Saturday, October 23, 2004

A Surprise

No music today. I just wanted to mention an amazing feat that occured in Minneapolis on Thursday night. As part of a benefit for Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller ( diagnosed with throat cancer ) Bob Mould and Grant Hart shared the stage for the first time in nearly 17 years. Anyone familiar with the acrimonious split of Husker Du and the years of subtle and not so subtle barbs aimed at one another should be very surprised by all of this. The details can be found here.

They played two songs: "Hardly Getting Over It" and "Never Talking To You Again". Fitting. Glad to see that they could put aside their differences for a good cause. Too bad the 'Mats couldn't do the same.