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VERGE Fiona Leung & RosaLÍa RoMeRo EDITORS

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SPECIAL THANKS TO: ViKKi CHan, MiCHaeL CHeng, FieLD TRiP enTeRTainMenT, aManDa esCoBeDo, gLoRia HeRnanDeZ, aLeXanDeR Man Ho, Don HoLLis, aMY LoRenZen, PeTRa o., PaRaDise PRinTing, ReBeKaH RoMingQueT, MiKe sPeneeR, suBTeXT gaLLeRY, sun Diego, CHaD sWingLeY, MiCHeLLe TaMousH, KaRen Tsung & KaTie YaTes

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Nick McPherson THe PuBLiCaTion MaY HaVe Been FunDeD in PaRT oR in WHoLe BY FunDs aLLoCaTeD BY THe asuCsD. HoWeVeR, THe VieWs eXPResseD in THis PuBLiCaTion aRe soLeLY THose oF VeRge, iTs PRinCiPaL MeMBeRs anD THe auTHoRs oF THe ConTenT oF THis PuBLiCaTion. WHiLe THe PuBLisHeD oF THis PuBLiCaTion is a RegisTeReD sTuDenT oRganiZaTion aT uC san Diego, THe ConTenT, oPinions, sTaTeMenTs anD VieWs eXPResseD in THis oR anY oTHeR PuBLiCaTion PuBLisHeD anD/oR DisTRiBuTeD BY VeRge aRe noT enDoRseD BY anD Do noT RePResenT THe VieWs, oPinions, PoLiCies, oR PosiTions oF THe asuCsD, gsauCsD, uC san Diego, THe uniVeRsiTY oF CaLiFoRnia anD THe RegenTs oR THeiR oFFiCeRs, eMPLoYees, oR agenTs. THe PuBLisHeR oF THis PuBLiCaTion BeaRs anD assuMes THe FuLL ResPonsiBiLiTY anD LiaBiLiTY FoR THe ConTenT oF THis PuBLiCaTion

Giving the impression of a stamp, his art involves utilizing crisp, clean, perfect lines to enhance the images’ pop. He is inspired by cartoon aesthetics, screenprinting. As one surrounded by art every hour of every day, Nick McPherson goes from being a graphic designer by day to get the bills paid, returning home to further design, paint, and sketch. Using mailing labels that he gets from post offices, this artist uses these free stickers as a new medium to create art. By sketching over this, he turns previously simple, boring, sticker-like canvas into something more personal and relatable. nickmcpherson.com By Rosalia Romero

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saM THe Beginning To be completely honest, we joked around for awhile about starting our own magazine at uCsD. Then one day, we realized that we both felt that there was a lack of creative outlets on campus and a disconnect with the san Diego community and uCsD. so we decided to go for it. We are so excited to share with you the first issue of Verge, an art, culture, and fashion magazine. We really hope that you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together! --Fiona Leung and Rosalia Romero

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Volume 1, Issue 1 June 2009

COVER

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Photograph by Alexander Man Ho

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Culture The Best of San Diego Bars Do It Yourself What Creatives Around The World Are Up To The One One Piece, Four Looks Photography Michael Felm Confieso Student Writer Feature Music Turtle Project and Westfire


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[this page] Bear, Petra O’s Purple Collection Dress [opposite] Geisel Library, Petra O’s Butterfly Gown

The Fieldtrip Experience Promoting San Diego Artists A Day at Subtext Gallery in Little Italy MonumentArt Art + Fashion Street Style UCSD’s Fashionable Artist Profile Nick McPherson


LoMoGraPhy CaMera

Lomography cameras are making a comeback since their introduction back in the 80s. For those who are unfamiliar, lomography began as a movement that started in Russia, but its popularity declined due to the introduction of cheaper Asian produced cameras. Lomography cameras are made entirely of plastic and resemble the bare bones of what you need for a camera. They produce overly saturated photos with touches of unpredictable blurring and random contrast that give off a super retro feel. Beloved for photos that are dreamy in effect and imperfectly creative, lomography cameras create charming images that look entirely different from digital photos often seen today. Affordable and light, these cameras are the perfect companion pieces for photographers who enjoy taking casual, light hearted, candid photos. Depending on the type, they can range from 20 to 75 dollars, and can be found online at www.lomography.com. PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF GADGETVENUE.COM REVIEW BY CHI


san Diego hot spots

[this page] Dr. Seuss Statue, Petra O’s Purple Collection Dress [opposite] The Chair, Petra O’s Las Vegas Dress

