Saturday, August 13, 2005

R & R and Rock and Roll

First of all, I MUST say thank you to Stephen Borer. He came to the club we were playing at and gave me the nicest letter and CD. Funny thing is, I didn't know he was talking to me. You see, I often forget I am a "rock star". hee hee I wear many hats you know! So, I'm sorry I was such an unresponsive Dork Stephen. It's always nice when fans come up and tell me hello. You don't have to be so shy, I won't put a curse on you or anything....unless you try to kiss me. Muaaahh ha ha ha!

I'm back in LA La land with Mr. Gorgeous. Yeah! We're looking forward to CONvergence next year. You'll have to let me know what art you want to see and I'll make..ah, ask.. him to bring it. Ghostrider has been big on requests lately.

The CD is almost finished. Lorraine will be going in the studio to record her violin bits. Yeah! Thanks to all who have purchased T-shirts. WOW! We feel loved. I came home to a SWARM of email orders.

FU is playing a lot right now. Check the appearance page for info. Go see them for me and whistle at Fabulous. She's looking good with her piggy tails. I miss her already.

Well, I'm off to plan our next corset shoot. The new Alter Ego stuff is arriving today. So, I'm sucking in my gut and drinking protein shakes. Thank God for laces, ah?

Lorraine a' Malena with Folk Underground

Lorraine a' Malena Shop

Friday, August 12, 2005

Here I Am!!!!!!!

Hello all and I am very sorry for the silence! Things have been beyond hectic and busy here, and I kept MEANING to write but there just never seemed to be a moment. Even these last few days Malena and I kept saying We Have To Blog!!!! But alas, the best laid plans......

Malena is back in the land of Sunshine and Flowers now, again, alas. We are very sad of course, but we did have a great week together and even managed to get away for a couple days and do Nothing at All , a very needed bit of R & R it was. The gig last Saturday with us and Folk UnderGround was wonderful fun and Malena sat in and sang all over the place. We have a few pictures of the gig, that I have sent over to Malena and hopefully we can post one or two here. It was great to see so many people down there too. Big thanks and hello's to our wonderful table of Goth fans who got there before we did and stayed to the bitter 2:00am end!!!!

( actually the really fun part about those particular folks is that we first met at the Fitzgerald Theater when Folk Underground opened the Talking Volumes show on NPR that my boss was doing last year, and they came up afterwards and said they had nothing to sign as they left thier cd's at home, and we then proceeded to sign ARMS I believe it was. My first body part autograph!!! )

Mirror Mirror is rolling along just fine. I am going back in the studio on September 17th and will stay until we have the thing DONE!!!! Malena is working on the cd booklet and doing some really wonderful art! You can see some of it on the tee-shirts we are selling ( those are going really fast , by the way ) When my boss came back from Singapore , he brought boxes of wonderful goodies from fans, and one of the gifts was a collection of really lovely photos that a Policeman there did and had blown up . One of these photos is a graveyard at sunset and another a close up of a spider web. Oh, yes! We will be useing both , I believe, and it makes me happy to think that photos from halfway arund the world , that came to us from someone we have never met, someone who sent them in greatful thanks for someone else's art, will now be used to make our art most lovely. If that makes any sense. ( I am still pretty tired here, hee-hee )

( must remember to write the nice policeman and ask him how he feels about this!!! )

I have a Folk UnderGround show tonight until 2:00am ( UGH!!! Whose idea WAS it that bars ought to be open that late??? ) and then the Renn Fest starts tomorrow. Not sure I am quite ready for that, but it seems to be here anyway. No, I don't talk in a fake English accent, and no I don't have a Character, just me , myself and I. I only have the one trick, no acting skills in this half of the band! Oddly enough tho someone did come up to me last week and tell me they thought I must be getting ready for festival as I was " doing my renn fest character" on stage. Uh....what do you say????

One more thing, before I get back to work here, the shows with Folk UnderGround at Kierrans next week are all going to be early ones, 6-10 on Thursday and 7-11 on Friday and Saturday, they asked if we would play the early half and it made my little sleep deprived heart sing!!!!!

Off now, but keep talking, and I Promise to be better about posting . We have lots of things in the works and I think things will start to get exciting Very Very soon, as we lead up to cd release and the biggest holiday of the year...Halloween!!!!!!!!

Love and Magic, Lorraine