galbee and I have been talking about this nail polish for the last few weeks. I finally found it at a Walgreens! It’s Revlon’s Facets of Fuchsia, and it’s a pretty exact dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance. The Revlon was retailing for $5.29 at my Walgreens (although I got it on sale for $3.17), while the Lippmann retails at $18. I bought two bottles—one for me, and one for galbee. :)

@jefferydragrecs release 003- #TheHussy / #BadCop split tape! 3 tracks from each band. With the original demo of BCs “DayLight”. Interested In owning this? Email #jdr


The white rabbit is back on the road next week, and he’s bringing along Madison, WI’s THE HUSSY. All dates listed below, including Goner Records’ 21st Birthday Party on 2/23!


Tues January 28 Madison, WI @ the VVarehouse
Wed January 29 Chicago, IL @ Township
Thurs, January 30 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Fri, January 31 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Sat, February 01 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
Sun, February 02 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Tues, February 04 Boston, MA @ The Middle East (Upstairs)
Wed, February 05 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Thurs, February 06 Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan
Fri, February 07 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Sat, February 08 Baltimore, MA @ Gold Bar
Sun, February 09 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Mon, February 10 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House
Tues, February 11 Wilmington, NC @ Calico Room
Wed, February 12 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Thurs, February 13 St. Augustine, FL @ Shanghai Nobby’s
Fri, February 14 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
Sat, February 15 Miami @ Gramps w/ Blowfly
Sun, February 16 Gainesville @ Atlantic
Tues, February 18 New Orleans @ Siberia
Wed, February 19 Birmingham @ Bottletree
Thurs, February 20 Chattanooga @ JJs Bohemia
Fri, February 21 Knoxville @ Pilot Light
Sat, February 22 Nashville @ The End
Sun, February 23 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone - Goner 21st Bday!

March 22/23 – Santa Ana @ Burgerama III

Check the FB event for tour updates


My nails this week! Revlon Blue Mosaic layered over Milani Midnight Satin. Photo on the left is in the sunlight, the right is indoors.

Unlike Revlon’s Facets of Fuchsia, Blue Mosaic has a clear base. I’d seen other swatches and concluded that it really needed to go over something to get it to look right. I chose Midnight Satin because it was the only dark navy blue I owned. Apparently I had forgotten why I never use this bottle. Milani’s formula is so thin and watery. I had to put four coats on to get it even approaching opaque (and there were still some iffy spots). But once I got the glitter and topcoat on, I thought it looked okay.

The Hussy’s single ‘Round and Down’ makes me nostalgic for some good old ‘90’s grunge. The song starts out hard and dirty just the way I like my grunge, but weaves in flirty tones trough out the single to make it a bit lighter. This single will be releases as part of split on May 24th by Southpaw Records.

Watch on


Skottie Young, man. I freaking love his art. I was first introduced to his style on Deadpool covers and thought, “This is entirely different. This is entirely awesome.”

Then he started working on the Oz series. Oz is very near and dear to me. My mom used to save up to buy hardcovers of the books when she was a kid back in the 50s and 60s. I read the original 14 multiple times when I was growing up. I loved John R. Neill’s artwork, and when I heard there was a comic book adaptation, I was a bit leery.

galbee bought me the first book for the 2009 holidays. I’m planning on buying them all in hardcover.

All that to say, when I saw this cover (the last issue of Ozma of Oz), I literally gasped. So freaking gorgeous. I love his use of negative space.

All this to say, if you’re not buying his stuff, buy it. Follow his Twitter, his DeviantArt, and his blogs—both his personal blog and the joint one he does with Scott Morse. You’ll be happier for it.


Review: Morning Glories


Written by Nick Spencer Art by Joe Eisma Covers by Rodin Esqueljo Published by Image Comics Vague spoilers for the first trade paperback. Morning Glories is about six students who begin attending the prestigious Morning Glory Academy, only to find out it’s not quite what they imagined. Nominated for four 2011 Eisner awards (Best New Series, Best Continuing Series, Best Writer, Best Cover Artist). I have to admit, I’m surprised by the nominations. I was entirely unimpressed by the first six issues of Morning Glories. It’s been described as “Runaways meets Lost.” That’s an insult to Runaways. I can see the comparison to Lost, though. I gave up after one season on Lost, and I won’t be picking up any more of this series. The characters in Morning Glories are all fairly shallow stereotypes. I honestly cannot remember any of their names off the top of my head. The blonde martyr, who reminded me of Claire from Heroes. The adopted Indian-American girl, who I assume we’re supposed to condemn and call “slut” for daring to have several boyfriends. The emo redhead. The quiet Japanese-American boy, who doesn’t understand pop culture references and has good fighting skills (and apparently an evil twin). The womanizing, unapologetic jerk who will screw you over the first chance he gets. (He’ll probably be revealed to have a heart of gold eventually, somewhere under that assy exterior.) And the nerdy Nice Guy (TM), who I guess we’re supposed to root for regarding the blonde martyr. Because he’s a Nice Guy (TM) and deserves her. Sigh. The villains are so unbelievably one-note capital-e Evil. Issue 6 was supposed to humanize one of the professors (and introduce a layer of complexity to the emo redhead, who is apparently also evil or something). That’s the thing, though. There doesn’t seem to be much grey area between Good and Evil. Everyone is entirely selfish or selfless. The art is bland. All the girls have basically the same round face shape, same full cheeks, same mouth and chin. Same body type. “Prestigious” must be code for “no fatties.” The only differentiation between the boys is that the Asian one has elongated eyes. And muscles, once his shirt’s off. The colorist needs to come to a decision on Blonde Martyr’s eyes, they’re honey-colored in the first four issues, blue in the fifth (and on the cover). Same with Asian Muscles, his eyes change from grey-blue (interiors) to brown (covers). Or maybe that’s a plot point. Maybe good cover art and new series were hard to find this year. I cannot understand how this got all those Eisner nominations. This doesn’t seem to be anywhere near the same league as Chew (a fellow Image title, which won Best New Series in 2010 and Best Continuing Series this year). Overall verdict: not recommended.