Sitting here now in this bar for hours, while these strange men rent strange flowers. I’ll be picking up your petals in another few hours. In the metal and blood, in the scent and mascara, on a backcloth of lashes and stars. In a flood of your tears, in sackcloth. And ashes and ashes and secondhand passion, and stolen guitars.

There will be more images cast of the video shoot as they come available.


I woke up at 525A Saturday morning to get ready for a cold and messy commute to the Davis Theater for a 8A-10A video shoot for FIRST JASON’s new single “Vorhees is the Name”. The live portion was shot at Liars Club a few weeks ago and now they needed extras in heavy metal gear to play audience members watching the video on a movie screen. Max Bravo came by with an Uber around 730A and we got to the Davis Theater where even in the bad weather some other extras came out to join in the shoot. Ari introduced me to a group that came in a car all the way from Pennsylvania. I got to catch up with my old friend the photographer/drummer extraordinaire Fabian Arroyo. Among the seven bands he plays in FIRST JASON is one of them. It was great to reconnect with him. He shot some pix afterwards as well. 

We did 5 or 6 takes and after the cast  gathered in front of the screen for a group shot and then we all slowly filtered out of the theater. Max and I walked through the slop and had breakfast at Garcia’s home of the finest margaritas I’ve ever tasted. We weren’t drinking this weekend however and enjoyed some wonderful tacos. Just what the doctor ordered. After that I decided to show Max Gene’s Sausage Shop and Delicatessen. He was thrilled that they sold Ox Tail and we would have to go back and make it our last stop. 

Gene’s Sausage Shop and Delicatessen 

After Genes we went to the Dollar Tree so I could buy some cleaning supplies and then we went to Quake Collectibles and talked to the owner and browsed a bit and I picked up a bighead Batgirl figure and put her in my pocket and we hit up Genes one last time. I was happy to see they make both Stuffed Peppers and Cabbage Rolls and will be returning soon to bring some home for a couple big dinners. 

Its rough doing the podcast at night after work but tonight’s show was stellar. We had our first call in and between Rob calling in from Boston and Emily sitting in studio we did 1 hr and 15 min of entertaining talk with no music or musical guests. The list of countries around the world who have listened in the last 48 hours which I read off is mind blowing. THANK YOU

Chicago, IL, United States
Beloit, WI, United States
Florence, Italy
North Hollywood, CA, United States
Cambridge, MA, United States
Kansas City, MO, United States
Dallas, TX, United States
Genova, Italy
Istanbul, Turkey
Alger, MI, United States
Tranent, United Kingdom
El Prat De Llobregat, Spain
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Oswego, IL, United States
Kempten, Germany
Stuttgart, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Highland, IL, United States
Aurora, IL, United States
Cary, IL, United States
San Francisco, CA, United States
Mugla, Turkey
Kolkata, India
Sundebru, Norway
Ontario, CA, United States
Herford, Germany
Chatswood, Australia
Hudson, NH, United States
Algeciras, Spain
Rize, Turkey
Sterling Heights, MI, United States
Pensacola, FL, United States

Emily posing with me and the newly dry mounted Roxy Music poster from 1982 that my brother gifted me for my birthday

Emily brought me 4 Big Buford’s from Checkers in Bradley IL

And now it’s at home

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