Kyle Crane has played drums on many of your favorite records. Now, he throws his his significant talent behind a solo project, with many of his close friends, including Conor O'Berst and Blake Millls.
Nate Allen has been making music for a decade in a half. From raucous acoustic based punk to folk, here, he discusses his latest project, Good Saint Nathaniel.
An interview with Kerry Alexander of Minneapolis based group, Bad Bad Hats.
Imagine making a different choice. What would the outcome look like then? Would it still be tragic?
While their dad performs at a Bible camp and their mom gossips with the staff, two little boys find refuge in building a fort up in the mountains, with unexpected consequences.
Juno Award winners, Dear Rouge are about to embark on a tour. Their new record, "Phases" has been getting great reviews. Danielle McTaggart is interviewed here.
For more than thirty years, Christian hard rockers, Bride, have been creating no holds barred music that is both unashamed and thought provoking.
My personal top forty favorite albums of the 1990's. Ranging from the wildly famous to the most obscure.
Orlando, Florida progressive death metal outfit, Monotheist, is back with a brutal new record. Founder and guitarist, Prophet, sits down and discusses the record-- and music in general.
Portland, Oregon based new wave duo, Camp Crush, are set to release a new EP on May 18th, 2018. Find out what dance moves they are good at, among other things, in this chat with vocalist Jen Deale.
Portland, Oregon's Pop Funk Rockers, The Adio Sequence, are back with a brand new record titled Then and Now. Lead vocalist Travis Williams talks to us about that and a host of other topics.
As a listless young couple debates whether to have a child, a visit to a boss' fancy home unearths the rot at the core of their marriage.
A review of the cult novel, Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney.
The Debut poetry collection by Craig A. Hart. Published in 2013, The Magician of Wrigley Street.
Karaoke is a fun and entertaining pastime... but it starts with having a good host. These three tips should help you as both a karaoker and a Karaoke host (KJ)
Released on September 24th, 1991, Nirvana's "Nevermind" remains as relevant today as it was when it was released. here, the author shares his thoughts on the impact of record.
Scottish songstress KT Tunstall talks about her new album, the rigors of the road, skinny dipping, mini golf, puppies and dinosaurs. Contains audio.
A Review of a performance by Neo-soul band Fitz and the Tantrums at the Oregon Zoo Amphitheater on 8/19/16.
A look at the universal theme found in works by Raymond Carver, Billy Collins and Alice Walker.
A brief look at the themes and ideas behind Raymond Carver's story. Cathedral
A look at and analysis of Jamaica Kincaid's short story, "Girl"
A look at the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, Shadow of a Doubt, told shown through drawings and text. The primary focus is on Uncle Charlie, the villain of the film.
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
The author writes a letter to his six-year-old self, explaining the origins of his emetophobia.
What is Creative non fiction and how does one write it?
Eating healthier and smarter doesn't mean sacrificing taste.
Advice on getting a tattooing, a description of the process, followed by the authors' personal stories. Includes lots of pictures and videos. If you plan on getting a tattoo, you must read this article.
Take your dog to the park? Don't do these things!
The white van speaker scam... don't be a victim!
An overview of the life of Kurt Cobain (Feb 20th, 1967- April 5th 1994).
installment seven in an ongoing music review series. This one features songs Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ryan Adams, Mayer Hawthorne, Muse, Anberlin, The Cure, Radiohead, Five Iron Frenzy and He is Legend
a short biography of musician Freddie Mercury, vocalist of Queen, including his childhood, rise to fame, and early death.
a review of one of the first books to expose the tragedy of conflict diamonds.
a reviews of the novel I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells. Its a YA novel marketed to adults. This is a problem.
Poetry tips. Using endstopepd and enjambed lines, using found poems to practice.
Another article with writing tips. This one says, essentially, "Don't be anonymous".
Joe Paterno and Penn State are guilty of sexual abuse, even though they were not the one's committing the physical act. Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for the Penn State Nittany Lions Football team has been found guilty of 45 of the 48 charges levied against him and will likely spend...
A short sketch on the god Chronos, the personification of time.
a poem where the poet was clearly just having fun with words!
A Review of the British dramedy film The Full Monty.
An article about making an impressive seafood meal (includes a soup)
an old man on the beach, enjoying his daily routine and his afternoon nap
you should plan a visit to the Painted Desert in Arizona for your next summer travel experience
the destination is not half as fun as the journey
A question of whether perfect research is possible is discussed. Einstein's Theory of Relativity is referenced, and two bloggers using the same title are cited.
Pericles, the tyrant who gave us wonderful art and architecture.
an analysis of the novel "Frankstein" using other myths and legends and quotes from the novel itself
Catal Hoyuk was an ancient city in modern day Turkey. It resembled an ancient apartment or condominium complex. this piece seeks to answer some questions about the city. A quick yet informative read.
A poem I wrote in high school turned into a song about a friend I had who as contemplating suicide.
i had a bird that flew away
train stations are neat=o/ Here's a bio of Portland, Oregon's Union Station
a poem of self righteousness, hubris, and all that good stuff.
an analysis of the dying all ages music scene in Portland with some proposed theories. (original date of publication, October 31, 2012).
remembering my grandfather through the smell of pipe tobacco
an interesting take on Genesis Chapter 3
James Jones' final book, and third in his world war 2 trilogy stinks.