Saturday, December 30, 2006

everyone's in a band!

i started this list a long time ago of all the music i have seen live.

it's by no means complete.

i will add to it as the blurry nights and memories and new experiences come to light i suppose..

Jennifer Markey

Romanian Thunder

Brandon Sutton

Bethany Larson

Fit To Burn

Anthony Newes
12 Rods
24-7 Spyz
A Tribe Called Quest
AC/DC
Accident Clearinghouse
Aceyalone
Adam Green
Adjustable Boy
Aesop Rock
Afro Cuban All Stars
Air
Akron Family
Al Green!!!
Alanis Morrisette
Alarmists
Alice Cooper
All
Allen Toussaint
Aluminum Group
Andrew Bird
Ani Difranco
Anthrax(first show ever at First Avenue, ’85)
Antibalas
Antony and the Johnsons
Architecture in Helsinki
Arcwelder
Ashtray Hearts
Atari Teenage Riot
Atmosphere
Baba Maal
Babes in Toyland
Bad Brains
Bad Plus
Balloon Guy
Barkmarket
Basehead
Beastie Boys
Beck
Beira Mar Brasil
Belle and Sebastian
Belly
Ben Harper
Beta Band
Beth Gibbons
Beth Orton
Big Ditch Road
Big Star
Bill Mike
Billy Bragg
Billy Joel
Birds of Avalon
Birthday Suits
Biz Markie
Bjork
Black Uhuru
Blind Approach
Blondie
Blue Man Group
Blue Up?
Blues Traveller
Blur
Bo Diddley
Bob Dylan
Bob Mould
Boiled in Lead
Bonnie Prince Billy
Boris
Brass Kings
Bright Eyes
Broadcast
Broken Social Scene
Brokerdealer
Building Better Bombs
Built to Spill
Burning Spear
Butterglory
Butthole Surfers
Cake
Calexico
Califone
Camera Obscura
Camper Van Beethoven
Cardigans
Cardinal Sin
Carpet People
Casino Royale
Celtic Frost
Cesaria Evora
Chan Poling
Cheap Trick
Cherry Valence
Chesterfield Kings
Chooglin’
Cibo Matto
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
Cloudberry Jam
Cockfight
Coctails
Coldplay
Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent
Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit
Comets on Fire
Cornershop
Cub
Cult
Culture
Curtiss A
D.RU.M.P.A.C.
Damien Rice
Dandy Warhols
Danielo Perez
Dave Holland Big Band
David Bowie
Day Behaviour
De La Soul
Dead C
Death Cab for Cutie
Delilahs
Descendents
Desdamona
Devendra Banhart
Devotchka
Dido
Die Electric
Digable Planets
DJ Shadow
Donovan
Dosh
Doughboys
Dr. Kosmos
Dresden Dolls
Dressy Bessy
Dub Narcotic Sound System
Dylan Hicks
Elf Power
Elliot Smith
Elvin Jones
Elvis Costello
Espers
Esthero
Etta James
Ex-Centric Sound System
Exodus
Fastball
Fat Kid Wednesdays
Faux Jean
Femi Kuti
Fiona Apple
Firehose
First Communion After Party
Flaming Lips
Flink
Floorshakers
Flops
Florida
Fog
Franz Ferdinand
Frog Eyes
Ganglion
Garmarna
Gear Daddies
Gee as in Jesus
Ghostface Killah
Gin Blossoms
Glenrustles
Gnarls Barkley
God’s Favorite Band
Godspeed You! Black Emporer
Golden Smog
Gomez
Gonzalo Rubacalbo
Goo Goo Dolls
Gore Gore Girls
Green Milk from the Planet Orange
Grizzly Bear
Grupo Fantasma
Guided by Voices
Guster
Guzzard
Haley Bonar
Halloween, Alaska
Hammerhead
Hank III
Happy Apple
Har Mar Superstar
Helium
His Name is Alive
Holiday
Honeybunch
Honeydogs
Hope Sandoval
Hopefuls
Huggy Bear
Husker Du
Ice Cube
Ice-T
Iffy
Impaler
Indigo Girls
Interpol
Iron Maiden(first big arena show in 8th grade)
Ivy
Jamie Ness
Jane’s Addiction
Jason Collett
Jayhawks
Jeff Tweedy
Joan Jett
Joanna James
Joe Satriani
Joe Strummer
John Ewing
John Spencer Blues Explosion
John Zorn’s Electric Masada
John’s Black Dirt
Johnny Griffin
Jonathan Richman
Joseph Arthur
Josh Rouse
Joshua Redman
Juliana Hatfield
June Sunday
Junior Brown
Jurassic Five
Kaia
Karen Paurus
Katastrophe Wife
Kent
Kicking Giant
Kid Dakota
King Can
Kinnie Starr
Kiss
Komeda
Lagbaja
Laika
Lee Perry
Lefty Lucy
Legendary Jim Ruiz Group
Lemonheads
