By Daniel HopkinsWelcome to Ask a Failed Musician, in which I will help struggling musicians make sense of their careers and even offer some advice. Whether or not it will work, who knows? It obviously didn't work for me. But then again, I was on Kimmel once, so there's that.A musician responded to ... More >>
Local power-pop quartet mean business
Image courtesy of the Minnesota State FairSo, you paid the $8 to $11 entrance fee, and you saved money busing in rather than parking in a lot, but you're still worried about spending too much because you are on a fixed budget this year. No worries. There's plenty to do at the fair for little o ... More >>
`The Betty White mania that's been sweeping the nation culminates now with Jerry Lee, a L.A. based clothing company that will be releasing a line inspired by the remaining Golden Girl herself. White is involved in the line's production and will be receiving a fee from the designers in order for them ... More >>
Cesmat, 42, apparently killed himselfRaymond Cesmat was found dead, hanging from a bed sheet Friday afternoon in the Dakota County jail. Authorities say he was alone in his cell, and was found during a routine check performed on inmates about every 25 minutes. Cesmat was the South St. Paul g ... More >>
Raymond Ernest Cesmat is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conductWhile our senators scratch their heads over Facebook privacy and safety worries, a 12-year-old girl from South St. Paul just stepped up to show us adults how to use the technology the right way. She used a ... More >>
We all know that the inner-Mauer just wants to lay down some beats. Here's what the $184 million man (and closet rapper) really wants to say to Reilly.
Leave your car home, would ya? Or at the very least, share it with someone. Or hop on a bike. (Did we mention Minneapolis is the best city for biking in the nation? Yes we did.) That's the message from Metro Transit, which launched its annual Commuter Challenge today. Pledge to engage in so ... More >>
You want an angry grandpa post? We'll give you an angry grandpa post.
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
The Chicago music critics opine on writing, journalism, iPods, and the future of the industry.
Guess what color it is?
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
James Lileks gets a new gig while other Stribbers get their walking papers
Pre-Black Friday Bah-Humbuggery How long will you be paying for Junior's iPod? The fine folks at Lutheran Social Services' Financial Counseling Service are experts in the art of monetary tough love, and they think you should know: Paying 8 percent in interest and making a minimum payment of $10 a ... More >>
Indy bank robber leaves ID at the scene, Veep's office possibly involved in Halliburton contract bids, Michael Madsen tries to save the 76 Ball, the iPod meets the TP dispenser, Jay-Z boycotts Cristal, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A British scientist says breast implants will one day be able to hold mp3 players and thousands of songs. "If a woman has something implanted permanently, it might as well do something useful," says Ian Pearson. Oh, and the same technology might alert women to heart murmurs and breast cancer. But le ... More >>
THESE DAYS A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago, a geologist has discovered. Oil expert Craig Smith predicts gas prices will skyrocket next year, jumping to five bucks a gallon. Apple took too long to file a pa ... More >>
MSP gets new music format, single-entendre headlines Our favorite '80s station, Mixx 104.1, flipped formats yesterday to the Jack. CP's own Lindsey Thomas has the press release. And the Pioneer Press treats it as the second coming. And here's the playlist from the first two hours yesterday. The Jac ... More >>
What are those little white boxes with wires telling us to do?