Category: Columns

Fitness: Tips on taking care of your legs

By CARLA MOCK (digitalBURG) – Do you avoid wearing shorts? Many people may feel reluctant to bare their legs for a number of reasons. There are a number of ways to take care of your legs – inside and out. Exercise: If you want those sexy summer legs, you’ve got to exercise. Exercise is the… Read more »

Oregan waterfalls and sand sculptures

By SANDY IRLE (digitalBURG) – Oregon offers wonderful sights, wide-ranging recreation and sumptuous food to the summer traveler. This trip took us to more than 40 waterfalls while hiking about 27 miles. Traveling east from Portland and Troutdale, the Columbia River Scenic Highway serves as the nation’s oldest scenic highway with breathtaking views of the… Read more »

Finding Thunder Canyon Falls at last

By MARK IRLE (digitalBURG) — My most recent solo hike was another trip into the Boston Mountains in Arkansas. As usual, finding my objective, Thunder Canyon Falls, wasn’t easy. This was my second attempt at finding this special waterfall. The first time I tried to find it I was hiking with my wife, Sandy. The guidebook we were using… Read more »

A night of reunions

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG, St. Louis) – Reunions are always an exciting time. There were multiple reunions Saturday, May 25 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. The fathers of nu-metal, Korn, had reunited with Brian “Head” Welch, who had been on hiatus since February 2005. I was having a reunion of my own at… 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 »