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More Then Merry – “Duluth”

Oshkosh trio More Then Merry released a song called “Duluth” on the 2017 album Long Live Vinyl.

PDD Calendar Index: Teague at Sir Ben’s

Monday: Teague Alexy Band
Tuesday: Boats & Bridges
Tuesday: Superior Shorts
Wednesday: South of Superior
Thursday: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Friday: Midnight Sun Midnight Run
Friday: Singin’ in the Rain Jr.
Saturday: Chum Rhubarb Festival
Saturday: Park Point Art Fair
Saturday: Perfect Duluth Day’s 16th Birthday Party

For a complete look at what’s happening today, tomorrow and on into infinity, visit perfectduluthday.com/calendar.

Mystery Photo #94: Postcard of Bizarro Duluth

So … what we’ve got here is … um … an image that seems completely unrelated to Duluth, labeled upside down as Duluth. Can anyone speculate on what the folks at V.O. Hammon Publishing Company were thinking? What is this image actually depicting?

While it’s not technically a photo, it needs to be categorized as a PDD Mystery Photo nonetheless.

Why Some Men Kill Women

This essay speaks graphically and honestly about men’s violence against women. Please take care.

The house I live in sits about three blocks up Chester Park Drive from the one where Ryan Jazdzewski stabbed the life out of his wife, Nicole, as at least one of their daughters watched, a bit after 8:00 on the evening of Sunday, June 2. While he was doing that, then when he stopped because their seven-year-old daughter asked him not to kill her mom, and while he called his own mom to say, “Mom, I think I just killed my wife,” while an across-the-alley neighbor called 911 after encountering the blood-covered seven-year-old behind their houses, as cops showed up and the girl ran back to her dad and asked cops not to kill him, while officers entered the house to find Nicole dying on the kitchen floor, and while Nicole was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s, my wife, Shannon, and I were watching TV. We live at 1126. They lived at 818.

From our couch, looking northwest through living-room windows to the right of our TV, Shannon and I can see into a neighbor’s front yard and up a 40-meter stretch of Chester Park Drive two houses before it dead-ends. Chester Bowl hiking and mountain biking trails begin just past a barrier of big rocks. Every now and then that Sunday night, a mountain biker or two chugged up or flowed down the hill, or a dog with a couple humans strolled by. Fading sunlight was beginning to glow golden in cedars on the edge of the neighbor’s front yard, where two or three rambunctious grey squirrels and a couple tiny rabbits bounced around looking for snacks. A frenetic chipmunk zoomed by every so often. The pleasant, almost-too-chilly breeze coming through the windows could have been from late September instead of early June. We had a small fire going. The combination of cool, fresh air and a warm fireplace felt nice. I might have been sipping a Glendalough Irish whiskey, neat. All seemed lovely and serene on our part of the street.

Grandma’s Marathon 2019 Video

Because this video of the marathon automatically starts playing, it appears after the “read more” tag instead of on the home page.

Selective Focus: Leif Erikson Park

Select Instagram images of Leif Erikson Park.

West Theater struggles through restoration, opens Friday

Work on the West Theater marquee continued Wednesday, two days ahead of a grand opening event.

The West Theater looked nothing like its movie palace glory days when Duluth Reader publisher Bob Boone bought the building in 2016.

Ann Kathryn – “Papier Mache”

Recently released to the web, Tomas Soderberg’s video for the Ann Kathryn song “Papier Mache,” produced for the Homegrown Music Video Festival.

Postcards from Duluth’s Shipping Canal

There are a bazillion postcards of the Aerial Lift Bridge and various ships, but in this post the aim is to steer attention more to the shipping canal.

Beyondbliss – “Super Computer”

New song by Duluthian/Alaskan Beyondbliss, produced by Boi King Koi.

Gallery of Defunct Duluth Music ’Zines

As a companion to Perfect Duluth Day’s “Gallery of Defunct Duluth Literary and Arts ’Zines” we now present the local underground music news publications that once spread the gospel of local rawk and/or roll.

Trampled by Turtles – “Duluth”

The fourth studio album from Duluth band Trampled by Turtles featured this title track. Duluth was released on Oct. 30, 2008.

TBT plays Bayfront Park in Duluth on July 6.

Mystery Photo #93: A Hard Day

With some Mystery Photos, we know a lot going in. With this one, we know very little. Who is this little girl and why was this photo shot on such a hard day?

Dickson’s Lake Park Tourist Home

Dickson’s Lake Park Tourist Home is listed in Duluth city directories from 1951 to 1967 and Frank G. Dickson is listed as a resident going back at least to 1930.

The address was 1127 London Road, today the location of a vacant lot across the street from the Leif Erikson statue near the Rose Garden.

Selective Focus: Sadkin, “Carrera” video and single

Just released today, the first video, “Carrera”, from Sadkin, an art/pop music pursuit in Duluth.

Directed by Daniel Benoit, choreography by Andrea Miller and Erin Tope, featuring the members of the music group Sadkin – Max Mileski, Cory Coffman, Nicholas Hanson, Anton Jimenez-Kloeckl & Daniel Vopal. Lights by Jason Nordberg. Filmed at Spark Works in Duluth.