I'll Wear Any Color As Long As It's Black

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Posted in / / / by Jeralyn on November 17, 2010


Excuse this shitty drunken iPhone picture, but fuck–it’s Grinderman! Amy and I have a tradition of getting wasted and going nuts whenever Nick Cave is town (click here to see me with Nick last time the Bad Seeds played). The show was amazing, of course. There are a lot of aging musicians who I can’t be bothered to go see live anymore, but Nick Cave will never be on that list. I have seen him almost ten times in as many years and every time he has seriously delivered. His passion and stage presence are so intense and wonderful to watch. Call me obsessed, but just to be in the same room as him — even if it’s a room as huge as the Best Buy Theater in Times Square — is a seriously blissful experience. Of course, that bliss and happiness gave way to far too much drunken foolishness. I’m too old for shit like that and I am truly paying for it — three days later! But oh, it was worth it . . .

Also, this video is one of the greatest things ever created. It perfectly encapsulates why Nick Cave will always remain amazing in my eyes . . . and don’t even get me started on Warren Ellis. Sigh.

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Posted in / / / by Jeralyn on November 1, 2010


My costume! I was some sort of witchy skeleton woman, inspired partially by Fever Ray. I couldn’t find an outfit that would make me an accurate representation of the photos I was referencing, so I just combined some of my normal clothes (yeah I own a 70s blouse with pointed witchy-hems, are you shocked?) with this crazy face paint and wig. It was a hit. I probably looked completely insane when I got back to Massimo’s around 5am, but it was worth it!

And some of my favorites of the evening . . .

Jonathan Toubin as Satan.

Sean Ragon with tribal face paint (as part of a performance).

Josh Strawn

Daniel Sheerin as Justin Beiber.

Veronica Boehm as a circus snake lady.

Michael Bray as himself.

Cara Clinton as an ice princess.

Matt Lyons with tribal face paint (as part of a performance).

Brittany Kittredge as Edward Scissorhands.

Peter and Daniel from Preacher & The Knife as a slutty “Auntie” Sam (his blue sparkly jacket is missing in this picture) and a skeleton with the most amazing tribal suit that I wish was mine.

And lastly, the inimitable Zohra Atash of Religious To Damn. I think she was a mystical gypsy woman, but that’s kind of how she normally dresses. I always love hearing her beautiful voice and her performance was excellent, especially considering that she had just arrived home that morning from a European tour with another band. I will be DJing her record release party in January . . . stay tuned.

Halloween in New York is always the best time ever. I’m so glad I got to be there to celebrate with my friends this year.