The sun must never touch your skin...
Sunday, February 17, 2008
8:15AM - new post to PRT
Just writing to announce that there was a major new post to the Punk Rock Traveler made this weekend. I will make smaller updates later...
I've also added photos to older posts, now that I figured out how to do so. I created a yahoogroups mailing list as well, which can be joined here:
In other news, I went to see Siouxsie last night and I must say she looks amazing. I will check later to see if any of my photos turned out (since I was officially "press" I managed to get my camera in) and post them.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I was in Grenoble, France visiting what will soon be my new home and destroying all manner of things with my friends (and one of my favorite groups) Varsovie. We decided, in the midst of a drunken stupor, to fuck around with the song Anarchy in the UK by The Sex Pistols. Of course, I changed the lyrics a bit to suit me, it's now Anarchy in the USA of course, and I took the liberty to change the last verse to be about the wire-tapping/citizen spying program that the Bush administration is taking the heat for currently:
Is this the CIA? or is this the FISA? or is the NSA? I thought it was the U.S.A. and not some other country....
Use google if you don't know what these acronyms stand for...ha.
And then the camera crews showed up to capture all our nonsense for prosterity:
Check out Varsovie here:
ps. special factoid, we hadn't actually practiced this song together at all before recording this...lol.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Check out the first full length post on my new blog for the ecclectic traveler, "The Punk Rock Traveler" on blogger.com. I've decided to write a little bit about one of my favorite places on the planet, Bali. I've broken it up into regions so the most recent post deals with Kuta/Denpasar/Legian surrounds. Do they have punk bars in Bali? How to obtain affordable tattoos and peircings? Where can I find excellent vegetarian nosh? these questions and more are answered.
Check it out here:
So I realise that a lot of you read my blog when i was in Bali on my trips but this is a little more concise with exact information minus my experiences...in other words, it's different...
Also you can join my mailing list to hear right away when I post a new blog. Just send an email to email@example.com with "PRT list" in the subject and maybe "add me" in the text portion and I'll add you right away.
Thanks to everyone who offered encouragement about this blog, I hope you all enjoy it.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Just wanted to invite you to check out my new pet-project blog, The Punk-Rock Traveler. Some of you know that I aspire to be a travel writer, however, given my avant-garde approach to travel, I've found it somewhat more difficult to find a venue to submit my meanderings. I've also noted that it's relatively difficult for free-thinking socially conscious travelers to find good information in one place. So I decided to do something about it. I'm really excited about giving this a go and I hope you'll check it out from time to time:
Well, have at it if you care to. There's not much more than an intro at the moment, but I promise to update regularly with all sorts of BS.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
8:46PM - thank you
I was quite overwhelmed by the amount of responses to the disbanding of Scarlet's Remains. I was literally inundated with comments, emails, etc both here and on my myspace. Sorry for not responding individually but I wanted to let you all know how much your words meant to me. It's hard some times when you're in a band and you don't really realise how much what you're doing means to other people. Especially when you're not a well-paid rockstar, with screaming fans waiting outside your hotel room, etc. I am content knowing that what we did touched other people's lives, gave them some enjoyment, struck a chord of communication.
Tony has posted on the myspace band page that this is not the end and it is not. We have parted on amicable terms. We all have plans for other projects. Tony is starting a new project currently. Marzia will continue with Deadfly Ensemble. Steve is going to do some shows with Rubella Ballet. I have plans for several exciting guest vocal recordings, although I will take the next several months off of permanent musical commitments to focus on my writing career. Most of you know by now that I am moving to France in the new year. I have already written a lot of songs and have plans to form a band once I am in my new location. These songs are a lot different from Scarlet's Remains, but I'll always be who I am and maybe some of you will like them as well, who knows? I'll keep posting what all of us are doing, as I become informed of it, on the Scarlet's Remains yahoogroup and my blogs. I'm looking forward to new beginnings while honoring the past.
