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Rest in peace, Ellen

Rest in peace, Ellen

Two years ago my close friend, Ellen Heitman, committed suicide. I will say now what I wanted (tried, and failed) to say at our show a year ago.


Sad Bastard Music

Sad Bastard Music

Let’s all have ourselves a good cry.


Lists are for suckers

Lists are for suckers

ALL YOUR LISTS ARE BELONG TO RUG


Tapping isn’t just for wankers

Tapping isn’t just for wankers

Guitarists: don’t be afraid to let your inner wanker out.


Axel’s Top Ten Albums of 2010

Axel’s Top Ten Albums of 2010

Overall, 2010 was a good year…but it wasn’t without its letdowns.


Jim’s “Best Albums of 2010″ List

Jim’s “Best Albums of 2010″ List

This year it was actually quite a bit easier to create my “Best Of” list than last year. Some years I have a really hard time deciding 1-5 (like last year); or I’ll have a ridiculous amount of honorable mentions (like 2007 and 2008), which makes ranking 10-20 really difficult.  But this year, for whatever [...]


It’s Good To Have Friends (Who Make Great Music)

It’s Good To Have Friends (Who Make Great Music)

Long before I moved to Minneapolis (summer 2004), I was a big fan of the music scene here. During my time at Iowa State University, I had the opportunity to book many bands from the Twin Cities (and elsewhere) in the Ames/Des Moines area… and over time I’ve had the privilege to get to know [...]


RIP Dimebag Darrell

RIP Dimebag Darrell

May he rest in peace.


Jim’s “Best Albums of 2009″ List

Jim’s “Best Albums of 2009″ List

2009 was an incredible year for new releases, which makes it particularly difficult for me to compile a ‘Best Of’ list and not have a bunch of honorable mentions. Anyway, here goes nothing…


Batman vs. Superman

Batman vs. Superman

The question of who is the better superhero is finally definitively decided.