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HBO will likely pick up a TV adaptation of Martin Scorsese’s 2010 psychological thriller, Shutter Island, tentatively titled Ashecliffe, Deadline reports.

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9 New Model Tribes to Follow: Modern Pinups, Tomboys, and More

As the globe-sprawling Fashion Month draws near, the swirl of fresh faces and veterans on the runway can start to feel a little overwhelming. And so to that end we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the model tribes that you need to know. Whether they be social media supers like Karlie and Carastreet style mavens like Liu Wen and Hanne Gaby Odiele, flaxen-haired or fiery, modern pinups or with tots in tow, these are the ones to watch.

Social Media Supers

In an age where entire careers can be made and lost through social media, it should come as no surprise that the highest-performing models are also the most widely followed. The young, heavy-hitters of the like-obsessed generation? @kendalljenner, whose Instagram posse has almost 13 million followers, @caradelevingne, who tops out around six million, and @karliekloss with over one million. Following closely behind are @officialjdunn, @joansmalls, and @sukiwaterhouse. And although their accounts may differ in content, there is one common trait: When you’re a top model, there is #nofilter needed.

Runways in the Family

For a small but select group of models, a runway beat is literally embedded in their DNA. There’s Kenya Kinski, the daughter of German actress and model Nastassja Kinski; Lily McMenamy, who shares the same pout as her nineties supermodel mother Kristen McMenamy; sister act Edie Campbell and Olympia Campbell, whose mother is former British Vogue editor Sophie Hicks and grandmother Joan Hicks was a model in the fifties. And who could forget Georgia May Jagger, offspring of the ultimate model-rockstar match—not to mention Keith Richard’s grandaughter Ella Rose Richards, whose mother Lucie de la Falaise walked for Yves Saint Laurent.

The Angel Hair Posse

Do blondes have more fun? They certainly seem to on the runways—in fact, the current bleached-out model look is so light, it’s blanched. Platinum blondes to look out for? Soo Joo Park and her pin-straight peroxide strands, the arctic mane of Nastya Sten, Esmerelda Seay-Reynolds’ bleached waves, Julia Nobis’ alabaster locks, Jean Campbell’s flaxen tresses, and Aymeline Valade’s golden fringe.

Modern Pinups

As swimsuit cover girls make the crossover to the fashion runway, it’s clear that the age of the modern pinup is here to stay. Our favorite stylish bombshells of the moment? Victoria’s Secret vets like Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Calvin Klein Collection star Lara Stone, Romanian stunner Andreea Diaconu, blonde beauty Anna Ewers, the all-American Kate Upton, and the fresh-faced newcomer Gigi Hadid.

Les Françaises

Move over Russia and Brazil, the motherland of insouciant style—otherwise known as la France—is now leading the model culture club. Get acquainted with the French faces you’re going to be channeling this season: the gamine Manon Leloup, the coltish Cindy Bruna, the angelic Cora Emmanuel, and the smoldering Anais Mali.

Tomboy Clique

The appeal of boy-meets-girl style couldn’t be more alluring right now, and it’s having a knock-on effect on the fresh new faces in fashion too. For this generation’s androgynous beauties, look no further than Saskia de Brauw’s sculpted features, Binx Walton’s boyish charms, Edie Campbell’s asymmetrical short black mullet, Freja Beha Erichsen’s slinky menswear look, and the razor cheekbones of Jamie Bochert.

The MODs (Models-off-Duty)

It isn’t only on the runway where models turn heads: These runway walkers may have made their careers on the asphalt. Our best dressed off-duty list? Caroline de Maigret, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Liu Wen, Xiao Wen Ju, and Fei Fei Sun.

Fire Starters

From the original runway redheads like Maggie Rizer and Karen Elson, to newcomers with blazing manes like Magdalena Jasek, Rianne van Rompaey, Madison Stubbington, or Natalie Westling, the rarest hair color in the world is now the hottest commodity on the runway.

Model Moms

There must be something in the water they give out backstage: Model moms seem to always possess an enviable post-baby glow. (And a bounce-back body to rival that of a professional athlete.) Our favorite model mothers? Lily Aldridge with her daughter Dixie, Arizona Muse and her son Nikko, Doutzen Kroes and her (now two!) youngsters, Miranda Kerr and her son Flynn, Jourdan Dunn and her son Riley, and Sasha Pivovarova and her daughter Mia.​

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Woman Requests Birth Video to Look Like Wes Anderson Film

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Expectant Portland native Sarah Wexler made the request for her birth video to match the aesthetic of filmmaker Wes Anderson.

“We prefer the term birth film,” she recently told sources as she embroidered a portrait of a man on a bicycle.

After a grueling search for the perfect classically furnished hospital, the Wexlers finally found the perfect site: “It took us forever to find a hospital with wood-paneled walls, but when we saw the décor of St. Luke’s, complete with charismatic taxidermy and a view of a small lighthouse, we knew this is where we wanted to bring little Eleanor into the world.”

“I’ve already decided what our opening shot will be,” says Sarah’s husband and director, Chris. “A nurse wearing a neck bow will pass a handwritten note to another nurse wearing a similar neck bow. She opens the note. In handwritten pink-marker cursive we read: It’s time. Then we transition into a tracking shot, slowly moving left from the nurses’ station and eventually revealing the crowning.”

The birth soundtrack will consist entirely of 1960s French pop.

Sarah and her husband have budgeted accordingly to ensure the birth film is authentic, even when it comes to casting: “We both felt as though my original gynecologist didn’t fit with the tone we were going for…so we’ve cast Bill Murray as my doctor. Everyone said it was a bad idea since he has absolutely no medical experience, but we’re sure that the shot where he cuts the cord with vintage trimming sheers while smoking a corn-cob pipe will really make the film memorable for the whole family.”

With most aspects of the film confirmed, there are a few things left to determine. “The only thing we still haven’t made a decision about is Eleanor’s first outfit. Should we go coonskin cap or bright red beanie? Khaki shorts ensemble or terrycloth tennis onesie? This outfit is going to say a lot about what’s to come in the rest of her life narrative.”

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Here’s Where Singles Are Actually Looking For Love (And Not A One Night Stand)

Let’s be real — trying to navigate single life in a world dominated by swiping left or right (ehem, Tinder) can be about as much fun as stabbing yourself in the eye.

It’s often hard to tell if people are truly looking for love or are more interested in a one-night stand. As it turns out, where they live may have something to do with it.

Clover, a dating app that launched earlier this year, asked 15,000 of their users if they were on the site to look for new friends, hookups, casual dating, or a long-term relationship. They then broke down the results by city and state.

Los Angeles was the most popular city for hook-ups, and New York City topped the list for long-term relationships. See how the rest of the country fared in the infographic below:

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Queen’s Guard Caught On Video Making Funny Faces Outside Buckingham Palace

Uh-oh. Looks like this guy didn’t get the memo.

This video going viral shows what appears to be a member of the normally stoic Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace making some silly faces. Maybe he’s breaking rank, or maybe he thinks no one is watching closely on what appears to be a wet and windy day.

The Daily Mail, which says a tourist captured the video, posted the clip online and sent an image out via Twitter:

It’s not clear if this clip is the real deal or a viral hoax, but the newspaper said the incident was under investigation. If this turns out to be legit, the man — who appears to be to be a member of the Grenadier Guards — could be facing discipline.

But while it’s pretty rare for the guards to break their stony expression, it does happen from time to time. Earlier this year, a tourist from New York got one to smile by recounting their (fictional) childhood together.
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Hair Was Soft, Beautiful and Subtle for VMAs

By Gina Rivera, Phenix Salon Suites & Products President, Founder and Hair Expert

Everyone looks to the VMA’s for the latest trends in hair and this year the looks point to softer, more subtle cuts and color.

Many of the hair styles took cues from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, giving the MTV Music Video Awards at the Forum in Inglewood, CA, a distinct retro flare.

Ariana Grande changed dresses but donned a high ponytail with long creamy mocha brown hair throughout most of the evening, reminiscent of the late 60s and 70s. She triggered a hurricane of applause when she stepped onto the red carpet in her black leather mini and matching thigh-high go-go style boots, also an echo from the 60s with all kinds of contemporary updates. Others doing the high ponytail (think I Dream of Jeannie), were actresses Arden Cho and Victoria Justice.

