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Reflections, An Oral History of Twin Peaks

Today marks the official publication date of my book, Reflections, An Oral History of Twin Peaks. It has been a long road leading to today, but damn if I’m not happy with how all the hard work turned out. The initial response to the book has just blown me away and I’m grateful for everyone’s […]

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2014 Bonnaroo Survival Guide!

It’s just a week away, the 13th annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee!  I feel very lucky for it to be my 10th trip to the farm this year and I’m as excited as I’ve ever been. I’ve seen it all (almost) and I would like to share with you, dear reader, how […]

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Concert Review – Mutual Benefit, live at Exit/In

Riding high on the positive buzz of last year’s Love’s Crushing Diamond, Mutual Benefit stopped by Nashville’s Exit/In during an abbreviated tour last night. I arrived too late for the first opener, but was amused and intrigued by the following supporting act, local synth-rock project Meth Dad, who bravely jammed out on the mic barefoot […]

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The Flaming Lips vs. Kliph Scurlock

It’s hard to not like the Flaming Lips. Their fearless leader Wayne Coyne ascended from a decade-long tenure as a Long John Silver fry cook to international rock n’ roll superstar. Their multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd escaped a crippling heroin addiction. Their live shows rain confetti to the soundtrack of classic songs like “Do You Realize?” […]

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The Donald Sterling Fiasco

The “Donald Sterling is a bigot” inferno that has engulfed the 2014 NBA playoffs is in a word, sad. At eighty years old, the billionaire slumlord owner of the Los Angeles Clippers is impregnable and immune to any sort of punishment that can be levied by the NBA, corporate sponsors, or paying basketball fans. Even […]

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Richard Beymer talks “It’s a Beautiful World” and more

Richard Beymer may be best known as Tony in the 1961 Academy Award-winning Best Picture, West Side Story, or perhaps as the sleazy and conflicted Benjamin Horne in Twin Peaks, but Beymer has spent decades off-camera indulging many artistic avenues that encompass sculpting, painting, writing, and directing his own films. Beymer’s just-released film, It’s a Beautiful World, (see […]

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In Memoriam: Ultimate Warrior

I’ve been a professional wrestling fan (off and on) since the fall of 1990. The first WrestleMania I ever watched was the sixth installment, and I immediately became a fan of the Ultimate Warrior, whom captured his first and only heavyweight championship at that event, becoming the first man to ever defeat Hulk Hogan on […]

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The Annual Top Ten Records of the year, 2013 Edition! and more…

2013 has frankly been an incredible year for new music.  In a year stacked with highly awaited releases and sleeper hits from nowhere – I was very pleased.  And just like years before I’m here to tell you all about my top ten favorites!  Honorable mention to My Bloody Valentine’s MBV, (Nashville’s own)  D. Watusi’s Dark Party, […]

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My Pessimistic WWE Survivor Series 2013 Preview

The annual WWE Survivor Series is set for this evening and frankly, I just don’t care.  The Survivor Series has offered so many classic moments over the years and is a member of the elite 4 annual pay-per-views, along with the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and Summer Slam.  It demands importance, but it has been booked […]

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Breaking Bad – “Felina” Review

It is 9:00AM, the morning after the grand finale of the beloved AMC drama Breaking Bad and I am at a loss for words, but compelled to say goodbye.  Let me preface my review of the finale episode by saying that the fifth season in its entirety was beyond brilliant.  The first glimpse of the […]

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