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Another Happy Birthday to Paul, from Bob Mehr (with bonus story)! Happy birthday to Paul Harold Westerberg – born 58 years ago on a particularly frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Replacements co-founder, revered solo artist, *the* singer-songwriter of his generation. The Johnson to my Boswell, as well as the only person to ever mail me a body part (a molar – it’s a long story). Here’s a footnote … Read more →

Happy Birthday, Paul!

Happy Birthday, Paul! And Happy New Year to all! Here’s wishing you the bluest sky And hoping something better comes tomorrow Hoping all the verses rhyme And the very best of choruses to Follow all the doubt and sadness I know that better things are on the way. I know you’ve got a lot of good things happening up ahead The past is gone it’s all been said So here’s … Read more →

Own The Original “14 Songs” Cover Photo, Inscribed by Paul

14 songs envelope

Here’s an amazing opportunity to own something that is literally one-of-a kind, and to help out Slim Dunlap and his family. I’m posting this message on behalf of Jim Sullivan, who worked with the Mats on their merchandising. This photo is the original 8×10 print that Paul chose for the cover of “14 Songs” and he inscribed it: “This, with the hands is a record cover. Whole shot” If there’s … Read more →

Tommy Keene (1958 – 2017)

Such terrible and sad news to report. Legendary power pop singer-songwriter Tommy Keene has died. From his website: Power-pop legend, acclaimed singer-songwriter, and venerated guitarist Tommy Keene has died. The 59 year-old Keene passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep at his Los Angeles area home on Wednesday. Keene – who recorded for Geffen, Matador Records, and Second Motion, among others – built an impressive and acclaimed catalog over … Read more →

“Live At Maxwell’s” Sweet Promo Goodies

Caveat: I can’t tell you how to get your hands on this stuff – but it’s too cool not to share. Bob Mehr and Rhino Marketing Guy Jason Reynolds have both posted some truly covetable stuff on Instagram (those matches!) Got a light??? Here's a peek at more of the cool marketing goodies Rhino's Jason Reynolds has come up with for The Replacements "Live at Maxwell's 1986" – available for … Read more →