Minnesota Public Radio features by Jacquie Fuller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30401 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:44:28 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jacquie Fuller http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Record Store Day: Your First Albums With Record Store Day happening on Saturday, April 19, 'Teenage Kicks' Host Jacquie Fuller is building a playlist around the first full-length purchases by MPR staff. What was your first album purchase? http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/04/19/record-store-day-your-first-albums?refid=0 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:01:00 -0500 Music Memory: Jane's Addiction, 'Jane Says' The latest in our series of musical reminiscences comes from Michael McKinney of St. Paul, Minn., who remembers being introduced to Jane's Addiction by a co-worker. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/08/music-memory-janes-addiction-jane-says?refid=0 Sat, 08 Feb 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Music Memory: The Police, 'Canary in a Coalmine' The next in our series of musical reminiscences comes from LIsa Heyman of St. Paul, Minn., whose story includes a funny mondegreen related to a track by the Police. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/02/01/music-memory-the-police-canary-in-a-coalmine?refid=0 Sat, 01 Feb 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Music Memory: R.E.M., 'Radio Song' The latest in our series of musical reminiscences comes from Amy Glaser of Hudson, Wis., who thinks of a dear friend whenever she hears this track by R.E.M. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/25/music-memory-rem-radio-song?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Music Memory: The Saints, '(I'm) Stranded' The latest in our series of musical reminiscences comes from Dan Sampson of Hopkins, Minn., who thinks back to the punk-rock scene in Green Bay, Wis. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/18/music-memory-the-saints-im-stranded?refid=0 Sat, 18 Jan 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Music Memory: Nirvana, 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' In the latest entry in our series of musical reminiscences, Sara Turman of St. Louis Park, Minn., shares a memory of Nirvana's song "Smells Like Teen Spirit". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/11/music-memory-nirvana-smells-like-teen-spirit?refid=0 Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Music Memory: U2, 'Bad' In the latest entry in our series of musical reminiscences, Ted Griner of South Saint Paul, Minn., shares a good memory of U2's song "Bad". http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/01/04/music-memory-u2-bad?refid=0 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:01:00 -0600 Music Memory: The Replacements, 'I'll Be You' The fourth in a series of musical reminiscences, Sara Hauber of Chicago shares a memory of being transfixed by a track by the 'Mats. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/14/music-memory-the-replacements-ill-be-you?refid=0 Sat, 14 Dec 2013 00:01:00 -0600 Music Memory: The Cars, "Candy-O" The third in a series of musical reminiscences, Brian Stewart of Red Wing, Minn., shares a vivid recollection of the dramatic tension that builds between two classic songs by The Cars. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/07/music-memory-the-cars-candy-o?refid=0 Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:01:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jacquie Fuller, Host Saturday morning and Teenage Kicks host Jacquie Fuller sums up 2013 in music in three words: estrogen, nostalgia and mania. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/02/top-89-jacquie-fuller?refid=0 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:10:58 -0600 Music Memory: Tears for Fears, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" Each week, I get at least one great email from a Teenage Kicks listener about a memory that's associated with a particular song. I want to start sharing those memories on air, so this week on Teenage Kicks, I'm launching what I hope will be a regular feature: Music Memory. We'll make the most of freedom by looking at Jake Mohan's memory of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/16/music-memory-tears-for-fears-everybody-wants-to-rule-the-world?refid=0 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Album review: Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor' Arcade Fire's new album <i>Reflektor</i> is a 75-minute, two-disc hot mess. And it's a whole lot of fun. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/04/album-review-arcade-fire-reflektor?refid=0 Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:01:00 -0600 Need a little more Lou Reed in your Tribe Called Quest? A minor edit turns into an extended remix. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/11/02/lou-reed-a-tribe-called-quest-can-i-kick-it-on-the-wild-side?refid=0 Sat, 02 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Celebrating National Poetry Month with The Current and Teenage Kicks What songs have lyrics so beautiful you'd call them poetry? Teenage Kicks on April 6, 2013 is exploring the poetry of modern rock in honor of National Poetry Month. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/06/teenage-kicks-poetry?refid=0 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:59:25 -0500 The Current Presents: Local musicians perform Beck's Song Reader Beck's 2012 album was only released as sheet music, but The Current rounded up a collective of local musicians to record it to tape. Tune-in Wednesday, March 6 at 9 p.m. to hear it all. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/02/22/beck-hansens-song-reader?refid=0 Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Augie Garcia: The Godfather of Minnesota Rock n' Roll In 1955, Augie Garcia cut a single, "Hi Yo Silver," which many consider to be Minnesota's first rock and roll record. A year later, he opened for Elvis Presley, and was pulled from the stage by Presley's manager for whipping the crowd into a frenzy. