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Story outtakes, celebrity confessions and the latest pop culture news in the Bay Area

About Me
I'm a pop music writer for the San Jose Mercury News. I cover pop, hip hop, punk, rock, dance, and ethnic - well, basically everything you can dance to.

My Articles

CD: Common:"Be"
Music Video Eminem: featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Trailer: The Year of the Yao
TV: Harvey Birdman
Videogame: Fable

Art: The New Art of India
Bar: Boswell's
Book: Jill Scott
Club: Forum
DVD: Kinsey
Movie: Cinderella Man
Music: Sleater-Kinney
Restaurant: The Melting Pot
Theater:The Mambo Kings

Earth and Sun Kiss


1. R. Kelly: "Trapped In The Closet"

2. Weezer: "Hold Me"

3. Bright Eyes: "First Day Of My Life"

4. Ringside: "Miss You" and "Criminal"

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  • Wednesday, May 04, 2005

    Hand-modeling for Food

    Ch-check out today's paper. I was a model...

    ...a hand model that is.

    In today's Food section, my mom and I hand-modeled for a story about bonding over won-ton making.

    To friends I've been joking, saying it took time and commitment, lots of lotion and finger exercises, but really - it took all of 15 minutes. Also, I forgot to put some lotion on.

    The last time I hand modeled was for a past edition of the Food's Valentine section, where my hand, nails adorned in red, held a truffle to my mouth. You can't tell it's me. First of all I never wear bright red on my nails, and I don't usually wear lipstick.

    As for tonight, ch-check it out:

    WHERE: The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Street, SF
    WHEN: 8 p.m. Wednesday 5/4
    TIX: sold out but here's a link to tix
    WHY: See if the new daddy still has it.


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