Vs. Luna Vachon TCW Summer Sizzler II [August 3rd, 1991]
What an awesome find this one is. A young Luna Vachon, only a few years removed from her transformation at the hands of Kevin Sullivan and only shortly before going to the WWF, takes on future WWF Women’s Champion Madusa
Miceli . Madusa would wrestle in the WWF as Alundra Blayze, but would always be more popularly recognized as Madusa. The two start out trying to figure each other out, but both realize very quickly each other’s strategy as Luna is more set on clawing Madusa to shreds, whereas Madusa wants to simply defeat Vachon and prove that her method of sticking to the rules is best.
I am looking forward to writing again so much it almost hurts. Not home yet, but will be in a few days. Finally have wifi though (not that it does my poor old garbage phone much good), so I can say that we’re alive! Weeks of tent camping in Alaska thankfully only led to one ridiculously close bear encounter, but it was a calm one – she wasn’t super interested in us, we just slowly backed away while she looked. Or he. It was a tall, lanky looking fluffball, and I don’t know if it was the one with cubs we saw shortly after. Cuuuute bear either way – much cuter once we’d retreated to an open area, rather than the closed-in trail with high brush!
Cute as the bear was though, guys it does not compare to the moose!! A mama and her babies walked right across from our campsite and gjsjfhfhshfhhrjd! Moose are beautiful! So, so beautiful! Mooooose!
Then I’m not surprised that Panic! At The Disco came from the lyrics of “Panic” by Name Taken (Panic at the disco/Sat back and took it slow).
Mikey Way used to work at a Barnes & Noble. While stacking books during his shift, he saw a book by Irvine Welsh called Five Tales Of Chemical Romance. He wrote the title down and showed it to his brother Gerard after he came home. Gerard agreed with the name for the band - he just added “My” to make it personal.
While performing for the first time, Fall Out Boy was nameless at that time. The band asked the audience to give them name suggestions. One of the audience yelled out “Fallout Boy”, who is the sidekick of Radioactive Man in The Simpsons. The name stuck.
Green Day is actually a slang for someone who does nothing but smoke marijuana all day.
AC/DC was an acronym for “Alternating Current/Direct Current” on a electric sewing machine. Kinda fits the rhythm of the band if you think about it.
Black Veil Brides is a Roman Catholic term used to describe a woman who gives up her pleasures after getting married in a church so she could devote her life to God. Since marriage is the happiest moment of one’s life, the opposite of it is be having to attending a beloved’s funeral.
Imagine Dragons is an anagram of letters from different words. The band kept a secret of revealing the words.
Joy Division is the name of a prostitution wing of a Nazi concentration camp from the novel The House of Dolls.
Avenged Sevenfold was mentioned in Genesis 4:24; “If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, Truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.”
Coldplay was originally called “Starfish”. They renamed themselves after another friend’s band, who had named themselves after a book of collected poems, Child’s Reflections: Cold Play.
The Beatles misspelled their name to describe their music “beat”.
Nirvana is a term of Buddhism for a person who succeeds into transcending the human suffering and rebirth through many spiritual practices and meditation.
Linkin Park is the change of name of Lincoln Park, the same park where Chester used to drive past every day for band practice.
Pierce The Veil was a social term that Vic learned in his Sociology class. According to his professor, “piercing the veil” is a fancy term for cutting the root of a problem before it influences you.
Twenty One Pilots got its name when Tyler was in theatre class. The play he was studying was All My Sons which involved the main character allowing the flight of various planes after finding faulty parts. Due to his actions, the protagonist becomes responsible for the deaths of 21 pilots.
There are a couple reasons how The Who got its name. The most popular was that Pete Townshead’s grandmother often called popular bands “The Who?” due to her impaired hearing.
Of Mice & Men named themselves after the novel by John Steinback.
Paramore is a respelling of paramour which means “secret lover”.
Iron Maiden is the name of a torture device.
Foo Fighters were used by the Allies during the WWII to describe UFOs.
Evanescence means a disappearance/dissipation like vapor. The band chose this as they find it as the description of the temporal nature of life.
Asking Alexandria was named after Alexander the Great.
“All Time Low”was mentioned in the song “Head On Collision” by New Found Glory.
Led Zeppelin refers to the Hindenburg disaster. Before the band was formed, Keith Moon and John Entwistle made a joke of how a supergroup containing themselves, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck would be a “lead balloon”, a British idiom for disastrous results.
Muse originates from the fact that the bandmates heard someone from their hometown suggested that a muse is hovering Teignmouth, England to explain why many of the town’s populace are becoming members of band.
The Misfits is the name of the 1961 film.
Yes, there are some bands whose names are inventive and original but seriously. There are many musical groups that I can count whose names come from something. So if you say any band names are just “made-up”, I dare you to do some research like the members did before you could say it right in my face.
“At The Still Hour Of Midnight The Graves Shall Open And A Vast Multitude Shall Rise”, 12"x16", gouache & watercolor on paper. This piece is sold but you can still visit the original at Nucleus Portland until June 22nd!
Wondering about these weird long titles on my pieces? Well, they’re all modified excerpts from a spooky book called “The Prophecies of the Brahan Seer” (published in 1899) which I pulled randomly off a shelf in the occult section of a used book store in Vancouver a couple weeks ago; the Brahan Seer was allegedly the invention of the author as no other record of him exists, but lines from the book are so metal I couldn’t resist using them as inspiration for the titles of a body of work about mystical animal revenge 🌸
Josh Keaton just very kindly allowed us a peek at some of the sweet merch he has in his studio!! It’s a family movie night drawing and a letter from Shiro to Josh accompanied by a drawing by Joaquim Dos Santos I’m melting ;A;
I HOPE ALL YOUR FAVOURITE BANDS PULL A 'GREEN DAY' AND STAY TOGETHER FOR A LONG ASS TIME
This also applies to Green Day, because they are awesome. Just keep doing what you’re doing guys. Don’t change, and keep up the good work 👍👍👍
 If your favourite bands are no longer together *cough* mcr *cough* I hope they pull a ‘Fall Out Boy’ and rise from the ashes, before continuing to produce kickass music 🤞🤞🤞
• The beginning of The Balcony Scene
• The screaming in I’d Rather Die than be Famous
• Jaime’s blonde streak
• Guitars in Besitos
• “You know the only way to cure pain is to add a little more, because everything new distracts the old”
• Southern Constellations
• Jeremy McKinnon’s parts in Caraphenelia
• Crying during Stay Away from my Friends
• “Can we create something beautiful and DESTROOOY IT?”
• The bridge in The Sky Under The Sea
• Mike’s lip piercing
• Vic bringing fans on stage during Bulletproof Love
• Beginning of Hell Above
• EVERYTHING ABOUT KING FOR A DAY
• Vocals in Props & Mayhem
• THE FIRST PUNCH
• Those vocal effects in Hold On Till May
• Tony’s stretched ears
• Verse 1 of Dive In
• Guitars in Texas Is Forever
• “I’m mastering the art of miracles and flawless tragedies”
• The acoustic version of Today I Saw The Whole World