Asheville music club scene this week
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall: Blue Highway, 9 p.m., $18 advance, $22 at the door, 743 Haywood Road, Asheville. Call 828-575-2737 for dinner reservation. French Broad Brewery: Alarm Clock Conspiracy. Good Stuff: Thomas Grogan 9 p.m.. Grey Eagle: The ...
March 26, 2015
Pain & Gain, Part 2
He introduced himself around the neighborhood as "Tom" and explained, in terms that would alarm no one, that he and his colleagues were members of the U.S. security forces. Marc Schiller had run Within the competitive environment of female ...
March 18, 2015
MLB explains changes in pace-of-game policy
Anthopoulos and members of the Blue Jays' front office and coaching staff were briefed Tuesday by MLB senior vice president of baseball operations Peter Woodfork and MLB director of umpire development Rich Rieker. MLB's Joe Torre was scheduled to be ...
February 25, 2015
RadioShack Suffered as Free Time Evaporated
In 1963, the year his company bought a nine-store chain then known by the two-word name Radio Shack, Charles D. Tandy explained to the New York Times why it made perfect sense for a retailer of do-it-yourself leather handicrafts to buy an electronics ...
February 8, 2015
What's happening at Asheville clubs?
Jack of the Wood: JR Wyatt, Through The Hills (members of Soldiers Heart), 9 p.m., $5, 95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445. Mojo Kitchen & Lounge (formerly One Stop): Free Pisgah Brewing: The Alarm Clock Conspiracy. Purple Onion: Riyen Roots and ...
February 6, 2015
Franchise bests/worsts: Florida/Miami Marlins
Over the course of the next month, we'll venture through the history of each of the 30 Major League Baseball franchises, discussing some of the best and worst moments, players, teams, etc. It's more of a fun snapshot for discussion purposes than a be ...
January 28, 2015
The Lethal Legacy of the Vietnam War
Suddenly, the alarm siren went off. “Everybody groans and moans and drags out of bed because it's going to be another practice alert,” he said, “and you hate it, you have to put all your gear on, get your weapon, go out to the perimeter and wait until ...
February 26, 2015
Holly Dangerfield stood beside the bay window, gazing out at the rain-lashed street outside. She found it odd to think that on a day like today everybody else was going about their normal business. And Wednesdays…she hated Wednesday. People at work would say it was the “middle finger” to the rest of the working week. Today she had even more cause to hate the day. As she stood there in her all-black dress holding a small bunch of white lilies, she forced herself to stop crying. She had always been close to her granddad when she was small, but felt guilty because she hadn’t seen much of him in the last few years. She had made an effort to go every few weeks, but it had been a good few years since her grandma had died and somehow it never felt the same with him on his own. He had just become gloomier and gloomier without her near. Her father had said that he had died of old age. Holly believed, however stupid it sounded, that he had died of a broken heart. She felt a hand on her shoulder and turned her head a little to her right. It was, after all, his own father who had died. I’m fine,” said Holly with a weak smile. “I just wanna watch the rain. ” She liked watching the rain. Sometimes she felt hypnotised watching those tiny.
On Valentine's Day I posted an excerpt from a novel I have already finished, so this morning I find it only fair to post an excerpt from one I'm still working on. It's called Crystal Grader and will be out this Christmas. A young girl falls in love with the man who is giving her writing lessons and decides to go after him, full court press. To set up the scene you're about to read (I hope) let me say that very same girl is tasked to do chores around her tutor's farm as a method of paying for her lessons. Only today the tutor is off on a book signing tour, which means Crystal (our heroine) is left to complete her chores alone on a dark, windy day in an old, spooky house. And that's it. I'll shut up now and let you read. went left into the living room. Here she switched on the television, then another light in the dining room and one more in the kitchen. Yet the shadows would not be driven back so easily, and it soon became apparent that the house was too large and too old for one girl to spend a cloudy afternoon alone in. Paintings on the wall seemed to regard her as she passed. cracks in ancient wooden doorframes seemed to twist into frowning faces. She was standing alone and unsupervised near the empty bedroom of the man she craved, the man she loved. Did it really make sense to let a few childish qualms—what Hannah sometimes called the heebie-jeebies—act as a barrier against what might.
The Brook Brothers, England's answer to the Everly Brothers, scored their. biggest hit with a cover of an obscure Barry Mann song titled "War Paint. With their superior remake, the brothers climbed to the British Top Five. and created one of the most memorable hits of early British rock & roll. War Paint: The Pye Anthology is a two-disc set that reissues all of the. brothers' recordings for the label -- a catalog of Everly Brothers. soundalikes so well-produced and well-performed that the anthology easily. five British hits. All of the Brook Brothers' hits are covers of American. The non-hits and B-sides, too, are mostly covers of. American hits, although the brothers penned a handful of originals and. recorded British songs such as Tony Hatch's "Tell Tale. contains all 14 songs from The Brook Brothers Album (1961), which boasts. the brothers' interpretations/updates of pop oldies ("The Trolley Song"),. current hits (Gene Pitney's "I Wanna Love My Life Away") and the original. Recommended for Everly Brothers fans,. an American hit as well.
Light tunes up: Zedcon’s strip of LED lights sync with your music
Feeling blue? Perhaps Zedfy‘s Zedcon, a strip of smart LED lights, can elevate your mood ... more functional uses for the lights. Do you dread your alarm clock’s monotone buzz every morning? With Zedcom’s smart timer feature, you can set it ...
April 8, 2015
UConn women will be favorites to win 11th title next year
"Our Dad was very proud of Geno and Mike and how throughout their years as collegiate head basketball coaches they have diligently led their student-athletes to be successful on the court, in the classroom and in their lives," Wooden's children Nan and Jim ...
April 8, 2015
Mike Krzyzewski earns his fifth NCAA title as Duke beats Wisconsin
Two days after the 38-0 Wildcats were knocked out of the tournament by Wisconsin, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski stepped over iconic Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp into sole possession of second place behind UCLA's John Wooden ... topped the Blue Devils (35-4 ...
April 6, 2015
Blown away: How tech made fireworks bigger and bigger
Most are tourists looking up in awe at the LED screens that dominate the landscape ... In his arms are pre-configured wooden racks full of small explosives. He has to install enough to put smiles on a billion TV viewers worldwide. Thankfully these are ...
April 6, 2015
Inside the agonizing decision to -- gulp -- pick the Mets as a playoff team
WASHINGTON -- An evening last week, just past eight o’clock. The kid is in bed ... After years of resistance and sarcasm, was I merely guzzling the blue and orange Kool-Aid? But the professional evaluators saw a strong team, too. The only responsible ...
April 5, 2015
NCAA Tournament: Ranking the greatest teams since the fall of the UCLA dynasty
Even though Big Blue is out, the rankings are below … It’s impossible to compare teams of different eras … shot clock vs. non-shot clock … 3 ... that beat Houston for the ’68 title. (John Wooden himself declare the ’68 team to be his greatest ...
April 5, 2015
Gearing Up - Travel alarm clock
... used other apps after setting the alarm), the newest Electrohome EEAC 475 USB Alarm Clock Radio may earn a place in your luggage. Here's what I like: The 1.2-inch blue LED display with four dimming modes and an option to view just the time, or cycle ...
April 5, 2015