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Bastards Of Young - The Replacements

The Replacements are playing at Midway Stadium in St. Paul tonight for their first concert in Minnesota since February 7, 1991.

God, what a mess, on the ladder of success
Where you take one step and miss the whole first rung
Dreams unfulfilled, graduate unskilled
It beats pickin’ cotton and waitin’ to be forgotten

Played 234 times.
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Tatooine - Jeremy Messersmith

(not sure what happened, but Tumblr let me post another fantastic song by Jeremy Messersmith tonight!)

Played 304 times.
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Knots - Jeremy Messersmith

Please enjoy this beautiful song by Jeremy Messersmith.
Due to DMCA “violations” *cough* PRINCE *cough* against me, I deleted all songs off my blog.
So, if I post any music in the future, I’ll delete it after a few days. Don’t know if that makes sense, but, whatever.

Enjoy!

Played 216 times.

Toddler as Purple Rain Prince

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Vocalist Maurice McKinnis (1985)

(Source: collections.mnhs.org)

"A-well-a, everybody’s heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, well, the bird is the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird’s the word
A-well-a, don’t you know about the bird
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word"

The Trashmen - “Surfin’ Bird”

Sorry guys, this is a big part of your Minneapolis/Minnesota music history. This song happened, and went to #4 on the charts in 1963.

"ain’t a man in this world who can pull me down
from my dark star dark star
i will remain there… it’s done me good so far"
Poliça - ‘Dark Star’  (via omgigi)
"I’d trade big mountains and rooms full of gold
For just one look at the beauty of this woman’s soul
Up on Heaven Hill is where I wanna be
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me"
— Husker Du - “The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill”
"The ones who love us best are the ones we’ll lay to rest
And visit their graves on holidays at best
The ones who love us least are the ones we’ll die to please
If it’s any consolation, I don’t begin to understand them"
— The Replacements - “Bastards Of Young”

Minneapolis! Unbelievable!

(Source: twitter.com)