Thursday, November 30, 2006

TAKE ME HOME


THAT'S TONIGHT MOTHER FUCKERS!

Also, thank you so much to everyone that voted for me for Best DJ and voted for Stolen Transmission for Best Party. WE WON!!!!!!!!!






(photos by Brad Walsh. Dress by Tsubi, styled by Faran)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

SING ME TO SLEEP

A few weeks ago I went up to Boston and DJed the Paper party. A reporter named Elizabeth from the Boston Globe hung out with me and Brandon and did a "Hanging With..." piece on me that i just found and LOVE. Check it out. She really captured things prefectly.

I havent been able to sleep for days. I sit there staring out into the night, thinking about things. Over-thinking things. Changing scenarios in my brain... things I should've done. Things I would've done. I've been working on cleansing my system and getting healthy again, and going to bed can sometimes be hard when you've got less toxins in your body. The sad thing is that despite all this insomnia, I'm not going out more. I'm still getting centered.

Monkey got giardia at the dogrun, so I've been dealing with a lot of that. Lots of medicine, feeding her by hand, preparing the doctor recommended dish of chicken and rice. I was supposed to go to Las Vegas last weekend, but I woke up and found blood in her stool and cancelled my trip, which would've been my first time to Vegas... something I was really looking forward to. But priorities are important to have, and she and bella are it!

So this has been my life lately. Cleaning poop. Cleaning rumps. Giving a cat and a dog meds. Trying to find time to eat is really hard.

Monday, November 27, 2006

THANK YOU ELLEN HART

this is a fantastic parody of "sheena is a parasite" video. so sweet!

THIS WINS

even if you dont like at the drive in, you should watch this:

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

THE OOHLAS ARE COMING TO NYC!

HOLY SHIT OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

Their first ever nyc show for public consumption will be at Mercury Lounge on December 15th, 2006. OPENING UP FOR LAKE TROUT!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Buy tickets ASAP. This will be the first time the Oohlas place NYC and it will be absolutely memorable.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

I STILL BELIEVE IN YOU

Lastnight I went to Hoboken after shabbat dinner with the family to see Nightmare of You and the Washington Social Club play at Maxwells. I started feeling a bit under the weather, and by the time NOY came on, I was doing my best not to faint. My friend Joey went to get me a bottle of water when I looked up and saw a six year old noy fan and her dad watching the band get ready from the back. I'm short, but a six year old is even shorter, so i walked up to the dad and told him that he and his daughter should follow me as I walked them to the front and got brandon's attention to let him know that his youngest fan was there. He met her earlier in the night when she gave him a t-shirt she made him.

"Francesca!" he yelled, and picked her up in the audience and propped her on the stage so she could have the best view. After the show I asked her if she's ever been to another show before, and she told me that last week she went to see Mates of State. Her dad told us she'd been to about a dozen concerts in the past year. If I'm not mistaken, he said she listens to XM radio and discovers bands that way. I guess that when she likes a band enough, her pop gets her tickets to the shows if they're in town. They drove up from DC just for the show and stayed at a hotel so that she could take a long nap before going out.

He told us that they recently went to see Echo and the Bunnymen, and Ian McCollough -- THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND, HIMSELF! -- propped little Francesca on his lap and she sang back ups on "The Back of Love."

MOVE OVER JACKSON POLLIS. (even though i still love you and want to adopt you)

Anyway, we went home and Brandon went to visit Peter Gaston the Husky Gentleman, at Revolver. Apparently it was packed with Bridge and Tunnell folk... which is weird cause this area is pretty fucking ghetto. I know cause it's been my area for nealy 5 years. There's projects to one side and Libation to the other. Whatever... i just want a nice cafe to be even closer than the nice ones that are already here -- i'm as guilty as the B&T-ers. While in Revolver, Brandon found Vince from Army of Me who was in town doing acoustic stuff. Vince ended up crashing on our couch and played us his album in the morning (as each of us wondered out of our rooms, completely defeated in a killer cold). It's a GORGEOUS album. Simply beautiful. His lyrics are beyond endearing and clever, and his voice is angelic. Some songs sounded like Oasis -- or how they wish they could still write. I LOVE Vince.

