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The Show Around The Corner

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So again I got to meld my music and community worlds tonight by performing for a benefit show three blocks from home at The Fountain Room, which is a multipurpose room shared by two local churches. The benefit was for their Christmas toy program, which will benefit some 500 kids in the community this December. […]

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I Got a Zoom H2!

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The FedEx lady dropped by and delivered a Zoom H2 digital recorder today! I ordered it online from Sweetwater.com ($199.97, no tax, free shipping). It’s pretty cool. And incredibly light too! But still somewhat solid. Still learning the thing but it’s pretty easy to use. It came with a 512MB SD card, which can record […]

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Singin’ In The Rain

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The King and I: Elson poses with Thai Elvis I got the rare opportunity to mix my music and community worlds this morning as I was one of the two live acts providing entertainment for a community health fair event called “Live, Work and Play in East Hollywood,” which took place on the street-level plaza […]

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Hotter Than July: Lotus Fest ’07

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The Soul Barkada finally played a show, albeit downsized to all but three members: Miguel, Vince and myself – this time on bass guitar. The previous week’s rehearsals gave me blisters on the fingers of my right hand, but it was all worth it. Usually accustomed to playing in the evening, we had to deal […]

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Lotus Festival After All!

After 9 months of hiatus, the Soul Barkada is playing again! We were originally told, after submitting out Lotus Festival paperwork, that it was fully booked and they couldn’t fit us anywhere, but after one act canceled, they contacted us for a Sunday July 15 performance at 2:55 p.m., making it our fourth consecutive appearance […]

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Course of Action

So I decide to write an email to the whole band… From: Elson Trinidad To: [members of The Soul Barkada] Sent: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 2:40 am Subject: [soul barkada] Recording & A Plan of Action Folks – I realized that I have three choices here: 1) Sit, mope and point the blame on whatever […]

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The gig that never was…

(Warning: Includes profane language. Parental discretion advised.) Normally it’s standard operating procedure for a band or artist to get screwed *after* performing at a venue, but this time yours truly got screwed before even setting foot in the establishment. It all started in late March when we were booked for a show at Mai Tai […]

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