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Brandi Carlile – Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You
I was there! Nice way to break up a country/folk concert.
Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers
I know the song was played here in 2011 but that was a long time ago.
Josh Ritter – All Some Kind Of Dream
There is still protest music out there. We just never hear it on the radio.
John Prine – When I Get To Heaven
Aerosmith – Chip Away The Stone
I know they've become movie ballad sell-outs, but they used to be a poor man's Rolling Stones.
Tyler Childers – All Your’n
He's (hopefully) opening for Sturgill at The Armory. Red Rocks is on my bucket list.
Father Knows Best – College
My oldest starts her junior year in two weeks. As of a couple years ago, she had said she wanted to go to a small college in a small town within 4 hours of the Twin Cities. Easy! We were already down to under a dozen schools.
Well, since she started attending high school, she's decided she doesn't want to go to a college that isn't much bigger than her high school. Now she really isn't sure what she wants.
The more I learn about college, the more frustrating it gets. Each school has a net price calculator but it isn't easy to find on their website. And you need to go to each school to find that net price. As far as I know, there isn't a website where you can put in the student's information and it splits out the cost of dozens of schools. Why not? Why not have even more transparency in the cost? The college board has the net price calculator of over 200 schools but you still have to enter information one school at a time.
One other thing that isn't real clear - does it even matter which school she chooses? There can be a huge difference in price but is there really a huge difference in outcomes? Articles like this say it doesn't really matter. I know that it does matter for some specific areas - finance, consulting, some technology areas, etc., but I see a lot of people taking on huge debt that would be better served just getting a degree in the most affordable way.
It will be an interesting couple years. And then we'll start again with the freshman.
Joe Walsh – In The City
Joe Walsh is opening for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers this summer. If he doesn't play this song, I'll cry.
I know I'm breaking the rules by not playing a live recording, but this is what I picture every time I hear this song.
Lissie – Shameless
I saw Lissie play one of the Current's microshows at Icehouse last year. I didn't understand that microshow meant that she'd only play a few songs. I thought it referred to the size of the venue. I looked for parking for longer than she played.