MySpace Awards: Last Night Of Voting

This is the last night for the MySpace Awards:

To vote for The Panic Channel, click here.

To vote for my blog, click here.

Well, it's Halloween and after the party last Saturday, I'm not sure if I can top it. The plan is to not make any plans and just roll out and see what happens... No costume, no expectations, no commitments... Just the open roads and the city lights to guide us like stars above the ocean.

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October 31, 2006 at 12:08 PM | Comments (62)

A Late Sunday 10

(These shoes rule!)

1. Do you still have your cuckoo clock collection?

I don't. One of the things I do from year to year is streamline, which means I pretty much get rid of the majority of "stuff" that I own. I am the kind of guy who likes to own very little. I have my flat screen with TiVo, DVD & satellite connection, my computers, my clothes and my car. Every couple of years I go through all of my stuff and either sell it, give it to charity or give it away to friends. I don't like clutter. Sometimes though, I miss that one little cuckoo...

2. In the spirit of partying, since you don't drink but you like to hang at the clubs, are there any virgin drinks that you like?

When I am out, I usually go with Diet Coke or water. It's funny because sometimes my friends who drink forget stuff that we do. Around 10 or 11pm, everyone around me is having fun and is charming and interesting. By 1 or 2am, some people start repeating themselves & talking too close. They get clipped. By 4am, it is up to me to remind everyone else the next day of where we were and if we had a good time. Of course, if we are out at 4am, we did!

3. If you do have a Cuckoo Clock collection, will you show photos?

Well, I don't have any photos but this is an episode of Cribs that ran a long time ago and highlights my collection at the time. With the exception of the art and the instruments, I have pretty much gotten rid of everything else in that house, including the house. I'll tell you, just watching that thing back right now sure brings back a lot of memories. Most of them great, some of them... Not so great. I guess that's why I like to reinvent my personal living space from year to year.

4. Would you ever consider having a whole show like Tom Green's from your own home?

What Tom does is SUPER innovative and is a huge commitment. His home is literally a television set. However, when the Spread Loft opens up in January, we will have broadcast capabilities. As for what we will be broadcasting... That will be revealed in a few months.

5. What happened at the after hours party in the hotel room?

Ummm... We rented The Notebook and just cried and cried and cried.

6. What are your favorite spots in Sin City?

There are a couple of hotels I like... The Hard Rock and The Palms, primarily because they are small and walking around in them isn't like going to another country. When I am in Vegas, I do what I can to avoid the outside at all costs, so my hotel becomes my world. They have to have the tables, the clubs, the restaurants and the vibe. Both hotels do, but The Palms has a poker room whereas the last time I was at The Hard Rock, they didn't.

7. Dave, do you think that Spread Entertainment will be the Vivid of the new millennium?

No, but once I am long dead and they open up the vault and find the "Lost Episodes" I'm sure that we'll give Vivid a run for their money!

8. What would be your ideal girl? Do you consider age when you are looking for a girlfriend or do you stick with who can make you happy?

That's like asking me what my ideal accordion is. If your are not in the market for one, there really aren't any specifications. Then, magically out of nowhere, you see it. It's keys and buttons glimmering in the light from across the room. And for one moment, the world moves in slow motion as your eyes lock upon it's bellow. It's almost as if you have never seen an accordion before.

9. Who's shoes are those anyway?

Late night... 5:00am drop off... Stumbling out of the car... Barefoot... Who can really say for sure?

10. Is that the same house that you lived in when you wrote "Don't Try This At Home"?

Yes.

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October 30, 2006 at 10:06 AM | Comments (90)

Shoes

(Dave, Taylor & Riss at The Highlands Halloween Party 2006)

Question of the day: How much exactly does the customer want back from Brad Hamilton, because his All American Burger breakfast was not the best breakfast he ever ate?

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October 29, 2006 at 10:41 PM | Comments (39)

New For Now...

(Sham, Dave & SRL's Messy Stench) Well, last night's Halloween party is now a historical fact. The event was so out of control that I am quite sure that I will be laying very low on the actual Halloween. I went with Riss and Storm. Riss was Snow White and Storm was a Pimp. Me? I just threw on some horns and a nightgown and I was set. Hell, it was a costume/lingerie party so I opted for both... Plus, you know I just love that stuff anyway. Halloween is the one night of the year that my actual fashion instincts seem to blend in. Storm and Riss and I got ourselves a table and pretty much stayed put for the night.

Over 2000 people ended up at the thing so unless you had yourself a place to sit, you were sure to receive a mouth full of wig or a face full of wings. There are always those costumes that are amazing looking at home, but when you get out, render you utterly useless. Angels & Pez dispensers... You know, shit like that. "Hey, isn't this funny I'm a phone booth?" Sure they were all fun to look at, but I'd hate to be stuck in one of those things for an hour or two... And that's not even getting into the whole bathroom concept. It got SUPER crowded.

At least I had the foresight to arrange a little after hours event at the hotel next door. THAT was a lot of fun too. I had to bribe the front desk guy to bring up some drinks for my guests. I will get to the Sunday 10 tomorrow!

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October 29, 2006 at 04:59 AM | Comments (63)

Halloween Party

Tomorrow night I am hosting a Halloween Party at The Highlands, which is on the 4th floor of the Hollywood & Highland complex. Presale tickets are available here. It's a good night to throw a Halloween party as it's not actually on Halloween. This way, I get to throw a party, and still go to all the other stuff I would have missed. Right now I am off to the last chiropractor appointment of the week. Ice, heat, stretches, adjustments, muscles stimulators... They could all be things of the past. I have literally been laying low all week and every day my shit is getting better. By tomorrow, I should be all dialed in.

