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Madness and the Crayfish Factory

Jon Foreman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Travel
Jon Foreman

The dragons that some of us are running from are the very dragons that others are chasing. My own form of madness began at a little pub in Kommetjie, South Africa.

Hitchhiking

Jon Foreman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Jon Foreman

The truth is, we weren't looking for a vacation, we were looking for an adventure. We were looking for that beautiful chaos -- the extraordinary feeling of anything can happen.

Heavy and Light -- Jon Foreman, Christina Perri and Jamie Tworkowski Talk To Write Love On Her Arms

Brandon Deroche | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

I'm happy to see friends I've known for years playing on this tour and continuing to fight the good fight. And I'm thankful for organizations like To Write Love On Her Arms for helping to pave the way for other nonprofits to follow. Well done.

Shell Games

Jon Foreman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts
Jon Foreman

I confess: I've been chasing after ghosts. Playing games that cannot be won, games that aren't games at all. If I had it to do over again, I hope that I would see through the deception.

Chatting with The Summer Set's Brian Dales, Plus Rightsflow's Patrick Sullivan and Tedeschi Trucks Band Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The Tedeschi Trucks Band's new album Revelator features the track "Bound For Glory," and premiering here is a live version of that song. This exclusive comes from Susan and Derek's Center Stage performance in Atlanta on April 8, 2011.

The Patagonia Music Collective Launches -- Plus a Conversation With John Popper

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Today, the environmentally conscious clothing company Patagonia Inc. launches "The Patagonia Music Collective" by releasing two 11-track bundles that are part of an ongoing series intended to be a new model for green giving.

Outside the Fences

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Outside the fences of convention lies an untamed wilderness awaiting the reckless souls who have the nerve to cut their own path. Are you daring enough to defy the dictatorship of the critics?

From No Chocolate Cake to a Reckoning: Conversations with Gin Blossoms, Luke Doucet, and Tony Lunn

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Replay: My Standoff With Florida Police

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

"To err is human, to forgive is divine" -- and to watch the instant replay on the big screen is pretty great too. I was thinking about how helpful this sort of instant replay would be for real life situations outside of the ballpark.

An Open Letter To Musicians Interested In Raising The Bar On Philanthropy

Brandon Deroche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Brandon Deroche

Music is a universal language that can inspire crowds the size of a small city. But did the "Rock Star With A Message" die out at the end of the 60s? Do musical artists still have the same power?

Surfers, Musicians Raise Money For Homeless Youth In San Diego

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman has been a popular presence on HuffPost Impact in previous months. His blog posts on the songwriting process and ho...

Q: What is the difference Between a Turkey and a Man Imitating a Turkey?

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Seven years ago, my friends and decided that we had to do something to help homeless kids, to recognize their struggle and champion their cause. And viola: the Switchfoot Bro-Am was born!

The Living Blues: John M. Perkins

Jon Foreman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jon Foreman

Last week, Switchfoot played a song for a hero of mine who spent his life in the pursuit of equality and freedom: the Reverend Dr. John M. Perkins.

The Shift

Brandon Deroche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Deroche

I asked around 40 musicians whether or not they sensed an underlying shift taking place in culture. Below are a few artists whose answers I've chosen to feature.

Molly Jenson and the House Concert Phenomenon

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Money doesn't pass through the hands of a booking agent and fans get a chance to hear their favorite artist in an intimate setting and hang out with them a bit.

New Tunes On Monday: Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw, eels, Alex Woodard, and Buckwheat Zydeco

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

You've heard Elvis Costello sing country music before, but not like this. The lad who gave us Almost Blue is quite mature and worldly wise now.

Coldplay Takes On the Pope

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

It seems that a debate is already raging in cyberspace about his band Coldplay and its song "Viva La Vida." At first blush, it appears to be a direct, albeit melodic attack on the Catholic Church.