Author Archives: Pete

Plus….Tubular Bells!

Tubular Bells stands as arguably one of the greatest achievements in rock history -though it doesn’t really qualify as rock music, or pop, or jazz or anything else.  It is pop-electronic music, perhaps part Philip Glass and part Pink Floyd/Genesis. … Continue reading

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For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow – Jon Huntsman Named Visiting Fellow by Harvard University

We’re back with all the Jon Huntsman Jr. news that you need to know!  Jon Huntsman news, Jon was announced as a visiting fellow by The Harvard Institute of Politics. The Institute of Politics announced on Thursday a spring roster of residential … Continue reading

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Beatles News – Copy of 1962 Decca Audition Up For Auction

“Guitar groups are on their way out” Decca Genius, 1962 The famous New Years Day, 1962 audition tape that The Beatles made for Decca Records is nothing new for Beatles fans.  It has been available as a bootleg for decades, … Continue reading

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Beatlessence – The Knickerbockers

It’s time for one of the all-time great Beatles soundalikes, The Knickerbockers.  Between 1964 and 1966 the race was on for bands to try to match The Beatles sound.  Some did it out of respect, while others were under pressure … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul! Part 4, Wings

The following post has been modified from its original form, having first been posted on April 5, 2012. This week we’d like to talk to you about…Wings.  Now before you run screaming expecting some of the more mellow fare that, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul! Part 2 – Paul The Bassist

There were great bass guitar players before Paul McCartney switched from guitar to bass in 1962 (James Jamerson and Carol Kaye to name just two).  And there have been better technical players after Paul (John Entwistle, Chris Squire, Les Claypool, … Continue reading

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Minnesota Music Weekend Begins

Saturday, May 19 marks 98.3 The Current’s annual Minnesota Music Day.  While you should definitely check out The Current’s website for details, we plan to profile some of our favorite Minnesota music right along with our favorite radio station. I’m a … Continue reading

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RIP Donna Summer + Beatles Song of the Week

Drae has been caught up at work today and couldn’t post a tribute to one of her childhood heroes, Donna Summer.  But I am more than happy to step in and honor Donna Summer, one of the greatest voices in … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week we bring you “The Fool on the Hill.”  Perhaps more importantly we have an outstanding early music video.  Magical Mystery Tour may not have been The Beatles most creative endeavor as a film, but my goodness, what great … Continue reading

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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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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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Album Review – East Side Story

Next up in my series of albums that you may not have heard but should, it’s a gem of an album from British New Wave band Squeeze.  Folks in America will be familiar with Squeeze from their hit single “Tempted” … Continue reading

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Coming Soon – The George Harrison Guitar Collection App

All I can say about this soon-to-be released iPhone/iPad/iWhatever app is…wow.

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week in honor of Jon Huntsman’s performance in New Hampshire we bring you “Ticket to Ride.”  Many of you will have seen Jon’s speech on Tuesday night in which he declared that New Hampshire gave him a “ticket to … Continue reading

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Update From The Ground In NH

As I mentioned the other day (or was it yesterday? The days are starting to run together.) I have been volunteering at Jon Huntsman headquarters for the past week.  It has been incredibly hectic, since I live about 70 miles … Continue reading

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Boston Globe Endorses Jon Huntsman!

Sorry for the light posting recently, but I’ve been spending time volunteering for the Huntsman campaign in Manchester, New Hampshire.  And there was no better place to be than the Jon 2012 Headquarters this evening when the news came in … Continue reading

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Poll: America’s views most aligned with Jon Huntsman

In what is sure to provide Jon Huntsman’s campaign with a goldmine of a quote, the New York Daily News published the results of a poll which concluded that America’s views are most aligned with Jon Huntsman. If Americans chose their … Continue reading

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The Beatles 1966 Christmas Record

Last year we welcomed Christmas by shining the spotlight on the brilliant Beatles 1967 Christmas record, Christmas Time Is Here Again.  While none of their other Christmas fan club discs matched 1967 for sheer creativity and humor, 1966’s surpassed it … Continue reading

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The Dark Horse

This week we get to merge our two favorite topics, The Beatles and Jon Huntsman.  The Washington Examiner published an Op-Ed by Adam Silbert today entitled “Huntsman Could Be The Dark Horse.”  Here’s a sample. First, Huntsman has the most … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman’s CNN Op-Ed on North Korea

Jon Huntsman wrote a magnificent Op-Ed for CNN today detailing the steps America should take in the aftermath of the death of Kim Jong-Il.  As the United States Ambassador to China  from 2009-2011 and former Ambassador to Singapore, Jon has … Continue reading

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Jon Huntsman picks up two NH newspaper endorsements

As Jon Huntsman moves up in the polls (almost exactly as we predicted a few weeks ago) in the run-up to the New Hampshire Primary on January 10, he has scored two important newspaper endorsements this morning.  Both the Keene Sentinel … Continue reading

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Beatles Song of the Week

This week’s song has a special place in The Beatles catalog of unreleased material.  Most Beatles fans know this song as the song that took 105 takes to record (yet it still did not make The Beatles).  But I tend … Continue reading

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The Turning Point

In two days Jon Huntsman will debate Newt Gingrich in a “Lincoln-Douglas” format in Manchester, New Hampshire.  This debate could be a major turning point in the GOP nomination process as Governor Huntsman will have an opportunity to expand on … Continue reading

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Our Greatest Huntsman Hits

Thanks to some great advertising by the Jon2012girls on Twitter we have been seeing a lot of traffic this evening.  Since there is nothing blogwise that is more important to us than seeing Jon Huntsman win the GOP nomination for … Continue reading

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When Dreams Come True

Who says dreams can’t come true?  A few days ago MPR ran a quick note saying that Jon Huntsman would be hosting a fundraiser at the Minneapolis Club in downtown Minneapolis.  Seeing an opportunity for Drae to meet her political … Continue reading

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