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Saturday, October 17, 2015

green glass




the things you see on the bathroom walls of rehearsal spaces. i think this thought to myself at least 40-50 times every single day. also "where are the lucky charms?"

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randomy...

---i've probably already titled a post "green glass" does anyone get the reference?

---the block feature on social media/chat, omg so amazing for my life. the day i accepted that i don't need to constantly answer every single person who messages me asking something (generally needing a show or help for their band) RIGHT AWAY and that i can wait on it a bit or even- GASP- say "i'm sorry but i'm not able to help you with that" well that was a good day. my stress level dropped considerably and i didn't even feel bad about it (cuz i thought i would) i had been so stressed out all the damn time and felt guilty for having to say no or not be able to get to things right at that moment but why? i can't take on the world myself and i have a full time job and my own bands on top of all the other stuff i'm doing and that has to take precedence too so i can continue to be satisfied in that and oh that's right, pay my rent and have my own life. i'm sure your band/projects/ideas are awesome but so are mine and so is my life thank you very much! as for the people who keep persisting and not accepting that i have other commitments and that i'm busy and that i can't drop my priorities for theirs? well then that block button and let me tell you that shit really, REALLY cuts my stress out! HA!

---people who don't tip --or don't tip well-- i hope there is a thing as "bad tipper" karma and that it gets them, like for real. servers/bartenders/etc rely on your tips to make a living and by being cheap and stiffing them, you're taking that away from them and devaluing the work they are doing. you wouldn't want to work for peanuts or for free, would you? no i don't think you would. and if "all you have to spare" is a compliment about how great the service was and a dollar after ordering 12 drinks...maybe you need to think about that and either a) stay home next time and hit up the liquor store or cook your own dinner b) order one less drink or whatever and show REAL appreciation for the person and fucking tip them more than a dollar! compliments are awesome but money to pay the bills, well that is just incredible, isn't it!

---yo those R.E.M. lyrics. all those feels!

---i think one of my new favorite terms is "queerdo" i'm real into it. i doubt it's a new term, it's just new to me and i like it. the end.

---it should be perfectly acceptable that when you meet someone- for dating reasons or otherwise, friendship or whatever, anything really- that asking if they have seen "spaceballs" is a totally valid question. and your decision over whether to proceed or not can be justifiable based on the answer they give you. and as someone who has interviewed hundreds of job applicants in my day, i'd go so far as to say i would ask it in as part of a pre-employment process (i'm kidding haha) if this were a real thing, it def could have saved me a lot of trouble in many areas of my life along the way. HAHAHAHA.

---listening to jet black crayon in the dark without my glasses on.....is "trippy" the word i'm looking for? probably

---the only reason i like when it gets cold again is for the sole fact that it makes my cats a lot more cuddly, especially BellaBop, who likes to drape her entire self onto various parts of my body when i'm sleeping and/or working on my computer or just doing anything that doesn't require me to stand. and i'm a million billion percent on board with her line of thinking.

---i'm going to be 35 in less than 6 months. damn son!

---i just read an article on pitchfork about the end of erase errata (you can read it here, it's a pretty decent article) idk i thought that was already a thing i guess. they've been so inactive the last several years that i just got used to them not really doing stuff and maybe assumed i missed something along the way that they were finished. i saw them a bunch of times back in the early 2000s in 4 different states so i have a lot of fond memories about them. i have to catch up on their latest (and last album) which i apparently really did miss when it came out earlier this year. and maybe dig up some of the vinyl i have of them too so i can give that a listen for old times' sake.

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Local H- Eddie Vedder [oh Local H, I still remember you and your glorious 2 piece lineup and your lefty drummer, in the 90s anyway. Been listening to this album and specifically this song--where the album title comes from-- on repeat A LOT lately....]
 
okay, I understand
but I don't wanna be your friend
I don't need another friend
Got too many friends
 
If I were Eddie Vedder
Would you like me any better?
That's it
I quit
I don't give a shit
 
You go ahead, as good as dead...
 
 
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Until next time....

