Friday, June 27, 2014

WATCH "The Other Shore: The DIana Nyad Story"

On every level I can't stop thinking about this movie and this woman. Also inspiring is her friendship with trainer Bonnie Stoll. Feels like I know these women. This gives me hope constantly. Thank you for bringing this story to my attention....

Thursday, June 19, 2014

She Shreds Show

See more pictures from the She Shreds show at Shea Stadium (say that fast twice...?) featuring Sharkmuffin, Bluffin, and Slothrust

Sharkmuffin, psych trio with a perfect band name


Slothrust, I liked and was intrigued by her stage demeanor. Like no apparent performance fright, at all. Apathetic rock. I want to play with her again.

 "White Mice" the band we formed and played with only 2 rehearsals, featuring Modettes and Kleenex songs. I made the dress for the show but forgot to do something with my mop of hair.

 I think we're still discussing how the song goes here. Haha. What ARE those Germanic lyrics?

Fun times. These songs were more complex than we thought. An era in British postpunk 1979-80 when the bass was the dominant instrument, mixed with staccato mini guitar chords (VERY Gang of Four) and up strums as accents. Now throw in odd time signatures.

Right off stage we're cracking up and sweaty. Marian from La Luz, one of my new all time favorite drummers blew us away. I had no idea how great she was. Her tone was incredible too. The killer bassist of the night Kathi Wilcox also from our band The Julie Ruin (how many octave jumps are there in the song "White Mice" anyway?) And the star of the show is really Fabi on the right, editor or She Shreds Magazine, young prodigy and guitar enthusiast who brought all the bands and women together.

Asbury Park pics

Just came across this great photographer's pics. His name is Chris Sikich.

Bitchin Camaro

Orange is the New Black's prison guard "Pornstache" arrives in a Camaro on the episode I watched last night. Haven't thought of this song in ages. Perfect. Scroll to 2:01 for full effect....


Monday, June 2, 2014

Playing this Thursday June 5th at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn

"White Mice" is our Modettes/Kleenex cover band featuring me on guitar, Kathi Wilcox on bass, and Marian Li Pino on drums. We're playing the She Shreds Magazine show and here's some of the songs we're covering.