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...

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...

Raining Cats and Dogma Feb25

Raining Cats and Dog...

When Derek Webb Tweeted, “wait, was i just nominated for a dove award? where did i go wrong??” it was just the latest in a string of issues that the former member of Caedmon’s Call turned solo artist has directed towards the Christian music industry. He later clarified with the statement...

Life as a Mexican Feb20

Life as a Mexican

There’s an old saying. If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all. A couple of days after Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks lost their first game in the Lin era there was the line “Chink in the Armor” posted on the ESPN mobile site. Was it an intentionally...

Remembering The Lost Boys (And Other Vampire Films) Oct28

Remembering The Lost...

In honor of the weekend festivities, costume parties and jaunts through neighborhoods with your children – there are some movies we should revisit from films past that were just plain good flicks for this occasion.   So it seemed only appropriate for all you horror aficionados out there to...