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/07/26/augie-garcia?refid=0 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0500 The Current Presents "Words and Music" Ever wonder what kind of tunes some of your favorite writers listen to? I wondered the same thing, and knew I couldn't possibly be the only writer who relied on music for inspiration. I decided to create an occasional show to delve into this very question. This time on "Words and Music," I chat with Dylan Hicks, Ethan Rutherford & Jake Mohan of local band Pennyroyal, and poet Rebecca Lindenberg. We'll hear tracks from Smokey Robinson, Smog, Tortoise, Magnetic Fields, and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/music_blog/archive/2012/05/sunday_night_th_1.shtml?refid=0 Sun, 06 May 2012 14:35:37 -0500 Dylan Hicks' debut novel "Boarded Windows" reviewed We can never fully understand the hold some people have on us -- the way some figures loom large in memory and some take on a certain magnetism in the present. Dylan Hicks' debut novel, Boarded Windows, is a tango of sorts, both intellectual and emotional, between a nameless narrator and his shadowy father-figure. http://blog.thecurrent.org/post/2012/05/dylan-hicks-debut-novel-boarded-windows-reviewed?refid=0 Wed, 02 May 2012 14:49:53 -0500 Album Review: Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy When I think of Nada Surf, I can't help but think of the word "earnest." not only in terms of their heartfelt lyrics, but their striving. This is a band that will always try. If this band were a student, they'd be that moderately-bright kid who consistently delivers B-grade essays, but just isn't cut out for AP. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/02/19/album-review-nada-surf--the-stars-are-indifferent-to-astronomy?refid=0 Sun, 19 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0600 The Current Presents: Words and Music Ever wonder what kind of tunes some of your favorite writers listen to? Jacquie Fuller wondered the same thing and hunted down a few of her favorite writers. Some cited music as a huge influence, and some turned to it for reasons outside of their writing. Find out with Charles Baxter, Jennifer Egan, Steve Arnold and others like to listen to. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/music_blog/archive/2011/08/sunday_night_th.shtml?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Cults - Cults Don't be turned off by the hype, or the way Cults endears itself to American Apparel shoppers and wearers of clip-on feathers. This is a totally solid album, with nary a clunker in the bunch. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/08/07/review-cults-cults?refid=0 Sun, 07 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Writing Minnesota What does it mean to be a Minnesota writer? It means obsessing over the sound of the Mississippi River. It means writing about small towns. It means you're a refugee who refused to speak as a child. These are some of the many ways writers define their relationship to Minnesota. Host Annie Baxter invites you to hear these writers' reflections and their creative works on "Writing Minnesota." /projects/2011/writing-minnesota/?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:46:04 -0500 Album Review: R.E.M. - Collapse Into Now "Collapse Into Now" isn't perfect, or groundbreaking, or even a complete return to form, but it proves that R.E.M. -- in their thirty-first year -- is still capable of making satisfying songs. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2011/03/07/album-review-rem--collapse-into-now?refid=0 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0600 The Current Presents - Born Here: Chicano Rock Jacquie Fuller chats with Miguel Vargas, musichead and host of KFAI's Radio Pocho. From Richie Valens to Los Lobos and beyond, we'll listen to some really cool tunes, get a mini-history lesson from Miguel, and explore the Mexican-American experience through the lens of popular music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/music_blog/archive/2010/09/the_current_pre_39.shtml?refid=0 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: She & Him - Volume Two She & Him, the duo of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, is an auspicious match for many reasons. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/17/album-review-she--him--volume-two?refid=0 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Spoon - Transference This is a band that plays friendly little pranks on its listeners, as if to shake you out of your minimalist reverie and remind you that it's just rock and roll. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/01/15/spoon-transference?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0600 Album Review: xx - The xx Wait for the sun to set. Find a couch, and someone you like to share it with. Put this album from The XX on your CD player, on repeat. All the songs sound the same, so you won't have to worry about changing the music. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/08/17/review-the-xx-xx?refid=0 Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: Son Volt - American Central Dust The slow songs are gorgeous. "Dust or Daylight" is a sexy, syrupy waltz; the refrain of "Love is a fog and you stumble every step you make" wrapped in velvety pedal steel guitar and weepy fiddle. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/07/07/son-volt-american-central-dust?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Album Review: The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love "The Hazards of Love" is a strange concoction brewed from Colin Meloy's obsession with the British folk revival of the 1960s. It's as if the archetypes and themes of those folk songs were sucked up by an F5 twister (Meloy) and dropped into a foreign landscape: the rock opera. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/03/24/the-decemberists-the-hazards-of-love?refid=0 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Peter Adams performs in The Current studios Peter Adams knows how to provide affordable health care to musicians and artists - work at a hospital. The Ohio native transports patients by day, but the rest of the time he plays lush, dreamy, orchestral pop reminiscent of Neutral Milk Hotel, one of his major influences. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/11/07/peter_adams?refid=0 Fri, 07 Nov 2008 17:12:33 -0600 The Current Music Blog: Posts by Jacquie Fuller (RSS Feed) RSS Feed of Jacquie Fuller's posts to The Current Music Blog. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/music_blog/fuller.xml?refid=0 Sat, 27 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0600