Rapper Iggy Azalea and signer Rita Ora both donned slick-back wet looks in blonde. Recording artist Jessie J did hers in black. Iggy paired hers with a silvery metallic strapless Versace gown with ribby accents across the bodice. The creation was flown from Milan for the event. “I just wanted to pick something very sleak and timeless,” she explained on the red carpet. Her hair was a terrific match. Rita Ora paired her slick wet look with a bold red dress with spaghetti shoulder straps and split up the leg that climbed to her waist. This was big look at the VMAs and a signal that this style is staying strong.

Katy Perry arrived on the red carpet with beautiful black hair and lots of shine. The waves started about half way down the shaft of the hair, something we saw repeated in the evening. The length, waves and dark, dark color echoed looks for the ’60s.

Singer Nicky Menaj also made the walk in a beautiful wavy black bob and mini dress. Her hair was shiny but with a soft, soft appearance. This was standard for the evening, hair that was beautiful but understated and soft.

Taylor Swift’s new album may be titled 1989 (the year she was born) but this night she went with a vintage look, a piecey, neutral blonde bob, medium-full bangs to match a silvery high-waisted skirt for her performance of her new song, “Shake It Off,” for the first time live.

Miley Cyrus, famous for her over-the-top gyrations and on-stage grinding, appeared on the red carpet in a rubber-black tube top, but her hair set the tone with a soft, grown-out pixie look in some pretty quiet blonde shades, nothing like the outrageous styles and behavior in the last year. Maybe she was leaving room for the light to shine on her efforts to raise awareness of homeless youth in Los Angeles. A young man accepted her top award at the event, for video of the year, reading a speech about the numbers and plight of this population just outside the doors. Cyrus cried openly in the background.

Singer Gwen Stefani, one of my favorites for the evening, went with long blonde hair, parted neatly on the right with a small bun pinned opposite, reminiscent of the ’40s pin-up style. It was beautiful and a standout but, still, understated and soft.

What we didn’t see were a lot of multi-toned styles, the ombres. 5 Harmony had a couple ombres but that was about it. Even Beyonce’s beautiful wavy tresses were fairly uniform in color, a rich light brown with light caramel highlights. She became the high point of the show when Jay-Z and daughter Blue Ivy Carter presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Again, it seemed, the hair was there, stunningly beautiful, but soft and subtle in the bigger picture.
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Emily Browning: If I Had Gotten That ‘Twilight’ Role, ‘I Would Have Quit’ Acting

Author Stephanie Meyer wanted actress Emily Browning for the lead role in “Twilight,” but Browning passed on it — and she’s glad she did.

In an interview with HuffPost Live on Tuesday about her new film “God Help The Girl,” Browning said she didn’t regret the her decision, especially after the overwhelming fanfare the cast received following the film’s debut.

“If I had’ve auditioned and gotten that part and had the same experience that they did on the film, they got such a crazy amount of attention, I don’t think I would be acting anymore,” she told host Ricky Camilleri. “I think I would have quit. I don’t think I would have been able to handle it.”

Browning explained that fame — and the lack of privacy that comes with it — is “a little bit terrifying.”

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What to Ditch Before Your Kid Starts Kindergarten (According to My 5-Year-Old)

Recently, I saw a list educating incoming college freshmen about what to take with them to college and which embarrassing items to leave at home because they are too “high school.”

You know me, I love a good, informative list of rules, so it got me thinking. Adolpha moved to kindergarten this year from preschool, and before school started she let me know exactly what was too babyish for her to take to kindergarten.

Ditch any backpack or lunch box with Dora the Explorer, Kai-lan, etc. Adolpha has never been into either of these characters, but she let me know that these two girls were O-U-T in the elementary school lunch room.

Take Disney princesses. Adolpha is sure Ariel and her girlfriends have staying power. I’m guessing it’s only for about one more year. I haven’t seen many Cinderella backpacks amongst the first graders in the pickup line.

Ditch Velcro tennis shoes. Big girls can tie their shoes and Velcro implies they don’t have that skill mastered. Adolpha has since decided Velcro isn’t so bad and she can work with Velcro shoes. Especially when she’s in a hurry in the morning and no one will tie her shoes for her. Shoes must be a big deal in kindergarten, because the only time Gomer has ever complained about anything we made him wear to school was over shoes. He had shoes that lit up when he walked. They were ultra-cool in preschool, and when he got to kindergarten he got teased and told they were for babies. Now he will only be seen in Reeboks or Nikes.

Take funky knee socks. Adolpha started wearing these in preschool, but she feels like she was a trendsetter and a bit ahead of her time. She’s carrying them over into kindergarten and waiting for them to catch on with her friends. And if they don’t, she really doesn’t give a sh*t, because she likes to rock them.

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Ditch wooden blocks. Blocks were barely appropriate for preschool, they’re so babyish.

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Ditch teddy bears.

Take giant-eyed stuffed animals. I don’t know what these stuffed animals are called. I think they’re made by Ty (the Beanie Baby people, of course), and she’s drawn to them every single time. Apparently the big eyes are what make this stuffed animal acceptable, versus an ordinary teddy bear.

Ditch any article of clothing with the preschool name on it. Ewww… Adolpha can’t think of anything more embarrassing than being seen in a “Little Hearts Preschool” or “Helping Hands Preschool” T-shirt!

Get spirit wear for the new school. You’re in elementary school now, it’s time to show your Super Puppy Pride. (Adolpha wishes her school had a Super Puppy mascot!)

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The 2014 Emmy Gifting Suites

In the days leading up to the Emmy Awards, gifting lounges around Los Angeles took over various hotels, enticing celebrities with the latest in electronics, beauty treatments, vacations and more. Most gifting suites had charity components where either guests, vendors or hosts donated to worthy causes. This year those included the Humane Society of the United States, the Environmental Media Association, the Creative Coalition, Big Brothers Big Sisters L.A.. Wednesday’s Child and others.

Here is a round-up of what goodies these lounges were offering to nominees, presenters and other talent.

GBK’S LUXURY LOUNGE HONORING EMMY NOMINEES AND PRESENTERS at the L’Ermitage Hotel:

Michael Todd True Organics was gifting the Soniclear antimicrobial skin cleansing system. It also gave out the Clear Bi-light, a photo light therapy treatment system whose blue light kills acne-causing bacteria while the red stimulates collagen production and cellular repair.

The Little Nell – Aspen’s only five-star, five diamond property with ski-in, ski-out access to the Aspen Mountain – was gifting three night stays with lift-tickets. Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills gave out one-night stays for a closer getaway staycation.

Intuition coach Joanna Garzilli was gifting her book “Unleash The Psychic In You: How to Trust Your Intuition For Success” as well as gift cards for 90 minute Intuition Blueprint Readings.

Skinny & Co. was handing out jars of 100% raw coconut oil harvested from the jungles of Vietnam and never heated above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The Artisan Group had goodie bags of items like handcrafted jewelry, bath products and note cards.

Visitors also picked up Foster Grant sunglasses and chenille pet beds from The Original Pet-Pal, which has simulated heartbeat inside to help ease anxiety when pets are left alone.

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Fargo’s Joey King with Skinny & Co at GBK

THE SECRET ROOM EVENTS PRESENTS THE 2014 STYLE LOUNGE at the Montage Hotel’s Contessa Ballroom:

International psychic Gloria Layne Bieber was on hand to take guests’ aura photos and analyzing their color patterns. Los Angeles-based ride sharing company Toro Ride was handing out VIP Black Cards for complimentary service, including airport pick-ups. Its fleet of cars includes armored vehicles and exotic cars like as the Rolls Royce Ghost.

Cosmetic dentist Dr. Sam Saleh of Ora Dentistry Spa was giving out gift certificates for laser teeth whitening. Japanese eyewear company Factory 900 – which last year won the prestigious Silmo d’Or eyewear award in Paris France – was gifting from its collection.

Faucet Face had reusable glass water bottles including its latest hummingbird design. For kids, there were sustainable wooden toys from German company Hape while Hasbro had Littlest Pet Shop style sets.

There was plenty for pets including flexible dog collars with aromatherapy pockets from Schmoozies, bath products by I Heart Pet Head (including teeth cleaning wipes!) and electrolyte supplements from Epic Pet Health that help with a everything from anxiety to joint pain to skin problems and more.

Celebs left with VIP gift bags featuring everything from Hasbro’s My Monopoly game where players create their own customized game board with personalized pictures, chemical-free and vegan certified condoms by Sir Richard’s Condom Company, bath products from the Alila Villas in Indonesia, make-up by Omorose and jewelry by Mack & Jane.

