7 Minute Miles

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Posted Monday, July 26th, 2021 08:00 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:00 PM

I don’t really want to stop the show, but I thought you might like to know. That the singer’s going to sing a song, and he wants you all to sing along…

Originally published by DK on July 26, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Time

Posted Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 08:23 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:23 PM

And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it’s sinking. Racing around to come up behind you again…

Originally published by DK on July 13, 2021 at 8:23 pm

Killer Springsteen

Posted Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 08:15 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 8:15 PM

Originally published by DK on June 30, 2021 at 8:15 pm

Silent Lucidity

Posted Sunday, June 13th, 2021 01:03 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:03 PM

There’s a place I like to hide. A doorway that I run through in the night…

Originally published by DK on June 13, 2021 at 1:03 pm

The Death Of Jerry Damron

Posted Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 04:16 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:16 PM

On the head end of his train, thinking not of unseen dangers, frosty nights or drenchin’ rain…

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2021 at 4:16 pm

TBT to Fair Twilight Hours

Posted Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 08:31 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 8:31 AM

Originally published by DK on June 3, 2021 at 8:31 am

RIP, B.J. Thomas

Posted Saturday, May 29th, 2021 06:59 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture,Quotes at 6:59 PM

So I just did me some talking to the sun. And I said I didn’t like the way he got things done, he’s sleeping on the job…

Originally published by DK on May 29, 2021 at 6:59 pm

Wilco HQ

Posted Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 11:15 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:15 AM

Maybe all I need is a Shot In The Arm…

Originally published by DK on May 11, 2021 at 11:15 am

Drivin’ Down to Georgia

Posted Thursday, May 6th, 2021 11:29 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 11:29 AM

Originally published by DK on May 6, 2021 at 11:29 am

Tubthumping

Posted Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 11:06 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:06 AM

He drinks a whiskey drink, he drinks a vodka drink, he drinks a lager drink, he drinks a cider drink…

Originally published by DK on May 5, 2021 at 11:06 am

I could watch this all day

Posted Monday, May 3rd, 2021 07:45 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 7:45 PM

Originally published by DK on May 3, 2021 at 7:45 pm

Unknown Legend

Posted Saturday, May 1st, 2021 07:37 pm GMT -5 in Movies,Music,Quotes at 7:37 PM

She used to work in a diner, never saw a woman look finer. I used to order just to watch her float across the floor…

Originally published by DK on May 1, 2021 at 7:37 pm

Humpty Dance

Posted Friday, April 23rd, 2021 10:33 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:33 AM

I like to rhyme, I like my beats funky, I’m spunky. I like my oatmeal lumpy…

Originally published by DK on April 23, 2021 at 10:33 am

Fred Jones Part 2

Posted Saturday, April 17th, 2021 10:07 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:07 PM

Fred sits alone at his desk in the dark. There’s an awkward young shadow that waits in the hall…

Originally published by DK on April 17, 2021 at 10:07 pm

The Muppet Show Theme

Posted Sunday, April 4th, 2021 07:49 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Television at 7:49 PM

It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights. It’s time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight…

Originally published by DK on April 4, 2021 at 7:49 pm

The Mystery of the Cloud Bass

Posted Monday, March 22nd, 2021 07:42 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Music at 7:42 PM

Uncovering the True Origins of Prince’s Iconic Cloud Guitar

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2021 at 7:42 pm

Love this Frank Ski backstory

Posted Sunday, March 14th, 2021 11:26 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Music at 11:26 PM

https://www.vulture.com/2020/08/wap-whores-in-this-house-sample-explained.html

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2021 at 11:26 pm

Jeremy

Posted Sunday, March 14th, 2021 09:23 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:23 PM

Lemon yellow sun, arms raised in a V, and the dead lay in pools of maroon below…

Originally published by DK on March 14, 2021 at 9:23 pm

First new tickets in a long time

Posted Monday, March 1st, 2021 12:23 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Travel at 12:23 PM

10% capacity at Papa Charlie’s, high ceilings, masks

Originally published by DK on March 1, 2021 at 12:23 pm

Piano Man

Posted Sunday, February 21st, 2021 01:24 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:24 PM

Now Paul is a real estate novelist, who never had time for a wife. And he’s talkin’ with Davy, who’s still in the Navy, and probably will be for life…

Originally published by DK on February 21, 2021 at 1:24 pm

Peak Duluth

Posted Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 07:52 pm GMT -5 in Family,Food,Music,Travel at 7:52 PM

Breakfast with my Bulldog at Duluth Grill with “Winners” on the speakers

Originally published by DK on February 17, 2021 at 7:52 pm

Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

Posted Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 11:32 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:32 PM

