Here’s some new stuff!
Here’s some new stuff!
I miss the dog days of summer. The days of heat and just being a little happy since it’s so warm. It’s fall and almost winter here, but the other day was nice so up Bernal we went.
Enjoy these two, from awhile back.
Many many many thank you’s to what I forgot was my favorite city! Theresa Andersson, Amanda Shaw, Jean Knight, Meschiya, and Sean Yseult. You have all been incredibly gracious and warm. I must especially thank Sean Yseult (that’s Sean Yseult of White Zombie fame) for her champagne and suggestions. And for Jean Knight, who hauled herself out of a nap (she had stayed up late playing a show at the Howlin Wolf the night before) to be photographed.
I must admit, I really wouldn’t complain if I had to live here. Except during August. Or a hurricane evacuation. Maybe. New Orleans has the same freaky vibe as San Francisco, except more decay and less tech wealth. Which is kind of a nice change.
Ladiez and gentlemen,
PEACHES! Taken in the hills overlooking North LA, Peaches braved the hottest afternoon ever to be photographed for the book. I thank her truly.
Viola! Sarah and Laura, of The Family Crest.
Photos always mean more when they’re about people you love. This last weekend was a bit of fun work for a friend of mine. She’s a new mom. F + B, how did you both get so lucky? And this baby? This baby is little a bundle of personality. I can’t wait until he’s old enough to talk.
Shannon Shaw, of Shannon and the Clams and Hunx and his Punx! It’s so awesome to see Oakland bands getting the recognition they deserve.
“For women, if your goal is to be famous, to be some it-girl that people emulate and wanna be like, then the tools of envy and sexuality and marketing are absolutely and easily available. But if you wanna do something for the bigger good of the world, something that creates feelings of empowerment and inclusion, that takes work. It’s less fluff and more content. That’s why we try to set an example and be really transparent about how we operate as a band. We have a foundation of friendship and collaboration and shared ideals. That’s what allows us to create the music we do.”
Photos and text from the Grass Widow photo/interview. Full text and photos can be found in ‘We Are All Together,’ published later this year! Look out for it!
They were the sweetest! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Raining Jane. Unassuming, harmony based, unpretentious, they figured out music, band finances, and life work together. And, yes, they all still get along.
In other news, book work continues! I’m so glad they are a part of it.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Anna Oxygen photos. Anna has been up to quite a bit since releasing her last couple of albums, including touring with Cloud Eye Control, which is performance to feast your eyes on, I guarantee.
Anna had great things to say about life roles, financing your work, and performance generally. I’ll post a preview of the interview soon!
I’ve been struggling to tie up loose ends lately - but at long last, photos and interviews from my last trip to Los Angeles are ready. Here is a preview, my favorite image of Mystic. She’s long overdue for an album, the woman after all is incredibly talented, and I’m stoked to say she’ll be releasing one soon.
I’m also excited that piece of the new album’s art will be made from a piece of this photo! Click on the photo to link to my favorite song of hers.