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We will be archiving the 2013 Homegrown Music Video Fest videos on this page as they continue to get sent to us. It was another standing room only premiere this year at the Zinema. There will be encore screenings Wednesday at Zinema, and Sunday at Sara’s Table / Chester Creek Cafe.
On June 29 PDD will be awarding $100 to the person who submits the best new banner. Everyone who has submitted one since Jan. 1 will be eligible. Pre-2013 banners will be pulled from rotation on June 29, but will be kept in archival storage and maintained by nice librarians with white cotton gloves at Google Plus. Banners from 2005-2009 can be found here.
We’re also looking for new Homegrown banners. Those submissions will be eligible for the same $100 prize. For full details on banner submissions, click here. The basic info is the image must be 960 pixels wide by 167 pixels high. The Perfect Duluth Day logo will be added by PDD’s art department. Send them to banners @ perfectduluthday.com
Video by Phil Harder.
Spring and plants and snails will come. Just wait.
We have been warned. Frankie the DIY Weatherman is watching this storm from Nova Scotia.
Last week, Neptune was spotted by a PDD contributor making various proclomations. If you were wondering what was up, it’s this video. The Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to put on free workshops for people to build puppets, masks and costumes for the Smelt Parade on April 21st.
Click the “more” link to see Trampled by Turtles on Conan last night. It seems that Team Coco’s video embedding is pretty hit or miss depending on your internetting configuration.
For the past few years, we at Perfect Duluth Day have pointed out gift options produced by the locals — from durable goods made by the region’s top manufacturers to cute little bags of cookies from the corner bakery. We feature 15 lovely items and encourage the PDD community to add to the ideas in the comments.
We never repeat items from previous years, by the way, so it’s no waste of your time to get all nostalgic and peruse Gift Guides of Christmases Past.
Got any good Halloween photos? It’s the annual call for Halloween banners on PDD. Remember, not every photo makes a good PDD banner.
Some basic rules:
The image must be 960 pixels wide by 167 pixels high. The Perfect Duluth Day logo will be added by PDD’s art department.
The lower portion of banner photos serve as background to the navigation bar, so crop your image with that in mind. Make sure essential elements are not in the area that will be obscured. Don’t stretch the photo to make it fit the ridiculously horizontal proportions. That always looks poopy, and will probably disqualify the photo from bannerdom.
If all of this is too much to wrap your head around, or you don’t have the right image editing software, e-mail the uncropped photo, and we’ll do our best to crop it so it looks good.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might start seeing two ads for the Perfect Duluth Day Calendar on the teevee. Thanks to the people and businesses around town that helped us out.
The Minnesota Ballet
Beaner’s and Jason Wussow
Jim Ouray and the Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe
Jodi, Erika and Molly at Yoga North
Thirsty Pagan Brewing
Jungle Boy Boxing and Al “Hatian Temptation” Sands
The first Duluth band to be cartooned?
So if anyone in the Chester Creek Cafe neighborhood finds a model rocket in their tree / backyard / roof, I know who it belongs to. Orange parachute, dark rocket with Ryan T written on it. Launched from the baseball fields, ended up somewhere S SW of there tonight. Thanks.
Another version of “Alone,” done by Audio-Files Music. They also did some nice Low videos.
The other version of “Alone.”
Perfect Duluth Day T-Shirts are now available at the Laughingstock/Happyspace store, 324 W. Superior St.
Shirts are $15, $17 for XXL.
Regular hours are 10-5:30 Mon – Sat.
For the out-of-towners, the shirts can be ordered online by clicking here. There is shipping for online orders ($4)
Get yours today to wear to the PDD 9th Anniversary Party at Tycoons Friday night. Or you can wait and hope to be one of the lucky few that might win a PDD shirt or another fabulous prize Friday. Prizemaster Lundgren is still compiling the list of fabulous prizes, but rest assured, it’s a fabulous list of prizes.
The rhubarb for CHUM’s Rhubarb Festival was destroyed in the flood, so they’re looking for donations of more immediately. If you have some to donate, drop it off at First Lutheran Church, 11th Ave. E. & London Road today.
My 14-year old told me about this this weekend as we were walking the dog around the neighborhood. “There’s a video of a guy snowboarding off this wall, then down into the creek and into that tunnel.” We got an e-mail at PDD headquarters this morning with this link, sure enough, the last shot is just as my kid described. Produced by local clothing company Jambox and filmed at familiar sites all over Duluth.