Black Francis - Dead Man’s Curve

I’ve seen the lights on the valley
From Dead Man’s Curve
Down lover’s alley
I never lost my nerve

And when the day is born
I see the smoke on the town
And my crown of thorns
Is when I’m going down


playlist - Brodie

I hope the formatting for this is okay, sometimes I feel like submissions look funny when I publish them. I also hope that you like the playlist! :-)

B - Blew My Mind by Dresses

R - Rose, 1956 by Waxahatchee

O - Obedear by Purity Ring

D - Doors Unlocked And Open by Death Cab for Cutie

I - I Like Giants by Kimya Dawson

E - Electric Chair by Bleached

Thanks! Can’t wait to hunt all these down.

keep me on task by distracting me.
1. How many bruises on you right now?
2. You talked to an ex today, correct?
3. Have you stayed in a hospital?
4. Is trust a big issue for you?
5. Did you hang out with the person you like recently?
6. What are you excited for?
7. What happened tonight?
8. Do you think it’s disgusting when girls get really wasted?
9. Is confidence cute?
10. What is the last beverage you had?
11. How many people of the opposite sex do you fully trust?
12. Do you own a pair of skinny jeans?
13. What are you gonna do Saturday night?
14. What are you going to spend money on next?
15. Are you going out with the last person you kissed?
16. Do you think you’ll change in the next 3 months?
17. Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?
18. The last time you felt broken?
19. Have you had a soft drink today?
20. Are you starting to realize anything?
21. Are you in a good mood?
22. Would you ever want to swim with sharks?
23. Are your eyes the same color as your dad’s?
24. What do you want right this second?
25. What would you say if the person you love/like kissed another girl/boy?
26. Is your current hair color your natural hair color?
27. Would you be able to date someone who doesn’t make you laugh?
28. What was the last thing that made you laugh?
29. Do you really, truly miss someone right now?
30. Does everyone deserve a second chance?
31. Honestly, do you hate the last boy you were talking to?
32. Does the person you have feelings for right now, know you do?
33. Are you one of those people who never drinks water?
34. Listening to?
35. Do you ever write in pencil anymore?
36. Do you know where the last person you kissed is?
37. Do you believe in love at first sight?
38. Who did you last call?
39. Who was the last person you danced with?
40. Why did you kiss the last person you kissed?
41. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?
42. Did you hug/kiss one of your parents today?
43. Ever embarrass yourself in front of a crush?
44. Do you tan?
45. If you could, would you take back your last kiss?
46. Did you talk to someone until you fell asleep last night?
47. Who was the last person to call you?
48. Do you sing in the shower?
49. Do you dance in the car?
50. Ever used a bow and arrow?
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
53. Is Christmas stressful?
54. Ever eat a pierogi?
55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
57. Do you believe in ghosts?
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
59. Take a vitamin daily?
60. Wear slippers?
61. Wear a bath robe?
62. What do you wear to bed?
63. First concert?
64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
65. Nike or Adidas?
66. Cheetos Or Fritos?
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
68. Favorite Taylor Swift song?
69. Ever take dance lessons?
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
71. Can you curl your tongue?
72. Ever won a spelling bee?
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
74. What is your favorite book?
75. Do you study better with or without music?
76. Regularly burn incense?
77. Ever been in love?
78. Who would you like to see in concert?
79. What was the last concert you saw?
80. Hot tea or cold tea?
81. Tea or coffee?
82. Favorite type of cookie?
83. Can you swim well?
84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
85. Are you patient?
86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
87. Ever won a contest?
88. Ever have plastic surgery?
89. Which are better black or green olives?
90. Opinions on marriage?
91. Best room for a fireplace?
92. Do you want to get married?
questions from Neely


my questions:

favorite teacher and why?
favorite type of cake?
best birthday ever?
favorite band in freshman year of high school?
what oceans have you swam in?
what book would you live in?
tell me an old movie i should watch.
pink, blue, green or purple?

I had so many great teachers, it’s hard to pick one. My kindergarten teacher Mrs. Lawson had me over to her house for dinner. My senior year English teacher Mrs. McKinney-Wain was really cool, as was my social studies teacher Mr. Camwell, just really fun people. My frequent creative writing professor at Arizona State, T.M. McNally, is a great author and hilarious and heartbreaking when he wants to be.

