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Music, Mommyhood and Mohawks –Oh My! A Rockstar …

29 August 2006

Music, Mommyhood and Mohawks –Oh My!

A Rockstar Moment: My band Plastiq Passion played 2 shows within a week. Last Monday, we played at the Iron Monkey in Jersey City, NJ. The Iron Monkey was a very cool venue since we played at their rooftop bar. Tons of Jesica’s friends came out (but none of mine! then again I don’t expect them to come all the way to JC) and it was packed! We played with our friend Kilsy who is such the rockstar!

At the Iron Monkey – photo by Stacy Moore
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And then on Sunday, we played at the Trash Bar in Brooklyn as part of the “Pussy Rock” show –featuring bands with female frontmen and female members. The Trash Bar was another cool venue and I had a blast despite the fact that we got bumped to a midnight slot! (Heck, I didn’t get home until 2 am and had to wake up at 6 am because the baby woke up early). I was so sleepy while waiting to go on, but got all energized again once we got on stage. Our set was smooth and I felt we played a very good show. Some guys even came up to me and said “great performance!” Little compliments like that mean a lot to us because they come from perfect strangers and I feel they are genuine. I t’s always a plus to hear positive feedback. So if you’d like to give us some feedback, please check out some of our tracks HERE. We are currently working on our EP and these are just the (unmastered) instrumental versions. But please let me know what you think!

We have a very cool gig lined up this coming September 16 as part of the Film Music Fashion & Babes Festival (as well as celebrating the end of FASHION WEEK!!) We hope for a good turn out for this show, so if you are in the area, please stop by!

At Trash Bar with:
Matt – bass; Jes – vocals/guitars; Cil – drums; and Me – guitars/vocals
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I Miss My Little Guy: So rockstar baby started daycare last week. On his first day (Aug. 21st), I dropped him off around 9 am and stuck around for only 10 minutes or so. I swear, I felt my heart breaking into a million pieces when I left him, but at least none of us cried. He’s a pretty friendly and easy-going guy so when I left him, he was playing away and didn’t even miss me! When I picked him up, he was all smiles and gave me a huge grin! Everyone says that daycare is a lot harder on the parents than it is on the child. It’s all so true! But I worry so much about him –whether he’s napping enough, or getting enough stimulation or eating properly. All these things run through your head! Gah! And how am I supposed to concentrate on work when I start next week?! I suppose you get used to it. At least his daycare gives you a little ‘report card’ of sorts at the end of the day chronicling how much he ate, when his diapers were changed, how many times he poopied, napped, etc. But it’s not the same as being with him! *sniff*

First Day of School
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Rockstar Baby got a Mohawk: The hubs decided to shave rockstar baby’s head last night. We’ve been meaning to give him a little trim since his hair got long (again), and we’ve always talked about giving him a mohawk. So after his dinner (of green beans) last night, we gave him a buzz. Bad mistake since he was really sleepy and cranky. He was just not cooperating as his dad shaved his head. It took us a while to finish this very messy endeavor since he wailed, howled, and was just mad at the world and his mean parents. In the end, his hair sort of looks like a mohawk but we still need to trim the sides and the top. Otherwise, it’s not too bad looking. I’m sure it would look even cooler with some hair gel! But no products for him yet!

Frontal View
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Side View
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