My obsessive love of rock didn't surface until later in life -- around the same time I began learning electric guitar and listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. I spent the next decade learning everything I could about rock. Along the way I found myself gravitating towards against-the-grain bands like Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. I began pursuing a career in radio after realizing I would be able to talk about music all day and get free CDs and concert tix. After grinding it out on the intern circuit, I landed a job at the Banana! I later became a writer for Loudwire.com and I'm currently the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media Flint.
Grand Rapids is Slowly Becoming Michigan’s New Concert Destination
Sorry, Detroit. Grand Rapids is eating your lunch.
Why Michigan is Considered Midwest When it’s Barely ‘Mid’ and Not at All ‘West’
For a very long time, Michigan's classification as being in the "midwest" has bothered me. I had a few theories on why this might be, which I discovered were mostly incorrect.
Facebook Gets Slapped with $5 Billion Fine Over 2018 Data Scandal
Facebook was hit with a record-breaking $5 Billion penalty by the Federal Trade Commission in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
Things Young People Do That I’ll Never Understand [OPINION]
I'm almost 40, so allow me to slowly climb upon the "back in my day" soapbox and tell you my old man tales of how these damn kids that won't stay off my lawn.
11 More Accurate Slogans for Ohio’s New Welcome Signs [PHOTOS]
On my recent road trip to Delaware (don't ask), I noticed that Ohio has a new welcome sign that replaces the appropriately generic "Welcome to Ohio" with "Ohio -- find it here." After laughing out loud for a few minutes, I decided to come up with some more accurate slogans f…
Billy Corgan Just Found His Stolen ‘Gish’ Guitar in Flushing, Michigan
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan was reunited with his beloved 'Gish' era Fender Strat after a 27-year search.
Baby Boomers: Here is Your Trophy for Walking to School in Blizzards [OPINION]
Here is your trophy for all those times you had to go to school when it was way colder and snowier than we can even comprehend. Can we stop hearing about it now?
Michigan’s Most Googled ‘Should I ___’ Question Is Not a Good Look
I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of interested to see what the results are when you Google this.
New ‘Lame Duck’ Bill Would Ban Growing Pot at Home in Michigan
Our newly approved recreational marijuana laws haven't even gone into effect yet, but that isn't stopping Michigan Republicans from strip-mining our rights on their way out.
Poopsie Slime Surprise is the Most Audacious Toy Commercial Ever [VIDEO]
One toy company is willing to bet it all that your kid has been waiting to play with poop.
This Michigan Man Solved the Stonehenge Mystery Years Ago [VIDEO]
For centuries, scholars and scientists alike have debated how Stonehenge was assembled... until a retired man from Lapeer cracked the mystery and built one in his backyard.
It’s Illegal to Listen to Your Kid’s Phone Calls in Michigan
Every parent has eavesdropped on their kid's phone calls before, but I'll bet you didn't know that under current Michigan law -- you could be sent to prison for 2 years for doing so.