Thank you, all of you, for your support.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
7:41PM - I know it's over
The members of Scarlet's Remains regret to announce that we have effectively disbanded. We want to thank everyone past and present who has offered their support and we are really lucky to have met so many wonderful people over the past few years.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
6:40AM - tour photos
I posted most of my tour photos on my myspace page:
Monday, June 11, 2007
Three new songs, just added to our Myspace profile. Just a taste of what's in store!
Saturday, June 9, 2007
8:39PM - The Palest Grey
The Palest Grey
It's been a crazy few months for us, wrapping up production on the sophomore album, planning a European tour, rehearsals, photoshoots…but we promise that the fruits of this period of creation and careful plotting will be well worth the wait!
We're pleased to announce that the album is complete! Titled "The Palest Grey", it has been effectively shipped off to Dark Dimensions with whom we've negotiated the contract for European distribution. We are currently hunting for US distribution. The album will be made available digitally soon. It should also be noted that the self titled Scarlet's Remains debut is now available on iTunes and eMusic. As a special treat we're including the track listing below:
1. The Magician 2. The Mystical East 3.A Desperate Action 4.Reunion 5.Children Write on Missiles 6. Bitter Cold in a Dry Season 7. Anatomie der Selbstzerstörung 8.Wholesale Murder 9.The Sacrifice 10.The Palest Grey 11. Spin 12. Saturated Earth
Please check out the myspace main page www.myspace.com/scarletsremains for the European tour dates. We are hoping to add more shows as they are confirmed, so do check back. We depart from the US on July 4th (couldn't think of a more fitting day) and will be playing Germany, England, Belgium, Italy, completing the tour at the Dark Omen Festival in France. We are really looking forward to seeing all of you at these shows!
So…stay tuned! There's certainly more to come!
Friday, June 8, 2007
6:08PM - holy crap this is FUNNY
considering my unreasonable obsession with Adam Ant, this is quite possibly one of the funniest parodies I've ever seen!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
2:14PM - Runyon Canyon
Anyone care to join me, in full regalia, for a jaunt to Runyon Canyon in Hollywood on Monday (Memorial Day) and lend me a hand with some photos? I sure would appreciate it. It's for an alternative travel article that I'm writing. I will love you forever. (ps. this is where Rozz's ashes are scattered)
Friday, May 18, 2007
11:34PM - Scarlet's Remains tour
These are the dates that are totally confirmed at this point and for which we have complete information. More dates will be added shortly. We are also seeking more dates. For information on booking please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Jul 7 2007
OJC Kompas Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Jul 10 2007
Purple Turtle Camden, London
Jul 13 2007
Misery of Sound, West Coast Rock Cafe Blackpool, Lancashire
Jul 14 2007
Dead Bat Dance, Victor Jara, Victors Garten e.V. Leipzig
Jul 18 2007
Jul 21 2007
DARK OMEN Festival Paris
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
6:16PM - repost
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5:54PM - Pog mo thoin
So I have begun Irish language and dance lessons once per week, which is just excellent because I haven't had the benefit of either in more than 7 years. :) I can't even begin to explain how happy this makes me. However, I was highly insulted by the group of rowdy college students who came to dance class this week and didn't take it at all seriously (not that one must take irish dance that seriously, hardly! but DO TRY to do the dance!!!!). In fact, one of them answered their cell phone in the middle of the Haymaker's Jig and fucked up the whole flow. grrr....
I went to the French film Festival COL COA (City of Lights, City of Angels) this weekend and was overjoyed. I saw Michou D'Auber which was absolutely amazing despite the presence of Gerard Depardieu. I actually think it may have been his best acting to date, though. The story is of an Algerian-French boy who is placed in foster care with a French couple in the country just as Algeria is about to gain her independence from the French and tensions are high. The family tries to fake the community into believing that he is Catholic and from the mountains. Both hilarious and touching, I laughed uproariously multiple times and the ending left me in tears. The Q&A with the director, Thomas Gilou was awesome, no thanks to the terrible translator...I was thankful to understand nearly everything he said without her "help". The native speakers (and even myself by the end) were shouting at her with corrections and insults, she was THAT bad. But I highly recommend this movie, it instantly made it into my top 5 movies of all time. Then Sunday I saw a series of delicious short films and did NOT win a free trip to Paris, much to my dismay.