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Dr. Saleh giving on-site consulations at The Secret Room Events

DORIS BERGMAN’S 5TH ANNUAL STYLE LOUNGE AND PARTY at the Fig & Olive Restaurant in West Hollywood:

Traveler’s Choice luggage had their new “Office Mobility” spinner hardcase carry-ons with a special outer pocket designed to fit tablets, hard drives, smart phone and other office needs.

Cosmeceutical surgeon and medical-grade skin care specialist Dr. George Sun was personally gave out celebrities his MDSUN skincare line including the coveted Collagen Lift crème.

On the fashion front, Unity Vintage Jean Co. was handing out one-of-a-kind reworked Levi’s denim jean shorts. There was faux fur purses from Roadkill Ranch boutique, jeweled bra straps by Ooh La Bra and blessing bracelets from My Saint My Hero.

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Ray Donovan star Jon Voight with Traveler’s Choice luggage at Doris Bergman’s suite.

KARI FEINSTEIN’S STYLE LOUNGE PRESENTED BY PARAGON at the Andaz West Hollywood:

Electronics company Innergie was on hand to make sure personal electronic devices never run out of power with such products as the Pocket Cell rechargeable battery bank and the LifeHub, a 3 USB Power Hub among others.

ProjectTreasure.com gave celebs the opportunity to create personal notes from family and friends in a wooden chest that is shipped to the recipient. Perfect for milestone events or when support and encouragement is needed.

Black Lace Skin Jewelry, which launched in July, is jewelry designed to be worn on the body like a temporary tattoo in textures ranging from shimmery black to metallic accents to Swarovski crystal embellishments. Designs such as royal crowns, roses, Gothic crosses, fleurs de lis and thorns are inspired by Renaissance times and TV shows such as Game of Thrones.

ProjectShoe.com let visitors design their own shoes by custom making footwear be it pumps, booties, wedges, loafers or others styles. A variety of textures, patterns and colors are available so next time you’re asked on the red carpet whose shoes you’re wearing, you can point to yourself as the designer!

There were hair products by Chroma Studios including hairspray with a nozzle containing three levels of hold from soft to firm. Also, Sicky Eyewear, Hydrive Energy Water and A.G.E. Therapy Gel that is purported to reverse the external effects of age damage.

Project Mermaids was on hand to book mermaid-themed photography sessions with celebs for a coffee table book whose proceeds will go to saveourbeach.org.

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Vanessa Hudgens with Sicky Eyewear at Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge

HBO LUXURY LOUNGE FEATURING PANDORA at The Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Featured sponsor PANDORA gifted celebrities with various pieces from their classic jewelry collection. To get a gift, celebs had to play a round of Plinko but everyone was a winner with categories that included rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

On the fashion front, there was Neff head and eyewear, clothing and accessories from Desigual and fashion sneakers from Creative Recreation. Brahmin handed out handbags and wallets, in tobacco, teal or black woven luxe.

Gendarme gifted visitors with samplings from their classic fragrance collection, while Proper Pillow, created by chiropractor Dr. Rick Loos, gifted sleeping pillows specifically designed to promote alignment of the back, neck and spine.

For electronics lovers, Logitech gifted an array of products such the Ultrathin magnetic clip-on keyboard for the iPad air, the Hyperion Fury gaming mouse and the Bemo social camera.

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Christine Baranski with Proper Pillow at HBO’s Luxury Lounge

DEBBIE DURKIN’s 8TH ANNUAL ECOLUXE LOUNGE at the Beverly Hilton’s Stardust Penthouse.

Goodies included five day stays at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels at various locations in Mexico, posture shirts by AlignMed, Serengeti eyewear and beauty serum from Youth Eternal By Kellyann.

For pets, there was calming dog coats by The Rein Coat, Canine Caviar & Feline Caviar alkaline-based pet food and luxury pet beds from Baylee Nasco.

Cosmetic sponges company J. Andre gave out sponges and beauty wands to make product blending, highlighting and concealing easy and mess-free. The varied shapes and sizes offer precision and control, especially for hard-to-blend areas.

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Ray Donovan’s Elliot Gould with friends at Debbie Durkin’s



JANEYEONI MOORE’S PRE-EMMY BOOM BOOM ROOM 2014
at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

There were stylish and functional nursing wear by Udderly Hot Mama, baby blankets by Whimsical Charm and child locator/alert systems from Mommy I’m Here. Lexy Pexy gave out organic wooden baby teethers in the shape of sunglasses, croissants, boats and more.

Squlz gave out wristbands and hair accessories, while Baby sign language instructor Michaela Weilert from Lil’ Hands Sign Language was on hand to educate and offer her services.

Monthly subscription gift box Posh Pak gave out sample boxes of their products for girls ranging from age five to teen. Items are age appropriate and can range from things like lip-gloss to funky flash drives to school supplies to jewelry to ear buds and more.

WOW CREATIONS LIFESTYLE GIFTING SUITE at the Luxe Hotel on Rodeo Dr.

Koreball handed out their collapsible and portable kettlebell workout system. Beantown Bedding gifted Laundry-free linens that are meant to be discarded after weeks of use, as they are completely biodegradable and compostable.

Other goodies included Radar Watches, body and bath products from Ranch Organics, jalepeno-infused jellies and relishes from HeatSweets and gourmet crackers from Cottage Kitchen.

Dana Feldman contributed to this report
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This Rapper Just Won The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Marijuana

Just when you thought all variations on the Ice Bucket Challenge had been exhausted, rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill shows up with a bucket of marijuana.

“I know we’re going through a drought with water and all that stuff, so we’re going to do it a little different, but I accept the challenge,” B-Real, a noted marijuana advocate, says in a video posted last week to Hustla Subs, a hip-hop YouTube channel, just before a large bucket of marijuana buds is dumped over his head.

“Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson — you’ve got 24 hours to accept,” B-Real says at the end of the video, challenging three other celebrities with well-known affinities for cannabis.

We eagerly await responses from these three.

Donations inspired by the ubiquitous Ice Bucket Challenge — in which participants pour a bucket of ice water on their heads to raise awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative nerve disease — have been coming in at an astounding rate since the practice went viral earlier this summer.

As of Tuesday, the ALS Association (ALSA) — which fights the disease by funding research, supporting people with the condition and corralling federal resources — had collected $ 88.5 million toward its efforts, a majority of which had been donated in the past seven days. It’s a particularly stunning figure considering that the organization took in just $ 2.6 million in the same period last year, according to a statement released by the group.

And while B-Real is having some fun with the viral video craze, substituting marijuana for ice water, research suggests that the plant may in fact be an effective treatment for ALS. A study published earlier this year in the journal CNS Neuroscience and Therapeutics found that Sativex, a drug developed by GW Pharmaceuticals that contains both cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana) and THC (the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that causes the “high” sensation), may slow the progression of ALS symptoms in mice.

There is no known cure for ALS, a condition that affects the nerves and muscles of approximately 30,000 Americans at any given time, according to ALSA. More than 5,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. annually.
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Back to Fall Workout: Favorite Fashions, Yummy Snacks, Chic Drinks for Getting Your Gym on In Style

Cross Fit, spin class, boot camp, whatever your workout might be, there has never been a better time for healthy living than now. Everything that once fed and clothed the active consumer has expanded, grown and evolved into a bonafide category full of chic fashions, fun drinks and snacks and food items designed for easy healthy eating on the go.

Here’s how to head to your favorite class or gym this fall like a pro:

Grab a Few Good Wears: Personal style is always about you, and when it comes to your gym wear it is no different. Sporty, fun, eclectic, classic — how you like to dress when you’re not working out can absolutely translate to what you wear when you do. For a clean and classic look, the cropped tight is everything. Fabric is key, as you want something that can endure sweat, wash and wear. Lucy’s Take Me The Distance tight comes in two colors and a flattering cut for most body types. For a fun, statement style, bright and crazy trainers are everywhere. Nike’s mesh sneakers combine candy colored neon with performance. Fashionistas can rely on top tier designers like Stella McCartney for cool gym looks that do the job on all fronts. The key is to think through what exercise you do and buy the right type of active wear for it — as a rule, performance brands are better for things like Cross Fit or intense cardio due to the ability for fabrics to endure a beating, while you can go with more casual and comfy offerings for things like yoga, Pilates or light jogs.

Stock The Right Snacks: Snacks and snacking has evolved! Today there are ultra healthy choices with natural ingredients and few additives to make easy eating good for you. If you haven’t tried Justin’s nut butters, most options pack just two to three real ingredients, including sustainable sourced oils and all natural nuts. Kind, the company that has helped revolutionize the snack bar market, now has grain clusters that can be great at breakfast, or tucked into a gym back for an after workout treat. So yummy! Skout’s raw pumpkin seeds are so tasty with organic ingredients and unique flavorings — great alone or on salads.

