I hope that you all enjoyed my pictures from Siren Fest. I went with my friend Kristin and we had a great time, we got to see Elvis Perkins, Dr. Dog and the band that followed Elvis and the Dearland boys, The Detroit Cobras. This band has a total kick ass female lead singer who has got a great down and dirty rock and roll voice and she looks like the love child of Joe Strummer from the Clash and Jayne Mansfield! There music is garage rock that sounds like it could have been made in 1967, it is so good and rockin'!! Albeit Kris and I heard one song by Dr. Dog and we were very impressed with what we heard.
As I've been going on about over the last couple of months "Ash Wednesday" is my favorite album this year and Elvis and the boys in his backing band Dearland didn't disappoint at Siren Fest they totally kicked it!! And I got to meet Elvis and the Dearland boys and they were all very nice!!
We got there fairly early and so we had to sit out on the beach ride the rides, the cyclone five times and the Wonder Wheel five times, yes I turn into a ten year old at amusement parks, I love amusement park rides! So after the Detroit Cobras, Dr. Dog and chatting with Elvis and the boys, we were just about done for the day. I was sorry that I missed M.I.A. and the New York Dolls but by that time I was in the sun way too long and had to get back into Manhattan for the GNYC Show that evening.
Onto the next topic!
I'm sure all of you have read and heard that Lindsay Lohan was busted out in LA on monday morning for DUI and possession of coke. I honestly feel bad for this girl, it's obvious this girl is very sick and what is really sad to me is there seems to be no one in her family or in her inner circle of friends that can give her a reality check and get her the help she so needs, everyone seems more concerned with talking to the press rather then they do with poor Lindsay!! Her mother is the stage mother from hell who seems to be living vicariously through her daughter and her father just seems like a serious wacko, who also seems to be living off his daughter's fame.
Over the last couple of days the mother has issued about ten statements about the incident, the father has been on every talk show and the thirteen year old sister sent an email to some entertainment journalist talking about the incident and calling the father a liar! And the mom is in total denial she had some "family spokesperson" issue a statement saying Lindsay wasn't wearing her own pants and so therefore the coke wasn't hers and Lindsay herself emailed ET or one of those other entertainment shows saying the same thing. You'd think if any of these people really cared about her and her career and if her PR person was smart they would issue one statement saying "This is a private family matter and we'd appreciate it if the press would keep their distance at this time" or something along those lines.
She and I both grew up on the South Shore of Long Island, she a few towns over from where I grew up and her mother and younger siblings still live in that same town. And it seems like she comes from a highly dysfunctional family one of her uncle's was arrested a few years ago for filing false 9/11 claims and another one was arrested for assault.
Lindsay is a beautiful and talented girl, I hope that she is able to get the help that she needs and get everything together before it's too late!
Well this next post is a warning to all the ladies of New York, especially to the ladies who live in the LES and East Village area. I usually hate posting posts like this cause I don't like scaring people, but when I heard about this and I thought of how many times I have walked home alone after midnight, I got scared shitless. There is a sick fuck who is still at large going around the EV and LES areas attacking women as they walk home alone late at night. The last attack happened a week ago today and it happened on E.9th and 2nd literally right next to Vaselka. Try and walk home with friends or if you have to walk home alone and if it's steps from your house have your cell phone and keys out!! The link below is from last weeks NY Daily News detailing this guys MO and it also has a police drawing of the attacker.
And here is the link for the Detroit Cobra's myspace page: