5/2/09 - Back Again  

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My ass has officially adhered to a Virgin American airline seat. This April I managed South Beach, NYC, Vegas, NYC, LA, NYC, upstate, NYC... and now this week I may have to make an emergency run to Philly for a impromptu photo shoot with my hero, Philip Warner (Lithium Picnic).

RULE: If you are going to be flying transcontinental twice a week... splurge for the fancy plane. And be sure to apply for frequent flyer miles before you start traveling.

Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender was a blast! Check out the MySpace Photo Album for pictures of me and my crew, the Pin Up Angels (who I had the honor to sponsor at the event). Partying for a grand five days at The Orleans hotel and casino, I only vended one day to test the (very pricey) waters. Despite being in the desert, it managed to sprinkle a little rain on the outdoor Vintage Car Show, but in the end it was definitely worth it - RockLove will absolutely have a booth annually at Viva!

RULE: When going to Vegas for a week, expect to loose at least 4 years of your life to second hand cigarette smoke. Everyone smokes EVERYWHERE, be it in your "non smoking" room, the restaurants, the casino floor, the pubs, even the bathrooms. Wash all your clothing twice upon return to the real world.

RULE: Free drinks while gambling also decrease life span but make up for the fact that your hair perpetually smells like an ashtray. I started with $20, left with $10, but got about $100 of free drinks out of it.

The very generous Spooky Dan and Tammy allowed me to crash at their place in Los Angeles as I sponsored the
Fangoria Horror Show. Despite the event not having the turn out I expected, I had a blast running with their group of friends... Enjoyed the VIP red carpet movie premier of 'Laid to Rest' along with the posh afterparty, and great nights of hot tubbing while projecting 90's horror flicks on the wall. Whereas I don't plan to vend Fangoria in the future (it's just a bit too small and not quite the right niche), I have been convinced finally to do San Diego and NYC's Comic Cons next year. Too bad I'll miss SD's in July... but if I plan any more plane flights, I think the boyfriend is going to kill me! I've got LA again in June for Ink-N-Iron!

My personal favorite photo from Fango Con - With Bill Shafer, the owner of Hyaena Gallery in Burbank, and a 1496 Albrech
t DΓΌrer. Yes I geeked, and since no one else seemed to apprecaite the rarity of this work, my Christian Medieval Art degree came out and I started giving history lessons to anyone who would listen.

The Springfest in upstate Nyack was a success despite being about 100 degree weather. Granted now that I'm back in town, there is forecasted rain for the next week.

RULE: If you are going to live like a rockstar, make sure you don't have a real job, because otherwise you have a million orders and about 200 customer emails that need attending when you return home. Not to mention laundry, housecleaning, and bills to pay.

Back to work for me - check out the website, I'm in the process of posting new collaborative pieces with my partners TORCH SONG METALS and JUNGLE TRIBE. So far I've added leather cuffs and stud earrings. Thank goodness I'll be home for the month, I have a lot of new pieces to finish and release! Great to be back!

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You crack me up!

May 8, 2009 at 8:27 AM

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