Finally, I can use those eight remaining glow sticks.

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October 27, 2006 at 11:50 AM | Comments (58)

Updates

Well, the lower back pain is getting better, but the brace my doctor gave me isn't so fashionable. It doesn't go with anything. I'm thinking a Gucci corset would be well worth the expense. At this point, I might have to alter my Halloween costume idea and go as that Old School "G" gang member who is in a wheelchair and everybody in the hood respects cause I took one for my homies in some random drive by as I was protecting our corner. Get some rims on that shit and a nine in the waistband... Damn! That shit would be tight!

Oh, My sweet Lord! This thing kind of freaked me out a little. It really has that Team America vibe to it. I suppose that considering the proceeds from this "item" go to support The the American Lung Association, I can look the other way as it is for a great cause. Especially considering the fact that description says, "In memory of Sandy." Well, Sandy, wherever you are... I am both happy and honored to take one for the greater good. Sure, I might have nightmares for many months to come, but then again, maybe I'll finally get a shot at that hot World Police chick! I hear she'll do ANYTHING! "Freedom isn't free, bitches!"

This just in! Looks like I am in business! Thanks to -M- for the hard work on locating a brace that pretty much goes with anything and everything. Speaking of all this back stuff, I am on my way to the chiropractor again. The black brace will really go with my Goth sensibilities, not only for this Halloween time of year, but for Chiropractic stuff in general. It's like a House of Horrors in there. Torture machines and apparatuses, electronic shock wave boxes, tables designed especially for the victim to be easily manipulated, full skeletal remains hanging from the ceiling... And lots of PAIN in every room. It's fuckin' awesome!

See? I aint lyin'!

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I mean... just like that! They throw you away like a piece of garbage for a younger, fresher, newer version. I feel so used. Sure, THEY just get "distinguished", while WE just get old. I stay home and he goes off, gallivanting around town with someone half his age! Looks like I'll have to get a hold of that hot World Police chick!

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October 25, 2006 at 01:33 AM | Comments (73)

Welcome To Bangkok

1. Hey Dave, can you suggest any sexual positions for when you have a bad back?

I'm thinking The Reverse Cowgirl might do the trick.

2. Is Teresa Noreen as hot as she is in her PICS in 'real life'?

I would say she is even hotter, because she has a really sweet personality. When you combine crazy hot with sweetness, you get a devastating combination that will just melt your heart and keep you wide awake for months, just staring at the ceiling... Tossing and turning, not eating, weeping uncontrollably, writing poetry... I mean, you know... So I hear...

3. You seem like you are really good around kids, why do you say you don't want them?

I love kids but at this stage in my life, I couldn't even take care of a cat, let alone and actual human being. You never know, though... I could one day find the right partner, settle down, quit the business and raise a twerp or two.

4. Are you ever going to shave off your beard? Don't get me wrong, I love the facial hair but I know you have had it for years.

Yeah, that ties in with the whole disappearing plan one day. Let's say I DO have kids and want to settle down and leave the business... Or, just open that Bait & Tackle shop I always talk about. I'm thinking I could slide around fairly undetected if I shaved and maybe lost the tattoos on the hands.

5. Will you and the guys be doing Podcasts while on the road in January?

Of course we will. Staying connected to everyone online is one of the newer aspects of touring that we love so much.

6. Would you ever consider turning your "CE" tattoo into something else?

Hell no! She is still my closest friend and being married to her were some of the greatest years of my life. I stand behind it. I have plenty of tattoos that are just there for design. No way would I change something that actually means a great deal to me.

7. How do you deal with cameras and shit in your face when you just wanna go out and do what you want without being bothered?

Honestly, once in a while it's a pain but for the most part, living in LA makes it easy. Of course if you go to an event or a party or a show, it's to be expected, but not so much in the day to day life. This is a city where it's not uncommon to see Al Pacino walking down the street so people are pretty ambivalent when it comes to random recognizable people. Now when my divorce was fresh, that was another story as they were swarming us like flies. I wanted to fucking strangle those guys and came close on a few occasions. Too close on one particular day. Anyway, things have settled down and it is pretty back to normal. I can't imagine what the A List types like Brad Pitt go through. Did you ever see that Bjork video? That was awesome!

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October 24, 2006 at 11:31 AM | Comments (82)

Running It Out ~ And More Injuries

Yesterday morning I woke up with some pretty severe back pain. I have no idea how it happened. Maybe I slept wrong? Who knows? Backs are moody little fuckers and sometimes just decide to say, "Hey... We are done homey!" for no reason whatsoever. So, like a genius, I say to myself, "I know... I'll just go 'run it out' at the gym!" Run it out. HAHA. Yeah, that really wasn't the best move. "Maybe if I do more shit to aggravate it, it'll get better!" So, today, I am forced to actually go to the chiropractor and get my shit tweaked. More jumping through hoops to get back to where I should be, much like chasing down a bunch of lost phone numbers. The good news is that once I get back, I will be home all day, so a new Spread Radio Live will be in order. I'll be back to finish this post up later. (Normally, a post about a trip to the chiropractor isn't worth a whole lot, but this picture is so awesome, I just had to.)