Drink Abundance: The healthy drink category has so much you can hydrate and cool off with, whether its flavored water, classic iced teas or something else that quenches thirst but is good for you. Kevita’s sparkling probiotic drinks are so interesting and good, you’ll find yourself craving them after a while! Cleansing ingredients like cayenne pepper and lemon, or refreshing flavors such as coconut and mint, put a cool spin on the probiotic trend — plus they’re all organic. Even basic bottled water has expanded into all kinds of offerings — electrolyte enhanced, vitamins, you name it.

Take It To Go: A great bag for carrying all your pre-and-post workout needs is a must. Lululemon’s Go Lightly bag trims down the workout carryall into something a little more manageable. Perfect for tossing in snacks, a bottled drink, smart phone or can even expand to fit a small sweat towel. Athleta’s metallic silver gym bag puts a stylish twist to your work out, while you can tap into the backpack trend for your active gear with Herschel’s cool multi-color option.

Check out more fashion, style, food, home and lifestyle trends in this month’s edition of Condiment magazine at getcondiment.com
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Failure, Alarms & After Parties: Chats with The Posies, Dry the River’s Peter Liddle and Ghost Town’s Kevin McCullough

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A Conversation with The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer

Mike Ragogna: As Peaches & Herb would sing, “Reunited and it feels so good!” How are you guys doing?

Jon Auer: Not too bad!

Mike Ragogna: So what is all this about failure? Failure is not an option!

Ken Stringfellow: Well, we’re going in order re-releasing our first albums. In a way, all of our early albums are in a questionable state. They’re ripe for reissue, they certainly deserve it, I think. The label that released Failure originally, Popllama, only had US and Canadian distribution. The owner of the label Conrad [Uno] has not been super active in maintaining the label as of late, he’s not doing any releases anymore. It’s kind of slightly languished a little bit, the vinyl went out of print a long time ago. In 1990, they were still working the math out on CD mastering. I think whatever technological developments has happened since are surely beneficial to this release. The CD was almost an afterthought when it was released two years after the vinyl released.

JA: Rykodisc emerged as a company that was offering to put out these CDs as a side release to the “real” releases and to reissue on CD things that other labels couldn’t be bothered to, believe it or not.

MR: Ryko was one of the early reissue labels. I think people forget that.

KS: East Side Digital existed in the exact same niche. They said, “We’ll put out your CD because we know most labels can’t be bothered with this audiophile product, so we’ll put it out for you.

MR: You’re putting demos and B-sides and things on there?

JA: Oh yeah. These are all getting the full-on treatment. It’s funny, in the case of Failure actually maybe there wasn’t as much to find as far as extras and goodies, we were just starting out back then and we weren’t doing as many demos and things. Failure itself was really the demo that became a record actually. That said it’s still a really cool version, there are eight extra cuts on the CD. Most of them have been out there but in a very, very limited format, only available in Spain at one point. We added one new track to this version of Failure but beyond that once we get into territories of records like the first major label release, Dear 23 and then Frosting On The Beater there is a veritable plethora of extra items and not just some kind of half-assed “This is an alternate mix that has a little less tambourine” type of vibe. I was very surprised, a lot of it came from this archive that I wasn’t sure what state it was in or how well-organized it was. Luckily it was all in one place, pretty much. It got transferred into the hands of John Golden, who is an extraordinaire when it comes to these kind of archiving and reissue jobs. He was the guy keeping that preserved for us. There’s a little trepidation sending your tapes off to anybody, especially tapes this old, but as soon as I heard it was him I was like, “Oh, no problem,” and he was totally great. The good news is there’s a lot of really amazing stuff, full-on alternate versions of things Ken and I had even forgotten existed.

KS: We played extensively before Dear 23 came out. There are three or four iterations of different kinds of demos all with their own flavor for that album, starting with four-track stuff and graduating up to various kinds of eight- and sixteen-track demos. There were of course quite a few steps from the first stumbles to the final product of making Frosting On The Beater, a lot of different iterations through that album. Everyone knows that we released a box set of rarities in the year 2000 which of course is now out of print, so technically those tracks are fair game, however I can tell you that there’s actually quite a bit of material that didn’t even make it onto that box set that we can still harvest from, believe it or not.

MR: But I hope that you’re not leaving it out now because it was on the box set then.

KS: Those tracks are going to be used again for sure, there were only twenty five hundred copies of the box set and I’d like to think there’s at least five or ten thousand fans of Frosting On The Beater out there who are potential customers. It seems only fair.

JA: And these will hopefully be the definitive versions of these. Well, until the next format comes along and makes this format obsolete.

MR: Were there surprises along the way? Did you discover anything from these new mixes? Did anyone go, “The alternate version is so much better!” or “Why did we leave that song off the album?”

KS: I think we were pretty shrewd in our original judgments, but I will say that this bonus track for the Failure reissue… As Jon mentioned, Failure was re-released around 2003 just on an indie label in Spain and they had the rights to it for Europe but they didn’t really do much with it, they didn’t push it really hard, they weren’t very good at reissues really, that wasn’t their specialty. It kind of went without much fanfare. Some of those demo tracks are now going to be more widely available on this version. There’s a track on there that didn’t even make it onto that reissue, which is now long out of print, there’s no copies left. I didn’t really even recall that demo when Jon sent it around saying, “Hey, there’s this!” We’re now talking significantly more than half of my life ago. It’s starting to be a little bit like that “mists of time.” Jon and I both have pretty good memories of shows we’ve played and places we’ve been, but now we’re going far enough back that we’re going into our teenage years as guys in our forties. There are some things that are like, “Whoa.” I don’t know if it’s enough to say, “Oh, if we put this on the album it would have changed everything,” but what’s more amazing is that you just completely do not remember that these things ever existed. Once I heard some of them I remembered doing them a little bit, but for Posies fans who might be aware of Amazing Disgrace, there’s a song called “Throwaway” and there happens to be a whole full-band version that we did for Frosting On The Beater with a different lineup. It doesn’t have a final mix, but it’s complete with vocals, harmonies, a slightly different arrangement. There’s a full-band version of “Coming Right Along” from Frosting On The Beater.

JA: There’s a full-band version of “Fall Song,” right?

KS: That was the next one I was going to get to. We didn’t put that one out until much later, on a record called Success, which was kind of culled from a lot of leftover tracks that we though should’ve been on records but for whatever reason, whether it was producers or us at the time, we didn’t put them on there. A lot of them are excellent songs that just didn’t work for those certain eras. Actually I think the full-band version of “Fall Song” is much better overall than the one that’s on Success. I can’t wait to get these things mastered.

JA: Those were not on the box set.

KS: They were not on the box set, and that’s really the tip of this little iceberg.

MR: I love how the albums in that period progress from Failure to Success.

KS: And beyond, of course. We continued to make records. After our band broke up and we didn’t exist anymore we continued to exist strangely enough. We pulled a fast one in a way. We were just making it up as we go along. But the first arc of the first five albums, from Failure to Success, has a rather clear circularity to it…going back to the same label that we started on and that kind of thing.

MR: What are your thoughts about that period of time? What does that Posies period mean to you in your personal musical histories?

JA: How much time have you got? That’s a lot of time. There is a freshness that occurs, I guess, at the beginning of anything that you can never replicate. It’s just par for the course on just about anything life because you’re new to it, you’re just starting out. What strikes me about it now is what Ken was saying, actually, about things that we can’t remember. Now we’re getting to revisit those things, people are sending me photographs of what we looked like then, I’m finding articles here and there and all of this stuff is coming out of the proverbial woodwork. I will say that we were super dedicated, that’s all that we did and we did it ourselves because we didn’t want to wait around and find people to help us do it. That’s why we made Failure, because we wanted to make a real record, we wanted to make an album and we decided to do it together for the first time and luckily we did have some fortunate circumstances.

We grew up with an available home studio–now everybody has GarageBand and a laptop and they can put out a record on Bandcamp within an hour of making it, but back then it wasn’t a common thing at all. There was definitely some fortune and maybe a little fate in design there, I think. It was quite a creative period. The only other thing I would say is that I am amazed that we took so long to do some of those things. That comes down to relationships and personalities and dealing with a lot of people wanting to be a part of what you’re doing. Working with a major label we benefitted so much from DGC and Geffen, but there was also a lot more approval and things to discuss. I think the last record The Posies made, Blood Candy is for me a top three record, it’s up there with Frosting On The Beater and Amazing Disgrace as far as what I enjoy. Boy, I think we spent a hundredth of what it would’ve cost to make those records originally on this record and I think it holds up with those records. I do wonder, “Why were we taking so long?”

