Quentin, why?

BY Laurie in General

The gossip around here today is 1. why is Quentin Tarantino remaking "Faster Pussycat, Kill Kill?" Thats like remaking Citizen Kane! And to make matters worse, (2) he's casting Britney Spears as Varla? WTF? Cmon, I know its hard to find actresses in Hollywood who actually have tits and ladylike curves, but puhleese. Russ Meyer is probably rolling over in his porn filled grave as we speak. Emily would cast Chynna Doll, but I don't know, she looks like a ... Read More

Dolly's quote of the day

BY Laurie in General

Our favorite busty gal was sticking up for Britney and Lindsay at her concert in Los Angels last night, in a show of solidarity for the tabloid twosome,  Parton was quoted as saying,  “Poor little Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. Ain't it awful? If those little girls slept with as many men as they say in the tabloids, why their little butts would have more fingerprints than the FBI!" and "I kinda feel sorry for them. We should give those ... Read More

Where do we go now?

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

I know it's not nice to make fun of old people, lord knows we're all gonna be there sooner than we like to admit, but I feel the need to call out Axl here. Corn rows? cmon. The bicycle shorts were bad enough in 1989,  but you are white. Stop this silliness. Oh, and apparently there is a partially leaked new Guns and Roses album floating around, with only the one original member who has not been kicked out yet, Axl Rose himself. Read all about it here on ... Read More
  Me and my boo Michael decided to take a trip down memory lane last night to check out the Butthole Surfers reunion show at Webster Hall. The audience was full of “mature” punk rockers, mostly over 40, former East Village degenerates, now sober. Everything was going smoothly, us olds were rocking out to the band, (who were supported by some of the School of Rock teenagers), they had the vintage weird and  twisted films projected on stage ... Read More

Natasha Schneider

BY Laurie in Music Stuff

I was very sad to hear of the passing of Natasha Schneider, the Russian born singer and musician from the band Eleven. I was lucky to meet her once at a photoshoot a few years ago, while she was on tour with Queens of the Stone Age. She died of cancer on July 2nd. Friends of Natasha's,  QOTSA, PJ Harvey, Jack Black + Kyle Gass, Matt Cameron, Brody Dalle, Jesse Hughes, Billy F. Gibbons, Chris Goss, and Alain Johannes will be performing on Aug 16th in LA at the ... Read More

Nico 1938-1988

BY Laurie in General

 20 years ago today, while working at CMJ’s predecessor, the New Music Seminar, the former proprietor of lower east side watering holes, Beauty Bar, Barmacy and No Tell Motel, Deb Parker, casually remarked during lunch “I think Nico just died”. Silence. I stopped in mid chew and a chill went down my spine. “Nico?” I gulped, ‘Really?” I couldn’t believe it. That evening The New York Times ran an obituary on her ... Read More

No Guts No Glory

BY Laurie in Crafty

       OK, but I get alot of mail everyday, some of it fun (cds, photography and illustration promos) some not so fun (bills!) and every now and then some random cool shit that I just have to share. Today I recieved a hand made linocut poster and silkscreened neckerchef (or neckerchin as debbie likes to call em) from a gal named Tamara, her company is called No Guts No Glory and she is based in Brooklyn. This particular scarf had ... Read More

Bloody Head Fairy

BY Laurie in General

  Does anyone remember the Bloody Head Fairy from Ren and Stimpy? (god I loved that show). Anyway, I was reminded of my favorite aka for having ones period, as yesterday I braved one of those period cup holder things for the first (and last) time. The nice folks at Instead sent us a box of these disposable diaphragm looking contraptions, so I tried it and it defintiely did not work for me. There was leakage, and when I pulled it out, basically, a blood ... Read More
So I was listening to my favorite radio station this weekend, WFMU.ORG, and Michael Shelly had a fascinating interview with the notoriously crochety Kim Fowley. You can download the archive here, its pretty awesome. Anyway, Mr. Fowley, who was a prolific writer and producer from the 60's onward (he produced everybody, from Kiss to Jonahtan Richman, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper and the Plastic Ono Band–but is perhaps most famous for being instrumental in ... Read More

I Love Kathy Griffin

BY Laurie in Boob Tube

  Did any one catch My Life on the D List last night? It was hilarious as usual, and she was a great presenter on the Bravo Awards. It took me awhile to get with Kathy, I remember when she was getting all that plastic surgery and it kind of creeped me out. But luckily I'm over it. Whether she's telling Jesus to "Suck It' or making fun of Oprah, she's always ... Read More