June 2013 Posts

Dylan ticket

I have a ticket to the Bob Dylan show at Bayfront, but won’t be able to make it.  I’ll sell it at a reduced price.  Bob Dylan on sale.  Please make a fair offer, and it’s yours.

Amazon cuts off Minnesota affiliates

News release from “Shelf Awareness.” Do you think this has more than anecdotal Duluth impact?

Amazon cuts off Minnesota affiliates

With Minnesota’s online sales tax law due to take effect July 1, Amazon has played a familiar card by cutting ties with 5,200 members of its Associates program in the state, the Pioneer Press reported. The online retailer has previously taken comparable action in other states that passed similar legislation.

Solitude Hill – Woodlawn Cemetery


This tiny old cemetery is about three miles off of Tower Avenue in Parkland, a town south of the city of Superior and east of the town and village of Superior, near the Nemadji Golf Club, at the end of Cemetery Road.

Ennyman Reviews Sol Fest: “Plein Air Painters and Ayla the Mermaid Take Sol Fest Over the Top”

From the Ennyman:

“The setting, as I noted previously, was spectacular, the weather cooperating with enthusiasm. And the performers, as anticipated, were not only determined to make Sol Fest a spectacle, they were accompanied by some wonderful embellishments. I refer here to the plein air painters and Ayla the Mermaid…

Rollerdames Crashing into Charity

Today the Harbor City Roller Dames will bring dinner to LifeHouse in Duluth. LifeHouse is an organization that serves homeless youth in our community. It provides a place for them to be and access to resources. In addition, the HCRD will present a pledge check toward the “Adopt a Kid” program which will provide services to a youth for one full year.

I’m a fan of HCRD, and I have several friends who work, who give their personal and professional lives to LifeHouse. This is great to see.

Bob Mould at Grandma’s Sports Garden

From Rock the Garden to Grandma’s Sports Garden, Bob Mould was a busy man this weekend. Here are some photos from last night’s gig with local band American Rebels as openers. Enjoy!

Low drones the Garden

So, as many of you have probably heard, Low played the “Rock the Garden” show at the Walker Art Gallery on Saturday and caused a bit of a ruckus by playing just one 27-minute song.

Now MPR asks, “What do artists owe you?”

“Candyland” at Spirit Mountain MTB Park

Great video on Candyland Spirit Mountains new MTB Trail.

This week: farmers’ markets, outdoor concerts and a little foot race


Here’s a sampling of what you have to look forward to this week on the PDD Calendar.

What do theater and basketball have in common? UWS has youth camps for both starting today.

Charlie Parr is back from Europe and playing a free concert at Chester Bowl on Tuesday for the Chester Creek Concert Series.

Farmers’ market season is in full swing with regular market days in the East Hillside and UMD on Wednesdays and Lincoln Park on Thursdays.

And it’s Grandma’s Marathon weekend with lots of music in two tents – the Grandma’s parking lot big top and the DeWitt-Seitz parking lot big top – on Friday and Saturday.

And if marathon weekend is just too much for you, you can escape to 48 hours of techno/electro/house music and camping at the Mystic Moon Festival just outside Ashland, Wisconsin this Friday through Sunday.

So what are you doing this week? Can we tag along? Any upcoming events that you want to promote? Let us know.

Video Archive: 1989 World Series Earthquake

Duluth sports anchors report on the Oct. 17, 1989, Loma Prieta Earthquake that disrupted the World Series at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Featuring WDIO’s Steve LePage and KBJR’s Paul Guggenheimer.

Critter Update

Critter updates:

The young grey foxes, though scared and sad without mom, take comfort from each other’s presence, and ate well last night. We cleaned out their kennel this morning (lots of poop–yay!), and moved them to a new kennel. Two are very docile, but one is a real spitfire. He thinks we’re planning to kill him, and he will not “go gentle into that good night.” More power to ya, buddy; way to go!

Slo-Mo Flips from Duluth’s Atlantean Ruins

Un Taco Mas is coming back!!!

Hello Duluthians, this is Rosalinda, owner of Un Taco Mas. I would like to thank all of you who keep asking and looking for us. I am sorry to say that it is taking longer than we thought to reopen. Due to certain circumstances we have not been able to get our trailer up to code. Apologizes to all. I am happy to say that we are still able to supply you with our great authentic Tex-mex food.

Guy Lombardo regrets

I don’t know if I was being cheap or just avoiding my hoarding instincts, but I regret not coughing up $8 for this Guy Lombardo record at the Wallace Henkins Estate Sale in May. It appears to be a live recording on Duluth station WEBC from Oct. 14, 1948 — I’m not sure. It was an over-sized record, and I wasn’t sure if it would fit on my turntable. So, who picked it up and how long until it’s shared on the Internet?

Lost dog in Congdon Park

Small Papillon Pomeranian mix black-and-white dog ran off around 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14, in the Congdon Park area — Hawthorne Road and East Second St. She was wearing a pink collar and is chipped. She answers to the name Chloe. Please email me: kourtz at juno dot com with any information. Thanks so much!