East Lansing Rock City?

[1]This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no foolin’ around. This is Lansing. We ain’t got no Mudd Club or CBGB. We’ve got Mac’s Bar and the Temple Club. But in the last few years, and especially over the last few months, the Lansing area’s finest live music venues have had the […]

The Local Access Zone

You are entering another dimension. A dimension of sight, sound and mind, of high school concerts, government meetings and puppets. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of the imagination… and a tight budget. There’s an informational slide and some classical music up ahead — you are now entering The Local Access […]

Adventures in Blogosphere

Jan. 29, 2006 mood: anxious/elated music: The M’s-Plan of the Man Got my assignment for the March issue of The Big Green today, tentatively titled “Adventures in Blogosphere”.[hand] I’ve been mulling this idea over in my head for a while, and it was good to get all my ideas out and receive input from the […]

Best You\’ve Never Heard: The High Strung

[heard]Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a towering pyramid of cement and glass jutting out of the Lake Erie shoreline, a testament to both modern music and modern architecture. An artist must wait 25 years after their first album release to be allowed to penetrate its glittering walls and join the […]

The Culture of Me

If I meet you in the night You’re free to covet all you like Don’t you try and stop me I cling tightly to this life -Neko Case, “Tightly” I was having dinner at some friends’ apartment a few Sundays ago when, from the apartment above us, came a loud thud that could only be […]

Best and Worst Music of 2005

In 2005, R. Kelly found himself trapped in a closet, Gwen Stefani declared fecal matter was bananas, emo went stadium-sized thanks to My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy and music executives thought it would be a good idea to release songs called “My Humps” and “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” (by the Black Eyed Peas and […]

One Nation Under iPod

[eat]It could be described as a little box of joy. Some are white, some are black and some have been touched by rock stars, but each is beautiful in its own way. Some even have names. I call mine “Lovely Rita,” after the saucy meter maid of Lennon/McCartney fame. Oh, and everyone has one. I […]