7 Minute Miles

The new toy has arrived

Posted Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 06:04 pm GMT -6 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 -6 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 -6 in Business,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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 in 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 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 -6 in Charities,Concerts,Music at 11:23 PM

Venmo @LUCK-REUNION

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

Construction 3.0

Posted Monday, March 16th, 2020 07:29 pm GMT -6 in Business,Concerts,Music,Work at 7:29 PM

Man, I hope the Stones still get to play

Originally published by DK on March 16, 2020 at 7:29 pm

Whiskey Bottle

Posted Monday, March 9th, 2020 02:41 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 2:41 PM

Persuaded, paraded, inebriated, and down…

Originally published by DK on March 9, 2020 at 2:41 pm

They finally made it big

Posted Thursday, March 5th, 2020 08:44 am GMT -6 in Casinos,Concerts,Music at 8:44 AM

First Avenue 50th scratcher

Originally published by DK on March 5, 2020 at 8:44 am

Hide and Seek

Posted Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 11:30 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Quotes at 11:30 PM

Hope you find it in everything, everything that you see…

Originally published by DK on March 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm

Our Town

Posted Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 11:02 pm GMT -6 in Family,Music,Personal,Quotes at 11:02 PM

I buried my Mama and I buried my Pa. They sleep up the street beside that pretty brick wall. I bring them flowers about every day. But I just gotta cry when I think what they’d say…

Originally published by DK on February 18, 2020 at 11:02 pm

Bucket List Rage

Posted Monday, February 10th, 2020 04:26 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Links,Music,Video at 4:26 PM

Originally published by DK on February 10, 2020 at 4:26 pm

12 purple minutes at halftime

Posted Saturday, February 1st, 2020 01:21 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Football,History,Links,Music at 1:21 PM

https://deadspin.com/lets-watch-princes-super-bowl-halftime-show-the-best-w-1772302774

Originally published by DK on February 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Who Gon Stop Me

Posted Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 07:46 am GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 7:46 AM

That’s pig-Latin, itch-bay…

Originally published by DK on January 28, 2020 at 7:46 am

Is this new Pearl Jam or Muse?

Posted Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 01:05 pm GMT -6 in Links,Music,Video at 1:05 PM

Originally published by DK on January 22, 2020 at 1:05 pm

Fire, fire, FIRE

Posted Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 12:56 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Work at 12:56 PM

Ich liebe dich

Originally published by DK on January 21, 2020 at 12:56 pm

Wild World

Posted Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 10:50 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 10:50 PM

But if you want to leave, take good care. Hope you make a lot of nice friends out there…

Originally published by DK on January 14, 2020 at 10:50 pm

Bloodshot Eyes

Posted Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 05:54 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 5:54 PM

I went to the mountains, I thought it might help. I wrote some songs, but they were shitty as hell…

Originally published by DK on December 31, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Mr. Jimmy Manson

Posted Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 03:07 pm GMT -6 in Art,Movies,Music at 3:07 PM

Gorillaz: The Complete Backstory

Originally published by DK on December 24, 2019 at 3:07 pm

Brooklyn goes to Nashville

Posted Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 10:27 am GMT -6 in Business,Concerts,Links,Music at 10:27 AM

https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8546537/brooklyn-bowl-nashville-venue-expansion

Originally published by DK on December 17, 2019 at 10:27 am

Bruce McCulloch

Posted Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 08:19 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 8:19 PM

Dave Jadisky, man this cat can swing. He weighs almost 50 pounds and he delivers my paper on time…

Originally published by DK on December 4, 2019 at 8:19 pm

Minnesota’s Secret Sauce

Posted Saturday, November 30th, 2019 03:43 pm GMT -6 in Business,Concerts,Links,Music at 3:43 PM

http://m.startribune.com/who-s-running-the-show-women-promoters-dominate-twin-cities-concert-scene/565605112/

Originally published by DK on November 30, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Best concert poster ever?

Posted Friday, November 22nd, 2019 11:53 pm GMT -6 in Art,Concerts,Music at 11:53 PM

Glad I didn’t pass that one up

Originally published by DK on November 22, 2019 at 11:53 pm

Tweet: Classic Minnesota Americana tonight with @theCharlieParr at @TheCedar

Posted Thursday, November 21st, 2019 09:30 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music at 9:30 PM

Classic Minnesota Americana tonight with @theCharlieParr at @TheCedar

Originally published by DK on November 21, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Wishing Well

Posted Sunday, November 10th, 2019 11:03 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 11:03 PM

Now we’re not so young, seems our wishing well’s gone dry…

Originally published by DK on November 10, 2019 at 11:03 pm

Among the other old couples

Posted Thursday, October 31st, 2019 02:31 am GMT -6 in Concerts,Music,Travel at 2:31 AM

Still pretty fun, though

Originally published by DK on October 31, 2019 at 2:31 am

Sophia Eris

Posted Monday, October 7th, 2019 10:34 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 10:34 PM

We got there at 6:45. Early. Got to the gate, we’re like, ‘Hi, we’re The Chalice.’ Security’s like, ‘The gate will open at 7.’ Like some Willy Wonka shit…

Originally published by DK on October 7, 2019 at 10:34 pm

Threw it on the Ground

Posted Saturday, September 21st, 2019 01:47 pm GMT -6 in Music,Quotes at 1:47 PM

I ain’t gonna be part of your system, man! Pump that garbage in another man’s veins…

Originally published by DK on September 21, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Swedish Arete

Posted Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 08:24 pm GMT -6 in Concerts,Music at 8:24 PM

Väsen @ Cedar Cultural Center

Originally published by DK on September 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm
 

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