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The Year of the Podcast

2017 has been filled with a lot of audio.  I’d never really listened to podcasts before starting my job at Mortenson, and did so to learn about the industry I work in.  There are a number of podcasts about energy, and the first one that hooked me was The Energy Gang, which is really well […]

Fall Music and Shows

We are approaching fall here in Minnesota, time to bunker down the hatches, take out the docks and lifts, wrap up the outdoor furniture and clean out the gutters.  Seems odd to be saying that given that it was mid 80s the last few days, but it’s on my mind as October approaches. That also […]

Music Throughout My Life

Growing up, we listened to the radio in Alexandria, Minnesota.  For the most part it was pop music–Kaaaay-Ceeee-El-Deeeee was the station.  The local radio was a barometer of what music caught people’s attention at that point in time.  My sisters were often dictating what was listened to then and as such it was a reflection […]

Music Streak — When I Was 33, It Was A Very Good Year

The last three months I haven’t purchased an album I didn’t like.  Normally my purchases have a 50% “value” ratio where it’s a good album and will get listened to again in the future. Some albums hold up for a few spins and otherwise aren’t paid attention.  Some get a huge amount of rotations during […]

Top Albums of 2015

Every year, I write about my favorite music from the previous twelve months (here is last year).  It’s actually a pretty tough task, I buy somewhere around 40-50 albums a year.  Most of them are forgettable, but certain albums stick around and get a lot of rotations.  Some even turn into life long albums.  Some […]

The Cutting Edge

Well, it happened.  The famed Bootleg Series just released “The Cutting Edge” an amalgamation of recordings from the three different albums at the pinnacle of Bob Dylan’s creative peak:   Bringing It All Back Home, 1965 Highway 61 Revisited, 1965 Blonde On Bonde, 1966 These three albums are all master works of creativity.  At the […]

Bulleted Happenings

Quick one today– Rebuilding the shed today in the same vein as the fence last year, should keep me busy most of the day.  Have to go buy some cedar posts and crossbeams, then install. New iPhones ordered today for Teresa and I; definitely time to do so, my phone won’t charge and the home […]

Favorite EPs All Time

I haven’t written about music in some time and was thinking about EPs yesterday.  Here’s a quick run down of my favorite EPs of all time. It should be noted that I don’t usually buy EPs that are derivative of a greater work.  Often bands will make an EP out of one or two songs […]

Music As of Late

There are three albums I’m waiting on right now: Father John Misty:  I Love You Honeybear The Decemberists:  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield:  Elliot Smith Covers Of Montreal also has a new LP dropping, their recent work has been less awesome to me compared to their […]

Best Albums of 2014

This is a post I do every year, and it’s getting more difficult. Here’s last year’s list. 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 If you like indie music, hip hop or punk music, there are some great albums on those links.  I look back at those lists and there are some extreme amounts of good albums. […]

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