Thursday, October 8, 2015

show roundup

HEY KIDS! I FEEL LIKE TYPING IN ALL CAPSSSSSSSSS! WOOOO!!!!!! HERE ARE SOME SHOWS COMING UP THAT I'M DOING THIS MONTH, AND SOME OTHER RANDOM ONES TOO. THERE'S A TON THIS MONTH SO THIS IS JUST A RANDOM SELECTION OF RANDOMNESS. SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC IN NYC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
[my monthly showcase at the Fifth Estate in Park Slope, Brooklyn]
 
[not my event but Riot Chica is fucking awesome and these bands are all amazing]
 
[daytime fun this Saturday with a few of my faves]
 
 
[my home base show, twice a month, fun fucking times and FREE! but don't be cheap, donate to the bands and help them keep the rock n roll fire burning!]
 
 
[speaking of my home base show, this is one of my FAVORITE ones of the year! Halloween, queer/grrrl punk style, can't go wrong with that. it's FREE and we will be having a coat drive again. costumes and candy highly encouraged!!!]
 
 
 [my annual cover band extravaganza, I'm sooooo fucking stoked for this, you don't even know. I made it bigger and better than last year and with a really eclectic mix of bands. I'm playing bass in The Teenage Whores and so excited to get the Hole tribute action going on again, our set is fucking SICK this year and covers more of their material plus we have a new drummer! Speaking of drummers, that is something I haven't been doing as much the past several months but I will be joining my good friends The Victorias as part of their Weezer tribute and playing drums for them. Patrick Wilson's drumming is so boring and simplistic so I'm taking a lot of creative license and basically making things busier and louder hahaha but still preserving the integrity of the songs and the changes and stuff-I hope! hahahaha. This is going to be the fucking BEST NIGHT so don't miss it! $10 for 7 bands is a steal and if you help promote the event-post it online/share on fb/tweet/instagram etc- and show me at the door, I'll give you some FREE candy and band merch too! FUCK YEAH MERCH!!!! Who doesn't like merch????]
 
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There's also TONS of other Halloween shows going on (The Teen Whores are playing one on 11/1 as well, don't have details on that yet tho but soon) and CMJ events, too many to list. hahaha. If you want me to write about your shit on here or whatever, send me a message on FB- Kate Hoos (duh) or email me at hoosatron@gmail.com. The comments on this shit are wacked and I have to figure out how people can actually comment and I can see them....stupid. hahaha
 
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More random shit from me...until next time.....
 
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Monday, October 5, 2015

why hello there!



It's 2015.
It's been over a year since I posted last.
Oops.
My life is a lot of the same as it was before.
My life is totally different.
I live in Queens, NYC now, not NJ.
I still love soda (way too much).
And cats.
I guess I should update my info.
I really really miss this.
I want to do it more.
I have plans to do it more.
I have a bunch of ideas.
And random stuff too.
I can keep those plans.
I promise you.
I promise myself.
This blog is 5 years old now.
Wow.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

all day, every day


yeah we do. even if the truth underneath the facade is so so epically wrong and kind of makes zero fucking sense.
 
 
philly- summer 2013
 

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i am the alphabet.

