Nick L Posts

Rural Recording Studio Suggestions?

Tweet from @ZOLAJESUS looking for rural studio

Musical artist Zola Jesus made this request on Twitter today. Any suggestions? Tweet back to @ZOLAJESUS.

I replied with Sacred Heart but there must be more.

Another Wonderful Mitchell Letter

Dennis P. Mitchell’s letter in this morning’s Duluth News Tribune is a gem.  Dennis and his wife Rosemarie gained notoriety with their London Olympics letter a few years ago. Today, they reveal the sordid happenings in the Sally Forth comic strip.

‘Sally Forth’ sets poor example for youths

Grant Dollars Available

The Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund has thousands of dollars to give away this year. Last year, there were more dollars than requests. If you’re part of a group or know of a project that meets the criteria below, please click the link above for details. Application deadline is Oct. 1.

We fund volunteer and civic organizations working with the city of Duluth.  Grants are awarded to projects in areas of:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Beautification
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Service
  • Parks & Recreation

Duluth & North Shore Kayaking on NPR

NPR’s weekly sports show ended with a feature on the area’s whitewater kayaking.  Hear Only A Game’s story on SoundCloud.

Some terrific photos are on the show’s Flickr stream, too.

Looking for grant applicants

The Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund Committee is looking for grant applicants.

The Neighborhood Grant program awards grants up to $5,000 for projects and programs improving Duluth’s neighborhood parks and services. The deadline is April 1. Applications and other details are at

Please apply. Or please pass this along to anyone you think may be interested.

Duck Duck Punch streaming online today

Duluth band Duck Duck Punch will have a song on SomaFM’s BAGeL station today.  The station’s notice is below.  Pretty cool seeing them listed with Kate Nash and Yo La Tengo.

New music today including a terrific new EP from Kate Nash (London, England), Cropduster (not new…reissue) (Hackensack, NJ), Cub Scouts (Brisbane, Australia), Duck Duck Punch (Duluth, MN), Eux Autres (Portland, OR), The Gimps (not new, but new to us) (Atlanta, San Francisco, New Jersey), Parquet Courts (Brooklyn, NY), Pere Ubu (Cleveland, OH), Peter Peter (Québec, Canada), and Yo La Tengo (Hoboken, NJ).
Please tune in beginning at 9a.m. Pacific Time:

Voting Yes

Voting Yes for the Parks Referendum seems the best use of my vote. I spent years on the Parks & Recreation Commission. Budget cuts reduced staff so badly we had more Commissioners than Parks & Rec employees! Voting yes protects our nearly 12,000 acres of parkland and our libraries from future budget cuts.