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Drunk LA Girl is Back and Talking About Guns

Drunk LA Girl Can we finally just outlaw all guns so we can get this stupid debate over with?! It’s not that hard. If you love guns and just have to destroy things then maybe wean yourself off that shit by using an arrow, or throw some rocks instead. It’s like cigarettes—I’m stuck with the […]

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Chords of Truth: Let Your Mind Go and Your Body Will Follow

Lisa Waugh Jason Garriotte of Chords of Truth wants to share a message with you. Open up your mind, seek the truth, you have a purpose and there is no difference between “Pop or Soda.” He’s so dedicated to this message that he’s opened himself up to a large variety of talented artists and producers to […]

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Vajra: Messages From Space

Lisa Waugh It’s hard to describe Vajra’s new record but after reading that band leader Annamaria Pinna has a neurological condition called synesthesia, she connects color and shapes to sounds, I became highly influenced by this fact. As I played Pleroma, the shadows in my den shifted. The grass in the back yard began to hum a […]

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Uncompromising: Time and Energy

Lisa Waugh I know the live and open recording is intentional but Time and Energy’s second album, Strange Kind of Focus, gets a little noisy in the studio. It’s kind of hammery on the ears. I wonder if the tracks would reflect the artist better if they were contained but then that kind of kills the […]

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The Smart & Final Decision About Healthy Food

Lisa Waugh If my clock is right, a lot of us are out there starting the New Year with a health and fitness challenge. One of the big discussions I hear all around is that although it’s great to get back into shape, the cost of food is somewhat daunting. This is where I, Miss […]

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Giving Props to Quinoa

Lisa Waugh I like to call my roommate Sporty Spice. He’s not exactly happy about that moniker but he’s so super healthy, he puts me to shame. One of the things he consumes on a regular basis is quinoa (pronounced keen-wah). For weeks, I didn’t know what was in these large containers in the cabinet. […]

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Tom Dyer: Human Pot

If Tom Dyer were a town, he’d be Hemet and he’d run off all the Scientologists with his commands for the sun and stars to spray the land with whanging messages of, “Frank Zappa just called me from his celestial yurt and said to knock it off.” That’s about as clear as I can get in […]

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Grown Up Avenger Stuff

Lisa Waugh I’ll tell you what’s going to happen. The first track off of Grown Up Avenger Stuff’s second album, Alive, is so soaring and deliciously powerful, it will cause your smartphone’s internal workings to repent from not having held this band’s music before now. Lead singer Deirdre Kroener is happy to rip your face off […]

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Craigslist Joe: The Journey is the Thing

Lisa Waugh Craigslist Joe kind of blew me away. For 31 days, filmmaker Joe Garner leaves his comfortable job, support system of close friends and family and travels across the U.S. relying only on the good fortune of Craigslist. Garner wants to see if he can survive and discover for himself if there is still a […]

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