Shadows on the hills. Sketch the trees and the daffodils. Catch the breeze and the winter chills. In colors on the snowy linen land…

Originally published by DK on February 10, 2021 at 11:32 pm

The Kate Bush Story 🎶

Posted Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 02:12 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Music,Video at 2:12 PM

Originally published by DK on January 26, 2021 at 2:12 pm

The new toy has arrived

Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 06:04 pm GMT -5 in Music,Shopping,Technology at 6:04 PM

Haven’t had much time to explore today, though

Originally published by DK on January 6, 2021 at 6:04 pm

Bee Gees Doc + popcorn

Posted Saturday, January 2nd, 2021 05:20 pm GMT -5 in Food,Music,Television at 5:20 PM

HBO + Candyland

Originally published by DK on January 2, 2021 at 5:20 pm

First week with Apple Music

Posted Friday, January 1st, 2021 11:23 pm GMT -5 in Business,Longform,Music,Shopping,Technology at 11:23 PM

For most of my life, I’ve been a music hoarder. Visiting record stores all over the world, I’ve collected rare (and not so rare) records, tapes and CDs from a core group of artists that I like. I did vinyl the first time around, made mix tapes on cassette, fell in love with the “pure” sound of CDs and have spent countless hours ripping CDs to MP3/AAC files to be synched with laptops, iMacs, iPods and iPhones. Things I’ve never done: Napster, the resurgence of vinyl and streaming services. A week ago, I decided to do something about that last one.

My daughters are probably thinking “about damn time, old guy.” They are both big fans of Spotify and each gave me a few tutorials on how they use that service and what they like about it. It seems to me that the real competition in this space right now is between Spotify and Apple Music, so I decided to look at that option too. They both have family plans available for about $15 per month, so I signed up to try Apple Music first. They are different in some ways, but similar in most of the important areas. Apple Music probably gets the initial nod from me, just because I am so invested in the Apple ecosystem.

What do I like so far? I finally understand how the integration works with my current library, so it’s cool to have my existing files available in the cloud to be played across all devices automatically. I like the curated artist stations and themed playlists (even if they seem to be somewhat repetitive) and it’s nice to have real radio station feeds integrated again (hello, KROQ). I love that you can download up to 100,000 files locally, as I don’t always have a reliable network connection. It’s great to be able to just listen to things by anybody instantly, without having to risk money buying something you end up not liking (or only need to listen to once).

What are the bad things? The $180 I’ll pay annually to Apple is money I probably would’ve spent at places like the Electric Fetus. According to Jimmy Page, questions abound regarding the fairness of streaming royalty payments to artists and writers. I don’t like the general concept that I’m renting access to these songs and don’t really own them. I don’t have to worry about Apple going out of business any time soon (cough, cough, Zune), but once you start down this road, you are locked in to pay or your stuff goes away. And you can also have the Netflix issue of artists deciding to pull their stuff at any time.

Right now, though, Apple Music seems to be a nice middle road for me. I get the benefits of streaming services, but can still buy things the old way whenever I want. The price isn’t unreasonable and there is still a lot of functionality for me to learn (profiles, interacting with friends and family, music discovery, MusicKit, Apple Music APIs). Strangely, scrobbling via Last.fm only seems to work with the old files in my library, so it would nice to figure out how to integrate between this site and my Apple Music profile.

Originally published by DK on January 1, 2021 at 11:23 pm

What a gift to be alive

Posted Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 10:54 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 10:54 PM

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2020 at 10:54 pm

She’s Crafty

Posted Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 08:30 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:30 AM

The girl is crafty – she knows all the moves. I started playing records – she knew all the grooves…

Originally published by DK on December 30, 2020 at 8:30 am

Just like new!

Posted Friday, December 18th, 2020 06:54 pm GMT -5 in Music,Shopping,Technology at 6:54 PM

Best $20 purchase in a long time

Originally published by DK on December 18, 2020 at 6:54 pm

Hanukkah Sessions: Night One

Posted Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 08:53 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 8:53 PM

Originally published by DK on December 16, 2020 at 8:53 pm

Peaceful Valley, Charlie Parr

Posted Thursday, November 26th, 2020 07:51 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:51 PM

If anybody stops by, I’ll cut out all the lights and hide in the can until they go away. I got 5 phones, but none of ’em is hooked up, and I wouldn’t answer them if they were…

Originally published by DK on November 26, 2020 at 7:51 pm

Maggie May

Posted Friday, November 13th, 2020 02:27 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 2:27 PM

Oh Maggie, I wish I’d never seen your face. You made a first-class fool out of me, but I’m as blind as a fool can be. You stole my heart, but I love you anyway…

