Field Note No. 35

Beck Morning Phase Album Review

I used to swim out to a raft with my Sony Walkman held above the water. I loved to lie

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St. Lucia | When The Night: Album & Live Show Review

I almost didn’t make it out to the St. Lucia show on Sunday, January 26th at the Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis. It was Grammy night and redonkulously cold—which made it very tempting to skip the show in favor of the couch and a warm beverage! Then I started thinking about how awful it is to haul a bunch of music gear in

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NO COMMENT—THE CASE FOR ELIMINATING COMMENTS FROM YOUR BLOG

First off, I would like to confess something: I am an epic commenter. I enjoy sharing my thoughts—especially when sharing leads to interesting discussions. Exchanging ideas is probably the single most important thing humans can do. The truth is, opinions shape our world—they can influence policy, trigger our emotions—unite or divide us. Interacting with strangers on the web has taught me a lot about human communication, including how

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Confessions Of A Makeup Addict

“Is she wearing EYE-MAKEUP!” my fellow third grade classmates gasped after the morning battle I’d had with my mother where I insisted that eye shadow was completely acceptable and should be worn by everyone—particularly me. Unfortunately, my intended pretty princess look resulted in a school-wide slut shaming scandal as the news spread that yes indeedy, I was wearing PURPLE EYE SHADOW and it was VERY SLUTTY!

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Music Monday: Blood Orange & Holy Ghost!

The artist you’ve definitely heard but may not know about is the very talented Devonté Hynes who goes by the name Blood Orange. The UK-born artist who lives/works in New York City has written for major acts like Florence and the Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Sky Ferreira and Britney Spears among others. Hynes' latest release, Cupid Deluxe,

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Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. ~Kurt Cobain

Post Observations:

NINE INCH NAILS ON TOUR—TENSION 2013 | LIVE AT XCEL ENERGY CTR ST. PAUL, MN SEPT 28, 2013

Jumpstarting their Tension 2013 North American tour, Nine Inch Nails performed to a crowd nearly stacked to the rafters at

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JEALOUSY: Seven steps to get over it once and for all.

“I’m so happy for you,” you say, really trying to mean it too. But inside you feel anything but happy.

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THE RELATIONSHIP FILIBUSTER AND HOW TO PREVENT IT!

Last night I was watching the latest episode of Glee—yes, I occasionally enjoy that show in all its ridiculously overtly

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