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The P-team

Elect Trump in 2016!

Alright, I’ll start off with some honesty. Up until recently, I thought you guys were joking about electing Donald Trump as the POTUS in 2016. I didn’t take the circus too seriously, and that was my mistake. Obviously, I was missing the potential so many of my fellow concerned, educated and motivated citizens saw in this…

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Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free

Real Music: Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free

If songwriting is your thing, this album is worth checking out. I like this music and want to support the great artist who created it!

The Weather Below

Real Music: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – The Weather Below

If you haven’t heard of these guys yet, consider this your formal introduction. With Arleigh Kincheloe and her voice out front, any band is going to be amazing. But these guys are just good, top to bottom, and it makes that special band meets vocals meets genre meets timing mix. Great stuff, check it out, buy…

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Pyrite Parachute

From band to brand… and back again

I was recently asked to write a blog post about Pyrite Parachute for the blog at the ad firm where I work. Initially I had a tough time figuring out what on Earth anyone reading an ad firm’s blog would find interesting about a band, but eventually I arrived at a destination I was happy…

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Bad News Bears

Sorry to be the bearer…

“Hey guys, I didn’t get to catch any of your show tonight… and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we simply can’t have shows like that. I like your sound, and I’m willing to give you the benefit of the doubt, but at the end of the day we need heads…

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Zelda

Real Music: Zelda’s Field Theme

There’s really not a ton I’m going to be able to say about how awesome this with that would make people change their opinion. If you’re a fan of Zelda, or music, you’re likely to appreciate this.

Growing up in Haiti

Are we forgetting what hardship is?

Things are so bad in America that people should be out protesting instead of eating, drinking fresh water and watching their flat screens. — Donnie Garvich (@dgarvich) December 19, 2014 I believe that someone can read your social media posts and learn just about everything they need to know about you. Because of this, I make…

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Star Wars Kid

5 Year Old’s Take on Leia’s Slave Outfit

Star Wars has proven elusive for my kids to get into. They still have a pretty heightened sensitivity to some of the things Star Wars is known for, particularly monsters. But I await the day when I’ll be able to share one of my favorite pieces of entertainment with them. Other kids are less sensitive,…

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Snarky Puppy

Real Music: Snarky Puppy – Thing of Gold

This isn’t the first time I’ve featured these guys for their contribution to real music. If you’re into progressive or jam bands and you don’t know about Snarky Puppy yet you’re doing it wrong. These guys recently won a Grammy for “Best R&B Performance” for their song, “Something” which features Lalah Hathaway and they’ve spent…

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