Monthly Archives: February 2012

Always On Insane

Spending time with Rick Berlin when he is in the company of his current band — The Nickel and Dime Band — is much different from our weekly interviews. Chatting over coffee with him is frequently entertaining, but low-key. Last … Continue reading

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Nickel and Dime-ing It

Johnny D’s in Somerville drew an eclectic crowd Saturday night for The Nickel and Dime Band, a karaoke outfit that has teamed up with Rick Berlin to make some seriously fun music. People were scattered across tables in the dining … Continue reading

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Where in the World Is Rick Berlin?

In previous posts, I have written about Rick Berlin’s childhood and his journey to self-acceptance. The map above is a visual representation of that biographical narrative as I know it so far. Plotting the life of Rick Berlin is proving to … Continue reading

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Taking A Long Way

Some people cling to an identity to define who they are, what they believe in, how they behave and who they love. Because it feels safer this way, using an identity as a life raft. But Rick Berlin isn’t interested … Continue reading

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In Good Company

See my Spotify playlist to listen to more of the artists and songs discussed in this post. Rick Berlin has repeatedly told me that he is “influenced more by what’s around him,” rather than any particular artist. However, he does … Continue reading

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