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Objects in Mirror: May 15, 2008 Archive

Around the MPR blogs

Posted at 9:46 AM on May 15, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

MPR can move at the speed of blogging. Here are a few MPR blog entries from the last few days that deserve to be caught & commented on:

* David Byrne Wants You to "Play the Building" (The Current Music Blog) Yes, it is as arty and cool as it sounds.

* Elevator Music Desired (Classical Notes) Can you compose an appropriate 30-second classic?

* At the Capitol: Put a fork in it (Polinaut My error, News Cut - Julia Schrenkler) Finally, we can report there's nothing but sweetness inside the capitol.

* Contentment (Updraft) Craig Edwards puts the definition of "bad" weather into perspective.

* Are you a 'Black Diamond' at airport security? (Loophole) We all have to be an expert at something.

Ask Jesse Ventura a question online

Posted at 11:55 AM on May 15, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

MPR's Midday hosts former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura Thursday, May 15th. He'll talk about his take on politics and discuss his latest book called "Don't Start the Revolution Without Me." [Listen to Midday starting at noon.]

After he appears on the air, he'll join us to take a few online questions. Post your questions for Jesse Ventura in our online discussion, and we'll try to get answers to as many as (limited) time allows.

Resources
* From MPR's Midday guest description: Jesse Ventura is former Governor of Minnesota and author of "Don't Start the Revolution Without Me" and the national bestsellers, "I Ain't Got Time to Bleed" and "Do I Stand Alone?"
* Information on "Don't Start the Revolution Without Me" from Skyhorse Publishing

What is your favorite Replacements song, and why?

Posted at 3:10 PM on May 15, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Those Musicheads focused on local music in this week's show. They discussed the latest from Atmosphere, Cloud Cult, Doomtree, Dosh, and Tapes n' Tapes. Bill also took the weekly question and made it local, asking you to name your favorite Replacements song and share what makes it so good for you. Some of the (excerpted) replies:

"Bastards of Young..... cause I understand exactly what they are saying and coming from on it...." - Eric P.

"...I'm going to have to say that "Unsatisfied" is probably my favorite Replacements song. It has so many levels of emotion to it, longing, sadness, perhaps hopelessness, perhaps some anger, all wrapped up in a dreamy, jangly musical package..." - Frick

"It's hard to pick one, but 'Little Mascara' is probably the under-appreciated gem among the entire catalog. I like how Westerberg can take the act of crying and describe it simply as "losing a little mascara." And while the song is busy rocking away, Paul is singing about some pretty weighty emotions that I think many people can connect with...." - Mark J.

Don't be shy. Join this discussion to share your opinion of their best tune and edit The Replacements' entry in Minnewiki to share the history.

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