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Punk – Then and Now [The Mid]

  My first piece went live today on The Mid! The Mid is a great site for reads about life in the messy middle age, 80’s and 90’s pop culture, family life and more!  This piece is about the Punk subculture then and now. Punk holds a special place in my heart, and will always be a big part of my life – both the music and the attitude.   “Young and without a care in the world, disobedience and anarchy were our anthems of discontent. Nothing could stop us. We…

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Back Alley Blues [Tragic Beauty]

One of my all-time favorite photographers is the incredible Anton Corbijn. I’ve been a fan of his work since the 1980’s. He’s well-known for photographing musicians such as U2, Joy Division, Henry Rollins, Nirvana, Depeche Mode (my favorite!), as well as directing some of their music videos. Anton’s talent is amazing! He’s also been a big influence on my work, and this shoot below is in essence paying homage to his work. The man featured in the photos that follow is a good friend of mine. BJ sang for a few of the…

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The Ever Inspiring Henry Rollins

  I’m sorry that I am a little late posting about the awesome A Night with Henry Rollins spoken word show I had the pleasure of attending last Saturday evening in Cleveland at the Masonic Auditorium. Part of the reason, I allowed my day job to consume me this past week; the other part was coming down from the euphoric feeling of meeting Henry once again! I have been a fan of Mr. Rollins since his Black Flag days, as their lyrics and music hit a home-run with my young, blackened punk…

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