Los Angeles friends: I will be playing keyboards for Hunter Hooligan at The Mint on January 12, 2016. Hunter is a very talented singer, songwriter, and musician from the East Coast and I’m excited to be performing with him.
I went to Runyon Canyon in Hollywood on Presidents’ Day. When I arrived at the Fuller entrance at 3:42pm, I saw several emergency vehicles exit the park and personnel close the gate. As I walked up to the part where yoga sessions take place, I saw some helicopters hovering. Moments later, I saw someone being lifted into the LAFD helicopter #2. I’m not sure exactly what happened, but I hope this person is okay. Here is video I took of the rescue:
Here I am at The Magic Castle on January 13, 2012 (the date on the photo is incorrect). There was a fire at the castle on Halloween and there was a great re-opening party to celebrate the renovations. Awesome night with amazing people!
Jamy Ian Swiss, Banachek, James Randi, Thomas Donnelly-Grothe, Carrie Poppy, me, and D.J. Grothe.
Last month, I was a part of the music video shoot for Lacey Conner’s new single “The Stranger”. Many of you already know who Lacey is, as she was the frontwoman for Nocturne, a contestant on “Rock of Love”, and the live singer for Lords of Acid on their tour last year (not easy shoes to fill, yet she did a killer job).
This new solo song is more mainstream and pop compared to her previous work, but it’s just as good. She is proving that she’s versatile and I love it when artists can switch things up and still be awesome.
Here is the new video. You will recognize other faces in here, such as Meegs Rascon (We Are The Riot, Coal Chamber), Brent Ashley (Wayne Static/Static-X, Orgy), Aaron Rossi (Ministry), Trevor Frederich (Combichrist), and more.
I think the video turned out well. Director Chad Michael Ward and the rest of the crew did a great job.
I’m part of the audience. You can’t really see me, but I had a really fun time doing it with everyone else there and am excited to be a small part of this video.
Here’s a photo of me on the set between takes at Perish Dignam’s studio:
Megan Mayhem encaged:
Skot Christ (Bassist of Mona Lisa Overdrive) on the fluffy heart seat:
One of Lacey’s fabulous outfits:
Like Lacey on facebook if you haven’t already! Not only will you be updated on her new music, but she also does a lot to help animals and is an all-around nice and awesome person. https://www.facebook.com/LaceyConner.official
Here’s a photo of my friend Scarlett and I at Bar Sinister on 11.12.11.
Bar Sinister is different from any goth club I’ve been to on the East Coast. There’s an outdoor section that’s like a big tent. There’s a stage for bands and other performers. Local bands play there, as well as some national and international artists and I’ve noticed that it’s a diverse mix. I saw Disco Death Rock the night I first moved to Hollywood on November 5th. They are an awesome dubstep group featuring Gingerfish, Tim Jarvis, and Davey Rockit. The following week, I saw some burlesque performers. Two Saturdays after that, my friends went and saw Tina Guo, who is an eclectic cellist.
The inside part of the club has two floors. The downstairs part has a bar and a dance floor with a screen of visuals on the wall and go-go dancers dancing in different parts of the club. Some of these dancers are people you might recognize from other work they’ve done, such as modeling. There’s also a table of handmade jewelry and accessories. I haven’t ventured to the upstairs part yet, but there’s some fetish things happening there. The DJs play everything from your typical, mainstream ‘goth-like’ music, to underground classics, to newer and edgier songs.
All sorts of artists go there to hang out: Rockstars, painters, makeup artists, costume designers, etc. There are some amazing-looking people there. Some of them actually design the costumes in movies and television shows or do the makeup to the stars. I guess that when you go to a club in Hollywood, you will end up mingling with people you wouldn’t meet in Baltimore. Even DC and NYC weren’t quite like this. And then there are people at the club who claim to be psychics and mediums, which I don’t believe in, but it’s just an interesting and diverse mix of creative people there.
Next door to Bar Sinister is Boardner’s. I haven’t been yet, but I believe it is owned or run by the same people as Bar Sinister. From what I’ve heard, it’s a cool club and they also serve food. I plan to check that place out soon.