In the summer of 1984 I turned 16. I had a year of high school behind me and was living on a tropical island in the middle of the Pacific. My dad was a military chaplain, and we'd moved to Okinawa, Japan the previous summer. For several months we ... Huffington Post, 4 weeks ago
When I was 10 years old, my parents foisted a rather cruel yet unavoidable culture shock upon me. My family uprooted and moved from Malibu, California to Minnetonka, Minnesota. My dad had a job transfer and we went from the whiteout of SoCal ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago
Page 1 of 3 Mike Beck, a free-spirited West Coast singer-songwriter, composes songs inspired by his days as a working cowboy. Story by Jennifer Denison To some, Beck might appear to be an unconventional cowboy, but the songs he writes about ...Western Horseman, 1 month ago
At the age of 22, singer-songwriter Joel Tan, who goes by his stage name Gentle Bones, has racked up achievements that outstrip many of his contemporaries in the Singapore English music scene. On June 10, he plays his first ticketed solo show at ...Asiaone, 1 day ago
The Sloths preparing to take the stage in 2015. — Peter Bohler THE SONG BEGINS with a jungly rumble of tom-toms — that syncopated Bo Diddley beat. The lead singer, Tommy McLoughlin, shakes a brace of maracas, and then the guitar comes in: ...AARP, 3 days ago
A deeply tanned woman on the side of a dirt road called out to a pair of bikini-clad tourists pushing bikes. Her voice rose over the slapping waves and hoots of encouragement rising from a nearby slack line. Happy hour at 5 oclock, said the bar's ...Washington Post, 4 days ago
F or decades, virtual reality has failed to deliver on its great promise. But on March 28th, Oculus Rift, a breakthrough VR system, debuted finally heralding the arrival of a technology seemingly pulled from a sci-fi future. On a recent spring ...Rolling Stone, 1 week ago
Alex Lifeson (left) and Geddy Lee (with Neil Peart on drums) on stage in 1976 on the tour that followed the release of 2112 . Antonia Hille/ hide caption toggle caption Antonia Hille/ "It could have spelled the end for us." Alex Lifeson ...NPR, 1 month ago
Will Prince transcend an era of outsized grief, or will his death be just another passing Internet storm?
No Internet access for five days after the death of any major celebrity. A ban on emoticons. Restricted use of words like "visionary," "genius" and "legend." That's the consensus from cynical pundits horrified by the grief tsunami that ...New Hamburg Independent, 1 month ago
By and Emily Langer , A musical chameleon and flamboyant showman who never stopped evolving, Prince was one of the music world's most enigmatic superstars. He celebrated unabashed hedonism, sang of broken hearts and spiritual longing and had a ...Washington Post, 1 month ago Prince, mysterious, inventive chameleon of music, dies at 57 Washington Post, 1 month ago Obituary: Mysterious, inventive chameleon of music, dies at 57 Denver Post, 1 month ago
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