KS: I think there’s a pretty clear answer about that; we were so young when we started, Failure was very easy to make and then we had a huge amount of resources thrown at us in terms of connections and money. It was pretty hard for us to decide how to navigate that. Of course, now we’re quite savvy and we know what it takes to make a great record in many ways. We’ve made a lot of albums at this point, but making Dear 23, we were pretty much guessing in many ways. We had some guidance from the label but even then they put so much faith in us that they also didn’t interfere as much as they maybe should have in a way. “Here’s how you make a great record.” It would’ve been nice to have been mentored a little bit more in a way. I wanted to mention something, getting back to the original form of this question, there’s a certain period that I think is really crucial and really interesting, it’s the period immediately following the release of Failure where our band became very successful in the northwest where it had a really nice following and a really nice momentum. We were not so sure to say that we were definitely going to be signed to a major label but the signs were kind of on the wall that something good was happening, and with Seattle being what it was and getting the attention from labels that it was getting and all the things that were happening there we kind of knew we were in a special spot in a way and it was kind of a matter of time. But there was a wonderful time from somewhere in mid 1988 until we got signed in the fall of 1989 where we were all living in the same house, we had the minimum jobs that you needed to have to survive–and actually by mid-1989 we didn’t even have jobs anymore–and we had a lot of free time but not so many opportunities; we weren’t collaborating with this person or that person, we pretty much only had the band to deal with and that meant we had an incredible amount of time for songwriting.

The amount of songs that were written when we lived together in that house–Mike Musburger, myself, Rick Roberts and then Mike shortly thereafter moved out and Jon moved into his room and the three of us lived in this house in Seattle for like a year–we had a place to rehearse in the basement and a four-track. The amount of songs being written at that time was really something. It was probably the closest that Jon and I came to being more of a classical songwriting duo. We had more crossover because we lived together and could say, “Hey, I don’t know what to do with this, can you finish it?” That pretty much ended when we moved out of that house and we got signed and things were going to be really busy just doing the rest of the things that happened in life and the band and we never had that kind of free time again. That’s a great period that made us who we are in a way. That and Failure and the process of being together and playing in bands leading up to Failure but in a way this fervent period of songwriting gave us enough momentum in our own selves as songwriters, the effects of which are still going today.

MR: Your records always sold well and the labels you were on seemed to like having you around, so it doesn’t make sense to me that no label ever really went full throttle and kicked one of your records into the top ten.

KS: Well, I can explain the whole thing if you’d like me to. Number one, they don’t really have the power to kick something into the top ten. Number two, the bands that became “priority bands” pretty much got the same treatment we did at the beginning, but at a certain point they just sold more records. Then they kicked in with huge amounts of promo. They usually had a breakthrough single that went a little farther. The sales projection for Nirvana are famous. They hoped the album would sell a couple hundred thousand, which is what we were selling.

JA: But our projections were much higher, were they not? They projected we’d sell much better than that.

KS: They did have very high hopes for us, but they only invested so much. Weezer is another great example of that; they put out a single and they probably thought, “Well, maybe it’ll sell a few,” but the single didn’t die, it didn’t need their help in a way, so then they go, “Okay, now we know we’ve got something, we can put all this resource into it.” The only bands I saw them put an extraordinary amount of effort into were things that didn’t work. Things like–who was that dude, the guitar player from Alice Cooper who looked like Rambo? They pounded the crap out of that. They had Guns N’ Roses and they had a great amount of success with that, so they really pushed the hard rock stuff very hard. One thing you have to remember is that until really the mid nineties the alternative radio format barely existed. You had KROQ and 91x, both stations that played the crap out of us, BCN in Boston, but most of the radio network out there was basically a holdover from the hard rock and classic rock days that would be happily playing Winger and Mötley Crüe and we had to go for those stations to get a hit. Nirvana got played on those stations, that was kind of the game changer. It was then that the alternative music world as we know it, from that point on, that lasted the next years happened. But Dear 23 didn’t exist and Frosting… was still kind of growing, so what they were stuck with was going for hard rock stations. Even Weezer, who were coming out in 1994, ’95…that whole landscape was one year different and more advanced and they had more stations to draw upon. That’s something to keep in mind.

They were stuck with pushing us to the radio world as it was known and they had these famous guys, The Shark–he was a classic record promo guy for hard rock and had lots of success, he was their guy and those were the relationships they had with the stations that existed. I have to say that they put a lot of effort into it. Not only that, but when Dear 23 didn’t really sell that much–it sold less than a hundred thousand–they still went back for it way harder with Frosting…, spent a lot more money, got a lot more results. They gave it a pretty solid try on Amazing Disgrace and then it was doubtful. Our next record was going to be pretty expensive, but it was doubtful that they would’ve gone for that next one. Who knows what would’ve happened? I think the choice of single was good, “Dream All Day” is a great song that lots of people remember. The weird thing is that on radio it worked. Every hard rock station, which was the only rock format that really applied in 1993, played the crap out of “Dream All Day.” We were in the top five of airplay along with these other bands of the time. Somehow it was still something too esoteric to really catch public imagination beyond those couple hundred thousand people. A million people didn’t get sparked into buying our record because of that song. It’s a mystery to me, but that’s public taste. Who knows?

JA: It’s funny that you mentioned Nirvana and Weezer, too. We had an okay video for that song, but the Nirvana video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the Weezer video for “Buddy Holly,” I think we’re talking two arguably ultra-iconic vidoes of that era.

KS: I should step in and say that I think “The Sweater Song” was their first single. “Buddy Holly” was after they sold a lot of records and could get an A-list director. But “Smells LIke Teen Spirit” you’re right about, that was their first single and the music video is really good.

MR: It seems like in the older days, labels would’ve understood that it took a certain amount of time to develop an artist.

JA: They did. We’re talking about a six-year period where they pushed it pretty hard and for whatever reason, even despite their success in the radio arena and print ads and campaigns and everything we just didn’t start selling more records. I really think that we’re one of those bands that’s just a little bit uncategorizable and that’s always going to be hard for people to really figure out why they want to relate to us. That’s my belief. Even if they pick up Frosting On The Beater based on “Dream All Day” and then they hear the rest of the record, for instance, or even a record like Amazing Disgrace which is all over the map–in a good way, we think–it certainly makes it harder to sell. How do you categorize it? It’s not just the one thing. I didn’t pay as much attention to the rock stations as Ken did back in the day that makes sense but at the same time it could also be construed as a misrepresentation of us a little bit. We’d always be that band, as Ken was saying, that would be a little bit different from the rest of that supposed genre.

MR: And creatively, you’re satisfied by that.

JA: Absolutely! We made money anyways, so it’s all good. We didn’t become millionaires–we eventually did, but we got to work with great people and incredible producers. We started out very young so we had a lot of naiveté, which is kind of the charm of Failure. But we outgrew that and became masters of our craft and we did all of that while signed to a major label with a little bit of pressure on our backs, which is probably good. A lot of bands go through all that before they even get signed. But yeah, from a creative point of view we made the records exactly the way we wanted to and Geffen was really cool about that.

MR: You guys have had extensive musical careers beyond The Posies, as well, subbing here or being part of this band there. I’d say The Posies was a great launching pad for you to make all kinds of music throughout the years. Is that right?

JA: Well, yeah, it’s led to everything pretty much, in one way or another, definitely.

KS: You could even say that if we’d had an even bigger hit we might be stuck playing that song in casinos every night now. In that sense it gave us an incredible launch pad but it’s not an albatross around our necks. The Posies still have a following of people who like the music and still have an interest in what we do, but there’s not enough of it to make me cynical about it and say, “Oh my God, again? Jesus Christ.” I know people in bands, even bands that are relatively recent–I’m not going to mention any names–but they don’t like each other, they’re obliged to tour with each other because the band that they have is the band that everyone knows and it’s what makes them money. They’re very busy with that, but it’s not fun for them. What we do is so unorthodox in a way, Jon and I played together this weekend in San Sebastian as a one-off and I was thinking, “What a cool and unusual way to have a band that just plays every now and then?” It’s not super big, but it’s not small, we can fill a club or play in a festival but it’s not an obligation ever.

MR: I think your Dream All Day compilation, top to bottom, is still a gem.

JA: It’s a good one!

