J. Eric Sandoval

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

ALTCOIN INVESTMENT

I’ve spoken to numerous people who thought that they missed the boat when it comes to cryptocurrency investment, but I’m telling you, it’s barely getting started. Don’t listen to the naysayers, become a practitioner and get involved. Start small, like we did. Once we bought some Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin Cash, we both opened and confirmed our IDs with Binance, which is a fantastic cryptocurrency exchange, which last relocated

TEDx GAME CHANGER

Having already been heavily influenced by the late and great Ann Boroch, who wrote Healing Multiple Sclerosis, this particular TED Talk turned out to be quite the game changer for me.  When I first got hit with the MS humdinger upside the head, I went for the Swank Diet, avoiding the fat and all.  This didn’t do shit, I still had severe vertigo and was seeing funny, stumbling an bumbling. 

LIVING IN LOS ANGELES

My first solo apartment was in Koreatown.  I remember falling for the “art deco” line when I found it in the Recycler Classifieds papers that used to be the thing other than the L.A. Weekly you could pick up for free at just about any liquor store or 7-11.  If you really want to dig on what I’m getting at by calling L.A. a City of Changes, move to one