Posted at 8:54 AM on May 6, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Television
The latest episode of MN Original is a particularly fine one, featuring, among other things, an inside look at Dan Wilson's songwriting process.
Some of my favorite moments:
Wilson - who is a one-man band on his newest album - talks about how Dan the piano player is annoyed with Dan the drummer, who's just not that good. But he says it's okay, because having a mediocre drummer keeps things "fresh and loose."
Speaking of drumming - Duniya Drum and Dance proceed to rock the house, and the two youngest performers absolutely steal the show.
Nancy Carlson, author of Harriet's Recital and a host of other children's books, gets a hero's welcome at Northview elementary school.
And Joe Chvala's Flying Foot Forum performs an absolutely riveting and creepy "I saw Esau."