So about me, I have a Bachelors of Science in Multimedia and Web Design, from the Art Institute of Philadelphia. I enjoy all aspects of multimedia. I love taking pictures, shooting film, and graphic design. But for the most part programming is my thing. I love knowing how things work. Even more than that I love making things work. I personally developed this entire site. I current work for one of the dopest media agencies in NYC. That aside I’m a nobody from nowhere trying to leave my mark.
I’m from Boston and have spent the past few years booking tours for theWandas, throwing shows in Boston and NY, contributing to to the Deli Magazine New England and I’m currently working as a consultant for a new music venue opening up in Cambridge MA. I also co- created a reality show about female promoters in Atlanta, Boston, D.C. and L.A. I like hitting the road with the guys and getting right in the thick of the scene in each city. As if this didn’t keep me busy enough I’ve decided to start sharing the bands I’ve come across with you on blaqbook. Feel free to send me hot up and coming bands from your city at email@example.com
My name is Layton Weedeman. Born and raised in Jersey close to Philly. I’m a musician, DJ, blogger, photographer, and aspiring producer. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Music. After college I moved to Brooklyn with friends and bandmates in indie-rock-psych-folk duo Courtesy Tier. A big Dilla fan. I love riding my bike. I also have way too many t-shirts.
Aaron Miguel Santos
Editor and Writer
My name is Aaron Miguel Santos. I’m an East Coast based writer, observer, and all around hustler. After starting college late and traveling all over North America, I received my BA in English/Sociology from Temple University in May 2010. After graduating I’ve been working as a writing instructor at Temple. I love tasting new things, engaging in new conversations, hearing all kinds of music, going to old and new places, and having a big smile on my face. @aaronmsantos on Twitter!
Ting Ting Guan
My name is Ting Ting Guan. I get paid by doing print and accessories design, and I spend it enthusiastically on food, drinks and night life. Originally from China, I was shipped to Philly around 5 and moved to Brooklyn 3 years ago where my love of food and good times flourished. On the weekends you can usually find me on the dance floor, and during the week at some local restaurant stuffing my face. Other than that I love to travel, jump on trampolines and do things that remind of being a kid.
I used to be cool. I used to DJ. I used to party. I used to run around Philly with Justin and a bunch of kids vandalizing, going to concerts, and eating greasy ass food. Justin and I had BIG dreams of starting a really great blog site, it was really Justin’s brain child, and I helped with the creative side of it. So I guess you could say I am one of the originators.
Well… I became really uncool. I moved away to the Seattle area, I got married, got a couple of dogs, and got pregnant. In my everlasting boredom, sitting at this desk, I will bring some entertainment news, gossip, little bit of fashion, some music, malarky, and hodge podge, maybe it will help get you through your day like it helps me.
Oh yeah, and my dogs are cooler than yours, I guarantee it.
Exit to the left hater.
I was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. I took my first meaningful (but horrible) photograph when I was 15. I managed to survive high-school and went straight into Design school. Graduated from Graphic Design, then studied 3 years of Industrial Design and I’ve been working on design and photography since then. When I was a kid I ate a grasshopper, stuck a fork in an electrical socket, “fixed” a lamp I had in my room with only a screwdriver and then it literally exploded in my face; I fell off trying to ride a horse and I crashed my dad’s car, all before the age of 14.
I am a sum of all the previous paragraph.
I recently decided to move to New York, where grasshoppers are not edible, I can get plastic forks and lamps are cheaper to replace. Also I have no intention of riding a horse and/or buying a car. Se habla español.
Eric Powell is a Music Producer, freelance photographer and graphic designer from the city of Camden, NJ. With no format training, Eric has since then found photography and music production as the direct avenue of approach to artistic ingenuity with a love and dedication that has been recognized and appreciated by many. In the time span of 9 years, Eric’s talents have been recognized in Japan, California, Virginia, New Jersey and now Hawaii. Currently serving in the United States Air Force he has traveled as far as Australia, Greece, Guam, Iraq, Dubai, Caribbean, Sicily, and Korea. Now he is located in Honolulu, HI still serving in the military and working part time at Power 104.3 Hawaii’s #1 station for Hip Hop and Hits serving as an event photographer and also working in the promotions department. His commitment to quality, customer satisfaction, professionalism, and a desire to continuously evolve, is what he depends on to help him ascend.
Hey, my name is John N. Pulliam, I was born and raised in Collingswood NJ. I moved around a bit between a few areas in Jersey and a spot in Rochester NY,but after it all here i am in Maple Shade. I’m into building and driving fast cars, mainly imports. I have a soft spot for DSM’s and RX7′s. I am currently working with a 1991 Mazda RX7 1.3 liter GXL. I am an Android aficionado, and will answer any questions i can for any of you.
I am a newly expecting father looking forward to the end of October(due date OCT 30,2011). I have a great group of friends that i barely get to see between work and just growing in different directions. I have an even better family and would die for them. I love to learn anything i can as long as you can hold my interest in it.
Aaron Flores has thrown himself into the creative realm for numerous years. In the past few years, he’s consulted on a graphic-tee clothing company as well as worked in the spectrum. It is within this time he’s also written short stories. His newest foray into literature is a hard-boiled pulp-fiction in the vein of lonesome anti-heroes and the women that love them.
As of late, this has been more an object of focus, and rightfully so. His detective story has garnered some interest and additional support among friends and peers. Suffice to say, with all that he had his hand in thus far, whether painted with graphics or with stories, the future appears literally colorful for him.
Julian Damiani was born and raised in South Jersey. He is a student studying English at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ, and a member of the Honors College. He was recently accepted into the Dual Degree MA program. He has a tremendous interest in literature and writing, focusing on symbolism, queer theory, and Greek Mythology in his academic writing.
Writing since a child, Julian likes to explore the disturbing and eccentric aspects of life, love, dating, and sexual experience. His writing is not only to entertain and inspire others, but to prove that everyone has a voice and story that deserves to be heard or read. He enjoys covering topics that are either ignored, unheard of, or entirely unknown to mainstream culture. With the perspective of an outsider, he chronicles contemporary issues often related to technology, internet dating sites, and disappointing sexual experiences with a rare honestly and insight into his own mistaken actions and the flaws inherent in human nature.
You can find Julian around South Jersey and Philadelphia, at bars, clubs, and restaurants. He enjoys many types of music, especially Indie and Pop. His favorite artist is Marina and the Diamonds. Hobbies include foreign films, literature, animals, and writing. Recent areas of interest are the effects of pornography, sadomasochism, and technology’s ability to overwhelm in contemporary life.