Grand Unified Theory is Jerry Chen on guitar and bass, me, Diego Montero, on guitar and bass, and Julie Macon on drums. Jerry and I met at Griffiths Hall in Unit 2 of the UC Berkeley dorms. A couple of years later, we began to play together every now and then and eventually committed to a more or less formal band. Our first show was on the first anniversay of 9-11 at Blakes’ on Telegraph. A few days later I moved away to Athens, Ohio. Upon returning to the East Bay, we regrouped and to our incredible good fortune, we were joined by Julie. We all like to listen to groups like Bright Eyes, The Pixies, Sonic Youth, and Curisve. At the moment, Jerry particularly enjoys The Good Life. Julie really likes Pedro the Lion. I really like the compilation soundtrack for the movie, “Crumb.” Jerry, it should be admitted, does most of the leg work. He’s written most of the songs, to which I’ve only contributed relatively small parts. Further, he’s taken the initiative to flesh out into full songs fragments of songs that I occasionally invent. But I try to pick up my the slack in other areas, like this bio, the poster art, and talking to the audience at shows.