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Getting Married: Who Said Anything About Love?

  I was never in love with my ex-husband. It took me eight years after our divorce for me to realize this. The question that tugs at my insides, the one I’ve tried avoiding, is why did I marry him in the first place? What was that marriage to me? …

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When We Were Radio Bandits

When We Were Radio Bandits By Starina Catchatoorian “Making mix tapes and lip-synching hits together on lazy afternoons made my big brother my own teen idol—until one uncomfortable bedroom moment brought everything crashing down.” READ MORE HERE

Camp Jam 2014-Suffield, CT

Defeated: Down But Not Out

It was when a young drummer came up to me in frustration, that I remembered my purpose for being there. Viktor was eleven years old and traveled all the way from Montreal, Canada to spend a week at Camp Jam in Suffield, CT.  Considering he was one of the youngest …

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Street Performing, The Joke Was On Me

Watch YOU TUBE Clip HERE-Busking in Grand Central I started busking in the subways last week. Partly out of desperation, but I must say, partly out of a desire to do something I’ve always secretly wanted to do, but was afraid to try. My fear looked like this: “No way, …

A Certain Kind Of Risk

A certain event happened to me tonight that restored my faith in humanity and love. I was at an electronics store in the city trying to purchase the necessary cables for my music video premiere tomorrow night. Little did I know, these two cables would cost me over $50, which …

“My Parents Are Getting a Divorce”

As I look back at 2013, I am in so much gratitude for all the loving people in my life who’ve supported me over the years. There have been many lessons I have learned. And thankfully, some wonderful, gentle teachers. One in particular, was at Camp Jam, an overnight rock …

Living in Bushwick- Brooklyn

I complain a lot about living in Bushwick.  It’s dirty and loud. I called the cops today for the first time.  A woman was threatening her boyfriend with a knife              right outside my window. Sad, but true. But as I left my apartment this evening something happened. My neighbor, an …