Just got home from the chiropractor. Damn, that guy knows what he's doing. A little electronic stimulation, some heat, a little rub down with oil that leads up to a full release of stiffness and tension! Just like seeing a hooker! I have been grounded for the next three days and have a couple of follow up appointments, but I should be fine. I have been down this road many times before. It comes from years of playing guitar, irregular sleeping patterns, stress, gym workouts and that mysterious "X" factor that all backs have. A brace and some ice will have me up and around in no time. Thank God for Netflix and home delivery! Looks like I'll be finishing up that Season Three of The Wire today.

I just received news that Jason Newsted will not be joining Supernova on the upcoming tour. He has apparently sustained a serious shoulder injury and will be out of commission for up to 9 months. That... SUCKS!!! Word on the street is that his bass head fell on him. Jason, I feel your pain... I hope you make a swift recovery. I know from Jerry Cantrell, who had shoulder surgery earlier this year, that it's probably one of the worst things that can happen to a touring bass or guitar player. We wish you well!!!

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October 23, 2006 at 10:55 AM | Comments (120)

Sunday 10

1. With respect to accurate reporting do you think the 'Whores' book by Brendan Mullen (about Jane's Addiction) paints a fair picture?

To be honest, I have not read the book. My understanding is that the majority is made up of quotes from people who were around at the time. I'm sure that the quotes are accurate, but in terms of what they actually say, I don't know. The excerpts I have read appear to be pretty factual.

2. As a former drug addict, do you still wake up each day and have to think about not doing drugs or is it something that is so far behind you now that you don't even think about it?

Well, I don't think about doing drugs anymore but in order to avoid falling into that pattern, there are several things I have to do instead. Prayer, gym, service to others, living an honest & straight up life to name a few. Plus, I simply enjoy life too much to fall back into the trap of pain, isolation and self destruction. Frankly, I'm just having too much fun!

3. Where did you get your cat scarf?

That cat scarf came from Emily the Strange.

4. Do you ever get the urge to travel and disappear into the world somewhere for a little while and if so, where would you like to go?

Tattoo removal, shave, a move to Colorado... Open a Bait & Tackle Shop? No. I have no idea what you mean.

5. Can you Podcast SRL? If not why?

I could but we put the shows into rotation on the station when I am not live, so they are streaming at all times anyway. I cast CFR because that show is only two hours a week, whereas SRL is going 24/7.

6. You often speak about knowing the difference between Art and Entertainment. What is your definition of each?

In simple terms, to me, art is a creative expression that stems from the heart and soul and breeds self exploration and self examination, whereas entertainment is just some shit we enjoy that takes us out of our heads for a moment. Example: Creating Music=Art/Reality TV=Entertainment

7. Any news on the photobooth exhibit?

Still working on that. We are hoping to have it together before the tour in January.

8. What are your thoughts on the closing/eviction of CBGB in NY and their future move to possibly Las Vegas?

I think Vegas needs a good Rock Club. I think it would be rad, but I am already tired of hearing how it's not the same, and nobody has even said that yet. Heads up: IT WON'T BE THE SAME BECAUSE IT ISN'T THE SAME! I hate it when people get all uppity about things when they change. Like, "I was there when it was cool.... blah, blah, blah..." Whatever. If it moves to Vegas, I'll fuckin go, son... Ya herd?

9. I still would like to know how you justify having anti-Semitic symbols on both your arms (the Aleister Crowley designs) and the "Not by choice" tattoo. Yes, a wee bit silly choosing to get a tattoo that says not by choice?

Well, I never have to justify any tattoo I get and I live with forever, but it is an interesting question so I will take it. The "I have one, but not by choice" tattoo documents a very powerful conversation I had with a Survivor. Yes, I know that the Jewish people don't believe in tattooing the body, but guess what? I do! I am not Jewish. Therefore I can honor them in any fashion I choose. The Crowley design (Unicursal Hexagram) was originally created by The Golden Dawn, who had a deep understanding of Kabbalah. It wasn't until later that Crowley adapted the symbol. Jane's used the Hexagram as an early design and that is a major reason as to why I got the ink. Oh and by the way, half of the band's members are of the Jewish faith. So, a wee bit silly? People get tattoos of running hot dogs and flying toasters... You can read into things all you want, but for me, both works are in honor of things that have affected me in a profound way.

10. How do you feel when you see people your age with 9-5 jobs and families with their little picket fences? Would you ever have considered that life?

Sometimes it looks good, but I know I am way happier doing what I am doing. Some people are more cut out for one certain existence over another. In fact, one of my best friends, Todd, has that life and he loves it. My parents have that life. Come to think of it, it's not like what you are talking about is an alien way of living to me at all. I need to be on my own clock... I like to be able to pick up and move whenever I feel like it and have the space to create and tour and do all the stuff that makes me feel happy and productive.

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October 22, 2006 at 09:56 AM | Comments (100)

Camp Freddy Radio Podcast

Thanx to Loop and Chase, there is a new Camp Freddy Podcast. To subscribe to the 6767 Podcasts, click on the SUBSCRIBE HERE link on the right.

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October 22, 2006 at 09:34 AM | Comments (4)

CFR Saturday

As it turns out, I am not going back to Miami after all... I am, in fact, joining Billy for another edition of Camp Freddy Radio tonight on Indie 103.1FM from 6pm-8pm PST. Click the link to listen live online. More than likely, I will have the webcast going during the show and you can access that by clicking the Webcast (when available) link on the right of this page.

