I tend to take music pretty seriously. I suppose that’s natural considering that my early music influences were grunge, metal and gangsta rap – Nirvana, Pearl Jam, REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns ‘n Roses, Snoop, Dre and Public Enemy, to name a few. Here was music that spoke to me, that either showed me [...]
Alma Mater, wise and glorious, Child of Light and Bride of Truth, Over fate and foe victorious, Dowered with eternal youth, Crowned with love of son and daughter, Thou shalt conquer as of yore, Dear old Pittsburgh, Alma Mater, God preserve Thee evermore!
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I read a post over at Girl You So Well Spoken detailing an apparent casting call for a Ciroc commercial seeking “light-skinned african americans”. Now that it’s been discovered and publicized, Ciroc is taking to denying, denying, denying having made such a request for their commercials but the larger point still remains.
Unfortunately, it’s not [...]
I could have been a failed dog parent. When I first decided that I wanted to get a dog, I knew I wanted a beagle, despite their supposed loudness and obstinancy. Something about those floppy ears and their spirit just captured me.
I checked Petfinder for weeks and visited shelters a few times. Eventually, I [...]
I’ll go ahead and say it – I’m a Battlestar Galactica fan.
Such an admission instantly conjures images of acne-scarred nerds being thrown into a dumpster but that’s ok. Most folks don’t understand the true power of science fiction. It’s not about mysterious histories, fast starships or hot alien women (though BSG has all those). [...]
I often ride the bus to/from work downtown. It’s cheaper and faster than driving; plus it gives me a chance to relax, take a nap or read a book. Unless, that is, people are yammering away on the bus.
I don’t want to say that no one should ever talk on a bus but… well, [...]