Tag Archive for 2011

Occupy UC Davis

So this happened at my alma mater last Friday and the school my sister is currently attending: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BjnR7xET7Uo And then, these started showing up: Reblogged from: http://bicyclebarricade.wordpress.com/ 18 November 2011 Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi Linda P.B. Katehi, I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and… Read more →

That Was My Last CD

I like to think I’m keeping up with the technology trends when it comes to music. I started doing the “Pay What You Want” thing almost a year and a half ago. I began using the Square Reader to accept credit cards at shows shortly after. And now I’m going to stop selling CD’s. That’s right. “Live at Lestat’s” will… Read more →

Where the Hell Have I Been?

I’ve been purposely laying low lately. It’s been a really busy year with all the shows, trips and events and I decided after a particularly hectic month that I needed to scale back for a few weeks. It’s been nice, too for a couple of different reasons: 1) My little break has given me some time to recuperate and reassess… Read more →

No Waste

I was walking to El Zarape with Ashley for lunch (order the calamari burrito- seriously) and I had this thought in my head, as I often do. Or at least, try to. Anyway, the thought went like this (hit it): what if you modeled your life after the concept of “no waste”? I had that phrase in my head and… Read more →

AMP Festival

A couple of really talented people are putting together a great music festival called AMP which is going to happen on September 17 at the Jacobs Center in San Diego. It’s always a lot of fun to be a part of these kinds of things but especially when there is so much support behind it! Check out some of these… Read more →

SanDiegoAcoustic.com Interview

Check out this interview I did with sandiegoacoustic.com. I know it’s a little “tl;dr” (too long; didn’t read) but hopefully this gives a little bit of insight to how conflicted and sarcastic of a person I am! Many thanks to Ken and Dave for reading, proofreading, editing and re-reading my thousands of words. Also, stay tuned for a very special… Read more →

Rejected

When a person decides to “become a musician,” I wonder if they’re really ready for what that means. With all of the YouTube stars and American Idols running around these days, I find myself in a weird place. Mainly, from the outside looking in. I see the monumental success that some of those people have had and while impressive, I… Read more →

Updated: House of Blues Main Stage

The band and I are going to hit the San Diego House of Blues Main Stage on August 19! What a crazy thing to say out loud! This is going to be a part of the Local Brews, Local Grooves All Access showcase that features some of the best bands that have performed at the House of Blues Delta Room.… Read more →

Everything Is a Remix

Saw this documentary on Vimeo the other day when I was going through some growing pains. The first few minutes of the clip really spoke to me about how I’ve always seen music and where I want to go with it. I’m thinking about possibly changing the shirts to say something more along those lines instead of the current text… Read more →

Pre-Gig Pep Talk

I’ve never been a confident person. In fact, more often than not, I fight little battles with myself and end up losing to the pessimist in me. It was getting pretty bad at one point that you could kind of tell that I have these weird internal struggles onstage, which is really not the time to be conflicted. So I… Read more →

All Grown Up

It’s hard to believe that my little sister is growing up. Just this past weekend, Ashley and I went up to the Bay Area to see her graduate from high school (we were born eight years apart) and it was one of the most meaningful moments in my life to watch her walk across that stage. After the ceremony and… Read more →

Saying Goodbye to An Old Friend

It’s funny how attached a person can get to material possessions. I’ve had my trusty silver 2001 Ford Focus since late-2004 and sadly, it was time for me to move on and send my little car off to greener pastures. Maybe it is because I’m another year older that’s making me so sentimental but thinking back on all the fun… Read more →

Neverisms and T-Shirts

One of my favorite people in the San Diego music scene is fellow singer/songwriter, Dave Boodakian (aka Dave Booda). While I don’t get to spend very much time with him, nor are we extremely close, I have watched him become a strong advocate for believing in one’s self. He has these philosophies about being successful and life which are obviously… Read more →

Great Artists Steal

If you live around the Normal Heights area in San Diego, you may (on occasion) see me running around the neighborhood in a white t-shirt and short shorts, scaring all of the elderly folk around. Every once in a while, I’ll run up behind people who are also jogging or enjoying a nice stroll with their small child or dog,… Read more →

Thoughts on Living Musicians

A few days ago, the new Foo Fighters album came out and along with it, torrents of music press pushing the angle that the Foos’ record label wanted us to see- namely, that Dave Grohl and the Foos are the most consistently good rock band in the world. Now, I feel myself wanting to start talking about marketing angles and… Read more →

Soaking Up the Sun

It’s 6:22 am in Oahu, HI and I’ve been sitting in my room watching the sun rise directly outside my window. It’s the one time in recent memory that I haven’t been annoyed with myself for not adjusting to the local time. In fact the payoff is pretty great. It’s hard to beat a view like this. Even the San… Read more →

New Album Starts Now

With everything that happened last year (new band, the SDMA nomination, touring, new songs, new opportunities, etc.) I finally feel like the time is ripe for a full length band album! My last two efforts (download them here) were good records but really were an experiment with songwriting for me. I enjoy the intimacy of both of those sounds but… Read more →