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MN Reads: "Alphabet Jazz: Poetry, Prose, Stories and Songs" by Paul Metsa
"Price of adoption: $65
Price of emergency vet in Golden Valley: $1,200
Price of UMN Vet Hospital and intensive care: $3,600
Price of having Minnesota's second-best folk singer take me out at 6 a.m.
and hold me up while I poop: “Priceless!”
"Merry Christmas, your $5,000 alarm clock, Blackie
"P.S. And yes, maybe I picked you."
"I am completely artistically drained - in a cleansing and beautiful way - the way it is supposed to work. First you live it, then you write about, then reread and relive it- which in a way is harder the second time around. It’s my story but I am honored to share stories of your friends and mine like Larry Kegan, Bill Hinkley, Sue McLean, Jeanne Peterson, Willie Murphy, Willie Walker and more. For me, these stories keep them alive and me as well. When I got my book deal to write "Blue Guitar Highway," - my dad, Elder Metsa, said, “Tell the truth, son.” I did that here as well."
The endlessly prolific musician/songwriter/poet/author Paul Metsa talks about his new book, the songs that accompany it and the dogs that accompany him this morning on Northland Morning.