“We didn’t even really know each other that well,” says Bryon Ramsey-Leonard Rudd. “We met at the last Melting Pot. Joy Oi! [which Bryon drums for] was playing, Brian Wilson’s Brain [which David Moses Haimovich, the other half of Space Panther, tweaked electronic signals for] was playing. And then we randomly went out one night” —“At the nurse bar,” David laughs.
Hafid from Dubai is a Tumblr internet sensation. Not because he is a celebrity or has done anything of note, but because he resorted to that most dastardly of dastardly deeds — he stole an iPhone.
Cargo Bar is opened twice as deep as I’ve ever seen it, more packed than I’d ever seen it, and only one-quarter of it is dense with people — the most I’ve seen at a Saigon indie show. There’s ice on the floor. Down our collars. Barricades. Vietnamese girls with the sides of their heads shaved. “The best drum solo Vietnam’s even seen.”
In May, Chris Slappendel started his six-month, 31-country trip around Asia. His purpose was to raise awareness about the plight of tigers. With only an estimated 2,500 to 3,200 wild tigers left on the planet, the Dutchman’s concern was that within 10 years, the creatures would be extinct.
When I heard a colleague of mine had test-driven the new, mark two version of the electronic Vespa, my inner child took over. “Wow!” was my first response as a smile erupted across my face. “I’d love to give it a try.” We ran an article on the original vehicle in the middle of last year, but none of us ever had the chance to take the bike for a spin.
This month’s pet spotlight descends on a sweet one-year-old male tabby, Mac. Mac was rescued off the mean streets by Animal Rescue & Care and is now in need of a loving home where he will feel safe and appreciated. Mac is a bit shy but has a sweet and affectionate nature and likes attention from his human friends.