22 Albums That Changed My Life (Part 3)

So we went through the albums that shaped my teenage and early adulthood years — now here come the stuff that shaped me as a grown-up.  Note that these span longer years than the earlier eras, because as an adult my palate has already been formed and it became harder to …

How Cloud Cult’s “There’s So Much Energy in Us” Reduces Me to Tears

At the end of the epic journey that is the Lightchasers album, Cloud Cult brings down the curtain with this anthem.   What strikes me about this song is how it’s not about the crew’s success after a long and arduous journey.  It’s about not finding what they were looking for and …

Music Brings People Together

If you’ve been to a large rock concert, then you know the scene.  People up on their feet, clapping together to the rhythm.  The singer tells the audience to scream, and they do.  Then s/he says “you gotta do better than that!” and the audience screams louder. We create communities …

Cloud Cult “No Hell” and What We Bottle Up Inside

Cloud Cult is a local hero here in Minnesota, and for a good reason.  Started 20 years ago as Craig Minowa’s humble solo music outlet, it’s now a bona fide movement, a force to be reckoned with, the pride of Twin Cities that we get to brag about to the …