Windows are open, the trees and flowers are in full bloom, and the sounds of those early morning lawn mowers are filling our neighborhoods…it must be spring. I hope this post finds my readers all nice and twitterpated this season. I apologize for not posting anything in awhile…life has been very busy and I have been trying to decide on some changes that will be happening around POMC this year.Continue Reading
I’ve been preaching about the rising of the music scene in Vermilion County for over a year now. I’ve met some pretty incredible musicians, poets, artists….my people. But one of the other fun things about being a part of this scene is running into old friends.
Good morning/afternoon/evening/whenever you’re reading this! First & foremost, I would like to genuinely wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day today. To me, Valentine’s Day is not just about a romantic type of love (probably because I’ve never had a significant other during this holiday), but it is also about the people you are close with & who take time to understand the fucked up person you really are! Today, however, I wanted to take a quick break from my busy week to quickly write up my journey on self-love. My journey began when I hit rock bottom.Continue Reading
Something I have learned A LOT about over the last couple of years and that I have recently MAJORLY incorporated into my life is volunteering. So many people want to be involved in our community but are not quite sure where to start. I’m here to help you! I have a few different opportunities for you to get involved with this summer that I am excited to tell you about! And if my projects do not interest you, but you still want to get involved, I can most definitely point you in the right direction!Continue Reading
It’s gotta be close to 4 a.m. I’ve been drinking since 8. I watch the smoke from my regular non-menthol cigarette swirl into the soon-to-be emerging late summer dawn. I’m not a smoker but circumstance can change a man in the blink of an eye. Late nights like these, the Bud Heavies flow freely, as well as the conversations, and I’m always given a cigarette, whether I ask for the addiction or not, and as I take in the tobacco concoction and then return it to the world – loose, and slowly through my drunken lips – I always watch the smoke, flowing both into and around any and all obstacles, consumed by the night, just like the drinks, the words, just like us. Circumstance… my current one has me surrounded on all sides. There’s the woman I’m kinda sorta talking to, and there’s another woman I kinda sorta want to be talking to and her sister… there’s a man – some mid-life crisis complete with soft beer belly and black mustache who wants to fight me, and the man’s buddy’s girl who instigated his building desire by complaining I was looking at her (a blonde, she looked familiar)… and there’s the man’s buddy, my buddy, and three random people to whom I’ve promised a ride home, the older female of the three presently and proudly claiming to have a handgun in her purse. The bartenders are already home asleep; we are outside by the parking lot picnic tables, and there’s no one here but us – we are the animals from these surrounding woods. But even more intriguing and complicated than this current circumstance is the prevailing thought pin-balling through my mind as I process it…
What the hell am I doing with my life?
My name is Dustin Danger. I’m an entertainer, musician, artist, and writer from Oakwood; one half of The Villens, and a founding member of the Rebelsfare Collective, an organization aimed at providing a supportive outlet for creativity and the arts in East Central Illinois.Continue Reading
Audition season is OFFICIALLY here, and I feel like I have had a TON of questions about how to get involved in the theatre world and what auditions are really like here in Vermilion County. It seems that almost every theatre group is gearing up for their winter productions and starting to prepare for their spring shows. So let’s do a little recap of what is going on right now and then find out how you can get involved with it!Continue Reading
You guys!!! It is almost February! I don’t know about you, but 2017 is off to an EXCELLENT start! (How awesome was that sixty-five degree Saturday last week?!) The blog is back up and going full speed ahead, and you, my loyal reader, are really making it happen! There’s a TON more stuff coming up in February, both here on POMC, and on my News Makers radio show on 1490 WDAN…so I thought I’d clue you in to what is coming your way!Continue Reading
Something I talk about often on my radio show and here on the blog is the never ending pool of talent that is harvested right here in Vermilion County. It is ALMOST to the point that you can go somewhere every single night of the week and hear live music…and I expect it will be that way in the not-so-distant future. One of the musicians making it happen is Dalton Halls.Continue Reading
Today I am starting a new adventure – I was offered a full scholarship to the Leadership Tomorrow program through Vermilion Advantage. Continue Reading
Have you guys heard the new Ed Sheeran music?! Holy cow! This guy is not only incredible at dropping a beat that everyone wants to be a part of, but his lyrics are written to shape and inspire the listener. I’ve always been a fan of this guy and am so stoked that he has some new stuff.Continue Reading