April 2020 Posts

A Homegrown Cameo

During Dance Attic’s Virtual Homegrown show, festival founder Scott “Starfire” Lunt wandered into the yard to sing along on a few Homegrown favorites. You can find the whole Dance Attic outdoor set at this link.

Live from Studio A: Life Parade

Duluth band Life Parade appeared on KUMD’s Live From Studio A back in September. Video of the session has now emerged.

PDD Video Lab: Bridget’s Cadillac – “Baby Blue”

This video premiered as part of the 2020 Homegrown Music Video Showcase, but it’s also a product of the PDD Video Lab and there are a few things worth mentioning about it.

Duluth You and Me: Carriage Rides at Canal Park

Use the link below for a printable PDF for your drawing and coloring pleasure.
Duluth You & Me: Carriage Rides at Canal Park

Follow the Duluth You & Me subject tag to see additional pages. For background on the book see the original post on the topic.

Homegrown Rawk and​/​or Roll: Margie Nelson’s Mix

Available now for free download on Bandcamp, 20 tracks of local rawk and/or roll selected by former Homegrown Board President Margie Nelson.

It’s the 12th mix in the Homegrown Music Festival‘s series of compilations highlighting music that has shaped the Duluth scene. View the full discography at …
duluthhomegrown.bandcamp.com/music.

FLOWVID 19: State of the Salad and Quarantine Tips

With hair salons closed, how are Minnesota hockey players maintaining their flow? Here is a State of the Salad update.

The Slice: Tischer Creek in Spring

In its series The Slice, WDSE-TV presents short “slices of life” that capture the events and experiences that bring people together and speak to what it means to live up north.

Dance Attic – “Livin’ with a Bear”

The Homegrown Music Video Showcase was released today. It includes this video by Dave Mehling for the Dance Attic song “Livin’ with a Bear,” from the forthcoming album Livin’ for Today.

Check out all of the Homegrown Music Video Showcase at perfectduluthday/com/hg2020.

R.I.P. Dr. Robert Powless

Dr. Robert Powless (Photo by Ivy Vainio)

Dr. Robert Powless, former director of the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Minnesota Duluth, died on April 25.

This Week in Social Distancing: April 28

Episode six in Perfect Duluth Day’s series featuring people reaching out while keeping their distance.

Video: Homegrown Poetry Showcase 2020

StayHomegrown continues with the annual poetry showcase, this year from safe distances. The poets are Tina Higgins Wussow, Jayson Iwen, Crystal Detelfsen, Sonofmel, Scott Knight Kite, Liz Minette, Shelley Getten, Laura Sellner, John Herold, Lucas Dietsche and Brooke Zarn.

Nature!

These blobs of red clay embedded with pebbles can currently be found at select spots along Wisconsin Point.

Also available on Wisconsin Point: large uprooted trees, juju, spirits.

One Less Guest – “Suitcase for Two”

Duluth band One Less Guest has released its debut album, Monochrome. In the video above, guitarist Nick Muska and violinist Ren Cooper get into a jam with a suitcase.

Duluth Chapbooks: Poetry, Fiction, Comics, etc.

From laureates to total hacks, writers and other artists have compiled their works into inexpensive little booklets for hundreds of years. The history of street literature in Duluth has perhaps not yet been explored in depth.

Gathered in this post is by no means a comprehensive collection of chapbooks produced in Duluth, but rather just a smattering of publications that happened to be gathering dust in the Perfect Duluth Day library.

Got one to add? Mention it in the comments and/or email the cover art if you have it to: paul @ perfectduluthday.com.

Duluth You & Me: Canal Park Marine Museum

Use the link below for a printable PDF for your drawing and coloring pleasure.
Duluth You & Me: Canal Park Marine Museum

Follow the Duluth You & Me subject tag to see additional pages. For background on the book see the original post on the topic.