-another obsessive listening binge to black moth super rainbow has officially begun. i love a wide range of their material and how prolific they are [as well as their various offshoot projects] but have been listening to their latest, "cobra juicy," a heck of a lot and it makes me smile and takes me to deep places and keeps me going when i'm pissed off or sad. i don't think i really appreciated it's nuances and texture until recently to be honest. i kind of like a record that does that in a way....takes a little bit to get to know, and then once you do get there, it is just in you, fully and completely. i also just acquired tobacco's new solo record "ultima II massage" which is pretty damn awesome. his first solo effort, "fucked up friends" still remains my fav but this is a close second.
-i am working on some "in depth" stuff for this here shit. it is so very true. i like to steal the little moments that i can to work on things. or at least i am planning on making that happen. okay actually its more like i def want to plan to make that happen. haha.
-i find it so goddamn hilarious and amazing when people post stupid extreme right-wing crap on fb [yes, unfortunately there are a few people in my life who fall into this category] and i can cut down their puny surface-level arguments in two seconds flat. and they never have anything to say to it cuz they know they are morons and wrong. but besides even that, whether or not i agree with their particular politics or not, the real crux of the matter is they are posting shit that they didn't even think critically about or all the way through or research/fact check beforehand and it's like, if you want to make an argument about something you don't like or agree with, fine, go for it. just make sure you actually know what you are talking and have researched it and are getting your information from a more reliable source than say, a fucking meme some wacko made up in his mom's basement before you go ahead with a post. kind of makes you look really stupid and ignorant. really really stupid and ignorant. but seriously, it just brightens my day every single time when it involves right wing bs!!!! [so what if i come off as holier than thou? hahahaha. a moron is a moron, for realz]
-speaking of BS internet memes...if you need to post those dumb ass ones that talk about how weird and unusual and strange and odd and unique and different you are....all the time.....do i even need to finish that thought?
-i am currently trying to type this without wearing my glasses. which is really dumb and i'm like three inches from the screen squinting really hard when i so don't have to be. hahaha.
-it kind of depresses me how some people could have it so much better but they either don't even realize it or worse don't do anything about it if they do know. but hey, their life, not mine.
-i was listening to goldfinger's self-titled album recently and it had been a long time. def enjoyed having fond nostalgic thoughts of my beat up cassette copy of it that i would rock while walking back and forth to high school. some quality material there, even today. oh 1996, you were so so awesome.
-"defend yourself" by sebadoh [which came out last year] pretty much brings me to my knees. i could actually say that about a lot of their stuff but there was something pretty special about it and the wait finally being over. sucked to wait fourteen years in between their last album, 1999's "the sebadoh," and this one, but the quality of the collection is so epic that i can forgive it. i have laughed and i have cried while listening to it. you need to own it if you don't. obviously.
-i have decided that while, yes i need to maintain fiscal responsibility in my life, i want to add to my lunchbox collection when i can. i'm making a list of the epic shit i should acquire. yeah sure it is "cheating" to get shit on the internet but i gave up that level of purity a long time ago and don't really give a shit anymore. fact. bam!
-one of the single most exciting things to happen to me recently is that i got a swanky day planner to write out all my shows and stuff in. wow. sooooo exciting. this is like the time i wrote about my electric can opener [which sadly has come to disappoint me greatly. so tragic] haha. i'm so damn interesting, what can i say????
-i love that i am playing guitar in a band now. i wanted that for so so so so so so long. like SOOOOOOOOO fucking long i wanted that shit but it never seemed right until now and i could never find the right person to do it with but that all changed with lady bizness. don't get me wrong, i am a drummer first and always will be, and i love playing drums in -ghostmouse- playing drums is an extension of my body and mind and soul at this point, i could never imagine my life without doing it [actually i can, i didn't play for almost 5 years and it was unbearably AWFUL and i never want to go back to that dark place again] but being able to explore another instrument and discover new things about it and push myself to get better and write songs in a completely new way is pretty gratifying and a bit like a priceless feeling to me.
-i was recently called the ryan seacrest of DIY. hahaha. okay, i'll take it!
-safe choices are easy choices. don't forget it.
-i need to actually work on my uber emo zine project i've had in the back of my mind for the last ten years, "the anonymous letters" def been on my mind a lot lately...

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some epic shows i've got going on!!! yeah son!!! more stuff is in the works but these are the ones that are completely booked and flier-ed up and stuff. haha. stay tuned for more shit going on cuz i'm always working on something and in the fall plan to start bringing a monthly theme night presented/curated by the foulest mouthed mermaid thrashy surf punx around, lady bizness! we've been brainstorming some really rad stuff and are looking forward to making it happen. more details to come as time goes on.....!!!!! if you are in a rad band, esp in the nyc/north jersey area, we should prob talk so we can set shit up.

 
Rock Hudson has been on the map for 2 years now and we are celebrating the only way we know how, with more epic tunes, duh! 5 performaces, free shit, a special look back over our history, and lots of fun to be had! as always, this shit is FREE so NO EXCUSES for not checking it out!
 
 
 i didn't organize this shindig but i made the flier. and of course i'm super stoked to be heading down to SI with BOTH of my bands to share in an awesome ladies night with some other bands i adore! this is gonna rule. and it's a cool venue that i played once before with my old band. happy to be going back! it's only 2 blocks from the ferry too so you manhattan peeps quit your bitching and ride that boat over for some fierceness yo.

 
the biggest show of the summer! SO FUCKING EXCITED ABOUT THIS YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW!!!!!! okay maybe the all caps shit is an indicator but yeah, this is gonna be one for the books for sure. 8 bands, all performing a cover song by a first wave Riot Grrrl band in addition to their own awesome original music. plus the most killer punk rock DJ shomi noise, tons of free giveaways- including swag from Riot On & Enlightened Rebel- a stellar venue- Don Pedro- with loads of character and yummy mexican food, and most importantly, a safe place for grrrls and queers and misfits and punx alike to come and be totally un-inhibited for a day. can't beat that! all of this, a whole day epic festival, for only $10, how can you beat that?!?! also a portion of the proceeds will be going to a charity-soon to be announced- and a limited number of pre-sale tickets are now on sale from all bands. all presale ticket holders guarantee themselves a spot at the show AND get to redeem their ticket for a limited edition art print by yours truly. ONLY presale holders get their hands on that shit so don't miss out! again, a mere TEN CLAMS for all of this? uh, FUCK YEAH!!!!

