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Brrrring! The sound sending every kid in America scurrying to class like a conditioned response to its high pitched vibration. School is in session. Don’t be late. Welcome to Teelynn 101.

Teelynn

It’s the beginning of just another workday for Trish Naval (aka Teelynn). Second graders from all over one of San Diego’s predominantly Filipino and Latino neighborhoods arrive eager to learn from their favorite teacher.

“It’s the hood where I grew up,” Teelynn said about the location of the school she teaches at. Paradise Hills, a suburb in San Diego, CA, with a crime index just slightly below the U.S. national average (City-data.com, 2011), is also home to Teelynn. In an attempt to protect and shield Teelynn from t...

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In 2006, nestled in a valley of approximately 10 miles square, overlapping a portion of Reno, Nevada, the future of entertainment awakened “The Biggest Little City in the World” like a pandemic with no antibiotic to stop the spread. How did a then 17-year old create rapture amongst his fellow entertainers? Where did he come from? An ambitious, fearless and determined character managed to unintentionally set the precedent on how every young aspiring disc jockey should conduct themselves when entering the well-known, saturated field of DJing. Introducing disc jockeying’s next big star: DJ Travy.

Photo Credit: Chris Brake

It would be another four years before he could legally crack open a chilled bottle of that bitter but ...

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DJ equipment today influences not only the way music is produced but the way music is enjoyed. It was not however always this way, in the beginning the equipment was developed as styles of music grew and changed. Musicians were essentially the engineers, or at least the inspiration for the engineers that gave us the DJ equipment that we have today. By pioneering new techniques with the limited facilities they had available they made it essential for audio technicians to push the limits of what they knew to be possible.

At the beginning of the 20th century the first radio Disc Jockey came out of the Herrold College of Engineering and Wireless, located in San Jose, California, where 16 year old student Ray Newby started playing record on a...

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It can be hard to spot true DJ talent. Today’s dance records are so effective and today’s dance crowds are so undiscerning, they do much of the DJs work for him. Given some big tunes and a few days messing with a cross fader, even your eight-year-old girl could probably keep a night club happy. So now that everyone is a DJ, what really divides the good, the bad and the, well, ugly?

A good DJ loves music; a bad DJ loves money, sex, publicity and free drugs. A good DJ knows the dancers are teammates; a bad DJ thinks they’re an audience. A good DJ makes eye contact with the crowd to see what they want; a bad DJ never looks up, not even once. A good DJ happily floats across genre categories; a bad DJ plays it safe with as n...

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20TH ANNIVERSARY OF JUNIOR SEAU’S ANNUAL LEGENDS PARTY

Presented by Rezident Management and Seau’s Restaurant

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” – Mohandes Ghandi

According to Childhelp’s national child abuse statistics; over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States, about 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, 59% are more likely to be arrested as a juvenile, 28% more likely to be arrested as an adult, and 30% are more likely to commit violent crime. Why should you care? Because if we don’t do something about this epidemic, how can the world we live in ever be a better place? It begins with our children.

Tiaina Baul “Junior” Seau, former American football linebacker, established The Junior Seau Foundation in 1992 with a mission to educate and empower young people through the support of child abuse prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, recreational opportunities, anti-juvenile delinquency efforts and complimentary educational programs. Since the start of the program, the Foundationstated that they have allocated over $4 million to organizations providing services to children and young adults and was ranked the 13th largest Professional Athlete Foundation (based on assets) by the Wall Street Journal, on April 28, 2007.

Following the Foundation’s inception, the annual Junior Seau’s Legends Party was created with the purpose of raising funds for San Diego’s youth in support of the Foundation’s mission. Last night, Rezident Management had the honor of presenting San Diego with the 20th Annual Legends Party at Seau’s Restaurant in Mission Valley. Not only was the party the spot to be at last night, but the Rezidents are proud to say; “We did it for our children in San Diego.”

THE GUESTLIST

If you didn’t purchase your tickets on time to get on Junior Seau’s guestlist, you definitely missed out on a great opportunity to meet some of your favorite NFL players, the Rezident Management team, and a networking opportunity to link up with other advocates of The Junior Seau Foundation cause, and the like.

