Reality TV

There was a brief moment in my life when I watched reality television and sort of enjoyed it. That was back in the ‘90s and the show was “The Real World.” This was not like the “Real World” of today, with models pretending to be real people getting wasted all the time. No, this was…
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Bluegrass

A few weeks ago I attended a bluegrass-folk-alt-whatever show at the Cabooze in Minneapolis. It was Pert Near Sandstone’s Backyard BBQ featuring many local acts from the metro area. I love the metro area’s bluegrass scene. I went to many of these shows in college and covered a few of them for the college paper.…
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When The Midwest Ruled The Hip Hop World

There was a brief moment in time when the Midwest was the hip hop capital of the world. Minneapolis was probably the biggest town for these underground masterminds to record and perform live. First Ave. was the go-to place for the best hip hop shows at the time. The underground from the east coast and…
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What’s My Name?

The title of this blog may ring a bell for those paying attention to the strange world of rapper Snoop Dogg, or Snoop Lion depending on his mood, I guess. This title hails from his classic debut album, “Doggy Style” which is in my top 10 hip hop albums of all time. Recently, Snoop visited…
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Total Unnecessary

Sometimes I really wonder what is going on in Hollywood executives minds. I really do. Last weekend they gave the world the unneeded, unwanted and baffling remake of “Total Recall.” I have made my opinions known in past blog entries about movie remakes, but after seeing this 1990 sci-fi film being redone for no real…
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