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Trade Music & Mingle Parte’

In Uncategorized on April 29, 2010 at 11:06 pm

4-29-10  LL’s LIST

As of late I have been receiving welcomed twinges of the creative flow…yes I was blocked for a while and an injury didn’t help before either…so even though I thoroughly enjoy going out, I’m so ready for some creative processes in the studio!  Even though I’ve been hanging out one on one with friends and in groups, I can’t wait to trade ideas and work on new things!  It’s an exciting time!  What I notice is when not in full on “go” mode, I still manage to incorporate creative twists in daily living.  Creative new recipes, making invites to meetup and socialize, or the way I multitask to accomplish more, heck even this blog, keeps me going!  So the latest thing I’ve been thinking about is a dinner party but with a twist…..bring 5 or so copies of music you’d like to share (albums)….and voila, a music & mingle trade party….sounds like a blast to me!  Yes, you can use this idea of course, but do please send an invite my way, that’d be way cool.   How do you incorporate creative differences in your daily life?  Don’t blame unhappiness on others…a west coast friend recently said to me, “wherever you go, there you are!”  Hope to see ya out n about, send me your dates toooo!  Keep supporting local musicians, artisans and organic farmers! Sincerely, ~LL~

4/28 Alcest @ Café 9, New Haven

4/29 St. Bernadette @ Sub Rosa, Danbury

4/29 Antigone Rising @Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT

4/29 Hillbilly Happy Hour @ Café 9, New Haven 5-8 pm

4/29 Swanky Panky @The Blue Pearl, New Haven this is the last one!!!

4/30 Planeside with Pearl and Scott Ian of Anthrax @ Seaside Tavern, Stamford

5/1 Fleamarket/Tag Sale Day! & live acoustic music! @ The Space, Hamden

5/1 Murder by Death @ Café 9, New Haven

5/1 PVRD Double Header, Holyoke, MA

5/1 Rockabilly Rumble @ Snapper McGees, Kingston, NY

5/1 Ulteria (Wear a uniform!) @ Partners, New Haven

5/1 Steampunk Peep Show @ Public Assembly, Brooklyn

5/2 Earthstock! @ Tunxis Community College, Farmington

5/2 Four Barrel Billy & The Throttles 2 pm @ Café 9, New Haven

5/4 Sci Fi Burlesque@ Public Assembly, Brooklyn

5/5 Wesleyan Farmers Market 11-2 pm @ Usdan University Center, Middletown

5/7 The Gas House Gorillas @ Two Boots, Bpt.

5/7  Deadbolt w/ Sasquatch & The Sickabillys @ Club Hell, Providence

5/8 Wesleyan Potters Spring Sale, Middletown

5/8 Spring Heeled Jack @ Toads Place, New Haven

5/8 CT Rollergirls Bout! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT

5/8 Angry Johnny & The Killbillies@Two Boots, Bridgeport

5/14-16 Steampunk Fest in New Jersey

5/15 Sasquatch & The Sickabilly’s @ Geno’s, Portland, ME

5/16 Red Light Burlesque, rockabillyrita vends too! @ Jokers Wild, New Haven

5/19 Wesleyan Farmers Market 11-2 pm@ Usdan University Center, Middletown

5/20 Creative Cocktail Hour @ Real Art Ways, Hartford

5/22 Reverend Horton Heat @ Mohegan Sun

5/22 Mike Mcloughlin & The Jersy Cropdusters@Two Boots, Bpt.

5/22 3rd Annual 100% Kulture Show @ Ralphs, Worcester, MA

5/29 Clearlight Industries @ Rudy’s, New Haven

5/29-31 Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

6/1 Terrible Things, Anberlin @ Toads Place, New Haven

6/4 www.MisterTengu.com Art Opening Reception @ The Funky Monkey, Cheshire

6/5 IDEAT Village Fundraiser, New Haven

6/5 Sixgun Republic @ Roses’ Backstage, Groton

6/5 CT Rollergirls Bout! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT

6/12 Rumble in the Country, Terryville

6/17 Creative Cocktail Hour @ Real Art Ways, Hartford

6/18 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Daniel Street, Milford

6/19 MODS vs. Rockers @ Hartford Vespa, Plainville, CT

6/22 Ulteria Special Appearances Night @ Partners, New Haven

6/22 Baroness & Mastodon @ Webster Theatre, Hartford

7/10 Murdercycles Hot Rod Riot, Ellington

7/16 Rebel Night @ The Warsaw, Brooklyn

7/29 Los Straitjackets@Cafe 9, New Haven

7/31 Social Distortion @ The Webster Theatre, Hartford

9/3-6 Coney Island Fest

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4/22/10 “Punk Rawk Jam Drum Circle?”

