted Monday, December 11th, 2017 01:43 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:43 PM

Emoji hands, I’m praying for them haters…

Art from the Sax Man

Posted Friday, December 8th, 2017 09:24 pm GMT -5 in Art,Music at 9:24 PM

Thanks Steve Davit!

Bad Bad Leroy Brown

Posted Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 03:26 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:26 PM

He got a custom Continental. He got an Eldorado too…

Thanks, Wilco

Posted Thursday, November 16th, 2017 12:27 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 12:27 AM

Another excellent concert Via Chicago

Impossible Germany on KCRW

Posted Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 11:41 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music,Video at 11:41 PM

Steely Dan

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:19 PM

Like the castle in its corner in a medieval game, I foresee terrible trouble and I stay here just the same…

Jack at the Dakota

Posted Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 07:37 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Food,Music at 7:37 PM

Good food and good music

My Life

Posted Monday, November 13th, 2017 09:39 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:39 PM

Regrets, I’ve had a few. But then again, too few to mention…


Posted Sunday, November 5th, 2017 03:39 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:39 PM

My greatest achievement is my daughter. Waking up in the morning, being a father…

They are the floor

Posted Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 07:10 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Friends,Music at 7:10 PM

MK and EW @ Macklemore, Palace

Charlie Parr

Posted Saturday, October 28th, 2017 10:02 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:02 AM

Sometimes I’m alright. Another time it’s hard to tell. Like finding light in the bottom of the darkest well…

The Galaxy Song

Posted Monday, October 16th, 2017 09:26 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:26 PM

Pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space, cause there’s bugger-all down here on Earth…

Where is my mind?

Posted Friday, October 13th, 2017 11:08 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:08 AM

With your feet in the air and your head on the ground…

First night at the Palace

Posted Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 07:02 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 7:02 PM

Anxious to see if the new place lives up to the hype (plus the Pixies)

Where music shows get made

Posted Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 01:42 pm GMT -5 in Business,Concerts,Links,Music at 1:42 PM


Bet this one was extra good

Posted Thursday, October 5th, 2017 10:41 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 10:41 PM

Petty and Nicks @ Hyde Park

This needs to be released

Posted Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 10:30 am GMT -5 in Charities,Concerts,Links,Music at 10:30 AM


Tom Petty

Posted Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 08:47 am GMT -5 in Music,Personal,Quotes at 8:47 AM

It really is the only true magic I’ve found in this world. Most magic is a trick of some kind. But music is actually a healing thing. It has this power to heal and inspire and to lift you right up…

So much good on this list

Posted Monday, October 2nd, 2017 06:33 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music at 6:33 PM


The Pines @ Rummage

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 09:21 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 9:21 PM

Cold (but nice) new off-season event at the fairgrounds

The Klas Family Rocks

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 08:06 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music at 8:06 PM

Sitting on the Klas bench at the State Fair Rummage event

Man of Constant Sorrow

Posted Saturday, September 30th, 2017 05:07 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music at 5:07 PM


Good Old Days

Posted Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 09:05 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:05 AM

In a small club in Minnesota, and the snow outside of First Ave. I just wanted my name in a star…

Feel Good Inc.

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 11:36 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:36 PM

Love forever, love is free. Let’s turn forever, you and me. Windmill, windmill for the land. Is everybody in?

Ready for Gorillaz 

Posted Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 08:01 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 8:01 PM


Mr. Bad Example

Posted Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 09:21 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:21 AM

I’m very well acquainted with the seven deadly sins, I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in…


Posted Saturday, September 9th, 2017 04:09 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Work at 4:09 PM

So much power


Posted Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 01:54 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:54 PM

Welcome to hell – population, me…

Baby Come Back

Posted Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 08:27 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:27 AM

All day long, wearing a mask of false bravado, trying to keep up a smile that hides a tear. But as the sun goes down, I get that empty feeling again. How I wish to God that you were here…

Thanks, London Dave

Posted Sunday, August 13th, 2017 05:14 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Work at 5:14 PM

This totally made my day

Celebrate Life

Posted Saturday, August 5th, 2017 02:11 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 2:11 PM

Hazelfest 2017

David Rothenberg

Posted Saturday, August 5th, 2017 01:22 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Reading at 1:22 PM

Life is far more interesting than it needs to be, because the forces that guide it are not merely practical…

The greatest living guitarist?

