Drew Ailes


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  • 6 months ago | Haterade

    Back in 2014, Business Insider published the results of a study that purports to prove why women want to enter the bone zone with musicians. The article summarizes research from the University of Sussex, and there are a few glaring omissions ...

  • 3 years ago | Politics

    Ron Cogswell / FlickrThe open road is calling your name.As musicians love to explain to anyone stupid enough to listen to them, organizing and playing shows can be a lot of work for little reward. In addition to wrangling multiple groups of morons...

  • 3 years ago

    You've seen those memes-- the ones about how musicians spend thousands of dollars on gear, hours rehearsing and loading/unloading, and drive forty minutes to just play a show for $100. How noble and brave our poor musicians are, selflessly sacrifi...

  • 3 years ago

    Every week, we get thousands of notifications on Facebook, and because our lives are privileged and lonely, we pay attention to them. Everyone has commented on everything. It is everybody's birthday today. Everyone but you has had a baby and is al...

  • 3 years ago | Lists

    All illustrations by Dave Watt.Although musicians are infamous for walking out on bar tabs, trashing hotel rooms and hijacking chuckwagon sandwiches from gas stations, there is one thing they deserve: the ability to torture society with their part...

  • 3 years ago | Lists

    Philip Kromer/FlickrSo easy, even a monkey can do it.Social media takes the heat for a lot of things. Some people insist that it's responsible for diluting activism and killing personal interaction. Others may recall the recent viral Craigslist po...


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