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Elizabeth Kucinich

A Conversation on the Campaign Trail

January 13th, 2008 · Written by · 1 Comment

Elizabeth Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich’s wife Elizabeth may be half her husband’s age, but she is his equal and then some when it comes to pure political gusto. The fiery Brit spent time working with relief organizations in both India and Africa before relocating to America where she found true love in the form of a an Ohioan congressman. As she braved the campaign trail with Dennis this year, she made a stop in Traverse City for a Q & A with the locals.

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Dustin Kensrue

Philanthropic rocker Dustin Kensrue of Thrice speaks on influences, faith, and a new solo album

May 3rd, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

Dustin Kensrue

A number of bands rose to the surface during the explosion of popularity within the emerging screamo / post-hardcore genre. Taking Back Sunday and Thursday had the hair and the hooks that made them fodder for a major label feeding frenzy. Meanwhile, in early 2001, an anomaly was emerging out of Orange County. Armed with fiery vocals, breakneck drumming, and cascading guitars, Thrice materialized from the land of air pollution and boob jobs with a live show that stopped traffic and lyrics that read like a doctoral thesis. [...]

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Killing the Lion

An Interview with David Bazan

November 3rd, 2006 · Written by · No Comments

David Bazan

During its humble beginnings, Pedro the Lion entered the indie rock circuit as a relatively unknown entity. Nearly a decade later the band boasted over a half-dozen releases and a devoted, cult-like following. So why, at the height of his glory, did David Bazan, the creative mind behind Pedro, dismantle his life’s work? Fear not my lion loving friends. Now touring solo and armed with his latest material (Fewer Moving Parts E.P.), Bazan takes time-out to answer questions about material – old and new – all while battling bad cell phone signals and “bad highway signage.” The following are excerpts from a lengthy discussion that originated from a van somewhere between Memphis and Springfield, Missouri.

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Bioneer’s founder Kenny Ausubel on Social Change

September 3rd, 2006 · Written by · No Comments

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Kenny Ausubel and his wife and partner Nina Simons founded the Bioneers Conference, which is held annually in San Rafael, CA and is beamed via satellite to locations across the continent – including Traverse City. The conference is a gathering of scientific and social innovators who have demonstrated visionary and practical models for restoring the Earth and its communities. Kenny is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker, author, and environmental entrepreneur. Thirdeye had the opportunity of asking him some questions about Bioneers and the current state of the world.

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Fool Rooster

A Discussion with Joshua Davis of Steppin' In It

November 3rd, 2005 · Written by · 1 Comment

Fool Rooster - Joshua Davis

After six years and three albums as the primary songwriter and vocalist of the Michigan quartet Steppin’ In It, Joshua Davis decided to release his first solo record “Fool Rooster” in the spring of 2005. Because it was recorded entirely live and in a few short days, the album has a very intimate quality. We decided to ask Josh to explain a bit more about himself, his friends, and his solo debut.

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