OMG!!! A couple weeks ago, I had the PRIVILEGE of meeting and chatting with NONE OTHER than HIP-HOP legend KRS-One. I have been a fan for DECADES, having bought early Boogie Down Productions records when I was still in high school in Santa Cruz. If you are not familiar...

It was a rough ride- I pitched to the BBC on SIX SEPARATE OCCASIONS the idea of doing a documentary on my beloved Yacht Rock. So it was a blow and a disappointment when a bit over a year ago I was told that they were going forward with my idea, but with someone else pr...

April 15, 2019

As a kid growing up in Santa Cruz, California, the COOLEST newspaper in town, where we would find out what shows were happening, what art exhibits were going on, what made our town OUR TOWN- it was all about the Good Times. I cannot say honestly that it was a bucket li...

Yes, it's back on! Myself, and the myth, the legend, the insanely talented and fab PETER HOOK will be in-conversation about my book, Why Vinyl Matters. It all kicks off at 7pm in MANCHESTER  January 31st at the historic Night and Day Cafe. Mark ye ole diary now! Hooky...

'True is True' - Hunter McPherson

I rarely blog or write about personal things in a super public way. But today I had to. It always seems to come the same way. The unexpected phone call from someone you have not spoken to in years and years. Or that friend that you used...

My little anglophile heart is bursting with excitement. My London signing for my new book, Why Vinyl Matters, will be taking place on October 26th at Rough Trade East at 7pm. I will be in conversation with none other than the lead singer of The Specials and Fun Boy Thr...

It seems like a life time, but it was just three short years ago. An old acquaintance came to London. It never fails; people that I only knew as a passing, 'Hey girl, what are you up to?' when out at a gig or the bar in my homeland of California ALWAYS want to suddenly...

An Ode to Mr. Fields

I have met a lot of famous people. I hate being asked, ‘Who is the biggest celebrity you know?’ Fame means nothing to me. Being a cool, rad, passionate person- I don't care what it is you are into- the ocean, guacamole, roller skating, music- is eve...

I am so excited! My new book, Why Vinyl Matters is coming out September 1!  In celebration of the book, I will be doing a bunch of in-store signings and in-conversations, sponsored by the fab college I work at, BIMM. These events are basically an excuse for me to hang...

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