The Office By Danielle Spears

Whistle Stop Bar By Fiona Leung

Sandbar Grill By Fiona Leung

3936 30th St San Diego, CA 92104

2236 Fern St San Diego, CA 92104

718 Ventura Pl. San Diego, CA 92109

Centrally located in the barhopping district that some call “the heart” of North Park, The Office just chills on 30th street as a quaint but classy bar and venue. The bar has a simplistic layout with candle-lit booth seating opposite of the bar, and a low-raised stage on the far end by the bathrooms. What makes The Office stand out is that it supports more local artists than other venues and showcases a large variety of talents. With a funky cocktail menu, wine, sake, champagne, beer, and Ranchos Mexican Restaurant right next door, there’s nothing stopping The Office from being a student fave!

Whistle Stop Bar is a cozy bar in the South Park neighborhood. They have a red and green theme décor with pool tables, juke box, and a DJ booth. The local, artsy crowd frequent this bar for their cheap beer and strong drinks. The party doesn’t start until 9pm and the music ranges from jazz to electro. Definitely stop by Whistle Stop if you are looking for interesting conversations and fun times.

Sandbar Grill is located on the shores of Mission Beach. During the day, they serve good and cheap food and at night, they clear the tables and the beach-loving locals come out to dance in their shorts and flip-flops. Sandbar Grill and has two stories, each having a full bar and televisions airing sport videos. They have a great and inexpensive cocktail list. The bartenders are quick and the crowd is extremely laid-back and friendly. Overall, it is a great bar to go to if you are in the mood for a fun and low-key night.

Photos By Kevan Christine

Photos By W.F.

Photos By SandBarGrill.com


Do IT yoUrseLF By Ricki Subel

pilar benitez buenos aires, argentina

All around the world people have nurtured their hobbies and passions and turned them into a way of life. They have found an alternative to the typical student job or the terrible excuse that we tend to call “boredom” that causes so many to turn to gratuitous television and excessive use of the word “dude”. The featured artists for this issue are from San Diego, Italy, France and Argentina and have all become involved in projects that explore their creativity, broaden their horizons and above all remind us that anything is possible with a bit of courage and self-application. Pilar’s drawings seek to express the part of her that is untouched by the bustling city and it’s conflicts that surround her. Her perspective on the fast paced and the often times cruel artistic scene of Buenos Aires fills Pilar’s drawings with simple and earnest emotion. Whilst others focus on emulating the International influences that cause so many in Buenos Aires to become detached from their work and more focused on marketability, Pilar organically represents her sentiment towards youth, femininity, and sexuality in a fantasy world that can only be attributed to her.

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From left to right: “Acolorado”, 2008 and “Marina”, 2009

Red Shoe, Model Shilpa Mamidi is wearing Petra O’s Amanda Dress.


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PhoToGraPher MeGanFabyan FashIon eDITor FIonaLeUnG

Entr’ouvert Italy & France Vivien Aryoles and Stefano Marchionini make up the Italian and French photography team “Entr’Ouvert”. Their mission statement on the project’s website explains that their goal is not to impart on the viewer any particular reaction from their Vivien Aryoles and Stefano Marchionini make up the Italian and French photography photos but rather allow the viewer to perceive the incredible “Entr’Ouvert”. Theirand mission statement team symbiosis of the human body it’s natural environment.on the project’s website explains that their isVivien not toAryoles impart inon the viewer any particular reaction from their but rather goal They are deeply involved the small community around make and Stefano Marchionini up the Italian and photos French photography the viewer perceive how theyone see fit the incredible symbiosis of the humanthat their allow them and focus on theto beauty of each andmission every of their “Entr’Ouvert”. Their statement on the project’s website explains team and it’s natural environment. They are deeply involved in the small community body colleagues and the various places and structures that they goal is not to impart on the viewer any particular reaction from their photos but rather encounter. These areviewer truly impressive ofhow art of that reallysee them and focus onperceive theworks beauty each andfitevery one of their colleagues andhuman the around the to they the incredible symbiosis of the allow hold truebody toplaces theand multi-faceted capacity of the human mind. and structures that they encounter. These are truly impressive works of various it’s natural environment. They are deeply involved in the small community Prints Available at http://entrouvert.tumblr.com/ reallythem hold and truefocus to theon multi-faceted the human art that the beauty ofcapacity each andofevery one of mind. their colleagues and the around Available at http://entrouvert.tumblr.com/ Prints various places and structures that they encounter. These are truly impressive works of art that really hold true to the multi-faceted capacity of the human mind. Prints Available at http://entrouvert.tumblr.com/

