I say what mean and I mean what I say. I am fiercely loyal; my friends are my family; I don't play games; and I love, love, love my work. I hate the word passion but it does well to describe how I feel about live music, San Francisco's place in the music scene, and how this city continues to be an axis of artistic inspiration. I love to cook and grow orchids... is there a cool way to say that? Probably not, but it's the truth. All that's left is to list my vices, which are (in random order) smoking, whiskey sidecars, peeling labels off shitty imported beer bottles, Miles and Luna (my cats and counterparts from the underworld), staying out too late on school nights, and "It's Always Sunny" reruns.