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Life among the right-wingers

Life among the right-wingers

As followers of my posts know: I live in one of the most right-wing areas in conservative Montana. Consequently, it’s not the most friendly place for an outspoken liberal to live. One thing I do—both for exercise and to reduce my carbon footprint—is go on a half-hour bike ride each morning to my mail and […]

The concert bucket list

The concert bucket list

Marty’s photo of the day #2274: During the past year, I have been working hard at checking off artists on my concert bucket list. Three of those acts included Joan Jett, Garbage, and Melissa Etheridge. One thing all three had in common was that they performed outdoors on equal bills with other acts. Despite the […]

They don’t look the part, but . . .

They don’t look the part, but . . .

Marty’s photo of the day #2253: Shirley Manson is the face of Garbage, and I love her as a frontwoman. That being said, I enjoy watching the rest of the band just as much as I do her. Guitarists Steve Marker and Duke Erikson crack me up. If you ran into either one of them […]

The proper way to work a stage

The proper way to work a stage

Marty’s photo of the day #2250: I will get back to nature photos in a few days, but the X, Blondie, Garbage concert last weekend is an excuse to give them a break. Like at most concerts, high-quality SLR cameras weren’t allowed, so I was stuck using my little pocket Canon. The lens on that […]

Debbie Harry is the Queen Bee

Debbie Harry is the Queen Bee

Marty’s photo of the day #2248: When I was in high school, my two favorite bands were the Runaways (Joan Jett) and Blondie. I would have loved to have seen Blondie in their prime, but as I drove to see a concert that included them on Friday, I had low expectations. How good could Debbie […]

Collide interview with author Marty Essen

Collide interview with author Marty Essen

Streaming services, such as Pandora and Spotify have made life difficult for all but the biggest acts in the music industry. The CD-buying public has become the song-streaming public, with artists making a quarter of a penny or less per streamed song. But streaming services do provide one advantage over the days when artists needed […]

Martyman Rocks!

Martyman Rocks!

Marty’s photo of the day #2005: After this depressing week, I thought I’d grab Martyman and the two of us would come up with a funny photo to cheer everybody up. Unfortunately, I can’t do that because Martyman crawled underneath my subwoofer the first time he heard a TV newscaster say “President Trump” on election […]

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