Perfect Duluth Day’s Best Videos of 2009

Tim Kaiser on Make TV

Duluth’s own Tim Kaiser shows off his musical gizmos in this segment for PBS’ Make TV.

Originally posted Jan. 8, 2009


Chester Bowl Wipeouts

At the end of the ski season, Chester Creek floods the bottom of the ski hill at Chester Bowl. That doesn’t stop Duluthians.

Originally posted Mar. 18, 2009


Organic Drive Thru Rap

Harbor City International School students bust some phat rhymes.

Originally posted April 6, 2009


Black-eyed Snakes – “Rise Up!”

Animated by Brian Barber, this video for the Black-eyed Snakes song “Rise Up!” was created for the Homegrown Music Video Festival.

Originally posted April 28, 2009


Father Hennepin – “I Like it in Duluth”

Mike Scholtz put this video together using archival footage. Created for the Homegrown Music Video Festival, it features the Father Hennepin song “I Like it in Duluth.”

Originally posted April 28, 2009


The Alrights – “Happy Birthday Universe”

Christine Latvala created this video for the Alright’s song “Happy Birthday Universe” for the Homegrown Music Video Festival.

Originally posted April 28, 2009


Zombies, OMG!

Harbor City International School students attempt to protect their brains.

Originally posted June 9, 2009


Kiss Off

Directed by Mike Scholtz for the Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project

Originally posted June 22, 2009


Dink Tank McCounaghey Camp Out

This Renegade Comedy Theater video gets a thumbs up from Rainn Wilson, which counts for something.

Originally posted July 9, 2009


Sixty-five Superior Saloons

Here’s a video that is what it is.

Originally posted July 20, 2009


Sgt. Hamil’s Behind-the-back Strikeout Pitch

Shot by Brent Kynell, this strikeout pitch by Dave Hamil completely demoralized the opponent, leading Duluth’s Spot Sports Bar & Grill to a victory over Superior’s Palace Bar, clinching the league title.

Originally posted Aug. 4, 2009


Woman Who Has 37 Christmas Trees

Wow. Just … wow.

Originally posted Sept. 1, 2009


Clips from Cooking on the Car

Jason Wussow and Dan Dresser’s adventures in cooking on the exhaust manifold of a 1989 Toyota Camry were captured in several short movies in 2009. Full videos can be found on the Cooking on the Car Web site.

Originally posted Nov. 27, 2009