Friday, September 26, 2008


Couric Interviews Palin, Part I

Couric Interviews Palin, Part II

Thursday, September 25, 2008


I just realized that one of the reasons it is difficult for me to eat a healthy lunch is because lunch is often the highlight of my work day. As a result, I like to make it more fun and fun for me is more linked to hamburgers and fries than salad. I have no problem eating a healthy dinner, however, because I'm having fun at home already in the evenings. But when I arrive at work I'm often looking forward to lunch and want to maximize my enjoyment of it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Palin Goes Nucular in Blaine

I was just watching this past weekends edition of Almanac and they showed a clip of Sarah Palin speaking in town last week and she clearly said "eye-ran" instead of the now more accepted "ee-rahn" and the ever classic gaffe "nucular". If you go here you can click on the "McCain/Palin Visit Cities" video link to see the local version, but this clearly wasn't just a one-time slip up.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Road Trip to Omaha

Greetings from Granite Falls, MN. Alas, I missed the potato bake.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Omaha Bound

I'm off to Omaha for the weekend to visit Foster & Becky. They moved back down there a few years ago and have been touting it highly, so I'm excited to see the highlights and Warren Buffet's house. But you know me, I'll be driving the scenic route: Hwy 212 west out of the cities to U.S. highway 75 south to Omaha through LeMars. Western MN is underrated and I enjoy a good drive through the prairie. Nothin' like a road trip with a new car stereo (with usb port!) to really get the blood flowin'.

Long Live Neko

Neko Case filled First Avenue tonight with the glorious sound from her fantastic pipes. She reminds me of a modern day Patsy Cline the way her voice resonates. She's from Vancouver and also sometimes sings with the New Pornographers who were through town this summer without her. Bloodshot Records recording artist Kelly Hogan sang some backup and Giant Sand opened the night. The crowd was as into Neko as a Minnesota crowd can be and she appreciated it.

Here's a sample of one of her terrific songs called "Hold On, Hold On":

And her with the New Pornographers doing the great title track off their latest "Challengers" record:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Song of the Day by Mission of Burma

Just heard this all-time classic while listening to Sound Opinions on the way to work. I believe I've written before how some mornings I need to hang out behind the building until a kickass song wraps up on the iPod, and this was one of those mornings...

"Academy Fight Song" by Mission of Burma

Again I apologize for the video. YouTube is the easiest place to link to for songs, but often times the videos are just little homemade things by some kid, not official videos by the band. This is another one of those. We all know it's about the music not the video anyways, right?

Previously (and still) recommended songs:

Thursday, September 4, 2008


In case you didn't see this on the Daily Show last night, I link to it here for your edumacation. Isn't it great to be living in this world of constant video recording where people can get so brilliantly nailed for hypocrisy?