 
hey come on now, i don't need to take a break after throwing a huge all day fest!!! hahaha. though i did bring it a little lower key for the July 27th Rock Hudson which is happening less than 24 hours after the epic Riot Grrrl fest. this show will be featuring 5 artists, some right out of the RH hall of fame, and some newbies to the floor. also the triumphant return of my dear friend julie bindas-sanchez who was my band mate in violet hour and is now doing some soulful solo work. can't wait for this!!! this flier come courtesy of the super rad-tastic drummer of  lady bizness. love that shit!
 
 
 
come say happy bday to my RH partner jessi and our good pal and super RH supporter, lani! bands hand picked by jessi and all from the hallowed halls of RH, we are gonna have a kick ass night!! we are going to raise money to donate to save the elephants, and all proceeds from the show will go to help this organization dedicated to the well being of the majestic african pachyderms.
 

 
 
 

lady bizness and ghostmouse are taking a little jaunt down the nj turnpike to run amok in the city of brotherly love for our first show outside of nyc/nj. we are sooooo damn stoked for this shit, let me tellllll you! we have no more room in the car BUT if you wanna bring your car and/or do mass transit, we'd love if some of our NYC queerz could come with us and show Philly how we do up in the Big Apple!!! woooooooo!!!!

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escucha!



i talked about a bunch of different records in this post. how about you take a listen to one of them. do a little detective work and seek out the others i mentioned cuz it will be so worth it.


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fin. xo -hoos

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

what happens when the lie consumes you?


robots will kill

nyc

june two thousand fourteen

i'm actually almost not fat enough to wear my RWK hoodie again. fucking score.

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i miss writing. i miss posting regularly. i don't have time to write much of anything in depth. or actually to post much in general. boo. in an attempt to somewhat compromise i will post short snarky things. and maybe some other things. and we'll see how that goes. and um...yeah.

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a list of fifteen random things cuz i am too goddamn exhausted to think straight yet can't seem to fall asleep....

-the next cat i get will be named timothy.
-hiding is better than explaining. or living freely. or dealing with reality. but you know, whatever.
-both of my bands have lots of shows coming up which i'm goddamn fucking excited about. i sing and play drums in ghostmouse. i play guitar in lady bizness and shout sometimes too. our show schedules and other news about all of our rock n roll fuckery are on our pages which you should also like. do it up suckaz. there are some bad ass bitches in those bands with me too. and i love them cuz they rule.
-i currently am working on setting up and promoting a bunch of other shows. thirteen to be exact. and i'm insane so i'm going to add more to that number cuz i'm a work-a-holic and don't want to stop. so if you're in a rad band we should prob talk.
-pencils were not made for left-handed people to write with. they suck and make my hand all dirty which is highly irritating.
-i have an art show coming up next month. damn. i have not devoted much time to visual art at all in the past year or so and that sucks. glad to be getting on something soon yo. i will have details coming at you shortly.
-i want to eat sushi all the time. cuz it is amazingly delicious and it also doesn't upset my stomach which seems to happen too frequently lately. fuck that shit.
-sometimes i just let loose and i fucking listen to fucking katy perry. yeah i just said that. i just really did. with zero shame. and yeah i know "i kissed a girl" is kind of incredibly offensive to dykes when you really break it down but eh, i can let it slide cuz i have enough other crap to be angry about and i mean she liked it, right? [dear god that sounded so ignorant hahaha. don't judge me!] i'd rather hate justin beiber anyway if i had to pick a pop star to throw shade at.
-i'm listening to free form jazz right now. it is kind of interesting.
-i'm working on a zine for the first time in....nine years....at least that long, maybe longer. pretty stoked for that shit. i will be collaborating with the super rad drummer of lady biz  to bring that shit to light. #itsgoingtorule #takingcareofbizness
-once i have more time and brain function available, i want to write some more essays for this here shit. fact. fact. fact. yes it is a fact. i want to write things with more substance.
-only i would tend bar whilst wearing a minor threat shirt and not even realize it.
-obligation is a powerful force.
-how could i have forgotten that i had music by a band called allergic to whores???
-i will not ever wear cargo pants cuz it ain't 1997 no more. but i love cargo shorts in the summer
forever.

