Hey Redroomers (if that's even a word), Gary Singh's review of Beer, Blood and Cornmeal was named "The Best Review" and is currently posted on Redroom's homepage! Singh's piece was titled "Wrestling with Suburbia" and it ran in The Metro (Silicon Valley) on March 5, 2008. Huntingson Sharp, an editor at Redroom, emailed me to say that he selected Gary's piece because he "wrote about (Beer, Blood and Cornmeal) with such verve." While this is a nice plug for me and my punk wrestling memoir, the real acclaim goes to Gary Singh and his great observational style of writing. Gary is a South Bay based writer who pens his "Silicon Alleys" column each week for The Metro. Singh's column is an enjoyably ecclectic mismash. Sometimes it's about music, sometimes it's about the political struggle over San Jose Street names, sometimes it's about East San Jose shopping malls that have remained unchanged since the 1960s. What ties together all of Singh's colums are his dry sense of humor and his love of his hometown's obscurities and oddities. You can click here to check out The Metro's archive of Gary's columns.
Here are a couple of my personal favorites: