“I've started DJing again, about one night every couple of weeks, along with parties and weddings. I gave up all of my vinyl, which almost makes me cry to think about. But now there's this program, Serato, which uses a vinyl template. You can send any song to it from your computer. You scratch the vinyl and the program keeps up. DJ software used to have these touchpads, but they just didn't feel right. Part of the art form of DJing is having light hands on the vinyl. That's how you know someone's good. If they don't do it right, the needle skips. Serato shows your mistakes, so it keeps the art. The one special part of DJing that Serato takes away is the vinyl you found that no one else had, but that's okay.
In one of my cases for my day job, the District Attorney announced himself with just a little too much emphasis. ‘I'm John Smith, representing THE PEOPLE,' I said, 'I'm Robert Meraz, representing my client, and the REST OF THE PEOPLE.'
If you don't get the judge mad at you sometimes, you're not doing your job as a Public Defender. Even when I know the judge is going to rule against me, I want to make sure they feel it. It's got to hurt a little bit when they put someone away. I may not always be able to get my clients released, but I won’t let them get screwed just because they can't afford an expensive lawyer.”