Leslie Ball
Lifter Puller
Like Hell
Living Colour
Liz Phair
LL Cool J
Lloyd Charles
Los Amigos Invisibles
Los Straightjackets
Lovecars
Low
Lucinda Williams
Luna
Lush
Madder Rose
Magnetic Fields
Magnolia Electric Company
Make-Up
Man or Astroman?
Mark Eitzel
Mark Mallman
Martin Devaney
Mary Lou Lord
Mason Jennings
Matisyahu
Matt Nathanson
Matt Pond PA
Max Roach
Mccoy Tyner
Medeski Martin and Wood
Megadeth
Melvins
Metallica
Metric
Midnight Evils
Mike Brady
Mike Doughty
Mike Gunther
Mila Vocal Ensemble
Moby
Modest Mouse
Mooney Suzuki
Moonshake
Morrissey
Motorhead
Mountain Singers
Mouse on Mars
Mr. Big
Mr. Lif
Muskellunge
My Morning jacket
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
Neil Young
Neko Case
Neutral Milk Hotel
Neville Brothers
New Pornographers
New York Dolls
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Norah Jones
Nova mob
Nuclear Assault
Number One Cup
Oasis
Ok Go
Old 97’s
Old Crow Medicine Show
Olivia Tremor Control
Orchestra Baobab
Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers
Ornette Coleman
Ousia
Ozomatli
P!nk
P.O.S.
Papas Fritas
Pastels
Patricia Barber
Paul Stanley
Paul Westerberg
Pavement
Peaches
Pearl Jam
Pedro the Lion
Peeping Tom
Phish
Phull Syrkle
Pinko Pinko
Pixies
PJ Harvey
Placebo
Plastic Constellations
Polara
Polvo
Portastatic
Primus
Prince
Process Blue
Pro-Cussions
Psuedonymphs
Psychedelic furs
Public Enemy
Quasi
Queensryche
R.E.M.
Rachel’s
Raging Slab
Rank Strangers
Ravi and Anoushka Shankar
Ray Charles
Ray Davies
Ray Wonder
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Red Meat
Replacements
Reverend Horton Heat
Rex Daisy
Rhett Miller
Rifle Sport
Robert Pollard
Robyn Hitchcock
Romantics
Roots
Roy Haynes
Roy Montgomery
Run DMC
Run Westy Run
Rush
Sage Francis
Saint Ettiene
Satisfact
Saucer
Savage Aural Hotbed
Sea and Cake
Sean Na Na
Sebadoh
Secret Machines
Selby Tigers
Semisonic
Shonen Knife
Shudder to Think
Sights
Signal to Trust
Sigur Ros
Silly Pillows
Sinead O’Connor
Six Six Crush
Skirt
Sleater Kinney
Smashing Pumpkins
Smattering
Smithereens
Smog
Son Volt
Sonic Youth
Sonny Rollins
Soul Asylum
Soul Reaction
Soulive
Soundgarden
Soundtrack of our Lives
Southern Culture on the Skids
Soviettes
Spare Snare
Spider Fighter
Spider John Koerner
Spoon
Sportsguitar
Stereolab
Steve Lacy
Sting
Style Monkeez
Sugar
Sugar Minott
Sugar Plant
Sukpatch
SUNNO)))
Superchunk
Supernova
Supsersuckers
Taj Mahal
Talib Kweli
Tapes and Tapes
Ted Nugent
Teenage Fanclub
Terrence Blanchard
The Autumn Leaves
the Charms
The Clinic
The Commitments
The Dambuilders
The Double
The Faint
The Frumpies
the Future
The Gleam
The Go-Gos
The Hang Ups
The Hold Steady
The Makers
The Melvins
The Rainmakers
The Raveonettes
The Spinanes
The Verve
The Vibrochamps
The Wahinis
The Wailers
The Who
The Winter Blanket
The Zombies
Thee Headcoats
They Might Be Giants
Thunder in the Valley
Tin Star Sisters
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Tom Waits
Toots and the Maytals
Tortoise
Tower of Power
Town and Country
Tracy Chapman
Trans Am
Travis
Trip Shakespeare
True Love Always
Tsunami
TV on the Radio
TVBC
Umbrella Bed
Uncle Tupelo
Unrest
Urban Dance Squad
Vampire Hands
Vasen
Verbena
Vic Chestnutt
Victoria Williams
Violent femmes
Walker Kong
Waysted
Wedding present
Weird Al Yankovic(first show in 4th grade)
Whale
White Light Riot
White Stripes
Wilco
Will Oldham
Willard Grant Conspiracy
Willie Nelson
Woggles
Wolf Eyes
Wolf Parade
Yat-Kha
Yawo
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Yellowman
Yo La Tengo
Zap Mama
Zip Caplan and the Surf Dawgs
Zwan