My favorite type of cake will always be chocolate with chocolate frosting. 

My best birthday was last year, when almost all of my friends gathered at my home for a big dinner party. 

My favorite band freshman year was Nirvana.

I have only swam in the Pacific and the Atlantic.

If I could choose any book to live in, what comes to mind is THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. So many worlds to explore…

An old movie you should watch is “The Sons of Katie Elder.” One of my favorite Westerns.

For me, blue. Always so blue.

Morning in Koreatown.

Morning in Koreatown.


YOU GUYS! I’m so excited to share my custom necklace that Kate over at Oh Someday made for me! This is one of my favorite Jenny Holzer Truisms, and it’s sort of become my mantra. I like the look of hand stamped jewelry, (I’ve tried to do it myself, suuuuper difficult) and I browsed etsy for a long time before settling on Kate! (a lot of hand stamped jewelry on etsy looks cheap, or cheesy-but not hers!) I love the look of her work and the interesting shapes she has that she cuts by hand! She has super cute constellation pieces! and a RAD Kate Bush necklace! She’s also been a total delight to work with on this and is super fast! I cannot wait to wear my new necklace!!!!! <3


YOU GUYS! I’m so excited to share my custom necklace that Kate over at Oh Someday made for me! This is one of my favorite Jenny Holzer Truisms, and it’s sort of become my mantra. I like the look of hand stamped jewelry, (I’ve tried to do it myself, suuuuper difficult) and I browsed etsy for a long time before settling on Kate! (a lot of hand stamped jewelry on etsy looks cheap, or cheesy-but not hers!) I love the look of her work and the interesting shapes she has that she cuts by hand! She has super cute constellation pieces! and a RAD Kate Bush necklace! She’s also been a total delight to work with on this and is super fast! I cannot wait to wear my new necklace!!!!! <3


Lady of the lake


Lady of the lake

FINE. There are THREE Cure songs I like. Okay? Now get off my back.

11 questions

I was tagged by the wonderful walkdontfly.

Rule 1: Always post the rules

Rule 2: Answer the questions the Person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones

Rule 3: Tag 11 New People and link them to the post 

Rule 4: let them know you’ve tagged them:

1. What is a song that makes you cry?

“Thrice All American” by Neko Case has had me bawling for over a decade now. Just writing out this answer made me tear up. It’s about the struggle, it’s about the love you have for where you came from and the people who made it special, it’s about who you are at heart even as the rest of your world changes around you.

2. What kind of breakfast pastry would you be if you were immediately transformed into one at this very moment?

A vegan chocolate croissant.

3. Have you ever thought you were going to die?

I know this question is not about wanting to die, it’s about thinking you’re going to die. I’ve been injured, in car accidents, had a gun pulled on me, assaulted on the street, even been mysteriously ill with fevers that wouldn’t go away… but I still never thought it was the end.

But once, I was so, so heartbroken that I wondered if it’d be best to throw myself off the top of a tall building - of course, I could never actually go through with such a thing. Still, my life seemed to have had halted at such a dead end that I thought if I was a character in a greater cosmic narrative, that the only thing that made sense was for me to get hit by a bus or a truck. Like an Elmore Leonard story, circumstances changed and culminated into a resolution that even if it were not perfect, I realized I could live with. Certainly, much more so than the dead end my life had steered into. I know I’ll die someday, but hopefully I’ll be a great-grandfather by then.

4. How do you like your coffee or tea?

I rarely drink tea but I cannot function without coffee. At least, I’d rather not try to without it. This weekend, a cup of 7-11 coffee black did the trick, and I enjoy coffee whether from an AeroPress, a Keurig, a local roaster, or a Starbucks. But I prefer a soy or coconut milk creamer, and I don’t add sugar.

5. Is there anyone in your life who you count as an honorary sibling?

One of your last nights living in Los Angeles, when we sat on the floor of your house without any furniture, I looked at you and watched you talk, and I realized you were the little sister I’d always wanted.

6. Are you looking forward to getting older?

Yes and no. It’s still surreal. I haven’t even really deciphered this idea that I’m going to be a dad in six months. But I recently told our friend Neely that I could imagine the two of us still tabling zine events in 30 years, her with the same wardrobe as nowadays but with long gray hair, and I’ll embrace being old and dress like William S. Burroughs in suits and ties. Obviously, that is what puts a smile on my face, not predicting the hardships to come as mortality creeps in, as more and more people I love pass away, etc. I am trying to embrace that the human experience is brief and you got to steal all you can from it before it’s gone and you belong to the dust. I have to remember that I’m still building a family, that I have more works to create, and that I still have people in my life who want me around and want to be around me.

