Big ups to @sanferminband for stopping by for an #asides session. Multi-talentedness. pic.twitter.com/I015wIQbPA — Jon Chattman (@ThisIsASides) August 28, 2013

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq4j1LtCdww&w=560&h=315] Friday the 13th superstitions. Scantron test sheets. Jimmy Snuka’s leopard-printed headband. Some things never go out of style, and Alice Cooper is quite easily in that group. For over 40 years, “the king of shock-rock-n-roll” has been burning out hard rock classics and selling out shows with his legendary stage theatrics. The icon, who […]

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Friday the 13th superstitions. Scantron test sheets. Jimmy Snuka’s leopard-printed headband. Some things never go out of style, and Alice Cooper is quite easily in that group. For over 40 years, “the king of shock-rock-n-roll” has been burning out hard rock classics and selling out shows with his legendary stage theatrics. The icon, who released […]

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Apologies to Kamoze Ini, but Frank Turner is the real “lyrical gangster.” I’ll wait to continue this post so you can Google “Kamoze Ini.” Okay, let’s begin… The outspoken British singer/songwriter is five albums into his solo career – most recently the stellar Tape Deck Heart, and has a proven track record of pairing catchy […]

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If summer were a person, I’d pick it up from the ground, dust it off, and cradle it with both of my hands. Then, I’d gently stroke its cheek, and take a page from Rocky V by saying “Get up you son of a bitch ’cause Mickey loves you.” But, summer isn’t a person, I’m […]

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Celine Dion just joined Twitter. That breaking news has nothing to do with today’s A-Sides session. It’s just sort of a media advisory for fans of the French melody maker who want to tweet her questions as to why she historically hits herself in the chest each time she hits a high note. Having said […]

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Stores can’t wait to plug their “back to school” sales during the first week of August – even the last week of July. For shame! Summer isn’t over year. Sure, August has gone by faster than Ichiro Suzuki in roller skates on ice (it’d make a wonderful show by the way), but there’s still some […]

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Napster’s Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker with Alex Winter The recently-released documentary Downloaded takes us back to a time in which there was no Candy Crush Saga to kill work hours (and brain activity), Google wasn’t Google yet, and YouTube was nothing more than a figment of two nerds’ respective imaginations. The acclaimed film, which […]

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Rock is dead. That statement isn’t really true but it has certainly felt that way for quite some time. We live in a syrup pop and hip hop world, and rock music has taken the back seat like a drunk prom date for far too long. If only there was a band who could save […]

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Cue The Buggles: texting killed the grammatical and spelling star. Ditto Twitter. Ditto. In this age of way-too-much communication, which ironically has lead to a breakdown in communications (face-to-face anyway), I misspell words just to detonate a text faster and turn sentences into fragments just to fit the Twit limit. I’m not alone. Most of […]

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