Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I've been holding back on talking ONLY about bands on Stolen Transmission -- even though that's all my life is really: stolen transmission. but fuck it. it's my life, and this is my blog.

I just signed this band called Schoolyard Heroes that i've been a fan of for two years. They're kind of like the Misfits meets the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and needless to say, i'm pretty obsessed with them.

Before we signed them -- after we got the new songs they did with producer John Goodmanson -- me and the ST team, the oohlas, and our friends went to see them play a show during sxsw and we were blown away. me and all the girls i went with were like "OH MY GOD! I WANT TO BE HER!!!!" This guy named Milo who does marketing over here saw them at another show at sxsw (which i missed due to a concussion), came into the office the following tuesday and was like "YOU NEED TO SIGN THAT BAND! THEY'RE INCREDIBLE." Milo became the band's product manager when we signed them. He is STOKED.

What's funny is that the singer, Ryann, and Ollie from the Oohlas have been my fashion icons for a couple years now. When I met Ollie she was really into ballet skirts and ballet shoes. When i met Ryann, she was (and still is), very into the contorted prom dress. She was (and is) also very into Courtney Love. Almost, if not more so, than me. I'm in heaven these days.

Anyway, they've got this new song on their myspace page called "Dude, Where's My Skin?" Please please go listen to it. It's fucking amazing. Their songs are all about zombies, but it's sort of personified in a weird way. I don't know how else to explain. They're kind of big in Seattle, so if you're from there you probably know about them. Also, their manager is in the Long Winters... a fact i found out the other day, which is very interesting.

Here are great photos (taken by http://www.myspace.com/bloodivalentyne) from their video shoot:

Monday, July 30, 2007


I'm really excited to be DJing this party on Saturday that Andrew WK is performing at. It's been a while since I've seen him... and this is going to be fucking nuts. Also, I'm seeing Muse on Saturday and I can't fucking wait. I bought these incredible house seats.


This would be a great place to get the attention of the right people, so i suggest you show up:

Sunday, July 29, 2007


Last night I pulled up this picture of British Glamour Model Jordan (aka Katie Price) and told Brandon's mom that this is what I'd be wearing when I marry her son:

I am slowly growing obsessed with Jordan.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


First off, so nobody misses this posting... click here to find out how you can be in the next Schoolyard Heroes video, which films on Tuesday in Seattle. I'll be there!

Back to the bullshit:

Friday night was Chadae's birthday party at Angels & Kings, which also ended up hosting the Cursive Afterparty as well. Gurj DJed an amazing set of cheesy hip hop that had the place finally dancing. Yay better sound system. Yay awesome dj. Yay air conditioning!

My former roommate/one of my best friends/muse, Sarah Wilson was in town to cover the last ever Siren Festival (*cry* say it aint so!!!) and brought her boyfriend's band Cursive with her to AK. Drunk shenanigans are always on hand whenever Sarah's around... followed by deep talks and mass confessionals about things we realized about our pasts now that we're older. About two years ago Sarah moved to Omaha and I wanted to visit her, but work kept me busy and poor. In May or June, she and her boyfriend Tim moved to LA and I've already seen them three times! It's amazing how many times you can see someone when they move to the right city. Anyway, one characteristic ... i wont say flaw because it's not really a flaw or maybe I'm in denial... that sarah pointed out was that I surpress my feelings. I thought I had overcome that issue (I've been told numerous times in the past by friends that I dont let my guard down and tend to hide sadness, but as to quote Roddy Woomble "I'd rather have hope than sadness"). I guess she's right afterall. If you asked me 2 months ago how I was doing, I would've said "really awful. i'm depressed," and then somehow, miraculously, I woke up one day like i had been hypnotized by the dude from "Office Space" and was loving life again. Even now, in my personal life i'm experiencing some strife, but I'm really optimistic about the situation... or maybe surpressing it. Still, I'll say hopeful.

That was besides the point, i guess. the bigger point is that we were there together, dancing to "Umbrella" ella ella eh eh. And Chadae got to celebrate her 22nd birthday with a bunch of friends And I got to put Chadae in a taxi with her friend that was more interested in flirting with the bartender and walking home at 330am -- even after i told her about 20 times that there was a rapist in the area who was attacking girls right by her apartment -- omg, sometimes little girls freak me out.

It was fun.

It was almost as fun as the Best Bar Mitzvah Ever! that Karen and I threw for Dimitry!!! last sunday. I havent danced like that since the Orchard Bar days a few years ago. I was all sweaty in a prom dress with the biggest smile on my face, looking at my friends who had even bigger smiles on theirs. Switches played that night and were fantastic. It was like watching an early incarnation of Supergrass. We're working on throwing another one next month for Andrew Borin who is a recent convert (literally, he converted recently after a life of wearing pink yamulkes and spraypainting stars of david with his hasidic gang friends in LA... OMG, I'M SO HAPPY THAT I'M NOT MAKING THAT UP). He requested to have either a No Doubt or Blink182 cover band play. If you want to celebrate your Bar Mitzvah again, or for the first time, email me at Sarah@stolentransmission.com and let me know which month and what you want.