I missed going to the Permanent ME video shoot because I couldnt swollow. boo. But Joe McCaffery just sent me photo updates and they look incredible. i can't wait to see the video!!!! permanent me is so fucking good. guh. their album makes me so proud.

Anyway, the Foreign Islands are one of my favorite new bands from New York. They just rule in every single way, and were nice enough to let me post an EXCLUSIVE FOREIGN ISLANDS MP3 on my blog. This band is one of the greatest live bands that i've ever seen and they have some of the most riotstarting songs around these days. Think EMF.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE SONG 'WE KNOW YOU KNOW IT"

Friday, November 17, 2006

NOT THE BEST... BUT THE MOST ONLINE

I've been nominated for BEST DJ (ultragrrrl) and The Stolen Transmission Party at The Annex was nominated for Best Party!

Please please please vote for me.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Or actually, vote for whomever you want. I'm just putting it out there... if youv'e got nothing better to do and all. I'm DEFINITELY not the best DJ... but I do LOVE to DJ.

I won the award last year thanks to all your votes. It was pretty fucking amazing... especially when I got up there for the third time that night (karen and i had won a couple other awards), and all the old nightclubbers looked pissed off since they never heard of me. I think i actually heard someone say "who the fuck is this girl?!?!?" in an angry voice. And then when i went to the upstairs lounge to collect my gift baskets, some self-important person, literally pushed me out of the way so they could get the last one. The Misshapes were nice enough to give me one of their gift baskets cause they're really great friends like that.

WAH WAHHHHH.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

WAITING TO LOL THIS TO YOU



Brad Walsh is my favorite party photographer. So much so, that he's the official Stolen Transmission Party Photographer... and i couldnt be happier with his work.

Anyway, i was first introduced to Brad through his music... and i'm so excited to announce that he's got an album out now! You can buy it off his blog for anywhere between $4 and $9.99. The albums are all handmade and I just bought mine for $15 since I wanted BW to put a little extra love into his packaging of mine.

HE HAS A SONG CALLED "DISCEMO" ON THE ALBUM!

You can buy a hard copy of the album or individual songs via snowcap RIGHT HERE.

PS - Dear We Saved Our Souls clothing... please send me a woman's "hold onto hope" t-shirt in size small... or maybe medium cos of the tatas. THANK YOU!
WIND IT UP

So after reading/hearing a few comments about how horrible my hair was... and after seeing a few unflattering photos that were accented by my sometimes blonde, sometimes silver, sometimes blue, sometimes purple hair -- i decided to to black. I LOVE HAVING BLACK HAIR. It's so much easier to handle, look at, match with, and live with. I started feeling like "that girl" with the purple hair. I dont want to be "that girl." It's just not my thing. Not to mention that during and after cmj week i had a total stress-attack, and black was the haircolor of choice. Plus, I was going to Brandon Schmidt's wedding, and I wanted my hair to match my dress.

Here's the new and improved black hair:


Black hair plus TONS of sleep, have made me a healthier, happier, woman.

So tomorrow, which is now today (i'm still in the office, btw... kill me), i'm throwing a very special Stolen Transmission for a girl whom I've known for nearly 10 years (omfg). I'm not gonna get into specifics, but you can get the idea of the gist of the party from the flyer, i suppose:



OK, so i'm gonna go down to Revolver and meet up with Gurj, whom is djing there right now in place of Josh. It's pretty close to our home... what luck!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

VOTING ON THE DANCEFLOOR

For those of you who managed to come to the last Young Love show at Stolen Transmission a few months ago, you might see yourself in the new Young Love video for "Discotech"!

There's a tons of cameos in there... click here to VOTE AND WATCH.

(also, check out the Cinematic's video. they're playing tomorrow at Rebel at 10pm. It's on 30th street).

