Art life Tragic Beauty 

Back Alley Blues [Tragic Beauty]

One of my all-time favorite photographers is the incredible Anton Corbijn. I’ve been a fan of his work since the 1980’s. He’s well-known for photographing musicians such as U2, Joy Division, Henry Rollins, Nirvana, Depeche Mode (my favorite!), as well as directing some of their music videos. Anton’s talent is amazing! He’s also been a big influence on my work, and this shoot below is in essence paying homage to his work. The man featured in the photos that follow is a good friend of mine. BJ sang for a few of the…

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life mix tape music musings 

Fall Mood – 17 Goth/Alt Songs Perfect For Brooding

Time for another mix tape playlist! If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love fall – however it tends to help put me into a melancholy state of mind. Not that this is a bad thing… This mix tape playlist will feed into that brooding and angst you’re feeling as the leaves change and we prepare for another long, cold winter – well that’s what The Farmer’s Almanac is calling for anyways.  This one is chock full of classic alternative greats like Joy Division, The Cure, Depeche Mode and Siouxsie & The Banshees….

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musings punk youth 

Summer of Anarchy – 1988

If I had to choose a summer from my youth to describe as the best summer ever, hands down it was the summer of 1988.   That summer was the best three months of fun, teenage rebellion, music, and transformation for me; I shaped and formed my future character. I lived every day as if it were my last. It was my “Summer of Anarchy!” and I was a Punk Rock Girl!     The eighties were filled with amazing music, no matter what genre you listened to. My musical tastes…

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