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The Autumn Leaves – “Back to Me”

Minneapolis band the Autumn Leaves released the song “Back to Me” on the 2008 album Long Lost Friend. Duluth lands in the lyrics at the 1:26 mark.

The photographs we took in the photo booth
The trips we planned to take up near Duluth

Gaelynn Lea – “The Long Way Around”

The official music video for Gaelynn Lea‘s new single, “The Long Way Around,” was shot, directed, edited and produced by Dave Mehling in Duluth, with assistance in the shooting by Rachael Stigsell and Paul Tressler.

The line drawings are by Lee Zimmerman. The actor is Vlad Messing.

Twins done; Trampled by Turtles’ National Anthem video lives

The Minnesota Twins ended an historic season by bowing to the New York Yankees in three straight playoff games. But Duluth band Trampled by Turtles was able to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before it was all over. Video via Jumbotron above.

Luke Redfield – “Ides of May”

In the song “Ides of May,” Luke Redfield lyrically implores, “If I’m the one for you, baby, meet me in Duluth.”

Trampled by Turtles to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” Monday

Duluth band Trampled by Turtles will sing the National Anthem when the Minnesota Twins host the New York Yankees at Target Field in Minneapolis on Monday. The best-of-five American League playoff series begins tonight. TBT’s version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” will happen prior to Game 3 on Monday, Oct. 7, at 7:40 p.m.

Charlie Parr back with new album and tour

Beyondbliss – “Rhyme Alaskan”

Duluth’s David Kittelson, aka Beyondbliss, raps while kayaking in Alaska.

Peter, Paul & Mary – “Love City (Postcards to Duluth)”

The famed folk trio of tenor Peter Yarrow, baritone Noel Paul Stookey and contralto Mary Travers parenthetically referenced Duluth with the 1968 single “Love City.”

The Slice: Edward H. Ojard

Two Harbors-based composer Edward H. Ojard has published two music CDs with a third in the works. He is 10 years old.

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.

White Iron Band – “Drunk in Duluth”

Ely-formed and Twin Cities-based White Iron Band released a Duluth ditty on its 2005 outlaw country album Take it off the Top.

Matt the Electrician – “Sad Lisa Waltz”

Austin, Texas-based musician Matt the Electrician referenced Duluth in the song “Sad Lisa Waltz” from his 2004 album Long Way Home.

Last of the Gabriel’s [Pop] Vinyl: “My Little Old Shack in Minneapolis, MN” by Yogi Yorgesson

I saved the best, or at least the nearest to local, for last.

Working through a personal record collection from Gabriel’s

The $5 bag sale happens a few times a year at Gabriel’s Books. I swung by on Saturday and filled a grocery sack with a book on new testament theology by Rudolf Bultmann (what kind of nerd has a favorite theologian, in this case an “existential theologian” committed to “demythologizing” the Bible?), and a book by Frederic Wertham (now that is comic nerd excellence right there) and a stack of 45rpm records.

T Bone Burnett – “Every Time I Feel the Shift”

Grammy-winning musician T Bone Burnett referenced Duluth on the track “Every Time I Feel the Shift” from his 2006 album The True False Identity.

At the 1:12 mark he sings:

It all comes down to a moment of truth
Clock ticking in a soundproof booth
From Corpus Christi to Duluth
From Genghis Kahn to Babe Ruth

Beaner’s Central becomes Wussow’s Concert Cafe