Muh Muh Muh Metal Monday!

This is what I’m having fun air guitaring to today. It’s not quite metal but I love Fu Manchu. The guitar parts are so fun on this track. Lots of slides, stops, and *wowha wowha* (makes high pitch noise with mouth) It’s interesting to start listening to songs with a different sort of ear now. I’m definitely listening for the guitar solos and visualizing how it would work for performing. It’s sort of like when you play an instrument you can easily pick it out of a song- your ear just automatically isolates it. I guess it’s the air guitar equivalent of that. I’d insert a crying/laughing emoticon here if I could.

I know it sounds silly. But it’s just how my brain has started working. I’m thinking about air guitar all the time. I went to bed last night debating the color of my air guitar costume as I fell asleep and opened my eyes and immediately was like, “how am I going to get in an hour of stretching today so I can do that god damn split?” When I get into something- I get INTO it. My brain has a hard time balancing all the other shit I already have going on. I’ve got two weddings to officiate this month, I’m the lead decorator for a burlesque convention coming up, I’m in a play at the end of the month, I’ve got shows I’m MCing soon, I’m on the board of directors for our community playspace, I have a job, a marriage and a three year old kid. My brain is a busy place. So everything has had to shift around to make room for air guitar and it’s a constant battle to not let it dominate all of my mental energy.

That said- I can’t think of a more perfect addition to the mix.


Oh Snap! It’s Metal Monday!!!


I almost forgot to post some metal for Metal Monday. This video has everything I love in it- deserts, rad women, cheesy synchronized guitar moves and a bus that crashes through a giant wall of TV’s! Wendy O. Williams is an icon. Besides being a radical babe, she used to saw guitars in half with a chainsaw on stage! Rest in Power Wendy.



It’s Metal Monday!

Getting back into the heavy metal swing of things is part of my training. How can one shred some wicked air guitar if you’re not listening to the masters? So I’m self imposing Metal Monday where I get to just sit and listen to metal for a few hours! For this week’s Metal Monday I reacquainted myself with some female fronted psych rock and metal bands and sought out new ones I hadn’t heard before. My newly discovered favorite is Castle, a lady led band out of San Francisco. Singer Elizabeth Blackwell’s vocals are perfection and remind me a little bit of Doro. I’m really bummed I didn’t hear about them earlier, they played last week in Portland. Womp womp. But here’s a video from their latest album for ya’ll to enjoy. For those of you interested in listening to more ladies that rock- I’m curating a playlist on my Youtube channel right now! (link is at the top of the page)