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February 2011 Archives

Pop Culture Meltdown – Charlie Sheen Edition Part II

posted by Chris Epting

I think people (especially people looking to blame conditions such as bi-polar disorder) are forgetting that Charlie Sheen, before this latest rush of shriek-for-help interviews, had proven himself to be at least a little bit nuts.  (from the NY Daily […]

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Pop Culture Meltdown – Charlie Sheen Edition

posted by Chris Epting

This Today Show interview with Charlie Sheen is seriously must-watch stuff – that is, if you’re interested in seeing a real-time, last-inning disintegration of a C-level celebrity. One time he was one of the new breed rat pack – in […]

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Having faith in the music – a chat with the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir

posted by Chris Epting

At the NAMM show in January, I popped into the Meyer Sound theater one afternoon to hear a presentation from none other than former-Grateful Dead-member-current-Rat-Dog/Further member Bob Weir. Weir was discussing the revolutionary studio he’s creating in San Rafael, Calif. […]

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A chat with the President of Quark Expeditions

posted by Chris Epting

Hans Lagerweij is the President of Quark Expeditions, the leader in polar travel. As you may know my daughter and I traveled with Quark last fall to Snow Hill Island, Antarctica (below is a photo I took of some fellow […]

Mixed Martial Arts Legend Dan Caldwell Taps Into Children’s Fashions

posted by Chris Epting

“Both parents and kids are loving the styles and fashions we’re making available. We get great e-mails from happy parents, and as a father of three, that really means a lot.” Call it the softer side of Dan Caldwell, co-founder […]

To see the penguins…

posted by Chris Epting

The trip my daughter and I took last fall to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions continues to inspire. This is a new piece I wrote that incorporates some of of my on-board journal/blog.  If you’ve never experienced polar travel before, I […]

Congrats Jeff Beck on three Grammy Awards

posted by Chris Epting

I was working on my Jeff Beck article for AOL News last night as the guitar legend won three of the five Grammys he was nominated for – richly deserved. Here’s another short clip from our interview – in this, […]

Sunset in Huntington Beach

posted by Chris Epting

I’ve seen many sunsets in many places around this country – and this evening’s show stopper here in Huntington Beach, Calif. is right up there with the best.  Fiery pinks, steely blues and liquid-like purples flared and swirled against the […]

Grammy Awards Trivia

posted by Chris Epting

The 2011 Grammy Awards start soon – so to whet your appetite here are some Grammy fun facts: The first Grammy Awards were presented on May 4, 1959 in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hilton. The Record of […]

For the love of baseball – and especially my son

posted by Chris Epting

This 2011 baseball season, the Anaheim Angels turn 50 years old.  We’re huge Angel fans in our household, and have been since the early 1990s. My son and I have experienced hundreds (thousands?) of amazing moments at Angel Stadium. Some, […]

Jeff Beck Part II

posted by Chris Epting

This weekend, Jeff Beck is up for no less than five Grammy awards (he’s got five under his belt already, and though he’s not keyed in on winning awards, he does seem to appreciate what they mean).  As I write […]

Thank You, Jeff Beck

posted by Chris Epting

It isn’t every day one gets to sit down with an icon on  a par with Jeff Beck so today was a memorable one. I’ll be writing a piece in the next few days about it but here is a […]

Happy Anniversary, Sweetheart

posted by Chris Epting

My life’s road trip would not be the same, would probably not even EXIST were it not for the woman I married 20 years ago today. So on this day I give thanks, and offer some thoughts from others on […]

Lohan Needs Help – As Did These Other Celebs

posted by Chris Epting

Lohan To Be Charged With Felony Count Of Grand Theft February 8, 2011 2:31 PM LOS ANGELES  (CBS) – The District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that they would file criminal charges against actress Lindsay Lohan in connection with allegations she stole a necklace […]

A pilot that soars over the others…

posted by Chris Epting

Recently, I sat in the apartment of Lt. Col. Gene Boyer – the famed helicopter pilot who, in addition to flying five presidents and many world leaders, was also the guy that flew Nixon away back in 1974 on his […]

Pyramid Power in Massachusetts!

posted by Chris Epting

I had the privilege of speaking with inventor/internet pioneer Dan Harple recently for this story I wrote for AOL News. It starts like this: “Those great stage sets of the mid-1970s took arena rock where it had never gone before. […]

A Vision in the Middle of a Daydream

posted by Chris Epting

Excerpted from a recent piece I wrote for AOL News… “Veteran singer-songwriterMark “Moogy” Klingman (who, along with Buzzy Linhart wrote the Bette Midler standard “(You Gotta Have) Friends”) was recently diagnosed with cancer. His battle to survive is being fueled […]

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Back from the Arctic...
Charlie and I made it back from the Actic and it was more spectacular than we imagined it would be. I've already written an article about it...   "Maybe it was the deep isolation in a blue and white ice world; maybe it was the spectacular nature or a combination of both. Whatever it wa

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A Def Leppard glimpse...
Something special - recently I sat down at the home of Phil Collen from Def Leppard - he shared some of the new live album that's coming out this week, "Mirrorball" - which includes three new studio tracks as well. More to follow once the album is released, but here's a glimpse of our visit... [v

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Herb Alpert & Lani Hall - A Match Made in Musical Heaven
From an article I wrote recently… “It's not often that you get to speak with a musical legend as lasting and impactful as Herb Alpert. Given that he will be performing May 20 in our backyard at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, I thought you might enjoy this. The nu

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