?

Log in

No account? Create an account
[PUBLIC] There Are No Songs About Minnesota - The Cover Story
October 2013
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
 
 
Mon, Mar. 10th, 2008 03:49 pm
[PUBLIC] There Are No Songs About Minnesota

Its funny, but most places I go, there's some bit of a popular song associated with the place. New York, New York for Manhattan, My Kind of Town or Chicago for Chicago, A Foggy Day for London, even Cleveland Rocks. But there are no songs I know of about Minneapolis and St. Paul. Even trying to create one based on existing songs doesn't work well, because Minneapolis doesn't scan well to anything. And Great Big Sea never wrote about landlocked places. (I need my elite status, but it isn't a long haul/There aren't enough skymiles between Boston and St. Paul/I'm a traveler and I have to fly away/I'll get my status on segments anyway.)

Anybody have a counterexample?

Tags: , , ,
Current Location: Eden Prarie, MN

7CommentReplyShare

londo
londo
A fool who should know better
Mon, Mar. 10th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)

Weird Al, Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota.


ReplyThread
pezzonovante
pezzonovante
pezzonovante
Mon, Mar. 10th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)

I'm sure if you combed through the archives of A Prairie Home Companion you'd find something.


ReplyThread
bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Mon, Mar. 10th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)

Kinda defeats the "popular" qualifier, though...


ReplyThread Parent
ultimatepsi
ultimatepsi
Kate Nineteen
Tue, Mar. 11th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)

"The Great Nebraska Sea" springs to mind, but the location is a bit off.


ReplyThread
kelizra
kelizra
Galactica Actual
Tue, Mar. 11th, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
PHX?

What about for PHX?


ReplyThread
bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Tue, Mar. 11th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: PHX?

I usually associate Route 66 with Phoenix, if only because it mentions Flagstaff. Go figure.


ReplyThread Parent
witeoutking
witeoutking
Rick
Tue, Mar. 11th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)

Empty Set's A Term 2007 show "Don't Suck" featured Dan Morehouse's original, improvised song "I'm from Minneapolis".


ReplyThread