7 Minute Miles

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

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