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I need a cigarette. Those fuckers talked over my whole set. But I don’t have any time to reflect, I gotta sell some shirts to try and make the rent…

— used 2 be a romantic

Quote posted September 24, 2023

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Field Medic @ Amsterdam

Pic posted September 23, 2023

Last minute fill-in for SK with MK in Saint Paul

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The fans get up and they get out of town. The arena is empty, except for one man. Still driving and striving as fast as he can…

— The Distance

Quote posted September 18, 2023

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Pizza Saturday 🍕

Pic posted September 16, 2023

Good to be back on Randolph – they are playing The End by The Doors ☮️

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Can’t stop what’s coming, can’t stop what is on its way…

— Bells for Her

Quote posted September 10, 2023

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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song ✅

Pic posted September 10, 2023

Another good music documentary (streaming on Netflix)

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Pearl Jam is an American treasure, and we must protect them with our lives. Cobain, Weiland, Cornell, Hoon, Staley, all gone. Never again will there be a show from Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden, Blind Melon or Alice in Chains. Therefore, every chance we get to see Pearl Jam we have to take it…

— Tom Lord, Pulltab Sports

Quote posted September 8, 2023

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Moonage Daydream ✅

Pic posted September 6, 2023

That was fun – been awhile since I crossed a movie off the list (and I wish I had gone to a Bowie concert)

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Duran Duran @ MN State Fair ✅

Posted September 3, 2023

It was nice to finally cross a band off the bucket list, especially since the last time we had tickets to Duran Duran we were *this* close to seeing them at Treasure Island before the skies opened up and everyone had to evacuate. We love seeing shows at the Grandstand, but I think I’ll need to get a foundation membership to ever have a chance at close seats again (we were in section J, row 18 for this show, which I bought right when they went on sale).

Both the Ross Raihala and Jon Bream reviews were positive and also reflected our view that Nile Rodgers and Chic were amazing and probably should’ve been more prominent on the bill. I’m not really sure why Bastille was there at all, to be honest. I called them the UK Magic Dragons, while Ross used “Big Lots Coldplay.” In any case, Chic busting out Le Freak right out of the gate caused many of the 12,816 fans to miss out on one of the highlights of the evening (to say nothing about Good Times and the cover of Rapper’s Delight).

As for Simon (the name’s Bon, Simon Le Bon), Nick and the Taylors (John and Roger – who were also in Power Station with Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson of Chic), it was great to finally see them live and in person. I’m not really a fan of their latest album Future Past (this was officially the Future Past Tour), but the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees played all the big hits (set list below). Looks like they play the exact same songs every night on this tour, but we didn’t think they were going to finish before the curfew. We stayed in our seats for the entire fireworks show, which was fun since there haven’t been a lot of fireworks post-pandemic…

Setlist of the August 31, 2023 Minnesota show (from setlist.fm):

  • Night Boat
  • The Wild Boys
  • Hungry Like the Wolf
  • A View to a Kill
  • Notorious
  • Lonely in Your Nightmare / Super Freak
  • Is There Something I Should Know?
  • Friends of Mine
  • Careless Memories
  • Ordinary World
  • Come Undone
  • Planet Earth
  • White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)
  • The Reflex
  • Girls on Film / Acceptable in the 80’s
  • Save a Prayer
  • Rio

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Nile Rodgers is the Pulp Fiction billfold

Pic posted September 1, 2023

Couldn’t believe they busted out “Le Freak” right out of the gate (not to mention Rapper’s Delight at the end). Oh, and the David Bowie 💜

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Just move yourself and glide like a 747, and lose yourself in the sky. Among the clouds in the heavens…

— Earth, Wind and Fire

Quote posted August 19, 2023

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Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to? For the price of a dime, I can always turn to you…

— Tommy Tutone

Quote posted August 18, 2023

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Neil Diamond Marathon

Pic posted August 9, 2023

Thanks to Apple Music, I’ve been listening to every Neil Diamond album in order, starting in 1966 through the end of the 80s. Quote a career…

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Link: Replacements in the Entry (1981)

Linked August 7, 2023

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Cactus Blossoms @ Tattersall River Falls

Pic posted August 5, 2023

Not sure how many live music events they have had here so far, but they could use some advice from the Cedar about set up and general event basics. The boys sounded amazing, as usual…

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Pot, pot, give us some pot. Forget what you are, you can be what you’re not. Do, do take a family cruise. You with your grass, mom and dad with their booze…

— Neil Diamond

Quote posted August 5, 2023

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Summer, it turns me upside down. Summer, summer, summer, it’s like a merry-go-round…

— Magic

Quote posted August 2, 2023

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Link: Linda Ronstadt is amazing

Linked July 31, 2023

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Winter is cold, oh, but you’re colder still. And for the first time, I feel like you’re mine…

— You Made Me the Thief of Your Heart

Quote posted July 27, 2023

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🫡 The year 1946

Posted July 26, 2023

Yesterday I learned my dad was born the same year as Bush, Clinton, Trump, Cher and Dolly Parton (whose birthday is also January 19th)

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🫡 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on YouTube

Posted July 24, 2023

Guessing this channel has a ton of great things I’ve never seen. For example, these Talking Heads clips from 2002:

Another example of the “good” internet…

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Link: Cypress Hill Tiny Desk Concert

Linked July 24, 2023

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Just a perfect day, problems all left alone. Weekenders on our own, it’s such fun…

— Perfect Day

Quote posted July 23, 2023

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Link: Ben Folds Microshow at the Turf Club

Linked July 21, 2023

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New Prince Singles

Pic posted July 17, 2023

Always fun to hear more from the vault

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