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One for Friday: The Woggles, “Get Tough”

Any travel is full of the unexpected, I suppose. It comes with traversing unfamiliar terrain. But my recent jaunt to the Pacific Northwest brought an especially jarring moment, although certainly not an unpleasant one. While walking past one of the

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One for Friday: The Replacements, “Portland”

It was one of those Replacements shows. Towards the end of the band’s tour in support of the album Pleased to Meet Me, the Minneapolis quartet was booked into the Pine Street Theatre in Portland, Oregon. Regional heroes the Young

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One for Friday: The Soup Dragons, “One Way Street”

After I graduated from college and was underway with the slow, sad process of detaching from the student-run radio station, I did the best I could to compensate for no daily exposure to the waterfall of new music that came

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One for Friday: Spooner, “Burn It All Down”

Since returning to my cheesy homeland, I have been blessed with multiple opportunities to make up for my feeble work in supporting the live, local music scene during my more youthful years. I remain woefully under-schooled on the upstart musicians

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One for Friday: The Mr. T Experience, “So Long, Sucker”

Like a lot of my cohorts in college radio, I saw music as serious stuff. I adamantly clung to the notion that the songs we played on our end of the dial were revolutionary, transformative, and deeply important as compared

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One for Friday: Soundgarden, “Ugly Truth”

In 1989, thunder came to my college radio station. It’s possible there was a copy of Soundgarden’s 1988 debut, Ultramega OK, floating around the station, but I don’t recall it. Given the sound, I suspect it went straight into the

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One for Friday: Blue Rodeo, “5 Days in May”

The discovery process with music never ends. That’s one of the truest joys of being a fan. Even a band that has been studied and loved can provide a surprise, and an album that was listened to and appreciated can

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