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San Antonio one set down. Another one to go. I’m tired.
SARS SARS SARS
Been feelin Riva Starr stuff as of late.
Also i’m djing at Aces tonight in Austin gonna bring some basssssss.
Getting informed about this Drug War thats going down in Mexico. Straight assault rifle shootouts and gnarllllly stuff going down just a few minutes south. It’s pretty wild. I like this city a lot though, last time I was here I got my favorite watch from a pawn shop by the venue. It was an incredible big face mickey mouse piece. Then the face fell off and i’ve kept my wrist nude ever since.
Anyways i’m checking out these Dash Snow polaroids and listening to New Edition.
I was rereading Lolita on the plane. This book is so epicly sad and beautiful.
Heres an mp3 following the lolita theme.
Cathy Claret – “Loli-Lolita”
And my homie from the High School days “DJ S.CO” just did this epic fidget mix for WMC check it out.
Kansas Cityyyyy. We’re officially half way across the country.
I <3 The Midwest
Merch Signings so serious
Storms came in and knocked the power out. We had just gotten to a hotel to shower, so it made things very interesting.
Jen got immersed in the Hotel reading area.
A Day to Remember kept the pits moving
Then it was off to Dallas for 4th of July weekend.
Soo everything is getting good and more good and more goodeder. Tonight was really fun, I played bangers for an hour straight got paid and watched tommy and aero smash Thoth in dallas. Real nice spot, good sound, nice people. The club promoters put me up across the st. at the Adolphus. This hotel is ridiculous, so dope. I had an amazing chicken breast/mashed potatoes/iced tea meal. I mean amazing. Room service was on point. I guess this is where queen elizabeth stays when she comes to dallas, I mean they have a picture of her hangin up when u walk in. I just strolled into the lobby at 4:30 am and the people at the concierge said “good morning” some lady had her bags and was going out to the airport gave me the “who is this crackhead walking into this nice hotel” look.
Anyways after I played at thoth Caleb Gauge hit me up ,and him and Klever were at Suite (a BE YOU TI FUL club in dallas) there’s this really ill downstairs area where Matt the owner has his office and a bunch of great designer furniture.
Anyways we’re playing wango tango and i’m so pumped. Lineup is so official. Jonas Bros… lookout theres a new hunky 3some coming to tango.
Also buzzin hit JoJo’s top 9 at 9 today on KIIS… do you understand how insane that is.
Wamp Wamp tomorrow is houston. Hopefully I’ll see Slim Thug.
This was my first SxSW and it was cool cause Totally Radd!! got a couple of fun shows super last minute (Thanks Ana), and we were also able to play some shows there and on the way back (tomorrow).Â Â
Highlights Â include:
+Our new keyboard player Michael Gold joining the band last week, busting his ass learning the licks and absolutely killing it on his first shows with us.
+Superstar treatment at The Mirage and then someone buying crackrock and getting into fights.
+Running into Katy Perry at a BBQ joint early in the day… and then at the same bbq place that night. wat? Plus she likes Dr. Pepper! Sick!
+Only going to parties thrown by people I know in LA filled with pretty much mostly people from LA cause they’re the only parties I could get into without money or a badge.
+Stealing 5 whole bottles of booze on three separate occasions from the same bar over two nights.Â
+Fist fighting with my bandmates during television interviews.
+Biting Rob’s tongue really hard.Â Â
+Getting banned from an un-named club in Austin cause one of my bandmates may or may not have pissed on their floor.
+Alex Greenwald and Cory Nitta being awesome dudes and letting me crash at their places at 5am on Friday and Saturday.
+Sleeping in the back of some pickup truck one night with Anarchy John and some Dewar’s.
+All around poor planning and fun adventures.Â
AND ITS NOT OVER. We play Phoenix tomorrow then I’m finally home. Plus Lucy’s in LA and I’m so ready to hang out with her.Â
Trevor and I have decided it might be a little more entertaining for me to write on here too. I think that may mean he might post less dumb YouTube videos. He will instead have to step up his game to compete with the brilliance that is my everyday and every other day thoughts.
