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OMG!!!!! BUCKET LIST ITEM COMPLETED!!!
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 list item to be on the cover- bucket list to me is like, 'swim with dolphins' or 'go zip lining.' No, being IN the Good Times was an insane wish; to be on the cover? I may as well be able to time travel and spin straw to gold, it seemed that insane of an idea- something to not even be contemplated.
So when Wallace Baine, an extremely well-renowned journalist said he wanted to do a story on me, I was FLOORED. I could not believe that WALLACE BAINE was talking to me! A story on me! I am just a surf rat from a lower middle class house hold. No matter where I go, I always feel like the the kid from Live Oak- the blue collar area of Santa Cruz when I was a kid. What an honor to have anyone, let alone Mr. Baine, want to talk to me.
So it was BEYOND INSANE when I found out the COVER of the Good Times was going to have me on it! And in celebration of Record Store Day! It was probably the biggest honor of my life. I hope that it goes to show- never stop shooting for the stars, no matter where you are from or your background. It has been amazing having so many kind and flattering things said about the article; its like a eulogy but I am still alive! To say I am thankful is the understatement of the year. Even as a writer, I do not know the words for the privilege and the pleasure of the honor. I love my hometown more than anything, and to be recognized in such an extraordinary way is breathtaking.