ICYMI: Anywhere

Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” is far from my favorite, yet somehow no song captures the fun times I had in the 90’s quite like it.  Every time Snoop utters the phrase, “With so much drama in the LBC…” I’m immediately taken on a trip down memory lane.  I’m on Third Street in the MQT […]

The Case for 3121

With three of Prince’s albums from the mid-2000’s getting a vinyl reissue in February the time is ideal for me to compose my long-overdue love letter to Prince’s most underrated work: 3121.  Allow me to meander a bit first with a story to lend some perspective. I first heard Prince when I was six years old. […]

Good Riddance, 2018

I hate the new year holiday.  The six weeks between mid-November and late-December are my favorite time of year.  January 1 symbolizes the end of all of that and the start of cold, dark winter.  I spent most of New Year’s Day doing what I do every year: Ridding my house of any reminder of […]

2018 Mixtape

Music and I are in a strange place right now.  I’m not quite in the “get off my lawn” old man phase yet, but I can see it on the horizon.  I still eagerly await new music by my favorite artists, but I don’t have the tolerance to seek out new stuff like I used […]

2545 Larsen Road

I started visiting Tweet/Garot Mechanical in Green Bay, Wisconsin, when I was a kid.  My Great Grandfather, Andy Tweet, had started a Tweet Brothers Plumbing in 1924 and after a series of purchases, acquisitions, mergers…I’m not good with the terminology…it became Tweet/Garot Mechanical in the late-1970’s.  In 1979 they moved to a shop on Larsen […]

It’s Christmas (Music) Time

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year when I have to listen to people complain about holiday music.  I really don’t get you people.  If you want to complain about holiday music in early-November, I’ll give you that.  I don’t get it, but whatever.  You can complain then.  Once Thanksgiving week is […]

Deer Hunt 2018: What a Weekend

As I spend my final hour in my 32 square feet of Polk County heaven I thought I’d check in one final time from the field. One lesson learned this weekend: It’s difficult to live blog something and enjoy the moment at the same time. There were many times I thought, “I should write about […]