Can’t beat the recession? Write songs about it. Two recent college grads, Kyle Thompson-Westra and Ryan Stotland, have a band that performs songs about money, debt, the gold standard and all those economy celebrities. Listen in…it won’t cost a dime.
Are you heading out to a club for New Year's Eve? Will you check your Twitter account before you go? Lots of club owners hope you will. The legendary music club The Roxy is coming alive through social media. Millions will have their eyes glued on Times Square tonight for the biggest New Year's Eve party in the world. When Mark Haggarty thinks of New York, he thinks of Grand Central Station.
One feature of summer, in many cities, is the blues festival. Augusta Lee Collins is familiar with that scene. His career spans 40 years, opening for and playing with music legends such as Lightnin' Hopkins and Miles Davis. This year Augusta Lee was inducted into the Bay Area Blues Hall of Fame. Also, Brad Stoller and his "adventures with dad."
Former White House press secretary Marlin Fitzwater says debt talks are par for the course in the past decades. He served under Presidents Ronald Regan and George H. W. Bush. He says budget talks used to be held in secret, but a lot of the arguments are the same as they ever were. Politicians tend to go into a bubble and, he says, forget common sense. The American people can tell the difference.