Monday, April 30, 2007


I know I wrote about this a while ago ... well, i finally found footage of it:

Watch this live Horrors video for "Gloves".

Apart from being totally fucking awesome, dirty, and fucked, keep your eyes peeled for approx the 4 minute mark when Faris jumps into the crowd (or trips into the crowd)... he happens to totally wipe out me and Rob Stevenson ... though you can't see me since i'm short, but you can see Rob's silverfoxhead perfectly.

Here is my original description of the evening:

there's this thing about the horrors' song "gloves" that causes me and rob to sort of lose our shit. it's our time to get free primal scream therapy and scream in each others faces for no reason. we typically get so excited all set long for this song that we start spazzing out like half way into the whole shebang. so for like 20 minutes i found myself moshing with the people next to me that didnt want to mosh, then hurling myself to the front with the people who had no choice but to mosh, then falling to the floor, then grabbing hold on faris (the singer) when he came into the audience, then throwing a pinata's parts at faris when he got back on stage with Rob, then watching faris as he walked to the back of the audience where he grabbed a garbage can filled with bottles, cans, cups all filled with beer and tossed it onto the audience... then running to the front of the stage with rob so we could violently spin around and then get jumped on by faris from stage and land in a pile of garbage. Oh, and then JennyPenny and Casey threw a garbage can filled with trash back on the stage.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


I used to read the old music secret community on livejournal pretty religiously with my friends and reluctant boyfriend. But then that got shut down because of too much spam or something. All those kids would write secrets about Pete Wentz saving their life and how much they love Cute is What We Aim for and the Academy Is... um... yeah. i dont know why i read it. It was just totally fascinating to me in the most masochistic way.

Anyway, there's now a NEW music secret. Here's the link. It's turned delightfully sarcastic and hilarious (i really hope it's sarcastic). Pass it on! the community is lacking submissions.

Here are some favorites (click on image to enlarge):







Thursday, April 26, 2007


The Oohlas and Men, Women, and Children recently did a few dates on the road with a band called Bedouin Soundclash from Canadia. Their song "12:59 Lullaby" is a must listen. it's on their myspaz page which their name links to. Listen to it. Seriously. You can tell me i suck after you listen to it.



you gotta come!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


My brother posted this in the comments below, and I thought i'd share it with everyone:

Our Aunt Jenny was treated at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. It would be especially nice if people gave in her memory.

You can donate here.

Also, there are other ways musicians have helped or are helping for other causes. One is "Marc Across America". Marc Kantor from the band Patent Pending is cycling across America to raise money for The American Heart Association. You can learn more (and donate) here:

Marc Across America

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Karen and I got asked to start the Stolen Transmission party again -- so we pondered it for a moment. When we stopped pondering, we pondered some more: do we actually want to leave the house at night? do we actually want to socialize? do we want to make a fun party where our friends can go on a friday night even though i can't make out with any of them anymore now that i'm married?

the answer: YES.

And yes, we're having the party at Pete Wentz' new joint, AK47. He used to come to our old old party at orchard bar as did the rest of the people that are on his label, so i guess that's why we've been asked to come over there. Plus, Friday night is totally do-able for Karen and I -- as long as it's after i have Shabbat Dinner with my family in NJ... which it will be. Oh, and incase you like to play Russian Roulette with germs, we're gonna have a community Manishewitz bottle in the DJ booth for all to drink out of. Maybe we'll get those little shot glasses that they have at shul that you drink with cookies after saturday morning services. UM, AMAZING.

(click image to enlarge)

The gayest shit ever:

^^ i like the scene with the boy kissing the other boy while barechested and holding a gun.

I can go on, but i'm scare that i'll find my boyfriend in one of these videos or something.

Monday, April 23, 2007


I forgot that when i post things on myspace, it doesnt count as posting on my blog... whoops. The Oohlas are on tour with Men, Women, and Children... traveling from the westcoast to the east coast where they'll be playing at BAMBOOZLE... the same festival a little band i kinda LOVE called MUSE.

Check this poster thingy for dates:

I just came home from a whirlwind couple of weeks. I was in California for five days, where i visited San Francisco for the first time since I was 10. I love SF. Love it! I went to DJ Popscene cause the Photo Atlas were playing. Popscene is like a legally younger version of Misshapes but a bit more carefree and less fashion oriented. The kids all seemed to love the Photo Atlas, and I loved the kids. I will be back in June for the BFD, djing the Popscene pre-party.

When I got home from California, I got one of the worst emails a person could get -- it was from my brother telling me and my other brother to visit our sick aunt in the hospital asap. She'd been diagnosed with cancer a couple years ago, and it amazingly went into remission (she had intestinal cancer). A few weeks ago she started getting sick again, and the email from Lawrence was to let me and Albert know that her kidneys had failed and she was in the hospital on morphine to deal with the pain. I landed at 845pm, got the email, i couldnt call my family because my sidekick was fucking broken. I finally got through via a payphone and was told to go to the hospital the next day with Albert.

