A day of mixed emotions for me today as I fly back to Minneapolis to say goodbye to my roommate and favorite person in the world. (If you live up north, I hope to see you at the going-away party, which has four of the best local bands performing: Melodious Owl, Friends Like These, Thunder in the Valley, and Revolver Modele.) Melissa is leaving The Cities to work at Spin, where she'll join the rest of the Minnesota Music Mafia. Her final column is a big wet kiss for the Minneapolis music scene. I'll miss ya, kid. I expect drunken phone calls from Brooklyn rooftops.