Myles Kennedy jammed with Led Zeppelin. Nothing came of the sessions, but the South Hill resident lived a rock and roll dream courtesy of his heroes. Kennedy appeared to have an incredible opportunity. A number of rockers had the chance to join some amazing bands but turned down the opportunities.
The seemingly endless drives toward Spokane have been epic and occasionally eventful for the Flaming Lips. "It's always an adventure coming in from Minneapolis or Canada toward Washington," the Flaming Lips vocalist-guitarist Wayne Coyne said. "It's always an experience that you have to embrace."
When my son Milo, 15, walked out of the bathroom after a shower with a face mask and towel on, I told him he perhaps had gone too far. I couldn't help but chuckle since it reminded me of when my autistic nephew moved in with us and asked for help in the bathroom.
After walking past a homeless man sporting a mask on Michigan Avenue, it was evident why Chicago quickly reached Phase 4 status. The City of the Big Shoulders is taking the pandemic seriously, which is why America's third-largest city should be on your travel radar.
The nightmares returned for Danny Moody when CBS aired "Tough as Nails" over the summer. The entertaining reality-TV competition, which pitted 12 gritty, driven grinders for a grand prize of $200,000 and a Ford Super Duty truck, aired its finale Wednesday evening.
"Goats Head Soup" might be held in greater regard if the Rolling Stones' 15th studio album wasn't released after what is arguably the finest run in rock history. As the Beatles were disintegrating, the Rolling Stones released "Beggars Banquet" in December 1968, which is the iconic act's first brilliant offering.
What animal in the woods is disrupting the sleep of vacationers at the same time each morning? A bear? A deer? A moose? No! Note even Bullwinkle could pull off what a small rodent in Priest Lake is accomplishing each morning.
It wasn't surprising that my son Milo asked about tattoos. After arriving a few months ago from Philadelphia, we couldn't help but notice that the tattoo culture is much bigger in Spokane than it is back East. After a baseball tournament in Idaho last month, Milo, 15, told me that he and his teammates were discussing body art.
One of life’s great mysteries is innate ability. Graphic artist Tom Bowman waxed about that mysterious subject at the end of his biography on his website. “Art, to me, is a God-given gift,” Bowman wrote.
Many fledgling filmmakers have big dreams. However, few have the gumption to make those fantasies a reality. The reason is often that the risk is huge, and giving up security is overwhelming. Cheney's Andrew DeCesare had doubts, but he never stopped while second guessing himself all the way to Los Angeles.
It's not easy shaking off Gov. Jay Inslee's ban on live entertainment if you own a venue in Washington. Adam Norwest, who is the president of the Spokane Comedy Club, is doing what he can to keep the venue afloat after five dormant months courtesy of the novel coronavirus.
When I crafted my last column and noted that I was unable to find youth ice hockey options for my son, Milo, in Spokane, I was hit with welcome responses. I was hoping folks would provide leads, and they did just that.
When the blazing summer sun is drying off the droplets from the saltwater pool at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, it seems as if nothing has changed. The heated pool is a wonderful contrast from the brisk but refreshing lake, which is the centerpiece of the picturesque destination.
The Pin has dropped from the ranks of Spokane’s music scene. The music venue’s owner, Chelsey Heidenreich, announced Friday afternoon via Facebook that the club at 412 W. Sprague Ave. has permanently closed its doors.
The bright lime green and hot pink colors of the costumes worn by the indigenous dancers were a wonderful contrast to the high blue sky on a picture perfect night at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel. The dancers gyrated to the primal beat provided by local percussionists.
Perhaps underselling the menu at Bark, A Rescue Pub, is a wise move. When Josh Wade, the owner of Bark, described the fare at his latest restaurant as "elevated pub fare," he failed to give the culinary delights their proper due.
Animal lovers are looking for a different type of bite at Bark, A Rescue Pub, one of the world's first restaurants that allows dog and cat adoption. The barks go right along with the bites at the pub, which officially opened Thursday.
"Don’t focus on what you lack, focus on what you possess" is what my father told me after I complained as a teenager. I dusted off that phrase when my son Milo recently asked about club and school ice hockey in Spokane.
Kim Kardashian, Shaquille O'Neal and Wayne Gretzky are among the rich and famous who have vacationed recently in Coeur d'Alene. The latest superstar who breathes rarified air and who has decided to take a hiatus from Hollywood to hang in Northern Idaho is Mark Wahlberg.
Live performance is like walking for Bryan White, who normally is on the road at least 200 dates a year. However, White has only had two shows since the pandemic changed everything in March. The country singer-songwriter performed in Panama City, Florida, and Dallas in June.
David Larsen sported an ear-to-ear grin when he jammed with the Gerry Mulligan All-Stars in January at Spokane Falls Community College. The baritone saxophonist was living out a fantasy performing with grizzled but gifted musicians such as pianist Bill Mays, drummer Ron Vincent and bassist Dean Johnson.
"The impact on children who exercise at least an hour a day is huge," Darius Howard, district manager of Spokane's MUV Fitness, said while calling from his North Spokane home. "Exercise is a form of stress. But it's a good form of stress."