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.
Flint, Michigan Cemetery’s Haunted ‘Crack the Whip’ Sculpture May Come to Life at Night
For decades, there have been whispers of strange happenings at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint, Michigan near a sculpture called 'Crack the Whip.'
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.
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…
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.
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.
Pres. Obama to Visit Flint Next Week in Response to 8-Year-Old’s Letter
In response to a letter from an 8-year-old girl, affectionately nicknamed Little Miss Flint, President Barack Obama will visit Flint next week for a closer look at how the water crisis is still affecting everyday life in the 810.
EPA Memo Implies Flint’s Not Worth Going ‘Out On a Limb For’ [VIDEO]
A new EPA memo has come to light in the Flint water crisis congressional hearing, and, regardless of its context, a quote saying Flint may not be "a community we want to go out on a limb for" is a huge black eye for the federal agency.
Michigan to Investigate Consumers Energy Over Estimated Billing Practices
The Michigan Public Service Commission is investigating the billing and estimated usage practices of Consumers Energy in response to customer complaints.
Patton Oswalt Makes Flint Water Emoji Joke to Win ‘@midnight’ [VIDEO]
Well, it didn't take long for the Flint Water Crisis to go from tragedy to national punchline, as comedian Patton Oswalt made a Flint water joke "For The Win" on Comedy Central's '@midnight.'
Food, Beer, Wine Fest to Bring Hundreds of Local Flavors to Flint This Saturday
The Flint Farmers' Market is the place to be this Saturday evening for the Michigan Food, Beer, Wine Fest, where hundreds of homegrown flavors will be yours for the tasting.