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tristeza "march of the white lies" (full album) [one of my fav, fav, fav bands. i'm sad cuz they haven't done anything since 2010 and that just sucks. i need them to do shit again asap. for realz. tristeza means "sadness" in spanish. i have it tattooed on the inside of my right wrist]

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fin. xo

-hoos

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

sometimes


jersey city, 2013

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been a few months since i been at this. it has been a very wild ride over those months, and one i'm grateful for, truly and deeply.

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sometimes.

sometimes life is....

-rocking the fuck out like there is no tomorrow cuz you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.
-being inspired by someone you never met but who in effect gave you the world.
-drinking warm coke from glass bottles in basements after midnight.
-daring to ask a question and take a chance.
-listening to the same song over and over like it's the only thing that ever mattered.
-writing songs that need to be written cuz no one else is going to do it.
-making fun of lame-oid cover bands.
-eating ice cream at 3am and not giving one single eff about it.
-being a renegade and taking back what is rightfully yours.
-learning something new everyday.

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escucha


el ten eleven- falling [i'm sure i've posted this at some point before cuz i love the shit out of these guys. and this song? yeah, i fucking love this song more than i love most things on earth]

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fin.

xo

-hoos

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

ATTTTENNNNTION!!!! UPCOMING!!!!

hey kids...here are some things happening SOON in JC and NYC that i am excited about! woot! i tried to list them in chronological order or at least an order that made sense to me...hahahaha. click on any of these photos to make them bigger and therefore easier to read! ha!

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my first show of 2014!!! this is happening TOMORROW night so try and come, purdy please! work by me and over thirty other JC artists. can't wait!


looooove me some thundera! they have played at rock hudson twice and i really need to get out to see them somewhere else. great ladies, great songs, great band!

 
 
OMG CAN'T EVEN WAIT FOR THIS SHIT!!!!! it is the upcoming rock hudson, which we've been hyping it up alllllll month, and now it is finally upon us! it is going to be so much fun! we have the awesome musical talents of amber amour, the bleed, BOYS, pussywolf , and michelle marrero for you and we also have so much else going on: trivia for FREE drinks and KINKY prizes, COOL drink specials $5 Coor's Lite and Vodka Cranberry, and an epically RAD date auction for hot rocker babes. i'll be on the auction block, so come bid on my hoosy ass! hahahaha. even better, it is FREE!!!! come on and hang with us :)
 
 
while we're on the subject of rock hudson,  here is the info on our march event too! we are featuring a variety act from louisville, KY, mondo a go go, and we are super excited to present their first performance in the big apple! they will be singing, dancing, doing drag and burlesque, fan dancing, contortion, chair dances and soooo much more! rh is normally a free event but since they are coming from so far away, we are asking for a $5minimum donation to help offset their costs. if you can afford to donate more, by all means, please do! we will also have our usual trivia and fun with the crowd too!
 
 
looking to party on valentine's day?! well look no further than turnt up friday: drunk in love presented by dj nikki lions and the alllll new henrietta hudson. hot music, cool contests, and even better, i will be working this party so come on and say hi! share this event on fb or tweet it for 1/2 price entry [show your phone at the door]. nikki is there every friday DJing and i love her sets! come scope it!
 
 

 
wanna have some fun on thursday nights? here it is! every thursday night come enjoy happy hour prices all night long 9pm-4am and drink the week's stress away! i work this party every week too so come on and say hi to me!
 
 
members of the rh family, autumn city, are playing at the saint in asbury park, nj on friday march 7th. they have advanced tickets available so follow that link to get in contact with the band to score some, they are gonna go fast so doooo it!
 
 
plastiq passion are good friends of mine, as well as long time members of the rh family of bands, and -ghosemouse- shares our guitarist with them! super excited that their newest album, every which way,  is coming out next month. i've heard a rough mix of it and it is AWESOME! can't wait for the final product! come check this show out on saturday march 8th to join in the celebration!
 
 
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okay...i think that's it....if i forgot something, i'll add it back in later. love that "edit post" feature. hahaha
 
 
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ae you going to any of these nyc events? tell me in the comments!
 
fin xo -hoos
 
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