Monthly Archives: October 2011

Beatles Song of the Week

In honor of Halloween we’d like to present to you the best Beatles song we could find about candy.  In fact it’s the only Beatles song about candy.  But never fear.  It’s a good one.  “Savoy Truffle” from The Beatles (aka … Continue reading

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Wisconsin – It’s Working

If you were one of the people that joined in the media driven hysteria surrounding Scott Walker’s Budget Reform bill and predicted the end of civilization as we know it, please take a moment to watch the following video produced … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

If I could go back in time and see any band live during any period of their existence it would probably go as follows: 1) Genesis, 1972-1975 2) Pink Floyd, 1969-1972 3) Van Halen, 1978-1982 4) King Crimson, 1972-1974 and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Camel – The Snow Goose

Or as I like to call it, “One Of The Best Albums You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.” 1975.  The last gasp of the Progressive Rock era.   Between 1974 and 1975 King Crimson broke up, Yes released Tales From Topographic Oceans (a … Continue reading

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Beatles Song Of The Week

This week we’d like to shine the spotlight on Ringo once more.  Unless you have a copy of the “It Don’t Come Easy” single you may not have heard this B-side.  But it showcases many of the things that we … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

Occasionally I come across a bootleg of such stunning quality that I just have to share it. The following video is one such example. It is Cream playing “Sitting On Top Of The World” in Detroit on October 10, 1967. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

Minneapolis is such a great music city that artists actually move here to jump-start their careers. One such artist is this week’s featured musician: Mason Jennings. With a real folk-rock feeling to his music, he’s quickly shot to the top … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

In honor of HBO’s broadcast of the George Harrison documentary Living In The Material World last week we have the title track from George’s 1973 album of the same name. A review of the film is sure to come in … Continue reading

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This Senate Republican Jobs Plan Looks Awfully Familiar

Senate Republicans released their version of a jobs bill today.  Is it me or does this look exactly like Jon Huntsman’s “Time To Compete” plan?  It reads like Jon’s campaign platform. 1. Lower the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, resulting in an … Continue reading

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A Day on the Hunt

Living in New England in the fall has its advantages to be sure.  There are county fairs, the changing of the leaves, the occasional indian summer, and in the year preceding an election, politics.  This week saw the confluence of … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

One of the great things about the Minnesota music scene is the wide variety of styles our musicians have. From folk to hip-hop to funk and beyond, there is something for everyone. And definitely on the “beyond” side is a … Continue reading

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Congratulations Paul and Nancy

Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell yesterday in a small civil ceremony at the same register office in which he married Linda Eastman in 1969.  Well, as small as could be managed by one of the most famous men in the … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

It’s here!  The song so bland it appeared on not one, but two of our more unflattering lists of Beatles songs.  A song that so boldly announces its own mediocrity and revels in is tunelessness.  Yes, it’s “Only a Northern … Continue reading

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Palin Won’t Run – Progressives Weep

A number of far-left friends of mine have told me their desire to see Sarah Palin win the GOP nomination, and today she has left them wanting: Sarah Palin Says She Will Not Run for President After months of leaving … Continue reading

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Tuesday Bluesday

The album from which this week’s Bluesday track hails is a unique moment in the history of the blues.  In 1968 an attempt was made to revive Muddy Waters’ career by convincing him to re-record some of his most famous … Continue reading

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Governor Christie Stays Out of GOP Race

Dashing the hopes of many a politico, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has decided to stay out of the 2012 GOP nomination. From the Wall Street Journal: In an announcement broadcast live on national cable channels, Mr. Christie said he … Continue reading

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Problems for Perry Continue to Mount

While I continue to be amazed that the truth about Rick Perry’s jobs record in Texas continues to be overlooked by the press and many in the GOP, his propensity towards crony capitalism continues to be exposed, as The Seattle … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday

I’ll admit it. I’m by no means an expert on Minnesota music, but I do have a secret weapon: The Current from Minnesota Public Radio. They have not only introduced me to new Minnesota artists, but also a number of … Continue reading

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