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  1. JOE GARRISON: Tuner, Composer, Space Traveler (via San Diego Reader)

    February 27, 2017 by 1888media

    Reclusive jazz composer Joe Garrison is gearing up for the April 7 release of his latest avant-garde masterwork, The People Upstairs. In between …
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  2. MAUREEN TOTH To Perform at California Vegetarian Food Fest (Nov 13)

    November 6, 2016 by 1888media

    Los Angeles singer-songwriter Maureen Toth has been invited to perform at the first annual California Vegetarian Food Festival, a one-day event …
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  3. Pledge for KITTEN: A Campaign To Make Heaven On Earth Again

    August 30, 2016 by 1888media

    Progenitor of ethereal surreal, LA-based KITTEN, led by singer/multi-instrumentalist Chloe Chaidez, are in the midst of raising dinero for album numero …
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  4. LORI BELL QUARTET To Play 23rd Annual JAZZ IN THE PINES Fest (Aug 21)

    July 23, 2016 by 1888media

    Recognized at the 2016 Global Music Awards for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in arrangement, composition and improvisation, virtuoso flutist Lori Bell has been invited to …
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  5. SAM MORROW Performs Special Acoustic Set for WorldArts

    April 16, 2016 by 1888media

    Receiving a special invitation from the WorldArts Performing Arts Center in Culver City, CA, Americana outlaw Sam Morrow visited the state-of-the-art …
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  6. “Losing My Dad” A Journey by Singer-Songwriter EM ROSSI

    March 16, 2016 by 1888media

    Riding high from the incredible feeling of having her debut music video quickly race past 1 million views in its …
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  7. KITTEN Video For CHURCH Is Captivating Cinéma Vérité

    March 11, 2016 by 1888media

    From the luscious mind of the truly sublime comes an eternal waltz of the magnificent kind. In the glorious new …
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  8. Introducing: EM ROSSI

    February 12, 2016 by 1888media

    Armed with a powerful voice, 17-year-old singer/songwriter Em Rossi displays a soul-based sound and story-telling ability extraordinary in one so young. “I’ve …
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  9. The Legend of Zella; Sleigh Belle Fare-Thee-Well

    December 15, 2015 by 1888media

    Have you been naughty or nice? Do you prefer haughty or zeitgeist? Did you receive presence this year? Do you reign, …
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  10. The Costello De Vil Anthology: Vol. Zer0

    November 27, 2015 by 1888media

    Singer, Songwriter, Creator, Trendsetter, Jetsetter, Villain, Legend, Guardian and Generational Icon, Ms Ash Costello is the embodiment of these things …
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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).
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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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