Category: Music

June 8, 2020: Last Week in Los Angeles

A lot happened this last week but it’s not really new. In fact, the painful events happening now are a result of things that have been happening for generations. They are also not unique to […]

Music During Quarantine

It’s funny how much my music habits have changed since the pandemic forced me out of the daily commute. Thankfully, I have the ability to continue working from my dining table. My 17-year-old daughter sits […]

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach

The text came out of the blue: “I have an extra ticket for Trail of Dead performing ‘Source Tags & Codes’ in its entirety. Would you be interested?” Trail of Dead is short for the […]

How Modular Synths Rekindled My Love of The NAMM Show

It’s strange how even something you are passionate about becomes boring and tiresome as it transforms into part of the monotony of life. The NAMM Show in Anaheim had become this way after many years […]

CES 2018 Review: AI Will Change Our Lives (for better or worse)

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, is always an extravaganza. It’s a show designed to amaze visitors with life-changing products and technology that may never see the light of day. There has been a shift […]

Damaged Petals: The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

  On September 7, 1996, while stopped at a red light on the Las Vegas Strip, Tupac Shakur was shot numerous times. I was a high school junior at the time. Having already survived five […]