Archive for the 'stuff' Category

Senator Barack Obama

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Yesterday, I attended an event to support Senator Barack Obama as the democratic candidate in the 2008 presidential campaign. Yeah, normally i tend to avoid politics, but this seemed like a special opportunity to hear what the Senator had to say. I was quite impressed with Obama’s presence. He is quite charismatic […]

Recording The Beatles

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

I finally seen Bryan Kehew and Kevin Ryan’s much anticipated book, Recording The Beatles. It’s the ultimate guide for gear freaks about the legendary recordings at Abbey Road, and goes into great detail about the equipment and engineers and rooms. It’s an amazing wealth of information and dispels many of the prevailing myths […]

Massive Attack & DJ Shadow

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

I met up with the guys who helped me with the Power Tools for Reason 2.5 CD-rom project: Joe, Rich (and Begonia), and Carson; and we caught the Sept 22 show of Massive Attack at the Greek Theater in Berkeley. We couldn’t ask for a more perfect evening in the […]

Don’t Eat The Spinach

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Whenever someone asks me where I live, they commonly mistake the name with San Juan Capistrano. No, it’s San Juan Bautista, known for it’s Mission and historical park. Other than tourism to this small city of history, the region is primarily rural and the main industry is agriculture. :-p
Hitchcock fans know […]

Kato-City Visitors

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Every other year, a group of 18 visitors from Kato City in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan (兵庫県 加東市 日本 ) come to the area on a goodwill mission and to experience life in San Benito County [Hollister Frelance Article]. My father was very active with the Hollister Sister City Association, and so I feel somewhat […]

Not so Happy New Year…

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Yes, I’ve been strangely absent from the site, which normally means I’m working on a project. Unfortunately, a seemingly endless series of personal tragedies has occurred. This entry goes a bit off the theme of this site, but I just needed to get this off my chest.
A family friend tragically lost […]

Corteo

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Cirque du Soleil has become somewhat of a holiday tradition. Some people do the nutcracker, but for my friend, Michela, and me, heading over to the pacbell park parking lot is the ticket. This year’s visiting production, “Corteo” was definitely not a disappointment. Despite the subject matter being the death of a […]