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Ready for 80/35? Canby – Alive Inside

Ready for 80/35? Canby – Alive Inside

Jul 2, 2015

I like to think I am pretty solid with words. I mean, I have been doing this for a bit now and I think I have a pretty okay grasp on the whole “written word” thing (grammar, much less, but I digress). However, what I still cannot grasp properly are titles. Every title I have ever come up with has been complete garbage. It’s why most of the titles of these...

Fire + Live Music + Cotton Candy = Priceless Night of Entertainment

Fire + Live Music + Cotton Candy = Priceless Night of Entertainment

Aug 12, 2013

So, it is Monday morning…have you thought what you’ll be doing on Thursday yet? I realize Monday’s are generally spent recovering from the weekend, believe me, I am in the same boat. But, at some point you’ll start to look forward to the week ahead…maybe after a half-dozen caffeinated beverages. When that point comes, when you...

10 or so questions from Ben Gran: Interview with Nate Logsdon, Mumford’s

10 or so questions from Ben Gran: Interview with Nate Logsdon, Mumford’s

Jan 29, 2013

I attended college in Ames, Iowa from 1997-1999. Back in those days, it seems like all I ever heard from a lot of young people in Ames was a lot of negativity about how “lame” Ames was, and how they would have rather been in Iowa City. Fast forward to today, and Ames is home to a burgeoning music scene with some truly impressive national touring bands like...

Iowa Music Makes Me Happy

Iowa Music Makes Me Happy

Jun 21, 2012

I have been in a terrible funk lately. There has been so much negativity in my life that has overshadowed the good lately, mostly from the stuff that, well, is negative in my life (I will just say it; it’s work. I am in a bad place with my job. No one cares about that though, with good reason, and I will now shut up about it). When times like these arise, I...

The River Monks – Jovials

The River Monks – Jovials

Dec 8, 2011

I normally like to start these out with some sort of anecdote or personal experience or some sort of overriding thesis to try and tie the music I talk about into some sort of grand message.  But here is a fact about me, I’m simultaneously very busy and very lazy. My day job is retail, retail in December is just bollocks (I mean, retail period is just...