sebastian bierk


Today I thought I would share some original images I took in 1995 when I met the band Skid Row in Tampa Florida at a record store off Fowler Avenue. I have some followers here who like  80s rock so I figured I’d share these. I gotta admit I was so nervous when I was right there at them and my hand visibly shook at first while taking the first few photos especially when I was meeting Sebastian who utterly surprised me. When I got up to him he said to me “and what is your name darlin..” I nervously said “Brenda” and he signed my autograph “Hi Brenda!! Thanks! S. Bach” which surprised me as I didn’t notice him personalizing any other people’s pictures before me and I have often wondered why he chose to ask me my name and do that. It was cool tho and I am definitely not complaining lol. Each of them were pretty cool and of them all Dave “Snake: Sabo and Rob Affuso had the most gorgeous smiles. I took a shot of them smiling at my camera but my hand was shaking so bad that it’s not one of my best photos. The images of an animated Sebastian is from when he was talking to a guy in line with me about 2 people ahead of me. He is pictured in the next to the last image clasping hands with Sebastian. Of the roll I took these are my clearer shots as the rest show how nervous I was. It was pretty cool and the guys were very nice and fun to meet.

Brenda Porter


Been watching Skid Row videos (both performance footage and covers by often non-English speaking singers… who seem to fuck the lyrics up about as often as Sebastian Bach does) for secrets to nailing the “that child blew a child away” part of 18 and Life (around 3:25 in this video). So far, I’m still coming up empty, and only a few people seem to be able to hit anything near it (and that includes SB himself, he seems to scream the line, rather than soar over it like he does on record… studio magic). I am resigned to the fact that if I ever wanna get anywhere close to being able to properly sing this song, the only solution will be selling my soul at the crossroads.

Oh, and yes, this video is incredibly distracting. You’re welcome.