Joseph Lapin

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  • 3 years ago | Lists

    For a moment, imagine it's the '90s again -- the era of Bad Boy Records, grunge and Bill Clinton. You're a kid again, and you're on a road trip with your parents. Maybe it's your mom; maybe it's your dad; or maybe it's both. You've been driving fo...

  • 4 years ago

    "Trucking makes me feel like a benefit to society," Adolfo Meyers says, "and I'm doing what I like to do. It's what I've done since I was young. Unfortunately, now, this job seems worth nothing." A waiter pours coffee into his mug. Meyers is a tro...

  • 4 years ago | R.I.P.

    On December 11 in San Diego, the world lost a great musician, spiritual leader, and sitar player -- Ravi Shankar. Most known in the United States for his relationship with The Beatles, Shankar helped introduce Indian music to the west, opening min...

  • 4 years ago | Things To Do

    If you haven't noticed the influx of men walking around with carefully manicured mustaches, as if they were all baseball players from the 1970s or Burt Reynolds impersonators, then you're probably not aware of Movember.  Basically, it's the o...

  • 4 years ago | Cartoons

    Music writing, sometimes, could use a sense of humor -- or maybe just a bit more animation. Lately, I've thinking about cartoons.  When I was a kid, I loved Nickelodeon.  Honestly, who didn't?  Rocko's Modern Life, The Angry Beavers...

  • 4 years ago | Music

    At the Wilmore Guitars compound in Long Beach, Tom Wilson and Randy Baranosky work amongst a symphony of machinery, handcrafting and sanding down electric guitars with the same attention to detail as a pair of sculptors. Each model is named after ...

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