Saturday, December 19, 2009

John Frusciante quits RHCP!

If you're a fan you already know. If not, check it!

John Frusciante has left the Red Hot Chili Peppers...again. The first time it happened was after Blood Sugar Sex Magik, in the early 90s, when he decided to do enough heroin to piss poppy seeds. Now he's gone again but this time it's not about a chemical romance! Here's why in his own words!

Frusciante’s full letter to fans:

“When I quit the band, over a year ago, we were on an indefinite hiatus. There was no drama or anger involved, and the other guys were very understanding. They are supportive of my doing whatever makes me happy and that goes both ways.

To put it simply, my musical interests have led me in a different direction. Upon rejoining, and throughout my time in the band, I was very excited about exploring the musical possibilities inherent in a rock band, and doing so with those people in particular. A couple of years ago, I began to feel that same excitement again, but this time it was about making a different kind of music, alone, and being my own engineer.

I really love the band and what we did. I understand and value that my work with them means a lot to many people, but I have to follow my interests. For me, art has never been something done out of a sense of duty. It is something I do because it is really fun, exciting, and interesting. Over the last 12 years, I have changed, as a person and artist, to such a degree that to do further work along the lines I did with the band would be to go against my own nature. There was no choice involved in this decision. I simply have to be what I am, and have to do what I must do.

Sending love and gratitude to you all.”

And here's some of his best work!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

There Is Still Time!

Christmas time is fast approaching but I plead DO NOT forget to make your way to your local mall and jump on Santa’s lap.

I am not going to lie – it will be hell- children screaming, people pushing their costumed dogs to the heads of the line and the potent aroma of Santa’s holiday cheer choking you.

But I promise it will be worth it.

If you are not convinced, here is an assortment of inspiration from "sketchy santa" compliments of the random link fairy Dayna!


Send your Santa pics into Hotmess and we will post them!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Zero 7 & Phantogram

From one extreme to another: two weeks ago I was dodging jets of fake blood at GWAR's show. Sunday night I was back at the Commodore, and the atmosphere was refreshingly chill and well-behaved. With six people up on stage, Zero 7 had a nice, full sound, but was perfectly low-key in their signature downtempo way. What an awesome way to enjoy a beer on a Sunday night while not freezing your ass off outside.

Oh, and I should mention their opening act, Phantogram. I first came across their song "When I'm Small" a few weeks ago, and was stoked to learn that they'd be opening for Zero 7. They're pretty tight, be sure to check out that song on their Myspace.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Flaming Lips Trembling Fetus Christmas Ornaments

My Christmas shopping is officially done.

This video is holiday cheer inducing!

Lead singer Wayne Coyne promotes the Fetus ornament as "rumored to give off vibrations that help all humans progress toward an intelligence explosion."

One of many questions...Why "trembling?"

There are so many other adjectives I can think of that seem a little bit more Jesus' birthday and a little less food poisoning trauma.

That being said, I am 100% on board with this magic.

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