Wednesday, May 30, 2007


You know I'm a sucker for pets, and so when i got this email today, I started crying and knew I had to help! Please read! AND DONATE HERE:

Dear friends of Pugs 'N Pals,

We at Pugs 'N Pal do not make a habit of going out often for special pleas for donations. We are constantly getting in dogs that are sick and in need and do our best to quietly try to raise money with many different venues. We have many dogs in-house that need on going medical care, especially all the older dogs we get in, that have very little chance of getting adopted and tend to have many health ailments. Due to this our Vet bills are always out of control, at the moment we owe around $25K+ to our vets.

From time to time we get critical cases where we have no choice to go out for a plea for help. As some of you know, we got one of these cases last week, Tessa (see story on below). First, we would like to thank all of you that so kindly responded to our plea and sent in donations for Tessa. This week, unfortunately, we took in another very critical case. We were asked to help Ryan, a 3-4 yr. old Pug that was found running around the streets about 3 weeks ago. The person that found him took him in, but didn't realize how sick Ryan really was. By the time this person contacted us Ryan was in bad shape. We were initially told he was in liver failure. For a split second we considered not taking him in, mainly due to our financial constraints. But at Pugs 'N Pals we feel that these types of dogs are the ones that truly need rescuing and need our help the most.

After getting Ryan it was immediately evident that we were dealing with something much bigger than liver failure. Ryan is 12 lb. and totally emaciated. After many test we found that it appeared he had a stomach blockage. He was too sick and weak to survive surgery. We hoped to get him stronger and keep him going until surgery could be performed. Unfortunately he took a turn for the worse over the weekend and we had no choice but to operate. He would have died if we didn't try. The Vet's found some gauge like material or the stuffing of a toy in his stomach. It appears it has been there a while and caused a lot of damage to his system and he was toxic. To top it all off, it also looks like he might have a liver shunt and he has a severe infection going on in his body. He survived the surgery, but it is touch and go right now. He is so terribly weak and sick that we don't know if he can survive this. We are doing everything humanly possible to save his life, we want him to know that some one CARES!!! If he survives this and we can get him stronger, we will have to address the Liver Shunt, which if not cared for will be deadly. But right now we are taking one step at a time.

As you can imagine, his care will be terribly expensive and we are in DESPERATE need of financial help. We urge you, no beg you, to help in any way you can. If you donated to Tessa's fund recently and can not give any more, we understand. We ask that you try to help in other ways. Pass this information to family, friends, any one and every one that could donate. Have a Garage Sale, sell candy at work, a car wash drive, a party where people pay a charge to attend, anything you can thing of all in Ryan's name. If you know any one that can donate a big item, like a TV, Camera, etc so we can put it up for Auction on E-bay for Ryan that would be wonderful.

Please send donations to: Pugs ‘N Pals, Rally for Ryan Fund, P.O. Box 9343 Newport Beach, CA 92658 or through Pay Pal.

PLEASE PLEASE help us help Ryan, let him know he matters!

We thank you and appreciate you
Pugs 'N Pals


Saturday, June 2, 2007
Pet Supply
11:30-2:30 p.m.
18551 Brookhurst.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 964-5585

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


I got this letter from my good friend Rob Sheffield today. I love him and think he's a genius:

"I’m reading from my book, LOVE IS A MIX TAPE, tomorrow (Wednesday, May
30) at the Court Street Barnes & Noble in downtown Brooklyn. The magic happens at 7 pm. I’d love to see you there, if you’re free.

The Barnes & Noble is cunningly located at 106 Court St, at State St, right by the sexy Boro Hall 2/3/4/5 stop. After the reading, I will no doubt quench my thirst at one of the nearby taverns and your presence would be a joy."

You really should go. He's one of the most sincere and genuine people I've ever met in my entire life.

