Singer-songwriter/guitarist Tom Heyman makes a return visit to the Hear and Now on the heels of the release of his fourth solo album, the pub-rock-inspired Show Business, Baby. Heyman launched his music career in the 1980s in Philadelphia, in the band Go to Blazes. Since moving to San Francisco in 1998, he has played with the Court and Spark, Chuck Prophet, John Vanderslice, Alejandro Escovedo, and others, and has released a series of solo albums, including 2014’s superb That Cool Blue Feeling.
A taxi had taken us to an intersection of District 5 backstreets in Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon. A man wearing shorts and a plaid short-sleeved shirt was stirring ingredients into an enormous wok. Squatting on the ground near him, his assistant, wielding a large cleaver, was chopping up crabs that he had shaken from a burlap bag freshly hauled from the market.
When people ask us why we fell so hard in love with Ireland, Robin and I mention the people, the countryside, the drink, and the food. Everyone gets the first three. The Irish are legendarily hospitable, quick to laughter, and given to brilliant storytelling. The country’s name immediately conjures images of rolling green pastures dotted with sheep, and villages stitched together by narrow roads constrained between ancient, low stone walls.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".