BY THE WAY -- I GOT THE FULL BRAND NEW ALBUM.

holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit. holy fucking shit.

Thank you to Nick Snow and Crit Obara for sending it to me.

"Snowing Season (Yeah)" and "Degausser". And I love "Jesus Christ" even though it sounds like Modest Mouse.
CUTEST THING ON EARTH



My ovaries are in paaaaaaaaaaaain.

Monday, November 13, 2006

I LOVE ELVIS PERKINS

When I look at this photo, I kinda can't type anymore and my knees become a little weak. Ah yes, once again, if only i was 15 or 16 again:


So, in reference to the title of this blog posting -- When I was at CMJ, I spoke on a "next big things" panel, and sat with a woman named Liz who had just signed Elvis Perkins the day before. As part of the panel we got to play music by artists we were working with that we thought would be the NBT, and when she played "All the Night Without Love," I found myself closing my eyes and drifting away like a feather being dropped from the top of the empire state building. Corny descriptions aside, the music was a cross between Beirut and The Decemberists.

Listen here to hear Elvis sing.

Also, i finally figured out (i think), how to use dodgeball. So if you're signed up for Dodgeball, please add me to your list. I think i'm under either "ultragrrrl" or email "sarahlewitinn@gmail.com" ... thanks!

Friday, November 10, 2006

FREE LOVE ON THE FREE LOVE FREE WAY

ISOLATION DRILLS

I've been staying indoors a lot lately... staying away from parties, finding cubby holes to hide in. Not sure why. Stress is probably part of it, but that's the way it goes when you're transitioning in your life. Lately I've been trying to figure out if i'm still a kid or not... if i'm an adult or not... and how to have the better balance of both worlds. It's hard to be a kid though, when you find yourself sleeping at 11:30pm every night. I'm gonna get myself back on track tho, this is a promise i made myself yesterday, and it's one i intend on keeping.

Anyone see the Borat movie? During the naked wrestling scene, i found myself laughing so hard that my body physically ached. Karen and I were grabbing for each other's arms so tightly that i probably still have bruises... sadly, gurj missed that scene to go peepee. gurjy make a peepee!!!

Those lame drunken frat dudes who told Borat that women were slaves in their eyes and that it was terrible that the minorities had more power than the general public (???!) are suing the creators of the Borat film. Check it! Booyakasha!

The oohlas are so fucking great. check out this live acoustic video they shot for "liquid generation"... blows my little brain.

And Permanent ME did a video interview with my girl Crystal for Buzznet:
Watch it here.


Something that made me do mini-cartwheels last night was when Brian told me how much he loved the Permanent ME album.... saying that it reminded him of the Cars and that listening to it once was not enough. He said he listens to it all day long! I can't even begin to tell you how much that meant to me from Brian since he's not the type of person to bullshit me on something. You can only imagine the look on his face when i told him that a photo that he took of the band was going to be their album cover!

Every first of the month we've been posting new PM mp3s on their MySpace and PureVolume pages. There's both "Allison" and "Christine" up... on december first the bohemith known as "until you leave" is going up. Tonight, Brian the singer is coming into the city to hang out and i'm gonna introduce him to his label mates in the Horrors. They're the same age, which is so weird to me.

Anyway, i'm tired. i wanna go home a sleep sleep.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

STAND AND DELIVER

Saddam is getting the noose.
Today is Election day.

BUT WHAT DO ALL MY FRIENDS CALL ME OBSESSIVELY ABOUT TODAY????

Oh, just the fact that Britney Spears is finally filing for divorce from Kevin Federline.

This is awful for two reasons:
1. I missed his show on Saturday night at Webster Hall.
2. I'm finally over him... i even took him down as my blog-icon about 3 days ago.



Now... has anyone heard the album? How is it?

Fuck that... WHO HAS HEARD THE NEW BRAND NEW RECORD? I heard a few songs this afternoon and seriously, it's fucking incredible. When I heard it, I yelled out "I WANNA BE 17 YEARS OLD AGAIN!"