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2020 at 2:27 pm

Major Tom

Posted Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 08:56 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:56 AM

Standing there alone, the ship is waiting. All systems are go, “Are you sure?” Control is not convinced, but the computer has the evidence. No need to abort, the countdown starts…

Originally published by DK on October 28, 2020 at 8:56 am

Never enough Tom Petty

Posted Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 10:50 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 10:50 PM

Originally published by DK on October 20, 2020 at 10:50 pm

Jim Scott

Posted Monday, October 19th, 2020 11:04 am GMT -5 in History,Music,Quotes at 11:04 AM

We would have to have 6 oz. Coca-Cola in the studio. When they were working on the Traveling Wilburys’ first album, Roy told Tom that the sugar and the syrup put just a little smooth on your voice…

Originally published by DK on October 19, 2020 at 11:04 am

Another Brick In The Wall (Part III)

Posted Friday, October 16th, 2020 05:41 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 5:41 PM

I don’t need no arms around me. And I don’t need no drugs to calm me. I have seen the writing on the wall. Don’t think I need anything at all…

Originally published by DK on October 16, 2020 at 5:41 pm

Moira Rose

Posted Sunday, October 4th, 2020 10:47 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes,Television at 10:47 PM

Ronnie, gentle reminder, the line has been changed to I want to KISS you like an animal…

Originally published by DK on October 4, 2020 at 10:47 pm

Meat Loaf

Posted Monday, September 28th, 2020 12:06 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 12:06 PM

So now I’m praying for the end of time. To hurry up and arrive. ‘Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you, I don’t think that I can really survive…

Originally published by DK on September 28, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Elizabeth and Broderick

Posted Sunday, September 20th, 2020 07:31 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pets at 7:31 PM

Rock bulldog royalty

Originally published by DK on September 20, 2020 at 7:31 pm

Crawling Back to You

Posted Thursday, September 17th, 2020 08:11 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:11 PM

I’m so tired of being tired. Sure as night will follow day, most things I worry about, never happen anyway…

Originally published by DK on September 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm

Gloraz + Roba Smeefma

Posted Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 12:32 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 12:32 PM

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2020 at 12:32 pm

“Wildflowers” (Home Recording)

Posted Thursday, August 20th, 2020 12:35 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 12:35 PM

Originally published by DK on August 20, 2020 at 12:35 pm

T.C.’s Rap

Posted Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 10:26 am GMT -5 in Friends,Music,Quotes at 10:26 AM

This here rap’s about the true confession. If you listen close you about to learn a lesson. You must know failure before success…

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2020 at 10:26 am

Don McLean

Posted Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 08:19 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:19 PM

I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck, with a pink carnation and a pickup truck. But I knew I was out of luck, the day the music died…

Originally published by DK on August 4, 2020 at 8:19 pm

Soderbergh, Reznor & Dr. Jones

Posted Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 10:18 am GMT -5 in Art,Movies,Music,Pop Culture at 10:18 AM

http://extension765.com/soderblogh/18-raiders

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2020 at 10:18 am

THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST MEME

Posted Saturday, July 25th, 2020 04:45 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pets,Pop Culture at 4:45 PM

According to kid two, anyways…

Originally published by DK on July 25, 2020 at 4:45 pm

More from the Vault (1979)

Posted Thursday, July 16th, 2020 11:38 am GMT -5 in History,Links,Music at 11:38 AM

Originally published by DK on July 16, 2020 at 11:38 am

RIP Ennio Morricone

Posted Monday, July 6th, 2020 09:28 am GMT -5 in Links,Movies,Music,Video at 9:28 AM

Originally published by DK on July 6, 2020 at 9:28 am

Top 7 Covers

Posted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 03:22 pm GMT -5 in Mini Posts,Music at 3:22 PM

My favorite song covers:

  • Superstar – Sonic Youth (Carpenters)
  • Hurt – Johnny Cash (Nine Inch Nails)
  • Jolene – The White Stripes (Dolly Parton)
  • Jesus, Etc. – Norah Jones (Wilco)
  • Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Judy Garland)
  • Take Me to the River – Talking Heads (Al Green)
  • Walk This Way – Run-D.M.C. (Aerosmith)

In no particular order (and I’m sure I missed some)…

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2020 at 3:22 pm

Big River – Johnny Cash

Posted Sunday, July 5th, 2020 02:17 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 2:17 PM

I met her accidentally in St. Paul (Minnesota). And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, Southern drawl…

Originally published by DK on July 5, 2020 at 2:17 pm

I miss Tom an awful lot ❤️

Posted Friday, June 26th, 2020 10:08 pm GMT -5 in History,Links,Music,Video at 10:08 PM

Originally published by DK on June 26, 2020 at 10:08 pm

Hocus Pocus by Focus

Posted Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 07:05 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 7:05 PM

Originally published by DK on June 24, 2020 at 7:05 pm

Patterson Hood is a writer

Posted Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 04:57 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Reading at 4:57 PM

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/17/879393187/now-about-the-bad-name-i-gave-my-band

Originally published by DK on June 17, 2020 at 4:57 pm

Five Man Electrical Band

Posted Monday, June 8th, 2020 04:47 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:47 PM

And the sign said anybody caught trespassin’ would be shot on sight. So I jumped on the fence and yelled at the house, “Hey! What gives you the right?”

Originally published by DK on June 8, 2020 at 4:47 pm

RIP Carei Thomas

Posted Friday, June 5th, 2020 10:11 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Schools at 10:11 PM

https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-jazz-pianist-and-composer-carei-thomas-dies-at-81/570996872/

Originally published by DK on June 5, 2020 at 10:11 pm

Atmosphere

Posted Monday, June 1st, 2020 07:41 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:41 PM

I’ve gotten love, I’ve gotten drunk, I’ve gotten beat up in that parking lot. I’ve had my Lake Street pride for three decades. These alleyways, and these streetlights have seen my best days. Before I was a germ learning how to misbehave, all the way to the grave, south side is my resting place…

Originally published by DK on June 1, 2020 at 7:41 pm

Out of My Mind

Posted Monday, May 25th, 2020 09:55 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:55 PM

She’s long gone, but her perfume still lingers. Nothing but trouble, but I guess that figures…

Originally published by DK on May 25, 2020 at 9:55 pm

Prince, 1985

Posted Thursday, May 14th, 2020 11:38 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 11:38 PM

I’d like to take you to my house. It’s a purple house. Would you like to go?

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2020 at 11:38 pm

North Dakota

Posted Saturday, May 9th, 2020 04:40 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:40 PM

So I drank myself some whisky, and I dreamed I was a cowboy, and I rode across the border…

Originally published by DK on May 9, 2020 at 4:40 pm

Those ticket stubs look familiar

Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 09:08 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music,Shopping at 9:08 PM

http://first-avenue.com/buy/catalog/product/first-avenue-calendar-puzzle

Originally published by DK on May 5, 2020 at 9:08 pm

Rhinestone Cowboy

Posted Friday, April 24th, 2020 07:21 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:21 PM

I’ve been walkin’ these streets so long, singin’ the same old song. I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway, where hustle’s the name of the game…

Originally published by DK on April 24, 2020 at 7:21 pm

Zager & Evans

Posted Friday, April 17th, 2020 07:21 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:21 PM

In the year 2525, if man is still alive, if woman can survive, they may find…

Originally published by DK on April 17, 2020 at 7:21 pm

Comfortably Numb

Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 01:07 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:07 PM

Come on now, I hear you’re feeling down. Well, I can ease your pain and get you on your feet again. Relax, I’ll need some information first. Just the basic facts. Can you show me where it hurts?

Originally published by DK on April 15, 2020 at 1:07 pm

Peter Gabriel Live in Italy

Posted Monday, April 13th, 2020 04:23 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music,Video at 4:23 PM
Originally published by DK on April 13, 2020 at 4:23 pm

The eternal question

Posted Sunday, April 5th, 2020 12:25 pm GMT -5 in History,Music,Reading at 12:25 PM

Dynamite magazine – ah, the memories

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2020 at 12:25 pm

Chicago

Posted Sunday, April 5th, 2020 09:50 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:50 AM

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care?

Originally published by DK on April 5, 2020 at 9:50 am

Stipey trimmed the beard

Posted Monday, March 30th, 2020 10:53 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 10:53 AM

Watch Michael Stipe Unveil Demo of New Song ‘No Time for Love Like Now’

Originally published by DK on March 30, 2020 at 10:53 am

Gimme All Your Lovin’

Posted Sunday, March 29th, 2020 10:07 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:07 PM

You got to whip it up and hit me like a ton of lead. If I blow my top, will you let it go to your head?

Originally published by DK on March 29, 2020 at 10:07 pm

Kenny Don’t Love Me No More

Posted Saturday, March 21st, 2020 04:11 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 4:11 PM

Originally published by DK on March 21, 2020 at 4:11 pm

Willie is the best

Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2020 11:23 pm GMT -5 in Charities,Concerts,Music at 11:23 PM

Venmo @LUCK-REUNION

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2020 at 11:23 pm
 

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