I just read about the crazy sultry world of Christa Helm. Someone needs to make a movie about her eccentric life. Read her story on the From the Books of Exlibris blog
and here… The Unsolved Murder of 1970′s Hollywood Starlet Christa Helm
Here is my new friend Jacqueline Withers’ fashion and hair blog. She is a hair color specialist in NYC. www.partyhaireverywhere.com
Sunday night was the only night we had a “night off” from throwing parties at Oslo. Bryan was booked to open the all night acid house party No Way Back produced by Interdimensional Transmissions. I was wonderful to meet our lovely party hosts Brendan (from Ectomorph) and Amber. All night (and morning ) we were blessed with awesome tunes from Spinoza, Derek, Plaslaiko, BMG, I.B.M., Mike Servito, Chuck Hampton, Carlos Souffront, Patrick Russell, and Traxx. Yet, the best part was hanging out in the lounge at the early morning hours with a my silly wasted Detroit/Brooklyn tachno family.
We were the first people to arrive and I took this photo of Derek Plaslaiko while they were setting up.
Bryan/Spinoza opening up No Way Back
My dear friends and insanely creative lovebirds Michael and Bethany (Dethlab)
pretty boy mohawk
Matt Abbott and “In Surf We Trust” sunglasses
Luckily I passed on the 9am cheap champagne…
All photos by Seze Devres
On Saturday we ran into Clark Warner and his wife Liz Copeland at breakfast. I finally met their adorable baby. A few hours later radio goddess and new mother Liz Copeland opened up the festival with a really lovely set of what she defines as baby listening music. Melodies from Air and Brian Eno and other ethereal treasures consumed our ears, as ravers of all ages started to show up for the first day of the festival. Other highlights of my day were killer sets from Nikola Baytala and Steve Bug.
Clark Warner and his baby in protective ear gear or maybe he is listening to death metal?
an adorable Lolita raver
more candy ravers
At night we threw the Detroit version of House n Home (my flyer). I finally had a chance to meet the lovely DJ Cassy. Here is the fist shot I took of her. She was all smiles during her amazing set. I wish more DJs smiled when I photographed them.
Photos by Seze Devres
It is always hard for me to sum up a trip. I have been going to Detroit every year for the past 4 years. This year was a bit different because we threw 3 parties at the beautiful dark wood lined club Oslo. So it was less of a rave vacation and it was more about working and party picture taking.
Our trip started out with a delicious techno family meal at Roast. I ate the best marinated smoked salmon ever to cross my lips. Chef Jeff made sure I had plenty to eat as everyone else munched on meaty treats like beef cheek and bone marrow.
Gratia, Eric, Jan
We ate like kings before The Bunker Detroit party with Jan Krueger, Derek Plaslaiko, Spinoza performing. I managed to take these photos in almost total darkness.
…and at the party I met this lovely celebrating couple that met exactly a year ago in Detroit
photos by Seze Devres
My dad found an old drink ticket from the 80s NYC club Danceteria and scanned it for me. I always loved their logo and flyer designs.
front & back
An amazing archive of Danceteria Flyers
Danceteria blog filled with cool videos and memorabilia
Late Night Reruns - Stephanie Chernikowski - 4/09/82
For the past two years my favorite food podcast has been the Splendid Table. Even if you are not a big foodie the host Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s laugh and amazing personality is enough to keep your interest. And every week she has the fabulous Jane and Michael Stern talk about their Road Food adventures. You can download to her very informative podcast here. She is not to be missed!
Bryan and I were invited to Colorado to play and document the Communikey Festival. I had a fabulous time catching up with old friends, visiting a gorgeous part of the country, eating yummy food, and hearing really good music.
Friday night at B-Side
with David Day, Ejival, Spinoza, Nordic Soul
Saturday night after hours Dirtybird Showcase
with Christian Martin and J. Phlip
Saturday Communikids workshop
Sunday in the Park with Communikids
Communikey Festival Site
Interesting article on Ketamine and music in The Guardian. link
Bettie Page, Queen of Pinups, Dies at 85
Our beautiful pinup queen has passed away. Photographer Unknown.
I always joke about the possibility of having Rose wine pouring out of a faucet in my house….
Wine flowing from Italian taps is hailed as a ‘miracle’