A few years ago, I was quite heavy into the music promotion scene. Therefore, you’ll see the occasional band interview. I’m not a big television watcher but when I am, I often find myself participating in an unexpected live tweeting session. If a story breaks on a franchise I love, of course, I want to toss my voice into the conversation. A new book or course to learn about? I’m in. When I discover a great piece of pop culture, I want to share my passion for it with the world. If that sounds like something of interest to you–these are the reviews you want to see.
So I love Dr. Martens. And I love Adventure Time. When the collaboration was announced in a Solestruck newsletter, I knew I’d be making a purchase. But I strategized, you see. I didn’t want to pay full price, so I exercised my deep level of patients. And when they moved to final clearance–well, I let looks. … Continue reading Adventure Time X Dr. Martens Boots: Jake
Ultrea is the next interview I’m sharing with you all. This interview covered a history of the band as well as a great discussion on messages musicians portray with their music. I don’t want to give too much away, so check it out below. Upcoming Shows: 9/13 Dragonfly Lounge Madison, … Continue reading Musician Interview: Ultrea
Anyone who knows me is quite aware of my love for Japanese rock musicians. And like many other music fans, that means getting my hands on the latest magazines covering everything on the scene (and new posters to put up on my wall. Here are two of my favorite magazines out there.
While in college, I’ve decided to continue my endeavor to learn another language. My mother drew me into the Japanese culture after hearing stories of her own childhood. Although I’m far from fluent, I’m doing my best as time allows.
I won a free journal after participating in an independent marketing webinar on BigMarker (really awesome platform, by the way). It’s beautiful and in the video I just take a quick look inside. Who else loves the feel of a brand new journal?
NerdBlock finally won me over. So, of course, that mean it was time for a video review.
Can you figure out what my favorite part of this month’s NerdBlock was? NERF immediately put me back in my childhood. Check out the video below for the full review.
I wrote my first poem at the age of 10. It was a rather sad piece reflective of the ugly stresses I was dealing with at the time. That poem was my first experience understanding the power of words and the emotions they could help to explain when I was struggling to get the thoughts … Continue reading “Unveiled Beauty” Book: First Impressions
As promised, I wanted to do a review on a great show I saw earlier this month. I was able to attend Thomas Ian Nicholas‘ concert in Bloomington, IL as a V.I.P. thanks to attending the @Midwest Conference. The opening act was Bottle of Justus, a local Bloomington band started by two brothers in 1997 … Continue reading Concert Review: Bottle of Justus and Thomas Ian Nicholas
Oh yeah! This ended up being a subscription box I was dreading that evolved into something I treasure after having seen the film. Go figure. I know it’s from the last box (already putting my review together for the Villains box that just arrived last week), but it was a fun surprise. I put off … Continue reading Marvel Collector Corps #2: Ant-Man
I held this interview at the Backstage Vibe on the Rox music festival in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Backstage Vibe was kind enough to invite me out to interview all the acts performing at the festival. 3 Years Hollow is the band interviewed in this video and I invite you to check them out at http://www.threeyearshollow.com. Backstage … Continue reading Musician Interview: 3 Years Hollow
This was another interview I held at the Backstage Vibe Music Festival in 2013. Watch the video below to learn more about the band, Left with Tomorrow.
I purposely waited until a week after the show finished airing to publish this review. There will be spoilers. So many spoilers. So don’t continue unless you can accept that—because I’m going in-depth on highlights of my favorite scenes. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Every so often, there’s a show that will just seriously blow your … Continue reading K-Drama Review: Goblin (with Spoilers)