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  1. HAYLEY REARDON “Everything Else” Video Premiere via PERFORMER

    July 31, 2017 by 1888media

    To kick off her first ever UK tour in June, rising singer-songwriter Hayley Reardon was invited by Sofar Sounds to …
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  2. Alt-Folk Troubadours CINDY EMCH & MIKE FELTEN Announce Tour (Aug 3-12)

    June 17, 2017 by 1888media

    Twang-fueled Oakland indie rocker Cindy Emch and Chicago blues/folk troubadour Mike Felten have announced a 8-state Midwest tour, running August …
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  3. JENNIFER PAIGE: 90s Pop Stardom & Meeting The Pope (My Space Interview)

    June 8, 2017 by 1888media

    Gearing up for her first ever UK tour in July, acclaimed singer-songwriter Jennifer Paige chatted with My Space to discuss her latest album, Starflower, touring …
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  4. YAHOO! Music Premiere: Secret Emchy Society “Two Feet and a Dream”

    June 2, 2017 by 1888media

    Cindy Emch, the “Emchy” at the heart of “The Secret Emchy Society,” writes and performs “heartbreakin’ footstompin’ old-school country music.” …
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  5. PHAT PHUNKTION Premiere “Don’t Destroy The Funk” via RELIX Magazine

    June 2, 2017 by 1888media

    9-pc funk band Phat Phunktion issued their first live album today (June 2). Available on CD, as a digital download, …
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  6. JENNIFER PAIGE “Forget Me Not” Premiere via BILLBOARD

    March 28, 2017 by 1888media

    Multi-platinum selling, pop/rock singer-songwriter Jennifer Paige recently teamed up with Billboard to preview “Forget Me Not,” the second single from her album, Starflower, …
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  7. THE HOWLING TONGUES Unleash “Raw Power In A Red Dress” via RELIX

    March 10, 2017 by 1888media

    Currently burning up the road with Austin rock outfit Leopold and His Fiction, Atlanta rock revivalists The Howling Tongues have teamed up with Relix Magazine …
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  8. JENNIFER PAIGE Unveils “Devil’s in the Details” Music Video via Popjustice

    March 5, 2017 by 1888media

    Multi-platinum selling, pop/rock singer-songwriter Jennifer Paige has unveiled the official music video for her enchanting new single “The Devil’s In The Details” via …
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  9. THE HOWLING TONGUES Join Leopold and His Fiction Tour (Feb 28 – Mar 11)

    January 24, 2017 by 1888media

    Fresh from a raucous sold out show at Terminal West, rock revivalists The Howling Tongues have announced a series of dates as …
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  10. KAREN LOVELY Launches Pledge Music Campaign for FISH OUTTA WATER

    January 14, 2017 by 1888media

    Award-winning Contemporary Blues Artist Karen Lovely is putting the finishing touches on her 5th album, Fish Outta Water, a swampy, …
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I'm falling in love all over again ❤️ 🇯🇵☀️🍻
My childhood was filled with beer cans. I had a pretty mean collection. At first, it was just the basics, the Buds, Millers, Coors and Rolling Rocks but as my Dad saw my enthusiasm, he expanded my aluminum consciousness with exotic brands from around the globe. He traveled a lot for work. I would miss him while he was gone but also couldn't wait to see what cans he would bring home from a far-off land. Colorful labels with strange names came from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. Upon his return from Australia, he bequeathed a large blue Fosters fat boy. It was the coolest can I ever saw until he came back from Japan with a steel can emblazoned with a bursting red sun hovering over an ocean (and adorned with kanji I couldn't read).
A S A H I
This beer can was my first introduction to Japanese culture. I loved everything about it, most of all that it represented a magical, mystical place seemingly on another planet. It would be many years before I truly fell deeply in love with Japan and Japanese culture. 
As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate the little thing he did, have a beer in a foreign country, but how immensely amazing it actually was. He was missing me too and although he didn't say it in words, he said it in his actions. I was collecting his memories, both his fondness for travel, and his love for me.
Aside from Chicago, Tokyo is my favorite city in the world. I look forward to one day having an Asahi in the heart of Roppongi.
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