Tag Archives: Mike Ochoa

Louis Jacinto Photo Column, Gerardo Velasquez

Gerardo Velasquez and Mike Ochoa, after meeting Edward Stapleton, formed Nervous Gender. I auditioned for the band, too, but Gerardo said I was too pop. In fact, when Nervous Gender hit the scene, not even the rowdy punks could handle their sound!

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Nervous Gender, Mike Ochoa

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Nervous Gender, Mike Ochoa

Although I always felt Mike Ochoa was quiet—even quieter than me—it was more his constitution rather than a sense of shyness. He contributed fully to Nervous Gender and I always loved when he sang lead on the songs, my favorite being “Scandinavian Dilemma.”