Napa Quake 2014

We are a culture that is constantly searching for our community.  We do this by aligning ourselves with products, political groups and these days we especially do it through social media.  However we find our sense of community or our purpose is really to find a sense of normalcy in the chaos of things that are all competing for our attention. This is strange when you think about it because this is now the world in which we live.  It seems to consist of millions of voices all screaming and begging for the world to somehow pay attention to us.  We are social media junkies in search of normalcy in the midst of “spin” and propaganda so...

Sunset Stripped

I feel like I’ve been suffering from an adverse reaction to the “music industry” – one from which I don’t believe that I’ve been able to fully recover.  I can still remember where I was and when it happened – my aversion to the industry began last summer.  I was...

Holy Weather: A Conv...

Civil Twilight is one of those bands that lives in subtlety and is best experienced with headphones on and maybe even with the lights off.  It’s interesting that they would also take their name from that condition of the same name.  Civil Twilight is defined as that time that begins...

The Deconstruction of Mayhem Jul04

The Deconstruction o...

It’s kind of this upside down feeling being lost in the mayhem. Trying to understand the world, our place in it, and wondering if music still has the power to change the world – the way that I once believed it could. Sitting down with artists this year feels a little superficial. Not...

Gods, Monsters, and Conspiracy Theorists Jun27

Gods, Monsters, and ...

Steven Machat has lived the life of a rock star and the odds are that you’ve probably never heard of him. In his tell all book, “Gods, Gangsters and Honour,” Steven dishes all the dirt you could ever want to know about the music industry and while he’s at it he also names every...