Raising the Dead – Murder and the Mosh Pit

Just a quick note to say we (myself, MaryJBlog, and Chazz Byron are attempting to resuscitate "Murder and the Mosh Pit", our collaborative glam-punk-noir-police-procedural-murder-mystery. I posted a new entry a couple of days ago, hopefully more to come soon! (Disclaimer: our fictional band, The Sparkling Douchebags, is not based on any one band.) Photo below is … Continue reading Raising the Dead – Murder and the Mosh Pit

NaNoWriMo – Day 3

So here we are, well underway with NaNoWriMo 2011. I'm ahead on word count and pathologically hell-bent on staying that way. We know one day at least is a complete loss (Thanksgiving Day), so I have to make up one full day (1667 words) squeezed in elsewhere. I got off to a screaming start, clocking … Continue reading NaNoWriMo – Day 3

Here We Go Again…

Little bit of a hodge-podge, music and Tarot. So, I was trolling EBay, looking at Tarot decks (whistles innocently, looking skyward) -- ok YES I fell off the wagon -- and saw a package deal I couldn't pass up consisting of two decks, a book and what was touted as a rose quartz stone. One … Continue reading Here We Go Again…

This Devil Can’t Even Spell Prada

More stories from the Zone (aka my office). Most of you are familiar with the cast of characters in my department, and my direct manager popularly known as HMFIC. Today just reinforced why I hate this man so much. When I first started working for him, he made a big deal of not having me … Continue reading This Devil Can’t Even Spell Prada

The Score Presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

For all the Harry Potter and film music fans out there, my fav radio program EVER, The Score, on AllClassical.org is going to give us a sneak preview of the soundtrack to the new HP film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" today at 2:00PM PST. (if you need a time zone converter, go here.) … Continue reading The Score Presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Let's have a song, shall we? This is a band out of Brighton, England called Rubylux: Wonderful voice, the lead singer is Rob Humphreys (I think I was follower #100 for Rob on Twitter), in the hat is Clark Coslett-Hughes (bassist), on keyboards is Adam Harris, and on drums is Mike Hall. If you enjoyed … Continue reading Rubylux

John Snow

Ah, me and my music. You know how I love music for inspiration, and although I'm generally more of a metal-head, I've been geeking out on a new band from Norway called John Snow. I just love this acoustic version of their song "Far Wild Isle." Petter has a great, clear voice, not all singers … Continue reading John Snow

AFI at the Roseland

I took the day off from work today, in anticipation of really needing it. Last night I went to the AFI concert at The Roseland in Portland. For those unfamiliar with them, they're a punk/alternative band. It was just fantastic, one of the highest energy bands I have ever seen. Hunter, the bass player, and … Continue reading AFI at the Roseland