Last night we had a Camp Freddy show in Orange County, or as we say here in LA, behind the Orange Curtain. It was a killer show and everyone who came to perform really brought it. McGrath, Jonsey, Stevens, Macy, CC, Weiland, Isaacs were all on point, but I have to say, that I was super impressed with Chester. I had never seen him sing live and that boy has got a set of pipes on him! Jesus!

Chester joined us for Whole Lotta Love with Steve Stevens, Highway to Hell with CC and a killer version of Mountain Song with the core band. He is clearly a Jane's fan as he knew every nuance to the song and really did it a respectful service. It was nice to see so many familiar faces out in the audience last night. Thanks for coming down and supporting the band to everyone from 6767, TPC, SRL and BM.

I was considering opening up the Porn Star vs. Playmate debate today, but perhaps I'll save that for the radio show. Speaking once again about the radio show, I might have 2 tickets to give away to the Halloween Lingerie & Costume Ball I am hosting on the 28th.

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October 21, 2006 at 05:34 AM | Comments (112)

Camp Freddy in Orange County

Last night I went to Area Night Club with Todd and a few friends. I ran into Dennis Rodman for the second night in a row and we went outside to have a chat. While we were outside, this video was caught. I have to say, it REALLY DOES look like we are up to no good... Like I am about to hand him a fire arm or sell a gram or two of cocaine. HAHAHA. Maybe he had asked for a condom? Maybe he needed to see my ID. Who can say? Funny shit to say the least. You can go ahead and insert your own caption. One thing is for sure, he certainly makes my 5-9 look like 4-3! A great time was had by all.

Today I am rolling out to Costa Mesa where Camp Freddy is doing a private show. Same cast of characters will be in the house: Donovan, Macy, McGrath, CC DeVille, Steve Jones, Chester, Steve Stevens, Weiland, Isaacs, Morrison, Chaney, Sorum and yours truly.

Spread Radio Live is still hot on the hunt for our new Vixen. We have found five new bands for the next Indie Artist of the Month Contest, but appear to have come up short on our Vixen search. Please send your photos or suggestions to our MySpace page at Spread Radio Live @ MySpace. I have no problem with keeping Raiana as our permanent Vixen, but she is also the Official SRL girl. She will always be #1 in our book!

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October 20, 2006 at 11:21 AM | Comments (99)

Indie Artist of the Month~SRL Vixens

Must see, feel good, cheesy movies: Lean on Me, Stand and Deliver, Mr. Holland's Opus, Hoosiers, Coach Carter... Also filed under, "He came to teach them (insert craft) and in the process, they taught him how to love." Runners up are Rudy and Lucas, only because they didn't come to teach anyone anything, but they ended up teaching everyone the most important lesson of all. The lesson of love. The formula is simple. It's the triumph of the underdog or the kids that everyone gave up on but one special man with a rough exterior and heart of gold believed in. It ALWAYS works. I fall for that shit every time. Last night, I ended up watching Lean on Me... Twice! You know what? It worked both times.

The rest of this month is relatively slow. There is a Camp Freddy gig on Friday, but once again (I know) it is a corporate thing and not open to the public. Billy and I have been discussing another public show that is easy and accessible to all. On the 28th I have that Halloween party in Hollywood at The Highlands. They did a big ad for it (scroll down to This Won't Suck), so I am almost certain anyone can go to it. Why advertise something that is private? Right? I am also thinking of heading back out to Miami this weekend. I mean... There just isn't a great House scene here anymore and when I was there last week, I bought a 12 pack of glow sticks and only went through four of them. I'd hate to waste eight perfectly good glow sticks! Where else can I shoot down to the Bal Harbour Shops in the middle of the day, walk into a Benetton and rave the day away while I shop in a trance of rhythm, bass and magical colors? I say nowhere! On second thought, fuck all that, I should just go for a little rest and relaxation. I guess I'll E-Bay my eight glow sticks.

There is also the possibility of a TPC acoustic charity gig in November. As it looks now, that will be on November 15th in LA. Details to come.

Spread Radio Live is finally looking for five new bands for the next Indie Artist of the Month Contest. We are also in the market for a brand new Vixen. Please send your suggestions to our MySpace page at Spread Radio Live @ MySpace.


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October 18, 2006 at 10:34 AM | Comments (15887)

Page 6

Since there really isn't anything going on with the band right now, I might as well just keep on with this gossip stuff. What the hell, it's fun! This item, which ran in Page 6, isn't at all accurate, but it makes my life SOUND so interesting, that I am not going to go out of my way to dismiss it.

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October 17, 2006 at 06:55 PM | Comments (48)

Stuff For A Monday Morning

Looks like I am still an official Suicide Girl... Finally! I might have to petition to due a full on photo set!

If anyone missed the plastics discussion with Todd on Spread Radio Live last night, here is an excerpt. Check in later for the female perspective with Larissa, my girlfriend, I mean... Manager. (For mature audiences only.)

Here is Larissa's female perspective response. (Note: Don't get too undone, this is all in fun and in the name of entertainment.)

You are still kicking ass on the MySpace Awards. Yeah, we know, it's not actually a MySpace thing, but we want to win anyway! Thanx for you continued support:

To vote for The Panic Channel, click here.