Monday, May 28, 2007


A couple months ago my cousin called me to get my address to invite me to her son's Bar Mitzvah. She also asked that I bring Jay-Z in hopes that he could preform a song, promising that it'd be a Bar Mitzvah like no-other. "It's gonna be South Beach themed!" she told me... "I'm telling you Sarah, this is going to be a big party. Please see if he'll do ONE SONG." Since it was Memorial Day weekend, the Jigga's appearance probably wouldn't be possible, but mine would!!!

Cynthia didn't disappoint! While South Beach really isnt my scene (mostly because I can't get into the parties or clubs down there... even when I DJ them cause I dont really fit the SB aesthetic of pretty, skinny, tan and rich-looking), I could fully appreciate that my gorgeous cousin was able to pull off the whole look and feel of the ultimate south beach extraveganza. This Bar Mitzvah took place in a Shul in Deal, NJ -- but really it looked like the opposite of a house of worship. Every last detail (minus the super drunk girl puking in a corner and a whore of dialated pupils), was taken care of... even the cylinder bottles of water that you might get at the Shore Club... only these had "Morris" written on them.

Here are some photos:

On Saturday I went to Andy Greenwald and Rachel Bien's wedding in Long Island City at the Foundry. I DJed the later portion of the night, but here is the adorable couple during the ceremony. I'm bummed that this photo didnt fully capture the look of ecstacy that Rachel had on her face the whole time. It was so cute, she kept on looking at everyone there with the biggest smile on her face. My water works started flooding out around this moment:

It was really nice seeing my old SPIN friends there. I got put on the Rogue table with Fernando (who was carlos -- i think that was his fake name -- in andy's novel), Becky from Lavender Diamond, whose EP I've been so in love with for ages... it turns out she went to college with Andy and Rachel and had something to do with them getting together. Also on our table was Scott Coffey, an actor from "Some Kind of Wonderful" and a ton of David Lynch movies... he's adapting Andy's book to film. And of course, Beth Wawerna, who wrote the news when Andy ran it. I had such a great time. I wish I could go back.

Yesterday I went to Brunch with Karen and Monkey at La Palapa. I LOVE LA PALAPA. Best Brunch in NYC. It's sort of Nouveau Mexican with the sweetest wait staff and THE BEST HUEVOS RANCHEROS VERDES ON THE PLANET. If you live in the city you must go to the 8th St and 1st Ave location. Get the brunch menu. Thank me later... try the frozen margaritas in all the flavors. Anyway, how cool does Monkey look?

Thursday, May 24, 2007


This is the trailer for the Joy Division movie, Control. I feel like one of those Star Wars nerds since i'm about to buy a lawn chair and wait in line to see it.


This is from The Daily Chorus:

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007


Do catch the Horrors on tour with Schoolyard Heroes.

Friday, May 18, 2007


click the image below to RSVP! come and wish BRANDON REILLY A HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Songs To Learn And Sing by Echo & the Bunnymen -- A collection of singles -- is by far one of the greatest things to own if you're getting into the band or want to. Oh god, I could listen to "The Cutter" and "Doing it Clean" on repeat for the rest of my life.

Well, it seems like some bands recently purchased this record, or at least the artwork of it.

Here's the Bunnymen version:

Sirens Sister version:

Linkin Park's version:

I was gonna give that linkin park record a listen since i actually thought the first one was good. not too into the second one... but when i saw the cover, i decided to listen to echo and the bunnymen instead. i'm stoked as fuck.

When my friend Nick from MW&C sent this to me, I honestly thought it was gonna be about his bandmate Ricky. This is so much better that that could've ever been:

Friday, May 11, 2007


Today someone from MySpace came to say hello. I told this guy about some glitch that I found out about with Myspazz... turns out he didnt know about it and had me email his associates to explain it. One of them was Tom from MySpace! That was overwhelmingly exciting for me... I'm such a nerd.

Over Passover, I caught a program on PBS's NOVA called "Kings of Camouflage" which was about Cuttlefish... one of the most fascinating sea creatures (or any creature) I've ever seen. Since then, i've become obsessed with trying to find out more about the weird fish, which is more along the lines of a mullosk and kind of looks like a squid meets a happy dog.

