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From backstage at the latest Bay Area concerts to the latest news on pop culture, I'll be going out to bring you there.

About Me
I'm the pop music critic for the San Jose Mercury News. I cover pop, hip hop, punk, rock, dance, and ethnic - well, basically everything you can dance to.

My Articles

My picks:
CD: Green Day
Trailer: 2046
Videogame: Burnout 3

Mercury Reviews:
Art show: Heritage Bank of Commerce
Bar: Stratta
Book: ``Coast of Dreams: California on the Edge, 1990-2003''
Comedy: Dame Edna
DVD: Star Wars
Restaurant: Hahn's Hibachi
Theater: Clouds Hill
TV show: Without a Trace

Sick site
Breakdancing Transformers

My Playlist

1. Snow Patrol: brooding ballads

2. Toby Lightman : opened for Prince

3. Martin Luther: SF singer for The Roots

Entertainment Resources
  • Billboard Charts
  • Encyclopedia
  • Moviefone
  • Music Dictionary
  • MTV
  • Pollstar
  • Urban Dictionary
  • VH1

  • Blogroll
  • Adisa Banjoko : San Jose's Bishop of Hip hop
  • Angry Asian Man: Asian American media watchdog
  • Black Electorate : Inside Cultural, Economic and Political industries
  • BLT's Parry
  • Boondocks: by Aaron McGruder
  • Dan Gillmor : Silicon Valley Dictionary
  • Dat Phan : Last Comic Standing season 1 winner
  • Davey D: Hip Hop Daily News
  • Fortt: black american gen x journalist musician multicultural christian technophile
  • Joe Grimm : Ask the Recruiter
  • In Passing : Random Street Conversations
  • Penny Arcade: Video Game comic
  • Monday, September 20, 2004

    Another Hollywood wedding...

    So Britney tied the knot (again), this time Julia Roberts style. She surprised her friends and family this past Saturday by taking the leap. Somebody needs to tell her to stop her roller-coaster life, otherwise, she'll end up on "The Surreal Life" (see yesterday's post).

    For tomorrow:

    Ch-check it out... not that I'm telling you which way to vote, but there's some good music, esp Mike Park.

    WHAT: Punk Voter Presents 'Rock Against Bush' Anti- Flag, Midtown, The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello), Strike Anywhere, The Epoxies, and Mike Park
    WHERE: Fillmore, 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco
    WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21
    TIX: $15; (408) 998-8497, (415) 421-8497 or


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