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Fist Pumps & Acne: How To Be A Roller Rink DJ

When you're an impressionable kid, it seems there's certain people in life that have it all figured out; the manager at GameStop, that guy with the gauged ears at Lids, the dude with the tiny pony tail selling the remote control helicopters in the middle

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Just An Oklahoma Boy: An Interview with JD McPherson

"People like Wanda Jackson, Chet Baker, Charlie Christian and even Eddie Cochran was originally an Oklahoma cat. When Eric Clapton quit Cream, his whole band was recruited out of Tulsa. So I was surrounded by music growing up, by pickers out in the sticks, and my parents were really into...

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The State of Utah vs. Gay Families

by Troy Williams Marriage, Amendment 3 and gay adoptions. The State of Utah is deploying all of it’s resources to insure that LGBT families do not have access to the rights of marriage. As the fate of Amendment 3 works its way through the courts, real Utah families are caught in the...

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