30 Day Music Challenge


In May I shared my 30 Day Movie Challenge, which listed 30 categories of my movie favorites. Having enjoyed making such a list, I did it again and recently completed the 30 Day Music Challenge to name a song per category each day for one month.

To listen to the songs, check out the Spotify playlist at the bottom.


Song I Like With a Color in the Title: “Green Onions” – Booker T. & the M.G.’s

Song With a Number in the Title: “14 Cheerleader Coldfront” – Guided By Voices

Song That Reminds Me of Summertime: “This DJ” – Warren G

Song That Reminds Me of Someone I’d Rather Forget About: “1979” – The Smashing Pumpkins

Song That needs To Be Played Loud: “My Name Is Jonas” – Weezer

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30 Day Movie Challenge


For the past month, I’ve followed a coupe friends’ lead by taking part in the 30 Day Movie Challenge. This involved responding each day to 30 categories about movie favorites. Now that the “challenge” is over, here’s a collection of my responses — many of which I’ve reconsidered, but I’ll leave it.


Favorite Movie: Breaking Away

Last Movie I Watched: Mad Dog with Soul

Favorite Action-Adventure Movie: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Favorite Horror Movie: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

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Christeene in Austin (2010)

christeen-scoot-inn-austin-2010This past weekend I went to Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown for a Peaches show. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out the opening act was a familiar name  — Christeene. Christeene is a drag artist from Austin performed by Paul Soileau. When I lived in Austin, I knew many of Christeene’s creative collaborators including PJ Raval and Otis Ike. So I’d met Paul and photographed Christeene on a few occasions. This is one of the tamest images I have of Christeene from a 2010 show with Katey Red and Big Freedia at Scoot Inn in Austin.

All-Musician Soccer Team


Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich recently joined Men in Blazers to name his soccer team comprised of only musicians. I haven’t seen Lars’s list, but because he is a mediocre drummer who likes to sue music fans, I’m sure his lineup is about as interesting as any Metallica album after 1991. Instead, I’ve come up with my own team. Some are musicians who have in fact played. Some I only wish did.


Mick Fleetwood


Fleetwood is 6’6″ and as Fleetwood Mac’s drummer has quick hands and is used to sitting in the back while the glory happens in front of him.

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I recently read Pitchfork’s 5-10-15-20 feature with Descendants frontman Milo Aukerman. As part of the 5-10-15-20 series, artists talk about the music that made an impact on them throughout their lives, five years at a time. I got to thinking about this for myself, and since Pitchfork will never ask me, I thought I’d share my own.

5: Elvis Presley

Pretty much all of my early exposure to music was from riding in the car with my father. That involved a constant rotation classic country such as Conway Twitty and George Jones or oldies like Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers. Most of all, it was Elvis, his favorite singer.

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