Never Forget…12 Consistent Years of Pain and Counting

On September 11, 2013, in Blog, Life, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

“Never Forget.” 9/11/2001 was a TERRIBLE day. We lost mothers, fathers, grandparents, sons, & daughters. Here are some things I wish I could to forget.

Rick Cimato: The Untimely Death Of A Fellow Drummer Hurts More

On January 29, 2013, in Beats, Blog, Life, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

I think I was tranquilized there for at least ten minutes gazing at his bass drum, listening to his playing… Read the rest

How NOT to Respond When A Musician Friend Commits Suicide

On July 12, 2012, in Blog, Life, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

Suicide is not a music industry marketing sales tactic. Remember the saying, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

Citizen Journalism: Do Something With That Media You’ve Captured

On June 14, 2012, in Blog, Social Media, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

There’s no such thing as a “catch 22″ in the media industry so here’s how to make a gig happen, try hyper-local citizen journalism.

Job Recruiters Should Work For Their ‘Likes’ Too

On June 7, 2012, in Blog, Social Media, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

Even job recruiters want to be ‘Liked’ on Facebook pages; but if you’re not offering value, why should I ‘Like’ you? …

Why (Some) NRA Members Are Hypocrites

On February 10, 2012, in Blog, Politics, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

Yes, the Occupy movement is still happening…& the raids too. Whether you agree or not, where’s all the “this is government tyranny” outrage by the people?

How do I inspire others if I need Inspiration myself?

On July 28, 2011, in Blog, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

I’ve decided I would take a seat and jot down my initial reaction to this….This [blog] is my ‘get back on the horse after a bad fall’ moment, and I plan to let you see it; which is, I guess, inspiring to others.

As A Content Creator, Are You Confidently Scared To Death?

On July 21, 2011, in Beats, Blog, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

I have ONE mission as a content creator & drummer when on stage; to change the moment you’re standing in…but I’m scared to death.

Seventeen Seventy What?

On July 4, 2011, in Blog, Politics, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

You may not be a political junkie but there are certain holidays that you, as an American, should know 100% why they exist…like July 4th.

Mur/Esch Taps ‘Slickboy’ for Brooklyn Gig

On April 7, 2011, in News, by Michael J. Carrasquillo

MJCarrasquillo has been taped by Slick Idiot front-man, En Esch, to join him and Mona Mur on the ‘Beauty & Violence LIVE’ Brooklyn date.