MMMF 2014 Line-up Announcement and a Party Foul

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This year the McDowell Mountain Music Festival organizers did something different. They hosted a Lineup Announcement Beer Bash Party. (No finer words have been spoken into my ears. Beer—Music Festival—Line-up announcement—Party). The gig was at Copper Blues in Phoenix and featured local bands The Haymarket Squares and The Senators. Deschutes beer was poured. Fun was had. And… Read more »

Meet the Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ

I got dragged to the Meat Puppets show (with a free ticket and the promise of comped drinks by my friend CC). They played at the Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix last week, and had it been anywhere else I might have declined. Granted, there aren’t a lot of things to do on the Friday after Thanksgiving and the Crescent… Read more »

McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015 Announcement Party

MMMF 2015 lineup

This year the McDowell Mountain Music Festival organizers are doing something different. They are hosting a Lineup Announcement Beer Bash. No finer words have been spoken into my ears (or actually, read by my eyes). The party is Decmber 13th at Copper Blues in Phoenix. Time: 7-12pm. Local bands will play (The Haymarket Squares and The Senators) and Deschutes… Read more »

Why Your History Shouldn’t Hold You Back From Where You Want to Go

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Remember middle school? Just kidding, don’t think about that–unless you’re a glutton for punishment. For many of us, the teen years were some dark times of trying out different personalities, likes, dislikes, relationships, friendships, jobs and so forth. If that wasn’t bad enough, that feeling of uncertainty often haunts us till we’re in our twenties… Read more »

Dress to Impress Yourself

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You don’t have to lecture me (Mom) about the value of a good education. Where we differ is where you get that education. I spent your wad of cash going to school and learned two things: how to manipulate people to get what I want and how to spot people who are manipulating me. Now… Read more »

Phish at the Forum 10/24/14

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My big brother has been following Phish from the days of them playing small clubs in Upstate New York. I wish I could say that. He scoffs at my pipe dream to hit the road and follow them like a Phish-head groupie—eating grilled cheese out of the back of a Subaru Forrester, smelling like all kinds of… Read more »

Summer Ends Festival 2014

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I love a music festival! Obviously. But really. When a new one springs up I can not wait to pack up the day camping supplies. The Summer Ends Festival, albeit not entirely new, restarted what they began in 2007. They took a hiatus during the worst part of the Great Recession, but this year they… Read more »