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“Technically speaking, Saturday night wasn’t my first visit to Paisley Park—Prince’s studio and performance space in Chanhassen, Minnesota. I’d been there a couple of months ago, with the okay of the management, to take external photos of the facility. Paisley Park at night, though, is a whole different story. For one thing, it’s purple.”
Last night a few of us visited Paisley Park, where 3RDEYEGIRL played their new album for us at righteous volume. Here’s the story as told by our writer Jay Gabler, a first-time visitor to the purple palace.

893thecurrent:

Technically speaking, Saturday night wasn’t my first visit to Paisley Park—Prince’s studio and performance space in Chanhassen, Minnesota. I’d been there a couple of months ago, with the okay of the management, to take external photos of the facility. Paisley Park at night, though, is a whole different story. For one thing, it’s purple.”

Last night a few of us visited Paisley Park, where 3RDEYEGIRL played their new album for us at righteous volume. Here’s the story as told by our writer Jay Gabler, a first-time visitor to the purple palace.

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I’ve listened to the new Lana Del Rey album twice, and I like a few songs—”Cruel World,” “Brooklyn Baby,” “West Coast,” “Old Money”—a lot. The rest I think is kinda boring, at least musically, which is a bummer because I love Born To Die so much; since I joined Last.fm in 2007, there actually hasn’t been another album that I’ve listened to more often than Lana’s debut. So I’m definitely Team Lana, even if Ultraviolence is kind of a sophomore slump for me.
I liked the pro-Lana posts by my Local Current co-blogger Andrea Swensson and my Tangential co-blogger Becky Lang; neither mentions the Clockwork Orange reference in the title, which to me is the darkest twist in the whole project. Anyhoo, I said my piece about Lana back in 2012.

I’ve listened to the new Lana Del Rey album twice, and I like a few songs—”Cruel World,” “Brooklyn Baby,” “West Coast,” “Old Money”—a lot. The rest I think is kinda boring, at least musically, which is a bummer because I love Born To Die so much; since I joined Last.fm in 2007, there actually hasn’t been another album that I’ve listened to more often than Lana’s debut. So I’m definitely Team Lana, even if Ultraviolence is kind of a sophomore slump for me.

I liked the pro-Lana posts by my Local Current co-blogger Andrea Swensson and my Tangential co-blogger Becky Lang; neither mentions the Clockwork Orange reference in the title, which to me is the darkest twist in the whole project. Anyhoo, I said my piece about Lana back in 2012.

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  • Me: What should we make for breakfast?
  • Dana: We should make something from the CSA box.
  • Me: What can we make from it?
  • Dana: Let me see again what's in it. [looks, long pause]
  • Me: Well?
  • Dana: We can make vegetables.

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"PIG 3D: ALL SIDES OF THE STORY – Activities, photo opportunities, recipes and tips on how to prepare pork encourage understanding about values important to both consumers and pig farmers. Stop by for free samples of grilled pork and enter for a chance to win free bacon for a year! Minnesota pig farmers will donate a pound of ground pork to local food shelves for each question asked about pigs, pig farming or preparing pork."

Just one of the exciting new exhibits planned for this year’s Minnesota State Fair.

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80s-90s-stuff:

80s Masters of the Universe toy catalogue page

I love how Masters of the Universe is a quasi-medieval fantasy land…but also, they just have some racks of guns.

80s-90s-stuff:

80s Masters of the Universe toy catalogue page

I love how Masters of the Universe is a quasi-medieval fantasy land…but also, they just have some racks of guns.

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Um, I don’t remember this scene.

Um, I don’t remember this scene.

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"Mary Gabler née Walker was not a whore, Anglo or otherwise. She was a very pretty twenty-six-year-old community relations manager for Wells Fargo Bank, who lived in Mendota Heights with her husband of fifteen months, and who agreed to meet me at a coffeehouse not far from the Mendakota Country Club—but only if I promised to call her ‘Muffie.’ ‘That’s what they called me all through grade school,’ she said. ‘High school, too. Probably my mother just started calling me that when I was an infant and it stuck. She still calls me that. So does my family, some old friends, too. Only the people I’ve met since I went to Notre Dame call me Mary."

My aunt Mary “Muffie” Gabler appears as a semi-fictionalized character in David Housewright’s The Devil May Care. This whole passage is accurate except that Muffie’s in her 50s, she’s been married for about 30 years, she lives in St. Paul instead of Mendota Heights, she went to the University of Minnesota instead of Notre Dame, and everyone calls her Muffie.

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"I began an epic on Cuchulain and another on Finn, in English hexameters and in fourteeners respectively. Luckily they were abandoned before these easy and vulgar metres had time to spoil my ear."

C.S. Lewis’s—unironic—memoir of his teenage years.

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There was no official count of the number of people who turned out to hear eight-year-old Dylan Spoering play a piano recital on his front porch at 25th and Bryant in Uptown Minneapolis today, but according to music insiders who gathered across the street in Mueller Park, he’s already too big to play the Entry.

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