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Foo Fighters cover Tom Sawyer

Very cool.

Download Rush “Tom Sawyer” here

What I’m Reading

Everything you need to know about the goth scene. Buy here.

everything you need to know goth scene

Author Stanley Gordon West dies

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From Pioneer Press:

Stanley Gordon West, one of the Twin Cities’ earliest self-publishers, died Wednesday morning at a Golden Valley nursing home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 82.

West, who lived in Montana and more recently in Shakopee, worked mostly without an agent or publicist. His family estimates that he sold 100,000 books in his career.

Readers embraced his St. Paul trilogy — “Until They Bring the Streetcars Back,” “Finding Laura Buggs” and “Growing an Inch.” Those books came out between 1997 and 2003, preceded in 1995 by an unrelated ghost story, “Sweet Shattered Dreams.”

I am very sad to hear he is gone.Until They Bring the Streetcars Back,” was the first book I read of his and it was thrilling. Fans of the book can even cast characters from the book using real celebrities they envision on The Bookcaster. It would be cool if this was made into a movie.

Today in History: Ozzy Osbourne Bites the Head Off a Bat

ozzy bat

In Des Moines, Iowa, performing a date on his Diary Of A Madman tour, Ozzy Osbourne finds what he thinks is a toy bat onstage. Being Ozzy Osbourne, with a certain reputation to uphold, and in the spirit of things, he picks it up and bites its head off. Unfortunately, as his more clear-headed wife and manager Sharon was trying to indicate to him from offstage, it was a real bat. Dead, but real. A month of rabies shots ensues.

Buy Ozzy music here.

Video for new Parkour video game Dying Light

To promote the highly-anticipated action survival video game Dying Light, parkour and freerunning production company Ampisound has created a POV parkour video, in which the protagonist is being chased by zombies on the rooftops in Camvridge, UK.

Buy Dying light here.

House of Cards – Season 3 – Official Trailer

House of Cards – Season 3 starts 2/27.

Once Upon a Crime

Mystery bookstore in Minneapolis.

once upon a crime



Kids and music today

Who is Paul McCartney?

Who is Paul McCartney

The Nashville formula for country songs

An aspiring songwriter in Nashville who couldn’t seem to get a bite from the “gate keepers” decided to do a mashup of 6 popular country songs to see how similar they were. The result was astonishing. I call it Mashville.

“Sure Be Cool If You Did”- Blake Shelton
“Drunk on You”- Luke Bryan
“Chillin’ It”- Cole Swindell
“Close Your Eyes”- Parmalee
“This is How We Roll”- Florida Georgia Line
“Ready, Set, Roll”- Chase Rice 

2015 Book Club Suggestion

What I am reading. Buy here.


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