Top 10 Local Albums of the Year (2008)

December 22, 2008 at 6:21 pm (Uncategorized)

Andrea Swennson and the crew at City Pages were kind enough to give Enemy Swimmer an honorable mention in their “Top 10 Local Albums of the Year.”

In other news, it’s cold in Minnesota… please try not to die this winter.


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December 15, 2008 at 4:27 pm (Uncategorized)

I recently purchased a plane ticket that puts me in Seattle from 1/7 to 1/18 (that’s 2009 to you… the future).  As I’m firming up show times, please check for updates.  If you have friends in Seattle, please make sure they go to The Sunset Tavern ( on January 11th at 9 o’clock.  My guitar and I will be sharing drinks at the bar.  Then, we will hold hands and send some complex waves into the night air.  Then, I will leave the bar.  Then, I will sleep at a place that is yet to be determined…. This is an example of a “focused temporal narrative chain.”  I should know, I just took an exam on the topic this morning.

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December 9, 2008 at 3:39 pm (Uncategorized)

Well, well, well… Ben Thietje thinks I forgot about you guys, but I’ve got news for him… I almost did.  As my first semester of grad school has ramped up to maximum voltage, I’ve been a little neglectful in my duties as a “split city indie rocker” and as a “blog guy.”  In my defense, the only new information I’ve acquired for blogsake over the last two months is probably pretty boring to the community at large.  However, yesterday I went to a killer lecture on Neural Oscillators And Multiplexing put on by Dr. Watson in the Department of Speech-Language Hearing Sciences at the U.  If you’re curious, I’ll tell you about it some time.

In Enemy Swimmer news, the album now has a CD Baby page (  It will be available on iTunes soon.  I’ll keep you posted.

During the bus ride to New York at the end of October, I discussed the possibility of a peanut-butter-tomato sandwich with HowWasTheShow’s Jenn Barnett.  You can find our extremely important conversation on the matter here:

The Glad Version is playing the 400 Bar this Friday (12/12/08).  You should come if you’re not busy, and you should cancel the busyness and come anyway.

That’s all for now.  Go finals!

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