MPR Fakebook with Laurie Lindeen

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Mary Lucia and Laurie Lindeen (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)

The Current Fakebook returned with its final show of the series' first season as The Current's Mary Lucia welcomed Minneapolis-based musician and author Laurie Lindeen, along with a cast of rock worthies to help tell Lindeen's story.

Lindeen's first book, "Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story," tells of the struggles of coming of age in the Minneapolis music scene of the 1980's. Rock and roll dreams, love and illness all figure in the tale. Some of the very musicians who played with Lindeen and inspired her will provide the soundtrack to her story: her own band, Zuzu's Petals, reunited for the show, and other performers included her husband, Paul Westerberg, Steve Wynn, John Eller, Lori Barbero, Ed Ackerson, Marc Perlman, and many other local luminaries.

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    Laurie Lindeen performs with Zuzu's Petals (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)
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    Zuzu's Petals bassist Coleen Elwood (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)
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    Zuzu's Petals drummer Linda Pitmon (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)
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    Paul Westerberg, Jim Boquist, and Mark Olson (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)
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    Maria Russell and Mark Olson (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)
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    Paul Westerberg serenades his wife Laurie Lindeen with the song "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face." (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)
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    Jim Boquist (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)
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    Mary Lucia and Laurie Lindeen (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)
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    Lori Barbero, drummer for Babes in Toyland (Photo: Daniel Corrigan)