Monday, November 30, 2009


ARG! I know, move on stop harping on things. But I just read/saw a short clip and it brought me back. No one reads this blog anyways, so let me just vent and have it on the record. If any of those people find this, well, I'm right.

Seriously? I know I AM a hypocrit in many things I do. But they're minor. Like:

What I say - "kids are so spoiled these days, if my little one wanted a new doll, but she had ten goods ones at home, tough."

What I do - "my niece wants the new Barbie, but her mom says she has to many dolls. just buy it for her, she deserves it.'

Or when you say 'today is the day i take advantage of the things around me and get to work.' and then i lay on the couch all day b/c i 'deserve' a break.

I know, that makes no sense.

So anyways, it just keeps bothering me. How can you continue on with something when one of the things you're trying to make known with the charity you work for and support and yet you still continue on with a habit that causes the disease you are trying to help cure?

what? is it by the time you get lung cancer from smoking that all your work in raising money to help find a cure will actually result in actually developing a cure.

it's just like how SO many nurses, doctors, paramedics and chefs (i throw that in there b/c aren't they always tasting foods) are HUGE smokers.

blah blah and why is it that the only people i become friendly with are smokers? i'll die from second hand smoke long before all of them.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

AFI at Roseland Ballroom

I don't have 'rockstar' stories to tell - like those epic lucky moments where a fan finds themselves stumbling upon their favorite band and getting to party with them.

However, I do have my 'really? This is so funny! How cool' moments.

And I did last night at the AFI show here in NYC.

So, a few weeks ago, we caught AFI here in Jersey for the first part of their tour, then I miraculously had the chance to interview his high holy, Davey Havok. Next was the NYC show and I got lucky to have a photo pass.

Was late getting there, so we walked in halfway through Gallows' set, so I didn't get to shoot them - kinda bummed about that, but...I was the one who caused us to be late.

So 15mins before AFI was going on stage, I decide to figure out where to go for the photo pit. Apparently the 'pass' I was given wasn't the 'right' one in the eyes of the security people I talked to.

However I was sent one way and told to find the tables. Next thing I know, I'm outside the bands' dressing rooms with some of the members of Gallows right down the short hall from me and a few VIP people chilling. leave or not to leave this area?

I see people cross the curtain to my right that I thought couldn't be crossed. I'm talking to this one security gentleman and he's telling me to go sit, my friends should be over there and who walks by me, but Fuse's own Steven Smith.

By the time I realized it was him...he was gone to friends and my chances of kidnapping him were lost, haha. Since I had no friends in this area and wanted to shoot photos and not be in this special area, I headed back to the floor.

I go to the other side of the place and the two guys didn't believe my 'pass,' but as soon as the one cute one takes me to the stage security guys, they look at my pass and are like 'OK, you're fine, go ahead.' haha, wtf!

First three songs saw from right there with no pushing or crowd surfers, then hung out on the special side platform and then went back to my friends and had fun singing along to the rest of the songs.

Funny too, leaving the magazine with my interview was being handed out - go me!

Best concert experience!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fashion Event!!!

I'm there along with 3 other designers. 3 bands. Rad times

My stuff takes the stage around 9pm. Starting things off! Gives me time to dress the models, watch them go out, come back, clean up and then head out to hang with the crowd!