Thursday Music: Evening Sun – Steve Carlson

I wrote this song 30 years ago, shortly after the Gulf War began in 1991. I didn’t know at the time that another invasion of Iraq by America would occur in 2003, or that by 2021 we would be involved in 20 years of war in Afghanistan with no end…

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Thursday Music: Bard Extraordinaire – Steve Carlson

Here’s one from yours truly. If you like what you hear, and if you’ll support Blogging Blue at the $7 a month level, I’ll send you a copy of the CD this track is from, my record PleasantVille. I’m an amateur songwriter, though many years ago a reviewer for the…

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What would Garvey do? An open letter to Bernie Sanders

This is a guest blog by former Blogging Blue contributor Steve Carlson!!! Dear Bernie, I want to start off by telling you how heartening it was to read your remarks in John Nichols Nation magazine tribute to Ed Garvey on the occasion of Garvey’s passing in February of 2017. You…

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Thursday Music Special Edition: Steve Carlson: Living Without

A special treat from friend of Blogging Blue, Steve Carlson! Please watch the video along with enjoying the music.

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Thursday Music: A Hell of A Time- Steve Carlson

Happy Holidays Wisconsin. Have yourself A Hell of A Time.

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Black Friday Music: Steve Carlson- A Hell of A Time

Given that the Christmas season officially started sometime yesterday this seems appropriate. Try not to get punched at Walmart today if you can help it.

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Scott Walker: The Inartful Dodger (VIDEO)

On Wednesday Gov. Scott Walker attended the annual Governor’s Small Business Summit in Eau Claire. During the event, Blogging Blue contributor Steve Carlson, who is a steering committee member of 15 NOW Northwest Wisconsin, asked Gov. Walker about living wages. Predictably, Gov. Walker refused to answer Steve’s questions about living…

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Thursday Music Twofer: Jackson Browne – The Rebel Jesus and Steve Carlson – A Hell of A Time

I had the distinct pleasure this week of seeing Mike McCabe write on his Facebook page that my Christmas song, ” A Hell of A Time ” reminded him of Jackson Browne’s ” The Rebel Jesus ”  so I couldn’t resist re-posting my song next to Jackson’s. Thanks for putting up with me and…

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Thursday music: Steve Carlson – Sorry Sons A Bitches

I grew up listening to my mom’s country music compilation albums, and I grew up around a lot of guys who lived like some of those songs. So here’s one for them, wherever they may be.

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Thursday Music: Steve Carlson – A Hell of A Time

My wife’s favorite Christmas song. Makes a great holiday gift!

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