Thursday, May 20, 2010

Your Love Is My Drug

So....just watched this.

Kesha = bad

But I like this song and usually I don't talk about things I want to go away, but I have one comment -

If she had come out with this song and video before "Tik Tok" and all her non-sense...would have liked her A TON more. Just saying

90's Alternative

OMG! What is this? I am on the evils of evil iTunes and in the radio option of the program.

I got sick of the industrial/techno stations and the punk rock station is talk right now, so I click on 90's Alternative or another.

Like all in a row, I've had Blink's "Dammit," Arrested Development's "Mr. Wendel," Everclear and now Beck's "Loser." I mean, add in a few more, b/c it's been an hour since I started with this.

This makes me happy! However, I just went to the website and there's an image of Kesha - wtf? I guess they cater to other listeners with other streams available, but this one is stellar.

I hadn't been a rock fan during the mid-90's, which is what I'm getting right now, I was more into hip-hop and boybands. But as I've been learning my rock music of late, I know all these songs.

So. Now I wish I was back in the 90's - same age, same music taste, same look, only experiencing these songs as they first came out and live. dude.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Interview woes...

I'm a music journalist too! If I can't be sewing and dressing people, I would pursue a writing career, though magazines are sadly becoming obsolete...

Anyhoo, I had an early interview this morning and the singer I spoke with was really awesome and I felt like I was talking to a friend - maybe b/c he's one of the scene queens and I've been following his online adventures for awhile.

But here's advice for all you upcoming journalists - MAKE SURE YOU HAVE FRESH BATTERIES!

My batteries died after the first three, bullshit questions. So, also make sure YOU TAKE NOTES. B/c if the recorder dies, you'll still have quotes.

I'm now looking at a bunch of random quotes and notes with only exact answers from three questions pretaining to the current tour. I'm nervous as to how this'll turn out.

Oh! My 30 Seconds to Mars show review got posted with the only really sweet image of the evening that came out: Show Review

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Epic Shoot - Hells Yea!

Friday...we shot for an upcoming feature in an online magazine. It'll be up in oh, 4 weeks. Details to come!

Photographer - Barrie Blau

MUA/Hair - Nicole 'The Magician' Gevirtz

Models - Vika Noxx, Alien Baby and Kami!

I feel like you don't even have to post images, b/c well, just the idea of all these crazy talented ladies is enough to be like - whoa! That's freakin' awesome!

We had a bumpy start to the day, one being the fact that Route 202 is the road of despair, I almost got into an accident b/c of some old male geezer and Pennsylvania is a backwards backroads kind of place.

I'm such a North Jersey girl it's retarded!

The suitcase I brought was overflowing with clothes and thank God there were three models. We got through two of the magazine looks done and then started to play with other outfits.

We put Alien Baby in this leotard I made WAY too small. But she's a skinny minnie and it worked out.

Rawr face!

Me safety pinning the damn thing b/c it still was big on her!

After pizza and Alien Baby being all bendy for the camera...Kami came! The lovely Nicole feathered her hair to revive the ghost of Farrah Fawcett to mess up Barrie's camera...Ellie finished being bendy and Vika hung out in the second to last look.

The models did two group shots and Kami got her pose on with a re-mixed outfit.

Can't wait to show the world the photos! Here's some beauty shots to tide the world over and one of Alien Baby being bendy.

But first! B/c I am also a photographer and photo editor (haha), here's a candid of the photographer modeling - she's a pretty skinny minnie

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bamboozle, you suck.

My sister and I have attended the Bamboozle for the past five years now. Obviously under this name it only lasted one year down in Asbury Park and once transferred to Giants' Stadium's parking lot, went downhill.

It wasn't so bad in retrospect last year. Actually, the line up was really good, though the festival still wasn't the most enjoyable.

This year, honestly, if the tickets weren't free, I wasn't going near it.

Parking was $25 per car (unless you got there after 5pm), water was $4.50 and beer (which I don't drink in the sun) was $9.25. Nevermind the ticket prices.

Plus the line-up for the East Coast wasn't stellar - screw you Bamboozle Left and Chicago, you guys got the good bands. And...the Roadshow sounds way better than both days combined.

Ok, enough complaining. Let's talk about the good parts!


First time seeing them and not the last. They are super heroes and have matching uniforms - thank you!

They played awesome punk rock mixed with ska and kickass-ness.

Then they sung about taco Tuesday

Fought evil crab people

Made fun of security

Then had a pool party! Inflatable whales and beach balls included

Almost kicked some girl's ass b/c she a dumb bitch with a pussy-ass boyfriend. People have NO manners at shit like this.


Ok, there was also Minus the Bear, Dear Hunter and Wale who were bright moments of the day and played incredible music and really connected with the audience.

Minus the Bear and Dear Hunter are typical progressive, involved rock that is so pleasant to listen to. More kids should have been at their set than at like Kesha.

Wale and the 'hip hop' stage plus b-boy arena was mad chill and awesome. The crowd was smoking and drinking most of the time, so people weren't annoying and rude and then when no one was performing...break dancing! Those guys were really something from what I saw, especially in the heat.

FOXY SHAZAM is sick and amazing and TRUE performers who get it. They make great music and know how to put on a stage show. So fuck y'all if you wasted your time with Say Anything.

Between their singer's funny commentary and then his eating of 6 or 8 or 4 lit cigarettes and then offering $20 for anyone to kill him (he insulted the white people of the crowd, haha) had their singer/brass musician dancing sexily around, their keyboardist smiling, then serious, then jumping on his keyboards and a crowd that cheered and danced along.

Then. The singer towards the end, climbed the side support of the stage, going up to the beam above, swinging like on monkey bars before turning upside down, ripping off his shirt and then landing on his feet on the stage like a cat.

Yea, next thing they were off the stage b/c security got PISSED. There was five minutes left that they could have played, but maybe it really was the end - who knows.

Bamboozle this year SUCKED. But it had it's highlights. Whatever