This multi-facet party was packed with legends, party-goers, a variety of food and beverages, and some of the best entertainment that occurred in San Diego last night. The house was filled from the Legends Room on the mezzanine level down to the Sushi Bar & Lounge on the northwest side of the restaurant.

THE FOOD

Love food? The Annual Legends Party did not disappoint. From 7pm till 10pm, attendees were treated to a variety of food and beverages provided by various San Diego restaurants. Chinese, Mexican, Italiano, Greek, you name it, somewhere in this over 14,500 square foot restaurant someone had exactly what you needed to satisfy your taste buds and weekend thirst.

THE ENTERTAINMENT

What’s a party without music and dancing? To start off the party right, DJ Riddims began the set with some Island Reggae and some of our West Coast hip-hop and rap artists like E-40, Too Short, and many more. Following DJ Riddims, DJ Showtime killed it with his video dee-jaying skills on over 60 high definition flat screen TV’s and a huge 12 x 14 foot projection screen. Artwork by Monty Montgomery was available for viewing throughout the venue. The unprecedented skills of DJ Noel 2033, combined with Chuck Prada on percussion, live painting by Monty Montgomery, and some of San Diego’s best go-go dancers, completed the entertainment for the night. If you went elsewhere for your party or entertainment in San Diego last night, you sold yourself short.

(From left to right: Monty Montgomery, DJ Noel 2033, VJ Showtime, Chuck Prada)

WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE IT TO THIS EVENT NEXT YEAR?

The real question is “Why Not?”. Not only do you get to bump elbows with some of your favorite NFL players, eat some of the best food San Diego has to offer, and shake what your momma gave you to the best entertainment in San Diego provided by Rezident Management; but also, you would be supporting one of the greatest causes in our world today, our children.

As mentioned earlier, over 3 million reports of child abuse are made every year in the United States (Childhelp, National Child Abuse Statistics). Why should you care? Because if we don’t do something about this epidemic, how can the world we live in ever be a better place? It begins with our children. So why not support the cause for our children, while having fun at the Annual Legends Party?

Rezident Management is proud to say; “We did it for our children in San Diego”. We extend a very humble thank you to Junior Seau for choosing Rezident Management to present the 20th Anniversary of the Annual Legends Party last night.

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela

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A Leap of Faith

Rezident Jonny Tarr

Photo by Dwiko Arie.

Almost every decision we make in life involves some kind of risk. Sir Isaac Newton’s Law of Motion states that; “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Whether you’re making a decision to take that job that may or may not pay more, deciding whether or not to have that surgery that may or may not save your life, entering a business venture knowing that there is a high-risk of failure, or even a decision to emotionally invest in someone you think is the One – almost every decision we make involves some kind of risk. The bottom line is, we must be willing to take leaps of faith, and fail, in order to succeed.

Rezident Jonny Tarr, Multi-Instrumentalist and Vocalist, is all too familiar with taking leaps of faith.

Background

Photo by Dwiko Arie.

Born in Cardiff, Capital city of Wales, in the United Kingdom, it was inevitable that Rezident Jonny Tarr’s entrance into the world would evolve around music.Wales is traditionally referred to as “the land of song” supported by a rich history of Folk and Celtic music. Jonny’s style of music is Acoustic Soul, with vocal influences from Motown to present day.

“I have been singing since I can remember.”

To compliment his soulful singing, Jonny Tarr continuously improves his musical inclination. He’s played the piano for majority of his life. At eleven years old he picked up the saxophone. For the past ten to fifteen years he’s added the flute and guitar to his abilities. Although, music always remained a constant in his life, it wasn’t until the age of nineteen that Jonny decided to pursue a career in music full-time. When asked why he finds himself in this field of employment Rezident Jonny Tarr responded with a quote from the Chinese thinker and social philosopher, Confucius;

“Pick a profession that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Originally, Jonny began his higher education at a Drama school in Wales. Unfortunately, he had a few run-ins with his drama tutors for his behavior because he simply was unhappy with drama studies. He then auditioned for Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts where he continued on pursuing a music degree.

