Bill Allred looks into Ogden's music history in the new issue of Salt Lake's "Revolv" magazine. "Revolv" covers fashion, music, art, food and people in and out of our state. Read an expect of Bill's article about a man who made Odgen his home and after many decade is still performing:
"If you grew up in Ogden Utah, or spend any amount of time there you’ll begin to feel the vibrations of a city that is bathed in history. From it’s early roots in American fur trade, to it’s rise to prominence as a major railroad hub in the 40’s and 50’s, Ogden holds its fair share of ghosts. They can be rough, loud and dangerous or full of laughter and wicked fun. The City itself seems alive with these specters of the past, and you will certainly hear echoes of their stories on 25th Street where, thankfully, some of their old haunts still stand.
The railroad station, which is the origin of so much Ogden history, still stands at the west end of old 25th. To the east, on either side of what the locals call ‘Two Bit Street,’ are stately hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, some of which have a shadier past as opium dens and houses of ill repute. The venerable brick facades and red pavers in the sidewalk perfectly complement the vintage signs and colorful awnings that line the street and give you a true sense of an era gone by. Of course, building names have changed over the years, as have their purpose, but echoes of the ghosts of Ogden’s history are still present..." Click here to read the full article and see more pictures of Joe McQueen.
You can find "Revolv" in bookstores around Salt Lake and Unhinged in Sugarhouse.
Content used with permission from "Revolv."
TED is all about "ideas worth spreading." According to their website, anyway. If you have spent even a little time on TED's page, well, you've spent a lot of time on their site. It's addicting. The talks are full of people who do things you have never thought of or may never do. Sometimes the topic is something you didn't know you didn't know were things people did or even thought about!
Bill's TEDx talk, "Whatever Else You Do, Pay Attention", is very thought-provoking. Especially if you're in a period of flux or starting "adult life." Bill covers his academic career, acting and how it lead to radio, his trip to Nepal and how Radio From Hell works. It's a great talk if you are thinking about how to cut your own path. Take 16 minutes and listen. You'll catch a side of Bill you might not know by just being a Friend of the Program.
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As usual, I'm not allowed to use pictures. So I made my own!
Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan is looking to demonstrate his endurance later this month. I'm not sure if anyone has every questioned the endurance of Billy.. I mean, is that really something that comes up in conversation? Anyways. The bald frontman has announced plans to play for at least eight hours straight at his Chicago teahouse, Madame Zuzu's. That sounds like fun.
Corgan says the "on the fly" performance will be "centered around an ambient/musical interpretation" of Herman Hesse's spiritual coming-of-age tale "Siddhartha." The epic gig is set to take place February 28th, and Corgan says information about the free admission will be announced soon.
Everyone get through that? Good because I damn near fell asleep writing it. I had fun making the picture though.
They started out as a humble band playing in little venues in Provo, and now Imagine Dragons have reached super-star status. That's not an easy thing to accomplish in the world of entertainment, and it rarely happens to a band on their debut album. They've been selling out concerts all over the world, and their album Night Visions is about to go double-platinum.
Imagine Dragons are currently tied for having the longest run on the Billboard Hot 100 with their song "Radioactive." It's been on the chart for 76 weeks and will likely surpass the song it is tied with next week. (That song is "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz, in case you are curious.) Two years ago, most of us didn't know anything about Imagine Dragons, but they've worked hard and have pretty much taken over the world.
And it couldn't happen to a nicer band. We appreciate everything they've done for us and our listeners and we are excited to see their continued success.
Thats the Nepali greeting for hello and goodby....namaste. This is a lei I received from Geljen Sherpa,one of our local guides and an associate of Dean Cardinale, the guy who runs World Wide Trekking and convinced me I could do this trip. Of course the first thing I did was have my picture taken wearing a sponsor T-shirt here at the Yak and Yeti hotel. Thanks Stockton 12 Honda. Then I proceeded to drink local beer. Photos of beer should accompany this post. I'm trying to open the market for Radio From Hell ale.
Coming soon....rickshaw races and, "sorry but you may not leave Kathmandu."
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