Check out Switches... I put one of those inflatable microphones on the singer's mic stand:

On monday I got to ride in an ambulance with a friend. It was bumpy.

On tuesday I went to Leslie Simon and Trevor Kelly's book reading-thingy for their book Everybody Hurts (which you SHOULD BUY ASAP. IT'S HILARIOUS. it's like the preppy handbook for emos... so even if you dont like emo culture, it's still laughable in irony). Dashboard Confessional (just chris and his guitar) performed. It was pretty amazing, but after not eating that day and 2 or 3 drinks, I had to leave a bit early with Gurj and get some El Topo rolls at Sushi Samba.... MMMM..... so good! Then Erica and Jessica Are I's came by to freshen up before heading out to Rob Hitt and Alex Sarti's party, Trainwreck Tuesdays at AK. I, in the meantime, kapooshed. 11pm. I'm old.

On Wednesday I went to Brooklyn with the my gang to see the XYZ Affair at Union Pool. We arrived early and so we decided to get some quick tacos around the block. The poor waitress was the only one working that night, and had to serve like 30 people, make all the drinks, and probably cooked the food as well. So having 45min to spare for food wasnt enough and we ended up missing most of the band's set, sadly. The best part about this evening was this poster in Union Pool:

Oh, and this was on a lamp post:

On Thursday I went to Brandon's parent's place in Long Island and cooked up my specialty of tuna steaks, mashed potatoes, and stringbeans. Brandon ended up getting the worlds biggest steak filets on earth, so we were full and passed out by 11... AGAIN.

Friday was talked about uptop.

YESTERDAY Karen and I, aka the Tarts of Pleasure, DJed Siren Music Festival in Coney Island. Now, think about this: I was at work by 10:30am on friday, worked til about 7, had a "work meeting" until about 1030pm, cabbed it to the LES where I showered and threw on blue jeans (the first time i've worn pants in months cos i'm so fucking scared of this rapist), and cabbed it to AK where I hosted/DJed until 4am, then finally managed to fall asleep by 5am, and awake by 930am to leave the house by 10 am to get to Coney Island by our soundcheck at 11am and DJed until about 8pm between bands. I didnt make it home until about 10pm. Can you imagine how well I slept last night????

Anyway, I got to see a ton of amazing bands last night and have some great experiences that I'll cherish, so it's all worth it.

The first band I saw was The Twilight Sad from Glasgow. When they took the stage, I had opted to get some much needed food in my belly and was beckoned to the audience by a text message from Karen saying something along the lines of "the singer is gorgeous". So I ran out, and yes, he was infact gorgeous, but i couldnt see that until the 2nd song into my arrival since his back was to us and he was facing a wall or banging on drums with a stick. He sung like Roddy Woomble meets Ian Curtis. The band sounded like a songstructured Mogwai. Ah yes, heaven. Later, the band came up to compliment us on our dj set. They loved Lush and L7. "You played 90s music!" to which we answered "Yes! That's our thing!"

The next band I saw was the Noisettes, who were also fantastic. They kind of reminded me of Elastica and the singer looked like a Black English version of Ollie Oohlas. I watched her backstage as she was being interviewed -- while holding the tape recorder in one hand and a joint in the other -- and thought she also acted like Ollie.

Karen, Cornbread, and I ran over to the Stillwell stage to catch as much of Elvis Perkins' set as we could. He played a cover of a song from the 1800s. God, I love him. He looked like Harry Potter grown up. I wish that I got to hear him perform "All the Night Without Love"... I also wish I had my camera and that I had taken a photo with the Chris Black look-alike.

Anyway, here's a bunch of photos.



You are all cordially invited to be in Schoolyard Heroes next 2 video's, "Dude Where's My Skin" and "Plastic Sugery Hall Of Fame" from their upcoming album Abominations ! This is for the live portion of the videos. If you haven't heard "Dude" yet, you can do so on their MySpace page.

WHERE- Magnusson Park (7400 Sand Point Way NE) IN SEATTLE,Near the U district. Super easy to get to!

WHEN-TUESDAY JULY 24TH @ 6:00 and its going all night. We anticipate a lot of people, but please dont get there too early. There is plenty of room for everyone,and we want everyone! If you can't make it at 6,please still come whenever you can!

BOYS- Black or white..Solid colors.
GIRLS-DRESSES!! Black or white.If you dont have a dress,shirt and pants are fine as well. Think SYH's singer, Ryann, as your style inspiration.

SPECIAL REQUIRMENTS- Everyone will be asked to sign a release form basically saying you agreed to be in our video.IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YOU'LL NEED TO BRING A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO SIGN THE RELEASE! They dont need to stay,they just need to sign the release! If you're over 18 please have a valid ID.

We really hope a lot of people can come. PLEASE REPOST THIS INFO EVERYWHERE! Its going to be a ton of fun you won't wanna miss!!

