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Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Blogging about Blogging and Walsh on Mould

I hope you've been following Pete Scholtes "I Hate 1984" series in his blog. Yesterday's entry is a feature on Hüsker Dü's 1984 album Zen Arcade that not coincidentally appeared on the same day that Bob Mould played First Avenue. Tuesday's show was a Grammy Sponsored event that also featured an hour-long Q&A with Mould conducted by City Page's music columnist Jim Walsh.

Actually, I was on hand as much to see Walsh as Mould. (Click here to read an email I sent Walsh earlier this week that was published in the Letters to the Editor section of today's City Pages.) I am definitely a fan of both Twin Cities icons.

Bob Mould (left) and Jim Walsh (right) at First Avenue Tuesday (Photo by David de Young)

Walsh and Mould sat on comfy-looking green armchairs on the stage and talked about everything from the Buzzcocks (they and Wire are examples of successful resurrections of old bands) to the possibility of a Hüsker Dü reunion (it won't happen) to blogging (Mould says his own blog helps his creativity by forcing him to come up with something every day or two) to drugs (Mould called his drug use when he was younger more of a waste of time than something that had had a permanent negative effect on his life.)

After a short break, Mould played an hour and a half mixed acoustic and electric solo set which contributor Erin Sayer reviews here.

Bob Mould at First Avenue(Photo by David de Young)