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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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The Snap: Indie-pop band Cults is on tour right now, meandering their way through the USA with that effortless charm that got them so much buzz back in 2011. The group is perhaps best known for "Go Outside," an ...
Cults is on tour while we wait for news of their second album

JOIN THE CULTS’ CULT

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The Snap: Indie-pop band Cults is on tour right now, meandering their way through the USA with that effortless charm that got them so much buzz back in 2011. The group is perhaps best known for “Go Outside,” an infectious song that tempers a lighthearted sound with lyrics that confront oppression. Their accompanying music vid
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The Snap: My last few posts have been about things that I have learned on the Appalachian Trail (AT). Things that I can take back to the off-trail world. This post is slightly different. This is an updated on my ...
About 1000 Miles More Than You

PROGRESS UPDATE

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The Snap: My last few posts have been about things that I have learned on the Appalachian Trail (AT). Things that I can take back to the off-trail world. This post is slightly different. This is an updated on my progress. The Download: As of June 4th I have hiked the 587 miles from Springer [&hellip
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The Snap: I've gotta be honest with you: I love not working. Well, really I’m happiest when I don’t see cubicles/office doors even if I work longer hours at home on freelance projects. Based on these preferences, I ...
Although It Seems To Require Having Crazy Eyes and/or Selling One's Soul

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES

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The Snap: I’ve gotta be honest with you: I love not working. Well, really I’m happiest when I don’t see cubicles/office doors even if I work longer hours at home on freelance projects. Based on these preferences, I probably should’ve chosen Congressperson on career day since they spend about half of the year in the [&hellip
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The Snap: A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll indicates that a majority of Americans believe that the National Security Agency's routine spying on the telephone and electronic records of U.S. citizens is ...
Especially 56% Of US

WE DESERVE THE NSA’S PRISM

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The Snap: A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll indicates that a majority of Americans believe that the National Security Agency’s routine spying on the telephone and electronic records of U.S. citizens is justified. The NSA’s secretive practice came to light after former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor Edward Snowden
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The Snap: On 11 June, Surfer Blood will release the highly anticipated Pythons. The band has been noticeably absent since Astro Coast's debut back in 2010, so the upcoming album is a welcome addition to the many notable ...
The band is slated to release Pythons on 11 June

READY FOR SURFER BLOOD’S NEW ALBUM?

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The Snap: On 11 June, Surfer Blood will release the highly anticipated Pythons. The band has been noticeably absent since Astro Coast’s debut back in 2010, so the upcoming album is a welcome addition to the many notable records that have release dates summer. NPR’s First Listen showcases 10 of Python’s songs —
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The Snap: A few days ago I wrote about the need to just keep going. If you want to get something done, then you need to press on. But that is only half the story. The other half is the need for rest. You can not drive at ...
It's a Balancing Act

REST IS CRITICAL

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The Snap: A few days ago I wrote about the need to just keep going. If you want to get something done, then you need to press on. But that is only half the story. The other half is the need for rest. You can not drive at full speed all the time. The Download: [&hellip
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The Snap: As we all expected, Trent Reznor is back with a semi-new lineup for Nine Inch Nails. The new single, Came Back Haunted, gives us the first peek at the highly anticipated album, Hesitation Marks, due out ...
New NIN Material

NINE INCH NAILS: NEW ALBUM, NEW SINGLE, NEW TOUR, NEW SOUND?

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The Snap: As we all expected, Trent Reznor is back with a semi-new lineup for Nine Inch Nails. The new single, Came Back Haunted, gives us the first peek at the highly anticipated album, Hesitation Marks, due out September 3rd. The band kicks off a world tour this July and will continue touring heavily throughout [&hellip
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The Snap: It’s too quiet in my neighborhood these days. My hysteria over the cicada infestation was unwarranted as the Baltimore-Washington area has generally been spared. Although I’m relieved, I feel somewhat ...
Eating On The Fly (Rim Shot)

THE OTHER OTHER WHITE MEAT

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The Snap: It’s too quiet in my neighborhood these days. My hysteria over the cicada infestation was unwarranted as the Baltimore-Washington area has generally been spared. Although I’m relieved, I feel somewhat cheated since according to the UN, I’m missing out on a wonderful source of protein: insects. Granted, it’s not just cica
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The Snap: Foursquare has evolved significantly since its buzzy 2009 launch at SXSW. Through key partnerships, UI changes, and even alignment with the Quantified Self movement, the company has managed to grow its user ...
I'm Sorry, Foursquare

CHECKING OUT OF FOURSQUARE

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The Snap: Foursquare has evolved significantly since its buzzy 2009 launch at SXSW. Through key partnerships, UI changes, and even alignment with the Quantified Self movement, the company has managed to grow its user base — even as it struggles to find a viable long-term revenue model. But the most important evolutionary cha
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The Snap: Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” A recent encounter made me want to ask, “Do certain names predispose people to be complete douchebags?”  In other words, are people held hostage by the ...
Cute Baby Name or Life Sentence?

ARE ALL RICHARDS DICKS?

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The Snap: Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” A recent encounter made me want to ask, “Do certain names predispose people to be complete douchebags?”  In other words, are people held hostage by the names they’re given and shouldn’t be blamed when they turn out the way they do? How much can we really [&hellip
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The Snap: Of Monsters and Men recently performed a Takeaway Show in conjunction with kickass French music podcaster La Blogothèque. Their performance found them wandering through the streets of Rome whilst ...
The indie band strolls around Rome with La Blogotheque

OF MONSTERS AND MEN PERFORM A TAKEAWAY SHOW

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The Snap: Of Monsters and Men recently performed a Takeaway Show in conjunction with kickass French music podcaster La Blogothèque. Their performance found them wandering through the streets of Rome whilst simultaneously playing some of their infectious songs. The seven-member group hails from Iceland and have developed an iconic soun
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The Snap: Singer/songwriter Alela Diane is set to release her fourth LP on 25 June. About Farewell is an indie-folk hybrid that represents Diane's evolution as a musician -- both musically and instrumentally. Get a ...
New album out 25 June

ALELA DIANE ACTUALLY HAS THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL

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The Snap: Singer/songwriter Alela Diane is set to release her fourth LP on 25 June. About Farewell is an indie-folk hybrid that represents Diane’s evolution as a musician — both musically and instrumentally. Get a taste of what’s to come — You can purhcase the album’s title track on Amazon and can listen t
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The Snap: According to a lot of fellow hikers I am fast. I cover a lot of miles every day. The thing is I don't feel like I walk much faster than everyone else. So then how come I can cover more miles per day? It turns ...
Push Forward

JUST KEEP MOVING

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The Snap: According to a lot of fellow hikers I am fast. I cover a lot of miles every day. The thing is I don’t feel like I walk much faster than everyone else. So then how come I can cover more miles per day? It turns out that I don’t stop for breaks nearly [&hellip
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