Posts Tagged ‘The Smell’

THANK YOU

Creating the Japanther music video has  been a very emotional journey for me. In doing this project I have come to realize that even though depression and anxiety isn’t openly discussed in our society, it is a subject that is very close to the hearts of people that have been affected by it either directly or indirectly. The amount of people that have reached out and shared their stories have been overwhelming, and I really appreciate all the love and support we have had from all our friends and family.

I want to send a very special thank you to all the people that watched our video, “Come Back Home” and bought a zine or animation cel for charity, and to Japanther for putting on an awesome show and donating their ticket sales from the night.

We are very proud to say that together we raised $900 for our chosen depression and anxiety charity, mentalpod.com. Mentalpod is a free podcast out of LA curated by comedian Paul Gilmartin who records interviews exploring mental illness, addiction and depression, especially among creatives… Check it out, it’s amazing.

I really hope our small donation will help people silently struggling with depression and anxiety, to reach out for help and know you are not alone.

Special thank you to Noisey, Vice Magazine, Juxtapoz, The Blackmail, Monster Children, Color Magazine, Bleachblack, and Fecal Face for all your love in helping us get our video out there.

And last of all I want to say thank you to my husband, Kirk Dianda for being such a huge inspiration to me everyday. I just adore you.

In memory of Beau Velasco – may you rest in peace homie.

Thanks again for all your love and support everyone!!

With love xa

“COME BACK HOME” MUSIC VIDEO LAUNCH

We launched the “Come Back Home” animated music video for Japanther last night at The Smell. A huge turn out, punk rock and mosh pits made for a really fun evening!

A very special thank you goes out to Noisey for all their love and support, Japanther for putting on such an amazing show, and all the rad kids that rocked up and bought zines for charity.

There was so much love in the room for our dear friend Beau… We miss you like crazy. xox

Opening band, “Boys Who Say No” were awesome!

Ian Vanek from Japanther!

Kirkasaurus and Ira keeping shit under control in the sound booth.

Free plants for Japanther fans.

Danny was so rad! Keep an ear out for his band Brannigans Law

Ian Vanek introduced our music video, “Come Back Home” by Japanther.

Punk Rock and Mosh Pits!

 

JAPANTHER

Kirk, Adam, and I met up with Aussie comrade, James last night. Then we went to see Japanther play a rad gig at The Smell, in LA, and shit got nuts.

Ian Vanek of Japanther.

Matt Reilly and friend.

Sirah

The Mexican gay bar next door was awesome.

JMB.

Adam taking a dump.