room with a ‘view.

A couple of weeks ago on a Tuesday evening, I joined in on The Living Sessions’ interview of La Junta’s DEGRUVME with host/founder JULIETA ISELA. The intimate get-together began with the breaking of bread, the intake of wine and an advance listening session of the degruvme’s new ‘Echoes of a Dream’ ep, and culminated in this light-hearted group interview promoting the ep release show on January 22nd in DTLA. Check out the full video and some stills below!


Pictured above (L to R): Alexandro D. Hernández Gutiérrez of  Aparato/Mariachi Manchester; Angie Kings; me!; Leah Rose Gallegos of Las Cafeteras; host Julieta Isela of The Living Sessions; Prescilla C of La Junta; degruvme of La Junta. (Not available: Irene Diaz, Hector Flores, Yukicito, Paloma B, The Funky Brewsterz)







heavy wattage.

Here is your dose of wisdom from the masters for this second full week of January 2016, courtesy of renowned westernizer of Eastern philosophy, Alan Watts:

“This is the real secret of life–to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”