Misc.

Taylor Swift Writes Songs, I Write Poems

Taylor Swift Writes Songs, I Write Poems

Here’s a poem I wrote maaaany years ago when I was in college and someone tried  to dull my shine. Little did I know at the time that it was a blessing in disguise. I’m Incandescent By Pauline France It’s funny how, what people love […]

Joe Kye and Myki Angeline Give Me Humbling Shout-Out on The M.A.N.A. Show

Joe Kye and Myki Angeline Give Me Humbling Shout-Out on The M.A.N.A. Show

I was at Summer NAMM in Nashville about a year ago power-walking to a meeting, right? When all of a sudden, I heard celestial live music that made me come to a complete stop. The music was coming from Joe Kye, an extraordinarily gifted human […]

I Love Ceviche So Much I Wrote a Poem About It

I Love Ceviche So Much I Wrote a Poem About It

I’ve got a thing for ceviche. I could literally eat it every day – but there’s a specific kind I’m particularly fond of: Peruvian. It is a thing of beauty – raw fish (and other seafood if you get the works) exquisitely marinated in tangy […]

Random (and Not So Random) Encounters with Guitar Picks

Random (and Not So Random) Encounters with Guitar Picks

For many, it’s a lucky penny. For me, it’s a lucky pick – guitar pick, that is. You see, guitar picks of all makes and models constantly show up in my life in the most unexpected moments. My first significant encounter with a guitar pick […]

Invigorating Music that Inspires Workday Productivity

Invigorating Music that Inspires Workday Productivity

When I was working at Fender, a writer for The Arizona Republic came to the office to interview my colleague for a piece she was writing on what employees listen to while working. You can read that here. I thought it was a cool topic […]

I Like Big Cups and I Cannot Lie

I Like Big Cups and I Cannot Lie

Today marks a holiday of the highest level of importance: National Coffee Day. Yes, the day where all of us caffeine junkies congregate to proclaim our profound love for coffee. Because coffee isn’t just a liquid substance we ingest… it’s a way of life. IT IS LIFE. […]

April is International Guitar Month

April is International Guitar Month

Don’t forget to follow your passion! How are you going to celebrate guitar month?

Countdown begins: NAMM, see you soon!

Countdown begins: NAMM, see you soon!

This year’s NAMM show is taking place Jan. 24-27 Ahhh 🙂 It’s that time of the year. Every January for the past three years I’ve had the privilege of attending the National Association of Music Merchants trade show (NAMM), held in Anaheim, California’s convention center. […]

Introducing Ten Guitar Goddesses

Introducing Ten Guitar Goddesses

  I recently wrote a piece for Fender.com titled “Ten Guitar Goddesses,” and in conducting extensive research I learned there’s no shortage of incredibly talented female guitarists (you just rarely hear of them). Some of the players I listed include Gabriela Quintero from Rodrigo y […]

CareerCast Names Public Relations Fifth Most Stressful Job for 2013

CareerCast Names Public Relations Fifth Most Stressful Job for 2013

according to CareerCast, I have a stressful job. The job search site recently posted a list of the 10 most stressful jobs for 2013, and public relations came in at number five. The website used 11 criteria, which include physical danger, having your life at risk, […]