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Tag Archives: Top 10

  1. SECRET EMCHY SOCIETY Gets THE BOOT: Top 10 Queer Country

    September 2, 2017 by 1888media

    Led by folk-punk, singer-songwriter Cindy Emch, theΒ Secret Emchy SocietyΒ “play foot-stompin’, heart-breakin’ Americana music about good friends and hard times. Their …
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  2. Top 10 Worst Stereotypes About Female Fronted Bands (by THE NEARLY DEADS)

    October 21, 2016 by 1888media

    As the first of a series of exclusives for Pure Grain Audio, singer-songwriter Theresa Jeane, of rock band The Nearly …
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  3. Best Gasoline of Twenty Fifteen

    December 31, 2015 by 1888media

    Tis year end. Tis the time to comprehend my Top 10. As always, I went to scores and scores of …
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  4. Top 10 Shows of SXSW 2015

    March 25, 2015 by 1888media

    I just returned from my 16th consecutive SXSW. Hard to believe it’s been that many years but it’s the one …
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  5. Carmel Buckingham of THU Shares Her Top 10 Teen Angst Anthems

    January 8, 2015 by 1888media

    Singer Carmel Buckingham of The House UnitedΒ just kicked 2015 in the teeth with her Top Ten Teen Angst Anthems. My …
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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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