Putting The Recluse In “Brown Recluse”: I Got Bit, A Blog Post-Bite

With thick unmistakable accents that one could call, “Bostonian, but south and Italian” and Bagels readily available on any given day (as long as it’s before 4PM), Long Island isn’t exactly known for its bug population–let alone poisonous ones. In March. Hell, the most technically threatening ones we have are Daddy Long Legs that dwell in basements. That is of course, with the one exception. One sneaky sucker that boroughs in fabric and bed sheets and doesn’t abide by traditional seasonal norms–newly found global warming climate and all: The Brown Recluse. And I, as you may have guessed, was bitten.

(It doesn’t look AWFUL, but I can assure you, it was a big hot mess.)

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Album Review: Shelly – ‘What A Wonderful Place This Earth Must Be’


*Originally written for New Noise Magazine here*

Published January 16, 2017

As stated fore-mostly on their respective social media accounts, Shelly is, in fact, a band. A band that fell not exactly victim to a fascination with space, aliens and crystals, but rather as content participants in using that as an aesthetic for the group. With having prior releases under monikers such as, “Scout” and “Scout Boys,” What A Wonderful Place This Earth Must Be is the Long Island and New York borough bound band’s first release with their newly-announced name.

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Chris Gethard’s “Career Suicide” Is Fatally Funny


*Originally posted on Brooklyn College’s Excelsior here*

Published: November 2nd, 2016

On October 12, I took the trip to Bleecker Street’s Lynn Redgrave Theater to witness alt-comedian Chris Gethard’s debut off-Broadway showing of a not-so-appropriately titled, “Career Suicide, a part-memoir-part-comedy special encircling Gethard’s lifelong struggle with depression.

While more than a tear was shed by the collective audience given the subject matter, Gethard’s career, however, remained more than fully intact, and the show has been extended through November 23 due to its overwhelming success.

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