Love, sarah lewitinn

Friday, July 20, 2007


Apparently there's a rapist/sexual assaulter attacking East Village and LES female residents. He's attacking around 4am.

WOMEN PLEASE READ THIS! And boys, please walk your female friends to their homes and make sure they're securely indoors before leaving them.

Please be sure to spread the word about this. One of my close friends was attacked a year ago. She was badly beaten but managed to escape by stabbing her attacker with the heel of her shoe and another sharp object (which can be risky since it can be used against you as well). This is not a joke. Please be careful.

This is why I love Stereogum:

Thursday, July 19, 2007


If you come down to Angels & Kings on friday, you'll be greeted by one of the cutest interns to ever grace our offices -- Chadae aka CiCi -- who will be celebrating her 22nd birthday! Gurj will also be DJing, so there will definitely be a party in effect.

I'm starting to get good at these flyers. please click on the flyer to RSVP. dont be too cool to do it because i want going.com to like me.:

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


taken from ONTD, apparently, Britney has been arrested!

Tarzana, CA - Britney Spears was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon and a misdemeanor drug charge Monday night, after a 45-minute standoff with local police following an argument involving her mother and ex-husband.

Authorities received a 9-1-1-distress call from Federline Monday night claiming that the 25-year-old "Toxic" singer was "viciously attacking her mother." When officials arrived at the scene, Spears was reportedly shouting several obscenities and waving around what appeared to be a broken beer bottle. She proceeded to attack a white Chevy Avalanche and demanded to see her babies. Three bystanders approached her and asked for an autograph, but were denied by a pushy Spears who continued to scream obscenities at them. Britney's mother, Lynne Spears was rushed to the Hospital after Britney hit her with a beer bottle. Local Police forced Spears to the ground long enough to sedate her. Sheriff Lee Baca said they also found "traces of cocaine" in Spears' car. She was booked on several charges and is expected to be arraigned in Los Angeles County Court Tuesday morning.

Source: envvycommunity.com

Friday, July 6, 2007


I got a text message from this number just now: 555-495-1784

555-495-1784: your fat. go throw up. ewh you fucking desperate slut. you broke my heart.
me: i'm sorry, i think you have the wrong number.
555-495-1784: Is this Sarah
me: yes.
555-495-1784: Mikey. i hate you you fat fuck.
me: mikey who?
555-495-1784: The only one whos heart you broke. your the reason i left mcr for a year.
me: HAHAHAHAHA. Are u the fucker that hacked into his account? He's one of my bestfriends, turdhead. There will be thunderstorms in ft lauderdale tmrw.
555-495-1784: is [edited out] [insert adjective]?
555-495-1784: Like your tummy.
me: More like your're terrible grammer (written incorrectly on purpose)
555-495-1784: it's spelled grammar. If you are that important you would not reply to these texts. you spoiled insecure fat jew with shitty hair. go get fired from spin mag. [LOL! I WASNT FIRED]

Gurj told me about this, and i just saw it on Perez Hilton, so now i'm spreading it here. What I can't believe (apart from the song choice), is that she actually looks EXACTLY like Pete Wentz.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007


The Switches are coming to New York City!!!! FUCK YEAH!
I've been a fan of theirs for over a year, and now they're finally coming.

Oh... and Karen and I, the Tarts of Pleasure, are putting on the show. It's gonna be Bar Mitzvah Themed (so expect inflatable crap and other fun shit). It's a free show. You just have to RSVP by GOING HERE.

If you dont know the Switches, here's a video:

Monday, July 2, 2007




Gurj turned me onto Bat for Lashes the same way i'm about to: their video is based on Donnie Darko and she is kinda like a cooler version of Lily Allen.

DO WANT!!!!!

Interpol Pre-Sale! I just ordered the album, tshirt, a hardcovered book, and some other stuff i think. I'm really excited about this. DO WANT!


Music extraveganza:

Check out Tokyo Police Club on Dinner with the Band HERE.

Stream the new Smashing Pumpkins album HERE

Watch their video for "Tarantula" right HERE.

I LOVE Editors... here's their video for "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors" which i think is a fucking gorgeous video. Just absolutely stunning... It's so "Just" by Radiohead looking, and I LOVE that. Yes, love. And i love the chord progressions of every Editors song... i dont know what the fuck they do, but they do it right.

Quicktime, Flash, asx100, asx300.

and on Jools Holland:

Editors are on tour:

North American Tour Dates
9/4 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9/6 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
9/7 - NY, NY - Webster Hall
9/8 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
9/9 - Toronto, ON - Virgin Festival
9/11 - Chicago, IL - Park West
9/12 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
9/14 - Denver, CO - Monolith Festival
9/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
9/17 - Vancouver, BC - Richard's On Richards
9/18 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
9/19 - Portland, OR - Berbati's Pan
9/20 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
9/23 - San Diego, CA - Streetscene
9/24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern

Oh my god!!!! i want this!!!!:

an embroidered nintendo!!!!

more here