Monthly Archives: February 2012

RIP Davy Jones

Davy Jones passed away today at the age of 66.  And while my Monkee fandom has ebbed and flowed over the last decade or so, the fact remains that The Monkees played an incredibly important role in my musical education. … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: Dan Wilson

Unless you’re a Minnesota music buff, you might not easily place Dan Wilson in the musical universe, but I’m certain anyone reading this blog is more familiar with his work than they realize. Dan first started in a Minneapolis indie … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday George Harrison!

Today would have been George’s 69th birthday, so we wanted to take the opportunity to mark the occasion by playing a few of George’s most underappreciated solo recordings.  We all know the hits.  But you may not know these.  And … Continue reading

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Beatles Song Of The Week

This week we would like to feature a cover version of “It Don’t Come Easy” that we heard on The Current earlier this week.  Bettye LaVette has been in the music industry for 50 years, scoring her first Top 10 … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: Doomtree

I know I’ve featured Sims and I’ve played the heck outta Dessa, but they both belong to a larger collective of hip-hop artists known as Doomtree, which is also the name of their label. It just so happens that Doomtree … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

Overheard on The Current this morning was a song we hadn’t thought of in a little while.  “All Together Now” was written and recorded in May of 1967, just after the completion of the Sgt. Pepper sessions and supposedly with the … Continue reading

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RIP Whitney Houston

Pop icon Whitney Houston passed away today at the age of 48. Whitney Houston, the iconic American singer whose battles with drugs, alcohol and ex-husband Bobby Brown marred her star power, has died. She was 48. Houston’s publicist confirmed the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“It is always much easier to call other people names than to engage in hard, intellectual analysis.” -Milton Friedman

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Minnesota Music Monday

Minneapolis is absolutely buzzing about this week’s featured band: Polica. They’ve burst onto the scene and have quickly become the must see band in town. I was privileged enough to see them on January 28th for The Current’s birthday party, … Continue reading

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