MR: And one of my favorite memories is of you both playing The Knitting Factory and I do believe there was a certain amount of tequila involved. What an awesome night that was.

JA: That’s not a memory for us at this point. [laughs] I think that was the loudest acoustic show ever.

MR: What advice do you have for new artists?

KS: Wow, this is a question that is frequently asked in interviews and it’s a really tough one, because in a way what Jon and I didn’t know when we started–we’re really small-town geeks, we were just total doofuses in a way, there’s a lot about music we didn’t know. When we started, we didn’t know about Can. I don’t think either of us even had a Velvet Underground record. There were lots of things that were missing from our musical education. We had to figure it out. It could be bad advice, because we could also be talking as former members of The Strokes–insert band that’s actually sold records here–we’re the worst people to ask, but I think that reinventing the wheel as an artist is a great thing. Having to figure it all out, even the stupid stuff–”How do I do a copyright?” There’s also of course tales of people f**king up because of this and signing a bad publishing deal and things like that, that’s not funny and it didn’t happen to us, thank god, but I kind of feel like people have to figure it out.

JA: That’s like life, you just do things and you figure it out along the way. I think it is good to know as much as you can and try to figure out as much as you can and to really pay attention. I know there’s some things I didn’t pay attention to that I’ve had to learn more about over the course of time.

KS: And don’t let your domain expire.

JA: Yeah, stuff like that! [laughs] Just try to be responsible and not take for granted that things are going to happen a certain way. It’s funny because that’s how we started out. It’s so funny because people have described us as this pop band when grunge was starting to happen in Seattle. We were so against the grain of what could have been considered popular, but because we were more of a band with pop leanings some people would accuse us of being sellouts. I always thought that was funny because we were doing something that was so completely opposite of what was going on then and we were doing it ourselves. We recorded it ourselves, we made these cassettes initially ourselves, we sold them to stores ourselves, the whole thing. Where am I going with this? You should try all that stuff. Now it’s funny because the industry has come back around to that again. You have to do it yourself, you need to be out there promoting yourself, you need to be posting on social media things like this. It’s becoming DIY again. It’s got its ups and its downs, its good points and bad points but in a weird way I think that works for us because we already did that. Now all the labels are becoming independent again and it’s becoming more like that. It’s funny, back then we were doing the same thing, we just didn’t have the internet, so we had to do it in a much more old-school fashion.

MR: What’s the future for you guys?

KS: We should probably make a record together at some point, especially because of these reissues and since there’s a publicist working on our case right now, these articles are going to happen and it would probably be wise to take advantage of that momentum and put out some new material. We might actually do that, maybe. How’s that for a definitive answer?

MR: Perfect.

JA: We both produce tons of records, we’re always working on mixing someone’s records and obviously Ken has a solo career and I have a solo career, it’s kind of like we’re always on tour at this point, it’s just that it’s not one big, massive tour, it’s kind of pieced out over the course of time. I’ve got a new project called Dynamo Royale, it’s something I’m trying out that’s very different from anything I’ve done before, I figured, “Why the f**k not?” I’d like to try to do something that might not appeal to people who like guitar-based pop. That could be fun to try. But obviously, doing these reissues does generate interest but it also kind of generates interest for us, too in terms of, “What else could we do next?” I don’t know if you heard much of Blood Candy, a lot of people didn’t even know it came out, I was not pleased to discover. I really do think it’s a fantastic record.

KS: The writing and the production both are really top notch. It actually is kind of DIY, we of course worked with a label on it but a lot of the record’s mixed and recorded by us. It’s very cool sounding, quite Hi-Fi I think.

JA: Yeah, and that was 2010. We seem to have this cycle every five years, unofficially. We both have tons of things going on and I think we both like it that way.

MR: All the best with that. By the way, I think “Suddenly Mary” is one of the most brilliantly written pop songs I’ve ever heard.

KS: Dear 23 for me has some excellent songs on it. Honestly, I have problems now with the mixing and some of our production choices and the fact that for myself I can hear that I was probably thinking too much at the time, things like, “This is our first major label record so it has to be good.” Maybe I should’ve relaxed a bit more.

JA: It’s a slightly unspontaneous album compared to Failure and Frosting… and Amazing Disgrace. That’s kind of what comes off to me. Having said that there’s still some really great writing on it and I hope that sees its way through.

KS: Coming back to some of those songs, I say, “Well I really wish there wasn’t all of that digital reverb on the drums, there’s some bad nineties effects on here,” but “Any Other Way,” “Apology,” these are really heartfelt without being maudlin and intelligent without being too clever. You said something earlier about a dark pop thing–yes, it has those pop melodic leanings, but there’s definitely something deeper than just those surface trimmings as well.

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A Conversation with Dry the River’s Peter Liddle

Mike Ragogna: The title to your new album Alarms In The Heart sounds pretty heavy. So? What’s so alarming? And what’s with all these Ouija shenanigans and faux tarot cards going on with your album cover artwork?

Peter Liddle: Alarms in the Heart is a partial quote from The World According to Garp by John Irving…

“Late-night phone calls–those burglar alarms in the heart–would frighten Garp all his life. Who is it that I love? Garp’s heart would cry, at the first ring–who’s been blasted by a truck, who’s drowned in the beer or lies sideswiped by an elephant in the terrible darkness?”

It’s not really a grand, deep theme, like some of the theological or broader human stuff I was trying to respond to on the first record. It’s about small, personal crises, and overcoming them. I was struck by the way a late night phone call can lift the veil of easy normalcy. A business misfortune, an unexpected test result, sometimes just a news story – a personal happening can, in an instant, remind us that everything is a little bit more fragile than it seems. As I get older, I find those are the moments I tend to write about: not macroscopic world events, nor the miniature habitual routines of my life, but these little “alarms in the heart,” that don’t have to be great in magnitude but are just enough to make me double take. Those are kind of the fault lines that teach us something about ourselves I guess.

Regarding the artwork, we knew we wanted to get away from the painterly medium of the first campaign. This record felt more personal and more human–I wanted to find something photographic, grainy, documentary-like.

I found this photograph online somewhere – it’s by a really talented guy from Hawaii called Jake Casapao [https://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfskin/]. The record is about the uncertainty of the future, where Shallow Bed was about the past. I felt as though the art reflected that, but didn’t put too finer point on it. For me the heavy, atmospheric feel of the picture is counteracted by the hammy, theatrical presentation. It kind of walks a line between the themes of the record and showing that there’s a playful element to the exploration too. We don’t take ourselves all that seriously, music for us is meaningful but also enjoyable. What really sealed the deal was the Magician tarot card. The character is depicted as a kind of mad quack doctor. I figured that’s sort of what I am–the unofficial tour doctor with my half finished medical degree. More than anything else the image seemed to sit right with the record. There’s room for interpretation–the listener can relate it to the music in whichever way works for them.

MR: What was the creative process like, especially on songs like your single “Gethsemane”?

PL: “Gethsemane” is actually the exception to the rule in some ways. I think of it as the bridge between Shallow Bed and Alarms. I wrote it on New Year’s Day 2013. We’d just come off three years of relentless touring and I decided to spend New Year’s Eve at my family home in Newbury, Berkshire. I watched Jools Holland with my mum and went to bed at quarter past midnight, then woke up for no reason at 4am and “Gethsemane” kind of arrived fully formed. I think I sat quietly in the garage and wrote it in about an hour. Of all the songs on the record, it’s the most in keeping with the earlier output. More than half of Shallow Bed was written when I was 16 or 17, and it feels to me as though Gethsemane is the song I was trying to write then. It sort of lays to rest that period of my songwriting I think.

The rest of the record was a lot more collaborative. Most of the Shallow Bed songs were partly or fully formed before we started the band. I did demos with sampled drums and stuff, and everyone used that as a starting point. This time, I would sing a few bars of melody and chords into my phone, send it to Matt [guitarist] and he’d play around with it, make some adjustments, and we’d meet up a few days later and start turning it into a song. In most cases, we didn’t even bother with drums and bass on the demos. We just got into a room with Jon and Scott and wrote stuff together. It was much more creative, much more fruitful and I think Alarms is more coherent as a result.

MR: The Delgados’ Emma Pollock guests on “Roman Candle.” How did that come together?

PL: We worked with three different producers on the record, one of whom was Emma’s husband, Paul Savage [King Creosote, Mogwai, Arab Strap]. While Matt and I were up in Glasgow working on some mixes with him, we went to see Emma play at a festival in Paisley and she was just amazing. We’d been talking about a female vocal on “Roman Candle” for a while, and plucked up the courage to ask Emma if she’d do it. The next day, she came up to the studio and did a couple of takes and it worked straight away–it was one of those rare studio moments where Matt and I looked at each other in disbelief. Paul and Emma brought a whole new dimension to the song and that in turn made us think about the album in a different way.

