Journal: New Studio Update

Moving On It’s official. I got the keys and progress is being made. I haven’t been updating the site for a while because I’ve been working on getting things in order with other projects. I’m incredibly excited that the new studio is finally ready to be moved into. I didn’t have to renovate it! My […]

Jose’s Top 10 Comedy Films of all Time

My top 10 Comedy Films of all TimeI love watching films. It is one of my hobbies. Here are my top 10 comedy picks in no particular order:Still CrazyFour Weddings and a FuneralAnalyze ThisMeet the ParentsDogmaTo Be or Not To BeOscarSchool of RockComing to AmericaLittle Miss Sunshine

Lyrics: “You and Me and Freedom” by Jose Bernardo

“You and Me and Freedom” I wrote “You and Me and Freedom” in the days immediately following the 9/11 tragedy. Unfortunately, I never recorded it. I feel it is finally time for me to share this with the world on the 15th anniversary of that tragedy. I remember that day very well. My sister woke […]

CD Review: “Emily’s D+Evolution” by Esperanza Spalding

Artist : Esperanza Spalding Album : Emily’s D+Evolution (2016 Concord) Tracks : 12 Artist website : OVERVIEW :  BACKGROUND Esperanza Spalding is a fantastic musician. I have been a casual fan since learning about her. She’s also a Berklee alumni like me. We also have the double bass and bass in common. We’ve probably even studied with […]

Jose’s Top 10 Films of all Time

My top 10 Films of all TimeI love watching films. It is one of my hobbies. Here are my top 10 comedy picks in no particular order:Still CrazyFour Weddings and a FuneralLord of the Rings: Return of the KingAmadeusGladiatorLock Stock and Two Smoking BarrelsPan’s LabyrinthInside ManThe Usual SuspectsThe Martian

Music: “Till I Met You” by Jose Bernardo – Demo vs. Released Version

I wrote “Till I Met You” in 1999. The original demo was recorded at my friend’s, Matt S., home studio in Boston. He programmed the percussion and I played all the guitars and fretless bass. I always liked this composition and it is sort of my signature piece of music. I printed the Z Demo cd […]

Site Update: Chords of the Day Moves to Own Site

Chords of the Day will move to its own site within 24-hours. All CotD archives will be deleted from The new site will serve as an archive site for the daily posts and can be found at Please continue to follow the CotD project on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter @chordsoftheday    

CD Review: “Metal Resistance” by BABYMETAL

Artist : BABYMETAL Album : Metal Resistance (2016 Sony) Tracks : 12 Artist website : OVERVIEW :  BACKGROUND Metal Resistance is the second studio album by Japanese metal idol group BABYMETAL. I have been a fan ever since hearing Gimme Chocolate!!. This group has a really unique sound that bridges many metal genres and some j-pop. There […]

Site Update: Posting Schedule Changes

We will be testing a new posting schedule. All posts will go live at 0600 (6am) Helsinki, Finland. Sunday: Lyrics/Music posts Monday: (TBD) Tuesday: Poetry (will return soon, on hold while working on new presentation style) Wednesday: Jose’s Top Lists Thursday: (TBD) Friday: Reviews Saturday: (TBD) Jose’s Journal entries will return soon and will be posted in the […]