7 Minute Miles

Romeo’s Tune

Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2022 04:32 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:32 PM

Meet me in the middle of the night, let me hear you say everything’s alright. Sneak on out beneath the stars and run…

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2022 at 4:32 pm

More history at Red Rocks

Posted Thursday, August 11th, 2022 12:11 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,History,Links,Music at 12:11 PM

Watch Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson Reunite at ‘South Park’ 25th Anniversary Concert

Originally published by DK on August 11, 2022 at 12:11 pm

RIP Olivia Newton-John, 1948-2022

Posted Monday, August 8th, 2022 03:23 pm GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture at 3:23 PM

Ten years ago at the Guthrie ❤️

Originally published by DK on August 8, 2022 at 3:23 pm

Shot on iPhone by Spielberg

Posted Friday, July 29th, 2022 09:40 am GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 9:40 AM

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2022 at 9:40 am

Happy Beyoncé Day

Posted Friday, July 29th, 2022 07:07 am GMT -5 in Music,Pop Culture at 7:07 AM

…to those who celebrate (but mostly to CMK)

Originally published by DK on July 29, 2022 at 7:07 am

Glory of True Love

Posted Monday, July 18th, 2022 10:26 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:26 PM

Long before I met you darlin. Lord, I thought I had it all. I could have my lunch in London. And my dinner in St. Paul…

Originally published by DK on July 18, 2022 at 10:26 pm

Walls

Posted Monday, July 11th, 2022 06:38 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 6:38 PM

Some days are diamonds, some days are rocks. Some doors are open, some roads are blocked…

Originally published by DK on July 11, 2022 at 6:38 pm

Christopher Cross

Posted Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 09:36 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:36 AM

Never was the kind to do as I was told. Gonna ride like the wind before I get old…

Originally published by DK on July 2, 2022 at 9:36 am

Break My Soul

Posted Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 08:21 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:21 AM

Release ya anger, release ya mind. Release ya job, release the time. Release ya trade, release the stress. Release the love, forget the rest…

Originally published by DK on June 21, 2022 at 8:21 am

A Decent Guy

Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2022 08:17 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 8:17 PM

Matt Wilson and His Orchestra @ Mears Park

Originally published by DK on June 16, 2022 at 8:17 pm

Electric Light Orchestra

Posted Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 07:45 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:45 PM

Accroche-toi à ton rêve…

Originally published by DK on June 1, 2022 at 7:45 pm

Big Shot

Posted Friday, May 27th, 2022 04:39 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:39 PM

Well you went uptown riding in your limousine, with your fine Park Avenue clothes…

Originally published by DK on May 27, 2022 at 4:39 pm

Pants Is Overrated

Posted Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 05:53 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 5:53 PM

See the little sheepies big and fat. They’re making me a sweater, they’re making me a hat…

Originally published by DK on May 22, 2022 at 5:53 pm

Love the ET hat

Posted Saturday, May 14th, 2022 09:20 pm GMT -5 in History,Music at 9:20 PM

Beastie Boys Book – ordered my own copy for the home library

Originally published by DK on May 14, 2022 at 9:20 pm

Another One Bites the Dust

Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 10:08 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:08 PM

Are you happy, are you satisfied? How long can you stand the heat?

Originally published by DK on May 4, 2022 at 10:08 pm

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2022 12:12 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 12:12 PM

Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone…

Originally published by DK on April 30, 2022 at 12:12 pm

Hailie

Posted Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 08:48 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:48 AM

I think my dad gone crazy…

Originally published by DK on April 27, 2022 at 8:48 am

Beastie Boys

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 08:22 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:22 AM

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

Originally published by DK on April 12, 2022 at 8:22 am

Pecan Pie

Posted Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 12:30 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 12:30 AM

Now, don’t you call me key lime. You are the apple of my eye. Don’t you know I’ll be fine, whenever you’re by my side…

Originally published by DK on April 3, 2022 at 12:30 am

Your Song

Posted Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 11:22 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:22 PM

I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words. How wonderful life is while you’re in the world…

Originally published by DK on March 22, 2022 at 11:22 pm

Can’t go wrong with these guys

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2022 12:32 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 12:32 AM

The New Standards @ Dakota (now with Jazz Flute!)

