Keeping Up (Vol. 50)

by Darren Paltrowitz

Here are some more quick picks for you, the loyal reader

va_takeitorleaveit_150MUSIC: Take It Or Leave It: A Tribute To The Runaways – Some people became aware of The Runaways in the 1970s as one of the first all-female rock bands. Others took note after founding members Joan Jett and Lita Ford launched successful solo careers. Others very recently when a bio-pic was released starring Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart. Any way you slice it, The Runaways were an influential band and among those paying tribute on Take It are The Dandy Warhols, The Donnas, Shonen Knife, and David Johansen of The New York Dolls. (mainmanrecords.com)

BOOK: Ice: A Memoir Of Gangster Life And Redemption By Ice-T & Douglas Century – Ice-T arguably created the genre of music known as gangster rap, yet his career has always meant so much more. He has crossed over into heavy metal, written books, started businesses, and acted in dozens of TV shows and movies. In Ice he not only discusses his successes but also his humble beginnings as an orphan, leading into life as a teenage father, going AWOL from the military and earning his keep as a career criminal. Ultimately, readers are treated to one-of-a-kind wisdom from a person who defied the odds and then some. (icet.com

ARTICLE: “50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For” by Adam Dachis – Many people are hesitant to purchase a smartphone, assuming that there is a high cost to using it. However, this article by Adam Dachis names 50 downloadable phone applications that do not cost anything to use. While the majority of these apps aim to boost your productivity, many also aim to entertain and make the work day fly by even faster. Readers who scan below the article will also see additional suggestions for free apps.   (lifehacker.com/5698593/50-free-apps-were-most-thankful-for) 

As always, if I’m missing something that’s worthwhile and deserving of column space, please reach out with an e-mail: darren.paltrowitz@gmail.com.

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