J. Eric Sandoval

ALCHEMIST MOMENTS

Throughout my lifetime, I have read numerous books. But few of them could have possibly have affected me more profoundly than The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.  I’m not going to go into a list of all the books that affected me because simply put, any affect that they ever had on me couldn’t possibly be explained better than to exuberantly recommend you to purchase the book and read it for

PRINCE - PIANO & A MICROPHONE, 1983.

Prince was my first icon when I was in middle school back in 1983. How in the entire actual sequence of the contemporary historical timeline of actual fucks did I not hear this amazing cut back then?? This would have changed my entire life and my whole musical worldview altogether, swear to God it absolutely would’ve. It would have deterred me from all that heavy metal stuff, because the piano was my

KITCHEN CHEAT CODE

A fundamental requirement to taking your life back from the system that wants to enslave you is to start cooking for yourself.  Back in the day I used to eat a lot of takeout foods.  I never really got into the frozen TV dinners that you see throughout every grocery store freezer aisle.  My disposable income was being wasted on takeout food or fast food.  I lived in Playa Del

BOBBY BYRD, TRUE GODFATHER OF SOUL

Any real Soul fan knows about the JB’s and that the JB’s were truly the heart and soul of the Godfather of Soul. But it was Bobby Byrd who was the one who discovered James Brown. This is one of my favorite songs of all time, one of which more than a few rappers ripped off.  I never get tired of jamming it! These guys were before anyone had ever

LOS ANGELES, A CITY OF CHANGES

The first time I first came to Los Angeles was right after the riots of 1992 and right away I was thrilled. There were charred remains of burned down buildings all over the place, but that didn’t phase me.  I had just gotten discharged from the United States Navy and wasn’t back home in Illinois.  I grew up in a small town in Illinois.  It was a nice town to

TRUE LIES ON 24 - DAY 3

** SPOILER HEAVEN, if you have not seen it and don’t want it spoiled for you, you can see it on Amazon Prime *** Side note, I’m leaving out most unnecessary sub-plots involving the re-election campaign of David Palmer and anything involving Jack’s daughter, Kim. *** Fox Broadcasting Company’s popular counterterror action drama, 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland took a slight detour from Day 2’s radical Islam coming to nuke your

TRUE LIES ON 24 - DAY 4 PART 1

Jack’s back, and 24’s better than ever for more than a few reason.  Not just because there was no Kim, but in Season 4, as if Sean Callery‘s music wasn’t already some of the best soundtrack music on television, he upped his game and it got better than ever.  Season 4 had the most memorable music of the entire series from Season 1 all the way to the very end,

TRUE LIES ON 24 - DAY 4 part 2

Marianne Taylor is killed when she attempts helping Curtis at the office she shared with Powell, and Curtis is captured by Forbes (Richard Marcus) but he turns it around and kills 2 men, evading recapture until Jack arrives to back him up just in time to retake the override device so Edgar can stop the meltdowns. Marwan escapes, but his alias of Harris Barnes leads them to McClennen Forster. Paul

TRUE LIES ON 24 - DAY 5

Season 4, was my favorite before they  jumped the shark, but it was Season 5 that got me thinking that my joke might not be a joke at all.  For the newbies… “If you ever wanted to know what the Anglo American Establishment (Empire) is up to just watch 24 with Kiefer Sutherland, they’ll tell you.” Season 5 was ranked as the best season of 24, even though I personally

TRUE LIES ON 24 - DAY 5 PART 2

*** ALERT — SPOILER HEAVEN***Jack offers Theo Stoller (Henry Ian Cusick), a German Intelligence agent gathering intelligence on Collette’s clients, the WET List when he refuses to cooperate with CTU in the apprehension of Stenger, whom just sold Bierko some schematics, which upset everyone at CTU/DHS and gets Chloe in a heap of trouble.  But they breathe easy again when Jack fuck’s Stoller and it self destructs on him before