Monthly Archives: August 2018

McCain: “We never hide from history. We make history.”

What follows is he final statement from Sen. John McCain, read Monday by Rick Davis, his former presidential campaign manager, at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona: “My fellow Americans, whom I have gratefully served for sixty years, and … Continue reading

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RIP John McCain, war hero, patriot, independent thinker

“‘The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it,’ spoke my hero, Robert Jordan, in [Ernest Hemingway’s] ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls.‘ And I do, too. I hate to leave … Continue reading

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Stray Cats rock through reunion shows

Orange County Register: It has been 10 years since the Stray Cats rocked the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, however Thursday night it felt like the trio hadn’t skipped a beat. Fans were ready to jump, jive and wail along … Continue reading

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Stray Cats strut their stuff at reunion show

OC Weekly: “The Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa was crowded with rockabillies, rockafillys, chilli-billies, psychobillies and whatever other sub-group you can slap that suffix on….the venue’s amphitheater was filled with folks who lived through the first wave of rockabilly, the … Continue reading

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Go ahead, get that tattoo. Your boss shouldn’t mind.

Chicago Tribune: The research, published this month in the journal Human Relations, surveyed more than 2,000 people and found that the inked were just as likely to be employed and to earn as much as the uninked, regardless of the … Continue reading

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We are loved

British artist Charlie Mackesy says that the story of the prodigal son is most central to him “It is subversive and flies in the face of religion, religious sensibility and moral high ground. It suggests we are loved not for what … Continue reading

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Sting: ‘The Church’s Music and Liturgy Fed This Artistic Soul’

National Catholic Register: You’ve said in interviews about your contribution to the show that you were immersed and well-schooled in the music of the Church. What particular influences — musical and religious — were important to you in making the composition? … Continue reading

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RIP Lorrie Collins, rockabilly star

Los Angeles Times: “Lorrie Collins died on Aug. 4 at 76 in Reno, where she had been living in recent years. Her brother, Larry Collins, revealed the news via Facebook. He said her death was the result of complications from … Continue reading

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X exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa

Grateful to catch the exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of X, the legendary Los Angeles punk band, at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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