MR: Catch us up on what’s happened with the band since the last album?

PL: There have been a lot of significant changes both behind and in front of the curtain. We have a new label, new crew members etc.. Everybody’s circumstances have changed too. We don’t live in the same house any more, some of the team have been investing their energies in different things–all the healthy business of sorting our lives out after three years of relentless touring. The biggest change is that our violinist Will left to pursue his own projects. We’ve been really lucky to find a great session player, Pat, to play keys and violin for the foreseeable future. In general, everyone is rejuvenated, more comfortable and has their best foot forward for the upcoming campaign.

MR: How has the band’s mission statement changed since the start?

PL: For as long as any of us can remember, we’ve wanted to play music for a living, which is probably the case for most musicians, but I don’t think any of us dream of arenas. It’s not a lack of ambition, it’s just that it’s miraculous that we can be full time musicians, at any level. We’re keenly aware of that and very appreciative of it. It feels ungrateful to shift our focus to commercial concerns or a lofty ethos. We have a label and a management team who work tirelessly with respect to our development as a business, but I think our mission statement as a band is to continue to love what we do, and to try and do it as well as we can. I think that should be and probably is the case for most bands.

MR: Are you finding that as the band grows, the material’s topics and music is evolving in certain ways that you didn’t see coming?

I always anticipated that the band would become more holistic and inclusive. The first demos were kind of a solo studio project with session guys, but very quickly it became apparent that the band worked well together, and everyone was personally invested. The idea of a gang mentality appealed to me, to be sharing our various fortunes and misfortunes. Although the first record is relatively subdued, the live shows have always been more raucous and ragged, and it was pretty obvious early on that once we wrote more collaboratively, things would become a bit more “indie rock,” for want of a better description. By the time Shallow Bed came out, many of the songs on it were five years old or more. I think I’d already grown a little tired of mining the folksy pastoral imagery that is a rite of passage for young singer songwriters. In my head I was already turning to more personal biographical themes. In fact, there’s a song about it on the record, “Hidden Hand.” The chorus lyrics talk about how “the garden’s overgrown…now it’s just a field behind the house where the creepers kinda swallow the light,” which refers to the heavy language of some of the earlier material, which was often so cryptic it obscured the message I was trying to convey. I hope the new record is more relatable.

MR: What’s the band’s favorite track from the project and why?

PL: I’m sure everyone would give a different answer to that question! Personally, I like “Rollerskate” and “Med School.” They’re both more biographical than songs I’ve written in the past, and more direct musically. I think they’re also the most representative of our collaborative approach on this record. I can hear everyone expressing themselves on the recordings and the end result is the sound of a band in a room, which is something Dry the River hasn’t really achieved before.

MR: What was it like working with Charlie Hugall, Paul Savage, Peter Miles and arranger Valgeir Sigurðsson?

PL: All four of those guys are very different from one another. Charlie produced a track I wrote for the film Zaytoun. He’s relentlessly enthusiastic, upbeat, and seemed to become part of our group from the word go. We put him through a lot, I think, by dragging him out to the wilderness of Iceland for six weeks of intense darkness with no breaks, and he dealt with it admirably. The bulk of the arrangement and production work came from him. He really helped us to think about the shape of the songs and how we needn’t throw everything on every song, all the time. When we got back from Iceland and had time to reflect on the recordings, I felt we’d lost perspective a bit. We’d holed ourselves up in the middle of nowhere, and the record sounded a bit disconnected as a result. It was somehow distant and impersonal in a way I couldn’t put my finger on. Matt and I went up to Glasgow to work for a week with Paul Savage. Paul was very calm and reassuring. He was really positive about the record, helped us refine the stuff we found problematic, and also roped in his wife Emma to sing on Roman Candle, which is one of the most successful moments of the record, for me.

Peter Miles is somebody I’ve worked with on and off since I was fifteen or so. We grew up in the same town, and he recorded all the local punk and hardcore bands. He also produced the very early Dry the River EPs. Very late in the album process, we wrote a clutch of new songs that were much more instinctive and immediate, less considered. We felt they’d change the pace of the record for the better, and Pete seemed the obvious choice. We have a shorthand with him at this point, we just headed down to Devon and set to work and it all came together very quickly. I think it reminded us of the early demos and what Dry the River was to begin with. It kind of refocused us on what we were trying to achieve. We ended up booking a few more weeks down there to go through every small aspect of the record we weren’t sure about, and wrap things up once and for all. Pete was instrumental in reminding us to trust in our instincts. He allowed us to be very involved in the production and that made us feel in control.

Valgeir Sigurðsson is responsible for all the beautiful string and brass arrangements on the record. In the past we tended to throw violin and viola on every song without giving much thought to their function. We resolved early on that this record would only have strings in places that cried out for them. We gave Val some rough mixes of the tracks whilst we were working in his studio in Reykjavik, and a few days later he conducted a team of Icelandic session string and brass players through his compositions. It was another head turning moment for Matt and I. The songs really sprang to life. As songwriters, Matt and I can muddle through rudimentary arrangements, but we were suddenly aware of the gulf between that way of working and having an experienced composer like Val on board.

MR: What is your advice to new artists?

PL: We were talking about this in the van the other day, trying to dissect the various factors that allowed us to become a full time band, trying to figure out a formula. Sadly, although hard work and conviction turn the odds in your favor, it ultimately comes down to chance. Anyone who convinces themselves otherwise is misguided, I think. You hear successful musicians saying they always knew they would be successful, that they were born to do it and didn’t stop until they achieved their goals. In hindsight, it might look that way, but there are so many factors that have to coalesce to make any kind of career in music. Dry the River were lucky to be using acoustic guitars, violins and harmonies around the time that labels were looking for the next Mumford & Sons, but we’d been doing a similar thing in other bands for years before that without a single label rep at any of our shows. We’d worked weekend jobs to buy gear and pay for practices, played in pubs and slept on sofas for ten years in school holidays and university breaks, and it could just as easily have amounted to an expensive hobby. Even now, we feel truly grateful to be in the position we’re in, but we have to be very careful with cash flow…we walk a thin line between solvency and insolvency! It’s increasingly rare to find any kind of financial security being in a band.

All that said, I’m not saying don’t do it, and I’m not saying don’t be ambitious. For us, it’s the best profession we can imagine, and none of the effort has been unrewarded. The point is, don’t form a band for the purpose of having a career in music – form a band because you and your band mates love playing songs together, and would want to do it regardless of whether you could make a living from it. That’s without a doubt the best mindset to be in when you start out.

MR: What course will this river be taking in the future?

PL: “Twenty bridges from Tower to Kew –
(Twenty bridges or twenty-two)–
Wanted to know what the River knew,
For they were young and the Thames was old,
And this is the tale that the River told…”

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A Conversation with Ghost Town’s Kevin “Ghost” McCullough

Mike Ragogna: Rumor has it Ghost Town is quite a hard working band. What’s the group’s history and recording/touring regimen?

Kevin “Ghost” McCullough: Yes we are! This is more than just a band for us. It’s a lifestyle! Since the very beginning in late 2012 we have kept our selfs busy. For the first nine weeks the band existed, we put out a song a week every Tuesday–Ghost Town Tuesdays–what most people don’t know is we wrote and recorded a song a week from scratch and then released it for free download. Some songs we would finish then 20 min later release them to our anxious Ghosts…Ghosts are our fans. Along with the weekly song releases our artists Alister Dippner–who we consider a 5th member of the band–would hand paint artwork for each song. These singles and a few more turned into “party in the grave yard.” We were on such a creative roll that we decided to also record an acoustic EP soon after. We finally took a break from that madness to hit the road after signing with Fueled By Ramen. We were ready to hit the road! Since the summer of 2013 we have toured until now with very little breaks! Whatever time off we did have was spent in the studio working on The After Party, we have actually written and recorded a lot of that record on the road! After hitting up the U.K for the second time in May and Germany for the first time at Rock am Ring and Rock Im Park, we got back to the States just in time to start warped tour and release, The After Party. We haven’t stopped since day one and don’t plan on stopping!

MR: What influenced the songwriting and topics of your earlier release Party In The Graveyard and who the heck was invited to this party anyway?

