Friday, September 7, 2007

Hide 'n Seeking for PW Tickets

Thanks very much to Paul's management for offering up 10 pairs of tickets for The Craft show, to be given away through the site.

The winners will be selected at random from all the correct contest entries. The contest is pretty simple (if you know your bacon from your fingernails). Click here for all the contest details and good luck!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

I'm In Love (With That Song)

Keeping in mind the nature of the upcoming show in Mpls (Paul will play songs and also be interviewed, probably talking about some/all of the songs he plays), what songs would you like to hear him play?

You can vote on this in poll form here: Paul Westerberg - The Craft Poll

Basically, you rate songs you would LOVE to hear in this format highly (i.e. 10) and songs you would not like to hear as much, lowly (i.e. 0) and anywhere in between. Note that yes, there are songs missing from the poll. I didn't want the poll to be any longer than it already is (it's LONG) so I went off polls that I did in the past in winnowing the list and also common sense (by which I mean, "Dope Smokin' Moron" isn't included....). Your feedback is much appreciated!

"Paul Westerberg to the rescue"

I posted this clip on the Message Board last week and thought I'd share it here too. It's from "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (aka MST3K), if you don't know about the show, here are the basics: The show featured several puppets and one human making fun of bad movies and the show was made in Mpls. For more info, check out Satellite News.

Anyhow, this clip is from the movie "Aliens in L.A.", featuring the egregiously-voiced Kathy Ireland. The PW reference is at around 6:25 (counting down). There were several other Mats-related references throughout the series. It was a great show (I still have my fan club t-shirt) and many episodes are available from Rhino.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Paul Westerberg Live in MPLS!

Awesome news - Paul is playing live in Mpls on Sunday, September, 23! This is part of "The Craft" concert series, produced by Miller Genuine Draft and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. One catch, you have to win tickets through a Mpls radio station, Cities 97. The show will be hosted by Warren Zanes, so there will be Paul performing and Paul talking, a Storytellers kinda thing. Get your butt on over to the Cities 97 site and fill out the entry form/quiz. Good luck to all!

Some consolation for those of us not in attendance: Videos from the show will be streamed online at a later date as well (though obviously being there is much, much, much, much better).

What Is This?

This is a blog companion to the Man Without Ties/Paul Westerberg site (which I started almost 12 years ago, my god, it can't possibly be that long, but yes, it was Nov. 1995 when I put the first page up). Why does the site need a blog, when there is already an entire web site and message board? Well, it's really for technical reasons. By putting up the latest news and info on a blog, as well as on the regular News page, it allows for this site to be tracked by blog search sites like Technorati, which helps new people find the site and it also allows readers to subscribe to updates via RSS, which is a major plus.

Is it going to be a pain to update two sites? I think (hope) it will be a very minor pain and that the advantages will outweigh the disadvantages. If you're interested in the full MWT surround sound experience, please visit the main site (Man Without Ties) and if you're interested in connecting with other fans, visit the MWT Message Board and sign up to join in the conversation (or just lurk). You can very easily get all the PW news you can use via those two sites, this blog is just intended to put it into a more Web 2.0-y format.