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2022 at 12:32 am

B.J. Thomas

Posted Saturday, March 19th, 2022 12:14 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 12:14 AM

The blues they send to meet me, won’t defeat me. It won’t be long ’till happiness steps up to greet me…

Originally published by DK on March 19, 2022 at 12:14 am

I’m a sucker for your face

Posted Sunday, February 27th, 2022 12:51 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Pets at 12:51 PM

Mo Kenney was a nice opener last night

Originally published by DK on February 27, 2022 at 12:51 pm

Crash Test Dummies @ The Fitz

Posted Saturday, February 26th, 2022 11:45 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 11:45 PM

Thanks for the tickets, JF!

Originally published by DK on February 26, 2022 at 11:45 pm

Fire Lake

Posted Friday, February 18th, 2022 11:26 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:26 PM

Who wants to play those eights and aces? Who wants a raise? Who needs a stake? Who wants to take that long shot gamble?

Originally published by DK on February 18, 2022 at 11:26 pm

Kenny Rogers

Posted Friday, February 11th, 2022 01:02 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 1:02 PM

‘Cause every hand’s a winner, and every hand’s a loser. And the best that you can hope for is to die in your sleep…

Originally published by DK on February 11, 2022 at 1:02 pm

Party in the U.S.A.

Posted Monday, January 17th, 2022 06:07 pm GMT -5 in Food,Music at 6:07 PM

Dinner @ the Cloverleaf in Newport

Originally published by DK on January 17, 2022 at 6:07 pm

Fire Coming Out Of A Monkey’s Head

Posted Thursday, January 13th, 2022 03:39 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 3:39 PM

To live in harmony with the spirit of the mountain called Monkey was enough. Then one day Strangefolk arrived in the town…

Originally published by DK on January 13, 2022 at 3:39 pm

Puff the Magic Dragon

Posted Tuesday, January 4th, 2022 09:59 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 9:59 AM

A dragon lives forever, but not so little boys. Painted wings and giant’s rings make way for other toys…

Originally published by DK on January 4, 2022 at 9:59 am

Down Under

Posted Saturday, November 20th, 2021 04:23 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:23 PM

Buying bread from a man in Brussels. He was six foot four and full of muscle…

Originally published by DK on November 20, 2021 at 4:23 pm

Raspberry Beret

Posted Thursday, November 18th, 2021 08:31 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:31 AM

Overcast days never turned me on, but something about the clouds and her mixed…

Originally published by DK on November 18, 2021 at 8:31 am

The King of Country

Posted Saturday, November 13th, 2021 06:04 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Shopping at 6:04 PM

Only $1000 for the signed guitar!

Originally published by DK on November 13, 2021 at 6:04 pm

Set list from last night

Posted Thursday, November 11th, 2021 10:18 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Links,Music at 10:18 PM

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/richard-thompson/2021/fitzgerald-theater-st-paul-mn-338ac4e5.html

Originally published by DK on November 11, 2021 at 10:18 pm

Down Where The Drunkards Roll

Posted Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 11:50 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 11:50 PM

You can be a gambler, who never drew a hand. You can be a sailor, who never left dry land…

Originally published by DK on November 10, 2021 at 11:50 pm

A Girl, a Boy, and a Graveyard

Posted Sunday, October 31st, 2021 10:40 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 10:40 AM

Life’s a game we’re meant to lose, but stick by me and I will stick by you…

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2021 at 10:40 am

Morrissey at Caesars Palace

Posted Sunday, October 24th, 2021 12:04 pm GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Food,Friends,Mini Posts,Music,Travel at 12:04 PM

As I get ready to go back into concert mode tonight for the Rollings Stones, I realized I never posted my pictures from the Morrissey show last month at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. This was a last minute impulse trip (booked the Wednesday before) and we were really glad we did it. This short five night residency had been postponed during the pandemic and we caught the last show of the rescheduled run.

First time for both of us in the venue built for Céline and we were very impressed – great sight lines and amazing acoustics. We were about 15 rows back on the main floor and loved the production. Second time seeing him live (and we will never forget the run-in at the Las Vegas airport Cinnabon after his House of Blues show too).

