Cognizant Machine, fully aware designed technology.
The machine (my greater metaphor for life and the system we call society) is large and impressive, and I am nothing but another cog in the machine. I review music here. While I maybe another cog in the machine, I am aware of the greater systems in place and, I hope that being cognizant of the machines role, I can affect and help shape the processes of creation and imagination.
Hi, my name is Federico Jose Cuellar and I am starting this blog to contribute my time and energy into making something both amusing and readable. I basically review music, and just generally hang out with you the reader through the music of people more talented than I.
I welcome opinions of all shapes and sizes and I think that I can create a comfortable space you’ll want to return to.
I am 30 years old now, and I finished college at George Mason University. This is my first real writing gig outside of school so I hope that isn’t painfully obvious. I studied Global Affairs and Conflict Analysis Resolution and I am a voracious reader and enthusiast of the liberal arts.
I am not embarrassed about my tastes in music, I have a sweet tooth and penchant for dance rock but I can move along to almost any genre given the right circumstances. I encourage all of my readers to collect the albums I recommend and only give out samples of other peoples work with full respect to copyright law and intellectual property rights.
Finally I want to talk a little about where I came from. I am a Salvadoran national by birth who has lived most of his life in Woodbridge VA. (about 20 minutes South of Washington DC). I’d like to think I speak Spanish and English fluently (albeit heavily accented and prone to spelling mistakes in both languages) but I am improving everyday. I have two wonderful brothers and two loving parents (I am in the cozy middle) who support and encourage me everyday.