Sorry for the long delay between posts, I got really sick for about a week and have been busting my ass for the last 3 weeks just to get caught up with everything. Anyway, I decided to go with a bit of a classic. Bob Dylan is one of the most profound singer songwriters of all time, and he is in fact from the Minneapolis area, which I suppose will also classify this as a local music selection. Anyway this song speaks for itself so just give it a listen and hopefully it touches you as much as it has touched many from every recent generation. This song was released in 1964 as the title track for Bob Dylan’s Album The Times They are a-Changin’. Written and recorded in the early 60’s, this track is a testament to how when people band together, change for the better can occur. Civil Rights, social, political, and economic issues can all be overcome. Hopefully we can band together in this day and age and offer up another era of change. Also, I find it interesting that Bob Dylan’s studio apartment as a young adult is more than 6 blocks from my current residence. I present to you, one of the most iconic tracks of the early 60’s an era of change. Listen, rate, and subscribe.
Hello everyone, I have to make this short as I need to go to bed because tomorrow is the first day of classes. But I wanted to post this song because I can’t seem to get it out of my head, and I find that it’s hard hitting and fast pace is a perfect complement for a day like tomorrow. I recommended Pink Mink to Ross a few months back. “Kids Don’t Follow” is also off of their self-entitled album which dropped near the end of June. These guys played at SoundTown this year, an indie-rock music festival in Somerset, Wisconsin, which I was unfortunately in too hung-over, as it was the day after my Twenty-First birthday (thank you Eric for that awful shot of Pinnacle). I plan on going to their next local show, which unfortunately looks like it may not be soon as they don’t have any upcoming shows listed on their website (Hopefully I’m wrong). Anyway this song should get your school year started out right with a song that really makes me want to smash something.
“Kids Don’t Follow” by Pink Mink
Night Moves, another band trying to make it out of Minneapolis. Their music is similar to Solid Gold, another great band out of Minneapolis, but they still have their own sound which is why I love them. Watch for these guys to make it big. You can download their LP, “Colored Emotions” at http://www.afternoonrecords.com/coloredemotions.html . These guys are actually playing this weekend at Crushfest, a hipster music festival at Cause Spirits & Soundbar in Uptown this Saturday. Hope everyone enjoys and supports local music like I do.
“Finally Home” – Night Moves