Not sure if I wrote much about the rest of the trip, but for posterity sake, we stayed at the Mirage, I golfed with Herm on the Paiute Sun Mountain course, Colleen saw RuPaul’s Drag Race LIVE! at the Flamingo Hilton and we had a lovely dinner at Chef Keller’s Bouchon in the Venetian. Setlist and photos can be found after the jump.

Viva Moz Vegas!

Setlist – Sunday, September 5, 2021

  • How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths song)
  • Alma Matters
  • First of the Gang to Die
  • Everyday Is Like Sunday
  • Shoplifters of the World Unite (The Smiths song)
  • I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
  • Knockabout World
  • Morning Starship (Jobriath cover)
  • Ouija Board, Ouija Board
  • Seasick, Yet Still Docked
  • Never Had No One Ever (The Smiths song)
  • Half a Person (The Smiths song)
  • Love Is on Its Way Out
  • Satan Rejected My Soul
  • The Lazy Sunbathers
  • I’ve Changed My Plea to Guilty
  • Lady Willpower (Gary Puckett & the Union Gap cover)
  • Back on the Chain Gang (Pretenders cover)
  • Irish Blood, English Heart
  • ENCORE
  • Jack the Ripper
Originally published by DK on October 24, 2021 at 12:04 pm

Psycho Killer

Posted Thursday, October 14th, 2021 11:38 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 11:38 AM

When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed. Say something once, why say it again?

Originally published by DK on October 14, 2021 at 11:38 am

Angels And Fuselage

Posted Sunday, October 10th, 2021 05:38 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 5:38 PM

The engines have stopped now. We all know we are going down. Last call for alcohol. Sure wish I could have another round…

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2021 at 5:38 pm

Gonna pay for this at 4AM

Posted Sunday, October 10th, 2021 12:17 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 12:17 AM

Drive-By Truckers @ Palace Theater, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Originally published by DK on October 10, 2021 at 12:17 am

Something Good Coming, Mojo

Posted Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 08:09 am GMT -5 in Music,Personal,Quotes at 8:09 AM

And I’m in for the long run, wherever it goes. Ridin’ the river, wherever it goes. And I’m an honest man, work’s all I know…

Originally published by DK on October 6, 2021 at 8:09 am

Emotionless, Drake

Posted Monday, September 27th, 2021 04:03 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 4:03 PM

You know a wise man once said nothin’ at all..

Originally published by DK on September 27, 2021 at 4:03 pm

Color of Success

Posted Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 12:14 pm GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 12:14 PM

The question that most people seem to be asking is ‘What will Morris do now?’

Originally published by DK on September 23, 2021 at 12:14 pm

Lil Nas X cover of Jolene

Posted Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 02:29 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 2:29 PM

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2021 at 2:29 pm

Pre-Turtle Pit Stop

Posted Saturday, September 18th, 2021 05:03 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Food,Music at 5:03 PM

The Slider @ King’s Place, Miesville

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2021 at 5:03 pm

Doobie Brothers at the Grandstand

Posted Thursday, September 9th, 2021 09:16 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Mini Posts,Music at 9:16 PM

Before I forget all the details, here is a short post about the Doobie Brothers show at the Minnesota State Fair. Our original tickets were for the 2020 version of the fair that never happened, so we just held on to them. This is the second time I’ve been suckered into buying seats on the “floor” that are really much worse than being farther back in the actual grandstand structure (the other was Stevie Nicks). Fool me once…won’t get fooled again.

Of course everyone was excited to have Michael McDonald rejoin the band after a 26 year absence, so it was heartbreaking to get the notice a few hours before the show that he would not be performing. When they said openers Dirty Dozen Brass Band were also scratched, I figured it had to be a serious health issue and hoped everyone was OK. Ross Raihala at the Pioneer Press and I exchanged some private messages and he initially thought it was 50/50 health and 50/50 band fight (spoiler: it was COVID).

