Friday, November 2, 2007

God couldn't keep us from Duluth

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First we got pulled over somewhere in Wisconsin. Speeding.
An old-man cop moseys over to us and says we owe the state of Wisconsin $260 dollars, which we are obligated to pay on the spot or we would remain in his custody. Then he was like: "We accept MasterCard, Visa, check, or money order"

Apparently the great state of Wisconsin doesn't accept American Express.

And their state troopers have little credit card machines in their cars. Gangster.

Then we caught a flat.

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We didn't have the right size ratchet and had no choice but to wait for help.

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We finally got to a garage with a cat, got patched up and back on the road.

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We made it to Duluth, Minnesota with just enough time to get some food and get set up.

The show was at a place called Pizza Luce, which is an actual pizza spot. When I walked in they were setting up the stage and ten feet away some dude is flipping dough in the air.

It was dope though; they cleared out all the tables and chairs and turned the restaurant into a club.

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The show was fresh. They kids were cool. We rocked it.
Then me and Tone slipped out and went wandering around.
We soon found out Duluth is the Illest place we've been on the whole trip so far.

To me the whole town seemed to be from another era.
It had a level of grime that I need in a city but it's griminess seemed almost quaint.
Beautiful.
Down the block from the club on this little strip they had a casino and a old looking live nudie theater.

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A Sauna for the whole family.
This, for instance, is one of the places I will explore when me and Tone move to Duluth to record our next album.

Only thing I knew about Duluth was that Bob Dylan spent some time there. I can't wait to go back there.
The people were cool - the city was mad intriguing.
I met a beautiful girl who gave me a kiss an then jumped in her car and drove away. I'll probably never see her again. C'est la vie.

The next day we walked around.
The used Books and Record store (see photo above) was a cache of ill artifacts.

They also have many eateries advertising Coney Islands including one which is the "original" Coney Island. I think it's just what they call Hot Dogs out here.

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Also there were alot of signs either allowing or prohibiting carrying of guns which must be somewhat commonplace. Someone actually told me it is perfectly legal to carry a concealed weapon.

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It's also right on Lake Superior which deserves it's name. It looks like an ocean. It is huge. And beautiful.
Here's a picture Tone took where these big boats look like toy models

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4 comments:

Jessie said...

That was truely heart-felt! I laughed I cried and was on the edge of my seat, thrilled.
The place I think I was more infatuated w/ in NY was Coney Island. It reminds me of Eldridge Park here in El-town. We used to go all the time when we were kidz. I it was a mini Coney Island (no longer in existance. The only thing that resembles it the Nathans hot's in the Kmart..lol.
I have say that i agree w/ that statement you made about written facts. I have already determined indeed that your pleasing to eyez.
You might concider Ithaca a stop on your journeys. college kidz will love ya.You'd be suprised how many hippies love good hip hop. My close friends all agree!
That's bad ass opening up for Del...Word! I'm gonna have to check out Duluth someday fo sho!
Good luck on Awesome journey!(w/ minor tribulations).Itwas Awesome meeting you by the way and thanks for the great time in NY. Don't get to check out some stetsasonic......Peace. Jessie

Miranda said...

Duluth was blessed to have Iller Than Theirs and Junk Science breakdown some dope rap and will gladly welcome ya'll back any time. Thanks for sharing your energy and music, authentic, raw, real - keep on doing what you're doing - spread the love.

peace

miranda

Merc the fucking Maroon(cuz I be fucking) said...

I really fucks with this particular entry because I now know how to spell C'est la vie.

Duluth sounds like Brooklyn-the way it should be, perhaps.

Bret said...

Come back soon! We have a lot of cool old abandoned buildings!