My night started out at The Hotel Minneapolis for the Best of the Cities party thrown by Minnesota Monthly. It was fine and dandy because there was free food and drinks. I did my fair share of sampling some food and wine, but the fine folks at Patron were there serving their delciousness. Being the industrious drinker I am, I skipped the wine in favor of the margaritas that were being mixed (plus, let’s be honest, I’m no oenophile). While there I had the pleasure of meeting Jason DeRusha and his delightful wife, Alyssa. Jason is doing a fabulous job embracing social media and, while it doesn’t make me watch WCCO more often (no HD!), it makes me respect WCCO for letting him do his thing engaging the community.
After that, I headed to The Orpheum for Sigur Rós. I will spare the critique, because I’m not Jon Bream, but it fucking rocked. If last night sets the tone for my magical month of music, its going to be one of the best of my life. Up next, My Morning Jacket.
On Agency Spy, an emailer (purportedly from CP+B) writes in to say that today’s announcement that Jerry and Bill were only to be used for the first two weeks was planned and I give CP+B enough credit to think that that was the strategy all along.
However, this could prove to be another misstep like Orville Deadenbacher instead of the genius that was the Subservient Chicken. It boils down to CP+B giving too much credit to their audience. Anything that CP+B would have done for Microsoft would have sparked conversation, ANYTHING! As long as the $300 million pricetag is being thrown about its going to get people talking. The spots didn’t need to be as quirky as they were; the conversation would naturally come.
Ultimately it probably boiled down to the wunderkinds at CP+B getting Jerry and Bill on board and then writing the craziest, quirkiest shit they could think of BECAUSE THEY HAD JERRY AND BILL ON BOARD! It would be hard not to get excited about it but a little temperament would have been in order.
Next time, CP+B, give your friend, MinneapolisMichael a jingle and I will help out.
Ed. note: A post being written about the utter bullshit that is YeakbookYourself.com has been postponed due to yesterday’s events at Colle+McVoy. Condolences go out to the creative staff at C+M and the waywardness that they must be experiencing. Rest assured, Minneapolis Michael will be back with a vengeance soon offering up a post that is sure to have execs at 400 1st Avenue North shaking in their Red Wing’s.
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I caved and stole the BitTorrent. Fuck you for judging. I will be seeing them back-to-back nights at First Avenue and buying some merchandise, which end up benefitting them more than album sales do. It is good and I recommend picking it up in 10 days when it appears in your favorite record store.
I have been getting many questions recently about what the “Palin Effect” will be in Minnesota. According to Pollster.com, this blue state isn’t going to go red. Look, the Palin pick was the temporary jolt that the McCain campaign needed and it has served him well. After people in Minneota and Brainerd figure out that Sarah Palin isn’t the perfect candidate she once was, this race will get out of hand. Fast.