Ricky Ribeiro (Founder/Editor)
Me and Bruno Mars chillin' after his NYC concert debut
The world wide web is a big, untamed place and I'm just one fish swimming in its vast, sometimes filthy, seas. With Bark + Bite, I hope to give you, the reader, a compelling and humorous take on the things that go on in the world of music and entertainment. This isn't a breaking news blog; we like to take things apart and stew over them here. Don't worry though, timeliness is still important so you won't find stale bread on this shelf.
The main focus of Bark + Bite is music. Other things — like movies, reality television and celebrity gossip — may come up, but everything is filtered through a music-influenced perspective. I dig almost all genres of music, save country, so feel free to shoot any cool tunes that I might not have heard my way.
The significance behind the name Bark + Bite? It's an allusion to the saying about a dog's bark being worse than its bite. This saying describes people who are empty vessels; people who make a whole lotta noise but have very little depth or meaning to them. Not so here. We bring both bark and bite, sinking our teeth into music content and letting thoughts, news and opinions fly at full speed. To quote a line from the great Beyonce, "talk like this cause we can back it up."
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Mia Watkins (Contributor)
Library employee by trade, journalist by training and eternal music lover always, Mia is both a student and critic of pop culture. Growing up in a house constantly filled with music has given her a lifetime worth of observations and musical opinions. Her rantings can also be found online at @mia_sade and wearethetalentedtenth.blogspot.com. Her work can be found in print courtesy of the alternative newsweekly The Birmingham Weekly.
Maggie Hollander (Contributor)
As a lover of all things pop and rock, Maggie is the resident expert on many up-and-coming bands worth giving a listen. With an unhealthy addiction to concerts and the constant need to stay in the loop, she’s always looking for new, catchy music, regardless of genre. Follow @rocker_girly to keep up with everything she’s writing for Bark + Bite and more.
Randall Ribeiro (Contributor)
Randy is Bark + Bite's voice of the younger generation. As a major hip hop fan, he covers hip hop from a new perspective, having grown up in an era where new hip hop has flourished. Spotlights on new artists and fresh takes on rap are his specialty here. Follow him on Twitter @ArloVanGough
Bitternut Crunch! (Contributor)
Bark + Bite is a place for not only news and analysis, but also opinions. And Bitternut Crunch! is our resident outspoken personality. Though he's pointed in sharing his two cents on all things pop and defending pop princesses from haters, he sometimes throws massive amounts of shade on stars he deems unworthy of the limelight and has no shame in reading them for points! Celebs beware!