Que Sera in Long Beach, California This was the band’s first show after its lead guitarist Joey Cauthen left to pursue a college degree so all the pressure was on Chico to pick up the slack. Since then, SA has added another ax man and filled out its horn section. SA’s plays an all-original set that fuses funk, hip-hop, [...]
Hurt and the Heartbeat at the Whisky A Go Go Shortly before the show, H&H founder and front man James Lewis (south OC’s favorite jammin’ UPS driver) added Michael Lara (MJ and the Space Jams) on guitar and veteran utility man Sky Lee Vague who has since taken over drum duties. The band recently rolled out its second album [...]
Jimi Lewis & The Muckers at Doll Hut in Anaheim Teaming up with Michael Lara (MJ and the Space Jams), this is James Lewis’ side project, an outlet for releasing new material that doesn’t fit into Hurt and the Heartbeat’s catalog.
House of Blues in Anaheim One of the last shows at HOB Anaheim when it was based in Disney’s California Adventure Park, SA rocked the house. It was SA’s coming out party after playing a solid year of smaller bars around Riverside, OC and LA. Originally I was told that only stills could be taken, but after schmoozing the [...]
Hurt and the Heartbeat - Boscoes Originally I planned to freelance a story about the band, but after the pitch was shot down James and I talked about posting a couple of vids on the band’s Facebook page, which easily exceeded our expectations. Something crazy like 500 views the first day.
Hurt and the Heartbeat | Boscoes The band was in the studio recording its second album and was eager to talk about it. It took another year and a half and a line-up shuffle before it was released.
Elena Hawke ‘s assistant was translating her presentation into Mandarin, the reason for the chopping edits. Hawke had to balance the sensitivity of the newborn turtle release with the predominately wealthy Asian guests and their bratty kids (we were the only Americans on the island) who were looking for some educational entertainment.
This was one component of a final exam/project for a digital journalism class I took at University of California-Irvine Extension. The audio’s a bit garbled in places but the content’s balanced and you get a sense of the arguments pro and con. The protracted debate drags on four years later.
This was my first video project edited in a 2008 version of iMovie. The gang at the Apple store liked it and invited me to show it—a mini in-store movies-made-on Apple products fest. There were more presenters than viewers. I remember trying to upload it to You Tube right before leaving for a Stone Temple Pilots show, screaming “WTF—why [...]