A Lifetime Without Country Makes For A Lot To Catch Up On…

I’ve spent a lifetime shunning country music. There was no substantive reason behind it, I just simply did not care for it. Now, I have grown up in a musical household, a father who uses music to teach me poignant lessons to this day, let alone to pay the bills in his younger years and … Continue reading

In Memory of Ted Quillin: Your Grandpa Talked About The Good Ole Days, My Grandpa Lived Them

Early this morning, my family and I lost my grandfather, Theodore Ross Quillin. He was an exceptional human being. This exceptionalism is what brought him the hippest of scenes back in the day, radio. His rich and deep voice coupled with his fun and jovial disposition led him to popularity and success in the tough … Continue reading

Album Review: Panic! at the Disco’s “Vices & Virtues”

Panic! at the Disco is back on the block with a new album rekindling the flames of their first chart-topping debut “A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out” (2006). After going through some band member changes and some parting of ways, original members Brendon Urie and Spencer Smith are back at it and making music that … Continue reading

Best Super Bowl XLV Commercials: Volkswagen: The Force and Chrysler’s 200: Imported From Detroit

My favorite Super Bowl commercial this year goes to Volkswagen for their Star Wars childhood throwback of an ad. I have for too long sat and watched commercials that are profane, offensive, and down right ridiculous, but Volkswagen came through for me this year. Being the son of an ad man, I take it personally when companies … Continue reading

Who Would You Cast Today?: “The Magnificent Seven”

I’d like to start a new little portion of this blog called “Who Would You Cast Today? This new segment will take classic films and attempt to recast them with today’s pool of Hollywood actors. This should be fun! To kick it off right, I will start with my favorite western of all time, “The … Continue reading

Op-Ed Column: Bristol Palin Bristles America

The latest column I wrote for the Arizona Daily Wildcat can be found here or below. 11/23/2010 There is a brewing controversy in millions of Americans’ living rooms. No, it is not a nuclear Iran. No, it is not our nation’s fiscal affairs. No, it is not Auburn quarterback Cam Newton’s alleged NCAA violations. The … Continue reading

Q’s Song of the Day: “There’s A Place” – Winston!

Q’s Song of the Day is entitled “There’s A Place” by Winston!. Due to the fact that I am overly nostalgic of late, I have chosen a song that reminds me of some of my fondest high school memories… my high school band! Winston! was a short-lived piece of genius that was before its time. … Continue reading

Q’s Artist of the Week: Dinah Washington

I have neglected Q’s Song of the Day for quite a few days. Therefore, I have put together a little tribute to a woman that gives me chills and lifts my sails through rough times. Now, as most of you know, I am quite the old soul and my love for music transcends generational gaps. … Continue reading

Mumford & Sons

There is a new sound emerging on American mainstream music charts, that is the sound of Mumford & Sons. This British folk quartet finally makes their American debut with an album that inspires and cultivates its listeners to long for a British heritage of their own. Lead singer Marcus Mumford’s voice has a crooning sound … Continue reading

Ricky Martin “Comes Out”

(This piece is co-authored by Diana Heyer. Her blog can be found here.) I love Ricky Martin. His hits like “Livin’ La Vida Loca” and “Shake Your Bon Bon” take me back to my school play ground and a great revival of Latin pride that Latinos everywhere felt and loved. Today Ricky Martin announced that … Continue reading