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Are we interested in Clarity or Chaos?

Since the creation of the news business, the adage "If it bleeds it leads", has been at the center of the ethos in "news" reporting.  If you can't make money at it, you can't call it a business, and every business is interested in making as much money as possible. So what sells the most? Chaos. Without a free and fair...

Why #GODmatters in a Secular World

#BLM Dallas May 30 2020
Today, the mere mention of God is tragically considered to be a trigger for a seemingly growing segment of our increasingly secular society.  To them and those who do not have faith in Him, God is sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and any "ism" or phobia with a negative conotation.  If you have that opinion and believe in the current "cancel...

Family and Faith inspires New Music Project As Strange As Angels: Part 2 of 3

In Part 2 of 3 interview segments with Norman Matthew, creator of As Strange As Angels and owner of The Sound Foundation - Dallas, Norman delves further into what role his faith has within his music and his approach to share without shoving it down peoples throats... to be an example.  

Fatherhood and Faith Inspires As Strange As Angels: Part 1 of 3

Norman Matthew had spent a couple decades touring the country being the lead vocalist of the underground band Murder FM, but then an incredible blessing closed that chapter of his life.  That carreer changing/life altering event was the birth of his son Dexter and not too longer afterwards, becoming a single dad. Suddenly life had a much deeper meaning and...

Survival Story: Martin Fargen and The Baatan Death March

Survivor Story
The story of Martin Fargen's survival of the Baatan Death March and his release as a P.O.W. two weeks after WWII had ended, is a celebration of triumph over tragedy. Further happiness can be found in a legacy that lives on today, because he survived one of histories best known war atrocities, he went on to raise...

Family and Faith Inspires New Music Project As Strange As Angels: Part 3 of 3

In the conclusion of our 3 part interview with Norman Matthew, founder of As Strange As Angels and owner of The Sound Foundation - Dallas,  and #MischievousMel continue to talk about family, faith and the impact of the film Loud Krazy Love had on both of them and Norman's music.

KORN and Breaking Benjamin in Little Rock Review

It's not often that two bands that have maintained both relevance and popularity, but share little else in common, come together for a major tour.  When it was announced that both KORN and Breaking Benjamin would be touring together, but the closest show for us to attend would be in Little Rock, AR, the 4.5 hour trip (one way) from...

Musical Inspiration: Can-Do-Musos

If you ask someone to close their eyes and describe a "Rock Star", very few would say someone with no arms, no legs, or mention someone with other disabalities. But there is a world of musicians who are differently abled than the rest of us. They, like everyone else who has a passion for...

From Dream Denied to Fulfilled: The Mendenhall Experiment

The Mendenhall Experiment
Shortly after being part of the Can-Do-Musos panel at Winter NAMM 2016 (the worlds largest music industry trade show), Wes "Rockwell" Anderson interviewed Brandon Mendenhall and his band The Mendenhall Project before their gig at the Mission Tobacco Lounge in Downtown, Riverside, CA. Rockwell: There's something about you guys that makes you stand out...

My Life AND Fitness Journey Part III: From 298 lbs to Fit at 41

These issues (that began in childhood and went off the rails as a teenager) contuined even after high school. Sad to say it was my use of weed that was the only thing that got me to eat. Because when I was high, I was hungry. I ate. I began to fill back out to a normal...

My Life AND Fitness Journey part II: My life as a chubby child

Melissa Life and fitness
As a kid I was fat, but to be politically correct about it, I will just say chubby. I was a book worm. I would rather read a book than dodge a ball. I loved to write, I loved to color, and I loved food. I turned to food when I was happy, when I was sad,...