Eddie Van Halen donates guitars to public schools
 

Eddie Van Halen

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Ben Harper takes on police shootings on latest album
 

Ben Harper

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Lissie’s “Daughters” brings clean water to women in developing nations
 

Lissie

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100 Greatest Love Making Songs of All-Time

100 Greatest Love Making Songs of All-Time 

People stop me on the streets all time and ask, “Bamz, what songs are on your love making playlist?” In the past, I’ve kept the answer private. But it’s 2017 — and now, more than ever — this world needs to get naked and love itself. Like Alicia Keys says, “What if sex was holy […]

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Waterloo Community School Foundation Keynote Speech

Waterloo Community School Foundation Keynote Speech 

There is nothing more sacred than someone’s story. And I’m honored, humbled to share mine with you. Normally, it’s the other way around. Where I’m asking all the questions trying to find my way into a subject’s soul so that I can share their story with the world. It’s my calling. So bear with me […]

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BIG SUR MARATHON 2011

BIG SUR MARATHON 2011 

I’ve been a producer at KSBW for ten years. The slide on Highway 1 in Big Sur was huge news– bigger than the hole that had just swallowed the road. When the video first came into the newsroom there was an audible reaction to the damage from the whole crew. “How in the world could […]

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HullabaLOU 2010

HullabaLOU 2010 

Historic events have often been framed between the iconic peaks of the twin spires. Secretariat’s record breaking run for the roses, Smarty Jones’s muddy brilliance and Barbaro’s courageous and decisive close all happened here. Churchill Downs is a spectacle of huge hats, plastic celebrities and mint juleps. It’s where Kentucky’s collective heartbeat is calibrated to […]

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BLOG – “Tupelo Honey”

BLOG – “Tupelo Honey” 

What’s your favorite song? I realize that we’re just getting to know each other on this blog, and I know it’s a deep question, but I believe it’s so important that you be able to answer it. Shuffling through the playlist in the history of your mind is not easy. So many great moments: concerts, […]

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SEA SHEPHERD

SEA SHEPHERD 

In July, my wife and I were invited to a silent art auction in Riverside benefiting Sea Shepherd – an organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of the world’s oceans. The “Sea No Evil” event at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium featured art and a DJ set by Shepard Fairey, an appearance by actress Michelle […]

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COACHELLA 2010

COACHELLA 2010 

The mountains slowly swallowed the big yellow sun as darkness descended on the desert. An art installation shot off massive fireballs and a bright Ferris wheel spun in the distance as a kaleidoscope of laser lights waltzed in the sky above. Giant screens on either side of the main stage counted down from ten minutes […]

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BLOG – “INTERVENTION OF A MUSIC HOARDER”

BLOG – “INTERVENTION OF A MUSIC HOARDER” 

“Hi. My name is Ben and I’m a musicoholic. Cover to cover Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks is my ecstasy. My marijuana is Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds.’ Anything by Joss Stone serves as my crack cocaine fix. And who needs ED drugs when God gave us Marvin Gaye and Maxwell?” I’m told that admitting to […]

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RYAN STAR – San Francisco 4/11/10

RYAN STAR – San Francisco 4/11/10 

Please bring your Vicodin and penis pills to the next Ryan Star show. Sadly, at his performance this weekend at Café du Nord in San Francisco nobody had any. Or at least they weren’t sharing. Similar to KT Tunstall, Star involves rhythm capture to add to his captivating beats on stage. He had claps – […]

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ROGUE WAVE – Santa Cruz 4/7/10

ROGUE WAVE – Santa Cruz 4/7/10 

First it was Mavericks, now the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Each produced a rogue wave that led to significant consequences. The former knocked down a bunch of spectators – the latter Rogue Wave got people shaking their shit voluntarily. Lead singer Zach Rogue, drummer Pat Spurgeon and the gang brought their new album and […]

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