7. What was the last book/comic/zine you’ve read and was it good?

The last book I read was “Witch Baby” by Francesca Lia Block. So, so good. Her details are the sweetest and her book “Weetzie Bat” made me fall in love with Los Angeles all over again, which I had the opportunity to tell her in person this weekend at a book event.

8. Can you do anything super weird with your body?

I make a pretty good caveman face that I think really alters the appearance of my craniofacial structure. And I’m not as flexible as I used to be but I’m told by both jiujitsu teachers and CrossFit coaches that I’m more flexible than most.

9. Did you ever go through an embarrassing phase with a particular subculture? Deets, please.

In the mid-1990s, skateboard culture and hip-hop culture intersected in a way that compelled so many of us to buy and wear ridiculously baggy shorts with huge, wide legs. My selection was particularly garish in terms of color, and I have the distinct memory of getting turned down for a date with a cute blonde girl with a round, cherubic face while I tried to keep my peanut butter yellow shorts from falling off my body to the ground.

10. Do you consider where you are now to be home?

I do. I fear it won’t always be home. I love this house and the neighborhood and the people in my community and everything that they’re doing so much, a part of me is convinced that it must be temporary and will all leave me someday. But right now, this feels like home.

11. How do you usually start your Sunday mornings?

Let the dogs out to pee, make coffee and something small to eat, go work out for 90 minutes. (Although it’s been a hard couple of weeks and I’ve been skipping the exercise.)

My questions:

1. What is your favorite piece of problematic art or media?

2. What is the most profound conversation you’ve had with a stranger who you only met one night and never saw again?

3. What pop culture duo are you and one of your best friends most like?

4. What violent or depressing fictional universe (i.e. Breaking Bad, BioShock, Game of Thrones, etc.) would you most be interested in living in (or rather, trying to survive in)?

5. If you could be any sort of master criminal or super villain, what kind would you be? (Jewel thief, island dictator, etc.)

6. Deodorant, cologne, perfume, some combo of any, or none at all?

7. Who was the worst boss or manager you ever had at a job, and what horrible things did they do?

8. What is your favorite concert/punk show/indie club show memory?

9. If you could have coffee/tea/drinks/etc. with any current celebrity for an hour, who would you pick and what would you talk to them about?

10. What profession other than your own would you have liked to try? (Even if you have no requisite skills in the field - in this scenario, you magically know what the hell you’re doing.)

11. What’s that smell?

Tagging betheboy, slackmistress, loveandplaster, upthefolks, toriholder, acrosstheyumiverse, bonethugsnhermione, cmedsker, daisynoemi, avesilves, marinaomi, lucifermorningstar. (Anyone is welcome to answer, of course!)


I am getting ready for Claremont Zine Fest. There is only a limited edition of colorful “Suicidal Goldfish” packages and of “A Substitute for Love.” It is pretty fun spending my days of Spring Break being crafty.

Friends I want to let you guys know that I also have a Facebook page…

Come see me, toriholder, Suemi and other friends this Saturday!

Save The Dates: May 8-9 


I’m very excited  to be a part of a two night event at Stories Books in Echo Park next month.

THE WORST! is a storytelling series where writers, comedians, and musicians tell funny stories about their worst jobs, dates, roommates, and anything else terrible but laughable or thought-provoking.

Look how great this lineup is!

THURSDAY, May 8 at 7:00PM
Justin Maurer
Todd Taylor Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.)
Myriam Gurba
Brodie Foster Hubbard

FRIDAY, May 9 at 7:00PM
Nate Waggoner
Ted Travelstead
Sofiya Alexandra
Will Stegemann
Will Link (Will Sean Podcast?)

Hosted by Cassie J. Sneider.

Full details here:

Stories Books is at 1716 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026.

P.S. I’ll be reading from my just completed but not yet officially titled book. How exciting!

Looking forward to meeting a few new writers and reading with some I know and adore! What “worst” story should I tell? Sadly, there are many to choose from…

Yellow King, Ida Know, same diff.

Yellow King, Ida Know, same diff.