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More Stories I Wrote in 2015

October 12, 2016

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 I did some really interesting stories for Upvoted, Reddit’s feature-y news site, toward the end of 2015, right after I gave birth to Kaya papaya. I still miss that outlet. I also did a ton of fun stories for OC Weekly, namely — pimped out Kaya for a Sublime feature! How OC. Upvoted Can’t Buy […]

“Artist of the Day” Stories I Wrote for Myspace in 2015

October 12, 2016

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In 2014 my good friend Vickie Chang became the editorial director of Myspace and assigned me the very interesting task of finding up-and-coming artists for the feature “Artist of the Day.” I started hunting down bands that hadn’t made it big yet, which made me excited about music again. I continued doing it even after […]

Stories I Wrote in 2014

October 12, 2016

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I’m writing this recap late 2016, a full two years later. But I do think that cataloging the stories I wrote — and I wrote a ton of them! — through the years is a good exercise. So here goes. CBS LA Best Dive Bars In Orange County If you think OC is all about glitzy […]

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

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 […]

Valentina, Part 2

August 30, 2012

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A few years ago I was crazy for this singer that the indie radio station 88.9 was pushing in Milwaukee. Before “Guilt Trip” I had never heard of Valentina, and no one else ever had, either. As I was working as an arts and entertainment writer for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel at the time I tracked […]

Oh, Coachella

April 13, 2012

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One day, when I’m working a desk job where I have to clock in, wear suits, pearls and heels, I’m going to look back on my days of covering Coachella and get really nostalgic. Maybe.

Easy Still Does It

March 18, 2012

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It feels like I only update this blog when plagued with ennui, but I find myself looking for ways to spur myself into doing something creative without feeling spent. So I just look up what my friends are up to. Here is a song Easy Fagela wrote in the ’90s. I still remember it from […]