Tag: thoughts

Nothing Compares to Prince

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” These seem to be appropriate words for a day like today...

The Thrill Lives On

In 2007, I was a poor musician trying find my way in the world. I had just moved to San Diego and didn’t know anyone...

What Will Your Verse Be?

I remember the first movie I ever saw in a movie theater. It was 1992 at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA. The movie...

Two Ways of Looking at Music

I’ve always been a fan of music and have been endlessly fascinated by the mechanics of it. But what really strikes me about it is...

Revisiting the Past, Looking Forward

It’s funny how life looks in retrospect. You never really know what’s happening in the moment and the more you try to control it, the...

A Song A Week

I’ve been calling myself a singer/songwriter for a while now. And as ambiguous and contentious as that label is for many of artists in the...

Affirmations

I always felt like those ruminations and affirmations of self that people post on Facebook and Twitter in silly fonts and with inspirational backgrounds were...

(Don’t) Know Thy Self

When I first started playing music, I knew right from the start that I would learn so much about myself through exploration, song-writing, performing, and...

Art vs. Science

A few days ago, my childhood friend Daniel said that he never would have guessed I would be “right brained”. I knew he was talking...

Welcome Back (Almost)

What a strange ride the last six months have been. I didn’t think I’d come away from everything that has happened with anything other than...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...