May 14 2008

City Pages unearths the now-famous ‘Lovelines’ issue. Paul Westerberg as best friend, a short and sweet piece I think y’all can relate to. The Washington Post has a nice interview with Laurie Lindeen about Petal Pusher 10 Quotes from SPIN’s Story on the Replacements A Crash Course in The Replacements, in case you need a

May 13 2008

This has nothing to do with anything, but I have an awfully hard time writing I Will Dare instead of It’s like second-nature at this point. Sad.

May 12 2008

In honor of Minnesota’s 150th Anniversary, Chris Roberts dedicated his weekly Local Show on 89.3 The Current on the History of Twin Cities Rock (it’s the May 11th episode). It’s pretty entertaining and educational. The show starts with TC music in the mid-sixties and goes on up through the 90s.

May 5 2008

And then there were two… Well not literally those two obviously, but their namesakes. It’s Let It Be vs Tim for the the championship. And you thought deciding between All Shook Down and Hootenanny was tough! Voting open till end of day Wednesday. Thursday we crown a champion. Vote here!

May 2 2008

Goldmine has five questions for Peter Jesperson, including this gem: GM: Do you have a favorite out of the four Rhino reissues? PJ: That’s an impossible question! Let It Be is probably considered their best, and with good reason, but I’d have to go with Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash. It was

Apr 23 2008

There’s still time to vote in this round of ‘Mats Madness! Ross Raihala over at the PiPress not only has a chance for you to win all four of the ‘Mats reissues, but he also gives you a rundown on the backstory of each album, key tracks, liner notes, and bonus material. Readers of The

Apr 21 2008

First of all, don’t forgot to vote for the best ‘Mats record before it’s too late! Pitchfork gives the resissue of Let it Be a perfect 10 (told you Let it Be was the best. One of these days you will all listen to me and my infinite wisdom. Rolling Stone only gives it 4

Apr 19 2008

So there’s been issues raised with the legitimacy of the voting since people can vote more than once in each round.  Therefore I’m pulling the plug on the current voting in round 2 and asking you to kindly redirect all your voting to the following site: Vote here You should only be able to vote

Apr 17 2008

All right, we’re into the Sweet Sixteen!  What did we learn from Round 1?  Well, I learned that folks REALLY like Tommy!  All 4 Tommy albums are still alive while less than half of Paul’s solo stuff survived.  Here’s the updated bracket (right click or control click to embiggen): And here’s the link to the