Ladies love Trevor. They are usually 19 and have developed their fashion sense by observing photos on Cobrasnake from the uber-hip fashion nightmare known as Tuesdays at Cinespace. This phenomenon peaked at SXSW. My friend Kurt found it fascinating. He and Trevor discussed it at length. They realized they looked exactly alike. They are both dudes, they both wear t-shirts, they are both black. Kurt tried making the rounds with me as his wingman. We had Kurt act sort of shy and pretend he is a DJ, and not some rapper. We targeted girls wearing glasses with no lenses. We looked for ones struggling to keep wearing their Dim Mak dinosaur print hoodie even through it was 100 degrees. We sought out girls with boysâ€™ underwear on their heads and socks over their shoes praying that it could make them the next Cory Kennedy. We targeted girls that Trevor had already tried to hide in the bathroom from. We had almost given up. We were sitting in the back in the Nylon office feeling defeated. Then some girl walking by stopped and said, â€œWait, arenâ€™t you in Plastic Little?â€ We both perked up. Trevorâ€™s coaching seemed to be working. Everything seemed to be falling into place. Our evening was not a complete wash. Wait actually; thinking back it was definitely a dude.
Trevor (left), strangest dressed 19 year old ever grabbing her crotch (middle), poor Kurt (right)
So my friends it’s been a long strange trip. But not in that weird deadhead kind of way, in that SXSW road trip extravaganza kind of way.
I just got back from partying tonight in Austin and I called it a night pretty early because I gotta handle shit tomorrow at Emo’s.
Anyways this has been one of the craziest road trips of my life. We’ve been eating a lot of mexican food, and hitting a lot of antique/thrift stores from Los Angeles, to Austin.
We left Eagle Rock pretty late, because Rony wanted to get his brakes fixed before we left (we didn’t haha). Then once we got on the road we made a few stops to take some photos in arizona. We did some work for Rony at kinkos in phoenix and I called my internet come real life DJ buddy E-Rock. He was super kind and let us stay at his pad in Tuscon, and when we got up the next morning at 7 am it was on the road again.
We drove through New Mexico (The land of Enchantment – Me and Margot from Keep both love that).
I saw a big teepee and requested we pull the fuck over. We did, rony took some more pictures, cuz that’s what he does. I bought a fanny pack, and fireworks because that’s what I do.
YAAAA NEW MEXICO IS AWESOME
Rony and Julie Taking Pictures (photo by skeet himself, rony’s got nothing on me)
Rony found these Locusts that had gotten burned by some wildfire that was started by some kids lighting off fireworks (not me I promise).
locust and lens
That day were trying to make it out to White Sands, New Mexico and we did. It was incredible. Rony was taking pictures, and drooling like he was in photographer heaven.
He was shooting Julie and Nature so I had to find my own model. Luckily I found this sultry little plastic vixen.
I made him look pretty fierce in the sand.
That’s him and me, we’re freaking cool.
I did some tacky sand shout outs. Hi Velvet Leaf Laura, she had a rough week so I thought i’d give her a shout out. She’s a role model also, high schools all over the country want her to speak to their children.
Rony finally got away from his film camera’s and took a pic of me with the Digi
I took some pictures of Rony and Julie
Then we booked it out of white sands and drove into the night. We got all the way to Van Horn, Texas. Which is pretty far.
We drove through El Paso and ate at Village Inn, Village Inn was like my sunday meal place with the family when I was growing up in Iowa. We would get Village Inn and then go to my grandma’s auction house, so it was cool to eat it again.
Anyways so El Paso’s pretty nut’s because you can see mexico right across the way, and it’s Night and Day compared to America.
I didn’t have any internet friends in Van Horn, so we crashed at some sketchy motel. I took a picture of Julie looking like a trailerpark princess.
Here’s me and Rony in front of our sketchy room.
Here’s me about to blow it up with my M-1000′s from new mexico
That’s also my new mexican fannypack. holler.
In Fort Stockton we had some awful mexican food, and some really good Lemonade. Rony asked for an “Arnold Palmer” and the lady looked at him like he was crazy. It was funny as fuck.
There’s a huge roadrunner in Ft. Stockton
There’s also a lot of Texan Pride.
Not to mention some dirty needles just chillin on the ground.
THIS WAS THE LONGEST POST EVER. I DJ TOMORROW AT EMO’S COME SAY HI!
Fuck I need to sleep.
Also Austin, Texas tomorrow. Myself, Rony Mr. Photobooth himself, and Jules the Photobooth queen leave port for your rock bands.
It’s gonna be an adventure of feivel goes west proportions.