“Dear Admiral” by I Am the Navigator | CD Review
High adventure on the seven seas! Epic battles with kraken-like creatures! Vacationing on beautiful beaches!
Except … everyone kind of always dies.
Nebraska musician Great American Desert (formerly South of Lincoln) put his music online for people to download - illegally.
The result? Find out in today’s Signature Story.
© Hilary Stohs-Krause 2011
Yeah. I’m like 8 months behind. Maybe someday I’ll catch up …
Nova is a sweet, friendly, cuddly 9-month-old kitten who needs a good home. She loves people and has lived most of her life with another cat, so she’d be happy in a multi-cat household. She’s affectionate and needs someone who’s around more than I am. Shots are all up-to-date, or will be soon. Let me know if you’re interested!
Listening to “Push It” by Salt ‘N’ Pepa
to get ready for the first game of Lincoln vs. Omaha Kickball of 2011. I’m wearing 100% MAGIC shorts. Matt was going to wear a kilt, but couldn’t find it.
This clearly means Team Lincoln is going to dominate.
So my friend Jess and I have been working on this epic multimedia art project about a civil war that breaks out in America’s future after the government sells states to corporations and special interests to pay the national debt. We’ve done one of at least four major photo shoots so far (the rebel army camp; see above photo) and are doing another on the 17th (the massacre of Oregon’s hippies, previously the only free state left).
The working title: “The Propaganda Project”
“Days like this one, darlin’ /
Days like this one, they won’t change /
My point of view.”
Midwest Dilemma, “Renault”
Female Tattoo Artist story on Gender Across Borders
The story originally posted on Les Femmes Folles May 21 featuring Johnna McCreary of Liquid Courage Tattoo in Omaha (to read that click here) was picked up by Gender Across Borders, an international feminist blog. A few insights from female tattoo artists around the globe were also added. Check it out here!
Le garçon encore; il a un esprit excentrique que j’apprécie. Il est étudiant en soins infirmiers.
© Hilary Stohs-Krause 2011
My friend and co-worker Jerry produced this story, about a Native American child named White Buffalo Girl and the Nebraskans who have cared for her grave for more than a century.
Religion has been an integral part of the cultural framework of the United States since the beginning. Many of the first European migrants to America came seeking religious freedom. But a recent nationwide survey shows religious diversity in America is increasing, and a growing number of Americans simply aren’t religious at all.
“Something that’s really popular in Omaha is just being totally different … and I feel like I kind of stick to classic songwriting rules. But then we use lots of different instruments to make the songs our own.”
Jessica Errett, singer, guitarist and songwriter for Edge of Arbor, made the trek down from Omaha last Thursday to play some new songs, some really old songs (like the third song she ever wrote) and some songs from the band’s debut EP, “Neon-Lit Lights,” which was released in March.
She described Edge of Arbor’s music as colorful, organic, twiggy, evolving, lambic, active, percussive and friendly.
Check out the podcast below, recorded Thursday, May 5 at the KZUM studios in the Terminal Building at 10th and O streets in Lincoln …
“Female veterans have twice the rates of PTSD and depression as male veterans. One in five female VA patients has experienced sexual harassment or assault, known as military sexual trauma, compared with one in 100 men.”
by Hilary Stohs-Krause
The volunteer list reads like a Who’s Who? of Omaha musicians: Orenda Fink. Steffani Drootin. Jenn Bernard. Jenna Morrison. The benefit concert features older favorites like The Good Life and current Omaha “It” band Conduits.
These veterans are uniting not to promote themselves, but instead to train tomorrow’s leaders through a weeklong camp this summer called Omaha Girls Rock.
“I’ve been in the music business for the last 16 years, and it is still dominated by men,” says L.A. transplant Drootin, bassist for The Good Life. She attributed part of this to young girls lacking confidence. “And being kind of also trained to think that they’re supposed to be princesses, and all things pretty, and sweet, and not rocking and tough and strong, you know?
“People don’t encourage strength in young girls very often.”