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The Psychobilly Blend

The Psychobilly Blend
Peter Barthelmes - Monday, July 03, 2017
This month we explore “Kicked Out of Hell” by the band Demented Are Go (http://www.dementedarego.de/). This “not-quite punk-not quite-Rockabilly” group comes at us from Wales, and they have been churning ou  [Read More]

 

 


 

When There’s No Place Good To Eat

When There’s No Place Good To Eat
Scott Barthelmes - Monday, July 03, 2017
Whether you’re traveling around the U.S., or just stuck in a rut going to the same home town eateries week after week — The Relevant Man has a few ideas to invigorate your inner culinary adventu  [Read More]

 

 


 

The Oxford Shoe

The Oxford Shoe
Scott Barthelmes - Monday, July 03, 2017
The Oxford Shoe (or the Balmoral as it’s called in the U.K. and in parts of the U.S.) is characterized by shoelace eyelets that feature closed lacing. First appearing in the U.S. in the 1800s, Oxfords  [Read More]

 

 


 

The ManTest - Is That a Contraceptive

The ManTest - Is That a Contraceptive
Scott Barthelmes - Monday, July 03, 2017
Waaaay back when I was a young man, buying a condom was a pretty simple deal. There were about two choices, and Magnum was not a viable option for most. But times they have changed, and a quick Google searc  [Read More]

 

 


 

The Man Test - Pick Your Paints

The Man Test - Pick Your Paints
Scott Barthelmes - Saturday, May 27, 2017
It’s that time of the year when we give some thought to slapping on a fresh coat of paint. And, with a little prodding, you might just find yourself picking colors. You might think that you’ll be able to pi  [Read More]

 

 


 

Top Eight Summer Drinks for The Relevant Man

Top Eight Summer Drinks for The Relevant Man
Scott Barthelmes - Saturday, May 27, 2017
It’s summertime and the living is easy — sometimes. There’s a warm breeze blowing. Maybe you worked up a little bit of a sweat. Maybe you’re hanging at an outdoor bar, or on your deck. You need a drin  [Read More]

 

 


 

Science Fiction Meets Rock ’n Roll

Science Fiction Meets Rock ’n Roll
Peter Barthelmes - Saturday, May 27, 2017
Steampunk is defined by the good people at Merriam Webster as “Science fiction dealing with nineteenth century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology.” The term is derived fr  [Read More]

 

 


 

The Murse is COOL!

The Murse is COOL!
Scott Barthelmes - Saturday, May 27, 2017
The Murse (man purse) is breaking the gender barriers, and The Relevant Man is ready to take the leap. Sure, we might call it a messenger bag. We might say it’s for our laptop. But, at the end  [Read More]

 

 


 

Velcro Sneakers are NOT COOL

Velcro Sneakers are NOT COOL
Scott Barthelmes - Friday, April 21, 2017
There are some short cuts and aids in life that we accept as we age. Most of us will -- at some point --succumb to the need for corrective lenses in order to be able to read. We may need a knee brace or oth  [Read More]

 

 


 

From Beethoven to Bugs Bunny: A Common Man’s Take on Classical Music

From Beethoven to Bugs Bunny: A Common Man’s Take on Classical Music
Peter Barthelmes - Friday, April 21, 2017
You might only know it from Warner Brothers cartoons. You might associate it with old men in libraries. But, if you can give Classical music a chance, you may find out why it has been inspiring and en  [Read More]

 

 


 


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