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
Focusing on the '80s and early '90s, but really, just guys I had a crush on when I was younger. Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) Evan Dando (The Lemonheads) Henry Rollins (does he need an intro?) Daniel Ash (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Tones on Tail, solo) Ian Astbury (The Cult) Morten Harket… Continue reading Would You Still Hit It? Random Men of Music
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
Have I mentioned lately that you should purchase the novel "Wivenhoe Park"? Because you really should. Just look at all the reviews! You don't need to take my word for it just because I did the cover and he's my husband. But, also, if you want to try a crack at winning on of three copies,… Continue reading So You Say You Were A 1980’s Indie Kid?
My husband's novel is out! So go buy it here. Kindle edition is available on there, but since I did the artwork you probably want the real deal, don't you? Have fun guessing which character is based on me, and I can give you a hint: I'm not the goth. Sure I'm a grown-up goth… Continue reading Sex, Drugs, and Cassette Tapes
Five years ago this week, Christopher Tucker passed away. I think about it a lot. It was a year I lost two other friends as well, and it doesn't feel like it was that long ago. Christopher and I met because my record label signed his band, The Situation, back in 2002 and we released… Continue reading Music Never Forgotten
I made a book trailer for my husband's debut novel coming out in the fall! More info here.
Welp, the book cover I designed for my husband, Ben Vendetta, has been chosen. It takes place in 1985 and has a lot of music references throughout during that period. He wanted something that looked a bit post-punk, and I included some hints to Spacemen 3 and Essex University in the design... It is being… Continue reading My Book Design for Ben Vendetta
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.
My "Blind Deviant" painting will be the artwork for the upcoming The Lucid Dream reissue/compilation put out on Elephant Stone! The CD called "Object of Reality" will be a limited edition of 200, so fans of original art, as well as fans of psychedelic/post-punk bands like Echo and The Bunnymen and Teardrop Explodes will want… Continue reading Object of Reality artwork