Prince's Purple Rain
) celebrating its thirtieth (!!!) anniversary, but the skinny MFer with the high voice wasn't the only great thing coming out of the Twin Cities in the mid-1980s. Bob Mould
of Husker Du
, Babes in Toyland's Lori Barbero
, singer-songwriter Craig Finn
, Tommy Stinson of The Replacements
, and up-and-coming MC Lizzo
take a look back in Noisey's documentary Made in Minnesota
. [more inside]
Big Eye in the Sky.
A collection of absolutely incredible 360 degree panoramas by St. Paul photographer Ed Fink of the Twin Cities, Mt. Rushmore, the Post-Katrina Gulf Coast and more. He claims to be the first photographer in the world to do full spherical (180 x 360) panoramas from a helicopter. The effect is truly spectacular. Those with vertigo beware.
The Mischke Broadcast
— T.D. Mischke, or more affectionately known as Tommy among his regular callers
is a radio personality like none other. Found on KSTP 1500
in the Twin Cities from 10pm to midnight, he keeps the evening hour uniquely his own. [RealAudio ahead] He sung an interview to Gordon Lightfoot tune
, breaks out into rap about kidneys in India
and pretends to be a long lost golfing buddy
. He gained noteriety in broadcasting by showing up to work only to have two hours of dead air. Who makes you believe in great radio?
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune
Some twin cities churches are holding services in novel places. Like Champps sports bar.
Lisa Walker attends Wooddale and likes the idea of Champps. "It's something new and fun," she said as she sat at a table with a friend before services Sunday. They said they were planning to stay for brunch. "It's friends, food, fun and faith, all in one," Walker, of Richfield, said. Her friend, who does not normally attend church and was hesitant to give her name, said she would attend Wooddale but liked the informal setting.
Don't forget alcohol and heavy food, Ms. Walker.