Emery; The Question

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

The influences of Queen and the rage of punk are undeniable, yet Emery has emerged with a distinctive raw, edgy footprint of its own. The 12-song CD, The Question, is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut The Weak’s End, and is masterfully produced by Aaron Sprinkle (mixed by Randy Staub). Songs like “Left With Alibis” and “Lying Eyes” dynamically shift from introspective riddles of thought to demonic primal rage, while the lead track, “So Cold I Could See My Breath,” highlights strong melody lines presented through harmonic vocals. And […]

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Harri Stojka; A Tribute To Swing

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Music , Reviews

If you’re a fan of guitar and classic swing music, then the new CD by Harri Stojka is just what your looking for. Though a few of the songs seem a little redundant, “A Tribute To Swing” highlights Harri’s effortless mastery of the instrument, and exuberant love for it, in a winning combination. This is not a piece of work recorded; but rather a moment of artistic inspiration captured. His play is fast and furious, yet light and nimble: a cascade of complicated melodies over the backdrop of simple rhythmic […]

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Catastrophic Disaster

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

During the almost four hours that I watched the Senate hearings involving Mr. Brown on C-Span, I waited for the senators to ask questions that never seemed to materialize. Time and time again Mr. Brown, the former FEMA director, insisted that we had to remember that, “this was a catastrophic disaster!” as though none of us were aware of that, or as though FEMA was just an accounting firm suddenly thrust into managing an emergency and everyone was being to critical of him. Isn’t emergency management the point of FEMA? […]

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Protecting the Ruling Class

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion

I wonder how it is possible that the general public is not aware of the president’s past, in particular, the relationship between his granddad Prescott Bush and Nazi Germany. Any thoughts? Oh, you don’t know about Prescott Bush? That’s my point, so look it up and post your comments.

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Right Over Their Head

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Opinion , Thoughts From News

Well, leave it to the Washington crowd to continue saying stupid things. For those that didn’t read about it, William Bennett, a secretary of education in the Reagan administration and drug czar in the first Bush administration, who is now a radio host, recently said, “you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.” He went on to say that would be a “morally reprehensible thing to do.” In his defense in todays New York Times he stated that his opponents make it […]

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