See Also: Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" can't escape Tay Zonday Rain ManMinnesota's been home to many artists who've exploded from our local scenes and captivated a nation, pioneering new methods of expression along the way. One such supernova, Tay Zonday, has made a career of posting original ... More >>
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For the many who enjoy the unfolding bounty of covers of Carly Rae Jepsen's ubiquitous "Call Me Maybe," here's a local tie-in that'll have you reaching for a chocolate umbrella. Yes, following in the viral paths of President Obama, Colin Powell, Harvard baseball players, the Miami Dolphins Cheerlead ... More >>
Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... More >>
John C. Calhoun. Can we find a better name for his namesake lake?Lake Calhoun is named after John C. Calhoun, once a U.S. senator, vice president of the United States, secretary of war under President James Monroe, and the force behind the construction of Fort Snelling. That's why the lake bears ... More >>
Let's abandon this governing conceit of this series, shall we? You're not buying any more presents. Neither am I, and neither is anybody else. We are so over mobbed outlet malls and web shopping when we're supposed to be pretending to work. Our spare bedroom closets are bursting with badly wrappe ... More >>
Local history buff Nokohaha dug up this old gem: A YouTube clip of Tay Zonday standing in Loring Park talking about how the history of Minneapolis's transit system informs his decision to drive a car rather than walk. Tay holds a small audience captive with his oral history lesson -- that is unti ... More >>
Seeing these videos several months ago, I remember thinking "destined for infection." That fated day has come, and I feel ambiguous. You'll see why about two seconds after hitting play. I don't know what it is with Minnesotans getting mainlined into the internet's jugular, but it appears to have ... More >>
From Tron Guy to Tay Zonday: Minnesota Viral Videos
Note: You can see Rick K. & The Allnighters performing from today through Sunday at Grand Casino Hinckley. More information can be found at the band's website, and on Steve Moore's website.The video of a shiny-jacketed cover band playing ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man" at an outdoor pavilion in Te ... More >>
The "Chocolate Rain" YouTube star lends his bass to this holiday classic.
It's as if it is the song he was born to sing.
Don't make the same mistake Pee Wee made!
Dear God, why?
More quotes from the subject of today's cover story.
Who Is Tay Zonday, and Why Is He the Hottest Thing on the Internet?