In Uncategorized on April 23, 2010 at 12:01 am

4/22/10 “Punk Rawk Jam Drum Circle?”

It sounds cornball but I’ve lived my life pretty darn true to myself and to others. I don’t have many reasons to lie unless there’s a surprise party I’m not supposed to mention, ha ha. I wouldn’t expect any less from others, so sometimes things can be missed. Recent events of meeting new friends has me teetering in different directions….I think I’m beginning to really like people again, but don’t tell anyone….cuz I’m so not ready for another heart injury, thank you very much. I plan to stay independent of romance because I’m a monogamous girl and there’s not too much of that out there from what I see and hear, ugh. People need to express what they want, ask for what they don’t get…that’s how I roll….I don’t want to end up with the sacrifice that should have been the compromise. I’ve compromised too much already soooo I’m looking forward to creative crafty nights and cooking for musician friends jammin’ away in the living room or studio and syncing up ideas with others for the better. I want my energy in something else, something bigger like events, planning, creating, befriending and building something better. And there is soo much to do….for example I totally miss camping…oh god…I’m so going camping this summer….anyone know of some good spots where we can have an impromptu pot and pan punk rock jam circle? I hope to see you out n about soon, send me your dates! Keep supporting local musicians, artisans and organic farmers! xo ~LL~

P.S. The Connecticut magazine, “The Breakdown” is seeking new writers and input….please contact them on Facebook. 😉

4/22 Hillbilly Happy Hour @ Café 9, New Haven
4/22 Taj Motel Trio @ Café 9, New Haven
4/22 Swanky Panky @ The Blue Pearl, New Haven
4/23 Soul Merchants @ Café 9, New Haven
4/23 Rockabilly Bash/Katies Bday including Soul Reapin III, The Arkhams @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/24 Midnight Monster Hop @ OTTO’s, NYC
4/24 Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/24 Johnny Carlevale & Amy Rose @Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA
4/24-25th FADGE FEST (Feminism, Autonomy, Diversity & Gender Expression) @ Charter Oak Cult. Center, Htfd.
4/24-25th Meriden DAFFODIL Festival, Hubbard Park
4/25 Brunchabilly @The Blue Pearl, New Haven
4/25 EARTHSTOCK Festival (all day-lots of vendors) @Tunxis Community College, Farmington
4/27 American Speedway @Ralphs Diner, Worcester
4/28 Alcest @ Café 9, New Haven
4/29 Antigone Rising @Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
4/29 Hillbilly Happy Hour 5-8 @ Café 9, Newhaven
4/29 Swanky Panky @The Blue Pearl, New Haven
5/1 Fleamarket/Tag Sale Day! @ The Space, Hamden
5/1 Rockabilly Rumble @ Snapper McGees, Kingston, NY
5/7 Deadbolt w/ Sasquatch & The Sickabillys @ Club Hell, Providence
5/8 Wesleyan Potters Spring Sale, Middletown
5/8 Spring Heeled Jack @ Toads Place, New Haven
5/8 CT Rollergirls Bout! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT
5/8 Angry Johnny & The Killbillies@Two Boots, Bridgeport
5/15 Sasquatch & The Sickabilly’s @ Geno’s, Portland, ME
5/16 Red Light Burlesque, rockabillyrita vends too! @ Jokers Wild, New Haven
5/20 Creative Cocktail Hour @ Real Art Ways, Hartford
5/22 Reverend Horton Heat @ Mohegan Sun
5/22 3rd Annual 100% Kulture Show @ Ralphs, Worcester, MA
5/24 Real Art Ways & Redscroll Records presents the documentary “Until the Light Takes Us” with Live music!
5/23 Burlesque @Joker’s Wild, New Haven
5/29 Clearlight Industries @ Rudy’s, New Haven
5/29-31 Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
6/4 http://www.MisterTengu.com Art Opening Reception @ The Funky Monkey, Cheshire
6/5 IDEAT Village Fundraiser, New Haven
6/5 Sixgun Republic @ Roses’ Backstage, Groton
6/5 CT Rollergirls Bout! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT
6/12 Rumble in the Country, Terryville
6/18 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Daniel Street, Milford
6/22 Ulteria Special Appearances Night @ Partners, New Haven
6/22 Baroness & Mastodon @ Webster Theatre, Hartford
7/10 Murdercycles Hot Rod Riot, Ellington
7/16 Rebel Night @ The Warsaw, Brooklyn
7/29 Los Straitjackets@Cafe 9, New Haven
7/31 Social Distortion @ The Webster Theatre, Hartford
9/3-6 Coney Island Fest
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“Cautious, Positive Vibes”

