Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Art of Criticism

I was probably too harsh in critiquing my various friends who have had bands over the years. With any creative endeavor, not only is it worth it at that moment, but if you do not have faith in what you are doing, you will never move forward. You will never evolve in becoming a better […]

Musical Friends and a Review of Glen Worple

The problem of the musical friend seems to be on ongoing threat. Since high school, I’ve attended more than one not so great show/birthday party, was given various demos, and even attended a jam session or two, all in the name of friendship. These events ranged from the purely awful to the mediocre, and then […]

Naive Berkeley

I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of Berkeley alums lately. Sarah Shourd, the American hiker imprisoned in Iran, was released last month and in following the media around the story, I realized she along with her fellow hikers (who are still in an Iranian prison) is a Berkeley alumnus. Besides the innate pride […]

An Official Notice from Fall

It’s officially fall in Southern California, not that that means much here. September 21 came barreling through, promoting the upcoming days of a lusty fall complete with the updated Starbucks seasonal menu. But the sun was still shining and the palm trees looked ever so graceful highlighted by the cloudless skies, making one think about […]