Mr. Eriq

Mr. Eriq

I wanted this to be a fountain of knowledge but let face it, its a junk drawer of word vomit with morsels you can use.

But for those who want to know:

I'm a singer, writer, and queer teaching artist who enjoys talking out loud to himself

How does it work?
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published 5 days ago
    Summertime Realness

    Summertime Realness

    How would you describe your ideal summer? I would imagine barbeques with record-breaking heatwaves by the beach, warm summer nights with friends, and an ice-cold drink in hand. This seems to be the best description for a perfect summer. Throw in a party and parade in June and you have the makings for an excellent LGBTQ+ Pride season. One common denominator between the two will have to be a soundtrack full of hits to set the mood and start the party. Sadly, this year, we traded beach trips with doctor’s visits. Lines outside of bars are replaced with lines around the corner for the grocery store. Block parties and Pride marches became protests and marches for worthy causes. With everything going on in the world, one has to ask will there be a song of the summer this year?
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published 6 days ago
    Cafecito y Salsa

    Cafecito y Salsa

    Let’s face it: There are a few things that you can expect in every Latinx home on weekends. A pot of something bubbling away on the stove. The smell of strong coffee mixing with the perfume of that bottle of purple Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaner we all know too well and the queen of salsa playing like a bugle call for everyone in the house (and neighborhood for that matter) to wake up and get ready for a day full of dancing, cleaning, and eating. Even today, the first few seconds of Muñeca del Cha Cha Cha takes me back to my childhood games that my mother later confessed were ploys to get us to help clean the house.
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published 7 days ago
    My Not So Secret Life

    My Not So Secret Life

    RuPaul famously says, “we’re all born naked and the rest is Drag.” While I love his show and I completely agree, I never experienced the extravaganza of an actual drag show. All of that would change when I got a chance to take part in a drag show.
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published 9 days ago
    Confession

    Confession

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  • Mr. Eriq
    Published 12 days ago
    Yellow

    Yellow

    **An open letter from the past**
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published 14 days ago
    iamamiwhoami

    iamamiwhoami

    In December of 2005, Youtube co-founder, Jawed Karim uploaded the very first video (X, 2016) and the rest was social media history. After Nike reached a million views shortly after Youtube’s launch (X, 2016), it was inevitable that this site would be used for much more than sharing home videos. Marketing companies jumped on the bandwagon and began to use the site as a showroom of sorts to sell their products in creative ways. One of the most creative came to be viral marketing. While this method was coined by retail corporations, Swedish folk singer, Jonna Lee copied the technique to reinvent her career and spark a new craze in the music industry. Thus, the audio-visual campaign, iamamiwhoami was born. She collaborated with producers, video directors, and visual artists to use this unique method to draw interest and attention from a new audience. This is also a perfect scenario where an artist uses social media to monetize curiosity.