Earlier in the week I enjoyed the presence of the Drop Dead Crew and Mikey for a night at the Goethe Institute Los Angeles for a screening of short art films which included a clip from Der Plan. This was also a lovely gathering, I was however, dismayed at how many people actually showed for it.
So...in the past 7 days...Germany, France, Ireland. My kind of week!
11:47AM - Scarlet's Remains on iTunes
Scarlet's Remain's first album is available on iTunes in the US now. And we promise that we'll soon be restocking CDBaby.com with our CDs....as soon as possible anyway. We're waiting to get them in stock ourselves!
2nd album is wrapping up nicely. Those of you going to WGT might want to check out the WGT compilation, on which a new, never before released Scarlet's Remains track will be featured. You will also get a sneak peak of the cover inside of the comp.
And I know I'm very late, but thank you to all of you who made Wake the Dead our favorite show ever. We had such a great time, the crowd was excellent as were our fellow bands. It was run very professionally and we can only hope for more killer events like this in the LA area.
Here's some slides of my experience of it anyway:
Note: click on the slide show to view the descriptions. Most photos taken by myself, with exception of course of the photos taken of SR on stage which were taken by the lovely Myriam Galvin. (Bari's wife)
And you can see 38 seconds of us performing here:
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Normally I hate Will Ferrel but this is incredibly funny.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
11:06PM - RIP Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
One of my favorite authors died today. How many laughs did he give me? He's priceless.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Just a brief announcement:
Scarlet's Remains is currently seeking dates in Europe for a July 2007 tour in support of a soon to be released 2nd album. If you are a promoter and interested in having us, please contact Tony Havoc at email@example.com
Monday, March 5, 2007
Just wanted to inform you that in addition to Red Zone, the punk rock shoe stores in Los Angeles and Burbank, you can now purchase tickets for the Wake the Dead Festival at Headline Records at 7706 Melrose LA CA (323) 655-2125. The tix can also be purchased directly from Tony X or Eric Dead if you see them at a club...
Sunday, March 4, 2007
Sorry it's been a while but the latest installment of Scarlet's Remains news should be fairly action packed…well it's been action packed for us anyway. Not in a ninjas flying out at you from all directions kind of way, but still.
First of all, as some of you have picked up on, we have recently welcomed Marzia Rangel into the fold on bass duties. Marzia has contributed her talents (on both bass and cello) to such bands as Kastle Greyskull, Deadfly Ensemble, and Monica Richards. Marzia has joined us in the studio for the finishing up of the new album and also will join us onstage in April 7th, 2007 for the Wake the Dead Festival in Los Angeles…which is a great segway into the next bit of news…
Scarlet's Remains will play the Wake the Dead Festival on above said date along with the likes of Ausgang, Cinema Strange, Tragic Black, Burning Image, and Pins & Needles. There's also a gang of fun DJs in store between bands and there are also vendors involved (ourselves included). We are excited about this show and from the sounds of it, it's going to be an excellent night. Doors open very early and tickets are quite certain to sell out so please be kind and buy in advance. This venue is also not very large so if you don't get there extremely early or get tix in advance, don't say I didn't warn you. (Doors are at 6pm, so no, you're not early if you get there at 10 like any other club night in LA!) Tickets are available at Red Zone stores in Burbank and Los Angeles and at Club Wolfpak. We'll also have a special treat for you at this show: We'll be debuting songs off of the new LP, so do come and be the first to hear the new material.
The new album is in its mixing phase at this point and it won't be long before we'll let some of the track listing be known. We're really looking forward to offering a sampling of the tracks via MySpace in the not so distant future as well.
Hope to see you in April!
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