Sunday, October 26, 2014

Last show of the year in Tompkins today! 10 Punk Points for going!

Went to the last show of 2014 in the park today and it was packed. And was by far the most fun show of the year in there. Dawn of Humans played which means there was paint, costumes, and some nudity. Love that band! So much stuff going on this week and through Halloween! This fall fucking rocks so far. I took some pics and videos which are probably shaky and bouncing up and down like the entire stage was when they played.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tompkins Dog Run Halloween Parade!

I took all these with my iPhone but some came out pretty decent! Ran over to the Tompkins Dog Run at 2pm and now getting ready for my best friends fire spinning show in BK at Big Sky Works. I love that Halloween is like a week this year! Most of these pics are self explanatory. Though there is a chicken in there for some reason in a baby carriage. Named Beyonce. We even have ebola dog, Pugasso and punk rock chihuhua's!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

So far I do not hate the fact that WINTER IS COMING!

I have no "seasonal depression" or whatever it is people call it when I can't stand to be freezing my ass off when I am outside and the air is actually painful on my face. I really hate winter and it's not actually winter nor is it cold out yet really but usually right after Halloween I begin buying lotto tickets dreaming about spending 3 months in Maui...John and I spent one month there years ago and we loved it.
AnySnot, my point is there is lots of good shit going on for me this fall and winter so I hope the good feeling lasts. Been going to a lot of parties and mics and shows which is why my head is killing me right now. Have vague memories of grabbing my friend Emleigh's boob and then dancing around at Coal Yard Bar. Ow.
The top pic is part of that NYC 30 years ago project and is a pic of 7th and Avenue A hanging on a pole by 7th and A. How is that for meta? Then there is a rally for the neighborhood gardens going on in Tompkins. John had that day off work so we did jokingly celebrate The Sweetest Day and I think we are the only people in NYC who did. Further down you can admire John TRYING to play Ms. Pacman at Barcade on St Marks that night...and the wonderful hobo clown I bought for him.
John's book, a huge coffee table one full of old band pics with a CD insert of some of the old bands music and our music as well is set to be proposed to Abrams Comic Arts Publishing next week and that is fucking huge. Charlie Kochman, who put out The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books and My Friend Dahmer and so much more is going over John's proposal to try to sell it to Abrams soon and if this goes through I will die from joy. It's a great book John put together and he was set to put it out himself but Abrams is awesome and huge. His book could wind up everywhere with our music in it. Holy shit. HOLY SHIT! Well, fingers crossed! Life is exciting and I guess thats why I don't care about winter this year. YET.
I only hope it sells as well as that Little House cookbook did! What a bargain!
All kinds of Halloween fun coming up soon...starting with my friend Erin spinning fire at a show in BK this weekend. I love this time of year. Halloween is going to last four freaking days. Yip!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Oy Vey!

Fuck a bunch of fall! I got my SEXY EBOLA Halloween costume all ready for my favorite holiday! But first there is The Sweetest Day this Saturday and since it's John's only weekend off up until December we are actually celebrating this dumb fake holiday! I really don't think those cards have been selling at all.
I meant to post a review of Bayside the Musical along with my snap bracelets from the night and that pic of Screech but well...I am busy and just go see the damn play it's hilarious, okay? Theater 80 on St Marks Place!
That bottom pic is for John's side project The Hen Pecked Husbands. R Crumb is going to draw his album cover and I am on half the songs despite it being John's side string band project so they wanted me on the cover. I could be on all the songs but I want to concentrate on playing my new guitar and the fiddle and banjo stuff is something John loves a lot more than I do so I just play and sing on the songs I like the most. Robert loves this kind of photo stuff. My tiny yet amazon self ready to beat on everyone.
I have been really working on the Slumgoddess book the past few days... one chapter is finally getting done and edited and finished with since I unraveled the mystery of one of the craziest people I ever had the bad luck of meeting. The 50 Crays chapter is both sad and depressing. Sometimes researching a really mentally ill person makes you feel like you have crawled into their skin and into their twisted brain and I feel like I need a shower after writing sometimes. I have a private blog that is password protected I have been using. I suppose once more stuff is edited I will give more people the password but for now it's not going super public. Some pretty detailed stuff on there about all kinds of crap that has happened to me and as hard as some of it was to write most of it is humorous and just weird. Well, ALL of it is weird but the chapter I just finished...Man, some people you are just better off not knowing the truth about. And some people REALLY should never have kids. It is scary the crazies that breed...well, it's all almost online now so that is a relief. Because poop stories are my favorite so far. Ones where I am stuck pooping in various awful places. On a freight train while kids throw rocks at the dark at a rainbow gathering into a fire pit i thought was a shitter...and while hitching rides through Quebec while I had a bad stomach and had to jump out of the cars every five minutes screaming. About poop. LOUDLY.
I love writing and am getting a lot of encouragement from many to keep going. I start to tell someone what I am writing about which just seems normal and sort of dull to me and they are all, "I WOULD READ THAT SO FUCKING HARD SO YOU BETTER FINISH" which is a good sign. I guess what I consider normal life stuff makes for good reading to some.
I also pay my damn SAG dues this Friday which means I can register to get my FYC freebies!
Free movies and voting all through December! I do have pics from all kinds of shows and stuff I have gone to in the past two weeks but I am just distracted by the book lately which is a good thing. That and some new recordings John and I have to do for our own new album. I think John's new comp is coming out first. And it is a fucking doozy. 3 CD's, and vinyl of course...and crumb artwork of course of course of course! And some amazing music both wonderful and rare. I get excited thinking about promoting so much stuff coming out in 2015 that I am ALMOST looking forward to winter. I hang out within a ten block radius of where I live so who cares if I have to throw on another layer or ten.