Thursday, September 21, 2023

TL;DR | One Piece Is So Fun and Full of Heart

I have only seen about three episodes of the One Piece anime, and I have never read the manga. I always felt like I would love it if I just dove in, but I didn’t have the time to invest in the long-running series. From the first trailer for the live action adaptation though, I knew I would be watching it. And holy crap, I absolutely loved the first season. It’s so earnest and heartfelt, and the themes of friendship and following your dreams are ever-present. It reminds me of the Paddington movies, which I adore. I cannot wait for season two.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Thrash It Out Podcast | Vol 6--BONUS TRACK: Yngwie Malmsteen

The latest episode of Thrash It Out is here, and it's our bonus track for this volume! We discuss why "more is more" as we dive into Yngwie Malmsteen's 1984 shredfest, Rising Force.

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Friday, August 25, 2023

New Music Friday | August 25, 2023


Happy new music Friday, friends!

Some great stuff this week, led by the new Dethklok album for me--it's amazing. I am digging the new Asking Alexandria as well, and I was totally surprised by the new Vandenberg album, which sounds like it could have been the next Whitesnake album right after Slip of the Tongue. 80s fans should be checking that out. 

What are you listening to this weekend?

Monday, August 7, 2023

Monday, July 24, 2023

Convos With Creative People | Volume 2--Episode 3: Karin Wu


We are back with a super-sized episode, featuring one of our favorite people, Karin Wu! Karin has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit, education, gaming, fashion, and other industries, leading marketing, fundraising, product development, and distribution in both domestic and international markets. She shares her creative journey with us, and we take a deep dive into what it means to be a creative leader, and how to stay true to what you value the most. 

You can connect with Karin on LinkedIn at

You can also learn more about Karin in this fantastic episode of the Totally Human podcast, where she and host Liya James talk more about leadership and allyship. 

Thanks for listening! 

J & B