Perfect Duluth Day’s Best Videos of 2012

Best Videos of 2012

Here it is: the best way to waste time in front of a computer during the New Year’s holiday — PDD’s compilation of the Best Videos of 2012.


Tangier 57 — “There is a World”
Duluth band Tangier 57’s first video was shot at the Miller Hill Mall food court. Originally posted Jan. 5, 2012.


Cars & Trucks Kickstarter Video
Looking for money? Try offending everyone who might give you some. Originally posted Feb. 13, 2012


The Owls Club, Duluth
This video from Adam Carr’s “January in Duluth” blog tells the story of Duluth’s venerable fraternal organization. Originally posted Feb. 17, 2012.


Ice Sheet Moves In
Jim Richardson captures the scene as sheets of glassy ice pile up on the shores of Lake Superior. Originally posted Feb. 21, 2012.


Foggy Night
This timelapse by David Cowardin is eerie and beautiful. Originally posted on Mar. 28, 2012


Bill Meier – “Katelyn”
This music video featuring Duluth’s Bil Meier was shot by Tomas Soderberg, and includes Erin McConnell, Max Moen, Talia and Morgan Martens and Doug Odlevak. Originally posted May 2, 2012.


Comfortably Trematoda
In what has to be the geekiest video ever to appear on PDD, a couple of UMD students explore the topic of liver flukes in the style of Pink Floyd. Originally posted May 10, 2012.


Low – “Point of Disgust”
We could have an entire category “Beautiful videos shot at Sacred Heart.” Here’s one of many that appeared on PDD this year. Originally posted Jul. 9, 2012.


Duluth Flood Skateboarding
Colton Maddy, John Schneider, Taylor Verva and some guy named Steve skateboard through the aftermath of Duluth’s Solstice Flood in this video by Travis Doyle. Originally posted July 23, 2012.


Chaperone Records Unveiled
Retro horrible and futuristicly fabulous, this announcement for Duluth’s newest record label was better than any K-tel ad. Originally posted July 25, 2012


Duluthian Thomas Angelo Dougherty, U.S. Naval Aviator during World War II, tells his story in this video by George Knowles. Originally posted July 31, 2012.


Trampled by Turtles on Adult Swim
An animated version of Duluth band Trampled by Turtles performs the song “Walt Whitman” on the Adult Swim cartoon network. Originally posted Aug. 7, 2012.

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about 11 years ago

Thanks, Paul--great way to waste some time--I like your selection. But I'd also nominate those several videos PDD had profiling interesting jobs people have in Duluth, especially the profile of the Kenspeckle press folks. Those were fun and interesting.

Here's to hopes for a good crop of 2013 videos!


about 11 years ago

I am just a tweeny bit disapointed that my flood videos that (accidentally) crashed the website weren't picked. Then again I guess I should just be happy that everyone was so understanding. I know just enough about blogging to be slightly dangerous.

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