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John Moe

St Paul, MN
Host and Head Writer, Wits, American Public Media

Radio host: Wits, Marketplace Tech, Weekend America, Conversation Parade Books

John Moe: Ranking 20 Top Bands On How Pleasant They Would Be To Go On A Hayride And Apple Picking With — 'Autumn is a time for football, yes, and holidays, sure, but most importantly it's a time for hayrides and apple picking,' writes John Moe. 'It makes you wonder how certain famous bands would do in those circumstances.' John has ranked 20 bands on that criteria; see how your favorites stack up.

John Moe: My Favorite Singers Who Can't Really Sing All That Well, If We're Being Honest — 'The more I think about it, the more I realize there are plenty of singers out there doing very well who can't really especially sing all that great,' John Moe writes. '[But] I am not here to criticize singers who can't sing. I am here to ADORE singers who can't sing.'

John Moe: What Kind Of Band Would Your Pets Sound Like? — 'What if common house pets could start bands?' John Moe writes. 'What would those bands sound like? I'm glad you asked, because I have a college degree and have written several books unrelated to this topic and am an expert on this topic.' Read what John has determined for these 'pet sounds,' if you will.

John Moe plays 'Find the Teddy' with your favorite bands — John Moe gazes into the facade of Mount Rushmore and decides to look into areas of music where he could most easily find a dominant foursome to determine if, wherever there is a group of four, there is a notably less stellar member of the group: the Teddy.

John Moe explores The Three Levels Of Music Discovery — 'There are three levels to discovering music,' John Moe writes, 'the kind of music that makes you stop what you're doing and give a focused listen.' John describes and gives examples of what those three levels are. See what you think, and share some of your own discoveries.

John Moe's ABSOLUTE NON-NEGOTIABLE RULES THAT EVERY BAND WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW or TOWARD A UNIFIED SYSTEM OF BAND NOMENCLATURE — I don't like the Utah Jazz of the NBA. It's for the same reason I don't like the Orlando Magic: lack of definite article, lack of plural noun. When a player joins the Pistons, he can say, "I'm a Piston" but when he joins the Jazz, then what? "I'm a Jazz ...

Final Schedule for the 2016 Republican National Convention. — Lists Final Schedule for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Night 1 - "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung by Kid Rock (featuring Scott Stapp on spoons) Speakers: - The robot baby from American Sniper - Chris Christie reenacts Mr. Trump's favorite scenes from Coach - Ann Coulter just stands there for an hour, then plays theremin for an hour, then two more hours of standing - George W.

John Moe: On the Cognitive Dissonance of Seeing Bon Scott Sing 'Build Me Up Buttercup' — Sometimes a video can be amusing, then funny, then existentially upsetting. Such was the case when I came across this one of Bon Scott, the late singer of AC/DC, singing the '60s bubblegum pop classic, "Build Me Up Buttercup." Here: Look at him! Doing the second vocal with a group called The Valentines!

Excerpts From Dagwood Bumstead’s Intervention. — Excerpts From Dagwood Bumstead's Intervention. Blondie, wife: I do love you. I can't help that. But your relationship with food is killing you. It's killing us. At first it seemed like an eccentricity. Charming, almost. Almost. But the sandwiches, those obscene, grotesque sandwiches you consume ... Why do you need them so desperately?

John Moe's supergroup showdown: nicknames or proper names? — I'm always happy when I meet someone named Dave because I know I'll like them. I've liked several Davids I've met but I've been very fond of every Dave I've gotten to know. There's something about shedding the formality of the second syllable that cheers the name up.
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Oct 27, 2016

@PFTompkins Amswee. It really is perfect. Teh and ? are good but amswee is like Sting in The Police.

Oct 26, 2016

I think, in a sense, we're all looking for teh amswees to life's big ?s.

Oct 26, 2016

Huh. Turns out Addison Russell is a grown man who plays shortstop for the Cubs and not a petulant 9-year-old at the American Girl store.

Oct 26, 2016

@tap_1_0 Put-upon guy who can't believe that hotshot is getting away with this again.

Oct 26, 2016

RT @johnmoe: "I'll bet ya I'll die!" - me "I'll bet ya won't!" - life insurance

Oct 26, 2016

I want to play the lawyer who incredulously says "Objection, your honor!" before the judge says "overruled." @JennaStern? Can ya hook me up?

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