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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. RIVERS MONROE Premiere “Safe House” Music Video via IDOBI Radio

    April 10, 2017 by 1888media

    Defined by their catchy pop/rock anthems and energetic live shows, Rivers Monroe, featuring keyboardist/vocalist, Mat Rivers, and lead singer Mike Monroe, has …
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  5. CHRISTIAN O’CONNOR “Something To Believe In” Video Premiere via VENTS

    April 5, 2017 by 1888media

    With a mastery of mind-melting guitar, Philly singer-songwriter Christian O’Connor fronts a power quartet that is leaving a mark on every …
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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. JENNIFER PAIGE “Devil’s In The Details” Premiere via PopCrush

    February 20, 2017 by 1888media

    Multi-platinum selling, pop/rock singer-songwriter Jennifer Paige has premiered her enchanting new single “The Devil’s In The Details” via PopCrush. Paige originally rose …
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  10. EM ROSSI “Empty Space” Video Premiere via HUFFINGTON POST

    February 7, 2017 by 1888media

    Following the worldwide success of her breakthrough videos, “Earthquake,’ and “Young Hearts,” which both topped the YouTube charts in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, …
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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.
💞 🌒🌓🌔 M A G N E T I S M 🌖🌗🌘