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Hanging out in Miami's South Beach with Drag Queen Diva Elaine Lancaster at Mansion club. Today is all about Netflix. I am about to go deep into Season 3 of The Wire and re-watch Uncovered: The Whole Truth, a controversial documentary that takes you behind the walls of the U.S. government as CIA, Pentagon and Foreign Service experts address the government's reasons for launching the "preemptive" war on Iraq. Also, I had never watched Ed Wood until last night. (I know, I am ashamed.) Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi was one of the best performances I have ever seen. I know most of you have seen it, but if you haven't, do yourself a favor. I thought it was just a campy film where Depp gets into drag, but that is such a small and insignificant element in the film. Also, a great documentary worth taking a look at is Gray Matter, where filmmaker Joe Berlinger journeyed to Vienna, Austria, in 2002 to view the interment of the preserved brains of 700 disabled children executed at a so-called Nazi euthanasia facility. (Not for everyone.)

Note to self: Get a hold of Emily Proctor!!!


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October 16, 2006 at 04:03 AM | Comments (94)

Now, This is just stupid!

(Dave & Larissa pictured here. I'll upload that shit myself, yo.) More fun with the media! At least THIS Bureau Chief had the foresight to do a little fact checking before he ran with the story, so I have voided out his name and outlet. It appears that now I am even being linked with my manager of 6 years, Larissa. It is amazing how so many outlets refuse to just make a simple call to get a confirmation before the circulation of some random bullshit! Fortunately in this case, XXXX Magazine knew better. Below his letter to Larissa is an example of how a mass campaign of idiocy begins. I am actually surprised that this hasn't happened before now, as we have been to SO many events and work related commitments together:

Hi Larissa,
This is XXXXX XXXXXX, XXXX Magazine's NYC Bureau Chief. We saw photos being shopped around by photo agencies saying that you and Dave are dating. I know you're his manager -- I believe we've spoken before; I think you actually facilitated the interview I did with him when his book was out -- and just wanted to clarify this item being sent around. Is it true? Thanks, and I really appreciate it. I just want to get the story straight...Thx. D (The caption being sent out is below, for your interest)

> MIAMI BEACH_ FL _ OCTOBER 13_ 2006_ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE_ Rocker Dave Navarro fresh off a divorce with actress Carmen Electra. Has been spending the weekend with new girl_ Larisa Friend. The couple has been very low key including flying together on same flight yet deplaning ten minuets apart _so it does not look like their together_ _ than they met in the same waiting limo to go to their hotel together. The couple after going through great lengths not to be photographed together is seen here Leaving Nobu Restaurant where the couple dined together. It is rumored that Larisa may be Dave_s manager along with her other clent Paulina Rubio On October 12_ 2006_ in Miami_ Florida. _Photo by Storms Media Group_

Well, looks like Storms Media Group can EAT A DICK, SON!!!

Quote of the day: Click Michael Corleone.

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October 15, 2006 at 01:46 PM | Comments (85)

Sunday 10

1. Why would you be friends with that gossip trasher. Are you really that in need of press?

I have answered this a million times before but I'll give it a shot one last time. I met Perez at an Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS event in Chicago several months ago when The Panic Channel performed. Not only did he end up being a very nice guy but I also love that in this day of gossip tabloid journalism, that a blogger has taken the front seat. Perez doesn't hide in an office somewhere and report from behind a keyboard, safely away from public scrutiny. He puts himself out there as well. He is usually AT the things he is reporting about and even publishes his own pictures along with the stories, something I have always wondered why more gossip columnists refuse to do. He answers his e-mail and is willing to take a lot of shit that should go along with this type of celebrity gossip story telling. I also love the fact that his blog now gets more hits than US, In Touch, L&S, etc. Those corporate outlets now go to him for their ideas. He is, quite simply, a blogger who has taken over and is accessible. As I have always said, if you are gonna be a critic or a gossip reporter, make yourself available. He does just that and for that reason I have no problem with what he does. Frankly, he is also just way funnier than anyone else. Sure I have taken my share of lumps on his site, but at least I can shoot an e-mail over and say, "Dude? What the fuck?" and he'll answer it. If I am to be an advocate of "Taking it all back" then I should be that way in all areas. Also, the best part of it for me, is that by supporting his site and blog style, I am at the same time, saying "Fuck you!" to all the other outlets. It's a win/win!

2. We are reading Glen Gary, Glen Ross for my English lit class. I know the movie is one of your favorites. What do you find so interesting about it?

Well, the film is full of incredible performances by the entire cast including Alec Baldwin, who Mamet wrote the part specifically for in the theatrical version. Also, the dialogue is quite simply, amazing. It's a story full of drama and tension that is set in the mundane world of salesmen that is told through dialogue and performance. That is something very hard to accomplish on film these days. People tend to want fast, easy slick productions that do the work for them. In Glen Gary, all you have to do is listen. In fact, I once put the film in a player and only the audio worked, the monitor was shot. The audio alone was just as captivating as seeing the film in it's entirety.

3. What was that thing in your mouth in the photo w/ Perez Hilton?

That is a Cuban Romeo and Jullietta cigar!

4. Is it necessary to go all the way back to Season One if you are going to get into Nip/Tuck?

I cannot begin to express the seriousness of the issue you have put to the floor. YES! By all means, if you have any intention of getting into Nip/Tuck, you MUST start from the beginning. Sure, it'll take a few episodes to get into the meat of the show and what is so compelling about it, but once you do, you will thank me. Sit through all the character development, story arcs and threads. It will pay off in a rainbow of glory by the time you hit the season where they introduce The Carver.