The show started promptly at 7:30pm and overall we were entertained. You can find the Ross review here, while the Star Tribune sent Jon Bream. Colleen and I loved that Bream caught both the Prince tribute by saxophonist Marc Russo and the ZZ Top moment by Johnston, Simmons and McFee. Reported attendance was 11,461 and here is the setlist from setlist.fm (which is also after the jump, along with a handful of very bad photos).

Doobie Brothers at the Grandstand, Tuesday, August 31, 2021

  • Nobody
  • Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)
  • Here to Love You
  • Spirit
  • South City Midnight Lady
  • Ukiah
  • Clear as the Driven Snow
  • Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
  • Better Days
  • Takin’ It to the Streets
  • Wheels of Fortune
  • World Gone Crazy
  • Don’t Ya Mess With Me
  • Eyes of Silver
  • Neal’s Fandango
  • Without You
  • Sweet Maxine
  • Jesus is Just Alright
  • Rockin’ Down the Highway
  • Long Train Runnin’
  • China Grove
  • ENCORE
  • Black Water
  • Listen to the Music
Originally published by DK on September 9, 2021 at 9:16 pm

I Contain Multitudes

Posted Thursday, September 9th, 2021 08:42 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:42 AM

I’m just like Anne Frank, like Indiana Jones. And them British bad boys, The Rolling Stones…

Originally published by DK on September 9, 2021 at 8:42 am

Viva Moz Vegas!

Posted Monday, September 6th, 2021 01:52 am GMT -5 in Casinos,Concerts,Music,Travel at 1:52 AM

Concert post coming soon

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2021 at 1:52 am

Irish Blood, English Heart

Posted Monday, September 6th, 2021 01:50 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 1:50 AM

I’ve been dreaming of a time when the English are sick to death of Labour and Tories…

Originally published by DK on September 6, 2021 at 1:50 am

West End Girls

Posted Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 08:10 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 8:10 AM

In every city, in every nation. From Lake Geneva to the Finland station…

Originally published by DK on September 1, 2021 at 8:10 am

Pre-Doobie corn roast

Posted Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 03:28 pm GMT -5 in Concerts,Food,Music at 3:28 PM

As good as ever 🌽

Originally published by DK on August 31, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Nicely done, RS web team

Posted Sunday, August 29th, 2021 07:08 pm GMT -5 in Music at 7:08 PM

Beautiful tribute ❤️

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2021 at 7:08 pm

Hey, it’s Steve from New Standards

Posted Sunday, August 29th, 2021 11:03 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music at 11:03 AM

Live at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair

Originally published by DK on August 29, 2021 at 11:03 am

El Scorcho

Posted Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 10:27 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 10:27 AM

I asked you to go to the Green Day concert. You said you never heard of them. How cool is that?

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2021 at 10:27 am

See the other Billie Joe(l) ✅

Posted Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 09:29 am GMT -5 in Concerts,Music,Work at 9:29 AM

And both at Target Field, no less

Originally published by DK on August 24, 2021 at 9:29 am

Mercy Street

Posted Monday, August 23rd, 2021 07:25 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 7:25 AM

Pulling out the papers from drawers that slide smooth. Tugging at the darkness, word upon word…

Originally published by DK on August 23, 2021 at 7:25 am

I Shiver

Posted Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 10:59 am GMT -5 in Music,Quotes at 10:59 AM

I’ve got a headache that just won’t go away. It’s a wonder that I’m not dead…

Originally published by DK on August 17, 2021 at 10:59 am

In Your Bitch Life, Grupo Firme

Posted Saturday, August 14th, 2021 09:39 pm GMT -5 in Links,Music,Video at 9:39 PM

Originally published by DK on August 14, 2021 at 9:39 pm

New Music Day

Posted Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 08:07 pm GMT -5 in Business,Music,Shopping,Technology at 8:07 PM

Still trying to figure how best to use Apple Music, but this was nice

Originally published by DK on August 4, 2021 at 8:07 pm

Jay-Z

Posted Wednesday, August 4th, 2021 07:37 pm GMT -5 in Business,Music,Quotes at 7:37 PM

I’m not a businessman; I’m a business, man!

Originally published by DK on August 4, 2021 at 7:37 pm

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