Bob Mould is on fire with new album echoing his Hüsker Dü years
When he blew off some smoke in the recording studio in February, Bob Mould didn’t know he would literally be surrounded by it in the days leading up to his new album’s release.“We can’t even leave the house, it’s so bad,” the ex-Minnesotan indie-rock legend said by phone last week from San Francisco.The city he now calls home has been shrouded in smoke from wildfires burning all around Northern California. It made for a prophetically eerie setup to talk about an album whose opening line is, “The West Coast is covered in ash and flames/ Keep denying the winds of climate change.”“Unfortunately, ...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Athletes have protested for years — so what's different now? It's no longer a single, radical voice speaking out.
CHICAGO — Craig Hodges reveled in sharing history, current events and revolutionary ideas with his Chicago Bulls teammates and visiting opponents.Many shook their heads, shrugged or told him he was on his own.That included quick dismissals from Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson when the veteran Bulls guard approached them about boycotting Game 1 of the 1991 NBA Finals. Hodges wanted to call attention to America’s racism in the wake of the high-profile Los Angeles police beating of Rodney King.Hodges’ request was rejected. But he wasn’t deterred.“It was one of those things where they’re all sayi...