The Longing for More

The Longing is an alternative rock band based out of Los Angeles, Calif. Laura Bradley(vocals and composition), Michael Wallace(bass), Tom Plumb(drums), Yury Anisonyan(rhythm guitar) and James Kloeppel(lead guitar) are the musicians that make up the band. The band’s roots are scattered all over the globe as each member is from a different place. They have just finished a new album that will be available soon. A preview of the first track named “Wicked” can be heard either on their website or on Soundcloud.

Michael found his passion for music at an early age and has dedicated himself to his craft by putting in hard work. When he was first learning how to play the bass, he practiced between five and six hours a day. Now, he’s a sound engineer and teaches audio at the Los Angeles Recording School as well as being a musician. Laura professionally sings both the United States and the Canadian national anthems at sporting events in both countries. She has done so many times in cities such as Miami, Los Angeles and Toronto.

It’s been an interesting journey for The Longing and the ride into the future begins with their newest music on their latest album titled “Bleed.”

Seceding the Crown

Gordon McMillan casually walks to class to give a lecture at the Los Angeles Film School on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by: Eric Dively/Full Sail University)

Gordon McMillan casually walks to class to give a lecture at the Los Angeles Film School on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by: Eric Dively/Full Sail University)

Gordon McMillan is ready to see his homeland set free from outside rule. On Sep. 18, 2014, residents of Scotland will vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom. This will be the second time in Gordon’s life in which Scotland has held an election for independence, the first being in 1979. Political figures and many others have shared their viewpoints about what may or may not happen if Scotland attains liberty. The impact could very well be felt worldwide in many different ways.

Scottish cities are in the top areas in banking and finance, oil, fishing, whiskey exports and academics. Financial institutions are globally networked together and at this moment in time, very unstable. A little ripple by Great Britain could have a substantial impact on the international economy. Another big topic of contention is the nuclear arsenal that the UK government has stockpiled in Scotland.