Author: Jay

Casting off Comcast: CenturyLink Prism

If you live in Southwest Florida, or other parts of the East Coast, you’re probably a Comcast customer. In some areas, they’re still the only option for digital television and broadband Internet. Here in Naples, that was basically the case until last year, when I started to notice commercial vans bearing CenturyLink’s insignia parked in […]

Announcing: Uplifting Downbeats

I’m really happy to announce the launch of Uplifting Downbeats, a website dedicated to my pursuit of DJing! Plenty of DJ mixes available to stream or download, and more to come!

October 2013 Promo

Some deep, progressive grooves to accompany October’s cool down. This is also the first DJ mix I’ve recorded through Traktor using my Kontrol S4. Enjoy! Bladerunner – “More human than human..” Mortinare – Battlefield Flower Erdi Imrak – Start Believing Terje Saether – Blinded (Muui Paranoid Mix) Marcelo Paladini, Alberto Blanco – California Sunday Secret […]

Why You Should Never Buy Sprint

It’s no secret that Sprint’s network coverage is the poorest among the major carriers. But that’s not necessarily reason to avoid them. If you live in an area where their service is satisfactory and rarely travel, Sprint is the most affordable of the Big Three. This, however, is my account of their customer service in […]

PMC 2013: Team Room for Mom

2013 will be my third year riding the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer treatment and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC is a 2-day bike-a-thon and the most successful athletic fundraiser in the country. Last year, through the generosity of over 70 sponsors, Kelly and I raised $6,120. If you like, you […]

The Giordano Viaggio: Building Your Budget Tandem

You want to try tandem road biking without spending $3,000 on a Santana or $4,000 on a Co-Motion. Not that those products aren’t worth it, but that’s a big chunk of change to try something you or your riding companion might not like. You’ve seen the Giordano Viaggio on Amazon for as little as $500 […]

Half a Decade

I hadn’t recorded in a very long time, so that’s partially where the title for this one comes from. The music also spans quite a long period of time (for house); about 7 years. I hope that, somewhere in the middle, you find yourself moved. And by the end, maybe you’re bobbing along to the […]

2012 Pan-Mass Challenge Recap

If you have not yet sponsored us and would like to, please click here. As the emotional high of 2012’s PMC journey gives way to cherished memories and renewed hope, my thoughts hang on the friendships I’ve gained or strengthened through this year’s PMC effort and the woman for whom I rode, Kelly’s mother Beth […]

2012 Pan-Mass Challenge

On August 4th, at 5:00am, 5500 cyclists and hundreds of volunteers will flood the Sturbridge Host Hotel parking lot and lobby to kick off the 2012 Pan- Massachusetts Challenge. For those not familiar with the PMC, it’s the most successful athletic fundraiser in the country, benefiting Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through The Jimmy Fund. It accounts […]

Jay Peak Ride Review

Today my friend Ornoth and I cycled some 70 miles around Jay Peak, Vermont.  The route included both of Jay’s highest peaks: Big Jay and North Jay, and at our highest point, we were 2300ft above sea level.  With over 6100ft of climbing in total, and two Category 2 ascents, it was in some ways […]