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An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Eric Martin

Singer Eric Martin Photo (c) William Hames

American singer and musician Eric Martin (60) rose to fame with hard rock band Mr. Big in the early nineties. The members scored a worldwide number one hit with the ballad To Be With You and have been succesful both as a group and with their own music projects. During the Covid-19 pandemic there are hardly any concerts, but it’s a good time to catch up with Eric and have an online chat about his songwriting, the politeness of Japanese audiences and a funny story involving Paul Rodgers, David Coverdale and Chinese chicken salad.

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Short Story – Takuya

Bergen - Norway - Picture (c) Veronique Heijnen
Bergen – Norway – Picture (c) Veronique Heijnen

Apart from articles, I also write fiction. This story is about a 30-year-old woman named Mackenzie who seems lost in life. Until she meets her spirit guide Takuya during her stay in the Norwegian city of Bergen. It’s the start of a very interesting day for her…

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An Interview With Author Stephan Lee

Stephan Lee - K-Pop Confidential (c) The Nerd Daily
Stephan Lee – K-Pop Confidential (c) The Nerd Daily

‘K-Pop Confidential’ is the name of Stephan Lee’s debut novel and it’s a treat! Set in the glamourous, yet highly competitive world of the South Korean K-pop industry, the book is not only entertaining, but also sheds light on how tough the life of a young popstar trainee can be.
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An Interview With Singer-Songwriter Eric Bazilian

Eric Bazilian - (c) E. Bazilian

Eric Bazilian – (c) E. Bazilian

After decades of songwriting, singing, producing and performing, The Hooters’ Eric Bazilian is still as active in the music industry as ever before. The 66-year-old Philadelphia native has created major hits with his own band, but also for dozens of other talented artists such as Joan Osborne (One of Us), Ricky Martin (Private Emotion), The Scorpions (The Best Is Yet To Come) and Amanda Marshall (Believe In You). In the summer of 2020 Eric is going on an extensive Hooters’ 40th anniversary tour through Germany, but he’s working on several music projects with different artists as well.

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A Quick Q&A With South Korean Rockband Hey Men

South Korean rockband Hey Men (c) Hey Men

In September 2019 I had the pleasure of seeing the South Korean rockband Hey Men perform on the infamous streets of Hongdae, Seoul. They certainly knew how to get the crowd dancing along to their music! Time for a quick Q&A with these three talented young men. Continue reading


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An Interview With Actor Justin Shenkarow

Actor Justin Shenkarow (c) heyarnold.fandom.com

Working in the entertainment industry has always been every day life for American actor Justin Shenkarow. The 38-year-old had numerous guest appearances on TV shows and dozens of commercials under his belt at a very young age. Justin gained international recognition for his lead role in the series Eerie Indiana and for voicing bully Harold in the hit animation show Hey Arnold!. This year his focus is on the creation of his own projects.

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An Interview With Actress Magdalene Vick

Actress Magdalene Vick (c) Maura Grace Hooper

Professional actress and voice-over artist Magdalene ‘Maggy’ Vick stars in both theatre productions and feature films. She recently played Pam in the action movie A-X-L. To people across the globe she is primarily known as ‘the hot girl’ in Ray William Johnson’s renowned online sketches. Continue reading


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An Interview With Actor-Writer-Producer R. Keith Harris

Actor R. Keith Harris (c) Matt Hulsman

You may have seen actor R. Keith Harris in the critically acclaimed series The Walking Dead, Under the Dome or Rectify. He recently wrote, produced and starred in the family oriented action-comedy Shifting Gears. But there are many more exciting projects in the works for the North Carolina native. Continue reading


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An Interview with Neal Beidleman – Rapid Ascent of Mount Everest and Cho Oyu

Selfie by Neal Beidleman at 7700 metres on Mt. Everest (c) N. Beidleman

Selfie by Neal Beidleman at 7700 metres on Mount Everest (c) N. Beidleman

Mountaineer, climbing guide and engineer Neal Beidleman (58) joined forces with fellow climber Adrian Ballinger’s Alpenglow Expeditions for a two-peak expedition in the Himalayas. In May they managed to successfully climb both Cho Oyu (sixth tallest peak in the world) and Mount Everest in only 23 days. A time period with rapid highs and lows. Continue reading


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An Interview with Musician Daniel Firth – Looking Back on Eurovision

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Daniel Firth on stage. (c) D. Firth

It’s been a busy, but very rewarding time for Danish/English singer-songwriter Daniel Firth. The 23-year-old got to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal this year with singer Rasmussen, representing Denmark with the peaceful viking song ‘Higher Ground’. Now Daniel gets to spend some time in the studio to record his own songs and he looks forward to performing on stage again with his fellow ‘vikings’.

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