Daylight Saving Time ended yesterday.  I mentioned last week that there was no way I would be participating in the "extra hour" of bar time.  I was right.  But only because we I forced the party to shut down as soon as the clock struck 2 and slid back to 1am.

It was time to go.

My band, Folk N' Stages had just got done with a show closing for The Experimental Submarines (a great new band that does a ton of old school punk and 90's "grunge" covers) at Denny O's in Fulton.  We were very lucky to have a bunch of family & friends come out and support us.  However, I saw no one supporting me the following day when the dogs woke me up at 7am and had me dragging ass all day long with no nap.

I'm not ashamed to say it (ok a little bit ashamed to say it) but I was asleep at 7:30pm last night and was a rock until 6:15 when the alarm went off.

I realize why I am exhausted.  Poor choices and a lack of any workout regimen.  Other people have other excuses apparently.


A survey of 1,500 American workers was done at Zippia and it gave a few reasons for why we are tired all the time.

1.  General stress.

2.  Anxiety.

3.  Sleep issues or insomnia.

4.  Irregular sleep schedules.

5.  Family obligations.

6.  Depression.

7.  Dealing with your kids.

8.  Worrying about work.

9.  Working too many hours.

10.  Inconsistent work hours.

They say the ways we COPE with being tired are by consuming caffeine, cranking tunes, eating, napping or just zoning out.


Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!

Quad Cities Live Music Venues That Aren't Live Music Venues Anymore

Nostalgia Alert!.

We've compiled a quick list (by no means comprehensive) of venues in the Quad Cities that are no longer music venues but to us will ALWAYS hold a special place were we saw some great shows and made some incredible memories.

To many of us the live music scene wasn't just a concert here & there. It was an every weekend affair. And it didn't matter if it was a touring band or your buddy's band. We were going to be there with a beer in hand and scream along with guitars that were way too loud in a room that was improperly treated acoustically and make some bad decisions.


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