Their color and shape changes instantly, and can flash like a television set. They're also very intelligent and have a memory.

You have to check it out. It's unbelievable.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


Now that all of the hullabaloo has died down, I think it's time for me to get something off my chest:
I blog while drunk.

It happens. Alcohol is a depressant, and after spending 2 days in the scortching hot sun (which was preceeded by a few days in the crazy new york streets where I went missing for a while after falling asleep in a DJ booth), I think stuff just started to get to me.

Have you ever had so much chocolate that you never wanted chocolate ever again? But then a few hours pass and you're like "you know, i dont HATE chocolate, i just had a chocolate overload and I needed a break."

That being said, i dont hate any genre of music or their fans. I really don't.

I think i was also upset because some bitch wrote on some blog's comments that i slept with a married friend of mine IN THE BACK ROOM OF MISSHAPES OF ALL PLACES -- she "heard from a friend of a friend and ohmygod how does his wife not know?!" -- type of bullshit. and god, that enraged me for a million reasons. in the back room of the old misshapes this is what happened: you got drink tickets, your photo taken, and if you needed to, there was a hair iron on duty incase you had an emergency hair straigtening.

What's ironic is that on the date in question, i was on a date with the dude's best friend. I get so angry at shit like this. SO ANGRY. So i guess that anger got the best of me and made me declare a fatwah on emo for no reason. I mean, i really do think that a lot of those bands and fans would benefit from checking out different music. but indie rock can be just as derivative and same sounding and at least the kids at the emo shows are excited about being there, which is what drew me to it in the first place.

Now that I have your attention, I'd like to announce a couple new members to the Stolen Transmission family:

We here at Stolen Transmission are very excited to announce two new bands to the family:

Last Tuesday, Innerpartysystem signed to us... in blood. I'm not kidding you. Please click on their name and go to their website to view their signing video, where you will see them signing in blood. The music in the background is theirs (apart from the musak in the elevator). Innerpartysystem will be performing on Wednesday night at Fat Baby at 9:30pm.

On Thursday evening, Schoolyard Heroes signed to us... over red red wine. We have been fans of the band for two years, so it was nice to finally have them come into the fold. The band will be joining the Horrors on their first headlining North American Tour! Here is their signing video:

Monday, May 7, 2007


There's like 8 people that read this blog everyday. I'm serious. They are: raizza, joanna, nick snow, lawrence, gurj, jennypenny, karen, brandon's parents, and the editor of idolator.

it's so funny. hi new people. i <3 emo.

Sunday, May 6, 2007


So i dont know if this comes from emo-overload, or what, but i fucking hate people. Or maybe it has something to do with horrible rumors i read on gossip sites with people saying i fucked some dude that i've never even touched beyond a hug. i'm outraged. i hate people.

emo is dead.

it was DOA. i tried so fucking hard to understand it. it's not understandable. even the people in the bands that are considered emo hate emo, and i dont blame them. just like nu-metal and fred durst, this shit is ready for its grave.

btw, i dont place mcr in this category because mcr is just straight up rock.

no wonder music sales are so low, so many young kids are buying shitty music or just showing up to shows because it's the cool thing to do... they're not even listening to this shit. There's really great stuff out there that they just dont consider cool enough to like because their peers aren't embracing it.

maybe this post has something to do with me being drunk at the moment. maybe all the posts i've made within the past 30 minutes on various sites has something to do with how much i've drank, but oh my god, teenagers have the worst taste in music.


music did not start in 2002. do you know that? knowing your musical history doesnt start with knowing what the first glassjaw record was.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, PLEASE LISTEN TO THE SMITHS. listen to joy division. listen to the clash. LISTEN TO THE BEATLES!!!!! listen to bob marley. listen to neil diamond. listen to the beach boys. LISTEN TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN WHAT YOU'RE LISTENING TO.

