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So it begins … again

The Homegrown Field Guide arrived today! They will be distributed over the next week to all of your favorite venues and local businesses. An online copy will be available shortly.

Duluth News Tribune – Our view: Why no arrests after glitter-bombings?

Today’s DNT op-ed: “Our view: Why no arrests after glitter-bombings?

Google Kansas Starts Hanging Tubes

Google Inc. will begin construction today in Kansas City, Kan., on its long-awaited, much-coveted ultrafast Internet service. The company planned to make the announcement this morning in a blog post by Kevin Lo, the Google executive heading up the project.”

Fiasco Changes

Just a heads up: Friday night’s Homegrown Winter Fiasco has moved Murder of Crows (featuring Gaelynn Lea & Alan Sparhawk) to Carmody Irish Pub @ 11:30PM, and the Acceleratii to the Rex Bar @ 12:30AM. That’s why it’s called a fiasco, folks.

Google Kansas City: Poles & Tubes

Google Fiber work in KCK is delayed by dispute over how its wires are hung.

Homegrown 2012 Band Registration Opens

Homegrown: The Apocalypse

Band registration for the 2012 Homegrown Music Festival is now open! You can register here. Homegrown is also seeking volunteers for the 8 day festival. Learn more here.


Word is Big Wave Dave & the Ripples’ horn section will be backing up Cry on Cue tonight (Jan. 14) at the Rex. 10PM; 21+; cheap cover. Sexy.

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!

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!

Worst. Miniature. Golf. Ever.

Spirit Mountain Mini Golf | is hands down the worst miniature golf course I have ever played. It is not “unique” nor an “outdoor adventure” – it comes across as under-challenging, half-assed, simple and incomplete. The next time I want to play on an unfinished-looking, masonite-smooth play surface(!), no challenge or engagement of a rat cubicle 9-hole course, you’ll be the first to know, Mr. Salmela. Seriously. I like your houses. Stick to that. A complete rip-off at $4.

Duluth Skateboarders GTFO 2011

I emailed four at-large city council candidates and First District candidate Jennifer Julsrud to ask: “What do you think of the Canal Park skateboarding ban?”

Bob Carlson: Businessman, Crusader or Smut-Peddler?

By Dave Hill | Sun Magazine July 15-16, 1970

Will the real Bob Carlson please stand up and identify himself? So far, there are conflicting reports about just who the real Bob Carlson is:

An enterprising St. Paul hustler who has made an opportune bundle as a publicity-wise smut-peddler;

A crusading champion of freedom who has been victimized by the harassment of St. Paul’s self-appointed guardians of public and private morality;

A modest, even earnest small businessman who runs a group of bookstores, putting in long hours of hard work, trying to make an honest dollar just like thousands of other men in the hardware, furniture or used car lines.

When the real Bob Carlson does stand up, the situation gets a little muddled. You see, to one degree or another, all three of those confusing caricatures seem to fit him, at least a little bit.

My Weekend Soundtrack

Mr. Nice: August 30


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