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PUFF 2017: Day 4 Focuses on the Local and the Exceptionally Weird (31 Days, Day 2)

[Editor’s Note: Garrett’s PUFF Day 4 and Best of the Fest posts (today and tomorrow) are also running as part of out 31 Days of Halloween, because there is sufficient Halloweenyness in PUFF to genuinely make it appropriate. Thanks to the folks from PUFF for letting us participate in said Halloweenyness for a second straight…

MACRO Value from MICROcosm

Microcosm Publishing out of Portland is a solid base of DIY spirit in the North West. For a mere sliding scale of $10-30 a month you can get books, T shirts and personal stories that will connect you to your scene and beyond. Here are just a few examples of some great reads… The Prodigal…

31 Days, Day 9: Werewolves Are Played Out… So PUFF 16’s Got Werefrogs

Screened at PUFF with this great short called MUTE, which you can watch the trailer for right here. It’s hard to be overly critical about Bad Blood, as it’s a pretty successful schlocky monster movie. Your mileage here will vary depending on how on board your are for such a thing. For me, the characters…

New Music Monday: The Roundup, August 8th Edition

We’ve got lots of good tunes for you this week… a few new albums, some upcoming tour dates, and more! Local Philly singer-songwriter Avi Wisnia is back East from his recent West Coast tour. He’s playing some great shows this month, including a few notable ones below: Philadelphia Folk Festival, Sunday Aug Grounds For Sculpture…

Follow Friday

Happy Friday! Enjoy this “Crafty Hour” edition of FF with these social media treasures! Instagram Bacon and Beer Classic Stay up-to-date on Bacon and Craft Beer festivals coming to a sports stadium near you! We love that @dogtagbrewing prints the names and stories of fallen soldiers on their beer cans. #ToastaHero #DrinkCraft #BandBClassic A photo…

Follow Friday

I’m pumped about this edition of Follow Friday! See what you’ve been missing! Instagram Dads With Attitude I love being a dad. But sometimes, my kids drive me a bit bonkers. This guy knows what I’m talking about. My reaction when my kid wakes up in the middle of the night for the fourth time.…

Kid-tastic Weekend in Philly

This weekend in Philly (where I hail from) is chock full of great tunes for the family with local concerts from Play Date (Greg Attonito from Bouncing Souls and singer/songwriter Shanti Wintergate) and local Bucks County kindie rockers Alex &the Kaleidoscope. Play Date are rocking World Cafe Live at the Queen as part of the…

Halloween Rock

When you get invited to a random show at a bar, you never know what to expect. Halloween weekend I was invited to just such an occasion. A friend invited me to see a friend’s band play at a bar. This is the sort of thing that happens a lot if you’re young (or delusional…

A Victim of Interviewing

Hey everyone, this interview with the impeccable Philly rockers AVOGT was from before the unplanned but much needed month break that we took here at The Farsighted… but it’s something you should check out, because these dudes are pretty great. Hey guys, why don’t we start with a brief introduction to A Victim of Good…

Not So Much Catastrophe

I miss the 90s. It was one of those decades where life just seemed infinitely more fun, especially for a 20-something hopelessly addicted to pop culture. We knew Jenny McCarthy as the smoking hot co-host of Singled Out, long before she became co-host of The View (oh Jenny, why?) We witnessed the birth of the…

To Vick or Not to Vick?

I wrote this a few years back and it seems appropriate to share again in light of the hub bub surrounding Vick in NY/NJ right now: In an earlier post, I ranted about the Michael Vick “haters” who refused to allow the man to try to change, even likening the situation to Dee Snider’s social…

Reflections of Classic Rock

Tonight, I had the privilege to speak with Slot 55 for nearly 20 minutes, only to have my phone crash just moments after they hung up. This happened after I assured Rich, their bassist and producer, that it was working perfectly. Luckily for all parties involved, I took notes after being screwed by technology when…

Pigeon Cooped Up in Philly

Tonight, due to still getting well from a nasty bout of the flu, I’m sitting home tonight instead of hanging out with my favorite emcee (and “your girl’s favorite emcee”), Pigeon John… but I did have the chance to catch up with him for a short preview of what y’all little biddies are in store…

Gun Violence and Compassion

“I always tell them ‘when you hear shots don’t look around to see where it’s coming from – just get down… I never thought I’d be coming out here for my child.” These are Chris “Quest” Rainey’s words from a short film by Jonathan Olshefski that was screened on Saturday night at Circle of Hope…

Is Hate Like Alcoholism?

I was introduced to Frank Meeink one Sunday morning on a livestreamed church service (see below if interested). I learned a bit of his story, but it didn’t prepare me for reading the in depth assessment and look into his life entitled Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Story of Frank Meeink. Frankie was born…

Follow Friday

Welcome to this Friday’s edition to Follow Friday! Here are my top picks for the week: Twitter: @TheFarsighted I know, cheap plug, but get over it. The FB page is rockin' and rollin'! http://t.co/Af1QVoYcgd #seebetterthings — The Farsighted (@TheFarsighted) January 13, 2014 Vine: @Kc James Hilarious, fresh, and clean clean. [iframe width=’100%’ src=’https://vine.co/v/h3lnA3XDJn3/embed/simple’ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’…