Saturday, December 18, 2010

Soaked at Club Nokia

And for a complete contrast from Adam's Purple Haze and Whole Lotta Love encore, posted below, here's Soaked, also from Thursday night at Club Nokia.  Stunning.  The tone in his quiet notes is even more breathtakingly beautiful live.  This video is also shot by cos2mwiz.

Final Glam Nation show

The final show of Adam's Glam Nation tour was Thursday, Dec. 16 at Club Nokia in LA.  Here's the encore.  This show was unreal.  It's an experience I'll never forget.  His speaking voice was really hoarse, so his stellar vocal performance was all the more unbelievable.  Vocal pyrotechnics all over the place.  I'll post some more later, but for starters, here's the encore (Purple Haze and Whole Lotta Love) as videotaped by a fan, cos2mwiz fans and edited by fan terraj.  (Warning or enticement:  Contains Not-Safe-for-Homophobe gestures):

Monday, December 13, 2010

Where are they now? Updates about a few of Scooter's favorite Vikings

Bud Grant

As I mentioned, he's still employed by the Vikings.  He hunts and fishes like crazy and often appears on hunting/fishing shows, like Kent Hrbek's show.  (I thought Bud hosted his own snow, but I'm not able to find anything about it.) He appears on gun calendars for the Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Association. Bud was visible in getting a MN constitutional amendment that dedicates funding to game/fish/wildlife and parks.  (Story about that is here, with a fairly recent picture. Bud is as fit and growly-looking as ever.)

 In his free time, he reads not only the entries, but also the comments, at SSJ.

Alan Page

Alan Page is a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.  He was first elected in 1992.  His 2010 election will be his last because, during this term, he'll reach the mandatory retirement age (70).

Carl Eller

It's not fair to reduce the whole of his life to one event, but this is pretty much what people think about when we think of Carl these days: an arrest for assaulting a police officer after being stopped for driving under the influence for the second time in a couple of years.  He's publicly battled chemical dependency for years/decades.

Chuck Foreman
Chuck Foreman is a public school teacher in the area.  Fun to see old football footage of him at his official website.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Snow dome

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We have it. Lots of it. Abotu 16 inches fell Friday and Saturday. The Metrodome roof has collapsed. (Here for a photo.)