Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beatles Song of the Week

This week we bring you a cover version of a Beatles classic.  It is Josh Krajcik from last year’s X-Factor performing “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window.”  He definitely injects an element of the blues into what is basically a … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: Eyedea and Abilities

While reading a biography on Eminem last week, I was astounded to find a quick mention of this week’s featured artist, Eyedea (Michael Larsen). The book mentioned him as an up and coming artist who drew comparisons to Eminem, not … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe the Hype or Why the Vikings are Minnesota-bound

A lot on people in Minnesota are buzzing about the NFL Commissioner’s visit to the Capitol in Saint Paul today intended to get movement on legislation for public funding for a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. This is a … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we’d like to feature some music that The Beatles recorded for the BBC in 1963.  Both songs can be found on the 1994 Live at The BBC compilation (a must-have for Beatles fans). We chose these songs because they … Continue reading

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The Disingenuous Quagmire

While the Obama Administration continues to promote that staus quo in American drug war policy, more than a few people are viewing the rhetoric for exactly what it is – disingenuous: Here’s why the “war” can’t be won: The U.S. … Continue reading

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300 Economists Can’t Be Wrong

While the Obama Administration continues to support the drug war, consensus is continuing to grow that current prohibitionist policies are far too costly with little benefit to the taxpayers. Economists are now signing a petition stating as much: More than … Continue reading

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Another Conservative Questions the Quagmire

The arguments in favor of ending the failed war on drugs keep rolling in, this time from well-known conservative commentator George Will: Consider current policy concerning the only addictive intoxicant currently available as a consumer good — alcohol. America’s alcohol … Continue reading

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Free Markets and the Eradication of Poverty

My reading, as of late, has been heavy with economics books – from Hayek to Friedman to Adam Smith. The casual observer might note that list is comprised entirely of free market economists, and they’d be right. I believe personal … Continue reading

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Happy Trampled By Turtles Day!

That’s right. I’m not the only one going on and on about Trampled By Turtles: Duluth’s Trampled by Turtles have long since captured the undying affections of Twin Cities music fans, as evidenced by their extremely sold-out show tonight at … Continue reading

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Quagmire Takes Center Stage at Summit of the Americas

Ahead of the upcoming Summit of the Americas, news stories are trickling out that a number of Central and South American Presidents are going to press for a discussion on the failed policy of drug prohibition. The Guardian actually has … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Monday: The Jets

This week for Minnesota Music Monday, I’m cranking up the Wayback Machine to the 80s and the musical stylings of The Jets. A band composed of siblings from the Twin Cities, they were not only my first concert, they also … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! With Bonus Beatles!

A very Happy Easter to all our readers! Although, I do realize not everyone may consider today a holiday. But this morning when I stepped outside with my coffee to watch the sunrise, a very famous Beatles song came to … Continue reading

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Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

It’s been at least two months since I’ve seen Sims in concert, and in my opinion that’s far too long of a time. Luckily I’ll get another chance to see him live tonight. If you haven’t given Sims a listen, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“The law, contrary to all the ordinary principles of justice, first creates the temptation, and then punishes those who yield to it.” -Adam Smith

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