5. In all your travels, what is the single most depraved thing you've ever seen?

You have no idea how much I want to answer this one. HAHA. Let's just say that I have seen a lot. Pretty much anything that doesn't involve abuse, harm, death, etc. Well, maybe some harm, but I was asking for it. Anyway, I can't responsibly go into detail here, but I will say that given my history of drug use, touring and sexual situations, I have seen just about as much as anyone ever needs to see, however, I am open to taking a look at anything else that I may have missed!

6. Is there anyone in The Panic Channel who is the "organizer" of the group? Who makes sure the band keeps moving forward?

Well, Steve Isaacs and I control our online worlds and stay in touch with the people. We would never give our digital interface away to anyone with a corporate stink on them. We do have management who does what they can in terms of getting us out there and doing shows and so forth. I suppose you could say that the only people who keep us moving forward are Steve, me, Perk and Chaney, management and all of you. When it comes to simple organization and communication between the band members, Steve is usually the one most on top of things. I would say that in many ways, he is the "leader" when it comes to certain decisions, but even in those cases, we operate completely democratically as a band between the four of us.

7. Who got the dogs?

Awww, they are Carmen's babies! She has them.

8. Who would you rather do? Perez Hilton or Paris Hilton?

Tough call. Perez would make it all about me and Paris would make it all about her. Let me get back to you on this after I have a more informed answer.

9. Are there going to be any more TPC small club tour dates before January?

We are currently in the ideas phase of putting together a solution as to why we are not out on the road and what we can do about it as I type this. This post SHOULD be being crafted from the back of a tour bus or even a van right now. As soon as we know, you will know.

10. How do you feel about people who recognize you in public coming up to you for an autograph, photo, or even just to chat?

I am always good with the autograph and the hello, but the photo thing is usually a day to day variable. Sometimes I am into it and sometimes I am not. I never mind the asking, but when I sometimes decline, people tend to get really angry. Now, if they say they are from the Family, Asylum, Mafia or TPC site... That is a different story. Also, kids... Always kids no matter what! If I am in a conversation or eating or having private time, I'll decline. Also, in huge public areas I decline, because once a flash goes off, the night becomes what I call The Wax Museum. If you do one, you gotta do them all and end up standing there like a wax figure for a long time. So, I am pretty flexible but I still have some guidelines.

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October 15, 2006 at 10:54 AM | Comments (49)

Camp Freddy Radio Podcast

Thanx to Loop and Chase, there is a new Camp Freddy Podcast. To subscribe to the 6767 Podcasts, click on the SUBSCRIBE HERE link on the right.

MySpace Awards:

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October 14, 2006 at 10:07 PM | Comments (38)

Admiral's Club!!!

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October 14, 2006 at 10:43 AM | Comments (0)

Camp Freddy Radio Tonight

(Image stolen from PH.) So... Miami was a lot of fun! Hung out with some good people, so not so good people and some really bad people. Like I said, a lot of fun! Two late nights of parties and I can tell you this, as much fun as it was, I am SO ready to come home. South Beach is rad, but I swear, you seriously cannot go ANYWHERE without a blazingly loud house beat cranking. Go to dinner, house music, go to a club, house music, visit the dearly departed at a local cemetery... HOUSE MUSIC!!! Kind of amazing and awful all at the same time. I suppose I could describe it as the best worst time you could have... Hello? The most fun in the world while being miserable! HAHAHA... In all honesty, we had a really amazing time. Thanks to my friends, Camilla, Hardy, Perez, Mike Esterman, Stephanie, Navin, Roman & Chris for helping me host such an awesome event at Mansion. I mean, by 5am this morning, I was all about this one DJ. You know, I used to be that guy who said things like, "What's the big deal with DJs? I mean, they just play records, right?" Now I know, that some definitely suck! It is most evident when a really awful one finishes a set and a really good one takes over. You're like, "Wow! Finally! This IS good!"

OK. I am off to LA so I can hit the Camp Freddy Radio show on Indie tonight between 6-8pm PST. Billy is performing with his band, Circus Diablo, so I will be flying solo. I will be so tired, so I am thinking a lot of calls, coffee and music!

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October 14, 2006 at 08:47 AM | Comments (119)

Holly Came From Miami, FLA...

Bouncin in the club where the heat is on
All night on the beach till the break of dawn
I'm goin to Miami
Welcome to Miami
-Will Smith (HAHAHAHA)

5:00am and I am off to Miami. Tonight I have a full night off so I may try to do a Spread Radio Live from my room if the Miami night isn't calling me. To tell the truth, seeing as how I am awake now, I doubt very much that it will. Tomorrow, however, it is on! I am still shy a few numbers and I swear it is keeping me awake at night. Playing connect the dots in my head... "If I call so and so, they may know what's his name, who knows the trainer who works out at April's cousin's gym." It's enough to make you crazy. Frankly, it's a lot like trying to figure out a way to score dope when you don't have any money! Well, I was always able to do THAT back in the day, so this should be a piece of cake. I guess it's kind of fun. At least there are no physical withdrawal symptoms.

I found out last night that Storm, Magni and The House Band are no longer coming on tour with Supernova. It was actually Storm herself who told me about it. I really had no idea why so I looked it up and found this article. That really sucks! I loved working with Storm on her song "Ladylike" and The House Band, apart from being my friends, will really be missed. They are an undeniably talented force and in my opinion, kept the show from being an Idol clone and made it a credible and legitimate rock show. Supposedly there is more information on Magni's site, but I was unable to find it this morning.