So I went the next day to New Brunswick to visit my aunt Jenny. She was unconscious for the most part, occasionally opening her eyes to look at my brother, or her daughter, or son. About 2 minutes after I saw her for the first time in a while, I ran out of the room to cry hysterically by the vending machines. She looked like half the person i knew. The person I knew had more life and energy than basically anyone else I'd ever met. She was louder than any person I'd ever met (save for my dad, maybe), and loved food more than any person I'd ever met. As she was lying there in bed, she gave some sort of movement/acknowledgment to a conversation about food that we were having. It was amazing, and I really thought that maybe she'd pull through.

I was in a state of shock when I left. I took the subway to the t-mobile store to buy a new sidekick -- figuring now was the time to get it... in case of an emergency. Unbelievably, the person selling me my phone forgot to put the battery (and th back of the phone) in the box because he got distracted by some dude that was looking (?!??!?!) at him. I didnt find out about this until I got home and opened the box to charge my phone. I guess the stress of the early afternoon started to add up in my mind and i just burst out in tears, hysterically crying in brandon's lap until i couldnt cry anymore. I knew what was happening to my aunt and i felt so sorry for my dad who was losing one of his best friends.

I couldnt leave the house all weekend, or do much else. I went to work on monday and tuesday, and could hardly focus. Finally, wednesday morning at 7:30am gurj came into my room saying my brother was on the phone (i accidentally left my phone in the livingroom), and i knew what was up. Two hours later I was at my aunt's funeral in brooklyn. It was almost a relief... or at least that's what I'm telling myself.

I had to leave for Florida the next morning for a mandatory A&R conference for Island/DefJam. Obviously I felt terrible for leaving my dad, and even worse knowing that I was somewhere that was very special for him and his sister. The whole time I was there, the food was amazing and never ending -- which made me sadder. All I could think about was how much my aunt Jenny would love the food.

I was having this amazing experience of traveling with people that I work with and love, and getting taken to town by Jay-Z of all people, but I couldnt bring myself to go out. I was so depressed about everything... which made me eat more and drink more and that just made the sadness worse. I even turned down an opportunity to go to Pawnshop to hang out with Muse. I turned down getting VIP treatment at whatever club I wanted because i was JayZ's posse... but i didnt turn down going to Nobu and eating the place clean. Food is something I will never turn down -- partying is something I might always turn down.

God, i didnt mean for this to be such a buzzkill.

The hotel was incredible and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to stay there and get things paid for.

But now i'm happy I'm home.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


I finally gave the Pierce's album a shot after my friend kept on going on about how great it was... she mostly focused on the lyrics of "Boring" but never really gave me an idea of what they sounded like. To my delight, that song, as well as the rest of the album, is a psychedellic country record that sounds like the soundtrack to a 60's James Bond flick. It'd make Lee Hazlewood so proud.

I hade met Catherine Pierce at Black & White a year ago and instantly fell in love with her. First of all, she's probably one of the prettiest girls i've ever seen in person. Secondly, she instantly got my random obsure Anchorman reference. Lastly, she was hilarious. I was laughing the entire time I was next to her and wanted to be around her for the rest of the night just because she was hilarious.

I think later that night I wound up upstairs in WizKidManagement's office with possibly a stroke, i think chris martin?, conor orberst, jenny lewis, i think patrick matthews from youth group, or was it wyatt bozwell and brandon flowers. something random like that. fuck, i know someone was with me and could remember. maybe that was a dream i had. i totally forget. Oh, Ryan Heil was with me... but he would've been more drunk and definitely wouldnt remember.

Anyway, here's their video:

Last week i was in LA for work stuff and had a killer time at karaoke ... i'll write about that later today or tomorrow. right now i wanted to give all the attn to the pierces' video. you gotta check out their album, it's so fucking good. LOL at Jackson Pollis being in it. I LOVE HIM!

Friday, April 13, 2007


The senior year american history 2 end of semester project in Mr. Morrison's class was to make some sort of political/social video. Dave Maresca and Amit Lubling did an incredible one that involved nearly all of tenafly high school -- it seemed.

i'm in a couple of the scenes... the craft one and the seinfeld one. i've got the short reddishbrown hair.

i never noticed how much of a new york jew accent matt aranoff had! hahaha.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Not Brandon Reilly or Nightmare of You... Kurt Vonnegut.

That photo is from NOY's first ever photo shoot tho!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


The Photo Atlas will be performing on Thursday at San Francisco's legendary PopScene -- and i'll be DJing! I'm so excited! I umm... Just can't hide it?

Please come. Hug us. Love us. Feed us!

Friday, April 6, 2007


There are so many great reasons why i love Monty Are I, and most of them can be summed up in this video:

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


I didn't find the Matzoh at last night's Seder, but i did find a youtube clip of Alanis covering Fergie.