Sunday, May 07, 2006

free beer!



man. i just have been writing about the "incident" that happened to me last weekend.

if i haven't seen you since then or if you didn't hear i got beat up in my neighborhood last Friday and all they took from me was the case of beer i was walking home from Hum's with. not my wallet, phone or spendy digital camera that was in my bag. they gave me a good ol' fashioned beat down for a case of Budweiser! dicks!

i just wrote a big long thing since i been getting a lot of questions and support about it. but instead i'm saying fuck it. there's no need.

the reality is i biked around the neighborhood yesterday and went to "the spot" that it happened, 22nd and Harriet.

i thought i'd get some sort of flashbacks or "negative energies" or some such. sure i am a lot more cautitious walking around and a little nervous anytime i see a Somli teenager walking around in a hooded jacket. but the truth is the neighborhood is all smiles.

all i could see and feel were all the lilacs springing up everywhere. my cat fell off my porch i think from just thier strong scent. purple haze indeed!

anyone's welcome to bask in their glow. they don't last long and i am going to be moving the end of the month anyway. so come over! on our porch the beer is always free!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

he really got me!

photographed by my friend, Steve Cohen

Saturday, March 18, 2006

3 year anniversary of Iraq Invasion protest in Uptown, Minneapolis




4000 people marched along Hennepin Ave and up to the Basillica where the bells were ringing..

Friday, March 10, 2006

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

my man, Kirby.


man. Kirby Puckett, gone. really gone.

i guess Kirby was kinda like the Elvis of baseball in a way, no?

i have no idea what he was into since he retired. i knew and i guess tried to ignore all the stuff about wife beating and harrassing chicks in bars.

whatever. if i loved baseball and was as good at as he and got beamed in the eye and had to retire prematurely because of it i probably would do worse..


i loved the Twins back in the day. i saw both the '87 and '91 victories with my Dad and brothers. hundreds of games with friends. my cousin was a batboy for them in the 80's and knew him well.
he kicked so much ass hitting and fielding you really felt you were getting a show whenever you watched him and the team.


plus how cool was it that he never left town even though he got barrels of offers?!
i remember patting him on the head during the '87 victory parade downtown. i was in 8th grade and we got out of class for it.

there was miles of confetti everywhere. all the players wore fur coats because Ribnick flipped the bill.


Kirby was wearing one of those red baron type leather hats. he was all smiles and loving it!
i have nothing but awesome memories of that lil dude!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Marker Park.


good god i can't wait for spring! it is starting to warm up. like warm enough that you don't have to wear mittens kinda weather. but no point in bitching about it i suppose.

my friend's Jay and Dacia just moved to New Zealand a couple of weeks ago.

Jay and i had a monthly deejay night at the King and I that has been a lot of fun the last couple of years. it was always a chill affair, spinning tunes and enjoying fine thai cuisine. we also had some great late night bike excursions around the city. another reason i am wanting spring, to get back on my bike.

i am not like those crazy Minneapolitans you see biking around all winter in sub-zero weather. but part of cruising the streets and alleys was our love for the graffiti around these parts. Jay started a blog, Marker Park, where we will post some of our favorite artists. particularily the "pringles guy" that has been blowing up awesome pieces around here the last couple years now.