KM: The songwriting is influenced by so many things! From our love for Halloween and Tim Burton films to life lesions, bad break ups and the realization and acceptance of our own flaws! We also draw huge inspiration from our artist Alister Dippner aka Alister the Machinist! All of our Ghosts are very inviting beings so as long as you want to be yourself and have fun then you’re invite. That simple!

MR: The album’s topics are pretty playful, that’s part of the mission of the band, right? And did I understand it correctly, that the band is making music that embraces ‘”misfits,” which, quite frankly, I think includes everyone by this point?

KM: Yeah, we like to keep things fun and create our own dream worlds but we also touch on subjects that are not easy to talk about but usually things that everyone goes through! Yes, haha, everyone is a misfit so our music is for everyone. We encourage all our Ghosts to tap into their creative side we believe it’s good for the soul no matter who you are! This is not just for the “misfits” it’s a creative movement. Pick up a pen and draw something!

MR: Within the history of many ghost towns is the great story of great success then eventual decline. What keeps Ghost Town the band from becoming one itself?

KM: Every single Ghost that occupies this creative movement has shown that they aren’t just in it for the short term and we have dedicated our lives to make sure that this doesn’t just last our life time, but many after as well!

MR: What’s it been like interacting with fans and the world through social media?

KM: It’s been amazing to keep in touch. Social media has helped us amplify our voice! It’s been the perfect way to bring all of us Ghosts together…and keep us on the same page! We are so grateful we can ask questions and get overwhelming and immediate responses. Being in constant contact with our Ghosts has helped give us the best perspective when it comes to writing music.

MR: What tracks, in your opinion, party the hardest in this particular graveyard?

KM: Hmm… On The After Party, I would say “You’re So Creepy,” “That’s Unusual,” and “Dracula” crack the hardest!

MR: Traditional question…what advice do you have for new artists?

KM: Stay consistent with your fans and give them something different. There is nothing wrong with putting music out once a week instead of once a year. Don’t be f**kin’ lazy and you might have fun! Haha!

MR: Anything we need to know about Ghost Town that you hadn’t planned on revealing until my question just the second?

KM: Check out our comic book Haunted Youth Comics. It’s best enjoyed while listening to our music and it will help you understand Ghost Town even more!

MR: Will this party never end?

KM: NEVER!
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I’m looking for someone that is ambitious, loving, goal oriented and smart. There is nothing worst then a man that is fine as hell, but can’t carry on a simulating conversation. A man’s mind is the sexist thing he has. Don’t get me wrong looks do matter, but it’s not the most important thing. Now for some of my deal breakers: Felons, multiple baby mommas, smokers (cigarettes) and liars. So if u posses any of these traits please don’t email. No disrespect, but let’s not waste each other’s time. If I sound like someone you can vibe with email me.:applause:

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What I’m Looking For

My ideal match would be an attractive confident man that is loving and goal oriented. He would need to be an outgoing person who likes to be social. I just want someone that can add to my life in a positive way. I want a man I can grow with and I’m compatible with.

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About Me

I like: Sitting in coffee shops, watching the people pass and making up their life stories. Staying up all night talking, then drifting off to sleep and not waking up till 3 in the afternoon. Seisha in the rain. Baking yummy cakes. Attempting to sing. Songs with memories. Dancing with my girls. Being truly awful at wii boxing no matter how hard I try.

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I want a man who makes me smile. makes me blush, makes me giggle. He must be able to keep up with me, challenge me and make me hot and flushed. He must be able to hold a conversation and expect me to argue back if I think I am right.

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About Me

I am 25 years and married, I am already graduate in studies so mostly I found myself free at home heaving lots of time to chat, surffing net mostly facebook, going out in parties and I also go gym regularly to keep myself fit, it all became my daily life routine till now.

I am 5"5 long with fair looks and have exquisite features, sensual curves, black hair, black eyes, round face and great body to die for.

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Should be loving caring and open mind person.
Should take care of everything and must be heaving good time for me.

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About Me

Hi, i am a 24yr old girl who is down to earth and with a sense of humour. I would love to hear from a guy who is Handsome on the inside and outside, who is classy as well as intelligent and sexy, who is patient and at the same time assertive. I hope you all find what you're looking for.. and remember,don't be shy! When we see something we want in life, we've got to go out
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He should be kind, gentle, courageous, tender, communicative,
loving man, with whom I will be able to talk about everything, play jokes,laugh, share every moment of my life. A man who will be happy with me and who will make me happy too. A real gentleman

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hello am single lady am linda am very honest woman who like to be with onlz good people who are not like to hurt any one feeling

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ABOUT ME_______________..
I am LINDA by name i am 30 female with no kids …never been married.. I was born in USA and raised there but am from a mixed race family dad from Australia and mum from Ghana and my race is USA My heritage is English,may be u may ask what i mean by my heritage is English is all cuss our USA masters was the British and my dad is a USA man, my religion is a Christian,never mind about me been a Christian so let us see what the future would hold for me and u. Am a practitioner nurse and i just completed my education and had certificate in n nursing . Talking about who i amam that easy going type, adventurous, romantic, ambitious and have a very good sense of humor.. My hobbies are too many but to mentioned a few sports,watching movies, going for walks, listening to music (almost all types of music), love on the beach, dancing in the dark etc.
My favorite movies are romantic movies, eating habits: just about anything. I don¦t have any kids, I don¦t smoke or drink alcohol. am always smiling and don’t easily get irritated, I don't even remember the last time I frowned.

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am LINDA by name i am 30 female with no kids …never been married.. I was born in Australia and raised there but am from a mixed race family dad from Australia and mum from Ghana and my race is Australian. My heritage is English,may be u may ask what i

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Chris Young’s New Single Inspired by Notorious Nashville Bar

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I am Looking for My Knight Amor

About Me

Talking about who i am, I am that easy going type,open minded and a good listener .I laugh a lot and try to make people around me all the time happy.My hobbies are too many but to mentioned a few sports,watching movies, going for walks, playing with kids, listening to all types of music), making love at the beach, dancing in the dark etc. My favorite movies are romantic movies, eating habits: just about anything.My hair is black which is one of my most attractive features. I don't smoke or but i am a social drinker.I always make sure to share the little that I have with someone and I'm also satisfied with whatever I've

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As for what I'm looking for in a man its honest , caring, faithful , loving and very loyal and understanding , someone real not into playing games with people's Heart …. One that can communicate Openly.That is romantic and Loves touch and be touched … I want the man that we'll both share the good and the bad. A relationship is something that as to be worked on by both Parties …. can never be taken for granted but loved and nourished to make it grow and bloom. I don't feel like i've ever really had that truly loved me so that's my top priority.

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I am a easy going man,like to go to beach,watch movie,traveling,reading,loving and caring person.I am a down to earth person and I like to be loved very much.

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I am looking for a good man that will love me,listen to me,make his wife,make me feel like I have never felt before.I am looking for a down to earth man that's humble,honest and also easy going man.

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I am a personable woman looking to meet new men for discreet relations. I am in need of men that are willing to be discreet and not get attached to me. I have to keep this quiet so my husband doesn't find out but I do want more…more sex, more good times, and more orgasms! If you can provide that I will be sure to leave you happy too.

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I want a man that has himself together, is confident, and willing to be discreet. Of coarse you have to be good in bed or this relationship would never work. I want a man that will promise to be discreet and not get attached. Just sex and fun thats it. Seems easy to me let's see how it goes…

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Life is so unpredictable. Changes always come along, in big or small ways. I don't know what happened that this sudden change has turned my world upside down. I don't know exactly what it is, it just hit me, but there is something really special about you.

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Am looking for a guy that would really love me from the bottom of his heart,,,,,someone trustworthy,,,,,someone caring and loved by everyone……..someone that would take me as a princess,,,,and value my worth………I know you right out there for me

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About Me

im maui smith . 21 years of age from US . em just a simple girl with
a huge laugh and a very out going gurl
i dont give anyone a reason to hate me , they create their own
I am a person who is positive about every aspect of life. There are many things I like to do, to see, and to experience. I like to read, I like to write I like to think, I like to dream I like to talk, I like to listen. I like to see the sunrise in the morning, I like to see the moonlight at night I like to feel the music flowing on my face, I like to smell the wind coming from the ocean. I like to look at the clouds in the sky with a blank mind, I like to do thought experiment when I cannot sleep in the middle of the night. I like flowers in spring, rain in summer, leaves in autumn, and snow in winter. I like the land and the nature, I like people. And, I like to laugh.
you can follow me on my yahoo messenger so we can talk much better and to know me well .. heres my em add…..mauismith32@yahoo.com

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