My husband and I went out to L.A. again for the book party for "Wivenhoe Park". We had some time to go to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree as well. I'm a little late on posting photos but I got sick in the desert, and still am! How I could go from -7 winter weather… Continue reading Art, Books, Drinks, and the Desert: L.A. Recap
It's been a while since I got back from my husband's book tour, but a lot of photos later I am finally updating about it. Needless to say it was a blast and it timed well with our 13th wedding anniversary. Got to see a lot of old friends and made some new ones, too.… Continue reading Book Tour Recap: Dixie-Narco edition
Starting on Saturday is the tour for this novel. Looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones. We're calling this the "Dixie-Narco" tour in honor of this EP. Many of these events are going to have DJs, drink specials, raffle prizes, and Mr. Vendetta reading or doing a Q&A session. Come for the literature and… Continue reading Ben Vendetta Book Tour, Spring 2014
If you like shoegaze, indie, straight-up rock, psychedelia and all those things in-between, then here are some of the various bands and songs I'm liking right now. Some are current, some not. Wooden Shjips Smashing Orange Singapore Sling Weekend S.C.U.M. The Soundtrack of Our Lives Loop
My more recent rotation... It may not be for everybody, but it suits my needs. The only band I couldn't find was Seven Percent Solution, which is a shame.
So the scoop is that the record label is coming off super-duper-mega hiatus. Reissues and licensing only, no new bands, but still. Things have changed with our distributor, production costs haven't really gone down much, and really bands have no reason for labels anymore; so let's see if the business can avoid being in the… Continue reading Resurrecting the Record Label
I'm starting a band, it is called Black Wolf Vietnam Fuck Mountain -- a name that is very now don't you think? It is just me and a gal pal so far; anytime a chick band pops up people pay attention because it is oh-so rare you know. Especially a female bass player or drummer.… Continue reading My Douchebag Band