Thursday, November 30, 2006

He's just a sadistic sodomist who gave you that bastard kid

How good is that line? "Thumbelina" is a masterpiece, so good that it's taking a while for the masses to realize how ridiculously genius it is. I love this song. No, the whole album is amazing, actually. Last year, my friend told me about this band called "Nightmare of You" and they just so happened to be in the lineup at the Intl Noise Conspiracy show I was going to. On Monday, I saw them at the Troubadour. Best performance so far! This was my third time seeing them! Second time at the Troub, so it was a dejavu moment for me. Like I said, I love the whole album so it wouldn't be fair to start naming favorites, but "Why Am I Always Right" is also genius. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if I heard that Brandon was an English major. His lyrics are poetry. The finest.

Here are some pictures I took at the show:

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Count In Fives

A lot of the bands these days seem to be channeling the 70s. One of the many reasons I love The Horrors is because they're very 60s. And honestly, I love both eras, but when I was a little kid and didn't know much, I was listening to whatever my dad was listening to, and that was the music of the sixties. I grew up loving doowop and sixties music. I would like to draw an illustrated story of the "Leader of the Pack" with characters based on the members of The Horrors. And this is a taste of where it would go. I couldn't decide which version I liked better. I drew this all yesterday! I was super bored, and broke, so I just stayed in and worked away. Sheena is a Parasite is a great video I agree but, I am also addicted to the video for Count In Fives. I try to watch that at least once a day for inspiration. On another note, I LOVE the new issue of Nylon. Mine came in the mail Friday. The joys of magazine subscription.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Paint me violet and shake the red out

I finished this last night. I did the first rough sketch several months ago. I've been wanting to work on stuff but my studio desk was such a mess and I didn't want to touch it. I was busy cooking. I made the most delicious home-made stuffing (and I'm not talking about no StoveTop). This one was difficult. It actually started out as a girl that was more bubbly and fun. She was wearing a completely different outfit. But lately, I've been listening to "Small Parts" by The Oohlas and I loved that song so much, I tried to create the mood through this girl. I have a habit of listening to one song on repeat when I am inspired by the song and I think it captures to mood of what I want to get out onto the paper.

My mashed potatoes and stuffing were excellent if I do say so myself. But my hands still smell like onions.

Here is my second "WHAT I WORE" all started because of someone's comment to me that I dress very "hot topic" and I absolutely don't. Not that there's anything wrong with Hot Topic, I do buy things there, but no, my wardrobe isn't all from there at all. This one is for Friday. I am obsessed with the trailer for Factory Girl so I thought I'd try to channel Edie.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

If I should call you up, invest a dime

When is the last time you've used a payphone? Remember collect calls? I remember when I was about 8 years old, during vacation, I would follow my dad to work in the evening. I basically grew up listening to oldies, doowop, motown. My dad especially loved music. The oldies radio station didn't play "Wishing and Hoping" that much. When my dad was working, I would go to the nearest pay phone booth and call the radio station to request Dusty Springfield's "Wishing and Hoping", If I was lucky, I'd hear it on the drive home. And I was able to call the radio station because it was a toll free number. I didn't need a dime to have the radio station play my favorite song when I was a kid. Sure, some payphones are really gross and dirty, but I think most are charming and slowly becoming extinct.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I Heart The Horrors

The Horrors played their first LA show on Tuesday at Safari Sam's. Of course I had to be there. I've been interested in them ever since reading about them in I-D and Nylon. After seeing them live, I'm officially obsessed. I can just keep going on and on about how awesome they are and why I love them so much, but I won't. They're beyond amazing. Here are some pictures I took.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

You Gotta Fight for your Right to...

Hello all Californians. Tuesday is Election Day! I don't have much to say about all those other politicians playing musical chairs, but I do want everyone to vote for these three very important propositions. See flyer. Spread the word. Go out and vote! Because I think people who vote are cool and people who don't are too lame so don't talk to me. Voting is rock and roll.

Random Factoid: When I was in elementary, I wanted to be the U.S. President when I grew up. My goal was to attend Georgetown University. When I was that young, I honestly thought it was possible.

Peace Love and Rock&Roll.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Are you ready to rock and roll?

I have been working on this illustration little by little every night this week. Finished it tonight because it's Friday. The new mod. This girl has been singing in my head and these two have been hanging out in my head for a while. She was supposed to wear moccassins but we changed our minds last minute to give her some fur ankle boots with stripes. Thought I'd give them some life. This is my blog. I will make this my artist blog. I work full time in the fashion industry which makes it hard for me to do anything else, but I must push myself to create. And now I get to share it with my fellow internet nerds. Nerd is a compliment.