Band In Seattle to Air Christmas Special December 23 and 30, by Davin Michael Stedman

This year I got to host Band in Seattle‘s Christmas Special with my friend Stephanie Anne Johnson. Tune in December 23 at 8pm and 11pm on CW11 Seattle – KSTW and again on Dec 30 at 8 & 11. The Christmas Special is one hour long, as apposed to the usual 30 minute . . . → Read More: Band In Seattle to Air Christmas Special December 23 and 30, by Davin Michael Stedman

It’s a Very Barry Christmas, by Dylan Van Keef

Even Charles Dickens Didn’t See This One Coming

Hey Donny, There’s a New Santa in Town…

We might not love our President this Christmas, but our Santa Claus is on point.

Obama is still young, he has accomplished more than any of us, and yet…he still gives us hope we might reach our own . . . → Read More: It’s a Very Barry Christmas, by Dylan Van Keef

One Small Step For Alabama, by Vino Knight-Trane

“IT WAS THE ROSE PARADE OF EMPOWERED IGNORANCE. IT WAS THE ROYAL WEDDING OF STUPID AND MEAN.” – Charles P. Pierce

In light of last Tuesday’s special election results, we now know that if a Republican gets outed as a child molester in Alabama, he might actually lose an election by the landslide . . . → Read More: One Small Step For Alabama, by Vino Knight-Trane

How an English Time Lord & Sherlock Soul Saved Christmas, by Davin Michael Stedman

You might have heard that I started a band in Britain called Sherlock Soul that is dropping our first single on Christmas Eve. But have you seen the Sherlock Holmes robot John Loud made to celebrate the release?

John is a very talented sculptor, MC, and star of his Tales of a Time Lord . . . → Read More: How an English Time Lord & Sherlock Soul Saved Christmas, by Davin Michael Stedman

100 Miles of Sports: The Cartel Economy & How to Lose to the Bad News Bears, by Davin Michael Stedman

NBA super teams reflect the spirit of our economy. The haves and the have nots. Like our economy the f_ckery is accelerating and it’s damaging the true competitiveness that well regulated capitalism provides when more individuals and companies can compete.

I like Golden State but what a Cartel! Monopolies are emerging, even if . . . → Read More: 100 Miles of Sports: The Cartel Economy & How to Lose to the Bad News Bears, by Davin Michael Stedman

Anthony Bourdain: In Parts Where My Friends are Known, by Davin Michael Stedman

I just watched Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown episode in Lagos, Nigeria as I sipped homemade Hot Chocolate on this cold December night.

Lagos. This is where I will be one year from now. I am not passing up on this opportunity to visit West Africa. I have accepted that invitation.

As I got a . . . → Read More: Anthony Bourdain: In Parts Where My Friends are Known, by Davin Michael Stedman

Do You Have The Magic Face of a Real James Bond? by Davin Michael Stedman

Do you have what it takes to be a spy? Do you have the physical ability to be completely forgettable?

We are talking Spies, not the classic Military traitor like Benedict Arnold or Michael Flynn. This is 007 stuff. Can you walk into a room full of 15,000 people like Steve Miller and entertain . . . → Read More: Do You Have The Magic Face of a Real James Bond? by Davin Michael Stedman

Another Message in a Bottle Signed, Captain Obvious, by Davin Michael Stedman

I love my friends but I don’t believe them when they tell me this Flynn / Trump thing is a Nothing Burger. This is like if Richard Nixon had the KGB breaking into DNC offices. You know, instead of those Cuban agents Nixon soon wished the CIA would have left for Fidel, to feed . . . → Read More: Another Message in a Bottle Signed, Captain Obvious, by Davin Michael Stedman

Mother Mink – Doobie Doobie

I don’t know about you, but for me this is the video for which I’ve waited all my life.

“Welcome to the world of chaos! A kitschy, dirty and unglamorous plastic world. We created this video by using old plastic bags, cuddly toys from our childhood and a wedding dress. The video was recorded . . . → Read More: Mother Mink – Doobie Doobie

Half Stepping is What it Was, by Davin Michael Stedman

There are two things to never ever forget about America: What America is about, and what it’s supposed to be about.

