Well kids, it’s official. After almost 9 years of dating, Jim proposed to me over Valentine’s Day weekend. I couldn’t be more thrilled with everything. We went to Wildwood, NJ to spend the weekend at the beach (I just adore the beach when it’s empty), and he popped the question to me on the beach [...]
Alright, what’s up everybody? Yeah I know. It’s been rather silent here, and for that I apologize. We’ve had a challenging few weeks here in NJ. I’m based in central NJ, sandwiched just between two of the hardest hit areas in the path of Hurricane Sandy. To my north, the devastation in northern New Jersey [...]
I don’t like to get involved in heated political discussions via the internet. I’d rather talk with you face to face so we can really get into the nitty gritty. We can avoid the whole name-calling game because the internet gives some folks a false sense of security when they can hide behind a keyboard. [...]
Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I fully admit (again) that I totally suck at blogging on time. This summer and fall has kept me running between NYC and NJ so much so that I am fully admitting that Brooklyn and I are in love. Sigh. Please, don’t tell New Jersey. She’ll be jealous. [...]
Today I found out we lost Adam Yauch, affectionately known to the world as MCA of the Beastie Boys. I’m still working on putting my thoughts into words, but all I know is I can’t stop crying. I’ll update the blog when I’ve had a chance to wrap my mind around this tremendous loss, but [...]
They say that people tend to go through a major life change every seven years. Welp, I’ve hit a big turn in my own life’s road. This blog hasn’t been updated since I last posted in July regarding the death of Amy Winehouse. Since that time, I see things through completely different eyes. I have [...]
THE MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE COBRA! Petaluma, CA. I’d never heard of it before this trip. It’s about an hour or so north of the Bay Area, a part of CA I’d never explored before. So I hopped in the rental car, and drove through the scary torrential rain to the rolling hills and open [...]
THE FRUSTRATORS!! I love New Jersey. I do, really. I love a lot of things about where I live. But sometimes, California calls my name. And once she starts calling, it’s only a matter of time before I eventually break down, give in and go for a visit. So that’s what I did.
I’m writing this blog post for a few reasons. First I need to be more diligently updating this thing, because I have SO much to post. I’ve been a crazy insane-o person this year, working more than I ever have in my life and doing fun rocknroll things that prevent me from posting as much [...]
This Sunday I had a whirlwind day up in New York City. I took a quick break from the “editing cave” (holy cow I have a lot of editing in the queue) and headed up on the train in the wee hours of the morning to do some portraits of a client of mine for [...]
You may or may not have heard of Prima Donna, hailing from Los Angeles. If you haven’t heard their particular brand of sixties-ish Sonics era garage inspired rocknroll, do yourself a favor and change that. Like, right now. It’s okay, go. I’ll wait.
After a wicked week of craziness, sadly our west coast friends had to make their way back to California. After a brutal hangover morning at home, Jim and Tanya and I shook off our hangovers temporarily to go and say goodbye to the Cobras before they headed back to the city and then back home.
With my foggy memories from this whirlwind tour, I forgot to mention that Lori, Tim, and Jim and I kidnapped Trell (the Cobras’ keyboardist) and took him home to Trenton with us after Don Hill’s. Muahahaha!!!
Waking up after the crazy night I had at Asbury wasn’t easy. But, since I woke up literally 10 minutes before checkout, I kind of blindly fumbled around, grabbed my things, and hit the road. Friday morning was BRIGHT and sunny (ow!!) and made me feel a little like a wampire. Blehhhh. Creeping out into [...]
After an epic start to the tour at Arlene’s Grocery, we headed down to Asbury Park for the next show at Asbury Lanes. I have to say that in hindsight, I think the Arlene’s show was probably my favorite. Both bands had something to prove. I felt like a proud mama hen watching my boys [...]
The Party! Party! Party! Tour quickly went from an idea we bounced around jokingly to a reality. It all sort of hit me when the laminates arrived. The tour was tossed around between the Mystic Knights of the Cobra and Jim and I on our trip to the Bay Area for New Year’s Eve at [...]
I try desperately to always blog with a large set of images, but this just came across my desk and I HAD to write something about it. Co-founder and all-around indie rock proponent Josh T. Landow is currently broadcasting his last live show on YRockOnXPN.org. Right now. And then that’s it. Josh T. Landow is [...]
GO COBRAS GO!!! My second night in the bay was spent rocking the hell out at the Uptown in Oakland.
So… this President’s Day weekend was spent in the most fun way I could think of. Last minute plane tickets and plans to see PINHEAD GUNPOWDER play GILMAN STREET. To someone who loves the Bay Area sound so much, this was an exciting trip!
I didn’t know Mark very well, but I definitely liked him. Last Friday, 2-5-10, he passed away suddenly. Really sorry to see him go. Hopefully, he’s in a better place now.