Videos Posts

Mary Plaster: Mixed Media Masks

Most of these are still on display at Beaner’s Central. Green Man is gone, though. Must have trekked off into the woods.

Grandma’s Finish Line

Grandma’s Marathon will have a live video feed from the finish line this year.
Here is the link

Right now it’s pointed at the beer tents.

This Is How Dave Found His Voice

I think you might like this documentary for a number of reasons:
1) It’s really good.
2) It’s super pretty.
3) It’s way more interesting to hear a swell guy like Dave tell you his story than it is to learn about teen depression on Wikipedia. (But if you do happen to learn a few things about depression, and you want to do something about that, please visit and donate a couple of bucks to help the Miller-Dwan Foundation build Amberwing, a mental health facility for kids, teens and young adults here in Duluth.)

There’s nothing to fear from independent cinema…

Free Range Film Festival
July 29 & 30

Thumbs Up for Rock and Roll!

Shot in Bemidji. Starring Owen Kosevich after his first bike ride, with his father Nick behind the camera.

“I feel happy of myself!” Owen says. “Everybody, I know you can believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself, you will know how to ride a bike! If you don’t you just keep practicing. You will get the hang of it. If you keep practicing you will get the hang of it and then you can get better and better at it as you do it. Thumbs up, everybody, for rock and roll!”

Sound Unseen Duluth Festival Trailer

Coming June 8-12 at multiple locations around the Twin Ports. Visit

F*** You, Philip Morris

I just watched this powerful video about a Duluth woman still reeling 10 years on from the death of her young mother to lung cancer. The video was a project created by our friend Amy Berg Louhela for her MFA in photography. Duluthophiles will recognize some of the scenery and maybe even some of the faces. The music is … perfect. I hope they don’t disable the track, but they might, so better listen in now while you can.

Amy is collecting comments for her project so here’s a direct link you can use if you wish to help her that way.

Porcupine Feasting at Jay Cooke State Park

This video was shot by Mark “Sparky” Stensaas on May 3 for his blog, the Photonaturalist. Local porcupines have moved out of places like the West Duluth Porcupine Hotel and are giving up their diet of tree bark in favor of the more scrumptious catkins of Pussy Willows. Sparky’s specific post on this is called “Porcupine Spring Snack.”

Br’er Wolf – “Song 3”

Br’er Wolf is playing Friday, May 27, at Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior with Hybridge and A Winter Downpour.

Also Friday, June 10 at Beaner’s Central in West Duluth with Loup-Garou and the Good Colonels (music video showing). Both shows are at 9 p.m.

Tim Pawlenty for President

It’s official now. He said it.

“I’m Tim Pawlenty, and I’m running for President of the United States.”

Haley Bonar – WOJB Concert Series at the Park Theater

Sublimely-talented Haley Bonar and her awesome band will be performing Friday, June 3 for the WOJB Concert Series at the Park Theater, 15791 U.S. HWY 63 in Hayward.

She’s about to head out on a nationwide tour starting mid-June with Andrew Bird and Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), so this is your best chance, Duluthians, to catch her live onstage. Hayward’s only about an hour-and-a-half south of you all. Don’t miss it!

Showtime is 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at or 800-776-3689. They’ll be $20 at the door.

Video: Early Days of Duluth’s Friendly West End

Learn more about the West End / Lincoln Park neighborhood in this 38-minute video.

Low – “Africa”

From the Onion A.V. Club’s series “A.V. Undercover,” Low covers Toto’s “Africa.”

WOJB Concert Series – The Idle Hands

Minneapolis scenesters the Idle Hands, co-led by UK ex-pat brothers Ciaran & Criostoir Daly, are set to kick off their Spring/Summer tour in support of their latest release, Life is Beautiful. A powerhouse live act, the Hands deliver original Brit-rock with nods to 70s glam and 80s post-punk.

The Park Theater, 15791 U.S. Highway 63, Hayward WI … showtime is 7:30pm.

$10 advance – $15 door… or 800-776-3689

Duluth Battle of the Bands 2011!

The Junior Achievement Battle of the Bands competition was held a few weeks back, and although I’ve been busy with other projects, I wanted to share this video I created of the event. The song is “Stay Put or Carry On” by Ultra Day, who won the competition this year.