Posted Sunday, July 30th, 2017 11:15 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Work at 11:15 PM

Lightning is right

Sometimes a Fantasy

Posted Saturday, July 29th, 2017 04:16 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 4:16 PM

When am I gonna take control, get a hold of my emotions? Why does it only seem to hit me in the middle of the night?

In-seat ordering rocks

Posted Friday, July 28th, 2017 08:12 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Food,Music at 8:12 PM

Dilly Bars, FTW @ Billy Joel

The Twilight Hours at the Cedar

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 10:45 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Family,Music at 10:45 PM

Here’s one from back in March (the 25th, to be exact), when we headed over to the Cedar Cultural Center to see The Twilight Hours. We’ve been big fans of Matt Wilson and John Munson in all of their various projects and try to catch them when we can. They will be playing down the block at Music in Mears this Thursday, which reminded me I never posted pictures from the Cedar show (pics after the jump).

The Counterfactuals and Fathom Lane opened the show, but we were really there to hear songs off The Twilight Hours new album, Black Beauty. I think they played all but two of the new songs, which was nice to experience for the first time. Not much else to say, other than to highly recommend you make your way down to Mears Park this week for a free sample of this great band.

Here I Am (Reggae edition)

Posted Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 08:40 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:40 PM

Here I am, playing with those memories again. And just when I thought time had set me free, those thoughts of you keep taunting me…

Looking forward to this

Posted Monday, July 24th, 2017 10:36 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Food,Music at 10:36 PM

Big River Pizza is cool (#2)

Bruno Mars at T-Mobile Arena

Posted Monday, July 24th, 2017 07:29 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Friends,Music,Travel at 7:29 PM

It seems like forever ago already, but one of the highlights of our Vegas trip last month was a private concert by Bruno Mars at the new T-Mobile Arena that the Golden Knights will call home. The Cisco Live! conference had around 28,000 attendees and most of them tried to squeeze into the arena for the roughly 80 minute set (with no opener and no encore).

We had passes to get in early and were herded to the upper level concourse for free food and drinks. Before the full doors opened, we worked our way down to the arena floor and I got a spot on the end of the front barrier. Bruno and his crew spent more time in the middle of the stage, but it was still a great spot to watch them up close. Conference organizers handed out free hats with flashing lights, so the place was really more electric than it would normally be with a bunch of nerds.

Kid two was more than a little salty that 1) I got to see him first and 2) that I was that close (when Bruno came to my side of the stage, he was literally about four feet away). Ended up taking way more video than usual, just so she could experience it too. No merch for sale and I didn’t get a set list, but it was pretty much what you’d expect. My favorites were the big hits: That’s What I Like, 24K Magic, Just the Way You Are and (of course) Uptown Funk.

Amazing performer, great show (more pics after the jump).

Forgot I took this one

Posted Friday, July 21st, 2017 11:03 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 11:03 PM

The side of the stage had perks

Chester Charles Bennington

Posted Thursday, July 20th, 2017 02:51 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 2:51 PM

Crawling in my skin, these wounds they will not heal. Fear is how I fall, confusing what is real…

Thanks Atmosphere

Posted Sunday, July 16th, 2017 08:05 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Work at 8:05 PM

Closed it out right

Guerilla Radio

Posted Thursday, July 13th, 2017 11:22 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:22 PM

It has to start somewhere. It has to start sometime. What better place than here? What better time than now?

You Can Call Me Al

Posted Saturday, July 8th, 2017 11:12 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:12 PM

A man walks down the street. He says why am I soft in the middle now?

Mostly thumbs up on the arena

Posted Thursday, June 29th, 2017 12:59 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Hockey,Music,Travel at 12:59 PM

Some areas were really nice, but navigation was a bit troublesome 

Ms. Jackson

Posted Sunday, June 25th, 2017 07:03 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 7:03 PM

I don’t like no nasty car, I don’t like nasty food…

Free music everywhere

Posted Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 06:51 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Food,Music at 6:51 PM

JazzFest time in Lowertown 

What the hell is this?

Posted Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 01:27 pm GMT -5 in Art,Music,Shopping at 1:27 PM

Not sure if I like Jeremy or the little dude in front


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