Laura Pecenco San Diego, United States

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When Laura Pecenco of LauraSaurusDesigns travels, she is not looking for the types of souvenirs most people are when on vacation. For Laura, each state, country, and trash can potentially hold the answer to her next creation. Laura is a grad student at UCSD and has sought to maintain the aspect of her personality that alleviates the tensions of being an academic. For her, making jewelery and being part of a growing D.I.Y. scene in Southern California (and the world) gives her the outlet she needs. The beautiful pieces she makes glorify the little things in life and their Japanese influence (many of the pieces Laura makes are from materials found in Japan) remind us of the same simplicity, elegance and pleasure of a cup of tea. AvailableLaura at http://www.laurasaurusdesigns.com/ Pecenco of LauraSaurusDesigns travels, she is not looking for the types of souvenirs When

most people are when on vacation. For Laura, each state, each country, and each trash can even, Laura the Pecenco of to LauraSaurusDesigns travels, is not looking for the types souveni Whenholds answer her next creation. Laura is she a grad student at UCSD and has of sought potentially people are when on vacation. For Laura, each state, each country, and each trash can most to maintain the aspect of her personality that alleviates the tensions of being an academic. For even holds thebeing answer next creation. Laura in is Southern a grad student at UCSD and has soug potentially jewelery and parttoofher a growing D.I.Y. scene California (and the her, making maintain the aspect of her personality that alleviates the tensions of being an academic. to world) gives her the outlet she needs. The beautiful pieces she makes glorify the little things in For her, making jewelery and being part of a growing D.I.Y. scene in Southern California (and the world) gives her the outlet she needs. The beautiful pieces she makes glorify the little things i

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The one

STYLISTAgnes Kwon MODELNicole Aquino and Sam Ziaie PHOTOGRAPHER Chris Southerd

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CASUAL

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skirt: silence+noise

shirt: kimchi blue belt: thrift store

skirt&top: silence+noise shoes: setra-madden girl necklace: moushart jewelry

top: kimchi blue shoes: setra-madden girl

Models eric su Fan, Justin Park, Lindsay Le, and Bailey Wentworth


It is a bit unexpected to find college students spending their free time in a small art gallery. Many do not particularly choose to spend seven bucks to walk through any of the museums in Balboa Park just for kicks, heck that money could buy us broke students a carne asada fries dinner! This idea is a little unnerving, not knowing where our generation’s culture is heading. so wouldn’t it be stimulating to be able to occasionally look at and appreciate some of the creativity that runs through the community that we live in? in san Diego, where art culture remains under the radar and takes effort to be sought out, finding a space that contributes to the lifestyle is invigorating. subtext gallery & Design Bookstore emerges as a gateway for underrepresented artists and for those seeking to nourish their creative spirits. The gallery, hidden right at the edge of Little italy, changes its installations almost once a month with fresh, under-served artists. They showcase urban contemporary, pop surrealist, and lowbrow artists from all around the globe. The space allows for an intimate experience with the art and is a place where art and culture come together. Spending some quality time here will definitely get those innovative juices flowing.

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v-neck: hurley, from PacSun shoes: asics

polo shirt: express shoes: david richard, LTD.

shirt: trees shoes: david richard, LTD.

shirt: BDG shoes: david richard, LTD.