Friday, May 4, 2007


In case any of you are going to teenfest 2007, please check out the bands on stolen transmission (with a couple of my fave idj bands thrown in there):

GATES: 11:30AM
1:20 - 1:45 PERMANENT ME
1:25 - 1:55 PLAYRADIOPLAY (macbeth stage)
3:50 - 4:20 THRICE (bamboozle)
4:25 - 4:55 CARTEL (main)(not an ST or IDJ band, but chris black rules)
8:20 - 9:00 MUSE (monster) (not an ST or IDJ band, but muse is the best)
9:00 - 10:30 MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (main)(same as above)

GATES: 11:30AM
12:25 - 12:50 THE OOHLAS (riot squad)
12:45 - 1:15 YOUNG LOVE (monster)
2:20 - 2:50 SCHOOLYARD HEROES (riot squad)
4:10 - 4:35 MONTY ARE I (pass the mic right)
6:15 - 6:50 THRICE (main)

Thursday, May 3, 2007


And i wrote this to the bar owners, excited about our arrival:

FUCK YES! We're so excited to have the stolen transmission party at AK47. So many people have been hitting me up about it, excited for it's return, so thank you for the opportunity and i hope that you all can make it and enjoy the best downtown party new york city has to offer... and have tons of sex in the bathroom, as per petey's instructions.

We were hoping to start the party at about 11pm. Nick Snow, from ST, will be DJing for an hour or two, and then Karen and I will get on the decks until 4am.

Here's a flyer:

And another that my friend Lisa made:

And here are some photos of the party when it was at the orchard bar and the best shit ever (until tomorrow, of course):

Me blowing up a (used) condom:

drinking manishewitz (shabbat shalom!):

the dj booth where i nearly got killed by a member of DMS on my 26th birthday:

So, are you gay?

Guess what, MySpace doesn't feel like acknowledging you. You can be Bi, Lesbian, Straight, Not Sure, No Answer... BUT NOT GAY.

GAyndrew from The Hot Lisp, brought this to my attention today.


Virb... i'm coming. Who is coming with me?

Turns out myspace had a glitch in the system. A bug. A bug that hated gays, but it will be fixed. Also, some people told me that Tom's gay. Next thing you know, i'm gonna find out that he's a jew.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007


My favorite mini-jew Matt moved in with my favorite Jewess KarenPlusOne today, and I was delighted to find out that I've become their refrigerator mezuzah.

Yes, that is me, in the little photo -- taken circa 1988 when I was 8 years old.

I'm still the same height.

We're very excited to announce the pre-order for the Horrors debut full length album, Strange House!

In addition to the album, everyone who pre-orders the album will also get a t-shirt designed by Faris Rotter of the Horrors.

ps. anyone wanna hear an incredible cover of "she's in parties" i have? aim me: ultragrrrl and i'll send it over.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007


Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver (NEW INTERPOL!!!)

Ok, if any of you people have this song already -- fuck you for not sending it to me immediately.

I tried to find everyone in my address book that might be interested in this track (though, i probably left out a bunch of people since i'm exhausted and havent slept in 24 hours, so i'm also delirious) to send it to. it's fucking triumphant and fantastic. Paul's vocals are urgent and forceful while completely vulnerable. Daniel's guitars are exactly in line with what you'd expect from interpol... which is kinda comforting in a weird way.... in a fuck, bands really dont have to conform even when they get a bagillion dollar advance (which they deserve), kind of way. Oh man, i love the way that Paul sings "oh my god."

this is a song! with a chorus!

and this is me, after a possibly 2 year hiatus from this actually happening, finally having a litter of puppies fall out of my vagina once again. (for those of you who dont understand that reference, i'm really sorry, it was gross, but totally necessary). it feels great.

and this is carlos, no longer the dengler I once knew:

God, this band is everything right with music.

THANK YOU STEREOGUM for the link and photo, which i stole.