Lazerbeak, the Chalice, Motion City Soundtrack and lots more MN musicians give thanks

Categories: Holiday


Mary Jane Alm

What I'm thankful for: I'm thankful that I get to do what I love the most for a living: music, and for so many years!! That's everything!!

What song I'm thankful for: "A Case of You" by Joni Mitchell. My favorite song if I had to pick one.


Luke Redfield

What I'm thankful for: Peace of mind.

What song I'm thankful for: "Mississippi" by Bob Dylan.


Sophia Eris of The Chalice

What I'm thankful for: I'm thankful for my friends that are my family, and my family that are my friends.

What song I'm thankful for: "B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe" by Kendrick Lamar. It's my jam of the month that speaks for my soul.


Paul Doffing

What I'm thankful for: My twelve-string guitar.

What song I'm thankful for: "Reminiscing in Tempo" by Duke Ellington.


Marvel Devitt of Southside Desire

What I'm thankful for: I'm grateful for the health of my family and friends, and for everything that my grandparents have taught me about being an honest and decent person.

What song I'm thankful for: "Family Affair" by Sly and the Family Stone.


Jon Reine of Greycoats

What I'm thankful for: Our fevered electioneering is presently behind us, the current low interest rates on home mortgage loans, and an altruistic future filled with ironic goatees.

What song I'm thankful for: "Make Like Paper" by Red House Painters. A perfect guitar solo from a perfect fall album.


Sara Horishnyk of Bethany Larson & The Bee's Knees

What I'm thankful for: I am thankful that I am surrounded by inspiring and supportive friends and family.

What song I'm thankful for: There are too many great songs to choose just one.  I'm thankful that there is a diverse range of genres and styles to listen to.



What I'm thankful for: The usual generic answer, but it really is the truth: amazing friends and family, the addition of our first child this year, Team The Best Team, and the opportunity to make music for a living. Oh, and Mike's Hard Raspberry Lemonade. Year of the Endorsement Deal Forever!!!

What song I'm thankful for: "Outstanding" by The Gap Band.  Possibly the most feel good song of all the times ever.


Casey Call of Enemy Planes

What I'm thankful for: Tequila, your mom, and of course, world peace.

What song I'm thankful for: "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" by Leonard Nimoy (Youtube it).


Awkward Bodies

What we're thankful for: Mason is thankful for the vast unstoppable musical resource that is the internet. It allows the band to plunder any imaginable influence and still be a relatively straight-forward indie rock outfit. Jeannette is thankful for 20 new chapters of R Kelly's Trapped In The Closet Saga. Jesse is thankful there is no password on the neighbor's wi-fi. Nick is thankful that we don't make him answer public questions and subject him to scrutiny.

What song we're thankful for: Jeannette is thankful for "Pregnant" by R. Kelly. Jesse is thankful for "Dream Away" by George Harrison. Mason is thankful for "Every Word Means No" by Let's Active.


Linnea Mohn of Rogue Valley and A. Wolf and Her Claws

What I'm thankful for: I am thankful for really having gotten everything I've ever wanted even though I didn't always realize it at the time: a creative freelance job, amazing and inspirational friendships, all the basics: good food, clean water, shelter, warmth and two stupid cats. And I'm also really grateful for the defeat of the two stupid amendments that were on the ballot in MN this year.

What song I'm thankful for: "Why Does the Sun Shine" by They Might Be Giants.


Ben Kyle

What I'm thankful for: Breath.

What song I'm thankful for: "Playing with Fire" by Brandon Flowers.


Paul Engels of Rogue Valley

What I'm thankful for: I'm thankful for Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Daniel Craig, and Pierce Brosnan. (And, I guess, George Lazemby and Timothy Dalton.)

What song I'm thankful for: "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath.


Chris Koza of Rogue Valley

What I'm thankful for:  I'm thankful for compassionate people; for those who have shown generosity towards me and taught me how to better share with others. Also for Damian Lillard being drafted by the Portland Trailblazers.

What song I'm thankful for: It's a classic from a couple years ago: "Young Bride" by Midlake.


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