“I had always worked on music and drama simultaneously up to then, but it had come to the point where I had to make a choice and music was the only real choice for me. Nothing else meant as much.”

After visiting an old friend and music partner in San Diego a few times, and seeing how well he was doing, Rezident Jonny Tarr decided to take a leap of faith and relocate to San Diego,California to pursue his music career. With a small network of associates and friends in San Diego, and no real guarantee that he could make it, Jonny’s decision to make this move was nothing short of an amazing belief and confidence, in not only his music, but also in himself.

“I had been back and forth a couple of times and made some good friends on previous visits, so it was considered a risk as I had a small support network here.”

With rumors floating around about a 97% failure rate in the music industry, (which by the way I have yet to find a credible resource to verify the validity of that percentage), it is safe to assume that the life of a musician is one of constant hustle to make a living. I’m sure many of you musicians out there, will agree to that. Jonny went on to explain that it’s normal for musicians to feel like giving up every now and then, especially when your peers are buying houses and cars and you are struggling to keep your head above water. When asked what keeps him from giving up, he replied;

“I don’t want to disappoint the people that have supported me and believed in me for so long, along with a personal obligation to stick to my passion.”

Where did Jonny Tarr’s Leap of Faith lead him?

Photo by Dwiko Arie.

It lead him to become the best at what he does. With a variety of “sounds” as his inspiration, be it on television, YouTube or the radio, he continues to critique himself in order to improve because live music is always a challenge. In a recording studio, you can edit the last take, with live music, you have to perform at your best everytime.

“The drive to make a success of my chosen passion directly influences my work today.”

I attended an acoustic dinner on February 6, 2012, in which Rezident Jonny Tarr was the main performer, and was absolutely blown away by his talent. Jonny mastered the craft of a one-man band as he performed songs like “I Need A Dollar” by Aloe Blacc and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. On some songs, Jonny would start out beatboxing before diving into the song and utilized a keyboard, guitar, flute, and saxophone sometimes within the SAME song. I know what you’re thinking; “How on earth is that possible?” He utilizes a foot pedal loop station to repeat a sound and to harmonize with himself. If you haven’t seen Rezident Jonny Tarr perform live, put it on your to-do list as a must-see for yourself. I asked him, how is it that he flawlessly makes switching between instruments, as he’s singing and performing a song live, look so easy? Jonny’s response;

“It’s like learning how to drive a stick.”

When you’ve worked as hard as Jonny Tarr has to become the best at your trade or craft, eventually it becomes second nature.

Jonny’s leap of faith lead him to become the best at what he does, simply because failure is not an option. You would be surprised what you’re capable of achieving when failure is not an option. Jonny Tarr credits Osian Roberts , as a major influence on him during his childhood years. Osian Roberts is a saxophone player from Jonny’s hometown.

Where can you find Jonny Tarr?

Photo by Dwiko Arie.

You might spot him in Tokyo, Japan, his favorite place to travel to. Jonny’s personal accomplishment that he’s most proud of is playing at the Tokyo Crossover Jazz Festival – HESO magazine describes the festival as “setting a new world standard for large-scale parties of its kind”.

Maybe you’ll catch him skateboarding. Jonny is a fanatical skateboarder.

Other activities Jonny enjoys doing when he’s not performing are; snowboarding, yoga, tennis, and watching films.

Be sure to attend one of his acoustic dinners from 7pm-9pm on Monday’s at Henry’s Pub in downtown San Diego.

As mentioned earlier, almost every decision we make in life involves some kind of risk. We must be willing to take leaps of faith, and fail, in order to succeed. Rezident Jonny Tarr’s leap of faith in leaving his hometown and relocating to San Diego to pursue his passion, the belief in himself combined with the confidence in his skills as a musician, has made him Rezident Management’s favorite one-man band in San Diego.

We can live life playing it on the safe side, coloring within the lines, and risk missing out on truly LIVING life to its fullest. Or we can take leaps of faith, like Jonny Tarr, following the passion within our hearts, and risk failing-forward.

How do you choose to lead your life? Do you take risks for yourself or do you stay within the lines? I vote if it’s worth it to you, then take that risk.

“You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go.” – Jim Rohn

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