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.


Apartment Living: Re-organize Your Stuff, Re-energize Your Space

December 21, 2013
Apartment Living: Re-organize Your Stuff, Re-energize Your Space

There’s a general rule that accompanies apartment living: No matter how big the space, you can always use a little more room. It’s just the way it is. Well, dear readers, we found this handy article here that outlines ten apartment organization tips that will make your apartment seem bigger than it is. Our...
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Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/23 – 12/29

December 21, 2013
Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/23 – 12/29

Indianapolis: Race cars, football, and . . . music? You bet your ass. Indy’s got music happening every night of the week, with outstanding local bands filling halls and touring acts filling arenas. It’s not hard to find something to do in this town but we try and make it a little bit easier....
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Apartment Life 101: Your Roommate and You

December 16, 2013
Apartment Life 101: Your Roommate and You

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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Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/16 – 12/22

December 16, 2013
Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/16 – 12/22

Indianapolis: Race cars, football, and . . . music? You bet your ass. Indy’s got music happening every night of the week, with outstanding local bands filling halls and touring acts filling arenas. It’s not hard to find something to do in this town but we try and make it a little bit easier....
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Lively Up Your Place: DIY Apartment Design

December 8, 2013
Lively Up Your Place: DIY Apartment Design

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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Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/9 – 12/15

December 8, 2013
Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/9 – 12/15

Indianapolis: Race cars, football, and . . . music? You bet your ass. Indy’s got music happening every night of the week, with outstanding local bands filling halls and touring acts filling arenas. It’s not hard to find something to do in this town but we try and make it a little bit easier....
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A Better Downtown Indianapolis Means a Better Indiana

December 2, 2013
A Better Downtown Indianapolis Means a Better Indiana

Two recent columns from the Indianapolis Star laid out exactly what makes downtown Indianapolis great and why it’s so important to the health of our state as a whole. While no surprise to many–and especially no surprise to us–it’s nice to read just how much good we’re all doing while being a part of...
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Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/2 – 12/8

December 1, 2013
Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 12/2 – 12/8

Indianapolis: Race cars, football, and . . . music? You bet your ass. Indy’s got music happening every night of the week, with outstanding local bands filling halls and touring acts filling arenas. It’s not hard to find something to do in this town but we try and make it a little bit easier....
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The Stories Behind Indy’s Beautiful Buildings

November 25, 2013
The Stories Behind Indy’s Beautiful Buildings

If you’ve seen our apartments at 50 N. Illinois Street–the Block Building–in Indy’s Monument Circle then it should be no surprise how much we love historic neighborhoods, landmarks, and architecture. All three of those things, in fact, can be found right here in Monument Circle. Over a hundred years old, the Block Building used...
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Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 11/25 – 12/1

November 25, 2013
Indy’s Indie (and not so indie) Music Scene: 11/25 – 12/1

Indianapolis: Race cars, football, and . . . music? You bet your ass. Indy’s got music happening every night of the week, with outstanding local bands filling halls and touring acts filling arenas. It’s not hard to find something to do in this town but we try and make it a little bit easier....
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