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My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 13, 2015

After 8 years of living in Des Moines, it seems only fitting that I take the time to reflect on things I love about Des Moines. There have been so many of the changes in the last 7 years, it is really not hard to find 7 things. I wrote for Des Moines is NOT Boring for nearly all of these 7 years we’re reflecting on as part of the birthday celebration,...

Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 12, 2015

You might have seen a post on our social media sites earlier this month announcing our birthday. It’s true, we’re celebrating our 7th birthday this month! What is a blog to do for its 7th birthday? It’s not like there is a book written about expectations for the 7th celebration…since not many blogs last this long. We’re really creating things as we go...

My 2015 80/35 Plan

My 2015 80/35 Plan

Jul 9, 2015

For the past few 80/35‘s, I’ve used this space to list a bunch of bands I think you should go see, to let you make over your own mind about the festival. Meanwhile, over at my now cobwebbed personal blog, I used that space to tell you who I wanted to see. You see at DMiNB, I like to guide people into making their own decisions based on what I like. But...

Ready for 80/35? Canby – Alive Inside

Ready for 80/35? Canby – Alive Inside

Jul 2, 2015

I like to think I am pretty solid with words. I mean, I have been doing this for a bit now and I think I have a pretty okay grasp on the whole “written word” thing (grammar, much less, but I digress). However, what I still cannot grasp properly are titles. Every title I have ever come up with has been complete garbage. It’s why most of the titles of these...

Favorite Iowa Music of 2014

Favorite Iowa Music of 2014

Dec 18, 2014

I do this every year, but this year might have been the hardest, so far. I think I say that every year, too, but this year, I really mean it. It wasn’t just the locating of the albums and making sure I had heard my fair share, it was the way music is released that has made this so hard. So many bands releasing singles, short ep’s and music videos instead of...