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October 12, 2011


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


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


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

Bon Iver Never Gets Old

September 19, 2011


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.)


July 22, 2009


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


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 […]

Law Office Computing Fun!

November 27, 2008


When I was an associate editor at Law Office Computing Magazine in Costa Mesa, I was so bored I would come in at 10 a.m., google dinosaur photos and draw silly hats on them on MS Paint. Here is a photo I found from that dark period in my life.

Martha Wainwright @ The Pabst

August 19, 2008


Here’s a Martha Wainwright review I wrote for Fan-Belt Milwaukee: I’m not going to lie: Martha Wainwright and not headliner KT Tunstall was the reason I went to the Pabst for the second night in a row. I’ve been in love with her voice, her impassioned delivery and her obscenity-laced confessional songs since her self-titled […]

Bon Iver @ The Pabst Theater

August 14, 2008


Here’s a Bon Iver review I wrote for Fan-Belt Milwaukee: Actually, I’m kinda miffed that I had to share Justin Vernon with 100x more people than the last time I saw him. A bunch of people braved the zero-degree weather in January to watch that Mad Planet show, which was also sold-out. Back then, Bon […]

Lollapalooza, 2008

August 6, 2008


This was a review I wrote for the JS, but wasn’t printed. 🙁 Un-frickin-believable lineup aside, four things aptly summed up this year’s Lollapalooza: Obama rumors, Radiohead hangovers, onstage parties and hipster headbands. Whoever planned this year’s Lollapalooza lineup was pure genius: it was the best collection of old and new acts, cult favorites and […]