jueves, diciembre 10

Ana's playing BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular!

BUST Holiday Craftacular
LA - DEC 12th, 11am - 6pm @ Echo & Echoplex!

music by DJs

Giveaways by Onitsuka Tiger while supplies last!

At this year's BUST Holiday Craftacular you can get gifts-and give back. Get down with the BUST all day as you browse the hottest handmade wares from over 50 crafty vendors including handbags, jewelry, clothing, and cards. And while you're there, you can donate to the LA Regional Food Bank. Just bring canned & non-perishable food and drop it in the bin by the entrance. It's easy and worth so much! Plus, rockin' DJs, Two Boots pizza, The Grilled Cheese Truck,sweet treats, raffle prizes, and so much more! Free goodie bags for the first 250 attendees! Make your holidays merry and don't miss the BUST Holiday Craftacular in LA.

miércoles, diciembre 9

Holiday E-Cards

This year I got the silly idea to semi-handmake all my holiday cards & really try to make each individual one towards every recipient. With my crazy schedule, it basically took me all year! (It was well worth it.) These are some variations of my favorites of the 200 or so I've crafted. Feel free to post to your friends and spread some non-denominational, santa-free, holiday cheer.


martes, diciembre 8

Hey LA! Puppy needs a home!


SHE NEEDS A HOME!!! I found this little lady on the 105 Freeway today.
If you know anyone in LA that could provide a great home for her please
let me know. She's about 9 months old and a total love!!!
sarah.hartzog@gmail.com, 323.719.8811 or send me a note on here. THANK

11 1/2 lb, 9mo. Chihuahua-Pugish thang. SOOOO SWEET. Would like to place her in the LA area (but I'll drive her to SF, too!) I'll cover vaccines & spaying!!

FW: Will LOVE For Food

If anyone wants to give this cat a home, please write us: artypartygirl@gmail.com

So here's the scoop (no pun intended):
  • Her name is CUCA, she's about 10months old and was rescued after being abandoned in some ferns when she was a kitten
  • She's bilingual…she understand, "bring me your ball" – although she brings it only when she wants and she understands "VEN" (come here).
  • She's REALLY SHY and prefers one-on-one time with you but gets around to playing with visitors.
  • Her cutest habit: accessible socks.  THIS IS ONLY IF YOU LEAVE YOUR SOCK DRAWER OPEN!  As quiet as a mouse, in the middle of the night, she will get one sock at a time, drop them on the floor and then carry them to your bed, waking up with a bed full of socks and a grinning cat!
  • She's been spayed, has had all her vaccines and even has pet insurance.
  • She comes with toys, a macdaddy Litter-Box, food and kitty litter.
  • And believe it or not, when clipping her toe nails, she simply puts her paw out and let's you go to town.


South Florida Job Opening - Marketing

Begin forwarded message:

Cloud 9 Adventures is seeking a Marketing Director to join the team that produces Jam Cruise, Caribbean Holidaze and additional innovative music events 

Candidates must have music industry experience and have at least two years of experience working as a marketing director. Must be a fun-loving and energetic self-starter that is highly organized, persuasive, uses good judgment, is able to make quick and efficient decisions, and is detail & deadline oriented. Effective communication & interpersonal skills are a must, as this is a highly interactive role both within the company and with outside clients. Must be able to contribute on a creative level in the areas of: strategic planning, developing and administering a marketing program, analyzing client database and conducting market research through targeted surveys, proficiently using social networking outlets, supervise & maintain content for website and HTMLs.

Start date is 2/1/2010, must live in or relocate to South Florida and work out of the Cloud 9 office. Applicable resumes are being accepted at: jobs@cloud9adventures.com

NY JOB OPP - The National Urban League seeks a Director, Media Relations

Just the messenger

The National Urban League seeks a Director, Media Relations in the
Marketing & Communications department. The Director, Media Relations
promotes awareness of the National Urban League to key constituents
and through a wide variety of media channels. Under direction of the
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, the Director, Media
Relations shapes and executes the organization's external and internal
communications (among 100+ affiliates). S/he undertakes all
traditional public relations activities including media relations,
publications publicity and special event support. The Director, Media
Relations also works very closely and independently with other
department leaders.

Essential Functions:

•Responsible for increasing the organization's influence with and
visibility in the print, radio, TV, web-based news media outlets.
•Develops and pitches stories to national and local media; organizes
news conferences and appearances; coordinates issues management,
message development and other communication needs of the organization.
•Conducts quick, accurate research into topics on which National Urban
League will engage in public discourse. Provides talking points to
spokesperson. •Responsible for managing vendors, agencies and
freelancers as needed. •Develop press releases, editorials, media
alerts and executive statements; •Assist with planning and preparation
of the organization's annual report and the State of Black America
report; •Assist with the creation of content for the organization's
Urban Influence Magazine. •Clip tracking/acquisition; monitors daily
newspapers, magazines, publications. •Strong media relations strategy
and management experience, including significant record of
accomplishment with major media.

Organizational Relationships:

•Cultivate and manage relationships with reporters, editors,
producers, and conduct proactive outreach to the national and special
interest press in Washington, D.C. •Coordinates planning of media
events with external partners and with other departments within the
National Urban League headquarters. •Disseminates information and
materials to affiliates as needed.

•Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Communication or English. Masters
Degree in Journalism a plus, or a combination of education &


•Must have 6+ years of experience working with strategic
communications, public relations practices and procedures. Corporate,
agency or government, non-profit or public affairs communications
experience strongly preferred. •Must have 3+ years experience managing
video production projects.

Skills & Knowledge:

•Must have strong writing and editing skills. •Must have solid time
management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects in a
fast-paced deadline driven environment. •Must have solid news judgment
and the ability to contribute to strategic thinking as well as the
development and execution of PR programs. • Must possess a highly
developed sense of judgment, diplomacy, and be able to function
independently as well as part of a team. •Must have a thorough
knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet Explorer.
Moreover, s/he must be able to use and manage software employed for
mass-distribution of E-newsletters and press releases. •Some travel

Salary: $70,000 - 85,000

To apply submit cover letter & resume to Human Resources Department,
National Urban League, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005 or e-mail

Deadline to apply: November 12, 2009

The National Urban League is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If I hear another fecking Xmas carol, I'll...

Hello my pals! How are you doing this holiday season? If you're anything like me, a simple trip to The Container Store hearing modernized versions of already painful Christmas/Holiday songs can put you in a knee-breaking mood. Well, I find that my trusty compilation by Mr. John Waters can brighten the mood.

"Have a merry, rotten, scary, sexy, biracial, ludicrous, happy little Christmas," says the little sticker on the front. Followed by "- John Waters." All of this in a font so familiar to many Xmas cards. Underneath this little greeting it says, "Featuring 12 eccentric holiday songs selected by John Waters to entice your holiday spirits."

1. Fat Daddy - Fat Daddy
2. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Tiny Tim
3. Christmas Time Is Coming (A Street Carol) - Stormy Weather
4. Happy Birthday Jesus - Little Cindy
5. Here Comes Fatty Claus - Rudolph & Gang
6. Little Mary Christmas - Roger Christian
7. I Wish You A Merry Christmas - Big Dee Irwin & Little Eva
8. Santa Don't Pass Me By - Jimmy Donley
9. Sleigh Ride - Alvin & The Chipmunks
10. Sleigh Bells, Reindeer And Snow
11. First Snowfall - The Coctails
12. Santa Claus Is A Black man - AKIM & The Teddy Vann Production Company

And a review from Amazon.com -
Baltimore’s greatest filmmaker has demonstrated a deep appreciation for that very American crossroads of kitsch and sensationalism since the late ‘60s, at least. Of course, quirky Christmas anthologies abound already. But the songs on A John Waters Xmas are novelty songs for the true connoisseur, including recordings so saccharine and horrifying you wonder how the engineers did not run from the booth screaming; "Happy Birthday Jesus" by the precocious Little Cindy is likely the scariest thing you will ever hear in your life. Not everything is so "Outsider"-y and thrift store score; there’s the rocking, funny "Fat Daddy" by Fat Daddy, a delightful song by the Coctails with the singing saw as the lead instrument, and a gorgeous obscure doo-wop number called "Christmas Time Is Coming (A Street Carol)" by Stormy Weather. --Mike McGonigal

lunes, diciembre 7

Fwd: looking for experienced Editor (publications)

Begin forwarded message:

looking for experienced Editor (publications)

hello friends- Looking for an editor to join the custom publications team at LA Times. If you know someone with editor experience who might be interested, please have them send resume tola.custompub@latimes.com. The title is Assistant Editor. Thanks very much! -Antonio

Slits pre-party @ El Prado w/ Ana on Sunday!

Ana is spinning the pre-party for living legends, The Slits.
Drink tickets & gift bags while supplies last!! 

The Slits - 2009 Tour Dates
12/10 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
12/13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
12/14 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom

"Disco Dancing Keeps Me Warm" A Daisy O'Dell Mix

Daisy O'Dell's newest mix "Disco Dancing Keeps Me Warm", does just as it promises.  It features disco (obvs!) coupled with airy rhythms and the heavy shoe-gaze influence it's as if you're in a disco dream.  While the sound provides an authentically vintage feel, the mix is truly timeless and accessible to any glitter ball girl or boy.  These tracks are sure heat things up on any winter night!

DOWNLOAD "Disco Dancing Keeps Me Warm" A Daisy O'Dell Mix / Nov 2009 here:

1stracklove ((Instrumental)) - Moulinex
Moody Bang (Dicky Trisco Re-Edit) - Ajello
Flight To Jamaica (Todd Terje Edit) - Crashers
Weeds (Daisy O'Dell Remix) - Adamandevil
Weekend Condition (Scotty Coats And Wes The Mess Mix) - Free Blood
You'll Disappear (Jacques Renault Remix) - The Phenomenal Handclap Band
Unknow Zone - Padded Cell
Shooting Stars (Shazam Dub Mix) - Bag Raiders
Stay On In The Groove (Casual Touch Edit) - Rodney Franklin
Heart Break Dancing - Downtown Party Network
Kicking and Screaming (Daisy O'Dell & Hydratwins are House Punks Mix) - The Presets
Spacer Woman - Charlie
Angel Eyes - Lime
Earthquake (Treasure Fingers' Epicwave Mix) - Little Boots
Disco Warrior - Faze Action
Nice Girls (Daisy O'Dell Remix) - HEALTH
Collapsing At Your Doorstep - Air France

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