You forget either one of those facts, and it’s dangerous, and so are you. I know it’s ethically and technically back pedaling, but for practical purposes can we just meet in the middle?

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Life on Mars can be this Fly: Bruno knocks out 900 people at The Apollo, by Davin Michael Stedman

If James Brown saw this Bruno Mars show in his prime, he would have shot his ass. James missed Joe Tex. Maybe those were warning shots. But he would have finished the job on Bruno and would have sang his pledge of guilty with his Famous Flames singing back up as the legal team.

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Cameron Blake – Fear Not

“I wanted to tackle fear. I wanted to explain it to my children with words and music that they could feel now and grow to understand later. I opened up stories of the past as they informed the future. Fear is still a powerful tool being used to either save or to tear down.” . . . → Read More: Cameron Blake – Fear Not

Guadalcanal Diary, Georgia Scene Late 70s – Early 80s, by Tom Kipp

Mr. Kipp – Do you have any latter-day thoughts about Guadalcanal Diary? Their music may have aged better than the REM of the same period. Perhaps I’m only enjoying it because I hadn’t heard it in 30 years and wasn’t listening closely the first time.

Sincerely,

Ricky in Enumclaw

I’ve loved their “Always Saturday” . . . → Read More: Guadalcanal Diary, Georgia Scene Late 70s – Early 80s, by Tom Kipp

Brass Against the Machine Ft. Sophia Urista – Freedom

In a politically challenging era, it’s our time to stand up against the machine. Brass Against the Machine’s first and foremost goal is to make exceptional music. Yet we would be remiss to not also note the unfortunately exceptional times we live in. We want our music to not just sound inspiring; we want . . . → Read More: Brass Against the Machine Ft. Sophia Urista – Freedom

Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes release debut EP: Four Waters

Four Waters, the Stockholm band’s debut EP, is a striking and diverse 4-track release, one that’s set to propel the band to great heights. “Four Waters is about not being enough” the band explain. “The frustration of not being able to do more, or doing something you thought would be the right thing . . . → Read More: Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes release debut EP: Four Waters

Helen Kelter Skelter – Guud, Minding

The name Helen Kelter Skelter may call to mind a visionless disarray, but the Oklahoma band’s sophomore full-length, Melter, is anything but. Set to be released January 19, The aptly named album showcases what H/K/S does best—-a relentless fusion of everything good about rock ‘n’ roll. There are vintage organ flourishes over frenetic bass . . . → Read More: Helen Kelter Skelter – Guud, Minding

The American that Will Change the British Aristocracy Forever, by Davin Michael Stedman

Watch the Throne. They should name their first son Winston and their 4th son Churchill. Americand Mommas make British heroes.

This is like Barack Obama marrying the Queen and I love it. Never forget Jenny Jérôme.

America f_ck yea. Let’s make some kings.

– Davin Michael Stedman

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Brotha Groove goes about that Business at VERA PROJECT this Dec 3rd, by Davin Michael Stedman

One of the many things I am thankful for is that I get to genuinely lend a hand to young bands like Brotha’ Groove, that represent the next 15 years of the scene.

I am going to be a special guest like a dashing Uncle from another planet, at their show at The Vera . . . → Read More: Brotha Groove goes about that Business at VERA PROJECT this Dec 3rd, by Davin Michael Stedman

The only good Blair Walsh story of 2017, by Davin Michael Stedman

This is Max. Max is a Coug. Pound for Pound he is ranked as the biggest 12 in his neighborhood.

This is the only good Blair Walsh story of 2017: my friend’s 7 year old son Max is a huge fan of The Seahawks and the Cougars. Last night my buddy looked worried at . . . → Read More: The only good Blair Walsh story of 2017, by Davin Michael Stedman

Life in the NBA Cellar: Kings vs. Clippers, by Chuck Strom

Hield, Clipper defenders

The Golden 1 Arena is still a gorgeous building, but unfortunately for Sacramento’s NBA fans, the Kings are still the Kings, and last night they lost in mostly the same way they did on the two occasions I saw them last year. They built a lead in the first half, coughed . . . → Read More: Life in the NBA Cellar: Kings vs. Clippers, by Chuck Strom