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My Punk Lists for Beige by Cecil Castellucci!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I was honored to be asked by author Cecil Castellucci to give her my top punk song list (and movie list too) check it out!

Fun times!

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

I went to the WFMU record fair today. if you get the chance I recommend it. It’s held every fall and in addition to the records and CDs for sale there are performances. Somehow for me the highlight is always the AV Lounge where they screen rarities and pop strangeness. For instance a few years ago they screened The Apple, a crazy futuristic rock musical. It’s tough to describe but if you like campiness you must see it! Today I had a few treats, first I caught the tail end of a collection of bubblegum videos, just in time for Yummy Yummy! Love that bubblegum pop and it was neat to see the videos. Then I saw The Beaver Trilogy, another one that must be seen to be believed. It’s a trilogy of movies: first a documentary, then two shorts one starring young Sean Penn, one starring young Crispin Glover about a guy in a small Utah town who impersonates Olivia Newton-John. If you get the chance you must see this film! It was simultaneously funny and mortifying and wonderful. Plus seeing Crispin and Sean Penn do Olivia Newton-John impressions (or rather portraying someone doing that) is awesome. They both did great jobs, I thought! Then we got treated to an episode of Wild Record Collection, a Manhattan public access show by my dear friends Tony and Ron. It’s basically stuffed animals dancing to awesome vinyl records and is a total hoot. Coincidentally this episode featured Xanadu! Something tells me I’ll be dreaming of Olivia Newton-John tonight. They also screened Ghoul A Go-Go, another great show, but I had a hair appointment so couldn’t stay.

WFMU trading card – Joe Strummer

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I just noticed the wfmu blog linked over here since they’re posting their “Great Moments in WFMU History” cards. I did one illustrating a Joe Strummer related story.  Check it out here!

Glitter Never Fades

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Last night I went out and saw the Squeezebox movie at the Tribeca Film Fest. Squeezebox was a pansexual weekly rock and roll party with great punky drag queens and go-go dancers that I went to regularly for several years at the turn of this century. The party ended in 2001 and and since then this documentary has been in production. Anyway, finally seeing it was so much fun and it was wonderful to share with my friends who had experienced the great times there with me. I definitely felt sentimental watching it and happy too. The other cool thing was that so many of the people in the movie were in the audience and the after-party with us and they were all people we used to dance with weekly. People like Michael Schmidt, Mistress Formika, Miss Guy, Lily of the Valley, Jayne County, Deborah Harry, Justin Bond, Michael T, John Cameron Mitchell, Theo, Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and so many more were all there and performed at the after-party. We got comped in, we used to always get comped at Squeezebox when it was going, it’s nice to be treated as a “regular” even at a party that’s been gone for 7 years! It was so great to see Debbie Harry, she sang X Offender (my fave Blondie song) and looked amazing in a tight pink dress). I will love her and all of these performers forever! Definitely a sentimental time, but so much fun. I also happen to be in the movie for about 3 seconds of footage total and there is a great segment with my friend Mr. Tim (a wonderful friendship which I owe to Squeezebox) showing the Squeezebox comic which I did the cover for. So i felt part of the “history” as it were. I’m not sure how people who weren’t a part of it will feel about the movie, but I enjoyed it.

Reading and rocking

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Been busy catching up on filing (taxes, etc.), reading, and rocking out. Books I’ve been reading: Little Vampire by Joann Sfar, Garage Band by Gipi, Steady Beat by Rivkah, and Love is a Mixed Tape by Rob Sheffield, to name a few.



I also got to see Skum City, a fun new punk band. Yay! Also drawing and writing away ^_^

The Spines

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

I just had a fun night out seeing The Spines at Otto’s Shrunken Head. As Tony (the Autoharpist /Vocalist) describes them: “the only punk band with an autoharp that matters”, or something like that. He also happens to be the wildly talented cartoonist known as Anonymous Boy. A triple threat! (singing, drawing, autoharp?) Anyway, it was a lot of fun and I’m really glad I got to catch them. Recommended!

PANIC! Punk and Indie Comics Show! 10/27

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

My next appearance will be at P.A.N.I.C. The Punk and Independent Comics Show at The Bowery Poetry Club! This show is always a blast so come and check it out! There will be punk bands and loads of talented creators hawking their wares!
Oct. 27! 7:30 – midnight! 308 Bowery NYC! $7!

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Girls’ Guide preview pages!

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

They posted my story from Girls Guide To Guys Stuff on myspace, so check out my story: The True Adventures of a Punk Rock Boy!

Flaming Fire’s new CD!

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

If you haven’t heard of the band Flaming Fire yet, you’ve been missing out. It’s hard to describe their sound, but they’re amazing, weird, fun, and catchy. I’ve been proud to know this band a long time and pleased that I got to sing/talk back-up on their great new album, When the High Bell Rings. I’m actually credited as a “moon chanter” along with some other very cool ladies.
Check it out!
I’m also extra-proud of Lauren Weinstein for her great comic work (Girl Stories) too, so check out her site!

Saturday at Big Apple Con!

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

I know you haven’t heard from me in a while, I’ve been enjoying and recovering from the holidays (like everybody else I’m sure!). I’ll have a table this Saturday at Big Apple Con:

Saturday, January 20th
Big Apple Con
Penn Plaza Pavilion
401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd St., NYC
10am-7pm Free!

You can’t go wrong with a free event! There are also plenty of pop culture guests, check it all out at their site here:
http://www.bigapplecon.com/

This time I’ll be selling Tough Love and several prints. Come and check it out!

Also, heads up on a cool rock show Saturday night! Excellent cartoonist Rick Trembles will be down from Montreal with his band, The American Devices.
Details are: The American Devices, Burns/Glass, & The Octagon, will be playing January 20 at Sin-E in New York City (150 Attorney Street at Stanton). Check out his site here:
http://www.snubdom.com/