As I type this I'm in SF. The last month has been a real wild ride. LA, NYC, Austin, Portland, LA, SF, LA... A blur of lurky dudes, family, friends, fancy dames, events, mud, rain, funerals, designers, drug addicts, ghosts, dogs, do-gooders, dummies, duds, and dickchickens....
It gets weird.
Because Halloween or not, there's always somebody out there with this vibe. Or thankfully, this vibe....
Shokrae & Emi, hands down two of the best dames in NYC.
That lady sitting over there mega-texting. Her hair, petty coat, and earrings were great.
What's good about Los Angeles right now? Megatron Edwards crushing minds in her vertically striped jumper at Phil Frost & Barry McGee's opening at the new Prism Gallery in uber tepid West LA. The kid's come a long way. Aside from her jumper and maybe the Honda Ya Izakaya, it doesn't feel like much is happening in Los Angeles at the moment. That Tube Works amp and weird "pro" bass with the active pickups are pretty sweet.
Man, I just noticed... that is a SERIOUSLY early-grab air. Wow. Teenage brutalism. Texas.
Jimmy Jolliff & Erin Garcia (a/k/a Brother Reade) kill the Three of Clubs... for what feels like the 300th time.
This Will Destroy You did not destroy me. On the contrary, I sort of found them strangely inspirational. For a medium so filled with mediocrity (instrumental rock), these dudes actually caused me to pause and ponder the genre with renewed interest.
As does Totally Tammy. She's the coolest.
And then there's Alex Maslansky. Man, thank fucking God for Alex Maslansky.
And thank God for Damon Way.