5 Lessons in Public Speaking from Winston Churchill

By: Emilio Herce Winston Churchill is undisputedly one of history’s greatest speakers. We remember him today not only for leading Great Britain during its darkest hours, but for his great oratory, specifically the immortal “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” speech, (“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall… Continue reading 5 Lessons in Public Speaking from Winston Churchill

The Gradients (Interview)

The Gradients: September 5, 2014 Shea Stadium Interview/FLAC/MP3/Streaming [Photo from the Studio at Webster Hall show by Stephen Balser, as featured on the band’s facebook page] The night of their self-titled and debut record release at Shea Stadium, I sat down with The Gradients, comprised of Charlie DY, Sammy Weissberg, Luca Ba, and J Boxer, to… Continue reading The Gradients (Interview)

Cyborgs Walk Among Us

By: Emilio Herce It was science fiction author Aurthur C. Clarke who famously stated, “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Considering this, what’s the last time you were sufficiently amazed by a new advance in technology? Sure, we bemoan the lack of levitating skateboards (it is 2014, after all), but we also overlook… Continue reading Cyborgs Walk Among Us

A Moderate’s Defense of the People’s Climate March

In fact I almost slept through it. I’d been out late the night before catching ghostpal. Had I not been out though, I probably would have missed the march. I’d heard of its occurrence from various reputable sources, and seen the ads on the train, part of the march’s impressive PR push. It was outside Rough… Continue reading A Moderate’s Defense of the People’s Climate March

Guerilla Toss- 367 Equalizer

  Guerilla Toss 367 Equalizer Infinity Cat; 2014 Review by Emilio Herce I wasn’t sure what to make of Guerrilla Toss’ latest, 367 Equalizer, at first. The EP, released on Infinity Cat Recordings as part of their bi-monthly Cassette Series (curated by Diarrhea Planet’s Casey Weissbuch) hovers somewhere between art and noise rock, a soundscape… Continue reading Guerilla Toss- 367 Equalizer