Eurovision 2014: And the winner is...

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Schoolgirl Crushes

I have a crush. I'll admit it.And this is just the latest. From adolescence to today there has resided in my girly girl heart a steady and motley stream of man candy, all completely restricted to my cranium and all fully outside the scope of my actual relationships. Harmless, whimsical, and surprisingly long-lasting all--the Liam Neeson era alone lasted over a decade. He still makes me a little giggly....more

Generation X and Musical Milestones

  As a rock music lover, I used to enjoy getting my music updates on MTV News. I haven't watched MTV in a while. Truth be told, I don't even know if MTV still has a news segment. Or what Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren are doing these days. I really miss them and their updates. But I digress.... ...more

Karl Giant Shoots Jane Badler's Opus

Singer/actress Jane Badler enlisted Karl Giant for the photoshoot for her latest release, Opus. -PJ Gach...more

Nonoy Zuñiga wows crowd in concert

IT was a Black Saturday and it rained all day but it didn't dampen the spirits of those who watched Filipino balladeer Nonoy Zuñiga in his “Kamusta Ka” (How Are You) concert at the McKnight Hall, Cone Center at the UNCC campus in Charlotte, North Carolina....more

Pharrell Takes Over the World

In case you missed it, Pharrell Williams got something in his eye when he sat down to talk to Oprah the other day. It is pretty amazing how infectious his song "Happy" is. It is definitely striking a chord with people all over the world." ... people are putting up their own videos. It was, like, no longer my song." ...more

Tool Rocks the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

A few weeks ago my boyfriend "reminded" me that we had tickets to the second of two sold out Tool shows in San Francisco. Not realizing he had never told me about the tickets to begin with, his "reminder" was actually an invitation. I was ecstatic! I'm the kind of girl that calls a night out to the Tool show a date night. Don't get me wrong - there are no songs brimming with lovers' adoration or catchy lyrics you might possibly hear later in a pistachio commercial, but it's Tool...live. It's transcendence. It's everything....more

Fervently Psychedelic at the Psychedelic Furs concert

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined buying a ticket to a live rock concert with a coupon! Welcome to the cost-cutting-if-it-ain't-cheap-I-don't-want-it modern day America....more

#100HappyDays and 24 Hours of Happy

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Subverting the Princess

I have always loved fairy tales, but I'm not a huge fan of the Disney princess, especially in its recent hyper-marketed form. I never prevented my daughter from seeing any of the animated films featuring fairy tale princesses like Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, etc., but was happy that she was just as impressed with Hercules and the Aristocats as she might have been with the Little Mermaid. Not to mention Fiona from Shrek, a more subversive (and secretly Mommy-approved) princess....more