Monday, November 6, 2006

THE HEIGHT OF DOUCHEBAGGERY

First off, i would like to invite everyone to visit the Stolen Transmission Message Board. It's still a budding community, but you can make it your own.

So... it was a few days ago, but i've been meaning to post about my Thursday night Stolen Transmission showcase for a while. Here it goes:

So it was a really fucking long day for me that started at about 9:30 in the morning (which was preceeded by two nights of little sleep due to stress). I went to work, left work to run errands, had an hour to myself in which i ate dinner, and then went to the annex to help set up. There was a lot of delay in stuff that really got on my nerves, and I turned to have a couple of drinks.

Throughout the night, I had a few drinks. Zygo was kind enough to send over a case of vodka, so i set up a bunch of bottles upstairs for the bands to enjoy while they were sitting around. I took advantage of these bottles as well and kinda got drunk. The majority of the night was a blur, but it was crowded as hell and a huge success overall.

Now, at about 3:20am I got tired of DJing so Karen took over for me. I stumbled into the smokers room and had a cigarette -- which is weird since i dont smoke. I had about half a cigarette when I decided that I was really tired and needed to lay down for a minute. So i walked upstairs to the dark empty bar and laid down on the couch in one of the booths across the bar.

I heard karen's set, which was better than mine, and just thought to myself "i'll lay here for three more of her songs and then go back downstairs to get paid. i'm so tired."

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Suddenly I'm woken up by Jordan the bartender.
"Sarah! You're here! Everyone's been looking for you! GUYS! SHE'S UP HERE!"

To which i replied "huh? what time is it? is it time to get paid out already?"

Suddenly, Gurj, Karen, and Joanna the intern came running up to me, Gurj bursted out in hysterics.

"Oh my god sarah!!! I've never been so happy to see you in my life," she said.

I just stood there confused as the three girls hugged me at once.

It turns out that I had fallen asleep for over an hour. When the night was over and lights were turned on in the basement of the Annex, Karen was there alone with my purse (that contained my phone, blackberry, and personal belongings), my jacket, my cds... and everything else i came with that night. She asked if anyone had seen me, and nobody had. The bartenders said that nobody was upstairs and that the bathrooms were cleared. This is where I get a bit confused, so maybe someone can clear it up in the comments section... Karen, i think, called Brandon to see if i had gone home. I wasn't there either. Gurj and Joanna had returned to the annex and were trying to help karen find me, and couldn't. They went back to my apt to figure out a game plan, where they found a very sober brandon freaking out.

Now, anyone that reads my blog's comment's section or knows anything about my history knows that there are kind of two types of people out there whom also read my blog: those who love me, and those who hate me... hate me so much that they leave threatening comments on my blog. So, now, it's nearly 5am and I have yet to turn up anywhere and for all anyone knows, one of those creeps finally got a hold of me and fucked me up. Brandon, knowing my big mouth and tendancy to forget my size, was convniced i was murdered.

Not willing to give up, Gurj and the girls headed back to the annex and left Brandon to stand guard at home incase I returned. They banged at the door of the bar and yelled at the security til they let them in. They insisted that I was still there, that there was no way I wasn't, and continued to look for me... which is when I was found by Jordan... fast asleep.

So when while I slept soundly on a bar bench, I managed to cause a panic.

I have the best fucking friends on earth. Seriously. They care so much about me. I dont know what I ever did to deserve such great friends, but I'm so happy that I have them.
ACCEPT THE WHIRLWIND

The Horrors are playing ONE SINGLE SHOW in Los Angeles. If you're wise, you will go. Also, they managed to make more friends in NYC than any other group of people i've ever met. I have been dealing with IMs from people saying "i miss the horrors..." all morning. So, go be nice to them and become their friend.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

SICK PARTY TONIGHT

Healthy fun. Free booze. Great bands. Dancing til 4am.

Line up:
8pm - The Films
9pm - This Moment in Black History
10pm - The Assassins
11pm - The Photo Atlas
12am -The Horrors

We're very, very, very happy to announce a new signing to Stolen Transmission:

PLAY RADIO PLAY!


