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Life Advice from Young the Giant


When I heard that one of my current favorite indie rock bands, Young the Giant, was making a surprise appearance at a local high school, I was all over it! I spent my lunch break at a Santa Ana high school, where the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens had arranged for a “surprise” at Godinez High School, as part of…

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Music Monday | Mistaken for Strangers | The National

Mistaken For Strangers and The National


Months later and I am still thinking about it. I watched the National in concert at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. As expected, the music was phenomenal. But what made the show extra special was the screening of “Mistaken for Strangers,” a documentary movie by Tom Berninger, who happens to be the younger brother of Matt, lead singer for…

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Music Monday: R.I.P. Lou Reed


Lou Reed was an American rock n’ roll icon, who influenced a generation of rock stars. He passed away on October 27, 2013 at the age of 71. Take a walk on the wild side with me this Music Monday, and enjoy this various artists’ version of “Perfect Day,” from a few years back. You may also listen to the…

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Music Monday: Indie Rock Bands from Down Under


I’m back to posting Music on Mondays. Here’s a playlist that I’ve been working on for a while. There are only a few songs but I do enjoy them. If you haven’t figured it out yet, they are all from Australian bands. I have fond memories of visiting Australia. And I even remember friends debating the virtues of Sydney vs.…

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