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Stories I Wrote in 2012

November 5, 2013

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Thought I’d post the 2012 stories as well, a year later! Artbound was a pretty amazing experience, they even made a short video based on my stories. KCET Artbound Siempre es Hoy: Capturing the Latin Alternative Moment A Conversation on Chicano Art: Artist Jose Lozano and Collector Armando Duron Parker Jacobs Can’t Lose Art With […]

Stories I Wrote in 2013 (So Far)

November 5, 2013

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I always think I should keep a tally of stories I write for other publications, especially since I don’t have a full-time reporting job anymore. Here’s an abridged list of everything I did this year (I only posted stories I liked, actually.) I sort of stopped doing so much over the summer because I was […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Parker Jacobs and the Aquabats

September 20, 2012

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Here’s a story I wrote about one of my favorite artists for KCET’s Artbound: Parker Jacobs: From the beginning, Parker Jacobs’ life has been one roundabout path to fame after another. I like to think of him as the most influential Huntington Beach artist that you’ve never heard of. In fact, Jacobs has been quietly […]

I Wrote a Story on No Doubt; In Other News, “Don’t Speak” Still Gives Me the Chills

September 12, 2012

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In 1995, I was obsessed with No Doubt. I wore bindis like Gwen Stefani, I tried to dress like Gwen Stefani, I watched that “Don’t Speak” video CONSTANTLY, I wanted to sing like Gwen Stefani. Today OC Weekly published my cover story on No Doubt. If it was 1996 it would’ve been like my biggest […]

Whoahaaoahohoahaoha

October 12, 2011

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As Tim said, “Indie cred through the roof!”

Everybody Wants to Go on Forever, I Just Wanna Burn up Hard and Bright

October 11, 2011

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Due to a series of serendipitous events, I lucked out and saw Ryan Adams in San Diego tonight with Amateur Chemist. When we got there, we were told the worldwide tour policy is no photos (“he looks the same except the venues are darker”), so I drew pics instead. Here’s the OCW review.

Got Very Drunk in the Middle of the Day

September 24, 2011

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I couldn’t remember how I ever enjoyed alcohol. And then I did.

Bon Iver Never Gets Old

September 19, 2011

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It just gets bigger. (I took this photo three years ago, and Justin Vernon and his two other bandmates were three feet away. When I saw them at the Shrine tonight there were nine people in the band, and I would’ve literally been blown away if I stood too close to them.)

Bembang.Us

July 22, 2009

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In June, I started a tri-city music blog with Araceli and Brian. As a freelancer (who used to work for major dailies), I still get loads of press releases for music. And there’s so much going on in Los Angeles that I felt it was a shame I didn’t have an outlet for everything I […]

My top 10 experiences of 2008

April 24, 2009

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This year proved that what I am really best at is either a) looking on the bright side or b) deluding myself. Because despite getting laid off (RIP, MKE), I traveled a lot, developed new relationships, discovered what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. At the very least, 2008 was waaaaay […]