Category: Opinion

Game of Thrones picks up speed in season 3

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – The third-to-last episode of the season for the show “Game of Thrones” called “Second Sons,” focused mainly on three storylines: Daenerys in Yunkai, Gendry’s arrival at Stannis Baratheon’s home of Dragonstone, and Tyrion’s marriage to Sansa Stark. All three come together well in what was the best episode of season… Read more »

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press Southeast Missourian, May 19 Police cameras Improving technology has created endless fuel for the public-privacy debates of our time. We live in a surveillance society with the government and private sectors watching our movements. Whether it’s Google or Facebook tracking our online habits for profitable reasons, or the government tracking our whereabouts,… Read more »

Love and respect at the hardcore show

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – The mosh pit at a metal concert always has the most movement, action and animated fans. But to find the most enthusiastic fans, you have to make your way to the very front, all the way to the gate in front of the stage. On Tuesday, I packed an extra… Read more »

Hanging out and rockin’ with your favorites

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – Many fans dream of hanging out with their favorite bands. When an opportunity presents itself, I always do what I can to meet my favorites. On May 10, I made the trek to Springfield, Mo., again to see In This Moment at the Q102 Lex & Terry Boob-A-Q. I received… Read more »

Golden Gods more than just an awards show

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – One of the most exciting nights in the hard rock and metal industry is the Revolver Magazine Golden God Awards. It’s a night that brings artists and fans together and celebrates a genre of music that seems almost forgotten in the world of mainstream award shows. Golden God performer Halestorm… Read more »

Kicking off the summer concert season with the Deftones

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – There is no feeling like the excitement of the lead singer of one of your favorite bands leaping into the crowd a few feet in front of you as he’s bellowing into the microphone. During a recent show in Springfield, Mo., Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno made sure to get… Read more »

A peek at Indian Creek

By MARK IRLE (digitalBURG) – Upon returning to Indian Creek I was fortunate enough to have met Matt. It’s hard to find someone who is willing to make an assault on Indian Creek with a pack, but Matt had the gear and the savvy to go. There are almost no spots in the canyon that… Read more »

“Doctor Who” revives classic 1967 villain

Story by JOSHUA LEONARD, for The Muleskinner— The year is 1983 and the Russians are hundreds of feet below sea level. They await the order to fire off nuclear missiles if anything above water goes awry. In the ice, the Russians found what they think is a mammoth of sorts and bring it onto their… Read more »

A dream destination for waterfall lovers

By SANDY IRLE (digitalBURG) – Iguazu Falls, Argentina, is a dream destination for a waterfall lover, and when the opportunity arose, we started planning. After flying into Buenos Aires, we left for our accommodations in Puerto Iguazu. On arrival we met our host, John. He has rescued a large array of endangered plants and flowers… Read more »

TV: “Doctor Who” and The Rings of Akhaten

By Josh Leonard (digitalBURG) – The Doctor takes his new companion Clara to a place audiences have never seen – The Rings of Akhaten. This episode was a very sci-fi-based episode. Yes, I know, “Doctor Who” is a science fiction show, but lately the Doctor has just been traveling to different parts of Earth’s time… Read more »