Author: Liam Sweeny

Music has had an amazing ability to adapt to the most stringent adversity, and the pandemic has been case in point, seeing bands once reliant on their live sets eaking out an existence with livestreams and social media. But on October 1st, Facebook is putting down an iron fist. WeRaveYou has the story. Facebook adds […]

In January of 2002, Budweiser aired a 9/11 Tribute commercial only once, so as not to profit from it. Today is the 19th anniversary of the catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It hits us especially hard this year, because, like that day, Americand are called upon to rise to a […]

Reality can be bleached by the news tickers and the 9-to-5s and the endless pile of pills that cry out to be juggled. And then you see it: that flash of color. The shapes, stroke and gloriously blended gradients that soak into that bleached timeline to remind us that there’s more to live than the […]

America is a treasure chest to the ear. Along the highways and byways beats are carried over vibrating strings and crooners sing for that girl they knew one summer at the county fair. Americana is more than just a music; it’s music. It’s the telling of a story in a language everyone can get. Marcus […]

The pinup; the idea, the concept – is worldwide and expressed in many forms in all types of media, but it feels uniquely American. Many of us think of some of the best times in our recent history when they see a pinup. It is a celebration of form, infused in color, nestled in carefully […]

Deciding to move out of the city was hard. We were feeling settled for the first time since we had been together, but Paul was out of work again, and we had unexpectedly come into some money between our tax return and a small inheritance. It was enough to get us resettled in our new […]

Once again we’re letting the paper fly throughout the Capital Region with the September Issue of Xperience. And it’s so good, we decided to give it to you digitally! Featured are pinup model and actress Meg De’Lish, the underground phenomena of Turfball, bands Mike and the Monsters, The Northway, Marcus Ruggeiro and Sideshow Gypsy, artist […]

Meanwhile, Jessie had taught herself to read and was already reading well but it was time for her to start Kindergarten in the fall. She looked forward to meeting other kids her age and making new friends. I was also looking forward to this new phase. It didn’t take long for her teacher to start […]

As the winter started coming to an end, Mt. St. Helens kept growing a bulge on her northwest side steadily, day by day. We watched all of the TV reports, read the newspapers and listened to the radio, waiting for the big day and hoping it wouldn’t be a disaster.  The agency in charge of […]

The Duplex Planet was a ‘zine created by artist Davis Greenberger in Boston in 1979. In its thirty-year span, it had captured an oft overlooked experience – that of the elderly. Its quirky nature endeared in to many, and the characters created in the Duplex Planet carried over into other media, such as books, comics, […]


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