Check it: subtext gallery & Design Bookstore 2479 Kettner Blvd. san Diego, Ca 92101 http://subtextstore.com

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Michael Frahm German born Michael Frahm travels the world in search of the perfect lighting and the perfect subjects for his photography. When you talk to Michael about how he remembers a certain city or moment in his life, he describes it not with typical sensory terms such as “smell” or “feel”, but rather he recalls the softness of the suns warmth or the shadow cast on the coldest day. This is how Frahm manages to reveal in his photos the subtle beauty of the world around us. He is currently working on a project that documents the way that fashion through out the world demarcates certain people in their given community as truly special. For more of his work, prints, and upcoming book please visit MichaelFrahm.com

a day at subtext

By DeanDRa Leong Photographs By aRnoLD RaFaeL

By Ricki subel

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Confieso By Ricki subel

My name is Ricki Subel, and I am a recovering cinemaholic....I have been clean now for a good 10 years which may seem substantial but it is something that haunts me every day. it all started when i was about 10 years old. i had just moved to the States and was finding it very difficult to assimilate (still am) and chose consciously to assume the metaphor of "the world is a stage". i was an actress. I was prettier in my films and I always said the right thing and i had good friends and i never fought with my parents. in the movie i was directing, i was the ideal-real life was not so. so therein began my obsession with cinema. saying grandiose things constantly and literally "acting" instead of being. i would say really dramatic things to myself under my breath or if a pretty song came on in the car i'd think to myself "okay, this is the scene where i am thinking about the love of my life, or about the war or about little Timmy (whatever topic was of interest in that scene)" anyways, it wasn't always easy. There was always the occasional onlooker who probably thought i was nuts, but little did they know they were the playing the character in my movie scene who was oppressing me or the evil school teacher who suddenly falls to her death after reprimanding me. Unfortunately,the glory of this film came to an end one night as i was entering my old house. it was a Friday night, which in our family meant the sabbath and candle lighting to bring it in. i walked into a dark room with only a glimmer of light shining through due to the candles. it was “so beautiful” and so in a loud voice, being that this was the dramatic, beautiful scene in my film, I exclaimed “it’s so beautiful!” Little did i know, my father had been sitting there in the dark looking at the candles (something i still don’t understand) and responded “isn’t it?!” That gave me the fright of my life, the one that in a way brought me back to reality. i can’t say it was a bad thing. During the course of my “film life” I had been kicked out of Karate (in the scene where i am a feminist who calls out her sensei for being a misogynist) and had been “diagnosed” with Attention Deficit Disorder. Then, the film was over but there was still an element of it that always arose whenever i was in a situation that made me feel less than comfortable, only now, i had been watching more films for years and had a lot more material.

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There were times in some of my old relationships that i didn’t know whether it was me speaking or ally Mcgraw from “Love story”. in my last breakup, i had been cheated on and the only movie moment i could think of was from “Waiting to exhale,” the scene in which Whitney Houston throws water on her married lover. There was no water but doors were slammed. it wasn’t me. i was uncomfortable. i had used that which was comfortable to me, the cinema, to express how i could not feel. and i had been doing that for a long time, quite possibly because something was missing. Reality check 2008. Car accident in the middle of the argentine desert. i woke up with no recollection of what had happen in a free clinic with a brace around my neck and an i.v. in my arm. That my friends, is when reality hit. It was fight or flight. And for some reason, I didn't want to flee. The intensity of the "scene" was enough to show me how life should be and since that moment i have been trying to live my life in the same way. My life is a beautiful life. no movie could compare. i am lucky. Very very lucky and i have never seen any character in these same situations nor been able to feel these same emotions. My friends are incredible, I am finding new ways to love everyday, and i am making something happen, instead of just reading from a script. What i am trying to say is, it is easy to retreat into that which is edited and perfected, but without the suffering we cannot see how beautiful everything else is. now, i can't imagine how i lived for so long depending on something that seems so mediocre compared to what i feel. so i will keep loving and feeling film, but it doesn't compare to what I have outside of it.

