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We took a circuitous route through the northern part of the US on our way to Oregon. Paul and I didn’t believe in taking a direct route if it could be avoided. We knew that the best sights and experiences were mostly to be had away from any tourists. It was on back roads where […]

Another year gone by… another very crazy year. But if you’re reading this, you survived. And to reward you for that, enjoy the first Xperience issue of the new year! Featuring The Critics Company, DJ Wiz Hoffa, Marty Keary, Josh Casano and Paul Zarvis. A feast for the eyes. Xperience January 2021 – Digital Edition […]

I don’t know about any of you, but I find it a little hard to talk about fashion trends right now. I’ll be honest, I haven’t switched out my summer clothes for winter yet this year because I barely switched them out last year. My closet doesn’t need to be yelling “tres chic!” when your […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR! While there’s no guarantee 2021 will be better than 2020, we all pray it CAN’T be any worse. At minimum we all at least know SOMEONE who tested positive for COVID, and unfortunately many experienced the pain and suffering of a friend or loved one who passed due to (at least in […]

Originally from Pittsfield MA in Berkshire County, Paul began his musical career at an early age. Retelling a story from his mother, Paul explains that at three years old she took him for a walk through their Lenox MA neighborhood and walked by a flower bed. His mother, a college professor, pointed to some roses […]

If you’re on social media, you’ve seen your share of inspirational messages. And you may be of a sort that scoffs at them, maybe thinking they’re generic or commercial. That’s usually until you’re having a trouble or two, and then that one message that flashes across your screen ends up just ‘clicking’ for you. That’s […]

Music is the distillation of performance of experience. In as many cases as it is elaborate and complex, dare even say cryptic, it is always personal. Before it makes you feel, it make the creator(s) feel, and if they don’t, you never hear it. DJ Wiz Hoffa has been making people feel him since the […]

I had a music program in every school I went to. But I was only in one. Not because I wasn’t interested, but because there was never any specific urging for people to take music. Math, science, social studies, gym? No getting around those. But our schools didn’t value music so much. Did I mention […]

The Critics Company is a young group of Nigerian filmmakers that have impressed the likes of Hollywood producers and directors. When the group got started they had very little to work with but they utilized what they did have and the end results were some phenomenal sci-fi short films. I (Rob Smittix) have been a […]

It’s that time of year, when everybody cracks out their ‘Best Of’ lists. And in this particular case, we’re choosing to follow the crowd… Sort of. We’ve polled our staff, and have come up with a few good lists. Enjoy. Rob Smittix – Top Bizarre List of 2020 2020 has been a year we’ll always […]


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