Thursday, September 09, 2010

Sadie Has Been Found!

UPDATE: Sadie has been found and is now back at home with Cari! Thank you to Raul and his dog Hyena. Hyena befriended Sadie and brought her back to Raul's cabinet factory where she lived and was cared for this past month. Raul saw one of their posters and called Cari. Sadie was missing for six weeks in Brooklyn. This is truly a happy ending!

New Yorkers: Please Help Us Find Sadie!
My friend Cathie Bleck's daughter has lost her dog in Brooklyn. Cathie explains what happened in an email below. I cannot imagine how hard it would be to deal with this if it was my lost dog. Please be on the lookout for Sadie. She was lost in the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn. She is an Australian Cattle dog, 50 lbs. There is a reward.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Molly Crabapple Interviews Me For China Shop

I love China Shop's slogan. YOU BREAK IT, YOU BUY IT.

When I first met Cynthia von Buhler, I was topless and covered in white paint. As a cash strapped nineteen-year-old, I stumbled upon her ad on Craigslist hunting for human statues, and soon I was posing as Pauline Borghese at the most debauched absinthe ball of my life. In many ways, Cynthia von Buhler could be credited as setting me down the road of Professional Naked.

Raven haired von Buhler has had a career so broad, and glamorous, as to defy description. While von Buhler is best known as an award winning fine artist and illustrator, she has also danced in music videos as Bettie Page, ran experimental record labels, run galleries, and sold pieces of herself (literally) in a fine art vending machine that has toured the globe. Most recently, she’s been hard at work doing the art for Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley’s “Evelyn Evelyn” book project, as well as focusing on her own children’s book series “Who Will Bell the Cats?”

Von Buhler was kind enough to share insights on technique, career diversity, and how she came to live in a castle.
-Molly Crabapple

The article on China Shop can be found HERE.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Death of Capitol Records - Their Hollywood Tower Is Up For Sale

Countess was my one year project about the major label music industry. In the late nineties I formed and managed a band called Splashdown, and got them signed to Capitol Records. Please note: I was not the singer of Splashdown, I was the "singer" for Countess. Splashdown were amazing. We toured with The Lilith Fair and the band wrote songs for Titan A.E. and the TV show Charmed. Download the Blueshift album for free HERE. You will LOVE them. Oddly enough, my Countess CD and project was funded by MCA Records through a demo deal. It's interesting seeing this video again now as the major label record industry is dying a slow and painful death. The Capitol Records tower mentioned in this album and in the CD artwork is now up for SALE. We practically lived on the top floor for a year while we were embroiled in our label nightmare. I'm very happy to see that tower fall.

A Countess video featuring live footage from The Paradise in Boston:

And here are some fan posted YouTube "videos" for Splashdown: