This year I saw a bunch of my favorite bands and didn’t take a single picture. I saw Diamanda Galas, Agent Orange and Black Sabbath! I also saw Wax Idols & Skullshitter twice. Despite the shitstorm of idols dying, fascism rising and all the other shitty things you already know about, I hugged a lot of you. Let’s do that some more.
Talked with Antonia
Made friends with Mariel
Ray Ban paid to hang my work
Hung with Unnatural Ways
Nebadon played the Super Bowl Party
John Turned 30.
If he ever actually read my blog, he’d kill me for posting this pic of him 😉
Anytime I’m having a bad day, I look at this picture of Sigmund with cantaloupe on his head and am reminded that everything is going to be ALRIGHT
We <3 Larry Wilmore!
Jex Blackmore + Kristen Sollee
Reverend Mother Flash
Gretchen Heinel + Luna Duran
I went to Flushing for the first time! Didn’t want to leave!
Diana had her first recital <3
Saw Yautja twice. Once at Vitus. Another time in Olympia, only have pics from this time.
I learned what Linear Regression is
Roses always grow at this condemned house
Reunited with my German brothers: Nightmarer
Saw Tufte speak
Watched a bunch of Willie Mae girls kick ass! The Firebird
Shot Toys that Kill for High Times
Taught a workshop on the history of MCs
Mick learned how to Skype
Superiority started delivering to my cubicle!
I went to Olympia
Krallice kicked ass at Migration Fest
So did Oly hometown hereos Christian Mistress
Kim + Brendan
Goth dance party!
Partied with my aunt Nancy and her beautiful grandchildren
Big Eyes, for High Times
Divine at AVAM
Mick is really good at story time
Love + caterpillar friends
I met Fifi, the kissing horse
Diana turned 30
My secret lunchtime park
Gorguts at LPR
I cut my hair off
Judith + Mick debuted work at Roulette
John dancing on my 30th
Overshins at Vitus
IUD at the Kitchen
John + Diana wardrobe testing for new band
Nicholas having the best Kissmas ever with a signed copy of Destroyer
New Museum with Marcos, Fiona & Harry, 2007 style
<3 <3 <3
I thought it was a great idea to put Fred in the least attractive part of his giant studio during a photoshoot for High Times. THIS one did NOT get used. haha
Fred + Polly
Nondor + Tim Dahl made me laugh-cry.
Pimental killed it this year! Alekhines Gun at ABC No Rio.
Superbowl party goths.
My friends Corey & Mario hired me to follow them around on their wedding day. It was drunk and snowy!
I shot Joey Bada$$ for High Times.
Vampilia played at Death By Audio
Miriam let me take her picture.
I met Lonnie Quinn & assisted at CBS a few times. Thanks Chris!
I watched Tiger Flowers practice
Tiger flowers at a bowling alley
I worked so hard this spring that my shoes ripped apart! I hulked my shoes!
Mick sat in a forest.
Bastard Noise played another corporate festival
Shot a bunch of weddings
More Tiger Flowers
I went to Japan!!!!!!! Thanks a million to Yuko for putting up with us.
A fucking Canadian.
Group A, in Tokyo
This summer I learned that 4 year olds are smarter and more creative than we give them credit for. When it comes to writing rock-n-roll songs, age ain’t nothin’ but a numba.
Municipal Waste at St. Vitus
Maria came over and ate steak with us!
this is the wife of “I’m Gary”
One of my oldest friends tied the knot.
This is her youngest son, Dylan.
More Tiger Flowers
Reunited with Kim
Tiger Flowers fever.
Hi Castillo! Finally got to witness White Widows Pact.
Revisited Holy Land
Partied with Goats
Yuan and Dominika on a rainy fall hike
Couch Slut at Vitus
booty bumpin at the Krallice show
These guys admitted to being the BESTEST OF FRIENDS EVER
Some Norwegians played two nights straight at Vitus. And it was magical. Thank you Virus & Stefan.
Cellular Chaos played one of the 1 million last DBA shows.
Dominika dancing during Child Abuse.
I ate Pizza with Pete. This is my new favorite pie: capers, olives, red pepper flakes.
And sushi with Ying.
I went to LA for my birthday and sat in 110 degree pink salts all day.
Oldest played in a freight elevator at Ooga Booga
Vasquez Rocks, otherwise known as the site for Heavy Metal and Reflective, and the Flinstones (I <3 Rosie).
I got to hang out with Michelle for a short bit
Coyote at Griffith Park
Congratulations Steph & Anthony
Adriane & Love!
Miss Nicholas Gorham
I finally got to see Enid Ellen live!
Saira Huff opened At The Edge of Time
I shot more for High Times
Colin + Eliane went on a adventure with us
my most listened to albums 0f 2014 released in 2014:
tiger flowers – dead hymns
austerity program – beyond calculation
sea of bones – the earth wants us dead
cormega – mega philosphy
rupaul – born naked
my most listened to albums 0f 2014 released before 2014:
type o negative – life is killing me
sun ra – discography
missy – discography
poison the well – discography
This is a year in review. This year was full. It wasn’t just a block of time. It was deep and jam packed, with family, friends, secrets, garbage drama, vacuum cleaners, driving, last minute bookings and lots of love. I took a lot of pictures, only watched my FAVORITE bands and got back to doing a little bit of writing (like I wrote about three albums that changed my life, then interviewed my friends about joining their favorite band and then listed the top 50 metal d00ds we crush). Oh and Mick put out three of his own albums.
Eddy brought in the New Year
Adam turned FOUR
I saw Cellular Chaos
I shot Zevious and they put out ‘Passing Through The Wall’
Basement Free Jazz with Chris Pitsiokis, Ron Anderson and that Weasel guy
Kevin wore a “I’m a Bitch” shirt / Hi Yuan!
Fashion Week played Curran’s last Precious Metal Show
Dominika & Tim had a Superbowl Party
Von Lmo played with Cellular Chaos and it was totally outrageous
Ladies Rock Camp 2.0! Petal War played the dinnertime show
CRASH came to the east coast
Willie Mae’s afterschool program had a recital full of Rihanna covers and cookies
More Cellular Chaos
Tiger Flowers + Hivesmasher got married
I shot Jocelyn’s beautiful jewelry
I met Dana of Insect Ark
Free Jazz at St. Vitus
Tiger Flowers on Will’s Birthday
I went on a big girl vacation by myself! (okay, okay, I met Diana there and she held my hand the whole time)
Even MORE Cellular Chaos
Rock Camp ruled!
Someone buy me this house
A second session of rock camp r00led even harder!
You should buy these earrings. srsly.
We burned a chair
We went on a hike
Adriane’s having a baby! Congratulations!
One of my childhood BFFs got married!
And so did Nadia. She looked like a movie star!
Keller is still crazay
Fuck the Facts came back!
BJ Rubin took his shirt off for higher ratings
Sean finally made out with Jesse
Dean MotleyCrue-d the shit out of his head
I fell in LOVE with Alpacas!
We had a successful Thanksgiving!
My mom said she would wear an Indricothere shirt in public!
Danzig’s yearbook picture falls on a page that is my favorite number
In the words of Jeanne Fury, “Rock Camp family, you complete me”
Trve Divas! Jessica Pimental + Harsh Crowd
My dream bedroom part one
My dream bedroom part two
It’s my party, we can do what we want!
Thanks for all the love, amazing inspiration and support. ILY!