The Vent By Franklin Newberry
Son, Father, Friend, Writer
The cabin in the woods had been abandoned for years, but one night, a candle burned in the window. It was this very cabin, many years ago, where Sheriff John Ford sat on his horse, staring at the dull, orange, glow flickering in the dark window. He looked out over the pond to his left. A thick, white, fog hung over the water. There was an uneasiness in his stomach. It felt like tiny butterflies, fluttering their wings.
Motley Crue came into the public conscience in the early 1980s'. Formed in early 1981, the band was founded by a Frank Feranna. Frank was a teenage runaway who would soon rechristen himself with the name Nikki Sixx. Nikki rounded the band out with drummer Tommy Lee, guitarist Mick Mars, and lead vocalist Vince Neil. Their early live performances hit the sunset strip like a bomb. It was evident, that this was not your mother's rock and roll band. In fact, Motley Crue were your mother's worst nightmare.
Skid Row is back!
With the release of the new single "The Gang's all here", Skid Row has returned. There's only one question. Does anybody care? Erik Gronwall of "Sweden's Idol" fame is the latest in a long line of replacement singers. Thus far, none of them have managed to get the band back into the limelight of the mainstream music scene.
Ding, Dong, The Pooper Lost
We've all been glued to our screens for weeks now, watching the Johhny Deep/Amber Heard courtroom drama unfold. We've seen Johnny attack kitchen Cabinets. We've heard hours of testimony. We've heard the two verbally attack one another on recordings. We've seen the aftermath of an Amber Heard bowel movement. We laughed. We cried. We thanked the Lord the Aquaman starlet didn't poop in our bed.
A Cultural Migraine
When I was a child, in the early 1980s, we were taught that America was a place where anything was possible. The American dream we were told, was well in reach. You get your education. You work hard, and in the end, you get the life you always wanted. You wake up in the morning, and you go to a job that's enjoyable and fulfilling. You leave work and travel to your two story home, with a two car garage to house your two Chevrolets.