You are still kicking ass on the MySpace Awards. Yeah, we know, it's not actually a MySpace thing, but we want to win anyway! Thanx for you continued support:

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October 12, 2006 at 05:56 AM | Comments (453)

Miami and Stuff

I'm getting ready to roll out Miami for a pre-Halloween party on Friday the 13th! There is a pretty cool E-Flyer for the event. If you are in Miami and want to roll... then do it! Riss and I will be there hanging with our friends, Playmate Stephanie Larimore and DJ Juice. Should be a good time. Nothing says Halloween like... Miami? Well, either way, it'll be fun!

It has been asked where we are with the TPC video featuring our online friend, Mariah. She is currently in New York and has promised me that she is on it the moment she returns. I actually met her and her friends the other night for drinks. They were all very sweet. Trust me, we are on it!!! As for what I am going to be for Halloween, I have no idea. I may just put on a pair of horns and call it a day.

I am pretty close to being all dialed back in with my numbers, thank God! Although, there are a few that I can't access until my next billing cycle... Yes, I have been reduced to going through my bill and asking people, "Who is this? I'm a jack ass who broke his phone!" Let's see... Who am I missing? April, Jennifer, Richard, Michelle, Peter, Suzie... Whatever, I am sure it will work out. It's like I have broken a limb and I am in recovery mode. As soon as I am back up to date, I will be healed! The problem is, that some of these people are probably in that, "Fuck that guy! If he's not calling me, I'm not calling him!" mode. Don't you just love it when life throws you a bunch of hoops to jump through just so you can get back to where you were originally? Like a cold or a fender bender. OK. Enough of my yapping! I have to hit the gym.

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October 11, 2006 at 01:35 PM | Comments (124)

MySpace Awards: Update

The Panic Channel is up for a MySpace Profile Award. To vote for us, click here.

I am also up for the best blog category! To vote for me, click here.

You guys are kicking some serious ass out there. At last count, TPC was at #1 for best design, #5 for best friend and #9 for favorite band with a label. I was at #2 for best blog writer, a mere 1000 votes behind robby. Thank you for your help and support. I have no idea how much longer this this is going for until the final counts are in, but we certainly would apprciate your continued efforts to help us take this down!

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October 11, 2006 at 12:29 PM | Comments (14)

This Won't Suck!

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October 10, 2006 at 02:34 PM | Comments (196)

MySpace Profile Awards/Lost Numbers

Looks like The Panic Channel is up for a MySpace Profile Award. To vote, click here.

It has also been brought to my attention that I am up for the best blog category! To vote for me, click here.

What else? Well, I broke my phone. I am with Verizon, which has always been a great service in terms of reception. I mean, I get service at all times, never drop a call, even when my friends can't connect with T-Mobile, Cingular and Sprint. They are, without a doubt, the best provider around in terms of service... HOWEVER, their phones do not have Sim cards! I lost over 600 phone numbers! Ughhh! I went in to one of their outlets to try to get all the numbers out of my broken phone and they were unable to do it. The feeling was a lot like I imagine death would be. Anyway, they then ask, "Do you have our backup assistant?" No. Evidentially, they have a phone book address back up thing you can subscribe for by paying an extra 1.99 a month. Let me tell you, if you have Verizon, this will be the best 24.00 you will spend a year. Get it! It is one of those little things they have that they don't tell you about until it's too late! I am now pretty up to date with all the numbers I lost that I call, but I still am screwed with all the ones that I don't. What I have learned is this. It is important to keep every number you ever get, so that if a call comes in that you don't want to answer, you can avoid it! My phone has two types of numbers in it. The ones I answer, and the ones I don't. Now, when 555-555-5555 comes up, I have to go through the whole voice mail dance and it is really a pain in the ass. The funny thing is this. All the "high profile" numbers I lost are easy to get back. It's usually just a call or two to a friend or my office or whatever. What sucks the most is all the lost numbers of random people I meet in bars or clubs or on the street that I can never get back. That little part of me has died and is gone forever. People say, "Maybe it's a good thing. You are streamlining and starting over." If I am gonna streamline, I am gonna start with my closet! Take this as a cautionary tale. Verizon subscribers... Get that Backup Assistant!

This is actually a pretty descent article that first ran in Billboard and has now been picked up by a few outlets. See? Not ALL journalists are evil!

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October 10, 2006 at 10:33 AM | Comments (66)

Houston

Houston was awesome. Perkins and I joined Alice In Chains for a quick "Alice In Jane's" version of Mountain Song. At the end of the Alice set, Jerry, Perk, William, Mike and I rocked it, followed by a version of Man in the Box with King's X singer, Doug Pinnick. What a way to end a short trip! The Panic Channel had a killer set on the second stage earlier in the day. We did Teahouse, Awake, Left to Lose, Why Cry, Go On and She Won't Last. It was a quick half hour but the place was rocking and I would say that it was the best live 30 minutes we have had yet. It was definitely the largest audience we have played to so far and the people of Houston are so into their rock! I have to go catch a plane back to LA so I'll finish up when I get home.

