January 30 2013

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Family Farms

It's not a big secret that, for years, factory farms have been attempting to monopolize the food production market, with the goal of pushing family farms out of business — or, at the very least, making them think twice about expanding and competing. It's too cutthroat. The supply and demand is out of whack. And factory farms cut corners — keeping animals in cages, pumping them up with steroids and other hormones — that an honest farmer would never imagine, because of a sense of loyalty to the consumer. But, here, NPR puts an interesting spin on the story, analyzing the business plan of the average family farm and how they can survive the future by being more savvy.

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Creepy Crafts

Who doesn't like music memorabilia? But, now, with the Internet, we are fully aware of how obsessive and strange people can get. The music blog Stereogum created a new feature on odd crafts dedicated to musicians on the web. The latest is, fittingly, the 10 weirdest creations revolving around Prince.

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Weird Al Being Weird

This is the time of year us music junkies speculate on and spend way too much time thinking about who is going to perform at the major music festivals. Today Bonnaroo leaked, via a pretty creepy video, that Weird Al will be announcing the line-up in a YouTube video.

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Thanksgiving Eve

The night before Thanksgiving is a notoriously busy bar night. Friends are back in town to see their families, but everyone really just wants to utilize a permissively late weeknight jamboree to blow off some much needed steam, before they have to behave themselves at the dinner tables tomorrow in front of grandparents and in-laws.

Mini Moog Fest at AADL

Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the

Discussing the Documentary Art Form with Local Filmmaker Scott Allen

Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist   Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned

Grove Studios Update

Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the