Misc.

Comedian Nick Kroll Satirizes PR with “PubLIZity Public Relations” Skit

Comedian Nick Kroll Satirizes PR with “PubLIZity Public Relations” Skit

Those of you familiar with Nick Kroll (actor, comedian, writer, producer) know that he’s funny, witty and irreverent. His latest project the Kroll Show debuts on Jan. 16 on Comedy Central, and consists of sketches satirizing pop culture and modern civilization in true Nick Kroll […]

Public Relations One of Eight Hot Careers to Watch in 2013 According to Yahoo!

Public Relations One of Eight Hot Careers to Watch in 2013 According to Yahoo!

Looks like I’ve got job security (*knocking on wood*). According to Yahoo!, public relations is the number five hot career to watch in 2013. The popular website said that the evolution of media and technology has played a huge role in changing PR for the […]

Happy New Year from Guitar & PR!

Happy New Year from Guitar & PR!

Wishing you a 2013 filled with glamour, remarkable accomplishments and joy. Life has taught me many lessons, and one of them is to embrace everything that comes your way – even if you don’t understand it. So here’s some unsolicited advice from a PR pro […]

2012 Was Like An Awesome Record: Great From Beginning to End

2012 Was Like An Awesome Record: Great From Beginning to End

Yes, this is a CD cover. Ha 🙂 You know the feeling when you buy a CD with 12 tracks, and all of them are great? That’s how I feel about 2012. All 12 months in 2012 (with a few minor exceptions) were absolutely stellar. […]

New Song Alert! “They Say” by Scars on Broadway

New Song Alert! “They Say” by Scars on Broadway

I’ve joined the Mayan end-of-the world hype (not really, but you know what I mean), by recording a new song called “They Say” by Scars on Broadway. If you read the lyrics, the recurring words are “they say it’s all about to end.” I don’t believe […]

Changing Kids’ Lives One Guitar at a Time

Changing Kids’ Lives One Guitar at a Time

Fender and Girl Rock Nation hosted 30 girls of the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Boyle Heights to the ultimate musical retreat. On Dec. 4 I had the pleasure of hosting an event that changed the lives of 30 young girls and touched the […]

Guess Who Met Deftones? This Girl!

Guess Who Met Deftones? This Girl!

A few weeks ago I posted a blog about all the people I wanted to meet. Among the list was Deftones frontman and my ultimate celebrity crush, Chino Moreno. Little did I know that my wish would come true on Nov. 17 at The Marquee […]

Start Playing and Stop Laming: Top 5 Lame Excuses I’ve Heard on Why You Haven’t Learned How to Play Guitar

Start Playing and Stop Laming: Top 5 Lame Excuses I’ve Heard on Why You Haven’t Learned How to Play Guitar

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard “ohh, I’ve always wanted to learn how to play guitar,” or the classic, “I’m too old to learn guitar.” As Salma Hayek famously said in the 1997 film Fools Rush In, “Excuses, excuses, excuses!” Having taught […]

Fender Factory on MSNBC = Best. Week. Ever.

Fender Factory on MSNBC = Best. Week. Ever.

There are hits in your local newspaper, scoring covers on a magazine, and then there’s landing a segment on MSNBC. May I get a hallelujah? A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of working with an NBC producer for a segment on the […]