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October 09, 2006 at 04:51 AM | Comments (221)

Nashville

Last night we did our Nashville show for The Orange County Choppers 2006 Tour. We played right on the river front and it was really, very beautiful, though it was cold as hell. So cold that I think I may have even caught one. It was a lot of fun and it was worth it. We played most of our album and included a few covers to the set: Dazed, Love Removal & Highway To Hell. I have to say, Mike from American Copper is awesome! Very funny and down to earth, he is one of those guys that "gets it". Both Paul Jr. and Sr. were very cool too, but we happened to spend more time with Mike. After the show, Steve, Dan, Pucci, Fred and I went out to hit the Nashville town. We ended up at a fine late night establishment and discussed world events with the staff. Today we roll out to Houston and we have a night off there. There is a chance that we might find another social late night gathering of sorts, but my plan is to stay in all day and watch pay-per-view films and eat Vitamin C. Sunday is our Houston show at the Buzzfest. We "Go On" around 6:00pm. I love playing early in the day sometimes because it gives us a chance to roll around, see other bands and hang before the night is done. Later next week I am going to Miami with Riss and our friend Stephanie to host a party. When I get more info on when and where that is, I'll let you know. Lots of travel this month. I think I am hitting Atlantic City on the 27th and doing an LA Halloween party on the 28th. I'll tell you what... If I stay in tonight, I'll do a Spread Radio Live show, Texas Style, from my room.

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October 07, 2006 at 09:44 AM | Comments (243)

Random Stuff

(Pictured: The future home of Spread Entertainment Inc.) Today is all about packing and getting ready for the couple of dates The Panic Channel has this weekend. We have been rehearsing every day so there really hasn't been a whole lot to report on. The other night I went to a Rolling Stone party with Neil Strauss. I figured that after the last review they gave us, the least they could do is buy me a drink and feed me an Hors D'oeuvre or two!

The Panic Channel will be appearing on the FREE to view on demand music television network CONCERT.TV from October 1st – October 31st. To check for availability of CONCERT.TV on your local cable service, check out their site.

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October 05, 2006 at 01:43 PM | Comments (140)

Save The Blue Crabs!

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October 05, 2006 at 01:27 PM | Comments (0)

TPC Dates

occinamerica_nashville.jpgCome see The Panic Channel performing live at OCC in America's 2006 Tour stop at Riverfront Park in Nashville, TN, October 6. The Panic Channel will be joining the Teutuls and the rest of the OCC crew from Discovery Channel's "American Chopper".

The Panic Channel will hit the stage Friday, October 6th at 9:30pm.

Then on October 8th we are proud to share the Buzzfest XVIII bill with: Everclear, Hurt, Crossfade, Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Alice in Chains, Boys Like Girls, Eighteen Visions, OK Go, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Lostprophets and Evans Blue. We are on the second stage at 6pm. We'll see you there, Houston, we love you!

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October 04, 2006 at 01:43 PM | Comments (183)

Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole (Lollapalooza 1991)

Nine Inch Nails back in the day! If you watch closely, you can see me, Eric Avery, Richard Patrick, Ice-T & Gibby Haynes.

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October 02, 2006 at 12:09 PM | Comments (217)

Sunday 10

1. When you collaborate on people's albums (like Storm's for instance) do you do it gratis or charge a fee?

It all depends on the artist. Usually, it's just whatever the union scale is, maybe even double or triple scale for the bigger artists. For someone like Storm, who I love and is my friend, we go with the free style!

2. What's your favorite sexual position?

The Eleventh Posture Of The Perfumed Garden

3. Which of all the musicians you've jammed / played with did you enjoy being on stage with most?

Two artists come to mind and I can't decide between them. They are tied for first: Lou Reed & Trent Reznor

4. Aside from the SN tour, are you seriously planning on working with Dilana in any way in the near future?

Yes! As soon as she is ready, I am planning on doing some recording with her and Gilby on her new album. Gilby has offered his services as a producer and I have offered mine as a guitarist. I love that girl and she has an amazing voice. I'm ready when she is.

5. What is your favorite piece of music that you've ever written?

Being a part of the collaboration on Three Days would probably be my favorite.

6. When are you going to do your own personal masturbation file for us gals?

HAHAHA... Basically, that's what Spread Radio Live is!

7. Will Camp Freddy ever tour?

We have talked about it, but the likelihood is very sketchy as it would require all of the guests and members to have a huge chunk of free time at the same time. The best case scenario would be a week or two of shows in major cities.

8. Did you have a say in the [Up From the Catacombs] tracklisting at all?

Well, I was asked my opinion about what songs I would like to see on the album, but since I love them all I really didn't have a preference. There were no new tracks to choose from so as far as I was concerned, any combination of previously released Jane's songs was a good combination. When I saw the proposed track list, I thought, "Looks rad to me!"

9. You said on the Buzz one day when you called in that you would perform with Alice and Chains, and it would be like Alice and Jane's, is this true?

Perk, Jerry and I have often talked about doing something like that, since we are all in the same place at the same time for one reason or another. One day, perhaps, we could get that together for a song or two... A Jane's tune and an Alice tune. That would be fun.

10. Would you consider adding a feature to the blog which allows people to disable other individuals from posting comments?

Nah. Every once in a blue moon I'll delete a post or two, but it's rare. I know it gets out of hand here sometimes, so I just try to ignore it like we did with some of our old haters. They went away. If we all had the option to delete people here, it would be anarchy. Actually, that sounds like fun!

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October 01, 2006 at 04:27 PM | Comments (231)

Google It Man!

Thank you to Lisa of Killola for sending this video file. The audio portion was featured last night on Camp Freddy Radio.

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October 01, 2006 at 04:00 PM | Comments (0)

Camp Freddy Radio Podcast

Thanx to Loop and Chase, there is a new Camp Freddy Podcast. To subscribe to the 6767 Podcasts, click on the SUBSCRIBE HERE link on the right.

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October 01, 2006 at 11:57 AM | Comments (0)