Well, I woke up this morning and watched the news while I got ready for work…and saw that there was very important “Breaking News” on CNN – about Snoop Dogg. He is officially not “Snoop Dogg” anymore; he is now “Snoop Lion”. He died, and has been reborn in some kind of pot-induced spiritual adventure in Jamaica. He’s not gonna sing rap music anymore – Snoop Lion is going to sing reggae. I don’t know if Snoop Lion is going to make cameos in pop songs; I am not sure how Jah feels about Katy Perry and Justin Beiber. I guess we will have to see. Perhaps there will be another emergency news brief about that. I guess his mind is not on his money, and his money is not on his mind.
In any case, while I was on the way to my office this morning in Brooklyn, I stopped at the bagel shop and ate a bagel. I don’t eat that many bagels anymore – I save up my bagel-eating for when I am in New York. Eating bagels in Los Angeles is just plain stupid; even if it is a proper imitation of a “New York” bagel. Fuck that. So, I was like, in heaven eating my bagel. As I overdosed on cream cheese and carbohydrates, I had my own spiritual breakthrough. I am not Joanna Angel, I am now, Joanna Zebra! That is my spirit animal.
RIP Joanna Angel and Snoop Dogg.
Last night I was the co-host on DJ Rossstar’s (http://www.stickam.com/djrossstar) Internet radio show.
I honestly thought I was supposed to be a guest on the show? But it turned out I was the co-host. I had no idea but, DJ Rossstar started doing this live webcast thing consistently for the past 10 years. He does it from his apartment, and I really admire all the energy he puts into it. He has over 30-thousand viewers, which is a hell of a lot for a radio host who isn’t on syndicated radio. The reach that he has gets him some really big bands on his show in the past, like Fall Out Boy, Katy Perry, My Chemical Romance, etc. I mean, bands of that size don’t usually show up for press at someone’s apartment! So yeah, he has got some kind of odd cred in the music scene. He is also from the East coast – like me – so I felt like we could relate to one another. We were two Jews who started something on the Internet, on the East coast, 10 years ago.
In any case, the band who was on the show was a um…interesting band called “Acidic” (https://twitter.com/#!/acidicband) . They just ended a tour with Candlebox, and I had no idea they were still a band. When I tweeted something along those lines – Brian Street Team reminded me that we had seen them play (in the sense that they were playing, while I was there) when I did a signing at “Blaze Fest” last summer. I got them confused with Everclear – who also played Blaze Fest – who also was another band from the 90s that I had no idea was still around. Acidic mentioned on the air that their next tour was with another 90s one-hit-wonder band, but I don’t remember who. It was interesting!
The singer/frontman (Mike) was incredibly drunk, and that made the experience pretty funny. I spent most of the show picking on him, which at first, he embraced – but then an emotional drunk came over, and he got kind of upset. He should toughen up! If you’re going to be wasted on the radio – the host is going to pick on you! The whole interaction was hilarious. I started to feel like I was on an odd episode of “Punk’d“.
But I will give Mike credit – when it came time for him to play a song live on the air, he sang his heart out, and strummed his guitar flawlessly. I was expecting (and partially hoping) for it to be a train wreck, but it wasn’t. The music they play isn’t exactly my kind of music, but he was obviously very passionate but what he did, and I admired that.
I talked about the release of my new movie: Joanna Angel: Filthy Whore, and Mike really liked the title. I made him promise on the air that their next record will be called “Mike of Acidic: Filthy Whore” and he told me he would. I’m gonna hold him to that!
All in all, I had a great time. I’ll definitely be going back there.
Here is a picture of everyone – to my left is DJ Rossstar and his hot girlfriend, who I think hosts the show with him sometimes. To my right is the band. Mike is the one trying to eat his guitar.
Here is me and a microphone that strongly resembles Manuel Ferrara’s penis.
And here is a picture I snuck in while Mike poured his heart out in his acoustic set.
Well, I was randomly given a ticket to go to the American Music awards. Really random! The show was kind of cheesy. I’m not really sure what association gives out these awards or what they mean but, I saw a bunch of people perform who I would have never seen other wise. I can now cross “watching Justin Beiber play” off my list of things to do before I die.
I’m sure you can read about the highlights on numerous websites. I have developed a whole new hatred for Jennifer Lopez. She sucks. She is lame. She does have a nice butt, however it is not nice enough to cover up for all the other suck factors about her. She sang a terrible song on stage and then brought out a car (the same car from the awful car commercial she is in where she drives through the ghetto and waves to everyone) and like, kind of drove the car on the stage and danced on the car on the stage. It was really, really stupid.
I was excited to watch Katy Perry play because, well, I kind of love her – but she played a new song and it was incredibly boring. It was a love ballad of sorts, and she strummed a guitar while she sang it. On the plus side, the guitar was pink, and so was her hair…but unfortunately, her hair was in an incredibly ugly hair style, and the song was incredibly bad…so the pink is sort of canceled out. I hope Katy goes back to making dance hits. She is very good at that sort of thing!
My favorite acts (and honestly, the only ones I really liked) were Kelly Clarkson and LMFAO. Kelly Clarkson looked incredible – her ass looked ridiculously amazing in this red fishtail dress kinda thing, and her song was great. I think it was about the media attacking her and there were news-clippings on TV screens everywhere and a bunch of dudes dancing around her that looked like they were from Newsies with old school cameras and stuff. It was great. Go Kelly!!!
…And LMFAO was just hilarious and awesome. They were the last act in the show and they ended with pouring confetti all over the audience. They definitely breathed some life into the show and basically had a party on stage. I guess that is why they call them Party Rockers – or something?
All the famous people were really busy, and I wasn’t really able to snag a photo with anyone. I also didn’t want to be “that girl” … however, sitting quite close to me was the most important man in the world, and I was totally fine with being “that girl” around him. So here we are: me – and “The Situation” from The Jersey Shore.
Oh yeah, and I have no proof of this at all, but when I was walking out Taylor Swift totally stopped her tracks and told me she liked my hair. It was in this Rockabilly ‘do. I swear. I am not making this up. I think this is a sure sign that she wants to make out with me – right? Wouldn’t we be so cute???
Here’s a bunch of blurry photos I took from the stage. I wasn’t really allowed to take photos so, sorry they kinda suck.
All in all, it was interesting. Music has gotten so tame, and so safe, and so…made for kids. I think I am too old for most of this shit. Top 40 music is just not made for people like me. So if you have a younger kid or something, maybe you should replay the AMA‘s and watch it with them, and you can gawk at how adorable Justin Beiber is, and um… dance on a car.