Johnny Rivers’ Golden Hits from a Golden Age

A lot of the music that we consider classic as we age were the songs that made up the soundtracks to our childhood. These were the songs our parents forced us to listen… Continue reading

How to Tell if Your Kid is an Artist in Grade 2

How to Tell if Your Kid is an Artist in Grade 2 Article & Photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey I’ve had many conversations about art with many people in my past, but my… Continue reading

Cut Camp’s Old School Hip-Hop Crazes Columbus

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey COLUMBUS, IN – The Beats pumped out of the door of Le Petit Caraibes like a fully loaded automatic weapon parting the airwaves, and landing explosively… Continue reading

Canadian Metal Band Days Alone gets Eight Tentacles Up!

Originally published in Drunk Octopus Magazine on February 25, 2016 We received a reader submission recently that really has the drunk octopus tentacles all aflutter. The band is Days Alone out of Grand Falls, Windsor,… Continue reading

Ode to a Freezing Valentine’s Day

Ode to a Freezing Valentine’s Day How can you be so cruel, when my heart’s lying there on the floor? How come you just can’t see, this realio trulio heart in me? I… Continue reading

Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out with The LSG

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey I’m sure the idea of supergroups have been around longer than I have ever known. I remember my first discovery of one in my early teens.… Continue reading

Thursday I’m Still Burning

Thursday I’m Still Burning by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Your face is in front of the eyes in my mind My VHS brain is set on rewind I play and I pause the moment I see… Continue reading

On Wednesday I’m Yearning

On Wednesday I’m Yearning by Melodie Yvonne Ramey A servant in love is all that I am It doesn’t come with the glitz or the glam In fact at times it can be underhanded I… Continue reading

School of Rock Hits the Hard Rock Café in Times Square

School of Rock is one of the most phenomenal music education organization for children everywhere this day in age. They are the leader in performance-based after school music education with more than a… Continue reading

In A Weak

In A Weak by Melodie Yvonne Ramey I like it when you say my name Three syllables long yet you remain And when I feel your gentle touch I’m twitterpated oh so much I… Continue reading

Treadin’ Beauty

Treadin’ Beauty by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Ridin’ on my coattails Man, you got to go now I can’t handle all this weight Soon my back is gonna break I can’t abide with what you’re doin’… Continue reading

Never Without You

Never Without You by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Somedays I’m happy what happened Some days I just wanna cry I wouldn’t take back what has happened ‘Cause everything’s opened my eyes But now I can’t… Continue reading


Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on August 1, 2015 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – It was an incredible day heading to the Vogue to see Cracker, and… Continue reading

Move, Bitch, Get Out the Way

Move, Bitch, Get Out the Way by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Humbly speaking this stink that is reeking Permeates my soul every day This odious feeling is sending me reeling and wretchedness holds so much… Continue reading

Takin’ Up Space

Takin’ Up Space Just sittin around takin’ up space on your porch, Sittin around makin it skunk. It could be worse in my head I guess… I’m way worse in my head when… Continue reading

A Visit to Summerland 2015

Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on July 21, 2015 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey FORT WAYNE, IN – The Summerland Tour is an annual 1990s music tour that started in 2012 and was… Continue reading


Belly by Melodie Yvonne Ramey i got an achin’ in my belly and a rootin’ in my brain this constant prodding yapping is driving me insane. it’s just small conversations nothing gettin’ deep and… Continue reading

Around the Clock Hip Hop Heaven With Black Eddie aka Rashaad the God

Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on June 11, 2015 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The thing about Hip Hop music is that it has its own special… Continue reading