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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…

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.…

D4 and Birds Rule the Night

Straight out of Minneapolis, Dillinger Four completely obliterated the crowd with fast, yet melodic, punk rock. The four energetic rockers performed at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia on October 9th, proving that any place is a substantial place to play punk rock, with the right attitude and sing-alongs. With over an hour long set,…

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…

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…