In Uncategorized on April 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm

4/8/10
Have you ever been around a person or people that can be septic? I bring this up because of an awesome trip I just had in NYC. I went with a friend that I trust and respect, so that began the day very positively. We met up with another friend of hers before we went into the Jimmy Fallon taping….the musical guest was Dr. Dog. Great band and really positive, cool people too boot! We got to hang with them later too. I have to say the show was fun, then we went to see them again at the Apple store. Not only were we viewing them off side of the stage, but later an invite to their hotel…roof top veranda etc. Now, I’m making an example of this because it’s a recent experience, but also to state that I have new found hope for some of the human race. This band and their pals were generally down to earth, open, welcoming peeps. When you meet some of the good, you realize how bad septic people can be. It made me more aware that those you place around you can turn your energy numb or hopeful…I totally had a sleep deprived epiphany on the way home…I was subconsciously keeping an emotional vampire around me for a very long time and have become more pessimistic. Generally, when I go into the city I mentally prepare for the worst because of way my mom scared the crap out of me when I was a young teenager, this taken from a woman who doesn’t drive in Hartford to this day. Now I’m not saying life is flowers and cherries, but why not let it be if it is at the moment? Enjoy people, conversation, new opportunities and new friendships, just be prepared for those that take take take and make you think that you are receiving…Sounds naïve, but I am on many accounts….heck I work with kids and yet survive in the adult world too… all in all I’ve learned so much and see that more is possible than we realize and I look forward to meeting more of you that repair, write, create or kick ass in derby….Hope to see you out n about! Keep supporting local musicians, artisans and organic farmers! Sincerely, ~ LL~

4/8 Hillbilly Happy Hour @Cafe 9, New Haven
4/8 High on Fire, Priestess @ Daniel Street, Milford
4/9 Nashville Pussy @Mill Street Brews, Southbridge, MA
4/10 Rock-a-bully Fundraiser event (Tombstone Brawlers, vendors & more) @Lady Luck, Bpt 7pm
4/11 Sasquatch & The Sickabilly’s & Nashville Pussy @ The El n G, New London
4/13 Joe Buck Yourself & Soul Reapin III@ Café 9, New Haven
4/14 Hillbilly Happy Hour @ Two Boots, Bpt.
4/15 Creative Cocktail Hour, Real Art Ways, Hartford
4/15 Joe Buck Yourself @ Jerky’s, Providence
4/15 Hillbilly Happy Hour at Café 9, New Haven
4/15 Swanky Panky @The Blue Pearl, New Haven
4/16 Joe Buck Yourself, Sasquatch & the Sickabilly’s@ Rose’s Cantina, Groton
4/17 4th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair @ Judson Memorial Church (Wash Sq. Pk)
4/17 CT Rollergirls vs. London England! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT 6pm
4/17 420 Blackbirds @ Cafe 9, New Haven
4/17 Surf Nite Anniversary show @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/17 Heavy Trash; w/ another tba @Cafe 9, New Haven
4/18 Brazen Betties Boutique turns One! Come visit the Street Fair 1-5 pm! Torrington, CT
4/23 Rockabilly Bash/Katies Bday including Soul Reapin III, The Arkhams @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/24 Midnight Monster Hop @ OTTO’s, NYC
4/24 Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/24 Johnny Carlevale & Amy Rose @Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA
4/24-25th FADGE FEST (Feminism, Autonomy, Diversity & Gender Expression) @ Charter Oak Cult. Center, Htfd.
4/24-25th Meriden DAFFODIL Festival, Hubbard Park
4/25 Brunchabilly @The Blue Pearl, New Haven
4/25 EARTHSTOCK Festival (all day-lots of vendors) @Tunxis Community College, Farmington
4/27 American Speedway @Ralphs Diner, Worcester
4/29 Antigone Rising @Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
5/1 Rockabilly Rumble @ Snapper McGees, Kingston, NY
5/7 Deadbolt w/ Sasquatch & The Sickabillys @ Club Hell, Providence
5/8 Spring Heeled Jack @ Toads Place, New Haven
5/8 CT Rollergirls Bout! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT
5/15 Sasquatch & The Sickabilly’s @ Geno’s, Portland, ME
5/22 Reverend Horton Heat @ Mohegan Sun
5/29-31 Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
6/4 http://www.MisterTengu.com Art Opening Reception @ The Funky Monkey, Cheshire
6/5 IDEAT Village Fundraiser, New Haven
6/5 CT Rollergirls Bout! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT
6/18 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Daniel Street, Milford
6/22 Ulteria Special Appearances Night @ Partners, New Haven
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4/1/10 Work & Create

