December 2011 Posts

A Recent Gathering

Good Luck to Paul and Steph!

Dancing @ Norway Hall, Duluth, MN – 30 Dec 2011

More similar photos here.

Beaner’s Central New Year’s Eve Bash

Twenty-four original bands starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31. See the schedule on the PDD Calendar or at the Beaner’s Central website.

A Duluth Riddle

Winter thunder needs no rain.
A harbor view shows its maker plain.

Snow cover?

Doe anyone got deets on snow cover outside Finland? I’m heading into the woods for the day on Sunday. Yak Trax, snowshoes or both?

PDD Sightings

Perfect Duluth Day sighting at Mount Rushmore

Perfect Duluth Day sighting at Mount Rushmore

This summer I took the folks out west to visit family and began what I hope may become a growing gallery on PDD. Shots of the PDD sticker/logo and where it has traveled (or been spotted).

R.I.P. Mike Colalillo

Minnesota’s only living Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Duluth’s Mike Colalillo, died last night.

Clawfoot tub refinishing

My wife and I have been throwing around the idea of a bathroom remodel. I’ve been on the hunt for a clawfoot tub that won’t break the bank and I think I’ve found one. Of course, I’ll need to inspect it personally with my “keen” sense of quality, but if all goes well, I may very well buy it. The photo and description indicate a need for refinishing. I’m wondering if anyone around Duluth has tackled this on their own and has some advice on a budget friendly solution or if anyone has had a local company refinish one for them (prices?). Any other advice or warnings would be great as well. Thanks!

Winter Fiasco + Art

Greetings from the Homegrown Music Festival steering committee! The Winter Fiasco kicks off 2012’s Homegrown: The Apocalypse band registration, which runs Jan. 15 to Feb. 15. Band registration is online only (unless you’re Jim Hall). Also, Prøve Gallery is hosting a Duluth / Superior rawk poster art show during the Fiasco. If you have art you would like to display, please contact Richard Hansen: richard [at] soundunseen [dot] com. Spanks!

Share a Little of Your (Secret) Duluth?

January in Duluth is fast approaching (a refresher on what that project will be)! As always, twenty-four short hours at a time. During the month, I’ll be posting on PDD regularly to ask for suggestions/recommendations/answers, as this seems like the exact right place for Duluth-related ideas. In fact, I’d like to start the project with your input.

Explorations Abroad: China

This looks like fun. Some friends of mine are going. Deadline is on the horizon! –db

Drunk in the Midwest

From the Star Tribune: “Why are we more boozy?

“Many residents in the Upper Midwest are descendants of northern Europeans, and that’s an area of heavy alcohol consumption,” said Peter Nathan, a professor at the University of Iowa who has been studying alcohol use patterns and effects for more than 40 years. “The long, cold winters keep people inside more than in other parts of the country, so that contributes, as well.”

Tycoons Alehouse open Dec. 31 … and other restaurant notes

  • The sign is up at Tycoons Alehouse and Eatery and a New Year’s Eve opening is planned with Cry on Cue playing.

Ear Worms in the Northland

I woke up this morning with a jingle in my head from a certain collision center on Haines Road. Infectiously annoying, toe-tappingly fun to sing along in the car or shower type of song… So can anyone with musical inclinations or a better understanding of the animal nature of the brain tell me why the Arrowhead Autobody song is so ear wormy?

“Don’t just call anybody!”

Homegrown Photos Wanted

The Homegrown Music Festival seeks 2011 festival photos for the 2012 Field Guide. For more information and where to send CDs, email: adam [at] transistormag [dot] com. No watermarks, please. Thank you!

Electronic Dance Music in Duluth

The electronic dance music scene in Duluth has been growing for years. There are many local organizations that are aiming to bring electronic dance music to the masses, and work with the city to provide unique nightlife entertainment. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact DS @, or “Friend” us on Facebook at DS Frequency.