Posts by Vera H-C Chan

  • A Little Major Help for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Chart Boost

    Vera H-C Chan at Yahoo! On the Road11 mths ago

    We love a frontiersman story—and in rap these days, instead of battling the wilderness, one's up against the all-powerful music label. So when Macklemore & Ryan Lewis got "Thrift Shop" and its defiant anti-consumerism message to Billboard's top slot without a major label in sight, no wonder they whooped it up on Facebook and even Funny or Die.

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  • Care for Your Concert Wardrobe: How to Wash Jeans

    Vera H-C Chan at Yahoo! On the Road11 mths ago

    Summer concert season is hard work. You stand in line for tickets (did you try for yours for Yahoo! On the Road?), drive out to far-flung festivals and shows, camp out for the best tickets. With this kind of schedule, laundry is a distant luxury, and besides, you're trying to travel light — quarters for the laundromat are heavy.

    Turns out grunge saves lives — at least, the life of your jeans. Overwashing wears them out, and the commonly accepted denim wisdom is that you can wear them several times. But what's several times? And how do you maintain that careful cultivation of your raw denim?

    [ Photos: Best & Worst Celeb Music Festival Outfits ]

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  • Great Headphones for Under $40

    Vera H-C Chan at Yahoo! On the Road11 mths ago

    So you didn't score tickets for Yahoo! On the Road. Watching live-stream concerts on your iPhone may be the next best thing, but you may have noticed that your headsets aren't doing your music much justice. And these days, Dr. Dre has convinced the masses that they need to lay out anywhere between $200 to $1,000 for a set of headphones (a million, if you want yours diamond-encrusted) for seriously deep bass. But we understand, you may be prone to mutilating or losing your set, and, you're saving up for a bikini wax for the summer season.

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