Cover of 'Pop!: Create the Perfect Pitch, Title and Tagline For Anything' by Sam Horn

Review of POP! by Sam Horn

Review of POP!: Create the Perfect Pitch, Title and Tagline For Anything by Sam Horn POP! by Sam Horn (Perigree, 2009) offers an easy-to-follow road map on how you can sell your idea or brand in 60 seconds or less. The basic idea of POP! is that by completing a series of mental exercises you will be able to better market…

Rane Stone, singer for Jar Of Flies (the ultimate AIC experience).

Jar Of Flies (Alice In Chains tribute) live in Lynnwood, WA

On July 11, 2015 Jar Of Flies (the ultimate AIC experience), a Seattle-based Alice In Chains tribute, performed at Sound Check Bar & Grill in Lynnwood, WA. Also performing that evening were Outshined (Tribute To Soundgarden & Temple Of The Dog) and Scarecrow Messiah. Jar Of Flies is actually a “sister band” of sorts with Outshined, as the bands share the…

Sihanoukville, Cambodia - view of the city. Photo by Dmitry Makeev.

Sihanoukville, Cambodia: Seattle sister city

Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Seattle sister city since 1999 Seattle’s most recent sister city is Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The relationship has been active since 1999 when Sihanoukville became Seattle’s 21st sister city. The Seattle-Sihanoukville Sister City Association provides a central source of communication between the two sister cities. Projects in the past have included: raising funds to build…

Layne Staley Last 3 Recorded Songs

The final recorded output of Layne Staley of Alice In Chains For me personally, Alice In Chains has always been my favorite among the various grunge bands. Yet there are some holes in my Alice In Chains knowledge, which I realized during a recent tribute show of Jar Of Flies (the ultimate AIC experience) that I attended. Yesterday I…

Bryggen wharf area in downtown Bergen. Photo: Doug Tomren

Exploring the city center of Bergen, Norway

Bergen (sometimes called by the Norse Bjørgvin), located on Norway’s scenic west coast, is the 2nd largest city in Norway, with a population of about 275,000 as of 2014. Bergen has a rich and unique history, very different than other Norwegian cities. A member of the Hanseatic League, Bergen was home to German merchants in the wharf area…

'Mortuary' Poster. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Image courtesy Echo Bridge Entertainment.

Tobe Hooper ‘Mortuary’ – brain-dead zombies and black fungus

Mortuary, directed to Tobe Hooper, received a limited theatrical release in 2006. The film tells the story of the Doyle family, who, after the unexpected death of the family patriarch, decide to uproot to rural California, in the process taking up residence at a local graveyard and managing a failing mortuary business. The mortuary, Fowler Mortuary, turns out…