PlayRadioPlay has been an obsession of all of ours for the past couple of months, and after months of courtship, we finally won over their heart... or his heart.

In 2007 there will be an EP out on ST followed by a full length, but until then you can visit their MySpace and PureVolume, where over 1 million people have been flipping out about PRP.

Oh, and here's my puppy, Monkey, listening to Dan from PRP set up for his Casa De Ultragrrrl.... he's Monkey approved!

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And kisses:


(both photos by BrotherLawrence)

PS - a lot of people ask me where i got Monkey and the answer is: BelgianBuddies.com. A woman named Debbie Withrow is the breeder and she did an INCREDIBLE job with Monkey. I've been in touch with owners of other dogs she's bred, and they all have the same glowing reviews of their pups and Debbie's ability as a mommy. So if you get a Brussels Griffon from someone, GET IT FROM HER!

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

JEW CLAW

Yeah, I'm kinda buying into this whole Borat phenom that's going on right now and I will probably buy tickets to see the movie as soon as I make this entry... but i dont care if I'm a victim of hype or what. I personally prefer Sasha Baron Cohen's character, Bruno, but I guess I'll just have to wait a little longer til the Bruno movie comes out. Until then, and until the movie, cornerstone just informed me that Borat will be making his first ever TV musical performance on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" on November 1. THROW THE JEWS DOWN THE WELL? We can only hope! Set your DVRs. I never reprint press releases, but i like that the Borat one calls him the 4th most famous person in Kazakhstan. Buy the Borat album here.

Here is me with Borat:


So last night, I planned on going to see the Horrors at the Dimmak/Nylon party, especially since the last time i saw them play was in my livingroom. YES, my livingroom. I cleared the place out with the help of Brandon, and the band set up full gear there as if they were gonna play MSG. "Guys, not too loud, ok?" Less than a song into their set, Karen texted me that she was standing outside my door with the building's super's wife, and a security guard and they were pissed. The cops had been called. The show was over. But at least we got one song vidoe taped that will go up on purevolume.com this december. I watched the edited version for the first time yesterday and cried cause the whole ordeal made me so upset from nerves that I found myself curled in fetus position on the couch next to brandon staring at the wall for two hours.

Anyway, so Brandon and I were supposed to go as John and Yoko, but we were beat and tired and wanted to stay home instead. I brought home a Lady Sov mask from work and we all took turns posing with it:
me:
monkey:
gurj:
brandon:
and bella, the big fat lesbian cat:

Immediately after the photo shoot, Gideon came over with Travis Buddyhead and Aaron from NIN. I showed them the edited footage from the Horrors' Casa De Ultragrrrl and we drank South African wine that Gideon bought us since he's fucking awesome like that. When the trio left to be gay on the street of NYC and watch the Halloween parade, me and brandon ordered sushi and then i napped. I tend to nap a lot these days and thankfully redbull is sending me a case of drink to my apartment so i can stay up at night and not sleep all the fucking time.

My nap was disturbed by mulitple calls and text messages from people at the Horrors Halloween show. Apparently people in the audience had attacked dear Faris, and tried to pull him into the audience to beat the shit out of him. This is what happens when you party above 14th street. A bunch of mooks were let into the private event and i guess they decided to beat up the "freak" on stage. I hate the meatpacking district so fucking much. Anyway, people were calling me as they were fleeing the scene so they wouldnt get trampled or injured. I wanted to send the band home to London after this so they wouldn't get hurt again, but they're troopers and staying here. By the way, i hate the meat packing district.

I went back to nap again on the couch and Brandon woke me up cause Brian Battjer was coming over with a friend of his, Alejandro, also from NIN. Weird, huh? Ale needed to borrow Brandon's acoustic guitar for his Buddyhead showcase that's tonight at Lit. Anyway, we all sat on our asses watching TV on the couch... I passed out while watching Curb Your Enthusiasm and then went to bed.

Anyway, dinner time now.

I love you.