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Posts, photos, podcasts and videos (2005-2020)

Best Mashups of 2005

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Mildly unuseful note(s): in terms of the best albums of the year, everyone has their opinion; as is the case with haircuts (I’m looking at you MySpace emo-trash). But, the case is, most of the time something cool comes out of them. Hell, one might even find an album that one has never heard before. […]

Best Albums of 2005

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There is a disclaimer and/or explanation and/or rant which is needed for this list. I have a lot of distaste for most other people’s favorite albums list, as a matter of fact, I’m not even sure that mine is the truth. As I went through it, again, and again, I kept wanting to reorganize the […]

Red Stripe Dub

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Last night was a Red Stripe fiesta. If you don’t know what Red Stripe is, it’s a Jamaican beer made famous (in the US, anyways) by the companies RAD commercials. Red Stripe, Hooray for Beer! Anyways, it tasted so good that I made a song about it. Not so much, made as stole from other […]

Noise From the Underground: A Secret History of Alternative Rock

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I can’t really call this a book review, because this isn’t really a review, and some have noted, that frankly, this isn’t much of a book. The story of this book, for me at least, goes back to when I was in junior high school. I was really enjoying bands like Primus, White Zombie, Pantera, […]

Ian MacKaye Rips SPIN Just Enough

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To be honest, I was surprised to see the magazine in my mailbox this month. As I normally do, I skimmed it just in case if there was something noteworthy that I should check out. I dearly enjoy Pearl Jam, but the Eddie Vedder interview was bland and covered almost nothing relevant. There is an […]

Rob Lumbard Live (Iowa)

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Photos of Rob Lumbard taken September 17, 2005 at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and February 19, 2005 at Marvin’s Gardens in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Hank Williams III at First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)

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Photos of Hank Williams III taken August 15, 2005 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN.

Tegan and Sara at Minnesota Zoo (Apple Valley, MN)

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This show was a different kind of experience for me. Most of the shows I’ve been to have been in “clubs” and this one…was in…THE ZOO. I will get into the ranting after the actual review of Tegan and Sara’s set …IN THE ZOO… Tegan & Sara – They performed a good selection of songs, […]

DO NOT BUY SPIN MAGAZINE (aka ALL GOOD LISTS GO TO HEAVEN)

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I must clarify that I was very happy, surprised even, when a “letter to the editor” I had written for a class was published in the magazine (January?). This commentary voiced my opinion (the right one, of course) that Thurston Moore was deserving of much more credit than he was given in SPINs annual “Cool […]

Sleater-Kinney and Dead Meadow at First Avenue (Minneapolis, MN)

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Though I’ve known about the show for over a month, actually making it down there was a spur of the moment type situation. I had decided in the morning that I would take my little sister to the show, making it her first. When I remembered back to my first concert (The Cranberries & Cracker…it […]

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