In Uncategorized on April 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

4-1-10
My coworkers are pretty darn creative people, they basically rock. Not only because they’ve put up with my unique personality for over 7 years but also because of other little thoughtful suprises. For example I returned from my lunch time walk today to find a dollop of homemade guacamole and scoops on my desk. My boss had made his famous guacamole the night before and it contained homemade sofrito from another coworker. What a nice way to welcome this gorgeous sunny weather, especially after all that rain, now don’t get me wrong… a margarita would have been a good pairing, but work got in the way….. Another co worker knits and works in clay, I see her only one day a week due to her schedule but we catch each other up on our latest creative endeavors and inspire new ideas too. The company is also honored to have a very hip painter/cartoonist within its ranks. I find it interesting how some people continue to pursue their passion with full force even though the bills need to be paid and a job is necessary. I think that those who have to do this are more passionate at times in life. They work a needed job and yet have more energy for the love of creating something. They have an inspiration for music, creating events, artistic endeavors and it’s so uplifting to meet these people. My perspective is that I’d rather hang with those with an outlet in art, music, craftiness, culinary endeavors and the like because it sure beats perpetual gossip creators. I have personally discovered that gossip is created by those that are bored or something in their lives is lacking. You don’t necessarily have to have a muse, but getting in the zone of creating is a magical thing…might I add, it’s even more magical when you sell it! Hope to see you out n about! Keep supporting local musicians, artisans and organic farmers! Sincerely, ~LL~ xo

4/1 Hillbilly Happy Hour 5-8 pm @ Café 9, New Haven
4/1 Swanky Panky w/DJ Ebomb @The Blue Pearl, New Haven
4/1 Rita’s Italian Ice fundraiser for the Connecticut Rollergirls, West Haven
4/2 Soullive @ Wesleyan Univ.Middletown
4/3 Tombstone Brawlers, Creepin’ Cadavers @ Public Assembly, Brooklyn
4/3 Ulteria @ Partners, New Haven
4/3 Rebel Roots, Portland, Maine
4/3 Sasquatch & The Sickabillys @ Cafe 9, New Haven
4/3 The Reducers @ Two Boots, Bpt
4/3 Rasputina @ Iron Horse, Noho
4/4 Psychic Fair @ Knight People, Middletown
4/7 Hillbilly Happy Hour @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/8 Hillbilly Happy Hour @Cafe 9, New Haven
4/10 Rock-a-bully Fundraiser event (Tombstone Brawlers, vendors & more) @Lady Luck, Bpt 7pm
4/17 CT Rollergirls vs. London England! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT 6pm
4/17 420 Blackbirds @ Cafe 9, New Haven
4/17 Surf Nite Anniversary show @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/17 Heavy Trash; w/ another tba @Cafe 9, New Haven
4/18 Brazen Betties Boutique turns One! Come visit the Street Fair 1-5 pm! Torrington, CT
4/22 girls nite out $10 @ The Oakdale, Wallingford
4/23 Rockabilly Bash/Katies Bday including Soul Reapin III, The Arkhams @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/24 Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque @Two Boots, Bpt.
4/24 Johnny Carlevale & Amy Rose @Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA
4/25 Brunchabilly @The Blue Pearl, New Haven
4/25 EARTHSTOCK Festival (all day) @Tunxis Community College, Farmington
4/27 American Speedway @Ralphs Diner, Worcester
4/29 Antigone Rising @Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT
5/7 Deadbolt w/ Sasquatch & The Sickabillys @ Club Hell, Providence
5/7 Josh Dion @ Hungry Tiger
5/8 Spring Heeled Jack @ Toads Place, New Haven
5/8 CT Rollergirls Bout! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT
5/22 Reverend Horton Heat @ Mohegan Sun
6/5 IDEAT Village Fundraiser, New Haven
6/5 CT Rollergirls Bout! @ CT Sports Center, Woodbridge, CT
6/18 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Daniel Street, Milford
7/30 Willie Nelson & Family@ MGM Grand @ Foxwoods
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