MJ

MJ is a songwriter and local musician, freelance writer, baseball enthusiast, lover of travel, and a terrible mechanic. When MJ graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in Creative Writing, he was immediately barraged with 'questions' of "What are you gonna do, teach?" He is determined to not get a job teaching. So far, so good. With music, MJ's traveled the country touring on his songs. Having spent time in places from Chicago to Seattle, LA to New Orleans, and Nashville to NYC, he is convinced that Detroit and its 'burbs have the the highest concentration of 'native' songwriting talent anywhere. Eat it, New York. You too, LA. MJ started writing for the Urbane Life in the summer of 2011. He also writes for a handful of other websites as well as an immigration lawyer. He used to work in a publishing house. He's glad he's out.


Tips for Living with Roommates

December 21, 2013
Tips for Living with Roommates

Roommates: They’re often a part of apartment living. Everyone has their own opinion on the best type of roommate. Some like living with the opposite sex, others think that living with the same sex is the only way to go. Some prefer living with their best friends, others are of the opinion that living...
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Cleveland Rocks: 12/23 – 12/29

December 21, 2013
Cleveland Rocks: 12/23 – 12/29

It’s no secret that Cleveland has a great music scene. From the local acts to the international touring mega stars, our fair city has something happening every single night of the week. Here are our picks from here through the weekend. Monday, 12/23 Lorine Chia at the Grog Shop “Lorine Chia was born in...
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Design Ideas for the Apartment

December 16, 2013
Design Ideas for the Apartment

Be it school or the holidays, sometimes you’re looking to save a little cash. But you still want a happenin’ apartment, right? Of course. Try these apartment design tips we found over at the Washington Post. Turn out alright? Send us a pic of your place! 1. DUMP THE MINI-BLINDS Nothing says temporary rental...
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Cleveland Rocks: 12/16 – 12/22

December 16, 2013
Cleveland Rocks: 12/16 – 12/22

It’s no secret that Cleveland has a great music scene. From the local acts to the international touring mega stars, our fair city has something happening every single night of the week. Here are our picks from here through the weekend. Monday, 12/16 The Breeders at Beachland Ballroom & Tavern ““It was a mere...
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Holiday Happenings: Cleveland

December 8, 2013
Holiday Happenings: Cleveland

Get in the spirit of the season with these local benefits and charities. 2013 Jingle Bell Run/Walk December 8th Walk-for-Arthritis Benefit Day-Of Registration and Packet Pick Up Open at Bar Louie at Legacy Village 12/8/2013 7:30 am – 8:25 am Race Expo Open at Guest Services at Legacy Village (2nd Floor of Main Building)...
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Cleveland Rocks: 12/9 – 12/15

December 8, 2013
Cleveland Rocks: 12/9 – 12/15

It’s no secret that Cleveland has a great music scene. From the local acts to the international touring mega stars, our fair city has something happening every single night of the week. Here are our picks from here through the weekend. Monday, 12/9 Tegan and Sara at the Grog Shop “Tegan and Sara’s 13-year...
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Cleveland’s New Christmas Spirit

December 2, 2013
Cleveland’s New Christmas Spirit

A local business is providing the region with their own Christmas spirit. Cleveland’s Portside Distillery is releasing their ‘Christmas Spirit’ rum in a limited run of 500 bottles. Revelers around town will no doubt be warming up by the fire with the Cleveland-made rum and eggnog. The Plain Dealer has the scoop. An excerpt...
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Cleveland Rocks: 12/2 – 12/8

December 1, 2013
Cleveland Rocks: 12/2 – 12/8

It’s no secret that Cleveland has a great music scene. From the local acts to the international touring mega stars, our fair city has something happening every single night of the week. Here are our picks from here through the weekend. Monday, 12/2 Season Teasing at Beachland Ballroom & Tavern Bella Sin, Eliza Sidecar, Little Owlee, Veranda...
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New Public Art for Warehouse District Tells a Story

November 25, 2013
New Public Art for Warehouse District Tells a Story

There’s a lot to see in our neighborhood here in Cleveland, what with the retail and restaurants and historic buildings and . . . you get the point. Well, the Warehouse District is on the receiving end of more goodness as the first installation of a new public art project have recently been installed....
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Cleveland Rocks: 11/25 – 12/1

November 25, 2013
Cleveland Rocks: 11/25 – 12/1

It’s no secret that Cleveland has a great music scene. From the local acts to the international touring mega stars, our fair city has something happening every single night of the week. Here are our picks from here through the weekend. Monday, 11/25 Metric at House of Blues “METRIC is Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw,...
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