Tuesday, November 8, 2016

"Xana You've Got to Stop Doing Heroin and Start Doing Speed ...Preferably Chased With Jack Daniels" And Other Great Advice From Lemmy


Moving right along to way more hilarious and heartwarming stories, be sure to be subscribed to get this new and totally chode-free article in your email December 1st. 

Thank you and have a glorious day! 

Xana La Fuente 

Owner, writer, photographer, shenanigator, and apologizer @ Xanaland.com 



Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye~ The Evanescent Life of Demri Parrot




Heard it from another room 
Eyes were making up just to fall asleep 
Love's like suicide 
Dazed out in a garden bed
With a broken neck lay my broken gift
Just like suicide

Soundgarden~Like Suicide 



I've drank a shot or so of whiskey. My eyes rolled back into my head. My dark passenger is now here to tell this story. Just like suicide. 


Fantasy Unlimited earns its name~ A warm sunny day in Seattle was being taken for granted. Listening to Lenny Kravitz and playing with sex toys and latex clothing was also not appreciated. Our youth, freedom and beauty was especially something we did not cherish or use for anything good. It would only take us as far as our beauty would last. For her, an early grave; for me, a life of hard times, bad choices, and regret. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Watch Entire Never-Before-Seen Alice in Chains Concert Footage from 1989: A Small Town Received Many Big Delights


Back in the ‘80s, the tiny farming and college town of Pullman, Washington was often a destination for Seattle bands.  This, of course, was during a time before “grunge” was a known musical term. The Pullman crowds were hugely appreciative of live music at that time, and many WSU students who hailed from Seattle were thrilled to experience their hometown bands on the other side of the state.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Grungy Affair To Remember





The eighties were a great time to be in Seattle. I worked at a sex store on 1st & Pike. I don't think a lot of people today realize how odd it is that 'Showgirls' still occupies a portion of that corner. It was once called 'Deja Vu,' with the best and most honest business motto ever: "50 Beautiful Girls and 3 ugly Ones." Roger Forbes owned Fantasy Unlimited, Champ Arcade, and Deja Vu. He was a great boss. When Andy died, he came to the memorial at The Paramount, and looking quite out of place in his suit and tie, he cried and handed me a check for $3,000 and told me I was the best employee he ever had, and that even though I had no boobs and was too skinny, he thought I was pretty cute. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mad Season~ The Story of the Lifeless Dead with Music Tribute to Mad Seasons 'Above' & Temple of the Dog with Seattle Symphony Orchestra Featuring Jefferson Angell, Kim Virant, Skerik, Sean Kinney, Tim DeJulio , Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Barrett Martin, Mike McCready & Duff McKagan



Lifeless dead, that unclean bed 
Till or when, her hunger's fed
How he'd wished that they would wed 
"I promise on our love" she said 
Promises were never kept 
Alone on a dirty floor he slept 
And although, he'd not accept
She was gone and so he wept 
Then a demon came to him 
"You must know, I'm going to win" 


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sonic Highways~Another Chapter In The Amazing Story of Dave Grohl & The Foo Fighters




Seattle, being (in my eyes) the most deserving city of an amazing Foo Fighters concert, was not disappointed on Friday night when the 'Sonic Highways' tour hit Seattle's historic Showbox Theater. There are very few shows in Seattle that actually bring tears to my eyes, and if you asked anyone, I looked like Alice Cooper by the end of the night. Yeah, laugh it up, fuzzballs and whippersnappers. One of these days you'll find yourself crying outside of a concert and your life will be summed up in one song. All the good and bad you've experienced will hit you at once, and hopefully you'll be as grateful as I am when it does. Please believe, like I have, that you are alive to bear witness to one of the last good things humanity has to offer the universe:  words and music -- performed live.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Before There Was Grunge, There Was Joshua ~20 Questions with Joshua Pierce


Photo by Deborah Spencer 

Normally, we publish our questionnaires for musicians on our main blog. But anyone who knows Seattle rock music knows that Joshua, the dynamic and dangerously good-looking front man of First Thought, was there at the beginning of what's known now as 'The Grunge Scene.'  Some people think that the less hard rock bands from that era got pushed aside for bands like Alice in Chains. And while that might be true for some, if anything Joshua was protected by the higher-ups of the management teams known almost as well as the bands they have managed. I can't blame them for not wanting him to hang out with the likes of Kurt Cobain and, well, even me!  But for First Thought's career as a band, perhaps the overprotectiveness went too far; nevertheless, Joshua is well known as one of Seattle's best and well-seasoned singers, and will always be a big part of the city's music history.