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By Ben Nguyen The Turtle Project is an up and coming local San Diego band consisting of Jason Yamaoka, Jim Krooskos, and Pat Franco. However, they are more than just a band, and I sat down with the three of them for a few questions about what they are and the music that they make. Q: What is the Turtle Project? Jason: I used to perform as Jason Turtle. It was a nickname an ex-girlfriend of mine gave me, but really it was more that I didn’t want people to spell my name wrong, and butcher it. So I added it in there. And then from there, we put together this group, and I called it a project because it was more of an idea. Some bands have a single person that kinda takes control of everything. We’d rather give our own input, so when you hear us play for example, Jim adds a lot of that funk and jazz element to it, and then Pat adds a lot of that new wave sound and effect, the trip-hop stuff that he likes, and then there’s my folk writing. So it’s like an incorporation of all these styles without trying to pigeonhole ourselves. And it’s been working so far. But it’s hard to find band members who fit that kind of profile, because most people are used to somebody having an idea, and then directing everybody. But here for the most part, we give each other suggestions, but we let everybody be pretty free with what they’re doing. Q: So it’s more of an individualistic concept? Jason: I mean, it even extends into our artistic direction, like the photographers that we’ve used for example. So our identity so far keeps changing, but we like it, it keeps it interesting. Pat: Yeah one of the first things that Jason told me when they were proposing me coming into the band –he came up to me at a show where I had gone to see them, and basically said that “I want you to come out and be as experimental as possible” So it was really cool that I could have such good artistic input. Jim: Another original idea of the project was that those who decided to help out, whether they be writers, or photographers, or videographers, would be included in the concept of the project. Q: As artists, do you feel music have a purpose in general or a unique purpose for each individual? What purpose do you feel it has for you?

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Photos by Michael Tyler

The TUrTLe ProJeCT

Pat: I see it from both perspectives, the listener and the viewer. I’m an artist, a visual artist as well. So whatever I’m listening to, whatever I’m immersing myself in at that point, it will affect the art that I’m putting out. And I really do feel that it affects how listeners feel and act in their daily lives. Jim: I’m not really religious per-se, but I’m spiritual, and I think music for me personally is how I can connect spiritually, and there’s a magic and an energy that I like to tap into. Jason: It’s just fun. I decided that if it’s not fun, it’s not worth it. So we decided that if a gig’s not fun, we don’t do it again, even if its beneficial. Q: Have you gained any insights over the years as musicians that you want to share? Jim: I think that going to school for music, and practicing for many hours, learning how to practice, I’ve been able to incorporate that model into other endeavors. I’m an accountant now, and it’s helped me be a better accountant. I play chess pretty seriously, that training helped me become a better chess player too. Pat: What I’ve learned thus far is that there’s an ethic behind it. I think that’s basically what Jim is saying there, is that if you want something, you keep having to work at it and work at it, and you have to be passionate about it, otherwise you’re just not going to go anywhere with it. Jason: Well, I learned a lot about what not to do, playing some gigs. I mean, you talk to a lot of musicians out there, and they read their favorite band, and they see that they did this and then this, so all they need to do is that, that, and that. But what it really comes down to is that there’s a lot of luck. And you really have no choice but to pave your own sort of way, and I think that doing it as long as we have, you learn that no matter where you end up, you have to think of it as a success. And the only way that it is going to come is through that dedication, you’ve gotta hack it out. There’s no way you can follow anybody’s template. I mean, sure some record label can see you and you can get signed and stuff, but the fact that you can get shelved is still highly probable. This has more to do with you doing what you love.

a collaborative experience for artists. The bringing together of different artists into one space, working on one single mural, symbolizes not only a mixture of different styles, but of ideas and perspectives. This comes across viewing a finished mural at the end of the event. each artist paints freely with little direction and no designated boundaries of space on the board. Corners and pieces of works overlap, artists paint side by side, as an audience watches close by. as artists evolve in their own work, this experience provides an opportunity to create outside of a studio and in a public space in front of an audience. it is a platform for less known artists to display their art and expose it to the public. They are involved in promoting an art and a style that is relevant to san Diego culture and is also, more importantly, relatable.

