Author Archive: Eric San Juan

In A Silent Way is the semi-overlooked Miles Davis masterpiece you need in your life

When I first discovered the music of Miles Davis in the late 1990s, it was something of a musical awakening for me. It came during a time when I was setting aside the strident music “purity” of my youth — you know how some people will only listen to a specific kind of music and ONLY that kind of music? — and exploring new frontiers in sound. Miles Davis certainly provided that. His personal story was compelling, but he was more than an intriguing figure. He had the tunes to back it up. LOTS of them, an ever-shifting career filled with experimentation and attempts to push the boundaries of what he could do with his music. The man knew no rules. He CREATED rules, over…
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BLOGGERS BEWARE: Green Cap Marketing, Aldwin Sturdivant, and the photo credit scam

Oh, the lengths scammers will go to. I received an email recently about a photo used on my site. Specifically, it was about a photo used in this article. The photo in question is this one, a photo from Wikimedia Commons which can freely be used, with proper attribution. The email came from the photographer, asking for a link back to his site. Here is the email, in full: Hi I hope you are the right person on this., I hope you’re doing well. I am very pleased to see that my creative work in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Running_Man_Kyle_Cassidy.jpg is being used on this article found on your site: .http://ericsanjuan.com/get-more-exercise-day-to-day-with-these-stunning-hacks/. It means a lot to me that you selected my work. I prefer that you keep the image on as…
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How to Get the Most From Your Local Live Music Scene

If you’re someone who loves music but hasn’t really spent much time interacting with the local music scene, you should change that. As we come out of the pandemic, the live music industry is in need of support more than ever before. If you want to get more out of the local music scene in your area in 2021, we’re going to talk about the best way to do that. Keep reading to learn more. Image Source – CC0 License Get Involved Via Social Media The best way to start interacting with your local music scene is by engaging on social media. You’ll more than likely find that the local scene has a virtual presence in the form of bands, local music fans and the…
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How To Maintain Healthy Nails

Nails are essential parts of human anatomy. Their functions are not limited to aesthetics, it also borders protection of tender nail beds as well as sensitivity. In its healthy state, the nail plate is pinkish-white and clear. Other signs of healthy nails are the existence of cuticles, even lengths of nails and white tips, and prominent lunula (a half-moon shaped white section at the base of the nail). Over the lifetime of a man, nails encounter a wide range of problems that can compromise its integrity e.g. nail fungus, curved toenails, ingrown nails, black nails, etc. The most common among these problems is nail fungus which accounts for almost half of all nail problems. The risk factors include poor nail hygiene, age, underlying health issues,…
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The Cheat’s Guide To Clearing Your Debts

Debt is easy enough to get into. A few dollars here on that credit card, a few dollars there. A missed payment one week turns into months of hiding from the knock at the door and ignoring the calls on your cell phone. Debt, sadly, is not quite as easy to get out of. Many people choose to bury their heads in the sand – it is scary, and they have no idea how to dig their way out of the financial hole that they have found themselves in. However, what if we told you that actually, there are some ways that can make getting out of debt a little bit easier? What if we had a cheat’s guide to clearing your debt? Let’s take…
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