It is easy to walk into a museum, look at fine art, and experience the ritual that surrounds art in a museum context. But finding the art embedded in reality is much more difficult since it has not already been written about in art books. The style of art that FieldTrip promotes is progressive in that it influenced by current and street culture. A spectator to one of their shows is able to match a face o r personality to the art, making a personal connection and heightening a sense of creative processes. www.myspace.com/fieldtripentertainment

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wesTFIre

By Ben Nguyen

Members: Kevin Jacob – Drums and Lead Vocals Chris “Richie” Richardson - Bass Garret Robinson– Guitar and vocals Danielle Spears – Keys

“In a city of so many people, there is no reason for San Diego to look to otther cities for creative sources.” -stevie Dreher, FieldTrip entertainment While the consenus has declared that san Diego is most disfortunately stuck in a cultural rut, some have not deemed it hopeless, choosing instead to take its potentiality to expand and promote the creative scenes fostered here. Building up the san Diego art and music scene is FieldTrip entertainment, an events company involved in organizing events that feature a blend of san Diego based music and art. Fusing electronic music and featuring collaborative art installations, they create an atmosphere at their events that is unparalleled to any other in this city. From northpark to Mission Beach, this group holds events in all every area of the city and are credited for bringing the art scene into s

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an Diego nightlife. These events have allowed for the bringing together of like minded people, concepts, and a different kind ofatmosphere that connects the small circuit of “Creatives” to the masses, and provides an avenue for both audience and artist to benefit from. utliizing a 40-foot board as a canvas, artists share the space to express their own identities while drawing inspiration from fellow artists and the audience. For emerging artists, participating in a FieldTrip show is a communal, creative process. a show acts almost as an experiment- putting a group of different artists to work in one space together to see what is produced and how an audience factor affects and is affected. in this sense, the art mural represents a creative collective-it is

What do you feel is the most essential thing to your performance on stage? Kevin: The most important thing is that we have fun together on stage. A lot of people get in bands and you have to put up with people, but we go out there not worrying about who’s going to see us or what we’re doing, we just like to go out there and have fun and joke with the crowd. We like to get the crowd involved. If you go to a lot of shows, any one of your favorite bands out there, and they can impress you and wow you or whatnot, but they really can’t talk to the crowd, joke around, or get them involved that well. And I think that the great bands have always been good at getting the crowd involved. That’s kind of been something that’s gone away in music culture. A lot of bands don’t do that, so it would be a good thing for Westfire to bring back. Can you tell me a bit about your songs? Kevin: All the songs do tell a story. “Tom’s Song” is about our friend Tom and about him going to jail and into court. It goes “judgment day, Tom’s in the backseat again,” and it’s about him getting into trouble all the time and being in the wrong place at the wrong time and whatnot. We have songs like “Stone Man” which is about a dysfunctional relationship about a guy and a girl, and he’s a completely stoned couch potato, and the girl takes after the guy, and they smoke and they don’t have any obligations and everything. What does music do for you personally? How’s it affected you growing up or even now; what purpose do you find in it? Kevin: For some of us it turned into a hobby, or something more serious. For myself, I can say it saved my life when I was younger; I had no other interests but music. A lot of my family played sports and stuff like that, and personally music was the one thing I found that I really liked. And I’d go home and do it every single day. And it was definitely something that made us who we are. Chris: I used to play basketball; it was my life for many years, and then I got into music, and thought “yeah it was cool, I listen to music every so often” and eventually I got really into music and ended up slowly dropping basketball. I realized that sports and things like that are really competitive, but music is not like that. It’s more free, not competitive in any way. It’s independent, has to do with people and lets you connect in a different way. It’s a good release and a good breath of fresh air. Danielle: When I was younger, I always thought music was like painting or drawing – a way to express yourself. But as I got older, I realized that it goes beyond individual experience. It’s a way to connect with other people. There are a lot of people I’ve met through bands I played with in the past and at shows. You find people who are really similar to you and who are also really into music, and it’s a great way to make friends. Garret: I kinda like to let out a lot of aggression in the car, listening to something crazy. Or depending on the weather, I might listen to some sublime or some reggea and chill out, and it levels me out emotionally. It’s a way for me to chill out. Playing it is different – playing it is a way to be with your friends and coming together and seeing what you guys come up with or build together. Westlife playing at the Beauty Bar in North Park June 10th They are also getting ready to release our 5 song EP titled “Who the hell is Westfire” Myspace.com/westfiremusic

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Field Trip written by ROSALIA ROMERO photography by STUART HANDY

THE VERGE Volume I  

Fashion, Music, and Art Magazine

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